Hearthstone’s adventure-mode expansion Blackrock Mountain will come out next week on April 2nd in the Americas, and April 3rd in the rest of the world.
Blizzard has announced that the upcoming Hearthstone expansion Blackrock Mountain will begin next week on April 2nd, respectively April 3d. The rollout will begin its release with the first wing, Blackrock Depths. Unlike Curse of Naxxramas, Blackrock Mountain’s first wing won’t be free. It will be made available for $5 or 700 in-game gold. The entire adventure pack will be priced at $25.
An exclusive card-back will also be made available to those who have pre-purchased the entire adventure using actual money, iTunes balance or Google Play Balance. The pre-purchase period ends once Blackrock Mountain goes live.
The dragon themed adventure mode will add 5 new wings, with 31 cards to the game. A number of cards have already been revealed, 17 to be exact, including 3 that were just announced:
Volcanic Drake – 6/4 for 6 mana with a “Costs (1) less for each minion that died this turn effect. This is one of the cards featuring the “cost reduction for dead minions” mechanic. It’s very likely that this will become a standard Meta soon enough, especially when you consider that with the right deck, the 6/4 minion could be a cheap, if not even free summon.
Drakonid Crusher – A 6/6 for 6 mana with the Battlecry “If your opponent has 15 or less Health, gain +3/+3”. While this seems to be the kind of card you’d put down to finish your enemy, since its Battlecry makes it best when the opponent is already low on health, the Drakonid still packs a lot of punch. A 6/6 for 6 is not that bad on economy, and getting the +3/+3 buff to trigger could put a monstrous creature with little mana cost. Of course, it’s also susceptible to poly, BGH and Hex, SWD, but considering the new Dagon mechanics added, it will become a very powerful addition to decks running Blackwing Corruptor or Technicians.
Nefarian - an 8/8 for 9 mana, with an expanded Thoughtsteal Battlecry: “Add 2 random spells to your hand (from your opponent’s class). A 9-cost with what could be considered a relatively weak Battlecry, considering what other end-game legendary dragons like Ysera, Ragnaros or Naxxramas’ Kel’Thuzad bring to the table. It will have its uses, but I don’t see it being played more than its legendary counterparts Malygos, or Nozdormu.