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    posted a message on Anyone playing Odd Shaman?

    Odd Shaman was the first deck I tried out after Witchwood was released, and while having the option to always generate the totem you want was very nice, the deck lacked a good wincon outside the usual "flood the board, pray the opponent can't clear, and bloodlust." 

    I've tired variants with a focus on Totems, Elementals, and one with both. Overall, trading the options to include Even Cost cards for Totemic Slam, is not worth it in most cases. The deck's power level rises in Wild, but then it has to face other Wild decks such as Jade Druid and Big Priest which will almost always bet Odd Shaman. 

    tl;dr - I've built it, and it was a fun deck, but not too competitive at the moment. 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Is it a bad time to craft?

    Definitely hold off on crafting, when the new expansion will be here in less than a month. That dust might be better spent on the new cards, although Bloodreaver Guldan and Malfurion will always be great cards. 

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on Hall Of Fame - Who is NEXT?

    I think the next card, if any, might be Mountain Giant. It sees a ton of play, mostly in Warlock but now also in Mage. Sometimes a tap, tap, Mountain Giant is too much for the opponent to deal with, and you snowball win.

    I also hope that Blizzard will revert the nerf on Ancient of Lore someday, as a 7 mana 5/5 that draws 2 cards isn't as much of a staple anymore. (When Druid has much more draw power now with Ultimate Infestation and Branching Paths) Seeing as Ancient of Lore currently sees no play in any format, if making it Hall of Fame is needed to unnerf the card, then it would be welcomed. 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on New Mage Legendary Minion - Stargazer Luna


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    Posted in: Card Discussion
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    posted a message on Would You Be So Kind...

    This isn't necessarily what I think, but just the general reason behind why people say the things they do.

    1) Referring to aggro/tempo decks as "brainless." Doesn't every deck become autonomous if you play it enough?

    Aggro decks on average require less decision making, take less time per turn to play, and will more often go face than trade. Decks that keep hand better, have more decisions to make, and thereby creating more moments where it is skill testing. 

    2) R20 Scrub! What difference does it make? Some people just don't want to climb ladder? 

    Competitive players will value other players depending on their rank and skill (which includes deckbuilding), and more often times than not, players who reach rank 5 and above consistently, will have better decision making and as a result be better Hearthstone players. Playing casually totally fine, and is where Blizzard makes most of their money. It's the day and night of opinions from someone who has never hit Legend, and someone who hits Legend every season. Of course the mentally and opinion will differ. 

    3) Homebrews VS. Netdecks; again, what difference does this make? If you are offered 2 pair of shoes, some people are going to opt for comfort, and some are going to opt for style. Secondly, every new player that asks for advice, "WATCH STREAMS!" under the same threads that refer to, "Too many netdeckers." 

    The difference between original decks and popular netdecks, is simply the popularity of it. It's like someone who wants to reach Legend, watches another player hit Legend with a certain deck, and then uses that same deck to also reach Legend. Primates in particular learn from mimicking successful behaviors from others. This is an innate behavior, and part of the reason why humans became the apex species. 

    You can watch someone who is good at the game stream, and learn from them without netdecking as well. Look at the board and the streamer's hand, then thinking about what you would do. If the stream does something different, think about why they chose to do something different from you. A lot of change comes from within, and you need to internalize what went right and wrong. Otherwise it becomes like television and information comes in through one ear, and exits from the other. 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Blood Magic (Standard) - Tavern Brawl #160

    Broke this one pretty quickly.

    Posted in: Tavern Brawl
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    posted a message on Be honest. Have you ever reached Legend?
    Quote from Ilyanthiel >>

    No and I cannot answer your poll as I will never even try to become legend...

     Why not? 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Be honest. Have you ever reached Legend?

    Be honest. Do you have the Legend card back?

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on How to play against this?

    There's many things you can do, but sad to say, a Big Priest playing Barnes on Turn 4 is their best start and hard to take back tempo.

    1) You fill your opponent's graveyard with junk minions to lower the chances of their Resurrect pulling a decent minion. (Cornered Sentry, Leeroy Jenkins, Transform effects, etc)

    2) Have your opponent's good minions die on your side of the field. More easily done in Priest with Potion of Madness, Shadow Madness, Mind Control, Cabal Shadow Priest, etc.

    3) Don't let your opponent's good minions die at all. Sap is great early on, and so is Vanish. The problem being that it's hard to counter a Turn 4 Barnes, when Vanish is Turn 6.

    Posted in: Wild Format
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    posted a message on Archmage Arugal or Bloodmage Thalos, Alexstraza or Toki Time Turner?

    Thalnos is good to craft, because it fits into a lot different decks. The versatility is really nice to have, and good value to craft.

    From your choices, I'd craft Alexstraza. It fits into more of the slower decks such as Elemental Mage that focuses on Control, and Priests decks. (Control Priest, Quest Priest, Dragon Priest, etc) But most importantly, Alexstraza is a card that can shift the game in a big way, to your favor. Thalnos is generally a good card and can be thrown into many decks, but has a small impact on the game compared to when Alexstraza is played.

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on HUGE difference between americas and eu?

     If you honestly believe there's this big gap between EU and Americas, that is so cute.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on What is fun to lose against?

    Anything creative/not a netdeck.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on At it's worst state.

    I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. I've been experimenting with Jade Shaman (including Murmuring Elemental & Rummaging Kobold for more Jade summon triggers), Kingsbane Rogue, Demon Warlock, and Big Spell Mage. Stop looking at netdecks, and make your own jank monstrosity :)

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Yellow-Brick Brawl is This Week's Brawl!

    For anyone reading this, try a deck with Kobold Illusionist as the only creature, with the rest of the cards being spells. Play Illusionist on the Taunt side, and unless the opponent has a transform effect, you're good.

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Valeera the Hollow

    The text in "Card Clarifications" on this page needs to be corrected. The "You can never have more than one Shadow Reflection in your hand." is not true.

    It even says "It's possible to have 2 copies of Shadow Reflection in your hand if your hero changes to Valeera the Hollow while you already have a Shadow Reflection in your hand. " on the Hearthstone Gamepedia.

    I playtested this today, and the Gamepedia's text holds true.

    Posted in: Valeera the Hollow
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