It’s back to school time in Hearthstone, this week Avanties and Zerotio are excited to discuss the newest expansion for Hearthstone, Scholomance Academy! This expansion brings lots of new features, but we also discuss the patch 17.6 battlegrounds changes.

During the play portion of the show we take a look at the first 14 cards released for this expansion.

News and Discussion

  • Hearthstone’s New Expansion: Scholomance Academy!
  • Patch 17.6 Battlegrounds Hero Pool Updates
    • New Hero Tess Greyman
      • Bob’s Burgles (Cost 1)
      • Refresh Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponents warband
      • Available early on July 28th with Battlegrounds Perks
    • Returning Heroes
      • King Mukla
      • Dinotamer Brann
    • Updated Heroes
      • Aranna Starseeker
        • Old: After you refresh 7 times bob always has 7 minions, New: after you refresh 5 times bob always has 7 minions.
      • Captain Hooktusk
        • Old: Discover a minion from one tavern tear lower, New: Get a random minion from one tavern tear lower
      • Pirates are no longer guaranteed to appear in every Battlegrounds game
    • New Minion
      • Amalagadon
        • Tier 6, 6 Attack, 6 Health
          • Battlecry for each different minion type you have, Adapt randomly.
    • Update Minion
      • Goldrinn, the Great Wolf
        • Old: Tier 5, New: Tier 4
  • Masters Tour – Asia Pacific
    • Top 8: Alutemu (8) def OldBoy (1), Bunnyhoppor (2) def LPXHope (7), Leta (3) def Justsaiyan (6), Thijs (5) def RNGLeaoh (4)
    • Top 4: Alutemu def Thijs, Leta def Bunnyhoppor
    • Finals: Leta def Alutemu
    • Discussion: Do we think the Balance Update had an impact on this tournament?
  • Tavern Brawl: A Peek to the Past
    • Let’s take it down a notch there brawler. Make a deck using only cards from Basic and Classic sets, but none of those fancy Epics or Legendaries, ya hear?

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