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    posted a message on Old Guardian - Analytic, educational Hearthstone

    Hello everyone, it's Old Guardian here!

    My educational and analytic Hearthstone channel has been going strong on Twitch and Youtube since September 2015. I have reached legend rank on EU countless times and visited top-100 legend occasionally. You may also know me from my Hearthstone articles that have appeared on most major fansites as well as on PC Gamer.

    For a quick preview of what my videos and stream look like, I present you with this piece of content from Youtube:

    Finally, here are the links:

    Youtube channel

    Twitch stream

    Twitter

    Please let me know what you think about my channels and articles and feel free to ask any questions! Obviously, I appreciate any subscriptions, likes, and follows!

    Posted in: Streams and Videos
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    posted a message on Rend Blackhand

    I tested some non-Diablo budget options to beat Rend yesterday and ended up with Cariel/Xyrella/Samuro start and Rokara/Millhouse/Tavish bench for a full budget Rares only lineup. This is for normal, not heroic, because the heroic adds have too much health.

    Samuro can be immune to the instagib, just make sure he has the highest attack. Rokara comes off the bench to replace Cariel, giving Samuro more buffs. Millhouse comes off the bench if Xyrella dies while the boss is alive. Tavish comes after the boss is dead, Explosive Trap kills all the adds.

    Here's a video of how I did it too: Budget normal Rend guide

    Posted in: Mercenaries
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    posted a message on Hearthstone Q&A - Live Recap

    Some cards will remain the same in the Core set, so you can have a Classic Tirion and a Core set Tirion in your collection, for example, but you cannot put both of them into your deck, they are still the same card.

    The new versions of Malygos, Deathwing, and Ysera, however, are brand new cards, so in Wild you can play the old Malygos and the new Malygos in your deck at the same time, just like you can play Malygos and Malygos, Aspect of Magic in your deck right now.

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Old Guardian's Top-1000 Legend Budget Mage

    I've tried Solarian, but was not happy with it. Looking at statistics of other similar decks, Solarian is below-average but not completely unviable.

    Posted in: Old Guardian's Top-1000 Legend Budget Mage
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    posted a message on Old Guardian - Analytic, educational Hearthstone

    Top-1000 Legend with budget decks only! Here's the deck I ended my climb with, Budget Elemental Spell Damage Mage:

    Posted in: Streams and Videos
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    posted a message on Old Guardian - Analytic, educational Hearthstone

    With the new Core set coming, I took a look at what to do with your Classic packs:

    Posted in: Streams and Videos
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    posted a message on Old Guardian - Analytic, educational Hearthstone

    Another month, another budget Legend.

    Posted in: Streams and Videos
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    posted a message on Old Guardian - Analytic, educational Hearthstone

    I proudly present: Clown Priest!

    Posted in: Streams and Videos
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    posted a message on Old Guardian - Analytic, educational Hearthstone

    I managed to find a successful Gibberling Druid list for the current meta, so if you're looking to play a cheap Druid deck, I've got you covered!

    Posted in: Streams and Videos
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    posted a message on Old Guardian's Budget Face Hunter

    Of course, you can lose with any deck, no two games of Hearthstone are completely alike. Some opponents may be able to race you whereas others may heal/taunt their way through.

    In general, you try to optimize your damage over time. When you start to weave in Hero Powers, for example, depends on what you expect to happen: small minions against a Priest at 3/4 mana, for example, can get wiped by Breath of the Infinite or Holy Nova, so you will rather Hero Power than put another tiny minion on the board. Then if the Priest clears the board, you have more in your hand and perhaps more Hero Powers too.

    Paladin typically wins if they find Libram of Hope and Warrior wins if they find Risky Skipper + Armorsmith. If they don't, you should have enough damage to close out the game.

    What you should do is focus on finding the path to lethal: How will you spend the next couple of turns? Will you use your Hero Power? Do you have enough cards left to play? Will you save some resources for future turns? Do you have Voracious Reader so you just want to dump your hand as soon as possible to get more cards from that? What can the opponent do and how do you play around that - board clears, buffs, any need to trade or can you just go face? Those are the types of things you think about playing this deck.

    Posted in: Old Guardian's Budget Face Hunter
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