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Hearthstone match flipped on its head after crazy Blink Fox luck

Published: 29/Oct/2019 23:21 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 1:22

by Brad Norton

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Success in Hearthstone is heavily dependent on luck and this play showcased some of the most unbelievable luck you’ll ever see in Blizzard’s collectible card game.

Composing a powerful deck is one thing, but actually drawing the right cards in the right moments is what will determine the success rate of said deck. 

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how far down you are on the board or how little HP you have left, the Random Number Generator (RNG) gods can bless you and change your luck for the better as this recent highlight proved.

In an October 29 clip, a mobile Rogue player was met with some remarkable luck in a matchup against a Priest. With a deck molded around stealing cards, the Rogue had already played his three mana 3/3 minion, Blink Fox.

This unique Beast adds a random card to your hand from your opponent’s class-type. With luck on their side, Blink Fox miraculously generated Bwonsamdi, the Dead, a Legendary Priest card.  

Blizzard - HearthstoneThis powerful Legendary should not have ended up in the hands of a Rogue.
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Playing entirely into the favor of a patient, mech-based Rogue build, this Priest card filled their hand with one-cost minions and the results were devastating.

Having drawn eight Pogo-Hopper’s, for the low cost of just two mana, the Rogue was able to drop 20/20 worth of attacking power and health onto the board. With absolutely no way to predict and counter such an absurd stroke of luck, it’s safe to say that the Priest was left befuddled.

With a total of six powerful minions now on the board, and a mere five cards in the opponent’s hand for the next turn, it seemed only a matter of time until the match was wrapped up.

While Priest players do have access to a good amount of board clearing spells, with six additional Pogo-Hoppers in hand for the Rogue, all absurdly buffed, the Priest would have needed some crazy luck of his own to regain momentum.

Blink fox did well this time! from r/hearthstone

Not the only insane showcase of luck, recently a Hearthstone professional called his shots with impeccable accuracy to sweep his opponent in a single turn.

With BlizzCon 2019 just around the corner, you can use our Ultimate Guide to keep on top of all things Hearthstone related.

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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.”