This week in Karazhan: The Menagerie

Another week, another wing in the latest Player vs Environment adventure from Hearthstone. This week: The Menagerie.

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The Curator kicks off this wing as the first boss. His hero power: Your hero has Taunt. It’s passive. I wasn’t quite sure if it meant my hero has Taunt as well. In the end, it didn’t really matter.

Curator

It took a few tries, but I ground the Curator to a halt.

Shutting down the Curator

The Zoobot is a 3/3 neutral minion with a Battlecry: Give a random friendly Beast, Dragon, and Murloc +1/+1. It is also a Mech. Interesting combination.

Zoobot

Menagerie Warden Reward: This 5/5 druid card has a Battlecry: Chose a friendly Beast, summon a copy of it.

Menagerie Warden

Nightbane is boss 2. His hero power is a head-scratcher. Passive: start with 10 mana. I didn’t tailor my deck from this but got a perty-nice draw (sic).

Nightbane

Even though he Pyroblasted Ragnaros, I swarmed him with my minions. The contest was over before it started. I like the premise, but I think in a PvE setting it’s just too easy.

nightbane snuffed

Nightbane Templar Reward: A 2/3 paladin minion with a Battlecry: If you are holding a dragon, summon 2 1/1 Whelps.

Nightbane Templar (2)

Runic Egg Reward: 0/2 neutral minion with a Deathrattle: Draw a card. There may be a grand plan for this card. I’m not seeing it.

Runic Egg 2b

Terestian Illhoof is the 3rd and final boss of the Menagerie wing. His hero power: Only Sickly Imps can damage Illhoof. It’s passive, and the Sickly Imps are much like the Dreadstead warlock minion, except they damage the hero.

Terestian Illhoof

Had I switched things up with my deck, this fight would have been a lot easier. Having lots of AoE cards, or minions who can do AoE is useful.

Illhoof cured

Purify Reward: Everyone’s favorite 2 cost priest spell! I see a lot of hate for this card, I’m not sure why. There are plenty of friendly minions that could benefit from a good old silence. Plus you draw a card. It’s also a spell.

Purify Reward 3a

Avian Watcher Reward: This 3/6 nuetral minion has a Battlecry: If you control a secret, gain +1/+1 and taunt. Very tempted to put this bad boy in my mage and hunter decks, but it would best fit in my paladin deck. A 4/7 taunt is a monster. Yep.

Avian Watcher reward 3b

Menagerie Magician Unlocked: A 4/4 neutral minion with a Battlecry: Give a random Beast, Dragon, and Murloc +2/+2. This is going to make for some funky synergy–and I love it!

Menagerie Magician reward 3c

The Curator Reward: I got so excited with this 4/6 Legendary that I forgot to screen capture the reward picture! It’s got Taunt and a Battlecry: Draw a Beast, Dragon, and Murloc from your deck. Get ready to see this card. A lot. It’s also a Mech. Yeah.

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Hunter, Warrior, and Mage Class Challenges Unlocked!

Hunter Warrior Mage CC Unlocked

For the hunter class challenge, you face off vs the Curator again, this time with a custom hunter deck. Personally, I think they made it pretty easy on us, but hey. There is always Heroic mode.

hunter Class challenge

Maybe it was the cards I drew, I breezed right through, I shut down the Curator, It had to happen sooner or later. Ha.

Hunter Challenge defeated

Cat Trick Reward: This 2-cost hunter spell is a Secret: After your opponent casts a spell, summon a 4/2 panther with Stealth. Good but not great. Better if you are playing a spell/secret heavy hunter deck.

Cat Trick Reward

Warrior Class Challenge: You get Illhoof again, this time with a stacked warrior deck. It shows you how easy this fight can be with the right cards.

Warrior Class Challenge

A few Taunts and some AoE later…

warrior cc def

Fool’s Bane Reward: This is a 3/4 warrior weapon with a condition: Unlimited attacks each turn. Can’t attack heroes. Not sold on this card. Seems like it is very situational.

Fools Bane Reward

For the Mage class challenge, you get Nightbane again with a custom mage deck. Starting out with Medivh in your hand AND a Pyroblast is pretty much the win right there.

Mage CC

They really stacked that deck. There was also Y’Shaarj Pyroblast summoned with Atiesh equipped. I cannot wait to get my hands on Medivh. So much fun to be had…

Mage CC def

Babbling Book Reward: Not flashy but a 1/1 minion that adds a spell to your deck. Good opener for anyone playing Yogg deck. Yes please!

Babbling Book Reward

That wraps up this week’s action. Stay tuned for the 4th, and final wing coming next week!

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