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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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Avanties

This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recently announced cards from Galakronds Awakening prior to the launch of the solo content.

During the play portion we check out a fun Mecha’Thun Warlock deck from Disguised Toast.

News and Discussion

  • Galakrond’s Awakening: Jan 21st Release Date
  • Tavern Brawl: Pick a Hand, Any Hand
    • Pick the first seven cards of your deck, and we’ll fill the rest with Unstable Portals. You get your portals AFTER your mulligan.
    • Was “Trailblazing the Road to Northrend”, but issues with Tavern Brawl made them  take it down. It is planned to be back up next week.

Decklist:
[Elven Archer] x 2
[Mortal Coil] x 2
[Plague of Flames] x 2
[Potion Vendor] x 2
[Supreme Archeology] x 1
[The Soularium] x 1
[Voodoo Doctor] x 2
[Curse of Weakness] x 1
[Doomsayer] x 2
[Galvanizer] x 1
[Novice Engineer] x 2
[Plot Twist] x 2
[Questing Explorer] x 2
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Dark Skies] x 2
[Voodoo Doll] x 2
[Lord Godfrey] x 1
[Valdris Felforge] x 1
[Mecha’thun] 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 on Hero Power Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recent patch and the announcement of the Galakrond’s Awakening solo content.

During the play portion of the show Zerotio pilots an Aggro Elemental Shaman from Regis Killbin.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 16.0.8 Balance Changes: Live 1/9
    • Fiendish Rites: Mana cost increased from (3) to (4)
    • Scion of Ruin: Mana cost increased from (3) to (4)
    • Ancharrr: Durability reduced from (3) to (2)
    • Dragons Pack: Now reads, “…If you’ve invoked twice, give them +2/+2.” (reduced from +3/+3)
    • Invocation of Frost: Mana cost increased from (1) to (2)
    • Necrium Apothecary: Mana cost increased from (4) to (5)
    • Dragonqueen Alexstrasza: Battlecry effect can no longer generate Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
    • Battlegrounds and Arena Changes, as well. Link in show notes.
  • Galakrond’s Awakening: Release 1/21
    • 4 Chapters for Explorer AND E.V.I.L Storylines
    • 3 Bosses per Chapter, for each Storyline. 24 Total Bosses
    • 35 Unlockable Cards (16 for E.V.I.L and 19 for Explorer)
    • Chapter 1 for E.V.I.L free on Week 1, Explorer Chapter 1 available for purchase
    • Each boss is completed using Pre-made Decks, Heroic Mode is Player Created Deck.
    • 2 Heroic Cards Backs, for E.V.I.L. and Explorer Storylines
    • 700 Gold or $6.99 per Wing (Both Storylines). $19.99 for all 4 Chapters. Pre-Order alaso rewards a Golden Classic Pack.
  • Changes to Masters in 2020
    • 6 Total Masters Tour Stops (2 per Region)
    • ESL/Dreamhack to host Masters Tour in 2020
    • Grandmasters structure changing for 2020, with 3 Total Players per region being relegated after Season 1
  • Tavern Brawl: Just Macaws
    • Webspinners are so passe, macaws on the other hand… macaws are the future! Take flight with the deck of 23 Jeweled Macaws and 7 random class spells.
    • This Tavern Brawl is….. Wait for it…… for the birds!

Decklist:
[Blazing Battlemage] x 2
[Sludge Slurper] x 2
[Storm’s Wrath] x 2
[Surging Tempest] x 2
[Earthen Might] x 2
[Elementary Reaction] x 2
[Menacing Nimbus] x 2
[Sandstorm Elemental] x 2
[Electra Stormsurge] x 1
[Fire Hawk] x 2
[Lava Burst] x 2
[Living Dragonbreath] x 2
[Unbound Elemental] x 2
[Thunderhead] x 2
[Vessina] x 1
[Cumulo-Maximus] x 2

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.

It was a slow news week in Hearthstone, but Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recent tweets from Dean ‘Iksar’ Ayala regarding some upcoming balance changes, as well as go off on a tangent about the current state of Hearthstone Esports.

During the play portion of the show we take a look at a control version of Galakrond Warrior.

News and Discussion

  • Tweet from Dean Ayala about “Rank Distributions”
    • Compares ranking trends from November 2019 with trends Reported in Playhearthstone Blog from 2014
    • Higher percentage of players in Ranks 1-15
    • Lower percentage of Players in Ranks 20 and below, as well as Legend Rank
    • Discussion: What does this mean for the game of Hearthstone?
    • Discussion: Does this change in rank trends mean more players are playing “casually”, instead of competitively?
  • Recent Tweet from Dean Ayala (Last Night), regarding another balance change Soon™ 
    • Touching Galakrond decks, again
    • Possible changes to non-Galakrond decks (Pirate Warrior, Deathrattle Rogue, etc)
    • Details should be released this coming week
  • Galakrond’s Awakening (Solo Content) arrives in 3 weeks
    • Will introduce 35 new cards (No details of how new cards will be distributed)
    • Discussion: With Masters Tour Arlington on Jan 31 – Feb 2, how will this impact the competitive scene?
  • Tavern Brawl: ‘Servant of Yogg-Saran’ Tryouts
    • Help Yogg-Saron find a servant! Your deck is full of wannabes who cast a random spell at a random target when played.

Decklist:
[Eternium Rover] x 2
[Shield Slam] x 2
[Town Crier] x 2
[Acidic Swamp Ooze] x 1
[Ritual Chopper] x 2
[Warpath] x 2
[Acolyte of Pain] x 1
[Awaken!] x 2
[Scion of Ruin] x 2
[Shield Block] x 2
[Devoted Maniac] x 2
[Spellbreaker] x 1
[Brawl] x 2
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Plague of Wrath] x 1
[Shield of Galakrond] x 2
[Zilliax] x 1
[Kronx Dragonhoof] x 1
[Galakrond, the Unbreakable] 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.

GuyGrumpy

This week Avanties and Zerotio are joined by Hearthstone Community Streamer GuyGrumpy! Together we discuss the recent nerfs, the Hearthstone Global Games Finals, and much more.

During the play portion GuyGrumpy brings a fun Reno Dragon Mage.

News and Discussion

  • Introduction: GuyGrumpy
    • Tell us about yourself
    • How goes the quest for 1,000,000 dust?
    • What are you playing, right now?
    • Promote your Stream/Content
  • Nerfs Rolled Out 12/19
    • Corrupt Elementalist: 6 Mana (up from 5)
    • Sludge Slurper: 1 Attack (down from 2)
    • Faceless Corruptor: 4 Attack (down from 5)
    • Mogu Fleshshaper: 9 Mana (up from 7)
    • Battlegrounds: Various Nerfs, most impactful is Nightmare Amalgam and Bran Bronzebeard (Hero) removed
    • Discussion: How do we feel about the Nerfs?
  • Hearthstone Global Games Champion Crowned
    • Denmark def. United Kingdom 3-2
    • Denmark: FreddyB and FuryHunter
  • Discussion: 2019 Hearthstone Year
  • Tavern Brawl: A New Year Bash
    • The party is here! Work together with another player to decorate the tavern and kickoff a New Year’s party!

Decklist:
[Arcane Breath] x 1
[Ray of Frost] x 1
[Doomsayer] x 1
[Firetree Witchdoctor] x 1
[Frostbolt] x 1
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Arcane Intellect] x 1
[Frost Nova] x 1
[Scalerider] x 1
[Azure Explorer] x 1
[Evasive Feywing] x 1
[Fizz Kindleroost] x 1
[Polymorph] x 1
[Scaleworm] x 1
[Big Ol’ Whelp] x 1
[Blast Wave] x 1
[Cobalt Spellkin] x 1
[Malygos, Aspect of Magic] x 1
[Rolling Fireball] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Blizzard] x 1
[Dragoncaster] x 1
[Khartut Defender] x 1
[Reno the Reclicologist] x 1
[Luna’s Pocket Galaxy] x 1
[Twin Tyrant] x 1
[Alexstrasza] x 1
[Dragonqueen Alexstrasza] x 1
[Kalecgos] x 1
[Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron] 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. AAECAf0EHk2KAckDqwTFBMsElgWJ8QLG+AKggAOmhwPoiQOfmwOKngOhoQPCoQP8owOSpAP1rAP6rAOwrQPsrwPwrwOIsAPnsAP/sAOBsQOHsQORsQPhtgMAAA==

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 the first week of Descent of Dragons and speculate on some upcoming Nerfs.

During the play portion we check out the Galakrond Quest Shaman deck.

News and Discussion

  • Special THL Announcement: Dusharmo
  • Discussion: 1st week of Descent of Dragons
  • Shaman Nerfs Incoming
    • Exact details yet to be released
    • Discussion: What should they change?
  • Onmislash Closes the Content Creation Door
    • Omni/Stone, and all content creation from Onmislash, have ended
    • Focus going to App Development, to compete against HSReplay
    • Release of contracts for Kibler, Firebat, Ike, Pathra and Zalae
    • Hearthstone Community is not in support of business move
    • Discussion: Is this a good idea?
  • Tavern Brawl: Decorating Dalaran!
    • The League of E.V.I.L. is feeling festive! Build a deck to spruce up Dalaran for the holidays (and disperse with those pesky defenders). With the help of an E.V.I.L. henchperson how many decorations can you put up?

Decklist:
[Mutate] x 2
[Corrupt the Waters] x 1
[Invocation of Frost] x 2
[Sludge Slurper] x 2
[EVIL Cable Rat] x 2
[Novice Engineer] x 1
[Questing Explorer] x 2
[Sandstorm Elemental] x 2
[Mind Control Tech] x 2
[Devoted Maniac] x 2
[Troll Batrider] x 2
[Corrupt Elementalist] x 2
[Dragon’s Pack] x 2
[Faceless Corruptor] x 2
[Galakrond, the Tempest] x 1
[Mogu Fleshshaper] x 2
[Shudderwock] 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.