Category: Hearthstone

Hearthstone
Reno

Rankstar Experts’ Descent of Dragons Theorycrafts

Massive thanks to RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Beeozan, xtuliop, Goku, and Memnarch for sharing their deck creations! The new expansion is descending upon us (tomorrow, in fact), and we have gathered here all the theorycrafts from our esteemed Rankstar experts! In this article, we are going to showcase these theorycrafts by classes, and within each class, we are going to have a brief overview of how the new cards will change the decks we have seen and create new archetypes in the

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Descent of Dragons: The Legendary Dragons (Part 2)

Part 2: The Dragon Aspects (2) As we all know, Descent of Dragons will be Hearthstone’s thirteenth expansion, with a special focus on dragon, possibly the coolest tribe in the game. To commemorate the launch of the first Dragon-heavy expansion (the second one if you count Blackrock Mountains), we’re going to go through a close analysis of all the legendary dragons in the game thus far (and of the new dragons when they will be released). In our last article,

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – November 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: RenoJackson, Illusionist, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Eddetektor, and ksr. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining

Read More >
Deck Tech
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 11/8/2019

Here is a quick recap of the first week of November, including our first article on “Legends of Runetarra”! Eternal Hearthstone Legends of Runeterra Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Want to support our content? There’s many ways, best of which is directly at our new Patreon, which helps us support our content creators: https://www.patreon.com/rankstar Not your speed? Check out our sponsors here: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar Don’t forget, you can play your games with your style with Inkedgaming.com. Use code TRS12 at checkout for 12%

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Wild Class Meta Ranking – November

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Illusionist, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Eddetektor, and ksr. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Descent of Dragons: The Legendary Dragons (Part 1)

Part 1: The Dragon Aspects As we all know, Descent of Dragons will be Hearthstone’s thirteenth expansion, with a special focus on dragon, possibly the coolest tribe in the game. To commemorate the launch of the first Dragon-heavy expansion (the second one if you count Blackrock Mountains), we’re going to go through a close analysis of all the legendary dragons in the game thus far (and of the new dragons when they will be released). In the first article, let’s

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – October 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, ksr, Goku, and SmellyHuffer. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining our

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Wild Class Power Ranking – October

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, ksr, Goku, and SmellyHuffer. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining our

Read More >
Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 10/4

We missed last week because Aphelion and Magikarp went to TwitchCon! So we are getting caught up with lots of the happenings over the past two weeks, including some new faces! Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard https://teamrankstar.com/lore-brokers-files-chapter-1/ The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

SN1P-SN4P Warlock – why it is so strong and how to nerf the deck

It’s no news that SN1P-SN4P Warlock is currently the strongest deck in the Wild format, and possibly one of the most powerful decks to ever existed in Wild. In terms of oppressiveness, the deck is comparable to some of the top decks in the most imbalanced meta in the game like Midrange Shaman or Standard Jade Druid. It’s achieved a perfect score of 100 in Vicious Syndicate’s power ranking, a score that’s only been achieved by the craziest decks that’s

Read More >
Community
Team Rankstar

Welcome To The Team joshstav!

We are very excited to be working with TESPA competitor joshstav as part of our competitive Hearthstone roster! Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/joshstav/

Read More >
Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 9/13

Mythgard Closed Beta came out this week and Team Rankstar was all over it! We are incredibly honored to be able to participate in the launch to the extent that we did, and have things in store for the Open Beta launch as well! Not to mention, our Arena Rumble event has been going off with a bang, and we are very excited for the finals coming up soon! We have a lot more events being announced in the coming

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – September 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, ksr, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Kohai and Awedragon. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Wild Class Power Ranking – September

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, xtuliop, ksr, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Kohai and Awedragon. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Legend lists to try in Wild – August 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar It’s already a month onto the new expansion, and we can see how Saviors of Uldum is already affecting the meta. This post will feature all the new lists that are seeing success recently. Togwaggle Druid made a resurgence, with Sleight piloting the deck to legend. Joybuzz makes it relatively easier to

Read More >
Competitive
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/30

It has been a very nice end of the month here at Team Ransktar, with the announcement of our newest Hearthstone tournament: Brawlers of Uldum! On top of that, we have our Rankstar Arena Rumble just around the corner next month, and we could not be more excited for these events. Be sure to preregister as they will likely fill up! If you make it to PAX West this weekend, be sure to drop by the Inked Gaming booth for

Read More >
Hearthstone
Team Rankstar

Announcing: Brawlers Of Uldum

Team Rankstar is excited to present Brawlers Of Uldum! This will be a Hearthstone STANDARD deck list event. Bring your four best standard decks and battle it out in a Best of Three. This event will be featuring the new shield system for pick/bans. (NA server, Bo3 Conquest with Shield Phase. Six rounds of Swiss followed by Top 8 single elimination bracket. ) We hope that you will join us on October 5th -6th to compete in the event. Top

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Wild Class Power Ranking – August

Class Power Ranking for August is based on our findings from the Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – August. For Class Power Ranking analysis, we allocate points to each deck from Tier 1 to Tier 3 then sum them up. The point system for rating a single deck is as below: Tier 0: 22 Tier 1: 18 (High), 15 (Mid), 12 (Low) Tier 2: 9 (High), 7 (Mid), 5 (Low) Tier 3: 3 (High), 2 (Mid), 1 (Low) Each deck is

Read More >
Community
Aphelion

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/23

We are excited to be partnering with Inked Gaming and Akquire for our “Customize The Way You Play” giveaway! On top of that, we have a new Wild Meta Snapshot out this week, plus plenty of other articles to fill up your weekend. Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Underlords Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – August 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: RenoJackson, xtuliop, Memnarch, 燁魔, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou and SmellyHuffer. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on all our future reports, consider joining our Discord

Read More >
Community
Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 8/16

We have had several new content producers putting things out with Team Rankstar this week! Ace_of_plats, the113lift and others who are working on new projects. On top of that, we announced a new MTGA tournament series to look forward to! We are also very excited to post an updated TESL Meta Snapshot for the post Masters Series Meta! Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on

Read More >
For Fun
thatstowelie

The Infamous Desert Obelisk OTK Druid!

After Desert Obelisk was instantly considered to be one of the worst cards of the Saviors of Uldum set, and maybe of the whole Standard format, I just knew I had to find a way to make it work! This would prove to be a tough task due to the high cost of this minion, five mana, and due to how understated it is, being only a 0/5 that can never trade on its own and that rarely sticks on

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Early Legend lists – Saviors of Uldum

It’s only a few days onto the new expansion, but for its power level, Saviors of Uldum is already affecting the meta. This post will feature all the new lists that are seeing success recently. Odd Warrior is still going strong in the newborn meta, demonstrated by ksr. His deck plays no new card, but you can try a Livewire Lance for some early tempo. His Renolock runs Zephrys, a card that is touted to be even stronger and more

Read More >
Community
Team Rankstar

This Week In Team Rankstar 8/9

An exciting week for the CCG realm! Hearthstone got a new expansion, Gwent got a huge balance patch, several of our members received the opportunity to play the new CCG Causa. Top that off with MercurioBlue joining Team Rankstar and a Trail Stories with our very own Magikarp, there is a lot to sink your teeth into this week in Team Rankstar! Community Eternal Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Use the code “TRS12” to get

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Saviors of Uldum Discussion & Theorycrafting – Part 4

In my last article, we went through Priest and Rogue (you can find the first two parts here, here and here). For the final article of this series, we’ll be looking at Shaman, Warlock and Warrior. Shaman Shaman cards are great! They got support in every single department – Aggro, Midrange and Control. Vessina can be utilized in both Aggro and Even Shaman, she’s a great Savage Roar on-demand. Speaking of Savage Roar, Totemic Surge makes you laugh at the

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Saviors of Uldum Discussion & Theorycrafting – Part 3

In my last article, we went through Mage and Paladin (you can find the first two parts here and here). For this one, we’ll be looking at Priest and Rogue. Priest Priest has both a situational hero power and a situational Basic/Classic set; therefore, their strength (in Standard at least) largely depends on their new set. Maybe that pressured Blizzard into printing a pretty good set for Priest this time around, after a year of zero relevance in Standard. People

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Saviors of Uldum Discussion & Theorycrafting – Part 2

In my last article, we went through Druid and Hunter (you can find Part 1 here). For this one, we’ll be looking at Mage (it’s going to take a while) and Paladin. Mage Let’s just say Mage got the Kobolds & Catacombs’ Warlock treatment. Every single of their cards are at least playable, and a few of them are just straight up broken. Secret Mage, an already established deck in Wild, got heaviliy buffed with not one, not two, not

Read More >
Community
Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 8/2

This past weekend was an incredible weekend for the Team Rankstar competitive teams! Superthx made it to the top 4 of the TES:Legends Masters Series at QuakeCon, that Lazergician hosted. 3 members (Redrame, Trynet, and LordBushwook) were in the top 8 of the Novigrad Knockout Gwent tournament we hosted, with Redrame taking the whole thing down. Additionally 3 members (Magikarp, Doc28 and NotoriousGHP) made the top 4 of the Expedition Eternal event that The Great Parliament held., with Magikarp winning

Read More >
For Fun
thatstowelie

STANDARD MECHA’THUN PALLY: NOW WITHOUT RNG!

Every class has been able to pull off a Mecha’thun OTK consistently in Standard after rotation, except for Paladin. There have only been some RNG-based ways with a lucky Prismatic Lens, or even Kangor’s Endless Army after killing off two Missile Launchers and Mecha’thun with Equality if you happen to have the Coin. I racked my brain for a way to combo with less randomness to no avail, but then a viewer suggested using Barista with Brewmaster and Galvanizers to

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Saviors of Uldum Discussion & Theorycrafting – Part 1

Yet another expansion is coming to Hearthstone in a few days, but this one in particular is not just another expansion. In fact, it has been creating buzzes all around, both in the Standard and the Wild meta, for cards with insane powerlevel, interesting mechanics that have never been seen before, and for applications in many of our beloved existing archetypes. Never before have I seen so many good cards introduced in a single set, for every single class in

Read More >
Community
Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 7/26

This week has been a quieter week for content, but there has been a lot happening behind the scenes! Our very own Superthx is competing at QuakeCon for the TESLMasters series on https://www.twitch.tv/teslegends! We are incredibly proud of him for making it to the event, and to Lazergician for hosting the event! Dota Underlords Several of our members have become more active in the Dota Underlords scene, so expect to see some content coming out for this game as well

Read More >
Community
Team Rankstar

Welcome to the team Amalgam

Welcome to the newest member of the Hearthstone team: Amalgam! Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/amalgam/

Read More >
Community
Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 7/19

We have had a lot going on in the past few weeks! From formalizing our partnership with Aetherhub, to Popotito getting 2nd place in Eternal World Championship, to TypicalTyrant winning the Nerd Street Gamers Minor, we have had an exciting past few weeks! Eternal We are so proud of Popotito for getting 2nd place in Eternal Worlds! That is huge accomplishment for both them and Team Rankstar as a whole! The future of Eternal looks great, and seeing the excitement

Read More >
Community
Team Rankstar

Welcome to the team Lezzemos!

Welcome to the newest member of our Hearthstone competitive team: Lezzemos! Get to know them more here: https://teamrankstar.com/lezzemos/

Read More >
Hearthstone
WildCard

Hearthstone Dev Sheds Light on Big Priest

The Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum AMA took place July 9th on Reddit, during which Hearthstone game designer Dean Ayala, AKA Iksar answered a question about Wild balance changes.  He said, “Barnes comes up as a topic of conversation a lot and it’s something we’ve been looking at a little closer in the last week or so as Saviors of Uldum gets closer and closer to release. One of the biggest concerns we’ve had with changing Barnes is that the Resurrect

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – Mid July 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Beeozan, RenoJackson, Bananaramic, 很星爆你知道嗎, SlugCat, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Goku, SmellyHuffer, Zeddy, Yami and Siveure. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To get updates on

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Standard Holy Wrath Paladin – A High Level Guide to Success (Part 2)

In my last article, I’ve introduced Holy Wrath Paladin, summarized its typical playstyle and went through the card choices in the deck. In this article, I will be talking about some of the matchups you will run into most often on ladder, and have a quick discussion on what we should do should we play each of them. An assumption that we should often make here is that the opponent would have a good to great hand; based on that

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Standard Holy Wrath Paladin – A High Level Guide to Success (Part 1)

Recently, the new OTK Holy Wrath Paladin has been taking both the competitive and ladder meta by storm, notably through several high level success stories as seen in the Hearthstone Grandmaster. Many players were eager to take the deck onto ladder; however, for one deck that requires intricate decision making and multiple decision points, it is understandable that people make misplays, sometimes so costly that they force them to concede by Turn 5 or 6. Therefore, this series of articles

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Fatigue Priest – a comprehensive guide

Hi guys, it’s me RenoJackson, an avid Wild player and deckbuilding. I have always like Fatigue decks, so it’s just natural for me to come up with these kinds of wacky creations. This time, I’m revisiting an old deck that had put me inside Top 10 Legend a few months back: Fatigue Priest. The gameplan with Fatigue Priest sounds simple but strangely effective: Draw your deck, complete your quest and fill your deck with theirs. You can play powerful deathrattle

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – July 2019

Use the code “TRS12” to get 12% off your order on InkedGaming here: http://bit.ly/2WrjhR5 Make sure to follow us on our socials and check out our sponsors: https://linktr.ee/teamrankstar We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Awedragon, Ghostdog, Beeozan, RenoJackson, Bananaramic, 很星爆你知道嗎, SlugCat, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, 燁魔, SgtSlay3r, Clark, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Jonahrah, Goku, Yami and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. To

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

RenoJackson’s Off-meta Legend decks

What’s up, everyone? It’s me, RenoJackson, who always look for a fun time on Legend ladder no matter what the circumstances are. Today, I’ll be introducing three decks that has not been seen in any meta snapshots recently, but has been yielding me decent results on Legend ladder. Egg Priest Winrate: 22 – 17 (56.4%) Highest rank attained: #84 Code: AAEBAa0GCPIFuQ36DvsOw8ECycICp84C8YADC+UE8gz6DY8P0cECq8IC8M8Ci+EC5fcCiIID75IDAA== This is a very fun zoo-like deck, where you have a lot of stuffs that synergize with Eggs in

Read More >
Community
Team Rankstar

This week in Team Rankstar 6/21

An exciting week of new members entering the team, and teammates trying out new games! Come say hello to several of us at MagicFest Seattle. If you haven’t, be sure to check out Mythgard, as it has lots of exciting things in store for its shift into beta! Eternal Calebosvitch has had several front page of Twitch features this week, bringing strong viewership to the game! Gwent Hearthstone Magic: the Gathering Mythgard

Read More >
For Fun
thatstowelie

UNSEEN SABOTEUR OTK MAGE FEATURING BITTERTIDE HYDRA

In my search to find a new Unseen Saboteur OTK I found another insanely tough combo to pull off! This one took a while to do, but you all know by now that I’m always up for a challenge. So the game plan is to give the opponent a Bittertide Hydra and then ping it down with Cinderstorms and Flamewaker. To do this we play Mirror Entity with Lorewalker Cho on board, then make the opponent cast it with Saboteur

Read More >
Eternal
Aphelion

This week in Team Rankstar 6/14

This week has been a good week for Team Rankstar! With the Masters Series Qualifiers behind us, it has freed the team up to work on other projects. We have some really exciting things in store, tournament wise, for several of the games we work in, as well as prospective new games we are looking to embark upon. Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks! Eternal Tchamber5 won the ECL Sunday Challenge, while NotoriousGHP top 4’d last weeks

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Hearthstone Wild Meta Snapshot – June 2019

We would like to thank these top legend players who had taken part in giving us their expert opinions: Awedragon, Beeozan, RenoJackson, Bananaramic, Zeddy, Hijodaikan, Memnarch, Siveure, SgtSlay3r, Clark, Tripz, ksr, DestructYou, Jonahrah, Yami, Kohai, Malekith and Dajmond. Their Twitters are to be listed at the end of the report. Welcome to the Fifth Edition of Team Rankstar’s Wild Meta Snapshot for 2019! In this meta report, we will be going through a tier list of 55 decks we’ve seen

Read More >
Hearthstone
Reno

Fun decks to try out – Rise of the Mech

For the first time ever, Blizzard decided to BUFF various cards for an event, along with a free Golden legendary for every player in SN1P-SN4P. The details of the buffs can be seen below. Needless to say that these buffs have had a significant impact on the Wild meta – many existing decks like Even Shaman, Inner Fire Priest or Deathrattle Hunter have been winners of this event. However, it also given rise to a multitude of more obscure (and

Read More >
Community
Team Rankstar

This week in Team Rankstar 5/30

We missed last week, so we are catching up with two weeks of content! Eternal Aetherllama made top 16 of the Constructed Masters Challenge! Gwent We hosted our 2nd Crimson Clash event, which BeardyBog won! SemperEU made it to the top 4 of the Claymore open! Hearthstone Magic: The Gathering Mythgard The Elder Scrolls: Legends Superthx555 won the TESLegends Masters Series Qualifier #3 and will be competing at QuakeCon 2019!

Read More >
For Fun
thatstowelie

THE JOY OF THEORYCRAFTING FRIENDLY COMBOS

I’ve built a lot of decks around off meta combos for years now, but sometimes I come across an idea that’s way too wacky for ladder! Considering how convoluted some of my ranked OTKs are, I’m sure you must realize how awful these decks must be for me to refuse even trying them on ladder. The reasons to set these combos apart from the rest range from requiring nine or more cards, costing more than thirty or even forty mana,

Read More >