Hearthstone Hunter Deck

Hearthstone Hunter

 

After investing in the Alleria hero skin, I decided that my second class to play as in Hearthstone would be Hunter, I like how quick games with a deck that focuses mainly on hitting the other hero’s “face” can be, and enjoy the different play-style, when compared to Rogue (this is less about combos.) Pictured above is the deck I am currently using, the only ones not pictured are 1 x Tundra Rhino and 1 x Savannah Highmane. It has served me pretty well so far, but I’m still new to the class, and so will tweak and update here when necessary.



Guildwars 2: Playing as a Guardian.

GW2 Guardian
GW2 Guardian

After 200 hours spent as an elementalist, I felt it about time for a change.  Step forward Sylvarian Guardian. Currently hovering around the level 60 mark, I can honestly say that no part of levelling a second character has yet become a chore. Guardians are possibly the more flexible and forgiving of professions in the game, wearing heavy armour they can feel tanky when armed with a greatsword, but can make awesome support healers when using a mace and shield. At the moment I’m set up running the following traits and switch between those 2 weapon sets, but there are other weapons guardians can wield, including staves.

Zeal

Zealous Blade – Greatsword attacks heal you.
Greatsword power – +5% greatsword damage.

Valor

Defender’s Shield – +90 Toughness when wielding a shield.
Purity – Cleanse a condition from you every 10 seconds.

Honor

Resolute Healer – Generates a Shield of Absorption when you start reviving an ally.



My Current Hearthstone Deck

I’m still very much enjoying Hearthstone, and have stuck to playing as Rogue for almost all the games I play. Here’s a peek into a selection of cards in my deck. I play Rogue in a strange way…lots of spells and taunts, using Magic +1 cards stacked to cause some pretty decent damage.

Hearthstone Deck 2014

 

“Backstab” deals 2 damage to an undamaged minion and costs you nothing, great to use this and then do additional damage with other cards to wipe out a mean minion with a half decent health stat.

“Deadly Poison” gives your weapon +2 attack, this coupled with “Assassin’s blade,” which gives you a 3 attack, 4 health weapon already, is useful…when the weapon health is low I play “Blade Furry” which destroys your weapon, but deals it’s damage to all enemies.

I’m heavy on healing cards for when my deck is unkind and isn’t throwing up taunts, or cards that I can combo, so have “Voodoo Doctor” “Earthen Ring Farseer” “Darkscale Healer” and “Priestess of Elune”

The rest are Magic +1 (3 cards), Taunts, minions that have a combo bonus of either 2 damage, or summoning another minion if played after a card (The card I play is usually “Backstab” as it’s free, or Voodoo doctor, as it’s cheap and heals me)… and spells, with the exception of one Sprint, which allows me to draw 4 cards. I only play this when I have taunts on the board, so that I receive minimal damage for using so much mana!

Spell wise “Sinister Strike” does 3 damage to the enemy hero, but a lot more with the magic+1 buffs in place, “Fan of knives” does 1 damage to all enemy minions and draws a card, great to plonk down a couple of magic buffs then play these early in the game. And finally to “Assassinate” which does exactly that…takes out an enemy minion, this is especially useful for Molten giant taunts, or the annoying minion that a priest has doubled both the health and attack of…twice…definitely a card worth holding in your hand until you really need it!

So that’s an insight into how I play as Rogue…let me know your favourite class and how you play, in the comments, or tweet @kezla.



Top ten tips for Animal Crossing New Leaf

I have not done an exploits/tips/guide post in ages…so rather than a top 3 tips, I’m doing 10 for you all, for Animal Crossing New Leaf.

1) Use your spade (purchased from the Nook Brothers store) to hit rocks, each day one rock in your town will contain Bells, and another breakable rock is added containing a gem. (Gems can be used to make customisable furniture in Re-Tail or sold for bells.)

Bells Rocks ACNL

2) Donate everything new you find/dig/catch to the museum. If you make sure to donate every new species as you catch it, it’ll avoid annoying moments a year from now, where you’re comparing the museum exhibit list with your encyclopedia to figure out what still needs to be donated. You can also unlock special tools and house designs if you donate a certain number of creatures.

3) Get a chest of drawers/closet of some kind in your house. A closet can hold up to 180 extra items, making it easy to store different outfits, extra furniture, or keep a hold of items you want to sell temporarily if Re-Tail is closed. Your closet is also linked to other storage lockers in the town, such as the one in your train station.

4) Look out for Gulliver. Gulliver washes up on your beach shore occasionally, and if you guess where he was headed before he fell overboard, he will send you a trinket from his travels.

Gulliver ACNL

5) Write and send gifts to your neighbours...even sending them fruit often prompts them to send a gift with their reply which can often be furniture, or a new t-shirt.

6) Shake trees for bells and random furniture drops, as well as fruit to sell at Re-Tail, (Re-Tail buys things for more bells than the Nooks do) and when visiting a friend, get permission to take some of their fruit from their tress back with you to your town, and bury it in a clearing to grow different fruit trees. (Non town native fruit sells for many more bells in the shops.) Also! You can stack fruit into groups of nine. Just drag identical pieces of fruit on top of each other in your inventory.

7) Head to the island via the boat moored at your jetty at your beach, for fun mini games that earn you spendable medals, and to stock up on rare fish, bugs and fruits.

animalcrossing newleaf

8) Read the sign outside Re-Tail. It lists items that are worth a premium on that day. If they’re easier to find, go find them and sell them, sometimes this is as easy as picking up a particular type of shell on the beach.

9) Your first public works project should be a bridge. This will help you traverse your town more quickly as it adds an additional route across the river.

10) You can use the D-pad on the 3DS to quickly change tools. By pressing left and right, you can cycle through your equipment. Hit the down arrow to unequip your current item.

Please share your hints and tips in the comments section below :)