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

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This week with not much news to discuss Avanties and Zerotio take a look at Galakronds Awakening Chapter 4 and whispers on the wind of things that could be happening at Blizzard HQ!

During the play portion of the show we check out a Dragon Hunter from Mattatarms.

News and Discussion

  • Galakrond’s Awakening – Chapter 4: LIVE!
    • Discussion: Did you enjoy Chapter 4?
    • Discussion: How did the cards impact the Meta?
    • Discussion: Overall impression of the Solo Adventure and impact of the cards
  • Rumors: Summit at Blizzard HQ
    • Possible reveal of “Year of…”?
    • Further details of 2020 Sets?
    • What would we want to hear about?
  • Tavern Brawl: Brawl of Gawdiness
    • Gaudy? You? Never! You look marvelous in that! Choose a class to get a random deck, all cards cost half but you can only play 2 per turn!

Decklist:
[Blazing Battlemage] x 2
[Dwarven Sharpshooter] x 2
[Tracking] x 2
[Corrosive Breath] x 2
[Faerie Dragon] x 2
[Freezing Trap] x 1
[Phase Stalker] x 2
[Snake Trap] x 1
[Primordial Explorer] x 2
[Scalerider] x 2
[Stormhammer] x 2
[Dragonbane] x 1
[Evasive Feywing] x 2
[Frenzied Felwing] x 2
[Lifedrinker] x 1
[Big Ol’ Whelp] x 1
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Rotnest Drake] x 2

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This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the recent French success at Masters Tours, as well as the HSReplay interview with Hearthstone Esports Product Manager Drew Higbee, and much more.

During the play portion of the show we check out a Quest Hunter from patron Surgie.

News and Discussion

  • Masters Tour Arlington
    • Winner: xBlyzes
    • Discussion: Is France poised to take over Hearthstone eSports?
  • Interview with Hearthstone Esports Product Manager: Drew Higbee
    • Discussion: Is Blizzard out of touch with its fanbase?
  • Galarkond’s Awakening – Chapter 3
    • Discussion: How did we enjoy Chapter 3?
    • Discussion: Has this Chapter impacted the meta the most?
    • Chapter 4 arriving Feb 11th
  • 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:
[Unseal the Vault] x 1
[Tracking] x 2
[Springpaw] x 2
[Clear the Way] x 2
[Questing Explorer] x 2
[Licensed Adventure] x 2
[Hench-Clan Hogsteed] x 2
[Unleash the Hounds] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Diving Gryphon] x 2
[Desert Spear] x 2
[Sky Gen’ral Kragg] x 1
[Bone Wraith] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Faceless Corrupter] x 2
[Veranus] x 1
[Swarm of Locusts] x 2
[Boommaaster Flark] x 1

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This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss the Coin Concede listener series, Grandmasters Season 2 updates, Tombs of Terror and much more!

During the play portion we play the Hunter Quest.

News and Discussion

  • Coin Concede Listener Series: Week 1
    • Zerotio: Personal Experience
    • Zerotio and Mattatarms both take Week 1 wins
    • Plug: Go check out Coin Concede Podcast for further details
  • Grandmasters Season 2: Twitch Drops
    • Random SoU Pack Rewards, during designated times
    • Zerotio: I have rec’d 3 Packs, so far
    • Discussion: Short breakdown on GM Season 2
  • Tombs of Terror: Sept 17th
    • Pre-Purchase: $19.99 US
      • All 5 Adventure Chapters, Card Back, Random SoU Legendary
      • 16 Total Packs in Chapter Rewards
  • Tavern Brawl: League of Explorers: Revived!
    • The League has scattered across the globe. Join Elise in a dungeon crawl to find and reunite the League!

Decklist:
[Springpaw] x 2
[Unseal the Vault] x 1
[Belligerent Gnome] x 2
[Dire Wolf Alpha] x 2
[Knife Juggler] x 2
[Questing Explorer] x 2
[Snake Trap] x 2
[Sunfury Protector] x 1
[Animal Companion] x 2
[Desert Spear] x 1
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Unleash the Hounds] x 2
[Ursatron] x 1
[Bone Wraith] x 2
[Cult Master] x 1
[Halazzi, the Lynx] x 1
[Leeroy Jenkins] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Swarm of Locusts] x 2
[Boommaster Flark] x 1

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Our Break got Nerfed!

We are back with the first episode of 2019, we discuss a lot of the things we missed during our holiday break like 2 patches, the upcoming EU Playoffs, The Wild Open and so much more!

During the play portion of the show we check out the Hybrid Hunter deck that is being brought to EU Playoffs by more than half the field.

News and Discussion

  • Balance changes
    • Wild Growth to 3
    • Nourish to 6
    • Level up to 6
    • Chain Gang now Summons another Chain gang, not a copy
    • Leeching Poison to 1, but only applies for “This Turn”
  • January 9th Patch
    • Arena rebalancing
      • Hunter, Rogue, and Warrior have had the average quality of their Arena picks lowered.
      • Druid, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Shaman, and Warlock have had the average quality of their Arena picks raised.
    • Dust Refund Over
    • Rumble Run Changes
      • More synergistic options weighted in your favor
      • Boss Decks Nerfed
      • Shrine you lost with + Shrine you Lost to are now always a selection + Random shrine.
      • Added a Rumble Daily Quest
  • Wild Open underway!
    • Top 100 ladder finishers for January on each server get invited to the playoffs.
    • Top 2 from each playoff go to the finals.
    • Finals February 23, 2019
  • Wild bundle now available
    • $25 for 10 packs each from Goblins vs Gnomes, The Grand Tournament, Whispers of the Old Gods, and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan.
    • New Pack rules apply, if you have never opened any of these packs then you are guaranteed a legendary in the first 10 packs.
  • Hearthstone World Championship Announced
    • April 25th – 29th in Chinese Taipei
    • Possibly happening after rotation?
  • HCT European Playoffs this Weekend
  • Hearthstone Survey went out to a random group of players
    • “If there were no Blizzard sponsored Hearthstone tournaments, how likely are you to play Hearthstone in the next 30 days?”
  • Tavern Brawl: Brawl Block: Old and New
    • Construct a deck using GVG, TGT, Witchwood, and Boomsday only

Decklist:
[Dire Mole] x 2
[Hunter’s Mark] x 1
[Springpaw] x 2
[Crackling Razormaw] x 2
[Explosive Trap] x 1
[Freezing Trap] x 1
[Scavenging Hyena] x 2
[Snake Trap] x 1
[Snipe] x 1
[Venomstrike Trap] x 1
[Wandering Monster] x 1
[Animal Companion] x 2
[Kill Command] x 2
[Master’s Call] x 2
[Dire Frenzy] x 1
[Flanking Strike] x 2
[Lesser Emerald Spellstone] x 2
[Subject 9] x 1
[Tundra Rhino] x 1
[Deathstalker Rexxar] x 1
[Zul’jin] x 1

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