LOTI 042 : BRM – Blackrock Spire

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Blackrock Spire



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 42nd episode.

This week we are talking about…

The 3rd wing in Blackrock Mountain; Blackrock Spire


What did you do this week? “Played Hearthstone on our iphones!”


Top 3 of the week (favorite boss?)

Vastidious – General Drakkisath

Ariannwyn – General Drakkisath

Espo – Rend Blackhand


1. Chinese Tournaments are getting a special Golden card back, Golden Celebration card back – http://www.hearthpwn.com/forums/hearthstone-general/general-discussion/35531-golden-celebration-card-back-revealed

Only the contestants who get to top 128 of an area tournament can get this cardback.

While there will be eight area tournaments in China, this cardback will have a max number of 1024.

2. iPhone and Android phone releases this week – Free packs for playing on each device

Getting Better

Blackrock Mountain:  Blackrock Spire

Highlord Omokk – 30 health

1 cost hero power “Me Smash” Destroy a random damaged enemy minion

Card gained from his defeat = Core Rager

Spells to watch for; Flameheart = Draw 2 cards. Gain 4 armor. & TIME FOR SMASH = Deal 5 damage to a random enemy. Gain 5 armor & the warrior spell Charge.

Minions he may play; All the Ogres, Abusive Sergeant, Elven Archer, and Loot horder


General Drakkisath – 50 Health

Passive Hero power “Intense Gaze” All cards cost (1) Players are capped at 1 mana crystal

His passive hero power means that cards cannot be affected by  Emperor Thaurissan, Venture Co. Mercenary, Pint-Sized Summoner, Sorcerer’s Apprentice or Mana Wraith.

Card gained from his defeat = Dragon Consort

Spells to watch for; Drakkisath’s Command = Destroy a minion. Gain 10 armor.  He also uses a plethora of spells from many classes; Flamestrike, Fireball, Mindgames, Sprint, Twisting Nether, and Brawl.

Minions he may play; Kidnapper, Ogre Ninja, Boulderfist Ogre, Core Hound, Drakonid Crusher, Force-Tank Max, Hungry Dragon, Lord of the Arena, Mogor the Ogre, The Beast, Troggzor the Earthinator, War Golem


Rend Blackhand – 30 health

He always starts with “Open the Gates” as his hero power. However, after the use of it a new random power appears from the following;

  • “Open the Gates” Summon three 1/1 whelps. Get a new hero power.
  • “Old Horde” Summon two 1/1 Orcs with Taunt. Get a new hero power.
  • “Dismount” Summon Gyth. Get a new hero power. (Gyth = 3 mana 8/4 Dragon)
  • “Blackwing” Summon a 3/1 Dragonkin. Get a new hero power.

Card gained from his defeat = Dragon Egg

Spells to watch for; The True Warchief = Destroy a Legenary minion.  He also uses spells from other classes; Dragon’s Breath, Mortal Strike, Rampage, and Revenge.

Minions he may play; Dragon Consort, Twilight Whelp, Azure Drake, Blackwing Corruptor, Blackwing Technician, Dragon Egg, Onyxia, The Beast, Drakonid Crusher, Twilight Drake, and Volcanic Drake.


The card gained for the defeat of all three bosses = Rend Blackhand

Priest Class Challenge – General Drakkisath

Card reward = Twilight Whelp

Druid Class Challenge – Rend Blackhand

Card reward = Volcanic Lumberer



Article about the mindset of a Legendary player versus a Casual Player – http://hearthstoneplayers.com/mindset-legend-player/


Kinguin For Charity Easter Edition 2015


Gfinity Spring Masters II


Nvidia Pro/Am Tournament – Vastidious is still in it

Ariannwyn in her tournament “Tuesday Night Hype

Reviews and Emails

iTunes Reviews:

Bruno from Portugal says, “Love the podcast, I hear it every Monday afternoon and I believe it strikes the right balance between casual and veteran players.

It’s got something for everyone. Keep up the good work!!”


That does it for this episode.  You can email the show at info@legendoftheinnkeeper.com.  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!


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

1 Comment

  1. Alex in Australia on

    Only listened to the podcast and won’t watch the videos sorry. Interested to know how many legendaries were in all of Ari’s packs? I’m guessing around 3.

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