This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the pending nerfs as well as the launch of season 2 of Grandmasters and much more.

During the play portion we check out a Highlander Mage from TheoHS

News and Discussion

  • Upcoming Balance Changes: August 26th
    • Conjurer’s Calling: From 3 Mana to 4 Mana
    • Luna’s Pocket Galaxy: From 5 Mana to 7 Mana (Same as pre-buff)
    • Dr Boom, Mad Genius: From 7 Mana to 9 Mana
    • Extra Arms: From 2 Mana to 3 Mana (Sam as pre-buff)
    • Barnes: From 4 Mana to 5 Mana
    • Discussion: Removing buffs from 2 Cards, should they not buff cards?
    • Discussion: Will this be enough to “mix up” they meta?
  • Celestalon goes into details about Zephrys and future hotfixes, on The Angry Chicken
    • Celestalon goes into initial designs of Zephrys
    • New situations are being taught to Zephrys, specifically for Weapon Removal
    • Hotifxes will be applying new card selections, in specific situations
      • Hotfixes schedule for August 26th update
    • Current version of Zephrys is “6.2”, most worked on card in Hearthstone
      • Was considered v6.1 at Launch Day
    • Zephrys hit over 1000 lines of script, most cards are from 2-50 lines
    • They chose Basic and Classic set to reward skill in playing Zephrys
    • Zephrys was not designed just for Saviors of Uldum, but seemed to fit the set
    • Bounce cards “banned” from card list, “No wishing for more wishes!”
    • Lots of other great topics discussed in the Interview, link in Show Notes
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  • Grandmasters Season 2: Week 1
    • First look at Conquest, with a Shield Phase
    • Bloodyface gets a 1-1 start to Season 2
    • Overall Player feeling about new format is positive
    • Discussion: As a viewer, do you feel New Conquest Format will be successful?
  • Tavern Brawl: The Great Amalgamation!
    • What horror has science wrought!? Build a deck, all minions count as Elementals, Mechs, Demons, Murlocs, Dragons, Beasts, Pirates and Totems!
    • Tavern Brawl uses “Wild Format”

[Ray of Frost] x 1
[Acidic Swamp Ooze] x 1
[Ancient Mysteries] x 1
[Doomsayer] x 1
[Frostbolt] x 1
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Arcane Intellect] x 1
[Conjurer’s Calling] x 1
[Counterspell] x 1
[Flame Ward] x 1
[Frost Nova] x 1
[Ice Barrier] x 1
[Messenger Raven] x 1
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Stargazer Luna] x 1
[Vulpera Scoundrel] x 1
[Arcane Keysmith] x 1
[Bone Wraith] x 1
[Polymorph] x 1
[Sandbinder] x 1
[Witchwood Piper] x 1
[Luna’s Pocket Galaxy] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Khartut Defender] x 1
[Reno the Relicologist] x 1
[Archmage Antonidas] x 1
[Siamat] x 1
[Alexstrasza] x 1
[Kalecgos] x 1
[Mountain Giant] x 1

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