This week Avanties and Zerotio break down the recent Team 5 Reddit AMA, and take a look at the 18.0.1 Hotfix. They also talk about the exciting first week of Grandmasters season 2 2020!

During the play portion of the show we play a fun Guardian Druid featuring Kael’Thas.

News and Discussion

  • Hearthstone AMA – Summary
    • Evaluating Basic & Classic Sets for Revamp
    •  Battle Pass will come around next Set Release. They do not intend to change the amount of Gold/Packs earned during an expansion cycle.
    • Arena
      • No News
    • Battlegrounds
      • Hero Balance “Very Soon”
      • MMR and Seasonal Resets planned for next major update
      • Team doesn’t see an issue with Token Damage, except for Nat Pagle and Pirate Ship, which they are looking into
      • Looking at tuning down Murlocs and boosting Beasts
    • Scholomance
      • No balance changes planned at this time
      • Dual-Class Cards may come in future sets
    • Reverting Nerfs/Future Buffs
      • Reverted Nerfs planned at Rotation, for cards going to Wild
      • Buffs used as a correction tool, no plans mentioned
    • Misc
      • Celestalon stated Paladin Secrets are hard to design around, next set has a Paladin Secret that is his favorite card incoming
      • Previously Released Hero Portrait and Card Backs will return for those that didn’t get them
      • No Plans for another “Doom in the Tomb” type event (GOOD!)
      • New type of Vanity card incoming, which will look different in Collection, Hand and Board.
      • No plans to re-visit Year Longer Narrative ala Year of the Dragon, but open to it again someday
  • 18.0.1 Hotfix (Live Now)
    • Discovery Cards no longer Discover themselves
    • Cards that generate a Random Card can no longer generate themselves
    • Fixed Bug with Jandice “Death Summon” not dying if summoned from Khadgar
    • Kel’thuzad was not summoning minions that died from returning to full hand, fixed.
    • Update: Clarification – Shadow Visions can still Discover Shadow Visions, if a copy is in the deck.
  • Grandmasters 2020 Season 2 – Week 1 (Swiss – Conquest Bo5 w/ 1 Ban)
    • APAC
      • Group A: Che0nsu, Surrender, Flurry, Glory
      • Group B: Posesi, Blitzchung, Tyler, Bankyugi
      • Top 4: Che0nsu, Tyler, Bankyugi, Surrender
      • Finals: Bankyugi def Che0nsu
    • EU
      • Group A: Jarla, Seiko, Swidz, BoarControl
      • Group B: xBlyzes, RDU, Bunnyhoppor, Thijs
      • Top 4: Jarla, xBlyzes, RDU, Seiko
      • Finals: xBlyzes def RDU
    • Americas
      • Group A: Justsaiyan, Fr0zen, Muzzy, Eddie
      • Group B: Bloodyface, Firebat, Languagehacker, NoHandsGamer
      • Top 4: Muzzy, Firebat, Languagehacker, Eddie
      • Finals: Muzzy def Languagehacker
  • Tavern Brawl: Who’s the Boss Now?
    • Dungeon bosses want to help you play! Build your own deck but get a random boss power. Each time you use it, get a new one!

Decklist:
[Innervate] x 2
[Lightning Bloom] x 2
[Animated Broomstick] x 2
[Nature Studies] x 2
[Ironbark] x 2
[Bogbeam] x 2
[Speaker Gidra] x 1
[Wild Growth] x 1
[Overgrowth] x 2
[Lake Thresher] x 2
[Teacher’s Pet] x 2
[Twilight Runner] x 2
[Guardian Animals] x 2
[Kael’thas Sunstrider] x 1
[Overflow] x 2
[Ysera, Unleashed] x 1
[Survival of the Fittest] 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.

This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the upcoming patch 17.6 and the card updates. We also talk about how this patch affects Masters Tour APAC and some recent changes to Team 5.

During the play portion we check out a Wild Mech Paladin from our friend and patron Mike Lowe.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 17.6 Balance Update: Goes Live 7/14
    • Dragonqueen Alexstrasza: Cost of Dragons reduced to [1], up from [0]
    • Corsair Cache: Gives weapon +1 Durability, was +1/+1
    • Metamorphosis: Damage changed to [4], down from [5]
    • Kayn Sunfury: Now 3/4, was 3/5
    • Warglaives of Azzinoth: Mana changed to [6], up from [5]
    • Dragoncaster: Mana changed to [7], up from [6]
    • Fungal Fortunes: Mana changed to [3], up from [2]
    • Galakrond (Rogues – All Forms): Changed cost of cards drawn to [1], up from [0]
    • Also, unannounced Battleground Balance Changes are coming.
    • Discussion: How do we feel about this Balance Change?
    • Discussion: Will it shake up the meta enough, before the next Set Release?
  • Masters Tour – APAC: July 16-19
    • Do we feel the players will have enough time to prepare, since Balance Changes hit July 14th?
  • “Recent” shake ups to Team5
    • Art Director Ben Thompson left the company around November 18th, 2019.
    • Senior VFX Artist Hadidjah has moved to another team inside the company.
  • Tavern Brawl: Decks Assemble!
    • All of Azeroth want to brawl for you! Start with a small deck, recruit as you go, then send them to fight over and over!

Decklist:
[Crystology] x 2
[Glow-Tron] x 2
[Skaterbot] x 2
[Smuggler’s Run] x 2
[Annoy-o-Tron] x 2
[Galvanizer] x 2
[Grimestreet Outfitter] x 2
[Mechwarper] x 2
[Divine Favor] x 2
[Flying Machine] x 2
[Sky Claw] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Annoy-o-Module] x 2
[Replicat-o-tron] x 2
[Wargear] x 2
[Zilliax] 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.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy… Hearthstone!

This week we are super excited to have Andrew from The Happy Hearthstone join us on the show.  We have lots of news to cover including: Free Cards, EU Playoffs, HGG Highlights, Wild tournament drama and more.

During the play portion of the show Andrew brings us a really fun murloc paladin deck. Read More →