With the simultaneous release of Forged in the Barrens and the 2021 Core set, Demon Hunter was given two seemingly incompatible packages. The first was, in fact, a single body: <
Checking HSreplay.net, you can see that practically nobody is doing this. There's a single blip on the radar, and it's a full big demon deck with Pit Commander. Since Pit Commander's immediate impact is to line your other big demons up to get nuked off the field without letting them go face immediately, this means our priestess is being utterly overlooked.
The issue with going big demons, of course, is that anything big needs to be cheated out to be good. <
Enter the CASCADING WALL OF PORK. Though individually quite weak, <
Given big demons are enormous threats all on their own and don't take up much deck space, we reach the point where loading half of your deck into the equivalent of a porcine blunderbuss is actually a good idea.
- Priestess of Fury
- Illidari Inquisitor
- Raging Felscreamer
This is your finisher. Turn 4 often turns out to be a dead turn. If your pork cascade is working properly, you will likely not have a 4-mana minion you want to play EXCEPT for Raging Felscreamer. She curves straight into a Priestess of Fury just as the deathrattle wall begins to fade, or allows for an early Inquisitor, assuming you kept a weapon charge. Once these bad boys come out, you're either taking initiative, or you're about to eat a hand of control cards.
The Pork Cascade
- Razorfen Beastmaster
- Death's Head Cultist
- Renowned Performer
- Fishy Flyer
- Taelan Fordring
- Death Speaker Blackthorn
Here's where we get a little weird compared to other deathrattle demon hunters. Where's the 4 mana 5/7? To put it bluntly, it doesn't do anything immediately, so we don't want it. Looking over this list, we have the five minions that cheat stuff out, and everything else is either taunt or rush, with one of them being both, but not both at once.
Against a control deck, the massive redundancy of a board that can only be described as a haunted creeper cosplaying as a voidlord is enough to overwhelm easy board removal and force bad, panicked plays in most players. This, then, makes a priestess even more of a shock.
Against an aggro deck, the wall of rush and taunt minions punishes their high damage, low longevity plays, until they're topdecking, you're doing slightly better than topdecking, and then you blow the lid off the game with big demons or the ubiquitous Skull of Gul'dan.
Staying Alive, Staying Alive!
- Eye Beam
- Aldrachi Warblades
- Death's Head Cultist
On day 2 of the post-Lunacy meta, we have rogues and face hunters doing their best to bash your face in as quickly as they can. This stops that, and makes you favored against their shenanigans.
Generic Good Stuff
- Illidari Studies
- Skull of Gul'dan
Mankrik? Yes, Mankrik. He's a solid enough body that slams down when your pigs are going full blast, and when you transition to the endgame, he is very likely to spit a 3/10 out of nowhere and absolutely ruin your opponent's calculations at the best possible time.
You know why Skull is here. Moving on!
I don't keep stats, so this is going to be somewhat handwavey.
Try to pig cascade. Against hunter, keep eye beam. Against rogue, hard keep the Death's Head. Keep your health up, outpace them in mana efficiency, and choke them out with your first or second big demon. Extremely favored.
Against warlock, try to pig cascade for chip damage early. Against priest, toss the cascade back unless it's a good one. You're looking to get a <
They ruin you. Studies to find Stelina. GET RID of <
You ruin them. If you can taunt a devolve onto the start of your cascade, the demons are home free. Keep their generated minions off the field, don't walk into <
### The Pigquisition
# Class: Demon Hunter
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Gryphon
# 2x (1) Illidari Studies
# 2x (1) Tuskpiercer
# 2x (2) Chaos Strike
# 2x (2) Razorboar
# 2x (3) Aldrachi Warblades
# 2x (3) Death's Head Cultist
# 2x (3) Eye Beam
# 1x (3) Mankrik
# 2x (3) Razorfen Beastmaster
# 1x (4) Fishy Flyer
# 2x (4) Raging Felscreamer
# 2x (4) Renowned Performer
# 1x (5) Taelan Fordring
# 2x (6) Skull of Gul'dan
# 1x (7) Death Speaker Blackthorn
# 2x (7) Priestess of Fury
# 2x (8) Illidari Inquisitor
# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
- The Pigquisition; Or: Russian Nesting Dolls with Cascading Walls of Pork – A Guide to Big Demon Deathrattle Demon Hunter
- Went 13-3 with an insane “attack dh”, could be a legit new tier 3/4 deck.
- Deathrattle Demon Hunter – Legend
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