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N'Zoth Hunter (AKA Deathrattle Hunter) Deck List Guide

Last updated on Aug 13, 2017 at 07:04 by L0rinda 1 comment

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Deathrattle Hunter has fascinated players since N'Zoth, the Corruptor was released in the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion. Despite the occasional appearance, it was not particularly viable until Knights of the Frozen Throne introduced Deathstalker Rexxar and Corpse Widow, as well as tools like Play Dead.

Deathstalker Rexxar means that you are not entirely dependent on N'Zoth, the Corruptor for your win condition, it also allows you to play a more controlling style, something that does not make much sense when your Steady Shot is designed to hit people in the face.

Below, you will find link to our deck lists for N'Zoth Hunter, starting with our featured deck, which we consider the most common variant.

Dog N'Zoth Hunter Deck was played by Dog on the opening day of the Knights of the Frozen Throne meta. It is more of a theme deck than competitive, but with some practice, it can be used to climb out of the lower reaches of ladder.

Thijs N'Zoth Hunter Deck is Thijs' version of Deathrattle Hunter from the Knights of the Frozen Throne meta. Thijs reached top 50 Legend with this deck soon after the release of Deathstalker Rexxar.

1. Aim of the Archetype

Deathrattle Hunter aims to survive long enough to get value out of its Deathrattle cards. Generally this is done by using N'Zoth, the Corruptor to bring them all back into play, and therefore get the Deathrattles twice. Cards with the "Trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle" are also considerations for this archetype.

As the deck is value based, Deathstalker Rexxar is also a great addition to many of the variants. The swing from having a practically useless Hero Power in Steady Shot, to a very powerful card draw engine in Build-A-Beast, is a big one. This gives a much needed second value card in the deck.

2. Strengths and Weaknessess

This deck is strong against Control decks because of the effective card draw of Build-A-Beast. This Hero Power allows the Hunter to outvalue the opponent in the late game and win through attrition.

The deck is weaker against Aggro decks though, sometimes the defenses can simply be outnumbered in the early turns, which doesn't give it time to get use out of its value.

3. Key Cards and Crafting

Without N'Zoth, the Corruptor in the deck, then several of the Deathrattle cards make no sense to include. If you do not own this card, then you are advised to check out Midrange Hunter archetypes.

If you do not own Deathstalker Rexxar, the deck will be significantly weaker. You can however run extra big minions such as Savannah Highmane or Sylvanas Windrunner if you want to get a feel for the deck before crafting.

4. ChangeLog

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  • 11 Aug. 2017: Archetype added to cover Deathrattle, N'Zoth, and Deathstalker Rexxar Hunter variants.
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