Hearthstone’s next expansion will give you a golden legendary for choosing: Horde or Alliance?

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The final Hearthstone expansion is said to be 2021 Fractures in Alterac Valley And will come on 7th December. Thematically, this ends the story that began with Forged in the Barrens and continued through United in Stormwind. In the grand finale, our 10 lucky mercenaries will be the critical choice of any Azerothian adventurer: Horde or Alliance? Honestly, could a card game be any good at delivering a story of the year very Debatable, but I’m quite fond of the likes of Rocara, Carial Rom, and Scabs Cutterbutter.

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Leaning in theme, Fractured in Alterac Valley will also feature players with similar choices. Initially they will be asked to choose which of two free Golden Legendary cards to receive:

  • alliance: Mountain King Wonder Stormpike
  • the gang: Elder Shaman Drake’Thari
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The card you choose will align you with that faction for the opening ceremony of the expansion. Then each faction will get its own unique quest that will earn players honor points. The faction with the highest score will be declared the winner when the launch event ends on January 11, and all players will receive a Diamond Edition of the winning team’s respective card. (I’m glad it is All players, otherwise losers r / hearth In numbers we haven’t seen since 2020’s great prize track Holocaust.)

The current arc involving the mercenary characters begins with them as entry-level noobs at the Barrens, increasing with experience as they arrive in Stormwind, and is now in its final form Altrac Valley (which I am). reliably informed World of Warcraft has a Horde vs. Alliance PvP arena). This means that 10 characters—one for each class—are being converted into hero cards.

These have traditionally been some of the most OP creations in Hearthstone history, as they enable your hero to transform into a new form with a different power and passive ability. Hero cards were at their most prominent during the Knights of the Frozen Throne era, and Blizzard hasn’t printed a new one since Xulgin in 2018. In other words, they’re exciting, but there’s also a huge balance risk. One of the new ones in particular will enable players to double their maximum mana crystals to 20.

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There will also be a new keyword named ‘Honorable Kill’ fractured in Alterac Valley. Cards with it will receive an effect whenever they provide the exact damage number needed to destroy a minion. Examples of a given reward are reducing the cost of all your spells or granting a Deathblow +1/+1 to the card. I like things that force you to think smarter about how you deal damage and engage more carefully with combat math, but that seems like a fairly difficult effect to balance, given how situational it is. Is.

Would you choose the Horde or the Alliance if Alterac Valley fractures on December 7th? And now that we know that chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is a Hearthstone player, and Diamond 5, who do you think he’ll pick?

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