v1ci0us’ Hunter Destroy Deck for Season 4 meta

v1ci0us’ Hunter Destroy Deck for Season 4 meta

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This is a Hunter aggro deck designed by v1ci0us that is based on traps like Misdirection and stealth minions which work wonders against popular decks like Miracle Rogue, and Freeze Mage. It should be able to counter Shaman and Hunter perfectly as well.

 

v1ci0us’ Hunter Destroy Deck

Hunter Cards

Neutral Cards

 

Cards in the Deck

  • Arcane Shot – Most of the time, Arcane Shot will be used to burst down your opponent. So try to hold on to it and not to use it as a board clear if possible.
  • Flare – A one mana deck cycler which is useful in the current meta. When you have that extra one mana to spend, do not hesitate to cycle unless if you are facing Hunter, Miracle Rogue or Freeze mage.
  • Tracking – Another deck cycler which will be used during turn one to find a valuable turn three play with priority on Eaglehorn Bow. Even when drawn in mid game, Tracking will always find a good use.
  • Explosive TrapExplosive Trap will work very well against aggro decks, and at the same time will give you an extra charge on the bow.
  • Misdirection – The most important strategy of this deck is to deal extra damage. Together with Bluegill Warrior, this is a good turn two play. During the early phase, lots of decks like to play with a single creature, and our goal is for Misdirection to deal 3 to 5 damage to the opponent’s face when the secret is triggered. It is also common for players to expect an Explosive Trap and attack with the single creature to trigger the secret prior to playing other minions which will be advantageous to us.
  • Animal Companion – Usually a good turn three drop with a probability to get a 4/4 minion with taunt, 4/2 minion with charge or 2/4 minion which buffs your other minions. It also combos well with Kill Command.
  • Deadly Shot – Would be your only way to remove cards like concealed Gadgetzan Auctioneer and very useful to remove nasty minions like Ragnaros the Firelord.
  • Eaglehorn Bow – This weapon could be played on turn three against aggro decks or turn five together with a secret which would buff the weapon.
  • Kill Command – Pure damage card which is often used as a finisher.
  • Leper Gnome – Strongest turn one play for aggro decks, and at the same time, also works fine in late game due to the 2 damage deathrattle.
  • Bluegill WarriorBluegill Warrior will work well as an early aggressor or for an extra damage in late game.
  • Ironbeak Owl – The Silence effect of Ironbeak Owl will be used primarily to remove taunts as well as combos pretty well with Kill Command.
  • Jungle Panther – The main strategy of this deck is to go for your opponent’s face. Jungle Panther fits this role perfectly, being able to hit at least once and your opponent are forced to trade with it after it reveals itself. It also combos well with Kill Command.
  • Wolfrider – This card synergizes well with an aggro deck which is perfect as a turn three direct damage or finishing move.
  • Leeroy Jenkins – This card belongs in every aggro deck, and will only be used as a finisher.
  • Stranglethorn Tiger – Perfect turn five drop usually to be followed by Ironbeak Owl or Kill Command the following turn in case of taunts.

 

What to Mulligan

Leper Gnome would be your choice of a turn one drop. Also look for Flare if you are going against Mage or Hunter. Bluegill Warrior would be preferred for a turn 2 drop as well

 

Curse of Naxxramas: Wing Entry Details and Heroic Mode

Curse of Naxxramas: Wing Entry Details and Heroic Mode

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Curse of Naxxramas is coming and as we have all been waiting, the new Naxxramas details have been revealed in the latest developer blog posted by Zeriyah.

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Here are the highlights of the blog:

  • Naxxramas will open its gates one wing at a time, with a new wing opening each week. The wings of Naxxramas will open in the following order: Arachnid Quarter, Plague Quarter, Military Quarter, Construct Quarter, and Frostwyrm Lair.
  • Players who begin their adventures in Naxxramas during the launch event will gain free access to the first wing: the Arachnid Quarter. The launch event will last roughly a month or so, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to get your foot in the door.
  • After the Arachnid Quarter, the next four wings can be purchased for 700 gold per wing or $6.99 USD per wing.
  • If you’re looking to swing open multiple gates at once, Curse of Naxxramas bundle packages are also available.
  • Once you’ve defeated all of the bosses within any given wing for the first time, you’ll unlock the Heroic mode of that wing. Heroic mode bosses are significantly more difficult than their normal versions, and they will prove to be a challenge for even the most veteran Hearthstone players. Defeating all of the bosses in Naxxramas on Heroic mode will unlock a new card back for your collection.

 

Hearthstone Final Rankings for Season 3

Hearthstone Final Rankings for Season 3

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The final rankings from Ranked Play Season 3: Colors of the Rainbow for both Americas and Europe are in.

 

A big congratulations to our top 16 Legend players, and interestingly, Rank 18 in the Americas and Rank 20 in Europe will qualify to participate in the Hearthstone World Championship Qualifier Tournament as we are now seeing repeat players earning top ranks in the respective region.

 

Pull up a chair and join us in recognizing the top Hearthstone players.

 

Top Ranked Hearthstone players in the Americas region

Rank BATTLETAG
1 LuigEzz
2 Forsen
3 Firebat
4 ShinyPants
5 Kabi
6 Strelzik
7 Hafu
8 purpledrank
9 ErA
10 bma
11 dog
12 Razor
13 Tom
14 nacanoob
15 Azuzu
16 Fang
17 Luchesi
18 Azuresky

 

Top Ranked Hearthstone players in the European region

Rank BATTLETAG
1 Forsen
2 Kolento
3 BIGEldrazi
4 MCpNoisyboy
5 Baku
6 Thalai
7 Neirea
8 mkr
9 Gardeh
10 Yxm
11 Matthew
12 obv
13 Xanthi
14 Daxt
15 Fmpl
16 WhtPwdr
17 Garrickz
18 Lothar
19 Ekop
20 kitkatz

Note: The players highlighted in red above have already earned a place in the Qualifying Tournament. Their ranking this season will help their seeding in the tournament.

 

Congratulations to the players who have qualified to participate in the Hearthstone Qualifier Tournament, and as the new season has just started, we wish every Hearthstone players all the best.

Budget Deck: Raging Face Warrior

Budget Deck: Raging Face Warrior

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Let us take a look at another budget deck. This time, it would be a Face Warrior deck which utilizes Raging Worgen and has good synergies with Warrior cards like Cruel Taskmaster, Whirlwind and Warsong Commander.

 

Since this is a budget deck, there would be no legendaries or epic cards in this deck. But that does not mean it is not a competitive deck. Surprise your opponents with the damage potential of this deck.

 

Budget Deck: Raging Face Warrior

Warrior Cards

Neutral Cards

 

Strategies

This deck is built around Warrior’s vast option of weapons and Raging Worgen. Always try to go for face as you have to finish the game before the big taunts come into play. You should be able to present at least 1 or 2 big threats each round, that your opponent has to deal with. When it is really necessary, try chipping away your opponent’s taunts with your weapons to maintain board control.

 

What to Mulligan

Mulligan aggressively for Fiery War Axe and try to keep 2 or 3 drops. An early Frothing Berserker could do wonders too.

 

When facing aggro decks, try to mulligan for Whirlwind, Elven Archer or Cruel Taskmaster.

 

Strong Synergies in the Deck

The combo could also be paired with Whirlwind, Acolyte of Pain and Frothing Berserker for card draw or extra damage.

 

With any weapon in the hand, there are also another great combos:

Budget Deck: Frost Mage

Budget Deck: Frost Mage

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While most thought that Hearthstone is a P2W (pay to win) game, budget decks would be pretty viable to get you to a decent rank in Ranked Play as well or even Legend at times, and most importantly, these decks are fun to play.

 

Since this is a budget deck, there would be no legendaries or even epic cards. But of course if you would prefer to have a little higher budget deck, we would also give you the option to replace some of the cards for legendaries or epics at a section below. Let’s take a look at the Budget Frost Mage Deck.

 

Budget Deck: Frost Mage

Mage Cards

Neutral Cards

 

What to Mulligan

Try to mulligan for Mana Addict, Mana Wyrm and Sorcerer’s Apprentice as they allow you to build up damage and tempo. When going against aggro, try to keep Arcane Explosion as it is especially good against aggro. Fireball, Frostbolt and Ice Lance would be your burst damage to take down the opponent, so try not to keep it in your starting hands.

 

Strong Synergies in the Deck

Frostbolt + Frostbolt+ Ice Lance + Ice Lance + Fireball = 10 mana, 20 damage

Frostbolt + Ice Lance + Fireball = 7 mana, 13 damage

Frostbolt + Ice Lance = 3 mana, 7 damage

 

Potential Alternative Cards (Higher Budget)

One or both Arcane Intellect could be swapped for Molten Giant

One of the Acolyte of Pain could be swapped for Leeroy Jenkins or Pyroblast

Colma: Legend Tempo Warrior Deck

Colma: Legend Tempo Warrior Deck

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Inspired by the Tempo Rogue, Colma crafted the Tempo Warrior Deck which brought him to top 50 Legend during season 3.

 

The Tempo Warrior Deck is not a pure aggro deck instead it has more value based minions and a bunch of removals to gain board control. There are lots of card draw to keep it going until the end, and it is not uncommon that you will end up with above six cards in the hand at turn 5 even though you try to use all the mana every turn thanks to Acolyte of Pain + Cruel Taskmaster synergy and some other cards. You will also notice that there are lots of weapons and chargers to be able to gain and keep board control quickly.

 

Neither is this an ordinary control deck, even though the main aim to control the board, it does so by filling up the board with minions instead of just stalling for late game legendaries which is common with control warrior decks.

 

Colma’s Legend Tempo Warrior Deck

Warrior Cards

Neutral Cards

 

What to Mulligan

Against control decks, try to mulligan for early drops like Argent Squire, Loot Hoarder, and Amani Berserker. Fiery War Axe would be great as well if you got one of those three cards.

Against aggro decks, try to mulligan Cleave, Cruel Taskmasters, and Fiery War Axe. When going second, you can afford to keep one more card like Inner Rage which would be used to kill one of their 1 health minions like Young Priestess or Leper Gnome.