This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the dismissal of the Specialist format and the re-introduction of a modified Conquest.

Plus during the play portion we quickly touch on each of the announced cards from the stream dump.

News and Discussion

  • A Remixed Format and More for Grandmasters
    • Retiring Specialist and replacing it with Bo3 Conquest featuring a Shield Phase.
      • What is a Shield Phase and how does it work?
    • Quality of Life changes coming to Grandmasters Season 2
    • No changes to Masters Tour, but it will be monitored
  • Saviors of Uldum: Release 8/6
    • Theory Crafting Streams: Blizzard allowed select streamers to get early access to Saviors of Uldum and to Theory Craft new decks
    • A few streamers were even brought to Blizzard HQ in CA and Paris, to stream and get developer interviews
    • Discussion: As a player/viewer, do we like this?

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This week Avanties, Mattatarms, and Zerotio are taking a look at the recent news including Grandmasters, China Gold Series, and much more.

During the play portion we review over 50 new of the newly announced cards coming in Saviors of Uldum.

News and Discussion

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This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the Hearthstone Reddit Q&A and the launch of the Fire Fest-E.V.I.L.
During the second half of the show we check out the most recent Saviors of Uldum card releases.

News and Discussion

  • Hearthstone Reddit Q&A
    • No major highlights, mainly about mechanic and decisions around SoU
    • Link in Show Notes
  • Fire Fest-E.V.I.L has started!
    • July 10th – 31st
    • Daily Quests
    • Themed Tavern Brawls
      • Blackrock Crash – Week 1: July 10-17
      • Blackrock Crash – Week 2: July 17-24
      • The Bourndown: July 24-31
    • Card reveals, based on number of Bosses cleared by the Hearthstone Community
      • 25%: Card 1 (Already Revealed – Plague of Madness)
      • 50%: Card 2 (Already Revealed – Psychopomp)
      • 75%: Card 3
      • 100% Legendary Card
  • San Diego Comic Con: July 18th 12:00pm-1:00pm pst
    • Live panel with Dave Kosak and the Voice Actors behind the League of Explorers
    • Panel will also include a sneak peek at 4 new legendaries.
  • Grandmasters Playoffs: July 12-14
    • Finals still going on
    • Finalists competing for 1 Spot per region to compete at BlizzCon
      • APAC: Surrender def Staz, Alutemu def Shaxy, Surrender def Alutemu
      • Europe: Fenomeno Vs Orange, Hunterace Vs Seiko
      • Americas: Fr0zen Vs Purple, Eddie Vs PNC

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Avanties and Zerotio discuss the new set announcement as well as breakdown the new bundles for purchase and discuss a few of the cards revealed so far.

News and Discussion

  • New Set: Saviors of Uldum
    • Saviors of Uldum Video Revealed on 7/1
    • August 6th Release Date (Pre-Release Event August 2-5)
    • Return of characters from League of Explorers: Finley, Reno, Brann and Elise
    • New Keyword – Reborn: Minion returns with 1 HP, after first time killed (paladin secret Redemption)
    • Plagues: Expensive and Powerful Spells
    • New Quests: Completing quests give a new Hero Power
  • Patch 14.6: Preparing for Saviors of Uldum
    • Pre-Purchase of Saviors of Uldum
      • $49.99: 50 Packs, Random Golden Legendary, Elise’s Journal Card Back
      • $79.99: 80 Packs, Random Golden Legendary, Elise Starseeker Druid Portrait and Elise’s Journal Card Back
    • Hall of Fame rotation and new cards
    • Updated Card Art for various cards
    • Pilfer Change: Add a random card from another class to your hand.
    • Tavern Brawl Downtime Change: Downtime for Tavern Brawls has been reduced to 1 hour per week. Tavern Brawls will now begin every week on Wednesday at 9:00 AM PDT and end the following Wednesday at 8:00 AM PDT  (times and dates will vary by region)
    • Various Bug Fixes

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This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the new class identity developer insight that dropped this week including new hall of fame cards and replacements.

During the play portion of the show we check out a Mech Hooktusk Rogue.

News and Discussion

  • Developer Insights: Class Identity, Hall of Fame, New Classic Cards 
    • Class Identity finally established for the Basic and Classic set
      • Strange Outliers?
      • Basic & Classic cards that might be included in the future? (Ex. Soulfire, Holy Fire, Holy Wrath)
    • Vanish & Mindblast Hall of famed
      • First Basic cards to be sent to the Hall of Fame
      • Radiance: Priest, 1 mana heal 5 health to your hero
      • Plague Bringer: Rogue 4 mana 3/3 Battlecry: Give a friendly minion poisonous
    • New Classic Cards
      • Legendaries: Brightwing, High Inquisitor Whitemane
      • Epic: Barren Stablehand
      • Rare: SI Infiltrator, Archane Devourer, Righteousness (Paladin), Siegebreaker (Warlock).
      • Commons: Gift of the Wild (Druid)
  •  Next Set Teaser
    • More information coming July 1st

Decklist:
[Backstab] x 2
[Mecharoo] x 2
[EVIL Cable Rat] x 1
[Eviscerate] x 2
[Sap] x 2
[Underbelly Fence] x 2
[Blink Fox] x 2
[Edwin VanCleef] x 1
[EVIL Miscreant] x 2
[Nightmare Amalgam] x 2
[SI:7 Agent] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Hench-Clan Burglar] x 2
[Ticket Scalper] x 2
[Vendetta] x 2
[Zilliax] x 1
[Heistbaron Togwaggle] x 1
[Captain Hooktusk] x 1

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