Episode 60: Final Episode So, the Hearthstone Power Hour will cease to be a thing. But Twizz and Studder aren’t going to just walk away. New things are in the mix and Twizz breaks down the reasoning behind everything and the upcoming plan for the duo. So in this episode we tinker around with a few different decks, discuss plays, and move onward and upward! We hope you enjoy!
On Friday we give you the Deck of the Week, but sometimes we just cannot wait that long to show you something cool. This is Bonus Deck, where we try to surprise you with cool decks that might just change the way you perceive this game.
The meta has been getting stale with Grim Patron Warrior, Handlock (or Malygos Warlock), and Hybrid Hunter leading the charge on the ladder. With slower decks leading the meta, it’s time for aggro to start making a bit of a comeback and Aggro Paladin is starting to see some success. Now Paladin isn’t really the best deck for aggro so don’t be surprised if you get some success with this deck for a week and then have it fall in favor to something better – but why not play something different? This particular deck was created by JayMarsh96 and was show off on the CompetitiveHS subreddit. He was able to reach rank 1 with this deck. Deck List Aggro Paladin Class: Paladin Paladin (16) Blessing of Might Argent Protector Shielded Minibot x2 Coghammer Divine Favor x2 Muster for Battle x2 Truesilver Champion x2 Blessing of Kings x2 Consecration x2 Hammer
With Blackrock Mountain and Emperor Thaurisan, Combo based decks got a huge boost. Grim Patron decks have dominated ladder for the past month, but a new contender is rising to dethrone our favorite multiplying Dark Iron Dwarves. Dragon Warlock has proven to be a very powerful deck, it boasts strong match-ups against Warrior, Druid, Handlock, and Freeze Mage, making it a strong choice in both ladder and tournaments.
Face hunter has been no longer a top tier deck as Patron Warrior, Handlock, and even Malygos Warlock has been dominant on the ladder. Aggro has kind of fallen a bit, but don’t be wrong, hunter is still in that top tier. Now, this deck might look a little similar to face hunter with the cards in it but it plays a bit differently. You have some pieces of of aggro to start up the early game and then you have power to ramp up late game. Cards like Savannah Highmane and Dr. Boom is how you can manage decks like Handlock and Malygos Warlock. Deck List Midrange Hunter Class: Hunter Hunter (17) Hunter’s Mark Webspinner x2 Glaivezooka Explosive Trap Freezing Trap Quick Shot Eaglehorn Bow x2 Animal Companion x2 Kill Command x2 Unleash the Hounds x2 Savannah Highmane x2 Neutral (13) Abusive Sergeant Haunted Creeper x2 Ironbeak Owl Knife
Episode 59: Mid Range Shaman Deck This week we bring the Shaman back. Thrall is tough in this meta but we have a fairly solid deck to help you with the climb. We hope you enjoy! Deck List Shaman Midrange Class: Shaman Shaman (14) Earth Shock x2 Crackle x2 Reincarnate Flametongue Totem Far Sight x2 Hex x2 Lightning Storm x2 Fire Elemental x2 Neutral (16) Zombie Chow x2 Haunted Creeper Big Game Hunter Piloted Shredder x2 Antique Healbot Azure Drake x2 Sludge Belcher x2 Emperor Thaurissan Sylvanas Windrunner Dr. Boom Kel’Thuzad Sneed’s Old Shredder
Episode 58: Hearthstone Power Hour Randuin! er, Rando-win? This week we play a fun deck. It’s all based on randomness and RNG. It turns out to not be such a bad deck in that the opponent has no idea what you’re playing or how to play around it! We hope you enjoy! Deck List Rando-Win Class: Priest Priest (5) Mind Vision Resurrect x2 Thoughtsteal x2 Neutral (25) Knife Juggler x2 Mad Bomber x2 Recombobulator x2 Deathlord x2 Mind Control Tech x2 Piloted Shredder x2 Antique Healbot Blingtron 3000 Bomb Lobber x2 Elite Tauren Chieftain Madder Bomber Emperor Thaurissan Gelbin Mekkatorque Mogor the Ogre Ragnaros the Firelord Sneed’s Old Shredder Nefarian Ysera
This week I am highlighting another great deck made by MrYagut. If you’ve been listening to the Well Met Podcast recently you’ll know I had a pretty bad run in Hearthstone for a week and dropped down to around rank 13 after getting up to rank 7. This deck helped me get out of my rut and jump up to rank 5. The meta at the time I was playing it though had shifted to midrange without a lot of taunt. This past week that has changed a bit so this deck might not be as good right now. I will say though that I was having great success against Zoo, Face Hunter, Priest Control, and Midrange Paladin. This deck does seem to falter though against Ramp Druid, Tempo Mage, and Control Warrior. Grim Patron Warrior is a bit of a toss up depending if you can kill them off
Episode 58: Dragon Paladin Deck This week Twizz (who’s a bit tipsy from celebrating) and Studder take on the ladder with Dragon Pally! We hope you enjoy! Deck List Dragon Paladin Class: Paladin Paladin (13) Shielded Minibot x2 Coghammer Muster for Battle x2 Aldor Peacekeeper x2 Truesilver Champion x2 Consecration x2 Solemn Vigil Lay on Hands Neutral (17) Zombie Chow x2 Acidic Swamp Ooze Big Game Hunter Blackwing Technician x2 Hungry Dragon x2 Antique Healbot Azure Drake x2 Blackwing Corruptor x2 Drakonid Crusher Volcanic Drake Chromaggus Ysera
Episode 57: Dragon Priest Deck This week we feature “Uncle Ruckus” which is a Dragon Priest deck that seems to do a pretty good job vs aggro. We hope you enjoy! http://patreon.com/HSPowerHour Deck List Dragon Priest Class: Priest Priest (19) Power Word: Shield x2 Northshire Cleric x2 Twilight Whelp x2 Shadow Word: Death x2 Thoughtsteal Dark Cultist Shadow Madness x2 Holy Nova x2 Vol’jin Lightbomb x2 Cabal Shadow Priest x2 Neutral (11) Acidic Swamp Ooze Blackwing Technician x2 Hungry Dragon Azure Drake x2 Sludge Belcher x2 Sylvanas Windrunner Chromaggus Ysera