Following its official announcement earlier this month, it is finally time to see new cards get revealed for the upcoming expansion pack for Hearthstone.
“Ticking Abomination” is the first in that lineup, dropped by German streamer and competitive player Daniel “C4mlann” Märkisch on his channel earlier today.
The new minion card comes at a mana cost of 4 and attack/defense numbers of 5/6. However, the trade-off is with the Deathrattle that deals five damage to all of your minions present on the board.
There is an obvious advantage to be had here. Players can easily push the beefy minion right at the fourth turn. It would put the opponent in an uncomfortable position unless they can get rid of it soon after and blow up everything you have on the board. The high damage from the Deathrattle makes it almost inevitable that none of your minions will survive. Hence, it comes to the timing and knowing whether or not the opponent has a card up their sleeve.
Knights of the Frozen Throne is slated to release sometime next month. The theme explores the possibility of Arthas, the Lich King, successfully defeating all the heroes of Warcraft at Icecrown Citadel and raising them to do his bidding with the malicious powers of Frostmourne.
The Blizzard Shop is currently taking pre-orders. For $49.99, you will receive 50 card packs of the new expansion. In addition, owners will get access to the “soul-devouring” Frostmourne card back.