It was a big week in Hearthstone news, this week Blizzard introduced a new Core set and Classic Format coming and rotations of the Basic and Classic sets, what does this mean for you? We will break it down for you.

During the play portion of the show we check out a revamped Highlander Hunter.

News and Discussion

  • Year of The Phoenix in Review
    • Discussion: Based on the given numbers, do we think Hearthstone is in a good place?
  • Introducing the Core Set and Classic Format
    • Core Set Breakdown
    • Legacy Set
    • Classic Format
    • Discussion: What are our initial opinions of this change?
  • BlizzCon 2021: Feb 19-21
    • Discussion: What are our predictions for the New Set theme?
  • Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021
    • Weekly Dual Tournaments: Week 1-7
    • Playoffs: Week 8
      • Playoffs decided by Points from Week 1-7
      • Champions from each season, per Region, go to World Championships
      • If the Champion of Season 1 gets relegated in Season 2, their World Championship Seat goes to Runner-Up for Season 1
    • Discussion: What are our thoughts on the Grandmasters System changes?
  • Tavern Brawl: Lunar Blessings!
    • Celebrate the Lunar New Year! Choose a class and get a random deck, choose an animal to receive its blessing and power!

Decklist:
Adorable Infestation x 1
Blazing Battlemage x 1
Demon Companion x 1
Dwarven Sharpshooter x 1
Guardian Augmerchant x 1
Intrepid Initiate x 1
Mystery Winner x 1
Tour Guide x 1
Wolpertinger x 1
Bonechewer Brawler x 1
Freezing Trap x 1
Imprisoned Felmaw x 1
Open the Cages x 1
Pack Tactics x 1
Phase Stalker x 1
Scavenger’s Ingenuity x 1
Snake Trap x 1
Wriggling Horror x 1
Zephrys the Great x 1
Animal Companion x 1
Eaglehorn Bow x 1
Inconspicuous Rider x 1
Kill Command x 1
Petting Zoo x 1
Unleash the Hounds x 1
Voracious Reader x 1
Dragonbane x 1
Rinling’s Rifle x 1
Lorekeeper Polkelt x1
Dinotamer Brann x 1

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This week on Hero Power we discuss the BlizzConline 30th Anniversary Collection and the Lunar New Year Event, including the exciting new Three Kingdoms Hero Portraits.

During the play portion we check out an updated version of Exodia Mage.

News and Discussion

  • BlizzConline 30th Anniversary Collection
    • 3 Bundles Available containing digital items from various Blizzard games
    • Hearthstone: 10 Darkmoon Packs (Essentials), Random Darkmoon Legendary (Heroic) and 5 Golden Darkmoon Packs (Mega). NO COSMETICS!!!
    • Discussion: As a primarily Hearthstone Player, are any of these Bundles worth it?
  • Lunar New Year Event: Feb 9-23
    • 3 Legendary Quests: Rewards Darkmoon and Scholomance Packs
    • Three Kingdoms Hero Portraits: Uther, Garrosh, Valeera and Anduin
      • Three Kingdoms Hero Bundle ($24.99 USD): All 4 Heroes
      • 3 Kingdoms Mini-Bundle ($14.99 USD): Valeera and Garrosh
      • Bundles available for Purchase from Feb 9-19th
    • Tavern Brawl: Lunar Blessings
      • Choose a class, get a random deck, and choose an animal to receive its blessing and power!
  • Tavern Brawl: All-Star Squad
    • Spiders and Portals have had their chance, now you choose! Pick one card for your deck, and you will get 22 copies of it plus 8 random class cards!

Decklist:
[Sphere of Saapience] x 1
[Ray of Frost] x 2
[Devolving Missles] x 1
[Armor Vendor] x 2
[Starscryer] x 1
[Sorcerer’s Apprentice] x 2
[Doomsayer] x 2
[Conjure Mana Biscuit] x 2
[Ancient Mysteries] x 2
[Rigged Faire Game] x 2
[Ice Barrier] x 2
[Frost Nova] x 2
[Arcane Intellect] x 2
[Potion of Illusion] x 2
[Jandice Barov] x 1
[Blizzard] x 2
[Archmage Antonidas] x 1
[The Amazing Reno] 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. AAECAc/6Awa4CIy2A/e4A+DMA4/OA9nRAwyKAckDqwTLBOYE7QSfmwP0qwPl0QOR4QOF5AOS5AMA

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.

Episode 240 take 2, this week Avanties and Zerotio are re-recording the episode after an epic fail of OBS crashing, but that just means we get to bring you more news as there were HUGE announcements. This week we take a look at everything from a new Game Development company with Hearthstone ties, to a Save the Date and a new Patch with TONS of content. Also be sure to check out the give-away we announce in this show!

During the play portion we check out an Aggro Rogue deck.

News and Discussion

  • Dreamhaven (New Game Development Company) Opens Two New Studios!
    • Dreamhaven Founder: Mike Morhaime
    • Moonshot Games:
      • Leaders: Jason Chayes, Dustin Browder and Ben Thompson
      • Notable Members: Hadidjah (Per Tweet)
    • Secret Door:
      • Leaders: Chris Sigaty, Alan Dabiri and Eric Dodds
  • BlizzConline: Feb 19-20, 2021
  • Save The Date: 2020 World Championship!
    • December 12-13
    • Season 1 Invites: Bloodyface (Americas), Glory (APAC), Silvername (EU), IG.Syf (China)
  • Grandmasters 2020 Season 2 – Week 6 (Round Robin – Wk 3)
    • APAC:
      • Div A: Surrender (5 Wins), Che0nsu (1 Win)
      • Div B: Shaxy/Flurry (4 Wins), Kin0531/Ryvius (1 Win)
    • EU:
      • Div A: RDU (4 Wins), Viper (0 Wins)
      • Div B: Swidz/Zhym/Felkeine (4 Wins), BoarControl/Silvername (1 Win)
    • Americas: 
      • Div A: Muzzy (4 Wins), 4 Players with 2 Wins!
      • Div B: ETC (4 Wins), Naguidan/Rami/Firebat/Empanizado (2 Wins)
  • Seasonal Event: Masquerade Ball
    • Sept 29 – Oct 21
    • Week 1 (Sept 29th)
      • Elementals in Battlegrounds
      • Dual-Class Arena
      • Tavern Brawl: Rise of the Zombeasts
    • Week 2 (Oct 7th)
      • Tavern Brawl: Masquerade Ball
    • Week 3 (Oct 13th & 14th)
      • Book of Heroes: Rexxar
      • Tavern Brawl: Boss Battle Royale 3
    • Quests Available Each Week
    • Hidden Quest Completion to receive Golden Transfer Student
  • Patch 18.4: Sept 29th
    • New Battlegrounds Heroes
      • Ragnaros, The Firelord
      • Chenvala
      • Rakanishu
      • Al’Akir The Windlord
    • New Battlegrounds Minions
      • Details in Link Above
    • Battlegrounds Rating Update
      • Start at “0”, cannot go below “0”
      • Rating goes up with Top 4 finish (Up to 300 Points)
      • Cannot lose rating points until after “2000”
      • After “2000” Rating Points, every “500 Points” is a Floor that you cannot go below
      • Small bonus to rating gains, until “6500 Rating Points”
    • Constructed Card Balance
      • Tortollan Pilgrim
        • Text Changed to “Battlecry: Discover a spell in your deck and cast it with random targets.”
      • Guardian Animals
        • Mana Changed from [7] to [8]
    • Various Bug Fixes
    • Seasonal Event Details Added
  • Developer Insight: Battlegrounds Rating System
    • Too much details to address at this time, link in show notes
  • Tavern Brawl: Heroic Brawliseum (Standard)
    • Discussion: Did you play any Heroic Brawliseum?

Decklist:
[Backstab] x 2
[Deadly Poison] x 2
[Secret Passage] x 2
[Spymistress] x 2
[Worgen Infiltrator] x 2
[Eviscerate] x 2
[Sap] x 1
[Sneaky Delinquent] x 2
[Edwin Vancleef] x 1
[Greyheart Sage] x 2
[Hooked Scimitar] x 1
[Self-Sharpening Sword] x 2
[Vulpera Toxinblade] x 2
[Dread Corsair] x 2
[Captain Greenskin] x 1
[Cutting Class] x 2
[Doctor Krastinov] x 1
[Jandice Barov] 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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