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Introduction Standard includes Basic, Classic, and the two most recent years worth of expansions. With every new set comes the excitement of new cards and the promise of a new meta, but with the first set each standard-year comes a set rotation (and, thus far, changes to the evergreen sets). When Journey to Un’Goro releases next month, we are losing Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers. There were a lot of impactful cards in those sets, which @OtakuMZ1978 and @hsdecktech break down for you below. We will give you a list of staple cards that will rotate to Wild play mode in early April. We also include suggestions on how to replace these cards in order to retain established deck types. But beware, there will be some that are not replaceable due to their unique effect (e.g. Brann Bronzebeard). If you think that we missed something important, please leave a comment

 

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

Introduction The “Year of the Kraken” is nearing its end with the release of the first expansion of the “Year of the Mammoth” expected in April. With this new cycle, one expansion (TGT) and two adventures (BRM and LoE) rotate out of Standard. Additionally, six cards from the classic set move to the new “Hall of Fame” set, which will be merged with the “Reward” set (consisting of Captain’s Parrot and Old Murk-Eye at the moment). This post will dig into the expected impact of the rotation and the new releases on the card pools in Standard and Wild play modes. Wild The Wild card pool is steadily increasing with each new release of cards because so far no cards have been banned from this format. At the end of the Year of the Kraken, we had 1,052 cards available in Wild. With every set of the Year of the Mammoth containing 130+

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

As originally announced on the official Hearthstone page (link), Hearthstone will be hosting its second live stream developer Q&A tomorrow, February 21, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. PST. This Q&A intends to cover the Year of the Mammoth, the accompanying standard rotation, “expansions and missions” (“missions” apparently being the name for the mini-adventures that will now come out with the expansions instead of as stand-alone content), and the Wild format. As was the case last time, you can submit your questions to the team via twitter and/or the official forums. You only have one day left, so get those questions in soon! Don’t forget to check back in here after the stream for the official Blizzpro hot take. The entire original post was as follows:

 

PSA On Year of the Mammoth Dust Refunds

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The announcement of the Year of the Mammoth, and more specifically the announcement that six particular Classic cards will be taken out of Standard play, came along with an interesting bonus. But first, some history. In the past when a card is altered, Blizzard has offered players the ability to disenchant that card for its full dust value. On the expectation that a player might have crafted that card because of its pre-change utility, it’s an olive branch for Blizzard to say “here, you can have that dust back if you don’t want this card now that we’ve changed it, feel free to craft something else.” In their Year of the Mammoth roadmap, this practice was called out specifically: What this doesn’t specifically say is something that’s rather important: Blizzard is NOT enabling full dust refunds for these cards. Blizzard is just giving that full dust value to you AND letting