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Hearthstone: New Paladin Hero - Lady Liadrin

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Most speculations indicated Lady Liadrin as the new Paladin Hero and they turned out to be correct. Let's learn more about the Blood Knight Matriarch!

 

Story in World of Warcraft

 

 

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Lady Liadrin in World of Warcraft

 

Lady Liadrin started out as a Priestess and fought many battles along her fellow High Elves against the Trolls. However, after the wars against the Trolls, the kingdom of Quel'Thalas (the land belonging to the High Elves) was faced with its greatest adversary: the undead Scourge led by Prince Arthas Menethil. The Scourge was unbeatable and during the wars against it, the High Elves lost 90% of their population and they afterwards renamed themselves to Blood Elves. Arthas also destroyed the Sunwell, a magical fount that acted as an energy source for the Elves, leaving them with a severe magical addiction.

 

In despair at her people's losses against the undead, Liadrin decided to take up the sword and become a Paladin. Being a Paladin required for Liadrin (and the other Blood Elves) to believe in the Light, but their faith had been shaken after their annihilation by the Scourge. To counter this, the Blood Elves devised a very immoral plan. Their cunning Prince, Kael'thas Sunstrider, had captured M'uru. M'uru was a Naaru, a powerful godlike entity of Light. The Blood Elves decided to drain M'uru for its magic, so that they could counter their addiction and become more powerful. Lady Liadrin was one of the Blood Elves who accepted to participate in this and she became the leader of the blood elven Paladin order, the Blood Knights. To this date, Liadrin is still the Blood Knight Matriarch.

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The Blood Knights are Lady Liadrin's loyal followers.

 

The Blood Elves were afterwards betrayed by Prince Kael'thas, who allied himself with the Burning Legion (the arch-villains of the Warcraft universe) and stole M'uru from Silvermoon, the capital city of the Blood Elves. Lady Liadrin went to Shattrath City to meet with A'dal, another Naaru, and ask for another source of power. It was then that A'dal showed Liadrin the error of her ways and she pledged  to fight against Kael'thas and the Burning Legion. Liadrin joined the Shattered Sun Offensive, an order especially formed to counter the Kael'thas - Burning Legion alliance.

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Lady Liadrin, wearing the Shattered Sun tabard, is depicted in this card.

 

Meanwhile, Kael'thas had managed to summon the demon lord Kil'jaeden from the corrupted Sunwell. During the Sunwell Plateau raid, World of Wacraft players got to fight both against the corrupted M'uru and Kil'jaeden. After Kil'jaeden's defeat, Prophet Velen uses M'uru's uncorrupted heart to restore the Sunwell to its former state. Lady Liadrin is there to witness this and is relieved to finally see some hope for her people. Ever since, her faith in the Light has been restored and she has been a fierce adversary of the demons of the Burning Legion.

 

In Hearthstone

 

 

You will be able to acquire Lady Liadrin as a Paladin Hero via a World of Warcraft promotion. Specifically, you need to reach level 20 with any character in WoW. This isn't retroactive, so characters you already have and are above level 20 don't count (unless you leveled them after March 11). You can reach level 20 for free with a trial account, so you don’t actually have to buy the game or subscription time. Trial accounts have some setbacks – for example: no groups, no dungeon finder, no trading – but questing should be pretty fast and it can be done in a day or two.

 

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Lady Liadrin comes with special hero power and introduction animations. Unfortunately, her hero power tokens are still Silver Hand Recruits and not Blood Knights or at least a blood elven reskin of the recruits. It’s also slightly surprising that her artwork depicts her with her hair down instead of her signature ponytail.

 

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You can read the official blog post dedicated to Lady Liadrin here. A few months ago, Fullas Games had also proposed Liadrin as the new Paladin Hero.

 

Let us know what you think of Lady Liadrin in the comments!

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