Update March 1, 2017: Blizzard revealed the next Hearthstone expansion, Journey to Un’Goro, recently and some people felt there was something missing.
We’ll soon need to update our list of the best Hearthstone decks once more.
That’s right, it’s missing a song. Many fans were expecting one of the cast to burst into song partway through the reveal, but it never happened. A petition was started on Reddit to make game director Ben Brode sing a song to make up for it.
He only went and delivered. Brode came back with this sick rap, which somehow manages to be cringey and genius at the same time.
Update February 28, 2017: Overnight a few more cards and concepts have come to light, as well as further information on what to expect once spoiler season starts proper in March.
Between Twitter, foreign-language previews, Reddit and a few other info sources, we now know a bit more about Hearthstone’s Journey to Un’Goro expansion. It’s all laid out below.
Firstly, the four remaining Adapt options were revealed on Reddit. Here’s a full list, with the four new ones at the bottom:
- Liquid Membrane – Can’t be targeted by spells or Hero Powers.
- Flaming Claws – +3 Attack
- Crackling Shield – Divine Shield
- Living Spores – Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Plants.
- Massive – Taunt
- Lightning Speed – Windfury
- Volcanic Might – +1/+1
- Rocky Carapace – +3 Health
- Shrouding Mist – Stealth
- Poison Spit – Destroy any minion damaged by this minion.
A new card was also revealed via a Taiwanese website, roughly translated the Big Gentle Dinosaur:
Various folks also gave some more tidbits about exactly how new mechanics will work, and what kinds of cards we can expect to see:
- Quest cards do not count as that class’ legendary card, meaning two legendaries per class this expansion.
- Quests also cannot be generated from random effects (presumably because they’re so powerful). But they do count as spells for other effects.
- Five neutral legendaries on the way.
- You can see the Un’Goro play board on the official site, here’s a larger version.
As mentioned in the original video, more cards to come on March 17 – a nice Friday treat for us all.
Original story February 27, 2017: Coming this April, Blizzard are launching a new Hearthstone expansion, Journey to Un’Goro. The expansion will add 135 cards, some of which introduce entirely new mechanics to the card battler.
One of the biggest new changes are completely new types of legendary cards: quest cards. You’ll want to put one of these in your hand, as you’ll always begin the game with it available.
As the name suggests, these cards contain a quest. Complete that quest and you’ll be rewarded with another card. Your opponent will be aware of these quests, however, so they will do their best to stop you. Of course, you could use this knowledge to force your enemy to play a certain way…
It looks like these quest cards will be super powerful too. The only example so far is Awaken the Makers, which challenges you to summon seven deathrattle minions.
If you succeed, you get access to a five-mana card called Amara, Warden of Hope. She has an eight-attack and eight-health. Oh, and she will boost your hero right back up to 40 health when summoned.
In other big changes, Blizzard have added the first new tribe since 2014. Elementals will be bringing interesting new abilities to the fight.
Pyros is the only card shown off so far. It begins as a two-cost minion with two-attack and two-health. When it dies, it becomes a six-cost, six-attack and six-health minion. When that dies, it returns to your hand as all-tens.
In addition to these two, a new keyword, adaptation, has been added to some cards. This allows you to choose a light yellow 10 from the pool, from the entire home will be random three batches. I hope you come up with three potentially favorable lovers, but this will be an opportunity.
You can pre-order 50-pack for the United Nations’ Goro tour $ 49.99, which will also give you a unique card. The expansion is in April, and more cards will show in mid-March.