This is the Thijs Secret Midrange Hunter Deck Oct 16 he was using to climb the ladder.
Even though Call of the Wild took a small hit from the nerf hammer recently, Hunter is more popular than ever and a legit strong deck. The secret synergy with Cloaked Huntress is pretty insane really, I’ve been playing this deck and dropping 2-3 secrets on curve for 0 mana and winning games.
Barnes is a great choice in this deck too. There are so many minions with deathrattles or passive effects that you almost always roll something useful. And, if you roll a 1/1 Ragnaros or Savannah Highmane your chance of winning doubles on the spot. 🙂
Wondering how strong Hunter is after the Call of the Wild Nerf? Check out this Kolento Secret Hunter W Medivh Post Call of the Wild Nerf Deck. Not only is he still using Call of the Wild, Kolento has added Medivh, the Guardian to make use of that 9 mana spell.
This list has all the Secret Hunter mechanics which is a strong deck in the current META. The mid to late game is really strong with Call of the Wild, Medivh, the Guardian, and of course Savannah Highmanes.
It’s a fun deck to climb with and in the October Season 31 it’s one of the strongest decks, give it a go and see how you get on.
With Secret Hunter making a resurgence right now here is the JAB Secret Hunter Deck w Barnes September 16 he tweeted out here.
JAB is known for being one of the best Hunter players so it’s always worth checking out a list he tweets is working well. He does mention you can sway Yogg for Ragnaros if you want a more stable list.
This is the VLPS High Legend Secret Hunter Deck September 16 that has been causing a little of a stir on ladder. It’s proving to be a decent list, a little more refined than the earlier lists and is playable at high legend.
I just knocked out 10 games as I always do with a new deck to get an early feel for it and went 8-2, so I’m happy to carry on and try and push higher with the list.
I don’t like Barnes RNG in decks with too many minions you don’t want. It’s about right in this deck, and if you land a 1/1 Cloacked Huntress you will almost certainly have secrets in your hand to play.
Give it a go and see how you get on. I feel like the META is starting to hit a place where the strongest few decks, Aggro Shaman, Malygos Druid, Dragon Warrior, etc are pushing all the fun decks down. So it’s nice to play something a little different that actually works.
Looking for a Hunter deck that’s strong in the current META, utilizes some of the new cards from One Night in Karazhan, has the Secret Hunter mechanic, AND uses Medivh, the Guardian for some crazy fun? Check this Medivh the Guardian Secret Hunter Deck List, it’s all of that and more.
I’m wrecking people with this list, I’m getting some crazy minions like Grom and Tirion by playing Call of the Wild while Atiesh is equipped.
8 mana is the sweet spot for some of the best minions in the game so the synergy with Call of the Wild is insane, especially as you’re getting your three animal companions that will probably end the game anyway.
The Secret Hunter decks continue to be refined by streamers and pro players. This is the Thijs Cloaked Huntress Secret Hunter Deck he was playing on ladder and having some decent success with.
Secret Hunter decks are fun, playing a load of secrets for 0 mana and seeing your opponent trying to play around when they think they are is fun. This was just before the release of Cat Trick, so expect to see lists with this new card in coming soon.
Mulligan Guide for Secret Hunter Decks
As tempting as it is, never keep secrets or the Cloaked Huntress in your opening hand. Curve out as strong as possible with Fiery Bat, Secret Keeper, Kindly Grandmother, and wait for Cloaked Huntress and the secrets to be drawn.
If you had any doubts about secret Hunter being a legit deck this should change your mind. This is the Superjj Top 50 Legend Barnes Secret Hunter Deck. I watched him take this deck into the top 50 at legend and he was tearing up all classes.
The only minions you really don’t want from Barnes are Secretkeeper, Fiery Bat, and Houndmaster. So you can wait until you’ve played most of these, or roll your luck as there are 4 minions that aren’t too bad. It’s clever deck building because it puts the % chance of a good minion on your side.
There is a lot of decision making but it’s a strong deck in the current META and can take you to high legend for sure.
General Mulligan Strategy for Barnes Secret Hunter
Don’t hold on to any secret, you’ll jam your hand up. Mulligan for Secretkeeper, Fiery Bat, Kindly Grandmother, and King’s Elekk.
This is the Kolento Legendary Secret Hunter Deck he was playing on stream. It only uses 3 secrets to synergize with Cloaked Huntress. This helps the deck keep the strength of a midrange hunter deck and not rely on dropping loads of secrets.Too many secrets are very clunky in hand and can cause you to lock your hand.
Too many secrets are very clunky in hand and can cause you to lock your hand. I like this version of the secret hunter build as it allows for more plays. People are still working on the best build, the early decks like the one Tyler Secret Hunter Deck ran a lot of secrets and are really draw dependant.
Kolento was playing this deck at high legend so it’s proven to be effective in the current META. Hunter is due another upgrade when Kindly Grandmother is released, so expect to see a lot of hunters on ladder. It might be smart to start teching against them. 🙂
Superjj always has a really high win rate on ladder and in tournaments, so we can take a lot from his decks. This is the Superjj Karazhan Secret Hunter Deck he was playing on ladder.
There is just the one Lock and load a way to fill up on cards. Of course, you have the new card Cloaked Huntress to drop all those secrets for free.
Stong midrange cards and curving out into Call of the Wild usually means you have won. It’s a fun deck with all the secrets and confuses the hell out of your opponents.
With Cloaked Huntress being one of the strongest cards to come from week one of One Night in Karazhan it’s no surprise to see lots of Pro’s play-testing it.
This is Thijs Secret Hunter w Cloaked Huntress Deck he was playing on stream at high legend and it’s a great deck. Low curve with lots of aggro and of course Lock and Load to make use of the spell synergy.