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Hearthhead's Midweek Meta Review #3 - Dr. Boom's Last Stand
2016/03/10 at 11:14 AM
Thank you for joining us once more for the Hearthhead Midweek Meta Review! As much as we’d love to say there’s a lot of great, new stuff to talk about this week… well, you know. We’re expecting news regarding the upcoming expansion in the lead-up to the Hearthstone Championship Tour Americas Winter Championship broadcast beginning on Friday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. PST, which means the new content and Standard should be coming Soon™! Until then…
Top Hearthstone Decks of the Week - Murloc Challenger & Bunnyhoppor's Midrange Druid
2016/02/27 at 1:02 PM
This week's top Hearthstone decks are highlighted by a variety of entries from our
Midweek Meta Review
2016 Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) Winter Preliminaries
. Make sure to check out both of those for even more useful decklists! Our Meta Review even has guides complete with general strategy, mulligans, and tech options.
Hearthhead's Midweek Meta Review #2 - Preliminary Winter Results
2016/02/25 at 3:44 PM
Welcome once again to the Hearthhead Midweek Meta Review (MMR)! We’ve got a few updates to the report for this week, including additional anti-meta decks and general class rankings.
Top Hearthstone Decks of the Week - Dragon Warrior & Fr0zen's Tempo Mage
2016/02/20 at 12:35 PM
Need something new to play this weekend? Check out the top Hearthstone decks from the past week featuring this week's
Deck Spotlight: Dragon Warrior
and Fr0zen's #1 Legend Tempo Mage from January! You can
read more about that here
Top Hearthstone Decks of the Week - Face Shaman & Kolento's Dragon Priest
2016/02/15 at 12:43 PM
We're back and we have Pro Decklists to include in this week's update! Thanks to some digging, we've been able to recover a bunch of decks that you would have missed otherwise. Users continue to love Tr4pgoblin's Face Shaman guide while Kolento continues to dominate the pro charts.
Hearthhead's Midweek Meta Review #1: Wrestling for the Board
2016/02/11 at 4:21 PM
Welcome back to the Hearthhead Midweek Meta Review! If you missed it, be sure to check out the ‘
’, where we explain a little bit more about what we’re trying to accomplish with this feature, and - perhaps more importantly - why!
This week, we’ll dive right in and explore the meta factors, decks, and cards, based on work by our team and contributions from pro players and other folks behind the scenes.
Top Hearthstone Decks of the Week - Legend F2P Aggro Mage
2016/02/05 at 3:53 PM
It's Friday yet again, and that means it's time to take a look at the most popular Hearthstone decks from the last week. Druid returns alongside a pretty large variety of archetypes.
Midweek Meta Review #0: Welcome to the Prologue
2016/01/28 at 3:56 PM
Welcome to the prologue, as it were, for Hearthhead’s new meta report! We’re aiming to release an update every other week with a review of what you can expect to see on the ladder. More importantly - and unique to Hearthhead - we’re going to focus on why you’re seeing what you’re seeing, by trying to narrow in on the metagame’s rock-paper-scissors type cycles.
Before we dig into the format and what you can expect in future meta reports, in keeping with the theory behind this report’s inception, we’re going to answer a simple question - why do you care about a meta report?
The Highest Rated and Most Popular Decks from 2015
2016/01/08 at 4:15 PM
Over the past year, you've all been hard at work uploading decks to our database, up-voting the ones that work, and discussing how to improve them. It's been a long amount of time, containing nerfs to and , the release of Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers. Through these ebbs in popularity, ten decks rose to the top, and even though the year was defined by the likes of Grim Patron Warrior and Secret Paladin, strangely enough only the former of which is represented among the highest rated and most popular decks created since January 1, 2015.
Hearthhead 2015: Hearthstone Cards of the Year
2015/12/31 at 10:14 AM
The year of 2015 was filled to the brim with Hearthstone content. From the launch of the game on Android and iOS, to the revelation of Tavern Brawls, alternate heroes, and much more. Two adventures and one expansion released in Blackrock Mountain, League of Explorers, and The Grand Tournament, respectively, totaling more than 200 new cards. And with the dawn of Winter Veil the year is ready to come to a close. But looking back, only one card can stand out as the best. We spoke with a bunch of professional players, streamers, and personalities to select their top three out of our field of nominees. They are as follows:
Wowhead Party: Hearthhead Tournament & Loot Giveaway
2015/11/02 at 11:36 AM
The Wowhead Party is this week! We've talked about exactly
what will be going on
and have gone over a
bunch of the loot
that you'll be able to win. Today we're announcing something a little different!
One of the unique features of our party is a gaming lounge where you'll find fully unlocked accounts of Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. This will be available almost the entire night for attendees to just to walk up and play with every single Hearthstone card at their disposal. But what we haven't told you is if you're seen playing in the first hour and a half of the party, you have a chance at being chosen to play in our Hearthhead Tournament! Sixteen players will be chosen throughout that time period and asked to come back before the action begins at 7:30 PM PST. Those who participate will not only get a shot at making their ideal deck and actually compete with it, but they'll also be guaranteed to walk away with some prizes.
Split among the prize pool you'll find various Hearthhead themed swag, stress balls from
, hats and stickers from
pin sets, and tokens for our prize wheel!
For those of you who can't make it in person we're hosting a special giveaway that will run until Monday, November 9. Along with a bunch of awesome digital content, one lucky winner will end up with a sampling of the swag that's available at this week's party. All you have to do is comment on this post with what deck you'd run in our tournament! Bonus points if you actually link to the deck.
Five will win a one month subscription to Wowhead Premium
Four will get an Uther Lumberjack Heroes of the Storm skin code.
One grand prize winner will get: A summon
, a set of
Hearthstone hat, a
Lumberjack Uther skin code
, and one year of
As a reminder, the Wowhead Party takes place 6-11pm on Thursday, November 5th on the 5th floor of the Hilton Anaheim. Admission is free and our space is four times the size of last year's party!
to let us know if you'll be there!
Hearthhead at Blizzcon - Wowhead Party
2015/10/26 at 11:24 AM
Yet another Blizzcon is upon us and as a result you can expect to find us there. We'll be kicking things off with Wowhead, our sister site, by celebrating its tenth anniversary with a party you don't want to miss.
Sound like something you're interested in? Let us know you're coming! Admission to the party is free, but RSVPing helps us get an estimate of you viewers will be coming. It allows us to send an email/calendar reminder when our party draws closer.
Click here to RSVP to the Wowhead Blizzcon Party
We've also got some fantastic pins created by the folks over at
. The Hearthhead one is below, for a peek at the rest head on over to
. They all look absolutely fantastic including those custom
What else is going on? Lots! Keep reading for more details including the chance to
win one of ten Virtual Tickets
Crafting Guide - Arcane Dust, Golden Cards, & Disenchanting
2015/10/16 at 4:27 PM
Ever found yourself perplexed as to exactly what you should be doing with extra cards? Maybe you aren't so sure you want all of those goldens sitting in your collection. Or perhaps you just want to know what you should be crafting. Our new Crafting Guide talks you through arcane dust, what crafting and disenchanting are, and how golden cards play into all of this. You have some decisions to make for sure, so let us know if you have any questions.
Crafting is a means of obtaining cards without buying packs. It is currently the only way you can collect cards without relying on random chance from either packs or rewards from various game modes. Cards are crafted with varying amounts of Arcane Dust () depending on their rarity and quality.
Cards fall under various categories that effect whether they can be crafted or not. Those rewarded from Adventures for example must be earned by playing their respective wing. Golden versions of those cards can be crafted at the appropriate price however. Others such as Soulbound cards earned by leveling up your heroes can't be crafted in either form. Then there are promotional cards like and which can only be obtained through crafting.
Click here to keep reading.
Card Back Guide Now Live
2015/10/09 at 3:20 PM
Have you ever looked at our
card back database
and found yourself wondering exactly how you get that one really awesome design that you've seen countless times in game? Or maybe it's that weird one with the purple flame that you rarely ever see? Well to make things simpler for you, we've launched our Card Back Guide which conveniently explains what card backs are, how to obtain them, manage your collection, and exactly which ones are still available to unlock.
Along with that you'll find every single ranked reward that's ever existed, which one is up for grabs this month, and what ones are locked behind a pay gate. There's a whole slew of them and the collection only keeps growing as time goes on, so don't miss out on one because we never know when they'll come back, if ever.
Click here to go to our Card Back Guide.
Announcing Deck of the Day
2015/10/06 at 11:44 AM
Those of you that follow us on social media may already be aware of our Deck of the Day efforts. Though we don't always highlight one every single day, we do like to draw attention to some decks that are getting attention from our community. To make it easier (and a bit more visually appealing), we also create a cool graphic to give you a quick glance at what we're talking about. Of course if you do appreciate and use the deck, make sure to click through the link and give the creator your feedback. Whether that comes in the form of upvotes/downvotes or comments is completely up to you.
For example, here's today's along with some previous entries:
Each week we'll also be making a post on the front page gathering the entire week's decks including a summary of each, our thoughts, and ways to best utilize them. You can expect this to start on Friday and we look forward to seeing you there.
Want more frequent updates than that? Head on over to our newest
Sticky'd Topic on the forums
where you can also discuss each deck in the same location every time. Or you click the images below to be brought to our social media accounts where you'll receive updates including news posts, discussions, and of course each Deck of the Day.
Inspire Guide Now Available
2015/09/14 at 2:34 PM
Click here to go to our Inspire Guide.
Production on our guides is picking back up and our latest is now live! Those of you who are new to Hearthstone, The Grand Tournament, or just want to learn more about the mechanic may find something helpful inside. We talk about some of the basics such as how you activate Inspire, what classes have cards that utilize it, and some of the special cases you need to be aware of. For those of you who are a bit more experienced, we also touch on the best Inspire cards for Constructed and Arena and highlight some decks that you can use to climb the ladder which use cards with Inspire.
Here's an excerpt from the introduction:
is the main mechanic added in The Grand Tournament expansion. These special abilities are activated whenever a friendly minion is on the field with the Inspire keyword and you utilize your hero power, regardless of the champion. Some may attract other allies to your cause (summon a minion) or simply become emboldened and gain stats.
The courageous deeds of champions have long served as a source of inner strength for others, and witnessing a hero’s gallantry in action can be enough to inspire even the lowliest of squires to great feats of strength.
As we said before, activating Inspire is as simple as using your hero power. It's theoretically possible to do this multiple times a turn through cards that upgrade it like , replace it like , or allow you to use it multiple times as is the case with . It's worth noting that your hero power only needs to be used, so healing a full health minion as a Priest will still activate the special text.
Weekly Gathering: TGT Card Lore, Kripp Makes Legend, & Value Town Returns
2015/08/28 at 4:45 PM
Hey all! The Hearthstone community is a bustling place and we thought it's about time that we got around to highlighting its biggest happenings each and every week. We might not be fireside, but that doesn't mean we can't have our own kind of gatherings. From other ways to get your Hearthstone kick to particularly flashy plays or maybe we just want to highlight some of the best content around. All of it will be right here on the front page ready for your immediate consumption, saving you time from searching for it yourself. So let's get started!
Grand Tournament Card Origins
Our sister site,
, wrote up an awesome
Argent Tournament spotlight
that gives you a look at the origins of every single Grand Tournament card. It's particularly interesting if you're like myself and have never roamed Azeroth.
Many of you are probably playing the Grand Tournament this week in Hearthstone, so we're taking a closer look at the Argent Tournament which inspired all of the new cards. A few weeks ago, we covered the
Argent Tournament Rewards
, but this post primarily looks at the specific references to each card--the
Trial of the Crusader
raid, jousting, dailies, and more.
If you're not playing Hearthstone, this can be a fun nostalgia trip--or perhaps you'll learn something new if you've started playing after Wrath of the Lich King!
10% off your next Blizzard Gear purchase, Kripparian highlights, Strifecro's revenge, and details on Value Town after the jump!
Hearthstone Expansion The Grand Tournament Announced
2015/07/22 at 5:47 PM
With 132 brand new cards, Blizzard announced the new Hearthstone expansion today called "The Grand Tournament." This expansion is in the theme of World of Warcraft's Argent Tournament. For a little nostalgia trip, check out the rest of the post!
Blackrock Mountain Now Live: Blackrock Depths Open
2015/04/02 at 12:20 PM
The first wing of the Blackrock Mountain adventure,
, is out today with each week being the release of a brand new wing. Each wing will cost 700 gold or $6.99 (5.99 EUR / 4.99 GBP) each, however there are some bundles available if you want to buy them in bulk.
: You can see a
full list of the normal and heroic Blackrock Mountain bosses and hero powers here
. Be sure to check out the
uncollectible cards of Blackrock Mountain
to see what kind of cards these bosses will be playing against you.
: You can filter for
decks designed to defeat particular Blackrock Mountain bosses
! We'll be writing up an overview of the boss encounters later today. If you're writing a deck guide, be sure to tag your deck as being suitable to defeat a particular Normal or Heroic boss under the adventure section.
: This week, you will unlock the following cards for beating the entire wing on normal mode: , , and . In addition, you will unlock the Hunter and Mage class challenges which upon completion unlock for the Hunter class and for the Mage class.
Method's Flamebender Guide, Hearthhead Guides, Foundry ilvl Increase Live
2015/03/18 at 12:30 PM
The +5 ilvl hotfix to
"Ethereal" Apexis Gear
Stage 4 Crafted loot
is going live! Although not mentioned in the official Blizzard post,
users have noted
ilvl 710 legendary rings
have received the +5 ilvl boost as well. Tier gear took slightly longer to hotfix, but the update is now live for those items.
This is a retroactive change and you can restore deleted gear
via Blizzard's Item Restoration Services
. If a deleted Blackrock Foundry item is useful again, you can restore it now! Item restorations can be done once a month, with multiple items included per restoration.
is updated for the item changes. Here's a list of the filters:
ilvl 655-660 LFR Foundry gear
ilvl 670 Normal Foundry gear
ilvl 685 Heroic Foundry gear
ilvl 700 Mythic Foundry gear
ilvl 675 Ethereal Apexis Gear
ilvl 675 Stage 4 Crafted Weapons
ilvl 685 Stage 4 Crafted Armor
ilvl 715 Legendary Questline Rings