Thijs Card Review Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Part 1

This the Thijs Card Review Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Part 1. It’s always interested to get an pro players insight into the new cards and how they think they will change the META.

Thijs always has really insightful views on cards. I like the way he looks at them to see how they can be played, in what type of decks, how new decks might be formed, etc.


What Are Tri-Class or Multi-Class Cards in Hearthstone?

With information being released about the latest Hearthstone expansion, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, the introduction of tri-class cards into the game is pretty exciting.

But what are tri-class or multi-class cards in Hearthstone going to do? Simply put, these are cards that can be played by three of the classes.

Along with the theme of the release, there are three ‘factions’. Within each faction there are three of the normal classes:

Grimy Goons

The cards with this faction are playable by Hunter, Paladin, and Warrior.


The cards with this faction are playable by Mage, Priest, and Warlock.

Jade Lotus

The cards with this faction are playable by Druid, Rogue, and Shaman.

Kabal Courier – A Kabal Faction Card (Mage, Priest, Warlock)

Kabal Courier HS Card

This is one of the examples we’ve been given a look at before the full release.

As you can see from the icon at the top left of the card, along with the card text, it’s playable by three classes.

This opens up some crazy new possibilities that we have not seen before.

Sure, Priest have Thoughtsteel to use cards from another class, and Warlocks can play Renounce Darkness, but being able to discover and choose a card is quite different.

When Is Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Released? Dec 1st!

UPDATE  – MSG is being released on the 1st December 2016.

As of right now the only release information we have for Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is ‘early December’.

I will update this post the moment the exact date is released. It’s typical of Blizzard to be a bit vague when first announcing a new expansion, so keep your eyes and ears open.

You can check out how much the pre-purchase packs cost here.

How Much Will Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Cost?

If you’re wondering how much will Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Cost – you can make the usual pre-purchase of 50 packs as with previous expansions. The pre-purchase price for the 50 packs in Australian dollars, American dollars, and British pounds are:

USD – $49.99

GBP – £34.99

AUD – $64.99

How Much Will Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Cost

The expansion Mean Streets of Gadgetzan will be available in early December.

What Is the Heroic Tavern Brawl and What Can You Win?

Blizzard made an exciting announcement this week about the upcoming tavern brawl. It’s going to be a ‘Heroic Tavern Brawl’, all the details of which are below:

What Is the Heroic Tavern Brawl?

Heroic Brawl will challenge even Hearthstone’s most experienced players as they vie for glory and in-game rewards! Participants will create a Standard deck from their existing card pool and lock it in before their first Heroic Brawl match. No changes can be made to your Heroic Brawl deck once you’ve locked it in, so be sure to do a bit of testing before you finalize your deck.

What Are the Rewards in the Heroic Tavern Brawl?

You can find a list of all the rewards here. As well as a closer look at the rewards for 12 wins here.

For Hearthstone’s best brawlers, 50 packs, a heap of Gold, piles of Arcane Dust, and three golden Legendaries sit at the end of the 12-win rainbow. The rewards are significantly different than what you have come to expect in the Arena, and the more games you win, the better they get. Are you ready to take on the best and brightest of competitive Hearthstone?

Hearthstone Developers Explaining Heroic Tavern Brawl

How Much Does It Cost to Play Heroic Tavern Brawl

Heroic Brawl lasts for only one normal Tavern Brawl week and has an entry fee of $9.99 USD or 1000 gold. You can participate in Heroic Brawl for a limited amount of completed runs. As mentioned above, Heroic Brawl rewards scale depending on how many wins you get, so be sure to do your best each run!

When Is Heroic Tavern Brawl Released and Playable For?

Heroic Tavern Brawl date is TBC.

I’m Scared, What If I’m Not Good Enough or I Lose My Gold?

If you’re not ready to throw down during Heroic Brawl week, you can watch your friends Brawl with Spectator Mode or cheer on your favorite streamers as they go for the gold. We’ll return to our normal Tavern Brawl schedule after the conclusion of the Heroic Tavern Brawl week.

What Are the Rewards for 12 Wins in Heroic Tavern Brawl?

If you’re wondering what the rewards for getting 12 wins in the Heroic Tavern Brawl is, check the image below:

What Are the Rewards for 12 Wins in Heroic Tavern Brawl

Pretty sweet, but it’s going to be incredibly difficult to get a 12 win run. You can see full list of rewards per wins here.

How Much Does It Cost to Enter the Heroic Tavern Brawl?

There are two ways to pay your way into a Heroic Tavern Brawl run:

Real money – $9.99

In-game Gold – 1,000

You need to get the full 12 wins to make back the 1,000 gold you spent to get in. However, you only need 8 wins to make a profit overall.

8 wins = 9 packs (900 gold) + 310 gold = 1,210 total gold.


What Are the Heroic Tavern Brawl Rewards?

If you were wondering, what are the Heroic Tavern Brawl rewards, below is a table showing you how much gold, dust, packs, and golden legendary cards you are awarded per how many wins you have:

What Are the Heroic Tavern Brawl Rewards.

EU Last Call Players, Decks, Date, and Stream Details

This weekend, the 8th October 2016 the 8 players who qualified for the Last Call Tournament will battle it out for a spot at Blizzcon and a chance to win some of that massive prize pool.

Here are all the details you need to know:

EU Last Call Players, Decks, Date, and Stream Details

Players and Their Chosen Classes

EU Last Call Players, Decks, Date, and Stream Details EU Last Call Players, Decks, Date, and Stream Details

Streaming Channels

The English broadcast will be on the Hearthstone official Twitch channel here – PlayHearthstone.

Other players and channels will be hosting other languages:

French: Twitch – MilleniumTVHS

French: Twitch – HearthstoneFR

Spanish: Twitch – OGSeries

Polish: Twitch – BlackFIreIce

Russian: Twitch – Starladder_HS_ru

German: Twitch – LifeCoach

Italian: Twitch – Everyeyeit

EU Last Call Start Time

14.00 CEST

13.00 BST

07.00 CDT

EU Last Call Format

It’s an 8-person tournament format.

EU HCT Points for Top 8

Here are the top 8 that qualified and the amount of HCT points they have.

RankPlayerHCT Points

*DrHippi has already qualified for Blizzcon, so ShtanUdachi has taken his place as the next highest HCT point holder.

How to Get Priest Skin Tyrande by Trying Twitch Prime

The news the community has been waiting for has been released! what you have to do to get the new Priest skin Tyrande Whisperwind.

Blizzard announced the new Priest skin Tyrande was coming soon, and it’s here.

All you have to do is try Twitch Prime. You can have a 30-day free trial, so this skin is accessible for everyone.

How to Get Priest Skin Tyrande by Trying Twitch Prime

Sign up for Twitch Prime!

How much does Twitch Prime Cost?

£7.99 a month in the UK.

$10.99 a month in the US, or $99 for a year.

€49 a year in Germany.

€19.99 a year in Italy.

€19.95 a year in Spain.

What Do You Get with Twitch Prime?

There are some pretty cool features to make your Twitch experience a lot more enjoyable:

  • Speical skins and in-game loots arranged with the game developers. Such as the Priest skin Tyrande Whisperwind.
  • An ad-free experience, always good.
  • Extra badges in chat and emotes, etc.

How to Get Priest Skin Tyrande by Trying Twitch Prime

Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End Nerf Card Balance Change

It doesn’t happen very often, but Blizzard have announced some balance changes, nerfs, (buffs), coming in October. Probably to try and add some balance before the Last Call Championship matches and Blizzcon Finals.

There has been a lot of backlash from the community for some blatantly overpowered cards for some time. Yogg, Call of the Wild, Tuskarr Totemic are three of the worst offenders and they are all being hit by the nerf hammer.

This is the Yogg-Saron nerf/card balance change for Shaman coming in October.

Yogg-Saron, Hope's End Sergeant Nerf Card Balance Change

As you can see, the card looks the same but the changes are huge. Yogg will now stop casting spells as soon as it dies, returns to your hand, transforms, or is silenced.

Seeing as Yogg has a high chance of killing itself this is a pretty big deal. Also, you will stack up all the Overload from the cards it casts now too.

So potentially you can spend 10 mana and have a turn that doesn’t do much. As well as being overloaded on your next turn. Interesting changes, but I think a lot of testing is needed to really see how these effects work out.

How Will This Change Affect the META?

It’s Tempo Mage and Druid that will affected mostly by this change. It definitely weakens these decks, but it also adds more stability to the game and less random crazy RNG.

It’s a change for the better and I think most people are looking forward to it, certainly the competitive scene and Pro’s are. We are entering a more competitive and skillful META, maybe!

Hearthstone Developers Comments

Here are comments directly from the developers about this change to Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End:

This is the most controversial card we’ve ever made. Some people LOVE Yogg, and others hate it.  We felt like seeing Yogg in tournaments was not where we originally hoped it would end up.  Yogg should be for players who want to have a lot of fun, but maybe not the card you see frequently in high-level tournaments. Yogg is relatively weak in power level for nearly every class at every level, but is slightly above average in 2 decks – Tempo Mage and Token Druid.  We didn’t want to nerf it so much that it couldn’t still be a fun card for players who currently love Yogg. Yogg-Saron will now stop casting spells if, during Yogg-Saron’s battlecry, it is destroyed, silenced, transformed, or returned to its owner’s hand.  We tried a bunch of things and we think this is a significant enough nerf that it could reduce the amount it gets seen (especially in tournaments), while still maintaining the dream for people who love the card.

In addition to the above changes, we will be addressing the bug where cards with Overload cast by Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End will not cause Overload to the player in a future update.