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

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# 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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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 14 Legendary Rod

September 5, 2017

Legendary Rod? What could that mean? Suspense! Mystery! Intrigue! The guys discuss the massive balance changes announced today by Blizzard, touching the following cards:

Fiery War Axe

Innervate

Hex

Murloc Warleader

Spreading Plague

And yes, Rod's first time hitting Legend is discussed. 

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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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 13 Unlucky 13

August 29, 2017

Curses! The strike of being foolhardy enough to actually call the episode number 13, as Adam's laptop decides to blow up mid episode.  The guys discuss their experiences on the ladder, and Rod's push for legend.   They mention the discord community members Octasco and mas0ny1 who have hit legend this month! The recent Hearthstone Global Games are discussed, as well as the European qualifiers. 

Deck of the week is ez big ez priest. 

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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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 12 Pirate Mage

August 22, 2017

This week, Rod is loopy from a) lack of sleep b) being sick c) beer d) that's just rod's general state of being or e) all above the above (HINT, the answer is not a, b, c or d).  The guys discuss how the ladder has been and the recent influx of aggro deck to the meta.  The affect of Viscious Syndicate and their reports on the ladder.  Rod has Freudian slips and reveals all he really wants in the world is for Pirate Mage to be a Tier 1 deck. 

All animal noise has been reduced but not completely.  Thank Rod for this. 

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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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 11 Jade Empire

August 15, 2017

This week, Adam and Rod discuss the brand new Knights of the Frozen Throne meta.  The guys talk about the cards they're enjoying, the state of the meta and the recent Arena mishaps by Blizzard.  The general state of the arena meta is discussed.  The new most broken card in the game is also discussed: why is the card broken and what is it doing to the meta.  The deck of the week is the a new Jade Druid

### Infesting Jade

# Class: Druid

# Format: Standard

# Year of the Mammoth

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# 2x (0) Innervate

# 1x (1) Earthen Scales

# 2x (1) Jade Idol

# 2x (2) Wild Growth

# 2x (2) Wrath

# 2x (3) Jade Blossom

# 1x (4) Fandral Staghelm

# 2x (4) Jade Spirit

# 1x (4) Spellbreaker

# 2x (4) Swipe

# 2x (5) Nourish

# 2x (5) Spreading Plague

# 1x (6) Aya Blackpaw

# 2x (6) Jade Behemoth

# 1x (6) The Black Knight

# 1x (7) Malfurion the Pestilent

# 2x (8) Primordial Drake

# 2x (10) Ultimate Infestation

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You can find Rond on twitter at @rod_johnston, and on twitch at www.twitch.tv/ionakeda.

The podcast can be found on twitter @tier5podcast and emailed at tier5podcast@gmail.com.

Come join our discord!  https://discord.gg/Yc3ByPV

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 10 Death Knights, Death Knights and More Death Knights

August 8, 2017

This week Adam and Rod cover a bunch more cards from Knights of the Frozen Throne (not all the cards that were released, but the cards they find interesting).  Death Knights are talked about alot, among other cool cards the guys are interested in. 

You can talk to the guys on social media!

Rod can be found @rod_johnston on Twitter and www.twitch.tv/ionakeda on twitch. 

The podcast can be found at @tier5podcast on twitter and be emailed at tier5podcast@gmail.com

The discord for the podcast can be found at https://discord.gg/Yc3ByPV

Please subscribe and leave us a 5 star review on iTunes!

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 9 Hearthstone Rap Game

August 2, 2017

In this week's episode, Rod and Adam spend a majority of the episode discussing the recently revealed cards.  They also discuss Ben Brode rapping and the beginning of the season.

You can contact the podcast at @tier5podcast on twitter and tier5podcast@gmail.com.

The podcast discord is located at: https://discord.gg/Yc3ByPV

Rod can be found on twitter @rod_johnston and on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

intro - Ben Brode's original rap can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-KU-_-CtJw (I sped up the original version)

outtro - J4CKIECHAN's original video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x_ofs0FxvA (also sped up this version)

 

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 8 Why Not Zoidberg

July 25, 2017

ADAM HAS RETURNED FROM THE DEAD (Or maybe just vacation, either way).  This week, Adam and Rod discuss some of the news from Adam's vacation and go over the recent card reveals.  The guys discuss some other news, including the results of Dreamhack Atlanta. 

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Tier 5: A Hearthstone Podcast - Episode 7 A Ridiculous Hat

July 18, 2017

This week Adam is still on vacation, so Rod welcomes THE Ridiculous Hat from Coin Concede as his cohost for the week.  The guys discuss Ben Brode AMA, along with the state of the game after the Caverns Below Nerf.  The deck of the week is Big Druid.

Please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, and leave us a five star review!

The podcast can be reached on twitter @tier5podcast or through email at tier5podcast@gmail.com.

Ridiculous Hat can be found on twitter @ridiculoushat.

Rod can be found on twitter @rod_johnston, or on twitch at twitch.tv/ionakeda.

 

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