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Face Hunter deck list guide - Forged in the Barrens - Hearthstone (April 2021)

Hit the enemy in the face until they die.

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.

Face Hunter deck list and strategy

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

1 x Wound Prey2 x Intrepid Initiate
2 x Sunscale Raptor2 x Pen Flinger
2 x Tracking
2 x Arcane Shot
2 x Wolpertinger
2 x Demon Companion
2 x Adorable Infestation
2 x Kolkar Pack Runner
2 x Quick Shot
2 x Headhunter's Hatchet
1 x Rinling's Rifle
2 x Piercing Shot
2 x Warsong Wrangler
2 x Trampling Rhino

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

Deck Import ID: AAECAR8Cj+MD2+0DDtzMA5/NA6LOA4LQA7nSA4biA9vqA9zqA5/sA/DsA6mfBKqfBLugBL+gBAA=

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General strategy

This build requries you to play out all your cheap minions and kill the enemy before they have a chance to do anything about it.

Early Game: Your cheap minions are solid options early on. Adorable Infestation can beef them up a bit (especially if you have an Intrepid Initiate on board), 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. And keep 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.

Late Game: Buffed Trampling Rhinos and Piercing Shots should be finishing your opponent off by this point, as well as your Hero Power and direct damage spells. If you're extremely desperate though, feel free to keep playing out Sunscale Raptors and shuffling brand new frenzied copies of them.

Face Hunter Mulligan Guide

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

1. Kolkar Pack Runner is a fantastic option with the potential for enormous value with your spells if it stays alive.

2. Adorable Infestation is the perfect early play to buff your small minions and put more threats on board.

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

Face Hunter tips, combos and synergies

Below are some tips for how to best play Face Hunter in the Forged in the Barrens meta:

- Piercing Shot should always be taken into account when you calculate how much damage you need to get lethal. Enemy tokens should be targeted to maximise face damage.

- Rinling's Rifle can and should be used aggressively. If you can get Open the Cages to proc, you'll be so far ahead on board it'll feel unfair.

- Quick Shot, Arcane Shot, and Wound Prey can go directly to face if you're after that last bit of damage.

- Trampling Rhino's Rush ability gives it a similar effect to Piercing Shot. Hit an enemy minion with not much health left to send the remainder of the damage to face.

- Warsong Wrangler can buff your Trampling Rhinos, giving you more face damage thanks to its +2 attack power.

- 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.

- Sunscale Raptor offers the potential for this deck to go for much longer than most face decks, buffing itself every time it gets shuffled back into your deck with Frenzy.

There you have it - our Face Hunter deck. Try it out if you don't want to think too hard, or head into Hearthstones other game modes with our Battlegrounds hero tier list. We also have a big ol' Hearthstone deck tier list with all the ways you can play.

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James was part of Rock Paper Shotgun's guides team from 2020-2021, bringing his expert knowledge about FPS games, Hearthstone, Path Of Exile and more from his time at Metabomb. He's also a dab hand at Hitman 3, and making his own jam - things which may or may not be related to one another.