This week Avanties and Zerotio are excited to review the cards released so far for the new set Fractured in Alterac Valley, we also break down Patch 21.8

News and Discussion

  • Next Set: Fractured in Alterac Valley
    • 10 New Hero Cards (One for each class, themed as Mercenaries)
    • New Keyword: Honorable Kill – bonus effect when doing exact lethal to a minion
    • Objectives: Spells that have a “Static Effect”, which lasts for 3 turns
    • Choose Your Faction: Choose Alliance or Horde to get a golden version of that faction’s leader (Drek’thar – Horde or Vanndar Stormpike – Alliance)
      • You get that Legendary Minion when you choose
      • After Set Releases, most faction honor gives all players a Diamond Version of that faction’s leader
    • Release Date: Dec 7th
  • Patch 21.8 Notes: Released Nov 16th
    • Choose Your Faction, Claim Your Leader
    • Pre-Purchase: Fractured in Alterac Valley
      • $79.99 USD: 80 Packs + 5 Golden Packs, 2 Random Golden Legendary Cards, Vanndar Stormpike Alternate Warrior Portrait and Card Back, Battlegrounds Perks, 5 Mercenaries Packs and 1 Random Legendary Mercenary (or 100 Coins)
      • $49.99 USD: 60 Packs, 2 Random Legendary Cards and Card Back
    • Fight for Honor and Battle for Alterac Valley: Dec 7th – Jan 11th
      • Gain Honor for Playing Traditional Hearthstone, Arena and Duels
      • Faction with Highest Honor at the end, gives Diamond Faction Leader to all players
      • 10 Honor for every game played
      • 10 additional Honor for Winning
      • 20 Additional Honor for defeating opposing Faction
    • Card Balance Changes
      • Discussed last episode
    • Battlegrounds Updates
      • Armor added to Heroes, based on “Hero Tier”
      • New Hero – Tamsin Roame: 0 Gold – Start of Combat: Destroy your lowest health minion. Give its health to all your others.
    • Hero and Minion Updates
      • [Details in Show Notes]
    • Mercenaries Updates
      • [Details in Show Notes]
    • Arena Updates
      • Deeprun Engineer is now Banned
    • Book of Mercenaries – Scabbs
    • Bug Fixes & Game Improvements

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 recently released blog post with the proposed balance changes. We also discuss the possibility of a new set being released soon.

During the play portion of the show we check out the new Battlegrounds update with the inclusion of Diablo.

News and Discussion

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This week Avanties and Zerotio take a dive into the Patch 21.6 notes and break them down while contemplating… is there too much to do in Hearthstone right now?

During the play portion we try our hand at Dual Class Arena, spoilers it is still as RNG as always.

News and Discussion

  • Deadmines is Here!
  • Patch 21.6: LIVE!
    • Discussion: How have we enjoyed Mercenaries?
    • Discussion: How have we enjoyed Duels?
    • Discussion: How have we enjoyed Battlegrounds?
    • Discussion: How have we enjoyed Dual Arena?
    • Discussion: Is there too much to do in this patch?
  • Mercenaries – What’s Next?
    • Launch Celebration: 5 Free Packs, if you played during Patch 21.4
    • Changes Coming: Taking feedback on Bugs, Balance and Quality of Life Changes
    • The Village
      • Task Board: Looking to improve Tasks
      • Buildings: Training Hall – Alternate way to level Mercs
    • The Fighting Pit
      • Working on adjustments for AI and matchmaking
      • Exploit Fix: To battle “5 and 1 Concede Tactic”, you will not get PvP Rewards unless 1 Mercenary has been defeated in the match
      • First Season Ends at the end of November, future seasons end at the end of each Month
    • Travel Point
      • Adjusting difficulties of Heroic Bounties
      • Working on changes to Mysterious Stranger encounters, with player interests in mind
    • Building Your Collection
      • They are looking at multiple aspects of Pack Openings

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 tear into the meat of Patch 21.6 and there is a lot to chew through including new mercenaries, new battlegrounds heroes, and of course a new mini-set of 35 cards to review!

News and Discussion

  • Patch 21.6 Notes: 11/02
    • Deadmines Mini-Set Launches Nov 2nd
      • 35 Unique Cards (4 Legendary, 1 Epic, 14 Rare and 16 Commons)
      • $14.99 or 2000 Gold for Full Set
    • New Mercenaries
      • Edwin, Defias Kingpin (Legendary/Fighter)
      • Sneed (Epic/Protector)
      • Eudora (Epic/Fighter)
      • Mr. Smite (Rare/Protector)
      • Cookie, the Cook (Rare/Caster)
    • New Mercenary Bounties – Blackrock Zone
      • Highlord Omokk
      • General Drakkisath
      • Rend Blackhand
    • Battlegrounds Updates
      • New Hero: Diablo
      • New Hero: Sneed
      • New Hero: Cookie the Cook
    • Duels Updates
      • Nov 2nd Rating Reset
      • Deadmines Mini-Set avail to build Duels Decks
      • Card Buckets adjusted to include Deadmines Mini-Set
      • Limited-Time New Hero: Diablo
      • Treasure Updates
        • Active Treasure “Black Soulstone” available for all Heroes except Diablo
        • Passive Treasure Updates (*See Patch Notes Link)
      • Hero Updates
        • Starting Patch 21.6, all original Scholomance Heroes will have their unlock requirements removed
      • Arena Rotation (*See Patch Notes Link)
      • Battle -Ready Decks Return
        • Available in the shop for a limited time
        • 4 Classes Available: Rogue, Druid, Hunter or Paladin
      • Book of Mercenaries – Cariel: Nov 9th

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This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at Patch 21.4..4 and we discuss the Official Blizzard Mercenary Tier list released on Twitter.

During the play portion of the show we roll into the Battlegrounds.

News and Discussion

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.