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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 talk about Forbidden Library – Week 2 which introduces Book of Heroes – Jaina, we also look at week 5 of Grandmasters.

During the play portion we check out Totem Shaman.

News and Discussion

  • Forbidden Library – Week 2 (Sept 15th)
    • Book of Heroes – Jaina: Impressions?
    • Scholar Jaina Bundle: Impressions?
  • Forbidden Library – Week 3 (Sept 23rd)
    • Heroic Brawliseum
      • Discussion: Is this worth playing?
    • Book of Dalaran Card Back Available for Purchase
  • Grandmasters – Week 5 (Round Robin)
    • APAC: 
      • Div A: Surrender (4-0), Che0nsu (0-4)
      • Div B: Shaxy & Tizs (3-1), 4 Way Tie for bottom (1 Win Each)
    • EU: 
      • Div A: RDU (3-0), Viper (0-3)
      • Div B: Top 5 Players all have 2 Wins, Silvername (0-3)
    • Americas: 
      • Div A: Top 5 with 2 Wins Each, Bloodyface (0-2)
      • Div B: Top 4 with 2 Wins Each, Nalguidan (0-2)
  • Tavern Brawl: Randomonium
    • An encounter at the crossroads… under a manastorm! Choose a class, get random cards. Each turn your cards’ costs are randomized!

Decklist:
[Lightning Bloom] x 2
[Totemic Might] x 2
[Totemic Surge] x 2
[Storm’s Wrath] x 2
[Surging Tempest] x 2
[Tour Guide] x 2
[EVIL Totem] x 2
[Instructor Fireheart] x 1
[Mana Tide Totem] x 2
[Serpentshrine Portal] x 2
[Totemic Reflection] x 2
[Splitting Axe] x 2
[Vessina] x 1
[Bloodlust] x 2
[Totem Goliath] x 2
[Runic Carvings] 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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This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at Master’s Tour Montreal, Patch 18.2 Balance Changes, and Forbidden Library – Week 2.

During the play portion we check out VKLiooon’s Face Hunter deck.

News and Discussion

Decklist:
[Adorable Infestation] x 1
[Demon Companion] x 1
[Dwarven Sharpshooter] x 1
[Intrepid Initiate] x 1
[Tour Guide] x 1
[Wolpertinger] x 1
[Freezing Trap] x 1
[Imprisoned Felmaw] x 1
[Pack Tactics] x 1
[Phase Stalker] x 1
[Pressure Plate] x 1
[Scavenger’s Ingenuity] x 1
[Voracious Reader] x 1
[Eaglehorn Bow] x 1
[Kill Command] x 1
[Dragonbane] x 1
[Lorekeeper Polkelt] x 1

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This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the new Scholomance Event: The Forbidden Library, find out what is coming in the next couple of weeks. Also patch 18.2 drops this week, what can you expect and what is happening in Grandmasters week 4?

During the play portion of the show we check out an aggro demon hunter.

News and Discussion

  • Grandmasters – Week 4
    • Round Robin play for Groups A & B
    • APAC Highlights: Surrender 2-0 (Div A), Che0nsu 0-2 (Div A), Alan870806 2-0 (Div B)
    • EU Highlights: Bunnyhoppor and RDU 2-0 (Div A), Viper 0-2 (Div A)
    • Americas Highlights: Muzzy 2-0 (Div A), Languagehacker and Bloodyface both winless (Div A)
  • Scholomance Event: The Forbidden Library
    • From Sept 8th – 29th
    • Week 1: Sept 8th
      • Battlegrounds Parties: 8 Player Friendly Lobbies
      • New Scholomance Heroes: Lord Barov, Jandice Barov, Forest Warden Omu
      • Mega Wild Bundle: 56 Packs from Recently Rotated Expansions
    • Week 2: Sept 15th
      • Book of Heroes Solo Content: Jaina (Earn a “Mage Pack”)
      • Scholar Bundle: New Jaina Portrait + 5 “Mage Packs”
    • Week 3: 23rd
      • Heroic Brawliseum
      • The Magic of Dalaran Card Back available for purchase
  • Patch 18.2: Sept 8th
    • Battlegrounds Parties
    • Battlegrounds – New Heroes:
      • Lord Barov: Friendly Wager [1] – Guess which player will win their next combat. If they win, get three Coins.
      • Jaundice Barov: Swap, Lock & Shop It [0] – Swap a friendly non-golden minion with a random one in Bob’s Tavern.
      • Forest Warden Omu: Everbloom [Passive] – After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, gain 2 Gold this turn only.
    • Battlegrounds – New Minions:
      • Micro Mummy [Tier 1]
    • Battlegrounds – Updated Minions:
      • Pack Leader: Changed to “When you summon a Beast, give it [+2 Attack].”
      • Removed Mecharoo from the minion pool.
    • Constructed – Balance Changes:
      • Secret Passage: Changed to “Replace your hand with 4 cards from your deck. Swap back next turn.”
      • Cabal Acolyte: Changed from 2/6 to 2/4
      • Totem Golem: Changed from 4/5 to 5/5, also changed from “Overload: (2)” to Overload: (1)”
      • Archwitch Willow: Mana changed from [9] to [8], also changed from 7/7 to 5/5.
      • Darkglare: Mana changed from [3] to [2], also changed from “After your hero takes damage, refresh 2 Mana Crystals.” to “After your hero takes damage, refresh a Mana Crystal.”
    • Misc Bug Fixes:
      • Newly created decks will appear at TOP, instead of BOTTOM.
      • Correct Kingsbane and Secret Passage interactions
      • Headmaster Kel’Thuzad fixed to include more “Death Situations” involving swapping health and poisonous being granted to spells.
      • Summoning a cat will no longer allow Headmaster Kel’Thuzad’s Spellburst to trigger on the opponent’s turn. The Headmaster just gets really excited about cats…
  • Tavern Brawl: UnidentifiaBrawl
    • After a very successful dungeon run your bags are overflowing with Unidentified Loot! Take a random deck into battle and identify those items!

Decklist:
[Battlefiend] x 2
[Spirit Jailer] x 2
[Twin Slice] x 2
[Blade Dance] x 2
[Chaos Strike] x 2
[Manafeeder Panthara] x 2
[Soul Sheer] x 2
[Aldrachi Warblades] x 2
[Shardshatter Mystic] x 2
[Kayn Sunfury] x 1
[Lorekeeper Polkelt] x 1
[Magtheridon] x 1
[Marrowslicer] x 2
[Glaivebound Adept] x 2
[Soulshard Lapidary] x 2
[Skull of Gul’dan] x 2
[Soulciologist Malicia] x 1

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This week Avanties and Zerotio talk about the first month of the Scholomance Academy meta, and then we take a look at week 3 of Grandmasters.

Zerotio gets giddy because he finally gets to play Pure Libram Paladin live on the show.

News and Discussion

  • ETC Last GM Season, per Tweet
    • Discussion: Thoughts on ETC as a GM
  • Grandmasters – Week 3: Swiss Round (Specialist)
    • APAC:
      • Top 8: Ryvius (Ro), Tom60229 (Wlk), Che0nsu (Ro), Glory (Dr), Alan870806 (Pr), Blitzchung (Ma), Bankyugi (Ma), DawN (Ro)
      • Semi-Finals: Blitzchung (Ma) def Che0nsu (Ro) [2-0], DawN (Ro) def Glory (Dr) [2-0]
      • Finals: DawN (Ro) def Blitzchung (Ma) [2-1]
    • EU:
      • Top 8: Silvername (Pr), Thijs (Dr), Seiko (Pr), Jarla (Ma), BoarControl (Pr), Casie (Dr), Warma (Pr), Viper (Wlk)
      • Semi-Finals: Viper (Wlk) def Thijs (Dr) [2-0], Seiko (Pr) def Casie (Dr) [2-1]
      • Finals: Viper (Wlk) def Seiko (Pr) [2-1]
    • Americas:
      • Top 8: KIllinallday (Ma), Muzzy (Pr), ETC (Dr), NoHandsGamer (Pr), Eddie (Ma), Monsanto (Pr), Bloodyface (Pr), Justsaiyan (Dr)
      • Semi-Finals: Killinallday (Ma) def Justsaiyan (Dr) [2-0], Eddie (Ma) def NoHandsGamer (Pr) [2-1]
      • Finals: Killinallday (Ma) Vs Eddie (Ma) – Eddie wins 2-1
      • Killinallday qualifies for Div A, along with rest of Top 4. Fr0zen gets bumped to Div B
  • Discussion Topic: First Month of Scholomance Meta, what are our thoughts on the set?
  • 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:
[First Day of School] x 2
[Aldor Attendant] x 2
[Argent Braggart] x 2
[Hand of A’dal] x 2
[Libram of Wisdom] x 2
[Murgur Murgurgle] x 1
[Goody Two-Shields] x 2
[Consecration] x 2
[High Abbess Alura] x 1
[Lightforged Zealot] x 2
[Aldor Truthseeker] x 2
[Blessing of Authority] x 2
[Libram of Justice] x 2
[Devout Pupil] x 2
[Lady Liadrin] x 1
[Lightforged Crusader] x 1
[Libram of Hope] 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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This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at what Patch 18.0.2 dropped and discussed week 2 of Grandmasters plus more…

During the play portion we check out the popular new version of Bomb Warrior being played in competition.

News and Discussion

  • The Duocat Show – Zerotio guest spot on The Duocat Show
  • Patch 18.0.2 Dropped bringing changes to Kael’thas and Battlegrounds.
    • Kael’thas: Changed to “Each third spell you cast each turn cost (1)” – CALLED IT!
    • Mindrender Illucia: Mana changed from (2) to (3)
    • Various BG Changes
    • Discussion: Do we think the constructed changes will impact the Meta?
  • Per Tweet from Celestalon: Nozdormu removed from Dream Portal Pool
    • Discussion: /Zerotio Rant = On
    • This change is now LIVE! (Server side patch 18.0.3)
  • Grandmasters – Week 2: Swiss Round (Last Hero Standing)
    • APAC:
      • Top 8: Tom60229, Flurry, Shaxy, Tizs, Kin0531, Surrender, Tyler, Posesi
      • Semi-Finals: Tom60229 def Tyler, Surrender def Tizs
      • Finals: Surrender def Tom60229
    • EU:
      • Top 8: Viper, Jarla, Casie, RDU, xBlyzes, Thijs, Bunnyhoppor, Felkeine
      • Semi-Finals: RDU def xBlyzes, Bunnyhoppor def Jarla
      • Finals: RDU def Bunnyhoppor
    • Americas:
      • Top 8: Fr0zen, Eddie, Bloodyface, Zalae, Languagehacker, Briarthorn, Monsanto, Empanizado
      • Semi-Finals: Eddie def Monsanto, Bloodyface def Languagehacker
      • Finals: Eddie def Bloodyface
  • Tavern Brawl: Party Portals!
    • The Medivas are putting on a special show, and you’re the star! Summon minions with various portals to create a most excellent performance.

Decklist:
[Shield Slam] x 2
[Sword and Board] x 2
[Upgrade!] x 2
[Whirlwind] x 2
[Corsair Cache] x 2
[Bladestorm] x 2
[Coerce] x 2
[Lord Barov] x 1
[Shield Block] x 2
[Hoard Pillager] x 2
[Wrenchcalibur] x 2
[Brawl] x 2
[Cutting Class] x 2
[Doctor Kastinov] x 1
[Kronx Dragonhoof] x 1
[Blademaster Boom] x 1
[Galakrond, the Unbreakable] x 1
[Deathwing, Mad Aspect] 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.