- 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?
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
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