Hearthstone Patch 17.6: Constructed & Battlegrounds & New Expansion
Hearthstone’s newest Expansion will be Scholomance Academy.
The new Expansion launches on August 4th and will include 135 cards.
- The new expansion is about Scholomance – launch on 8/4 PT (8/5 is for CN Time)
- Name most likely: Academy of Scholomance
- Naxx Card Back will be back for purchase with 500 gold or money
- Deluxe Bundle:
- 1 Random Golden Legendary (assumed)
- 1 Kel’Thuzad Card Back
- 1 Kel’Thuzad Mage Hero
- Battlegrounds Perks
- 4 Arena Tickets
- 80 Scholomance Academy Card Packs
- 5 Golden Scholomance Academy Card Packs
- Old: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0).
- New: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1).
- Old: Draw a weapon. Give it +1/+1.
- New: Draw a weapon. Give it +1 Durability.
- Old: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 5 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back.
- New: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 4 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back.
- Old: 3 Attack, 5 Health
- New: 3 Attack, 4 Health.
Warglaives of Azzinoth
- Old: [Cost 5]
- New: [Cost 6].
- Old: [Cost 6]
- New: [Cost 7].
- Old: [Cost 2]
- New: [Cost 3].
Galakrond, the Nightmare
- Old: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (0).
- New: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1).
Galakrond, the Apocalypse (Rogue)
- Old: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. It costs (0).
- New: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (1).
Galakrond, Azeroth’s End (Rogue)
- Old: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. It costs (0).
- New: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1).
» Battlegrounds Minion Pool Updates
Pirates are no longer guaranteed to appear in every Battlegrounds game.
» New hero: Tess Greymane
- Bob’s Burgles [Cost 1]
- Refresh Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponent’s warband.
Players with Battlegrounds Perks will have early access Tess Greymane before the hero is formally released on July 28.
» Returned Hero: Dinotamer Brann
- Battle Brand [Cost 1]
- Refresh Bob’s Tavern with Battlecry minions.
» Returned Hero: King Mukla
- Bananarama [Cost 1]
- Get 2 Bananas. At the end of your turn, give everyone else one.
» Updated Hero: Aranna Starseeker
- Demon Hunter Training [Passive]
- Old: After you Refresh 7 times, Bob always has 7 minions. → New: After you Refresh 5 times, Bob always has 7 minions.
» Updated Hero: Captain Hooktusk
Captain Hooktusk [Cost 0]
- Trash for Treasure
- Old: Remove a friendly minion. Discover one from a Tavern Tier lower. → New: Remove a friendly minion. Get a random one from a Tavern Tier lower.
» New Minion: Amalgadon
[Tier 6, All] 6 Attack, 6 Health
- Battlecry: For each different minion type you have, Adapt randomly.
» Updated Minion: Goldrinn, the Great Wolf
Goldrinn, the Great Wolf
- Old: [Tier 5] → New: [Tier 6]
Log in and Get Transfer Student for Free
With today’s 17.6 patch all players can log in to receive two copies of the Epic Neutral minion, Transfer Student, for free!* Transfer Student has different effects based on which game board it’s played on, with 25 different effects in total, and can be slotted into your decks immediately!
*Limit two per account. Must log in by October 20 to claim.