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Hearthstone kicks off the Year of the Raven with The Witchwood expansion

Hearthstone kicks off the Year of the Raven with The Witchwood expansion

Well, tonight, Blizzard has announced the name of said new expansion - The Witchwood. The heroes all have a unique hero power and their own cards to help build new strategies, and each encounter you clear nets you loot in the form of cards to improve your deck for the remainder of the hunt. They all had a good laugh about it later.

As announced earlier through an announcement video with Hearthstone developers, The Witchwood expansion is the first one of the Year of the Raven and will release in mid- April, meaning there's about a month for Blizzard to reveal all of the set's cards. Press and members of the community will begin revealing cards starting the same day!

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

Curious players can keep up with the now announced cards here. Whether players prefer to wield magic or arms in battle, strike from the shadows or head on-or have never given any of that much thought-they'll be able to jump right in, create a deck, and get in on the card-slinging action.

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




Hearthstone's next expansion is a witch-y affair that brings a chunk of news cards and another dungeon run-style mode to the game. In addition, crafty deck-builders can employ powerful minions that challenge them to use only odd- or even-cost cards in exchange for a potent advantage.

Worgen cards will swap their attack and health for each turn they stay in your hand.

The Witchwood will also see the addition of the Monster Hunt mode, which is similar to the Dungeon Run from Kobolds & Catacombs. Those with smaller bank balances can snag a random Class Legendary and three card packs for free by logging in after The Witchwood launches.

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

Buying into the 50 pack pre-order of The Witchwood will grant you an additional 20 packs in addition to the exclusive card back.


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