Hearthstone: Spiritsinger Umbra and Deathrattle Rogue deck makes tempo easy in Wild - Dexerto
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Hearthstone: Spiritsinger Umbra and Deathrattle Rogue deck makes tempo easy in Wild

Published: 10/Sep/2019 23:45 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 1:16

by Bill Cooney

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A deck combo making the rounds in the Hearthstone community shows just how crazy the game’s Wild mode can get.

In Hearthstone’s Standard multiplayer matchmaking mode, only cards from the last two calendar years along with the standard base cards can be used.

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But in Wild mode, any Hearthstone cards that have ever come out can be placed into a deck together, which can allow you to dominate the course of play, with a little help from the RNG gods of course.

Blizzard EntertainmentWild lets players use any Hearthstone cards that have ever been introduced.

So what makes this deck so special?

Reddit user GamerDNA720 posted a video of the deck in action, which allowed them to completely wipe their opponent’s side of the board on the six-mana turn.

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First, GamerDNA played two Counterfit Coins from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan set, which give the player one additional mana crystal each.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion was released back in 2016.

After that, they use their newfound eight mana to summon Sneed’s Old Shredder from Goblins vs, Gnomes  – which summons a random Legendary minion from their deck.

This is where the luck part of things comes into play, because the random minion summoned was Y’Shaarj, Rage Unbound, from Whispers of the Old Gods, that puts a random minion from the player’s deck onto the battlefield at the end of their turn.

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After attacking, GamerDNA ends their turn which activates Y’Sharrj and brings a Kobold Illusionist (Kobolds and Catacombs) onto the field, which summons a 1/1 copy of any minion in a player’s hand.

They use this to summon Sylvanas Windrunner, who can take control of one enemy minion – and clear the opponent’s side of the board before their turn even starts.

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How do we pull this off for ourselves?

As we said before, it’s the deck (and some help from the RNG gods) that makes this combo possible, and GamerDNA was nice enough to provide the deck list for the combo.

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The deck is built under the Rogue class and features a wide variety of cards from different expansions, as seen below:

Deck code: 

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Mana

Card Name
Qty
0
Counterfeit Coin
2
0
Preparation
2
2
Cheat Death
1
2
Eviscerate
2
2
Sap
2
3
Fan of Knives
2
3
Necrium Blade
2
4
Kobold Illusionist
2
4
Shadow of Death
2
4
Spiritsinger Umbra
1
5
Anka, the Buried
1
5
Necrium Vial
2
6
Cairne Bloodhoof
1
6
Sylvanas Windrunner
1
7
Silver Vanguard
2
8
Charged Devilsaur
2
8
Ragnaros the Firelord
1
8
Sneed’s Old Shredder
1
8
The Lich King
1

The total cost of all the cards in the deck comes out to 12,000 dust, which can be a pretty penny for some players, if they don’t have the cards already. 

As with any Hearthstone strategy, this one takes some luck to pull off, but if you can build the deck, you’re already halfway there.

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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.’

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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