We welcome Redbeard, the winner of Happy Hearthstone’s first-ever community tournament, on this week’s show! After defeating scores of listeners in the tournament, he rises to challenge Dan’s almighty, unbeatable Beastmaster Hunter deck!
Will Redbeard’s aggro Warrior deck be the one to finally end the Hunter’s reign of terror?
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- Redbeard is on the show this week
- Topic: The Barbarian Warrior deck
- Reasons to be happy this week
- Happy Hearthstone’s one-year anniversary!
What is a Deck Battle?
Once a month, a guest host brings their favorite deck onto the show to battle the current reigning champion deck for control of the Happy Hearthstone Deck Battle Throne!
If the challenger wins the best-of-3 series, their deck becomes the new Reigning Champion Deck and will fight off future challengers until it loses, or until it’s earned its place in the Happy Hearthstone Hall of Fame!
- The Barbarian Warrior: Kill minions. Crush face. Use weapons.
- How it wins: This deck is flexible, which is what makes it so strong in blind matchups. Against aggro decks, it plays a mid-range control style. But against everyone else, it can go full aggro and just punch face for quick wins.
Five Key Cards
- Fiery War Axe: Great removal, amazing value for the mana cost.
- Mortal Strike: Strong removal and great surprise damage for early finishes.
- Kor’kron Elite: The perfect aggressive Warrior card. I’d play 4 if I could.
- Bloodsail Raider: Decent on its own, and incredible with a weapon equipped. The ideal turn-2 drop.
- Frothing Berserker: This deck will hurt minions, and this guy turns that damage into more damage.
Full Deck List
You can get more insight into the deck by reading Redbeard’s guide, which goes through every single card with full explanation and advice, but here’s the simple deck list with no commentary (ordered by mana cost), if you’d rather just try it out yourself.
- 2x Leper Gnome (1)
- 1x Worgen Infiltrator (1)
- 2x Bloodsail Raider (2)
- 2x Knife Juggler (2)
- 2x Frothing Berserker (3)
- 2x Harvest Golem (3)
- 2x Arathi Weaponsmith (4)
- 2x Kor’kron Elite (4)
- 1x Leeroy Jenkins (4)
- 2x Nightblade (5)
- 2x Argent Commander (6)
- 1x The Black Knight (6)
If you don’t have all of the ideal cards, here are some quality backups and alterations you can make that keep with the same theme and strengths of the deck.
- 2x Faerie Dragon (2)
- 2x Acidic Swamp Ooze (2)
- 2x Arcane Golem (3)
- 2x Scarlet Crusader (3)
- 2x Reckless Rocketeer (6)
- 1x Spellbreaker (4)
- 1x Gorehowl (7)
- 1x Lorewalker Cho (2)
- 1x Harrison Jones (5)
- 1x Big Game Hunter (3)
The Defending Champion Deck
Dan’s Hunter Beastmaster Deck, which relies on lots of Beast minions and solid removal spells to rush the opponent down.
The Beastmaster Deck has reigned supreme for 6 months, and has beaten 4 decks before this episode.
- Who won
- Obligatory bragging session
- Challenger Deck: How well did it perform?
- Defending Deck: How well did it perform?
- Best moments in the matches
- The Happy Hearthstone Champion Ceremony(tm)
- Rob: “If i’m a hearthstone noob and don’t want to sink any money in the game yet what kind of deck can I build to at least have fun?”
- iTunes Review: Thepostiegav, Trigsters
Card of the Week
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