This week Avanties and Zerotio breakdown all the happenings from BlizzCon 2019 including the new set announcement and what happened at the Grandmaster Global Finals.

During the play portion this week we take a look at some of the Descent of Dragons cards that have already been announced.

News and Discussion

  • BlizzCon 2019: Non-Hearthstone
    • Discussion: J. Allen Brack started the Con with a public address to the Blizzard Community. How do you feel about this?
    • Diablo IV, Overwatch 2 and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands all announced
    • New BattleNet Launcher (Beta)
  • BlizzCon Set Announcement: Descent of Dragons
    • 140 Card Set
    • New Keyword – Invoke: Empowers E.V.I.L. Class Hero Card Galakrond and does the Galakrond “Hero Power” for that class
    • Galakrond: Different Versions for the 5 E.V.I.L. Classes.
      • Can be “Invoked” to upgrade to 3 different Forms
      • All 5 Version will be FREE!!!
    • Side Quests: Easier to complete quests, that do not start in your hand.
      • Can have 2 copies in your deck
    • DRAGONS!!!! Lots of new Dragons, and Dragon synergies
    • NEW GAME MODE!!! – Battlegrounds: Unique AutoBattler style game
      • New Main Screen Button called “Modes”
      • Set in Bob’s Tavern and a unique game board
      • Play against 7 Players (8 Total)
      • Battlegrounds Specific Web Resource
      • Goes into Early Access for BlizzCon Attendees/Virtual Ticket Nov 5th
      • Goes into LIVE Beta on Nov 12th
    • Solo Content roughly 1 Month after Set Launch.
      • Story will be “Linear”, similar to early Solo Content/Adventures
    • Set Release is Dec 10th
  • Grandmasters: Global Finals 2019
    • Top 4: VKLiooon Vs Casie and RNGLeaoh Vs Bloodyface
    • Finals: Bloodyface Vs VKLiooon
    • Grand Champion: VKLiooon
    • Discussion: Where do we start? Total thoughts!
  • Tavern Brawl: Captain Blackheart’s Treasure
    • The Captain left a treasure for EVERYONE, but mostly for you! Each turn, open a chest of three random cards and choose one to put in your hand!

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 are excited to welcome Hearthstone Grandmaster Bloodyface to the show, we will be discussing the upcoming Masters Tour Tournament in Las Vegas

During the play portion of the show Bloodyface shows us a conjurer’s calling mage deck with some secret tech.

News and Discussion

  • Introduction: Bloodyface
    • Tell us a bit about yourself (How you’ve been since you were last here.)
    • Discussion: How did it feel to represent NA in the World Championships?
    • Discussion: How has the Grandmasters experience been?
      • Are you happy with how it has been run? If not what do you think Blizzard could do to make it a better experience for the players?
  • Masters Bundle – Available Now!
    • $19.99 US
    • 10 Rise of Shadows and 10 Rastakhan’s Rumble Packs
    • Stolen Thunder Card Back and Thunder King Shaman Hero!
    • Portion of purchase goes to Master Tour Tournament Prizing, up to $250,000 US per Tournament ($750,000 Total)
  • Masters Tour Vegas: June 14-16
    • Event to be streamed in 5 Languages
    • Over 350 Players
    • 12 rounds of Swiss (7 rounds on day 1, Players with 4 or more wins will play through 5 more rounds on day 2.)  Top 8 will play on Day 3.
    • $250,000 US Prize Pool
    • Discussion: Are you excited for Masters Tour Vegas?
      • What class/archetype do you expect to see the most
    • Are you going to Vegas for the Masters Tour?  Here are the official hangouts with other fans:
      • Poolside Gathering, Thursday Night 6/13 7pm-11pm at the LINQ Pool
      • Day 3 Watch Party Sunday 6/16 12pm-5pm at The Book inside the LINQ
  • Dalaran Heist Chapter 5 – Kirin Tor Citadel
    • Final Chapter of Solo Content for Rise of Shadows
    • Twist: 12 Total Bosses
    • Completing 5 Normal Bosses grants 3 Rise of Shadows Packs
    • Completing Normal Mode grants a Golden Classic Pack!
    • Discussion: How has everyone been enjoying the Solo Content?
    • Discussion: Overall impressions of the Solo Content for Rise of Shadows?

Decklist:
[Elemental Evocation] x 2
[Magic Trick] x 2
[Mirror Image] x 2
[Ray of Frost] x 2
[Khadgar] x 1
[Mana Cyclone] x 2
[Sorcerer’s Apprentice] x 2
[Arcane Intellect] x 2
[Banana Buffoon] x 2
[Conjurer’s Calling] x 2
[Frost Nova] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Stargazer Luna] x 1
[Sandbinder] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Archmage Antonidas] x 1
[Sea Giant] x 2
[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.
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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.
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Hallow! Hallow! Hallow!

This week on Hero Power we discuss the fall out in the community leagues, plus HCT Fall Championships, and much more.

During the play portion of the show Mattatarms and Zeortio do their best Bloodyface and Languagehacker impression to recreate the HCT Fall Finals.

News and Discussion

  • Blizzard cracks down on Hearthstone Community Leagues, now requiring a community license and restricted format.
    • Avanties discussion with the community team.
    • Discussion and Speculation between Mattatarms, Virsica, and Zerotio
  • Upcoming Balance Update: Oct 18th (Balance changes go live tomorrow, see show notes or listen to Coin Concede for comprehensive breakdown.)
    • Giggling Inventor: From 5 Mana to 7 Mana
    • Mana Wyrm: From 1 Mana to 2 Mana
    • Aviana: From 9 Mana to 10 Mana
    • Due to Go live October 18th
    • Discussion: Is this enough to “refresh” meta, until the next set release?
    • Discussion: Does the change to Aviana show us that Wild Balance is important to Team 5?
  • HCT Fall Championship
    • Top 4, going to World Championship: Bloodyface, Bloodtrail Justsaiyan and LanguageHacker
    • Finals: Languagehacker def Bloodyface!
      • Both finalists have been guests on Hero Power!
  • Hallow’s End Event: Oct 17-31
    • Logging in during this Event gives you a Golden Witch’s Cauldron
    • Dual-Class Arena during the Event: First Arena Run is Free!
    • Monster Smash Tavern Brawl: Oct 17-22
    • The Headless Horseman Rides Again Tavern Brawl: Oct 24-29
    • “Hallow! Hallow! Bundle:  $19.99 USD for 20 Witchwood Packs and Annoy-O Paladin Portrait
  • Tavern Brawl: Monster Smash
    • It’ll catch on in a flash! Take control of one of the Witchwood’s powerful monsters and misfits! Let’s see who rules the Witchwood!

This week Mattatarms plays Bloodyfaces line up from HCT Fall Championship vs Zerotio playing Languagehackers line up.

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.


Bloodyface to Fall Championships!

On this episode we welcome 2018 HCT Fall Championship Qualifier and friend, BloodyfaceHS.  We discuss his awesome run in the tournament last weekend as well as the big Hearthstone announcement news.

Bloodyface shows us his Quest Rogue deck from Playoffs.

News and Discussion

  • HCT Americas Fall Playoffs
    • Top 8: Bloodyface, Tincho, Justsaiyan, Languagehacker, Pelletire, Purple, ETC, and Seohyun.
    • Top 4 moving on to Fall Championships: Bloodyface, Justsaiyan, Languagehacker, and Tincho
  • So let’s talk with 1 of the finalists, Bloodyface: (Insert questions for players below)
    • You had Quest Rogue in your lineup, it was the 2nd most brought deck to the tournament, how did you decide on your lineups?
      • Bloodyface: (Malygos Druid, Cube Hunter, Quest Rogue, and Even Warlock)
      • I have to ask about Tyrantus in your Malygos Druid
      • Describe your thought process on Game 1 end game vs Pelletiere, how tempting was it to go all in on King Crushes.
      • You could tell from the VOD that your opponent in the winners match was starting to lose his composure game 3, could you tell by his play and were you able to exploit that?
      • Now that we know theres no nerfs incoming before the Fall Championship.  Who are you most looking forward to facing? What are you expecting from the meta? (without giving away your strategy?
      • How good was your birthday last weekend?

 

 

Decklist:
[Preparation] x 2
[Shadowstep] x 2
[Glacial Shard] x 2
[Southsea Deckhand] x 2
[Stonetusk Boar] x 1
[The Caverns Below] x 1
[Wax Elemental] x 2
[Novice Engineer] x 2
[Vicious Scalehide] x 2
[Youthful Brewmaster] x 2
[Fan of Knives] x 2
[Mimic Pod] x 1
[Sonya Shadowdancer] x 1
[Zola the Gorgon] x 1
[Elven Minstrel] x 2
[Giggling Inventor] x 2
[Vanish] x 2
[Valeera the Hollow] 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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