Next Hearthstone Expansion: Scholomance Academy!
Unleash the Magic Within with Hearthstone's new expansion Scholomance Academy! Release date: Early August! Watch below for the introduction videos!
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HEARTHSTONE’S NEWEST EXPANSION
Greetings, aspiring adept! We’re thrilled to welcome you to Scholomance Academy! Within the lofty halls of this fabled magic college, the (mostly) good Headmaster Kel’Thuzad and the rest of our faculty are here to guide the next generation of greats, from Warlocks to Warriors and everything between. We encourage the pursuit of double majors and offer a plethora of cross-over studies. Whatever flavor of major you favor, Scholomance has the training grounds to suit your needs!
Just . . . don’t go exploring those dusty crypts beneath the schoolgrounds. There’s no reason at all to be concerned about what Kel’Thuzad and the Cult of the Damned are stirring up down there . . .
Scholomance Academy will launch worldwide in early August! You can find the full schedule for card reveals here. Be sure to visit the card library to see which cards were announced today and check back frequently—it’ll be updated with new cards as they’re revealed over the coming weeks!
Introducing Dual Class Cards
Scholomance Academy is renowned for providing its pupils with a richly varied magical education across multiple mystical disciplines. Dual-Class cards embody this cross-pollination of learnings by mashing up unique mechanics inspired by both classes’ strengths, unlocking a whole new spectrum of gameplay possibilities. These Dual-Class cards make up 40 of the 135 cards to be released with Scholomance Academy. Each Dual-Class combination also includes a shared Legendary minion—that course's professor!
The 10 class combinations are:
- Hunter/Demon Hunter
- Demon Hunter/Warlock
New Keyword: Spellburst
Scholomance Academy introduces a new keyword: Spellburst, a one-time only effect when you cast a spell! With a Spellburst minion or weapon in play, casting a Spell will activate its Spellburst effect. Spellburst minions add a new way to combo, play, and spell-blast your way to Legend!
Studies are new spells that allow you to Discover a card immediately and also reduce the mana cost of the next card you play of that type. At Scholomance Academy, dedicated study is rewarded with power!
Year of the Phoenix Phase 2
Scholomance Academy marks the beginning of the second phase of the Year of the Phoenix. Between now and the next expansion, you can expect several major updates from us, including balance patches, new Battlegrounds Heroes and minions, a seasonal event, and what was previously spell-locked—a new solo experience and Battlegrounds feature! Let’s not forget—a new game mode is on its way as well! We’ll have more details to share on these exciting developments in the months to come.
Pre-Purchase Scholomance Academy
Pre-purchase one or both Scholomance Academy bundles, available in-game and on the Battle.net web shop!
The Mega Bundle includes 85 Scholomance Academy card packs and, for the first time ever, 5 of those will be Golden Scholomance Academy packs—each filled with Golden cards! The Mega Bundle also includes one random Scholomance Academy Golden Legendary card, the Kel’Thuzad Mage Hero, the Kel'Thuzad card back, and a Tavern Pass, which includes 4 Arena tickets.
Scholomance Mega Bundle
The Scholomance Bundle Includes 55 Scholomance Academy card packs, the Kel’thuzad card back, and a random Scholomance Academy Golden Legendary card.
Log in and Get Transfer Student for Free
With today’s 17.6 patch all players can log in to receive two copies of the Epic Neutral minion, Transfer Student, for free!* Transfer Student has different effects based on which game board it’s played on, with 25 different effects in total, and can be slotted into your decks immediately!
*Limit two per account. Must log in by October 20 to claim.
We released the 17.6 patch today with balance changes, Battlegrounds updates, and more!
Check out the 17.6 patch notes here.
HAIL TO THEE, OH SCHOLOMANCE
THE MAGIC SCHOOL OF YORE
YOUR LEGACY OF GLORY SHINES
MAY THEE STAND FOREVER MORE!
Hunter/Demon Hunter = SMORC
Should we craft Golden Legends we want before busting open our 5 golden packs? Should we open a golden pack every 10th pack to max out on possibility of a golden legend?
1st week of August release?
There are many more interesting themes than this.
• Demon Hunter/Warlock = demon
• Paladin/Warrior = mech
• Rouge/mage = secret
• Mage/Shaman = elemental
For Studies, I didn't get what it meant at first when it said:
"Discover a spell. Your next one costs (1) less"
Why not make it clear and say instead:
"Your next spell cost (1) less, or your next minion costs (1) less"?
Something like that so we can understand what it does at first glance.
The word "One" is not clear enough.
yesss aggro shama maken de comebac
Tunnel Trogg Spirit of the Frog and Squallhunter wave hello from wild to Lightning Bloom and Diligent Notetaker
Warrior/Rogue?? I foresee more Pirates!!!!
Oh yeah It would be so OP if it wasn't the case
I have big hopes for this expansion. So far the few things they released hyped me to the stars. Ashes of outland had so many good cards and synergy that were neglected by Demon Hunter being so strong. I mean, it's okay. Anyone who played competitive games knows that when they add so much content from scratch, massive balance patches are expected. They took a lot of time though lol.
I really miss that first weeks of experimentation upon each expansion release, when the meta is not defined and anything is possible... Let's expect that Blizz won't screw it up so much this time in balance.
They added the demon hunter just to make it smooth transition between the warlock and the hunter D:
Diligent Notetaker need a NERF RIGHT NOW! is too OP from Ligthning Bloom!
2 mana, gain 4 mana, lose 4 mana next turn... Where is the broken thing? Good tempo in one turn, but in exchange, awful tempo in the next turn.
I dont think it needs a nerf but there are some crazy applications. Turn 1 Coin + Notetaker + Bloomx2 + Squallhunter. So you have a 2/3 and a 5/7 with +2 spell damage on turn 1 and you are overloaded for 6 which is actually 2.
Notetaker is fine but the Lightning Bloom is quite dangerous. Its even more broken in wild even shaman with turn 1 7/7.
Scholomance was one of my favorite dungeon.. mainly becasue Miss Voss :3 so im curious..she already have card :/ so new one pobably not but about the ''new solo experience'' whatever that means.. if she could be a boss i would be happy :)
Can we delete transfer student? KoFT board, add random Deathknight card. Turn 2 TS, opponent gets Death and Decay. "Well played." (I was against DH)
When the reveal of cards will start? :-O
I love these dual cards, maybe I will be saying otherwise after release, because I believe there will be some annoying/cancer combo maybe. Also classes sharing keywords, awesome!
Is it worth getting galakrond now ?
I would say hold off for now