Deck List

Playing Reno Mage in Hearthstone I should warn you that Reno Mage isn’t exactly an affordable deck to put together. There are 8 legendary cards in here but 3 of them are from adventures. Enjoy the deck while you still can as there are only a few months to go before Reno Jackson rotates out of Standard and the viability of...

Deck Tech: Hearthstone’s Reno Warlock This week’s deck centers around the new Reno Jackson legendary that came out with League of Explorers. Reno’s ability makes life tough for aggro players because right when you think you manage to get the player down to lethal range, out comes Reno to reset the player’s health right back up to full. Using Reno makes for some unique...




Deck Tech: Hearthstone’s Echo Mage deck doubles up on minions This week, I wanted to shine the spotlight on a deck that placed in the finals of one of my recent Fireside tournaments. Echo Mage is a rather fun deck archetype that doesn’t quite fall under Tempo Mage or Freeze Mage. The deck can be competitive but is not often seen on the tournament circuit. Echo...

Deck Tech: Revisiting Hearthstone’s Shaman decks I’ll admit it, I’ve given Shaman decks a hard time before in the past. They’re inconsistent, unwieldy, and punishing. The class as a whole needs a face lift or something. With the Warsong Commander nerf live, maybe Shaman decks receive an indirect buff. We’re going to go back to the Shaman roots this week and...

Deck Tech: Demon Handlock While decks like last week’s Secrets Paladin have an explosive strategy, Handlock relies heavily on having as many options available to deal with threats. Warlocks can Lifetap allowing them to lose 2 health in exchange for drawing an extra card during the turn. That’s where the deck name Handlock comes from. While the deck first...

Deck Tech: Secrets Paladin A new season signifies the Hearthstone metagame slowly stabilizing. The first week or so after The Grand Tournament came out, the Secrets Paladin deck was viewed as a novelty deck. It received a closer look at the start of last month after it was consistently performing well and taking players to legend. While it certainly has some...




Deck Tech: Control Warrior At a Fireside Gathering tournament I held last weekend, it didn’t surprise me (or anyone) that the final four players brought Warrior decks. Three out of the four finalist decks were Control Warriors. It does seem that Warrior decks in general are trending down, but of the 17 players who attended, five were Control Warrior,...

Deck Tech: Dragon Priest When Blackrock Mountain debuted, dragons were all the rage. Legendary bombs like Nefarian and Chromaggus looked as if they were going to be the big players. Hungry Dragon and Blackwing Corruptor added more midgame threats. Sadly, the game was just too fast. The Dark Iron Dwarves and their beer-guzzling Grim Patrons entered the spotlght and...



Deck Tech: Rhonin Tempo Mage Thankfully, there are no Murlocs this week to plague us. It’s been almost two weeks now since the release of Grand Tournament, and we’re starting to see the ladder stabilize a little bit. This week, we’re going to expand into Mage decks. Now Mages arguably received one of the better legendary cards in the set with...

Deck Tech: Murloc Paladin deck lets the Murloc Knight shine I hate it when Alex is right. I mean, he’s the boss and he’s usually right about everything. To be clear, I don’t have a problem with him being right as a principle. But when he’s right about the use of Murlocs and how they don’t suck? That’s when my eye starts twitching like mad. Remember...

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Fast Druid Out of all the fun and competitive decks out there, the Fast Druid is one of my favorites. This druid deck emerged as a strong deck upon the release of Blackrock Mountain but fell out of favor due to the rise of Patron warrior. Don’t confuse this deck with Ramp druid which relies on Innervate and Wild...

Hearthstone Deck Tech: Patron Warrior Patron Warrior is one of the most complicated decks to play. But if properly piloted, it is widely agreed as the most dominant deck in post-Blackrock Mountain competitive environments. The list that you see here below is one pioneered by legendary player Th3Rat.

Zoom through Hearthstone with this warlock Zoo deck At first glance, Zoo might seem awfully similar to Face hunter largely due to the cheap minions. A Face hunter deck relies on numerous cheap and aggressive minions to batter away at the opponent while relying on their Steady Shot hero power to chip away. However, the Warlock Zoo deck here will be using the minions to completely dominate the board first.

Tear through the Hearthstone ladder with this Priest deck The Priest isn't the easiest class to wield. Many plays involve careful set up on your part. You're not playing aggressively, your game plan is to dictate the match on your terms, which might involve stealing cards from your opponents and using it against them.

Molten Core Hearthstone
Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain: Molten Core guide Molten Core, the second wing of Blackrock Mountain, opened up earlier this week. Intrepid adventurers will be facing Garr, Baron Geddon, Majordomo Executus, and Ragnaros. Things are starting to ...heat up here.

Control your Hearthstone opponents with Orange’s midrange hunter deck This week, we’re going to check out the midrange hunter deck in Hearthstone. It’s a popular deck not unlike its younger and more aggressive brother, the face hunter. This is actually my main deck of choice when I was in the midst of climbing the ladder. Your deck relies heavily on efficient trading and board...