The school will be officially open with the latest expansion of Hearthstone, Scholomance Academy. In the aisles and classes surrounded by magic, students will be faced with 135 new cards designed to enrich gameplay with magic synergy and sheen magic.
Just . . . don’t go exploring those dusty crypts beneath the schoolgrounds. There’s no reason at all to be concerned about what Kel’Thuzad and the Cult of the Damned are stirring up down there . . .
Scholomance Academy will launch worldwide in early August! You can find the full schedule for card reveals here. Be sure to visit the card library to see which cards were announced today and check back frequently—it’ll be updated with new cards as they’re revealed over the coming weeks!
Introducing Dual Class Cards
The mystical curriculum is represented by a Dual-Class Card, which can be used by two classes and is designed based on the mechanism and strategy of these two classes. For example, Hunter and Druid students, they both have a fascination with the Beast and can learn new ways to harness the power of the wild. There will be 40 Dual-Class cards including 10 Legendary professor minion cards at Scholomance Academy — one for each class pair.
The 10 class combinations are:
- Hunter/Demon Hunter
- Demon Hunter/Warlock
New Keyword: Spellburst
In order to get the highest score, Scholomance Academy students must master the Spellburst keyword contained in minions and weapons. The keyword will trigger a strong one-time effect when you cast a spell. Spellburst minions add a new way to combo, play, and spell-blast your way to Legend!
In addition, keyword Studies can also be used for Discover a card (one of three choices to add to hand) directly and reduce the cost of which type of card will be played next
Year of the Phoenix Phase 2
Scholomance Academy marks the beginning of the second phase of the Year of the Phoenix. Between now and the next expansion, you can expect several major updates, including balance patches, new Battlegrounds Heroes and minions, a seasonal event, and what was previously spell-locked—a new solo experience and Battlegrounds feature! Let’s not forget—a new game mode is on its way as well! We’ll have more details to share on these exciting developments in the months to come.