Shots Fired

People playing Hearthstone since the beginning have heard enough of the classic card emotes by now.

In this arena match, I was heard this in succession:

Don’t mess with Tuskerr!

[Boar insult]

This is our town scrub.

Yeah, beat it!

The BM has gone too far. Time to enact dynamite justice.

This is like the scene where a kid snaps because he's been bullied too much.
This is like the scene where a kid snaps because he’s been bullied too much.

It was super effective!

Kaboom
Kaboom

Note: I still lost this game.

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Engaging TC-130 Mental Dislocator!

The words of the title strike fear into almost every Hearthstone player. Yeah, stack the board with minions, and you have a good chance to have one mind controlled. In the arena match below, I had a pretty good chance to lose one of my big guys. A 75% chance. But RNGesus was on my side.

Had a 50% chance of preventing a 50% chance of lethal.
Had a 50% chance of preventing a 50% chance of lethal.

Getting either 6/3 would effectively put me at 10 guaranteed damage, and a 50% ogre shot. eSports!

Medium Knight of Evil

The discard mechanic just doesn’t work in Hearthstone. With virtually no interaction with the “card graveyard” and a hard limit on 30 cards per deck, it a mechanic that only serves as a downside. The Tiny Knight of Evil virtually has no way to be all too useful for constructed play.

Felraging
Felraging

In the image above from Tavern Brawl, I got 2 discards off the Doomguard. Let’s run through the cards that provide discards.

  1. Soulfire – discard 1
  2. Succubus – discard 1
  3. Doomguard – discard 2
  4. Dark Bargain – discard 2

So let’s say you slot in 2 each in your deck. That would be 12 maximum discards (granted you don’t discard these cards in your hand). The Tiny Knight of Evil can be at best a 15/14 with 10 discards. Not worth discarding overĀ 1/3 of your deck for just a 12/12 boost to one minion.

Garrosh’s dad

Garrosh Hellscream never got along with his dad. Nope. His dad never thought he was good enough, never thought that anything he ever achieved mattered. Further he was an angry drunk who got angry easily. One day Grom Hellscream got mad.

Dad's just yelling now, but not long before he resorts to violence.
Dad’s just yelling now, but not long before he resorts to violence.

Garrosh tried to get away, tried to distract his dad with a random brawl (RIP Mana Tide Totem) but nothing worked. Eventually, he was cornered and chose death.

Fisticuffs! Let none survive
Fisticuffs! Let none survive

Oiled Rogue

After the death of Miracle Rogue, the Oil Rogue deck has virtually been the only successful Rogue deck to compete in ranked Hearthstone play, and remains so in the TGT era.

In all it's oily goodness
In all it’s oily goodness

Behold the rare oiled rogue! Covered in a purple slick, this Rogue is definitely covered in Tinker’s Sharpsword Oil. That or something like gentian violet.

Valeera was recently recovered from the latest oil spill
Valeera was recently recovered from the latest oil spill