Galakrond's Awakening : Heroic Guide

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hello Fellow HearthStoners,

    With the release of a new adventure mode comes - sometimes - the challenge of getting across a rough encounter and the ambition of conquering the heroic difficulty level to add yet an other card back to your collection. With the most recent solo content released, Galakrond's Awakening, came the enjoyment but also the underwhelming triumph with no glory - the first act being particularly easy to complete - I figure I could start up a thread ahead of time to exchange tips and tricks, if difficulty may rise : collectively, we are smarter (to some extend ; am I opening a parenthesis within a parenthesis? (Yes, but also no)).

    If you didn't succeed on your first try, well ... we feel a tad sorry for you, but won't judge. Instead, we'll give advice and solutions for you to get ahead with your unquenchable thirst for card back.

    For instance, I completed the Evil side with your almost typical Standard Galakrond Shaman deck, but with a focus on healing and infinite Shudderwock. I then completed the explorer side using Hinghlander Hunter - the Tier 1 standard list - nothing original. Bomb warrior was enjoyable but not fitted for every boss ... wouldn't suggest that one. Some others were suggesting on an other thread that the Wild side of your collection was the way to go ; Rez Priest being a power house, Exodia Mage being golden as well.

    Stay tune for the second act and feel free to share your successful exploit and recipe!
    We are gonna be rich!
    And save the world!!

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • Hydralisk's Avatar Mountain 360 223 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    MechaThun Warlock - 1st try all 6 heroic week 1 matches. I tried a face deck right off the bat and that didnt work. so I switched to MechaThunLock and didnt lose a damn game! 

    Deck list:

    https://outof.cards/hearthstone/decks/11947-galakronds-awakening-heroic-week-1-mechathun-warlock-100-wr

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  • UVE's Avatar Uther 245 116 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I've won all matches with Big priest, and the Game against the elemental that summon 4/4 freezed Minions with the Murozond the Infinite +King Togwaggle combo.

     

    It sames that any competitive deck should win that adventures.

    By The Holy Light!

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  • Xarkkal's Avatar Flamewreathed 545 631 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I've plowed through the evil side with standard Quest Hunter. First match on the heroes side is finished too, haven't attempted anymore, but I don't foresee any issues. Quest Hunter seems like a solid choice. I'll probably play through them all again with some wild decks also.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 515 892 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I really hope next chapters are more challenging.. beat them all with cubelock quite easily.

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  • griffior's Avatar Garrosh 320 149 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I completed most of the bosses with this Mech Paladin Deck. Most of the bosses only took 2-3 tries.

    Now for Avalanchan, I had to use my Armor Shudder Shaman to amass a bunch of armor and fatigue the thing.

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 515 892 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Quote From griffior

    I completed most of the bosses with this Mech Paladin Deck. Most of the bosses only took 2-3 tries.

    Now for Avalanchan, I had to use my Armor Shudder Shaman to amass a bunch of armor and fatigue the thing.

     

    Wouldn't it be faster to skip the armor part and use a life drinker? 

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  • griffior's Avatar Garrosh 320 149 Posts Joined 05/31/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Quote From DoubleSummon
    Quote From griffior

    I completed most of the bosses with this Mech Paladin Deck. Most of the bosses only took 2-3 tries.

    Now for Avalanchan, I had to use my Armor Shudder Shaman to amass a bunch of armor and fatigue the thing.

     

    Wouldn't it be faster to skip the armor part and use a life drinker? 

    He summons a bunch of Molten Giants and I really just had the idea of fatiguing him. The Molten Giants will eventually become so numerous they they'll do 56 damage in a single turn, so trying to heal a bunch only works so much.

    You could always try using Glacial Shard to freeze everything, but Shudderwock will sometimes target enemies who are already frozen.

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Week 2 : 3 new boss on each side ;

    For starter, basically the same as previously - maybe a tad harder - but your usual wild suspect should do the trick.
    On the E.V.I.L. side, the first and last encounter being slower, I'd suggest a control oriented list. As for the second one, the hero power shuffling 2 treasures in their deck for (0) mana is a little too strong to mess around, early pressure such as zoolock or mech paladin could do it for you.

    About to see if the same applies to the explorer side of adventure now.

    It does indeed! Just get yourself enough removal to clear those elusively not keyworded minions, so aim for class that have lots of mass removals - mage, shaman and priest - and you'll be good to go. 

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 6 days ago

    Week 3 : 6 new bosses - same old recipe still applies - or how Big Priest can wins it all

    In most cases, rolling an Obsidian Statue out of Shadow Essence on turn 6 is gg.
    Some Mass Dispel for ... reason (Silence) is also golden.
    Archmage Vargoth & Resurrect do wonders together given a deathpool of statue that is.

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Week 4 : 3 new bosses on each side, as well as 2 alternate ending ; both involving Galakrond!
    Things are getting a little spicier for the final - but not the least - chapter's of Galakrond's Awakening.
    Stay tune for some decklist, once I have accomplished it myself ; halfway there!

    So far, on the EVIL side, Karl & Georges were easily defeated with Rez Priest.
    Reno, not so easily, defeated as well using the same strategy.
    And now trying some exodia's mage & Mecha'Thun lock for Galakrond

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • Aenarion's Avatar 135 60 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago

    Any tips on defeating heroic Galakrond (E.V.I.L.)? I've only seen wild burn mage as a suggested deck but it has a lot of wild epics (same with wild big priest), code:

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    I've beaten most of the heroic bosses with a fast build of warlock mecha'thun, but it's just not fast enough to the insane tempo Galkrond gains by invoking.

    Bring back old Warrior Control.

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  • Alleria's Avatar Eevee 135 49 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week, 1 day ago
    Quote From Aenarion

    Any tips on defeating heroic Galakrond (E.V.I.L.)? I've only seen wild burn mage as a suggested deck but it has a lot of wild epics (same with wild big priest), code:

    Show Spoiler
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    I've beaten most of the heroic bosses with a fast build of warlock mecha'thun, but it's just not fast enough to the insane tempo Galkrond gains by invoking.

    After many tries with other decks I gave up and made good old Freeze mage with Alexstrasza. Only non standard cards are Hall of famed Ice Block and Ice Lance. Worked on both heroic Galakrond boss fights.

    Here´s the deck, if you want to try:

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week ago
    Quote From Aenarion

    Any tips on defeating heroic Galakrond (E.V.I.L.)? I've only seen wild burn mage as a suggested deck but it has a lot of wild epics (same with wild big priest), code:

    Show Spoiler
    AAEBAf0EBq4DuAjWEZjEArnRAvyjAwzAAZwCyQOrBMsE5gT4B/cNhLsC2sUCtPwCn5sDAA==

     

     

    I've beaten most of the heroic bosses with a fast build of warlock mecha'thun, but it's just not fast enough to the insane tempo Galkrond gains by invoking.

    After numerous unsuccessful tries with Mecha'Thun-lock, I finally made it with Freeze mage. Hope you wont miss too many card ... here's my list

     

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week ago
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    Quote From Alleria
    Quote From Aenarion

    Any tips on defeating heroic Galakrond (E.V.I.L.)? I've only seen wild burn mage as a suggested deck but it has a lot of wild epics (same with wild big priest), code:

    Show Spoiler
    AAEBAf0EBq4DuAjWEZjEArnRAvyjAwzAAZwCyQOrBMsE5gT4B/cNhLsC2sUCtPwCn5sDAA==

     

     

    I've beaten most of the heroic bosses with a fast build of warlock mecha'thun, but it's just not fast enough to the insane tempo Galkrond gains by invoking.

    After many tries with other decks I gave up and made good old Freeze mage with Alexstrasza. Only non standard cards are Hall of famed Ice Block and Ice Lance. Worked on both heroic Galakrond boss fights.

    Here´s the deck, if you want to try:

    https://outof.cards/hearthstone/decks/12333-heroic-galakrond-evil-and-explorers

     

    Hey there, just so you know, you can actually embed your decklist into your post by using its code : Invalid Deck ID , replacing the DeckID with the BBCode. Works just like the link, but even better :)

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 515 892 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Paladins (both sides) used odd paladin cause of the theme, wanted to see interactions.. barely saw any.. anyway took me just a few tried to beat them.

    Reno (E.V.I.L): beat him with King Togwaggle combo druid.

    Togwaggle: Think I gone with stealing/silencing his candles with priest (?) don't remember he wasn't that hard. using Potion of Madness and Mass Dispel.

    Rafaam (LOE) beat him with mechathun warlock (hint: use Sacrificial Pact on the imps to gain hp).

    Galakround (E.V.I.L) tried many times with big priest(for 3 hours!) I almost beat him with big priest but I hero powered his face (cause I was tired ok..) and lost to 1 hp XD

    Tried as well mill rogue and reno mage, but in the end I settled on freeze mage, took me 1 try with freeze mage (add all the freeze card to the deck, alex and also the new reno hero card).

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  • Alleria's Avatar Eevee 135 49 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 week ago
    Quote From Horus
    Hey there, just so you know, you can actually embed your decklist into your post by using its code : Invalid Deck ID , replacing the DeckID with the BBCode. Works just like the link, but even better :)

    Thank you, it worked :)

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  • Aenarion's Avatar 135 60 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Thanks a lot, Horus! I did it on the first try with your deck and it was cheaper than others I had seen. Win-win.

    Bring back old Warrior Control.

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  • AbusingKel's Avatar Global Moderator 205 148 Posts Joined 02/02/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    I used a (very expensive) Highlander Priest. Pushed Galakrond to fatigue. Lots of removal, lots of healing and taunt. Lots of tremendously terrible AI decisions. :D

    Now you kids are probably saying to yourselves, "Hey Matt, how can we get back on the right track?" 

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  • AbusingKel's Avatar Global Moderator 205 148 Posts Joined 02/02/2019
    Posted 1 week ago

    Now you kids are probably saying to yourselves, "Hey Matt, how can we get back on the right track?" 

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago
    Quote From AbusingKel

    (...) Lots of tremendously terrible AI decisions. :D

     

    That last part got me laughing real good : so relatable ^^
    Also, thanks for posting your deck lists. Having more options may certainly help other users 
    Cheers

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 days, 22 hours ago
    Quote From Aenarion

    Thanks a lot, Horus! I did it on the first try with your deck and it was cheaper than others I had seen. Win-win.

    You are welcome!

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • Horus's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 680 954 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Hello fellow Hearthstoners and other curious,
    My list are getting some views and made it to the front page, so I guess there was a demand after all for such guide. It wasn't exactly the community experience and involvement that I was secretly hoping for, but definitely a convincing start. How knows, maybe the participation will be at the rendez-vous for the next adventure release, or maybe I'm too hasty to get it done and it is too soon just yet to call the experiment over with this G's awakening.

    One thing that is for sure, after completing the Heroic adventure, is that the adventure was easier - and to some extend predictably easier to accomplish - than previous iterations. When things are put in their respective context, it makes it obvious that Naxx used to be hard given the available pool of card to complete the challenge, as for now - after countless overly powerful expansions, sets and synergies - the availability is off chart. Still, only Galakrond himself seemed to have been ''challenging'' as for the rest was mostly a walk in the park - a cool theme park with a fun story - but just a ride ...
    The difficulty level could have been increased a notch or two, so your card back actually means something and not just a participation medal ; as the french would put it ''À vaincre sans péril on triomphe sans gloire'' which roughly translates to ''A victory with no peril is a vain triumph with no glory''.

    That was my two cents.
    Thank you for your attention

    “One day, you will be old enough to start reading fairytales again.”

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  • DelkoHS's Avatar Child of Galakrond 300 351 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 days, 3 hours ago

    Used Mecha'thun Warlock for all, with some adjustments for the "harder ones" (Ooze, etc). Was a fun story though :)

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  • BigCheese's Avatar 50 8 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 days, 1 hour ago

    For Heroic Galakrond I used a variation of rez priest deck.  Slotted in a shadowform, mindblasts, and Alexstraza.  Ended up surviving him into fatigue and kept a taunt wall breathing.  Gave him the mind blast for the final blow.  

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