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Dragonbane Face Hunter deck list guide - Darkmoon Faire - Hearthstone (December 2020)

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Our Dragonbane Face Hunter deck list guide features the best list for Season 81 of Hearthstone (December 2020). You can also find some general strategy advice and a breakdown of the deck’s key combos. We will continue to update so our Dragonbane Face Hunter deck list is the best it can be.

Hunter has always been a class that excels in combining its resources and Hero Power to play aggressively. With so many aggro tools available to the Hunter class, we'll be seeing a fair bit more aggression from Hunters in the future.

You’re looking to use your Hero Power as much as you can, thanks to all the new Hero Power synergy this deck provides. We’ve added a Secret package too, since it offers a significant amount of coverage for aggressive decks’ weaknesses, as well as some great ways to finish off your opponent.

Dragonbane Face Hunter deck list and strategy

Here’s the Dragonbane Face Hunter deck we’re using for this point in the Darkmoon Faire meta. Keep an eye out for updates once the meta settles a bit!

2 x Adorable Infestation2 x Tour Guide
2 x Demon Companion2 x Intrepid Initiate
2 x Wolpertinger2 x Voracious Reader
2 x Dwarven Sharpshooter1 x Lorekeeper Polkelt
2 x Freezing Trap
1 x Pack Tactics
2 x Phase Stalker
2 x Scavenger's Ingenuity
2 x Imprisoned Felmaw
1 x Pressure Plate
2 x Kill Command
2 x Eaglehorn Bow
1 x Dragonbane

Select and copy the long ID string below, then create a deck in Hearthstone to export this deck into your game.

Deck Import ID: AAECAR8En6UDh7ADpLkD9tYDDagChwT+DPuvA/yvA6K5A/+6A9zMA5vNA6LOA4LQA8bRA7nSAwA=

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General strategy

This build is essentially an aggressive form of Secret Hunter. You’ll be aiming to draw out your cheap cards, cheat Secrets out with Phase Stalker, and get as much value out of Dragonbane as possible.

Early Game: Your cheap minions are solid options early on. Dwarven Sharpshooter gives you the choice to take out enemy minions with your Hero Power to retain board control, whilst Demon Companion offers great cheap options for the early game in a mini-Animal Companion style.

From here, you just want to play out your minions as and when you can. Imprisoned Felmaw can be played preemptively for a cheeky 5 face damage if you’re lucky, and Wolpertinger can be extremely efficiently buffed by Scavenger's Ingenuity. Just keep on going face.

Mid Game: Don’t worry too much about trading! You want to be winning the game as fast as you can, so unless they have some kind of Lifesteal shenanigans going on (and you’re pretty screwed if they do), just deal direct damage when possible. Once their health gets low enough, your opponent will have to do something about it, so it’s all on them to counter your gameplan.

Your Secrets should be keeping your opponent from being on pace with you too - make sure you use them wisely. For example, Pack Tactics is a great card to play when you have a Voracious Reader or a Dragonbane on board, as you’ll often be able to double up on those cards’ powerful effects, or at least make them harder to remove.

Late Game: Voracious Reader is an amazing way to refuel your hand later on if you're out of resources. Of course, for that extra direct damage you have a few options. Dragonbane will always deal 5 to face if there are no enemy minions, and Kill Command is a classic finisher for a low-health opponent. In addition, your Eaglehorn Bow can be that bit of extra damage, and Lorekeeper Polkelt is a guaranteed way to draw Dragonbane if you haven’t already.

Dragonbane Face Hunter Mulligan Guide

Below is our guide on what to keep in your opening hand when playing Dragonbane Face Hunter.

1. Dwarven Sharpshooter has great stats for a 1-drop, and offers you some utility in the following turns, with the option to clear enemy minions off the board with your Hero Power.

2. Phase Stalker can get your Secrets in play without even having to draw them. That’s pretty good.

3. Intrepid Initiate is a very solid way to get some early damage in, combining it with something like Demon Companion or Adorable Infestation.

Dragonbane Face Hunter tips, combos and synergies

Below are some tips for how to best play Dragonbane Face Hunter in the Darkmoon Faire meta:

- Dragonbane isn’t guaranteed to hit the target you want, but on an empty board you’ll be dealing 7 damage to face every time.

- Tour Guide discounts your next Hero Power to cost 0 mana, but you don’t have to use it that turn. Instead, you can wait until your next turn to play Phase Stalker, and immediately get a Secret out there.

- Imprisoned Felmaw is able to attack past Taunt minions when its Dormant awakening effect triggers. This can sneakily win you otherwise-impossible games.

- If you don't have Secrets in the deck, don't worry about triggering Eaglehorn Bow's Durability bonus - just swing it.

- Drawing Wolpertinger with Scavenger's Ingenuity can give you a delicious 6/6 worth of stats on the board, a great way to reload your presence and pressure when your board is cleared.

- Demon Companion has the potential to buff all your minions by +1/+0, so if you're looking for lethal and have a wide board then hit it up.

- Be smart with which Secrets you play, if you end up with them in hand. For example, don’t put a Freezing Trap out there against an enemy using powerful Battlecry minions, as letting them re-trigger that might be worse than the loss of tempo from forcing them back into the enemy hand.

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