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Hearthstone Update – What a fun Tavern Brawl


It’s Monday morning so that means it’s time for a Hearthstone update. My playtime was interrupted this weekend with a Magic tournament and real life responsibilities, but I was still able to get a few games in.It seems the Great C’Thun race of 2016 is slowing. I continue to use my C’Thun priest deck and am starting to see more success. Whereas before I struggled to get to rank 17, I actually hit rank 13 this past week. My wins with the priest deck are at 110 – this is a 37-win increase since starting to play C’Thun priest. I know there are players having a lot more success with this deck than I am, so I am not too sure what I am doing wrong.

It seems the Great C’Thun Race of 2016 is slowing. I continue to use my C’Thun priest deck and am starting to see more success. Whereas before I struggled to get to rank 17, I actually hit rank 13 this past week. My wins with the priest deck are at 110 – this is a 37-win increase since starting to play C’Thun priest. I know there are players having a lot more success with this deck than I am, so I am not too sure what I am doing wrong.

Perhaps it is in my opening hand and what I chose to keep?

Typically, I look for a couple of turn 2 or three plays. If I don’t have those, I pitch back anything that’s too big.

Cards I look for are Beckoner of Evil, Loot Hoarder, or Hooded Acolyte. If I don’t see these, I look for ways to kill my opponent’s creatures.

I should note, I always look to see what I am playing. If I see a shaman or a paladin, I try to keep either Entomb or Shadow Word: Death as their creatures can get big quick.

I also tend to keep C’Thun if it’s in my opening hand. This is possibly a downfall – it just feels like I should keep it because I may not draw it when I need it.

Overall, I enjoy the deck a lot. When I feel like I am getting burned out on it I switch the C’Thun druid. While the decks are incredibly similar, there are enough differences to break up the monotony.

Am I wrong on these? Feel free to tell me in the comments.

As for the quests this week, I almost re-rolled the Win Five Tavern Brawls quests. Almost. Then I saw a video from The Mana Pool that changed everything.

Tavern Brawls this week were themed Top Two. You were able to choose two cards to make a deck and then play.

 

Originally I went with druid choosing to use Claw and Healing Touch. I entered my first game and lost so fast I barely had a chance to cast anything. My opponent, a warrior, played a bunch of Targeting Dummies and then cast Bolster … a lot. Yeah, it was GG.

I decided the Tavern Brawls weren’t for me and switched to Standard play for a bit. While doing that I loaded up Twitter and scrolled through my feed. I came across a video by The Mana Pool that inspired me to try again. Give it a watch. And, thinking Chewie had the right idea, I gave the combo a whirl – holy Wrath and Molten Giant.

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MechwareprYep, this was a lot of fun. Until I ran face first into the Hunter deck running 200px-Metaltooth_Leaper(12254)Mechwarper and Metaltooth Leaper. That was dumb!

All-in-all the decks I saw were pretty neat. Lots of mage decks using Mana Wurm and some other spell – Arcane Missle and Mirror Entity seemed popular. I saw a few warrior decks even a few priest decks. What about you? Did you try anything for this Tavern Brawl?

I am including a video of my play of the Tavern Brawl. There is no sound as my OBS was messed up. I think I have that fixed now. Which is good because we intend to post more Hearthstone videos soon.

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One Response “Hearthstone Update – What a fun Tavern Brawl”

  1. Xarava
    May 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    My most successful Top 2 combo was Ice Block + Fireball. Mechwarper + Enhance-o-tron was fun to play and won me some gold in two different class quests.

    Glad to see you’re enjoying Hearthstone again! I am struggling with the changes to Tempo Mage, but I still would like to get to 500 wins.

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