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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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.

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The Champ. Is. Here!

This week we welcome the 2018 HCT Fall Champion, Languagehacker!  We discuss his experience winning it all, as well as some recent news, and more.

During the play portion Languagehacker shows us how to pilot his Shudderwok Shaman that went undefeated from Championships. Read More →

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.

LanguageHacker!

On this episode of Hero Power we welcome special guest and DreamHack Austin Top 8 finisher and only player to go 9-0 in Swiss LanguageHacker.

During the play portion we check out a Malygos Druid LanguageHacker used to get top 100 legend in May. Read More →