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Welcome to the Hero Power website, we are glad you have found us and we hope to be able to provide you with entertainment or assistance.  We are a weekly Hearthstone: Heroes or Warcraft podcast and we focus on bringing you news and notes as well as an increased knowledge of the game through video play through’s and descriptions of decks you might see in the current meta.  Please have a look around, you can find all of our episodes on this site as well as our audio podcasts on iTunes.  Follow us on Twitter to find out when we go live and if you enjoy what you see and want a chance at some sweet loot each month or to play in the Hero Power Invitational Hearthstone tournament check out our Patreon to help support and improve the show.  If you have any questions about the site, the show, or Hearthstone you can send us an email using the form on the Contact Us page of this site or directly at HeroPowerPodcast@gmail.com.

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Thank You for taking the time to check us out, and as always, Good Gaming!

Avanties

This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recently released changes to the ranked ladder system, the Demon Hunter prologue, and the upcoming Ashes of Outland release on April 7th.

During our normal play portion of the show we break down the Neutral cards from the new set.

News and Discussion

  • New Ranked Ladder started April 1st
    • Ridiculous Poll, where did you start and how many stars.
    • Discussion: How does the new system feel?
  • Demon Hunter Prologue: Went live April 2nd
    • Discussion: What are our initial thoughts of Demon Hunter, after Prologue?
  • Ashes of Outland: Releasing April 7th
    • Discussion: How excited are we?
  • Tavern Brawl: Brawl of Champions Grand Finals
    • It all ends here, which Champion shall stand victorious!? Choose a troll champion and you’ll get the strongest shrine yet!!!
  • Ashes of Outland: Neutral Card Review

If you have any questions about this deck or questions about Hearthstone in general you can email us at: HeroPowerPodcast@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form on this site and we will answer them on the next show.

This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss patch 17.0 going live and take a look at the Basic and Initiate Demon Hunter class cards.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 17.0: LIVE!
    • Duplicate Card Protection for all rarities
    • Free Deck for New/Returning Players
    • Battlegrounds Update
      • New Hero: Illidan Stormrage
      • New Card: Deflect-o-bot
      • New Card: Felfin Navigator
    • Card Changes
      • Dr Boom, Mad Genius: From 9 to 7 Mana
      • Giggling Inventor: From 7 to 6 Mana
      • Raiding Party: From 4 to 3 Mana
      • Reckless Experimenter: Removed “Cost can’t be reduced below 1.”
    • Zephrys has become smarter
      • Resolved multiple issues with Zephrys choosing the “Perfect Card”
      • Added the new Basic Priest Cards into Zephrys’ card options
    • Priest and Neutral HoF Rotation
    • New Priest Cards and Changes
    • New Ranked System coming April 1st
    • Demon Hunter Prologue coming April 2nd
    • Set Rotation, Ashes of Outland and Demon Hunter playable coming April 7th
  • Tavern Brawl: Return of Mechazod!
    • Mechazod wants a rematch! This time new allies stand against him. Good luck with this return cop-op brawl!
  • Demon Hunter Basic/Initiate Card Review

If you have any questions about this deck or questions about Hearthstone in general you can email us at: HeroPowerPodcast@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form on this site and we will answer them on the next show.

What a week in Hearthstone, major announcements from the Hearthstone 2020 Showcase, Avanties and Zerotio recap it all for you in this episode.

News and Discussion

  • Hearthstone 2020 Showcase: Year of The Phoenix
    • Year of the Phoenix Roadmap
      • 3 Phases of changes to Hearthstone, corresponding with Set Releases
      • Card Pack Changes: Starting March 26th, duplicate protection will be applied to ALL RARITIES!!!
      • New/Returning Players: Starting March 26th, they will get a Free Deck of the class of their choice
      • Ranked Mode Overhaul: April 1st, new Ranked System Overhaul!!!
        • Discussion: Let’s break down how this new system works
      • Ranked Rewards: More Rewards, starting with the new Ranked System
      • Neutral HoF
        • Breakdown changes per link above
      • Priest Overhaul and HoF
        • Breakdown changes per link above
    • New Class: Demon Hunter
      • Hero Power – Demon Claws: (1) Mana – +1 Attack this turn
      • Class Ability – Outcast: Play card from Left or Right of Hand
      • Weapon based class with emphasis on minion combat
      • Basic/Initiate cards awarded from Prologue on April 2nd
      • Demon Hunter class Unlocks April 7th
    • New Set – Ashes of Outland
      • Release: April 7th
      • Demon Hunters playable at Release
      • Prime Minions: Powerful Legendary that shuffles a more powerful version, as a Deathrattle, into your Deck.
      • Imprisoned Demons: Powerful, undercosted minions that are dormant for 2 Turns and have powerful effects when they become active.
    • Patch 16.6: Live NOW! (March 17th)
      • Free Card: Kael’thas Sunstrider
      • Tavern Pass available for $19.99 (USD)
        • Four Arena Tickets and the following Battlegrounds Perks for the duration of the Ashes of Outland expansion cycle: advanced stats, visual emotes, a third and fourth hero to choose from at the start of a game, and early access to new Battlegrounds Heroes
      • Pre-Purchase of Ashes of Outland now available
        • $79.99 (USD) Ashes of Outland Mega Bundle – 90 Ashes of Outland Packs, Lady Vashj Shaman Hero, Serpentine Card Back, Random Ashes of Outland Golden Legendary and Tavern Pass
        • $49.99 (USD) Ashes of Outland Bundle – 55 Ashes of Outland Packs, Serpentine Card Back, Random Ashes of Outland Golden Legendary
      • Card Changes
      • Multiple Battlegrounds Changes
        • See Patch Notes link above
        • Discussion: Any of the BG changes you find interesting?
      • Update Plans for March 26th
        • Dr. Boom, Mad Genius
          • Old: Cost 9 mana → New: Cost 7 mana.
        • Giggling Inventor
          • Old: Cost 7 mana → New: Cost 6 mana.
        • Raiding Party
          • Old: Cost 4 mana → New: Cost 3 mana.
        • Reckless Experimenter
          • Old: Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at end of turn. (Cost can’t be reduced below 1.) → New: Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at end of turn.
        • Card Pack Changes, Hall of Fame, Priest Update, updated returning player experience, and free deck for new and returning players – Read more here.
        • Illidan Stormrage enters Battlegrounds.
          • Wingmen – [Passive] Start of Combat: Your left and right-most minions attack immediately.
  • Tavern Brawl: Three Wishes
    • Zephrys has blessed you with a random deck and 3 Wishes! And no wishing for more wishes!

If you have any questions about this deck or questions about Hearthstone in general you can email us at: HeroPowerPodcast@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form on this site and we will answer them on the next show.

Uther

This week Avanties and Zerotio examine a couple of tweets from Dean ‘Iksar’ Ayala and prepare themselves for the coming weeks of Hearthstone news.

During the play portion we check out a Highlander Paladin deck from our patron Dave Howard.

News and Discussion

Decklist:
[Crystology] x 1
[Glow-Tron] x 1
[Hot Air Balloon] x 1
[Mecharoo] x 1
[Sand Breath] x 1
[Firetree Witchdoctor] x 1
[Micro Mummy] x 1
[Sanctuary] x 1
[Sir Finley of the Sands] x 1
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Bronze Explorer] x 1
[Bronze Hearld] x 1
[Dragonrider Talritha] x 1
[Scalerider] x 1
[Sky Claw] x 1
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Annoy-o-Module] x 1
[Frizz Kindleroost] x 1
[Spellbreaker] x 1
[Amber Watcher] x 1
[Big Ol’ Whelp] x 1
[Dragonmaw Scorcher] x 1
[Faceless Corruptor] x 1
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Shink Ray] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Evasive Wyrm] x 1
[Siamat] x 1
[Tirion Fordring] x 1
[Dragonqueen Alexstrasza] x 1

If you would like to build this deck in Hearthstone you can copy the following string of code to your clipboard and then open My Collection and select New Deck, you will then be prompted if you wish to create the deck saved to your clipboard, just click yes.
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If you have any questions about this deck or questions about Hearthstone in general you can email us at: HeroPowerPodcast@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form on this site and we will answer them on the next show.

This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at Patch 16.4.1 and the Spirit of Competition event that is currently taking place in game.

During the play portion of the game we check out a Reno Highlander Mage.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 16.4.1: NOW LIVE!
    • Battlegrounds Update
    • Removed Hero: Tirion Fordring
    • Added Hero: Queen Wagtoggle
    • Resolved various Bugs
    • Android issues should now be resolved
  • Hearthstone Event: Spirit of Competition
    • Log in any time between March 4 at 10 a.m. PT and March 17 at 10 a.m. PT to receive 2 Rise of Shadows packs, 2 Saviors of Uldum packs, 2 Descent of Dragons packs, and the Year of the Dragon commemorative card back!
    • March 4th, 10:00 AM PT: Play 2 games in any mode to earn a Descent of Dragons card pack.
    • March 5th, 10:00 AM PT: Play 20 cards to earn a Rise of Shadows and Saviors of Uldum card pack.
    • March 6th, 10:00 AM PT: Take 30 turns to earn a Rise of Shadows and Saviors of Uldum card pack.
    • Event Brawl: The Burndown! Brawl
    • Event Brawl: Hall of Champions Brawl
  • Dean Ayala Tweeted!!!
    • “Planning on reverting a handful of card nerfs just before the upcoming set rotation. We’ll share details on exactly what those cards are in the next couple weeks but they currently include 5 Wild cards, 4 Year of the Raven cards (rotating to Wild), and 1 Year of the Dragon card.”
  • Master’s Tour Living Room (Master’s Tour L.A.) to be an online only event!
  • Tavern Brawl: The Burndown – Rekindled
    • The Burndown returns and is better than ever! Take control of a random deck, if you lose you’ll get a copy of your opponent’s deck! How long can you deck survive THE BURNDOWN!?

Decklist:
[Arcane Breath] x 1
[Ray of Frost] x 1
[Book of Specters] x 1
[Doomsayer] x 1
[Firetree Witchdoctor] x 1
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Arcane Intellect] x 1
[Frost Nova] x 1
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Stargazer Luna] x 1
[Arcane Keysmith] x 1
[Bone Wraith] x 1
[Conjurer’s Calling] x 1
[Escaped Manasaber] x 1
[Twilight Drake] x 1
[Malygos, Aspect of Magic] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Blizzard] x 1
[Dragoncaster] x 1
[Reno the Relicologist] x 1
[Flamestrike] x 1
[Luna’s Pocket Galaxy] x 1
[Siamat] x 1
[Power of Creation] x 1
[Totollan Pilgrim] x 1
[Alexstrasza] x 1
[Dragonqueen Alexstrasza] x 1
[Kalecgos] x 1
[The Amazing Reno] x 1
[Mountain Giant] x 1

If you would like to build this deck in Hearthstone you can copy the following string of code to your clipboard and then open My Collection and select New Deck, you will then be prompted if you wish to create the deck saved to your clipboard, just click yes.
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If you have any questions about this deck or questions about Hearthstone in general you can email us at: HeroPowerPodcast@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form on this site and we will answer them on the next show.