Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

Well, tonight, Blizzard has announced the name of said new expansion - The Witchwood. The Year of the Raven is due to arrive in mid-April, and Blizzard revealed today the first of the card game's three planned expansions for the next year. Press and members of the community will begin revealing cards starting the same day! The new Rush attribute will allow cards to act immediately upon being played, but only to attack other minions, differentiating it from the Charge mechanic.

Curious players can keep up with the now announced cards here.

In the Hearthstone team's adorable lost-in-the-woods promo video, they also showed off a couple of the new legendary-rarity cards that promote innovative deck archetypes.

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Hearthstone's next expansion is a witch-y affair that brings a chunk of news cards and another dungeon run-style mode to the game. First up, you've got Azalina Soulthief, who replaces your current hand with an exact copy of your opponents hand, meaning both players know exactly what they're facing. In addition, crafty deck-builders can employ powerful minions that challenge them to use only odd- or even-cost cards in exchange for a potent advantage. Much like that adventure, Monster Hunt will have players defeating bosses and drafting decks as they go, though they'll have to wait two weeks after the set launches before this mode goes live.

Last but not least, Monster Hunt will be a new version of the Dungeon Run, featuring 4 unique heroes to play as. "Each time, it'll add a ghostly copy of the card back to your hand that disappears at the end of your turn". And there will be four new heroes to lead the fight, each with their own hero power and "cards that create completely new playstyles and strategies".

Coming in April to PC and Mac; Windows, iOS, and Android tablets; and mobile phones, The Witchwood card packs will be winnable in Hearthstone's Arena mode, and players can purchase them with in-game gold or real money at the same prices as Hearthstone's other card packs.

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