Top 10 Hearthstone cards – Neutral and Class cards

My Magic the Gathering top 10 lists have been the most popular articles on my site by far… so here’s one for Hearthstone! (up to the GvG expansion). The top 10 hearthstone cards of all time for both class and neutral cards… if you want some ideas on what to craft, this should be a good place to start.

Neutral cards

10. Haunted Creeper
Set: Naxxramas
A great value for its cost. 2 mana for a 1/2 that spawns 2 1/1s is 3/4 worth of stats spread out over 3 creatures which is extremely mana efficient. Great for zoo decks.

9. Azure Drake
Set: Classic
This card has been around since the beginning and why not? It’s a decent 4/4 stat line, gives you extra spell damage, draws you a card and is a Dragon to boot! which makes it versatile enough to fit in Shaman decks, Mage decks, Druid decks, etc and Dragon decks as well.

8. Acolyte of Pain
Set: Classic
This is a pretty common card to see in many decks, because its so versatile. Its 3 mana for 1/3 stat may not look like much, but you’re guaranteed at least 1 card and sometimes 2 or 3 cards out of him. If you get 2 cards, its an Arcane Intellect with a body which is pretty good. 3 cards and it’s insane value.

7. Sludge Belcher
Set: Naxxramas
The best taunt minion in the game. Because he has a great body for the cost, and produces another minion with taunt after he dies, this makes him extremely sticky, which is always a great thing when you need a defensive minion.

6. Mad Scientist
Set: Naxxramas
This is an insane card for value because not only is he a 2/2 for 2, which is decent, but like Knife Juggler, his value is tremendous because he pulls a secret out of your deck for free! If you’re a Mage or Hunter, thats 2-3 mana value for free, basically, which makes this card insanely good.

5. Knife Juggler
Set: Classic
Before the nerf this card would have been higher, but even after the nerf its still an insane card. It’s a 2/2 that could randomly kill your opponents minions or threaten lethal when you play other minons on the board which is crazy. And its just 2 mana.

4. Abusive Sergeant
Set: Classic
He’s the best 1 drop in the game, bar none. Since Leper Gnome got nerfed, Abusive Sergeant is 2/1 for 1 mana plus gives other minions the ability to trade up for much much more powerful minions which makes his value insane.

3. Sylvanas Windrunner
Set: Classic
The best classic legendary. Her deathrattle steals an opponents minion and forces him to play his way around it. It gets a ton of value because of that and her stats are pretty decent at 5/5 as well so sometimes the opponent is forced to hard remove her. She’s the best legendary in Standard and one of the best overall which makes her one of the best neutral minions.

2. Dr. Boom
Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
The best legendary in the game. He creates 2 [Boom Bot]s when he drops down and there’s the value. Those Boom Bots deal 1 damage each on attack plus on death deal an additional 2-8 damage. That’s a massive range, but either way for 7 mana, you get a TON of value from Dr Boom you will always get 3 minions on the board and you’re opponent is guaranteed to spend at least 2 cards killing them.

1. Piloted Shredder
Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
Piloted Shredder is one of the best minions in Hearthstone history. Why is that? Because its 4 mana investment for a 4/3 which is already decent stats, plus you get a 2 cost minion for free which makes it essentially a 6 mana card for 4 mana. Thats great value, and because its so sticky, it can go into every deck.

Class cards

10. Swipe
Set: Classic
One of the best Druid cards. 4 damage to one thing, and 1 to everything else. For 4 mana. Sounds good to me.

9. Flamewreathed Faceless
Set: Whispers of the Old Gods
Umm yeah… a 7/7 for 4 mana is just ridiculous. Ridiculous.

8. Flamewaker
Set: Blackrock Mountain
This is the card that makes Tempo Mage go. Its a 2/4 for 3, which is fine stats, but every time you play a spell you get 2 damage to your opponent or minions for free. Thats ridiculous. Especially when combined with other cards that make spells cheaper.

7. Imp Gang Boss
Set: Blackrock Mountain
It’s a 2/4 that spawns up to 4 1/1s potentially for 3 mana. Thats major value, and this is one of the best minions in the game due to how sticky it becomes. One of the best Warlock cards.

6. Tunnel Trogg
Set: League of Explorers
This is one of the best 1 drops in the game, maybe even the best. Shamans can just drop it, and it grows exponentially when they play cards like Feral Spirit or Totem Golem the turn after and it becomes insanely hard to remove and has mega value for its cost. So yeah, its a good card.

5. Animal Companion
Set: Classic
3 mana for either a 4/2 with charge, a 2/4 that gives all your minions +1 attack, or a 4/4 Taunt. Any one of those sounds good to me! An incredible card.

4. Muster for Battle
Set: Goblins vs Gnomes
3 mana for 3 minions plus a 1/4 weapon sounds like a good deal to me. This is probably the best tempo card in the game, and one of the best cards ever.

3. Innervate
Set: Classic
Anyone want to argue this isn’t the best Druid card? Its 2 extra mana. For 0 mana. Think about that. In Magic that’s like a Black Lotus, almost.

2. Unleash the Hounds
Set: Classic
One of the staple Hunter cards but wow how amazing is this card. You can summon up to 7 1/1s with charge for the low low cost of just 3 mana. No wonder every Hunter deck has this card.

1. Fireball
Set: Classic
4 mana for 6 damage. Nuff said.

Basic Korean Vocabulary

Ok, now let’s learn some basic vocabulary.

Here a list of some basic Korean vocabulary that you might find helpful.

BASIC VOCABULARY
WORD TRANSLATION
THIS
THAT (CLOSE)
THAT (FAR)
I,ME
I,ME (FORMAL)
나의,내 MY,MINE
저의,제 MY,MINE (FORMAL)
너, 자네 YOU
당신 YOU (FORMAL)
너의,네,니 YOUR
우리 WE,US
저희 WE,US (FORMAL)
너희 YOU,YOUR
HE,HIM
그녀,걔 SHE,HER
그들,걔들,걔네 THEY
이렇게 LIKE THIS
그렇게 LIKE THAT
ALL
MORE
아직 STILL
같이,함께 TOGETHER
역시 ALSO,YET
이미,벌써 ALREADY
거의 ALMOST
아마,어쩌면,혹시 MAYBE,PERHAPS
바로,곧바로,즉시,즉각,하루빨리 IMMEDIATELY, AT ONCE
꼭,딱 CERTAINLY, EXACTLY
어쩐지, 그런대로 SOMEHOW
여기 HERE
거기 THERE (CLOSE)
저기 THERE (FAR)
어디 WHERE
뭐,무엇 WHAT
언제 WHEN
누구 WHO
WHY
어떻게 HOW
무슨,어느,어떤 WHICH
얼마나 HOW MUCH
누군가 SOMEONE
어젠가 SOMEDAY,SOMETIME
어딘가 SOMEWHERE
뭔가 SOMETHING
제발,부디 PLEASE
가지,종류 TYPE OF, KIND OF
여러 MANY, VARIOUS
기타,따위,등등 ETC
과연 INDEED,SURE ENOUGH
어차피,어쨌든,아무튼 ANYWAYS
드디어,마침내,이제야,결국에,이윽고 INDEED,SURE ENOUGH

Gadgets in Korea (May 2015)

Here’s my tech gadgets as of present (Apr 2015):

Computers
Lenovo Thinkpad X240

The Thinkpad X240 is my ultraportable/business/everyday use laptop when I need to study or travel. 20 hours of battery life. MIL-STD spec tested, spill resistant keyboard, fingerprint reader, 4G LTE capable, etc its the ultimate portable notebook.

Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14

This is my gaming and entertainment laptop now. A dedicated graphics card, convertible, weighs only 4lbs, docks with a one link dock connector, and mostly importantly its the only convertible/hybrid laptop (as of March 2015) with a dedicated graphics card, which means I can use it for gaming and watching movies in 4 different modes with a wireless controller and wireless speakers. Why don’t more hybrid laptops come with a dedicated card?

Tablets/Phones
iPad Air

The iPad Air is my go to tablet for surfing, gaming, music or reading.

iPhone 5S

iPhone5S Gold
2013 iPhone5S Gold

The iPhone 5S is my main camera and video recorder. No other smartphones (except the iPhone 6/6+) can beat its camera.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3C
Sony Xperia Z3C

The Sony Xperia Z3C is my main Korea phone, mp3 player and messenger device.

Blackberry Passport

The Blackberry Passport is the phone I use in Canada/US and its a great phone for web browsing/surfing, and document editing as well.

Meta M1

The Meta M1 is my go to smartwatch now. It displays everything I need, Stocks, Weather, Time Zones, Music Player, Timer, Game Scores, Notifications. And it does so while being simple and having no app store, which I think is unnecessary for a watch.

Gaming

OpenPandora
For playing DOS games

New Nintendo 3DS

For playing Nintendo Games

Sony PS Vita

For playing JRPGs

Nvidia Shield

The Nvidia Shield is my emulator console and also doubles as a game stream capable tablet for my PC! Video here:

Music

Bose Quietcomfort 25

Bose QC 25
Bose QC 25

My travel/work/study headphones. Great sound and top of the class noise cancelling.

Bose Soundlink Mini

Bose SoundLink Mini
Bose SoundLink Mini

My go to speakers for playing anything around the house and pretty portable as well.

Cameras
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
Nikon D5100

My DSLR camera for serious video making. Works great with many lenses.

Sony Music Video Recorder

Sony music video recorder
Sony music video recorder

This camera is mainly used for casual recording video blogs, music videos and video reviews. Basically my youtube camera now.

other gadgets (not commonly used)
GoPro Hero3 Silver
Sennheiser Momentum
Mac Mini (2012)