Lethal is a term used in Hearthstone The Hearthstone icon Hearthstone (formerly known as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 1] 2]) is a free-to-play digital collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment. It was first announced in a presentation by Rob Pardo at the to refer to damage Damage in Hearthstone is a particular infliction of harm upon heroes or minions, measured by a number which is deducted from their Health and/or Armor (if they have any). If a character s Health is reduced sufficient to defeat the enemy hero A hero is a character in the Warcraft universe representing the player. In Hearthstone, this concept is expressed in three interrelated but distinct ways: Heroes are gameplay characters representing players or bosses within a match. , and win the game. "Having lethal" is used as a measure of imminent and unavoidable success, similar to "check-mate" in chess.
A player who "has lethal" is capable of dealing sufficient damage Damage in Hearthstone is a particular infliction of harm upon heroes or minions, measured by a number which is deducted from their Health and/or Armor (if they have any). If a character s Health is reduced to the enemy hero to destroy them, ending the game. In theory, any player who has lethal will win that turn. Be that as it may, players often predict that they "will have lethal" on the next turn, with the possibility for actually dealing fatal damage hinging upon the opponent`s actions. This is similar to "check" in chess.
For instance, a warlock may have a Flame Imp Flame Imp Set: Classic Type: Minion Subtype: Demon Class: Warlock Rarity: Common Cost: 1 Attack: 3 Health: 2 Abilities: Battlecry, Deal damage Battlecry: Deal 3 damage to your hero.Imps like being on fire. They just on the board, plus a Doomguard Doomguard Set: Classic Type: Minion Subtype: Demon Class: Warlock Rarity: Rare Cost: 5 Attack: 5 Health: 7 Abilities: Battlecry, Charge, Discard Tags: Random Charge. Battlecry: Discard two random cards.Summoning a doomguard is risky. Someone is and a Drain Life Drain Life Set: Basic Type: Spell Class: Warlock Cost: 3 Abilities: Deal damage, Restore Health Deal 2 damage. Restore 2 Health to your hero."I ve just sucked one year of your life away."See this card on in their hand, in theory allowing them to deal 10 damage next turn. If the opponent`s Health is at or below 10, and they have no Taunts The shield-like Taunt visual effect Taunt is a minion ability which forces the opposing player to direct any melee attacks toward enemy targets with this ability. Minions with Taunt (commonly referred to as Taunts) serve in play, the player may therefore consider that they have lethal. Be that as it may, if during their turn the opposing player heals their hero, places Taunts on the board, or otherwise obstructs the warlock`s plans, the chance to deal fatal damage will have been lost.
Having lethal is an especially important concept for aggro deck An aggro deck or aggressive deck, also known as a rush deck, is a deck that takes an aggressive approach of dealing damage to the opponent as quickly as possible, generally through the summoning of and burst-oriented decks. These decks may hold back on dealing damage until the opportunity arises to deal lethal damage in a single turn. This can surprise the opponent, whose relatively high Health may lead them to consider themselves on solid ground; if the player does not anticipate this type of play, they may focus on opportunities to attack rather than to reinforce their defences, unaware of potential damage the enemy is holding back. "Miracle" rogues Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 4.1 Unique mechanics 5 Strategy 5.1 Countering a rogue 6 Spells 6.1 Uncollectible 7 Minions 7.1 Uncollectible 8 Weapons 8.1 Uncollectible 9 Leveling rewards 9.1 are a good example of a deck type which deals minimal damage through most of the game, aiming to deal lethal damage in a single burst of 20 or more damage. In these cases, it can be very effective to withhold playing cards and dealing damage until lethal is available; playing out damage piece-meal can allow the opponent time to respond and counter the attack.
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In theory, any player who has lethal on their own turn should win the game, short of unexpected Secrets A Secret is a spell card that is cast normally but has a delayed, hidden effect, which only takes place when a specific event occurs. When a Secret is played, a Secret icon appears on . Be that as it may, in practice players sometimes miss opportunities or overlook card combinations that could have allowed them to win the game that turn. This is often known as "missing lethal".
While most misplays in Hearthstone are difficult to prove, due to random Yogg-Saron, arguably the most random card ever released Random effects are effects which include some degree of randomness or RNG (random number generation). Random effects introduce an element of chance into Hearthstone. They can be events and incomplete information, a missed lethal is often an easily provable misplay. The range of effects and possible plays can make calculating lethal in Hearthstone tricky, especially given the limited time available each turn, and even professional players frequently miss lethal. Players focusing too much on their own defence or countering the opponent`s plays may overlook the possibility of winning that turn by instead focusing exclusively on hero damage.
As a result, it is a good idea to start later turns by calculating the total direct damage available on board and in hand, especially when the opponent is low on Health. Some games are decided by a single turn, with the defeated party having had lethal the next turn; this can be used as the highest measure of a game`s closeness.