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Hearthstone: The Witchwood adds Monster Hunt mode

Hearthstone: The Witchwood expansion will have a Dungeon Run-style 'Monster Hunt' mode Hearthstone: 6 new cards from the new 'Witchwood' expansion
Frank Williams | 13 March, 2018, 03:08

A trio of Hearthstone developers went into the forest to discover the secrets of The Witchwood, the new expansion for Hearthstone. 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. They all had a good laugh about it later. Witchwood cards will introduce new mechanics like Echo and Rush. Press and members of the community will begin revealing cards starting the same day! Aside from winning new cards, players will be able to round out their collections by purchasing new card packs or disenchanting some of their existing cards to craft the ones they're missing.

Deceptively simple in design but epically engaging, Hearthstone will be instantly accessible to players regardless of their familiarity with Warcraft or collectible card games.

The expansion will also add a new Monster Hunt mode to the action, similar to Kobolds & Catacombs' Dungeon Run, that challenges players with a series of eight increasingly hard encounters leading into a big boss fight. "They can not attack heroes until the turn after they enter play, however".

Worgen cards will swap their attack and health for each turn they stay in your hand. 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. The new Monster Hunt mode will work similarly to the Koboids and Catacombs' Dungeon Run, as you'll need to take on a string of encounters, before eventually coming face to face with a boss. Rush, much like Charge, lets a minion attack immediately, but only against other minions.

#1 Virginia Ready to Face #12 North Carolina in ACC Championship Game
Wes Miller and the Spartans punched their ticket by topping East Tennesse State University in the Southern Conference Tournament. The Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils on Friday night to advance to the ACC Championship Game and are 2-1 against them this season.

The Witchwood adds 135 new cards, and the pre-purchase offer includes 20 bonus packs, for a total of 70 card packs when buying in, in addition to a new card back.

Baku the Mooneater is a 9 mana, 7/8 minion that will buff your hero power if your deck has cards that only cost an odd amount of mana.

Hearthstone is now available on PC, Mac, and mobile platforms.

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