Void Ripper got me to Legend! So let’s take a detour to talk about this month’s Legend grind, how the new ladder feels different, and some fundamentals of playing control decks.
The Witchwood is coming! Everything you need to know about the next Hearthstone expansion and the new arena changes that just went live.
Coin Concede: http://www.coinconcede.com/
Deck Guide: Control Priest: http://www.multiball.net/off-curve/2018/3/10/deck-guide-control-priest-6dlar
Hearthstone: Announcing The Witchwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4roAY-6Lrdk
Designer Insights: Upcoming Arena Changes: https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/hearthstone/21591736/designer-insights-upcoming-arena-changes
Five Thoughts on New Arena (Patch 10.4): https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/84e9pe/five_thoughts_on_new_arena_patch_104/
After this past week’s ranked woes, it feels like it’s time to throw some love to under appreciated folks who make Hearthstone great, like the developers, the casters, and the Void Rippers. Find links to everything I talk about at http://OffCurve.com!
Happy Year of the Raven! We discuss the changes coming with the new Standard year, followed by a discussion of the Wild meta and what you should look out for as you enter the Brawliseum.
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What does it mean to play around a card? When should you do it and when should you not? This week, we explain one of the biggest concepts you need to understand to take your Hearthstone play to the next level!
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Dust feels hard to come by, and maybe you're one or two expensive cards away from the new hot deck. Never fear, we're here to demystify the dust economy and help you plan out your dust efficiently!
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As if the ranked changes weren’t enough, we had a new round of balance changes announced, and they’re big! Let’s look at what’s changing and how you can prepare both your decks and your dust balance for the post-Patches world.
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So it’s time to have a long talk about what the Kobolds meta is, why it feels bad, and what Blizzard (and you!) can do to make it better.
- [S46 #1 Legend RaFaEl's Tempo Rogue | BeerBrick Hearthstone](https://beerbrick.com/2018/01/11/s46-4-legend-rafaels-tempo-rogue/)
- [Rage's #1 Legend Tempo Rogue (January 2018) - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/rages-1-legend-tempo-rogue-january-2018/)
- [Steve Lubitz on Twitter: "Thanks for everyone coming out to check out the stream! Went from rank 4 and 5 stars to rank 2 and 2 stars with this slight mod of @Rage_HS’… https://t.co/QgkQZfvGKg"](https://twitter.com/WickedGood/status/952750609207382016)
- [Meet Your Doom! \[Hearthstone Constructed - Tempo Rogue\] - YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbxL_kfN204&t=12s)
- [119 – Coin Concede: ”Appa, COME ON DOWN!” – Coin Concede: A Hearthstone Podcast](http://www.coinconcede.com/2018/01/14/119-coin-concede-appa-come-on-d
Dust burning a hole in your pocket? Need a new deck to play while you’re hunkering down from the Bomb Cyclone? Then let’s craft some cards!
- [Stancifka's HANDLOCK is back! - Hearthstone Decks](http://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/1013894-stancifkas-handlock-is-back)
- [Sjow's Top 10 Legend Jade Druid (Kobolds, December 2017) - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/sjows-top-10-legend-jade-druid-kobolds-december-2017/)
- [Leave a review on iTunes!](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-curve-talking-hearthstone/id1256088152?mt=2)
- [Call in to the Anchor station](http://anchor.fm/wickedgood)
We got there! I recap my successful legend run with Big Priest, and then answer your Twitter questions about finding the right deck for you, why I keep trying to get to Legend, and awful things like Mill Rogue and math.
- [Steve Lubitz on Twitter: "It’s a Christmas miracle! Got to Legend with Big Priest! The road was a bit rockier than I would have liked, but the meta call was correct.… https://t.co/XbjGxz4Nf5"](https://twitter.com/WickedGood/status/945036020298416128)
- [036 – Coin Concede: “To Sum It All Up: Math” – Coin Concede: A Hearthstone Podcast](http://www.coinconcede.com/2016/05/25/036-coin-concede-to-sum-it-all-up-math/)
- [Hypergeometric Calculator](http://stattrek.com/online-calculator/hypergeometric.aspx)
- [Leave a review on iTunes!](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-curve-talking-heart
Now that the initial Kobolds meta is starting to settle out, let’s look at the main decks you’ll be playing against and how you can tune what you’re playing to counter them. And while we’re at it, why not update Big Priest for the new meta?
### Statue of Limitations
# Class: Priest
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Mammoth
# 2x (0) Silence
# 2x (2) Shadow Visions
# 2x (2) Shadow Word: Pain
# 2x (2) Spirit Lash
# 2x (3) Shadow Word: Death
# 1x (4) Barnes
# 2x (4) Eternal Servitude
# 2x (4) Greater Healing Potion
# 2x (4) Shadow Word: Horror
# 2x (6) Dragonfire Potion
# 2x (6) Shadow Essence
# 1x (7) Lesser Diamond Spellstone
# 2x (7) Psychic Scream
# 1x (8) Shadowreaper Anduin
# 1x (8) The Lich King
# 2x (9) Obsidian Statue
# 1x (9) Ysera
# 1x (10) Y'Shaarj, Rage Unbound
- [The Happy Hearthstone Podcast - Gold or Fake Coins? Probably Gold. (Kobolds and Cataco
The new expansion is live, which means it’s time for RidiculousHat from CoinConcede to come back on the show as our Jungle Cruise tour guide to all the decks of the new meta!
- [Coin Concede: A Hearthstone Podcast – Making the Competitive Side of the Game More Accessible to You](http://www.coinconcede.com/)
- [Ridiculous Hat (@RidiculousHat) | Twitter](https://twitter.com/ridiculoushat?lang=en)
- [Satellite's #2 Legend Kobolds Dragon Priest - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/satellites-2-legend-kobolds-dragon-priest/)
- [Silver Hand Recruit Paladin Deck List Guide - Kobolds and Catacombs (KAC) - December 2017 - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/silver-hand-recruit-paladin-deck-list-guide/)
- [Theo's Big Priest ft. Psychic Scream, Embrace the Shadow - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/theos-big-priest-ft-psychic-scream-embrace-shad
Twas the night before Kobolds,
And all through the dungeon,
I run through some decks
For the ladder to Bludgeon.
(I know, I know. Stick to Hearthstone and leave the poetry to professionals.)
- [The Happy Hearthstone Podcast - Delving into the Catacombs (Kobolds & Catacombs Review, Part 1) - Episode 105 | Free Listening on Podbean App](https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9mfyc-7e343f)
- [The Kobolds & Catacombs Cards That Hearthstone Community Members are Excited to Play! - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/kobolds-catacombs-cards-hearthstone-community-members-excited-play/)
- [Janky Mage 2.0 - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/janky-mage-2-0/)
- [Theorycraft: Togwaggle Miracle Mill Druid - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/theorycraft-togwaggle-miracle-mill-druid/)
- [Top Deck Kings: A Hearthstone Podcast by KremePuff on Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/top-deck-kings-a-
With Kobolds and Catacombs just a week away, let’s take some time to look at cards you may already have that could suddenly see play again.
- [Steve Lubitz on Twitter: "Well, I’m going to give a huge thank you to @andrewisliving for making me pick Wallet Rogue up again, because turns out the deck is still go… https://t.co/I1AZGJMocR"](https://twitter.com/WickedGood/status/933138767644446720)
- [Explore Kobolds & Catacombs on December 7!](https://playhearthstone.com/en-us/blog/21274276/explore-kobolds-and-catacombs-on-december-7)
- [Hearthstone Crafting Worksheet - Google Sheets](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yq5S0i7QnxOLUQ9XZMKCXRUtSFqSYi4nMm-S2FG6LiA/edit#gid=667004299)
- [Leave a review on iTunes!](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-curve-ta
I bounce back from a frustrating week on the ladder with a new perspective on how to choose a deck for ranked that you’re not going to hate. Plus bonus rundown of my take on Kremepuff’s wallet rogue!
- [andrewisliving - Gotta Get the Lag Fixed. :0 - Twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/videos/202439685?t=04h43m24s)
- [\[GOLD\] vS Live App | Vicious Syndicate](https://www.vicioussyndicate.com/gold-vs-live-app/)
- [Hearthstone Meta - HSReplay.net](https://hsreplay.net/meta/)
- [KremePuff on Twitter: "After meme'n the first 4 days of the season, I decided to rank up to 10 today w/ this gem. Still have yet to draw prince on 2 LUL https://t.co/KfO2MbNLdG"](https://twitter.com/KremePuffHS/status/927264682980794368)
- [Steve Lubitz on Twitter: "Buckled down and decided I was going to tempo rogue at least to rank 5. Got there tonight with my own take on @KremePuffHS’s wallet rogue, w… https://t.co/PNbXUD6LbK"](https://twitter.com/WickedGood/status/929551362513358848)
You got Diablo in my Hearthstone! You got Hearthstone in my Diablo! (In other words, let’s talk about Kobolds & Catacombs for a while.)
- [Zalae's Big Druid (November 2017) - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/zalaes-big-druid-november-2017/)
- [Heskey4Lyfe's Big Warlock (October 2017) - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/heskey4lyfes-big-warlock-october-2017/)
- [Kobolds and Catacombs Expansion Guide, Release Date, Card Spoilers List - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/kobolds-catacombs-expansion-guide-release-date-card-spoilers-list/)
- [Inn-vitational - Dungeon Run - Jungle Giants - YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bukyXfMBCS0)
- [Inn-vitational - Dungeon Run - Grimestreet Grifters - YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHG_DuujK5o)
With the new expansion announcement right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to look back at what I got right and wrong about cards from Frozen Throne.
* [GingaNinja's Murloc Paladin | Vicious Syndicate](https://www.vicioussyndicate.com/deck-library/paladin-decks/murloc-paladin/ginganinjas-murloc-paladin/)
* [Walk to Work - A Mobile Hearthstone Podcast: Ep 282 - Getting to Legend: Playing into your Outs. GingaNinja's Top 30 Legend Murloc Paladin](http://hearthstonecommute.libsyn.com/ep-282-getting-to-legend-playing-into-your-outs-ginganinjas-top-30-legend-murloc-paladin)
* [Zalae's Big Priest - Top 100 Legend (October 2017) - Hearthstone Top Decks](http://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/decks/zalaes-big-priest-top-100-legend-october-2017/)
* [Teebs' Corpsetaker Tempo Rogue | Vicious Syndicate](https://www.vicioussyndicate.com/deck-library/rogue-decks/tempo-rogue/teebs-corpsetaker-tempo-rogue/)
* [Climbing to Legend & Managing Anger in Hearthstone | The Id DM](https://th