120 - Velen's Chosen: Dungeon Runs & Warlock Dominance
This week the Chosen cast cooked up some thoughts on the Rexxar response from Blizzard, extended chatter on the bosses and items within the dungeon runs, and finishes off the show talking about a spicy new Warlock Deck that has taken the ladder by storm.
Deathstalker Rexxar: Blizzard has given into reddit and will add more beasts to DK Rexxar’s hero power in upcoming patches; Many players have noticed that Deathstalker Rexxar’s Hero Power does not include any of the new Beasts that were added with the Kobolds & Catacombs expansion. Since then, some players have provided constructive feedback regarding the state of Deathstalker Rexxar, and we agreed that a change to the Hero Power was warranted. As such, we will be updating Deathstalker Rexxar’s Hero Power to include new Beasts going forward. Please be patient, as this is a fairly complicated endeavor and we may need to start with a smaller change before a more permanent solution is implemented. We don’t have a date for this change to share with you today, but we will provide more information once we have it. Please also note that as new Beasts are released, we may need to mark some of them as exempt for various reasons, much like how King of Beasts is currently excluded from the pool of Beasts that Deathstalker Rexxar’s Hero Power can pull from. Thank you for providing constructive feedback. We see your love and passion for Hearthstone and believe that the best way to make Hearthstone better is to do so together. See you all in the Tavern!
Tavern Brawl: Valeera’s bag of Burgled spells
Winter Veil: ‘Tis the season! In celebration of Winter’s Veil—and to give all you adventurers something to do that doesn’t involve taking candles—Greatfather Kobold has prepared a special distraction, er, Winter’s Veil tavern brawl packed with wacky, waxy gifts! These treats aren’t just on the game board! The reward for winning your first game of this Tavern Brawl is THREE festively frosty Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs! Greatfather Kobold’s helpers have been busy decorating the Orgrimmar game board for the tavern brawl, but you can also experience the holiday in Stormwind while enjoying other play modes. And no matter how you play, don’t forget to show your opponent some holiday spirit with the return of the Happy Winter’s Veil greeting emote!
Greatfather Kobold will drop off some tastefully wrapped, candle-bearing gifts on turn one—four on each side of the board, for a total of eight. If you unwrap a gift, you’ll receive a Legendary minion that costs three fewer mana to play! Greatfather Kobold will keep the celebration going by periodically parachuting in more presents. Don’t be greedy, though! You’ll only get a discounted Legendary minion from the gifts Greatfather Kobold left on your opponent’s side of the field.
The Wacky Waxy Winter’s Veil brawl begins December 20 and lasts through December 24, so be sure to drop in and celebrate!
Dungeon Run, Rundown:
Bink the Burglar: Gain one mana crystal this turn only. (0) 10 Health
Giant Rat: Summon two 1/1 Rats. (2) 10 Health
Wee Whelp: Deal 2 damage. (2) 10 Health
Seriona: Give a minion -1 Attack. (2) 15 Health
Candlebeard: Give a minion Charge. (1) 15 Health
Elder Brandlemar: Put a ‘Counterspell’ Secret into the battlefield. (2) 15 Health
Graves the Cleric: Restore 2 Health to all minions. (0)
Overseer Mogark: Deal 1 damage to a friendly minion and give it +2 attack. (1) 15 Health
Pathmaker Hamm: Deal 1 damage to two random enemies. (1)
Frostfur: Freeze a minion. (2) 15 Health
Graves the Cleric: Restore 2 Health to all minions. 20 Health
Pathmaker Hamm: Deal 1 damage to two random enemies. (1) 20 Health
Elder Brandlemar: Put a ‘Counterspell’ Secret into the battlefield. (2) 20 Health
Seriona: Give a minion -1 attack (2) 20 Health
Candlebeard: Give a minion Charge (1) 20 Health
Overseer Mogark: Deal 1 damage to a friendly minion and give it +2 Attack (1) 20 Health
Frostfur: Freeze a minion. (2) 20 Health
A.F.K: Do nothing. (2) Beware, she will eventually attack if you take too long to kill her. 30 Health
Waxmancer Sturmi: Summon a 1/1 copy of a minion. (1) 30 Health
Gutmook: Whenever your opponent casts a spell, summon a Tunnel Trogg. 30 Health
Lyris the Wild Mage: Add ‘Arcane Missiles’ to your hand. (1) 30 Health (she has a deck with only Flamewakers and Arcane Giants)
Brimstone Warden: Silence your minions (5) 30 Health (starts with four 15/5 Stone Golems on the board that read: Can’t Attack. Deathrattle: Lose a Mana Crystal.)
Thaddock the Thief (rare boss): Return a friendly minion to your hand. (1) 30 health (plays the rogue quest)
Elder Jari: Gain 3 Armor. (1) 30 Health
Battlecrier Jin’zo: All Battlecries trigger twice. 40 Health
Spiritspeaker Azun: All Deathrattles trigger twice. (also casts Awaken the Makers immediately and has N’Zoth in his deck) 40 Health
Mushhuckster Max: Craft a custom Mushroom Potion. (2) 40 Health
Russell the Bard: Gain control of an enemy minion with 2 or less attack. (2) 40 Health
Elder Jari: Gain 3 armor. (1) 40 Health
Kraxx: Deal 1 damage to all enemy minions. (2) 40 Health
Blackseed: Transform a minion into one that costs (3) more. (1)
Bristlesnarl: Reduce the Cost of cards in your hand by (1). (3)
Voodoomaster Vex: All Battlecries and Deathrattles trigger twice. 50 Health
Ixlid: Summon an extremely Deadly Spore.(2) 20 Health (Spores are 1/1 minions that are poisonous to Heroes. They kill you instantly.)
Lava-Filled Chamber: After a minion is played, deal 2 damage to it. 50 Health
Gutmook: Whenever your opponent casts a spell, draw a card. It costs (1). 50 Health
Waxmancer Sturmi: Summon a copy of a minion. (3)
Lava-Filled Chamber: After a minion is played deal 2 damage to it. 60 Health
Candlebeard: After you play a minion, give it charge. 60 Health
Overseer Mogark: Deal 1 damage to a friendly minion and give it +5 attack. (1) 60 Health
Bristlesnarl: Reduce the cost of cards in your hand by (1). (3) 60 Health
King Togwaggle: Find a Treasure! (2) 70 Health
The Darkness: Summon a 5/5 Darkspawn. 70 Health (also gives you 3 cards called Luminous Candle, in your opening hand. Destroy all Darkspawns)
Vustrasz the Ancient: Deal 1 damage to all enemies for each missing Master Chest. 70 Health (starts with five 0/8 Master Chests on the board, they are the same chests you get from Marin the Fox)
Xol the Unscathed: At the end of your turn, add a Beam to your hand. 70 Health
Treasures that show up a lot:
Crystal Gem: Passive; Start with an extra Mana Crystal.
Potion of Vitality: Passive; Double your starting Health.
Sceptre of Summoning: Passive; Your minions that cost (5) or more cost (5).
Justicar’s Ring: Passive; Your Hero Power is upgraded and costs (1).
Robe of the Magi: Passive; Spell Damage +3
Treasures that show up more rarely:
Greedy Pickaxe: 2 mana; After your hero attacks, gain an empty Mana Crystal. 3/2
Vorpal Dagger: 2 mana; Poisonous, Mega-Windfury (can attack four times a turn.) ¼
Wish: 10 mana; Fill your board with Legendary Minions. Fully heal your hero.
Rod of Roasting: 10 mana; Cast ‘Pyroblast’ randomly until a hero dies.
Portable Forge: 1 mana Discover a Legendary weapon and equip it.
Grommash’s Armguards: Passive; Your weapons cost (1).
Blade of Quel’Delar: 1 mana 3/3 Weapon
Orb of Destruction: 3 mana; Destroy two of your opponent’s Mana Crystals and they discard 2 cards.
Wondrous Wand: Draw 3 cards, Reduce their costs to (0).
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- Thijs's List - Dec 13
- Blisterguy Collection - Dec 15
- NOTE: there is also a NO CUBE list that surfaced right after the show from WireR using The Darkness.
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