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Every Friday a legendary member from team IHearthU breaks down IHU’s “Deck of the Week” . These decks are seeing a lot of play either in constructed ladder or tournaments. Team IHU explains the deck lists and how to play them. View past Deck Lists of the Week. Team IHU: Twitter | Website Sponsored by: Kinguin – Waypoint Get Coaching from Team IHU: http://ihearthu.com/coaching Goblins vs Gnomes hit last Monday and with that a whole new metagame. Warrior gained another tool to fight back against the aggressive decks, some decks which were almost non-existent in the metagame are now top competitors, like Paladin and Mage. We also now have access to Dr. Boom, a new staple in control and midrange strategies, but we always start by looking at the most successful strategies. One of the most dominant decks on the new ladder has been the dreaded Hunter deck. Hunter gained access to a bunch of new cards, but the ...

Edit: It appears they are sold out now. Will keep an eye and try to keep you updated on when they are back in stock Edit #2: It appears they are now available in the Blizzard Gear store!  Got a special Hearthstone player in your life that you’re trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for? Perhaps you’re just looking for something awesome for yourself? Well, you’re in luck because ThingGeek has a new Blizzard licensed Hearthstone product in the form of a set of 4 pint glasses. On the front of the glasses are portraits of 4 minions – Leeroy Jenkins, Nat Pagle, Ragnaros the Firelord, and Nozdormu. On the back is the Hearthstone logo. The entire set will set you back $24.99 plus shipping. However, if you order today and your order is over $40, you can use the promo code USGETIT and get 25% off your total ...

Edit: It’s up in Europe now, too! Yesterday Blizzard announced the Android version for Hearthstone had been released in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Today it has been released in the USA. All you need to do is go to Google Play at this link and download it on your device. So go enjoy the game on your favorite Android tablet device. As a reminder, Hearthstone for phones (both iOS and Android) isn’t due out until sometime early 2015 as Team 5 is working on the UI portion to make the game a more enjoyable experience on smaller screens. As a reminder, this is where you can find the Android minimum system requirements. Hardware 6-inch screen or larger Operating System Android 4.0 or later Memory 1 GB RAM he following devices are verified to run Hearthstone well: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 (2014) Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 (2014) Amazon ...

 

Hearthstone Developer AMA Recap

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The Reddit Hearthstone Developer AMA (Ask Me Anything) has ended and the team was busy answering a ton of questions. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to follow everything on Reddit so we put together a bit of a recap so you can read through the questions and answers. The questions were answered by Senior Game Designer Ben Brode (Twitter), Producer Yong Woo (Twitter), and Community Manager Christina Sims (Twitter). You can read the entire thread here. Reddit AMA Are there are any plans for new daily quests? (source) Ben Brode: We definitely want to add more! Any hints you could give? Naxx quests? Win 5 games with Deathknight? Yong Woo: We want to encourage players to do things that lead to great Hearthstone experience. Getting any of my friends who would be new players to play this game is near impossible at this point with how expensive Hearthstone is for ...

If you live in Australia, Canada, or New Zealand then you can now download Hearthstone from the Google Play store. World wide should be hitting sometime in the next few days. As an added bonus, if you play Hearthstone on an Android device with your account you will be rewarded with a CLASSIC pack of cards (not Goblins vs. Gnomes). It’s been confirmed that even if you got your free pack from playing on the iPad version that you will also get one on Android so it’s not mobile specific. So if you have a friend with an Android device, see if they’ll let you borrow it for a few minutes so you can get your free pack. For the devices supported you can check out here: Hardware 6-inch screen or larger Operating System Android 4.0 or later Memory 1 GB RAM he following devices are verified to run Hearthstone ...

In a nutshell, Hobgoblin shows how in a single stroke of genius Blizzard can give renewed value to a wide array of underused cards. Admittedly terrible cards like Mogu’shan Warden actually become a possibility, what about Imp Master, Goldshire Footman, Stoneskin Gargoyle, Neru’bar Weblord, or even Dalaran Mage? But there lays problem, what if you don’t draw your Hobgoblin? Or what if its quickly removed? You are stuck with a bunch of horrible cards that aren’t likely to win you many games. If Hobgoblin is going to make it into a decent deck it will be because the deck already ran 1-Attack minions that were worth it on their own, maybe Echoing Oozes, Haunted Creepers, Void Walkers, Mistress of Pain, Northshire Clerics, Armorsmith, or any of the 1-Attack minions that actually see play. But is there a deck that both has enough of these minions and also has room to ...

About an hour from this post the first Hearthstone Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) will go live. You can hop on there and ask your questions regarding Hearthstone and Goblins vs. Gnomes. On hand to answer your questions will be senior game designer Ben Brode, producer Yong Woo, and Community Manager Christina Sims. The AMA will start at 2 PM PST and last until 4 PM PST. The thread will open up about a half hour before it begins. If you want to participate head over to /r/hearthstone and check out this thread for more details: Greetings, travelers! We are thrilled to announce that representatives from Blizzard will be conducting an AMA hosted in this subreddit on Monday the 15th, from 2–4pm PST (22:00 15 Dec – 00:00 16 Dec UTC). On hand we’ll have Senior Game Designer Ben Brode, Producer Yong Woo, and Community Manager Christina Sims to answer ...

Goblins vs. Gnomes has been out for  a week now and our BlizzPro team have been playing and discussing the new cards all week. One of the toughest questions asked is “Hey, I have enough dust for a legendary, which one should I craft?” We’re only focusing on the legendary cards in Goblins vs. Gnomes and after many discussions, edits, bribes, and several fights we think we have come up with our top 5 legendary cards to craft in Goblins vs. Gnomes. Vol’Jin Vol’Jin was unanimous as the top choice among our team. I dislike putting a class legendary at number 1 simply for the fact that I feel a top legendary should be something many different decks could use (think Ragnaros). However, it’s hard to argue how good Vol’Jin is and why he gets the number 1 spot. He singlehandedly takes priest from a good spot in the meta ...

Episode 39: 100 Packs and a Sloth This week we were set back one day by Hearthstone’s maintenance. So although it’s a day later, we’re back and we hit it hard! We bust open 100 packs, snag a few legendaries and introduce you to Sloth, the Pirate deck! We hope you enjoy! *WARNING* This video does have swearing during the “Community Thoughts” segment. Deck List Pirates Class: Rogue Rogue (13) Backstab x2 Blade Flurry x2 Eviscerate x2 Goblin Auto-Barber x2 One-eyed Cheat x2 Edwin VanCleef SI:7 Agent x2 Neutral (17) Southsea Deckhand x2 Bloodsail Raider x2 Ship’s Cannon x2 Big Game Hunter Southsea Captain Dread Corsair x2 Jeeves x2 Captain Greenskin Loatheb Gadgetzan Auctioneer Troggzor the Earthinator Ragnaros the Firelord...

One of the things that Team 5 has told us since the beginning of Hearthstone is the epic stories that come from some of the games and how much they want to encourage that as it’s part of what makes Hearthstone so much fun. So imagine as a priest you somehow get Mistress of Pain from a Warlock or from a Piloted Shredder drop. If this happens, it might be wise to not play Auchenai Soulpriest. Watch the video below to see why. It’s been confirmed that this infinite damage combo is not a bug and is intended design. Basically the Mistress of Pain gets damaged and tries to heal the hero, but because the soulpriest is in play the minion does damage instead. Since the minion does damage it tries to heal, but because the soulpriest is in play the minion does damage instead. Since the minion does damage it tries ...

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