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Hearthstone Descent of Dragons Guide - Release date, theme, and cards

Everything we know about Descent of Dragons.

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Here’s our guide in the run-up to Descent of Dragons, Hearthstone’s latest expansion - we’ll keep you updated.

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Hearthstone Descent of Dragons Guide

At BlizzCon, the Hearthstone team revealed their latest expansion, Descent of Dragons. Here’s everything you need to know.

What’s the release date?

Descent of Dragons is slated for release on December 10th, a similar time to previous years. We'll be getting card reveals periodically until then, and we'll keep you updated here.

Is there a trailer?

Along with the announcement of the expansion at Blizzcon, we got to see a cinematic trailer featuring yet another banging tune accompanying it. Here it is for your convenience:

We’ve also previously seen a teaser, which indicated that the outcome of the trilogy is uncertain.

What’s the theme?

This time around, we get to see the final episode of the League of EVIL’s trilogy. Dragons are the order of the day, and each class gets their very own Legendary Dragon, as well as a special 'dragon breath' spell, which will get more powerful if you have a Dragon in hand.

We're also seeing a new mechanic: Sidequests. They're pretty similar to Quest cards from Saviors of Uldum, but are generally easier to complete, with weaker rewards and without starting the game in your hand. One example is Toxic Reinforcements, which requires you to use your Hero Power 3 times, and as a reward summons you 3 Leper Gnomes. Each class will receive one of these, and since they're not Legendary cards, you can put more than one in your deck.

What’s the story so far?

This year, for the first time, all three expansions focused on bringing a whole story together. It’s a lighthearted and silly romp following a team of villains from Hearthstone’s past and their plans for world domination. In Rise of Shadows, they took over the magical floating city of Dalaran, and in Saviors of Uldum, the League of Explorers saved the day by rallying together in the desert.

What cards have been revealed so far?

During the announcement, we saw a whole host of new Dragon cards. A brand new Hero card was also unveiled, which is playable in all 5 EVIL classes: Shaman, Warrior, Priest, Warlock, and Rogue. Galakrond can be upgraded with the new keyword, Invoke, and players will receive an upgrade to the Hero card's Battlecry. The rogue version of Galakrond allows you to draw extra cards that'll cost 0 mana.

We'll have all the cards uploaded as they come out, so let us know your favourites!

We’ve got more Blizzcon coverage for you to check out too - here’s our page on everything we know about Overwatch 2, as well as details on the latest Diablo announcements!

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