Worst Saviors of Uldum Legendaries: Safe To Dust

The latest expansion; Saviors of Uldum is dropping on the 6th August and that means 23 new legendaries entering the card pool.

Legendaries have the highest dust cost, both to make and to disenchant. So, we have to be smart with which ones we keep and which we craft. Especially in the early days and weeks of the expansion before the meta has settled.

If you rip legendaries from packs that will never see play (outside of memes) you’re best off dusting them and making other cards you will need.

I’ve taken into account the card reviews from the top pros, used some of my own common sense, and have put together a list of the worst Saviors of Uldum legendaries that you’re safe to dust if you rip from packs:

Worst Saviors of Uldum Legendaries: Dust and Recycle These Cards!

Reno the Relicologist Mage Legendary Card

Reno the Relicologist Mage Legendary Card

I know, Reno is the poster boy of this expansion so we all had high hopes for him. But how the community was disappointed when he was revealed.

10 damage to minions on turn 6 as a reward for playing single copies of cards isn’t going to cut it. He’s better off as dust.

Supreme Archaeology Warlock Legendary Card

Supreme Archaeology Warlock Legendary Card

Warlock had the worst quest last time, and they might have the worst this time too. Sucks.

There are some tools to help draw those 20 cards quicker, but it’s still too many cards for such as a lackluster reward.

Raid the Sky Temple Mage Legendary Card

Raid the Sky Temple Mage Legendary Card

Another quest that takes too long to complete for an underwhelming reward. It’s not going to be a late-game value generator, and it’s not going to help with tempo.

Could be fun though. It has that I guess.

Unseal the Vault Hunter Legendary Card

Unseal the Vault Hunter Legendary Card

Yet another slow quest with a bad hero power reward! They added some support for summoning minions, but it’s still going to be too slow vs aggro.

This quest has a load of 1’s across the public reviews. Secretly, I hope everyone is wrong, but I’ll dust it and re-visit it in a later expansion I think.

Sir Finley of the Sands Paladin Legendary Card

Sir Finley of the Sands Paladin Legendary Card

Another face from the poster, and another fail. It’s hard to build your deck around an upgraded hero power when you can’t be sure which one you’ll get.

Finley is going to be way too inconsistent. It’s going to be super tilting to lose to – if that ever happens.

Best Saviors of Uldum Legendaries: Safe to Craft

With the latest expansion; Saviors of Uldum is dropping on the 6th August it’s pack opening season coming up soon.

With legendaries having such a high crafting cost, and often being so important to competitive decks, you want as many of the best ones as possible as soon as possible.

It’s always hard to tell which legendaries will be must-have’s before the meta settles. But, I’ve been through a bunch of card reviews from pro’s (and used my own common sense) and come up with a short-list of the strongest and best Saviors of Uldum Legendaries.

If you rip these from a pack, awesome. If not, they are safe to craft and will help you get an edge on ladder in the early days of the expansion. Good luck!

Best Saviors of Uldum Legendaries: You Need These Cards!

Untapped Potential Druid Legendary Card

Untapped Potential Druid Legendary Card

The quests have had underwhelming reviews for the most part. We’ve been here before, Hearthstone is best played with tempo, and quests start slow.

This is the quest that has most of the pro’s excited, however. Extremely powerful effect that can swing the board back into your favor – looks like a tonne of fun too!

High Priest Amet Priest Legendary Card

High Priest Amet Priest Legendary Card

This card is nuts. Giving Priest a high health minion that’s almost impossible to deal with on curve, that then buffs other minions. This is going to be a huge meta-breaker.

Siamat Legendary Card

Siamat Legendary Card

Tribe synergy. A choice of effects. Decent baseline stats. Siamat is nuts and will be played in all elemental decks, and some other control decks just for its power level.

Zephrys the Great Legendary Card

Zephrys the Great Legendary Card

This is probably the most interesting and highly anticipated legendary from the set.

It uses a mechanic we haven’t seen before. It uses AI to calculate the discovery options and offer cards that you really need at that moment in time.

Pretty awesome, and a must-have.

Vessina Shaman Legendary Card

Vessina Shaman Legendary Card

Cards that get buffed from the Overload mechanic have always been strong as they are springboarding off frontloaded power.

People are pegging Vessina as a must include in all Shaman builds, you want to rip this from a pack or craft it if you play Shaman.

Tips to Get Fast Legend in Hearthstone

Hitting legend is the goal for most people who play Hearthstone. It’s the highest rank on ladder, sure there is then a legend climb ahead of you, but hitting legend holds the most prestige.

There are a few things that make is difficult to hit legend. But, honestly, for most people it’s the time and number of games that’s the biggest roadblock.

Realistically, the best case scenario is that it’ll take 30-40 games. If that’s the case, awesome. But it’s more likely to take around 100 games, and that’s a lot of games.

I make it my goal to reach legend as fast as possible each month, no point it taking longer than necessary.

I can usually go from rank 4 to legend with a 60% win ratio, so it takes around 100 games and probably about 8 hours total play time.

Want to speed up your run to legend? Here are my best tips to help make it as fast a climb as possible, let me know what you think.

Tips to Get Fast Legend in Hearthstone

Concentrate – Every Win Counts

Ok, the first thing you need to focus on is concentrating. Playing as fast as you can doesn’t mean anything if you’re dropping games you should be winning.

This means turning off Netflix on your other monitor, putting down the phone, stopping whatever else it is you multi-task with Hearthstone and giving it your 100% focus.

You can go back to multi-tasking later when you’re so familiar with your deck you can play it on autopilot.

You need to get in the mindset that every game counts though. Because every game does count. Everytime you drop a game that you could have won there is a two star deficite.

Not only do you lose a star, but you also don’t gain one like you would have if you’d won the game.

Now, let’s say you throw 5 games because you made silly mistakes, which is realistic, that’s 10 stars you’ve gone backwards, two whole ranks!

Practice – Know Your Deck

The old saying of practice makes perfect is no truer than when playing Hearthstone.

Every deck has loads of little nuances to learn through trial and error, you need to know the meta well and what to expect from other decks, and get better at optimizing your mulligan.

The best way to improve in all of these areas is to practice. This means play some games, some more games, more games, and so on until you’ve played vs all the meta decks over and over.

If you really want to get good with a deck and faster at playing it you’ll need to play it past the point of being fun.

Play Fast

You get 70 seconds per turn (excluding turn 1), that’s a lot of time. Honestly. It takes practice, familiarity with the deck, and concentration to play fast – but if you’ve taken note of the above point you’ll be doing all of this anyway.

Some people just play slow, I get it. But if you want to learn how to play faster, you certainly can.

Think of it like this; some players take 60 seconds a turn – if you take 30 seconds a turn, which is plenty of time, you can play twice as many games as them. That’s massive.

Rough math I know, but you get what I’m saying. I know I watch some streamers that take at least 4 times as long as I do per turn on average. So, while I can’t play 8 hours a day like them, I can play 2 hours and squeeze in more games.

The game changer here is to do most of your thinking during your opponents turn. It’s actually good practice for a number of reasons, not only will you save time but you can consider more outcomes, predict their best moves, and so on.

Play a Good Meta Deck

Choice of deck is really important. Put fun decks and meme’s to the side, we need to pilot a high win rate deck and squeeze out every possible competitive advantage.

The best way to do this – or the only real way to do this – is to use data from HSReplay.

You can upgrade to HSReplay Premium by clicking here.

With premium you can filter on your region, rank, use data from the last few days, and see exactly which decks are winning and which aren’t.

My advice is to pick the highest win rate deck you’re comfortable with and start learning it. Check back each day to see how the meta is changing, and only if your deck isn’t working, change it.

Play Fast Decks (Aggro)

The same math applies to how fast a deck is. You have the option to play a slower control deck or a fast aggro deck that has half the average play time but has the same win rate according to stats.

If you’re trying to hit legend as fast as possible it’s a no-brainer, pick up that aggro deck and start hitting face!

Learn How to Manage Tilt

Tilt is term that refers to a persons mental state when things aren’t going well. When on ’tilt’ you’ll play worse, make mistakes, bad decisions, feel like you can’t get a break, and so on.

Tilt happens when you lose a few games, usually due to some crazy RNG that makes you feel like you’re the unluckiest person in the world.

In reality, you’re just experiencing some variance, like we all do, and if you keep a level head you’ll come out on the other side just fine.

The two-sided coin to tilt is that both you, and some of your opponents will tilt from time-to-time.

So, if you can manage your tilt and keep playing optimally, while taking advantage of other players making mistakes you’ll pick up those bonus stars.

How do you manage tilt? Everyone is effected differently, but as a rule there are a few things I recommend you do when things start going bad and you feel your frustrations rising:

  • First, take a small break.
  • Drink some water, tea, whatever you want, make sure you’re well hydrated.
  • If you’re tired, just stop playing. Don’t try and end on a win or you might end up chasing a losing streak.
  • Don’t change decks if your deck was working prior to tilting.

Things to Expect on a Fast Climb to Legend

It’s more likely than not going to be a rollercoaster rather than a smooth upward climb.

I’ve had a few 70-80% win rate smooth climbs, but it’s rare. You’re more likely to hit some losing streaks, win streaks, lose some favourable matches, win some unwinnable matches, and see all kinds of crazy RNG moments – it is Hearthstone afterall.

To make it as fast as possible the key things are to play a good meta deck, get good with the deck, avoid tilt, and keep grinding out those wins.

Worst Boomsday Legendaries That You’re Safe To Dust

The New expansion – The Boomsday Project – lands on the 7th August.

As with every expansion, there are some awesome legendaries, and there are some rubbish (meme) ones.

It’s tricky to know on the first few days which are bad enough that you can dust them and not regret it, but it’s important to recycle the dust to craft the best legendaries so you can keep ranking up.

I’ve gone through loads of card reviews from pro players and used my own intuition – which has been very accurate on previous expansions – and summarised some of the worst, useless, underpowered, and dustable Boomsday legendaries that you’re safe to dust to help you out.

Worst Boomsday Legendaries That You’re Safe To Dust

Dr Morrigan – Warlock

Dr Morrigan HS Warlock Legendary Card

I think Blizzard finally realized that Warlock had enough overpowered legendaries – much to the relief of the Hearthstone community.

Paying 8 mana for a 5/5 sucks, then having the RNG of hoping to pull a good minion from your deck is a lot to ask.

This card will not see play unless the deck is built around it, which isn’t a good idea.

 

Myra Rotspring – Rogue

Myra Rotspring HS Rogue Legendary Card

The stats on this 5 mana card are really poor, so you’re giving up considerable

tempo, and for what?

What kind of deathrattle minion and effect is worth it?

There are too many better cards that can take the deck slot over this one.

Feel free to dust it and use the dust for some of the other awesome cards Rogue is getting in the Boomsday expansion.

Zerek, Master Cloner – Priest

Zerek, Master Cloner HS Priest Legendary Card

6 mana for this card is way too slow and it’s vulnerable to silence effects.

If you’re going to have cheap spells to cast before your opponent can kill it then you’re better off playing Lyra.

This card isn’t going to see competitive play in this expansion.

 

 

Crystalsmith Kangor – Paladin

Crystalsmith Kangor HS Paladin Legendary Card

This card has been trashed in most of the card reviews I’ve read and listened to.

You’re going to want the double healing effect later in the game, and playing a 2 mana 1/2 at that point is the last thing you want.

It’s a strange card, hard to see where and which deck it would go in. Safe to dust for sure.

 

Harbinger Celestia – Neutral

Harbinger Celestia HS Legendary Card

This card has a cool effect we haven’t seen before, but it isn’t good enough to see play.

It’s very unrealistic to think your opponent will play a decent minion once they see you play this.

If they give you a 1 or 2 cost minion you just forfeit a huge tempo loss and it’s likely to cost you the game in some instances.

A meme card that’s more useful as 400 dust.

Mecha’thun – Neutral

Mecha'thun HS Legendary Card

There is a lot of buzz around Mecha’thun as it’s another cool card effect we have not seen before – and it destroys your opponent!

The downside is that it’s going to be almost impossible to pull off, and will never be a reliable win condition.

A pure meme card, if you rip it from a pack dust it and make something like Dr Boom.

 

Best Boomsday Legendary Cards to Craft

The Boomsday expansion is dropping on the 7th August and that means another 23 legendaries being added to the card pool.

A constant from all the precious expansions shows us that there are always some broken good legendary cards….. and some junk ones.

Legendaries aren’t cheap, they cost 1,600 dust, and you only pull 1 from every 40 packs at a minimum. So, crafting the best ones from day 1 is really important if you want to climb.

I’ve read through and watched card reviews from a bunch of pro players such as Amnesiac, Kolento, Boarcontrol, Stancifka, and more.

Taking into account all their ratings and thoughts, here is a short list of the best Boomsday legendary cards to craft (or not dust if you open them) as they are believed to be the most playable.

Best Boomsday Legendary Cards to Craft

Dr. Boom Mad Genius – Warrior

Dr Boom Mad Genius HS Warrior Legendary Card

This is the most anticipated card for its fun-factor, and because it looks pretty OP.

With a strong mech deck built around this death knight and the crazy hero powers you’ll dominate board control.

We’re going to see a lot of this card in the first few days for sure. Either join em’ or counter em’, that’s my advice.

 

Myras Unstable Element – Rogue

Myras Unstable Element HS Rogue Legendary Card

There are so many broken combos being theorized around this card.

Being able to draw the rest of your deck is incredibly powerful, and some of the other new cards like Lab Recruiter and Pogo-Hopper were clearly designed to synergize with this.

 

 

 

Floop’s Glorious Gloop – Druid

Floop's Glorious Gloop HS Druid Legendary Card

Much to the bemusement of the community, it looks like Druid are getting the best legendaries once again.

This card allows you to cheat mana, which is always a powerful mechanic in Hearthstone.

The worst case scenario is that it pays for itself in a turn, going to see a lot of power turns and swings with some Glorious Gloop!

 

Flobbidinous Floop – Druid

Flobbidinous Floop HS Druid Legendary Card

This is the other Druid legendary from the Boomsday set, and it has loads of broken potential.

How about playing a 4-mana Malygos, Dragon Recruiter, Ysera… and so on.

Crazy good effect, and sure to be a card that causes game-ending OTK’s and combos.

 

 

Zilliax – Neutral

Zilliax HS Legendary Card

This is the flagship mech neutral legendary that Blizzard designed to be an auto-include in all mech decks.

It has magnetic, so you can synergize this with any mech onboard and immediately get the Divine Shield, Taunt, Lifesteal, and Rush attributes.

As it’s a neutral there is no escaping this, you need to open it or craft it if you want to play mech archetypes across any of the classes.

The Soularium – Warlock

The Soularium HS Walrock Legendary Card

Card draw has always been a powerful mechanic in Hearthstone, and usually has a cost of around 1.5-mana per card drawn.

This is 3 cards for just 1-mana. Yes, they discard if you don’t use them, but there is a lot of potential for combos here in OTK or zoo Warlock decks.

 

 

Flarks Boom-Zooka – Hunter

Flarks Boom-Zooka HS Hunter Legendary Card

Big/Recruit Hunter just got bigger and crazier….

Flark’s Boom-Zooka is pretty nutty. You can summon and crash 3 big beasts in and resurrect them after, or crash some deathrattles in and keep the effects.

This card will be the center of new Hunter decks, if you like hunter – craft it.

 

The Boomship – Warrior

The Boomship HS Warrior Legendary Card

I’ve seen some mixed opinions on this card, but the people who think it’s going to be broken make some compelling arguments.

It’s another card that rewards big minions decks. 9 mana for 3 huge minions and rush is stupid strong.

 

 

 

 

HSReplay Tier List July 2018: Best Meta Decks

Tier lists are designed to show you the best decks in the current meta to give you the best chance of winning on ladder against most of the current popular meta decks.

But, there are loads of tier lists, so which tier list is the best for Hearthstone?

In my opinion, it’s the HSReplay tier list. This is because this is the tier list that’s updated most often with real stats collected from games.

So, heading into the July season here is how the tier list looks and which are the strongest decks if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of queuing favorable matchups:

HSReplay Tier List July 2018

Tier 1

Odd Paladin 56.30%

Even Shaman 54.95%

HSReplay Tier List July 2018 Best Meta Decks

It’s no surprise to see Odd Paladin and Even Shaman locking down the tier 1 spots still.

The meta hasn’t changed in a while and both of these decks have mostly favorable matchups across the board.

They are aggressive enough and grab the board early to overpower other aggro decks, and can refill after control decks heal or use their AOE spells and keep the damage coming.

56% and 55% win rates respectively might not sound that impressive, but these are really high win rates when you look behind the data.

You can’t take these win rates at face value. If you play well and tech for the meta you should have at least a 60% win rate with either deck.

Tier 2

Token Druid 53.57%

Zoo Warlock 53.38%

Odd Rogue 53.25%

Big Druid 52.97%

Recruit Hunter 52.81%

HSReplay Tier List July 2018 Best Meta Decks Tier 2

Tier 2 is topped off with aggressive decks too.

I keep hearing people complaining about the meta being too slow and control decks like Taunt Druid and Even Warlock being too strong – well the stats disagree.

Zoo Warlock has had the biggest jump in popularity and power-level over the last few weeks.

There are a few different builds to choose from and it’s a really solid well-rounded aggro deck to try if you haven’t played it in a while.

How to Counter the Top Tier Meta Decks

I always prefer to counter the meta than jump on one of the top decks and face a load of mirrors.

Quest Warrior and Control Priest are great decks to deal with aggro. Quest Warrior in particular has a really easy time with both Odd Paladin and Even Shaman.

You can also tech the top tier decks to win against other similar decks.

This is why we’ve started to see cards like Void Ripper and Boisterous Bard sneaking into Odd Pally lists.

Being able to flip the stats on a board or add +1 health to your minions can swing a mirror match or aggro opponent.

I’ve been running two Void Rippers, they are actually really strong vs Druids to clear Spreading Plague, as well as other large taunts like Sleep Dragon or an early Tar Creeper.

Is HS Reply Premium Worth It?

HSReplay has become the go-to place for meta decks, tier lists, checking matchup statistics, and more.

The data on HSReplay is generated from real players using their deck tracker, which is an awesome tool for keeping track on your cards.

It’s updated several times a day too. So the information is about as fresh and relevant as it can get.

Almost all the pro rely heavily on using HSReplay when building tournament lineups, deciding which deck to play on ladder, and making those important tech choices to increase their win rate.

So, what’s the drawback?

Well, there is a free version of HSReplay, and a Premium version that costs about $5 per month.

The question is – Is HS Replay Premium worth it?

Will that $5 per month make a huge difference to your win rate in Hearthstone?

In a word – yes.

The free version of HSReplay is, as you’d expect, a good resource but the main features are reserved for paying members.

If you want to make real meta choices that matter, you do need the Premium version.

Here are some of the features that are unlocked when upgrading to Premium for example:

You can upgrade to HSReplay Premium by clicking here.

All the Filters Are Unlocked

All the Filters Are Unlocked

With the free version you can’t select legend only ranks for example, or set certain time periods.

When you upgrade to premium you can use all the filters. This allows you to drill down on a specific deck, for a specific time period, the ranks you are actually playing at, and more.

The meta shifts quite a lot depending on what rank you are, as well as from day-to-day in some instances. Being able to tailor the data to your exact requirements is actually a huge deal.

Track Your Decks and Cards

Track Your Decks and Cards

All your replays are stored and you have the ability to drill down on every card you’ve played and every deck.

This allows you to remove the lowest performing cards, look at your win rate with certain decks vs other decks, and make those little meta tweaks that can push your win rate up a few points.

Look at Specific Matchups

Look at Specific Matchups

General data is no good. You need specific data for actual matchups. With premium, you can select both decks in a match and look at everything from which cards to mulligan, the expected win rate, and more.

This is exactly the kind of data the pros use to make those tech choices in tournament lineups to target certain decks.

You can upgrade to HSReplay Premium by clicking here.

Upload Your Collection

Upload Your Collection

This is a pretty cool feature. It only takes a few seconds to sync your card collection ingame with HSReplay and you’ll see a ‘Buildable’ tag next to all the decks you can build.

Much quicker and easier than flicking through your collection to see what you can build or what cards you’re missing. I really like this feature.

More Detailed Analysis

More Detailed Analysis

There are various other features unlocked that let you go deeper into the analysis than you’ll probably ever need.

For example, you can look at a specific card and how it performs during various stages in a game, or look at how tech choices change matchups to mention a couple.

They also have an up-to-date tier list based on actual stats from games. Really helpful to jump on the top decks, or of course counter the meta.

What Does This Mean to Your Win Rate?

All we care about as Hearthstone players is our win rate, right?

The fact of the matter is that Premium HSReplay will give you that slight competitive edge over people who don’t have their finger on the pulse of the meta to the extent that HSreplay enables you to have.

So, as you can tell I’m a huge fan. This is because I use HSReplay daily to check the highest win rate decks, what to keep on the mulligan, and matchup stats.

For $5 everyone should try it for at least a month. It’s a small amount to pay for a huge resource that will take your gameplay to the next level – so check it out via the link below!

You can upgrade to HSReplay Premium by clicking here.

How to Multibox Hearthstone: Play 2 or 3 Servers at Same Time

I grind to legend on NA and EU every month. I became a lot quicker once I found out how to multibox Hearthstone so I could play both servers at the same time.

I have a window for EU on one monitor, NA on the other, and grind away. If you play aggro you can get through 20-30 games in an hour across two servers, so if you value your time it’s a winner.

Here is how you set everything up to start multiboxing (and yes it’s fine with Blizzard – it’s not against any TOS or anything).

How to Multibox Hearthstone in 4 Steps

This may differ a little depending on your operating system. But this is what I did to set up multiboxing Hearthstone using Windows 10.

Step 1 – Use File Explorer to find where the Hearthstone files are located on your PC. You can see in the screenshot where I found mine at This PC>Local Disk (C:)>Program Files (x86)>Hearthstone

How to Multibox Hearthstone file locations

Step 2 – Right click the Hearthstone application file. Choose properties, and then compatibility, then run is in Windows XP (Service Pack 2) mode. (See screenshot below.)

How to Multibox Hearthstone compatability

Step 3 – Now you need to go to your Battle.net client. Under settings>General – you will see Allow multiple instances of Battle.net.

Check the box as per the screenshot below.

How to Multibox Hearthstone Multiple Instances

Step 4 – That’s it, you’re ready to play 1, 2 or 3 regions at the same time in separate windows now.

Choose your regions and open up windows for each region and test your multi-tasking skills. Just don’t miss lethal! 🙂

How to Multibox Hearthstone Chosing Multiple Regions

Tips When Running Multiple Instances of Hearthstone

There is no point running two instances and playing on two servers if your win rate suffers because of it.

I’m able to maintain the same win rate and climb on both servers as I would playing one, so it works for me.

Here a few tips that might help:

  • Use the same deck on all servers. It requires less thinking when swapping from window to window.
  • Don’t rush. You have 75 seconds per turn which is more than enough to think through your turn on one screen and swap to the other.
  • Use two monitors. Don’t try and minimize one window when you’re playing the other, or make the windows so small it’s hard to see.

It’s also worth mentioning that you can’t run two instances of the same region for the same account. That wouldn’t make any sense as I’m sure you can understand.

You can play two different accounts though if you want to build up another account while you’re grinding your main account.

Best Hearthstone Arena Streamers to Learn From

I’ve put together this list of 5 of the best Hearthstone arena streamers to learn from to help you up your arena game and improve your arena win average.

Whether you enjoy arena or want to build up your collection by going infinite and generating loads of gold and packs from rewards, the quickest way to up your average is to learn from the best.

There is more on the line with arena than ladder. It costs 150 gold per run and you need to hit at least 7 wins to make that gold back plus packs (7+ wins is why it’s called going infinite).

With Hearthstone being an expensive game to keep up with all the latest cards, being good at arena is a good way to build your collection without spending real money.

So, if you want to improve your average I suggest you check out the streamers below. They are all infinite players, some will answer questions, explain their plays, and help you out.

5 of The Best Hearthstone Arena Streamers to Learn From

Kripp – Team SoloMid

Best Hearthstone Arena Streamers to Learn From Kripp

With more than 1 million followers on Twitch, Kripp is the most popular Hearthstone streamers and plays almost exclusively arena.

He’s pretty good too, of course. Although honestly there are other arena streamers that often finish higher on the leaderboard than he does but he’s one of the elite arena players so he’s on this list.

There is little chance of being heard with his chat being constantly spammed by thousands of people, but you can learn a lot about playing arena by watching him play and listening to him talking through turns.

If you’re interested in arena you need to follow Kripp. If you’re after a more personal approach them check some of the others on this list too.

Kripp’s Twitch Channel

Kripp’s Twitch

Shadybunny – Team F2k

Best Hearthstone Arena Streamers to Learn From Shadybunny

Shadybunny is probably the most analytical arena streamer on this list. He will go over certain turns in fine detail to find the best possible line, which is awesome if you’re watching to better your game.

He does a lot of co-ops too. So you get to see him coaching people live, as well as working with other skilled arena players.

As with most arena streamers, his chat is full of arena enthusiasts, and most importantly Shady keeps the spam to a minimum so people can talk with one another and him.

His channel is the place to hangout if you want to improve your arena skills. Ask questions, chat, make friends, and I’m certain you’ll improve if you’re there for the right reasons.

Shadybunny’s Twitch Channel

Shadybunny’s Twitter

Hafu

Best Hearthstone Arena Streamers to Learn From Hafu

It always seems like Hafu is just finishing a 12-win run or on her way to 12 wins whenever I drop in on her stream.

I know she plays on more than one account and usually ends up high on the arena leaderboard with one or more of her accounts.

Even though she is one of the best arena players it’s probably not the best place for new players to learn. She plays at the fastest pace of all the names on this list, so it can be hard to keep up.

If you’re already an average to good player or willing to study her VODs however, you can dissect some of the highest level arena gameplay on Twitch.

Hafu’s Twitch Channel

Hafu’s Twitter

Dreads

Best Hearthstone Arena Streamers to Learn From Dreads

Dreads has been #1 on the Arena leaderboard at least once and has been near the top more times than I can remember – that means he maintains a high average win rate through the month.

I actually think he’s hilarious. He makes a lot of jokes while streaming has a humorous way of explaining things, and brings some quality entertainment to the table.

Jokes aside, Dreads really goes into good detail about why he drafts certain cards, how they synergize, what the current arena meta is, and the plays he makes.

It’s a fun place to learn arena and the community are friendly. You’ll either improve your own arena average or have a lot of fun trying.

Dreads’ Twitch Channel

Dreads’ Twitter

Amaz

Best Hearthstone Arena Streamers to Learn From Amaz

Amaz is one of the most polarizing personalities in Hearthstone. If you haven’t heard the Scamaz memes, you will soon once you start following him.

He’s a great arena player though, often finishing high on the monthly leaderboard. He has a huge following of almost a million, and like Kripp it’s almost impossible to ask questions in chat and have them answered.

There’s a lot of quality gameplay to watch however, and he has a lot of fun with the viewers. All those 12-win arena runs can’t be a coincidence!

He often blasts through the drafting process but if you take some notes and pick up some tips from one of the best you’ll improve your average.

Amaz’s Twitch Channel

Amaz’s Twitter

 


Obviously, there are lots of other great arena streamers and I can think of another handful that deserves to be on this list, but I thought I’d keep it to just 5 so it doesn’t become a huge post.

If you want to give anyone a shout out or think I should give them an honorable mention then drop me a note below and I’ll see what I can do.

Happy arena gaming, and good luck on getting those 12 wins! It should be easy after watching these pros.

Best Hearthstone Ladder Streamers to Learn From

Almost everyone wants to become better at Hearthstone.

Whether you’re looking to hit legend for the first time, or you want to learn how to play more decks, build your own decks, or make a run for that coveted #1 legend spot – winning is fun, and so is trying and improve.

One of the best ways to get better at Hearthstone is to watch the pro’s playing and listening to them talking through their decisions.

The best place to do this is on Twitch. A lot of the top pro’s stream regularly to earn extra revenue and build up their following.

Some are better than others at teaching chat how to play. You can still learn a lot from the less interactive streamers, but if learning is your main goal you should check out the players that have educational streams.

Below are 5 of the best Hearthstone ladder streamers to learn from. I’ve chosen a good selection of different personalities, but all of these players are world class so watching them play and learning how to read the game like they do will elevate your game.

5 of The Best Hearthstone Ladder Streamers to Learn From

Zalae – Team omni/

Best Hearthstone Ladder Streamers to Learn From Zalae

I’m a fan of Zale, and he’s definitely one of the best Hearthstone ladder streamers to learn from as he plays all kinds of decks, takes his time to talk through turns and alternative plays, and interacts with chat.

I just read that he has a 79% win ratio across the HCT Tour Stops he’s played in this year too, so some added proof that he’s one of the best players in the game and awesome at figuring out tournament lineups.

He streams a lot, produces content for the omni/ channel, and seems like an all-around nice guy. So why not give him a follow, drop in on his stream, and give your gameplay a boost.

Zalae’s Twitch Channel

Zalae’s Twitter

Firebat – Team omni/

Best Hearthstone Ladder Streamers to Learn From Firebat

Firebat is best-known for being the first ever Hearthstone World Champion back in 2014. He also has a long list of other accolades, trophies, tournament wins, and so on, far too many to start listing them all here.

He’s currently an active streamer, as well as a caster, analyst, produces some great audio and video content, and anything else you can think of that’s Hearthstone related.

Most importantly, Firebat plays a lot of different decks on stream and takes the time to experiment and talk through his plays so it’s a great place to learn.

His chat is pretty civilized too, which, let’s be honest – is a lot to ask for on Twitch.

So, if you’re looking to improve your play I recommend checking out his stream. There’s a good chance he’ll answer your questions too if they’re sensible.

Firebat’s Twitch Channel

Firebat’s Twitter

Kolento – Team Cloud 9

Best Hearthstone Ladder Streamers to Learn From Kolento

Kolento or Godlento as he’s known to his loyal fans is another of the top Hearthstone players in the world.

He streams regularly too, which is good if you want to watch regular high-level constructed play with a combination of meta decks and some interesting experimental decks.

He isn’t the best at talking through his turns, often paying more attention to winning than his chat (it’s a joke that he hasn’t read chat for years) but you’ll improve your game by watching one of the best in the world.

So, I recommend adding his Twitch channel and dropping by when he’s live, or checking out some of his VODs.

Kolento’s Twitch Channel

Kolento’s Twitter

Dog – Team Liquid

Best Hearthstone Ladder Streamers to Learn From Dog

Dog has been one of the fastest rising Hearthstone streamers in the last couple of years. This is due to a combination of consistent high-level gameplay, fun memes and songs, and a loyal following.

He’s also been doing great in tournaments this year qualifying from the HCT playoff’s and reaching the WESG finals.

If you strip away all the crazy memes in chat there is some seriously high-level play to study, and often with unique and interesting decks which is better than watching a net-decker.

Dog talks through a lot of his plays and answers questions from chat about his plays and the game in general too, so don’t be afraid to @him and throw a question out.

Dog’s Twitch Channel

Dog’s Twitter

Purple – Team Gamers Origin

Best Hearthstone Ladder Streamers to Learn From Purple

Purple is probably one of the least regular streamers on this list, but when you catch him streaming its awesome content.

He’s been playing competitive HS for years, is one of the most creative deck builders, was at the most recent Hearthstone World Championships, and talks through some high level plays when streaming.

Purple often streams with other players like Zalae, Gallon, and Firebat on a call. So you get the benefit of more than one pro’s perspective on plays so look out for those streams.

Definitely a stream you should be adding to your list if you want to become a better player. Hang out, watch, chat, ask questions, if you can learn to read and play the game as well Purple does you’ll be your way to being a Hearthstone Pro in no time!

Purple’s Twitch Channel

Purple’s Twitter


I kept this list to 5 to keep it manageable and give you guys and gals somewhere to get started.

If you want to give your favorite streamers a shout out feel free to do so in the comments below!