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    Episode 8: Winding Down the Ashes Meta

    Episode 8: Winding Down the Ashes Meta

    It's time for a last look at what feels like a new meta, as the final balance patch for Outlands has created significant change. But the new expansion is two weeks away and it's time to turn our perspective to what's coming after a review of the most recent Data Reaper report. We go card by card for all of the reveals so far - and there's lots to discuss.


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 7: Early 17.6 Impressions and Scholomance Academy

    Episode 7: Early 17.6 Impressions and Scholomance Academy

    There's a lot to talk about this week! Not only has the new 17.6 patch dramatically changed the meta at the end of the Ashes expansion cycle, but the next expansion has been announced and cards have been revealed. ZachO and Hat take a very early look at what each class looks like after the most recent balance update before diving directly into a card by card discussion of what we've seen so far from Scholomance Academy.


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    • 53 min
    Episode 6: Ashes of Outland Nerfs - Round 5

    Episode 6: Ashes of Outland Nerfs - Round 5

    Another wave of balance changes has been announced just before the next Masters Tour! While the nerfs are meant to set up the next expansion to have a larger impact per Blizzard, we expect them to have a major impact on the meta that we're in now. Join us for a review of every nerf on a card by card basis as well as a per-class analysis of what we predict the standard environment will look like.


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 5: The Amani Berserker Meta

    Episode 5: The Amani Berserker Meta

    Yes, Amani Berserker. The new "enrage" aggro Demon Hunter is taking the ladder by storm after the discovery and evolution of a promising early build from the China Gold Championship. In addition to some analysis of the more unusual card inclusions and play patterns of the latest DH list, ZachO and Hat also reflect on the "forgotten classes" of Paladin and Shaman to figure out what help they need before speculating on what the next expansion could do for archetypes that can't quite cut it right now.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 4: A Discussion of Meta Dynamics

    Episode 4: A Discussion of Meta Dynamics

    This episode takes on a different form as ZachO and Hat discuss the dynamics of the post-Twin Slice rework meta. Demon Hunter is still on top and Warrior is not far behind - and there has been a growing conversation on social media about the state of the game, including a long post from Zach himself. We have a constructive discussion about how we got here, what we think the problems are, and what the future of the game could look like with players and devs working together.


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 3: The Rise of Bomb Control

    Episode 3: The Rise of Bomb Control

    Bomb Control Warrior has taken the top spot in the standard meta as expected, and with that comes additional meta developments. There are still refinements to be found in many archetypes, Demon Hunter and Druid included - and Rogue looks like it could end up being the third best class in the meta if decklists adapt. 

    https://www.vicioussyndicate.com/vs-data-reaper-report-165/

    1:45 - Meta developments with Warrior and DH
    25:10 - Continuing Druid refinement
    34:48 - Rogue builds investigated
    44:27 - Quick hits on other classes


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    • 53 min

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