Wildseed Face Hunter Deck - Murder at Castle Nathria
This guide contains detailed Strategy, Mulligan, and deck-building information to help you play Face Hunter in The Murder at Castle Nathria expansion meta.
Face Hunter is a hyper-aggro deck that aims to rush down opponents by dealing damage to their 'face' as quickly as possible. It largely relies on cards that can immediately do damage to opponents supplemented by the Steady Shot Hero Power. While many cards historically used in the deck have been the prime target for nerfs in the past, it still surfaces in various meta games and proves itself as a solid deck.
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Wildseed Face Hunter Deck Mulligan Guide
Wildseed Hunter requires Wildseed cards in order to continually stay ahead throughout the game. You should use your mulligan to find a mix of Wildseed cards paired with cheap cards to fill out your early curve.
- General Mulligan (keep regardless of what your opponent is playing) — Stag Charge, Wild Spirits, Spirit Poacher, K9-0tron, and any 1-drop minion if going first.
- Mulligan against Aggro (also keep if you think you are playing against an aggressive deck) — Doggie Biscuit.
- Mulligan against Control (also keep if you think you are playing against a slow deck) — No additional cards.
Wildseed Face Hunter Deck Strategy
The Wildseed present in this deck provide a unique playstyle when fighting for board control. The Dormant nature of minions that are summoned means they do not offer an immediate payoff, but the sheer value for their cost is immense. To account for this, playing Wildseed minions should almost always be your highest priority in a given turn. Even if you lose short-term tempo, getting their Dormant timers ticking allows you to reap their benefits as early as possible.
In the early game, your sole purpose is to populate the board to buy time until you can get Wildseed minions into play. This will usually mean simply spending your on cheap 1-drops or K9-0trons. While playing out minions, you should plan your Mana out in such a way that you can play your Wildseed minions as early as possible. While playing a K9-0tron may seem strong, especially if it is able to Dredge a 1-drop, it pales in comparison to the strength of a Spirit Poacher or Coined Stag Charge and Wild Spirits.
Going into the mid game, your Wildseed minions should begin to come online and you can start dominating the board. During this time, you can take value trades as needed, but should leave most of your trading to be done by Fox Spirit Wildseeds to allow maximum face damage from your minions and weapons.
As you reach the late game, your opponent's Health should be relatively low. At this point, you can ignore the board almost completely, relying on your Bear Spirit Wildseeds to slow your opponent down while making use of your Stag Spirit Wildseed weapons and spells like Aimed Shot and Quick Shot to to push those final points of damage. If your opponent is able to survive until Turn 8, you can finally make use of Collateral Damage to blast away your opponent's board whilst dealing a hefty amount of face damage to close out the game.
Against Aggro, you should focus heavily on controlling the board. The nature of Wildseed minions will put you at a small disadvantage early on, but will quickly overwhelm your opponent with stats in the mid game if you are able to stabilise. Once the board is under control, you should be able to swiftly take down your opponent in a couple of turns with the aid of high-attack minions like Stag Spirit Wildseed.
Against Control, you should be attacking face almost entirely throughout the game, trading only with your Fox Spirit Wildseeds or to protect one of your minions. You should try to stagger your Wildseed cards so that you do not have multiple Stag Spirit Wildseeds activating on the same turn, and instead staggering them to allow yourself to get the maximum damage from Stagpoint Wildbows each turn. As you close in on Turn 8, it is often worth to force situations where your opponent has multiple low-health minions on the board to close out the game with Collateral Damage.
Wildseed Face Hunter Deck Card Swaps
Against Control, 2x Irondeep Trogg can be used in place of 2x Barbed Nets.
- 05 Aug. 2022: Deck has been overhauled for the Murder at Castle Nathria expansion.
- 03 Nov. 2021: Deck has been updated for The Deadmines expansion. Removed 2x Kolkar Pack Runner, 2x Wound Prey, 2x Wriggling Horror for 2x Imprisoned Felmaw, 2x Guardian Augmerchant, 2x Cult Neophyte.
- 05 Aug. 2021: Deck has been updated for the United in Stormwind expansion. Removed 2x Knife Vendor, 2x Scrap Shot, 2x Scavengers ingenuity, 2x Tour Guide, 2x Imprisoned Felmaw, 1x Headhunter's Hatchet for 2x Kolkar Pack Runner, 2x Wriggling Horror, 2x Aimed Shot, 2x Warsong Wrangler, 1x Barak Kodobane, 1x Trueaim Cresent, 1x Mankrik.
- 06 Jun. 2021: Deck has been reviewed for the Wailing Caverns meta.
- 14 Apr. 2021: Guide has been overhauled for the year of the Gryphon.
- 19 Nov. 2020: Deck has been updated for the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion. Removed 2x Adorable Infestation, 2x Dwarven Sharpshooter, 2x Imprisoned Felmaw, 1x Pressure Plate, 1x Lorekeeper Poltkelt, 1x Explosive Trap, 1x Freezing Trap for 2x Petting Zoo, 2x Inconspicuous Rider, 2x Open the Cages, 2x Mystery Winner, 1x Snake Trap, 1x Rinling's Rifle.
- 15 Sep. 2020: Guide has been completely overhauled inline with popular ladder decks.
- 07 Apr. 2020: Deck list has been completely overhauled for the Ashes of Outland expansion.
- 26 Mar. 2020: Deck has been updated for the Ashes of Outland expansion. Removed 1x Leeroy Jenkins for 1x Reckless Rocketeer.
- 15 Dec. 2019: Deck added.
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