Suntail Hawk encounter and difficult should not be in the same sentence. It takes 7 turns to kill you unimpeded. I'd hope you could apply some pressure and get them to axe at least some of the birds. I just can't picture any deck that would have a problem with this encounter. Unlocks or not.
This happened to me once, I think with the same deck actually.The only real way to excuse it is a mix of bad luck and taking a bad opening hand that you didn't notice was bad or just didn't care ("It's just the hawk encounter, I'll win anyway").Kraken Hatchling can't block, Skywinder Drake is 3 mana just to trade with a hawk (assuming you don't buff it up), Cancel becomes bad removal, Hydrosurge isn't normally that great but here basically reads "gain 1 life", Recurring Insight is a dead card, Disperse doesn't help much...due to the nature of encounters, some cards just perform way worse than you would expect. And Goliath Sphinx kills hawks all day, but costing 7 mana could take too long to come out to prevent them from swarming you, the guy can only block one creature at a time after all.None of this changes the fact that losing to the hawks is hilarious though.
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