Knights of the Frozen Throne, the next upcoming expansion pack for Hearthstone, introduces a new gameplay mechanic called legendary hero cards. Exploring an alternate lore where Arthas, the Lich King, was successful in defeating the heroes of Warcraft at the Icecrown Citadel, the new content offers Death Knight versions of the nine playable classes that have been raised by the malicious powers of Frostmourne.
The nine legendary hero cards of Hearthstone not only offer immediate benefits after being played but they also replace the hero power in light of the theme. Each is tailored towards a specific deck and play-style. This also means that older decks, say from Journey to Un’Goro, will have to be adjusted in order to make space for the formidable Death Knights.
Knights of the Frozen Throne is confirmed for a release on August 10. The Blizzard Shop is still 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.
Malfurion, the Pestilent (Legendary Hero)
Other: Choose One – Summon 2 Poisonous Spiders; or 2 Scarabs with Taunt.
Plague Lord (Hero Power)
Other: Choose One – +3 Attack this turn; or Gain 3 Armor.
Deathstalker Rexxar (Legendary Hero)
Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions.
Build-a-Beast (Hero Power)
Other: Craft a custom Zombeast.
Frost Lich Jaina (Legendary Hero)
Battlecry: Summon a 3/6 Water Elemental. Your Elementals have Lifesteal this game.
Icy Touch (Hero Power)
Other: Deal 1 damage. If this kills a minion, summoner a Water Elemental.
Uther of the Ebon Blade (Legendary Hero)
Battlecry: Equip a 5/3 Lifesteal weapon (Grave Vengeance).
The Four Horsemen (Hero Power)
Other: Summon a 2/2 Horseman. If you have all 4, destroy the enemy hero.
Shadowreaper Anduin (Legendary Hero)
Battlecry: Destroy all minions with 5 or more Attack.
Voidform (Hero Power)
Other: Deal 2 damage. After you play a card, refresh this.
Valeera, the Hollow (Legendary Hero)
Battlecry: Gain Stealth until your next turn.
Death’s Shadow (Hero Power)
Other: During your turn, add a Shadow Reflection to your hand.
Thrall, Deathseer (Legendary Hero)
Battlecry: Transform your minions into random ones that cost 2 more.
Transmute Spirit (Hero Power)
Other: Transform a friendly minion into a random one that costs 1 more.
Bloodreaver Gul’dan (Legendary Hero)
Battlecry: Summon all friendly Demons that died this game.
Siphon Life (Hero Power)
Other: Deal 3 damage.
Scourgelord Garrosh (Legendary Hero)
Battlecry: Equip a 4/3 Shadowmourne that also damages adjacent minions.
Bladestorm (Hero Power)
Other: Deal 1 damage to all minions.