Find out how to beat Blood Queen Lana'thel, Professor Putricide, and Sindragosa in the Upper Reaches of Hearthstone's Ice Crown Citadel.

Hearthstone Icecrown Citadel Guide: The Upper Reaches

Find out how to beat Blood Queen Lana'thel, Professor Putricide, and Sindragosa in the Upper Reaches of Hearthstone's Ice Crown Citadel.
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The second level of the Icecrown Citadel adventure is now live worldwide in Hearthstone. If you managed to beat the first four bosses of the Lower Citadel, then the Upper Reaches will unlock for you to play through.

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The upper level includes three bosses: Blood Queen Lana’thel, Professor Putricide, and Sindragosa. This guide will provide you with three cheap decks that will surely help you beat all the bosses and get your free Frozen Throne pack as a reward.

How to Beat Blood Queen Lana’thel in Hearthstone‘s Icecrown Citadel

Lana’thel is your first boss, and the first thing she does is change your hero power to Vampiric Bite that costs 0 mana and gives any minion +2/+2. The trick is that you must use this power every turn, even if you have no minions of your own on the board.

This means that you should always have at least one of your minions on board every turn, or you will have to buff one of Lana’thel’s minions. Also, it must always be a fresh one, since the Vampiric Bite works only once on each minion.

In order to beat Blood Queen Lana’thel you need to make a deck that consists of many cheap minions that have Charge and can go face immediately. The best class for this job is Hunter.

Here is the Hunter decklist you can use to beat Lana’thel:

  • 2x Alleycat
  • 2x Animal Companion
  • 2x Bluegill Warrior
  • 2x Crackling Razormaw
  • 2x Dire Wolf Alpha
  • 2x Eaglehorn Bow
  • 2x Kill Command
  • 2x Kindly Grandmother
  • 2x Raptor Hatchling
  • 2x Scavenging Hyena
  • 2x Stonetusk Boar
  • 2x Stubborn Gastropod
  • 2x Tundra Rhino
  • 2x Vicious Fledgling
  • 2x Wolfrider

How to Beat Professor Putricide in Hearthstone‘s Icecrown Citadel

The battle against the second boss consists of three phases. Each phase will mark the change of Professor’s hero power to something even more sinister. He begins with 30 points of life and 15 armor. Every time you break his armor, he will regenerate it and enter the next phase.

In the first phase his hero power will make all secrets cost 0 mana — including yours. This is a great opportunity for you to play one of the three classes that utilizes secrets: Hunter, Mage, or Paladin.

As soon as you break his armor, he will activate his second hero power that makes all weapons cost 1 mana. In the third and final phase all cards will cost 5 mana, which will limit you to two plays each turn.

All this means that you need to have tools that destroy secrets and weapons. Among the three mentioned heroes, the best one turned out to be Mage.

Here is the Mage decklist you can use to beat Professor Putricide:

  • 2x Acidic Swamp Ooze
  • 2x Arcane Missiles
  • 2x Arcanologist
  • 2x Counterspell
  • 2x Eater of Secrets
  • 2x Fireball
  • 2x Firelands Portal
  • 1x Flamestrike
  • 2x Frostbolt
  • 2x Gluttonous Ooze
  • 2x Ice Barrier
  • 2x Mana Wyrm
  • 2x Medivh’s Valet
  • 2x Polymorph
  • 1x Pyroblast
  • 2x Secretkeeper

How to Beat Sindragosa in Hearthstone‘s Icecrown Citadel

Sindragosa is a powerful dragon that will prevent you from playing your minions by blocking your board with four immovable blocks of ice. Thus you will be able to play three minions max.

Additionally, her hero power will turn all of your minions into blocks of ice when her life total goes down to 20. If you’re not careful, your board will be fully blocked, and you will have no chance of playing any more of your minions.

All this indicates that you need to have an OTK combo on your hands, and at the same time be able to remove all of her threats. The plan is to play your minions and buff them up with Divine Spirit + Inner Fire combo as a Priest until you have a total minion power of 30 damage or more on board. Then, you can kill her with one shot.

Here is the Priest decklist you can use to beat Sindragosa:

  • 2x Ancient Watcher
  • 2x Binding Heal
  • 2x Divine Spirit
  • 2x Forbidden Shaping
  • 2x Humongous Razorleaf
  • 2x Inner Fire
  • 2x Kabal Talonpriest
  • 2x Lightspawn
  • 2x Lightwell
  • 2x Power Word: Shield
  • 2x Purify
  • 2x Radiant Elemental
  • 2x Shadow Word: Death
  • 2x Shadow Word: Pain
  • 2x Silence

That is it for Upper Reaches bosses in the Icecrown Citadel adventure, and in the meantime check out other Hearthstone guides at GameSkinny:

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