This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss what moving Masters Tour Madrid up a month and a half could mean for the World Championships and we take a look at 32 more Scholomance Academy cards that were revealed this year.

News and Discussion

  • Scholomance Academy Release Date: August 6th
    • Private Fireside Gatherings can be scheduled for July 31 – August 3
    • Private Firesides can be scheduled by anyone and allow packs to be opened early.
  • Masters Tour Madrid: Online
    • Moved from December to October 23-25
    • Qualifiers Aug 6 – Sept 27
    • Final Tour Stop to Qualify for Grandmasters 2021
    • Discussion: Since this is the final Tour Stop in 2020, do we expect World Championships within the Year of The Phoenix?
  • Tavern Brawl: Just A Hallucination
    • These aren’t my beautiful cards, this is not my beautiful deck! Your deck’s overflowing with Hallucinations, go see how the other side plays.

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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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This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the upcoming patch 17.6 and the card updates. We also talk about how this patch affects Masters Tour APAC and some recent changes to Team 5.

During the play portion we check out a Wild Mech Paladin from our friend and patron Mike Lowe.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 17.6 Balance Update: Goes Live 7/14
    • Dragonqueen Alexstrasza: Cost of Dragons reduced to [1], up from [0]
    • Corsair Cache: Gives weapon +1 Durability, was +1/+1
    • Metamorphosis: Damage changed to [4], down from [5]
    • Kayn Sunfury: Now 3/4, was 3/5
    • Warglaives of Azzinoth: Mana changed to [6], up from [5]
    • Dragoncaster: Mana changed to [7], up from [6]
    • Fungal Fortunes: Mana changed to [3], up from [2]
    • Galakrond (Rogues – All Forms): Changed cost of cards drawn to [1], up from [0]
    • Also, unannounced Battleground Balance Changes are coming.
    • Discussion: How do we feel about this Balance Change?
    • Discussion: Will it shake up the meta enough, before the next Set Release?
  • Masters Tour – APAC: July 16-19
    • Do we feel the players will have enough time to prepare, since Balance Changes hit July 14th?
  • “Recent” shake ups to Team5
    • Art Director Ben Thompson left the company around November 18th, 2019.
    • Senior VFX Artist Hadidjah has moved to another team inside the company.
  • Tavern Brawl: Decks Assemble!
    • All of Azeroth want to brawl for you! Start with a small deck, recruit as you go, then send them to fight over and over!

Decklist:
[Crystology] x 2
[Glow-Tron] x 2
[Skaterbot] x 2
[Smuggler’s Run] x 2
[Annoy-o-Tron] x 2
[Galvanizer] x 2
[Grimestreet Outfitter] x 2
[Mechwarper] x 2
[Divine Favor] x 2
[Flying Machine] x 2
[Sky Claw] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Annoy-o-Module] x 2
[Replicat-o-tron] x 2
[Wargear] x 2
[Zilliax] 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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This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the Trial by Felfire challenges and the WSOE Online 1: Hearthstone event.

During the play portion we check out a decklist brought to us by patron HowardTheDave.

News and Discussion

  • Felfire Festival – Trial By Felfire Challenges
    • Reward for Completion: Golden Kael’thas Sunstrider
    • Discussion: Did we enjoy this content?
    • Discussion: Is this content better with or without new cards being added?
  • WSOE Online 1: Hearthstone
    • Top 8: TheRabbin def Cosmo, TTEOKBOKKI def Reliquary, NoHandsGamer def Bloodyface, Khal def EZBake
    • Top 4: TheRabbin def TTEOKBOKKI, NoHandsGamer def Khal
    • Finals: NoHandsGamer def TheRabbin (2-1)
  • Tavern Brawl: The Outlandish Burndown
    • It’s the Burndown, Felfire style! Get a deck, gero power and treasure. Keep ‘em if you win!

Decklist:
[Twin Slice] x 2
[Blade Dance] x 2
[Bloodmage Thalnos] x 1
[Chaos Strike] x 2
[Immolation Aura] x 2
[Mo’arg Artificer] x 2
[Spectral Sight] x 2
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Aldrachi Warblades] x 1
[Eye Beam] x 2
[Soul Cleave] x 2
[Vulpera Scoundrel] x 2
[Hoard Pillager] x 2
[Magtheridon] x 1
[Chaos Nova] x 1
[Metamorphosis] x 1
[Warglaives of Azzinoth] x 2
[Skull of Gul’dan] 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 patch 17.4.1 which includes some recent battlegrounds changes and a change to the Demon Hunter card “Twin Slice”

During the play portion of the show we check out the changes to Battleground again.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 17.4.1 – Battleground Balance Patch 6/18
    • Hero Power Updates
    • Minion Changes
    • Battleground Bug Fixes
    • Card Update: Twin Slice
  • Trial by Felfire solo content – our thoughts so far.
  • Check out Ridiculous Hat live on stream Monday June 22nd @ Noon eastern, or at least watch his VOD.
  • Tavern Brawl – An Outlandish Recipe
    • The fires of Outland burn within the tavern! Choose a class and enjoy the latest deck recipes!

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.