un’goro

Today, another big junk of ten new and exciting cards from the upcoming Journey to Un’Goro set were shown off by Blizzard on their  official Hearthstone Twitch channel at the beginning of day 2 of the HCT Winter in the Bahamas. Dean Ayala and Brian Kibler presented the reveal in the usual lighthearted and funny way we are used to from Kibler. The most outstanding one was . The images of all cards can be found below this paragraph. For an overview of all Un’Goro cards released so far head either to the Un’Goro Power Rankings or to the Un’Goro Spoiler Card List. Volcanosaur a double Adapt beast is interesting but hard to evaluate until played around with Adapt for some time. It is interesting enough to try though and everybody will be able to get the golden version for free as an Un’Goro login reward. Gluttonous Ooze might the weapon removal tool

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.

The spoilers continued fast and frequent today with two different reveals. First, E. Malone’s Third Journal–Week Three revealed that the name for the race of turtle-people is the tortollans, and that their leader is named Umbra. We know that the turtle-people will be represented in the set, and we fully expect Umbra to make an appearance–almost certainly as a legendary. In the journal, Umbra gives Malone to the murlocs, and later appears to give Megafin (the murloc leader) instructions, which may indicate some synergy between their cards/tribes. Finally, the journal makes reference to a massive purple “megasaur” upon the back of which the murloc village is located, which appears to be a reference to the previously leaked Gentle Megasaur card, below. Most directly, however, the Journal revealed some upcoming murloc synergy, including the shaman quest, Unite the Murlocs and the quest prize, Megafin itself. The cards come right as Everyfin

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

This week’s Tavern Brawl is Encounter at the Crossroads (again), but this time, with an exciting TWIST: the prize is a pack of Journey to Un’Goro, to be opened after the set releases. Make sure you get at least one win in this week, or you’ll be leaving sweet, sweet, dinos on the table. Remember, another wave of spoilers comes out this week and the set launch is scheduled to come out in “early April,” so from here on out the hype train is all steam ahead! Check out all the Un’Goro spoilers in our running set list, here.

 

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

 

Ben Brode’s Rap Song

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Ben Brode: Hearthstone game director, flannel mogul, and rap star? This morning, after some pressure from Reddit, Ben Brode uploaded a rap song to his Youtube account. Brode wrote, recorded, and mixed the song late at night, in the hallway of what appears to be a swanky Craftsman-style new-build home, most likely his own. Brode is a documented hip-hop fan, having previously written and rapped a song about his friends getting married (or something, I don’t remember exactly and couldn’t find the link because Google is now flooded with this newer rap). This morning’s song explores the recently-announced upcoming Hearthstone expansion, Journey to Un’Goro. In it, Brode highlights elementals, dangerous plants, and his frank self-doubt, all to a catchy tune. The video has since taken the Hearthstone and Reddit communities by storm (already becoming the new number one Reddit post of all time and spawning remixes, covers, and at least one rap-battle