Hearthstone

What mechanics would you like to see in Hearthstone? Game Designer Max McCall took to the official forums to discuss keywords in Hearthstone. This was a response to the original question about why there were no longer any Inspire cards in standard. Personally, I felt Inspire was a little lackluster. I’m not upset to see it sunset and removed from the current standard format....

Playing Hearthstone’s Egg Druid in Wild We’re to go slightly off the beaten path this week in our Journey to Un’goro. In May, players who reach the top 64 in the Wild game mode can qualify for an upcoming official Wild tournament. With that in mind, we’re going to examine a Wild deck today. Personally, I miss the old combo Druid deck...




Playing Hearthstone’s Taunt Warrior Taunt Warrior is the new standard version of the Control Warrior archetype: stall the game and control the board long enough until you find your win condition. In this case, the deck utilizes Fire Plume’s Heart and Sulfuras to finish off your opponent in the end. Playing 7 Taunt minions is fairly easy to pull...

Playing Hearthstone’s Cavern Rogue I have to admit, I did not expect The Caverns Below to be that amazing of a quest. I initially wrote it off because I didn’t think it’d be easily activated. Little did I know how consistent and easy it would be to complete the quest as early as turn 4 consistently. Though depending on...

Playing Hearthstone’s Ramp Druid While Cavern Rogue and Time Warp Mage are emerging as competitive decks, we’re going to shift away from that for a moment. At the heart of Hearthstone, it’s all about having fun. Today we’re going to examine one of the more fun decks during this period of uncertainty in Journey to Un’goro as the metagame starts to stabilize. The...

What the pros are playing in Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’goro Hearthstone‘s Journey to Un’goro expansion has been out for almost a day now. This is one of the best times to play the game as there’s no established decks. Everyone’s in the process of experimenting and exploring new cards. If you’re not sure what to play, let’s check out what some of the pros are...




What’s your favorite Journey to Un’goro card? This is it! We now know all the cards in Journey to Un’goro thanks to Friday’s livestream with Game Director Ben Brode and Frodan. They also showed the new Maiev alternate hero, which can replace Valeera during Rogue games. During the previous livestream, they showcased Swamp King Dred. He’s still my favorite card largely because...

All cards from Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’goro expansion Though we don’t yet know every card from Hearthstone’s upcoming Journey to Un’goro expansion, this is everything we know so far. The 130-card expansion will be available in April (possibly April 6) and a 50-pack bundle is available for pre-purchase for $49.99. But if you’d like to spend less, you can nab some free packs as Hearthstone celebrates the upcoming Year of the...



Hearthstone Global Games teams announced The teams for the Hearthstone Global Games have been officially announced. Following the format of the Overwatch World Cup from BlizzCon, each region will be represented by champions chosen by the Hearthstone community. As a result, these aren’t necessarily the most skilled players, but the most popular. The regions all voted, and now the teams are...

Do you enjoy the Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’goro cards so far? During Friday’s Hearthstone livestream with Day 9 and Senior Designer Peter Whalen, they showcased a handful of cards. I love the new Elise! She comes in at a 5/5 for 5 mana and this time she doesn’t give you a map to the golden monkey. Instead, Elise gives you an Un’goro pack which is literally an...

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Hearthstone’s Spirit Claws and Small-Time Buccaneer nerfed with upcoming changes Hearthstone Community Manager Zeriyah took to the forums to announce some of the upcoming balance changes coming to the game. It isn’t a secret that Shaman decks are one of the more popular decks on the ladder. First up on the chopping block is Spirit Claws, as its cost has been raised by an additional...

Hearthstone’s State of the Meta Anyone else finding the Hearthstone meta pretty stale? I know I am. I’ve taken a bit of a small break from the game. I see nothing but Reno decks, Shaman decks, and Pirate decks. On the other hand, I only represent a small sample size of one, at a specific rank that isn’t even legend. Are things...

Playing Midrange Jade Shaman Shaman continues to be a top tier deck in both ladder and tournament play. Mean Streets of Gadgetzan gave it a few extra tools with the Jade Golems. We’re going to look at Midrange Shaman today. It isn’t as explosive as Aggro Shaman and playing this deck requires some extensive thought. Take a few extra seconds...

The Queue: The day is not yet

This Queue will be posted on Tuesday, December 6th. My birthday is the day following.

So I guess we’ll just have to not talk about that. If you care, here’s my twitter, and if you don’t we can talk about Blizzard games. Or whatever else you guys talked about in the comments.

Seriously though tomorrow’s my birthday guys. I’m feeling kinda chatty.


WoW Archivist: Gadgetzan Blizzard began teasing Hearthstone players about Gadgetzan this fall. First we got a billboard/postcard-ish image that read “Greetings from Gadgetzan. It’s as clean as it is safe!” The design mirrors a famous billboard at the Atlantic City boardwalk in New Jersey. Given the New York/New Jersey accents and mobster motifs of the Goblin race, there’s no...

First Look at Mean Streets of Gadgetzan There’s been some big news out of BlizzCon 2016 this year from the Hearthstone team! Mean Streets of Gadgetzan (MSG) was teased in the recent Gadgetzan Gazette stories. Here is a quick overview of the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan: Hearthstone’s fourth expansion 132 new cards Available December Special 50-pack bundle available for pre-purchase for a one-time price of $49.99 Aside...