Hearthstone adds first charity DLC

This Mage happens to love panda bears.


Hearthstone has added another new hero, and this time the proceeds are going to a good cause.

Blizzard announced Khadgar, an alternate Mage portrait, is now for sale on iOS devices as part of the Apps for Earth promotion. Khadgar costs $4.99 and 100% of the proceeds will be going to the conservationist World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He's available until April 24, at which time he'll presumably go up to the more regular $9.99 cost where the other purchasable heroes have been priced.

Khadgar marks the third Mage hero available in the game, after the default Jaina and purchasable Medivh. That also makes Mage the only class to get three heroes, while five of the remaining classes in the game have no alternates at all. As a function of charity, though, it makes some sense to use Mage, since it's the hero used in the game's introduction and can catch the widest audience.

It's worth noting that currently, the PC version is incompatible with Khadgar, so if you purchase him on iOS you won't be able to play the PC version until it's patched. Blizzard has promised the update will come at approximately 12:30 PT.

Currently Hearthstone is gearing up for its next expansion, Whispers of the Old Gods. Check out our ongoing coverage with our latest round of card reviews, and look for another edition tomorrow and every Friday leading up to the launch.

From The Chatty
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    April 14, 2016 12:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Hearthstone adds first charity DLC

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      April 14, 2016 12:14 PM

      Weird that they'd add another Mage before hitting the other classes.

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        April 14, 2016 5:36 PM

        Probably because it is Apple exclusive for buying it. Wouldn't want to anger customers that only do Android or PC.

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      April 14, 2016 12:21 PM

      I'm going to try to pick up an itunes gift card for 15% off at Staples Sunday or Monday for this.

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      April 14, 2016 12:39 PM

      Should have been a Druid or Shaman hero. I want Hamuul Runetotem.

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      April 14, 2016 2:15 PM

      I know I'm several months late to the party, but I've really been enjoying this dragon priest concept deck: http://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/452315-s24-top-250-legend-buffed-dragons It's basically midrange priest with a few control features. Bronzebeard is amazing in this deck. At one point I got an 18 health twilight drake out of it, which is just ridiculous. Also worth noting that ysera can give you cards which you can later turn into legeondaries with starseeker. I replaced paletress with boom and chillmaw with shadow word death, which are more than reasonable substitutions. Ysera cannot be replaced though. It gives you a win condition against other control decks and is statted in a way that is difficult to remove.

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