This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the new Scholomance Event: The Forbidden Library, find out what is coming in the next couple of weeks. Also patch 18.2 drops this week, what can you expect and what is happening in Grandmasters week 4?

During the play portion of the show we check out an aggro demon hunter.

News and Discussion

  • Grandmasters – Week 4
    • Round Robin play for Groups A & B
    • APAC Highlights: Surrender 2-0 (Div A), Che0nsu 0-2 (Div A), Alan870806 2-0 (Div B)
    • EU Highlights: Bunnyhoppor and RDU 2-0 (Div A), Viper 0-2 (Div A)
    • Americas Highlights: Muzzy 2-0 (Div A), Languagehacker and Bloodyface both winless (Div A)
  • Scholomance Event: The Forbidden Library
    • From Sept 8th – 29th
    • Week 1: Sept 8th
      • Battlegrounds Parties: 8 Player Friendly Lobbies
      • New Scholomance Heroes: Lord Barov, Jandice Barov, Forest Warden Omu
      • Mega Wild Bundle: 56 Packs from Recently Rotated Expansions
    • Week 2: Sept 15th
      • Book of Heroes Solo Content: Jaina (Earn a “Mage Pack”)
      • Scholar Bundle: New Jaina Portrait + 5 “Mage Packs”
    • Week 3: 23rd
      • Heroic Brawliseum
      • The Magic of Dalaran Card Back available for purchase
  • Patch 18.2: Sept 8th
    • Battlegrounds Parties
    • Battlegrounds – New Heroes:
      • Lord Barov: Friendly Wager [1] – Guess which player will win their next combat. If they win, get three Coins.
      • Jaundice Barov: Swap, Lock & Shop It [0] – Swap a friendly non-golden minion with a random one in Bob’s Tavern.
      • Forest Warden Omu: Everbloom [Passive] – After you upgrade Bob’s Tavern, gain 2 Gold this turn only.
    • Battlegrounds – New Minions:
      • Micro Mummy [Tier 1]
    • Battlegrounds – Updated Minions:
      • Pack Leader: Changed to “When you summon a Beast, give it [+2 Attack].”
      • Removed Mecharoo from the minion pool.
    • Constructed – Balance Changes:
      • Secret Passage: Changed to “Replace your hand with 4 cards from your deck. Swap back next turn.”
      • Cabal Acolyte: Changed from 2/6 to 2/4
      • Totem Golem: Changed from 4/5 to 5/5, also changed from “Overload: (2)” to Overload: (1)”
      • Archwitch Willow: Mana changed from [9] to [8], also changed from 7/7 to 5/5.
      • Darkglare: Mana changed from [3] to [2], also changed from “After your hero takes damage, refresh 2 Mana Crystals.” to “After your hero takes damage, refresh a Mana Crystal.”
    • Misc Bug Fixes:
      • Newly created decks will appear at TOP, instead of BOTTOM.
      • Correct Kingsbane and Secret Passage interactions
      • Headmaster Kel’Thuzad fixed to include more “Death Situations” involving swapping health and poisonous being granted to spells.
      • Summoning a cat will no longer allow Headmaster Kel’Thuzad’s Spellburst to trigger on the opponent’s turn. The Headmaster just gets really excited about cats…
  • Tavern Brawl: UnidentifiaBrawl
    • After a very successful dungeon run your bags are overflowing with Unidentified Loot! Take a random deck into battle and identify those items!

Decklist:
[Battlefiend] x 2
[Spirit Jailer] x 2
[Twin Slice] x 2
[Blade Dance] x 2
[Chaos Strike] x 2
[Manafeeder Panthara] x 2
[Soul Sheer] x 2
[Aldrachi Warblades] x 2
[Shardshatter Mystic] x 2
[Kayn Sunfury] x 1
[Lorekeeper Polkelt] x 1
[Magtheridon] x 1
[Marrowslicer] x 2
[Glaivebound Adept] x 2
[Soulshard Lapidary] x 2
[Skull of Gul’dan] x 2
[Soulciologist Malicia] x 1

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This week Avanties and Zerotio talk about the first month of the Scholomance Academy meta, and then we take a look at week 3 of Grandmasters.

Zerotio gets giddy because he finally gets to play Pure Libram Paladin live on the show.

News and Discussion

  • ETC Last GM Season, per Tweet
    • Discussion: Thoughts on ETC as a GM
  • Grandmasters – Week 3: Swiss Round (Specialist)
    • APAC:
      • Top 8: Ryvius (Ro), Tom60229 (Wlk), Che0nsu (Ro), Glory (Dr), Alan870806 (Pr), Blitzchung (Ma), Bankyugi (Ma), DawN (Ro)
      • Semi-Finals: Blitzchung (Ma) def Che0nsu (Ro) [2-0], DawN (Ro) def Glory (Dr) [2-0]
      • Finals: DawN (Ro) def Blitzchung (Ma) [2-1]
    • EU:
      • Top 8: Silvername (Pr), Thijs (Dr), Seiko (Pr), Jarla (Ma), BoarControl (Pr), Casie (Dr), Warma (Pr), Viper (Wlk)
      • Semi-Finals: Viper (Wlk) def Thijs (Dr) [2-0], Seiko (Pr) def Casie (Dr) [2-1]
      • Finals: Viper (Wlk) def Seiko (Pr) [2-1]
    • Americas:
      • Top 8: KIllinallday (Ma), Muzzy (Pr), ETC (Dr), NoHandsGamer (Pr), Eddie (Ma), Monsanto (Pr), Bloodyface (Pr), Justsaiyan (Dr)
      • Semi-Finals: Killinallday (Ma) def Justsaiyan (Dr) [2-0], Eddie (Ma) def NoHandsGamer (Pr) [2-1]
      • Finals: Killinallday (Ma) Vs Eddie (Ma) – Eddie wins 2-1
      • Killinallday qualifies for Div A, along with rest of Top 4. Fr0zen gets bumped to Div B
  • Discussion Topic: First Month of Scholomance Meta, what are our thoughts on the set?
  • Tavern Brawl: Top 3
    • Let’s mix it up a bit, shall we? Pick three cards and we’ll make you a deck with ten copies of each card.

Decklist:
[First Day of School] x 2
[Aldor Attendant] x 2
[Argent Braggart] x 2
[Hand of A’dal] x 2
[Libram of Wisdom] x 2
[Murgur Murgurgle] x 1
[Goody Two-Shields] x 2
[Consecration] x 2
[High Abbess Alura] x 1
[Lightforged Zealot] x 2
[Aldor Truthseeker] x 2
[Blessing of Authority] x 2
[Libram of Justice] x 2
[Devout Pupil] x 2
[Lady Liadrin] x 1
[Lightforged Crusader] x 1
[Libram of Hope] x 2

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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 is Scholomance Release week and that means we have the final card reveal to review, Avanties and Zerotio walk through the last 90 or so cards in the set and give their thoughts.

News and Discussion

  • Final Card Reveal Stream: 7/29
    • Kripp and Alec Dawson
  • Scholomance Academy Theorycrafting Streams: 7/30
    • Discussion: Did you watch any?
  • Patch 18.0: Went Live 7/30
    • Battlegrounds Changes added Mr Bigglesworth and 2 New Minions
    • All content for Scholomance Academy Launch now in Client
    • Scholomance playable August 6th
  • Tavern Brawl: Just Macaws
    • Webspinners are so passe, macaws on the other hand… macaws are the future! Take flight with a deck of 23 Jeweled Macaws and 7 random class spells.
  • Scholomance Card Review

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This week Avanties and Zerotio discuss what moving Masters Tour Madrid up a month and a half could mean for the World Championships and we take a look at 32 more Scholomance Academy cards that were revealed this year.

News and Discussion

  • Scholomance Academy Release Date: August 6th
    • Private Fireside Gatherings can be scheduled for July 31 – August 3
    • Private Firesides can be scheduled by anyone and allow packs to be opened early.
  • Masters Tour Madrid: Online
    • Moved from December to October 23-25
    • Qualifiers Aug 6 – Sept 27
    • Final Tour Stop to Qualify for Grandmasters 2021
    • Discussion: Since this is the final Tour Stop in 2020, do we expect World Championships within the Year of The Phoenix?
  • Tavern Brawl: Just A Hallucination
    • These aren’t my beautiful cards, this is not my beautiful deck! Your deck’s overflowing with Hallucinations, go see how the other side plays.

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