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Post-nerf Demon Hunter: what now?

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The artwork for Kayn Sunfury of Ashes of Outland

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Demon Hunter has been nothing but trouble since its launch, garnering not one, but multiple nerfs until Blizzard got it right. Afraid that all these changes will affect your decks and win rate? Worry not, we’ve got your back!

Problem: Demon Hunter gets nerfed all the time!

Solution: Adapt! Listed below are a few excellent Demon Hunter decks that will help you climb the ladder in no time.

Cobalt Stupid Demon Hunter

Let’s start strong with a really cool one. This, like almost every Demon Hunter build, is a Tempo, but with a twist. Instead of pushing the offense early on and hoping to stay on top, this particular style includes two copies of Burrowing Scorpid for maximum versatility. Two damage is good, but if you use it as removal and kill a Minion, you get a massive body almost guaranteed to deal additional 5 damage. 7,380 Dust might feel a bit steep, but play the cards right and you’ll have a fun time climbing the ranks.

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Decklist:

2x Battlefiend
2x Twin Slice
1x Blade Dance
2x Chaos Strike
2x Umberwing
1x Eye Beam
2x Satyr Overseer
1x Altruis the Outcast
1x Kayn Sunfury
2x Glaivebound Adept
1x Metamorphosis
2x Warglaives of Azzinoth
2x Skull of Gul'dan
2x Blazing Battlemage
2x Frozen Shadoweaver
1x Vulpera Scoundrel
2x Burrowing Scorpid
2x Cobalt Spellkin

Control Tempo Killer

How about something completely different? Here’s an anti-tempo Demon Hunter for a change. Take advantage of the many aggressive decks dominating the meta right now and crush them. Once they are exhausted, you’ll have an easy path to their face and the Victory screen.

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Decklist:

2x Twin Slice
2x Blade Dance
2x Chaos Strike
2x Immolation Aura
1x Spectral Sight
1x Aldrachi Warblades
2x Coordinated Strike
2x Eye Beam
2x Wrathscale Naga
1x Altruis the Outcast
2x Ashtongue Battlelord
1x Kayn Sunfury
1x Chaos Nova
1x Command the Illidari
1x Metamorphosis
2x Warglaives of Azzinoth
1x Wrathspike Brute
2x Skull of Gul'dan
2x Vulpera Scoundrel

Super Budget

We get it, you might not have 9,000 dust to spend on a new deck just because some cards got nerfed (though, as we saw earlier, it’s not too bad, because Twin Slice still sees tons of play). As we said at the beginning of this article - we’ve got your back! Here’s a deck that’s known to make it to Legend and only costs about 3,300 Dust to craft, and it’s more than likely that you own most of the cards already.

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Decklist:

2x Battlefiend
2x Twin Slice
2x Chaos Strike
1x Spectral Sight
2x Umberwing
2x Eye Beam
2x Satyr Overseer
1x Altruis the Outcast
2x Glaivebound Adept
2x Skull of Gul'dan
2x Beaming Sidekick
2x Blazing Battlemage
2x Guardian Augmerchant
2x Amani Berserker
2x Bonechewer Brawler
2x Frozen Shadoweaver

So, good luck hunting those demons and enjoy your end of season rewards!

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Nikola Petrov