Hearthstone’s newest expansion ‘Rise of Shadows’ is officially on its way, and the cards that will soon be making their way to players’ decks have finally been released.
Blizzard officially announced that the Rise of Shadows expansion would be coming to the game back on March 14, and have wasted little time in giving Hearthstone fans a look at the new cards that will be included.
The Rise of Shadows expansion will launch on Thursday, April 9, and Blizzard will release a number of new cards every day in the build-up to the big release - with the final card of the deck released on Friday, April 3.
There will be two bundles for players to purchase at launch, the standard version which includes 50 Rise of Shadows card packs and a random legendary, or the mega bundle which includes 90 packs, an exclusive card pack, a random golden legendary card, and the Madame Lazul Priest Hero.
A look at the Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows mega bundle.
Rise of Shadows will bring more than just new cards for players to wield, but will also add a brand new keyword which could have huge impacts on the game’s meta.
For the first time, players will be able to use cards with the ‘Twinspell’ keyword, which means that when a player uses a spell with this on it, they will immediately receive another copy of the spell straight into their hand.
The copy card, however, won’t have the Twinspell ability like the first one, but having the ability to use a particularly dangerous card twice in one match could prove to be a huge evolution in the meta.
Cards will continue to release throughout the reveal season, and we’ll be sure to keep this post updated with all the latest information.
Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows expansion cards
"Battlecry: Add a 5/5 Horror to your hand. Teach it two Shaman spells."
"Taunt Battlecry: Replace your hand and deck with Legendary minions."
"Spend all your Mana. Destroy a minion with that much Attack or less."
"Combo: Add two random Lackeys to your hand."
"Deal 1 damage to all minions. (Upgrades each turn!)
The Forest's Aid
"Summon five 2/2 Treants."
"Battlecry: If your deck is empty, summon six 6/6 Greasefire Elementals."
"Your first spell each turn costs (0). Battlecry: Discover a spell."
"Battlecry: Your hero can't be targeted by spells or Hero Powers until your next turn."
"Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +1 Attack and Rush."
"Transform a friendly minion into one that costs (1) more."
"Battlecry: Deal 2 damage."
"Battlecry: Summon a random 2-Cost minion."
"Choose a minion. Shuffle 1 copy of it intoyour deck. (Upgrades each turn!)
"Deal 1 damage to a minion. If it survives, add a Lackey your hand."
"Summon one 1/1 Imp. (Upgrades every turn!)
"Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals, deal 10 damage to a minion."
Battlecry: Discover a copy of a card in your opponent's hand.
Battlecry: Shuffle a Bomb into your opponent's deck. When drawn, it explodes for 5 damage.
EVIL Cable Rat
Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand.
Dr. Boom's Scheme
Gain 1 Armor. (Upgrades each turn!)
Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Boom Bots for each Bomb in your opponent's deck.
After your hero attacks, shuffle a Bomb into your opponent's deck.
Battlecry: If you control a Lackey, choose a fantastic treasure.
Battlecry: Discover a spell from another class.
Destroy a minion. Gains a bonus effect in your hand.
Divine Shield. Battlecry: Restore 3 health.
Your cards that summon minions summon twice as many.
Power of Creation
Discover a 6-Cost minion. Summon two copies of it.
Battlecry: Discover a Mage minion.
Keeper Stalladris was revealed on March 26
Secret: When your opponent casts a spell, give your minions +2 Health.
Deathrattle: Add a lackey to your hand.
Battlecry: Destroy a friendly minion to add 2 random Lackeys to your hand.
Battlecry: Equip Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury
Thoridal, the Star's Fury
After your hero attacks, gain Spell Damage +2 this turn.
The Murloc has attack and defence stats of 1/1.
Battlecry: Draw 2 minions from your deck. Set their Attack, Health and Cost to 1.
Battlecry: Give all Dragons in your hand +3/+3.
Deathrattle: Add two 4/4 Dragons to your hand.
Rush. Deathrattle: Summon a 1/1 Murloc.
Resurrect 3 different friendly minions.
Battlecry: Add a Lackey to your hand. Overload: (1)
Rush. Battlecry: If you've restored 5 Health this game, summon a copy of this.
Choose One - Deal 2 damage to a minion; or Restore 5 Health.
Fel Lord Betrug
Whenever you draw a minion, summon a copy with Rush that dies at end of turn.
Taunt. Battlecry: Your opponent summons a minion from their deck.
Battlecry: Transform into a 4/4 copy of a different minion in your deck.
Lifesteal, Rush, Windfury
Your Secrets trigger twice.
Ray of Frost
Twinspell. Freeze a minion. If it's already Frozen, deal 2 damage to it.
Battlecry: For each spell you've cast this turn, add a random Mage spell to your hand.
Battlecry: Restore both heroes to full Health.
Summon a minion from each player's deck. They fight!
Deal 4 damage to a minion. Discover a spell.
Catrina Muerte will let you summon a dead friendly minion
You can double up with Batterhead attacks
Eager Underling will buff friendly minions
Uncover a cheap spell with Magic Trick
You'll find minions thanks to Crystalsong Portal
You'll be able to deal damage to a minion thanks to Vendetta
Change things up with Plot Twist
Big Bad Archmage
Bring in a decent minion with Big Bad Archmage
Take some Desperate Measures.
Add a copy card to your hand with Tak Nozwhisker
Cast a second spell that you've already cast
Bring in some Dryads with Dreamway Guardians
Add a Druid to your hand when you heal
Call to Adventure
Bring up a minion from your hand and give it a buff
Battlecry: If you're holding a card from another class, gain +1/+1 and Rush
Get back some health with Aranasi Broodmother