All The New Hearthstone Cards From "Rise Of Shadows" Expansion (So Far)
By Steve Watts on
The next expansion for Hearthstone, Rise of Shadows, is coming on April 9. It will add 135 new cards to collect and play along with new mechanics and more. This time the Arch-Thief Rafaam has gathered a cabal of villains for a daring heist, in the first entry of a planned ongoing story for the Year of the Dragon.
The villains are bringing their Lackeys, 1/1 minions with specialized Battlecries, and Schemes, spells that grow more powerful the longer you hold them. The crime-fighters the Defenders of Dalaran fight back with Twinspells, a new keyword that gives you back another copy of a spell once you've played it.
On April 5, players can login to receive a free Legendary card from the set that will be playable immediately, before the April 9 launch date. Then roughly a month later, the Rise of Shadows single-player campaign will launch. The first chapter will be free, and subsequent chapters will cost 700 gold apiece. You can buy the full bundle for $20.
You can purchase packs of Rise of Shadows cards in two pre-release bundles. The $50 bundle includes 50 packs, a card back, and a Legendary card, and an $80 bundle for 80 packs, the card back, a Golden Legendary, and the Madam Lazul Priest Hero. The store will also offer a "Shadow Bundle" for the first week of the expansion launch with nine packs and an Arena ticket for $10.
Check out all the new cards we've seen so far below.