Hearthstone : How to pick your class
With the explosion of eSports popularity in the last several years, many different games of several genres have reared their heads into the competitive scene. One of these games is Blizzard’s strategy card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The card game is entirely online and also free to play. Interested? Download it here. The game is steadily making waves in the competitive scene and we here at RealSport will be equipping you with all the knowledge necessary to successfully immerse yourself in the Hearth without catching flames. Let’s begin by helping you select a class.
Selecting your Class
The game offers 9 unique classes, each with it’s own Heroes and set of exclusive cards. These classes are: Druid, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior. To select which class suits you best there are a number of factors to look at. Begin by learning the Heroes. Each class is lead by a different Warcraft character that performs a unique Hero Power. Several classes have alternate Heroes for use to be unlocked, but this is purely cosmetic. Looking for an offensive style? Give Jaina of the Mage class, or Rexxar of the Hunter class a shot. Prefer a Defensive outlook? Garrosh of the Warrior class or Anduin of the Priest class might be your guy. Looking for alternative utility? Check out Uther of the Paladin class, or Thrall of the Shaman class. If none of these catch your fancy, there are still 3 other classes that offer other angles to approach the game.
Once considering the Hero Power associated with each class you must next look at the unique card set provided to each. The game has plenty of depth, so be prepared to learn all of the available card effects. Each class utilizes 1 or 2 primary card effects to create the 30 card synergy of the users deck. For instance the Shaman class relies heavily on the use of Overload cards to sacrifice late game potential in exchange for an early upper hand. Meanwhile the Mage class utilizes spell cards and spell damage increasing cards to strategically stay afloat while reducing the opponents offense. Again, each class has a different focus in card effects so be sure to understand each one to make the best selection that fits the style you desire.
Now to round out the decision making, one must look at the neutral aspect of the game. These are the cards that are available to any class and can be put into any deck. Find your favorite cards, try them in different decks, and figure out which class they merge well with. There are tons of neutral cards so this is the part that will take the most patience. We recommend you test out each class before selecting 1 or 2 main classes. Once you learn each Hero Power, analyze the unique card sets, and evaluate the neutral library you should be ready to pick a class and begin your path to the top of the leader boards! Still don’t feel ready? Worry not. Your comprehensive Hearthstone guide is still in the making. Check back soon for more insight on the game here at RealSport.