LOTI 284 : Scholomance Academy

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Updates:

What did you do this week?

Quests?  Ranked play?  Fun Guaranteed with friends?

Espo: 2660 Gold, Silver 9 Rank

Vastidious: 1210 gold, Bronze 10


News

New Expansion Announced!

Scholomance Academy

  • Release Date – Early August
  • Login now – Get Transfer Student for free – 2 mana 2/2, This has different effects based on which game board you’re on.  
  • New Keyword: Spellburst
    • A one-time only effect when you cast a spell.  With a Spellburst minion or weapon in play, casting a Spell will activate its Spellburst effect.
  • New Spell type: Studies
    • These allow you to Discover a card immediately and also reduce the mana cost of the next card you play of that type.
  • Dual-Class cards
    • This expansion marks the beginning of Phase 2 in Year of the Phoenix. Phase 2 has the following items mentioned at the beginning of the year in store for us.
      • New card mechanics
      • New Tavern Brawls
      • Battleground updates
      • A Seasonal Event
      • Balance updates
      • New Game Mode
      • New Solo Experience
      • New Battlegrounds Feature
    • 2 Bundles Available now for pre-purchase
      • Scholomance Bundle – $49.99
        • 55 Scholomance Academy card packs
        • Kel’thuzad card back
        • A random Scholomance Academy Golden Legendary card
      • Scholomance Mega bundle – $79.99
        • 85 Scholomance Academy card packs
        • 5 of these will be Golden Scholomance Academy packs
        • A random Scholomance Academy Golden Legendary card
        • Kel’Thuzad Mage Hero
        • Kel’Thuzad card back
        • The Tavern Pass
        • 4 Arena tickets
    • Patch 17.6
      • Battlegrounds
        • New Hero
          • Tess Greymane – Bob’s Burgles (1 cost) – Refresh Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponent’s warband
        • Returning Heroes
          • King Mukla – Bananarama (1 cost) – Get 2 Bananas. At the end of your turn, give everyone else one.
          • Dinotamer Brann – Battle Brand (1 cost) – Refresh Bob’s Tavern with Battlecry minions.
        • Updated Heroes
          • Aranna Starseeker – Demon Hunter Training (Passive) – 
            • Old: After you Refresh 7 times, Bob always has 7 minions. 
            • New: After you Refresh 5 times, Bob always has 7 minions.
          • Captain Hooktusk – Trash for Treasure (0 Cost)
            • Old: Remove a friendly minion. Discover one from a Tavern Tier lower.
            • New: Remove a friendly minion. Get a random one from a Tavern Tier lower.
        • Pirates are no longer guaranteed to appear in every game.
        • New Minion
          • Amalgadon – Tier 6; 6 Attack, 6 Health (golden 12 /12)
            • Battlecry: For each different minion type you have, Adapt randomly.  (golden: Adapt twice)
        • Updated Minion
          • Goldrinn, the Great Wolf – Old Tier – 5 : New Tier – 6
      • Balance Updates
        • Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
          • Old: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0). 
          • New: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1). 
        • Corsair Cache
          • Old: Draw a weapon. Give it +1/+1.
          • New: Draw a weapon. Give it +1 Durability.
        • Metamorphosis
          • Old: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 5 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back. 
          • New: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 4 damage.  “After 2 uses, swap it back.
        • Kayn Sunfury
          • Old: 3 Attack, 5 Health
          • New: 3 Attack, 4 Health
        • Warglaives of Azzinoth
          • Old: Cost 5
          • New: Cost 6
        • Dragoncaster
          • Old: Cost 6
          • New: Cost 7
        • Fungal Fortunes
          • Old: Cost 2
          • New: Cost 3
        • Galakrond (Rogue)
          • , the Nightmare
            • Old: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (0)
            • New: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1)
          • , the Apocalypse
            • Old: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (0)
            • New: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (1)
          • , Azeroth’s End
            • Old: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (0)
            • New: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1)
      • When a random card back is selected, you will now see a randomized card back every time you open a pack.
      • Weapon Frames update coming July 30th
        • With the introduction of Dual-Class cards, they went back and applied a class specific frame to every weapon in Hearthstone.

    Espo Mode 

    A Peek to the Past

    Rules:

    Let’s take it a notch down there brawler. Make a deck using only cards from the Basic and Classic sets, but none of those fancy Epics or Legendaries, ya hear?

    Rewards:

    A Classic Card Pack for winning the Brawl once.


    Getting Better


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    Outro

    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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    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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