Hearthstone Bot Bans Expire

Back in late October, Blizzard announced that they were banning player accounts that had been identified as having utilized one of the various third-party applications being used to automate gameplay. The duration of the ban for botting was three months, and that time period elapsed effective today.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/27
Undertaker Balance Change - Attack Only

Hearthstone CM Zeriyah posted today to indicate that an upcoming balance patch will change the text of the Undertaker card to the following: Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1 Attack. An exact date has not been announced as of yet.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/27
Reaching Legend In Hearthstone

Knowing that only 0.5% or so of Hearthstone players ever reach Legend, it can seem like a daunting task to even set out on the quest. If you have a decent card collection, a deck or two that you've got lots of experience with, and - more than anything - the time, though, it's an achievable target.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/22
Sottle's Weekly Hearthstone Meta Analysis for Week of 11/01/15 - 18/01/15

Hello again friends! Now that the GvG meta has had a little time to settle and normalise, I can return to these weekly articles where I discuss what's hot, what's not and how you should be building decks to fight back against the meta.

Read more Published by Sottle on 2015/01/19
Card Collection Cost: Hearthstone

Many Blizzard fans have had access to Hearthstone for a long time, back to the collection wipe during the closed beta in October 2013. For those players, who have had over a year to build their collections up, things may seem pretty okay - but just how high is the barrier to entry for a new player?

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/18
2015 Hearthstone World Championship

Blizzard has formally announced that there will be a 2015 Hearthstone World Championship. This is unsurprising, given the heavy emphasis that the company has continued to place on eSports across their titles. Details on this year's qualifying process are still sparse.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/15
Sottle Wins Gfinity Hearthstone Premium Cup

Icy Veins' own Sottle was victorious in Gfinity's January 13th Hearthstone Premium Cup. In a tournament including numerous top pro players such as Chakki, Cipher, Kaldi, Blackout, Greensheep, and Powder, Sottle was able to claim victory. All of his decklists are included herein.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/14
Introduction - Odinn, Icy Veins News Writer

Greetings, friends! My name is Odinn, and it is my distinct pleasure to introduce myself as the new full-time news writer for Icy Veins. I'll be continuing and expanding our coverage of all things Blizzard in the coming months, and am tremendously excited to be a part of the Icy Veins team.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/12
Sottle's Weekly Hearthstone Meta Analysis for Week of 03/12/2015 - 10/12/2015

Hello again friends! Now that the GvG meta has had a little time to settle and normalise, I can return to these weekly articles where I discuss what's hot, what's not and how you should be building decks to fight back against the meta.

Read more Published by Sottle on 2015/01/11
GvG Meta and You

Goblins vs. Gnomes has been out and a part of the Hearthstone scene for nearly a month now, and the game's first true expansion and its 123 new collectible cards have absolutely had a demonstrable impact on the shifting meta game at all levels of play.

Read more Published by Odinn on 2015/01/08