Pyramad almost always guarantees smooth sailing till mid game and can make non-optimal builds work till then, to give you a chance to improve and dig for better minions. If there’s a tie, you get your one Gold back. Of course, you cannot always find a Rat Pack. Dinotamer Brann’s Hero Power refreshes the Tavern with Battlecry minions and that helps Brann find some compositions more easily than your average Hero: most notably, Brann is quite adept at finding Murlocs thanks to many of them having Battlecry effects and Brann can also support a Kalecgos Dragon army especially well. Sometimes you get a suitable effect-based minion early on and just roll on with it, but sometimes your minions are more stats-based and not particularly good targets for improvement. I’ve come 1st with him more than any other hero. Being the first Hero to find Deflect-o-Bot, Salty Looter, Bronze Warden, or Hangry Dragon can be game-winning, but failure to roll good minions from the Discovers can set you up for a rough game. This way you will be able to get a lot of buffs on your board during the game, although you cannot control exactly which minions will get them. Thanks for responses everyone. You could even say that it’s a new game built into Hearthstone. Patchwerk has a larger Health pool than other Heroes, and this allows you to play a more greedy game early on and develop towards your late-game win condition faster. The regular attacks will start after that with your left-most minion attacking again as your first minion if it survived the bonus attack (and possibly the opponent’s first attack, if they got to go “first”). It would be disgusting. However, it helps you right from the start: you can look for a token generator on turn one, and when you reach Tavern Tier two you can reroll whatever tier two minion you are offered to look for an improvement. That said, this tier list guide can help you choose your Hero based on how useful various Hero Powers are in general. )See this card on Hearthpwn Buried Treasure is a hero power used by the hero Captain Eudora in the Battlegrounds game mode. This guide ranks all Heroes in Hearthstone Battlegrounds based on their strength and likelihood to win the game. This can help you buy time and go for greedier strategies if you discover it early in the game. If you find Demons or a Wrath Weaver and a Demon on turn one and turn two, you should buy them and use your Hero Power on turn two instead of upgrading your Tavern to get a major board advantage. Try to get your Tavern Tiers up while using your Hero Power to get the best possible discovers from your golden minions. Deryl is not tier1. In practice, it is almost as if you had one additional gold available every single turn! Here I have A. F. Kay (big turn 3 power spike and early cobalts, but falls in power over time), Deryl (with the ability to get big minions on low tavern tiers), Nefarian (late game king), The Curator (amalgam super valuable), Sindragosa (smaller power spike than AFKay, but can get +1/+1 on minions later in the game), and Akazamzarak (ice block and splitting image are super broken, but you can’t get them consistently). You often want to Magnetize to buff up your Mechs, and Millificent adds another +1/+1 on each Magnetization as well. Nice article. Now, Queen Wagtoggle. I really feel like Rafaam deserves a nerf. All stats ever since shortly after she was released (including the ones released after the Dragon patch) indicate that she’s one of the worst Heroes. Malygos allows you to reroll one minion each turn for free. Again, no impact on the game itself, but something that might encourage people to buy more packs. Finally, Reno Jackson and The Lich King’s Battlegrounds hero powers are now free while Captain Eudora’s hero power now requires one more use … Sir Finley Mrrgglton does not have a Hero Power of his own: instead, you get to Discover a Hero Power at the start of the game. just such a narrow path. Just things like statistics about your win rate etc. And he also makes optimal builds even stronger, plus you can play him with micromachine which can result in pretty crazy games. For example i think Edwin is better due to being more consistent. With a couple of more days of stats available, the list still looks good to me. Battlegrounds Hero Updates. After that, the Hero Power is generally not useful and you should no longer freeze minions, unless there is something really good you want to pick up next turn, just as with the other heroes. King Mukla can buff up his minions, but you also donate buffs to all of your opponents. Your main strategy is to find a Golden Wrath Weaver early on and go for Demons, but if that does not happen, you can still succeed with a regular Dragon or Menagerie game as well. With Kael’thas, you almost always sell your initial minion on turn three to buy two minions, the latter of which will get a +2/+2 buff. Maiev Shadowsong. Not sure how ‘more detailed stats’ have an influence on gameplay (on the other hand, if the haven’t – why have stats at all!?). From the Year of the Dragon storyline, Captain Eudora brings in an interesting and new mechanic. I’ve been playing with the ranking for two month now. Malygos i also thought was going to be very bad. And well, Hearthstone is a game, and it has a timer, so a lot of people (I) dislike playing her. Captain Eudora is a hero that the player can pick in the Battlegrounds game mode. Not necesarily to get N°1 but deffinetly to get n°2-3. This is Kael’thas’s power turn and should help you to win the battles on subsequent turns. However, the ease at which Jaraxxus turns even weak Demons into powerhouses means that you can safely go for it. As Baz’hial, you usually want to rush up the Tavern Tiers to build a strong Dragon, Beast, Demon, or Menagerie army. It doesn't give me a gold minion or anything. Early leveling means early access to powerful minions, and that is where Omu shines. Therefore, every Hero has some access to Shudderwock’s ability, and Brann does not need a separate activation each time, although it takes up board space. Are you feeling lucky? Notably, Akazamzarak can discover Ice Block, which only triggers when you take lethal damage, preventing the damage. Always win top 2 with Chenvaala – muchhhh faster with upgrading taverns than Forest Warden Omu. Lord Jaraxxus’ Bloodfury is a powerful effect: you can buff your board by up to +7/+7 overall, and that is no joke. Press J to jump to the feed. These powerful turns often secure an extremely strong early game for Yogg-Saron. 16/12 Golden Righteus Protector Any minions that you send back to the Tavern retain their buffs, so you can, for example, play an Annihilan Battlemaster multiple times to give it multiple Health buffs. This means that Kragg is a weak Hero early in the game and will struggle to answer the boards of other Heroes who are more tuned for early aggression. You should usually force Dragons as Alexstrasza because it improves your odds to find a triple from the Discovered Dragons even if you cannot pick up Kalecgos directly. A kinda of stupid question…is there a skip button? Arch-Villain Rafaam is a master at acquiring useful minions – by copying them from other players! Digging for Treasure in the early turns is more important than anything else. Reno’s Hero Power can be used only once per game, so you need to carefully consider when is the best time to use it. However, its advantage is not limited to early turns, because the Amalgam has all minion types and can be buffed by anything. We aren’t taking about in-game stats or anything. I don’t think nerfed Rag is still at the top. (and drop ragnaros to 4th tier LOL. I think I finished all of the first places in a little … Mr. Bigglesworth is at his best early in new patches when people often try to force the newly-added minions and you can more consistently get upgrades as they fall. Captain Eudora: Buried Treasure - Old: Dig for a Golden minion! Once you do, even if you only have 1-2 other demons, you still get so many stats for 2 mana… Just keep an eye out for crystal weavers (+1/+1 to all demons), Toxfins, Lightfangs, and all the other menagerie buffers. With Yogg, you can refresh your Tavern on turn one to look for more powerful minions because you will almost always grab one with your Hero Power. If you make it to the late game and get to start rolling those tier 6 minions, there is a good chance that you can find Amalgadon or Kalecgos, for example. Hm. Overall, the balance patches seem to have the desired effect: there are fewer Heroes down in tier 4 than on any other tier, and more and more Heroes end up in the mediocre group in tier 3. This will get players drunk for 1 minute through their Bilge Rat Brew. Therefore, on a Tier one Tavern, your additional minion is always either a Dragonspawn Lieutenant or a Red Whelp, Tier two adds Glyph Guardian and Steward of Time as options, and so on. We wanted to get out a quick update – we’ll do another one after Aranna Starseeker gets released and the meta has more time to stabilize. The key to success with Elise is to use your Discover spells to find strong minions that you can build your strategy around. Nonetheless, it is possible to win games even on leaderboard ranks with any Hero. Ragnaros the Firelord. If you keep freezing the minions you are offered, you can buy the two that have been there since the beginning with a +4/+2 buff on both on the third turn, and you can buy even more buffed minions on the fourth turn. Mechs are a strong tribe, and Millificent’s Hero Power adds +1/+1 to your Mechs. Sometimes you can upgrade to Tavern tier four early and use your Hero Power to reach Tavern Tier five already on turn seven (at nine Gold). Note that you do not get the Battlecry effects of minions that are swapped in, so remember to buy any Battlecry minions you want the regular way. I don’t think I ever ranked lower than 3rd with her, you don’t have to rely on any specific type of a minion, you get substantial buff every turn if you take multiple types, which is what you want. Skycap’n Kragg’s Hero Power can be used only once per game, and the longer you wait, the bigger swing you can get from it. Captain Eudora’s Hero Power gives you a shortcut to golden minions. It can be hard to find a good target for Reno’s Hero Power. Ysera’s Hero Power does not guarantee high-tier Dragons, but it increases your odds of finding good dragons and finding triples, so you should usually force Dragons when playing as Ysera. Maybe people not really knowing how to use her Hero Power contribute to the weak result… but at the same time, Deryl which has even harder to use Hero Power is consistently in Top 5 stats (not to mention that both HSReplay and Firestone gather those stats for above average MMR players – like 6.5k+ or something). (The only time since i learned how to play him that i’ve done “bad” with Deryl, was when I finished 5th because i sold by mistake a very buffed Vulgar Humunculus in round 5 or 6 :facepalm: ), *My Tier List for the “No Amalgam” Patch*, My A tier a heroes that do something “broken”. There is a lot of strategy involved with optimizing your gains from The Rat King, but there is also plenty of variance. Because players tend to have useful minions on their board, the overall quality of the copies can be high: Spawns of N’Zoth and Goldrinns are up for grabs, and you can sometimes even get to triples without recruiting a single copy from the Tavern. The buff is permanent, so you can build up your key minions to some big numbers over time. The issue with Wagtoggle is that she has to play menagerie, which is the worst build in the game at the moment based on the stats. looking forward to an update of this page. The only thing I don’t agree with is A.F.Kay, she is so super inconsistent, not bringing any advantage if you can’t find a “self-upgrading” minion. Baz’hial’s Hero Power does not cost any gold itself but instead deals two points of damage to you upon use. Its passive Hero Power gives +2 Attack to all minions, including your opponent’s minions. its also pretty good in the early game, because that bump in attack makes it so that almost all minion interactions are both dying. And that’s fair IMO, but only as long as they keep bonuses relatively small and when they have no impact on gameplay. Several changes to minions, most notably the removal of Pogo-Hopper from the minion pool. That’s because of two reasons, then: 1. Then, you can grab two minions on turn three when you have access to five gold. Deryl can arguably here, but it is too RNG based for me to be A tier. Stupid auto correct, Hearthstone's Best Arena Hero Class Tier List. You can use token generators such as Alleycat and Murloc Tidehunter to give you more minions to sell (yes, the tokens count as full minions too) and you can buy minions from the Tavern just to resell them back so that there are fewer options left to help you land the buffs on just the right minion. However, you need to force Elementals to benefit from the Hero Power, and that can sometimes be difficult. And bartendotron is super strong if you get to tier 3 first (which you probably will). Updated for the post-Elementals 18.4.2 balance patch. 2. And then you have the 5star buff all types minion and honestly it’s the easiest win for me, especially now with all the divine shield minions. The Recruitment Map created by Elise’s Hero Power is a two-gold spell to Discover a minion from the Tavern Tier you just upgraded to: when you upgrade to Tier 2, you get a spell to Discover a Tier 2 minion, Tier 3 gives a spell to Discover a Tier 3 minion, and so on. No matter how good they are now, at some point all of these Heroes sat at the top of the meta. 1 gold for 1 golden minion :), I was thinking along those lines when i first saw it. Sylvanas’s Hero Power hence gives you 1 more gold the first time you sell a minion each turn. So everytime the meta changes, you actually need to catch up with the newest changes, while also paying attention to how the ladder goes. A. Tutorial “Cliffnotes” The Battlegrounds tutorial does a good job of teaching players the basics of the game, so we’ll start with the assumption that you have at least played through that. From there, you can use it on most turns. Yogg-Saron can recruit a minion for a mere two gold: sure, it is a random minion from the line in front of you, but it comes with a buff, which is a big deal in the early game. The golden minion is added to your hand, so when you play it, you get the usual higher-tier discover as you do with regular golden minions. From the ever-changing meta, to whether the old build style still work or not. Other Heroes need a token to sell or waste gold on refreshing the Tavern or using their Hero Power on that turn, while you can always get more bodies on the board. Jandice saw … I bought a weak minion and left 2 higher stat minions on the first turn to pick them up later. I wouldn’t call that P2W, the only thing that you could technically call P2W is that you can only choose from 2 Heroes. Had a game where I didn’t get any of those by tapping 8 times. Captain Eudora’s Hero Power gives you a shortcut to golden minions. While there are late-game applications to this in some Baron Rivendare Deathrattle compositions, the main advantage N’Zoth has is actually in the early game: when you only have a couple of minions on the board, duplicating a Deathrattle can be the difference between winning and losing a battle. I assume you mean your first 26 games. The Curator’s success largely depends on how well it can take advantage of its free Amalgam: if it finds a buff-based composition, it can run away with the game. You should use his Hero Power every turn: after all, it costs nothing to do so! Thanks for the update! I usually make Top 3 with him, but with Nozdormu it’s all over the place. 1st time something like what happened to you happened to me. I have played my first game with Captain Eudora and the ability of digging for a gold minion. This post will be selected to 5 sections, divided by difficulty of battleground achievements: easy, medium, hard, extremely hard and hall of fame (currently not obtainable). Alexstrasza’s Hero Power allows you to discover two Dragons the moment you hit Tavern Tier 5. This guide is part of our larger Battlegrounds Guide. I think that I would have put her into Tier 3, but she’s definitely not great. It flips, takes a coin and does nothing. The removal of Nightmare Amalgam resulted in a meta shift: huge menagerie boards are much more difficult to build, so Heroes who can provide major buffs to their minions became better, as average minion size in the late game became smaller. However, his Tavern upgrades cost one more gold. If you are able to discover such a minion from a triple early on, the power spike from making it Golden can carry you all the way to victory. You can also get other powerful Secrets, such as Splitting Image (creates a copy of your minion when one is attacked, only triggers if you have enough board space for an additional minion) and Autodefense Matrix (gives your minion Divine Shield when one is attacked). First pick was 3 (!) I froze the board for two turns and bought them on turn 3. Captain Eudora. These Heroes are very strong, but their Hero Powers are slightly less powerful than those of the Tier 1 Heroes. I probably would have done better had I picked Malygos or Shudderwock. However, you get to use your Bananas immediately, whereas your opponents can use theirs only on the following turn, which gives you a tempo advantage, and you also have a 20% chance to get a Big Banana that gives a +2/+2 buff to a minion instead of a regular one. Tier Lists are usually built around experienced players. A. F. 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