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Descent of Dragons Expansion Details: New Features & Card Reveals

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Hearthstone's latest expansion comes with a new Invoke keyword, new 7-cost Hero cards, 10 new Legendary Dragon cards, Sidequests, and Battlegrounds!

Check out our BlizzCon 2019 Content Hub for all the latest details!

Descent of Dragons Expansion Information

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The League of Explorers and the League of E.V.I.L. face off in the ultimate aerial showdown!

Descent of Dragons™, Hearthstone’s next expansion, is an awe-inspiring aerial face-off where the League of Explorers and the League of E.V.I.L. pull their feet out of the sand and take to the skies! An epic conclusion to Hearthstone’s first-ever year-long storyline, this expansion is packed with more draconic firepower than you can shake a Gatling Wand at, including Rafaam’s ultimate weapon: the daddy of all dragons himself—Galakrond! It’s time to choose whom you’ll fight for when the sky fills with zeppelins, rocket-powered mechs when Descent of Dragons launches December 10.

INVOKE THE MIGHTY GALAKROND

Arch-Villain Rafaam has unleashed Galakrond on Azeroth! Galakrond rises as five powerful new 7-cost Hero cards available to the five League of E.V.I.L. classes–Shaman, Rogue, Priest, Warrior, and Warlock. Play a dragon cultist minion or a spell with the Invoke keyword at any time to trigger the effect of Galakrond’s Hero Power. Invoke multiple times and you can upgrade your Galakrond Hero card into his two stronger forms. As a log in reward, players will receive all five Galakrond Hero cards for free.

A YEAR’S WORTH OF DRAGONS IN ONE EXPANSION

Descent of Dragons includes 10 new Legendary Dragon cards, including one for each Hearthstone class. Further supporting the draconic theme are new Dragon Breath cards available to each class that provide an added bonus if you’re holding a Dragon.

GIVE ME A SIDEQUEST

Heroic Druids, Hunters, Mages, and Paladins can earn valuable rewards by completing new Sidequests. While they don’t start in your hand, you can have two of each in a deck and they can even be played alongside other Quests and Sidequests!

BIGGER BUNDLES. BETTER VALUE.

Until launch, players can pre-purchase two different Descent of Dragons card pack bundles: a 60-pack bundle, which includes a Descent of Dragons-specific golden Legendary card and The Shattering card back; and the massive 100-pack Mega Bundle, which includes those bonuses and the new Deathwing Hero. These bundles are available for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively; one of each can be purchased per account. Both bundles include early access to Hearthstone: Battlegrounds (see other fact sheet).

Further details regarding Descent of Dragons’s corresponding Solo Adventure, available in January 2020, will be announced early next year. Keep your eyes on the skies and check out all of the cards revealed at BlizzCon and more information about Descent of Dragons at www.descentofdragons.com.

Battlegrounds

Battlegrounds is a free game mode available to all players that enters Open Beta on November 12. Each round will begin with a Recruit phase, where you'll hire minions and position them strategically before the Combat phase. If  any of your minion survives the wave of attacks, you'll win the round and your minions will buff your Attack value before you attack the opponent and deal damage.

You will be able to climb your way up by hiring minions froM Bartender Bob at the Tavern.

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Pull up a chair, because there’s always room for one more in Hearthstone: Battlegrounds!

WHAT IS HEARTHSTONE: BATTLEGROUNDS?

Hearthstone: Battlegrounds is a new way to play Hearthstone—a fast-paced, easy-to-learn eight-player auto-battler. As a Hero, you’ll recruit minions from various tribes, strategize and set your battle formations, and watch as fights unfold until the last Boss standing wins!

BATTLE AS 24 UNIQUE HEROES

At the heart of the Hearthstone: Battlegrounds are the unique Heroes—24 characters drawn from across Hearthstone history, including Ragnaros the Firelord, Millificent Manastorm, and The Lich King. You’ll choose one of two Heroes to play as at the start of each game, but choose wisely! Each one has a different power to use to your advantage.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Each round starts with a Recruit phase, where you’ll hire minions and then position them strategically before the ensuing Combat phase. If any of your minions survive the conflict, you’ve won the round and your minions will buff your attack value before you attack the opponent and deal damage.

Your climb to the top begins by spending gold to hire minions from Bartender Bob at the Tavern. You start with three gold coins to spend on a Tier 1 minion drafted from a pool shared by all eight players. You’ll receive an additional coin each round until your purse overflows at 10 gold coins per round.

There’s a lot of strategy at play in the Recruit phase, as you’ll have to manage your gold economy and decide when to hire minions, when to sell them off to recoup a coin, and when to pay a coin to refresh the lineup. You can freeze the board for free and lock it in for the next round, and you can also upgrade the Tavern to gain access to stronger minions.

Your Tavern Tier has a big impact on the game—it increases the amount of damage you deal when you win a round, raises the number of minions you choose from in the Recruit phase, and gives you access to more powerful minions. Tier 6 minions include some of the most powerful cards in the game. The cost of upgrading the Tavern is reduced by one each round, but don’t wait too long, or your opponents may pull too far ahead when they start recruiting more powerful minions.  

Mastering the Recruit phase is key to victory in Battlegrounds. Forming a Triple—by recruiting three of the same minions—combines them into a more powerful Golden upgraded minion as well as the opportunity to Discover a free minion. Minions with Battlecry effects apply their effect during the Recruit phase, so you’ll need to decide whether to sell them off immediately to make room for stronger units—or keep them around to make a Triple.

The Auto Combat phase can be unpredictable, but skilled players will find ways to take advantage of tribal synergies, well-positioned Deathrattles, and their unique Boss power to claim victory.

HOW DO I GET IN?

A demo version of Hearthstone: Battlegrounds is playable on the BlizzCon show floor and will be a free game mode available to all Hearthstone players when it enters Open Beta on Tuesday, November 12. Players who acquire Descent of Dragons card packs, including free packs and those purchased using in-game gold or real money, will receive cool Battlegrounds bonuses. At 10 packs, players unlock comprehensive stat-tracking in Hearthstone: Battlegrounds (slated for release following beta testing); at 20 they can choose from three different Bosses instead of two at the start of each match; and at 30, players unlock the ability to taunt or playfully communicate with their opponents using a visual emote system.

There is no Collection required to play!

An Early Access period will be available from November 5–11 for everyone who attended BlizzCon, purchased the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, or pre-purchased either of the Descent of Dragons bundles

Card Reveals

Here we have the cards revealed during the What's Next panel.

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34 minutes ago, FanOfValeera said:

Are these real cards? I mean Malygos's whatever spells exactly, and how do they work?

Looks like they come from Malygos, Aspect of Magic.

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