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Happy New Year Everyone! It is a new Year and a new Season 34. Of course, there is a new card back to be earned by placing rank 20 or higher in either Standard or Wild. After the Jade Lotus themed back last month, we will get a Grimestreet one in January. Despite the handbuff mechanic, that is not working out in the actual meta, the card back looks pretty cool! The red cobblestones with the Hearthstone logo as a manhole cover look really original, great design there. Well, get the grime from last night out of your head and start earning it!...

 

Hearthstone 2017 Wishlist

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Introduction On December 27th, August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) tweeted the following: What's on your Hearthstone wishlist for 2017? — August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) December 27, 2016 Before I continue with my personal wishlist for hearthstone, there is one thing I wish of you readers. I only begun writing content for the Hearthstone community one year ago. My first article was published on December 21th, the Dark Peddler Infographic. Now, after almost 150 articles, which sum up to 2+ articles a week, there is one thing I personally wish for most in 2017 is feedback from you. As a content creator who, I spend as much time writing about the game as actually playing it. Therefore, feddback from you is the most important thing to not get stuck in my own world. In the end, I do this for you and to getting connected with the community is the best way to know what ...

Next week, we will get a new “Dark Wanderer Tavern Brawl”. It will be Diablo-themed, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the series according to a post on the official diablo blog (see the blue post below). A lot of details were already datamined. Hearthpwn has put together the details in this post. As a reward, we will also receive a new card back!...

Introduction When Reno Jackson was first introduced in the League of Explorers Adventure, a lot of players doubted the viability of Highlander decks (decks with only one copy of each card) which we all know today in the Hearthstone universe as Reno decks. As it turned out, the doubts were unjustified, but these decks remained a niche pick and were mostly played by specialists only. This changed tremendously with the introduction of Mean Streets of Gadgetzan (MSG). Not only did Mage, Priest, and Warlock get access to two ‘if your deck contains no duplicates’ cards but, atop, the card pool we have access to in Standard is at its largest we ever had. Reno-Style Cards and Decks Kazakus is a powerhouse that has an impact comparable to Reno Jackson himself allowing for huge swing turns. The other fall off more or less ranging from Raza, the Chained being a staple in ...

Well Met! As always, your hosts John, J.R., and Kevin get together every week to discuss all things Hearthstone – news, esports, and more. We look forward to producing a show that keeps you up to speed on all the biggest things happening in Hearthstone, its awesome communities, and its incredible tournaments. Join us live on Sunday evenings for the video stream, or download the audio podcast on Mondays! This week on Well Met!: The crew discusses the new “Take it Inside” Hearthstone commercial. The 2017 NA HCT Rules have been published. Tempo Storm and Vicious Syndicate have announced their meta reports for last week. Lastly, we say goodbye to Kevin after 91 amazing episodes of Well Met! Make sure you stay in touch with him as he goes on to work at Blizzard! Much of what we’re able to do on the show is made possible by the generous support ...

Introduction Miracle Rogue (MR) in Standard, though not played as much as other decks on the ladder outside of high ranks, is a very good deck in general and an excellent tournament deck. Most Rogue specialists claim that they are favored against any deck. It is strong indeed, but tends to run out of steam or damage is the enemy is able to heal repeatedly. Nevertheless, the potential of huge burst is an always present threat when playing against Miracle Rogue which enables it to snatch some surprising wins. This article is no guide on how to play. It is rather an overview on the different iterations and a card by card explanation and providing a side by side comparison in an infographic. The Core The core of the deck has not changed a lot. It actually consists of 22 cards whereas few variations cut 1 or 2 in favor of ...

Well Met! As always, your hosts John, J.R., and Kevin get together every week to discuss all things Hearthstone – news, esports, and more. We look forward to producing a show that keeps you up to speed on all the biggest things happening in Hearthstone, its awesome communities, and its incredible tournaments. Join us live on Sunday evenings for the video stream, or download the audio podcast on Mondays! This week on Well Met!: “So You Think You Can Cast?” 2017 announced. Hearthstone launches a new ad. SeatStory Cup VI was this weekend. As the Gadgetzan meta settles, the crew looks at what classes are on top (and on bottom). Much of what we’re able to do on the show is made possible by the generous support of our Patrons over on Patreon. You can check out our live streams and other BlizzPro shows on Twitch, hit up our subreddit, or ...

Introduction I already wrote the Karazhan Power Rankings and the Old Gods Power Rankings. I will continue this by evaluating the cards of the newest expansion as well. If you comment on twitter, please use the hashtag #GadgetzanPR. This is the last iteration of the power rankings for MSG, the pre-release version can be found here. I apllied changes to the ranks of 38 cards but mostly ony one rank up and down. There were just a few cards that I under- or overrated by 2 ranks, almost half of them being Jade Golem associated cards. The cards are sorted by gang and class. Underrated by 2 or more ranks (7): Aya Blackpaw,  Jade Behemoth, Jade Blossom, Jade Claws, Sleep with the Fishes and Finja, the Flying Star. Overrated by 2 or more ranks (4): Mark of the Lotus, Bomb Squad Madam Goya and Hobart Grapplehammer. It is debateble if there is a ☆☆☆☆☆☆ (6 ...

 

Pirate Decks Overpowered?

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The Aggro Rant With the release of Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, soon™, a vast number of Hearthstone players began complaining about aggro decks. Pirates, in particular, were the target of that hate because of Patches the Pirate and Small-Time Buccaneer. “Oh, these cards are dumb, everybody can win with these.” “Patches OP!” “The meta is broken because of SMT and Patches.” These and other comments can be found almost everywhere which raise the following questions. Why does Blizzard print these aggressive cards? Are they overpowered? Is Aggro the problem? Whether you like to hear it or not, aggressive decks are necessary and healthy to keep late-game oriented lists in check. If we had not these aggressive line-ups, there would be a meta with control decks getting ever greedier. Yes, on the one hand,  the above-mentioned cards can feel oppressive and frustrating when you got no answer. On the other hand, ...

Well Met! As always, your hosts John, J.R., and Kevin get together every week to discuss all things Hearthstone – news, esports, and more. We look forward to producing a show that keeps you up to speed on all the biggest things happening in Hearthstone, its awesome communities, and its incredible tournaments. Join us live on Sunday evenings for the video stream, or download the audio podcast on Mondays! This week on Well Met!: J.R. updates us on his 24-hour stream for charity! Help J.R. get to his goal by donating at extralife.blizzpro.com. Ben Brode takes over as Game Director. The Jade Lotus card back for December is in the game. The guys discuss the top finishes of November. The guys discuss the vS Live Data Report and the Tempo Storm Meta Snapshot. Lastly, the Well Met! crew discusses ladder anxiety and ways to overcome it. Here are some of the resources ...