LOTI 043 : BRM – Blackwing Lair

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Blackwing Lair

Intro:

Welcome to the Legend of the Innkeeper.  I’m Vastidious, I’m Ariannwyn and I’m Espo.  We’re glad you could join us for our 43rd episode.

This week we are talking about… Blackwing Lair, the 4th wing in the Blackrock Mountain adventure mode.

Updates:

What did you do this week?

Top 3 of the week (Favorite Encounter in this wing?)

Vastidious – Razorgore

Ariannwyn – Razorgore

Espo –  Chromaggus!  All the cards! (Handlock)

News

1. From Aratil on the Blizzard forums: “We take the competitive landscape and fair play very seriously – A fun, fair, and competitive environment is at the very heart of the Hearthstone experience. Those found to be in violation of our Terms of Use are subject to penalties, up to and including disqualification from the Hearthstone World Championship. Specific examples of such violations can include but are not limited to win trading, botting, and account buying or selling.”

A list of players that have been disqualified from the Hearthstone World Championship 2015 can be found below.

XzaM — Win trading

Alchemixt — Win trading

Naiman — Win trading

Damnery — Win trading

Getting Better

Polygon.com – Article on how Blizzard creates the boss encounters

http://www.polygon.com/2015/4/23/8477465/hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft-blizzard-blackrock-mountain-blackwing-lair-bosses

Blackrock Mountain:  Blackwing Lair

Razorgore the Untamed – 30 health   (Egg management)

Razorgore always starts with a Corrupted Egg on his side.

1 cost hero power “The Rookery” Give all corrupted eggs +1 health, then summon one.

Spells to watch for; Flameheart = Draw 2 cards. Gain 4 armor. Other class spells that he may play; Dragon’s Breath, Corruption, Bloodlust

Minions he may play; Frostwolf Grunt, Cruel Taskmaster, Faerie Dragon, Wolfrider, Azure Drake, Blackwing Corruptor, Blackwing Technician, Drakonid Crusher, Dragon Consort, Hungry Dragon, Twilight Whelp, Volcanic Drake

Card gained from his defeat = Revenge: 2 cost Warrior spell = Deal 1 damage to all minions. If you have 12 or less health, deal 3 damage instead.

Vaelastrasz the Corrupt – 30 health (Vey-la-straws) (Card management – play as many cards as you can each turn)

1 cost hero power “Essence of the Red” Each player draws 2 cards.

Spells to watch for; Burning Adrenaline: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero. Other class spells that he may play; Arcane Missiles, Dragon’s Breath, Gang up, Corruption, Imp-losion, Naturalize, Inner Rage.

Minions he may play; Flame Imp, Goblin Sapper, Twilight Drake, Volcanic Drake, Molten Giant, Clockwork Giant.

Card gained from his defeat = Flamewaker: After you cast a spell, deal 2 damage randomly split among all enemies.

Chromaggus – 30 health

1 cost hero power “Brood Affliction” At the end of your turn, add a Brood Affliction card to your opponent’s hand.

Brood Affliction Cards =

“Red” While this is in your hand, take 1 damage at the start of your turn.

“Green” While this is in your hand, restore 2 health to your opponent at the start of your turn.

“Blue” While this is in your hand, Chromaggus’ spells cost (1) less.

“Black” While this is in your hand, whenever Chromaggus draws a card, he gets another copy of it.

“Bronze” While this is in your hand, Chromaggus’ minions cost (1) less.

Spells to watch for; Flameheart: Draw 2 cards. Gain 4 armor. Chromatic Mutation: Transform a minion into a 2/3 Chromatic Dragonkin (when the opponent plays a spell, gain +2/+2)  Other class spells that he may play; Bite, Claw, Swipe, Flamestrike,

Minions he may play; Chromatic Dragonkin:2-cost ⅔ Dragon; Whenever your opponent casts a spell, gain +2/+2.  Drakonid Crusher, Dragon Consort, Blackwing Technician, Faerie Dragon, Hungry Dragon, Twilight Drake, Alexstrasza, Onyxia, Nozdormu.

Card gained from his defeat = Hungry Dragon: Battlecry: Summon a randon 1-cost minion for your opponent.

Lord Victor Nefarius – 30 health

1 cost hero power “True Form” Let the games begin.

At the start of his first turn he will use True Form, changing into his dragon form and change into Nefarian. He will also gain 30 armor, immediately set his mana to 10, and draw 2 additional cards for free. His hero power also changes into a 1 cost hero power “Wild Magic” Put a random spell from your opponent’s class into your hand.

From turn 3 onwards, at the start of each turn Ragnaros will grant the player one of the following cards at random; 0 cost spell “Die Insect” Deal 8 damage to a random enemy, 0 cost 6/6 minion with Taunt, 0 cost 6/3 minion Battlecry: Deal 6 damage.  0 cost 4/5 minion with Windfury

Spells to watch for; Tail Swipe: Deal 4 Damage. Other class spells he may play; Bite, claw, Dragon’s Breath, Flamestrike, Cleave, and of course any spell from the players class.

Minions he may play; Dragon Consort, Twilight Whelp, Blackwing Corruptor, Blackwing Technician, Drakonid Crusher, Faerie Dragon, Hungry Dragon, Twilight Drake, Volcanic Drake.

Card gained from his defeat = Fireguard destroyer: Battlecry: Gain 1-4 attack. Overload: (1)

Card gained for completion of the entire wing = Chromaggus 8 cost 6/8 Dragon Whenever you draw a card, put another copy into your hand.

Tournaments

PGL Spring Tavern Tales DreamHack Bucharest 2015

ESL Legendary Series Week 3

Kinguin Pro League week 8 Reynad drops out because of scheduling conflicts

NVIDIA Hearthstone Pro/Am Vastidious is 2-3 and ranked 3997 out of 4451 (That’s sad, but the 2 wins were forfeits because the opponent didn’t show up!) – 3 rounds remaining.

Reviews and Emails

iTunes Reviews:

From Chris in Australia (November 2014)  “Just starting my Hearthstone journey, and this podcast has become really helpful.”

Emails:

From: Greg Gayler

Hey guys!
Recently I’ve been listening to the show and really get a lot out of it. I think I’m
getting better.. Slowly.. Anyway, moving on, I was playing a new priest deck I threw
together and totally beat this guy on casual. Like really bad. I drew just the right
combo for something I hadn’t even thought about! First I drew Oasis Snapjaw 2/7
(which Isnt as useless as you think) and also 2 divine spirit spells, and the cherry
on top was Inner fire. I already had the Snapjaw down with a taunt creature and so
he was undamaged this turn. My opponent was at 28 health. I put both divine spirits
on the Snapjaw and then did inner fire which double-doubled it’s health to 28!! Then
inner fire made its attack equal to its health: a 28/28 creature which I then used
to kill my opponent instantly!!! Crazy huh? Just wanted to share that story with
you. Maybe Ariannwyn would get a kick out of a priest winning on round 6? I sure
did.

Keep up the good work!

Job’s done.

Twitter:

Greg Gayler – “Started playing #Hearthstone  Also thanks to @LotiPodcast for giving me some good tips and tricks to get me started. Love the show.”

Outro

That does it for this episode.  You can email the show at [email protected]  You can also visit our website at legendoftheinnkeeper.com where we will post the show notes with the episode that has links to all the information we discussed.

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Until next show, Happy gaming!

Credits:

Music by James Marantettehttps://soundcloud.com/james-marantette

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Vastidious is a long time gamer, father to Ariannwyn and doesn't read the text on the cards.

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