Hearthstone Best Hunter Decks (May 2020) – Standard & Wild!

Hunter might be looked at as one of the prime aggressive classes, but it has also had quite a few different variations as well! To demonstrate that, we'll be looking at the best Hunter decks you can play with in the Ashes of Outland expansion. The class got some different tools to work with, so there's some interesting new options to now bring to the standard or wild ladder.

Hunter has a long history of being a powerful class. It was one of the first classes to be nerfed due to a very powerful deck called Deathrattle Hunter. It was fueled by the very strong Undertaker card, and dominated the meta until its power was reduced. Hunter also frequently had the powerful Midrange variant at its disposal which would generally play a minion that needed to be dealt every single turn up until turn six when Savannah Lion would take games over. Hunter would also famously be the poster class for extremely aggressive decks like Face Hunter. This archetype would also require some nerfs, but that doesn't stop it from popping up again and again as new cards come into the game!

If you're looking for even more decks to try, check out our Best Ashes of Outlands Decks post!

Best Hunter Decks for Ashes of Outland Standard

The best decks for Hunter right now are Face Hunter, Dragon Hunter, and Highlander Hunter! We've got the most popular versions of those decks below, with some custom variants further down the page.

Highlander Hunter

If you like the idea of playing Hunter but you don't like being so aggressive then this is the list for you. You've got a lot of power in this deck and it takes advantage of the powerful Dragon synergy that the class has access to. You've got some pretty powerful late game turns with Dinotamer Brann and Dragonqueen Alexstrasza to hopefully finish games for you.

HunterNeutral
1x - Dwarven Sharpshooter1x - Blazing Battlemage
1x - Tracking1x - Acidic Swamp Ooze
1x - Corrosive Breath1x - Faerie Dragon
1x - Freezing Trap1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Imprisoned Felmaw1x - Scalerider
1x - Phase Stalker1x - Bone Wraith
1x - Scavenger's Ingenuity1x - Evasive Feywing
1x - Snake Trap1x - Big Ol' Whelp
1x - Animal Companion1x - Faceless Corruptor
1x - Desert Spear1x - Siamat
1x - Diving Gryphon1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - Primordial Explorer
1x - Stormhammer
1x - Unleash the Hounds
1x - Zixor, Apex Predator
1x - Dragonbane
1x - Rotnest Drake
1x - Veranus
1x - Dinotamer Brann

Deck Code

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Face Hunter

As the class primarily known for targeting the face, it would be odd to not find a variation of Hunter that doesn't go all in on aggression! This is a bit of a throwback due to the inclusion of Hunter's old friend Leper Gnome that hasn't seen much play since its nerf. You've also got the Toxic Reinforcements sidequest that will summon three of the little guys if you can manage to get three hero powers off! The main weakness of this deck is going to be card draw, but it does have Scavenger's Ingenuity which can get you a powerful resource.

HunterNeutral
2x - Arcane Shot2x - Leper Gnome
2x - Toxic Reinforcements2x - Stonetusk Boar
2x - Tracking2x - Worgen Infiltrator
2x - Explosive Trap2x - Kobold Sandtrooper
1x - Pack Tactics
2x - Phase Stalker
2x - Scavenger's Ingenuity
2x - Animal Companion
2x - Eaglehorn Bow
2x - Kill Command
2x - Unleash the Hounds
1x - Scrap Shot

Deck Code

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Combo Dragon Hunter

This is the combo version of Dragon Hunter! You'll notice you have a couple of different beasts in the deck. The important one to note is Stonetusk Boar. You want to grab that card with Scavenger's Ingenuity (recently nerfed) to give it a buff. You then want to hit it with the Scrap Shot buff for an additional +3/+3. This gives you a 1-cost 6/6 boar that can go right at the face. You can combine that with one or two Kill Commands and even a hero power for a bunch of damage!

HunterNeutral
2x - Dwarven Sharpshooter2x - Blazing Battlemage
2x - Tracking2x - Faerie Dragon
2x - Corrosive Breath2x - Scalerider
2x - Freezing Trap2x - Evasive Feywing
2x - Phase Stalker2x - Frenzied Felwing
1x - Snake Trap2x - Big Ol' Whelp
2x - Primordial Explorer
2x - Stormhammer
1x - Dragonbane
2x - Rotnest Drake

Deck Code

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More Standard Hunter Variants

These are more tailored versions of the decks from the previous archetypes. These decks have generally obtained high legend spots on the ladder. Some will contain tech cards that are used to fight off specific decks in the meta.

Firenoodle's #171 Legend Highlander Hunter

Firenoodle hit high legend on the Standard ladder with this Highlander Hunter!

HunterNeutral
1x - Dwarven Sharpshooter1x - Blazing Battlemage
1x - Tracking1x - Acidic Swamp Ooze
1x - Corrosive Breath1x - Faerie Dragon
1x - Freezing Trap1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Imprisoned Felmaw1x - Scalerider
1x - Phase Stalker1x - Bone Wraith
1x - Scavenger's Ingenuity1x - Evasive Feywing
1x - Snake Trap1x - Big Ol' Whelp
1x - Animal Companion1x - Faceless Corruptor
1x - Desert Spear1x - Siamat
1x - Diving Gryphon1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - Primordial Explorer
1x - Stormhammer
1x - Unleash the Hounds
1x - Zixor, Apex Predator
1x - Dragonbane
1x - Rotnest Drake
1x - Veranus
1x - Dinotamer Brann

Deck Code

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Best Hunter Decks for Ashes of Outland Wild

Wild can be a bit difficult to predict, so here's a look at some decks that have been successful on the ladder.

CorbettGames' #5 Wild Legend Even Hunter

There's a reason why even and odd decks got retired to Wild early and that's because they are incredibly powerful! This is even more so in Wild where you have access to a huge collection of cards that fit the theme you want to play. CorbettGames got to #5 Legend on the Wild Ladder with this version.

HunterNeutral
2x - Cat Trick2x - Mad Scientist
2x - Crackling Razormaw2x - Frenzied Felwing
2x - Fresh Scent2x - Lifedrinker
2x - Headhunter's Hatchet1x - Genn Greymane
2x - Kindly Grandmother
2x - Pack Tactics
2x - Phase Stalker
2x - Quick Shot
1x - Rat Trap
1x - Snipe
1x - Dragonbane
2x - Houndmaster
2x - Hyena Alpha

Deck Code

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Duwin's #187 Wild Legend Highlander Hunter

If you're a fan of Highlander decks, then this Wild version can do well for you on the ladder. Duwin was able to take it to #187 on the Asia server!

HunterNeutral
1x - Candleshot1x - Mad Scientist
1x - Springpaw1x - Zephrys the Great
1x - Tracking1x - Brann Bronzebeard
1x - Cat Trick1x - Spellbreaker
1x - Explosive Trap1x - Loatheb
1x - Freezing Trap1x - Subject 9
1x - Pressure Plate1x - Zilliax
1x - Rat Trap1x - Reno Jackson
1x - Scavenger's Ingenuity1x - Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
1x - Wandering Monster
1x - Animal Companion
1x - Cloaked Huntress
1x - Diving Gryphon
1x - Eaglehorn Bow
1x - Stitched Tracker
1x - Zixor, Apex Predator
1x - Lesser Emerald Spellstone
1x - Deathstalker Rexxar
1x - Dinotamer Brann
1x - Call of the Wild
1x - Zul'jin

Deck Code

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That's all of the top Hunter meta decks right now in the Ashes of Outland Hearthstone expansion! We'll be adding more lists in the future as things are discovered and new cards are released.

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