Hearthstone’s Next Expansion March Of The Lich King Finally Adds The Death Knight Class

Hearthstone is getting one of its most requested features in its next expansion, the Death Knight class. The Death Knight will be only the second new class introduced to Hearthstone since its inception. The upcoming expansion, titled March of the Lich King, heavily revolves around the iconic villain’s story along with new keywords and mechanics created to support the arrival of a new way to play. The new expansion will be released on December 6.

The Death Knight will introduce 68 new class cards, 32 of which will be free cards from the core set. His hero power is ghoul charge, a 2 mana power that summons a 1/1 Ghoul with Charge that dies at end of turn. In the meantime, you can make use of a new resource, bodies, which is counted every time a minion dies. Finally, the Death Knight will use a new deckbuilding tool called runes, allowing you to play a deck that revolves around Blood, Frost, or Unholy Runes. Those deck types focus on health manipulation, direct spell damage, and minion swarms, respectively.

The new expansion, March of the Lich King, will introduce a new type of minion called living Dead. Undead creatures already exist in Hearthstone, but being a minion type will make them easier to identify, and hundreds of older minions will retroactively receive the undead tag. Some will even sport a double tag for the first time. The expansion will also introduce a new keyword, Mana Thirst, which triggers extra powers if you have enough mana crystals, but more importantly doesn’t consume that extra mana.

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All players will get a login reward from the first neutral legendary spell in the game. The card, which is called The Sunwell, fills your hand with random spells. It’s an expensive 9-Mana, but it costs one less for each card in your hand.


Death Knight Hero Portrait / Death Knight 1000 Win Hero Portrait

Long-time Hearthstone fans know that this is actually the second time the game has based an expansion on a Death Knight theme, the first being 2017’s Knights of the Frozen Throne. Apparently Blizzard remembers that too, as will bring that expansion back to Standard for a limited time. The Knights of Hallow’s End event brings all cards from Frozen Throne back to the standard game until March of the Lich King is released, and adds it to the core set for free use by all players. The event will also mark a revamped interface for limited-time events, with their own space in your journal.

Knights of the Frozen Throne was a popular expansion, especially for its Death Knight versions of the nine standard classes. The other post-launch class, Demon Hunter, was added after Frozen Throne, so it doesn’t have a Death Knight version.

You can see all the revealed cards for the March of the Lich King expansion below. Death Knight cards appear in a dark blue-gray, with light blue accents, to differentiate them from similarly colored cards like Rogue.


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