Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas, Anub’Rekhan (Heroic)
Hello everybody, Geek Generation here. This is the last post for the day as i finish up on reporting my result with the last boss, Anub’Rekhan.
You might be wondering why Anub’Rekhan is my last boss instead of being the first as it rightly should be, if we followed left to right convention. Anub’Rekhan’s ability is to summon a 4/4 with only 2 mana, and it does this starting from turn 1, via the Coin card. So i was thinking, an opponent that summons a 4/4 every single turn has to be unbeatable, right? So i was anticipating a difficult struggle and decided to leave Anub’Rekhan for the last.
I tried first with my default Mage deck. After sometime, i killed a Deathlord and i couldn’t believed my luck when the minion that popped was Hogger. I managed to breed up to 3 Taunting Gnolls before i found out that Anub’Rekhan does have board control cards in its deck. In the end, i still lost despite the good Hogger run.
I got down to thinking about how to win and i reasoned that 4/5 was the key to winning. I decided that every minion in my deck should have atleast 4 attack. Also, i believed that the deck should have a healthy quantity of big creatures that could potentially be brought into play by Deathlord.
And since Druids had a bigger access to huge fatty minions, i decided to go with Druid, totally forgetting that Battlecry does not trigger if the minion was popped out by Deathlord.
2 x Innervate
1 x Claw
2 x Mark of the Wild
2 x Wrath
2 x Mark of Nature
2 x Swipe
2 x Starfire
2 x Amani Berserker
2 x Chillwind Yeti
2 x Defender of Argus
2 x Keeper of the Grove
2 x Azure Drake
2 x Druid of the Claw
1 x Ancient of Lore
2 x Ancient of War
2 x Ironbark Protector
The initial play was incredibly lucky for me, i had Innervate to play Amani Berserker on turn 1. Had Mark of the Wild for the next turn, drew into Innervate to cast Azure Drake followed by Chillwind Yeti on turns 3 and 4 respectively. It was a prefect curve. And best of all, i didn’t see any Mortal Coils coming from the other side.
Then it played Deathlord which took me 2 turns to kill and it popped Ironbark Protector sealing the game. Deathlord is a great card against aggro decks, but is rather terrible against big minion decks.
So i’ve completed Arachnid Quarter of the Curse of Naxxramas. What’s the take away for this wing?
Chillwind Yeti is the best mvp in the wing. It trumps Anub’Rekhan’s 4/4s, it trumps Faerlina’s Worshippers, and though i didn’t use them in my fight against Maexxna, i wished those Azure Drakes were Chillwind Yetis instead. Chillwind Yeti is the best. Use them more in your decks, you will not be disappointed.
Geek Generation out.