Rise of Shadows – Now Live!

Rise of Shadows – Now Live!

The League of E.V.I.L. has assembled, their target is set, and the plan is in motion - Hearthstone’s newest expansion, Rise of Shadows, is now live!

Rise of Shadows

Under the leadership of Arch-Villain Rafaam, notorious ne’er do-wells from across Hearthstone’s history have heeded the call and banded together under the decidedly unsubtle but exceptionally fitting moniker - the League of E.V.I.L.!

Here’s a glimpse at what devious new mechanics and Keywords the League of E.V.I.L is introducing with the Rise of Shadows expansion:

  • New Minions: Lackeys – Generated by EVIL cards, Lackeys are 1/1 minions that, while lacking in terms of raw stats, have powerful Battlecry effects.
  • New Spells: Schemes – Schemes are powerful spells that become even more powerful the longer they stay in your hand.
  • New Keyword: Twinspell - Twinspells are spells that, once cast, create a copy of themselves in your hand to be used whenever you like.
  • Familiar Mechanics, Revisited - The fiendish villains of former expansions have snuck a few familiar tricks up their sleeves – a small collection of forbidden, OMEGA, treasure, and repeatable cards have been brought back for Rise of Shadows.

New Rise of Shadows game board!

To get a look at the League of E.V.I.L.’s full plan for this new update, check out the Rise of Shadows card gallery, the full patch notes, and our announcement blog.

Legendary Launch Quests

Starting today, log in each day during the launch of Rise of Shadows to complete these Legendary quests:

  • Day 1 - Play 25 Cards in Play mode
    • Rewards: 1 Rise of Shadows card pack & 1 The Witchwood card pack
  • Day 2 - Play 5 Games in Play mode
    • Rewards: 1 Rise of Shadows card pack & 1 The Boomsday Project card pack
  • Day 3 - Draw 20 Cards in any mode
    • Rewards: 1 Rise of Shadows card pack & 1 Rastakhan’s Rumble card pack
  • Day 4 - Win 1 Game in Play Mode
    • Rewards: 1 Rise of Shadows card pack & 1 The Witchwood card pack
  • Day 5 - Play 100 Cards
    • Rewards: 1 Rise of Shadows card pack, 1 The Boomsday Project card pack, 1 The Witchwood card pack, and 1 Rastakhan’s Rumble card pack

Archmage Vargoth

Unlock a new neutral Legendary card, for free!

Archmage Vargoth, 4 mana, 2 attack, 6 health -- At the end of your turn, cast a spell you've cast this turn (targets are random).

This neutral Legendary spinner of spells and defender of Dalaran will be automatically added to your collection if you log in any time April 4 and July 9.

Year of the Dragon

The Year of The Dragon has begun, and we are waving a fond farewell to the Year of the Mammoth sets. You will no longer be able to purchase card packs from the Journey to Un’Goro, Knights of the Frozen Throne, and Kobolds & Catacombs expansions, and any cards from those expansions will no longer be playable in Standard game modes.

In addition to the yearly set rotation, Rise of Shadow will introduce a regular rotation of available cards from both current and previous expansions to the Arena. To kick things off, the available cards will have a decidedly . . . evil theme. Here’s which sets you’ll have access to when choosing cards in the Arena:

  • Basic
  • Classic
  • Naxxramas
  • Whispers of the Old Gods
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
  • The Witchwood
  • Rise of Shadows

New Single-player Adventure – Coming Soon!

Onward to Dalaran!

Press your best slacks and prepare to impress the League of E.V.I.L.! Your new bosses have tasked you to help them subdue the magical, treasure-filled city of Dalaran in the upcoming single-player adventure. Keep an E.V.I.L. eye out for when this will be added to Hearthstone in the coming weeks!

Shadow Bundle

Embrace the shadows and celebrate the launch of Hearthstone’s new expansion with this limited-time bundle, available from April 9 – 15.

Rise of Shadow Packs and an Arena Ticket
  • Get 7 Rise of Shadows packs plus two bonus packs and one Arena Ticket bundled together. Don’t delay! This Bundle will quickly disappear into the shadows.