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Naxxramas is out with the first wing being free and with it some cards that are being played quite a bit in the meta right now. The good news for those playing on a budget is these cards while powerful, are free for you to acquire. Since these cards are viable it only makes sense to visit some of the changes we’re currently seeing with cheap decks. One of the cheapest and most powerful decks has always been Zoo in some form or another if you don’t run Leeroy. This week’s deck is no different as we’ve added a couple cards from the spider wing and the rest are neutral card staples you really should have been gunning for since week 1 of playing (such as Knife Juggler and Defender of Argus). The only rare card you might not have had is just now seeing viability in the meta and ...

Following up on our story from earlier today, Community Manager Zeriyah made an official announcement regarding the opening time of the Plague Quarter. This highly anticipated next wing of Naxxramas will still technically release on Tuesday, according to the Pacific Daylight Time referenced, but unfortunately it’s a little later than we would all like. Read on below: You’ve braved the creepy crawly horrors of the Arachnid Quarter – now prepare yourself for new cards, new bosses and more fun with Curse of Naxxramas: The Plague Quarter!The Plague Quarter will open at the following times per region:Americas: Tuesday, July 29th at 11:59 PM PDTEurope: Tuesday, July 29th at 11:59 PM CESTAsia: (Korea) Wednesday , July 30th at 12:59 AM KST / (Taiwan) Tuesday, July 29th 11:59 PM CST China: Tuesday, July 29th at 11:59 PM CST (Americas Region) The cards that players can acquire in The Plague Quarter will be featured on the official Hearthstone blog here once The Plague Quarter ...

Don’t panic everyone!  Now is NOT the time to light your hair on fire and uninstall Hearthstone!  I know what you’re saying, “But TWIIIIZZZZ…..they said they’d unlock a wing every week!”  They are, but it’s not at the time you’d expect. Senior Hearthstone Game Designer Ben Brode tweeted a day or so ago that the next wing of Naxx would be released at midnight on Wednesday, July 30th.  Usually, when Blizzard gives a time, it’s in Pacific.  So midnight (referring to his tweet) is 2:00 a.m. CDT, 3:00 a.m. EDT.   I wish I had time to put all the time zones down for those of you in the EU, but hopefully you have enough information to cross it into your particular time zone. As the last wing was released during Tuesday, we all figured that that would be the normal schedule.  Well, we’re just here to give you a ...

In what might be the single greatest Hearthstone video ever created, Blizzard’s Korean Hearthstone team is quickly ascending to fame. The video below virally swept Twitter at the start of this weekend. It has all of the elements that you would want in a Hearthstone commercial: epicness, hilariousness, choreography, and a strange storyline. I would love for someone to provide a translation (loose or strict), so that we may better understand the greatness that is before us:...

We here at the BlizzPro Hearthstone site are rabid fans of the game, to say the very least. Whether we’re writing articles, recording podcasts, or chatting it up with you all in the community over social media, we care a lot about the development of the game and how it’s being received by the players. As a result, that leads to a LOT of thinking about Hearthstone. With all of that thinking, some pretty stalwart opinions develop as well. Enter HearthPro Picks! Each week, we’ll be putting our opinions out in the open for you to agree or disagree with on some part of the game – favorite cards, least favorite changes, and on and on. We hope you enjoy and come banter with us! This week, we’re celebrating the release of Curse of Naxxramas and picking our favorite card reward from the Arachnid Quarter. If you haven’t memorized them yet, here are the possible ...

With the release of Curse of Naxxramas, there has been an update to the way the Hunter’s Eaglehorn Bow now interacts with Secrets. In the previous version, the bow gained +1 durability whenever any secret was revealed. This new version will now only gain durability whenever friendly secrets are revealed. Although technically a bug fix rather than a nerf, Blizzard has gone ahead and increased the disenchanting value of the bow to its full crafting value of 100 arcane dust for the normal version and 800 dust for the golden version until August 7th, 2014. We’ve made a change to an Expert card recently, and the amount of dust you get from disenchanting it has been temporarily increased so it is equal to the amount of dust originally needed to craft it. The following card will be disenchantable for its full value for the next two weeks, until August 7th, 2014. If you plan ...

It would be very easy to compare the anticipation and build up for the release of Curse of Naxxramas to that of a child waiting for Christmas Day. Class card teasers, Legendary card reveals, pricing information – they all may as well be the dribs and drabs of gifts showing up under the Christmas tree in the weeks leading up to the big day. With Christmas morning, it only took us mere moments to have the gifts unwrapped and the toys put together and played with, leaving only the smell of turkey wafting through the house  to give us something new to anticipate. In our case, the Arachnid Quarter has been opened, Maexxna has been defeated and Druids and Rogues have their new class cards, leaving us to now anticipate the opening of the Plague Quarter. Luckily for us, the Curse of Naxxramas is the gift that will keep on giving ...

Every Friday a legendary member from team DKMR breaks down Don’t Kick My Robot’s “Deck of the Week” . These decks are seeing a lot of play either in constructed ladder or tournaments. Team DKMR explains the deck lists and how to play them. Make sure you check out Don’t Kick My Robot if you want to become a better player or check out their premium services if you would like them to do a 1 on 1 coaching session with you to help you better your game. View past Deck Lists of the Week. Team DKMR: Twitter | Website | Forums Sponsored by: Hearthstats - Gunnar - 2P - Waypoint WhtPwdr here with another installment of the Deck of the Week. With Naxxramas finally being out we thought we would bring you one of DKMR’s first new variations of the old popular decks with the addition of the new cards you can receive by playing the new adventure mode. We will be looking at ...

Episode 19: Hearthstone Power Hour: Wing 1 of Naxx and Class Challenges Naxx has launched and we walk you through the first 3 bosses! We talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the new cards that are handed out and work our way through some incredibly awesome lag! Stay tuned for next week when we cover wing 2!...

Like in most games, Hearthstone, at its core, is a game of resource management. There are obvious resources, like your mana or amount of cards in hand, but there are also more subtle ones, like your life total and amount of cards remaining in your deck. All of these resources are finite, but in Hearthstone you also have Hero Powers, which in a sense could be considered as a sort of reusable resource. One of the important skills to getting better at this game is the management of these resources to gain as much advantage as possible. Mana is an obvious resource and I will talk about it briefly. Most of the difficulty in the usage of mana comes with timing spells and curving out. In most scenarios, trying to get full use of your mana is the best option. For example, if you are at seven mana and have a ...

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