LOTI 163 : Post-BlizzCon

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  • What’s up with Espo?
  • New Legendary Minion, Marin the Fox.
    • This past Monday, EVERYONE got Marin the Fox, 8 mana, 6/6 Legendary Minion, Battlecry: Summon a 0/8 Treasure Chest for your opponent. (Break it for awesome loot!)
    • If you purchased a Virtual Ticket or attended BlizzCon, you will get a Golden version of Marin the Fox as well.
    • Master Chest – 3 mana, 0/8 token, Deathrattle: Give your opponent a fantastic Treasure.
    • Fantastic Treasures (all cost 3 mana):
      • Tolin’s Goblet – Draw a card. Fill your hand with copies of it.
      • Wondrous Wand – Draw 3 cards. They cost (0).
      • Zarog’s Crown – Discover a Legendary minion. Summon two copies of it.
      • Golden Kobold – 6/6 minion, Taunt. Battlecry: Replace your hand with Legendary Minions.
  • Upcoming visual changes to Legendary/non-collectible cards
    • You might have noticed that Marin the Fox’s Master Chest, lacks a rarity gem for a Legendary even though it contains the silver dragon portrait adornment. This is how non-collectible Legendary cards will be going forward.
    • Rend Blackhand currently only targets Legendary cards which have the gem, and will be updated with the new expansion to target based on the silver dragon.
    • The orange gem will only be present on all collectible Legendary cards.
    • Silver Dragon will be present on all Legendary cards.
    • Non-legendary cards will have these changes too, no rarity gem for non-collectible cards.
    • Legendary weapons, like Ashbringer, will also lose their rarity gem and have a silver dragon.
  • Twitch Prime members can now redeem a Golden Classic Hearthstone pack until January 9th of next year.  
    • Pack contains 5 golden cards
    • Will not follow any pity timer rules
    • And you get the pack on every Hearthstone region!
    • And the Twitch page shows that in January, Twitch Prime members will get 2 more packs. Maybe expansion versions?

Blizzcon Wrap-up

So what happened at BlizzCon?  As expected, the newest expansion was announced. Kobolds and Catacombs!

  • Releases in December. No specific date at this time.
  • Card reveals will start on November 20th
  • Pre-order is now available. $49.99 50 packs and a special card back.
  • 135 new cards
  • All classes are getting a Legendary Weapon and a Legendary Minion
  • Recruit is a new keyword which summons minions from your deck based on criteria and puts it in play.
  • We already talked about Marin the Fox earlier.
  • Logging in when the expansion goes live in December will give you a free, random Legendary weapon.
  • And there will be no balance changes with the launch of Kobolds and Catacombs.
  • Dungeon Runs are a new type of PVE content, replacing the adventure.
  • Dungeon Runs are completely free and they don’t require you to have any cards in your collection!!!!!!
  • If you successfully complete the Dungeon Runs with every class, you will get a special card back.

More on Dungeon Runs

  • New type of PvE content that is likely to have the most replayability of any single player content added so far.
  • 48 encounters in total, which is made up of a huge assortment of cards created just for this mode. They sounded like they could potentially add more in the future.
  • The way it works is you will progress through the dungeon’s 8 levels, fighting bosses that get progressively harder. You start out with 10 health and 15 cards. When you defeat a boss, you will have options to choose from several options like sets of 3 cards and other perks, like passive abilities. You continue on level by level, until you either die or complete all 8 levels. The last levels will be very challenging.  If you fail, you have to start all over again and lose all the cards and perks you obtained.


  • During the Q&A, Blizzard announced that they were going to add 9 new arena cards into the game for a limited time. Kind of an experiment to play with things. The cool thing is that they showed 3 cards, from each class and let the audience choose which of the three cards would be included in the game.

Hints and Tips

Save yo gold and re-roll those 40 gold quests!

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Matt Snyder‏ @snyder_matthewNov 6


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