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[Featured] What Would DKMR Do? #12

by Stephen Stewart on

Team DKMR: Twitter | Website | ForumsSponsored by: Gunnar - 2P - Waypoint Written by Varranis Welcome to this week’s “What Would DKMR Do?” Each week we’ll present an in-game situation and discuss the possible lines of play. Here’s the scenario for this week: This game is nearing its end. It’s important that we either find a way to win or maximize our chances not to lose. How did you navigate this scenario? Shaun would: I’d silence the leokk with keeper. Then I’d hero power to the face to check AOE (explosive trap?). If explosive, then you have lethal. If not then it is likely freezing in the current meta, go in with 7/4, which goes back to your hand. Attack hound master with 4/7. Play chill wind yeti. In fact, that’s what most all of you decided to do! But is that what DKMR would do? It is. We have potential lethal, so first we want to play to ...

 

Weekly Spotlight: Undertaker

by Marc Huber on

With hundreds of minions, spells and weapons to choose from, where do you start? You can start right here: every Thursday, we will feature one card in our Weekly Spotlight and share with you how to use it in your constructed deck. Undertaker (1M/1D/2H) Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1/+1. “In a world where you can run to a spirit healer and resurrect yourself, Undertakers do pretty light business.“) The Undertaker is like the younger sibling of the Questing Adventurer, except that this minions only reacts to minions with Deathrattle. An argument can be made that he is an incredibly potent card that either must be dealt with early, or could be player later with a slew of other minions for maximum effect. There’s a fairly good selection of under 2 Mana minions to choose from that all incorporate the Deathrattle effect. Any of them would pair beautifully with the Undertaker: Webspinner, Haunted Creeper, Leper ...

 

If you have ever played World of Warcraft, you may have had the distinct impression that everybody is an accomplished raider but you. A similar scenario looks to have taken hold in Hearthstone, where it seems that virtually every other player is better, or instantly jumps to a ridiculously high rank at the very beginning of a new season. The truth is, if you reach level 15, you are better at Hearthstone than 75% of all other players. That’s nothing to sneeze at. If you work your way to rank 5, you are actually in the top 2%. Community Manager Zeriyah breaks it all down in order to address some player frustration about Ranked Play with a much needed pep talk. Recently, we’ve seen some comments from our players that feel they are not performing well in Ranked Play compared to others, or disappointed by the fact that they haven’t hit Legend ...

Of all of the Heroics in Naxxramas, Thaddius may have been the most enjoyable to solve. What starts out looking like an impossible encounter - Thaddius himself at 45 health, plus both Feugen and Stalagg on the board – is actually a very entertaining fight! Thaddius opens every turn with his hero power, which is one of the core mechanics of the battle to be aware of. His ability to immediately deal 11 damage to you is absolutely significant – every decklist that successfully overcame this challenge required early removal tools to stay in the game. One of the nice things about this encounter is that almost every class works. Warlock, Druid, and Priest are the strongest, with Hunter, Mage, Paladin, and Warrior coming in slightly behind them. We don’t recommend Shaman or Rogue. Read on for what to expect in his decklist, Thaddius’ Hero Power information, and some strategic tips and ...

 

Card Smart: Starving Buzzard

by Marc Huber on

Sure, you can play that winning card and step away from your match the glorious victor. But where is the fun unless you can also drop some lore knowledge on your opponent and add insult to injury? In this column, we don’t worry about card values or strategy – all we care about is that sweet, sweet lore. Check back every Wednesday for a new installment of Card Smart! Poor Starving Buzzard: aside from Hunters no one likes him in Hearthstone. After the upcoming nerf, even the always reliable Hunter love becomes questionable. In Azeroth, no one likes him - period - and he’s forced to survive on scraps in a desolate dust bowl near Searing Gorge Canyon. It seems only fitting that the buzzard gets at least some lore love today. Badlands is home to the Starving Buzzard, and inhabited by various ogres, black dragon welps, along with a few goblin and Horde outposts. The region is a bone-dry desert, a ...

 

Token Druid Deck

by JR Cook on

Episode 28: Token Druid Deck This weeks episode we go 5-0 with a little different Token Druid deck.  No Violet Teachers or Imp Masters for us but we have a moment of silence for the Wonder Bra hot air balloon that perished this week. We hope you enjoy! Deck List Token Druid Class: Druid Druid (15) Innervate x2 Wrath x2 Savage Roar x2 Swipe x2 Keeper of the Grove x2 Druid of the Claw x2 Force of Nature Ancient of Lore x2 Neutral (15) Echoing Ooze x2 Haunted Creeper x2 Harvest Golem x2 Shade of Naxxramas x2 Defender of Argus x2 Loatheb Spectral Knight x2 Cairne Bloodhoof The Black Knight...

Anyone familiar with Blizzard games is certainly accustomed to and with achievements. These toasts that pop up from time to time celebrate a various number of things you can do within the game from dropping chandeliers on 666 enemies in Diablo to fishing up Old Crafty in Ogrimmar for World of Warcraft. Some players completely ignore them; others hunt them passionately and viciously, sometimes even going as far as to create entire communities around like-minded individuals for a combine-and-conquer initiative. With Diablo recently adding Seasons and Conquests within Seasons, which are akin to “uber” achievements, it got me wondering whether Hearthstone could use an Achievement system. It’s something we’ve discussed on prior podcasts and in other venues, but I want you, the readers, to chime in directly. What would achievements look like in Hearthstone to you? Why would you want them in the game? Do you want more prestige? A profile/armory to ...

Kevin (@lackofrealism) and Joe (@ANTSxistudderBP), co-host of the Hearthstone PowerHour, join Marc this week on a special episode of HearthPro Show. We discuss the recent nerf to Starving Buzzard and Leeroy Jenkins. Then Joe and Kevin share their insight and their approach to crafting, analyzing and refining a winning deck. Subscribe in iTunes Follow the show on Twitter: @hearthproshow YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/HearthProShow Ask a Question: ask.fm/HearthProShow Connect to us on Facebook Contact us at: hearthpro@blizzpro.com Record a voice message for the show...

Today, Blizzard announced that Hearthstone had reached the milestone of 20 million players – without question an incredible achievement for a game that’s been officially out for less than a year. Congratulations to Team 5 for this amazing success! Thank you all for joining us in #Hearthstone! We’re going to need a bigger tavern! pic.twitter.com/7OUMMIM5ww — Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) September 15, 2014...

 

In this column, we like to feature a very different side of Hearthstone and the Hearthstone player community. We search the web for user created content inspired by Hearthstone, and share it with you whenever we can. Not your typical arts and crafts project, but Nailed It With Glitter shows off a perfect Hearthstone nail creation complete with glittery arcane dust. Ready for the BlizzCon red carpet? Our other highlight for today is a cardback design for the Kirin Tor/Dalaran by atomicgumball. I would actually love to see this cardback realized in the game. An idea for a fan contest maybe, Blizzard? Special thanks to Aranya Ver’Sarn for finding these. She’s definitely someone you’d want to follow on Twitter if you have a passion for Blizzard games....

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