Cheap Rend Blackhand Hunter Deck (Heroic Mode)

Last updated on Apr 16, 2015 at 20:16 by Sottle 27 comments

This deck can be used to defeat Rend Blackhand on Heroic Mode. Due to the overwhelming power of his various Hero Power forms in this mode, a long battle for value will result in a loss. Instead this deck borrows heavily from the Face Hunter archetype and aims to race him for damage, with a few tech card inclusions to tap the balance in your favour.

Card List

Hunter Cards
1 Hunter's Mark Legacy 1
2 Explosive Trap Legacy 2
2 Glaivezooka GvG 2
2 Quick Shot BrM 2
3 Animal Companion Legacy 2
3 Eaglehorn Bow Legacy 2
3 Kill Command Legacy 2
3 Unleash the Hounds Legacy 2
Neutral Cards
1 Abusive Sergeant Legacy 2
1 Leper Gnome Legacy 2
2 Annoy-o-Tron GvG 2
3 Arcane Golem Legacy 2
3 Mind Control Tech Legacy 1
3 Wolfrider Legacy 2

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Strategy

Due to Rend Blackhand's extremely oppressive cycling Hero Power, trying to fight any sort of protracted value battle with him will usually leave you hopelessly outmatched. Instead, we have favoured building a deck based around the Face Hunter archetype, with a few additional tech cards to help you to defeat this challenging boss.

At the start of the game, the first form of Rend's Hero Power will always be Open the Gates, which summons 3 2/2 minions. Because of this, you should mulligan only for Mad Scientist and Explosive Trap, and immediately concede the game if you do not get one of them.

From here it is simply a matter of following the regular Face Hunter strategy and aggressively racing the opponent. The AI will fail to play properly around your traps, giving you more value than they should, which works heavily in your favour.

Added to the deck to tilt the odds in your favour are 1 Mind Control Tech to help prevent your opponent's side of the board becoming too huge, as well as two Annoy-o-Trons to help stall a large minion that is too costly to remove. The deck also features 1 Hunter's Mark in order to deal with the 8/8 minions that Rend can summon.

As long as you push enough damage to the opponent quickly enough, and are able to get a timely Unleash the Hounds, you should be able to win the race fairly comfortably.