Hearthstone Talk: deck lists and heroic bosses
I have still been plugging away at Hearthstone, and I am starting to see the practice pay off. Not only do I have a better awareness of what cards are out there, but also I’m learning how to anticipate what my opponent could do next.
While I’m finding that much of getting better is just playing a ton of games, adding cards to my meagre library also helps a lot. In the past week I’ve gotten a second Faerie Dragon, a second Equality, my first Power Overwhelming, and the Cairne Bloodhoof legendary.
Generally I’ve just been dropping 100 gold on a card pack every time I get it because I don’t really enjoy Arena, or perhaps I just don’t enjoy being terrible at it. I should probably math out whether the benefits of Arena rewards in the 0-3 wins category is worth the extra 50 gold.
I’ve been using Arena Value as I make my decks to get pick suggestions and more easily track the number of minions and things. It’s helpful, although occasionally you run into something like this:
The two decks I’ve been enjoying the most lately are aggro paladin and control mage.
I just took out 1 Blessing of Might for a Blessing of Kings, replaced a Novice Engineer with a second Equality (my card draw is pretty good with the Divine Favors), and removed one Wolfrider for a second Faerie Dragon although I’m debating that one. I want to craft a second Leper Gnome to replace that Shieldbearer — seriously me, why is that in this deck? — and add the new Paladin secret, perhaps replacing my last Blessing of Might.
My other favorite deck started out as something tailored for Heroic Naxx boss fights — if I don’t have any minions, you can’t zap them! As it turns out I find many of the Heroic fights to be too dependent on the perfect card draw in the first couple of turns to be my thing, but this deck is still so much fun to play in Constructed even if it’s kind of wonky.
The obvious upgrade here is crafting Azure Drakes, probably to replace the Ogre Magis. I also wouldn’t mind a Pyroblast for the sheer fun of playing it if for no better reason.
Got any tips for me? And what decks are you enjoying right now?