Hearthstone #7 - Knights of the Frozen Throne

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  1. Emily

    Emily Registered User

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    I guess even Brode realized that Hearthstone is dying a slow death.
     
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    Blueline Bomber From the Blueline

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    I don't even bother attempting to play against Cubelocks nowadays. It's just quicker to concede immediately and move on to the next game than it is trying to fight past Voidlords and Cubes, only to have them draw Guldan and you wind up conceding anyway.
     
  3. LightningStrikes

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    That’s a huge loss for Blizzard and Hearthstone. Great personality and charmisa. Their PR department sure won’t be happy.

    That said it’s also a big chance to improve on some issues. Balance patches need to happen more often (see Wild mode or Cubelock). Community feedback needs to be heard more often. See Overwatch or Heroes of the Storm. There’s a lot left to improve in HS and outside of expansion releases there hasn’t been much community interaction and game improvement going on.

    Hope Ben will show up as a card and in some card reveal streams or something like that. Great guy!
     
  4. LightningStrikes

    LightningStrikes On Point

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    Try Paladin, Tempo Mage or Rogue or Spiteful Druid or Priest.
     
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    Blueline Bomber From the Blueline

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    I've tried everything. They've got too much AoE for Paladin and Tempo Rogue and Spiteful Druid/Priest is just a matter of answering their Spiteful pull, which they can do with any number of options.

    Tempo Mage could work, but requires Aluneth, which I don't have.
     
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    Aluneth does help but ideally you kill them before turn 6 or 7 anyway. Just chip their health away to finish with Fireballs and direct damage spells off glyphs etc.

    This list is pretty strong (but does fare meh against Paladin due to lack of board clear): Apxvoid's Witchwood Aggro Secret Mage ft. Cinderstorm, Lifedrinker - Hearthstone Top Decks
     
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  7. Hammettf2b

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    I've been having a lot of success with big spell Mage
     
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    Wild11MN First round losers

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    Hard to argue with the nerfs announced today. I absolutely hate the theme of cheating stuff out early in the game - it's one of the main reasons I've barely played the last two expansions. But these changes go a little ways to negate that at least. I think Warlock could take over the top still with Call to Arms mediocre in both even/odd Paladin at this point.
     
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    Yeah good nerfs. I wonder what class / deck comes out on top after it.
     
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    I'm thinking Spiteful Druid and Cubelock will still be tops. The difference between 6 and 7 mana doesn't mean much to Druid, and Cubelock can still bust out the ridiculous Doomguard/Cube/Double Doomguard bull.
     
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    Hivemind We're Touched

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    I doubt either will be tops. The 1 mana increase is pretty darn significant against tempo and aggro decks (and the reduction in healing for Cubelock is as well), and there will always be a significant presence of those decks on ladder. It only takes a swing of a few percentage points to move a deck from the best to middling. Also, the additional mana will make it easier for control decks to answer those combos (namely with Psychic Scream or Twisting Nether).
     

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