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!

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