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Tech Your Deck: Teching Basics

by dannydonuts on

Hi, I’m Danny Donuts, and today I would like to give a synopsis about teching in Hearthstone. With Whispers of the Old Gods released a little over two months ago, the current meta has become a bit stale. Most of the meta shifts are minor, and at this point the majority of deck innovations typically consist of only a few cards being modified. With such rigidity of the decks you will face on ladder, this is a perfect time to focus on teching your deck in order to counter your opponent and add some extra percentage points into your win rate. This is a relatively nuanced topic, and if done incorrectly can be a disadvantage. However, if you tech your match-ups correctly you can change the momentum in the game, even gaining an automatic win. What is Teching? According to the hearthstone wiki page a tech card is “a card added to a deck specifically in order to counter

Sponsors – GamersGearEU | Twitter – @Fade2Karma | Facebook – Fade2Karma | Twitch – Fade2Karma | http://www.fade2karma.com/ Written by @F2K_Cipher If you’re good at HearthStone, online cups have always been a good way to grab some cash as well as testing your deckbuilding net-decking skills against other players who are just as try-hard as you. However in recent times with the added plus of giving HWC points there’s even more of a reason to play them, especially if you want to play in the prelims and you’re not the type of player who wants to grind the last few hours of the season to get top 100 legend on ladder. My recent success Recently, I won two 256 man open online cups back to back, winning 18+ matches in a row and grabbing 6 HWC points. It all put me to #1 on their Elo system which ranks 1000’s of completive players. https://strivewire.com/tournaments/hearthstone/hall-of-fame I have placed in top 3 of

Disclosure: The websites and apps I recommend in this article are the ones I prefer. I do not get paid by any of the developers or companies behind these for promoting them and to my best knowledge so does neither anyone on the blizzpro team. I share my thoughts just because I am passionate for the game and I want to give something back to the community. It took me quite a while to find some of the sites I highlight and I want to make it easier for others to get to the desired information. If I missed your favorite application or resource I appreciate any comment below or a message @OtakuMZ1978. I started yesterday with part I of this mini series. We continue today where we left off yesterday. Enjoy! II. Card Browsers Searchstone.io (Web) There are multitudes of web sites that allow you to browse cards in

Disclosure: The websites and apps I recommend in this article are the ones I prefer. I do not get paid by any of the developers or companies behind these for promoting them and to my best knowledge so does neither anyone on the blizzpro team. I share my thoughts just because I am passionate for the game and I want to give something back to the community. It took me quite a while to find some of the sites I highlight and I want to make it easier for others to get to the desired information. If I missed your favorite application or resource I appreciate any comment below or a message @OtakuMZ1978. I. Deck Trackers I am far from a professional player. Nevertheless, I use a lot of resources to improve my play, to research strategies and interactions and to track my progress. It took me quite a while

One of my favorite things about Hearthstone is the openness of Team 5 in explaining some of their more controversial decisions, or even just topics the community is buzzing about.  One of the prime examples of this feedback is the Designer Insights videos that Ben Brode has been producing.  Recently, Ben released a video on the topic of basic cards and power creep: In the video, Ben stresses the importance of the basic set to new players, and how learning to discern which cards are good and which are trash is a critical part of becoming a better collectible card game (CCG) player.  Ben feels that basic cards should indeed be basic – this certainly played a role in the nerf they chose for Warsong Commander, discussed in a previous video.  Not every card in the basic set is as horrible as Magma Rager – indeed, many of the class

Goblins vs. Gnomes has been out for  a week now and our BlizzPro team have been playing and discussing the new cards all week. One of the toughest questions asked is “Hey, I have enough dust for a legendary, which one should I craft?” We’re only focusing on the legendary cards in Goblins vs. Gnomes and after many discussions, edits, bribes, and several fights we think we have come up with our top 5 legendary cards to craft in Goblins vs. Gnomes. Vol’Jin Vol’Jin was unanimous as the top choice among our team. I dislike putting a class legendary at number 1 simply for the fact that I feel a top legendary should be something many different decks could use (think Ragnaros). However, it’s hard to argue how good Vol’Jin is and why he gets the number 1 spot. He singlehandedly takes priest from a good spot in the meta

 

Deck Design 102

by Kevin Hovdestad on

Welcome back, class. For those of you who are joining us for the first time, Deck Design 101 is a prerequisite, so please make sure you’ve completed your first assigned reading before continuing. 😉 In 101, we talked about typical deckbuilding errors and how to overcome them. Armed with that knowledge, the critical next step is to – while still avoiding those traps and pitfalls! – make good deck design decisions. Welcome to Deck Design 102: Choosing Correctly. Our focus in this segment is on choosing strong cards, deck theme, and building towards a playstyle and win condition. Expert Selections Hearthstone is a game that requires you to balance a significant number of resources simultaneously. It may not seem intuitive at first, but you actually have six resources you are managing constantly: Health. Your health represents how long you have to live, and can be traded – using weapons, hero

 

Deck Design 101

by Kevin Hovdestad on

You’ve played some Hearthstone. Maybe you downloaded the iPad app and poked around against the AI tutorial; maybe you’ve had the game since it entered beta and have thousands of games to your name. Either way, you’re here, and you’re in the predicament that all players eventually find themselves in – you have to choose to either take a decklist you found online and make it work (this is called ‘netdecking’), or you can try to fumble your way through and make your own. If you’re anything like most people, you’ll swing back and forth between these two poles. One night, you just want to find a decklist that someone else has already put the wrench time into designing, load it up, and see whether or not it works. Sometimes you’ll get lucky, and be ahead of the meta curve ever-so-slightly – those are the nights you go on unprecedented

Welcome back, fellow players! Curse of Naxxramas continues its weekly roll out of content with the release of the Military Quarter last Tuesday. This release seemed to go much smoother than the Plague Quarter opening, so hopefully you’ve gotten a chance to wage war against these militant bosses already. In continuing to chronicle my experience with the adventure thus far, I will be talking about my battles in Normal Mode against the bosses and the Class Challenges. This series of articles is here to serve as more of a “Things I Observed” while walking through the halls of the necropolis rather than a “How To Destroy Everything ASAP” guide. We definitely have that kind of coverage for you though, so look around the site for additional coverage! Let’s wage war, soldiers. Instructor Razuvious Tasked with the duty of whipping newly created Death Knights into killing machines, it’s no wonder his methods seem a little

Welcome back, fellow players! Curse of Naxxramas continues its weekly roll out of content with the release of the Plague Quarter last Tuesday. Hopefully, by now, you’ve all waded through the myriad payment issues and have been able to wander these poisonous halls. In continuing to chronicle my experience with the adventure thus far, I decided that we would concentrate a little more heavily on the battles themselves this time around. This series of articles is here to serve as more of a “Things I Observed” while walking through the halls of the necropolis rather than a “How To Destroy Everything ASAP” guide, though. We will definitely have that kind of coverage for you, so stay tuned! I luckily was able to get in with no true issues when I got home Wednesday night and took to defeating the dastardly denizens of the Plague Quarter with haste. Noth the Plaguebringer Noth is the

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