Arch-Villain Rafaam is recruiting dastardly deviants into the League of E.V.I.L., and Hearthstone lead designer Peter Whalen, caster Cora “Songbird_HS” Georgiu, and Blizzard Entertainment community manager Chris Sierra have been enlisted to kick off card reveals for Rise of Shadows, the upcoming Hearthstone expansion!
We unveiled Twelve new cards were during the first official card reveal live stream, including two Legendary villains, Blastmaster Boom, and Heistbaron Togwaggle, and one Legendary Defender of Dalaran, Khadgar.
- Blastmaster Boom – The Warrior Legendary minion and explosive mad scientist
Dr. Boom unleashed his experiments on players in The Boomsday Project with painfully explosive results. Since then, the mad genius has been recovering, tinkering away in Boom Labs, and plotting his next move. When played, Blastmaster Boom summons two Boom Bots for each bomb in your opponent’s deck.
- Heistbaron Togwaggle – The Rogue Legendary minion and be-candled King of the Kobolds
The loot-hoarding head rat seeks to refill his coffers after they were pilfered by players in Kobolds and Catacombs. Bolstered by his henchmen, this Kobold King discovers a fantastic treasure when played if you control a Lackey.
- Khadgar – The Mage Legendary minion and Defender of Dalaran
Heralded as one of the most powerful mages in Warcraft history, Khadgar is ready to rally an army against Arch-Villain Rafaam’s band of baddies. As a two-cost legendary minion, Khadgar causes your cards that summon minions to summon twice as many.
Additional cards that synergize with these playstyles were revealed during the stream, so be sure to watch the VOD on Twitch here
They also posted a schedule of when you can expect new cards to be revealed, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
What is Rise of Shadows?
The Rise of Shadows is upon us—arm yourself for evildoing! Starting April 5th, just before Pre-Release, players can simply login to claim the free Legendary card and begin using it immediately in Play Mode and at Pre-Release events. At launch, a quest chain will become available that rewards multiple card packs for the Rise of Shadows and Year of the Raven expansions. Additionally, during the first week of the expansion’s release, the Shadow Bundle will be available, containing nine Rise of Shadows card packs and an Arena ticket for £9.99 (players can purchase the bundle only once per account).
Players looking to unleash their shadowy side early can pre-purchase Rise of Shadows card packs in two bundles: a 50-pack Rise of Shadows bundle that includes the Jewel of Lazul card back and a Legendary card; and the 80-card pack Mega Bundle, which includes the Madame Lazul Priest Hero, the Jewel of Lazul card back, and a Golden Legendary card. These one-time-only bundles are available on any platform for £44.99 and £69.99, respectively (players can purchase each bundle only once per account).
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