Monday, June 29, 2015

[Hearthstone] Defeating Vaelastrasz (Normal)

The next boss standing in your way is none other than the red dragon Vaelastrasz. I have to give props to the voice actor's on the entire Blackrock Mountain adventure. The characters are all well done and as an added bonus, I'm learning the correct pronunication of names like Drakkisath and Vaelastraz.

Every Boss encounter is heavily influenced by that boss's hero power and Vaelasstraz is no different. Her hero power causes each player to draw two cards making her fight similiar to playing someone on the ladder with a mill deck. I went with a low mana Hunter deck and focused on playing as many cards as I could each round.

Here's my deck list:

Arcane Shot x 2
Timber Wolf x 2
Webspinner x 2
Explosive Trap x 1
Snipe x 1
Dire Wolf Alpha x 1
Haunted Creeper x 2
Knife Juggler x 1
Scavenging Hyena x 1
Stonesplinter Trogg x 1
Animal Companion x 2
Deadly Shot x 1
Kill Command x 2
Unleash the Hounds x 2
Emperor Cobra x 1
Goblin Sapper x 1
Ironfur Grizzly x 2
Multishot x 2
Cobra Shot x 2
Explosive Shot

There's nothing there over 5 mana. I tried to get some hard removal for her Clockwork Giants. You want to play a pretty strong 'face' game because with Gang Up she will eventually overwhelm you with your own favorite minions. Unleash the Hounds is really nice for when she does Imp-losion. Goblin Sapper is almost guaranteed to be worth 6/4.

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