JtUG

Yesterday, March 21st, card reveals came late for me as an EU citizen and also those released were already covered in the E. Malone jorunal dissection #3. After yesterday’s focus on Shaman with Elementals and Murlocs. March 21st These cards are already discussed here. March 22nd Today, Peter Whalen revealed the Rogue Quest with a Shadowstep theme as well as another Rogue cards that copies a card drawn. Following are all cards made public. The Rogue Quest (The Caverns Below), is interesting, to say the least. There are a lot of cards that enable playing a minion more than once, but few are viable in the actual meta, maybe they will be soon?! The quest reward, Crystal Core, is fantastic, as are all rewards so far. Mimic Pod apparently supports the quest and is Arcane Intellect level of good. Hydrologist is at least decent but nothing to get too excited of IMHO.

Blizzard just released a new Fireside Chat blog post on the offcicial Hearthstone site. Mike Domais talks in it a lot about Elementals. We were all womdering about how the Elemental tribe would interact with each other and this article gives a lot of insight to it. The post is accopanied with some new card spoilers (Flame Elemental is a token)! See for yourself….

Spoiler season started fast in week one. We already got 4 8 new cards released: Fire Fly is the first of the Elemental flock and seems good value. It also plays in the “if you played an Elemental last turn” mechanic. Crystalline Oracle is understatted (in a vacuum, a worse Swashburglar), but has both quest and elemental synergy. We have yet to see what value comes from the elemental tag. The impact of being an Elemental in Priest still is unclear. Shadow Visions is a combo-enabler that could also find a place in control decks for the utility it provides; need an AoE damage for turn 5, go get it! Flame Geysir could be a cheap substitute for Arcane Blast in Elemental Mage decks. Clutchmother Zavas provides even more tools for Discardlock on the “card you want to be discarded” side. The picture of where this archetype is heading is getteing clearer and

Introduction This is the fourth iteration of Power Rankings after MSoG, ONiK and WotOG. I will continue this tradition by evaluating the cards of the newest expansion as well. If you comment on twitter, please use the hashtag #UnGoroRankings. This time, this article will not be just me, Martin “OtakuMZ“, but Nicholas “hsdecktech” will join me on this journey. Additionally, there will be a added category above the normal rankings: Q: Quest Rankings. Legendary spells just deserved their own category. In this category we will rank all Legendary Quest with their subsequent rewards from best to worst. They will also appear in the normal rankings. The last thing we will add is a “Controversities” Chapter below the rankings. If Nicholas and I heavily disagree on a card, we will discuss it there. To see all the tokens and Adapt upgrades please head to @Eldorian‘s Journey to Un’Goro Spoiler Card List. If you want some more insights on card analysis, we invite you to check out Card Reviews

 

Dissecting E. Malone’s Journal #2

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Introduction E. Malone is getting insights of his second week of his adventures in Un’Goro Crater. Again, we, hsdecktech and I, OtakuMZ will try to unravel the secrets hidden in his journal. If you missed the first part of this series, you can find it here. The video we saw right before this journal got released is tied to these pages. Our analysis to the “Wonders of Un’Goro” #1 and the vid itself can be found here. Maybe there is more crazy stuff like Beast in Paladin buried in these journal pages below? But first, here read for yourself: Day 8? Another mention of these storms with green and blue lightning that we already saw in the Doyle video. The huge flash at the end seemed to teleport part of the expedition to another place. This could a) lead to another Shaman associated AoE but this would result in the fourth one (two

 

Dissecting E. Malone’s Journal #1

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E. Malone, the young assistant of Professor Elise Starseeker who was hired to film the Un’Goro expedition showed us the first part of his journal. There are a lot of informations hidden to speculate upon which we, Nicholas a.k.a. hsdecktech and Martin a.k.a. OtakuMZ, will dive into in this article. Before we start, here are the two pages he revealed to us: Day 1- City of Stormwind E. Malone is the assistant of Elise Starseeker, will he be a neutral low cost Legendary. He is “filming” the trip, so maybe he captures enemy cards and duplicates them in a smaller version similar to Barnes? Prof. George Herbert Doyle the IV might be a card or just a filler to start the story with. He might be a Legendary though, the one who pulls all the strings from the base in Stromwind. No clue what effect he could have, but more likely he is

As with every announcement, afterward a lot of questions are left open and we have a huge room for speculations. I will ask a lot of them and I hope I can also provide at least some answers. If there are no answers yet, I will dive deep into speculation and tell you what I think would be best or most fun. So let’s talk about Journey to Un’Goro (JtUG)… Update March 3rd, 2017: I added some Elementals I forgot and another question in the Quest category. Q: What are Quests? A: Quests are 1-mana spells that once included in your deck will always be in your opening hand. They are Legendary Spells that once cast will need a high requirement to being accomplished. If you manage to finish the quest, you will get an awesome reward. Q: Will every class get a Quest? A: Mike Donais already answered this