Kolento is better at math than you, and this ridiculous Priest play proves it
Aleksandr "Kolento" Malsh has long been held up as part of the argument for why Hearthstone is a game of skill. While others may decry it as a game of chance, Malsh consistently shows decision making abilities beyond us mere mortals.
On his stream yesterday, Malsh gave another demonstration. Playing as Priest, he had exactly eight life left against a Ragnaros. He had a board full of smallish minions, but with his opponent at 24 health it was hard to see how he could kill him anytime soon.
But not for Kolento.
With the Pyromancer going off, Malsh then drops a Circle of Healing, drawing the rest of his deck and buffing his Lightwarden to 19. The rope is at the end, but the actions are queued. Malsh swings in for the lethal damage. Not only has he calculated the damage perfectly, he also avoided drawing himself to death with fatigue by just one draw.
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