Posted by: Grumpy | November 15, 2013

Stupidly Great Combos #1

I just had this happen to me (/facepalm). I figured I’d highlight it since it made my head spin when it hit me. It’s an incredibly great Warrior combo if you can piece it together.

I’ll set the scene. It’s the end game. I’m playing Rexxar and am just about out of cards. My opponent, Garrosh, has been holding on to some cards the whole game and drawing things out. He’s obviously waiting to set something up. I don’t remember the specifics as far as what card was played when, but it took two turns and he ended up with this on the board.

1 –  Gurubashi Berserker (5 mana cost)
2 – Amani Berserkers (4 mana cost)
2 – Frothing Berserkers (6 mana cost)

That’s 5 cards for a total of 15 mana. I only had two tiny cards on the board (probably not the ones in the picture, I can’t remember exactly what they were) and was playing off the top of the deck. Yeah I know, I need more draw cards, or I shouldn’t have played so many early on. But I digress, that’s not the point of this article.

I wish I had taken a screenshot of it. I didn’t, but I’ll recreate the board with HSDeck’s puzzle generator.

ouch

This is going to hurt!

THEN he drops a Whirlwind doing 1 damage to every card on the board.

Let’s do the math.

Gurubashi Berserker takes one damage and enrages going to 5/6.
Amani Berserkers each take 1 damage and enrage, each of them going to 5/2.
The Frothing Berserkers gain 1 attack for each minion that was damaged. The warrior had 5 minions damaged and I had 2 minions that took damage, for 7 total. So each of the Frothing Berserkers went up to 9/3.

5 + 5 +5 +9 + 9 = 33 damage incoming.

Needless to say I was a crater in a matter of seconds.

Well played Garrosh, well played.

Have you seen any really great combos during your play? Let us know about them in the comments below.

Special thanks to HSDeck.com for the awesome Hearthstone puzzle generator that allowed me to reconstruct this combo from memory.

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