Journey to Un’Goro Deck Tech: Discover Burn Mage

In this Hearthstone Journey to Un’Goro deck tech, I take a look at one of the hotter new Mage decks in the expansion: PsyGuenther’s Discover Burn Mage and its many variants.

As is often the case, a new deck has many names. It’s called Guenther Mage or Gunther Mage according to its original creator, Discover Mage because of the abundance of discover mechanics in the deck, or just Burn Mage as it is quite aggressive and has mostly replaced the earlier, Hemet-running pure aggro Burn Mage.

Be that as it may, it is a very interesting deck that is able to play an aggressive game or a long value game depending on the matchup and game state.

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Dreamhack Austin 2017 Hearthstone Top 16 decks and analysis

The first major open Hearthstone Journey to Un’Goro tournament took place at Dreamhack Austin. With more than 200 players, including known pro players from around the world, competing over nine rounds of Swiss followed by top 16 playoffs, this tournament really put the meta to the test.

Obviously, as this tournament will be heavily analyzed, the meta in the following tournaments will probably look a lot different, but we nonetheless have a nice snapshot of things that work in a tournament environment right now.

Dreamhack published the decklists of the top 16 players – here they are, if you are looking for the lists themselves – so it is possible to get started with analysis straight away.

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Journey to Un’Goro Deck Tech: Budget Midrange Hunter

In this Hearthstone Journey to Un’Goro budget deck tech, I take a look at a cheap Midrange Hunter build that I used to climb to Rank 4 on the NA server with a 23-12 record from Rank 7.

That’s right, thanks to numerous good commons Hunter received in Journey to Un’Goro, you can build a perfectly viable deck for mere 1260 dust – no adventures, no epics, no legendaries, just cheap stuff that wins games.

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Journey to Un’Goro Deck Tech: Dragon Priest

In this Hearthstone Journey to Un’Goro deck tech, I take a look at Dragon Priest!

Thought Dragon Priest was dead with so many dragons rotating out into the Wild with the most recent Standard rotation? Think again, as it turns out that the power of Drakonid Operative together with the only dragon from Un’Goro, Primordial Drake, is enough to save the archetype.

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Journey to Un’Goro Deck Tech: Sherazin Miracle Rogue

In this Hearthstone Journey to Un’Goro deck tech, I take a look at Sherazin Miracle Rogue. While the first Rogue decks to surface after the new expansion were mostly Quest Rogue decks – and that archetype is powerful and continues to be refined – Rogue still has other options as well. The most prominent alternative is Sherazin Miracle Rogue.

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Journey to Un’Goro Deck Tech: Jade Elemental Shaman

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion has been out for a week now, and we have the first insights into how the meta is going to turn out, even though new decks still appear on almost daily basis.

In this deck tech, I will take a look at Jade Elemental Shaman. I have already explored pure Elemental Shaman, but going for a hybrid approach that sacrifices some consistency of elemental synergies for added power of Jade cards is an option many players prefer.

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Journey to Un’Goro Deck Tech: Pure Elemental Shaman

Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion has been out for a week now, and we have the first insights into how the meta is going to turn out, even though new decks still appear on almost daily basis.

In this deck tech, I will take a look at pure Elemental Shaman, built on the synergies of cards from the latest expansion. In the next article after this one, I will take a look at Jade Elemental Shaman that combines these synergies with Jade Golems from the previous expansion.

On the surface, Elemental Shaman seems to be one of the simplest decks to build: Blizzard has added a ton of Elemental cards to the game, especially for Shaman, so everything looks fairly simple and straightforward.

Yet, this is far from truth. I have experimented with a lot of different cards over the course of changing meta, and there are lots of tech choices you can make. A very straightforward build, such as the one I theorycrafted before the release, can do well against aggressive decks, but faces huge pressure from Quest Rogue and Taunt Warrior, and in the past couple of days, Midrange Paladins have also been back in force.

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Zoo: Hearthstone budget deck is back!

It is the early days of Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion, and the meta is slowly being figured out.

While the ladder is mostly populated by Rogues (Quest and Miracle), Warriors (Pirate and Taunt), and Hunters (Midrange), all classes are currently seeing some play.

One of the things I’m happiest about with Journey to Un’Goro is that it is now possible to build a good deck on a budget again, even on your first day of playing Hearthstone! The deck I have in mind is Zoo.

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