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Re: Hearthstone

Post by El Guapo » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:51 pm

FYI, whereas the usual Tavern Brawl reward (for winning a match of Tavern Brawl in a week) is one regular pack, for some reason winning the Tavern Brawl this week gives you 3 Knights of the Frozen Throne packs.

Though the cards I got were pretty shitty. :(

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Sudy » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:19 pm

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Lesser Sapphire Spellstone plus a buffed minion. 8-)
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:15 pm

Nice!!!!
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Sudy » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:56 pm

Holy crap, got a Lyra the Sunshard (which I don't have) as a reward for a 9-win arena run. Haven't had that happen to me before....
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by El Guapo » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:59 pm

Not sure if it's the expansion or what, but in Arena I seem to be seeing fewer decks that are 10% - 20% Bonemares, which is nice.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:48 pm

Fewer Bonemares but plenty of Carrion Creepers...

Since the expansion, I haven’t done so hot in Arena. I think my best run was four wins and that was on the first day the expansion dropped. Supposedly, Hunter is the current king of arena, but I haven’t had much luck with it.


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Re: Hearthstone

Post by El Guapo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:32 am

For whatever reason my Arena runs seem to be streaky. I'll go weeks with mostly 0 - 2 win runs, then run off a bunch of 5 - 9 win runs, and so on. Never successfully maxed out an Arena run (which is what, 15 wins?).

I did finish Dungeon Runs with each of the classes. It was pretty entertaining, if pretty dependent on luck. Wish the reward was something more interesting than a card back, though.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:51 pm

I have not finished any Dungeon runs. I have gotten to the 8th boss 5 times only to be defeated. Had to stop playing for a bit to protect my IPad :)
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by El Guapo » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:58 pm

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I have not finished any Dungeon runs. I have gotten to the 8th boss 5 times only to be defeated. Had to stop playing for a bit to protect my IPad :)
There's a ton of luck involved. If you can get the captured flag treasure, though, that helps a lot. The hardest boss (IMO) is Darkness, but if you get the "perma stealth" treasure, then he becomes much, much easier, as most of his deck is priest spells that target minions, so that neuters him pretty effectively.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:50 pm

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:00 pm

A serious nerf to Corridor Creeper!

Also, no more machine gun Raza!

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:38 pm

To me they should have reduced the cost of Creeper if they were going to nerf it that hard.
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by El Guapo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:48 pm

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To me they should have reduced the cost of Creeper if they were going to nerf it that hard.
And/or reduced its rarity. No way it deserves to be an Epic card now.

I am inclined to think that they should have changed it so that its cost is only reduced by a *friendly* minion dying.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Torfish » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:01 pm

Wow, serious changes here. Raza will impact the number 1 priest build... yeah! :D

Doubtful anyone will use the creeper card after this patch.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by El Guapo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:06 pm

Torfish wrote:
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Wow, serious changes here. Raza will impact the number 1 priest build... yeah! :D

Doubtful anyone will use the creeper card after this patch.
Mostly glad about that. It's just not a lot of fun to play against the shadowreaper Raza decks.

Also glad to see Bonemare's cost boosted. It's been better lately, but for awhile Arena lategame tended to involve half-a-dozen Bonemares hitting the board.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:02 pm

Creeper only reducing cost when friendly minions die would be a much better change, IMO.

Don’t really mind the others, but mainly because I don’t have Raza or Patches....

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Torfish » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:53 am

New expansion comes out today around 1pm EST. The Witchwood

I've been somewhat addicted to the game since release. It stays fresh because expansions come out every four months with 100+ new cards. I save up all my gold and buy the initial pack. This typically gives me about 85-90% of the new cards. I usually rank around 8 each month with limited game time.

Here is one of the cooler cards that I hope to unpack today:

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:32 am

Generally, my initial impression before having used them is that the cards in this expansion are a bit underwhelming. That's not to say there aren't some cool or powerful cards (Shaman legendaries, the Priest legendary, etc.), but in general the rush and echo mechanics don't seem so exciting to me. It still seems like Cubelock is going to rule, as some of the new cards will make it even more powerful.

That said, the rotation of a three expansions out of standard and the retirement of Ice Block will definitely shake things up. No more Barnes to Y'saar to worry about! :horse:

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:39 am

No more Coldblock!!

By the way, you can see the new cards in your collection if you go to crafting and click on uncraftable.
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:16 pm

Hearthstone loves giving me crappy Druid legendaries (got both from last expansion and one from the expansion before), so I shouldn't be surprised that the only two legendaries I've gotten from the new expansion are the two terrible Druid legendaries... :grund:

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by gilraen » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:26 pm

I was going to login real quick during my lunch hour and open my 4 Witchwood packs that I got from quests. But the login queue is >15 min. F that.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:09 pm

The random legendary I got :)

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by El Guapo » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:04 pm

Torfish wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:53 am
New expansion comes out today around 1pm EST. The Witchwood

I've been somewhat addicted to the game since release. It stays fresh because expansions come out every four months with 100+ new cards. I save up all my gold and buy the initial pack. This typically gives me about 85-90% of the new cards. I usually rank around 8 each month with limited game time.

Here is one of the cooler cards that I hope to unpack today:

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I got her! Not that I have an appropriate deck for her, but maybe I'll make one now.

My free legendary was The Glass Knight. Interesting, though again doesn't really fit into any of my current decks.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:11 am

I hate you all.

At least I have plenty of dust to craft the few legendaries that seem best after everything settles down.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Torfish » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:21 am

I opened 146 packs yesterday from the pre-paid purchase and spent all my in-game gold. Got 12 legendaries, five of those were goldens. Super lucky!


Currently experimenting with a mage elemental deck with Archmage Arugula and Toki Time-Tinker . It's fun to play, but only a 50-50 winrate so far.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:56 pm

Current meta from hsreplay.net I'm running Odd Paladin pretty well
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:44 am

somethingawful.com seems to really be jazzed about this expansion, more jazzed than cynical which is noteworthy for them. A lot of decks seem viable at the moment, which is unfortunate because I can't run them all. I really want to run a warrior deck for once but as that's a class I don't usually play I don't have many of the legendaries for it.
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Ralph-Wiggum » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:44 am

I don't have any of the legendaries for the odd/even decks, so I've still been running a slightly modified Cubelock deck. I seem to actually be having better luck with it than I did prior to the expansion.

I don't play Warrior much, but two of my last five or so legendaries I have opened have been from Warrior (the new Rush legendary and Grommash). Maybe worth trying to put together a deck.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 pm

There are 16 decks on hsreplay.net which are over 50% win rate which is amazing. I doubt that's happened before ever. I would expect that number to come down but really if we could get 10 1/2 tier decks in the meta that'd be awesome.
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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Torfish » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:26 pm

I played quite a bit this weekend. Never got bored. Had a fun time coming up with different decks for Priest, Mage, Shaman, and Rogue. All very fun to play with the new cards. Shudderwock makes for a wide variety of winnable decks.

I haven't tried any Baku odd-card decks yet, but that was the most used card in Rank play this weekend.

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Re: Hearthstone

Post by Lorini » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:57 am

I want the deck list!!! (Blizzard retweet)
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