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

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 discuss the release of the Year of the Dragon bundle and Grandmasters week 2.

During the play portion of the show we check out Gallon’s Zoolock.

News and Discussion

  • Year of the Dragon Bundle
    • $29.99 USD
    • 10 Rise of Shadows Packs
    • 10 Saviors of Uldum Packs
    • 10 Descent of Dragons Packs
    • 15 Year of the Dragon Packs
  • Grandmasters Week 2: Swiss Last Hero Standing
    • APAC: Top 4 – Surrender def Flurry, Glory def Kin0531,
      • Finals: Surrender def Glory
    • EU: Top 4 – Jarla def Hunterace, Swidz def Bunnyhoppor
      • Finals: Swidz def Jarla
    • Americas: Top 4 – LanguageHacker def PNC, Gallon def Eddie
      • Finals: Gallon def LanguageHacker
    • Week 3 will be bring 10 classes, ban 6, Conquest Format
    • Discussion: How do we like the new Grandmasters format, so far?
  • Discussion: A Month into Year of the Phoenix, how do we feel about the health of Hearthstone?
  • Tavern Brawl: Battle of Tol Barad
    • Magic creatures are escaping from Tol Barad! Play a minion and get a random spell of the same cost, but for free!

Decklist:
[Argent Squire] x 2
[Beaming Sidekick] x 2
[Blazing Battlemage] x 2
[Fiendish Servant] x 2
[Shieldbearer] x 2
[Soulfire] x 2
[Voidwalker] x 2
[EVIL Genius] x 2
[Expired Merchant] x 2
[Imprisoned Scrap Imp] x 2
[Kanrethad Ebonlocke] x 1
[Serpent Egg] x 2
[Magic Carpet] x 2
[Teron Gorefiend] x 1
[Nightshade Matron] x 2
[Hand of Gul’dan] 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 discuss their predictions for BlizzCon next weekend, what could the Hearthstone announcement be? What will groups for worlds looks like?

During the play portion of the show we check out a Highkeeper Ra Warlock deck sent to us from our friend WickedGood.

News and Discussion

  • Blizzcon Nov 1-3
  • Tavern Brawl: The Haunted Carousel
    • The Headless Horseman has cursed the carousel! Choose a class to get a random deck and climb aboard his Haunted Timeshifted Dreadsteeds. At the end of each turn all minions will rotate!

Decklist:
[Grim Rally] x 1
[Mogu Cultist] x 1
[Mortal Coil] x 2
[Supreme Archaeology] x 1
[Baleful Banker] x 2
[Bloodmage Thalnos] x 1
[Curse of Weakness] x 2
[Doomsayer] x 2
[Novice Engineer] x 1
[Plot Twist] x 2
[Questing Explorer] x 2
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Bone Wraith] x 1
[Hellfire] x 1
[Rotten Applebaum] x 1
[Zilliax] x 1
[Aranasi Broodmother] x 2
[Glinda Crowskin] x 1
[Khartut Defender] x 2
[Lord Godfrey] x 1
[Twisting Nether] 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 discuss the Nobelgarden event prizes and it’s time to choose your champion. During the second half of the show we finish up our Rise of Shadows card reviews with the Warlock, Warrior, and Neutral cards.

News and Discussion

  • Nobelgarden Event
    • 2 x Golden Mechano-Egg
    • 2 x Free Packs of Boomsday Project
  • Choose Your Champion is live!
    • Have until April 24th
    • Twitch Drops during live streams
      • One Rise of Shadows pack for 4 hours of total viewing
      • 1,500 Classic packs given every hour to lucky viewers
  • HCT World Championships decklists released
  • Tavern Brawl: Dr. Boom’s Ignoblegarden!
    • Dr. Boom is tired of eggs and bunnies!  Choose a class and play with the treats he’s placed in your deck!

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.

Mecha’thun Up the Band 2.0

This week we discuss whether or not Even and Odd have adversely affected the Standard and Wild meta, the discuss the EU Winter Playoffs, and look ahead to the NA Winter Playoffs.

During the play portion we check out one of the decks Languagehacker is bringing to NA Winter Playoffs, Mecha’thun Warlock. Read More →