Face Hunter is a type of aggro An aggro deck or aggressive deck, also known as a rush deck, is a deck that takes an aggressive approach of dealing damage to the opponent as quickly as possible, generally through the summoning of hunter The Hunter is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Rexxar and Alleria Windrunner. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Strategy and gameplay 5 Counters 5.1 Secrets deck A deck is a collection of exactly 30 cards. All cards drawn by the player during a game come from their deck. Each deck is tied to a specific class. Decks can be created and which focuses on dealing damage directly to the enemy hero A hero is a character in the Warcraft universe representing the player. In Hearthstone, this concept is expressed in three interrelated but distinct ways: Heroes are gameplay characters representing players or bosses within a match. (or " face See more: Hero The face is a slang term for a player s hero as the target for damaging attacks and effects, as opposed to minions. "Going face" or "attacking the face" refer to focusing one s ").
With a single-minded focus on hero damage, Face Hunter aims to defeat the opponent in the early game before they are able to build a defence. As such, it emphasizes unstoppable damage from the Hero Power Anduin Wrynn with the basic priest Hero Power Lesser Heal A Hero Power is a special ability displayed to the right of each hero s portrait. Usually Hero Powers can be used once per turn and Steady Shot Steady Shot Type: Hero Power Class: Hunter Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage Hero PowerDeal 2 damage to the enemy hero.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Steady Shot is the hunter s basic Hero Power. Contents , and Charge For the card of the same name, see Charge (card) Charge is an ability allowing a minion to attack the same turn it is summoned. Charge is available to all classes, but is most strongly minions like Wolfrider Wolfrider Set: Basic Type: Minion Cost: 3 Attack: 3 Health: 1 Abilities: Charge ChargeOrcish raiders ride wolves because they are well adapted to harsh environments, and because they are soft and cuddly.See this card on . Face Hunter aims to deal strong damage during the early rounds, before using direct damage, burst Burst damage or burst potential refers to a player s ability to deal a large amount of damage in one or two turns, allowing a player to finish off a previously damaged opponent, or deal an , and board momentum to finish off the opponent.
Face Hunter is named for its focus on the enemy hero (the "face"), and not the opponent`s minions. Instead of making good value trades, the deck prioritizes attacking the opponent`s face, and forcing the opponent make the trade A trade is the loss of one or more cards in exchange for the elimination of one or more enemy cards. Most often, trading refers to minions dying in combat, but the term may be instead. The idea is that the all out damage strategy becomes so relentless, the damage to the opponent`s face is "free", as they will be forced to trade back into the Face Hunter`s minions. Of course, there are situations where trading is still advised, for instance trading a Fiery Bat Fiery Bat Set: Whispers of the Old Gods Type: Minion Subtype: Beast Class: Hunter Rarity: Common Cost: 1 Attack: 2 Health: 1 Abilities: Deal damage, Deathrattle Tags: Random Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to a random into a Dark Peddler Dark Peddler Set: The League of Explorers Type: Minion Class: Warlock Rarity: Common Cost: 2 Attack: 2 Health: 2 Abilities: Battlecry, Discover Tags: Cost-related Battlecry: Discover a 1-Cost card.I m offering you a bargain here! This to stop the latter from killing Huffer Huffer Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Beast Class: Hunter Cost: 3 Attack: 4 Health: 2 Abilities: Charge ChargeSee this card on Hearthpwn data page] Huffer is an uncollectible hunter minion summoned by Animal Companion and .
The composition of a Face Hunter deck provides little longevity beyond the early game, making it important to capitalize on its potential as soon as possible. With no card draw For the game conclusion where neither player wins, see Draw Card draw is a term used to refer the process or mechanic of drawing additional cards from the top of the deck, and adding them mechanisms, Face Hunter will usually fail if evaded for too long, or if momentum is successfully halted.
To counter this, Face Hunter uses direct damage to close games. This mainly comes from the Hero Power Steady Shot Steady Shot Type: Hero Power Class: Hunter Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage Hero PowerDeal 2 damage to the enemy hero.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Steady Shot is the hunter s basic Hero Power. Contents , a consistent source of damage which the opponent is almost entirely unable to prevent. Cards like Kill Command Kill Command Set: Basic Type: Spell Class: Hunter Cost: 3 Abilities: Deal damage Tags: Beast-related Deal 3 damage. If you have a Beast, deal 5 damage instead."Kill!", he commanded.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] and Quick Shot Quick Shot Set: Blackrock Mountain Type: Spell Class: Hunter Rarity: Common Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage, Draw cards Tags: Hand-related Deal 3 damage.If your hand is empty, draw a card.Han shot first.See this card on provide a more substantial burst Burst damage or burst potential refers to a player s ability to deal a large amount of damage in one or two turns, allowing a player to finish off a previously damaged opponent, or deal an of closing damage, while smaller sources of unstoppable damage like Explosive Trap Explosive Trap Set: Classic Type: Spell Class: Hunter Rarity: Common Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage, Secret Tags: Area of effect, Combat-related, Triggered effect Secret: When your hero is attacked, deal 2 damage to all enemies.It help to slowly wear the opponent down. These are effective in closing games even if the opponent has several sturdy Taunts The shield-like Taunt visual effect Taunt is a minion ability which forces the opposing player to direct any melee attacks toward enemy targets with this ability. Minions with Taunt (commonly referred to as Taunts) serve on the board; if they do not, the hunter can use minions (especially with Charge) to burst the opponent down.
Face Hunter is a fast deck that tends to have very short games in comparison to control decks A control deck, also known as a late game deck, is a deck that attempts to attain victory in the late game, through a combination of early game removal and Taunts, and powerful cards in such as Handlock A warlock always has something up their sleeve... Handlock or Hand Lock is a type of warlock control deck that commonly has a high number of cards in the hand, thus earning the name Handlock. . This can allow successful players to increase their ranking in Ranked The 25 numbered ranks in Ranked play. Ranked (also known as Ranked Play) is the serious side of Play mode, with players able to earn special ranks to reflect their prowess in battle this season. mode more quickly than usual.
With its emphasis on face damage, Face Hunter is often characterised as a mindless and extremely simple deck to play. Its rapid victories when successful have also helped to create frustration for opponents, with a sense of helplessness against an opponent who seemingly wins regardless of the state of the board. The Face Hunter is especially powerful against Midrange decks that do not featureSpecial attraction stabilising mechanisms, such as Secret Paladin Who am I? None of your business! Secret Paladin is a midrange paladin deck centred around Secrets. While individually most paladin Secrets are very weak, this deck uses Mysterious Challenger to put several directly into .
One of the strongest counters to Face Hunter is to counter the erosion of the player`s Health. The best consistent sources of this are Hero Powers - the priest`s Lesser Heal Lesser Heal Type: Hero Power Class: Priest Cost: 2 Abilities: Restore Health Hero Power Restore 2 Health.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Lesser Heal is the priest s basic Hero Power. Contents 1 Notes 2 and the warrior The Warrior is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Garrosh Hellscream and Magni Bronzebeard. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 5 Strategy and gameplay 6 `s Armor Up! Armor Up! Type: Hero Power Class: Warrior Cost: 2 Abilities: Gain Armor Hero Power Gain 2 Armor.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Armor Up! is the warrior s basic Hero Power. Contents 1 Notes 2 . These can allow the player to directly counter Steady Shot Steady Shot Type: Hero Power Class: Hunter Cost: 2 Abilities: Deal damage Hero PowerDeal 2 damage to the enemy hero.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Steady Shot is the hunter s basic Hero Power. Contents , preventing the hunter from wearing the player down to within reach of lethal Lethal is a term used in Hearthstone to refer to damage sufficient to defeat the enemy hero, and win the game. "Having lethal" is used as a measure of imminent and unavoidable success, similar to .
Healing Healing is the restoration of Health to a damaged character. Healing a character will increase their Health by the stated amount, up to but not beyond their current maximum Health. Healing effects or Restore Health in any form is very effective in countering Face Hunter. Antique Healbot Antique Healbot Set: Goblins vs Gnomes Type: Minion Subtype: Mech Rarity: Common Cost: 5 Attack: 3 Health: 3 Abilities: Battlecry, Restore Health Battlecry: Restore 8 Health to your hero.They don t make em like they used and Earthen Ring Farseer Earthen Ring Farseer Set: Classic Type: Minion Rarity: Common Cost: 3 Attack: 3 Health: 3 Abilities: Battlecry, Restore Health Battlecry: Restore 3 Health.He can see really far, and he doesn t use a telescope like those are the main neutral options, while spells like Lay on Hands Lay on Hands Set: Classic Type: Spell Class: Paladin Rarity: Epic Cost: 8 Abilities: Draw cards, Restore Health Restore 8 Health. Draw 3 cards.A grammatically awkward life saver.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Lay , Tree of Life Tree of Life Set: Goblins vs Gnomes Type: Spell Class: Druid Rarity: Epic Cost: 9 Abilities: Restore Health Tags: Area of effect, Health-related Restore all characters to full Health.Healing: It grows on trees!See this card and Holy Light Holy Light Set: Basic Type: Spell Class: Paladin Cost: 2 Abilities: Restore Health Restore #6 Health.If you are often bathed in Holy Light, you should consider wearing sunscreen.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Holy are excellent class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines options. This effectively extends the game, causing the Face Hunter to run out of steam.
Early Taunts The shield-like Taunt visual effect Taunt is a minion ability which forces the opposing player to direct any melee attacks toward enemy targets with this ability. Minions with Taunt (commonly referred to as Taunts) serve are an obvious block to the Face Hunter`s onslaught, although be aware of the potential of the hunter to quickly remove the Taunts, or simply reach over them with direct damage.
While the above counters rely on opposing the Face Hunter`s play, another very effective approach is to play aggressively, attacking the Face Hunter before it can attack you, with an early game deck of your own. Defusing the hunter`s damage potential can be hard with so many direct damage and Charge options, so the player might instead focus on destroying the Face Hunter as quickly as possible, emulating the Face Hunter`s own strategy.
Face Hunters are generally helpless against the Dragon Dragons are a type of minion. Most Dragon synergies involve Battlecries which activate if the controlling player is holding a Dragon card in their hand. There are more legendary Dragons than any other specific minion Priest The Priest is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Anduin Wrynn and Tyrande Whisperwind. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 4.1 Replacement Hero Powers 5 archetype (due to the ready availability of cheap and effective taunts), and tends to fare poorly against Freeze Mage In her youth, Jaina considered a career in law enforcement. "Freeze! Mage!" Freeze Mage is a type of mage control deck which uses Freeze effects and board-wide removal to delay the game until it can and Zoolock Zoolock or Zoo Lock is a type of warlock zoo deck, using a large number of cheap minions and buffs to overwhelm the opponent and trade efficiently against their minions. By far the most popular .
With a wide range of variations, and substantial changes to the deck over time, it is not viable to accurately or extensively list the cards used in Face Hunter decks. Be that as it may, the following are examples of some cards commonly seen in a variety of Face Hunter decks.
- The Face Hunter`s popularity has spawned a number of memes and phrases, such as "Always Huffer Huffer Set: Basic Type: Minion Subtype: Beast Class: Hunter Cost: 3 Attack: 4 Health: 2 Abilities: Charge ChargeSee this card on Hearthpwn data page] Huffer is an uncollectible hunter minion summoned by Animal Companion and ", "Taste my skill", and "Everybody knows that the face is the place".
- The Face Hunter credo was epitomised by the fan-created parody song "FACE NEVER TRADE" language warning. The song`s lyrics express the philosophy and strategic stylings of SMOrc, a Twitch emote often associated with Face Hunter, mentioning standard plays such as topdecking Top deck is a card-game slang term that typically refers to the card that has just been drawn from the top of the deck. The term can also be used as a verb; a player exactly the right card, always getting Huffer from Animal Companion Animal Companion Set: Basic Type: Spell Class: Hunter Cost: 3 Abilities: Summon Tags: Beast-generating, Random Summon a random Beast Companion.You could summon Misha, Leokk, or Huffer! Huffer is more trouble than he s worth.See this card , and completely ignoring the state of the board. Its repeated chorus lines "Everybody got faces/Me choose to go face/Me don`t need to trade/Everybody got faces/Everybody knows that the face is the place" and "If the face plays Taunt/Me still go face" caricatures the deck`s mindless stereotype and seeming unstoppability.