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Midrange Hunter is a Hunter deck type that looks to take early control of the board and snowball its lead in the later turns.

Past the early game, the deck tries to solidify its board with removal cards such as Kill Command, Eaglehorn Bow, and sometimes Deadly Shot. The deck has various ways to trade up low-value minions, such as with Houndmaster and Dire Frenzy, allowing it to continue building its board while efficiently dealing with threats and maintaining control. In Rastakhan's Rumble, Master's Call was added, allowing for an all-beast Midrange Hunter to be viable and powerful. Zul'jin gives the deck a major value play alongside Unleash the Beast and other spells.

This deck gains a lot of power in Wild, with Lesser Emerald Spellstone creating a significant power play, Flanking Strike and Wandering Monster being highly efficient cards, Alleycat and Dire Mole being strong 1 mana minions that combine with Crackling Razormaw, and Deathstalker Rexxar providing late game sustain through Build-a-Beast,.

Common cards[]

The following cards are usually in the deck.

Core cards[]

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

Dwarven Sharpshooter
Explosive Trap
Freezing Trap
Phase Stalker
Animal Companion
Desert Spear
Kill Command
Unleash the Hounds
Dragonbane
Faceless Corruptor

Dragon hunter[]

The following cards are played in the Dragon variation:

Corrosive Breath
Faerie Dragon
Primordial Explorer
Stormhammer
Evasive Feywing
Rotnest Drake

Optional cards[]

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

Clear the Way
Helboar
Shimmerfly
Timber Wolf
Tracking
Dire Wolf Alpha
Hench-Clan Hogsteed
Hunter's Mark
Misdirection
Pack Tactics
Pressure Plate
Scavenging Hyena
Scavenger's Ingenuity
Snipe
Zephrys the Great
Augmented Porcupine
Eaglehorn Bow
Ironbeak Owl
Deadly Shot
Houndmaster
Maiev Shadowsong
Marked Shot
Boompistol Bully
Savannah Highmane
Unleash the Beast
Veranus
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

Wild cards[]

Wild cards that fit well into this deck type:

Alleycat
Candleshot
Dire Mole
Fire Fly
Patches the Pirate
Springpaw
Crackling Razormaw
Kindly Grandmother
Mad Scientist
Quick Shot
Rat Trap
Wandering Monster
Master's Call
Nightmare Amalgam
Stitched Tracker
Dire Frenzy
Flanking Strike
Baited Arrow
Bittertide Hydra
Lesser Emerald Spellstone
Loatheb
Subject 9
Deathstalker Rexxar
Dr. Boom
Zul'jin
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