Hearthstone will receive a significant update in a matter of days with the Darkmoon Races mini-set on January 21. Over the past few years, Hearthstone has grown into not just the base game, but many different experiences under one roof.
Don’t like Standard and don’t have to deal with metadecks? Hearthstone’s take on automatic chess, Battlefield, could be a nice escape. Still want the familiarity of the maps but with a “every race is different” feel? Duels allow you to play a roguelike race against other players, a natural progression of Dungeon dig that they were experimenting with some time ago. Arena allows players to engage in a small-scale format where single-card analysis and synergies can come to life outside of a constructed deck area. And of course, there are still some cozy Tavern Brawls that feature weird game modes every week.
The Darkmoon Races mini-set allows players to claim all of the cards in the set at a price of $ 14.99 or 2,000 gold. Alternatively, they can also be found in Darkmoon Faire packs once they are launched. There are 35 maps in the new brew, including some cool characters that can really connect strategies. Harnessing the powers of corruption? Dark Inquisitor Xanesh has a plan for you!
Battlegrounds is also getting a few new heroes in this update. Tickatus is a premium source of Darkmoon prizes, earning one free every four spins. It seems to be getting out of hand! If you’ve tinkered with a taunt build by trying to use several of the new Battlegrounds cards that have “whenever your minion taunts [does things], “Greybough seems like the perfect Treant hero to take some risks out there. There are some new Demon cards built into the mix as well, so maybe the Demons will be a viable faction (yeah, that’s right).
Duels gets a bunch of new options with this patch. 10 new hero powers (!), 25 new treasures, and a rating reset (heroic and occasional) are on the deck. Duels are a fantastic way to inject a little variance and a lot of fun into classic archetypes, if you haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. It takes the dungeon racing theme that started with Kobolds and Catacombs and turns it into a competitive PVP experience!
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