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Hearthstone: How to get virtually infinite armor in one turn

Published: 9/Sep/2019 8:17 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 8:39

by Matt Porter

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Hearthstone is a game where making the most of every turn matters if you hope to secure victories, and an ingenious player has found a deck which grants players with almost-infinite armor in a single turn.

Fans of the free-to-play card game are well known for their clever tricks to take advantage of every card they can in Hearthstone, with YouTuber Shiju finding a way to make their turn last forever using items from the new Saviors of Uldun expansion pack.

Now, Reddit user /u/riccardo1999 has found a way to give himself over 655,000 Armor points in a single turn – making him practically indestructible against enemy attacks.

BlizzardHearthstone’s Savior of Uldun expansion is creating some crazy decks.

How to give yourself near-infinite armor in Hearthstone

To pull off this clever trick, /u/riccardo1999 needed a little bit of luck, finding both Emperor Thaurissan, who reduces the cost of cards in your hand by one crystal at the end of your turn, and Drakkari Enchanter, who triggers any end of turn effects for a second time.

The Redditor then placed down Linecracker, who’s Overkill ability, which activates when it deals more damage than required to destroy another card, doubles its attack, before playing Flop’s Glorious Gloop which grants Spel mana every time a minion is destroyed. Finally, Lesser Jasper Spellstone, which grants two Armor when two damage is dealt to a minion, was placed onto the battlefield, and the clever trick was ready to go.

BlizzardPlayers can make themselves almost invincible with this trick.

Elise the Enlightened, which duplicates your hand as long as you don’t have two of the same card was deployed, and then BEEES!!!, which summons four 1/1 Bees to attack a Minion. /u/Riccardo1999 used them to attack his own Linecracker, with his attack stats doubling every time.

Thanks to his hand duplication, the attack stat of the Linecracker shot upwards, before playing Earthen Scales, which allows you to gain Armor equivalent to a friendly minion’s attack.

By the end of his turn, the Linecracker had an attack stat of 655,364, with Earthen Scales transferring the same number straight to their Armor, making them practically invincible and forcing the other play to surrender.

655364 armor in one turn Druid deck + Jades win condition. from r/hearthstone

How easy is this Armor trick to pull off?

Like most strategies in Hearthstone, you need the luck of RNG on your side, as the cards in your deck are randomly dealt to you, and you need to receive these specific cards around the same time to have any hope of pulling this off.

The player themselves admitted that after coming up with the idea, it took three gamers to actually execute it, as a mixture of not getting the right cards and opponent’s decks stopped him.

For those who want to try out this maneuver for themselves, /u/Riccardo1999 has included the full deck, so you can see how he set himself up for victory. You can view the full list of cards below.

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Hearthstone finally adding dual-class cards in Scholomance Academy

Published: 15/Jul/2020 5:07 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 7:06

by Isaac McIntyre

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Blizzard has confirmed Hearthstone will finally be adding dual-class cards in its upcoming expansion, Scholomance Academy, which is set to be released in early August according to the collectible card game developers.

Hearthstone has just unveiled its next major expansion, a wizarding school-themed set that evokes the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise. The August expansion will be the second to be added in the Year of the Phoenix, following ‘Ashes of Outland.’

There are a few new features Blizzard are planning on bringing to their long-standing online trading-card game in the next expansion, they confirmed on July 14. Chief among them are “dual-class cards,” a first for Hearthstone.

Scholomance Academy feature image for Hearthstone expansion.
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Blizzard just unveiled its next Hearthstone expansion, Scholomance Academy, set to be released in August.

It’s not the first time the base classes have shared limited cards; the title’s fourth expansion ‘Mean Streets of Gadgetzan’ added “tri-class cards” to the pool all the way back in December 2016. There were only nine classes back then, however.

Dual-class “Double Major” cards

With the addition of Demon Hunter at the start of Year of the Phoenix, Blizzard can now split cards into five groups, each with two related classes. There will be ten dual combos all up in the August expansion release:

  • Druid/Hunter
  • Hunter/Demon Hunter
  • Demon Hunter/Warlock
  • Warlock/Priest
  • Priest/Paladin
  • Paladin/Warrior
  • Warrior/Rogue
  • Rogue/Mage
  • Mage/Shaman
  • Shaman/Druid

Each class pairing will be given four of the 40 dual-class cards on the menu in Scholomance Academy, Blizzard revealed. The devs also confirmed each of the ten pairings would also get a Legendary ‘professor’ minion as well.

New mechanic: ‘Spellburst’

The “Double Major” cards won’t be the only new addition for Hearthstone in the upcoming August expansion either. As per usual, the devs will also be slapping a new mechanic on the table; this time, it’s called “Spellburst.”

Basically, it’s a delayed spell power for minions and players alike. The new effect warns that it will “trigger a one-time additional effect when a spell is played.” It’s almost like a trap card from rival series Yu-Gi-Oh!, but built into minions.

Hearthstone mage casts a Spellburst spell at a dummy in Scholomance Academy.
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Hearthstone fans will be able to pull off tricky spell traps with the new “Spellburst” cards.

New spells: ‘Studies’

The final new Hearthstone change for players to wrap their heads around for Scholomance Academy is a new spell type, “Studies.” These cards have Discover-only effects, but allow you to tutor up a specific type of card, like Demon or Mech.

Once you’ve collected your card, it will reduce the mana cost of the next card you play of that type. It certainly seems like a must-pick card for themed decks. The first that springs to mind is Paladin Murloc, which has run rampant in the Year of the Phoenix so far.

Murlocs charge forward in Hearthstone.
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The super-aggro Hearthstone deck “Murloc Paladin” will love to get its hand on the new Studies cards.

So there you have it; everything we know about Blizzard’s upcoming Hearthstone expansion Scholomance Academy. Keep your eyes peeled on Dexerto for more details on all 135 new cards set to be released in the August set.

The next Year of the Phoenix release is expected to drop in mid-August. Ahead of the official expansion release, fans can get an “Academy Bundle” for $49.99 USD, or book themselves a whopping 80 packs with the $79.99 “Mega Bundle.”