Druid Tier 21 and PvP Armor - Bearmantle Battlegear
Today we are previewing the Druid Tier 21 set from
, and recolored sets from Legion Season 5 PvP. Keep track of all the Tier 21 armor sets and their bonuses on our
Tier 21 armor overview
Druid Spell Animation Improvements in Patch 7.2
Druids, Hunters, and Death Knights receive updated spell animations in Patch 7.2. In our video below we've previewed all of the new animations for Druids as well as compared them to their old effects.
Druid Class Mount and Quest - Archdruid's Lunarwing Form
Today we are previewing the Druid class mount (form)
, coming in Patch 7.2, which features tints for all races. Check out
for more class mounts and questlines.
Druid Tier 20 Armor Set
Patch 7.2 introduces the Tomb of Sargeras raid which drops Tier 20 armor sets, heavily inspired by Tier 6 sets from
. In this post we're previewing the Tier 20 Druid set, based on
. The Normal set is nearly identical to Tier 6 but the Mythic sets have spectral helm and shoulder effects!
Note that this is an early version of the set, and colors and details are subject to change.
Legion Destruction Warlock Spell Animations, Emerald Dreamway Druid Portals, Rogue Hall Entrance
Today's Legion news highlights Destruction Warlock spell animations, the Druid-only Emerald Dreamway portals, and updates to the Rogue Order Hall Entrance.
Legion World Quests Quick Overview, Warlock and Druid Order Hall Updates, Bejeweled Jewelcrafting Toy
This Legion build added endgame world quests with a variety of rewards as well as visual improvements to several Order Halls--Druid and Warlock.
Legion Guardian Druid Spell Animations, Shaman Order Hall Update, Raid Testing 4/8
Today's Legion news highlights Guardian Druid spell animations and more greenery in the Shaman Order Hall. There are also some blue posts and information on raid testing for April 8th.
Downtime Tuesday, J!NX Hoodie Giveaway and Discount Code, New Santa Suit and Druid Mythic Tier 19
For today's news roundup, we have Downtime Tuesday #44 (with bonus J!NX Warcraft hoodie giveaway), a video preview of Tier 19 Druid Mythic Armor, updated Winter Veil armor, and a discount code from J!NX - use code WOWHEAD for 30% off all WoW tshirts.
Second Take: The Druid Combo
A couple of weeks ago we took some time to discuss the Druid Combo of and . In it we highlighted some pro player comments, touched on ramifications of changes, and proposed solutions. There's a lot to consider and it's a pretty meaty read, we had SpaceWizard take a look at what our community had to say and offer his own opinion on the matter.
Blue Tweets: Druid Combo, New Djinni Talk, & More
We're back for another installment of Blue Tweets. Continuing off of
last week's discussion
, Ben Brode took some time to address some specific interactions with and some inconsistencies around it.
Should the Druid Combo be Nerfed?
Over the past few weeks, Blizzard's August Dean Ayala, known as Iksar to the Hearthstone community, has been discussing the impact of and . A game designer on the title, he's well versed on the balance of these two cards, commonly known as the Druid Combo, and how they actually perform across the wide range of ranks and game modes. There have always been advocates for nerfing one of the two, but for so long it's been baked in as part of the class' identity and eliminating it could drastically change its performance as a whole.
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.
The Angry Chicken #62: Glowy Antler Bits
This week the Angry Chicken crew reviews the
new Goblins vs Gnomes Druid cards
, talks about the
2015 Hearthstone World Championship qualifier rules
, GameSpot's belated GvG interview and Brode's response to the user upset about it, and the latest changes with tournament players and streamers. Also check out the
Control Warrior Deck
article from Garrett!
Continue Reading for more show details!
Guide to Tanks and Tanking
We're always trying to help players improve at their roles, or pick up a new one, and so, thanks to
, we have a basic guide to tanks and tanking. Of course, if you're a seasoned tank, much of this may not be news to you, although you may learn something about classes other than your own. For newer players, would-be tanks, and anyone wanting to learn more about tanking, read on.
World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Guide to Tanks and Tanking for Patch 6.0.3.
Tanking in Warlords of Draenor has remained largely unchanged as a role since the introduction of active mitigation in Mists of Pandaria. If you're new to tanking, your base role responsibilities are as follows:
Ensure that any enemy mobs that can be tanked are attacking you instead of your fragile allies.
Position enemies to best enable your allies and avoid unnecessary damage.
Use your mitigation abilities to ensure you're taking as little damage as possible.
This guide aims to give you the basics on how to tank, and a summary of the five tanking classes in Warlords of Draenor.
How to Win $100k and Influence People with Druid
Druid has gone through so many iterations at this point and had many players refine and innovate around the fantastic class cards that are available to it.
is one of the first players credited with creating a powerful Druid deck with his old school Watcher deck that relied on silencing or taunting up . More recently we have seen
take an updated Token Druid to the top of the ladder that included cards like and . This is a leaner and more solid version of Druid that has several strong opening hands, some hard to deal with creatures and a lot of burst potential to pressure the opponent's life total and control the board.
Let's take a look at the version Firebat used to win it all at Blizzcon and break down each card and its place in the deck.
Ramp Up and Burst Down: A Guide to the New Druid
class in Hearthstone has been popular in the constructed meta since beta and is still being refined to this day. The StrifeCro Ancient Watcher decks were huge for a while, followed by the Token Druid which was more aggressive and recently the Ramp Druid deck was all the rage after Gaara won Dreamhack with it. Now we are seeing a new sleeker version of the Druid with elements of all three decks. It is quite consistent against the current meta and has a lot of tools to control the board as well as finishers to get that last bit of damage in for the victory.
I’m not sure who created this exact version but I’ve seen
play it a bunch on his stream and even get to Legend rank 1 with this exact deck. In this article we will discuss why the cards that make up this deck work well together, the deck's play style and how to mulligan your opening hand.
Continue Reading and learn to play the Burst Ramp Druid!
News Roundup: Deck Tech, Unleash The Hounds DE changes, Community Tournaments, Druid Blog
On this week's Hearthstone deck tech, Spacewizard experiments with two rarely used Shaman cards, Ancestral Spirit and Far Sight. With this deck you can pressure your opponent into submission with powerful minions that simply refuse to stay dead. If your collection lacks this week's legendaries, check out the budget decklist for some alternatives.
Unleash the Hounds
Community Manager Zeriyah posted a small reminder to the world that Unleash the Hounds is being reverted to its original disenchant value tomorrow. Since its nerf, it's been disenchanting for the dust required to create it, so that if you were dissatisfied with the card following the nerf you didn't lose out on too much. As Zeriyah mentions, this temporary dust buff ends tomorrow:
As a reminder, Unleash the Hounds will disenchant for its normal cost once again on May 22nd!
Burning Seeds: Fire Kitty Disguise Added in Patch 5.2
During the Patch 5.2 PTR, players noticed that
had been datamined, which would allow players to "harness the essence of Fire granted to the Druids of the Flame." The buff given,
, explicitly stated that players turn into a Druid of the Flame while in Cat Form. This sounded exactly like the fire kitty effect granted by
, except you didn't need to farm up the staff. What was the catch?
Well, nobody knew how to get them, which has led to a heated discussion if this item ever made it to live servers. Earlier today, Community Manager Crithto
made a post
s were in fact available in game, but
well hidden--nobody had reported finding them since Patch 5.2 went live over a month ago.
for finding it and emailing me the intial details, and
for going to Firelands with me!
These seeds are available from the portal by
. They look like tiny [object=1
Mists of Pandaria: Druid Class Preview
Today's preview covers the
class! We've got a ton of things to share in this preview, including
3D models for all specs and fur colors, and screenshots of all the vanity glyphs. We also have the usual breakdown of changed class abilities, a visual preview of the new PvE and PvP tier sets, and an updated table for all the
ability swaps. For those wondering what
, the new level 87 ability actually does--the Druid casts it on a fellow player, and based on the class and spec, the Druid and player each get a new ability!