I love to Theorycraft before an adventure comes out!
I am also a big Hunter fan, I reached legend with Hunter twice.
Also I can say that I have a golden hunter and 4000 normal wins.
Soo Let me show you why this deck is special:
You have got the strongest qdeathrattle cards from the game in this deck, use your Feign Death to trigger them. Use your Baron Rivendare to double the effect. The funny thing about Explorer's Hat is that it works like Headcrack, you always get it back in your hand. Use this card to trigger your Nerubian Egg. A strong combo is to do first Explorer's Hat on a minion and follow your play with a Feign Death. Why one Echoing Ooze? Play this card and put an Explorer's Hat on him, after this turn you can Feign Death if your oozes are still alive! These plays wil give you so much extra Explorer's Hats for the rest of the game :) Try to keep board control, that's important.
Why 1x Feign Death ??
I think that 2x feign death is not steady enough. If you got 2 feign death in your (early) hand without having deathrattle drops or hat's it will be useless and you will lose the game for sure. I replaced 1 feign death with an Ironbeak Owl because the owl is just a very effective silence card. In this meta you will need that. If you don't agree with me, just put a second feign death in your deck and let me know how that works for you! ;)
I replaced a sludge belcher with the new LoE card Djinni of Zephyrs!
Why did I put a Djinni of Zephyrs in this deck..? Because it is made for a perfect combo with the Explorer's Hat. It isn't actually a bad drop if you don't have a explorer's hat in your hand. Just wait for it and play this card together with explorer's hat. It gives you an extra hat and a 5/7 on the board! I've tried this theory out today and it worked out really good. It makes the deck also even more fun. ;)
When Sir Finley Mrrgglton is playable and available, you should throw that card in your deck!! Try to mulligan it and use this card get yourself a better hero power for your midrange/control/combo deck. I theory crafted this card so im not sure how good it will work out. I am very excited to test it out! Until that you can replace Sir Finley with an Abusive Sergeant or a Leper Gnome.
You can put a Lock and Load instead of an abusive sergeant in this deck.
After a lot of playing with this deck I've realized that the deck needs some extra card draw. Because you will end up a lot of time with a lot of hats, this is where Lock and Load comes in action! You can Just keep drawing cards. I am not a really big fan of lock and load, I also think that there are not enough low cost spells in this deck. So I kept the abusive sergeant. It is on you to decide which card fits better in your deathattle deck. Thank you for all the feedback!
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Good luck and dont forget to throw a like!
I will make a mulligan and guide after some likes and when the adventure comes out ;)