Blizzard has announced Hearthstone’s next expansion, Scholomance Academy.
It adds 135 new cards that revolve around spell synergies. It also adds archlich Kel’Thuzad as a new hero.
Scholomance will be familiar to World of Warcraft players. It was an early days dungeon popular because it carried the best pre-raid gear in the game. It was also a lot of fun to run, its atmospheric school of necromancy packed with ghosts and spirits. The Darkmaster Gandling boss fight was pretty great, too.
Anyway, Blizzard has dipped into this classic WOW dungeon for the Hearthstone expansion, which launches in early August. Expect Dual-Class cards, which are usable by two classes. There are 40 Dual-Class cards in Scholomance Academy, including 10 signature Legendary professor minions – one for each of the unique class pairings.
Meanwhile, the Spellburst keyword, found on minions and weapons, triggers a powerful one-time effect the next time the player casts a spell. Also new are Studies, which let you Discover a card (select one card from three choices to add to your hand) immediately and reduce the mana cost of the next card you play of that type.