LifeCoach’s Secret Hunter w/Cat Trick & Avian Watcher (August 2016, Season 29)

Class: Hunter - Format: kraken - Type: midrange - Season: season-29 - Style: ladder

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  1. MisoThorney
    September 23, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Climbed from 20 to 7 with only 3 losses using this modified version (hoping to get to legend by end of season):

    2x fiery bat
    1x cat trick
    1x explosive trap
    2x freezing trap
    2x kindly grandmother
    2x loot hoarder
    2x quickshot
    2x snipe
    2x animal companion
    2x cloaked huntress
    1x deadly shot
    2x eaglehorn bow
    2x kill command
    1x unleash the hounds
    1x barnes
    1x infested wolf
    2x savannah highmane
    2x call of the wild

    I tried secret keeper and she was either drawn late game or killed on turn 2, so i swapped her for loot hoarder. Dont like the snake trap. One cat trick due to zoo and aggro. curator was too slow as is ragnaros.

    Try this out and lmk what u think. Open to any and all criticism.

    • dieSeife
      September 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      how are you currently doing with it ?

  2. Jiujitsumonkey
    September 23, 2016 at 12:12 am

    READ THIS! MY POINT OF VIEW (I am a legend-status player)

    This deck is awesome. I love how secrets are now highly incorporated into the new Hunter meta. I also like the synergy this deck provides all around– i.e. early game secret keepers + secrets for buffs, and if the secret keepers survive, a turn 3 drop Cloaked Huntress with a potential of two or three free secrets. This ever more intertwines the various synergies between the cards in this deck, and I like the concept.

    1. There are TOO MANY secrets. 9 cards out of thirty are secrets.. meaning nearly a third of this entire deck is made of secrets. AND, secrets, being conditional/reactive in nature, do not contribute well to a proactive hunter meta. As a hunter you MUST have board control from early on. And KEEP IT.

    2. Also, In my opinion, avian watcher is a waste of a card in this deck. And here is why: many of these secrets are VERY reactive and will activate during your opponent’s turn DIRECTLY after you apply them. These include snipe and cat trick (primarily). These may help you with maintaining board control, but, as I will explain later, FREEZE trap is the main board control in my opinion.

    3. Finally, my biggest problem with this deck is it’s “all-in” mentality on the secret keepers for buffs. And, to be honest, if you’re playing anyone that is good at hearthstone, they will pick this deck apart piece by peace. AND THIS IS WHY: a) simply put, secret keepers get murked ASAP by every single opponent I’ve played because they understand that it can get very powerful for a one-drop. ALSO, playing secret keeper is like broadcasting to your opponent that this is your deck that you’re using. Good ones will work around it. AND DO NOT FORGET THIS!!!! Secrets are a two cost. THATS A LOT OF DAMNED wastes of turns playing secrets, if, for some reason, you cannot draw cloaked huntress. And, as I’ve explained before, this deck has an intricate web of synergies, but if one part of the web does not work, it’ll collapse all together (for example not being able to buff secret keepers to be tough enough to withstand early game board-clearing spells. An example of this: secret keeper turn 1, only 1 secret in hand, and no cloaked huntress. At that point, you’re destroyed.

    Keep snipe if you want, but reduce it to one.
    Also, no explosive traps. They’re too weak in 75% of the meta matches you will play.
    and finally, I would only take 1 bear trap and 1 cat trick.

    If you build your deck with these guidelines, you suddenly have 5 new slots available for this deck. And you know what it’s missing? BEASTS SINCE IT HAS TWO HOUNDMASTERS!!!! So stupid. So I’d recommend either taking out one houndmaster, and putting a dire wolf in its place. That being said, with the 5 empty spots, I would put in another dire wolf (to add a more midrange and to amplify a consistent board control no matter what stage of the match you are in), and I’d Put in TWO elephants. and with the remaining slots, I’d put in 1 firebat and at least 1 huge toad. This will help put more monsters on the deck so that you can be more proactive about board control– your opponent will have to react to you, not the other way around. If you have any questions or need advice, dm me. I

  3. Biwy
    September 18, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Definitely removing houndmaster. Yes it has targets but not enough. Often a dead card.

    • Biwy
      September 18, 2016 at 9:59 am

      There are so many things that can go wrong with this deck. You need secret synergy to make bow, secret keeper, avian watcher work. But you dont always get the perfect hand like that. You need beasts to make houndmaster and kill command work but that doesnt always happen. You need to not draw your rag and highmane for your barnes to be good, and houndmasters make your barnes worse. I literally got every horrible scenario happen to me with this deck. Extremely inconsistent.

  4. Edi
    September 9, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Any replacement for snake trap maybe bear trap or unleash the hound would work, what do you guys think

  5. Uter
    September 7, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Great deck. played 16 games went 11-5 (68.75% wr). Switched explosive trap with unleash the hounds. reason was because i rearly had a use for it and way to slow, like, if you have to used explosive trap defenively, you’ve probably lost due to bad tempo.

    Also switched avian watcher with leeroy jenkins, because it felt really slow and hard to get vaule with the battle cry and way too much prep for it to work. very rarely do i find that my secerts actually manage to stay on the board for me to play anivan. i always see better plays then play anvian. With leeroy + hero power you can do a quick burst of 8 damage as a finisher if needed

  6. Illuminati
    September 5, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I removed one Explosive trap and added Unleash the Hounds. This deck is amazing.

  7. Billy
    September 1, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Any mulligan tips? I find that this deck plays really weird for me. Also, If i didn’t have the 2 call of the wilds or ragnaros, could i replace them with another Kill command and two infest wolfs??

    • Billy
      September 1, 2016 at 10:44 pm

      Also, what is the general strategy of the deck? How should I generally be playing?

      • Articunoisabeast
        September 3, 2016 at 2:24 am

        Like playing Face Hunter Make sure you mulligan pretty much anything over a 3 drop. Use your bow to clear a path for your dudes.

    • Jheira
      September 3, 2016 at 5:39 am

      There is no replacement for Call of the Wilds for this list. Without that card, you’ll run out of steam in most games running a list with so many traps.

    • Clemsi
      September 6, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Without call of the wild ? Play another class

    September 1, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Any replacement for ragnaros?

    • Evident - Author
      September 1, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Sylvanas or Cairne, something good for Barnes to pull.

  9. highhobbit
    August 31, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Any replacements for snake trap?

    • Evident - Author
      September 1, 2016 at 9:20 am

      Second Explosive and then maybe go with another Kill Command.

  10. Zumrax
    August 29, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    This deck is amazing! Really good. Was literally stuck at rank 13. Now i was on a winning streak all the way to rank 8 !!!

  11. Matthew
    August 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    any replacement for call of the wild? probably not lol

    • Evident - Author
      August 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Yeah, that card is pretty important to Hunter right now.

  12. Defuse It
    August 29, 2016 at 11:01 am

    This deck is insane. Those mages get blown away instantly replaced barnes with yogg for a finisher.

  13. Yukiru
    August 29, 2016 at 10:21 am

    29-5 very nice

    • Gabagoo
      August 29, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Made it to rank 5!, Love this deck

  14. Point of Impact
    August 29, 2016 at 9:33 am

    This version is better then ThijsNL, sometimes i get the feeling that he rush fixxes decks just to show on stream without proper testing. Lifecoach seems to overthink it a bit more imo. If u hate warriors play this totale rampage ! 😀

  15. Orionzor
    August 29, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I love this deck, currently at rank 6 on winning streak, went from rank 13 with 71% Win Rate (24-10).
    I added a yogg saron instead of Barnes and two bear traps instead of kindly grandmother, it’s working well for me like this.
    Most of the games i end up not playing yogg but it has saved me a few times.

  16. Darkseid
    August 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    This deck is just bonkers.

  17. Tom Valkeneers
    August 28, 2016 at 2:55 am

    I’m currently 16-4 with this deck, simply amazing 🙂