Hey guys it's me DragonKing again!
As most of you probably already know, I'm really into Hunter, because I love every single one of the Beast cards -one more than another of course, but they all look amazingly beautfiul-.
I only play Midrange Hunter and sometimes try to make some Control Hunter decklists (really enjoyed the Dragon'Zrilla deck that was posted some months ago), and I'm very curious as to what will change to the game after WotOG comes out. Of course it's unfortunate that GvG and Naxx get rotated out of Standard which hurts Midrange Hunter a LOT, but it also hurts other popular Midrange-y classes like Paladin (goodbye Dr.1, Dr.2, Dr.3, Dr.4 and Dr.5) Also, it's a lot of fun to try and develop new decks that'll work just as well as the older ones, or maybe even better! So this time I decided to try and prepare Hunter a bit for Standard. I'll shortly talk about the way this deck is to be played:
You want to start off with playing as much like Midrange Hunter as you can, which means mulliganning for Knifejuggler, Snake Trap, Eaglehorn Bow, Animal Companion, and when you feel it's necessary then also keep Unleash the Hounds. (If you happen to get a perfect curve in your mulligan then you can also decide to keep Houndmaster/ Tomb Spider) Just try to curve out as strongly as possible.
At turn 6 (or 5 with Coin of course), you can either look to push for lethal with a Savannah Highmane, or you can put down Emperor Thaurissan, when you've got some of the following combo pieces in your hand: Brann Bronzebeard + Jeweled Scarab + Tomb Spider (+ Houndmaster + Ram Wrangler), or Starving Buzzard / Tundra Rino + Some cheap Beasts, especially the Timber Wolves and Scavenging Hyenas. A good thing is that most of the combos can be pulled off without Thaurissan too, but with him things get much easier. Playing Thaurissan followed by a Combo is very good in the later stages of the game, especially when opposing a Control-heavy deck. I do feel like this deck kinda gets rekt by Aggro decks, but I won't adapt it yet, because as of now there hasn't been a single Aggro card revealed, so I can't decide if they're gonna be strong enough to even see play.
I'll definitely keep updating this deck when new interesting cards get revealed, or when I decide to swap other cards in the deck, after thinking more about it and looking at your suggestions.
Thanks for taking a look and I hope you'll have as much fun with it as me! :D Any comments/ questions are welcome and will be answered asap ^^ And don't forget: Only beasts are above deceit!
P.S.: I'll mark the card names tmrw, really need to take some rest first.