Deathrattle Demon Hunter Deck - Forged in the Barrens

Last updated on Apr 03, 2021 at 13:00 by Kat 1 comment

This guide contains detailed Strategy, Mulligan, and deck-building information to help you play Aggro Demon Hunter in The Forged in the Barrens expansion meta.

Deathrattle Demon Hunter is a Midrange deck that uses Deathrattle mechanics to stick its minions to the board to be able to apply constant pressure onto opponents throughout the game.

Card List

Demon Hunter Cards
1 Trueaim Crescent SA 2
Neutral Cards
1 Illidari Studies MDF 2
1 Tuskpiercer FitB 2
2 Far Watch Post FitB 2
2 Fogsail Freebooter Core 2
2 Razorboar FitB 2
3 Death's Head Cultist FitB 2
3 Mor'shan Watch Post FitB 2
3 Razorfen Beastmaster FitB 2
4 Darkspear Berserker FitB 2
4 Renowned Performer MDF 2
4 Vengeful Spirit FitB 2
5 Taelan Fordring Core 1
6 Skull of Gul'dan AO 1
7 Death Speaker Blackthorn FitB 1
7 Kargal Battlescar FitB 1
8 Illidari Inquisitor Core 2

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Deathrattle Demon Hunter Deck Mulligan Guide

Deathrattle Demon Hunter utilises both Deathrattle minions and Watch Post cards throughout the game. In your mulligan you should look for key cards to enable both of these strategies.

  • General Mulligan (keep regardless of what your opponent is playing)Tuskpiercer, Far Watch Post, Razorboar, Razorfen Beastmaster.
  • Mulligan against Aggro (also keep if you think you are playing against an aggressive deck) — No further cards required.
  • Mulligan against Control (also keep if you think you are playing against a slow deck)Skull of Gul'dan.

Deathrattle Demon Hunter Deck Strategy

In the early game, your aim should be to build up a foundation for keeping Deathrattle minions on the board throughout the game. On Turn 1 this largely involves playing and attacking with Tuskpiercer, this can subsequently be followed up by Far Watch Posts and Mor'shan Watch Posts.

Throughout this time, the aim is to find key Deathrattle minions in your hand that chain together, with the corrupt minions in hand, you can opt to play Deathrattles instead of Watch Posts. Razorboar is the most important minion to look for when assembling these chains as its low Cost means you do not want it to be pulled by another Deathrattle minion, similarly if you have 2 Razorboars it is ideally to try and get them on the board at the same time. In addition to Razorboars, you are also looking to have Razorfen Beastmasters in your hand as it is the ideal target for Razorboar to pull from your hand due to its ability to pull out your higher-Cost Deathrattles. Lastly, you are looking for a 3rd Deathrattle minion to be pulled ideally a 4-Cost Deathrattle like Renowned Performer or Darkspear Berserker. These combos are the backbone of the deck due to the immense difficulty required to remove them from the board.

The deck's Deathrattle and Watch Post plays are more than enough to allow you to comfortably enter the late game, at which point these synergies can be compounded further through the use of the powerful 7-Cost cards Death Speaker Blackthorn and Kargal Battlescar. Any remaining follow-up damage can be deal using the combination of Illidari Inquisitor and attacking your opponent directly with your Hero to deal the finishing blow.

Against Aggro, you should look to pull Renowned Performer and Death's Head Cultist from you hand to slow down your opponent, whilst having Mor'shan Watch Post on board to exploit the cheap Aggro minions. Should your Health get low, Illidari Studies can be used to look for Eye Beam to help regain some Health as you win through controlling the board.

Against Control, you should expect to play a slightly longer game due additional removal being available for your board. To account for this, you should expect to use both copies of Illidari Inquisitor to deal the additional points of burst damage to close out the game.

Deathrattle Demon Hunter Deck Card Swaps

  • Against Control — Add 1x Kayn Sunfury for 1x Fogsail Freebooter.


  • 03 Apr. 2021: Guide added.
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