Madness at the Darkmoon Faire has arrived and that means it is time to check out the new meta, what decks lie in store for unsuspecting Hearthstone players? Avanties and Zerotio breakdown what they have been playing and playing against in the new meta, as well as talk about the backlash against the new Progression and Rewards system.

During the play portion of the show it is a literal Clown Fiesta.

News and Discussion

  • Progression and Rewards System
    • Hearthstone Communities in an outrage over new Rewards Track System
    • Ben Lee responds on Blizzard Forums
    • The changes of Packs in late areas of the track has already been changed to Gold, instead of older set packs (Year of the Dragon Packs)
    • Discussion: After a Week of the new System, what are our stance/feelings?
  • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire: Live 11/17
    • Set has been out almost a full week
    • Discussion: How has this set impacted the Meta?
    • Discussion: How are we enjoying the set and what are we playing?
  • Darkmoon Duel-Fest
    • Nov 24th @ 10am PDT
    • Broadcast on both Playhearthstone Twitch and YouTube
    • 24 Content Creators and Pro Players compete for a $200k Prize Pool
    • Casters: Sottle and Darroch Brown
    • Format: Last Duelist Standing – Players play through 3 Closed Circuit Duels Runs, until one player remains, or more than one reach 12 Wins
    • Final Scores decided after all 3 Runs have been completed
    • Discussion: … WHAT?!?… Closed Circuit Duels?!? Do we think this will come to the Hearthstone Client?
  • 2020 Hearthstone World Championship: Dec 12-13
  • Tavern Brawl: ‘Servant of Yogg-Saron’ Tryouts
    • Help Yogg-Sarron find a servant! Your deck is full of wannabes who cast a random spell at a random target when played.

Decklist:
[Innervate] x 2
[Lightning Bloom] x 2
[Nature Studies] x 2
[Guess the Weight] x 2
[Moontouched Amulet] x 2
[Wild Growth] x 2
[Overgrowth] x 2
[Anubisath Defender] x 2
[Overflow] x 2
[Strongman] x 2
[Umbral Owl] x 2
[Cenarion Ward] x 2
[Carnival Clown] x 2
[Survival of the Fittest] x 2
[Yogg-Saron, Master of Fate] x 1
[Y’Shaarj, the Defiler] 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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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 and Zerotio break down the recent Team 5 Reddit AMA, and take a look at the 18.0.1 Hotfix. They also talk about the exciting first week of Grandmasters season 2 2020!

During the play portion of the show we play a fun Guardian Druid featuring Kael’Thas.

News and Discussion

  • Hearthstone AMA – Summary
    • Evaluating Basic & Classic Sets for Revamp
    •  Battle Pass will come around next Set Release. They do not intend to change the amount of Gold/Packs earned during an expansion cycle.
    • Arena
      • No News
    • Battlegrounds
      • Hero Balance “Very Soon”
      • MMR and Seasonal Resets planned for next major update
      • Team doesn’t see an issue with Token Damage, except for Nat Pagle and Pirate Ship, which they are looking into
      • Looking at tuning down Murlocs and boosting Beasts
    • Scholomance
      • No balance changes planned at this time
      • Dual-Class Cards may come in future sets
    • Reverting Nerfs/Future Buffs
      • Reverted Nerfs planned at Rotation, for cards going to Wild
      • Buffs used as a correction tool, no plans mentioned
    • Misc
      • Celestalon stated Paladin Secrets are hard to design around, next set has a Paladin Secret that is his favorite card incoming
      • Previously Released Hero Portrait and Card Backs will return for those that didn’t get them
      • No Plans for another “Doom in the Tomb” type event (GOOD!)
      • New type of Vanity card incoming, which will look different in Collection, Hand and Board.
      • No plans to re-visit Year Longer Narrative ala Year of the Dragon, but open to it again someday
  • 18.0.1 Hotfix (Live Now)
    • Discovery Cards no longer Discover themselves
    • Cards that generate a Random Card can no longer generate themselves
    • Fixed Bug with Jandice “Death Summon” not dying if summoned from Khadgar
    • Kel’thuzad was not summoning minions that died from returning to full hand, fixed.
    • Update: Clarification – Shadow Visions can still Discover Shadow Visions, if a copy is in the deck.
  • Grandmasters 2020 Season 2 – Week 1 (Swiss – Conquest Bo5 w/ 1 Ban)
    • APAC
      • Group A: Che0nsu, Surrender, Flurry, Glory
      • Group B: Posesi, Blitzchung, Tyler, Bankyugi
      • Top 4: Che0nsu, Tyler, Bankyugi, Surrender
      • Finals: Bankyugi def Che0nsu
    • EU
      • Group A: Jarla, Seiko, Swidz, BoarControl
      • Group B: xBlyzes, RDU, Bunnyhoppor, Thijs
      • Top 4: Jarla, xBlyzes, RDU, Seiko
      • Finals: xBlyzes def RDU
    • Americas
      • Group A: Justsaiyan, Fr0zen, Muzzy, Eddie
      • Group B: Bloodyface, Firebat, Languagehacker, NoHandsGamer
      • Top 4: Muzzy, Firebat, Languagehacker, Eddie
      • Finals: Muzzy def Languagehacker
  • Tavern Brawl: Who’s the Boss Now?
    • Dungeon bosses want to help you play! Build your own deck but get a random boss power. Each time you use it, get a new one!

Decklist:
[Innervate] x 2
[Lightning Bloom] x 2
[Animated Broomstick] x 2
[Nature Studies] x 2
[Ironbark] x 2
[Bogbeam] x 2
[Speaker Gidra] x 1
[Wild Growth] x 1
[Overgrowth] x 2
[Lake Thresher] x 2
[Teacher’s Pet] x 2
[Twilight Runner] x 2
[Guardian Animals] x 2
[Kael’thas Sunstrider] x 1
[Overflow] x 2
[Ysera, Unleashed] x 1
[Survival of the Fittest] 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.

This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the first week of Galakrond’s Awakening as well as the recent announcement of the Activision/Blizzard partnership with Google and what it could mean for Hearthstone.

During the play portion of the show we check out a fun token druid deck.

News and Discussion

Decklist:
[Acornbearer] x 2
[Treenforcements] x 2
[Dendrologist] x 2
[Power of the Wild] x 1
[Shrubadier] x 2
[Blessing of the Ancients] x 2
[Landscaping] x 2
[Savage Roar] x 2
[Garden Gnome] x 2
[Soul of the Forest] x 2
[Aeroponics] x 2
[Anubisath Defender] x 2
[Force of Nature] x 2
[Goru the Mightree] x 1
[The Forest’s Aid] x 2
[Mulchmuncher] 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. AAECAZICAvcD960DDv0C7QPmBd/7Ar/9AtWDA8OUA86UA9OcA+2iA++iA/ytA/6tA/+tAwA=

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 go in depth on what everyone on twitter is talking about, Seiko’s week 4 showing in Grandmasters. We also discuss the release schedule for Tombs of Terror and more.

During the play portion of the show we check out a Mecha’thun Quest Druid.

News and Discussion

  • Grandmasters: Seiko has poor showing Week 4
    • Tweet by @OtsunaFR suggests that Seiko was playing in an Auto Chess Qualifier, during his GM Match.
    • Deleted Tweet by HS_Seiko: “I am crying. Wasn’t a good idea to play the chess qualifier this weekend. But I practiced too much for this already… Hope I can come back from this horrible start once everything is over :((
    • Twitch Clip shows evidence of a series ending Misplay, while looking down. It is presumed that he was playing in his Auto Chess Qualifier.
    • HS_Seiko Tweetlonger
      • Apologizes and drops out of Autochess Qualifier
    • Invenglobal Article
      • Seiko approached HS esports and asked if he could play both events, and to change his play times, however the schedule couldn’t be changed.
      • HS esports knew about the conflict in schedule times, told Seiko “Sounds challenging but if anyone could do it, it’s probably someone like yourself,”
    • Blizzard esports statement “Next week Seiko must be present and play his match or be subject to the rules of missing a match”
    • Seiko currently 2-6, with only Fenomeno (0-7) between him and relegation
    • Discussion: Is the relegation system enough to have Pro HS Players take GM seriously?
  • Tombs of Terror – Chapters 1 & 2: Releasing 9/17
    • Chapter 1 is FREE!
    • Chapter 2 available for purchase (700 Gold)
    • Pre-Purchase for $19.99 US will include Chapter 2 on release day
    • After release, all 5 Chapters can be purchased for $14.99 US
  • Tavern Brawl: Three Wishes
    • Zephrys has blessed you with a random deck and 3 Wishes! And no wishing for more wishes!

Decklist:
[Innervate] x 2
[Untapped Potential] x 1
[Worthy Expedition] x 2
[Crystal Merchant] x 2
[Power of the Wild] x 2
[Wrath] x 2
[BEEEES!!!] x 2
[Ferocious Howl] x 1
[Wardruid Loti] x 1
[Flobbidinous Floop] x 1
[Swipe] x 2
[Anubisath Defender] x 2
[Oasis Surger] x 2
[Starfall] x 2
[Hidden Oasis] x 2
[Nourish] x 2
[Cenarius] x 1
[Mecha’thun] 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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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.

In case you might have missed our last episode we will be taking a few weeks off for the holidays to spend with our friends and family.  However that does not mean we won’t have any new content coming out, by now Rastakhan’s Rumble has been out for about a week, before the release however we recorded a series of videos with our reviews of the class cards and released them to our patrons.  Now we are going to be releasing those to everyone over the next few weeks.  We hope you enjoy and have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday’s, and Happy New Year!

Part 1 of our Rastakhan’s Rumble features Zerotio and Mattatarms discussing the Druid, Mage, and Paladin classes.