Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced, Introducing New Monster Hunt Mode

Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced, Introducing New Monster Hunt Mode

Ben Brode and company provide more details on the gameplay implications of the new cards in the Blair Witch-style video above, adding to a delightful collection of very unusual Hearthstone trailers.

Dark magic has twisted the creatures of the forest and set them loose upon the Gilnean capital in Azeroth, but King Genn Greymane and his lycanthropic subjects won't make for easy prey.

The expansion brings a few new gameplay systems to Hearthstone. The heroes all have a unique hero power and their own cards to help build new strategies, and each encounter you clear nets you loot in the form of cards to improve your deck for the remainder of the hunt.

Along with a bevy of new cards, Witchwood will also introduce a new Echo keyword.

Witchwood features 135 new cards, a new Echo keyword that allows a card to be played multiple times on the same turn, and a new Rush keyword that which lets minions attack other minions on the same turn that they hit the board.

The "Start of Game" mechanic, as the revealed cards indicate, will be activated based to the mana cost of the cards in your deck (whether they are all odd or even numbered) and if the terms are met a specific effect will be activated.

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Blizzard today announced its first Hearthstone expansion for 2018, The Witchwood. Once the expansion is released, players will have two weeks to arm themselves before embarking on Monster Hunts-the thrilling new single-player Hearthstone experience that will send players deep into The Witchwood to stamp out the evils that lurk within.

The Witchwood will also see the addition of the Monster Hunt mode, which is similar to the Dungeon Run from Kobolds & Catacombs.

The leaders of Gilneas are finalizing preparations for these expeditions, and will share more details in the weeks to come.

Genn Greymane: If your deck has only even-cost cards at the start of the game, your starting Hero Power costs one mana. As for Rush, it works similar to Charge but you can't attack the enemy player directly to his life points on the first turn the card it's played.

Baku the Mooneater is a 9 mana, 7/8 minion that will buff your hero power if your deck has cards that only cost an odd amount of mana. The expansion is available for pre-purchase now, and those who take part will earn 20 packs, as well as an "In a Dark Wood" card.

The Witchwood is now available for pre-purchase on Blizzard's store for $49.99 and comes with 70 decks filled with new cards.

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