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Here’s a Hearthstone turn that’ll take 43 hours to finish

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Hearthstone is a beautifully balanced game. Sure there are cards here and there that spark some debate, but the act of logging on, pairing with an opponent and waging digital battle is complemented with a balanced, seamless experience. The game even shuns players who are taking too long to make their move – although there’s nothing it can do about this ridiculous recording breaking one.

In an attempt to annihilate a Hearthstone World Record, one player is currently taking a turn that should last a full 43 hours to complete. Hearthstone fanatic Mamytwich has figured out how to essentially break the collectible card game, without breaking any of the rules. A clever combination of cards and repetitive stacking (along with a willing victim) has allowed him to set up this ridicoulus turn.

Playing as a Mage, Mamytwitch has filled his board with Prophet Velens, which increase the number of missiles an Arcane Missile card usually fires. Buff those Prophets up enough though, and that number starts increasing exponentially. So with the board stacked and nine Arcane Missiles played in a single turn, the record is basically breaking itself at the moment. You can even watch via the stream below.

Watch live video from Mamytwink on www.twitch.tv

Obviously, this isn’t something Blizzard is going to have to worry about patching out anytime soon. This type of trick takes an incredible amount of setup, that probably required the help of his opponent (without Ice Block, it wouldn’t work at all). There’s almost no chance at all that someone could pull something like this off in a proper, competitive game, so it’s all really for show.

And while the record itself is mind-blowing, being a spectator to it is pretty dull. It’s just the same animation over and over again, but hey kudos to Mamytwitch for doing the math and figuring this out. I can’t wait to see challenges to this in the future.

Last Updated: March 24, 2015


  1. … Excuse me, I have to go watch some paint dry…


    • Ranting Raptor

      March 25, 2015 at 07:16



  2. Ranting Raptor

    March 25, 2015 at 07:15

    Lol. I love to see things like this where mechanics are broken for the lulz


  3. Viking Of Science

    March 25, 2015 at 07:30

    But..but… How did he get 7 Prophet Velens on his board when the car limit is 2, I demand explanation!


    • Sageville

      March 25, 2015 at 09:59

      Yeah me too. In arena you can get more than 2 of a card, but multiple prohet valens…. I cry foul!


      • Pariah

        March 25, 2015 at 10:08

        Card stealing cards? Ie: taking from your opponents deck?


        • Sageville

          March 25, 2015 at 10:43

          I thought about it, you can clone an existing one a few times, and maybe pull one or two from the other guys deck, but dayum, that’s a stupid amount of setup….


          • Pariah

            March 25, 2015 at 10:54

            Yeah, it really is. Still, it’s a world record attempt. Normal conditions don’t apply here XD

        • NeuralBlade

          March 25, 2015 at 11:01

          The two decks are crafted to work together to pull this off, and he is playing againts himself. Look at the setup video, http://www.twitch.tv/mamytwink/v/3940340
          Its a bit tough to follow since almost everything is in french


  4. Ranting Raptor

    March 25, 2015 at 07:33

    Ok wait wait wait…. Hold up…..

    So Velens’ card reads “Double the damage and healing of your spells and hero power”

    Arcane MIssile reads “Deal 3 damage randomly split among enemy characters”

    Right. So how does buffing up the Velens cause arcane missile to do even more?

    As it stands just on those 2 cards alone it means:

    3 to the power of 7
    Velens 1) 3×2 = 6
    Velens 2) 6×2 = 12
    Velens 3) 12×2= 24
    Velens 4) 24×2 = 48
    Velens 5) 48×2 = 96
    Velens 6) 96×2 = 192
    Velens 7) 192×2 = 384

    So arcane missile would fire 384 missiles…. Hardly enough for so many hours.

    Now I see the Velens cards have some crazy damage and defense. So I am assuming there are more cards to this than meets the eye? At least one of those cards needs to affect Arcane missile or Velens ability in someway to change it that the doubling of power changes to power of attack or something to make this possible where there are who knows how many thousands of missiles…. Or have I missed something?

    What spell cards did he use to make Velens change the way its power affects Arcane missile?


    • Dark

      March 25, 2015 at 07:38

      Velen’s Chosen.


      • Ranting Raptor

        March 25, 2015 at 07:39

        AHA! Ok I see… Ok now it makes more sense. That +1 spell power makes a massive difference then. Nice…


        • Dutch Matrix

          March 25, 2015 at 07:52

          I am so glad this makes sense for someone!


          • Ranting Raptor

            March 25, 2015 at 07:56

            Lol. I love me some card games. I remember the days of Magic the Gathering and a multiplayer game where we had to account for thousands of saprolings… It was tough math man. I think at one point we just said “we attack with…. crap tons of stuff!”

          • Dutch Matrix

            March 25, 2015 at 07:59

            Ugh no. Any game that has more than Duck, Aim, Shoot, Reload, shoot some more and move on just goes over my silly little head

          • Ranting Raptor

            March 25, 2015 at 08:10


    • Splooshypooh

      March 25, 2015 at 11:37

      French math = Watching paint dry


  5. Ricardo Harvey

    March 25, 2015 at 08:22

    I recently got back into hearthstone and its honestly one of the greatest games of all time for me. Also the fact that its portable and cross platform is amazing.


    • Sageville

      March 25, 2015 at 10:00

      It’s my daily toilet game.


    • Splooshypooh

      March 25, 2015 at 11:39

      I love the fact that playing head to head online isn’t as daunting as other games. Matchmaking is really good in Hearthstone


  6. NeuralBlade

    March 25, 2015 at 10:55

    It took this guy around 25 minutes to setup the whole thing. Its actually quite impressive and very lucky that he didn’t kill himself. His “oppenent” is himself. He used a second PC at the back of the room .


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