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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.

We record live every Wednesday night at 7:30pm eastern/4:30pm pacific on our Twitch channel, join us!

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

Avanties

Even Thrall can go Wild!

This week on the show Avanties, Mattatarms, Virsica, and Zerotio take a look at the numbers on matchmaking, the announcement of Rastakhan’s Rumble pre-release events, when to expect the card reveal streams and we look back at our Boomsday rankings.

During the play portion we check out a Wild Event Shaman deck.

News and Discussion

  • Virsica’s section (15 minutes)
  • Diving into the numbers on matchmaking. What we know, what we don’t, does anyone REALLY have time for this? – Mattatarms take lead on discussion about the Reddit post.
  • Rastakan’s Rumble Prerelease
    • Open to All Firesides (Public or Private) Registered between 10AM PST on November 30 2018 to 10AM PST on December 3 2018
    • 2 Brawls available
      • In Rastakhan’s No Cards Barred brawl, you’ll be able to construct decks using the cards that you open during the Pre-Release event. There are no restrictions on class or duplicates in this one, so you can harness all the mayhem of the Gurubashi Arena!
      • There’s also A Royal Recipe, a pre-constructed brawl that will have new deck recipes from the upcoming set for you to play with! You won’t need to have pre-purchased packs in order to play this brawl.
  • Card Reveal Live Streams announced
  • Boomsday Rankings Review
    • What we got right
    • What we got wrong
    • Biggest Surprise
  • Tavern Brawl: A Temporus Shift
    • Time is an illusion, turn times doubly so. Build a standard deck and each turn you’ll get an extra turn!
      • Proactive Strategies and Combo seem really strong.
      • Cards with “Start of Turn” effects are really good, Doomsayer, Skull of Manari
      • Follow https://twitter.com/joemag_games for more insight into brawls in general

Decklist:
Totem Golem x 2
Murkspark Eel x 2
Maelstrom Portal x 2
Jade Claws x 2
Flametongue Totem x 2
Devolve x 2
Crackle x 2
Ancestral Knowledge x 1
Piloted Shredder x 2
Jade Lightning x 2
Flamewreathed Faceless x 2
Thing from Below x 2
Genn Greymane x 1
Fire Elemental x 2
Aya Blackpaw x 1
The Lich King x 1
Sea Giant 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.

ThatsAdmirable

How was BlizzCon? It was Admirable!

This week we welcome the one, the only, the most epic beard in Hearthstone, ThatsAdmirable!  We interview him about what it’s like being a caster vs player and we discuss the BlizzCon news and so much more!

During the play portion Admirable helps us pilot ZooLock, did you know it’s a burn deck? The beard knows! Read More →

Since we had no new episode this week and Zerotio was on one of the panels at World of Podcasts this weekend, in cooperation with Con Before the Storm and World of Podcasts we wanted to bring that episode to you, our listeners.  Without further ado “The Storm” a round table discussion with Belle (Moderator), Leeta, Melisaa Schissler, Grandnagus, Cuddles, James “Zerotio” Braschler, Jen, Hydra discussing all the Blizzcon news and their thoughts on the impact to the Blizzard gaming verse!

Image courtesy of @shadowmisstep

The Champ. Is. Here!

This week we welcome the 2018 HCT Fall Champion, Languagehacker!  We discuss his experience winning it all, as well as some recent news, and more.

During the play portion Languagehacker shows us how to pilot his Shudderwok Shaman that went undefeated from Championships. Read More →

Hallow! Hallow! Hallow!

This week on Hero Power we discuss the fall out in the community leagues, plus HCT Fall Championships, and much more.

During the play portion of the show Mattatarms and Zeortio do their best Bloodyface and Languagehacker impression to recreate the HCT Fall Finals.

News and Discussion

  • Blizzard cracks down on Hearthstone Community Leagues, now requiring a community license and restricted format.
    • Avanties discussion with the community team.
    • Discussion and Speculation between Mattatarms, Virsica, and Zerotio
  • Upcoming Balance Update: Oct 18th (Balance changes go live tomorrow, see show notes or listen to Coin Concede for comprehensive breakdown.)
    • Giggling Inventor: From 5 Mana to 7 Mana
    • Mana Wyrm: From 1 Mana to 2 Mana
    • Aviana: From 9 Mana to 10 Mana
    • Due to Go live October 18th
    • Discussion: Is this enough to “refresh” meta, until the next set release?
    • Discussion: Does the change to Aviana show us that Wild Balance is important to Team 5?
  • HCT Fall Championship
    • Top 4, going to World Championship: Bloodyface, Bloodtrail Justsaiyan and LanguageHacker
    • Finals: Languagehacker def Bloodyface!
      • Both finalists have been guests on Hero Power!
  • Hallow’s End Event: Oct 17-31
    • Logging in during this Event gives you a Golden Witch’s Cauldron
    • Dual-Class Arena during the Event: First Arena Run is Free!
    • Monster Smash Tavern Brawl: Oct 17-22
    • The Headless Horseman Rides Again Tavern Brawl: Oct 24-29
    • “Hallow! Hallow! Bundle:  $19.99 USD for 20 Witchwood Packs and Annoy-O Paladin Portrait
  • Tavern Brawl: Monster Smash
    • It’ll catch on in a flash! Take control of one of the Witchwood’s powerful monsters and misfits! Let’s see who rules the Witchwood!

This week Mattatarms plays Bloodyfaces line up from HCT Fall Championship vs Zerotio playing Languagehackers line up.

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.