The funny thing about this deck is that it is pretty cheap and still can climb the ladder at a huge speed for you. Don't get fooled by the archetype tho, the goal is not to get to the face constantly but instead using your early board presence to control the board and makes the trade that are favorable to you while burning the opponent down ;) Really great and fast at all ranks.
There is no deck to rule them all, so yeah I'm pretty sure you can find an easy counter to it. The thing you have to think about is what's played in the meta ;) The only one I see being played a bit on the ladder (and not that much so it's pretty safe to ignore it and lose against it) that correspond to your description is Handlock, and it's really greedy with their life's total so there is always room to win ^^
Ok man I am really getting annoyed with this deck. From rank 2-3 I am down to 8 playing only with this deck. With my deck I can climb back to 3 with ease. I am sure the problem is not in the way I play the cards, maybe the RNG but I played like 30 games it was supposed to be clearer. Post a few of your games to youtube or something. On theory this deck seems very strong in reallity a Watcher + Taunt almost always kills you, not to mention that Hunters crush you just like that all the time.
Don't play on tilt man =0 And yes Watcher Druids and Charge Hunters are bad match ups for you, if you face too much of them switch deck ;) If you're not satisfied with the deck and think another can do better, you are not forced to play it at all ;)
And by the way I think that the Shieldbearer are kind of outdated now (the meta shifts fast) so I need to tweak the deck a little bit I suppose, need to see how people are doing. Anyway, I face a lot of these Zoo decks even at legend level so you must do something bad or just had an horrible losing streak =/
Shieldbearer is incredibly good against hunters assuming you have something to buff the bearer. Removing your Shattered Sun Cleric greatly devalues Shieldbearer (consider that if you go second, on turn 2 you can have a 1/5 taunter with shieldbearer/shattered sun cleric). I'd wager it's a good idea if you are replacing the cleric, that you can find a replacement for the shieldbearer (possibly mortal coil, or you can go to the opposite end of the curve and put a Leeroy and argent commander in there)
Edit: If you want to keep it on the low end of the mana curve, I'd go leper gnome for more aggro, or bloodmage thalnos + 1 loot hoarder for card draw/control, plus thalnos might give you that occasional soulfire combo for removal or for the win.
Edit 2: Or put back in your scarlet crusaders. I'm really not a fan of dark iron dwarf, I'd much rather have leeroy in there than dark iron. Turn 9 leeroy + doomguard is often lethal if a game gets that far.
Yeah I feel that they are doing ok thanks to Abusive Sergeant and Dire Wolf Alpha, but sometimes in the mid game against good board control decks, i feel a little bit behind in term of tempo and it slowly causes the defeat so I'm really considering cutting them off for Mortal Coil/Dark Iron Dwarf or things like that. On the other hands, they sometimes help to just protect your minions on more turn and that can be a decisive factor that allow you to make good trades or damage the opponent. I don't know yet, I have to do a little more testing around that since I didn't played with it too much recently ^^
Really like this deck, it's pretty solid and a great pick for ranking up fast in lower ranks. I am running a slightly different ZooLock deck which I feel counters hunters a bit better but this is a great choice too!
Oh yeah I can see you are running a variant really similar to an older version of mine ;) As I explained in the write up I don't run Leeroy because I feel that I've got enough finisher and he kinda has to stay in the hand for finish so I feel really bad about having him in my hand with Soulfire or Doomguard =/
Yeah off course :D But I think i'll need some time to adjust it the way I want to because the current version was created in the Miracle Rogue era which will just die with naxx. First i'll post a beast focused hunter that fits the meta pretty well, just need to try out those webspinners ^^
Good stuff :) Im very much looking forward to it! Beast syngergy decks are my favorite out of all decks. Just not as viable as I would have liked. Im looking forward to that! Webspinners wont be much longer till you can test them :D
Yep I totally go your way about that and as I said I think i'll definitely include it as it is the new (and better) argent squire for board control. Really need to try and see how the drawback interact in close games ^^ By the way, as I'm not a huge fan of Zoo (kind of mainstream and not that entertaining to play), I don't play it that much, so playtesting is a bit slower for this deck ^^