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Avanties

It is Forged in the Barrens release week and Avanties and Zerotio discuss their first week impressions of the new set, as well as thoughts on potential nerfs.

During the play portion of the show we check out a deck called Hero Tower Mage.

News and Discussion

  • Forged in the Barrens is NOW LIVE!
    • Discussion: First Week impression?
  • @bmkibler Tweeting thoughts in needed balance changes
    • Suggests to @playhearthstone that Pen Flinger and Animated Broomstick need “Nerf”.
    • Discussion: Our thoughts on Kibler’s Tweet?
  • Mega Golden Classic Bundle – $39.99
    • 10 Golden Packs and 2 Golden Legendaries
    • Discussion: Is this a good deal, would we recommend it?
  • Tavern Brawl: Everybunny Get in Here!
    • Happy Noblegarden! Celebrate the season by dyeing eggs, one will spawn each -turn! You’ll get 10 random class cards and a bunch of dye to help you hatch something cute.

Decklist:
[Armor Vendor] x 2
[Wand Thief] x 2
[Astromancer Solarian] x 1
[Far Watch Post] x 2
[Starscryer] x 2
[Wildfire] x 2
[Death’s Head Cultist] x 2
[Imprisoned Observer] x 2
[Mor’shan Watch Post] x 2
[Venomous Scorpid] x 2
[Crossroads Watch Post] x 2
[Reckless Apprentice] x 2
[Varden Dawngrasp] x 1
[Jandice Barov] x 1
[Ogremancer] x 2
[Taelan Fordring] x 1
[Kargal Battlescar] x 1
[Mordresh Fire Eye] 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. AAECAc/6AwaNuwPZ0QP66APY7AOd7gOoigQMw7gD97gDpNEDjtQDkuQDlugD9+gD+OgD+egDmOoD0+wD1uwDAA==

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 break down one of the largest patches ever released by Team 5, Patch 20.0. We then review the second half of the new Forged in the Barrens set.

News and Discussion

  • Wailing Caverns Mini-Set?
    • HearthPwn found datamined information referring to a card set called “Wailing Caverns”. Possible Mini-Set?
  • Patch 20.0: March 25th
    • Balance Update: Nitroboost Poison from [1] Mana to [2] Mana
    • Battlegrounds Update:
      • New Hero: Overlord Saurfang – 1 Gold: Give +1 Attack to the next minion you buy this turn (Upgrades each turn!)
      • New Minion: Barrens Blacksmith – [Tier 3] 3/5: Frenzy: Give your other minions +2/+2.
    • Classic Format, Set Rotation and Core Set
      • Golden Classic Card Pack for logging in during Patch 20.0
      • Balance Change Reversions
      • Shaman Hero Power Change
      • Spell Schools added to existing Spells
    • New Rewards Track
      • Rewards Track Changes and Diamond Cards
      • Forged in the Barrens Tavern Pass
      • New Cosmetic Coins
    • Arena Rotation: March 30th
      • Core
      • Forged in the Barrens
      • Darkmoon Races (Mini-Set)
      • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
      • Scholomancy Academy
      • Ashes of Outland
      • Rise of Shadows
      • Means Streets of Gadgetzan
    • Bug Fixes & Improvements
      • Deck slots from [18] to [27]
      • Deck Selection UI Changes [Play Screen]
    • Duels Content Update
  • Samuro and Golden Mankrik Disenchant Value
    • Since the Forged in the Barrens Rewards Track and Tavern Pass are not going to be immediately available, it will be possible to obtain different versions of these cards if you open your packs early since you won’t have the duplicate protection in place that you normally would have if obtaining the cards through the pass before opening packs.
    • Because of this, the following cards will be disenchantable for their full dust value for a week following pre-release:
      • Blademaster Samuro (Regular)
      • Blademaster Samuro (Golden)
      • Mankrik (Golden)
  • Tavern Brawl: Three Wishes
    • Zephrys has blessed you with a random deck and 3 Wishes! And no wishing for more wishes!

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 round of Forged in the Barrens card releases, as well as taking a look at the new season rewards track.

News and Discussion

  • Rewards Track Refresh & Diamond Cards
    • Rewards Track: Update to rewards track progression and rewards.
    • Diamond Cards: Blademaster Samuro (Tavern Pass) and Bru’kan (Legendary Collector 5/5 Achievement)
    • Forged in the Barrens Tavern Pass: Available for purchase, with new cosmetics
    • New Coins: One for 90 Levels with Tavern Pass, other for 135 Barrens Collection Achievement. Bigglesworth Coin for 135 Scholomance Collection Achievement
  • Per Tweet from Alec Dawson, Stonetusk Boar and Bluegill Warrior moving to Wild, replaced in Core Set by 2/1 Beast with Rush (Stonetusk Boar) and 3/1 Murloc with Rush (Bluegill Warrior)
  • Tavern Brawl: A Temporus Shift
    • This is an illusion, turn times doubly so. Build a standard deck and each turn (except the first turn this time) you’ll get an extra turn!

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.

We finally have an announced release date of Forged in the Barrens, Avanties and Zerotio discuss the upcoming Pre-Launch Party events, and the Masters Tour Ironforge results up to recording time.

During our normal play portion we check out all of the Balance Reversions coming in the upcoming 20.0 patch.

News and Discussion

  • Forged in the Barrens Pre-Launch Party
    • Day 1 (3/23): Theorycrafting Live Streams
    • Day 2 (3/24): 100 Mega Bundle Codes via Reddit
    • Day 3 (3/25): 150 Mega Bundle Codes via Content Creators
    • Day 4 (3/26): 150 Mega Bundle Codes via Content Creators
    • Day 5 (3/29): Gifted Subs to popular Hearthstone Twitch Streamers
    • March 26-29: Pre-Release Weekend (Private Fireside)
    • Release Date: March 30th
    • April 2-4: Forged in the Barrens Twitch Drops ALL DAY
    • Discussion: Do we like this release time or should they push to April?
  • Possible Confirmation of Balance Change for Patch 20.0
    • Per Tweets from @Ben_Heathstone and @Imik_Plays, Blizzard posted new deck recipes and it shows Nitroboost Poison at 2 Mana. No confirmation, otherwise, from Team 5.
  • Masters Tour Ironforge: March 12-14
    • Top 16: Floki def NoFlame (3-2), Turna def McBanterFace (3-2), Okasinnsuke def *Chinese Characters* (3-2), XiaoBai def Lambyseries (3-2), Trahison def DimitriKazov (3-0), XiaoWang def Zoltan (3-1), Sidi def BeQuiet (3-1) and Maverick def CaelesLuna (3-0).
    • Top 8: Turna def Floki (3-2), Okasinnsuke Vs Xiaobai, Trahison Vs XiaoWang, Sidi Vs Maverick
    • Top 4: Turna Vs XiaoBai, *Currently Competing*
  • Tavern Brawl: Just A Hallucination
    • These aren’t my beautiful cards, this is not my beautiful deck! Your deck’s overflowing with Hallucination, go see how the other side plays.

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 an in depth look at the 235 cards that made the cut for the Core Set.

News and Discussion

  • Our Week in Life and Hearthstone
    • No play portion this week, we are reviewing the Core Set Release
    • Forged in the Barrens reviews should follow starting next week
  • Tavern Brawl: Cart Crash at the Crossroads
    • You collided with another Hero and your decks are mixed up! Pick another hero at the start of the game; your deck will be a random combination of the two classes!

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.