Hearthstone's Next Expansion, The Witchwood, Revealed

Greg Lawrence
March 13, 2018

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. You'll be able to select four new heroes to join your crusade, each with special powers and "cards that create completely new playstyles and strategies". (So a 2/4 will be a 4/2 the following turn and then a 2/4 after that and so on.) Additionally, a new "Rush" keyword works a lot like Charge, but Rush minions can only instantly attack minions the turn that they're played- Not heroes.

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

A total of 135 new cards are being added in the upcoming expansion, and some will carry the new Echo keyword.

Here's a preview of seven new cards coming to the expansion.

Blizzard announced newest Hearthstone expansion 'The Witchwood, ' only moments ago.

The set also introduces the new Echo keyword. Echo cards are minions or spells which may be played over and over again, as long as players have enough mana. And best of all, Monster Hunt will be free for all players come The Witchwood's launch. "Similar to the Dungeon Run mode from Kobolds & Catacombs, players will defeat bosses and collect their bounties to build a deck that will keep them alive as they venture deeper and deeper into The Witchwood", says Blizzard.

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Baku the Mooneater (7/8, 9 Cost): The counterpart to Genn Graymane, this will also activate at the start of the game.

The expansion will also add a new Monster Hunt mode to the action, similar to Kobolds & Catacombs' Dungeon Run, that challenges players with a series of eight increasingly hard encounters leading into a big boss fight. To follow this theme, at least one of the new cards will change in your hand every turn.

"Minions with the Rush keyword can attack other minions immediately after they hit the board, either by being played or summoned".

Looks like the Rogue Death Knight, Valeera the Hollow's Hero Power, only for a single card.

The Witchwood expansion is now available for pre-purchase. This one-time-only bundle is available on any platform for $49.99 (one purchase per account).

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