Face Hunter is easily the most infamous deck in Hearthstone. People criticize the fact that there are few decisions to be made and every cards inevitably goes face. Aggro, however, can be difficult to play and using the deck to its full potential can be a challenge. Face Hunter is also one of the cheapest top tier decks in the game, and gives new players a chance to challenge opponents at any rank. The other great thing about Face Hunter is that games are fast, and being on the winning or losing end of a match is usually apparent within the first five or six turns. Like it or not, decks like Face Hunter keep control decks in check and disallow a super control heavy meta.
Face Hunter has a very fast curve that generally uses no cards over four mana. Animal Companion is a card that can make or break your game depending on which companion you get. Huffer is generally your best bet as it allows you to push fast damage, but there will be times where even Leokk will be the one you are hoping to get. Arcane Golem and Kill Command are great finishers, and Ironbeak Owl gets you passed any pesky taunts.
Face Hunter Deck List Update – April 2016 (Season 25)
Face Hunter Mulligan Guide and Strategy
You’re looking to keep Leper Gnome, Haunted Creeper, Knife Juggler, and Mad Scientist. Glaivezooka is an okay keep if you have a Leper Gnome already. Hunter's Mark can be kept against Priest for Deathlord. Eaglehorn Bow can be kept against problematic 3-drops like Mana Wyrm and Tunnel Trogg. Ironbeak Owl is a keeper against something like Warrior when you know you’ll be having to get passed a Sludge Belcher
Face Hunter Tech Cards
Leeroy Jenkins can be added for extra destroying power in the later games, although it makes Quick Shot slightly worse because Leeroy has a tendency to sit in your hand if drawn too early. A second Glaivezooka is a possibility, and some players have added Argent Squire because of its ability to stick to the board.
Face Hunter Card Substitutions (Replacements)
Keep in mind that replacements for cards are rarely ever going to be perfect. It’s usually easiest to try and come close to what the card accomplishes, or double up an already existing card in the deck.
- Mad Scientist: I get this one a lot, this deck will not perform nearly as well without Mad Scientist, but you could just throw in a couple Worgen Infiltrator.
- Quick Shot: Arcane Shot is okay, but Quick Shot has more damage and the potential to draw a card.
Face Hunter Combos and Synergies
There are times when you might want to hold a beast to make sure you can get a full strength Kill Command. This is especially the case if you’ll have lethal next turn and the beast will basically do nothing this turn.