LOTI 259 : Spicy (Spicy) Expansion



What did you do this week?

Quests?  Ranked play?  Fun Guaranteed with friends?

Espo:  5000 Gold, 8 packs ready to go, 1845 dust, BG: 18/63, 3836

Vastidious: 2170 Gold, 107 packs ready to go, 14025 dust, 7/72, 4978

BG Stats: Triples Created, Tavern Upgrades, Damage in one turn, Biggest Minion, Time Played, Top 5 Heroes by games played and by wins


  • Return of Winter Veil event
    • Begins Dec 11th until Dec 31st
    • New Card Back, Winter Veil Treat
    • Winter Veil Wonder Bundle
      • Available from Dec 19 – Jan 7
      • $24.99
      • Druid Hero, Dame Hazelbark (Creepy)
      • 6 Witchwood Card packs, 6 Boomsday Project Card packs, 6 Rastakhan’s Rumble Card packs, 6 Rise of Shadows Card packs and 6 Saviors of Uldum Card packs
  • Hearthstone patch live 16.0
    • Pre-loads expansion
    • Reminder of the Pre-Order bundles available.
      • Standard Bundle
        • 60 DoD Card Packs
        • Shattering Card Back
        • Random DoD Golden Legendary
        • $49.99
      • Mega Bundle 
        • 100 DoD Card Packs
        • Deathwing Warrior Hero
        • Shattering Card Back
        • Random DoD Golden Legendary
        • $79.99
    • New In-Game Shop / Heroes
      • New In-Game shop with better design flow.  Includes new Adventures and Wild Card Packs that can be purchased using gold to purchase Wild packs.
      • December 10, you can claim the Tyrande Priest Hero and card back for FREE in the new store.
      • Also on December 10, is the new limited time Hunter Hero, Slyvanas Windrunner, for $9.99. 
      • And on December 10, they will rotate the lineup for Heroes available in the shop. So get your Magni, Medivh and Alleria before they go. 
    • The 24 Wild cards that were rolled in a few weeks back are removed
    • COMING SOON: Galakrond’s Awakening
      • Final Battle of the Year of the Dragon’s solo adventure story coming in January. 
      • Collect 35 new cards
      • More details soon
    • Battleground Updates
      • 3 New Heroes
        • Edwin Vancleef – Sharpen Blades – Costs 1 – Give a minion +1/+1 for each minion you’ve bought this turn.
        • Sylvanas Windrunner – Banshee’s Blessing – Costs 0 – Remove a friendly minion to give adjacent minions +1/+1
        • Arch-Villain Rafaam – I’ll Take That – Costs 1 – Next combat, add a plain copy of the first minion you kill to your hand. (Note: this is unbuffed, non-golden copy)
      • Heroes Returning
        • Millifcent Manastorm
        • Lich Baz’hial
      • Heroes Leaving
        • Patches the Pirate
        • Bartendotron
        • Pyramad
        • Professor Putricide
        • Trade Prince Gallywix
      • New Minions
        • King Bagurgle – 5 star – 6/3 Murloc – Battlecry and Deathrattle – Give your other Murlocs +2/+2.  (Upgrades to 12/6 and +4/+4)
        • Floating Watcher – 3 star – 4/4 Demon – Whenever your hero takes damage on your turn, gain +2/+2. (Upgrades to 8/8, and +4/+4)
      • Balance Changes
        • Lightfang Enforcer (Minion) – At the end of your turn, give a friendly Mech, Beast, Murloc and Demon +2/+2.  Now gives +2/+2
        • Heroes
          • Millificent Manastorm – All mechs in Bob’s Tavern get +1 attack.   (was +1/+1)
          • Patchwerk – Starts at 50 Health (was 60 Health)
          • A.F. Kay – Skip your first 2 turns. Start with two minions from Tavern Tier 3.  (was a minion from Tavern Tier 3 and Tavern Tier 4)
          • The Rat King – Whenever you Hire a Beast give it +1/+1. Swaps type each turn. (was +1/+2)
          • Lich Baz’hial – Get a Coin and take 2 damage. (was take 3 damage)
          • The Great Akazamzarak – Will now be harder to get Ice Block consecutively.  Removed Hand of Salvation as a possible secret. (When your second minion dies in a turn, return it to life.)
      • Advanced Stats are available.
    • Fixes
      • Echo Adjustments
        • Copies of cards with the Echo keyword can no longer cost less than (1). Full dust refunds will be available until Dec. 19 for the following cards. 
          • SN1P-SN4P (Normal Only)
          • Glinda Crowskin (Normal and Golden)
          • Sound the Bells! (Normal and Golden)
        • New Updates about Echo
          • You can now Devolve 0 mana minions into new ones
          • You can now Evolve 10+ mana minions into the same mana-cost minions
          • You can re-roll 0 mana “12/12” Frog or magnetized Target Dummy with Devolve into other 0 cost cards
          • You can re-roll Giants into fresh copies that are fully healed and remove buffs/debuffs
          • And best example, you can play Shirvallah, the Tiger, Rush and do damage, heal for 7, then re-roll into a fresh copy of Shirvallah and do it again.
      • Numerous fixes for Zephyrs
      • And more fixes for other issues.

Espo Mode 

Heart of the Sunwell

Rules: In the Sunwell lies unlimited power and that power is yours! Start each game with 10 mana and see what you can do!

Rewards: A Classic Card pack

Getting Better

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