I’ll update this guide as I progress through the Heroic Temple of Orsis. So far, I have taken down Heroic Sun Raider Phaerix with a Priest deck.
Heroic Sun Raider Phaerix is pretty much brutal. He starts with Rod of the Sun 3/8 (instead of 0/5 in normal mode), and he has 30 Health + 15 Armor. Once you destroy the Rod of the Sun, and it is transfered to your side of the board, you won’t get immune (as you do in normal mode). So it is imperative for you to silence the Rod of the Sun as soon as possible whether it is on his side or in yours.
The deck seen to the right is Phaerix’s deck. I am missing 4 cards in his deck, but so far, these are the ones I have seen in my videos.
Phaerix is very likely to play Tol’vir Hoplite or Looming Presence within the first 3-4 turns; and likes to place Sunreaver Protector on the Rod of the Sun. One thing important to mention is that the Rod of the Sun is still 0/5. It simply has a aura buff of 3/3 while it is on Phaerix’s side of the board. If you silence it, it will transform back to 0/5 and of course lose the deathrattle.
He has two Arcanite Reapers and two Fiery War Axe. So make sure to have two Acidic Swarm Ooze in your deck to counter at least the Arcanite Reaper which deal 5 damage.
We hope you’ve been buffing up your archaeology skills and serpent-proofing your decks, because it’s time to let your Hearthstone skills light the way through the mysterious twists and turns that lie ahead of you in the League of Explorers.
The first location for the League of Explorers Adventure – The Temple of Orsis – has opened, and is now available! Entering this cobweb-laden temple may turn out to be much easier than getting out alive. Do you dare enter?
Wait a minute — what is the League of Explorers?
The League of Explorers is the all-new single-player Hearthstone adventure. Here you’ll embark on a journey to explore Azeroth’s most mysterious archeological sites and discover ancient treasures alongside a merry band of explorers!
It’ll be a challenge, but if you make it out to the other side in one piece, you’ll reap some awesome rewards. League of Explorers has a total of 45 new cards up for grabs; including 9 class-specific cards awarded by Class Challenges, and features two all-new interactive game boards!
Archaeology– I can dig it!
The opening to the cavernous first location seems to have been spotted just over that sand dune! It would appear that these ancient ruins have lain udisturbed for centuries, but that doesn’t mean they don’t hold their fair share of danger. Light your torch, hero — the Temple of Orsis awaits!
To embark on your next Adventure with the League of Explorers, simply log in to Hearthstone and make your way to Solo Adventures.
Set your timer and get ready for the countdown. Hearthstone: The League of Explorers adventure will be available for purchase on November 12th – with either 700 gold per wing, or $6.99 per wing. This new adventure has 4 wings and 45 new cards. Learn more details here.
Mystery and wonder await in new Adventure, featuring 45 all-new cards
ANAHEIM, Calif. –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Grab your hat and torch; it’s time to go exploring! Today at BlizzCon®, Blizzard Entertainment revealed The League of Explorers™—a brand-new Adventure that sends brave duelists far and wide on harrowing expeditions to recover a mysterious lost relic. The newest addition to Hearthstone’s Adventure Mode, The League of Explorers will pit adventurers against dastardly villains in fierce encounters that will require unique strategies to conquer. And yes, there might be serpents.
” League of Explorers is a fun mix of memorable locations from Warcraft and exciting new locations to battle through,” said Mike Morhaime , CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment . “Players who join the expedition are in for a good time and will walk away with some great new cards for their collections.”
The League of Explorers introduces four intrepid adventurers— Elise Starseeker, Reno Jackson , Sir Finley Mrrgglton , and Brann Bronzebeard— and invites players to join their journey through a series of exotic destinations, some familiar and some new, to recover an artifact of immense power. These brave explorers will face many perils as they navigate through the Temple of Orsis, Uldaman, the Ruined City, and the Hall of Explorers in hopes of discovering lost artifacts that will lead them closer to the relic. Escaping giant boulders and emerging from all of the locations in one piece will reward adventurers with a combined total of 45 treasured new cards, bringing a slew of new tactics to the game.
Available for exploration starting November 12 on Windows® and Mac® PCs; Windows, iOS, and Android™ tablets; and iOS and Android mobile phones, the four League of Explorers locations will open on a weekly basis (one per week) over the course of a month, with a one-week break in the middle during the Thanksgiving holiday. The League of Explorers can be purchased in full for $19.99 USD , one location at a time for 700 gold or $6.99 USD each, or in discounted bundles based on the number of individual locations already purchased.
Blizzplanet interviewed Ben Thompson (Art director) to ask about the pop culture inspirations from an artistic-standpoint in The League of Explorers, the role of the main characters, and about a couple key card rewards which might become player favorites in Arena and Ranked competitively.
The League of Explorers is the next Hearthstone Adventure. This thrilling collection of single-player missions will introduce players to heroic new characters and dastardly villains, dangerous temples, and deadly traps that will require innovative decks and strategies to conquer. Explorers who make it out victorious will be rewarded with all-new cards to add to their collections!
The League of Explorers follows four adventurers—Elise Starseeker, Reno Jackson, Sir Finley Mrrgglton, and Brann Bronzebeard—on their journey through the deepest jungles and hidden temples of Azeroth to recover an ancient artifact. These brave explorers will face many perils as they navigate through the Temple of Orsis, Uldaman, The Ruined City, and the Hall of Explorers on their most daring quest yet!
Lead on, Explorer!
The League of Explorers will launch on November 12, with locations opening on a weekly basis over the course of a month, and a one-week break in the middle so Blizzard can have a little pumpkin pie on the Thanksgiving holiday. Players will be able to explore exotic Warcraft landmarks, encounter fun new characters, battle challenging bosses, and of course, add more cards to their collections.
A total of 45 new cards are up for grabs, attainable by vanquishing the vile villains in each of the four locations and defeating all class challenges. Just like other cards in players’ collections, golden versions of these cards can be crafted if players want them to shine a little brighter.
New Keyword: Discover
When someone plays a card with the new Discover keyword, that player is presented with three random cards to choose from that can be used by their class.
As with the first two Hearthstone Adventures, class challenges will test players’ skills with each class in duels using a specific premade deck. Explorers who emerge victorious in each class challenge will be rewarded with a glimmering new League of Explorers-themed class card (one of the 45 new cards available in this Adventure).
Once all of the bosses in a wing have been thwarted, players can take on a far-more-challenging version of the location in Heroic Mode. These fights are immensely difficult, so bold strategies might be required to emerge victorious. Defeating Heroic Mode will grant the player a League of Explorers card back, perfect for showing off such an accomplishment!
After each location is released, the cards available in that wing will be added to the Arena mix for everyone to play with, regardless of whether they’ve played through the Adventure.
Getting Down to Business
Players ready to embark on this Adventure will be able to purchase access to the entire Adventure for $19.99 USD. Following pricing options outlined by previous Adventures, single wings will be available for 700 gold or $6.99 USD each, and discount-bundles will be available as well based on the number of individual locations the player has already purchased.
Multiplay reached us by email to inform the first major Insomnia Hearthstone tournament with up to $30,000 in prizes. The tournament will be composed of both invited players and there will be a LAN qualifier for any player to participate in to get a seat on the Insomnia Hearthstone tournament afterwards. — source
Multiplay is thrilled to announce our first major Insomnia Hearthstone tournament. From the 11th to the 13th of December, 16 players will fight it out at the NEC, Birmingham, UK for a share of $30,000 USD.
Eight of the best professional Hearthstone players from across the globe will be invited to play for the biggest prize fund Insomnia has ever seen. In the true spirit of Insomnia, we’ll also be giving six players the opportunity to play their way into the tournament through a live LAN qualifier on Friday the 11th of December. The qualifier will be open to all Insomnia56 BYOC attendees and the winners will face off against some of the biggest names in Hearthstone. An additional two spots for the main event will be available through an online qualifier taking place at the end of November. If you don’t make the cut, fear not—all unqualified players are invited to play in our regular £2,000 Insomnia Hearthstone Cup.
You’ll be able to catch all the action from the event over on Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/multiplay_hs), where our world-class analysis team will cast the games live. We’re excited to see players from across the globe showcase their best decks as we search for the first-ever Insomnia Truesilver Champion!
We’ll have more details on the online qualifier, and will be announcing players and talent over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow us on social media for all the latest news:
Hearthstone Community Manager Zeriyah posted in the official forums that the Warsong Commander will no longer give minions “Charge”. Starting next week, the Warsong Commander will give Charge minions +1 Attack instead.
This will prevent Warrior players from executing their Warsong Commander-Grim Patron-Frothing Berserker combo. Good move before the World Championship at BlizzCon.