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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

This week we celebrate 5 years of Hearthstone podcasting with this special episode of Hero Power, former hosts Virsica and Mattatarms rejoin us to discuss the announcement of Madness at the Darkmoon Faire and walk down memory lane. We also have a few surprise along the way and we are excited to announce the new Hero Power Merch Shop!

News and Discussion

  • Reminder of the $20 give-away for reviews @ https://warcraftradio.com/directory
    • Shoutouts to: NayrASavage, SmokeMeowtt, ForrestBates, and Grommok for leaving reviews.
  • Virsica comments on some things brought up in the last episode about the Tournament scene.
  • Upon coming back, Virsica thoughts on the current meta. Discuss what would like to see in the next set/next year.
  • BoarControl joins Blizzard on Final Design Team
  • Fall Reveal Stream (Oct 22nd)
    • New Game Mode – Duels: Early Access Oct 22nd
    • New Progression System: Goes live Nov 12th
    • New Set – Madness at the Darkmoon Faire: Nov 17th Release
  • New Game Mode: Duels
    • PvP “Dungeon Run” Style gameplay
    • Choose a Hero, Hero Power and Treasure to start a run
    • Build a 16 Card Deck, with no duplicates.
    • Play versus other plays, gaining HP, Treasures and additional cards between games
    • Play until 12 Wins or 3 Losses
    • Normal Mode is free and gives no rewards, but gains a rating for good runs
    • Heroic Run (Not available yet) will cost gold and give rewards similar to Arena, and gains rating for good runs
  • New Progression System
    • Battle Pass System, to replace daily quests
    • Progression System will have Daily and Weekly Quests, as well as Event Quests and Achievements
    • Finishing Quests will reward “Exp” to gain Battle Pass Progression, which give rewards like Gold, Packs and Cosmetics
    • There is a Free Progression and a paid “Battle Pass” Progression
  • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
    • Old Gods and Darkmoon Faire Inspired Set
    • New Mechanic – Corrupt: Effect if you play a card higher costed, while in hand
  • Patch 18-6: LIVE!
    • Balance Changes
    • New Card: Silas Darkmoon
    • Hearthstone Duels: Early Access
    • Battlegrounds: New Hero – Zephrys
    • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Pre-Order Available (Grants “Early Access”)
  • Masters Tour: Madrid
    • Top 8: J4YOU (1) def MM78 (8), iGXc (2) def Hi3 (7), Gaby (6) def GivePLZ (3), Alutemu (5) def Batupaksoy (4)
    • Top 4: iGXC (2) def Gaby (6), Alutemu (5) def J4YOU (1)
    • Finals: iGXc (2) def Alutemu (5)
    • Grandmaster Promotion:*
  • Reflection on 5 years of Hero Power. What were your favorite moments on the show? Most memorable guests? Tournament moments?
  • Announcement of the launch of the Hero Power Merch Store @ https://www.teepublic.com/user/hero-power

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 we delve into the new Battlegrounds changes that just dropped with patch 18.4, as well as take a look at the relegations coming to Grandmasters.

There is a CORRECTION, in this episode Avanties misspoke and said the give-away will end December 31st, the deadline to enter the give-away is October 31st @ 11:59pm and we will draw the winner on the show November 1st!

During the play portion of the show we jump into the Battlegrounds and check out the elementals.

News and Discussion

  • Next Episode will be our 5 Year Anniversary Episode
  • Grandmasters: Week 7 (Final Round Robin Week)
    • APAC: Relegation
      • Div A: Bankyugi/Dawn to Relegation Bracket
      • Div B: Flurry/Alutemu to Relegation Bracket, Ryvius/Kin0531 Relegated
    • EU: Relegation
      • Div A: Bunnyhoppor/Viper ro Relegation Bracket
      • Div B: AyRoK/Warma to Relegation Bracket, BoarControl/Silvername Relegated
    • Americas: Relegation
      • Div A: Up in the air, LanguageHacker/Bloodyface Match will decide
      • Div B: Empanizado will be relegated, other slots still to be decided
  • Tavern Brawl: Rise of the Zombeasts
    • It’s a monstrous mirror match! Take control of a deck teeming with random Zombeasts and spells while using a discounted hero power to craft your undead army!

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.

Episode 240 take 2, this week Avanties and Zerotio are re-recording the episode after an epic fail of OBS crashing, but that just means we get to bring you more news as there were HUGE announcements. This week we take a look at everything from a new Game Development company with Hearthstone ties, to a Save the Date and a new Patch with TONS of content. Also be sure to check out the give-away we announce in this show!

During the play portion we check out an Aggro Rogue deck.

News and Discussion

  • Dreamhaven (New Game Development Company) Opens Two New Studios!
    • Dreamhaven Founder: Mike Morhaime
    • Moonshot Games:
      • Leaders: Jason Chayes, Dustin Browder and Ben Thompson
      • Notable Members: Hadidjah (Per Tweet)
    • Secret Door:
      • Leaders: Chris Sigaty, Alan Dabiri and Eric Dodds
  • BlizzConline: Feb 19-20, 2021
  • Save The Date: 2020 World Championship!
    • December 12-13
    • Season 1 Invites: Bloodyface (Americas), Glory (APAC), Silvername (EU), IG.Syf (China)
  • Grandmasters 2020 Season 2 – Week 6 (Round Robin – Wk 3)
    • APAC:
      • Div A: Surrender (5 Wins), Che0nsu (1 Win)
      • Div B: Shaxy/Flurry (4 Wins), Kin0531/Ryvius (1 Win)
    • EU:
      • Div A: RDU (4 Wins), Viper (0 Wins)
      • Div B: Swidz/Zhym/Felkeine (4 Wins), BoarControl/Silvername (1 Win)
    • Americas: 
      • Div A: Muzzy (4 Wins), 4 Players with 2 Wins!
      • Div B: ETC (4 Wins), Naguidan/Rami/Firebat/Empanizado (2 Wins)
  • Seasonal Event: Masquerade Ball
    • Sept 29 – Oct 21
    • Week 1 (Sept 29th)
      • Elementals in Battlegrounds
      • Dual-Class Arena
      • Tavern Brawl: Rise of the Zombeasts
    • Week 2 (Oct 7th)
      • Tavern Brawl: Masquerade Ball
    • Week 3 (Oct 13th & 14th)
      • Book of Heroes: Rexxar
      • Tavern Brawl: Boss Battle Royale 3
    • Quests Available Each Week
    • Hidden Quest Completion to receive Golden Transfer Student
  • Patch 18.4: Sept 29th
    • New Battlegrounds Heroes
      • Ragnaros, The Firelord
      • Chenvala
      • Rakanishu
      • Al’Akir The Windlord
    • New Battlegrounds Minions
      • Details in Link Above
    • Battlegrounds Rating Update
      • Start at “0”, cannot go below “0”
      • Rating goes up with Top 4 finish (Up to 300 Points)
      • Cannot lose rating points until after “2000”
      • After “2000” Rating Points, every “500 Points” is a Floor that you cannot go below
      • Small bonus to rating gains, until “6500 Rating Points”
    • Constructed Card Balance
      • Tortollan Pilgrim
        • Text Changed to “Battlecry: Discover a spell in your deck and cast it with random targets.”
      • Guardian Animals
        • Mana Changed from [7] to [8]
    • Various Bug Fixes
    • Seasonal Event Details Added
  • Developer Insight: Battlegrounds Rating System
    • Too much details to address at this time, link in show notes
  • Tavern Brawl: Heroic Brawliseum (Standard)
    • Discussion: Did you play any Heroic Brawliseum?

Decklist:
[Backstab] x 2
[Deadly Poison] x 2
[Secret Passage] x 2
[Spymistress] x 2
[Worgen Infiltrator] x 2
[Eviscerate] x 2
[Sap] x 1
[Sneaky Delinquent] x 2
[Edwin Vancleef] x 1
[Greyheart Sage] x 2
[Hooked Scimitar] x 1
[Self-Sharpening Sword] x 2
[Vulpera Toxinblade] x 2
[Dread Corsair] x 2
[Captain Greenskin] x 1
[Cutting Class] x 2
[Doctor Krastinov] x 1
[Jandice Barov] 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 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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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 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

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.