On Jan. 12-13, 2019, the Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) Winter Playoffs will be played out, starting with the European region. The Americas Winter Playoffs event starts on Jan. 19-20, 2019 and the Asia-Pacific region will have their first event of the year on the weekend of Jan. 25-27, 2019. Today we will be taking a look at some of the most unique decks players have included in their lineup to compete.
Deathrattle Mech Hunter is something not many have tried, and nobody has succeeded with yet before. However, we quite like the idea behind MagicGeek’s overall lineup. Using a combination of four archetypes that are immensely strong against control-style decks, MagicGeek has a great chance of succeeding with this strategy. The other decks in his lineup are Control Mage, Odd-Dragon Warrior, and a build of Control Priest.
For the deck list of MagicGeek’s Hunter, copy this code and open the collection in the Hearthstone client:
One deck we did not expect to ever see again after the changes to Saronite Chain Gang was the Shudderwock Shaman deck. Viper and Kolmari had a different idea about this entirely and build a type of removal-fatigue Shaman. Viper and Kolmari both have a similar game plan to MagicGeek, trying to be the slowest control build possible, and I think they have him beat on this one. While it will be hard to tell how strong the Shudderwock Shaman will be in practice, we have full faith in these veterans of Hearthstone and their ability to create something new.
For the deck list of the Shudderwock Shaman, copy this code and open the collection in the Hearthstone client:
If you have been following the competitive scene at all this year, it won’t surprise you to see this one come around. Swidz has brought a build of Dead Man’s Hand Warrior to nearly every event he has competed at. Some of his accomplishments this year include a top 4 finish at both HCT Orange County and HCT Italy.
For the deck list of Swidz’s Dead Man’s Hand Warrior, copy this code and open the collection in the Hearthstone client:
The final deck is more a fun one than anything. Trec is the only person participating in a playoffs event ever to bring a Discard Warlock deck of this kind. Will the deck perform? Who knows? Will it be fun to watch? Most definitely! One of the highlight cards of the deck is Discard Warlock’s newest tool, Soulwarden. Soulwarden is a 6 mana 6/6 that returns three cards you previously discarded back into your hand. Why is this so important? It helps you make up for some of the resources you lose beforehand as you discard cards from your hand. This was one of several major issues Discard Warlock faced in the past.
For the deck list of Trec’s Discard Warlock, copy this code and open the collection in the Hearthstone client:
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I’m Arend Zijdenbos, from the Netherlands. Gamer for as long as I can remember. My current focus is further improving at esports journalism. Currently, I write for Daily Esports and PCInvasion. For more of me, find me on twitter @Azijdenbos.