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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 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.

This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the new Book of Mercenaries Rokara solo content and we speculate about the upcoming 20.0.2 balance changes.

During the play portion we check out a Control Warlock created by Mattatarms.

News and Discussion

Decklist:
[Armor Vendor] x 2
[Spirit Jailer] x 2
[Acidic Swamp Ooze] x 1
[Drain Soul] x 2
[Far Watch Post] x 2
[Soul Shear] x 2
[Backfire] x 2
[Hysteria] x 2
[Luckysoul Hoarder] x 2
[School Spirits] x 2
[Tamsin Roame] x 1
[Kazakus, Golem Shaper] x 1
[Ogremancer] x 1
[Siphon Soul] x 1
[Ticaktus] x 1
[Soulciologist Malicia] x 1
[Strongman] x 2
[Twisting Nether] x 1
[Y’Shaarj, the Defiler] 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. AAECAf0GCs/SA47UA/zeA87hA/zoA/LtA6yfBIKgBIOgBIWgBAqsywPM0gPN0gPm4QP14wP44wOS5AOT5AP36APnoAQA

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.

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.