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One Night in Karazhan Confirmed as New Adventure

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Blizzard's event at ChinaJoy confirmed that the new adventure will be One Night in Karazhan. The first wing, called the prologue wing, will be free of charge and available on August 12.

The event began with the following trailer:

The expansion will contain 45 cards spread across four wings and a prologue wing. If you purchase the entire adventure during the first week, you will receive the card back pictured below:

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The adventure features a huge party, hosted by Medivh in Karazhan. The player arrives one hour before the party has begun to discover that Medivh is missing, and his spells have begun to unravel. It is up to the player to climb the tower and save the party!

The first level is The Parlor. The silverware has gone crazy, and the chess set has got a mind of its own.

The second level is The Opera,  Barnes is excited about the event and wants one last rehearsal. For him to let you further up the tower, the player has to help him put on three great plays.

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The third level of the tower is Medivh's Menagerie. The Curator has gone crazy, and instead of looking after the creatures, he is letting them out of their cages.

The top level is Medivh's Private Quarters, The Spire. They are haunted by the Shade of Aran. The player has to get past the Shade, use Karazhan's Portals, and find Medivh to save the party.

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For completing the free Prologue, players will earn the following two cards:

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The revealed cards include buffs for two decks that have seen fringe play, but are not currently played at the top level. The Enchanted Raven would fit nicely in Beast Druid, while the Kindly Grandmother is another piece to the Deathrattle Hunter archetype. Of course, with nearly forty more cards to be revealed, there will be plenty to go around for other archetypes too. We will, of course, be letting you know what those cards are as soon as we know!

The VOD of the reveal, which has footage of parts of the adventure, can be found here. Blizzard's preview article can be found here.

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Ivory Knight, yes control paladin needed a bit more healing :)
Curator, got combo ideas? I'm sure great setups for turn 8 can be done
Grandmother vs nerubian egg?
Peddler seems extremely pointless, I can't decide about the other 2.

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4 hours ago, DonKeyShot said:

Ivory Knight, yes control paladin needed a bit more healing :)
Curator, got combo ideas? I'm sure great setups for turn 8 can be done
Grandmother vs nerubian egg?
Peddler seems extremely pointless, I can't decide about the other 2.

I guess they're trying to find ways to let people play decks that focus on Huckster, Burgle etc. It may not be that good, but I'm totally down for Burgle into Peddler into turn 6 tirion

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9 minutes ago, Blainie said:

I guess they're trying to find ways to let people play decks that focus on Huckster, Burgle etc. It may not be that good, but I'm totally down for Burgle into Peddler into turn 6 tirion

Wow that would be savage!

As for The Curator i don't think there will be a viable deck in which you will have murlocs, beasts and dragons together, but we will have to wait and see. Some examples that come in my mind are :

1) Murloc pally getting a missing bluegill or warleader, plus a stampeding kodo from his deck.

2) Murloc N'zoth pally, getting a missing bluegill or warleader, a kodo and a chillmaw (lol good value)

3) Proactive control warrior, getting a kodo, a corrupted seer(?) and a fierce monkey (?)

PS : Don't forget that corrupted seer is the baron geddon of the poor :D

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Just now, CodeRazor said:

Wow that would be savage!

As for The Curator i don't think there will be a viable deck in which you will have murlocs, beasts and dragons together, but we will have to wait and see. Some examples that come in my mind are :

1) Murloc pally getting a missing bluegill or warleader, plus a stampeding kodo from his deck.

2) Murloc N'zoth pally, getting a missing bluegill or warleader, a kodo and a chillmaw (lol good value)

3) Proactive control warrior, getting a kodo, a corrupted seer(?) and a fierce monkey (?)

If it does see play, it's definitely going to be used in some interesting decks. I'd laugh if this somehow becomes super broken and perfect for a new deck in the Karazhan meta

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The trailer must be the least serious thing i've ever saw until now, it's almost Disney level.

Also, I hardly think Barnes will be good in Standard, but in Wild there's gonna be a lot more target to choose from (first thing I thought of was the Shredder series).

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I think The Curator could see some play when it can draw even 2 cards instead of 3. The taunt helps too. It could end up drawing specific tech cards like Kodo, Corrupted Seer, Azure Drake etc. 

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1 hour ago, Kokuendan said:

Also, I hardly think Barnes will be good in Standard

Not sure about "Good", but the next hundred Trollden videos simply write themselves:

Barnes into 1/1 Sylvanas

Barnes into 1/1 Ragnaros

Barnes into 1/1 Emperor Thaurissan

Barnes into 1/1Tirion

Barnes into 1/1 Antonidas (later than turn 4)

 

And on the other hand:

Barnes into 1/1 Doomsayer you cannot remove when you lead. (And your opponent just laughs.) 

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9 minutes ago, drumsmani said:

I think The Curator could see some play when it can draw even 2 cards instead of 3. The taunt helps too. It could end up drawing specific tech cards like Kodo, Corrupted Seer, Azure Drake etc. 

For sure, I definitely think this card will make its way into the meta somehow.

7 minutes ago, Keizoku said:

Not sure about "Good", but the next hundred Trollden videos simply write themselves:

Barnes into 1/1 Sylvanas

Barnes into 1/1 Ragnaros

Barnes into 1/1 Emperor Thaurissan

Barnes into 1/1Tirion

Barnes into 1/1 Antonidas (later than turn 4)

 

And on the other hand:

Barnes into 1/1 Doomsayer you cannot remove when you lead. (And your opponent just laughs.) 

First yogg, now Barnes? It's like they're trying to gift his channel clips!

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My first thought, yay another useless rogue card.  On a less depressing note, Barnes looks extremely strong in theory.  A 3/4 for 4 that summons a 1/1 is already decent (maybe not playable good but decent), so if you get any useful effect off the 1/1, that is some pretty extreme value.  I could see him being used in death rattle heavy decks and zoo.  I don't see Ivory knight really being used.  It is extremely slow at six mana and has very little impact on the board.  I just feel the meta is too fast right now to accommodate such a greedy play.  Grandmother looks like a very strong card.  Ethereal peddler seems to be, underwhelming.  It has good stats for its cost, so all it really has to do is reliably hit one card before it has a large amount of value, but it competes with drakes and I just don't really see it ever getting a slot in all but the most gimmicky decks. Enchanted raven is a very solid one drop, and will certainly see play.  Firelands portal is an absolutely insane card, it was huge swing potential and has outstanding value.  The only problem is at 7 mana it is quite slow and simply might not find a spot in the current meta/popular mage archetypes.  Oh and the curator.  Its effect is so powerful, it will probably see play at some point in something, hard to tell if it will actually be good though, a 4/6 with taunt for 8 is a pretty terrible tempo play, and it might simply have too weak of a body to be truly viable, but it definitely has a lot of promise.

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Interesting.

I was not expecting an early 70s disco themed adventure, so they get top marks for surprise.  I hates the trailer, though.  After I scraped my chin back up off the floor I was just staring at the monitor and mumbling *shark jump* over and over again to myself.

The actual adventure looks quite good fun.

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2 hours ago, Keizoku said:

Not sure about "Good", but the next hundred Trollden videos simply write themselves:

Barnes into 1/1 Sylvanas

Barnes into 1/1 Ragnaros

Barnes into 1/1 Emperor Thaurissan

Barnes into 1/1Tirion

Barnes into 1/1 Antonidas (later than turn 4)

 

And on the other hand:

Barnes into 1/1 Doomsayer you cannot remove when you lead. (And your opponent just laughs.) 

I can see Barnes in a miracle Malyagos deck 

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Curator in druid can be awesome. Most druids already play Azure Drake (or they are beast-token druids). You just add 2 beasts or 2 drakes so after you ramp, instead of a HUGE taunt, you get "just a big" taunt and 2 cards for next turn.

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