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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

This is a guest post by Ville “Old Guardian” Kilkku. He is a multi-season EU legend on Hearthstone who has been playing games since VIC-20 was a thing. You can also find him in these places: Youtube: OldGuardian Twitter: @Old_GuardianHS Twitch: Old_Guardian I have always had a soft spot for dragons in Hearthstone. Dragons are such a defining fantasy race all the way from Tolkien’s Middle Earth to George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire. Dragons never go out of style! However, Hearthstone’s next Standard rotation will come in spring, and many dragon cards will be moved to Wild. Will dragon decks still exist in Standard after the rotation? Dreams of Dragons In Hearthstone, Dragon decks became viable with the release of The Grand Tournament. I remember opening my pre-order packs hastily so that I could put together a Dragon Priest deck, something people had dreamed of since Blackrock

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

 

Kazakus: Create Your Own Custom Spell!

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Note: This article will be updated as soon as new details arise. Bookmark it for your convenience. Overview: Who is Kazakus? Kazakus is the first Tri-Class Legendary that was spoiled from the new Hearthstone Expansion Mean Streets of Gadgetzan (MSoG) and he is a real interesting one. First, lets take a look at his card text and stats: Mana Cost: 4 Attack: 3 Health: 3 Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Class: Mage/Priest/Warlock Text: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, create a custom spell. Custom spell? That’s the way we want it! In fact, the community was asking for this exact thing quite a long time. Ok, but what is this custom spell thing? You obviously cannot just write a custom text down in your time limit and then fire it off. The process of putting together a spell is a sequence of three discover mechanics, discovering a potion/ingredient each which

Before you continue: This is the pre-release edition, to see the final verdict (two weeks after the release) please hit the LINK. Introduction: What Is This Ranking 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. For spatial reasons and to enhance readability and browsebility for returning readers, a detailed explanation of how my ranks work is presented below the cards. Here are the rules of my power rankings in short: I will update this post constantly after every subsequent release The rank of each card can change in this process. Ranking is for Standard play mode and competitive play only “About Power Rankings” section, explanations of categories, and a changelog can be found at the end of this article (Annex I-III) Additional Link(s):

In today’s “Hearthstone: What’s Next” Session at BlizzCon 2016, happening 12:30PM – 1:15PM PDT / 8:30PM – 9:15PM CET (Hall D) we expect to see an announcement of the newest Hearthstone expansion. Don’t forget to tune in. How you can tune in is explained in all detail on the BlizzCon 2016: Where to Watch site. Also, a new teaser appeared, this time on the official Hearthstone Instagram page. It hints again to pirates with gold coins which read “I Iam Absolutum Dominium” and have crossbones and skulls on them. Earlier Teasers (click to enlarge)

Another Gadgetzan Gazette is coming our way (vol.32 #9). This one is about museums and artifacts – wait, ARTIFACTS??? That would be huge! I wish for a new keyword but a whole new category of cards besides of spells and minions would be awesome! To calm down a little, it seems quite unlikely. Maybe Archaeology would make a fitting new keyword. It is already a profession in World of Warcraft at the least. Anyway, see the full today’s teaser below in all its glory right under the links to the previous ones. Previous teasers: 1st teaser: Gadgetzan postcard 2nd teaser: Gadgetzan Gazette Vol.32 No.7 3rd teaser: Gadgetzan Gazette Vol.32 No.8  

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