Scummy Hearthstone Trick Prevents People From Taking Turns

There's a shady new move floating around certain circles in Hearthstone, Blizzard's addictive — and excellent — digital card game.

Thanks to a legendary dragon card called Nozdormu, which cuts player turns from 45 seconds to 15, crafty Hearthstone sneaks have figured out how to manipulate the game so that their opponents can't actually do anything. The trick: use the long animations on cards like Youthful Brewmaster (which returns a friendly minion to a player's hand) to take up an opponent's entire (now-shortened) turn. Players can't act while animations are happening, so with some careful timing, an exploiter can render their opponent totally helpless.

You can watch the trick in the above video (via Eurogamer). Hopefully Blizzard has caught wind and will fix it soon.


    Kotaku really shouldn't b giving this bug any media attention. If anything now more people will try exploiting this bug. If you were to write about this on the hearthstone forum your account would have been banned.

      We've known Nozdormu is glitched for a while now. He doesn't give the other player 15 seconds, he gives them about 5. The one above is a related problem, hopefully both get fixed soon.

      I think you overestimate the number of people who look at this site.

    this has always been how you play noz, you make the most of a long animation to minimise their turn. this just takes it a step further.

    Yeah this BS happened to me the other night but more by accident (tavern brawl random summoned Nozdormu) but I realized it could be exploited.

      Personally I'm more concerned about patron warriors and face hunters taking up like 70% of players up to rank 5. It wasn't nearly as bad last season.

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