#304 - The Angry Chicken: “Year of the Dragon”


• Garrett • Jocelyn • Dills

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Year of the Dragon Incoming

Expansion History


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Hall of Fame Rotations

Reminder: Don’t disenchant these cards. In fact, craft the golden versions. You’ll be granted the full Arcane Dust value for each card (up to the maximum number that can be used in a deck). The dust will be automatically awarded once you log-in after the Year of the Dragon begins.

Mike Donais on Malygos and Mind Blast

Via ShackNews

Donais: There's lots of other candidates. We talked about cards like Malygos, which we talk about every year. We decided not to go with Malygos again, because of all the new decks that he creates. An important thing in card games is to have different types of decks. Not every type of deck should be medium-sized minions fighting. There needs to be small minions, big minions, and there needs to be some Malygos decks and other tricky decks that have different game plans. That's what makes card games interesting.

Donais: I think the Mind Blast problem will be temporarily improved because of Shadow Visions leaving, but I don't think that's a hard solve. Mind Blast is also on our list, both because it doesn't match Priest class identity. They're not supposed to be the face damage class. And it's also pretty powerful in the right decks. It has had a big design impact on us with the resurrection decks especially. You're seeing people resurrect and do Mind Blast.

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Arena Changes

Constantly rotating Arena Draft Pool

Solo Adventure Overhaul

“We’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback on our Dungeon Run–style missions” boy we are in the minority apparently.

“The first Solo Adventure in the Year of the Dragon launches about a month after the first expansion of the year, kicking off with a free chapter. You’ll get to master the new systems and mechanics from the perspective of a mysterious (yet familiar) new Mage character.”

Pay to unlock more solo chapters

Summit folks got to play the single-player and are putting out WAY more info than the official Hearthstone post

Via Gamesreactor

The Tavern Encounter

Other Notes

An HCT Winter Champion has been crowned

After four days of competition and an interesting tiebreaker bracket, we have a champion as well as our final HCT World Championship qualifiers



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Personal Stuff

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