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One Night in Karazhan

 

With Mean Streets of Gadgetzan hitting in less than one month it is the right time to take another look at the impact of the cards of the last released adventure: One Night in Karazhan. No doubt about it, the setting and the flair of the adventure was great, but how did the cards impact the meta? What were the best and worst cards, what other highlights and disappointments brought the set? I will walk you through some categories and will try to give you an objective evaluation (in the non-subjective categories). Generally, OniK was not well received despite the cool disco theme and the amazing location that is Karazhan. Why? The meta did not change enough by the newly released cards. It did make known archetypes, namely Malygos Druid and Midrange Hunter even stronger despite the nerfs that come alongside the expansion. Atop, new decks were scarce with only Secret

Hi Danny Donuts here again. Right now we are halfway through the release of the new cards from ONiK. This article will be a recap of what has happened in the past few weeks as the Wings of Karazan have released. It is really interesting to see some of the decks that have been made viable by the new cards introduced, and how the meta changes week by week. These comments that I am making should be taken with a grain of salt, as the meta is currently in flux, and these decks that are currently good may not be as the meta is shaken more by the next two weeks, or as it settles down in the upcoming months. Week 1 Great Priest of the Feast I believe that everyone complaining about Purify really led to this card being underestimated. At this point, it has been extremely powerful in

Introduction The Menagerie, the third wing of One Night in Karazhan (ONiK) will open its doors for NA Hearthstone players later today, the rest of the world will have to wait a litlle longer, most likely about 4-8 hours past the initial NA release. If you want to buy the wing, it will cost you 700 gold or 7 US$. Let’s take a look at this week’s cards… Cards of “The Menagerie” Card Predictions As in last week’s preview, I will not talk about every single card in this article again, as we already did individual initial reviews. I kindly invite you to take a look back at our Karazhan Card Evaluation #1 to #7 articles or to head to my Karazhan Power Rankings. Some predictions of these reviews already were proven wrong (hello Wicked Witchdoctor) but most were on point or really close. Today, I will provide a look at the actual state of

 

The Opera Heroic Deck Lists and Videos

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The 2nd wing for One Night in Karazhan has been released and I think this week you’ll find yourself taking a lot less time navigating through this wing as last week’s took. In fact, these deck lists should not only get you to one shot them on normal, but there’s a good chance you’ll one shot them on heroic as well. It might take a couple extra tries but for the most part, this week was fairly easy. Julianne Julianne is invincible for as long as Romulo is on the board. Her hero power brings back Romulo who is a 4/2 minion. She plays a lot of taunt minions and goes face a lot. The strategy here is to control the board as much as possible, keep yourself healed up and kill Romulo when you have additional minions to hit her face. For this fight I went with a Reno

Introduction The Opera will open its doors for NA Hearthstone players later today, the rest of the world will have to wait a litlle longer, most likely about 4-8 hours past the initial NA release. If you want to buy the wing, it will cost you 700 gold or 7 US$. Let’s take a look at this week’s cards… “The Opera” Cards – One Night in Karazhan, 2nd Wing Card Predictions I will not talk about every single card in this article again, as we already did individual initial reviews. I kindly invite you to take a look back at our Karazhan Card Evaluation #1 to #7 articles or to head to my Karazhan Power Rankings. The Interesting One week in with experimentation on new cards, we once more saw that cards are not easy to predict. In the upcoming release, there are quite a few of these cards that might turn out to

One Night in Karazhan has dropped and the Prologue mission (free) and the The Parlor (first wing) is now open. Two of the boss battles on these use pre-constructed decks and I provided some videos below of the heroic versions. The other two heroic bosses require you to develop your own decks, and in this instance I found I could use the same deck list with ease for both encounters. If you’d like to see what cards you get for completing the wings this week make sure to check our spoiler list. Prologue – Prince Malchezaar This fight is all about recycling your spells and trying to get really big turns where you can pop off spells, get a ton of spell damage and just destroy your opponent. You can be more selective of getting certain spells back than I was, but it still seemed to work. Silverware Golem He

 

One Night in Karazhan is Now Live

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The new adventure mode has just hit the live servers and is now available to purchase and play. Make sure you check out our spoiler list to see all the cards you will be given during this next month. Our heroic boss guides will be up later this evening.

Introduction Last week we saw all the cards of the upcoming adventure “One Night in Karazhan” revealed. Danny and I already reviewed every card by itself in the Karazhan Card Evaluation #1 to #7. With this article, I want to evaluate which classes might be the winners and which could be the losers of this set. I will present you my totally subjective opinions of whether a class might profit from the Karazhan adventure, or not, as well as the reasoning behind it. Keep in mind that my view will be limited to Standard play mode and competitive play. Despite all theorycrafting and research of reactions by pro players, there are two classes with still unknown outcomes, Rogue and Warlock, both of which can either end up in the winner or loser category. I will start with those two and then follow up with the remaining classes from worst to best. Unknown ? – Rogue. Valeera

Introduction Welcome to our seventh and last installment of the Karazhan Card Evaluation, a series in which we review each and every card spoiled before the release of the whole adventure on August 11th. As always we appreciate comments below or via twitter @OtakuMZ1978 and/or @DannyDonuts_HS. We encourage you to browse all previous card evaluation articles, the Spoiler Card List as well as the Karazhan Power Rankings to be fully informed about the set. Alos, following we will give you are all direct links to the previous articles for quicker access: Karazhan Card Evaluation #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 Disclaimer: You will find the rating used at the end of the article. The evaluations made are for Standard play mode only. All evaluations are subjective. Update August 9th: Menagerie Warden and Violet illusionist slipped our attention and are now in. Some typos correctes, sorry for that. Card Evaluation (22-45/45) Neutral Violet Illusionist  OtakuMZ:

Introduction Welcome to our fifth installment of the Karazhan Card Evaluation, a series in which we review each and every card spoiled before the release of the whole adventure on August 11th. As always we appreciate comments below or via twitter @OtakuMZ1978 and/or @DannyDonuts_HS Don’t forget, the thoughts presented here are made on what we know already, not what will come. To see how the picture changes with newly released cards please go to the Karazhan Power Rankings. Disclaimer: You will find the rating used at the end of the article. The Evaluations made are for Standard play mode only. All evaluations are subjective. Card Evaluation (19-21/45) Netherspite Historian OtakuMZ: This gnome is solid for Dragon decks. It is an early drop that generates more dragons. There is the small downside of the hold card mechanic though that forces you to mulligan aggressively and / or put enough dragons in you deck. The stats are