The 2019 Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) World Championship will be played in Taipei with the world’s 16 best Hearthstone players from America, Asia-Pacific, China and Europe. They will all compete for the 2019 Hearthstone World Champion title and their share of a $ 1 million prize pool. The event begins on April 24 at 7 p.m. PDT / April 25 at 4 a.m. CET / April 25 at 10 a.m. CST.
Today we’re going to take a look at some of the most unique decks that players have put on their lineup for competing. It starts with two decks by David “Killinallday” Acosta, a player who brought a line-up, including Bomb Warrior and Chef Nomi Priest. Though he also has the two most common decks at the event, Zoo Warlock and a build of Aggro Rogue. Two decks we’d like to highlight today are the Bomb Warrior and Chef Nomi Priest, as neither is featured in another player’s lineup. We’ll also be looking at a Token Druid Deck by Mark “Ike” Eichner.
Killinallday Bomb Warrior
After following Hearthstone for many years, I think it has always been the most interesting to see players with new deck ideas. This deck is one of the funniest concepts we’ve seen in a long time. The only concern we have, however, is how polished the deck is as the expansion was only recently released. The deck can do some incredible things. While it can do a good fight against many of the popular decks on the ladder, it carries a higher risk than most of the alternative Warrior decks. The deck’s core win condition is to survive against the hyperaggressive decks like Rogue and defeat many of the midrange decks by shuffling bombard cards into the opponent’s deck in different ways.
For the Killinallday’s Warrior decklist, copy this code and open the collection in the Hearthstone client: AAECAQcEze8CkvgCoIADm5QDDUuiAqIE / wed8AKb8wLR9QKD + wKe + wLx / AL1gAOXlAOalAMA
Killinallday Nomi Priest
Speaking of risk, this choice of Killinallday is probably the biggest risk he could take. The deck is all about cycling through your deck as fast as possible. In the meantime, keep the board clean by combining Wild Pyromancer and Northshire Cleric to pull through your deck and using Chef Nomi to finish the game and overwhelm the board in a single game. Chef Nomi is a legendary 7/6 mana card with 7 mana and the effect “Battle cry: When your deck is empty, summon six 6/6 Fatfire Elementals.”
For the Killinallday’s Priest decklist, copy this code and open the collection in the Hearthstone client: AAECAa0GBJcCigfSmQOYmwMN5QSkB / YHpQnSCvIM + wzQ / gKXhwPmiAPrigPqjAOwkQMA
Ike Token Druid
Ike has never disappointed when it comes to creating new decks and bringing cool stuff to events. This time it’s Token Druid. Ike is one of only two players who bring a Druid deck to their lineup. Ike’s build focuses more on the first and second rounds than on SNJing, the other player who brings the Token Druid into his lineup. Another major difference between Ike’s list and SNJing’s lists is the choice of the top end of the deck. While SNJing includes a second copy of The Forest’s Aid and a copy of Starfall, Ike has opted for two copies of the Tending Tauren card, which can be used more flexibly in games where the board is highly competitive. Token Druid’s winning condition is the same as always. Keep building a board until your opponent misses his board for one round. Once you have a board set up, you can use your tools like savage roar or board buffing effects to take down your opponent.
For Ikes Token Druid’s decklist, copy this code and open the collection in the Hearthstone client: AAECAZICBMQGoIADyZwD05wDDUD9AvcD5gXX7wLh + wL6 / gLkigO5lAPOlAPPlAPKnAO7nwMA
That’s all for now. Make sure to tune into the Hearthstone World Cup and connect your Twitch account to your Battlenet to receive free Hearthstone Rise of the Shadows card packs. Follow the action on Twitch. For more information on Hearthstone sports, see Who will be the first 30 players to compete in the Grandmaster Circuit next year?