Episode 240 take 2, this week Avanties and Zerotio are re-recording the episode after an epic fail of OBS crashing, but that just means we get to bring you more news as there were HUGE announcements. This week we take a look at everything from a new Game Development company with Hearthstone ties, to a Save the Date and a new Patch with TONS of content. Also be sure to check out the give-away we announce in this show!

During the play portion we check out an Aggro Rogue deck.

News and Discussion

  • Dreamhaven (New Game Development Company) Opens Two New Studios!
    • Dreamhaven Founder: Mike Morhaime
    • Moonshot Games:
      • Leaders: Jason Chayes, Dustin Browder and Ben Thompson
      • Notable Members: Hadidjah (Per Tweet)
    • Secret Door:
      • Leaders: Chris Sigaty, Alan Dabiri and Eric Dodds
  • BlizzConline: Feb 19-20, 2021
  • Save The Date: 2020 World Championship!
    • December 12-13
    • Season 1 Invites: Bloodyface (Americas), Glory (APAC), Silvername (EU), IG.Syf (China)
  • Grandmasters 2020 Season 2 – Week 6 (Round Robin – Wk 3)
    • APAC:
      • Div A: Surrender (5 Wins), Che0nsu (1 Win)
      • Div B: Shaxy/Flurry (4 Wins), Kin0531/Ryvius (1 Win)
    • EU:
      • Div A: RDU (4 Wins), Viper (0 Wins)
      • Div B: Swidz/Zhym/Felkeine (4 Wins), BoarControl/Silvername (1 Win)
    • Americas: 
      • Div A: Muzzy (4 Wins), 4 Players with 2 Wins!
      • Div B: ETC (4 Wins), Naguidan/Rami/Firebat/Empanizado (2 Wins)
  • Seasonal Event: Masquerade Ball
    • Sept 29 – Oct 21
    • Week 1 (Sept 29th)
      • Elementals in Battlegrounds
      • Dual-Class Arena
      • Tavern Brawl: Rise of the Zombeasts
    • Week 2 (Oct 7th)
      • Tavern Brawl: Masquerade Ball
    • Week 3 (Oct 13th & 14th)
      • Book of Heroes: Rexxar
      • Tavern Brawl: Boss Battle Royale 3
    • Quests Available Each Week
    • Hidden Quest Completion to receive Golden Transfer Student
  • Patch 18.4: Sept 29th
    • New Battlegrounds Heroes
      • Ragnaros, The Firelord
      • Chenvala
      • Rakanishu
      • Al’Akir The Windlord
    • New Battlegrounds Minions
      • Details in Link Above
    • Battlegrounds Rating Update
      • Start at “0”, cannot go below “0”
      • Rating goes up with Top 4 finish (Up to 300 Points)
      • Cannot lose rating points until after “2000”
      • After “2000” Rating Points, every “500 Points” is a Floor that you cannot go below
      • Small bonus to rating gains, until “6500 Rating Points”
    • Constructed Card Balance
      • Tortollan Pilgrim
        • Text Changed to “Battlecry: Discover a spell in your deck and cast it with random targets.”
      • Guardian Animals
        • Mana Changed from [7] to [8]
    • Various Bug Fixes
    • Seasonal Event Details Added
  • Developer Insight: Battlegrounds Rating System
    • Too much details to address at this time, link in show notes
  • Tavern Brawl: Heroic Brawliseum (Standard)
    • Discussion: Did you play any Heroic Brawliseum?

Decklist:
[Backstab] x 2
[Deadly Poison] x 2
[Secret Passage] x 2
[Spymistress] x 2
[Worgen Infiltrator] x 2
[Eviscerate] x 2
[Sap] x 1
[Sneaky Delinquent] x 2
[Edwin Vancleef] x 1
[Greyheart Sage] x 2
[Hooked Scimitar] x 1
[Self-Sharpening Sword] x 2
[Vulpera Toxinblade] x 2
[Dread Corsair] x 2
[Captain Greenskin] x 1
[Cutting Class] x 2
[Doctor Krastinov] x 1
[Jandice Barov] 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 on Hero Power, Avanties and Zerotio are taking a look at the new patch 17.2 notes that just dropped and the first week of round robin play of Grandmasters.

During the play portion we check out Galakrond Secret Rouge!

News and Discussion

  • Patch 17.2: Live 5/12
    • Battlegrounds: 3 New Heroes and 1 New Minion
      • New Heroes available 5/12 with Battleground Perks, fully unlocked 5/26
      • Lady Vashj – Evolving Electricity [Passive]: After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, replace his minions with ones of a higher Tier.
      • Maiev Shadowsong – Imprison [Cost 1]: Make a minion in Bob’s Tavern Dormant. After 2 turns, get it with +1/+1.
      • Kael’thas Sunstrider – Verdant Spheres [Passive]: Every third minion you buy gains +2/+2.
      • New Minion: Rabid Saurolisk – [Tier 1, Beast] 3 Attack, 1 Health.
        • After you play a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1/+1.
        • Replaces Dire Wolf
    • Deck Ordering!!!
    • Misc Game Improvements
  • Grandmasters: Round Robin – Week 1
    • APAC: Posesi and Glory on Top of Div A, Blitzchung and Staz on Top of Div B
      • FroStee and Dawn at threat for Relegation
    • EU: Boar Control on Top of Div A, Kolento on Top of Div B
      •  Zhym and Casie at threat for Relegation
    • Americas: Bloodyface,  LanguageHacker and Gallon on Top of Div A, Zalae and Muzzy on Top of Div B
      • Purple at threat for Relegation
  • Discussion: With all the changes we’ve seen for Year of the Phoenix, and now that we are a full month in, how do we feel about the health of Hearthstone?
  • Tavern Brawl: A Chance Encounter
    • We heard you like random cards! Choose a class and get a randomly filled deck of randomly “random cards… RANDOM!

Decklist:
[Backstab] x 2
[Shadowstep] x 2
[Blackjack Stunner] x 2
[Pharaoh Cat] x 2
[Praise Galakrond!] x 2
[Ambush] x 2
[Bamboozle] x 1
[Dirty Tricks] x 1
[Eviscerate] x 2
[Shadowjeweler Hanar] x 1
[Edwin VanCleef] x 1
[EVIL Miscreant] x 2
[Seal Fate] x 2
[Devoted Maniac] x 1
[Faceless Corruptor] x 1
[Shield of Galakrond] x 3
[Flik Skyshiv] x 1
[Heistbaron Togwaggle] x 1
[Kronx Dragonhoof] x 1
[Galakrond, the Nightmare] 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 we read a couple of listener emails, discuss the Blizzard response to the BlitzChung situation, and much more.

During the play portion we check out a Rogue Deathrattle deck from Thijs.

News and Discussion

  • Admirable joins Brian Kibler stepping away from the casters desk.
  • Raven and  Sottle issue statements they will continue casting under protest.
  • Blizzard reduces BlitzChung decision
  • Grandmasters Playoffs Began this weekend
    • Europe
      • Hunterace and Silvername from group A
      • Casie and Jarla from group B
    • Americas
      • Eddie and Nalguidan from group A
      • Bloodyface and Purple from group B
    • Asia Pacific
      • Che0nsu and Tyler from group A
      • DawN and tom60229 from group B
  • Tavern Brawl – Doom in the Tomb
    • The Headless Horseman is haunting the tombs of Uldum! Fight to his lair… if you dare!
    • Rewards for under 60 minutes and 40 minutes

Decklist:
[Backstab] x 2
[Shadowstep] x 2
[Pharaoh Cat] x 2
[Togwaggle’s Scheme] x 1
[Bloodmage Thalnos] x 1
[Shiv] x 2
[Edwin VanCleef] x 1
[EVIL Miscreant] x 2
[Fan of Knives] x 2
[Necrium Blade] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Blightnozzle Crawler] x 2
[Anka, the Buried] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Cairne Bloodhoof] x 1
[Emperor Thaurissan] x 1
[Khartut Defender] x 2
[Mechanical Whelp] x 1
[Safeguard] x 1
[Sylvanas Windrunner] x 1
[N’Zoth, the Corruptor] 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 we look at the 24 hours since the release of Rise of Shadows and discuss what we have seen and what we are excited about. We then take a look at the next few classes and review the cards for Paladin, Priest, Rogue, and Shaman.

News and Discussion

  • Rise of Shadows: Release 4/9
    • First ever simultaneous, world-wide release
    • Legendary Launch Quests: Daily Quests, rewarding Year of the Dragon Packs
    • Shadow Bundle Available: $9.99 for 9 Rise of Shadow Packs and an Arena Ticket
    • Discussion: First Impressions, after 24 hrs of new Set
  • Tavern Brawl: Standard Brawliseum
    • Description: Welcome back, gladiator! Build a deck for Standard format this time and compete for glorious prizes.

Deck Analysis
Rise of Shadows Review: Paladin, Priest, Rogue and Shaman

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.

Nerfshesaid

This week we welcome Runhesaid to Hero Power, she brings an even rogue decklist and we discuss the recent nerfs, the curse of Hakkar event, the top 200 legend leaderboard and so much more.

During the play portion we check out Even Rogue. Read More →