Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Launch Day - Everything You Need To Know!


Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Launch Day - Everything You Need To Know!

Hearthstone's newest expansion Madness at the Darkmoon Faire launches today, November 17th. We brought all the information and useful links together in this news post for you.

  • The Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Expansion is LIVE.
  • Yet another 135 new cards have been added to the game.
  • Another 35 cards will follow in a Mini-Set midway through the expansion, but there's no specific release date or other details revealed yet.
  • You can view all the new cards in our Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Cards List.
  • PvE content for the Madness of the Darkmoon Faire expansion will be a continuation of the Book of Heroes story line.
  • Today will also be the start of the New Season in Duels and Battlegrounds, with a rating reset to go with it!

Included for free in the Expansion

  • All players logging in will get the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Legendary card Silas Darkmoon for free!
  • All players opening up the first Reward in the new Free Reward Track will get a Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Legendary Card for free!
  • There has been no mention so far of a chain of Event Quests to celebrate the release, like there usually is.

New Mechanics

  • The Old Gods - Not totally new, but with some new tricks, it is a return of the 4 Old Gods: C'thun, Yogg-Saron, N'zoth and Y'shaarj!
  • New Keyword: Corrupt - Cards that upgrade to a more powerful version if you play a higher costed card while they're in your hand.
  • Old God Artifacts - Four ancient spells with zany effects. Each based on the original design of an Old God.
  • 135 New Cards.

New Mechanics

Some mechanics that were seen in previous card sets were brought back on new cards, as well as some truly new mechanics were added:

  • Your Lifesteal damages the opponent Hero instead of healing you.
  • Draw a card. Guess if your next card costs more or less to draw it.
  • After this attacks and kills a minion, excess damage hits the enemy hero.
  • Transform spells in your deck into ones that cost (3) more. (They keep their original Cost.)
  • Return a friendly minion to your hand. It costs (1) this turn.
  • Transform all minions into random ones with the same Cost.
  • After your hero attacks, give a Mech, Dragon, and Pirate in your hand +1/+1.
  • Swap the Cost and Attack of all minions in your deck.
  • You can view all the new cards in our Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Cards List.

Arena Changes

The Arena rotation is being shaken up. This time it is the same card sets you can find in Year of the Phoenix, but the Basic and Classic cards get added, as well as Whispers of the Old Gods, which means the following sets are active:

  • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
  • Scholomance Academy
  • Demon Hunter Initiate
  • Ashes of Outland
  • Galakrond's Awakening
  • Whispers of the Old Gods
  • Basic
  • Classic

Arena Rotation

Theorycrafted Decks

We created a special Decks post yesterday, with a lot of new archetypes and a lot of new deck ideas. You can find the links to that Decks post below.

Alternatively, create your own deck with the Deckbuilder, add a good guide on how to pilot the deck and help create the post-launch meta!

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That should get you started! Thanks for being with us throughout this exciting Madness at the Darkmoon Faire reveal period. Shoutout to everyone who helped in one way or another during this time, the other moderators and staff and the devs and all the users who gave us useful suggestions and feedback, and to everyone who enjoyed and supported our coverage. You rock!

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Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Card List & Expansion Guide

Learn more and see all the cards in our dedicated Card List.

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