Best Hunter deck build in Midnight Suns: Cards & abilities

Best Hunter deck build in Midnight Suns: Cards & abilities
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


10th May 2023 10:22

Our coverage of the best Hunter deck build in Midnight Suns will allow you to create the most effective deck to utilise the protagonist's high-damage cards and abilities. 

Midnight Suns lets you build the various heroes in different ways by creating unique decks of cards, but no hero quite has the variety of the Hunter, who can become a damage or support character depending on your choices in the game.

It can be hard to firmly decide on a direction to take the Hunter, so let us help you with our breakdown of the best Hunter deck build in Midnight Suns, which covers the cards and abilities you should be using.

If you want to know what the best decks are for all the game's superheroes, check out the list below:

Midnight Suns best Hunter deck build

a screenshot of the Hunter deck screen in Midnight Suns
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For the most part, you'll be building the Hunter as a damage character, and while there are ways to make your Hunter more of a support or utility hero, it's much harder to make it work effectively.

How you build your Hunter is also a little dependent on your alignment toward the dark or light, as this can affect the passives you can equip. Generally, you want to utilise Hunter abilities which have high damage and extra effects or debuffs, as this lets you combine with other heroes to great effect. 

Here's our recommended Hunter deck:

  • Last Sight+
  • Quick Slash+
  • Slash+
  • Fortify+
  • Mindbender+
  • All Out+
  • Bands of Fire+
  • Bladestorm+

Hunter best cards & abilities

Bladestorm+ is the powerhouse card of this deck and the most effective way to deal damage out to multiple targets. This is a legendary card that you can earn from Hunter's Midnight Sun challenge, and it allows you to deal damage and forceful knockback any enemy in a radius.

Due to the knockback, you can often line it up and damage enemies outside the radius too, letting you knock out several enemies in one go. This is the best legendary for the Hunter by far, and the card you should be aiming toward building heroism for most of the time. 

This deck also makes use of other powerful knockback cards. Quick Slash+ is the standard quick card that allows you to get rid of enemies and keep your turn going, Slash+ is a slightly more powerful version, and you can mod it to give you a card draw so you keep your hand fresh.

Finally, Bands of Fire+ is a strong heroic card that lets you knockback an enemy in any direction, drawing a card on KO. All these cards serve to keep your hand from running low, and will generally provide with a lot of options due to the importance of knockback abilities in the game. 

The final four cards cover the dark abilities, apart from Fortify+, which is a standard utility card for gaining a bunch of block and two counter. Last Sight+ is a very powerful dark card that lets you deal tonnes of damage, and also gain concealed if you kill the enemy, making it nearly impossible for you to be hurt during the enemies' next turn.

All Out+ is another high-damage card, thought it does cause you to discard any dark cards, so be careful when you use it though. 

a screenshot of Midnight Suns gameplay showing Hunter using the Mindbender card
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Lastly, there is Mindbender+, a magical card that lets you target an enemy and force them to attack a nearby ally twice. This is massively useful during boss fights, as you can target a villain and let them clear some enemies, or vice versa, by letting some hard-hitting enemy wail in the villain to bring their health down. 

This is just one example of how you can build a deck for the Hunter in Midnight Suns. Ours is certainly full of powerful cards that will allow you to clear out enemies consistently, but if you want to head in a different direction, don't be afraid to experiment with other cards. 

That's all for our breakdown of the Midnight Suns best Hunter deck, and now you have an idea of how to build a powerful deck for the Hunter that lets you clear enemies quickly and with ease. 

Want to get the Midnight Sun suit for the Hunter? Check out how to beat the Midnight Suns Child of Darkness challenge

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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