Dog N'Zoth Hunter Deck
Table of Contents
- 1. Card List
- 2. Mana Curve
- +3. Strategy
- +4. Single Card Strategies
- 5. About the Author
- 6. ChangeLog
This is the deck as played by Dog at the start of the Knights of the Frozen Throne meta. It has a reasonable early game, which transfers into a very strong late game. Double Tracking is included to help to make sure that the value generating cards, Deathstalker Rexxar and N'Zoth, the Corruptor, are drawn in time to be effective.
1. Card List
This deck costs 4,400 and it is made up of the following cards.
|Hunter Cards||Neutral Cards|
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2. Mana Curve
3.1. Aim of the Deck
This version of Deathrattle Hunter aims to survive the early game with various Deathrattle minions before using Deathstalker Rexxar or N'Zoth, the Corruptor to gain huge amounts of value and win the game.
3.2. Mulligan and Early-Game
In your opening hand, you are looking for something to play on each turn on curve. Alleycat and Mistress of Mixtures are the 1-drops you need, while Kindly Grandmother is the best 2-drop. Although the other 2-drops are not ideal on curve, you will usually keep them to make sure you have something to occupy the early board.
Against most decks, the early-game will be about making sure you only take minor damage, and fighting for the board. You will be trying to clear the way to play Rexxar on Turn 6, and from there get an army of Zombeasts to destroy your opponent with. The exception to this is against Control decks, where you can use your minions as you would in a more traditional Midrange Hunter deck.
The focal point of the mid-game is trying to get your Houndmaster to get the most out of its Battlecry. If it manages this, then you will often be able to get control of the game, and even start to attack your opponent directly. Although you are largely trying to control the board, you will sometimes get the opportunity to start landing some big blows, and play like a more traditional Hunter deck. Be sure to look for these opportunities, as it is easy to get into the value orientated mindset and miss an easy win because of it.
When you play Deathstalker Rexxar, you will gain the Build-A-Beast Hero Power. This power allows you to take two Discovered Beasts and literally add their stats and abilities together to create a card. For example: Tundra Rhino and Silverback Patriarch will give you a 3/9 Taunt minion that gives all of your Beasts Charge. You should be aware that the first card choice will be the more complicated, and the pool of Beasts includes those with card text, while the second choice will have no text, or just a simple Keyword. No Beast with a Mana cost of more than 5 will be offered.
When you play Deathstalker Rexxar, you will lose your Steady Shot Hero Power. If you have managed to control the early game and have your opponent to a low Health total, it can often be correct to not play Rexxar at this stage, as your opponent may be able to get back into the game with a well timed Taunt if you use up all of your direct damage.
4. Single Card Strategies
4.1. N'Zoth the Corruptor
It is not usually worth holding back N'Zoth, the Corruptor for a better opportunity. This deck plays a very large number of Deathrattle minions, and bringing back all of the ones that died from turns 1-9 is usually plenty to win the game. You should try to track which minions have died to make sure that this is the case. Remember, these minions have Deathrattle, if your board is cleared by an AoE effect, you will pick up a lot of value anyway.
You will want to keep Tracking in your hand for as long as is realistically possible without messing up your curve. You will have more information about which cards you need if you manage to hold onto the card. You also lower the risk of being offered both N'Zoth, the Corruptor, and Deathstalker Rexxar, which can be problematic if it happens. Tracking is very good for finding the immediate answer that you need, but its primary purpose in this deck is to find those two cards.
5. About the Author
L0rinda has extensive experience with Hearthstone. After starting out with Arena and becoming one of the most prominent streamers in that format, he moved over to Constructed and now primarily spends his time as a caster for Blizzard, Starladder, and Dreamhack.
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