Hearthstone |OT8| Elise's Extremely Irresponsible Field Trip To Un'Goro

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4 Druid Cards
4 Hunter Cards
1 Mage Card
8(!!!!) Paladin Cards
5 Priest Cards
3 Rogue Cards
6 Warrior Cards
0 Shaman
0 Warlock

Wtf is Blizz doing. Can we get some Mage / Shaman / Warlock? Why has Paladin almost their entire set revealed already while we have 0 Shaman and Warlock.
 
4 Druid Cards
4 Hunter Cards
1 Mage Card
8(!!!!) Paladin Cards
5 Priest Cards
3 Rogue Cards
6 Warrior Cards
0 Shaman
0 Warlock

Wtf is Blizz doing. Can we get some Mage / Shaman / Warlock? Why has Paladin almost their entire set revealed already while we have 0 Shaman and Warlock.
I imagine we'll be seeing a lot of Mage and Warlock cards during the Kabal week and Shaman cards during the Lotus week.
 
from everything I have seen so far it looks to be a spellbreaker meta. People play 3 drop that is OP unless silenced.
That card doesn't have a powerful enough effect that you want to include Spellbreaker for. If Warriors don't want to use Spell breaker for Highmane/Sylvanas than they aren't going to start with this card.

You need effects that are Sylvanas/Tirion tier powerful to bring out the Spellbreaker. You never feel good about silencing a 3 mana or lower minion.
 
So I've just started playing Hearthstone. Curious on what I should be buying? Do i need to buy all of these raids or whatever they are in order to get cards or should I disenchant all my spare cards ans craft some for my druid deck?
 
So I've just started playing Hearthstone. Curious on what I should be buying? Do i need to buy all of these raids or whatever they are in order to get cards or should I disenchant all my spare cards ans craft some for my druid deck?

Don't disenchant all your cards for one deck. Just buy classic packs and slowly build up a collection. Occasionally sprinkle in an Old Gods pack. If you spend money you could buy Karazhan but it isn't super critical.
 

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So I've just started playing Hearthstone. Curious on what I should be buying? Do i need to buy all of these raids or whatever they are in order to get cards or should I disenchant all my spare cards ans craft some for my druid deck?
Do all of the CPU class stuff on both regular and heroic. Then just pick a class and play. You'll gain some basic cards as you go.

Then just spend your coins on classic cards for now. No need to rush out and do anything else.

If you want to spend real money cash homie then buy the $5 Welcome Bundle. Your also guaranteed a legendary. So you could potentially choose a class based on what cards you get from that.

Just play to have fun. Don't worry about your rank. Also learn that you can cycle your daily quest once a day if you don't like the quest they give you.
 
4 Druid Cards
4 Hunter Cards
1 Mage Card
8(!!!!) Paladin Cards
5 Priest Cards
3 Rogue Cards
6 Warrior Cards
0 Shaman
0 Warlock

Wtf is Blizz doing. Can we get some Mage / Shaman / Warlock? Why has Paladin almost their entire set revealed already while we have 0 Shaman and Warlock.
next week is Ĺòtus faction introduction I believe

Grimey goon is all pally/hunter/waŕrior
 
Don't disenchant all your cards for one deck. Just buy classic packs and slowly build up a collection. Occasionally sprinkle in an Old Gods pack. If you spend money you could buy Karazhan but it isn't super critical.
I disagree look for a deck you like and is competitive then dust most of your shit to build it, or an approximation of it, and start hitting ladder. The sooner you can earn season rewards the better to accrue more dust and build up a collection.
 
So I've just started playing Hearthstone. Curious on what I should be buying? Do i need to buy all of these raids or whatever they are in order to get cards or should I disenchant all my spare cards ans craft some for my druid deck?
A couple things I haven't seen mentioned yet:

When you first start out, you get placed into matches against other newbies. You won't start seeing actual dominant decks for a little while. Enjoy this time, lol.

The adventures that you can buy have powerful cards, and are generally worth it. League of Explorers is the best one.

You can only ever have two copies of a card (and only one copy of a legendary minion) in your deck, so definitely disenchant anything beyond that. There are many epic (purple) cards that are truly garbage, and people here will tell you which ones are safe to disenchant, since they are worth a lot of dust.

I would not go all in on one deck, because you may find that you have more fun playing a different deck after a few weeks. IMO, Mage and Hunter decks are the easiest to play early one, because so many of the powerful cards are basic or common rarity.

Azure Drake is one of the most useful cards in the game, and I think it is worth crafting as soon as you can.
 
I disagree look for a deck you like and is competitive then dust most of your shit to build it, or an approximation of it, and start hitting ladder. The sooner you can earn season rewards the better to accrue more dust and build up a collection.

You don't build your collection with season rewards you build it with gold from doing quests every day.

And you most certainly do not build your collection by dusting your collection.
 
You don't build your collection with season rewards you build it with gold from doing quests every day.

And you most certainly do not build your collection by dusting your collection.
I does

and now I can play almost every meta deck except cwarr, I can play cwarr tho if not because some mistep.
 
You don't build your collection with season rewards you build it with gold from doing quests every day.

And you most certainly do not build your collection by dusting your collection.
There's a ton of crap that will only ever see fringe play at best, even commons add up. Hold off on playables if you think it's from a class you'll enjoy in the median future.
Season rewards are straight dust. Hitting rank 10 is half an epic of your choice instead of being reliant on RNG. If dusting everything lets you build a deck that can get you to rank 5 you get an epic.
 
All we’re left to do is wonder whether Midrange Shaman will hit 56% by the time we take our expansion hiatus. Is Midrange Shaman the most overpowered deck in the history of the game or was Undertaker Hunter still more oppressive? An interesting question to ponder.
Lol VS, Undertaker Hunter was worse. I actually doubt anything will ever reach that level again.
 
Any predictions/thoughts/guesses on what theme the Jade Lotus and the Kabal revolve around?

When describing the Jade Lotus, Blizz said the 3 classes that were chosen represent the pillars of the faction. Namely: Assassination (Rogue), Ancestral Magics (Shaman), and Versatility (Druid). Each one will probably be centered around the main theme and then the classification, like the grimy goons.

The main theme? I'm guessing Mana. Refunds, reductions, temporary, ramping, etc. We see that with the coin card in Rogue and the refresh mechanic from Kun the legendary in Druid. Shaman fits that slot with Overload. All 3 classes have ways to cheat out mana costs.

On top of that, we will get cards that represent the pillars. Naturally, Rogue is getting Stealth cards. Druid might have access to Armor. Shaman, maybe they'll get nothing but Overload synergy?

Now, for the Kabal... honestly, I'm clueless. Yeah, their shtick is Potions, but all we've really seen are the Priest cards, and they're straight-up GOOD -- no gimmick necessary. On top of that, we've only seen 1 Mage card, and 0 Warlock.

Perhaps, based on Kazakus, their theme is all about splitting existing card effects into Spells and vice-versa. Then combining each one. Dunno.
 
Any predictions/thoughts/guesses on what theme the Jade Lotus and the Kabal revolve around?

When describing the Jade Lotus, Blizz said the 3 classes that were chosen represent the pillars of the faction. Namely: Assassination (Rogue), Ancestral Magics (Shaman), and Versatility (Druid). Each one will probably be centered around the main theme and then the classification, like the grimy goons.

The main theme? I'm guessing Mana. Refunds, reductions, temporary, ramping, etc. We see that with the coin card in Rogue and the refresh mechanic from Kun the legendary in Druid. Shaman fits that slot with Overload. All 3 classes have ways to cheat out mana costs.

On top of that, we will get cards that represent the pillars. Naturally, Rogue is getting Stealth cards. Druid might have access to Armor. Shaman, maybe they'll get nothing but Overload synergy?

Now, for the Kabal... honestly, I'm clueless. Yeah, their shtick is Potions, but all we've really seen are the Priest cards, and they're straight-up GOOD -- no gimmick necessary. On top of that, we've only seen 1 Mage card, and 0 Warlock.

Perhaps, based on Kazakus, their theme is all about splitting existing card effects into Spells and vice-versa. Then combining each one. Dunno.

The last thing we need is ways for shaman to cheat mana.
 

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So apparently the two Dopplegangsters that get spawned from the first Dopplegangster actually have unique card art.

 

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Went back to Hearth after a break. Went to play Wild and because I had not played Wild in forever and a day I was ranked in the 20s.

Dear people rank 25-15 (I stopped at 15 for now with my winning streak) why are you playing like it's standard? I'm rolling you noobs cause I have stacked my deck with all of the bullshit OP Wild cards. You should do the same.

Everyone trying to make some wack ass hybrid of new standard cards in Wild while I'm over here running secret Paly with all of the usual OP subjects like challenger, juggler, muster, boom ect..
 
Lol VS, Undertaker Hunter was worse. I actually doubt anything will ever reach that level again.
Based on Blizzard's own statistics, Midrange Shaman is about a percent away from being as dominant as Undertaker Hunter. If you only look at rank 10 to Legend it's even more in Midrange Shaman's favor.
 

Drkirby

Corporate Apologist


New Hunter legendary.
Clearly the Face Hunter Legendary. Even when opponent has taunt, you still go face.

That card is pretty playable. 7 HP is pretty hard to clear though on its own. If you can buff it with some of the goon cards, it could represent a huge threat on turn 5.
 


New Hunter legendary.
Another card that gets a lot better with buffs. Without buffs it's kinda meh but not that bad either, it can potentially get two attacks off and end up doing 6 incidental face damage.

Man Reynad is going to get so triggered with this expansion. So many of these cards are idiots that you put pants on and they do something or become a lot better. He really hated that in Magic.
 

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fired zero bullets in the orphanage.
Another card that gets a lot better with buffs. Without buffs it's kinda meh but not that bad either, it can potentially get two attacks off and end up doing 6 incidental face damage.

Man Reynad is going to get so triggered with this expansion. So many of these cards are idiots that you put pants on and they do something or become a lot better. He really hated that in Magic.
Just from passing comments on his stream I know he thinks that 1 mana priest attack debuff is a huge mistake to print.
 
Just from passing comments on his stream I know he thinks that 1 mana priest attack debuff is a huge mistake to print.
Every Priest card they have shown is a mistake. They are all blatant power creep cards. If it weren't for the massive Priest out cries then a lot of those cards would've been 1 mana higher or worse in other ways.

Thing is that it's not going to make Priest the best class/deck, it will just make it good enough that you see it enough online and it will be more frustrating to play against.
 

Papercuts

fired zero bullets in the orphanage.
Every Priest card they have shown is a mistake. They are all blatant power creep cards. If it weren't for the massive Priest out cries then a lot of those cards would've been 1 mana higher or worse in other ways.

Thing is that it's not going to make Priest the best class/deck, it will just make it good enough that you see it enough online and it will be more frustrating to play against.
Yeah I agree with that. It also means they need to be really fucking careful of what they print since cheap cards with powerful effects can become really overwhelming. Any good curve 2 drop and Talonpriest just curves and blows out games.

It's pretty funny looking at stuff like Power Word: Tentacles for being such an overpriced buff effect, then they go wacko and make those two 1 mana spells. The 5 drop is so blatantly overpowered too.
 
Clearly the Face Hunter Legendary. Even when opponent has taunt, you still go face.

That card is pretty playable. 7 HP is pretty hard to clear though on its own. If you can buff it with some of the goon cards, it could represent a huge threat on turn 5.
Hunter seems all about getting either immediate / guaranteed value or board stickiness right, while it has a huge upside if it sticks, the tempo swing if it doesn't would be tremendous.
 
But rotation is for people like you that are new to the game, imagine if in addition to LOE and BRM (that will be out early next year) you'd have to buy GVG and Naxxramas or have to face people with their Dr Booms and shit
But that's the thing - most decks need cards from adventures I currently don't have (e.g. shammy decks from LOE/TGT, hunter from BRM/LOE, secret pally from wide range of adventures/expacs). Now I realise I'm listing the most popular decks - but being a newbie I need to concentrate on winning, which means I end up playing the meta-winning decks.

The rotation is going to help you, dude. You don't need to worry about getting LOE or BRM since they will be gone early next year. Just focus on getting those Classic packs. As a new F2P player, those are your best value right now.
So should I not be saving for the upcoming expansion? I can get about 10 packs right now.
 
Another card that gets a lot better with buffs. Without buffs it's kinda meh but not that bad either, it can potentially get two attacks off and end up doing 6 incidental face damage.

Man Reynad is going to get so triggered with this expansion. So many of these cards are idiots that you put pants on and they do something or become a lot better. He really hated that in Magic.
Full grimey goons buff deck will never good

I can only see Hunter use partial buff and that would've the best use of these card
 
You don't need Hand buff for this Legendary, you can use stuff like Houndmaster, Leokk and Abusive if you have them.

That's what it's a card that gives incentives to put pants on it.
 

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But that's the thing - most decks need cards from adventures I currently don't have (e.g. shammy decks from LOE/TGT, hunter from BRM/LOE, secret pally from wide range of adventures/expacs). Now I realise I'm listing the most popular decks - but being a newbie I need to concentrate on winning, which means I end up playing the meta-winning decks.


So should I not be saving for the upcoming expansion? I can get about 10 packs right now.
You need to concentrate on just having fun. Stressing about winning in so far as to roll up the ladder will suck the fun out of the game quick.

Just spend your coins on classic packs. There are a ton of great classic cards that every class needs. Plus they won't magically be rotating out.
 
that's like a worse axe flinger. axe flinger wasn't a terrible card really but I don't think this one will ever see play. buff this buff that, you can't count on buffs in hunter, cards need to be standalone good and this one sure as hell isn't.
 
After Sombra fiasco i really believe blizzard have one of the worst marketing department in the business. Their games ( and brand name ) are just so good their customers do the marketing for them.
 
After Sombra fiasco i really believe blizzard have one of the worst marketing department in the business. Their games ( and brand name ) are just so good their customers do the marketing for them.
Hell no. Their marketing is great...

When a new game launches. After that the real marketing team moves on to the latest big Blizzard release.

Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Overwatch all had CRAZY marketing leading up to their releases and these games sold a ton day 1.

While it's true that the Blizzard brand name is good enough to carry some games, it still wasn't enough to make something like HOTS a massive success (even though I am going to assume it's still doing well enough).
 
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