About me and this deck
Hey everyone. If you don't know me (which you most likely don't), I'm a free to play player on hearthstone that makes (somewhat efficient) cheap decks that you can climb rank 15 with --- Possibly higher. This is the Midrange version of Hunter that I've been finding a lot of success with on the first day of the expansion. So far I'm 6-1(85% winrate) and it helped me go from rank 20 to rank 17.
Update 1: After playing for an hour or 2 I went 11-1 and hit rank 15. There you have it guys, if you're aiming for rank 15 then just play this cheap ass deck and collect your free wins. Make sure you read my choices for mulligans, because as I like to say "MULLIGANS WIN GAMES". But they really do. Seriously. Pay attention to them.
Update 2: I'll have to do some more testing later today (I've been pretty busy). Didn't expect to get so many views on this deck in the first place. Just wanted to share my own success. In general the deck seems weak to cubelock and certain aggro decks according to people who have commented on this guide. The first day of the expansion, I beat elemental mages and a lot of Paladin odd decks (I think 3 or 4). I also beat a shudderwock shaman and a few low tier decks. For now I've only faced one cubelock and got lucky when their voidlord was discarded (I won that one). Thanks for all of the upvotes! Have a nice day everyone. Sidenote: I will be working on a non-budget Dire Frenzy deck and testing it. Should be up in the next few days and I’ll link it here. There has been mixed success on the ladder. If you are struggling to win with this deck at higher ranks, please try this one (if you have the legendaries). I've been play testing it and so far have gone 5-2. https://www.metabomb.net/hearthstone/deck-guides/midrange-hunter-deck-list-guide-hearthstone-50.
Update 3: Alright so I've played a few more games and managed to get rank 12 with Deathstalker Rexxar instead of Bonemare. This is the highest rank I've ever achieved! Thanks for the support everyone :). Thank you guys so much for 500 upvotes! I had no idea this deck would get so much attention .-. I've also posted a second midrange hunter deck. I'm still in the process of refining it. You can check it out here https://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/1099475-dire-frenzy-buff-hunter-4-0
Let me start off by explaining the idea of this deck. It aims to build a board and quickly eliminate your opponent while simultaneously buffing your beast cards and using removals to swing the board in your favor. Dire Frenzy, Houndmaster, and Bonemare all make your Beasts BEEFIER. Eaglehorn Bow, Candleshot, Wing Blast, Kill Command, and Hunter's Mark serve as your board control. Finally, for strong early game you have cards like Dire Mole, Jeweled Macaw, Crackling Razormaw and Scavenging Hyena. Welp, that's basically it. If you want in depth explanations of the key cards keep reading.
Special thanks to Kiwiinbacon for his deck spotlight
All Arounder (Whitebeard)'s deck spotlight :)
Dire Frenzy: Holy crap this card is good. It's quickly becoming one of my favorites of the expansion. You can buff your Savannah Highmane for insane value, Tundra Rhino for those 5 mana 5 attack FACE HITS, and that Scavenging Hyena that's already a 10/7.
Candleshot: Really really flexible in pretty much any situation. This is your go to mulligan for aggro matches because it's INCREDIBLE at removing low health minions. You can also play this in tandem with Hunter's Mark for a pretty sick combo to kill almost any minion. The best part? It's only 1 mana.
Wing Blast: I find myself using this a lot more than I thought I would. It's really good if you just want to trade in something like Dire Mole or Jeweled Macaw and then kill something (A big taunt or high value minion). Along with Kill Command and both Eaglehorn Bow and Candleshot with Hunter's Mark, you can remove pretty much any minion in the game with this deck.
Note: The rest of the cards in the deck are pretty standard inclusions. I just wanted to highlight a few in order to give you what I think are the most important cards in the deck
Against Control you want: Hunter's Mark, sometimes [card]Wing Blast/card]
Replace Bonemare with Deathstalker Rexxar if you have it. The reason for this being that it generates nearly ifinite value and also brings a valuable board clear along with it. It's generally a fantastic card and I'm definitley contemplating crafting it myself. If you decide to try this, please let me know how it turns out :).
Thanks for reading ^-^
No seriously, even if you don't upvote I'm glad you checked out this deck. If you read this far, congratulations. Be sure to comment how it works for you and I can attempt to make adjustments. Please remember to keep the criticism constructive, as this is one of my first decks I've posted on Hearthpwn. Have a fantastic day everyone! May RNJesus be with you all.