[Budget/Standard] A New Face v2.0
- Last updated Apr 26, 2016 (Old Gods)
- 15 Minions
- 13 Spells
- 2 Weapons
- Deck Type: Ranked Deck
- Deck Archetype: Face Hunter
- Crafting Cost: 2860
- Dust Needed: Loading Collection
- Created: 4/22/2016 (Explorers)
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Face hunter is hands down the best deck to climb with in an unstable meta, and as soon as standard is release we'll have the most chaotic meta we've ever seen in hearthstone. This is the decklist I'll be running as soon as standard comes into effect and I thought I'd share it with the world.
(Refer to the bottom of the post for budget options)
Currently rank 5 and climbing, I have approximately a %75 win rate over 30 games, the hardest matchups seem to be the same as it's always been for face hunter, except druid has been quite a lot easier than previous metas. Shaman can be a huge struggle if they get feral spirits or totem golem before you can establish board presence.
-1 Knife Juggler
-1 Dire Wolf Alpha
+2 Flame Juggler
Hunter's Mark does wonders for removal against huge threats and big taunts, nothing new here. Allows you to trade your snakes and hounds into huge creatures or makes big threats vulnerable to Knife Juggler, Fiery Bat, Huge Toad and Explosive Trap. Definitely the best way to deal with threats since Ironbeak Owl is being slowed down, and silence isn't as necessary with the cycling of Sludge Belcher.
Snake Trap is a 2 cost card that gives you another secret for Eaglehorn Bow, 3 beasts on the field, 3 potential Knife Juggler triggers, and can often trick your opponent into thinking it's the more obvious Explosive Trap. Also works well with Animal Companion making Leokk less useless or forcing your opponents into triggering it with Misha.
Dire Wolf Alpha gets more value from your small creatures and gives you yet another beast for Kill Command.
Huge Toad is a 3/2 beast that does another 1 damage when it dies, it's not overwhelmingly powerful but it's certainly respectable enough compared to its alternatives.
Fiery Bat is the new Leper Gnome. The nerf to our favourite gnome might not seem like a big deal, but the inability to effectively deal with a vast majority of 2 drops is a big problem for the card, it means it offers little-to-no board presence and is basically just a variant on arcane shot. Fiery Bat on the other hand gives us more consistency for Kill Command since it's a beast and also helps make Hunter's Mark more relevant, or can just deal 1 more damage to face when it dies.
Leeroy Jenkins is a card not everybody has, but with Arcane Golem functionally removed from the game It's without question the best finisher we have. Leeroy's battlecry can also allow you get more value from Unleash the Hounds if the game somehow lasts that long.
The deck is already relatively inexpensive but just in case you're looking for something hyper-budget here's some changes you can make without sacrificing too much efficiency.
-1 Snake Trap
+1 Bear Trap
This change reduces the cost of the deck by 360 Dust.
-1 Leeroy Jenkins
This change reduces the cost of the deck by 1600 Dust.
-2 Huge Toad
+2 Twisted Worgen
This change removes the requirement of owning 3 Wings of League of Explorers.
Sadly Quick Shot is not a card that's easily replaced, I'd highly suggest grinding out a few quests and saving until you get the first wing of Blackrock Mountain. If that isn't an option I suggest filling it in with any decent 2 drop you can find, I can't think of anything specifically that would do a good job at replacing it.
Total crafting cost with budget cuts - 900 Dust
Why no forlorn stalker or hyena
Forlorn stalker doesn't really have a place in face decks, it doesn't do immediate damage, doesn't provide a very good body and its battlecry isn't that great considering that we only have 4 deathrattle cards total. as for hyena it just gets outclassed by other 2 drops, it also does nothing for us if they kill it right away, while all other 2 drops we have have some sort of utility regardless of whether they get to attack or not.
3 lost in a row in rank 19, zoo warlock, rogue, and face shammy. crafting leeroy was a total waste of dust
http://puu.sh/oKYTX.jpg fourth game, guest who won?
I finally got a win with hound + leeroy combo vs tempo mage. so trying to budget this deck is just asking for a lost. but crafting leeroy still feel like a waste. :)
Sounds like you're having a tougher time than you should be, I haven't played against any reno mages, and very few tempo mages this season. regardless tempo mage should be close to a 50/50 matchup. the only troubles i've had are with aggro shaman and control paladin, the rest of the matchups are pretty good under most circumstances
You are favorite against Zoo and Rogue man . Check for misplays .
there's was no "misplay" only bad starting hands and draws.
I've actually been using acidic swamp ooze in place of snake trap lately, It's a strong 3/2 body that still offers a lot of utility in the most common matchups
Snake Trap is by far the best hunter trap there is . I don't think you should replace it unless you don't have it .
The deck is great here is a match to showcase the deck
Cool! Now I need to craft Leeroy Jenkins
Awesome job. Thank you.
Wouldnt swap Hunters mark, bcs u need them for the taunts with big HP pool. ;)
"On the hunt" prety useless in this kind of deck. (and think in every kind of deck). :)
Except for when Shaman draws 2x Feral Spirit and 2x Flamewreathed Faceless.
Then you're screwed
Searched for a good deck with nearly no WotOG cards to get the free packs.
Found this one and tadaaaa.....15 games, 15 victorys till now. ;)
Nice deck, keep it up to date. :)
Add me to the "this sucks" camp. WotOG has added enough stall cards that a pure smorc deck seems unlikely to be successful.
Leeroy doesnt seem very budget.
just go for second wolfirder
Nah I'm not going to play this deck ^^ I was always more the midrange guy, so I work on my midrange list for wotog. I also own leeroy but if 'budget' is in the title I don't look for a 3k dust deck :P