The new balance changes effectively wiped out the most powerful strategies from the Kobold's metagame. What's survived the rotation, and what kind of new strategies do we see? Is Thrall back at it again? Tune in to find out!
The latest Hearthstone expansion introduced a bunch of new mechanics, but their impact has been relatively small. We speculate on why the cards showcasing the Witchwood mechanics - Rush, Echo, and even/odd - look the way that they do, and why haven't been so impactful. If you're interested in reflecting on game design, you'll like this episode!
We have a general discussion about the goals of balance changes, and then top off our discussion with which cards we think will be adjusted! Sadly we were a bit late on the upload, so this episode contains a lot of speculation about which cards will be adjusted even though we know that now!
Once a dominant and oppressive class, shaman has been only weakly present or entirely absent from the Hearthstone metagame for quite some time. Even before its glory days, it saw fringe play. What keeps Thrall from seeing regular time in the spotlight like some of the other heroes?
We review the early break-out decks in the Witchwood standrd metagame, as well as old flames - or cubes - that continue to dominate the Hearthstone field. We also discuss which classes are conspicuously absent!
Aren't you just dying to know which trees you should be climbing in the Witchwood? Come hear our perspective on which cards we think are the best! Also, take your bets on which cards we'll be the most wrong about!
While we wait for the arrival of The Witchwood, we discussed a fundamental part of Hearthstone: interaction. Some cards aren't meant to advance your own game, but are instead meant to thwart the opponent's! What do these cards look like in Hearthstone compared to other games, and what other kinds of interaction effects can we expect to see? What are we less likely to see? Tune in to find out!
What was that? You mean we're losing jade claws!? We examine some of the cards that are going in this next standard rotation, and how that affects existing archetypes. We also discuss which archetypes might benefit from certain cards leaving!
The most recent round of inductees to the Hall of Fame was announced recently, Blizzard has been promoting wild, and paladin has been reporting for duty. We chat about all we have to look forward to during the next year of Hearthstone!
Patches is significantly weaker now, and so is corridor creeper. This had a MAJOR impact on the metagame. How have classes and decks adapted to this? Who is the current mater of the metagame, and what can we expect going forward? Which fringe decks are poised to dominate the ladder? Tune in and find out!
In the words of the great LSV: what is tempo? This resource is crucial in Hearthstone, but it is not always obvious how to measure it or what it means to have it. We define the concept, and discuss how games proceed differently depending on who has the tempo advantage. Finally, we talk about how non-minion (like razakus) decks can capitalize on a tempo advantage.
Kobolds and Catacombs is here! Which decks have been powerful since launch? What kind of general changes are we seeing in how certain classes are played, and which strategies set the pace of the format? Tune in to find out!
What kind of mysteries should we expect in the catacombs? Anyone's guess is good - some of these cards are even a mystery until you draw them! We discuss some of the recent spoilers, some of the themes in the set, and how you can expect them to impact gameplay.
How did we feel about the Frozen Throne expansion overall? What were our favorite cards, and which mechanics and designs did we think were the best? What did we think could have been done a bit better, or hurt the expansion overall? Join us for these discussions as we bid farewell to Knights of the Frozen Throne!
Blizzcon was kind to us! We saw some previews of the first cards and mechanics for the upcoming expansion, Kobolds and Catacombs, and we go into depth about them. How might the recruit mechanic work? How is Marin, and in which decks should you try to play him? How do the new weapons work, and are they any good?
The internet is rife with statistics about this little game that we play, be they deck stats or card stats. However, it's easy to be misled with statistics if you don't think about them carefully! Join us for a discussion about stats that us Hearthstone players are used to digesting, and how they can steer you wrong.
Priest got you down? Yeah, same. In this episode, we discuss the weak spots in two of the most prominent decks in the Standard format - Razakus Priest and Tempo Rogue. We'll teach you how to beat these powerhouses.