Hearthstone Duels is looking to introduce two new Heroes into the mix in patch 22.2.0 on January 25. Read on for everything we know so far.

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New Keyword: Allied

Your hero becomes the Allied class after you select this treasure.

This new keywords is currently Duels-exclusive, so you won't see it anywhere else. It also only belongs to the two new "Neutral" heroes - Drek'Thar and Vanndar Stormpike


Drek'Thar

Drek'Thar is a new Neutral hero that has a focus on the Horde faction - Druid, Mage, Shaman, Warlock, Warrior.

Drek'Thar Card Image


Drek'Thar's Duels Hero Powers

  • (2) Warmaster's Frenzy - Deal 1 damage to ALL minions. Honorable Kill: Gain +1 Attack this turn.
  • (2) Harness the Elements - Draw a spell. Reduce its Cost by (1).
  • (2) War Commands - Draw a Neutral minion that costs (3) or less. It costs (0) this turn.

Warmaster's Frenzy Card Image Harness the Elements Card Image War Commands Card Image


Drek'Thar's Duels Signature Treasures
  • Take the Bridge! - Neutral minions you summon this turn get +2 Attack and Rush.
  • Summon the Pack - Your Neutral minions have "Honorable Kill: Summon a 2/2 Frostwolf Cub with Stealth."
  • (2) Rush the Keep - Give your Neutral minions +1 Attack.

Take the Bridge! Card Image


Drek'Thar's Duels Treasures

Some of the treasures feature the new Allied keyword.

  • (6) Valorous Display - Discover a weapon and equip it, then destroy all minions. Allied: Warrior.
  • (6) Elemental Chaos - Call upon the power of all four Elements! Allied: Shaman.
  • (4) Pact of the Lich - Shuffle 5 Fel Rifts into your deck. Draw 3 cards. Allied: Warlock.
  • (1) Magister Unchained - Until the end of your turn, after you cast a spell, draw a spell. Allied: Mage.
  • (5) Gift of the Heart - Gain 4 empty Mana Crystals. Allied: Druid.
  • (1) For the Horde! - Start of Game: Draw this. Shuffle 15 Tradeable spells into your deck that Discover a spell from the Horde.
    • Spells from the Horde include Druid, Mage, Shaman, Warlock, and Warrior.
    • The spell, "Power of the Horde", costs 0 to play.

Valorous Display Card Image Elemental Chaos Card Image Pact of the Lich Card Image

Magister Unchained Card Image Gift of the Heart Card Image For the Horde! Card Image


Vanndar Stormpike

Vanndar is a new Neutral hero that has a focus on the Alliance faction - Demon Hunter, Hunter, Demon Paladin, Priest, and Rogue.

Vanndar Stormpike Card Image


Vanndar Stormpike's Duels Hero Powers
  • (1) Promote! - Give a minion +1/+1 and Rush, Poisonous, Taunt, Windfury, Divine Shield, or Stealth.
  • (2) Send in the Scout - Summon a 2/2 SI:7 Scout.
    • Scout: Deathrattle: Add a random card to your hand (from your opponent's class).
  • (2) Battle Tactics - Reduce the cost of Neutral minions in your hand that cost\n(4) or more by (2).

Promote! Card Image Send in the Scout Card Image Battle Tactics Card Image


Vanndar Stormpike's Duels Signature Treasures
  • Bolster Defenses - Neutral minions you summon this turn get +1/+2.
  • Gather Resourses - Neutral minions have "Honorable Kill: Add a random spell from any class to your hand" this turn.
  • (2) Thunderclap - If you have only Neutral minions, deal 1 damage and give -1 Attack to all enemy minions.

Bolster Defenses Card Image Gather Resourses Card Image Thunderclap Card Image


Vanndar Stormpike's Duels Treasures

Some of the treasures feature the new Allied keyword.

  • (6) Forge in Light - Passive: Give all minions in your hand +3/+3 and Divine Shield. Allied: Paladin.
  • (7) Spymaster's Gambit - Summon copies of each minion in your hand and give them Stealth. Allied Rogue.
  • (3) Stalker's Supplies - Shuffle each Improved Secret into your deck. Allied: Hunter.
  • (6) Rending Ambush - Summon the left and right-most minions from your hand. They attack random enemy minions. Allied: Demon Hunter.
  • (4) Devout Blessings -Add a copy of each friendly Deathrattle minion that died this game to your hand. Allied: Priest.
  • (1) For the Alliance! - Start of Game: Draw this. Shuffle 15 Tradeable spells into your deck that Discover a spell from the Alliance.
    • Spells from the Alliance include Demon Hunter, Hunter, Demon Paladin, Priest, and Rogue.
    • The spell, "Stand as One", costs 0 to play.

Forge in Light Card Image Spymaster's Gambit Card Image Stalker's Supplies Card Image

Rending Ambush Card Image Devout Blessings Card Image For the Alliance! Card Image


New Passive Treasures

These new Passives can be found during your Duels run.

  • Ring of Phaseshifting - After you play a Legendary minion, add a random Legendary minion to your hand.
  • Shadowcasting 101 - After you play your first minion each turn, add a 1/1 copy of it to your hand. It costs (1).
  • Unstable Magic - After you cast an Arcane spell, transform a random enemy minion into a 1/1 Sheep.
  • Guardian Light - After you cast a Holy spell, summon an Ancient Guardian with stats equal to its Cost.
  • Flames of the Kirin Tor - After you cast your first Fire spell in a turn, add a Fireball to your hand.
  • Mulch Madness - Whenever a Neutral minion dies on your turn, gain 1 Mana Crystal for that turn only.
  • Draconic Dream - After you summon a Dragon, shuffle a Dream Portal into your deck that summons a Dragon when drawn.
  • Ring of Refreshment - After you cast a spell, refresh your Hero Power.
  • Heavy Armor - At the start of the game, set your Health to 10. You can only take 1 damage at a time.
  • Sunstrider's Crown - Every third spell you cast each turn costs (1).

Ring of Phaseshifting Card Image Shadowcasting 101 Card Image Unstable Magic Card Image Guardian Light Card Image

Flames of the Kirin Tor Card Image Mulch Madness Card Image Draconic Dream Card Image Ring of Refreshment Card Image

Heavy Armor Card Image Sunstrider's Crown Card Image