13 March, 2018
A total of 135 new cards are being added in the upcoming expansion, and some will carry the new Echo keyword. You can see current revealed cards here.
A bunch of cards will be shuffled out of Standard rotation and end up in Wild and this means that a new expansion is on the horizon.
Here's a preview of seven new cards coming to the expansion.
The Witchwood will be released sometime in April.More news: Syrian rebels in eastern Ghouta agree to evacuate imprisoned Nusra fighters
A trio of Hearthstone developers went into the forest to discover the secrets of The Witchwood, the new expansion for Hearthstone.
"Minions with the Rush keyword can attack other minions immediately after they hit the board, either by being played or summoned". Blizzard has released a wacky Blair Witch-inspired trailer for The Witchwood, which includes an introduction to six of the new cards (Azalina Soulthief, Genn Greymane, Baku the Mooneater, Phantom Militia, Pumpkin Peasant, and Militia Commander). Worgen cards swap attack and health each turn they're in your hand, so you can hold onto them at different times for different results. The second is Rush, which works similar to the existing Charge mechanic but disallows attacks toward the opposing Hero on their opening turn. The citizens of this proud kingdom, who can shapeshift into ferocious wolf-beasts known as worgen, are bringing the fight to The Witchwood with tooth and claw-and soon, Hearthstone players will join the pack and help them face down the horrors within.
Then there's that new Monster Hunt mode.
As usual, Blizzard has opened pre-purchases of a large card bundle with an exclusive card back for those who purchase it. However, if your deck only contains odd-Cost cards, it will upgrade your Hero Power. Blizzard is also promoting the game by offering gamers three free packs and a random Class legendary card, both of which will be from the expansion, just by logging into the game after the expansion has been released.