The Witchwood Launches Today! Hearthstone Expansion Survival Guide

The Witchwood Launches Today! Hearthstone Expansion Survival Guide

Hearthstone's newest expansion launches today (Thursday) and we've got everything you need to know in one easy to find place.


  • 135 cards have been added to the game.
  • Free: 3 Witchwood packs for logging in!
  • Free: 1 random Witchwood legendary for logging in!
  • Free: The Druid Hero Lunara is yours if you win 10 games in Standard.
  • Monster Hunt will be available in two weeks, the exact date is not known.




Launch Day Goals

  1. Login to get your free packs and random Legendary.
  2. Craft any golden Legendaries you really want. This is important due to the no duplicate legendaries rule.
  3. Open up your packs! You get a guaranteed Legendary within your first 10 packs.
  4. Share your awesome decks with everyone on HearthPwn via or DeckbuilderDon't forget to write a guide!

New Keyword: Rush

Minions with the Rush keyword can attack other minions immediately after they hit the board, either by being played or summoned. They cannot attack heroes until the turn after they enter play, however.

Here are some example cards with Rush. Want to see more? Check out Rush cards in our database.


New Keyword: Echo

Echo cards can be played multiple times on the turn you play them. Each time, it’ll add a ghostly copy of the card back to your hand that disappears at the end of your turn.

Here are some example cards with Echo. Want to see more? Check out Echo cards in our database.



Wild Set Rotations - Year of the Raven

Say goodbye to some of your favourite cards of the past! The following Hearthstone sets are now WILD ONLY.

  • Whispers of the Old Gods
  • One Night in Karazhan
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

This is the only set rotation which is happening this year, the next rotation of sets will happen in April 2019 when that expansion launches. Here are some key cards we're losing with this rotation so get in games with them while you still can in Standard!




Share Your Own New Decks

Have you created a deck using cards from the new expansion that you're finding success with? Head on over to our deckbuilder and share it with us! Click the banner below to go to the deckbuilder. Don't forget to write a short description to let people know how it works!

Share Your Pack Openings

We'd love to see what you crack open whether that is out of those pre-order packs or from all that gold you've been saving up for months. Check out our two dedicated threads for sharing your openings, one that is for opening videos and the other for screenshots. 

Learn More About The Witchwood

Looking to learn more about Hearthstone's eighth expansion? Visit our expansion guide for The Witchwood!

Get Cheaper Packs!

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If you want to save money when buying Hearthstone packs, you should check out Amazon Coins! It's an easy way to save up to 25% off Hearthstone packs so you can get into the new expansion without worrying about your wallet too much. We've got a detailed guide on how to Get Started with Amazon Coins, but if you've already dealt with them in the past, you can buy some more by clicking right here.

The best part though? You don't even need an Android device because we've got a guide to show you how to setup an emulator if you're on PC!



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