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Hearthstone: 6 new cards from the new 'Witchwood' expansion

Hearthstone: 6 new cards from the new 'Witchwood' expansion

If you're a Hearthstone player (and really, if you're not, what's wrong with you?) you'll know that the Year Of The Raven is nearly upon us. The expansion is set to release sometime before the end of April.

Something spooky is stirring at the heart of The Witchwood™, the next expansion for Hearthstone®, Blizzard Entertainment's smash-hit digital card game. Yes, we are excited. The developers revealed the expansion's existence in a video that popped up on YouTube.

The team debuted six cards today, with more planned reveals coming on March 26 livestream and then steadily leading up to the release.

New cards include Azalina Soulthief, which replaces your hand with an exact copy of your opponent's hand; Genn Greymane, a neutral minion who reduces the cost of your starting Hero Power to one if your deck has only even-cost cards at start of a game; and Baku the Mooneater, who upgrades your Hero Power if your deck contains only odd-cost cards at the start of a game.

Oh, and I'm pretty sure those Hearthstone guys in the video are actually perfectly OK, so you can stop worrying about them and have a look at the first of the new cards down below.




Two minion powers are also unveiled: "Echo", and "Rush". If, for example, you have nine-mana and you have a 3-cost minion with Echo, you can play that minion three times in the same turn. The second is Rush, which works similar to the existing Charge mechanic but disallows attacks toward the opposing Hero on their opening turn. "They can not attack heroes until the turn after they enter play, however".

Ben Brode and company provide more details on the gameplay implications of the new cards in the Blair Witch-style video above, adding to a delightful collection of very unusual Hearthstone trailers.

The Witchwood adds 135 new cards, and the pre-purchase offer includes 20 bonus packs, for a total of 70 card packs when buying in, in addition to a new card back. You'll be able to select four new heroes to join your crusade, each with special powers and "cards that create completely new playstyles and strategies".

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