We've finally seen all the new characters that are joining the Hearthstone universe this year! Blizzard has created these 10 new characters and throughout the year will be telling their stories through online material, the upcoming mercenaries gamemode, and the Book of Mercenaries adventure - their version of the Book of Heroes.

Since they are going to be such a large highlight, we figured it is time to give them the spotlight and get you to know their names better!


The 10 Mercenary Characters

Each class has their own dedicated mercenary character that will be featured throughout the year. Here they all are!

Kurtrus Ashfallen Card Image

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Guff Runetotem Card Image

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Tavish Stormpike Card Image

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Varden Dawngrasp Card Image

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Cariel Roame Card Image

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Xyrella Card Image

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Scabbs Cutterbutter Card Image

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Bru'kan Card Image

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Tamsin Roame Card Image

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Rokara Card Image

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Each character has some flavor text that tells us a bit about them.

  • Kurtrus Ashfallen - Kurtrus fled the Black Temple, abandoning Illidan's cause, to seek revenge against the Dreadlord Anetheron.
  • Guff Runetotem - "By the twins above and twins below, our companions will lead us through." —Guff Runetotem
  • Tavish Stormpike - "Hurry up, laddie, we're getting overrun! Serpents everywhere! They may look cute, but do ye see the fury in their eyes?!" —Tavish Stormpike
  • Varden Dawngrasp - Varden Dawngrasp could wield fire, summon hailstorms, and morph a night elf into a sheep with a snap of their fingers. Knowing how malleable reality could be, certain labels felt downright trivial.
  • Cariel Roame - Cariel had pledged her honor to the Alliance, but when someone matching her long-lost sister's description was sighted at the Crossroads, Cariel did the unthinkable: she abandoned her post and set out across the Barrens.
  • Xyrella - On the Night of Falling Stars, Xyrella had a vision of a shattered naaru. "Go to the Barrens," the being said. "Seek the shards of my broken body. Restore me, and I will restore your daughter."
    Scabbs Cutterbutter - "Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. Unless you're compelled to, that is…" —Scabbs Cutterbutter
  • Bru'kan - Bru'kan, his body weathered and weary, felt his time nearing its end. Teaching brave champions like Rokara gives him hope for a greater future.
  • Tamsin Roame - In life, Tamsin Roame was one of the Alliance's most promising mages; now she is the Horde's most dangerous warlock.
  • Rokara - "Tread carefully, but stand tall, and stand together. For strength and honor!" —Rokara

In More Places Than One

Our new Legendary friends aren't only found in their namesake cards, but also present within the ranked spells! They all appear within the art of the respective class' card, and some even have special flavor text. We don't have an exhaustive list yet, but here's what we have so far!

Living Seed (Rank 1) Card Image

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Tame Beast (Rank 1) Card Image

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Flurry (Rank 1) Card Image

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Conviction (Rank 1) Card Image

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Condemn (Rank 1) Card Image

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Chain Lightning (Rank 1) Card Image

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Imp Swarm (Rank 1) Card Image

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  • Living Seed (Rank 1) - Every desert needs an oasis. And it's Guff's duty to make it happen.
  • Tame Beast (Rank 1) - "Trust me laddie, I never eat seafood!"
  • Conviction (Rank 1) - It was the strength of Cariel's faith that emboldened the defenders of Northwatch that day. Although the strength of her giant hammer didn’t exactly hurt either.
  • Condemn (Rank 1) - "I wished you no harm, but for your cruelty, by the light, I condemn you all!" Xyrella shouted, unaware that irony was not her strong suit.

We don't know what's next for our friends other than what has been announced so far. Where do you want to see them show up? Are any of our new friends standouts to you? Let us know your thoughts on the new characters in the comments below.