For some reason Blizzard is pushing a lot of deathrattle demon hunter cards, I'm wondering how viable this is going to be. Death Speaker Blackthorn seems to be a really strong turn 7 play, and there are some new cards for it like Darkspear Berserker and Taelan Fordring. Also, there are lower cost minions like Renowned Performer and Razorfen Beastmaster, so this card seems like it has a lot of potential. But I wonder if this deck is going to be too slow to fit into the meta if they are relying on a 7 mana big tempo swing and it doesn't really fit with a lot of the other demon hunter cards. I'm interested to see what people think of this archetype or how this deck might look.
This is what my first draft of the deck would look like, does anyone have any suggestions?
Fogsail Freebooter seems really out-of-place here. I feel like Loot Hoarder might be a better fit, since he can be pulled from the Razorboar and doesn't rely on weapon synergy. Honestly, I'd probably cut the Umberwings too, and put in something like Sigil of Flame for board clear (in a lot of cases, you won't mind if your guys die) or Animated Broomstick to get some more immediate impact out of your minions.
Now first of all, Deathrattle DH is a new Combo version of DH which is solely designed to beat control. Which means if you encounter mainly aggro players, this deck will prbly lose you most games. However, it completely destroys Control because of one major advantage: Your board will never die making most boardclears/hard removals of your opponent useless. To make it efficient you'd need to build up on that advantage.
Most of the new DH Deathrattle cards require you to have a card in your hand. If this is a requirement it basicaly tells you it's part of a combo deck because Aggro decks need to be out of cards at turn 6 at the latest to build up enough pressure. Also if you look closely, most of these "if you have this or that in your hand" cards have even stats like Fortune Teller, Razorboar, Razorfen Beastmaster which is very common for Combo cards because they are neither aggressive (Aggro) nor Defensive (Control). They do constant but low damage.
So a classic combo deck wants to draw lots of cards early in order to make swing turns with a combo at around turn 7 or 8 to destroy Control. This deck works a bit differently with lots of card draw split up here and there with Tuskpiercer, Vengeful Spirit and ultimately Death Speaker Blackthorn.
Generally when building decks you should always try to find on curve synergy cards. In your deck I'm missing 2x Burning Blade Acolytes. Not only would it have perfect on curve synergy with Barrens Trapper (turn 3, turn 4), it also can be summoned by Death Speaker Blackthorn. (and it summons a Demon so it surely belongs to this Demon Hunter deck :P)