It was a big week in Hearthstone news, this week Blizzard introduced a new Core set and Classic Format coming and rotations of the Basic and Classic sets, what does this mean for you? We will break it down for you.

During the play portion of the show we check out a revamped Highlander Hunter.

News and Discussion

  • Year of The Phoenix in Review
    • Discussion: Based on the given numbers, do we think Hearthstone is in a good place?
  • Introducing the Core Set and Classic Format
    • Core Set Breakdown
    • Legacy Set
    • Classic Format
    • Discussion: What are our initial opinions of this change?
  • BlizzCon 2021: Feb 19-21
    • Discussion: What are our predictions for the New Set theme?
  • Hearthstone Grandmasters 2021
    • Weekly Dual Tournaments: Week 1-7
    • Playoffs: Week 8
      • Playoffs decided by Points from Week 1-7
      • Champions from each season, per Region, go to World Championships
      • If the Champion of Season 1 gets relegated in Season 2, their World Championship Seat goes to Runner-Up for Season 1
    • Discussion: What are our thoughts on the Grandmasters System changes?
  • Tavern Brawl: Lunar Blessings!
    • Celebrate the Lunar New Year! Choose a class and get a random deck, choose an animal to receive its blessing and power!

Decklist:
Adorable Infestation x 1
Blazing Battlemage x 1
Demon Companion x 1
Dwarven Sharpshooter x 1
Guardian Augmerchant x 1
Intrepid Initiate x 1
Mystery Winner x 1
Tour Guide x 1
Wolpertinger x 1
Bonechewer Brawler x 1
Freezing Trap x 1
Imprisoned Felmaw x 1
Open the Cages x 1
Pack Tactics x 1
Phase Stalker x 1
Scavenger’s Ingenuity x 1
Snake Trap x 1
Wriggling Horror x 1
Zephrys the Great x 1
Animal Companion x 1
Eaglehorn Bow x 1
Inconspicuous Rider x 1
Kill Command x 1
Petting Zoo x 1
Unleash the Hounds x 1
Voracious Reader x 1
Dragonbane x 1
Rinling’s Rifle x 1
Lorekeeper Polkelt x1
Dinotamer Brann x 1

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What a week in Hearthstone, major announcements from the Hearthstone 2020 Showcase, Avanties and Zerotio recap it all for you in this episode.

News and Discussion

  • Hearthstone 2020 Showcase: Year of The Phoenix
    • Year of the Phoenix Roadmap
      • 3 Phases of changes to Hearthstone, corresponding with Set Releases
      • Card Pack Changes: Starting March 26th, duplicate protection will be applied to ALL RARITIES!!!
      • New/Returning Players: Starting March 26th, they will get a Free Deck of the class of their choice
      • Ranked Mode Overhaul: April 1st, new Ranked System Overhaul!!!
        • Discussion: Let’s break down how this new system works
      • Ranked Rewards: More Rewards, starting with the new Ranked System
      • Neutral HoF
        • Breakdown changes per link above
      • Priest Overhaul and HoF
        • Breakdown changes per link above
    • New Class: Demon Hunter
      • Hero Power – Demon Claws: (1) Mana – +1 Attack this turn
      • Class Ability – Outcast: Play card from Left or Right of Hand
      • Weapon based class with emphasis on minion combat
      • Basic/Initiate cards awarded from Prologue on April 2nd
      • Demon Hunter class Unlocks April 7th
    • New Set – Ashes of Outland
      • Release: April 7th
      • Demon Hunters playable at Release
      • Prime Minions: Powerful Legendary that shuffles a more powerful version, as a Deathrattle, into your Deck.
      • Imprisoned Demons: Powerful, undercosted minions that are dormant for 2 Turns and have powerful effects when they become active.
    • Patch 16.6: Live NOW! (March 17th)
      • Free Card: Kael’thas Sunstrider
      • Tavern Pass available for $19.99 (USD)
        • Four Arena Tickets and the following Battlegrounds Perks for the duration of the Ashes of Outland expansion cycle: advanced stats, visual emotes, a third and fourth hero to choose from at the start of a game, and early access to new Battlegrounds Heroes
      • Pre-Purchase of Ashes of Outland now available
        • $79.99 (USD) Ashes of Outland Mega Bundle – 90 Ashes of Outland Packs, Lady Vashj Shaman Hero, Serpentine Card Back, Random Ashes of Outland Golden Legendary and Tavern Pass
        • $49.99 (USD) Ashes of Outland Bundle – 55 Ashes of Outland Packs, Serpentine Card Back, Random Ashes of Outland Golden Legendary
      • Card Changes
      • Multiple Battlegrounds Changes
        • See Patch Notes link above
        • Discussion: Any of the BG changes you find interesting?
      • Update Plans for March 26th
        • Dr. Boom, Mad Genius
          • Old: Cost 9 mana → New: Cost 7 mana.
        • Giggling Inventor
          • Old: Cost 7 mana → New: Cost 6 mana.
        • Raiding Party
          • Old: Cost 4 mana → New: Cost 3 mana.
        • Reckless Experimenter
          • Old: Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at end of turn. (Cost can’t be reduced below 1.) → New: Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at end of turn.
        • Card Pack Changes, Hall of Fame, Priest Update, updated returning player experience, and free deck for new and returning players – Read more here.
        • Illidan Stormrage enters Battlegrounds.
          • Wingmen – [Passive] Start of Combat: Your left and right-most minions attack immediately.
  • Tavern Brawl: Three Wishes
    • Zephrys has blessed you with a random deck and 3 Wishes! And no wishing for more wishes!

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.