Secret Hunter first took off in popularity after the release of One Night in Karazhan and the cards and . Cloaked Huntress created huge swing turns by dumping multiple Secrets in one turn, creating an extremely disruptive environment for the opponent which made removing or summoning minions especially difficult.
Secret Hunter transitioned to Spell Hunter after Kobolds and Catacombs, which excludes Cloaked Huntress from the deck. The Boomsday Project breathed new life into a traditional Secret Hunter deck with , which gave the deck huge card draw in place of and .
In the Year of the Dragon, Secret Hunter uses a more midrange-style play, incorporating a good amount of spells to power up as its big finisher, who will replay all activated Secrets.
The following cards are usually in the deck.
The following cards are played in most or all versions of the deck:
The following cards are played more than occasionally, but not always:
Wild cards that fit well into this deck type: