Some Hearthstone Players Challenge Themselves To Spot Lethal Combos

Hearthstone players have been playing "spot the lethal" for years. Similar to chess puzzles, where a board state is laid out and you try to achieve checkmate in a certain number of moves, "spot the lethal" asks if you can figure out how to drop your opponent's life to 0 in a single turn.

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YouTube content creator "ZeroMana" recently started a series of lethal puzzles, using both custom boards and actual situations from different Hearthstone pros and streamers. The production quality is top-notch, showing the card text and board state in full.

ZeroMana has said their team will try to produce a weekly puzzle reel, which will include a carryover solution from the previous week. Good luck trying to solve the one at the end of the above video — I've been scratching my head for a good 10 minutes on it.

Though ZeroMana brings a great level of production value to the mix, several others have made "spot the lethal" puzzles through Imgur posts in the past. ESL's Trinity Series even made a few, though some of the more popular ones are... well... see for yourself:

Let us know if you spot the lethal! It always helps to keep sharp, or you might miss lethal when it matters most.


    Or, you know, games like Duelyst have entire game sections devoted to "spot the lethal" challenges, so nothing really new. And Duelyst has a new challenge like this daily, and there are over 40-50 challenges that you can do that have been designed. Even has software in which you can make these puzzles


    1 summon pyro
    0 wind fury to abomination (1 dmg from pyro)
    0 abomination attacks twice (8 dmg from abomination)
    0 ancestral healing on pyro (1 dmg from pyro)
    5 moat lurker abmonition (2 dmg from abomination)
    2 summon totem
    0 totemic might (1 dmg from pyro)
    0 ancestral healing on pyro (1 dmg from pyro)
    2 summon totem
    0 totemic might (1 dmg from pyro)

    Last edited 24/02/17 10:20 am

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