There are artifacts in this world that hold great power. The power to bend the will of all who stand before its wielder. The power to harness the arcane energy that courses through the veins of this world. The power to turn its user into a beast that can cut down any foe. Should these weapons fall into the wrong hands, Azeroth would fall into chaos. The Earthen Ring has taken it upon themselves to protect the world from the most destructive weapons on Azeroth, storing them away in the deep recesses of Deepholm. But evildoers desire to take these weapons and use them for their own diabolical plans. Can you help this organization preserve the safety of this world?
Themes and Mechanics
The expansion's unique keyword is called Crystallize. When a character is Crystallized, it means it's encased in a Crystallize that protects it from everything, prevents it from being targeted, and takes away its ability to attack. When the controller's next turn ends, the character that has been Crystallized will be destroyed.
Deepholm is coursing at the seams with magical energies, which many seek to harness to strengthen themselves. Several cards this expansion benefit from Spell Damage in unorthodox ways!
The Crystalarium was made to hold dangerous and powerful artifacts, so that evil people can't use them to wreak havoc upon Azeroth. All these weapons must be attacked with in order to get their full power out.
Neutral Commons (4/22)
Neutral Rares (4/9)
Neutral Epics (2/9)
Neutral Legendaries (1/5)
Welp, looks like nothing's here. Mysterious......
F.A.Q. (Never Asked Question)
Q: What year is this a part of? A: It's part of the Year of the Viper, which it shares with Azeroth's Most Wanted, the expansion that came before it. Just pretend that Year of the Viper happens alongside Year of the Dragon.
Q: What sets influence The Crystalarium's balance? A: Currently, Azeroth's Most Wanted and all the cards that are currently in the standard cycle.
Q: What are the full plans for this set? A: Voice acting for the cards, more lore, perhaps a logo for the expansion (and the previous one), stuff like that. If you wanna help, feel free to shoot me a DM if you wanna help!
The Eclectic and Eminent Dev Team
Dezitronix - Lead Designer and Project Lead Cyclick - Balancer Dude Daffythscoot - Card Designer Spindan - Card Designer
You need to rephrase Shale Spider because "Deathrattle: Crystallize" makes no sense. Also Therazane's "reform" is unclear. But don't listen to Shatterstar, I think your keyword is a good idea and obviously very different from "Go Dormant". Keep it up
Therazane will be a Legendary card in this expansion, without a doubt. However, her usage of the Crystallize keyword doesn't quite sit with me, so we will be tweaking the idea to see if we can get it work later.
Changed the name of Twilight Acolyte
This was just an oversight. Twilight Zealot is the new name.
Currently, I think the direction I want to take with the expansion involves an emphasis on large, late-game threats, which means expensive cards with large effects, and yet with big stats. This is reflected in cards like Earthen Stoneshaper and Colossal Gyreworm. Lemme know what you think!