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!
No way Blizz would give Paladin a boardclear. I bet it’s another buffspell.
He looks like Aldor Truthseeker. Of Libram fame.
Secret: Card cost 3.
Combo: Reduce card Cost to 2
Cool stuff coming up. I am slightly worried though. 1 more anti-fun transform card for Shaman (and Mage), another casino spell generator for Quest Mage. I guess Open the Waygate with require 10 spells shortly after launch.
10 spells wouldn’t change anything
Calling it now: Overload Even Shaman with Lightning Bloom and Diligent Notetaker becomes once again optimal, surpassing the Totem build.
open 5 normal packs and then the last 5 as golden and you are guaranteed a golden legendary. Just hope you dont open a legendary with your normal 5 packs
Golden packs are not on the same counter AFAIK
You're right, this is the general belief (as there is not enough data atm I think, contrary to the regular pity timers), but for the first 10 packs they may count (as it's a different timer than the legendary pity timer). But even if they do, that's only a 50% chance, which is better than nothing but not at all a "guarantee".
Wow, Troublemaker is like Greater Arcane Missiles with a 6/8 body... that recasts Greater Arcane Missiles for every turn you leave it alive.
That first half muted part sums up current hearthstone devs perfectly. "x might break the game" "yeah whatever just throw it in"
I'll be happy to see mage/rogue secrets!
Do y'all think its best to open 5 golden first since a legendary is guaranteed within 10 card packs? Or does anyone know what the best way of opening the packs to get as many golden legendaries would be? I feel like maybe 5 regs and then 3 gold and then hold the last two for later.
doesn't matter, they have indivitual pitty timers
Does the individual pitty time include the whole “guaranteed legendary within 10 packs”? Like, if you open 10 Golden packs for a specific expansion and 10 regular packs are two legendaries guaranteed?
I dont think this is gonna be cancer in wild at all
that's actually a good guess, fits the dual class theme of the expansion
I gotta say as a mage I am very happy to receive some shaman's spells, very excited for this expansion.
Does anybody know who this hero is? Seems like the Paladin Legendary but can't find a relation anywhere. Thanks!
Hope that most terrifying things on this academy aren’t homeworks for weekend. I expect pure evil from Scholomance.