Big Demon Hunter

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Big Demon Hunter is a control Demon Hunter deck type that uses late-game Demon minions with Demon synergy effects.

The bulk of the deck's power comes from large, high-cost demons like Hulking Overfiend and Pit Commander which are brought into the board with Raging Felscreamer. They use a number of mid-game AoE spells and Lifesteal minions to stabilize beforehand, such as Immolation Aura and Ashtongue Battlelord. Other late-game threats like Priestess of Fury and Coilfang Warlord continue to add pressure after they've established control of the board with big demons.

Originally, the rampant success of aggro and midrange Demon Hunter made Big Demon Hunter not only generally outclassed, but their popularity resulted in the presence of many Warlock decks running Sacrificial Pact, which countered Big Demon Hunter moreso than any other Demon Hunter archetypes. With their biggest counter and other Demon Hunter cards nerfed, the deck started to see presence in the meta.

Common cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:

Chaos Strike(210696).png
Eye Beam(210693).png
Raging Felscreamer(210688).png
Chaos Nova(210682).png
Zai, the Incredible(388949).png
Fel Summoner(210763).png
Khartut Defender(90794).png
Priestess of Fury(210762).png
Hulking Overfiend(210684).png
Ancient Void Hound(329944).png
Pit Commander(210666).png

Soul Fragment variant[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played with Soul Fragments:

Spirit Jailer(329923).png
Soul Shear(329929).png
Shardshatter Mystic(329928).png
Soulciologist Malicia(329931).png

Optional cards[edit | edit source]

The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:

Consume Magic(210692).png
Felscream Blast(389019).png
Throw Glaive(389015).png
Trueaim Crescent(329946).png
Immolation Aura(210834).png
Zephrys the Great(90825).png
Ace Hunter Kreen(329891).png
Aldrachi Warblades(210669).png
Felsteel Executioner(388970).png
Insatiable Felhound(388968).png
Ashtongue Battlelord(210806).png
Illidari Felblade(210694).png
Maiev Shadowsong(210742).png
Soul Split(210699).png
Star Student Stelina(329901).png
Wrathspike Brute(210689).png
Imprisoned Antaen(210700).png
Skull of Gul'dan(210691).png
Cycle of Hatred(329880).png
Coilfang Warlord(210768).png
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza(151349).png

Wild cards[edit | edit source]

Wild icon.pngThis section concerns content exclusive to Wild format.
Rotten Applebaum(89347).png
Reno Jackson(27228).png
The Lich King(62922).png
Ragnaros the Firelord(503).png
N'Zoth, the Corruptor(33134).png