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Hearthstone Patch 11.0 Is Live

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Blizzard has made a few improvements to friendly challenges and the Arena in preparation for the release of The Witchwood.

 

Patch 11.0 has been deployed in preparation for the release of The Witchwood on April 12th. Though the primary purpose of the patch was to add the in-game resources needed for The Witchwood, patch 11.0 brings a couple of unexpected new features and updates as well. You can read the entire patch notes here, and a brief summary of the patch below:

  • Added resources for the upcoming release of The Witchwood on April 12th.
  • Daily quests are updated:
    • Quests which awarded 40 gold now award 50 gold.
    • Most daily quests are now easier to complete.
    • Quests accepted prior to this patch will keep their old requirements and rewards.
  • Friendly Challenge Deck Sharing:
    • You can now share decks with friends during friendly challenges.
    • This feature is not available at Tavern or Fireside Brawls.
  • Arena Updates:
  • Molten Giant had its Mana cost reverted to 20, and is briefly playable in its current state in Standard!

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Strange, with the new patch I tried that deck sharing feature with a friend, it works nicely and we both got the Fireside Card back, no idea why :D

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It was never a really good deck, just being cancerous with all the sap, vanish, oracle stuff making your opponent over draw and prevent them from playing the game.

Also it does not really get any support with The Witchwood.

There are definitely better legends to craft, imo.

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I wouldn’t rule kingsbane out, it’s very powerful with the right support. Though that’s not going to be a mill engine any more.

But I think the only sane advice anyone can give right now regarding crafting if your dust is limited is to wait and see what meta the expansion brings.

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Without Oracle Kingsbane has no draw at all to find Leeching Poison before die to aggro and without lifesteal kingsbane is completely useless.

I think the new weapon with lifesteal will replace the old kingsbane

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37 minutes ago, Caldyrvan said:

Anyone else sitting around yawning at the old meta games and "desperately" waiting for Thursday? :D

I got wild Legend a few days ago and figured I’d drop myself down to base rank 5 Standard ready for experimenting with the new meta. I had a pirate quest so I loaded up an old school pirate warrior expecting it to get crushed... but it keeps winning :D

Quite a few people messing around with molten giants, but still it does a lot better against the meta decks than I expected. Though with rotations it’s truely wild-only in a few days. So just saying goodbye to my first real deck hehe. Warrior has by far my most wins even though I hardly play any aggro at all any more, from months of grinding to Legend with pre-patches pirates. I still feel ill whenever I see tunnel trogg and totem golem...

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8 hours ago, Caldyrvan said:

I never understood how grinding it out with something so boring can be fun some/many ppl. But I am just a weird persons :D 

I made it to legend with aggro paladin. It's not fun, but it did the job. That's what mattered for that season.

For this season, I wanted to hit rank 5 and get a golden paladin. Dude paladin in wild did it. Its boring, but did the job.

Having fun is very important, but sometimes you have a goal. You try to get there with whatever works. 

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I didn't want to it's wrong and a ton of players are obviously happy doing it this way. 

I only said I don't understand it. Ofc I know the reasons but then those golden pala guys show up in casual too. So they are grinding it out with pala to get to high/legend rank then they keep playing the same bs for "fun" casual? WTF? 

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2 hours ago, Caldyrvan said:

I didn't want to it's wrong and a ton of players are obviously happy doing it this way. 

I only said I don't understand it. Ofc I know the reasons but then those golden pala guys show up in casual too. So they are grinding it out with pala to get to high/legend rank then they keep playing the same bs for "fun" casual? WTF? 

Well, it’s different when you’re doing it for the first time or two. I think it’s natural we generally see a lot of aggro. Faster games lead to faster rank unless you can get a really good win rate with a slower deck and faster gold/mission rewards. Also Aggro decks are typically the cheapest of the viable decks so the first high tier deck most people will be able to make will be aggro.

I’ve grown a bit tired of aggro these days, still haven’t got my gold Paladin or Hunter because I get bored of playing them too fast. Though I do still enjoy pirate warrior when I occasionally load it up for some reason. I just generally get more out of control/combo decks these days. But I have people on my FL who only play Aggro decks because that’s what they enjoy most; slower decks are, well, slower...

I disagree with the general ‘Aggro decks are mindless’ type criticism. They’re often easy to play, and even played imperfectly will get a lot of free wins. Whereas misplays in slower decks can be much more punishing. But there are still important decisions that impact win rate even with the most basic face decks. The difference between a bad player playing Aggro and a good player playing Aggro is generally smaller than the difference between a bad player playing control and a good player playing control, but there is still a difference.

 

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17 hours ago, AlSyafiq said:

Hi aleco, is kingsbane's deck still recommended without Oracle in standard??. Cz im wanna craft it

I'm playing kingsbane rogue without oracle, but I'm doing it in wild. I think that the deck has some good chance even in standard, just you play the deck differently without oracle. Witchwood has one weapon buff card if I remember well. You just need a more midrangey build. If the deck will be good or not, is a matter of if those kind of deck will be good or not (nowaday, in K&C meta, they are not that much good).

But I suggest you to don't craft anything for some weeks, as the meta will change a lot, and maybe you'll fine something you like more to play.

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