This week Avanties and Zerotio are excited to review the cards released so far for the new set Fractured in Alterac Valley, we also break down Patch 21.8

News and Discussion

  • Next Set: Fractured in Alterac Valley
    • 10 New Hero Cards (One for each class, themed as Mercenaries)
    • New Keyword: Honorable Kill – bonus effect when doing exact lethal to a minion
    • Objectives: Spells that have a “Static Effect”, which lasts for 3 turns
    • Choose Your Faction: Choose Alliance or Horde to get a golden version of that faction’s leader (Drek’thar – Horde or Vanndar Stormpike – Alliance)
      • You get that Legendary Minion when you choose
      • After Set Releases, most faction honor gives all players a Diamond Version of that faction’s leader
    • Release Date: Dec 7th
  • Patch 21.8 Notes: Released Nov 16th
    • Choose Your Faction, Claim Your Leader
    • Pre-Purchase: Fractured in Alterac Valley
      • $79.99 USD: 80 Packs + 5 Golden Packs, 2 Random Golden Legendary Cards, Vanndar Stormpike Alternate Warrior Portrait and Card Back, Battlegrounds Perks, 5 Mercenaries Packs and 1 Random Legendary Mercenary (or 100 Coins)
      • $49.99 USD: 60 Packs, 2 Random Legendary Cards and Card Back
    • Fight for Honor and Battle for Alterac Valley: Dec 7th – Jan 11th
      • Gain Honor for Playing Traditional Hearthstone, Arena and Duels
      • Faction with Highest Honor at the end, gives Diamond Faction Leader to all players
      • 10 Honor for every game played
      • 10 additional Honor for Winning
      • 20 Additional Honor for defeating opposing Faction
    • Card Balance Changes
      • Discussed last episode
    • Battlegrounds Updates
      • Armor added to Heroes, based on “Hero Tier”
      • New Hero – Tamsin Roame: 0 Gold – Start of Combat: Destroy your lowest health minion. Give its health to all your others.
    • Hero and Minion Updates
      • [Details in Show Notes]
    • Mercenaries Updates
      • [Details in Show Notes]
    • Arena Updates
      • Deeprun Engineer is now Banned
    • Book of Mercenaries – Scabbs
    • Bug Fixes & Game Improvements

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