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Hearthstone reveals new Rogue and Warlock Descent of Dragons legendaries

Published: 26/Nov/2019 21:46

by Bill Cooney

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Hearthstone gave players a look at a new group of cards for the upcoming “Descent of Dragons” expansion, including a couple of legendaries.

The Descent of Dragons expansion was announced at BlizzCon 2019 and is set to be released on December 10, 2019, with new cards slowly revealed before then.

Hearthstone streamer Jeffrey ‘Trump’ Shih said in a video that Descent of Dragons would be “the strongest expansion to ever hit” the game.

“There have been some insane cards revealed, some of which would have easily made the top ten list in previous expansions. Now I’m wondering if the rest of the spoilers that we get will continue to be this powerful.”

It seems Trump may have been on to something after all, especially after players saw the new cards revealed on November 26.

Descent of Dragons is the latest expansion for Hearthstone.

Powerful new Rogue and Warlock legendaries

The new Rogue legendary “Flik Skyshiv” was first revealed by Hearthstone YouTuber Firebat with a skit describing the card’s effect.

Skyshiv comes with a Battlecry that allow a player to select a card to be destroyed, along with all of the copies of it no matter where they are.

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The new Warlock legendary card is called Valdris Felgorge and it comes with a battlecry that’s almost perfect for the class.

Felgorge makes it possible for a player’s hand to hold 12 cards total and allows them to draw four cards from their deck immediately to help fill it out.

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Another, non-legendary new card

In addition to the two new legendaries, there was also a common Warlock card named “Abyssal Summoner” revealed as well.

Abyssal Summoner’s Battlecry, appropriately enough, summons a demon with Taunt and attack/defense equal to the number of cards in the player’s hand.

There are still a few weeks before Descent of Dragons is released on December 10, plenty of time for more expansion cards to be revealed and for players to find out if this really is the most OP expansion set yet.

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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.”