This week on Hero Power, Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the first full week of Demon Hunter in Hearthstone including win percentages and nerfs.

During the play portion of the show we take a look at Galkrond Evolve Shaman.


News and Discussion

Decklist:
[Sludge Slurper] x 2
[EVIL Totem] x 2
[Involcation of Frost] x 2
[Novice Engineer] x 2
[Bogstrok Clacker] x 2
[Desert Hare] x 2
[Far Sight] x 2
[Serpentshrine Portal] x 2
[Devoted Maniac] x 2
[Dread Corsair] x2
[Boggspine Knuckles] x 2
[Shield of Galakrond] x 2
[Corrupt Elementalist] x 2
[Kronx Dragonhoof] x 1
[Galakrond, the Tempest] x 1
[Mogu Fleshshaper] x 2

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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This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recently released changes to the ranked ladder system, the Demon Hunter prologue, and the upcoming Ashes of Outland release on April 7th.

During our normal play portion of the show we break down the Neutral cards from the new set.

News and Discussion

  • New Ranked Ladder started April 1st
    • Ridiculous Poll, where did you start and how many stars.
    • Discussion: How does the new system feel?
  • Demon Hunter Prologue: Went live April 2nd
    • Discussion: What are our initial thoughts of Demon Hunter, after Prologue?
  • Ashes of Outland: Releasing April 7th
    • Discussion: How excited are we?
  • Tavern Brawl: Brawl of Champions Grand Finals
    • It all ends here, which Champion shall stand victorious!? Choose a troll champion and you’ll get the strongest shrine yet!!!
  • Ashes of Outland: Neutral Card Review

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 discuss patch 17.0 going live and take a look at the Basic and Initiate Demon Hunter class cards.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 17.0: LIVE!
    • Duplicate Card Protection for all rarities
    • Free Deck for New/Returning Players
    • Battlegrounds Update
      • New Hero: Illidan Stormrage
      • New Card: Deflect-o-bot
      • New Card: Felfin Navigator
    • Card Changes
      • Dr Boom, Mad Genius: From 9 to 7 Mana
      • Giggling Inventor: From 7 to 6 Mana
      • Raiding Party: From 4 to 3 Mana
      • Reckless Experimenter: Removed “Cost can’t be reduced below 1.”
    • Zephrys has become smarter
      • Resolved multiple issues with Zephrys choosing the “Perfect Card”
      • Added the new Basic Priest Cards into Zephrys’ card options
    • Priest and Neutral HoF Rotation
    • New Priest Cards and Changes
    • New Ranked System coming April 1st
    • Demon Hunter Prologue coming April 2nd
    • Set Rotation, Ashes of Outland and Demon Hunter playable coming April 7th
  • Tavern Brawl: Return of Mechazod!
    • Mechazod wants a rematch! This time new allies stand against him. Good luck with this return cop-op brawl!
  • Demon Hunter Basic/Initiate Card Review

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.

What a week in Hearthstone, major announcements from the Hearthstone 2020 Showcase, Avanties and Zerotio recap it all for you in this episode.

News and Discussion

  • Hearthstone 2020 Showcase: Year of The Phoenix
    • Year of the Phoenix Roadmap
      • 3 Phases of changes to Hearthstone, corresponding with Set Releases
      • Card Pack Changes: Starting March 26th, duplicate protection will be applied to ALL RARITIES!!!
      • New/Returning Players: Starting March 26th, they will get a Free Deck of the class of their choice
      • Ranked Mode Overhaul: April 1st, new Ranked System Overhaul!!!
        • Discussion: Let’s break down how this new system works
      • Ranked Rewards: More Rewards, starting with the new Ranked System
      • Neutral HoF
        • Breakdown changes per link above
      • Priest Overhaul and HoF
        • Breakdown changes per link above
    • New Class: Demon Hunter
      • Hero Power – Demon Claws: (1) Mana – +1 Attack this turn
      • Class Ability – Outcast: Play card from Left or Right of Hand
      • Weapon based class with emphasis on minion combat
      • Basic/Initiate cards awarded from Prologue on April 2nd
      • Demon Hunter class Unlocks April 7th
    • New Set – Ashes of Outland
      • Release: April 7th
      • Demon Hunters playable at Release
      • Prime Minions: Powerful Legendary that shuffles a more powerful version, as a Deathrattle, into your Deck.
      • Imprisoned Demons: Powerful, undercosted minions that are dormant for 2 Turns and have powerful effects when they become active.
    • Patch 16.6: Live NOW! (March 17th)
      • Free Card: Kael’thas Sunstrider
      • Tavern Pass available for $19.99 (USD)
        • Four Arena Tickets and the following Battlegrounds Perks for the duration of the Ashes of Outland expansion cycle: advanced stats, visual emotes, a third and fourth hero to choose from at the start of a game, and early access to new Battlegrounds Heroes
      • Pre-Purchase of Ashes of Outland now available
        • $79.99 (USD) Ashes of Outland Mega Bundle – 90 Ashes of Outland Packs, Lady Vashj Shaman Hero, Serpentine Card Back, Random Ashes of Outland Golden Legendary and Tavern Pass
        • $49.99 (USD) Ashes of Outland Bundle – 55 Ashes of Outland Packs, Serpentine Card Back, Random Ashes of Outland Golden Legendary
      • Card Changes
      • Multiple Battlegrounds Changes
        • See Patch Notes link above
        • Discussion: Any of the BG changes you find interesting?
      • Update Plans for March 26th
        • Dr. Boom, Mad Genius
          • Old: Cost 9 mana → New: Cost 7 mana.
        • Giggling Inventor
          • Old: Cost 7 mana → New: Cost 6 mana.
        • Raiding Party
          • Old: Cost 4 mana → New: Cost 3 mana.
        • Reckless Experimenter
          • Old: Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at end of turn. (Cost can’t be reduced below 1.) → New: Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at end of turn.
        • Card Pack Changes, Hall of Fame, Priest Update, updated returning player experience, and free deck for new and returning players – Read more here.
        • Illidan Stormrage enters Battlegrounds.
          • Wingmen – [Passive] Start of Combat: Your left and right-most minions attack immediately.
  • Tavern Brawl: Three Wishes
    • Zephrys has blessed you with a random deck and 3 Wishes! And no wishing for more wishes!

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.

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This week Avanties and Zerotio examine a couple of tweets from Dean ‘Iksar’ Ayala and prepare themselves for the coming weeks of Hearthstone news.

During the play portion we check out a Highlander Paladin deck from our patron Dave Howard.

News and Discussion

Decklist:
[Crystology] x 1
[Glow-Tron] x 1
[Hot Air Balloon] x 1
[Mecharoo] x 1
[Sand Breath] x 1
[Firetree Witchdoctor] x 1
[Micro Mummy] x 1
[Sanctuary] x 1
[Sir Finley of the Sands] x 1
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Bronze Explorer] x 1
[Bronze Hearld] x 1
[Dragonrider Talritha] x 1
[Scalerider] x 1
[Sky Claw] x 1
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Annoy-o-Module] x 1
[Frizz Kindleroost] x 1
[Spellbreaker] x 1
[Amber Watcher] x 1
[Big Ol’ Whelp] x 1
[Dragonmaw Scorcher] x 1
[Faceless Corruptor] x 1
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Shink Ray] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Evasive Wyrm] x 1
[Siamat] x 1
[Tirion Fordring] x 1
[Dragonqueen Alexstrasza] 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.