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

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. AAECAR8eqAK1A8cDhwTbCf4M/KMDpqUD+a4D+68D/K8Dh7ADorkDpLkD/7oD174D3r4D3MwDm80Dos4DgtADxtEDudID9tYD6OED8uED8+EDhOIDj+MDyuMDAAA=

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.

Another week, Another Balance Patch, this week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the upcoming 17.2.1 patch slated for Monday, May 18th, they also discuss the week in Grandmasters.

During the play portion we take a look at Highlander Hunter.

News and Discussion

  • Balance Patch 17.2.1: Monday 5/18
    • 4 Card Buffs: 
      • Aldor Attendant: Changing to 1 Mana 1/3
      • Torrent: Changing from 5 Mana to 4 Mana
      • Shattered Rumbler: Changing from 4/6 to 5/6
      • The Lurker Below: Changing from 6/3 to 6/5
    • 8 Card Nerfs:
      • Priestess of Fury: Changing from 6/7 to 6/5
      • Crimson Sigil Runner: Changing from 2/1 to 1/1
      • Scavenger’s Ingenuity: Changing from +3/+3 to +2/+2
      • Shadowjeweler Hanar: Changing from 1/5 to 1/4
      • Blackjack Stunner: Changed from “It costs [2] more]” to “It costs [1] more”
      • Imprisoned Scrap Imp: Changed “When this awakens, give all minions in your hand +2/+2.” to “When this awakens, give all minions in your hand +2/+1.
      • Bloodboil Brute: Changed from 6/8 to ⅝
      • Bloodsworn Mercenary: Changed from 3/3 to 2/2
      • Discussion: How do we feel about these Balance Changes, overall?
    • Bug Fix: Resolved issue with Ethereal Conjurer locking game state
  • Grandmasters Season 3: Week 5
    • APAC: 
      • Glory on Top of Div A, Tyler on Top of Div B. 
      • Frostee and SamuelTsao in threat for Relegation
    • EU: 
      • Jarla on Top of Div A, Viper on Top of Div B
      • Bozzton and Zhym in threat for Relegation
    • Americas:
      • Bloodyface and Gallon on Top of Div A, Firebat on Top of Div B
      • PapaJason, ETC and PNC in threat for Relegation
  • Tavern Brawl: Battle of the Bans
    • Pick four cards. Your opponent will BAN one of them, then we’ll make you a deck full of the cards remaining.

Decklist:
[Blazing Battlemage] x 1
[Dwarven Sharpshooter] x 1
[Tracking] x 1
[Acidic Swamp Ooze] x 1
[Corrosive Breath] x 1
[Explosive Trap] x 1
[Faerie Dragon] x 1
[Freezing Trap] x 1
[Imprisoned Felmaw] x 1
[Phase Stalker] x 1
[Scavenger’s Ingenuity] x 1
[Snake Trap] x 1
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Animal Companion] x 1
[Desert Spear] x 1
[Diving Gryphon] x 1
[Kill Command] x 1
[Primodial Explorer] x 1
[Stormhammer] x 1
[Unleash the Hounds] x 1
[Zixor, Apex Predator] x 1
[Dragonbane] x 1
[Evasive Feywing] x 1
[Big Ol’ Whelp] x 1
[Faceless Corruptor] x 1
[Rotnest Drake] x 1
[Veranus] x 1
[Dinotamer Brann] x 1
[Siamat] x 1
[Dragonqueen Alexstrasza] 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 Zerotio fangirls hard over our special guest, RegisKillbin. We interview Regis and get his thoughts on the current meta of Hearthstone, we also breakdown the stats from Masters Tour Seoul.

During the play portion we check out Highlander Hunter.

News and Discussion

  • Interview with RegisKillbin
  • Masters Tour Seoul: Highlights
    • Swiss Statistics
      • Mage: 50% (2614 Games)
      • Warrior: 46% (1193 Games)
      • Rogue: 51% (857 Games)
      • Hunter: 52% (704 Games)
      • Priest: 59% (528 Games)
      • Druid: 49% (228 Games)
      • Paladin: 45% (221 Games)
      • Shaman: 53% (137 Games)
      • Warlock: 48% (40 Games)
    • Top 8: RNGLys, Zhym, DeadDraw, Staz, Magoho, Un33d, Felkeine, Sooni
      • 5 Different Classes in Top 8 (Hunter, Mage, Priest, Rogue, Warrior)
      • 4 French, 1 Korean, 1 Chinese, 1 UK, 1 Phillipines (NO USA)
    • Top 4: RNGLys, Felkeine, Magoho, Zhym
      • 3 Different Classes: Hunter, 2 Mage and Warrior
      • 3 French and 1 Chinese Players
    • Finals: Felkeine (Mage) def Zhym (Mage)
      • All France Finals
    • Discussion: With the first Masters Tour in the new meta being so diverse, did we kill Specialist too soon?
  • Tavern Brawl: Cart Crash at the Crossroads
    • You collided with another Hero and your decks are mixed up! Pick another hero at the start of the game: your deck will be a random combination of the two classes!
    • Not worth discussing, just want to tell listeners which brawl is this week.

Decklist:
[Shimmerfly] x 1
[Secretkeeper] x 1
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Sunreaver Spy] x 1
[Snipe] x 1
[Snake Trap] x 1
[Rat Trap] x 1
[Pressure Plate] x 1
[Freezing Trap] x 1
[Explosive Trap] x 1
[Ursatron] x 1
[Unleash the Hounds] x 1
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Masked Contender] x 1
[Kill Command] x 1
[Hunter’s Pack] x 1
[Eaglehorn Bow] x 1
[Deadly Shot] x 1
[Animal Companion] x 1
[Sandbinder] x 1
[Marked Shot] x 1
[Lifedrinker] x 1
[Hyena Alpha] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Subject 9] x 1
[Unleash the Beast] x 1
[Savannah Highmane] x 1
[Siamat] x 1
[Dinotamer Brann] x 1
[Zul’jin] 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.