Avanties and Zerotio are back after a week off and we are discussing the Las Vegas Masters Tournament, the remaining masters events, and the new Toki Wild bundle.

During the play portion we check out a hybrid secret/mech hunter.

News and Discussion

  • Hearthstone Masters Tour Las Vegas – Jun 14th-16th
    • Top 4 Single Elimination – Tom60229 vs Dog and Gallon vs Posesi
    • Finals – Dog vs Gallon – Dog wins 3-1
      • Controversy over decklists releasing early and players changing their lineups
  • The second masters tour will take place in Seoul, South Korea August 15th-18th and the third and final masters tour of the year will take place in Bucharest, Romania October 18th-20th
  • Toki’s Wild Bundle: Available until July 1st
    • 8 Packs Each of the Wild Exclusive Sets (56 Total Packs)
    • $34.99 US
    • Discussion: Is this a sign of a shake up in Wild?

Decklist:
Secretkeeper x 2
Explosive Trap x 1
Fireworks Tech x 2
Freezing Trap x 1
Rat Trap x 2
Snake Trap x 1
Snipe x 1
Animal Companion x 1
[Nine Lives] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
Spider Bomb x 2
Unleash the Hounds x 1
[Ursatron] x 2
Houndmaster Shaw x 1
[Marked Shot] x 2
Necromechanic x 2
Subject 9 x 1
Zilliax x 1
Mechanical Whelp x 2
[Unleash the Beast] x 1
Zul'jin x 1

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This week we are excited to welcome Hearthstone Grandmaster Bloodyface to the show, we will be discussing the upcoming Masters Tour Tournament in Las Vegas

During the play portion of the show Bloodyface shows us a conjurer’s calling mage deck with some secret tech.

News and Discussion

  • Introduction: Bloodyface
    • Tell us a bit about yourself (How you’ve been since you were last here.)
    • Discussion: How did it feel to represent NA in the World Championships?
    • Discussion: How has the Grandmasters experience been?
      • Are you happy with how it has been run? If not what do you think Blizzard could do to make it a better experience for the players?
  • Masters Bundle – Available Now!
    • $19.99 US
    • 10 Rise of Shadows and 10 Rastakhan’s Rumble Packs
    • Stolen Thunder Card Back and Thunder King Shaman Hero!
    • Portion of purchase goes to Master Tour Tournament Prizing, up to $250,000 US per Tournament ($750,000 Total)
  • Masters Tour Vegas: June 14-16
    • Event to be streamed in 5 Languages
    • Over 350 Players
    • 12 rounds of Swiss (7 rounds on day 1, Players with 4 or more wins will play through 5 more rounds on day 2.)  Top 8 will play on Day 3.
    • $250,000 US Prize Pool
    • Discussion: Are you excited for Masters Tour Vegas?
      • What class/archetype do you expect to see the most
    • Are you going to Vegas for the Masters Tour?  Here are the official hangouts with other fans:
      • Poolside Gathering, Thursday Night 6/13 7pm-11pm at the LINQ Pool
      • Day 3 Watch Party Sunday 6/16 12pm-5pm at The Book inside the LINQ
  • Dalaran Heist Chapter 5 – Kirin Tor Citadel
    • Final Chapter of Solo Content for Rise of Shadows
    • Twist: 12 Total Bosses
    • Completing 5 Normal Bosses grants 3 Rise of Shadows Packs
    • Completing Normal Mode grants a Golden Classic Pack!
    • Discussion: How has everyone been enjoying the Solo Content?
    • Discussion: Overall impressions of the Solo Content for Rise of Shadows?

Decklist:
Elemental Evocation x 2
[Magic Trick] x 2
Mirror Image x 2
[Ray of Frost] x 2
Khadgar x 1
[Mana Cyclone] x 2
Sorcerer's Apprentice x 2
Arcane Intellect x 2
Banana Buffoon x 2
[Conjurer’s Calling] x 2
Frost Nova x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
Stargazer Luna x 1
Sandbinder x 1
Zilliax x 1
Archmage Antonidas x 1
Sea Giant x 2
Mountain Giant x 2

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This week Avanties and Zerotio reminisce about the Hearthpwn website and the recent announcement of its closure. They also discuss the recent grandmasters play and the start of the Rise of the Mech event.

During the play portion Mattatarms gives us a Murloc Aggro deck from the China Gold Series.

News and Discussion

Decklist:
[Zap] x 2
Lightning Bolt x 2
Murloc Tidecaller x 2
[Sludge Slurper] x 2
Voltaic Burst x 2
Bluegill Warrior x 2
Earthen Might x 1
Likkim x 2
Rockbiter Weapon x 2
[Underbelly Angler] x 2
Electra Stormsurge x 1
Haunting Visions x 1
Lava Burst x 2
Murloc Warleader x 1
Spirit of the Frog x 2
Thunderhead x 2
Doomhammer x 2

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This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recently announced and implemented balance changes as well as the upcoming buffs. Also a new card is making waves in the community before it has even dropped.

During the play portion of the show we check out a really fun Heal Druid deck from G2Thijs.

News and Discussion

  • Balanced Changes announced 5/20, went into effect 5/22
    • EVIL Miscreant from 1/5 to 1/4
    • Raiding Party from 3 Mana to 4 Mana
    • Preparation from reducing Spell Mana cost by (3) Mana to reducing by (2) Mana
    • Archivist Elysiana from 8 Mana to 9 Mana
  • Behold the Rise of The Mech! Event starting June 3rd
    • New Card: SN1P-SN4P
      • Will be considered as part of Boomsday Project, for rotation
      • Hearthstone and THL Community Member Hockeyboyz found an OTK combo using Coppertail Imposter, SN1P-SN4P and Reckless Experimenter.
        • This prompted a Reddit Response from Community Manager Chris Attalus, which announced a change to Reckless Experimenter. Text Addition: “(Cost can’t be reduced below 1.)”
  • Arena will now contain the following sets:
    • Classic
    • Basic
    • Goblins vs. Gnomes
    • The Grand Tournament
    • Karazhan
    • The Boomsday Project
    • Rise of Shadows
  • Improvements to the following Boomsday Class Cards (Buffs):
    • Druid: Gloop Sprayer from 8 Mana to 7 Mana
    • Druid: Mulchmunker from 10 Mana to 9 Mana
    • Hunter: Necromechanic from 5 Mana to 4 Mana
    • Hunter: Flark’s Boom-Zooka from 8 Mana to 7 Mana
    • Mage: Unexpected results from 4 Mana to 3 Mana
    • Mage: Luna’s Pocket Galaxy from 7 Mana to 5 Mana
    • Paladin: Crystology from 2 Mana to 1 Mana
    • Glowstone Technician from 6 Mana to 5 Mana
    • Priest: Extra Arms from 3 Mana to 2 Mana
    • Priest: Cloning Device from 2 Mana to 1 Mana
    • Rogue: Pogo-Hopper from 2 Mana to 1 Mana
    • Violet Haze from 3 Mana to 2 Mana
    • Shaman: The Storm Bringer from 7 Mana to 6 Mana
    • Shaman: Thunderhead from 3/5 to 3/6
    • Warlock: Spirit Bomb from 2 Mana to 1 Mana
    • Warlock: Dr Morrigan from 8 Mana to 6 Mana
    • Warrior: Security Rover from 2/5 to 2/6
    • Warrior: Beryllium Nullifier from 3/8 to 4/8
  • Discussion: Are Buffs a “Good Thing” for the game? Doe it set a good or bad precedence? Do we like Events like this?

Decklist:
[Crystal Power] x 2
Bloodmage Thalnos x 1
[Keeper Stalladris] x 1
Wild Pyromancer x 1
Wrath x 1
Ferocious Howl x 2
Healing Touch x 1
Mind Control Tech x 1
Witching Hour x 2
[Archmage Vargoth] x 1
Flobbidinous Floop x 1
Juicy Psychmelon x 1
Predatory Instincts x 2
Swipe x 2
Faceless Manipulator x 2
Starfall x 1
[Witchwood Grizzley] x 2
Zilliax x 2
Ancient of Lore x 2
Gloop Sprayer x 1
[Lucentbark] x 1

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This week Avanties rolls solo while discussing the solo content. He also takes a look at a breakdown of classes brought by the Grandmasters in Week 1 and a recent announcement of Improvements coming to Masters Qualifiers.

During the play portion Avanties checks out the new Zayle, Shadow Cloak deck recipe card.

News and Discussion

  • Grandmasters Week 1
    • 25 Warriors, 12 Rogues, 8 Mages, 3 Hunters
    • NA and EU brought warrior….lots and lots of bomb warrior
    • APAC most diverse
      • Languagehacker Casting! (he was awesome)
    • Did you watch? Will you still watch?
  • Improvements to Masters Qualifiers
    • Each Qualifier will now send 2 invites to their Masters Tour Event
      • First & Second Place
    • Introducing Single Elimination Tournaments mixed in with the Swiss Tournaments to try to improve the length of time each one takes.
      • Single Elimination Events will be on Saturday & Sunday
    • Players that have made top 8 6 times will get an invite to Masters Tour Event.
      • Retroactive to the start of Masters Qualifiers (24 new players met that qualification)
    • Listening to concerns about Specialist Format, Format will be revisited after Vegas Tour Event.
  • Dalaran Heist is live!
    • Chapters 1 & 2 are live along with Mage, Shaman, Hunter for those who have purchased.
    • Chapter 3 goes live next Thursday.  
    • New feature introduced with the newest patch, When you disconnect, close the app, or crash from Single Player content, you will connect right from where you left off
    • Impressions, Thoughts, is it worth the $20? (yes, duh)
  • Tavern Brawl, Cloneball
    • The legends of Azeroth are playing Cloneball! Your team is random legends, each cloned four times! Go get ’em champ!

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.