With all of these tech cards being introduced it makes me wonder if we'll see something that messes with graveyards in the future. I understand that there are technical difficulties to overcome here as stated by the devs, but I can live in hope. I never thought I'd see an armor destroying golden bullet, after all.
The best thing about Elise is the ability to say "I feel fortunate to have witnessed this" after your Shaman opponent hare evolves on turn 3, and when a mogu is thrown in "I appreciate your efforts"
This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside
Guess I'll be properly coming back to standard for the first time in months on Thursday then. What a monumental disaster bringing back evolve (and to a much lesser extent, imo, N'Zoth) has been. I applaud their efforts in trying to innovate and hope that they hold similar events in the future, but Blizz has to be prepared to be flexible and act decisively if the miserable state of ladder that exists now happens again. I remember reading that Iksar felt that things were alright a little while back, which is troubling to say the least.
But hey, at least Battlegrounds is fun! The conspiracy theorist in me wants to think that Blizz downplayed the shaman nonsense in order to drive people into the new game mode prior to a new expansion which would tempt them back, but this seems silly...
Water is wet!
Elune give me strength!
Just finished wing 4, and ive got to say that the warrior/ hunter combo is the one that ive enjoyed the most. There are some pretty disgusting things that you can do with rush minions (akali pulling a direfrenzied scalehide is a thing of beauty), and the enrage mechanic leads to some bloodlust-esque damage from seemingly innocuous boards. If you are offered Gahzrilla and he wont completely screw the synergies on your deck, pick him, you wont regret it.
I wonder if this might tie into the ongoing storyline in Retail WOW in some way, much like Rastakhan's Rumble was clearly inspired by the happenings in Zandalar last year. NZoth is clearly a massive deal right now in wow, and while 8.3 isn't scheduled until January (probably), I'd love to see more expansions in Hearthstone that are connected to wow. even tangentially. It'd be pretty great if the expansion/ 8.3 patch announcements at Blizzcon revealed common characters/ themes in both games. Hearthstone drew me to WOW rather than the other way around, and even though they dropped the "heroes of Warcraft" from the name I'd love to see linked expansions happen. The league of explorers are in mechagon at the moment and the recruit a friend stuff is clearly inspired by hs, so im guessing that further small integrations are in the pipeline
I remember hearing that Hearthstone's next expansion might be themed around dragons (fingers crossed), which also ties in with speculation about a Dragon Isle zone coming to Retail in the future.
My favorite moment was when the nerfs were announced
Its sad that a number of fun decks in wild like Big Rogue will probably be more damaged by the collateral damage from the Barnes nerf than Big priest itself. Barnes was an often brutal turn 4 play to be sure, but Vargoth and the resurrection/ graveyard mechanic as a whole are much more problematic, imo. Having said that, I'm glad that Blizzard finally pulled the trigger on the nerf, but worry that Big Priest will continue to plague us more or less indefinitely. Maybe the lack of an early statue or Yshaarj will allow aggro decks to push through that much more easily, who knows?
You guys are killing it, the future looks bright.
Diseased Vulture Straddles the line between busted and simply powerful quite nicely. On 6 mana it becomes an azure drake on steroids, and could potentially give neglected cards like spirit bomb a chance to shine. I haven't played much warlock recently, and this will give me a nice reason to revisit the class.
My first thought was some kind of cycle/ tog rogue, but im not innovative enough to come up with a golden bullet to save the card (at a competitive level, at least). Even in an ideal scenario where you somehow manage to shuffle multiple copies into an empty deck and draw them with two wondrous wands it isn't a guaranteed kill. This kind of deck is probably playing walk the planks and other removal, and unless you are extremely fortunate its likely that youll have used most of it just trying to stay alive. Of course, your opponent will still have to remove them, but if you are in a position to set up the combo its likely that they are a control deck with board clears. But im strangely pleased that blizz printed this card. Anything that provides meme potential is always welcome, and its better than another vanilla statted throwaway minion that people instantly forget until they open 10 in packs. Hopefully someone will come up with a silly combo that we can play at rank floors.
Anyfin can happen will be a total clown fiesta
As an added bonus, I wont have to reroll any warrior quests until this is over lol.
Just wanted to say that that this deck is an absolutely blast to play and helped me get legend this season (playing this and Jade Druid). The amount of stats and burst that it can generate is bonkers, and its fantastic to see chillblade champion get his day in the sun at last. If anyone wants to play a competitive deck that is fun to play and also hates mirror matches lol (didn't play against one all month), definitely give this a go. Edit - I actually ran the anti- control version he highlighted in his twitter link minus the card draw. The point stands - both are great decks.