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Episode 228 Zoo Warlock Part 2

We try to cleanse our palates from last week’s Zoo performance by trying the deck again this week. Happy Father’s Day to any dads out there!

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Game 1 vs. Mage (Luna’s Freeze) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/cTKDcr6vjLGr574UbGvhMk

Game 2 vs. Mage (Minion Mage) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/WQ3ZcpppwuAkPkVYCPw9VW

Game 3 vs. Shaman (Overload?) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/DCPJkZkpfepSW8ouKTssVQ

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Episode 227 Zoo Warlock

We go back to basics and try a classic deck that never goes away. It’s zoo one more time. I’ve had some success with it, and in the spirit of keeping decks to a minimum, we go with what works.

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Game 1 vs. Hunter (Jepetto) —>

Game 2 vs. Warrior (Bomb) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/EvSzqeRN4iV7uu2J69bmF3

Game 2 vs. Shaman (Murloc) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/FKf3TssLve3gBEsPUmxNCV

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Episode 226 Murloc Shaman

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New month and new deck to try for legend. Murloc Shaman is a pretty straightforward deck that plays very similarly to token druid and has some strong synergies and a lot more longevity than the druid deck thanks to cards like the 2 Hagathas and Shudderwock.

Video to Zalae’s top 10 plays for the meta —> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zkQRVP_qeM

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Game 1 vs. Warrior (Control) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/G3FmXapkQ43pBTTkVoUmAU

Game 2 vs. Druid (Token) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/E3QaRWYjHdhEdE3S9LTLUA

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Episode 225 Mech Hunter Part 4

We close out the month with the same version of the deck from last week. It is unlikely that Dan will get to legend this month, but there is always next month.

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Game 1 vs. Priest () —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/9ZV2prKbdPzF6NDgNDiJdc

Game 2 vs. Shaman (Control) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/juX5VKbWJnCSL8JtGBXE7d

Game 3 vs. Mage (Cyclone) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/TZYjiBRmFUfexMX8cNjve9

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Episode 224 Mech Hunter Part 3

Dan and FRID couldn’t agree on the bronze gatekeeper or the flamebot so they go on a different direction by tweaking the deck once more to include the unleash the hounds and direwolf alpha combo.

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Game 1 vs. Rogue (Tempo) —> <sorry deck tracker was acting up>

Game 2 vs. Warrior (Bomb) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/LazfXmsgi9pkTCwtruH4V3

Game 3 vs. Hunter (Mech) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/jdXFsQdNdGgcSF9t8J4eSc

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Episode 223 Mech Hunter Part 2

It appears this deck has lost its luster but we are going to stick with it for the time being to stay consistent to the May legend run plan. It appears that the deck is now countered, but we try to see if we can make it work. We made one tweak to the deck by changing the Upgradeable Flamebot for a Bronze Gatekeeper.

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Game 1 vs. Paladin (holy wrath) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/RFHGMKvP6LdVWh7escihkQ

Game 2 vs. Rogue (tempo) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/9uSU25Ro2rSNUhNV3fU46U

Game 3 vs. Hunter (mech) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/jBeJQCKLx457o39hHyDS6a

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Episode 222 Mech Hunter

I feel like versions of mech hunter have failed in the past but it appears like this aggressive version of mech hunter has finally cracked the code. Someone recently reached rank 1 legend with this explosive (see what I did there?) deck.

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Game 1 vs. Mage (giant) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/FjoMDYM3ophCgVHfBY8MPX

Game 2 vs. Mage (giant) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/gPXVZohvwzVLB3WbYBtXDR

Game 3 vs. Rogue (tempo) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/kuUe4aSDUVb7MNnuRTDgwR

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Episode 221 Zoo Warlock

Zoo Warlock is back. Zoo Warlock is always a deck and Rise of Shadows is no different. Zoo made an appearance at the World Championships this weekend and we are going to try a version for this show.

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Game 1 vs. Druid(token) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/xZ8enCpeBkbtgXwNFrQy8W

Game 2 vs. Mage (hand) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/CiaV6qTgudJEhiibAKRAoM

Game 3 vs. Paladin (secret) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/NznpWHXMpdxzU5KckQSayM

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Episode 220 Token Druid Part 2

This week we try the same deck as last week with the goal of refining Dan’s play. This version of Token druid takes advantage of some new cards to create a steady stream of tokens that can leverage Savage Roar to finish games.

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Game 1 vs. Priest (resurrect) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/FYTH4kUUPUYBF5SePGSsRH

Game 2 vs. Rogue (tempo) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/GYPaLmC8MK3TX9Gcs9geKY

Game 3 vs. Paladin (mech) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/DB2jggmQjLLgmFiMiGSwva

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Episode 219 Token Druid

This week we try the deck that has raised to the top of the meta. This new version of Token druid takes advantage of some new cards to create a steady stream of tokens that can leverage Savage Roar to finish games.

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Game 1 vs Mage (Dragon). —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/LBQVDdwzqxDdj2jLCJXeAK

Game 2 vs. Paladin (Secret) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/HKN8FdW9x82NdU2akgKuDd

Game 3 vs. Warlock (Zoo) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/N2UBaAEhT3ewRNafSZ3qbm

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Episode 218 The End of Rastakhan

To close out the year of the Raven, we play one of the most dominant classes in the game for the last few years, Hunter.

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Game 1 vs. Mage (Murloc) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/U33TffkaNCyBxUwyJ74W6D

Game 2 vs. Priest (Cloning) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/Hmh93bS3hHXe57rDb4d6gK

Game 3 vs. Warlock (Control ) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/oTtZ7PhS6bfMPr4yahVHCd

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Episode 217 Aggro Paladin

This week we play a deck suggested by long time listener Zer0cruel. Aggro Paladin bring back call to arms and divine favor to draw through the deck and tries to end the game by turn 5-6. Zero believes this is more Dan’s pace.

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Match 1 vs. Warrior (rush) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/tqscQiFxU8paq5GoPYXrjk

Match 2 vs. Shaman (totem?) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/vugeRMLVzPqYvfmwpr2aMR

Match 3 vs. Priest (wall) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/sDEUAGzBk9DJAbpwoYnHyb

Match 4. vs. Paladin (control) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/uRronHEuDJKF5mMA6z4MWM

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Episode 214 Even Paladin

This week we try a deck that has come and gone from the meta and is Dan’s favorite class. Even Paladin is a bit slower that our usual pace but it has enough sustain and aggression to outlast opponents.

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1st match VS Rogue

2nd match VS Hunter

3rd match VS Priest

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Episode 213 Wall Priest

This week we try one of the hottest decks in the meta. Wall priest can be really difficult for the opponent to get through with a lot of taunts and board clears. If that wasn’t enough, it has the ability to kill out of nowhere with the use of the divine spirit / topsy turvy or inner fire combo.

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Game 1 vs. Paladin (odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/ojo8VvPYd42yRHoihwW7xj

Game 2 vs. Druid (weird) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/ushNt4Xvnk4xtxKwN6Z4X2

Game 3 vs. Druid (Hadronox) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/U7H9uATgWxfijqGTxMWdaU

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Episode 212 Odd Secret Mage

This week we try a deck I’ve wanted to play on the show for a while. Secret Odd Mage splashed into the scene after the nerfs and it is a pretty effective aggressive deck.

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Episode 210 Even Hunter

This week we play an original creation from Dan. The deck is far from optimized, but it is unique enough that we give take it out for a spin.

Match 1 vs. Paladin (odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/VSnjyXS7NmRex3MwKx5oVF

Match 2 vs. Hunter (deathrattle) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/SpbsR4Z39TENE4j8i7NxrX

Match 3 vs. Paladin (odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/NAzjH78b26syfWhT6z3bKX

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