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Chase Hasbrouck

Chase Hasbrouck — Chase Hasbrouck (@alarondruid) has been writing about World of Warcraft since 2008, when he was stuck in a Korean bunker for 12 hours a day. Today, he continues to do interesting things, but still finds time to write about World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and other topics. He was a contributing editor to the Warlords of Draenor strategy guide, and maintains a feral druid website at fluiddruid.net.

Shifting Perspectives: Druid changes in 6.1

Welcome back, druid friends! With 6.1 releasing this week, it’s time to take a look at the changes and see what you need to focus on. There were no groundbreaking changes, so the theme for druids this patch has been one of versatility. Several of the tweaks made previously poor talents viable choices, enabling more diversity in talent selection. First, I'll look at the two global talent changes, then look at each spec in turn.

Shifting Perspectives: The rebirth

Welcome, shapeshifting friends! It’s great to be back. Once again, I am amazed at the community that this site shares, and am immensely grateful to be able to contribute to it. I’m going to steal the Queue’s format for this week and devote this column solely to your questions; going forward, let me know what you want to see! Q&A? Guides? Detailed analysis? Diatribes against the gear-stealing, death-feigning, class-who-will-not-be-named? Leave a comment, let me know!

Building your first Hearthstone deck

Hello! Today on Blizzard Watch, we’re going to take a look at how to build decks in Hearthstone. Deckbuilding is one of the core skills needed in order to progress up the ranks to Legend, and unfortunately, it’s not covered in the in-game tutorial. In this guide, I’ll show you how you can create your own effective Hearthstone deck, and explain some common Hearthstone terminology in the process. Ready? Let’s begin. The very first step you’ll want to take is to pick what theme your deck will have. Essentially, what strategy is your deck going to use to win the game? There are five basic themes (often called types or win conditions) that your deck can choose from.

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