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Archbishop Benedictus Legendary Card and More Revealed for Hearthstone’s Next Expansion

Another batch of cards revealed for the next Hearthstone expansion pack confirms Archbishop Benedictus as a new legendary inclusion for the Priest class.

The leader of the Church of the Holy Light lost his way in the lore of Warcraft when he joined Deathwing and the Old Gods to destroy all life on Azeroth. He was later slain during a confrontation against Thrall and his allies. However, the malicious powers of Frostmourne and the Lich King have brought the Archbishop back to life as an undead being to cause harm once again with the launch of the next expansion pack for Hearthstone.

The Archbishop Benedictus is fairly expensive to play on the board and arrives with just enough attack-and-defense numbers to cause worry for the other player. His true strength lies in the ability to shuffle an entire copy of the opponent’s deck into his own. This should result in several possibilities as players can use the legendary card to combine their own decks with whatever the other player is packing.

Archbishop Benedictus (Priest Legendary)
Mana: 7
Attack: 4
Defense: 6
Battlecry: Shuffle a copy of your opponent’s deck into your deck

In addition to the new Priest Legendary, here are several other cards that were revealed on the weekend through various third-party partners. It really seems like Blizzard has put a lot of thought in neutral cards. Some of these look extremely useful and overwhelming in the right scenario.

Sunborne Val’kyr (Neutral Common)
Mana: 5
Attack: 5
Defense: 4
Battlecry: Give adjacent minions +2 Health

Stitched Tracker (Hunter Common)
Mana: 3
Attack: 2
Defense: 2
Battlecry: Discover a copy of a minion in your deck

Val’kyr Soulclaimer (Warrior Rare)
Mana: 3
Attack: 1
Defense: 4
Other: Whenever this minion survives damage, summon a 2/2 Ghoul

Gnomish Vampire (Warlock Epic)
Mana: 2
Attack: 2
Defense: 3
Battlecry: Remove the top card from your opponent’s deck

Cobalt Scalebane (Neutral Common)
Mana: 5
Attack: 5
Defense: 5
Other: At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +3 Attack

Necrotic Geist (Neutral Common)
Mana: 6
Attack: 5
Defense: 3
Other: Whenever one of your other minion dies, summon a 2/2 Ghoul

Meat Wagon (Neutral Epic)
Mana: 4
Attack: 1
Defense: 4
Deathrattle: Summon a minion from your deck with less Attack than this minion

Ice Walker (Mage Rare)
Mana: 2
Attack: 1
Defense: 3
Other: Your Hero Power also Freezes the target

Knights of the Frozen Throne will feature 135 new cards and is scheduled to release in mid-August. The Blizzard Shop has already started 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.