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  • AreEyeSeaKayAreEyeSeaKay Joined: Posts: 1,638
    I actually miss seeing it on ladder. Grinding out warlock wins, and that match up is free for handlock (well 6-4 at worst). Now it's hunter... Hunter everywhere.. Which is at best a 2-8 match-up for handlock. At best.
  • AYO?!AYO?! Strong Style Hips. Joined: Posts: 19,032
    Well King Swampy is better than I thought, but Tyrantus sucks ass. If anyone knows a good not quest Druid deck for him let me know, might dust him for one of a dozen epics I would actually use.

    In other news trying to find a Quest Warrior I like. Current builds I've been doing have been to slow, and not as reliable as ole control warrior for removal or keeping the board in check. Going to try some drastic changes and see how it goes.
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    me: oh nice my last four arena runs were 12, 12, 9, 12 i should do another

    me an hour later: i jinxed myself
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  • GomuGomuGomuGomu Strider Sucks Joined: Posts: 9,540
    Man I really fucking hate priest, especially the greedy as fuck ones but tonight justice was served. You know what I'm talking about, the ones that Shadow Word: Death the second they see the number 5 on a minions attack. Anyway I was playing a Hunter C'thun deck and I lost the board at turn 9 to Holy Nova and only had 3 cards in hand. Managed to get a weak hounds + Hyena combo which gave me a 4/3. Instead of trading with his beefy 6/5 or his other two minions dude mind controls my hyena and I proceed to top deck C'thun wipe his board and win the game. Bearing in mind the dude had 20 life and my C'thun was only a 12/12 taunt. A win never felt more satisfying.
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  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,476
    I took a short break from Hearthstone during my vacation but having come back, I am having a lot of fun with Wild Quest Rogue
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  • rehreh (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ (=‿‿= ✿) Joined: Posts: 1,286
    edited May 16
    So happy with how viable Mage as a class is in Un'Goro, what worked so far in R5 to legend and there:
    • Secret
    • Discover/Gunther/Burn/Hybrid... whatever you want to call it
    • Freeze
    • My favorite, pure Tempo. Even survived the loss of Flamewanker.
    It's been a while since I did 300 matches in only 15 days. Goodguyblizzard regained some of my faith and trust and hopes.
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  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,476
    reh wrote: »
    So happy with how viable Mage as a class is in Un'Goro, what worked so far in R5 to legend and there

    Primordial Glyph is completely busted so it would make sense for all sorts of Mage decks to be viable.
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  • rehreh (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ (=‿‿= ✿) Joined: Posts: 1,286
    edited May 17
    No. Glyph is a perfectly fine and reasonable card. Whoever designed it should recieve a raise. A big one. : 3

    The cost reduction was a genius idea.
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Climbed to 10 with Purify Priest, and got bored so am doing to 5 with Miracle Giants Rogue. Some of the turns are fucking ridiculous, clearing hunters board and dropping a 10/10 on like turn 3 is magic

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  • rehreh (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ (=‿‿= ✿) Joined: Posts: 1,286
    edited May 18
    ukyo_rulz wrote: »

    I took one look at it and thought to myself "so this is basically an Unstable Portal that always rolls high".
    Reynoodle nailed it in his review pretty much. You gain access to cards you shouldn't have, it's impossible to play around it and it wins you games you should have lost. I usually like discover as a mechanic, but boy oh boy are glyph and defender in paladin deck the shit... thought it at least sometimes get 3 shitty spells but nope.
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I got offered Shatter, Freezing Potion, Mirror Image yesterday lol

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  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,476
    reh wrote: »
    I usually like discover as a mechanic, but boy oh boy are glyph and defender in paladin deck the shit... thought it at least sometimes get 3 shitty spells but nope.

    Basically the smaller the pool of cards you can discover from, the more like tutoring Discover becomes.
    Pimp Willy wrote: »
    I got offered Shatter, Freezing Potion, Mirror Image yesterday lol

    Depending on the opponent and your deck that can actually be really good.
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  • GomuGomuGomuGomu Strider Sucks Joined: Posts: 9,540
    People are always shitting on shatter but with the amount of random freezes you get off of Tome, Book, that stupid 2/1 and discover off of glyph, I've seen it used many times.
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Yeah it's like pally secrets, if you get one it's good, but it's never worth a card slot on it's own. I ended up using freezing potion to stall his big guy because I didn't have any freezing effects outside of snowchugger (yeah it was wild lol)

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  • AreEyeSeaKayAreEyeSeaKay Joined: Posts: 1,638
    Secret mage is so fun. Had a guy fireball a minion thinking I had ice block up with 6 hp. He found out the turn after it was actually mirror image, giving me legal.
  • GomuGomuGomuGomu Strider Sucks Joined: Posts: 9,540
    So stream monsters made Disguised Toast cry on stream last night lol. Guess he wasn't as immune to the trolls as I thought, he's usually pretty slick handling them.
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Which surprises me, because he seems to always stream fun decks and doesnt seem to take it too seriously

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  • kimterrankimterran THE SMILING Joined: Posts: 5,626
    GomuGomu wrote: »
    So stream monsters made Disguised Toast cry on stream last night lol. Guess he wasn't as immune to the trolls as I thought, he's usually pretty slick handling them.

    Really? Got a link?
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  • GomuGomuGomuGomu Strider Sucks Joined: Posts: 9,540
    edited May 22
    kimterran wrote: »
    GomuGomu wrote: »
    So stream monsters made Disguised Toast cry on stream last night lol. Guess he wasn't as immune to the trolls as I thought, he's usually pretty slick handling them.

    Really? Got a link?

    From his last broadcast.

    At about 3hrs 18min in. He's playing his version of Exodia Mage and getting destroyed all night. This obviously puts him on tilt so he starts making simple mistakes and it costs him a few games. Then some trolls start telling him to kill himself because of his plays and whatnot so he turns off the face cam but you can hear his voice cracking just before he mutes his mic.
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  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,476
    GomuGomu wrote: »
    At about 3hrs 18min in. He's playing his version of Exodia Mage and getting destroyed all night. This obviously puts him on tilt so he starts making simple mistakes and it costs him a few games. Then some trolls start telling him to kill himself because of his plays and whatnot so he turns off the face cam but you can hear his voice cracking just before he mutes his mic.

    Jesus Christ. If Toast's chat is that cancerous I wonder how bad some of the other, less beloved streamer chats are. Good thing I never read it.
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Thats crazy, just watching the chat. His actual subscribers berating him. That can't be good mentally for him. At that point you're fucking selling your soul for their money.

    We would never let that shit slide in Kiblers chat. We even ban fuckers for yelling Lethal if they can't back it up with actual plays, because that shit gets on casters nerves. He needs to buckle down and have his mod team crack some skulls. We get shit as Mods, but the environment is so much healthier for everyone involved.

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  • FlameAngelZFlameAngelZ I'm gonna fuck you up! Joined: Posts: 887
    edited May 23
    I never understood how written words from complete strangers can hurt you... much less reach you. I guess I'm lucky like that. Then again, I've never been in a situation where thousands of people tell me to "kill myself"...
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  • kimterrankimterran THE SMILING Joined: Posts: 5,626
    Damn that's bad. I love toast he plays meme decks even in tournaments and his streams are always fun
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  • AreEyeSeaKayAreEyeSeaKay Joined: Posts: 1,638
    I never understood how written words from complete strangers can hurt you... much less reach you. I guess I'm lucky like that. Then again, I've never been in a situation where thousands of people tell me to "kill myself"...

    It's all context. If streaming was how I earned a living, and I had to put up with that all the time? I'm not sure how I'd react to it every single day.

    That being said, I never look at twitch chat. Toxicity levels too strong.
  • FlameAngelZFlameAngelZ I'm gonna fuck you up! Joined: Posts: 887
    I love twitch chat. It's so exaggerated and meme-y... It's like peak human stupidity and that's funny.

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  • AreEyeSeaKayAreEyeSeaKay Joined: Posts: 1,638
    I'm in my 30s and have to put up with enough stupidity on a day to day bases. I have no desire to willingly walk into more.

    Secret mage mirrors are so dumb! I also am sad it's so popular.. I was enjoying being that snowflake for a brief moment.
  • GomuGomuGomuGomu Strider Sucks Joined: Posts: 9,540
    That feel when a mage has your board frozen 4 turns in a row while you watch them secret up, then busting off a flare and killing them before they can run their bullshit. Never seen a mage portrait explode faster in my life. Absolutely the most satisfying feeling you can have in this game.
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I think using golakka crawler on pirate warrior is a pretty similar feeling

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  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,476
    I've started playing Freeze Mage again. It seems that as long as you get a remotely decent draw you just faceroll everything except Quest priest. Control Warrior too I guess if anyone still played that.
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  • HousecnbHousecnb Joined: Posts: 251
    Funny how some of the old cards sometimes gets a surge of play out of nowhere. Medivh the Guardian saw zero play during Karazhan meta, was only played in meme decks during MSOG, but now is the card too look up for in control matches. It's actually insane how powerful a Firelands/Pyroblast/Free from Amber turn can be with Atiesh.
  • AreEyeSeaKayAreEyeSeaKay Joined: Posts: 1,638
    I love this brawl. Not that I don't like the current meta, I really miss using yeti and taz'dingo in control / mid range decks
  • OrehRatiugOrehRatiug Joined: Posts: 156
    A pauper ladder would be fun I think based on this brawl. Wonder if they're testing the waters. Might not have enough interest beyond the novelty though.
  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,476
    They should do a brawl where everyone has access to the entire cardpool and can try out any deck they like. Give the plebs a taste of gold, whet their appetite so they end up spending more cash.
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    This brawl is kinda meh, its like impossible to make interesting decks so its basically just curvestone

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  • rehreh (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ (=‿‿= ✿) Joined: Posts: 1,286
    edited May 26
    Was hyped for the brawl at first, but it turned into meh quickily, too.
    Maybe I was just unlucky, facing in 10 games 5 hunters and 3 face warriors. Pretty boring 8(
    Was surprised not to see any zoolocks, played tempo rogue myself.
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I think classic zoolock got hit pretty hard by so many of the nerfs to the core cards, no more 3/2 jugglers, 2/1 abusives, no PO allowed, etc.

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  • rehreh (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ (=‿‿= ✿) Joined: Posts: 1,286
    edited May 26
    Yup, that's true, but as most decks got nerfs and are quite gimped by the no epic/legendary I thought it'd be really good.
    This one "only" got nerfs to Soulfire (+1mana) and Juggler. Was early/mid 2014, after the nerfs to Shattered Sun Cleric and Defender of Argus, iirc
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    fkn Shieldbearers... Can't think of any other changes right now, so long ago, but it was after Cleric/Argus nerfs for sure.
    That deck was nuts for some time... and it's already 3 years ago, damn. Playing this game way too long.
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  • AreEyeSeaKayAreEyeSeaKay Joined: Posts: 1,638
    I used a similar list. Minus Argent plus dark iron dwarf
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    I played Zoolock in all of my accounts and loved it. No random bullshit.
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  • AreEyeSeaKayAreEyeSeaKay Joined: Posts: 1,638
    A buddy of mine made control priest work. Taz'dingo, hehehe
  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Whew. Just hit rank 5. I was stubborn, and was only going to play Rogue this season (well, I played purify priest to 10, and was determined to play rogue to 5), and while I hate playing against Quest Rogue, I felt it just wasn't really a deck I wanted to play. It either won or lost on its draw, and the moves you made were relatively straight forward. Well, I stalled out around 7 with Miracle Giants Rogue. I was 1 win from 6 at one point, and went on a losing streak back to rank 8. So I had to rethink my strategy, even after making deck tweaks. And It wasn't like I was just facing one deck type that I could counter, like last season, it felt more varied.

    So, I settled on Secrets Mage, I chose this version:

    https://disguisedtoast.com/decklists/2647-rank-6-legend-secrets-mage

    I had my ups and downs, but mostly ups. I liked how it was flexible enough to go face when needed, or control board when needed, and you could outplay your opponents with the correct secrets (like counterspell vs aggro druid, vs spellbender vs pally who likes to buff their things), not to mention being able to pull answers from primordial glyph (sometimes, its just an easy win card, sometimes its a skill challenge).

    The last run up to 5 was intense...

    In one game vs shaman, I managed to control the board enough to barely have the edge (thanks to valets 3 damage shots, firelands portal, etc) and just grinding for that board control. I managed to close it out by having Ice Block on board, and primordial glyping into 2 pyroblasts, decided to just go face and pyroblast, then finish him with pyro the next turn.

    I played vs a tempo style mage, who was running Secret Eater... and still managed to edge him out, mostly because of the tempo swings kirin tor and crystal runners.

    The last game was against warrior... I assumed pirates and had a terrible mulligan for it, but he was actually quest (and also already rank 5). We were going back and forth, but I didnt want to waste burn on his taunts, but was also having a hard time with controlling it so it didnt spiral out of hand. My burgling bully made him scared to play spells, and when he did try to slam/weapon it, my spellbinder protected it and I got a few coins out of it. The turning point was when my firelands portal gave me lyra. With my 3 coins and my 0 mana freezing potion (thanks babbling book), I managed to potion of madness his alley armorsmith, freeze his face, gain armor from the armorsmith, shadow word pain it, and drop mirror images (while freezing his face and clearing his board) to protect it. Whew. It survived. I then managed to free from amber out a primordial drake to protect it another turn. I think at this point he completed his quest and managed to snipe Lyra... but I wasn't done. I used power word tentacles on my drake, then divine spirit, making it a 24 health beast. I think I spellbended an execute to save it at one point. Behind that huge wall, I dropped Antonidas, flame geyser, and then the 1/2 token, along with a counterspell on board, giving me basically 1 fireball and a 33% chance to avoid sniping. I counterspelled his brawl, and then wept as he sniped Antonidas. In the end, it didn't matter, I had a bunch of creatures on board, was hitting his face (while having still solid life). But, I almost had to concede because I was supposed to be picking my son up for school, and it had the potential to play out longer. I was happy when he conceded (maybe just deciding I'd earn my 5 star ranking and he wasn't playing for much to lose). Either way, I was excited and had a lot of fun.

    It will be fitting to get a golden primordial glyph for the mage run I had.

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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Pure skilled those yeah lol. After some of the bullshit I lost to, it felt good. Also with the pyroblast at least I had to make a call to pull the trigger on that spell, over a regular fireball, on the first glyph based on game state... the second one was luls. Once I saw it, I cast the other one same turn and smorced it up lol

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  • FlameAngelZFlameAngelZ I'm gonna fuck you up! Joined: Posts: 887
    edited June 1
    I managed to go from Rank 11 to 5 in a couple of hours, like 2 days ago. Taunt warrior again. It was retarded, I went something like 15-1.

    Season reward: Golden Twisted Nether... as a Warlock main, not bad.

    Although I didn't have time for legend last season... I'll try again this one.
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  • rehreh (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ (=‿‿= ✿) Joined: Posts: 1,286
    edited June 2
    I really like Secret Mage and the deck Willy is running, used something really similar.
    Just don't feel Elise in the deck, ran a 2nd Volcanic because of all the Paladins and aggro Druids.
    Guess I'll try to climb with dragon/combo Priest this time, deck is quite fun.

    Golden Prep from last month? For once the chest wasn't useless. Woo~

    [e] wayyyy too many Secret Mages around, yuck. rip my Priest.
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    rogue quest so lame
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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,739 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    edited June 22


    New changes, when you open a legendary in a pack, its guaranteed to be one you don't already have. So you can craft any legendary you want, and not worry about opening it later.

    Also, you are guaranteed a legendary within 10 packs of a new set.

    http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/20852959/

    edit: Also, it appears a single pack will never have more cards than you can use in a deck, so no triple wisp packs

    Also a sale on ungoro, bonus packs

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  • ukyo_rulzukyo_rulz Joined: Posts: 4,476
    Pimp Willy wrote: »
    New changes

    Credit to Blizzard. These are all excellent changes.
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  • NinetiesArcadeNinetiesArcade Joined: Posts: 1,339
    *sigh* I was one win-away a week or so ago to be rank 10 but then encountered a Rogue cancer quest :mad: and it just went downhill from there.
    Back to scrub rank 15.
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    That is some awesome upcoming change though :tup: . About damn time we get guaranteed/unique legendary; i'm still missing Tirion/Ragnaros Lightlord from pally deck and a bunch of others.
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