Hearthstone: The Witchwood is Live, Get 3 Free Card Packs for Logging In

Hearthstone's eighth expansion has gone live to user in the Year of the Raven.


Hearthstone's new expansion, The Witchwood, is now live. This expansion contains 135 new cards and feature new mechanics, like keywords Echo and Rush.

The Witchwood also marks the beginning of the Year of the Raven. For Standard players, this not only means there's a new expansion out there, but it also means that any expansion/adventure released in 2016 is now being rotated out. Say goodbye to Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Karazhan, and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, as they head off into Wild. A handful of Hall of Fame cards are also heading off into Wild: Ice Block, Coldlight Oracle, and Molten Giant. In addition to that, the new Standard year introduces new Druid Hero Lunara, who can be unlocked after winning ten games in the new Standard.

To prepare for the new expansion, Hearthstone deployed Patch 11.0 on Wednesday. But what's interesting to note here is that the single-player Monster Hunt mode is apparently not ready just yet. Blizzard has Monster Hunt set to debut in two weeks, with no exact release date given. Elsewhere, the Enrage keyword has been retired and any Enrage minions will be reworded.

Finally, remember that there are more incentives to logging into this expansion in the first few days. Those who log in now can get three free Witchwood packs and one random class-based Witchwood Legendary.

Those who need a few ideas of what to craft will want to browse through the extensive Shacknews analyses of all 135 cards. Check out our Witchwood coverage, as well as our dive into Hagatha the Witch, which went up earlier on Thursday.

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    April 12, 2018 10:05 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Hearthstone: The Witchwood is Live, Get 3 Free Card Packs for Logging In

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      April 12, 2018 2:17 PM

      What did everyone open? I got godfrey, soulthief, greymane (lol), face collector, aviana, shudderwock, chameloes, time-tinker, and glass knight. Guess I'm playing meme decks today.

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        April 12, 2018 2:48 PM

        I got shudderwork, Eremis (10 mana hunter minion) glass knight, some 2/2 mage minoin that doubles up on minoins drawn, Greymane....and I think that was it, oh and some terrible druid legendary that makes the first minon for each player zero mana.

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      April 12, 2018 6:08 PM

      Joy dude Paladin is going to be an even bigger cancer deck than quest rogue was.

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        April 12, 2018 6:46 PM

        I always thought justicar was pretty good in pally so I'm not surprised to see even/odd paladin decks.

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