Breaking news: PUBG: Mid-Autumn Festival Guide: Skins, Start and End Dates

esports news and guides
Sections

Egg Hunter deck list guide - Witchwood - Hearthstone (August 2018)

How to play the new Hunter deck to hit the meta.

Picture of John Bedford

About John Bedford

John is Metabomb's Editor in Chief, and is responsible for all of the Hearthstone news, features and guides content on the site.

Our Egg Hunter deck list guide features the best deck list for The Witchwood (August 2018). Our Egg Hunter guide also contains Mulligan advice, card combos and strategy tips.

Egg Hunter is a new twist on the well-established Recruit Hunter, but this version focuses on minor minions rather than the big-end-game threats you'll be used to. To achieve this, it exploits the various board-building opportunities provided by Devilsaur Egg, and although the deck is still in an experimental form right now we wanted to highlight it on Metabomb so you could have a play around with it yourself.

In this first edition of our primer guide, we've got the most popular version of the deck that's being piloted right now, a few tips on completing the Mulligan phase, and then finally an overview of all the card combos contained within the list. Spend a bit of time working through these, as they'll give you the strategic understanding you need to get started.

Should the deck prove truly competitive in the long run then we'll likely expand on this article considerably, but for now we think this should give you all the grounding you need. Let us know how you're getting on with this one in the comments!

Egg Hunter deck list and strategy

Here's the most popular version of the deck that's being played in the current meta. It was created by StanCifka.

HunterNeutral
2 x Candleshot2 x Fire Fly
2 x Hunter's Mark1 x Prince Keleseth
2 x Play Dead2 x Devilsaur Egg
2 x Tracking2 x Tar Creeper
2 x Terrorscale Stalker1 x Defender of Argus
2 x Flanking Strike1 x Saronite Chain Gang
1 x Houndmaster Shaw2 x Carnivorous Cube
1 x Deathstalker Rexxar2 x Witchwood Grizzly
2 x Savannah Highmane
1 x Kathrena Winterwisp

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

Deck Import ID: AAECAR8GnOIC+wWA8wKbywKG0wK26gIM4eMC68ICjQGczQKXCKvCAsrDAtjCAt3SAovhAvLxAu0JAA==

See the card combo section towards the bottom of this page for a strategic overview of playing Egg Hunter.

More great Hunter guides:

Egg Hunter Mulligan guide

Here are some of the most important cards to look for in your opening hand, with a few extra thoughts on why they're so useful.

  • Prince Keleseth - One of the most high-value cards in the game, the earlier you can get this minion out into play then the more the rest of your deck will benefit from it over time.
  • Fire Fly - A solid low-cost minion that gives you very rapid board presence and also effectively regenerates itself in your hand.
  • Devilsaur Egg - The core component of your board development, with options to trigger that Deathrattle from Play Dead to Terrorscale Stalker and more besides.

Save up to 40% on your Hearthstone card packs with Amazon Coins.

You get cheaper cards while also supporting the continued development of Metabomb. Our Amazon Coins guide has more detail.

Egg Hunter tips, combos and synergies

Here all all of the combos that are contained in this exact version of Egg Hunter. Take a bit of time to read through them all as they'll really help you understand what makes the archetype tick.

- Remember that you are immune while hitting a target with Candleshot, so you can use it to chip away at a problem without incurring self-inflicted damage.

- Hunter's Mark has particular synergy with Candleshot, as it allows you to bring any target down into range of your otherwise rather meagre weapon.

- Once Prince Keleseth has been put into play, every minion remaining in your deck pile gains an extra +1 / +1 of stats. The earlier you can put this character into play, the more benefit you'll gain from it across the remainder of the match-up.

- You have a number of ways of activating your Devilsaur Egg: Play Dead, Terrorscale Stalker and even the taunt effect provided by Defender of Argus. You can also shatter it with Carnivorous Cube and set up a new pair of Eggs - assuming the Cube doesn't get silenced.

- All minions gain the Rush mechanic while Houndmaster Shaw is on the board. That means the minions you play can attack other minions on the other side of the board immediately, but not the enemy hero.

- When you play Witchwood Grizzly onto the board it'll lose one point of Health for each card left in the opponent's hand.

- Deathstalker Rexxar delivers two points of damage to all enemy minions when played, and you also gain a new hero power which allows you to combine the stats of expired beasts to form new creations!

Comment on this article

  • There are no comments on this article yet! Could you be the first to post one?

Artifact

A

Artifact

Artifact has a release date and will be playable at PAX West

Get an early look at the game before its November launch.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Deck building guide

How you'll build your decks in Valve's upcoming collectible card game.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Release date (PC, Mac, iOS, Android)

When you can expect Valve's upcoming card game to land.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: The Dota Card Game guide

Our continuously updated guide to everything we know about Artifact.

A
A

Artifact

Artifact: Trading guide

Everything we know about how trading will work in Artifact.

A

Call of Duty

C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout guide

Our complete guide to dominating in COD Blackout.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Best FPS settings guide

A list of settings to help you optimise COD Blackout on PC.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: How to land faster

How to get on the ground ahead of the competition.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: System Requirements (PC)

System requirements for running the game on PC.

C
C

Call of Duty

Call of Duty Blackout: Guns list

A list of all the guns in COD: Blackout.

C

CS:GO

C

CS:GO

Final eight teams locked down for the CS:GO FACEIT London Major

Find out who's playing who in this weekend's decisive matches.

C
C

CS:GO

How to watch the CS:GO FACEIT Major 2018 Finals: Schedule & Streams

Streams and schedules for all the action coming up this weekend.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO Best weapons 2018

Our essential guide to the best weapons currently available in CS:GO.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO - Recoil control guide

Everything you need to know about controlling recoil in CS:GO.

C
C

CS:GO

CS:GO - How to get Prime

Here's how to get a Prime account in CS:GO.

C

Hearthstone

H

Hearthstone

Hearthstone HGG Cheer rewards and qualifying dates confirmed by Blizzard

Earn card packs and a custom HGG card back for cheering on your favourite players.

H
H

Hearthstone

Deck Tier List (Standard) - Boomsday - September 2018 (Season 54) - Hearthstone

Our latest list of the best decks to play in the current meta.

H

Hearthstone

Mecha'thun Warrior deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (September 2018)

How to get started with Mecha'thun Warrior in the new Boomsday meta.

H
H

Hearthstone

Control Priest deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (September 2018)

Our guide to playing the latest version of Control Priest in The Boomsday Project.

H

Hearthstone

Control (Big Spell) Mage deck list guide - Boomsday - Hearthstone (September 2018)

Our updated guide to playing Control (Big Spell) Mage in the Boomsday meta.

League of Legends

L

League of Legends

League of Legends: Odyssey Extraction guide

Everything you need to know about the new PVE event.

L
L

League of Legends

Co-streaming pilot announced for this weekend's LCS Regional Qualifiers

Grab your mic and show off your talents to the Twitch community.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: Odyssey Extraction Missions

Every mission introduced with Odyssey Extraction and their rewards.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends: Odyssey Extraction guide

Everything you need to know about the new PVE event.

L
L

League of Legends

League of Legends 8.18 Patch Notes outline changes ahead of World Championship

Champion changes, Odyssey: Extraction and new cosmetics now live.

L

Off-Meta

O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to queue for a solo match

Feeling brave? Here's how you can queue up to play solo in Realm Royale.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to get more Shards and spend them at the Forge

How Realm Royale's currency system works and what you can do to earn more.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: Mage guide - Tips, Best Abilities, Builds and Legendary Weapon

Our complete guide to getting started with the Mage class in Realm Royale.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: How to download and install

How to grab the game and get stuck into the latest Battle Royale craze.

O
O

Off-Meta

Realm Royale: Warrior guide - Tips, Abilities and Legendary Weapon

How to play the Warrior in the new Paladins game from Hi-Rez.

O

Overwatch

O

Overwatch

Day 2 of the Overwatch World Cup Bangkok Group Stage now under way

Find out who's playing who in today's schedule of competitive play.

O
O

Overwatch

Eight new teams announced for Season 2 of Overwatch League

New Chinese, European and US teams revealed ahead of key signing dates.

O
O

Overwatch

Season 12 of Competitive Play now live in Overwatch

Wrecking Balls hits the professional meta along with a host of new rewards.

O
O

Overwatch

Best Defense Hero - September 2018 (Season 12) - Overwatch

Our updated guide to the best Defense heroes in Overwatch this month.

2 O

PUBG

P

PUBG

PUBG: Mid-Autumn Festival Guide: Skins, Start and End Dates

Our complete guide to the new Mid-Autumn Festival coming to PUBG.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: Dihor Otok guide

Everything we currently know about PUBG's next map in development

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: War Mode - Dodgebomb guide

Everything you need to know about this new limited time mode.

P
P

PUBG

PUBG: The best Sniper Rifle guide (PC, Xbox One)

Our essential guide to the best Sniper rifles in PUBG.

P