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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 review the Wailing Caverns Mini-Set and discuss some of the changes in the 20.4 patch.

News and Discussion

  • Tavern Brawl: Just Macaws
    • Webspinners are so passe, macaw on the other hand… macaws are the future! Take flight with a deck of 23 Jeweled Macaws and 7 random class spells.
    • Announcement: No longer going over Tavern Brawl, unless it is unique/interesting
  • Patch 20.4: June 3rd
    • Standard Balance Changes
      • [See Link Above]
    • Battlegrounds Balance Changes
      • [See Link Above]
    • Duels Update
      • Wailing Caverns added to pool
    • New Arena Rotation
      • [See Link Above]
    • Previously Release Card Backs and Hero Skins available to purchase with gold
      • 94 Card Backs and 11 Hero Skins
      • [See Link Above]
    • Book of Mercenaries – Xyrella: June 3rd
    • Book of Mercenaries – Guff: June 15th
    • Book of Heroes – Malfurian: June 22nd
    • Various Bug Fixes and Game Improvements
      • [See Link Above]
    • New Mini-Set LIVE!
      • [See Below]
  • Forged in the Barrens Mini-Set: Wailing Caverns
    • LIVE! (June 3rd)
    • Cards available in Forged in the Barrens Card Packs
    • All 66 Cards can be purchased for $14.99 (USD) or 2000 Gold
    • 4 Legendary, 1 Epic, 14 Rare and 16 Common
    • Mechanic – Adventurers: 2 Mana 2/2 Neutral Token Minions with a Core Set Keyword each (8 Total). Summoned from various cards, in multiple classes.
    • *Card Review*
    • Discussion: Thoughts of the cards and impact on the meta?

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 we take a moment of silence to remember one of the founding members of ECMMOGamers, during the new section we break down patch 20.2.2.

During the play portion we check out a N’Zoth Paladin by ZachO.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 20.2.2: Balance Changes
    • Constructed Balance Changes (See Link)
    • Discussion: Do we think the “Nerfs” were enough?
    • Discussion: Do we think the “Buffs” were relevant?
  • Tavern Brawl: Captain Blackheart’s Treasure
    • The Captain left treasure for EVERYONE, but mostly for you! Each turn, open a chest of three random cards and choose one to put in your hand!

Decklist:
[Righteous Protector] x 2
[Oh My Yogg!] x 2
[Knight of Anointment] x 2
[Galloping Savior] x 2
[First Day of School] x 2
[Conviction] x 2
[Sword of the Fallen] x 2
[Redscale Dragontamer] x 2
[Murgur Murgurgle] x 1
[Hand of A’dal] x 2
[Northwatch Commander] x 2
[Kazakus, Golem Shaper] x 1
[Carousel Gryphon] x 2
[Hammer of the Naaru] x 2
[Dragonmaw Sky Stalker] x 2
[N’Zoth, God of the Deep] x 1
[Alexstrasza the Life-Binder] 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. AAECAZ8FBvy4A5XkA/voA5HsA7CKBKOgBAz7uAPKwQOezQO/0QPK0QOF3gOR5APM6wPj6wOanwTJoATRoAQA

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 talk about the mysterious tweet from Celestalon that gripped the Hearthstone Community. We also take a look at the Battle-Ready decks and their popularity and winrates according to HSReplay.net.

During the play portion of the show we head into the Battlegrounds to check out the new Quilboar tribe.

News and Discussion

  • Deck Popularity vs Win Rate of the new Battle-Ready Decks
    • HSReplay Data, via @HSReplayNet on Twitter
  • Battlegrounds Brawl: Battle of the Boars
    • May 12th: 10am-3pm PST
    • 4 Teams of 4 Players, $100k USD Prize Pool
    • Notable diversity in Teams and Casting (Very Positive!)
    • Twitch Drops: 1 Pack for 2 Hrs of watching, Max 2 Packs (4 Hrs), any HS Stream
  • Celestalon Tweets teases for Mystery of the Phoenix Card Back Achievement
  • Alec Dawson tweets tease for upcoming Balance Changes
    • Tweet sent on May 6th, hinting at Balance Changes going out next week
    • 5 “Nerfs” and 10 “Buffs”
    • Discussion: Do we think the meta is so unbalanced that “Buffs” are needed?
  • Tavern Brawl: A Chance Encounter
    • We heard you like random cards! Choose a class and get a randomly filled deck of randomly “random” cards… RANDOM!

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 break down the Patch 20.2 notes that are dropping this coming May the 4th.

During the play portion we check out a fun Aggro Paladin.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 20.2: Live 5/4
    • Battlegrounds:
      • New Minion Type: Quillboar
      • Blood Gem: Spell gained from Quillboars
        • 0 Gold Spell: “Give a friendly minion +1/+1”
      • New Hero: Deather Speaker Blackthorn
        • Bloodbound [Passive]: After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, gain 2 Blood Gems
      • New Hero: Vol’jin
        • Spirit Swap [0 Cost]: Choose 2 minions. Swap their stats.
      • New Hero: Xyrella
        • See the Light [2 Cost]: Choose a minion in Bob’s Tavern to add to your hand. Set its stats to 2.
      • Updated Hero: Rat King
        • King of Quillboar [Passive]: Whenever you buy a Quillboar, give it +2/+2. Swap type each turn.
      • New Minions: Details in Patch Notes
    • Quillboars Minion Type added to various Minions in Constructed/Adventures
    • Duels Updates
      • Better Treasure synergy offers
      • Nozdormu the Eternal is unbanned
      • Humble Blessing: From [3] Mana to [4] Mana
    • Diamond Ragnaros and Tavern Regular Achievement
      • Diamond Ragnaros:Completing Classic Legendary Collector 5/5
        • Must claim reward, if already complete
      • New Tavern Regular Achievements, each tier offers unique Class Portrait (10 Total)
    • Battle Ready Decks:
      • $19.99 USD for a complete construct Standard Deck (Limit 1). 
    • Book of Heroes – Thrall: May 25th
    • Bug Fixes
  • Tavern Brawl: Battle of Tol Barad
    • Magical creatures are escaping from Tol Barad! Play a minion and get a random spell of the same mana cost, but for free!

Decklist:
[First Day of School] x 2
[Righteous Protector] x 2
[Knight of Anointment] x 2
[Conviction] x 2
[Nerubian Egg] x 2
[Murgur Murgurgle] x 1
[Hand of A’dal] x 2
[Crabrider] x 2
[Underlight Angling Rod] x 2
[Goody Two-Shield] x 2
[Cariel Roame] x 1
[Blessing of Kings] x 2
[Blademaster Samuro] x 1
[Moonfang] x 1
[Blessing of Authority] x 2
[Hammer of the Naaru] x 2
[Cairne Bloodhoof] x 1
[Alexstrasza the Life-Biner] 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. AAECAZ8FBvy4A5XkA/voA5HsA7CKBKOgBAz7uAPKwQOezQO/0QPK0QOF3gOR5APM6wPj6wOanwTJoATRoAQA

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 talk about the first week after the nerfs of Patch 20.0.2 and Grandmasters week 2.

During the play portion of the show we check out the Warrior decklist from NoHandsGamer.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 20.0.2: Live 4/13
    • Deck of Lunacy: From [2] Mana to [4] Mana
    • Sword of the Fallen: Durability from [3] to [2]
    • Jaundice Barov: From [5] Mana to [6] Mana
    • Pen Flinger: Changed to “Battlecry: Deal 1 damage to a minion.”
    • Far Watch Post: From [4] Health to [3] Health
    • Mor’shan Watch Post: From [5] Health to [4] Health
    • Battlegrounds: Various Balance Changes
    • Duels: Various Balance Changes
    • Arena Update: 
      • Appearance rate of cards changed, to ensure class balance. 
      • Watch Posts and Kargal Battlescar removed from Arena.
    • Various Bug Fixes & Game Improvements
  • Grandmasters 2021 Season 1: Week 2 – Conquest
    • APAC: 
      • Semi: Alan870806 def Hi3 (3-1), GivePLZ def TIZS (3-1)
      • Finals: Giveplz def Alan870806 (3-1)
    • EU: 
      • Semi: Thijs def RDU (3-1), Warma def Jarla (3-1)
      • Finals: Warma def Thijs (3-0)
    • Americas: 
      • Semi: Fr0zen Vs Eddie, Tincho Vs NoHandsGamer
      • Finals:  TBD
    • Week 3: Specialist Format
  • Tavern Brawl: Top 3
    • Let’s mix it up a bit, shall we? Pick three cards and we’ll make you a deck with ten copies of each card.

Decklist:
[Athletic Studies] x 2
[Imprisoned Gan’arg] x 2
[Shield of Honor] x 2
[Stage Dive] x 2
[Bumper Car] x 2
[Conditioning] x 2
[Crabrider] x 2
[Parade Leader] x 2
[Playmaker] x 2
[Rokara] x 1
[Warmaul Challenger] x 2
[Blademaster Samuro] x 1
[Sword Eater] x 2
[Overlord Runthak] x 1
[Ringmaster Whatley] x 1
[Tent Trasher] x 1
[Troublemaker] x 2
[Alexstraza the Life-Binder] 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. AAECAQcGwN4DxN4D++gDle0DqooEsIoEDLu5A7y5A+LMA93NA6fOA5HQA7PeA7XeA7reA8HeA5HkA5jtAwA=

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.