The Happy Hearthstone 8 – Hero Abilities (Part 2)

What do Hunters, Warriors, Druids, Shamans, and Warlocks have in common? They’re all being featured on this week’s podcast!

Last week we looked at the hero abilities for the Rogue, Mage, Paladin, and Priest heroes in Hearthstone. Now the other five launch-day heroes get their turn in the spotlight.

Half-geek-half-jock superster Dan joins me and provides some awesome insight on the hero abilities.

UPDATE: A few helpful readers explained to us that the Druid ability works differently than the text shows. I’ve adjusted the text and our power/flavor ratings for the Druid hero ability below to reflect the actual functionality, but the audio podcast is still incorrect. Sorry!

Audio version:


  • Dan is on the show this week
  • Topic: Hero Abilities
  • Reasons to be happy this week

Who is Dan?

  • History with card games
  • History with Blizzard games
  • Favorite class in WoW
  • Hunters carry cards?

What are Hero Abilities?

  • 9 Heroes in the game, each with a unique ability
  • 2 mana to use
  • Can be used once per turn, unlimited times during game

Garrosh Hellscream

Orc Male Warrior

Ability: Gain 2 armor.


  • What Defines Warriors in WoW?
  • Our Impressions
  • Flavor Rating: 6,8
  • Power Rating: 9,7


Orc Male Warlock

Ability: Lose 2 health and draw a card.


  • What Defines Warlocks in WoW?
  • Our Impressions
  • Flavor Rating: 10,10
  • Power Rating: 8,11

Malfurian Stormrage

Night Elf Male Druid

Ability: Shapeshift for one turn, becoming a bear that has 1 Attack and 1 Armor.


  • What Defines Druids in WoW?
  • Our Impressions
  • Flavor Rating: 10,10
  • Power Rating: 3,3


Orc Male Shaman

Ability: Summon a random totem. (4 unique options)


  • What Defines Shamans in WoW?
  • Our Impressions
  • Flavor Rating: 11,10
  • Power Rating: 8, 2/4/6/8/10


Orc Male Hunter

Ability: Deal 2 damage to the enemy hero.


  • What Defines Hunters in WoW?
  • Our Impressions
  • Flavor Rating: 5,7
  • Power Rating: 8,7

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