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.
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.
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
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.
This week we try a deck suggested to us from long time listener Zer0Cruel. Secret Paladin has been around for as long as the game was released. We have both been playing to good success so we give it a spin.
Game 1 vs. Warlock (Even) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/fnRtwMQH5zuDZWG4LiXJAK
Game 2 vs. Mage (Odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/k4bprvs8FTkgjRyVCJH5x2
Game 3 vs. Mage (Odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/PDhCY8eWSQ4VbwScekXz6Q
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
As we begin season 5, we turn to arguably the most popular class in the meta. This version is a mash up of secret and midrange Hunter that can catch people off guard as they expect a different deck.
Game 1 vs. Hunter (spell) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/e4mpUbjkFZByCU53Mrb5YE
Game 2 vs. Rogue (odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/2umXpK4YjJjUi6PMh7y9JJ
Game 3 vs. Warrior (odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/THE5sbcCW2fCUbe62VDMTE
We made it to 4 consecutive years of podcasting. That is 208 weeks in a row! We are joined this week by long time friend of the show and fellow podcaster and caster Cora.
Match 1 vs. Priest —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/QdT2tLuDDFwRmWxvoXTmck
Match 2 vs. Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/t8DasJYHCKH6azvvfhGjSR
Match 3 vs. Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/PsJ48ERJpaqWPrY4SVqDEf
This week Dan continues his journey through the OTK Paladin that has landed him on Rank 6.
Note: This is the same deck from last week.
Game 1 vs. Rogue (Odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/x2VgnXfW64mpd4bLcRa9oc
Game 2 vs. Warlock (Zoo) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/hAWX24efjtet7nJcVbAsn9
Game 3 vs. Paladin (Odd) —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/prnHVKZcGvvW7QWRdcKHEV
This week Dan decides to add to the “problem” he’s been lamenting about and decides to join the OTK Paladin.
Game 1 vs. Priest —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/fPznsipni6uqpBMxtcjkj2
Game 2 vs. Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/6zHNsaAhRMiaCRL6Xc7rsS
Game 3 vs. Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/bCB58h52Gy8KTe2c9TTEXe
Can an old staple be the deck that gets Dan out of his woes? Warlock Zoo is a deck that has survived every meta and this egg version comes to us from Dog.
Game 1 vs Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/YLP8Gf3oWgCCbTR2YZHuEh
Game 2 vs Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/Fv6RecrzxHaqyQAn9BWQC8
Game 3 vs. Druid —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/jUX3hmXYNLS4K2QdpSCYKk
Game 4 vs. Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/oMTmqMvYKY3gQ7Vb5WCX9Q
This week we try a classic deck that seems to have a decent spot in the meta and it features a couple of new cards from the expansion.
Game 1 vs. Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/hPsL8fuPRQCsmdWQ3xDonJ
Game 2 vs. Priest —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/HiJdhw56b2Ys88vyEF5Bvf
Game 3 vs. Warlock —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/AykCiPPfqezLYmqpX2xBkh
This week we try something different that I saw Thijs playing over the weekend. Pirate Rogue takes advantage of the new cards and pirate synergy for a fast paced and hopefully fun deck.
Game 1 vs Mage —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/V4PjDBL7Pf8LDHpSZMw8QC
Game 2 vs Mage —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/geJqEXEuXQs5yS2R5uizGD
Game 3 vs Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/hQ4EwFZC3inKyxfsSAUqCY
Today we play a deck that takes advantage of some new cards that destroy minions as well as buff minions.
Game 1 vs Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/NB4ABfCXQeZUpRpAWjuEEF
Game 2 vs Paladin —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/gaAaZfGjjDiQN6ZV9bjE3m
Game 3 vs Druid —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/nbichU9gi5jMmpBgACYq3B
Game 4 vs Mage —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/pZqf6tEekRFGeEJRLrDtFH
To get started with Ratakhan’s Rumble, we can’t help ourselves and try to get Ragnaros going. This even caused FRID to craft a golden jan’alai so he could craft a golden Rag.
This week we try an off the beaten path deck in Spiteful Priest. Since we are at the end of the Boomsday meta, we thought we play something fun and different, but still competitive.
Game 1 vs Hunter —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/rrqjN4ikbmCL33Bc5rt7zF
Game 2 vs Paladin —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/dTusUnGeNciPPAkNuwQ2qK
Game 3 vs Priest —> https://hsreplay.net/replay/Wp7azjqhRVNUBLLMpvk8MN
Today we review our Dreamhack Atlanta experience and play some odd hunter.
Tournament profile and decks —> https://smash.gg/tournament/dreamhack-hct-grand-prix-atlanta-2018-1/event/dreamhack-hct-grand-prix-atlanta-2018/entrant/2294494
Streamed match - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/336858212?collection=JDACAWqtZhWRBQ
Game 1 v Warrior - https://hsreplay.net/replay/JbJiDVfE6ZoF3gfbjWDLEY
Game 2 v Paladin - https://hsreplay.net/replay/kz9zc8EE7Zw7hgrEi2oCLX
Game 3 - Warlock - https://hsreplay.net/replay/f9fyKU4GLLwt8imHcFjR58
This week, HCT’s Fall Champion Languagehacker returns to the show to share his experience and discuss tournament strategies. Oh yeah, and we will also play some Hearthstone.
Due to some technical difficulties the replays were not saved. We apologize and will bring back the feature next week. This episode is available on video so you can follow along there.
This week we go off the beaten path of tier 1 decks and take a detour to FRID’s favorite class with a deck that can still get some wins in the current meta.