The Next Hearthstone Expansion Is Called The Witchwood

Eloise Marshall
March 13, 2018

It sounds like Witchwood could be the most intriguing addition to the Hearthstone world to date, especially with the new mode and the stack of new cards coming our way.

While it's unclear whether this new mode will make use of the Dungeon Run's procedurally generated dungeon-building systems, Hearthstone's Lead Missions Designer Dave Kosak hinted at revisiting the format in an interview with Gaming Trend last month. The Witchhood serves up 135 new cards, featuring werewolves, ghosts, and other creepy creatures.

Blizzard has just announced a new Hearthstone expansion, which looks like a gamechanger.

To help them survive the night, players can draw on an arsenal of new tricks, including the eerie new Echo keyword.

Some cards in The Witchwood will incentivize players to build decks using only odd- or even-cost cards. Once the expansion is released, players will have two weeks to arm themselves before embarking on Monster Hunts-the thrilling new single-player Hearthstone experience that will send players deep into The Witchwood to stamp out the evils that lurk within.

The Witchwood will also offer players a new single-player mode called Monster Hunt.

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The leaders of Gilneas are finalizing preparations for these expeditions, and will share more details in the weeks to come.

RUSH YOUR FOES - When played, minions with the new Rush keyword can attack other minions immediately, but can't attack the enemy Hero until the following turn.

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. Their shapeshifting lore causes cards to swap their attack and health every turn it is in your hand - this means players can wait until the right moment to play their minions. 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".

Hearthstone: The Witchwood is available for pre-purchase now, with a bonus 20 packs and "In a Dark Wood" card back on the table for people who pony up early.

The Witchwood is now available for pre-purchase on Blizzard's store for $49.99 and comes with 70 decks filled with new cards.

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