Got the itch to return to Hearthstone a few weeks ago, after about 3 years away. It's great to be back! I see lots of cool new features, like Battlegrounds and Duels which are all new for me, the new reward track system seems fun, and a few of my old Wild decks are still viable with just a few minor tweaks. Darkmoon Faire looks awesome, I'm having a blast playing with Deck of Lunacy so far.
I've called the deck L-U-N-A-C-Y (spells Lunacy). Get it? ;)
Have basically not played ranked mode since May (a few games when Scholomance came out) and have to say I'm enjoying the variety so far. But the thing I will always enjoy the most is when the annoying aggro player stops emoting once he realizes he's not going to win, followed by "Your Opponent Left" a few turns later. Hearthstone should track those moments as achievements, because it's as satisfying as anything else in the game.
Playing ETC OTK warrior and Rez Priest has me down to 3 health to his 21. I have Pen Flinger, Bloodsworn, Broomstick and Shield Slam in my hand and an empty board with Galakrond in play, he has a board full of buffed Catrinas and one vanilla Convincing Infiltrator. I draw ETC with 12 cards left. Any other card and I concede, but my boy comes through!
Ahh Control Priest..so good this expansion. Palm Reading is such a good card for Priest it's actually insane. I can finally put in 2 copies of Plague of Death and not feel bad about it because of this card. On top that, Archivist Elysiana is a good tech this meta due to Tickatus. Insight is some much needed card draw that also is a tutor that can give you a nice tempo swing. New Yogg is the cherry on top. I feel disgusting how good it feels, but boy is it fucking fun to give a middle finger to Aggro, DH, and Tickatus decks. Fuck yes.
If only I had C'thun though, seems really good in Priest as a finisher. I got wrecked by another Priest who ran it so it's probably better than Yogg but at least Yogg is good enough for now. Priest has always lacked a finisher and now it got one heck of a finisher. I would be really surprised if Control Priest doesn't at least become tier 2 this expansion.
Just played one of the coolest games of my hearthstone career. I went with Tickatus warlock against control mage. Got Y'shaarj and Tickatus on curve so it was clear his deck is gonna get nuked. However poor guy got Octosari from Conjurer's calling right after first Tickatus and then another one after second Tickatus...by turn 11 his deck was gone and next turn he died by 8 cards in fatigue. I felt bad for the guy but the game was too epic not be happy about.