Deck Spotlight: Ancient Freeze Mage
Remember those old one turn kill Freeze Mages? Well Garethax has created a hybrid between the classic decklist with a more modern twist in the form of and . Though it's not revolutionary or anything, it's a great reminder that sometimes trying something that's normally considered less than optimal can lead to success.
Deck Spotlight: Tophs' Reno Jackson Hunter
Many thanks to Tophs for giving us permission to post his complete Reno Jackson Hunter deck guide! We've decided to feature it today with this article functioning as an introduction to the deck with even more information to be found in the complete deck guide which is linked at the bottom of the full post.
Oh, Goody: Undertaker Hybrid Hunter
While I've never had the honor of reaching the heights of Legend, I have climbed higher than most other Hearthstone players, topping out at just about Rank 2. This season, during my attempt at making Legend, I ran into an opponent who was actually running . He took me down rather handily and as a result I thought I would try my own hand at making a decklist that utilized it. I experienced great success, climbing rapidly from Rank 10 to Rank 3 before finally stalling out as the season drew to a close. So while this isn't a Legend deck, it's one that has a possibility of competing with the best of the best given the right circumstances.
The Summoner's Competition Tavern Brawl Deck Recommendations
With another deck making focused Tavern Brawl, we're back to take a look at what the community has made up and recommend ways for you to steal some wins away from your opponents. As a reminder, there are a ton of
decks, but we're only going to be highlighting a key few.
Because if the nature of this Brawl, summoning an equal cost minion whenever you cast a spell, there were two classes that jumped out at everyone: Priest and Druid. The former of which looked to be the strongest initially.
As you can see in the first deck, Priest has a lot of high cost spells which grant a lot of tempo on top of generating large minions. Druid however, is a very spell reliant class with cards such as , , , and many, many more.
SpooCQ's Annoy-O-Wynn deck was the first to gain major traction on Reddit. Between grabbing cards from your opponent, casting the Shadow Words, and major tempo cards like and , it's just an annoying deck to play against.
If there's one thing that's for sure, it's that is absolutely broken. When it reads, "Clear an entire board and summon ," or "Clear an entire board and summon ." Yeah, that can certainly win you some games. If you're unsure what minions could possibly be summoner, you can
by their cost
Archon Team League Week 1 Deck Spotlight
Most Hearthstone tournaments focus on the players themselves and how well they play their decks. Team Archon's Amaz has conjured up a new type of competition that allows for teams of three to do battle against each other in a breathtaking Best of 11 series.
Each team sports six decks meaning all of its players have two a piece to earn their Conquest wins off of. Since each deck must win for a team to claim victory, there's a ton of strategy as far as deciding who gets thrown into the gauntlet next.
There's also a special rule that states if a player loses two matches in a row they're benched and can't be played again until someone else from the team earns a win. This way you can't just keep throwing the same deck at the wall to see if it sticks unless they're on their last legs.
Team Archon came within one game of sealing up its series against Nihilum but couldn't manage to get Zalae his second win. In particular, his Druid kept costing the team game after game. Of course that's not so say it's his fault, Archon didn't play around the Druid's weaknesses and as a result simply had to hope it stole a win away.
Tavern Brawl Week #2 - Banana Brawl Deck Spotlight
We recently added the ability to create Tavern Brawl decks, which is
if you missed that. But with only two days left, let's take a look at some of the decks
has made and examine exactly why they work well in this banana profuse game mode.
does a good job of breaking down the win conditions for this Mage deck centered around generating and casting bananas.
Mulligan for and . They provide so many bananas when you make a lot of early trades. is serviceable too. The s can't kill stuff, but they will slow your opponent and give you 2 bananas.
You'll find the usual s, to make your bananas free to play, s, to deal out lots of pings, s, which will continually grow stronger, and s, to truly snowball your lead.
Hyjinx also goes as far as to include , s, and s. The latter of which should be significantly discounted due to the size of your hand.
Mage is probably the safest way to tackle this week's challenge as I've also seen a good deal of success with my version of this deck: .
New Cards, Same Ol' Savagery - A Guide to the New GvG Druid
Druid has consistently been at or near the top of the meta for longer than any other class since the beginning of the Hearthstone Beta. The addition of the Goblins vs. Gnomes card set did nothing to slow down the versatile class and, in fact, has increased its power. While other classes, such as Mage and Paladin, have benefitted a little more, saving them from the depths of the rankings, Druid didn't need much help to begin with. In fact, no Druid class cards have been added to the standard aggressive Druid deck but the neutral cards that were added to the game fit very nicely into the existing deck and have really upped the power level.
Let's take a look at the deck and break down each card. Then we'll discuss some important combos and possible replacements as well as general game strategy.