Bomb Hunter Deck List Guide (Boommaster Flark) – Boomsday – August 2018

Our Bomb Hunter deck list guide for Boomsday Project features an early, theorycrafting list for this potential upcoming archetype.

Introduction to Bomb Hunter

When Goblin Bomb was first revealed, I was pretty skeptical about that card. While Boommaster Flark looked better, it was mostly for the sheer amount of stats it put on the board, not necessarily because the bombs were great. I thought that it’s the end of the mechanic, but it turned out that on the last day, Blizzard has shown three more cards that summon Goblin Bombs, which has sparked an idea – why not create an aggressive Hunter deck around those bombs?

Hunter was always known for their aggressive strategies. Normally, they often completely abandoned the board control and opted for the immediate Charge/weapon/burn damage instead. This deck is a bit different – instead of dealing as much immediate damage as possible, it tries to stick some minions into the board, and then buff them or activate their Deathrattles multiple times. Unlike the slower Deathrattle Hunter, this one is more about cashing in face damage from the buffs/bombs, rather than flooding the board with huge minions.

Keep in mind that this deck is a theorycrafting. Most of the theorycrafting builds won’t become a part of the meta, and even those which succeed will likely be heavily changed. We don’t recommend spending Dust on the untested decks, especially if you’re playing on budget.

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Bomb Hunter Overview & Strategy

First things first. Why doesn’t a BOMB Hunter deck run Goblin Bombs? That’s because I believe that the bombs themselves are bad as standalone cards. Cards that summon them are actually quite balanced, if Goblin Bomb was a great 1-drop then they would be completely broken. Like, let’s change the Goblin Bomb in text of WhirligliderBomb Toss etc. to a good 1-drop like Righteous Protector. Or even Dire Mole if we don’t want to go as far. Then the Explodinator would be a Neutral 4 mana 3/2 + 2x 1/3, which is almost like a pre-nerf Call to Arms. That’s the reason why I don’t believe Goblin Bomb is a good card to put into the deck – summoning it through those effects is just better.

Now, let’s talk about the ways to summon bombs in this deck. There are 4 different cards that do it, for a total of 12 Goblin Bombs throughout the game. Obviously, you will rarely reach as much, but you also don’t need to. The first way to summon it is Bomb Toss – you deal 2 damage for 2 mana (it’s important to note that the card CAN go face, which is important in an aggressive deck like that) and summon a Bomb. The card is really good, because it can serve as an early game board control tool, where you also start your early Bomb train. Next we have a Whirliglider, a 2 mana 2/1, which summons a Bomb. Its value is slightly lower than Bomb Toss’, but it’s a more proactive play – if you have nothing to hit in the early game, you prefer putting a 2/1 body instead of dealing 2 damage. Then, we have Explodinator – the first card, which summons more than one. While it has weak main body stats (2-drop’s stats for 4 mana), summoning two bombs means that in the worst case scenario your opponent needs to spend 4 extra damage and he takes 4 damage himself, but lots of the time they will give you a good Magnetic target later down the road. And finally, your ultimate Bomb summoner – Boommaster Flark. Summoning 4 Bombs in total is massive and opens so many possibilities the turn after. Again, the 5/5 body for 7 is weak, but you should be able to do some massive plays next turn.

But, Bombs wouldn’t be useful without a way to trigger them, would they? Let’s start with the cards that trigger Deathrattles. The deck runs two – Fireworks Tech and Terrorscale Stalker. The first one does a really good job triggering Bombs – not only it deals 2 damage immediately, but also buffs the bomb, allowing it to attack. Terrorscale Stalker, on the other hand, is not a great way to trigger Bombs – it’s there mainly to trigger other Deathrattles – Spider Bomb and Devilsaur Egg. Then, we have buffs – both regular (FungalmancerDefender of Argus) and Magnetic (VenomizerWargear). Buffs are one of the most important aspects of the deck. Since Goblinb Bombs should generally stick quite well to the board, they are great buff targets, allowing them to attack with the buffed stats immediately, and then still trigger their Deathrattle once they die. For example, a Goblin Bomb on the board makes your Wargear basically a 5/7 minion with Charge. However, the card I really want to highlight is Venomizer – not only it activates the Bomb, but also gives it Poisonous, which means that you can easily trade it up into anything your opponent might have on the board. Yet another interesting way to pop bombs, or your Deathrattles in general, is Goblin Prank. It’s a bit like a weakened version of Power Overwhelming – instead of 1 mana for +4/+4, you pay 2 mana for +3/+3. However, unlike PO, it also gives the minion Rush – which means that you can drop a Deathrattle minion, play Goblin Prank, immediately trade into something and the Deathrattle will trigger even if it doesn’t die. This means that your opponent can’t counter let’s say your Egg with Silence. On top of those, you can also trigger your Bombs with Void Ripper – it’s a solid tech card in a deck like that, sometimes you will be able to trigger multiple bombs at once.

The good thing about this deck is that you’re putting a lot of awkward targets – Bombs – onto the board. From your opponent’s perspective, on the one hand, he doesn’t want to spend resources on killing them, but on the other, if he doesn’t, you will end up with more value. So when playing against a slower deck, if he decides to remove all of your Bombs, he wastes a lot of time and resources that way, so you should be able to make a better push with actual minions. On the other hand, if he decides to ignore the Bombs, then you can punish him with buffs, most importantly with Magnetize minions.

Besides the Bombs, this deck runs a few more Deathrattle minions. Let’s start with the most important one – Devilsaur Egg. While it’s not as powerful as in the dedicated Egg deck, you’re still running Terrorscale Stalker, as well as multiple ways to buff it. It also gives you some nice anti-AoE protection, not to mention that lots of times your opponent will just kill it for you, resulting in a 3 mana 5/5 minion with Charge. Another Deathrattle card is a small Mech 1-drop – Mecharoo. I like it for two reasons. First – combo with Fireworks Tech. It might not look that impressive, but it’s actually a really high tempo move. On Turn 2, you can end up with a 2/2 (which Deathrattles into a 1/1), 2/1 and a 1/1 on the board. The second reason is that it’s pretty sticky, so it has a pretty solid mid game scaling, since you will be able to buff it with all of the Magnetic stuff. And then, there’s also Spider Bomb – another Bomb in the deck, and another very powerful card. By itself, it’s a Deadly Shot on a 2/2 body. It’s okay already, but it’s the fact that the effect is a Deathrattle AND that it can Magnetize into stuff makes it great. It’s another way to activate a Goblin Bomb (and like Venomizer, a way to trade it up into something big), but you can also use your Fireworks tech and/or Terrorscale Stalker to activate it on demand. Magnetizing Spider Bomb into a Goblin Bomb and then triggering the Deathrattle will be really powerful, as it will trigger both the Deadly Shot and the 2 damage.

Since the deck is built around doing as much damage as possible, in the mid/late game you will want to utilize your Hero Power too. Hunter’s Hero Power fits this kind of deck really well – between Hero Power, “Charge” from the buffed stats and all of the Bomb Deathrattles, you should be able to put quite a lot of pressure on the opponent. When the time finally comes, you can simply close out the game with Leeroy Jenkins, or maybe a well-timed Void Ripper, especially after Boommaster Flark.

Bomb Hunter Mulligan Guide

Since it’s just a theorycrafting and there are no statistics to back it up, I’ll just post some general guidelines for early playtesting rather than a full mulligan guide.

  • Since you’re playing a rather aggressive deck, you definitely want to keep your 1-drops and 2-drops. When it comes to 1-drops, there’s not much choice, but Mecharoo is great against any deck, Candleshot is good only against Aggro.
  • As for the 2-drops, Whirliglider and Bomb Toss are your best options. Whirliglider is generally better vs slow decks (as you might not have a target for T2 damage), and Bomb Toss is better vs Aggro. Venomizer is an okay keep, but it generally gets better in the mid/late game. Fireworks Tech is good keep only with Mecharoo on Turn 1.
  • Keep your Devilsaur Egg. Even if you won’t be able to trigger it immediately, you should find a way relatively quickly. Comboing it early with Terrorscale Stalker, or even Goblin Prank, can buy you some necessary tempo.


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  1. Sam Lebahn
    September 25, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I have literally played this deck 10 times over the past two days in comp and I’m 10-0. Seriously a legitimate deck.

  2. zeke
    August 9, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    im running something about the same thou I fitted it more for wild games with feign death nzoth and venomizer with missilelauncher is a great way to clear board as it does one damage to all other minions and the posion kills anything it hits. ive only had to use nzoth to win a game once but summon all your bombs with nzoth feign death feign death void ripper if they don’t kill all bombs its really been aa blast lol also ive chucked in a few seaforium bomers for the luls hope this helps some of you with ideas im working on a warrior one atm with iron juggernaut and seaforium bombers. happy explosisions! gl

  3. Darker
    August 8, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Tried this. Draw is low and need a way to mass clear. I put the cyberchip to compensate for the lack card draw. I will experiment more 🙂

    • Darker
      August 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      The chip is great, even if you it on only two targets that is still two extra mechs. But if you manage to put it on a bomb it becomes a great target for tech or stalker, giving mech and two damage.

    • Albatron
      August 9, 2018 at 5:50 am

      yea I got rid of Devilsaur Egg and put in
      2x Cyberchip deck seems to stand up ok now at Rank 10

    • CD001
      August 10, 2018 at 4:39 am

      You *could* put in a Missile Launcher … glue a Venomizer onto it and it should kill everything. Bit slow though.

  4. RaKu
    August 8, 2018 at 7:22 am

    How about putting cult master?

    • RaKu
      August 8, 2018 at 7:22 am

      putting -> adding

    • Tuscarora87
      August 9, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      I replaced 2 X Goblin Prank for 2 X Cyberchip, and it seems enough. In several games I used Cult Master (instead of one Egg) but it ended milling myself.

  5. Byk
    August 7, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Needs card draw

  6. GgoD
    August 6, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    THIs deck looks awesome. I really love hunter and I hope this becomes meta. I was wondering why no skaterbot though? Rush and 1/1 for the bombs seems pretty good.

  7. Jonesy978
    August 6, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    This looks like a ton of fun. If it works, it will compel other decks to include healing. It could have an odd ripple effect!

  8. Byk
    August 6, 2018 at 11:54 am

    This just looks like fun. Just stuff blowing up everywhere. It is like an 80s action flick. Until you lose to shudderwock and grumble in the most painful and helpless combo ever

    August 6, 2018 at 9:08 am

    This looks surprisingly scary, might just have to start playing priest with double mass dispel if this becomes a thing

  10. Leguleyo
    August 6, 2018 at 3:56 am

    I had a similar idea yesterday. I think that whirlyglider is just a weak card. I did not went with eggs and terrorscale but that could be a good idea to make your board more sticky.

  11. Marshall
    August 6, 2018 at 3:32 am

    I dont think this is good and powerful enough to kill the good meta deck on time. I guess i feel its same like the Quest hunter: Looks good on the paper, but in real it sucks so bad. But definitely gonna give this deck few shots, because BOMBS!

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      August 6, 2018 at 7:15 am

      Since I can’t really measure the realistic power level of those decks yet, I’m just trying to come up with some interesting stuff! Most of the theorycrafts won’t work past the first few, chaotic days of the expansion – for example, I don’t have incredibly high hopes for this one. But the thing is, no new decks would be found if people wouldn’t experiment 🙂