Hallow! Hallow! Hallow!

This week on Hero Power we discuss the fall out in the community leagues, plus HCT Fall Championships, and much more.

During the play portion of the show Mattatarms and Zeortio do their best Bloodyface and Languagehacker impression to recreate the HCT Fall Finals.

News and Discussion

  • Blizzard cracks down on Hearthstone Community Leagues, now requiring a community license and restricted format.
    • Avanties discussion with the community team.
    • Discussion and Speculation between Mattatarms, Virsica, and Zerotio
  • Upcoming Balance Update: Oct 18th (Balance changes go live tomorrow, see show notes or listen to Coin Concede for comprehensive breakdown.)
    • Giggling Inventor: From 5 Mana to 7 Mana
    • Mana Wyrm: From 1 Mana to 2 Mana
    • Aviana: From 9 Mana to 10 Mana
    • Due to Go live October 18th
    • Discussion: Is this enough to “refresh” meta, until the next set release?
    • Discussion: Does the change to Aviana show us that Wild Balance is important to Team 5?
  • HCT Fall Championship
    • Top 4, going to World Championship: Bloodyface, Bloodtrail Justsaiyan and LanguageHacker
    • Finals: Languagehacker def Bloodyface!
      • Both finalists have been guests on Hero Power!
  • Hallow’s End Event: Oct 17-31
    • Logging in during this Event gives you a Golden Witch’s Cauldron
    • Dual-Class Arena during the Event: First Arena Run is Free!
    • Monster Smash Tavern Brawl: Oct 17-22
    • The Headless Horseman Rides Again Tavern Brawl: Oct 24-29
    • “Hallow! Hallow! Bundle:  $19.99 USD for 20 Witchwood Packs and Annoy-O Paladin Portrait
  • Tavern Brawl: Monster Smash
    • It’ll catch on in a flash! Take control of one of the Witchwood’s powerful monsters and misfits! Let’s see who rules the Witchwood!

This week Mattatarms plays Bloodyfaces line up from HCT Fall Championship vs Zerotio playing Languagehackers line up.

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.

Mageadeath!Rattle Hunter

This week we welcome special guest Mageadeath as we discuss the recent Meta polarization article from Vicious Syndicate, Chinese Taipei being eliminated form the HGG, Twitch Rivals, and much much more.

During the play portion we check out an awesome DeathRattle Hunter from Mageadeath.

News and Discussion

    • Tom60229 Statement
      • TLDR: A lot of accusations towards certain players (not just Taiwanese players) were made. The whole competitive system is criticized. Apologies to fans and to Esports industry, but probably nothing will change.
  • Art of Hearthstone Book available at Blizzcon and Blizzard Shop
    • Standard Edition priced at US $45, and a Limited Edition priced at US $125
  • Blizzcon goodies announced for Hearthstone
    • Get in here bundle
    • Star Aligner cardback
  • Twitch Rivals: Gold Rush Challenge
    • Streamers start new account and stream all progress
    • Unlock all classes and get to 10
    • First person to 5000 gold wins $15,000
  • Tavern Brawl: Boss Battle Royale 2!
    • The bosses are back and they brought some new friends! Find out who’s the new champion – choose a class and we’ll give you a corresponding dungeon boss to play!
      • NEW: Druid: King Togwaggle – Hero Power (3): Find a Treasure!
      • Hunter: Skelesaurus Hex – Hero Power (0): Give each player a random card. It costs (0).
      • Mage: Curator – Hero Power (Passive): Your hero has Taunt.
      • Paladin: White King – Hero Power (2): Discover a chess piece.
      • Priest: Professor Putricide – Hero Power (Passive): All Secrets cost (0).
      • Rogue: Grobbulus – Hero Power (2): Deal 1 damage to all minions. If any die, summon a slime.
      • Shaman: Lady Naz’Jar – Hero Power (End of Your Turn): At the end of your turn, replace all minions with new ones that cost (1) more.
      • NERFED: Warlock: Sindragosa – Hero Power (2): Deal 2 damage.
      • Warrior: Coren Direbrew (Grim Guzzler) – Hero Power (0): Put a minion from each deck into the battlefield.

Decklist:
Candleshot x 2
Hunter's Mark x 2
Play Dead x 2
Tracking x 2
Prince Keleseth x 1
Devilsaur Egg x 2
Gluttonous Ooze x 1
Spider Bomb x 2
Terrorscale Stalker x 2
Flanking Strike x 2
Houndmaster Shaw x 1
Saronite Chain Gang x 1
Carnivorous Cube x 2
Witchwood Grizzly x 2
Zilliax x 1
Deathstalker Rexxar x 1
Mossy Horror x 1
Savannah Highmane x 1
Kathrena Winterwisp x 1
King Krush 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.
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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.

Boomsday or Bustday!

This week we have breaking news regarding Blizzard, as well as update 12.2, BlizzCon’s Hearthstone schedule, recent tournaments and so much more!

During the play portion of the show we try out one of the decks Thijs used to win the EU vs CN tournament. Read More →

Uther

The Four Horseman of Hero Power!

This week we celebrate doing this show 150 times and discuss the HGG results, Con Before the Storm, and a new Tavern Brawl.

During the play portion we check out an OTK Paladin built by Thijs and played by Zerotio to win an invitation in the Tavern Hero Championships. Read More →


Bloodyface to Fall Championships!

On this episode we welcome 2018 HCT Fall Championship Qualifier and friend, BloodyfaceHS.  We discuss his awesome run in the tournament last weekend as well as the big Hearthstone announcement news.

Bloodyface shows us his Quest Rogue deck from Playoffs.

News and Discussion

  • HCT Americas Fall Playoffs
    • Top 8: Bloodyface, Tincho, Justsaiyan, Languagehacker, Pelletire, Purple, ETC, and Seohyun.
    • Top 4 moving on to Fall Championships: Bloodyface, Justsaiyan, Languagehacker, and Tincho
  • So let’s talk with 1 of the finalists, Bloodyface: (Insert questions for players below)
    • You had Quest Rogue in your lineup, it was the 2nd most brought deck to the tournament, how did you decide on your lineups?
      • Bloodyface: (Malygos Druid, Cube Hunter, Quest Rogue, and Even Warlock)
      • I have to ask about Tyrantus in your Malygos Druid
      • Describe your thought process on Game 1 end game vs Pelletiere, how tempting was it to go all in on King Crushes.
      • You could tell from the VOD that your opponent in the winners match was starting to lose his composure game 3, could you tell by his play and were you able to exploit that?
      • Now that we know theres no nerfs incoming before the Fall Championship.  Who are you most looking forward to facing? What are you expecting from the meta? (without giving away your strategy?
      • How good was your birthday last weekend?

 

 

Decklist:
Preparation x 2
Shadowstep x 2
Glacial Shard x 2
Southsea Deckhand x 2
Stonetusk Boar x 1
The Caverns Below x 1
Wax Elemental x 2
Novice Engineer x 2
Vicious Scalehide x 2
Youthful Brewmaster x 2
Fan of Knives x 2
Mimic Pod x 1
Sonya Shadowdancer x 1
Zola the Gorgon x 1
Elven Minstrel x 2
Giggling Inventor x 2
Vanish x 2
Valeera the Hollow 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.
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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.