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  • Basic / Budget Hearthstone Deck Guides
    05/31/2016
    Hi Enrico, I've written a new series and published them on ManaCrystals.com. They use only cards from the Basic, Classic, and Whispers of the Old Gods sets. https://manacrystals.com/articles/147-sheng-s-budget-standard-decks-for-all-9-classes Cheers, Sheng
  • Beginner Hearthstone Deck Tech: Basic Tempo Rogue
    05/21/2016
    Your wish is my command. I've created a new series for Whispers of the Old Gods on ManaCrystals.com. https://manacrystals.com/articles/147-sheng-s-budget-standard-decks-for-all-9-classes
  • Beginner Hearthstone Deck Tech: Basic Priest
    05/17/2016
    No problem, glad to help!
  • Beginner Hearthstone Deck Tech: Basic Priest
    05/16/2016
    Hey Adralite, You're welcome. That's a very good question. Auchenai's primary purpose is to provide us the ability to clear the board with Circle of Healing. Control Priest needs to have tools against aggressive decks that flood the board, and that's our answer. In addition, you can control when you play Auchenai Soulpriest, and her ability to turn healing into removal or direct damage is especially helpful if you run cards like Darkshire Alchemist and Flash Heal. If you're far ahead in the game, there's not much reason to play Auchenai Soulpriest, but when you're behind or need reach to finish the game, she can be very useful. Hope this helps. Sheng
  • Basic + Naxxramas + Blackrock Mountain Starter Druid Hearthstone Deck
    04/06/2016
    Fixed it, thanks for pointing that out!
  • Budget Control Priest (LoE Edition)
    03/20/2016
    It's a bit of an oversight really. I think Elise would do quite well in this deck to improve the Control matchups. At the time I wrote this, I didn't play test Elise enough. Your substitution recommendation is spot-on as well. I wouldn't mind cutting a Dark Cultist to play it, especially since Museum Curator generally ensures you'll be able to play on curve early on. Nice suggestion!
  • Basic + Adventures Raptor Rogue (LoE Edition)
    03/18/2016
    Hi Chai, if you don't have Wobbling Runts, I would recommend Boulderfist Ogre instead. Feugen and Stalagg's deathrattles don't really help us in our deck, because they rely on each other dying in order to spawn Thaddius. It's unlikely in our midrange deck for these conditions to be met, such that an Unearthed Raptor will spawn us Thaddius. Tomb Pillager for Cairne would be a great substitution, but I don't think Cold Blood is a good fit unless you plan on also playing 2 Nerubian Eggs along with 2 Defender of Argus. You can consider playing a Chillwind Yeti for the 2nd Tomb Pillager if you want. Hope this helps!
  • Basic + Naxxramas Mage Hearthstone Deck
    02/22/2016
    Hi, Xcalibur! Thanks for sharing your story. I'm glad you've found my guide helpful. Flamewaker will definitely put you on your way to building a strong Tempo Mage deck.
  • Beginner Hearthstone Deck Tech: Basic Bloodlust Shaman
    02/15/2016
    Yes, it would work well.
  • Beginner Hearthstone Deck Tech: Basic Bloodlust Shaman
    02/15/2016
    It's an interesting idea, but in practice, the Flametongue Totem will be much less situational than Windfury. Windfury works best when you use it as a finisher on a minion with a high attack. The Flametongue Totem allows you to utilize your token minions and your totems offensively to control the board, which is much more important. With that said, weapons and minions that already have Windfury like Whirling-Zap-o-Matic and Doomhammer are good substitutions.
  • Beginner Hearthstone Deck Tech: Basic Bloodlust Shaman
    02/08/2016
    I'll also let Stonekeep chime in, but my suggestion is to play Mage. Mage has some of the strongest Basic class minions and spells.
  • Maintaining a Minimally Viable Hearthstone Collection
    02/04/2016
    Hi Carlos, I'm not sure if it's necessary to write a completely new article about this topic, as the Gold and Dust income sections will remain the same. What will change is that the amount of money necessary to catch up has been reduced as a new player won't need to buy Naxxramas or the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansions. Of course, if they do start the moment the new Spring 2016 expansion is released, they would still have to purchase packs from that set as well. I would generally just recommend a new player to focus on collecting cards from the Classic card set, as those will always be relevant regardless of Blizzard's set rotations, in addition to buying with cash whatever single player adventures are in the standard rotation at the time. This would be the most efficient cash/gold course of action. Personally, for myself, the cost of keeping up with Hearthstone has not increased. If anything it is cheaper for me now, as I have the option to disenchant non Standard cards (including those from adventures) if I want to completely switch over and don't have any interest in playing wild. I won't do this, as I do enjoy my collection from Naxxramas and GvG, but I can see that some players who have just started seeing this as a possible avenue for catching up, by crafting Expert cards they may not have using dust from disenchanting "Wild" cards. While I do feel sympathy for those who have invested a lot of dust into crafting Golden cards from the soon to be "Wild" sets, I think this change is best for the health of the game, as it will increase the diversity of decks moving forward. Deckbuilding is my favorite aspect of the game, so I thoroughly will enjoy coming up with ideas for new decks once the old guard (Mad Scientist, Shredder, Dr. Boom, etc.) are gone. My one concern is that new expansions, if they are much larger than GvG, will be much more expensive, and may prevent players from utilizing the strategy I outlined in this article to casually keep up with the game. If they release expansions the size of the Expert set each time, this effectively doubles the amount of packs you need to purchase each set, meaning that it will effectively be impossible to stay "free-to-play" if you need to cycle out a significant number of cards from previous expansions. It's my hope that they stay with the 3 release cadence they have now, and keep the card pools relatively the same, otherwise it will cause the same problem for new players -- perhaps leading many people to quit the game after they realize how far they still have to collect before they can build competitive decks. Hope this answers your question, Sheng
  • Sheng’s Budget TGT Tempo Mage
    02/03/2016
    Hi Rick, Yes, if you take out the Mad Scientists + Secrets package, you can play Spellslinger in place of the secrets. There's a lot of debate about what fits best in the 2 slot void that Mad Scientist leaves, but personally I like to play Knife Juggler if the deck includes Mirror Images.
  • Sheng’s Budget TGT Tempo Mage
    02/03/2016
    Flamecannon is a great utility against Druid (mostly for taking out an early Shade of Naxxramas, which will also be out of the Standard format, once it is released) and when you can isolate a single target. Unstable Portal can generate large tempo swings, especially when you cast it for 1 mana with Sorcerer's Apprentice. Both spells improve Tempo Mage, but aren't necessarily core to the deck. If you want to focus on Standard when it comes out, I think you can skip crafting these cards and replace them with Arcane Blast.
  • Legendary Tier List – Neutral Cards
    02/02/2016
    While I can't speak from experience on playing Leeroy in Combo Warlock, I often find Arcane Golem a better fit in Face Hunter than Leeroy, due to its lower casting cost. Arcane Golem + Hero Power = 5 Damage, which is exactly the same damage as Leeroy. Due to Arcane Golem's lower casting cost, it's also easier to empty your hand to play a card like Quickshot on a later turn to draw a card. Of course, this all depends on your decklist. I've seem some Face Hunter decklists that drop Quickshot completely. Personally I'd put Leeroy in Tier 3, as it's only situationally better than Arcane Golem. Great list though. I really like how you've also included Legendary cards from single player adventures, which eventually will be dustable once adventures cycle out of the new Standard rotation format.
  • Basic + Adventures Bloodlust Shaman (LoE Edition)
    02/01/2016
    Hi Johnny, that would be a good substitution :)
  • Maintaining a Minimally Viable Hearthstone Collection
    02/01/2016
    Hi PB, I would definitely recommend crafting Antonidas, as he fits into both Tempo Mage and Freeze Mage. I've been playing around with Ragnaros in Tempo Mage, and see him as a viable or even better substitute in many situations, so if you have Ragnaros and don't have interest in playing Freeze Mage, you can hold off on crafting Antonidas for now.
  • Basic / Budget Hearthstone Deck Guides
    01/25/2016
    Done, thanks for the suggestion! I overlooked that.
  • Sheng’s Budget TGT Midrange Hunter
    01/20/2016
    No, not really.
  • Budget Zoo Warlock (LoE Edition)
    01/20/2016
    Thanks, I've removed that part of the description. Dire Wolf Alpha is a good card, but he's been squeezed out of the deck with the inclusion of Dark Peddlers.

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Greetings, I’m Sheng, a Legend rank constructed and 7.5 win-average arena player. I run HearthstoneCoaching.com where our coaches have helped many students reach the same goals.