This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recently announced and implemented balance changes as well as the upcoming buffs. Also a new card is making waves in the community before it has even dropped.

During the play portion of the show we check out a really fun Heal Druid deck from G2Thijs.

News and Discussion

  • Balanced Changes announced 5/20, went into effect 5/22
    • EVIL Miscreant from 1/5 to 1/4
    • Raiding Party from 3 Mana to 4 Mana
    • Preparation from reducing Spell Mana cost by (3) Mana to reducing by (2) Mana
    • Archivist Elysiana from 8 Mana to 9 Mana
  • Behold the Rise of The Mech! Event starting June 3rd
    • New Card: SN1P-SN4P
      • Will be considered as part of Boomsday Project, for rotation
      • Hearthstone and THL Community Member Hockeyboyz found an OTK combo using Coppertail Imposter, SN1P-SN4P and Reckless Experimenter.
        • This prompted a Reddit Response from Community Manager Chris Attalus, which announced a change to Reckless Experimenter. Text Addition: “(Cost can’t be reduced below 1.)”
  • Arena will now contain the following sets:
    • Classic
    • Basic
    • Goblins vs. Gnomes
    • The Grand Tournament
    • Karazhan
    • The Boomsday Project
    • Rise of Shadows
  • Improvements to the following Boomsday Class Cards (Buffs):
    • Druid: Gloop Sprayer from 8 Mana to 7 Mana
    • Druid: Mulchmunker from 10 Mana to 9 Mana
    • Hunter: Necromechanic from 5 Mana to 4 Mana
    • Hunter: Flark’s Boom-Zooka from 8 Mana to 7 Mana
    • Mage: Unexpected results from 4 Mana to 3 Mana
    • Mage: Luna’s Pocket Galaxy from 7 Mana to 5 Mana
    • Paladin: Crystology from 2 Mana to 1 Mana
    • Glowstone Technician from 6 Mana to 5 Mana
    • Priest: Extra Arms from 3 Mana to 2 Mana
    • Priest: Cloning Device from 2 Mana to 1 Mana
    • Rogue: Pogo-Hopper from 2 Mana to 1 Mana
    • Violet Haze from 3 Mana to 2 Mana
    • Shaman: The Storm Bringer from 7 Mana to 6 Mana
    • Shaman: Thunderhead from 3/5 to 3/6
    • Warlock: Spirit Bomb from 2 Mana to 1 Mana
    • Warlock: Dr Morrigan from 8 Mana to 6 Mana
    • Warrior: Security Rover from 2/5 to 2/6
    • Warrior: Beryllium Nullifier from 3/8 to 4/8
  • Discussion: Are Buffs a “Good Thing” for the game? Doe it set a good or bad precedence? Do we like Events like this?

Decklist:
[Crystal Power] x 2
[Bloodmage Thalnos] x 1
[Keeper Stalladris] x 1
[Wild Pyromancer] x 1
[Wrath] x 1
[Ferocious Howl] x 2
[Healing Touch] x 1
[Mind Control Tech] x 1
[Witching Hour] x 2
[Archmage Vargoth] x 1
[Flobbidinous Floop] x 1
[Juicy Psychmelon] x 1
[Predatory Instincts] x 2
[Swipe] x 2
[Faceless Manipulator] x 2
[Starfall] x 1
[Witchwood Grizzley] x 2
[Zilliax] x 2
[Ancient of Lore] x 2
[Gloop Sprayer] x 1
[Lucentbark] 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.
AAECAZICDFbeBe0FhQb2B4z7Auj8AvX8AqCAA9OUA9aZA8mcAwlAkwTEBpgHjfAC8vECv/ICyoYDuZQDAA==

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 rolls solo while discussing the solo content. He also takes a look at a breakdown of classes brought by the Grandmasters in Week 1 and a recent announcement of Improvements coming to Masters Qualifiers.

During the play portion Avanties checks out the new Zayle, Shadow Cloak deck recipe card.

News and Discussion

  • Grandmasters Week 1
    • 25 Warriors, 12 Rogues, 8 Mages, 3 Hunters
    • NA and EU brought warrior….lots and lots of bomb warrior
    • APAC most diverse
      • Languagehacker Casting! (he was awesome)
    • Did you watch? Will you still watch?
  • Improvements to Masters Qualifiers
    • Each Qualifier will now send 2 invites to their Masters Tour Event
      • First & Second Place
    • Introducing Single Elimination Tournaments mixed in with the Swiss Tournaments to try to improve the length of time each one takes.
      • Single Elimination Events will be on Saturday & Sunday
    • Players that have made top 8 6 times will get an invite to Masters Tour Event.
      • Retroactive to the start of Masters Qualifiers (24 new players met that qualification)
    • Listening to concerns about Specialist Format, Format will be revisited after Vegas Tour Event.
  • Dalaran Heist is live!
    • Chapters 1 & 2 are live along with Mage, Shaman, Hunter for those who have purchased.
    • Chapter 3 goes live next Thursday.  
    • New feature introduced with the newest patch, When you disconnect, close the app, or crash from Single Player content, you will connect right from where you left off
    • Impressions, Thoughts, is it worth the $20? (yes, duh)
  • Tavern Brawl, Cloneball
    • The legends of Azeroth are playing Cloneball! Your team is random legends, each cloned four times! Go get ’em champ!

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 it is a light news week so we talk about the recent Hall of Heroes tournament and the potential release date of Rise of Shadows solo content.

During the play portion we check out the new MechHunter decklist on ladder.

News and Discussion

  • Rise of Shadows Solo Content Release Announcement set for May 9th
  • Hall of Heroes Invitational Tournament, sponsored by Progressive
    • Specialist Format (2 Group Round Robin)
    • Very Heavy Rogue Contingent
    • Top 4: RayC (Warrior), Firebat (Rogue), RDU (Rogue) and Zalae (Rogue)
    • Finals: Zalae def Firebat 3-0
      • RDU def RayC 3-0, for 3rd place
  • Tavern Brawl: Showdown at Blackrock Mountain
    • The two epic bosses of Blackrock Mountain are settling things once and for all… with your help!

Decklist:
[Mecharoo] x 2
[Acidic Swamp Ooze] x 1
[Bomb Toss] x 2
[Dire Wolf Alpha] x 2
[Fireworks Tech] x 2
[Galvanizer] x 2
[Venomizer] x 2
[Spider Bomb] x 2
[Unleash the Hounds] x 2
[Ursatron] x 2
[Explodinator] x 2
[Replicating Menace] x 2
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Wargear] x 2
[Zilliax] x 1
[Missile Launcher] x 2
[Boommaster Flark] 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.
AAECAR8ErwSKB+H1AqCAAw3ZB9sJ4PUC4vUC7/UCufgCmPsCqPsC9v0C1/4CiYADzIEDtpwDAA==

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.

Our first show on our new day and time and the 2018 World Championships have just ended a few hours ago and HunterAce is the new champion. We also discuss the recent Blizzard Forum Q&A and more.

During the play portion we play the champs Summoner Mage deck.

News and Discussion

  • Thoughts on Worlds?
  • Favorite matches of the weekend:
    • Patrick:
      • Languagehacker vs Muzzy
      • Hunterace reverse sweep vs A86350
    • Mattatarms
      • Viper vs Roger
      • Languagehacker vs Killinallday
    • Zerotio
      • Bunnyhoppor Vs Viper
      • Bloodyface Vs Roger
  • Blizzard Forum Q&A
    • New Classic cards to replace Hall of fame cards are done internally, Will be released before next expansion.
    • Zilliax is fine
    • Archivist is being monitored
    • Dr. Boom Hero:
      • “We don’t think that Dr. Boom feels inherently bad to play against and it doesn’t seem like a huge balance outlier right now, so we’re going to let things develop before we make a call on card changes. – Peter Whalen”
  • Tavern Brawl: Hall of Champions
    • Which legendary Champions’ decks grace these hallowed halls?  Let’s find out!

Decklist:
[Acidic Swamp Ooze] x 2
[Book of Specters] x 2
[Firetree Witchdoctor] x 2
[Khadgar] x 1
[Sunfury Protector] x 2
[Conjurer’s Calling] x 2
[Hench-Clan Sneak] x 1
[Mind Control Tech] x 2
[Voodoo Doll] x 2
[Scaleworm] x 2
[Twilight Drake] x 2
[Dragonmaw Scorcher] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Mossy Horror] x 1
[Astromancer] x 1
[Rabble Bouncer] x 2
[Alexstrasza] x 1
[Kalecgos] x 1
[Mountain Giant] 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.
AAECAc2xAgjFBMvsAsP4AqCAA+yJA8KYA5aaA4qeAwveBfsGigfhB40Izu8CifECt/EC24kD6IkDg5YDAA==

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 we discuss the Nobelgarden event prizes and it’s time to choose your champion. During the second half of the show we finish up our Rise of Shadows card reviews with the Warlock, Warrior, and Neutral cards.

News and Discussion

  • Nobelgarden Event
    • 2 x Golden Mechano-Egg
    • 2 x Free Packs of Boomsday Project
  • Choose Your Champion is live!
    • Have until April 24th
    • Twitch Drops during live streams
      • One Rise of Shadows pack for 4 hours of total viewing
      • 1,500 Classic packs given every hour to lucky viewers
  • HCT World Championships decklists released
  • Tavern Brawl: Dr. Boom’s Ignoblegarden!
    • Dr. Boom is tired of eggs and bunnies!  Choose a class and play with the treats he’s placed in your deck!

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.