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Go to School at Scholomance Academy

July 16, 2020

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 . . .

New Scholomance Game Board!

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.

Shan'do Wildclaw is a Hunter + Druid card that cost 3 mana has 3 attack and 3 health text reads Choose one give beats in your deck +1 +1 or transform into a copy of a friendly beast in your hand
Wand Thief is a rogue mage minion with 1 cost 1 attack 1 health text reads combo discover a spell
lightening bloom is a 0 cost druid + shaman card that reads gain 2 mana crystals this turn only Overload for 2

The 10 class combinations are:

  • Druid/Hunter
  • Hunter/Demon Hunter
  • Demon Hunter/Warlock
  • Warlock/Priest
  • Priest/Paladin
  • Paladin/Warrior
  • Warrior/Rogue
  • Rogue/Mage
  • Mage/Shaman
  • Shaman/Druid

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!

wretched tutor is a 4 cost 2 attack 5 health neutral minion that reads spellburst deal 2 damage to all other minions
goody two shields is a 3 cost 4 attack 2 health paladin minion with divine shield and spellburst gain divine shield
diligent notetaker is a 2 cost 2 attack 3 health shaman minion with spellburst return the spell to your hand


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

nature studies is a 1 cost druid card that reads discover a spell your next one cost 1 less

Year of the Phoenix Phase 2

year of the phoenix phase 2 roadmap
year of the phoenix phase 2 roadmap

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.

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