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Rating  23

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MrShine

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August 16, 2014

Arena Quiz! Warrior Drafting Guide with MrShine

Class is (back) in session! In this arena draft video I’ll be taking you through a draft with the Warrior class – follow along and make your picks with me and we’ll tally up our scores at the end of the video!

Taking the Quiz

I discuss this information within the video, but here’s a fast n’ dirty version of the rules:

  • Start at 100 points
  • Subtract the # of points depicted on the card you chose from your remaining point total if your choice differs from mine
  • Treat every new pick as if you picked identically to me up until that point
  • Have fun! (that’s an order!)

Comments?

Do you think I made a mistake somewhere?
Want to tell me your predictions for how well this deck will do?
Was I undervaluing a specific card?
Would you like me to clarify something?
Do you have a suggestion on how I can improve future quiz videos?

I’d love to hear about all of these things and more below in the comments section and I’ll do my very best to respond in a timely manner.

Watch More ‘Arena Quiz!’ Videos

The author is working on an ongoing quiz series for the arena. If you enjoyed this video you can find more of the same below:
Priest Drafting Quiz
Priest Run Analysis & Conclusion

More About The Author

MrShine is a 28 year old Hearthstone player who loves games of all sorts.

He’s an “infinite” arena player (averaging more than 150 gold per arena run) with a win rate of over 71%. Check out his arena stats here.

MrShine also has a Youtube gaming channel with more Hearthstone content, among other things. You can visit his channel by clicking this link. Thanks!

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Hello hello! My name is MrShine, I'm a 28 year old from Wisconsin who's been in love with games of all sorts for as long as I can remember. I've dabbled in trading card games like Magic The Gathering before joining the Hearthstone beta late in 2013. Since then I've played in Hearthstone's arena almost exclusively, notching over 100 arena runs under my belt and recently becoming an "infinite" arena player with a win rate of over 70%. I enjoy discussing Hearthstone almost as much as I enjoy playing it, and -if you can put up with my occasional indecisiveness- I hope you'll find my videos both entertaining and educational.

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  1. neverwhine says:

    Tra-lala, 11 wins like that http://imgur.com/qU1Q6w8

  2. Anonymous says:

    99 – Argent Squire
    98 – Jungle Pather
    97 – Bluegil warrior
    96 – Gurubashi Berserker
    95 – Armorsmith

  3. Bryce says:

    Scored 98, and your reasoning convinced me on both of the cases where you docked me points (Loatheb vs Baron Geddon and Demolisher vs Mortal Strike). I think your prediction makes sense. This looks like a 6-8 win deck to me.

  4. For the 29th pick, I thought about picking Heroic Strike, but I went with the Silvermoon Guardian in order to synergize with the two Blood Knights within the deck, as you could put down a 3/3 and a 6/6 on turn 7 for some strong board control.

    Maybe a little less reliable, but I think it should have also been worth 0. If we didn’t have the Blood Knights in the deck, then I would agree with -1.

    • MrShine says:

      Thanks for the comment! The T7 3/3 + 6/6 would indeed be fairly strong, I think the question I’d have to ask myself is: Is the chance 2 of the 3 cards in my deck come together on T7 in this way worth me carrying a sub-optimal T4 card? In some cases I think it would be worth, if other alternative picks are bad. However I’m a fan of heroic strike since it’s essentially a removal spell (2 mana, deal 4 damage, take x damage) and can even be a playable 2 drop if my opponent goes 1st or coins out a 2 on turn 1. Heroic also gives my weapons some crazy clearing power and/or reach (9 damage arcanite reaper!).

      In sum heroic strike is pretty flexible & cheap, while Silvermoon Guardian – while not the worst 4 drop in the world – can be a bit clunky. I still like the -1 rating on that, but it’s not crazy if you or others went that route by any means. :)

  5. kaos_monkey says:

    Great training video, thanks. I’ve found Arena drafting is such a hit and miss thing. I played priest the other day and had trouble getting more than 3 spells (and even then they were all Power Word: Kill) — it just kept giving me minion choices. I still managed to win 6 (alas, not 7), but it was frustrating. That said, it’s better than Ranked where you play guys on the low end of the ladder that have like 4 or 5 crafted legends in their deck (which begs the question, how is it that these guys are playing on the lower end of the ladder?). Anyway, good video.

    • MrShine says:

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it! That’s partly what makes me love the arena – you never know what you’re going to get or what you’re going to face!

  6. Timbouw says:

    i scored 97, while i think the dwarf/smith choice is arguable. pretty good video, very educating and still humorous. Keep it up!

    • MrShine says:

      I appreciate it, and as mentioned by abcd below there were some close picks. Looks like I owe you a beer! (hopefully you’re above 21 :D)

  7. abcd says:

    i dont think smith is -1 and dwarf is 0. Smith is as good as dwarf since at that point 1 4drop no 5 drops and already got 1 dwarf. You don’t always get battlecry value from dwarf so its sometimes just a 4/4 and plus 2 face dmg which in that case 4/6 for 5 is better.

    Loatheb also should not be -1 because it is much more consistent that baron in arena. 5/5 delay spells for 1 turn is good regardless of when you play it. Whilst baron could be a clunky card which may kill ur own shit since ur curve is pretty low. 7/5 for 7 is also not very good. So only good scenario is when you are playing from behind and they have weenies on field. Due to ur low curve i’d say baron is the -1 choice here since you will most likely have some sort of early game making baron situational.

    • MrShine says:

      Thanks for the comments! I think the main reason at this point of me picking 2nd dwarf is that I only had one weapon so it wasn’t a sure thing I’d be able to get some extra smith value. True a 4/6 for 5 with some upside is decent, but I still think dwarf’s flexibility takes the cake. The ability to make something weak trade up while also dropping a 4/4 on curve is huge, and I’m of the opinion that Dark Iron Dwarf is one of those cards that is hard to have too many of. If I had a few more weapons at this point or was flooded with good 4 drops I would have went smith, and I do agree with you smith is great… just not as great as DID :)

      Baron’s stats aren’t too good for 7, but it’s the ability that caused me to pick it. No one expects a 2 damage board clear from warrior (except for cleave and the rare brawl) so I’d be happy keeping it in my hand as insurance or if an ideal situation comes up for me to get some value. Loatheb is usually going to be a 5/5 for 5 with minor upside due to his battlecry.

      Yes there will be games where Baron will be a dead card, but the impact it has to turn a game around was worth it to me over a somewhat vanilla Loatheb.

  8. MrShine says:

    Thanks for the comment! It sounds like you’re doing pretty well in the draft, so if you’re having a hard time taking different classes deep into the arena from time to time it could be decisions made within the game giving you trouble. I’m working on the follow-up to this video now, so yes hopefully I can show a few different decision paths that could have been taken & whey I went the way I did!

  9. dreamcrusher says:

    Nice quiz and video! I scored 96, but highly doubt I could take Warrior to 7 Wins in Arena. Will be interested to see how you do!