Breaking news: Undatakah Druid deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)

esports news and guides
Sections

Phoenix4217

  • Registered A year ago
  • Last active A year ago
  • Post count 24

Phoenix4217 hasn't written a bio yet.

Recent comments

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    That control warlock troll though...
    No Marin the Fox and an Ultrasaur XD.
    Still not convinced on Marin's power though- I'm going to try putting him into my Jade Druid deck instead of Kun or Medivh (because I don't have them)- watch me high role my way to Tolin's Goblet- Ultimate Infestation.
    Self Fatiguing Druid is the new meta!
    Also, I'm sorry for playing jade druid... It's a FTP run, and that's how the apple fell.

    Posted in Marin the Fox guide - Counters, best decks and mechanics

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    @Bedders Just a suggestion, you might want to make the free Marin the Fox its own "Free Legendary" post so people know about it and don't miss it.
    Also is that today Monday, or next Monday? I'm excited to mess around with the new card!
    Also, what are your thoughts on the power level? Personally, I'm thinking "Battlecry: +400 dust/meme", but not sure yet.

    Posted in Kobolds and Catacombs is Hearthstone's next expansion

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    @Bedders I agree completely- especially if all of the heroes' decks were (relatively) equal. I think we're a long way from it, especially the bit about equal power levels, but still... One can dream.
    Ha ha, I doubt I'll play it either. Again, I prefer control, and discard is more of a tempo deck.

    Posted in Blizzard committed to improving Hearthstone's Lakkari Sacrifice Quest

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    @Bedders One question: what do you think of the N'Zoth Control Warrior floating around? I've run into it a bit on ladder, and I've seen streamers play it- it looks maybe tier 3-4 on first guess. Where do you think it's placed?

    Posted in Deck Tier List (Standard) - Rastakhan - December 2018 (Season 57)

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    @Feenblurg I think Blizzard is just trying to improve the variety and number of archetypes in the game- Discard is currently extremely weak (and frustratingly so), but if they added in a bit of support (like Silverware Golem) it could really make it viable, and even interesting. Besides, when you win on occasion, it makes discarding cards less frustrating. ;-)
    But I will admit I want to see control lock more- I love control decks most of all though, so I guess it's down to personal preference. Nonetheless, I support variety in Hearthstone in almost any form.

    Posted in Blizzard committed to improving Hearthstone's Lakkari Sacrifice Quest

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    @prakas
    I like your thoughts! I think I will change Macaw with Firefly, and the stitched trackers to Bonemares and Golakka is interesting. Golakka feels really weak when there's no pirates there, and I'm always reluctant to run 2 tech cards, but patches is pretty rampant and he is a beast... As for Bonemare, I used to run him, but he lost some favor as Deathstalker Rexxar is so late game-y he felt like an extra chance for a dead car. But he is incredibly powerful...
    As for Unleash the Hounds, as I said, I'm not sold on it either. I don't know about subbing it out for Alpha though, he's really bad on an empty board especially for board control, even though he's really good on a full one. I think Spellbreaker is actually pretty good with all the Priest of the Feasts, Despicable Dreadlords, Spikeridged Steeds, and Bonemares running around- but I agree that two of him is pretty bad. I have the same issue with Alpha as before.
    And you're right, my deck is engineered for a slower meta (it's biggest flaw and what makes it the most fun...) I guess I may go "Hybrid Hunter" after all

    Posted in Midrange Hunter deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    @Bedders Thanks for this, I really quite liked that list. I am running a sort of mix between the two right now that is working decently so far. I'm really torn on a few cards though:
    Firstly I run Deathstalker Rexxar, no matter how bad it is, it is just so fun. Besides that, it works really well at out valueing control opponents and as a board clear against Aggro. Rexxar eats living manna for breakfast. I can remember winning games with this guy- I was facing a control warlock who had about 25 health left on turn 9-10- I played Rexxar a few turns before. I hero powered and made a Knuckles+the one manna 1/1 windfury beast. Landed a houndmaster on him next turn- he ate through the opponents taunts and brought the opponent down around 10 HP, plus the rest of my board. Needless to say he lost the game even after twisting nether- I really, really like Rexxar XD
    Deadly shot vs. Unleash the Hounds is such a hard choice... Unleash the hounds I feel is mindblowingly powerful /w Leokk, but man, against aggro, they run a lot of 2 health minions (fire fly, Living Mana, Bloodsail Corsair) that feel like they make it pretty weak. COntrol opponents just don't make a big enough board for it to matter.
    Deadly shot, however, is situationally useful (weak against aggro (usually) strong against control. Currently I run one of both.
    Hyena is also up in the air for me, and I only run one Crawler. Right no I have no Hyenas- I'll tell you though, Hyenas make Unleash much better. I feel like having only one Savannah makes Rexxar a lot better- you can grab him with stiched trackers (another one I'm not 100% on) if you need more, but having two, two Hydras, and one Rexxar is too much late game for most matches (against control it feels hard to find mana+time to play them, against aggro they're too slow). Currently I'm running:
    x2 Jeweled Macaw (Firefly vs. Macaw is another hard one)
    x2 Alleycat
    x2 Tracking
    x2 Crackling Razormaw
    x2 Kindly Grandmother
    x1 Golakka Crawler
    x2 Bearsheark
    x2 Animal Companion
    x2Eaglehorn Bow
    x2 Kill Command
    x2 Stitched Tracker (I'm not sold on this guy either, I feel like he works well when you take a little more of a controlling/value route, which is what I usually do)
    x1 Unleash the Hounds
    x1 Deadly Shot
    x2 Houndmaster
    x1 Spell Breaker (Two of this is too much, but he destroys Paladin in particular, or else he just pounds his way through a taunt like Lich King- plus he's a four drop)
    x2 Bittertide Hydra
    x1 Highmane
    x1 Death Stalker Rexxar
    Any ideas for improvement on this from anyone? I don't have Patches, and I really want to keep Rexxar and probably tracking (tracking is so good... let's you adapt your strategy to whatever you want or need. It can be a bit sad to discard one-of cards in your deck, but sometimes the discard can actually clean out your deck a bit (getting rid of Macaws and Alleycats for you, or unnecessary late-game drops).
    Also I feel like the list you have right now on the site closely resembles the "Hybrid Hunter" which is halfway between aggro and midrange more than midrange itself

    Posted in Midrange Hunter deck list guide - Rastakhan - Hearthstone (December 2018)

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    After playing for awhile, I'm beginning to suspect Midrange Hunter is tier 3 at best.
    It's been moving down the tier list on sites like disguisedtoast.com, and I think that's accurate because as I'm playing it I'm pretty stuck and climbing very slowly very early. It seems just a little... weak. Maybe Face Hunter or "hybrid hunter" is better though, not sure.

    Posted in Deck Tier List (Standard) - Rastakhan - December 2018 (Season 57)

  • Phoenix4217 A year ago

    Great update!
    I'm excited to see Zoo come back, the Prince is doing wonders for the meta. Tempo rogue is a really neat deck- I wonder how it would have done back before the nerfs? Also, surprised to see midrange hunter as tier 1- not surprised as in I disagree, but surprised as in it actually happened as people predicted. I'm also very sad to see Miracle Rogue is tier 4... hopefully next expansion brings it back. Tempo is the new aggro for now, I guess!

    Posted in Deck Tier List (Standard) - Rastakhan - December 2018 (Season 57)

Achievements (3/9)

  • Breaking the ice Posted your first comment.
  • Poster boy Post ten or more comments.
  • Chatty Kathy Post 100 or more comments.
  • Prolific Post 1,000 or more comments.
  • Early adopter Already had a Gamer Network (Eurogamer) account before Metabomb launched.
  • Launch partner Registered an account before or during launch week.
  • What a face! Uploaded a profile picture.
  • Upwardly Mobile Visited the site using your mobile phone.
  • Potent Portable Visited the site using a portable device, like an iPad.