A new Hero is coming to Hearthstone Battlegrounds this week, with plenty more content being planned for the game across all platforms. While a new patch is going live this week, fans also found out today about the next expansion coming to the game. The Scholomance Academy expansion is launching in early August and includes 135 new cards brimming with spellbinding synergies.
According to Blizzard, Scholomance Academy will bring Dual-Class cards to the game, which “embody this cross-pollination of learnings by mashing up unique mechanics inspired by both classes’ strengths, unlocking a whole new spectrum of gameplay possibilities.”
“These Dual-Class cards make up 40 of the 135 cards to be released with Scholomance Academy. Each Dual-Class combination also includes a shared Legendary minion—that course’s professor.”
HEARTHSTONE BATTLEGROUNDS UPDATE
Meanwhile, the updated Hero Pool for Battlegrounds will include Tess Greymane, who will be formally made part of the game on July 28.
However, those players with Battlegrounds Perks will have early access to Tess Greymane before the hero is formally released at the end of this month.
Tess Greymane has the Bob’s Burgles Hero Power, which costs one to use and refreshes Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponent’s warband.
There are also a few returning heroes to know about, including the following:
King Mukla – Bananarama [Cost 1] – Get 2 Bananas. At the end of your turn, give everyone else one.
Dinotamer Brann – Battle Brand [Cost 1] – Refresh Bob’s Tavern with Battlecry minions.
Updated Heroes coming to Hearthstone Battlegrounds includes:
Aranna Starseeker – Demon Hunter Training [Passive] – New: After you Refresh 5 times, Bob always has 7 minions.
(Aranna’s new hero power always gives 7 minions in bobs tavern after refreshing 5 times.)
Captain Hooktusk – Trash for Treasure [Cost 0] – New: Remove a friendly minion. Get a random one from a Tavern Tier lower.
Other changes from this week’s Hearthstone Battlegrounds update can be found in the patch notes below:
HEARTHSTONE PATCH NOTES
Battlegrounds Minion Pool Updates
Pirates are no longer guaranteed to appear in every Battlegrounds game.
[Tier 6, All] 6 Attack, 6 Health
Battlecry: For each different minion type you have, Adapt randomly.
Goldrinn, the Great Wolf
Old: [Tier 5] → New: [Tier 6]
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.
Old: [Cost 5] → New: [Cost 6].
Old: [Cost 6] → New: [Cost 7].
Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 3].
Old: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1).
Old: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (1).
Old: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1).
When random card back is selected, you will now see a randomized card back every time you open a pack and every time you open the Crafting menu.
The UI has been updated with an icon on the top right that will indicate when you’re offline.
Craftable cards listed below will be eligible for a full dust refund for two weeks after the 17.6 patch goes live.
Warglaives of Azzinoth
Galakrond, the Nightmare
Galakrond, the Apocalypse (Rogue)
Galakrond, Azeroth’s End (Rogue)
Game Improvements & Bug Fixes
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