Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 24 Jack Bauer Attacks

November 15, 2017

When the world is trouble from eminent danger, who else is here to save the world then Jack Bauer? Him, or Tier 5.  Rod and Adam discuss their weeks on the ladder, and how they're preparing for the new expansion. 

The guys discuss the new arena exclusive cards that got choosen at Blizzcon.  They go over other various Hearthstone news. 

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda. Give Rod your 80gold friend quests! akeda#1918!

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at  https://discord.me/tier5

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 23 Gremlins and Grottos

November 7, 2017

Alas! The new expansion is announced! The guys discuss the new cards shown off, and the implications on the meta.  They talk about the new

legendary everyone was given, Marin the Fox.  Lots of guessing, but we have fun!

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at 

https://discord.me/tier5

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 22 Last Week Tonight With Blisterguy

October 31, 2017

Tackling the important social issues from the last week, we've brought in Blisterguy.  Or we just talk about Hearthstone.

Adam and Rod talk the new dual class arena, and their experiences.  Rod talks about playing a lot and Adam is a filthy casual as usual. 

Exclusively this week, Rod does an interview with Blisterguy (https://twitter.com/blisterguy) , from Walk To Work (https://twitter.com/WalktoWorkHS).  The two talk about a wide variety of topics, from Australian internet to Blisterguys striking resemblence to John Oliver and where the name Blisterguy comes from.  You can find Walk to Work on Podcast services (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/walk-to-work-a-mobile-hearthstone-podcast/id1074167723?mt=2 on itunes), on patreon (patreon.com/blisterguy) and on discord (www.discord.me/blisterguy). 

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at  https://discord.me/tier5

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 21 Dreamhack Fallout

October 24, 2017

Just the two of us! Yes, this weekis just Adam and Rod (yes I know).  The guys discuss their Dreamhack Denver experiences! Rod talks about playing in the big Hearthstone tournament and Adam discusses only visiting the convention for a single day. 

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at  https://discord.me/tier5

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 20 Happy Little Haikus

October 18, 2017

Andrew from the Happy Hearthstone Podcast (the longest running Hearthstone podcast!) joins Adam and Rod this week to talk about their upcoming weeks.  They pick a winner in the haiku contest and talk about Dreamhack Denver.

Their deck of the week is

Deck of the week

# Class: Mage
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Mammoth
#
# 2x (1) Mana Wyrm
# 2x (2) Arcanologist
# 1x (2) Bloodmage Thalnos
# 2x (2) Frostbolt
# 2x (2) Medivh's Valet
# 2x (2) Primordial Glyph
# 2x (3) Arcane Intellect
# 1x (3) Counterspell
# 2x (3) Ice Block
# 2x (3) Volcanic Potion
# 2x (4) Fireball
# 2x (4) Polymorph
# 1x (6) Meteor
# 1x (6) Skulking Geist
# 2x (7) Firelands Portal
# 1x (7) Flamestrike
# 1x (8) Medivh, the Guardian
# 1x (9) Alexstrasza
# 1x (9) Frost Lich Jaina
#
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Andrew can be found on twitter at @andrewisliving and his podcast can be found everywhere podcasts can be downloaded! Download the Happy Hearthstone! It's great.

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at  https://discord.me/tier5

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 19 #BeatEgman

October 10, 2017

Preparing for Dreamhack Denver, the guys have a fellow Dreamhack Denver participant on the show! The internet famous Egman from #Egman makes an appearance! The guys talk about his Hearthstrone background, his love of Smash Brothers and where the name Egman comes from. 

The deck of the week is zoo!

Deck of the Week

### zOO

# Class: Warlock

# Format: Standard

# Year of the Mammoth

#

# 2x (1) Acherus Veteran

# 2x (1) Bloodsail Corsair

# 2x (1) Fire Fly

# 2x (1) Flame Imp

# 2x (1) Malchezaar's Imp

# 1x (1) Mortal Coil

# 1x (1) Patches the Pirate

# 2x (1) Soulfire

# 2x (1) Voidwalker

# 1x (2) Prince Keleseth

# 2x (3) Darkshire Councilman

# 2x (3) Southsea Captain

# 2x (4) Saronite Chain Gang

# 2x (5) Despicable Dreadlord

# 2x (5) Doomguard

# 2x (7) Bonemare

# 1x (10) Bloodreaver Gul'dan

#

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#

# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

Egman can be found online on twitter @The_Egman and on twitch at https://go.twitch.tv/theegman

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at  https://discord.me/tier5

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 18 Haiku Fu

October 3, 2017

Haiku fu! Yes, the guys announce a contest to win a Tier 5 tshirt!  Submit a Haiku to tier5podcast@gmail.com

The guys talk more about upcoming Dreamhack Denver, and Rod's plans to participate in the big Hearthstone tournament. 

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at  https://discord.me/tier5

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 17 Road to Dreamhack Denver

September 26, 2017

Dreamhack Denver is quickly approaching, and the guys are excited.  They talk about their plans for the event, and Adam debates on what day he's attending. 

The guys discuss the current aggro builds running around on the ladder, now that the most oppressive card they have to face has been moved to 3 mana in the fiery win axe.  Prince Keleseth and his appearing on every deck on the ladder is also discussed (not every deck, but most...)

Deck of the week:

### Custom Hunter

# Class: Hunter

# Format: Standard

# Year of the Mammoth

#

# 2x (1) Alleycat

# 2x (1) Bloodsail Corsair

# 1x (1) Patches the Pirate

# 2x (2) Crackling Razormaw

# 2x (2) Golakka Crawler

# 2x (2) Kindly Grandmother

# 2x (2) Scavenging Hyena

# 2x (3) Animal Companion

# 2x (3) Bearshark

# 2x (3) Eaglehorn Bow

# 2x (3) Kill Command

# 2x (3) Unleash the Hounds

# 2x (4) Houndmaster

# 2x (5) Bittertide Hydra

# 1x (6) Deathstalker Rexxar

# 2x (6) Savannah Highmane

#

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#

# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at  https://discord.me/tier5

 

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 16 Archbishop Benedictus GOAT

September 19, 2017

This week, Rod and Adam discuss the ladder after the NERFs.  The greatest card in the game, Archbishop Benedictus is discussed a lot, especially after Topopablo bringing a Hemet/Archbishop Benedictus Razakus deck to th Americas Summer Championships over the weekend.  They also discuss the state of Pirate Warrior after Fiery Win Axe being nerfed.

The deck of the week is as follows:

### Gyong

# Class: Rogue

# Format: Standard

# Year of the Mammoth

#

# 2x (0) Backstab

# 1x (0) Shadowstep

# 2x (1) Cold Blood

# 2x (1) Fire Fly

# 2x (1) Hallucination

# 1x (1) Patches the Pirate

# 2x (1) Southsea Deckhand

# 2x (1) Swashburglar

# 2x (2) Eviscerate

# 1x (3) Edwin VanCleef

# 1x (3) Shaku, the Collector

# 2x (3) SI:7 Agent

# 1x (3) Tar Creeper

# 1x (4) Naga Corsair

# 1x (4) Xaril, Poisoned Mind

# 1x (5) Leeroy Jenkins

# 2x (5) Shadowcaster

# 2x (5) Vilespine Slayer

# 2x (7) Bonemare

#

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#

# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone.

Other versions of Tempo Rogue are discussed because Rod thinks its one of the strongest decks in the game right now.

The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord at  https://discord.me/tier5

 

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 15 CrystalBrawl

September 12, 2017

On Episode 15, the crystal anniversary, the guys talk about the state of the ladder.  The changes in arena with the removal of synergy picks is discussed, and how Blizzard could improve the experience of Arena in general. 

The OktoberBrawl is discussed

     The two teams are Team Void—Dog, Thijs, and J4CKIECHAN— and Team Light—Kripparrian, Reynad, and Alliestrasza. In the competition, each  player starts with a fresh account so that everyone starts out on the same foot and everything is fair, and support from the community will determine which team gets to pull from a pool of additional boosters.

The guys pick sides.  Finally, the deck of the week is discussed in length, Dog's Fatigue Warrior:

Whirlwind × 2   1
Armorsmith × 2   2
Battle Rage × 2   2
Bring It On! × 2   2
Dead Man's Hand × 2   2
Execute × 2   2
Public Defender × 1   2
Slam × 2   2
Sleep with the Fishes × 2   2
Shield Block × 2   3
Blood Razor × 2   4
Brawl × 1   5
Scourgelord Garrosh × 1   8

Neutral Cards (7)

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The music, as is always, is provided by Metaphorical Lions, who can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MetaphoricalLions/.

You can find Rod on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

You can find the podcast on twitter @tier5podcast and through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.  You can find a link to our discord on our twitter profile!

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