Patch 11.0: Witchwood Flavor Text, New Quests, Cardbacks & More

Patch 11.0: Witchwood Flavor Text, New Quests & More

A new patch has arrived which brings in everything for this week's Witchwood expansion.

Patch Highlights:

  • Three free Witchwood packs! Login when the expansion goes live to get them.
  • You can now borrow a friend's deck when you play against them in Friendly Challenge.
  • A new Druid Hero, Lunara, has been added. Win 10 Standard games after Witchwood launches to unlock her.
  • A new event has been datamined for the Spring - Noblegarden. A couple of free cards come with it.
  • Two cards will no longer appear in Arena Drafts - Humongous Razorleaf and Ancient Watcher 
  • Quests which previously rewarded 40 gold now reward 50 gold. Most dailies also are now easier to complete.
  • Arcane Dust for Hall of Fame cards will be given out when Witchwood launches.
  • Molten Giant is 20 mana right now in Standard. Go play Handlock!

Reminder: Time is running out to pre-order The Witchwood. Pre-ordering gives you 70 card packs for the price of 40! Limit of one pre-order per account. You will also get a pre-order card back! Pre-orders can be done in-game or on the BNet Shop.


New Collection Search Terms

A few new search terms have been added to the collection.

  • attack:even, attack:odd
  • health:even, health:odd
  • mana:even, mana:odd
  • owned:even, owned:odd

Borrow a Deck

You can now borrow a deck from your friend when you play against them. If they accept your request, your deck interface will show their decks instead of yours and a button to go back to your decks. These decks can't be taken onto the ladder, they can only be played against the friend you've borrowed it from during that game.

  


Noblegarden

A Noblegarden (Easter) event that has been added. Free cards are rewarded!


Brawl Chalkboards

Six new chalkboards have been added for a theoretical six new brawls in the future.

    

    


Things of Interest

  • They renamed Draenei to Dranei (WHY!?!)
  • Egg was added as a Race.

New Card Flavor Text

Below are all the new flavor texts in today's patch. Find anything exciting?

Quote from HearthPwn


New Card Backs

The following card backs have been added to the game.

    


New Quests

New quests have been added to the game!

  • There are regular quests to defeat Monsters as each of the Monster Hunt heroes.
  • There is a daily quest which requires you to defeat 3 Monster Hunt bosses.
  • Lunara is earned through completing 10 wins in Standard.
  • Logging into Witchwood will give you 3 card packs.
  • Old quests have had their gold costs adjusted so they reward at least 50 gold. They are also easier to complete.

Quote from HearthPwn

Monster Mastery

  • Description: You’ve defeated Hagatha and reclaimed the Witchwood!
  • Reward: Witchwood Monster Hunt Card Back

2 Victories!

  • Description: Win 2 games with any class.
  • Type: Daily
  • Reward: 50 Gold
  • Note: Previously required 3 victories.

Beat Down

  • Description: Deal 65 damage to enemy heroes.
  • Type: Daily
  • Reward: 50 Gold
  • Note: Previously required 100 damage dealt to enemy heroes. Gold increased.

Everybody! Get in here!

  • Description: Win 3 Tavern Brawls.
  • Type: Daily
  • Reward: 60 Gold
  • Note: Previously required 5 wins.

Total Dominance

  • Description: Win 5 games in any mode.
  • Type: Daily
  • Reward: 100 Gold
  • Note: Previously required 7 wins.

Spelunker

  • Description: Defeat 3 Dungeon Run Bosses.
  • Type: Daily
  • Reward: 1 Classic Pack
  • Note: Previously required 5 wins.

Play 75 Cards (Now 50)

  • Quests requiring 75 cards to be played now only require 50.
  • The reward remains 100 gold.

Play 40 Cards (Now 25)

  • Quests requiring 40 cards to be played now only require 25.
  • The reward has been increased to 50 gold, from 40.

Play 30 Cards (Now 20)

  • Quests requiring 30 cards to be played now only require 20.
  • The reward remains 50 gold.

Play 20 Cards (Now 12)

  • Quests requiring 20 cards to be played now only require 12.
  • The reward remains 50 gold.

Play 15 Cards (Now 10)

  • Quests requiring 15 cards to be played now only require 10.
  • The reward remains 50 gold.

Play 10 Cards (Now 6)

  • Quests requiring 10 cards to be played now only require 6.
  • The reward remains 50 gold.

Win with Class (Class Victory)

  • Quests which required you to win 3 games with the class now only require 2 wins.
  • The reward has been increased from 40 to 50 gold.

Play Class Cards (Class Mastery)

  • Quests which required you to play 50 class cards now only require you to play 30.
  • The reward remains 60 gold.

Win With Either Class (Class Victory)

  • Quests which required you to win 2 games with the class now only require 1 win.
  • The reward has been increased from 40 to 50 gold.

Win With Either Class (Class Dominance)

  • Quests which required you to win 5 games with one of two classes now only require 3 wins.
  • The reward remains 60 gold.

Monster Hunt

  • Description: Defeat 10 monsters as the Tracker.
  • Type: Quest
  • Reward: 1 Witchwood Card Pack

Monster Hunt

  • Description: Defeat 10 monsters as the Cannoneer.
  • Type: Quest
  • Reward: 1 Witchwood Card Pack

Monster Hunt

  • Description: Defeat 10 monsters as the Houndmaster.
  • Type: Quest
  • Reward: 1 Witchwood Card Pack

Monster Hunt

  • Description: Defeat 10 monsters as the Time-Tinker.
  • Type: Quest
  • Reward: 1 Witchwood Card Pack

Catch a Big One!

  • Description: Defeat 3 Monster Hunt Bosses.
  • Type: Daily
  • Reward: 1 Classic Pack

Lunara

  • Description: Win 10 games in Play mode.
  • Reward: Lunara Hero

Celebrate Noblegarden!

  • Description: Enjoy some free cards on us!
  • Reward: Eggnapper

Celebrate Noblegarden!

  • Description: Enjoy some free cards on us!
  • Reward: 1x Devilsaur Egg

Witchwood Supplies

  • Description: Gear up before venturing forth!
  • Rewards: 3 Witchwood Packs on Login.


Monster Hunt Tips

Quote from HearthPwn

  • Encounters get more difficult as you delve deeper into the Witchwood.
  • Each monster hunter has his or her own personal nemesis.
  • You'll never know what monster is around the corner. Build a mighty deck!
  • Certain monsters drop unique treasures when you defeat them.
  • You'll never assemble the legendary sword of Quel'delar. Not here, at least.
  • "Passive" treasures are always in effect and impact your whole run.
  • Tailor your deck around the treasures you find to maximize their impact!
  • The four monster hunters each have their own approaches to the Witchwood.
  • Where is Hagatha? All four monster hunters must work together to find her!
  • There are more than 40 different monster encounters in the Witchwood.
  • When all else fails... there's always the Ricochet Shot.


Official Patch Notes

The section below will be updated when Blizzard posts patch notes.

Quote from Blizzard

We’re on the cusp of the new Hearthstone Year! This Hearthstone update puts the final touches in place for the Year of the Raven and the launch of Hearthstone’s latest expansion, The Witchwood! We’re also adding Lunara, the new Druid Hero, Daily Quest improvements, Friendly Challenge deck sharing, Arena updates, and new card backs. We’re also fixing some bugs.

This update is now live in the Americas and Europe!

Read on to learn more!

Brave The Witchwood on April 12!

Join the best monster hunters of Gilneas as they seek out the source of a dreadful curse in a haunted forest! The evil in the woods will soon learn that it’s bitten off more than it can chew, because the people of Gilneas bite back!

The Witchwood features:

  • 135 hair-raising new cards
  • New keywords: Rush and Echo
  • Even and Odd decks – Build a deck with Genn Greymane or Baku the Mooneater to boost your Hero Power, but you’ll only be able to use even- or odd-cost cards!
  • For a limited time after The Witchwood arrives, log in to claim three card packs and a random class Legendary card—both from new expansion—for free!
  • The Witchwood’s challenging, free single-player mode, Monster Hunt, opens in two weeks!

Time is short!  The Witchwood pre-purchase bundle will only remain available until 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 11. This bundle includes 50 card packs at a special price, as well as 20 more bonus card packs and the In a Dark Wood card back!

Year of the Raven

  • The Year of the Raven begins when The Witchwood launches!
  • When the new year arrives, Standard decks can be created with the following sets:
    • Basic
    • Classic
    • Journey to Un’Goro
    • Knights of the Frozen Throne
    • Kobolds & Catacombs
    • The Witchwood
  • The following sets will become exclusive to Wild:
    • Whispers of the Old Gods
    • One Night in Karazhan
    • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
  • The following cards will go to Hall of Fame and will become exclusive to Wild:
    • Iceblock
    • Coldlight Oracle
    • Molten Giant
  • Once the Year of the Raven begins, you will receive the full Arcane Dust value of these cards without needing to disenchant them (up the maximum number that can be used in a deck).

New Druid Hero: Lunara

  • Earn Lunara by winning 10 Standard Ranked or Casual games after the new Year of the Raven arrives!

Daily Quest Updates

  • All quests that previously awarded 40 gold will now award 50 gold.
  • Most Daily Quests are now easier to complete.
    • Note: Quests acquired prior to this patch will keep old requirements and rewards.

Friendly Challenge Deck Sharing

  • Now you can share your decks with friends during a Friendly Challenge!
    • This feature isn’t available for Tavern Brawl or Fireside Brawl.

Noblegarden is Coming

  • We’ve begun preparing the Tavern for an egg-cellent event coming in Spring.

Added the following card backs:

  • Raise the Roof – Acquired from winning five games in Ranked Play, April 2018
  • Monster Hunter –  Acquired from completing the Monster Hunt with all four heroes and defeating the evil in The Witchwood.
  • Lunara’s Garden – Acquired from winning five games in Ranked Play, May 2018

Arena Updates

  • Moderately reduced the appearance rates of below average cards.
  • Humongous Razorleaf and Ancient Watcher will no longer appear in Arena drafts.

Bug Fixes

  • The Enrage keyword has been retired. These minions still work the same way, but have re-phrased card text.
  • The Rampage Daily Quest to play 10 Enrage minions has been removed.
  • Deathstalker Rexxar’s Hero Power has been updated to include Beasts from Kobolds & Catacombs and The Witchwood.
  • Minions now only break Stealth when attacking. Damage dealt by card abilities, such as Knife Juggler’s knife throw, no longer breaks Stealth.
  • Cards that were burned, such as by drawing cards when your hand is full, will now appear in match history.
  • The animated glows signifying that a card’s ability has been activated in your hand have been adjusted to make them easier to distinguish without relying on color.
  • The red “X” on daily quests in the Quest Log has been replaced with a new blue “reroll” icon.
  • Added additional Search functionality in the Collection Manager to support even- and odd-cost cards. Use Mana:Even and Mana:Odd.
  • New Daily Quest—Catch a Big One: "Defeat 3 Monster Hunt Bosses."
  • Fixed a bug where certain cost-reduction effects, such as Ethereal Peddler or Shadowstep, were not removed when transformed by cards such as Lilian Voss or Golden Kobold.
  • Fixed various issues associated with spells cast by Scroll of Wonder.
  • Doomerang’s effect no longer incorrectly counts as destroying the equipped weapon for the purposes of interacting with minion or card abilities.
  • Playing Grand Archivist while Nozdormu is in play will no longer sometimes skip an opponent’s turn.
  • Duplicates created by Doppelgangster will now correctly trigger their Val’anyr Deathrattles while Spiritsinger Umbra is in play.
  • Lesser Pearl Spellstone now upgrades correctly when a Hero receives healing from two different sources at the same time.
  • V-07-TR-0N will now properly destroy the other friendly mechs in play when formed from Mimiron's Head while Warsong Commander is in play.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a disconnect when returning Lord Jaraxxus to a player’s hand before its Battlecry resolves.
  • Genzo the Shark will no longer activate twice if his attack is redirected.
  • Crypt Lord no longer buffs itself after it is destroyed by an effect that summons a friendly minion.
  • Madam Goya will no longer destroy the targeted minion if your deck is full.
  • Serrated Shield now correctly displays bonuses from Spell Damage.
  • Stand Against the Darkness can no longer be cast when your board is full.
  • [Android] Fixed an issue that could cause instability when browsing card backs in the Collection Manager.
  • Fixed various minor UI and Animation issues.
  • Improved the phrasing of some cards.

Dungeon Run

  • Your spells will no longer gain the Stealth keyword if you chose the Cloak of Invisibility.
  • Using Scroll of Confusion will no longer prevent a minion that you control from attacking.

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