Today, Blizzard announced the first full Hearthstone expansion for 2022 – A Journey to Sunken City. This new set of 135 cards will launch on April 12 in North America and April 13 in ANZ, and will take players deep underwater to the ancient city of Zin-Azshari, once the ancient capital of the Elves. darkness, before being engulfed in the great flood. . Hearthstone players can expect a typically colorful look at this popular World of Warcraft lore, and mechanically, the set introduces two key words: Dredge and Colossal, as well as formalizing one Brand new type of minions: Naga. Let’s quickly go through the new covers.
Dredge allows players to look at the bottom three cards of their deck and choose one to raise to the top. This keyword obviously works well if the player has sent a “Sunken Sweeper” card down there or your opponent Rogue has banished an important minion to the bottom of your deck. This keyword allows you to bring important tools back into the light.
Meanwhile, creatures with Colossal are like a minion with a main body, but also with extras that take up extra space on the board. A creature with Colossal +1 has another part summoned along with the main body, while a Colossal +2 summons two appendages (both of which are the same). And continue until you reach the Xhilag of the Abyss (below)! The different sections are designed to work together, creating small tactical packs for players to experiment with.
Fianlly, the new minion, Naga, also has its own mechanic. These vengeful creatures are spell-focused minions that often reward you for playing spells while they’re in your hand.
Not only will the cards revealed so far look like they’re going to shake things up, but they won’t be alone in doing so. The release of Voyage to the Sunken City will coincide with the end of the Gryphon Year, which means Ashes of Outland, Scholomance Academy and Madness at the Darkmoon Faire will all leave the Standard format. This will leave behind a new – and unannounced – core set (which is randomly free to use for all players), as well as the 2021 sets – Forged in the Barrens, United in Stormwind, Fractured in Alterac Valley – and, of course, Journeys to the Sinking City, as the tag team kicks off the new face of Standard Hearthstone in 2022.
The Sunken City Trip pre-purchase is available now, and stay tuned to IGN tomorrow for information on our exclusive Sunken City Trip pass.
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