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Aleco's Frozen Throne Set Review

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Aleco reviews every new card in Knights of the Frozen Throne using his unique, "at a glance" rating system.

The last day before a new set releases is a time of great excitement and even greater mystery. Paired with the anticipation of getting to open up our new packs and try out the new cards is an endless list of questions about the upcoming set. Which of the new Death Knights are going define the metagame? Which new archetypes will be worth playing? Will Warlock return to its former glory?

In my set review for Knights of the Frozen Throne I'll attempt to answer all these questions and many more. In particular, there are three big questions I promise to answer about each and every card:

  1. Is this card safe to craft?
  2. Is this card worth building a deck around?
  3. Which existing decks does this card slot into?

I designed a rating system for Hearthstone cards which aims to answer these questions at a glance. I use two categories for rating each card, "Power" and "Versatility". The "Power" rating seeks to answer which cards are worth building a deck around, while the "Versatility" rating is a measure of how likely a card will be worth your investment of your dust.

My set review is split up into three videos. The first video covers all of the new Druid, Hunter, Mage, and Paladin cards, the second video covers Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior, and the final video covers all of the neutral cards. You can watch them right here to get ready for the new set:

 

 

 

 

Please let me know in the comments what you think about my ratings, which cards you are most excited to try out in the new set, and how you feel about my rating system. I'm looking forward to hearing your feedback!

- Aleco

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Thanks for the Review.

I am so glad that Archbishop Benedictus got such a bad rating! I was soooo confused, that some people even considered that this does more than loose you the game for 7 Mana.

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I reeeeeally wanna see those DK versions of characters as skins in HotS.

Scourgelord Garrosh, Frost Lich Jaina, Malfurion the Pestilent, Deathstalker Rexxar, Valeera the Hollow, Uther of the Ebon Blade, Thrall Deathseer, Bloodreaver Gul'dan, all look amazing. A Chromie skin inspired on Doomed Aprentice or Gnomeferatu would look cool, also. And a Varian skin inspired by Shadowreaper Anduin.

And I really wanna see Professor Putricide as a playable character.

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Great vids, thx for the effort you put into it!

I didn't pay much attention as the cards were revealed (I knew about 10 or 15, something like that) and got a great overview.

I didn't craft a single Unguro card (and that is not because I own all of them, I stayed with my Jade-Shaman) but I am quite sure I will (have to) craft some of the new cards. Looking forward to buy 30 packs or something like that with gold, then play arena to get them cheaper^^ :)

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16 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I reeeeeally wanna see those DK versions of characters as skins in HotS.

Scourgelord Garrosh, Frost Lich Jaina, Malfurion the Pestilent, Deathstalker Rexxar, Valeera the Hollow, Uther of the Ebon Blade, Thrall Deathseer, Bloodreaver Gul'dan, all look amazing. A Chromie skin inspired on Doomed Aprentice or Gnomeferatu would look cool, also. And a Varian skin inspired by Shadowreaper Anduin.

And I really wanna see Professor Putricide as a playable character.

We also could ACTUALLY get Anduin into HotS instead of Varian getting Shadowreaper skin. Just saying...

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2 hours ago, BrightwingMain said:

We also could ACTUALLY get Anduin into HotS instead of Varian getting Shadowreaper skin. Just saying...

Well, or that. But if Blizzard is to add a Priest in HotS, I'm quite certain it will be Velen. So sadly I can't see Anduin being added to the game, even though he is one badass Manduin now.

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As I thought before I saw the vids (great job btw :) ) the set has a lot of bad cards and just strange reworks of older cards. Ofc the set has a few pretty good cards but right now I think we ignore most cards, craft the few we need and better buy other packs :D 

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On 11/8/2017 at 0:33 PM, Valhalen said:

Well, or that. But if Blizzard is to add a Priest in HotS, I'm quite certain it will be Velen. So sadly I can't see Anduin being added to the game, even though he is one badass Manduin now.

So far we have three (or maybe even four) viable priests for HotS: Velen (most likely, will surely be a healer and Light magic user), Anduin (only real problem is he can't be Velen AND can't be shadow priest, most likely a healer with some shadow spells too), Moira (not very likely at short term, although it's a name that appears somewhat often at blizzard, could be either secondary healer or dps, with shadow and light magic), and Benedictus (not very like, most likely would appear as Twilight Priest we know, in DPS).

I think Anduin will eventually appear, but that does not hinder Varian to have a Death Knight skin as well.

P.D.: If they happen to make Deathstalker Rexxar, please make their Misha be the Bearshark. It's too good an idea to let it go.

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On 8/11/2017 at 11:33 AM, Valhalen said:

Well, or that. But if Blizzard is to add a Priest in HotS, I'm quite certain it will be Velen. So sadly I can't see Anduin being added to the game, even though he is one badass Manduin now.

Yeah, Velen is kind of "the" priest of WoW.

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