If you're a Hearthstone player (and really, if you're not, what's wrong with you?) you'll know that the Year Of The Raven is nearly upon us. In their example, the Hearthstone team presented a 3-mana minion with the ability, which would make it useful later in the game, allowing you to drop an extra one on turn six or two on turn nine. The expansion is set to release sometime between now and the end of April, so players won't have to wait long to get their hands on these new cards. And for a different type of challenge, players can enter "The Forge", where they start each match by building a deck from a new set of cards, and then use that deck to duel other Forge participants. Titled the Witchwood, we've got a look at the first few cards for the spooky-themed add-on, and some details about what to expect from the new single-player mode.
Here's a preview of seven new cards coming to the expansion. The Witchwood expansion will bring two new keywords to the popular card game, a new version of Dungeon Run as well as 135 new cards to add to your collection. At the start of the game, Genn Greymane-a neutral Legendary minion with 6/5 and costing 6 mana-will grant even-cost decks by decreasing the player's Hero Power to 1-mana instead of the standard 2. You'll be able to select four new heroes to join your crusade, each with special powers and "cards that create completely new playstyles and strategies". 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. Well, tonight, Blizzard has announced the name of said new expansion - The Witchwood. Cards that read "Echo" can be played multiple times in the same turn.
For those that have been waiting for a new mode, you'll be getting it with Witchwood as well.
As usual, Blizzard has opened pre-purchases of a large card bundle with an exclusive card back for those who purchase it. Those with smaller bank balances can snag a random Class Legendary and three card packs for free by logging in after The Witchwood launches.