LOTI 089 : Call of the Wild

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Welcome to the Legend of the Innkeeper. We’re glad you could join us for our 89th episode.

This week we are talking about…

What did you do this week?
Quests? Ranked play? Fun Guaranteed with friends?


Change made to Friends List – Instead of showing to your friends your current rank in Standard, now it will show your best rank. http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/20743020458
Yogg-Saron Simulator – http://gbspend.com/YoggSim/

New Cards

Call of the Wild

Lots are talking about this as a replacement for Dr. Boom for control (midrange) hunters.
Being lovingly called Dr. 8.
Mixed responses. Some say auto-include and run 2, and others say 1 at the most.
Always Huffer (first), Leokk the second and Misha the third. (https://twitter.com/PlayHearthstone/status/717784748094042112)
And keep in mind, that all other friendly minions already on the board, get +1 attack because of Leokk.

Spreading Madness

Being called, Patron Warlock
Use with Grim Patron, Eggs, corrupted Hogger, Imp Gang Boss, and Floating Watcher (Wild)
Mad Bomber, Madder Bomber, Spreading Madness = Madness Deck
Quote from Hearthpwn Forums: “When Mad Bomber and Madder Bomber create a spell.”
Chance of hitting yourself 9 times when no minions are on the board? Chance of hitting yourself 9 times with a singe 9 health minion on the board? Chance of missing the ONLY 1 health minion on the board?


Lots of disappointment around this card. One the biggest complaints is not enough good Warlock cards to combo with. Really the only two good ones are Siphon Soul and Doom! Quote from Hearthpwn Forums: “Cho’Gall > DOOM!, the ultimate life tap.”
Could work with Nefarian and Rafaam.

Possessed Villager

Replacement for Haunted Creeper in Zoo decks.
Combo with Knife Juggler? Turn 1 this, Turn 2, KJ and kill PV.

Wisps of the Old Gods

A worse version of Dark Whispers
100 dust

Soggoth the Slitherer

Not a lot think it’s going to be viable in constructed. Arena maybe.
Weak to silence
The Black Knight comes back?

Thistle Tea

Quote from Hearthpwn Forums: “That teacup is too expensive. It must be from Starbucks.”
Quote from Hearthpwn Forums: “Win big or fall flat. It’s a bit too costly”
Will be an interesting addition to Mill Rogue.
OR even Malygos Rogue or Reno Jackson?
Oh and I think some might not like the RNGness of it. I do.

Twilight Summoner

Quote from Hearthpwn Forums: “If Unearthed Raptor had a favorite food…”
Deathrattle Rogue, Warrior deck (with enablers), Ramp Druid or N’Zoth deck.
Susceptible to silence
A replacement for the Nerubian Egg?
Turn 7, play this and void Terror. Get you a 4/4 and a 5/5 on the board.

Embrace the Shadow

Combo with Corrupted Healbot or Circle of Healing
If running this card you need to run with heals that can target your opponent or opponent’s minions.
Flash Heal is powerful with this.
Combo Priest
Quote from Hearthpwn Forums: “In combo priest Auchenai Soulpriest definitely isn’t better, Auchenai Soulpriest requires a setup, whereas Embrace the Shadow can just be played on the same turn you drop Prophet Velen and your Flash Heal. It’s way less risky and will most likely bring combo priest back.”

Deathwing, Dragonlord

Supersized fries for Unearthed Raptor
Quote from Hearthpwn Forums: “Dragons you’d want to summon this way: Ysera, Deathwing, Chromaggus, Malygos, Coldarra Drake, Volcanic Drake, Hungry Dragon, Dragonkin Sorcerer And the Maybes: Chillmaw (low chance of having dragons in your hand unless you draw it),Nozdormu, Azure Drake (spell damage)
Ramp Dragon Druid? Dragon Rogue with Unearthed Raptor?

Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End

Thread on Reddit about Yogg-Saron questions – https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/4dsca4/a_summary_of_yoggsarons_extra_details_on_how_it/

Can target heroes or any minion.
He can kill himself but the battlecry finishes before he dies.
If card is a ‘choose one’ card or ‘discover’ card, it will pick randomly.
If random spell has no target, spell will ‘fizzle’
All spells will follow the rules as if your Hero cast the spell.
Spells cast DO NOT buff Mana Wyrm or Mana Addict, trigger Antonidas or trigger Flamewaker. Summoning Stone will not summon minions either.
Cast spells will not give a copy to your opponent with Cho or Gallywix.
If Brann is on the board, Yogg-Saron will perform the battlecry twice, even if killed or transformed.
Should not affect timers even with Nozdormu.
If Hallazeal on the board, any damaging spells will heal you.
Lock and Load will not gain you hunter cards.
Golden Yogg will gain you golden spells.

Reviews and Emails

iTunes Reviews: 1

ForcastWeatherMan (Australia)
I listen to the podcast usually as a background to other work or playing Hearthstone. Hearthstone gives me the opportunity to play with my dad after work like we used to when i was a kid, even though we live in different states. Its really cool to listen to you guys every week for some casual insights as a break from competitive play. Greetings from Australia and best of luck this season!


@LotiPodcast Hunter asks, what’s turn 8?

Facebook Shoutout:

Dave – “Finally. Rode that camel to gold!” It’s his first Golden Hero, Hunter

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