Hearthstone Diary #4: Hunting Out in the Open

Hearthstone Diary #4: Hunting Out in the Open

Surviving the Year of the Pirates and what's next

Hearthstone Diary #1: September was a great month for me

Hearthstone Diary #1: September was great

SylvanHunter joins Complexity Gaming and went to HWC SEA

BW Tokens in Modern

BW Tokens with Auriok Champion and Sorin

Modern MTG deck with Auriok Champion and Sorin, Solemn Visitor


Dear Rexxar: Your Friend, Buzz, is on the Wait List

Buzz, you're on the Wait List

Buzz, you’re on the Wait List

The recent decision to nerf Starving Buzzard and Leeroy Jenkins (see news about it here) made the Hearthstone current meta screech to a halt before moving along in a confused pace… Why, Blizzard, why?

I’m saying this because I main Hunter and I cannot, for the life of me, think of why they would make a bird have a 3/2 body at 5 mana cost. The RPG player in me (I played Advanced Dungeons and Dragons a long time ago) refuses to believe that in an alternate plane, this bird exists. The Earthen Ring Farseer is 3/3 for crying out loud. Are you saying this bird is as big as a cow?

In fairness to the game developers and designers, I’m sure they did their research and had a really good reason why they did this. We, hunters, just can’t help but feel that 5-mana 3/2 is too much. I’m still figuring out how to draw cards, now that I can’t wait for turn 5 just to draw <insert expletive> from nerf-on. Loot Hoarder, you’re back on my short list.

King Krush welcomes Buzz

King Krush welcomes Buzz

I imagine Rexxar being told at the Inn that his favourite bird is no longer invited and the best thing they can do is put dear old Buzz at the wait list. At the far corner next to the washroom, you’d see King Krush waving his tiny arm “Hey, guys! I got a table for us here!”

Leeroy Jenkins, on the other hand, is a different story. It’s about time he gets nerfed, in my opinion. It’s only fair.

Anyway, as promised a week ago, I’m posting my favourite hunter decks that I used on my quest to Golden Hunter.

My favourite deck is Predator (this is a collaboration between me and Mottaka). Its main combo is Jungle Panther + Houndmaster on turn 4. It is a rush deck that could pull off Turn 7 wins when played right. I have a soft spot for control builds so my second favourite is Secret Hunter.

I would have loved to elaborate more on these decks but with the nerf coming, it doesn’t matter anymore. If you have any questions, feel free to ask the sad Sylvan Hunter.


Sylvan Hunter's Decks

Sylvan Hunter’s Decks


One Comment

  1. xaint says:

    *rolls for initiative*

    The problem was always with Unleash. It would’ve worked even as a two drop if they just made one change, make the doggies not be beasts. I think that would’ve solved everything and keep this card as it is.

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