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Every Hearthstone card featured in the Descent of Dragons expansion

Published: 27/Nov/2019 12:36 Updated: 5/Dec/2019 1:58

by Kamil Malinowski

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Blizzard have announced their latest Hearthstone expansion, Descent of Dragons, and are unveiling all-new cards.

The final Hearthstone expansion pack of 2019 brings players new dragon-themed cards and mechanics, bringing a massive change in themes from the previous expansion, Saviors of Uldum.

The expansion itself will be released on December 10, as a final hurrah to the game’s year of the dragon — with Blizzard attempting to shake up the meta once again.

Blizzard EntertainmentDescent of the Dragons is Hearthstone’s newest expansion.

Descent of Dragons is set to be one of Hearthstone’s biggest expansions, with 140 cards being contained in the set, as well as all-new hero cards and the Invoke mechanic.

The great dragon, Galakrond, headlines this expansion, bringing the Invoke mechanic with him. Each class has access to a unique Galakrond card, which they can upgrade during matches by making use of Invoke cards.

These cards generally upgrade the dragon’s Battlecry. Rogues, for example, are able to draw more cards when they Inovke the dragon.

As always, Blizzard is slowly releasing cards over time (with the final reveal set for December 4). Giving fans just under a week to theory craft decks before the expansion hits.

Some incredible cards have already been released, with fan-favorites like ‘Nozdormu’ and ‘Deathwing’ making an early appearance.

However, there are plenty of other interesting cards featured throughout the full set. So we have gathered them all together to give you an easy way to check them all out.

Every Hearthstone Descent of Dragons card revealed so far

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Plenty of exciting cards have been announced, and fans are already thinking of all the possibilities and crazy decks they can put together.

There’s no doubt that most of these cards will see play at the start of the expansion, however, it will be interesting to see which cards become the stars of the set. Now that every Descent of Dragons card has been unveiled, Hearthstone players won’t have to wait long to see them on the board when the expansion releases on December 10.

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Hearthstone finally adding dual-class cards in Scholomance Academy

Published: 15/Jul/2020 5:07 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 7:06

by Isaac McIntyre

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Blizzard has confirmed Hearthstone will finally be adding dual-class cards in its upcoming expansion, Scholomance Academy, which is set to be released in early August according to the collectible card game developers.

Hearthstone has just unveiled its next major expansion, a wizarding school-themed set that evokes the world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise. The August expansion will be the second to be added in the Year of the Phoenix, following ‘Ashes of Outland.’

There are a few new features Blizzard are planning on bringing to their long-standing online trading-card game in the next expansion, they confirmed on July 14. Chief among them are “dual-class cards,” a first for Hearthstone.

Scholomance Academy feature image for Hearthstone expansion.
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Blizzard just unveiled its next Hearthstone expansion, Scholomance Academy, set to be released in August.

It’s not the first time the base classes have shared limited cards; the title’s fourth expansion ‘Mean Streets of Gadgetzan’ added “tri-class cards” to the pool all the way back in December 2016. There were only nine classes back then, however.

Dual-class “Double Major” cards

With the addition of Demon Hunter at the start of Year of the Phoenix, Blizzard can now split cards into five groups, each with two related classes. There will be ten dual combos all up in the August expansion release:

  • Druid/Hunter
  • Hunter/Demon Hunter
  • Demon Hunter/Warlock
  • Warlock/Priest
  • Priest/Paladin
  • Paladin/Warrior
  • Warrior/Rogue
  • Rogue/Mage
  • Mage/Shaman
  • Shaman/Druid

Each class pairing will be given four of the 40 dual-class cards on the menu in Scholomance Academy, Blizzard revealed. The devs also confirmed each of the ten pairings would also get a Legendary ‘professor’ minion as well.

New mechanic: ‘Spellburst’

The “Double Major” cards won’t be the only new addition for Hearthstone in the upcoming August expansion either. As per usual, the devs will also be slapping a new mechanic on the table; this time, it’s called “Spellburst.”

Basically, it’s a delayed spell power for minions and players alike. The new effect warns that it will “trigger a one-time additional effect when a spell is played.” It’s almost like a trap card from rival series Yu-Gi-Oh!, but built into minions.

Hearthstone mage casts a Spellburst spell at a dummy in Scholomance Academy.
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Hearthstone fans will be able to pull off tricky spell traps with the new “Spellburst” cards.

New spells: ‘Studies’

The final new Hearthstone change for players to wrap their heads around for Scholomance Academy is a new spell type, “Studies.” These cards have Discover-only effects, but allow you to tutor up a specific type of card, like Demon or Mech.

Once you’ve collected your card, it will reduce the mana cost of the next card you play of that type. It certainly seems like a must-pick card for themed decks. The first that springs to mind is Paladin Murloc, which has run rampant in the Year of the Phoenix so far.

Murlocs charge forward in Hearthstone.
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The super-aggro Hearthstone deck “Murloc Paladin” will love to get its hand on the new Studies cards.

So there you have it; everything we know about Blizzard’s upcoming Hearthstone expansion Scholomance Academy. Keep your eyes peeled on Dexerto for more details on all 135 new cards set to be released in the August set.

The next Year of the Phoenix release is expected to drop in mid-August. Ahead of the official expansion release, fans can get an “Academy Bundle” for $49.99 USD, or book themselves a whopping 80 packs with the $79.99 “Mega Bundle.”