At the Blizzcon 2019 opening ceremonies we were treated to a bevy of new announcements and cinematic trailers. Fans of Blizzard’s popular trading card game Hearthstone got a taste of what to expect from the next expansion Descent of Dragons, featuring more Dragon cards than any other set before it. This includes a new hero, the progenitor of all Dragonkind in Azeroth, Galakrond.
The set for Descent of the Dragons will feature 135 cards and launch on December 10th. This will expansion will serve as the finale to the year-long story-line that’s been playing out with each Hearthstone expansion launched this year.
Galakrond, Azeroth’s End is a card that if played will replace your current hero. The above image is the fully upgraded version of the legendary card. Galakrond, Azeroth’s End plays into the new key word mechanic for this expansion, Invoke. Several cards have the Invoke keyword and if played will serve to power up Galakrond regardless of where he is in your deck. Every two Invoke’s changes the card, increasing the number of ‘Draws’ he gives and finally at the height of his power also equips you with a 5/2 Claw.
The other big announcement for Hearthstone fans is the addition of Hearthstone Battlegrounds, a battle-royal meets Team Fight Tactics inspired game mode where you face off against 7 other opponents. This game mode will play a bit different than what you’re use to with Hearthstone. Battlegrounds features 24 unique heroes and in this mode you must strategically recruit minions and position them as you watch them battle it out for victory. Battlegrounds is unique in that you don’t use a pre-constructed deck in this free to play expansion that is built upon the foundation of what makes Hearthstone great.
You can check out some of the new cards coming with Descent of Dragons below.