The first week of Scholomance Academy is upon us and “Smug Senior” Avanties along with his co-host Zerotio take a look at how this first week has compared to previous expansions. We also discuss the possibility of Battle Passes coming to Hearthstone.

During the play portion we check out a Soul Fragement/Galakrond Warlock decklist from Mattatarms.

News and Discussion

  • Scholomance Academy: NOW LIVE (Aug 6th)
  • Battle Pass in Hearthstone?
    • Outof.cards identified possible rewards system, based on Blizzard Survey
    • Battle Pass Rewards would replace Daily Quests and Rewards
    • Battle Pass is Free, but there may be a Purchased Track of Rewards
    • Rewards through Level 100, max Level is 150 (Gold rewards after 100)
    • Based on Year of The Phoenix Road Map, new system would be in Phase 3
    • Discussion: Thoughts?
  • Tavern Brawl: Valeera’s Bag of Burgled Spells
    • Valeera has stolen spells from every class and filled your deck with them! Each of those spells will summon a random minion of the same cost when played.

Decklist:
[Plague of Flames] x 2
[Spirit Jailer] x 2
[Tour Guide] x 2
[Soul Shear] x 2
[Dark Skies] x 2
[Dragonblight Cultist] x 2
[School Spirits] x 1
[Brittlebone Destroyer] x 2
[Devoted Maniac] x 2
[Veiled Worshipper] x 2
[Shield of Galakrond] x 2
[Void Drinker] x 2
[Kronx Dragonhoof] x 1
[Galakrond, the Wretched] x 1
[Soulciologist Malicia] x 1
[Flesh Giant] x 2
[Twisting Nether] x 1
[Alexstrasza] x 1

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It was a slow news week in Hearthstone, but Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recent tweets from Dean ‘Iksar’ Ayala regarding some upcoming balance changes, as well as go off on a tangent about the current state of Hearthstone Esports.

During the play portion of the show we take a look at a control version of Galakrond Warrior.

News and Discussion

  • Tweet from Dean Ayala about “Rank Distributions”
    • Compares ranking trends from November 2019 with trends Reported in Playhearthstone Blog from 2014
    • Higher percentage of players in Ranks 1-15
    • Lower percentage of Players in Ranks 20 and below, as well as Legend Rank
    • Discussion: What does this mean for the game of Hearthstone?
    • Discussion: Does this change in rank trends mean more players are playing “casually”, instead of competitively?
  • Recent Tweet from Dean Ayala (Last Night), regarding another balance change Soon™ 
    • Touching Galakrond decks, again
    • Possible changes to non-Galakrond decks (Pirate Warrior, Deathrattle Rogue, etc)
    • Details should be released this coming week
  • Galakrond’s Awakening (Solo Content) arrives in 3 weeks
    • Will introduce 35 new cards (No details of how new cards will be distributed)
    • Discussion: With Masters Tour Arlington on Jan 31 – Feb 2, how will this impact the competitive scene?
  • Tavern Brawl: ‘Servant of Yogg-Saran’ Tryouts
    • Help Yogg-Saron find a servant! Your deck is full of wannabes who cast a random spell at a random target when played.

Decklist:
[Eternium Rover] x 2
[Shield Slam] x 2
[Town Crier] x 2
[Acidic Swamp Ooze] x 1
[Ritual Chopper] x 2
[Warpath] x 2
[Acolyte of Pain] x 1
[Awaken!] x 2
[Scion of Ruin] x 2
[Shield Block] x 2
[Devoted Maniac] x 2
[Spellbreaker] x 1
[Brawl] x 2
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Plague of Wrath] x 1
[Shield of Galakrond] x 2
[Zilliax] x 1
[Kronx Dragonhoof] x 1
[Galakrond, the Unbreakable] x 1

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This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the first week of Descent of Dragons and speculate on some upcoming Nerfs.

During the play portion we check out the Galakrond Quest Shaman deck.

News and Discussion

  • Special THL Announcement: Dusharmo
  • Discussion: 1st week of Descent of Dragons
  • Shaman Nerfs Incoming
    • Exact details yet to be released
    • Discussion: What should they change?
  • Onmislash Closes the Content Creation Door
    • Omni/Stone, and all content creation from Onmislash, have ended
    • Focus going to App Development, to compete against HSReplay
    • Release of contracts for Kibler, Firebat, Ike, Pathra and Zalae
    • Hearthstone Community is not in support of business move
    • Discussion: Is this a good idea?
  • Tavern Brawl: Decorating Dalaran!
    • The League of E.V.I.L. is feeling festive! Build a deck to spruce up Dalaran for the holidays (and disperse with those pesky defenders). With the help of an E.V.I.L. henchperson how many decorations can you put up?

Decklist:
[Mutate] x 2
[Corrupt the Waters] x 1
[Invocation of Frost] x 2
[Sludge Slurper] x 2
[EVIL Cable Rat] x 2
[Novice Engineer] x 1
[Questing Explorer] x 2
[Sandstorm Elemental] x 2
[Mind Control Tech] x 2
[Devoted Maniac] x 2
[Troll Batrider] x 2
[Corrupt Elementalist] x 2
[Dragon’s Pack] x 2
[Faceless Corruptor] x 2
[Galakrond, the Tempest] x 1
[Mogu Fleshshaper] x 2
[Shudderwock] x 1

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