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Old 01-09-2020, 02:32 PM   #47351
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I've been watching Bebe, the Korean streamer who is over 11K MMR, and I think the thing he does that is noticeable is he rolls way less than I do. Just buy the best available units at all time and make put your gold on the board.
That's good advice. I've probably lost countless games because of spending entire turns rage-rolling for a particular minion.

It'll be interesting to see if the Wagtoggle buff makes menagerie builds great again.
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:36 PM   #47352
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I wonder if Chaos Grazer allows you to see your opponent's hand
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:45 PM   #47353
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I wonder if Chaos Grazer allows you to see your opponent's hand
It reads as though it will be at random
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:47 PM   #47354
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Yes it's random:

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The rather horrifying Chaos Gazer will select a random card in your opponent’s hand and corrupt it, giving your opponent the tough choice of playing it immediately or losing it next turn. Chaos, indeed.
https://playhearthstone.com/en-us/bl...ng-january-21?
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Old 01-09-2020, 03:19 PM   #47355
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it corrupting the opponent's galakrond on turn 3 will happen a bunch and will be super frustrating for everyone it happens to.
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Old 01-09-2020, 03:36 PM   #47356
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it corrupting the opponent's galakrond on turn 3 will happen a bunch and will be super frustrating for everyone it happens to.
I was under the impression it would only target playable cards
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:42 PM   #47357
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I was under the impression it would only target playable cards
Right. It will randonly target only cards that have enough mana to be played on the current turn.
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:31 PM   #47358
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it corrupting the opponent's galakrond on turn 3 will happen a bunch and will be super frustrating for everyone it happens to.
Wild with Brann Zola and summoning portal is going to be great. :/
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Old 01-10-2020, 02:34 PM   #47359
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Wild with Brann Zola and summoning portal is going to be great. :/
I kinda wish I wasn't forced to disenchant all my wild cards to be able to afford to keep playing into this expansion. I miss C'Kun Druid and other ridiculous decks.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:10 PM   #47360
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2nd round of nerfs took care of a lot of stuff that the 1st round clearly missed

2 nerfs in less than a month, really shows how botched the xpac was

good on them for actually doing something though

game still has crazy town swing turns though, meta is basically who draws their unstoppable broken stuff first
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:11 PM   #47361
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First impressions of Battlegrounds post-patch after playing a dozen or so games, mostly taking the changed/new heroes:

Had several games where I took Toki, and in general feel like hers may be the hardest hero power to use correctly. Though after a few dismal tries managed to get a 1st in the most bizarre and unexpected way: Was on top with four left and all of us lost to ghosts, lol.

Shudderwock appears to have gotten significantly stronger with the seemingly small hero power change from 2 gold to 1. Had good success a couple of times with murloc builds. Any Battlecry-oriented build should work decently with him now.

Wagtoggle still is very meh imo. The +2 attack buff without the health just gives you a lot of "glass cannon" minions. On the opposite side Pyramad's health buff should be good, but because it's random and for only one minion makes it fairly weak.

Patches is fun to play even if the hero power may not be the greatest. Maybe I just like cannons that go "boom".

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Old 01-12-2020, 06:44 PM   #47362
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for a few months now I've been getting to about 6.2k mmr then going on a losing streak to 5.5k then slowly getting back, then repeat. I've obviously found my ceiling. Very frustrating.
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Old 01-13-2020, 03:55 PM   #47363
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Yeah, face hunter is aids. They should have nerfed it.
I figured out how to beat it:




65-70% overall winrate. There are definitely quite a few games where I lose from strictly "order lol" type things where I don't have my entire turn planned out (because I'm not good at the game). I made some tweaks to what I think is probably the standard "Pure Paladin" deck.



I was getting frustrated against quest-resurrect priests but then I realized I've been playing the matchup wrong. There were a couple games where I played the first few turns slowly so they couldn't heal and finish their quest earlier, but upon looking back, I should have started pressuring their life total immediately in most cases. I was playing the first few turns like it was control/fatigue matchup and it's 100% not that when playing this deck.



*edit* Rank 7 now and winrate is coming down a little but still feels good. I just need to play more.
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:33 PM   #47364
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No deck list?
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:19 PM   #47365
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No deck list?
I'm bad at hsreplay tracker usage

### Pure Paladin
# Class: Paladin
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Dragon
#
# 2x (1) Glow-Tron
# 2x (1) Crystology
# 2x (2) Micro Mummy
# 1x (2) Crystalsmith Kangor
# 2x (2) Cathedral Gargoyle
# 2x (3) Sky Claw
# 1x (3) Dragonrider Talritha
# 2x (3) Bronze Herald
# 2x (3) Bronze Explorer
# 1x (4) The Glass Knight
# 2x (4) Lightforged Zealot
# 2x (4) Consecration
# 2x (4) Blessing of Kings
# 1x (4) Annoy-o-Module
# 2x (5) Amber Watcher
# 2x (7) Lightforged Crusader
# 1x (8) Tirion Fordring
# 1x (8) Silver Sword
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# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
# Find this deck on https://hsreplay.net/decks/Jzh2rBZo1iXHJfIgyi7rOc/


I haven't tried it yet, but I could see putting in annoyomodule for Glass Knight. The games where Knight does good value things, I feel like I probably would have won anyway.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:42 PM   #47366
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I think about the book "Professional No Limit Hold'Em Vol. 1" Or whatever that book was called, and one of their big things to take away was "Plan your hand." Not a complicated concept, but enough to make an ah-ha light go on when you're a sponge trying to soak up advice.

I think about that advice often. I think it's applicable in many different aspects of life. Including when I've played all the cards I wanted to and realize I have 2 mana left so I just hero power (tap last lol).
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:05 AM   #47367
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:46 PM   #47368
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I figured out how to beat it:




65-70% overall winrate. There are definitely quite a few games where I lose from strictly "order lol" type things where I don't have my entire turn planned out (because I'm not good at the game). I made some tweaks to what I think is probably the standard "Pure Paladin" deck.

I was getting frustrated against quest-resurrect priests but then I realized I've been playing the matchup wrong. There were a couple games where I played the first few turns slowly so they couldn't heal and finish their quest earlier, but upon looking back, I should have started pressuring their life total immediately in most cases. I was playing the first few turns like it was control/fatigue matchup and it's 100% not that when playing this deck.

*edit* Rank 7 now and winrate is coming down a little but still feels good. I just need to play more.
Nice job!

By the way, if anyone's still interested in Arena - I just bumped this good old thread.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:29 PM   #47369
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I think out of the last 8 times I've been in serious contention to win BG, I've finished second

Feels bad man
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:52 AM   #47370
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Update: everything in Hearthstone is the most unfun thing. Everything. It's all tied for first place in the unfun Olympics. Gold medals to face hunter, res priest, "shuffle 10 Kartuts into your deck" rogue....sigh. I feel like such a cry baby.


Kartut feels bad. Also, I really dislike how many rush minions are in the game. If they printed a bunch of spells that said "Deal x damage to a minion and sometimes it summons a minion" for every class, I feel like people would complain (more than I am)


Please Runeterra, save me from this world of card games.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:20 AM   #47371
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I think most of the heroes are now pretty playable in BG. The only ones I refuse to take are Finley, Jaraxxus and Patchwerk, and a lot of good players seem to think Patchwerk is still decent.

Toki is quite good IMO.

I'm at 7,700 right now, which was my previous high but it took a week to get back there. If anyone wants to get better, I'd recommend watching Bebe, the Korean streamer who is around 11K.
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Old 01-17-2020, 09:39 AM   #47372
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Hit rank 5 for my first time ever. Playing Quest Galakrond Shaman. Was pretty dicey pre-nerf, but after the nerfs the deck has gotten considerably better since the aggro meta has died a bit. Been running into a lot of Galakrond rogue on the way up, and the quest outvalues that deck like crazu in the end game.
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Old 01-17-2020, 10:53 AM   #47373
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Hit rank 5 for my first time ever. Playing Quest Galakrond Shaman. Was pretty dicey pre-nerf, but after the nerfs the deck has gotten considerably better since the aggro meta has died a bit. Been running into a lot of Galakrond rogue on the way up, and the quest outvalues that deck like crazu in the end game.
Next stop: legend!
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Old 01-17-2020, 12:00 PM   #47374
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Next stop: legend!
Unlikely. I had no idea that bonus stars went away at rank 5. Also, I dont have any extra cash for more than 1 deck, and i dont see how this deck carries me to the endgame.
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Old 01-17-2020, 04:20 PM   #47375
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Grats on 5, if you can get there you can probably get to legend too, it's mostly a matter of time.
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