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The Battlegrounds – Where Death Reigns
Hearthstone may have come around over half a decade ago, but it’s still going strong. Since its release on the Windows and macOS systems, it’s been released on mobile systems as well, increasing its accessibility for those who have always wanted to play it since its desktop release. That means there are more people looking for a guide on various aspects of the game, even now, in 2020.
Perhaps one of the biggest draw to this aged-wine is a particularly challenging game mode called the Battlegrounds. And the meta character to use is The Lich King.
If you’re feeling a little lost or you need to know the basics first, do visit our 2020 Guide to Hearthstone! New players join every day, so a new guide is needed!
Guidance to Death and Controlling It
Like other heroes, The Lich King has a power that, when used strategically, can help turn things around for the player. Minions under The Lich King have a little more durability than others. Some have claimed that it’s broken, because those going against a Lich King-centered opponent in Battlegrounds would probably need to be careful about using heroes that focus on supportive abilities, or else you’re not going to get through. Whether you’re playing as The Lich King in Hearthstone or playing against The Lich King, there are a couple of things you should know before heading into the Battlegrounds:
The first thing you should know is how to utilize taunt to not only protect the weaker minions but to also protect The Lich King himself.
You also have to pay attention to, and optimize your use of, the death knight cards.
The Lich King has eight death knight cards. There is Anti-Magic Shell, Army of the Dead, Death and Decay, Death Coil, Death Grip, Doom Pact, Frostmourne, and Obliterate. Some of these cards might not work out in your favor if used incorrectly.
For example, if you have a packed field in that turn, it wouldn’t be the smartest decision to use the Doom Pact, as it wipes out cards from your deck. It would be best to use it only when your best cards are already in your hand, so that Doom Pact won’t affected them. Some of these cards you should want to get early, for example, getting a Death Grip card means you can potentially turn the tide of a battle early in the fight by taking important minions from your opponent.
Of course, you’ll also need to know The Lich King’s weaknesses as well, so you can either exploit them or cover them in battle. The Lich King cannot hide behind other taunts. He also has lower health (but a higher attack) so it’s important to protect the hero at all costs.
The Lich King has been a staple of Blizzard since World of Warcraft and we’re glad to see it back in another one of its titles that’s gone wildly popular!
Death, You Shall Not Take Me!
If you feel the Lich King isn’t what you want after all, don’t worry! You can already see that Hearthstone has a huge variety of playstyles just from the number of different Heroes available. Visit our Deck Building Guide to ensure you make the best choices available!