Knights of the Frozen Throne

Knights of the Frozen Throne is a Hearthstone patch released on Aug. 8, 2017. It was versioned 9.0.0 with the build number 20457. It was released during the expansion Knights of the Frozen Throne

Card Changes

  • Dreadsteed - Now summons at end of turn (previously summoned immediately).
  • Naga Sea Witch - Effect now applied before other cost modifiers.

New Collectible Cards

New cards have been added to the game.

New Druid Cards

  • Hadronox - The viziers of Azjol-Nerub released Hadronox as a last-ditch effort to hold back the Lich King. They did so by VERY carefully scooping him up in a LARGE newspaper and releasing him.
  • Ultimate Infestation - Ghouls in the pipe, five by five.
  • Fatespinner - Her clothing? Pure silk, of course.
  • Spreading Plague - In the past, plagues were spread by mice or fleas. These days they're spread by elves.
  • Strongshell Scavenger - It isn't "grave robbing" when there's no grave. It's just scavenging…
  • Druid of the Swarm - The druid awoke from troubling dreams to find herself transformed into a giant spider.
  • Webweave - O, what a tangled web we weave, hoping spiders dodge the cleave.
  • Gnash - It's rude to gnash with your mouth open.
  • Crypt Lord - The original fifth beetle!

New Hunter Cards

  • Professor Putricide - Among his more notable inventions: A tentacle-groomer, a plague that would wipe out all life on Azeroth, and a fidget spinner.
  • Abominable Bowman - Frosty the Bowman... was an angry hateful soul... with a fresh hewn bow and a missing nose...
  • Toxic Arrow - What doesn't kill you makes you toxic.
  • Corpse Widow - Her marriage survived death, but it decayed pretty quickly after that.
  • Exploding Bloatbat - We've all been there after a night of one-too-many funnel cakes.
  • Venomstrike Trap - Snakes on a frozen plain.
  • Stitched Tracker - He's just exercising his right to bear arms.
  • Bearshark - "Candygram."
  • Play Dead - He's a very literal dog.

New Mage Cards

New Paladin Cards

  • Bolvar, Fireblood - He's so hot right now.
  • Blackguard - "Did I ever tell you the story of when I single-handedly took down a 29/29 C'thun?" - Reno Jackson
  • Light's Sorrow - These sorrows cut deep.
  • Arrogant Crusader - To be honest, he was kind of a jerk even BEFORE he was bitten by that ghoul.
  • Howling Commander - Enlistment in her battalion comes with several pairs of earplugs.
  • Desperate Stand - They're grateful for the help, but most minions would prefer not dying in the first place.
  • Chillblade Champion - It slices, it dices, it vaporizes! The Chillblade will make a Champion out of even the lowliest gnome.
  • Dark Conviction - In his court, Uther is judge, jury, AND executioner…
  • Righteous Protector - Original name was Tubular Protector, but this seems more bodacious.

New Priest Cards

  • Archbishop Benedictus - Nobody expects the Archbishop's Benediction!
  • Obsidian Statue - The original artist spent many hours with a fine chisel perfecting the facial expression for maximum tauntiness.
  • Embrace Darkness - Once you both get comfortable, darkness is actually pretty snuggly.
  • Shadow Essence - Difficult to bottle up and sell. But it packs a punch.
  • Devour Mind - A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Seconds, anyone?
  • Eternal Servitude - What do you mean I don't get overtime pay for this?!
  • Acolyte of Agony - It takes many years of practiced study in order to fully master agony.
  • Spirit Lash - We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, stolen from you!
  • Shadow Ascendant - When you're at the bottom, there's nowhere to ascend, but up.

New Rogue Cards

  • Lilian Voss - She doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And she absolutely will not stop... ever, until all necromancers are dead.
  • Spectral Pillager - It turns out you CAN take it with you.
  • Doomerang - Guaranteed to return your weapon directly to your hand! (Wear gloves. Thick ones.)
  • Runeforge Haunter - Don't worry, he'll keep an eye on that for you.
  • Shadowblade - It's tacky to call it "Shadeblade."
  • Roll the Bones - Call it: Heads or Tailbone…
  • Bone Baron - "Oil," "Rail," and "Blubber" were already taken.
  • Plague Scientist - The excruciating pain means it's working!
  • Leeching Poison - No actual leeches were harmed in the creation of this card.

New Shaman Cards

  • Moorabi - Most disturbing is how Moorabi covers all those frozen minions with flavored syrup.
  • Snowfury Giant - This minion goes all the way to 11!
  • Cryostasis - We'll thaw you out when we find a cure!
  • Voodoo Hexxer - The Silver Hand recruits shuddered in terror when they saw the dreaded totem of the Hexxer: A tiny little snowman, impaled with pins.
  • Avalanche - One of our more snowbally cards.
  • Ice Breaker - A great way to end a conversation.
  • Drakkari Defender - Sometimes, the best defense is an offensive troll.
  • Ice Fishing - Glow fish, war fish... blow fish, more fish...
  • Brrrloc - He may be frozen fish, but he fights fresh!

New Warlock Cards

  • Blood-Queen Lana'thel - As a young blood-princess she learned the proper way for a lady to curtsy, how to address fellow members of royalty, and how to bite them.
  • Treachery - Never look a gift minion in the mouth.
  • Gnomeferatu - She prefers the term "Glampire."
  • Despicable Dreadlord - He's deathspicable.
  • Unwilling Sacrifice - Stand right... there. Perfect, perfect! Now don't move.
  • Defile - This spell was originally designed to help warlocks clean up their hard drives.
  • Howlfiend - The problem is that he carries those cards in his mouth.
  • Drain Soul - Cleans even the toughest clogs with just a flick of the wrist!
  • Sanguine Reveler - Have some! This drink is to die for!

New Warrior Cards

  • Rotface - Daddy! I think I made a Legendary!
  • Bring It On! - Brrr, it's cold in here. Let's hope she doesn't have an Auctioneer!
  • Dead Man's Hand - I got two pair, Rags and Armorsmiths. What you got?
  • Death Revenant - How's everyone doing? Hurt? Bleeding? Wounded? ... Excellent.
  • Mountainfire Armor - Excuse me. Your mountain is on fire.
  • Val'kyr Soulclaimer - My Ghoul friend is back and you're gonna be in trouble.
  • Blood Razor - For the close shave that you've always wanted. Caution: Very sharp.
  • Forge of Souls - Powerful weaponry forged by Bronjahm, the Godfather of Souls.
  • Animated Berserker - He'd be a lot easier to animate if he would just stand still.

New Neutral Cards

  • The Lich King - "All that I am: anger, cruelty, vengeance, 8 attack - I bestow upon you, my chosen knight."
  • Arfus - There must always be a Lick King.
  • Prince Valanar - Three Princes stand before you. This one devours one after another.
  • Prince Taldaram - Three Princes stand before you. This one wants to copy others.
  • Prince Keleseth - Three Princes stand before you. This one wants to buff his brothers.
  • Skulking Geist - It's as though a million Jade Idols cried out, and were suddenly silenced.
  • Nerubian Unraveler - He loves a good yarn.
  • Furnacefire Colossus - Smelts in his mouth, not in your hand.
  • Tomb Lurker - She hangs out in all the tombs, but she rarely posts.
  • Deathaxe Punisher - Don't fear the Arcanite Reaper.
  • Rattling Rascal - Don't give up, skeleton!
  • Corpsetaker - Her extensive collection of corpses includes one of nearly every type. She'd love for you to join it.
  • Meat Wagon - Necromancers call it "Meals on Wheels."
  • Drakkari Enchanter - Drakkari sorceresses have the irritating habit of repeating themselves at the end of every sentence. Every sentence.
  • Bone Drake - The bone drake brings all the dragons to the yard. He would teach you, but you have no cards.
  • Corpse Raiser - He was just minding his business, farming corpses, when you meddling adventurers came along.
  • Saronite Chain Gang - Desperately needs some alone time.
  • Keening Banshee - "What are your strengths?" the interviewer asked. "Well," she replied, "I'm really good at keening."
  • Ticking Abomination - Abomination. Emphasis on the second syllable.
  • Phantom Freebooter - There's no such thing as a free boot.
  • Mindbreaker - He's a mind breaker, dream taker, ghoul trainer, don't you mess around with him.
  • Shallow Gravedigger - It's hard to put them six feet under when you're three feet tall.
  • Happy Ghoul - When life gives you snow…
  • Bonemare - Attacks her job with unbridled enthusiasm.
  • Spellweaver - Spells offer twice the moisture wicking of cotton.
  • Necrotic Geist - An eye for an eye, and a ghoul for a ghoul.
  • Sunborne Val'kyr - Bring valor to Odyn's halls, Champion!
  • Venomancer - Eight times the death of regular-mancers.
  • Cobalt Scalebane - You get a sword! And you get a sword! Everybody gets a sword!
  • Skelemancer - What do you mean there's no such thing as "Skelemancy?" But "Dinomancy" is ok?
  • Bloodworm - Queen Lana'thel insists on one of these, fried, every morning for breakfast.
  • Wicked Skeleton - It's minions like these that give normal, law-abiding skeletons a bad rap.
  • Night Howler - Honestly, he howls during the day, too.
  • Grave Shambler - I think one of the necromancers got a little carried away.
  • Grim Necromancer - WARNING: Skeletons will NOT explode.
  • Deathspeaker - It helps to speak really, really loud.
  • Hyldnir Frostrider - Don't be fooled, that polar bear's the one in charge.
  • Vryghoul - It's pronounced VERY GHOUL. Don't let anyone tell you different.
  • Fallen Sun Cleric - It's hard to keep a Shattered Sun Cleric down.
  • Tainted Zealot - The love she shares seems to go nowhere. Now she's lost her Light, tosses and turns, she can't sleep at night...
  • Tuskarr Fisherman - If you bring him 500 fish, he'll give you this sweet Kalu'ak Fishing Pole.
  • Deadscale Knight - His favorite spell is Chum Explosion.
  • Acherus Veteran - This is my Runeblade. There are many like it but this one is mine.
  • Wretched Tiller - If you ever tried to plow permafrost, you’d be wretched, too.
  • Snowflipper Penguin - On land, a group of penguins is called a "waddle."

Official Patch Notes

Quote From Blizzard

In this Hearthstone update we’re laying a path of frost for Knights of the Frozen Throne, Hearthstone’s newest expansion! We’re also making Arena rewards more consistent, changing Dreadsteed, and fixing several bugs.

Read on for details!

Knights of the Frozen Throne arrives on August 10!

  • Witness as Hearthstone’s heroes embrace the Lich King’s power to become Death Knights in Hearthstone’s latest expansion: Knights of the Frozen Throne. Knights of the Frozen Throne introduces 135 all-new cards – including a crypt-full of undead monstrosities, a new health-draining keyword in Lifesteal, and an all-new card type: Hero cards!

  • Death Knight Hero cards – Each of Hearthstone’s nine Heroes can wield the chilling power of a Death Knight. Hero cards are an all-new card type, neither spell nor minion, that allow you to transform your existing hero into a new one, complete with a powerful Battlecry, armor, and a potent new hero power!
  • Knights of the Frozen Throne introduces free single-player Missions.
    • A new section of Missions unlocks each week until all the Missions are unlocked.
    • The Prologue and The Lower Citadel are available with the launch of Knights of the Frozen Throne.
    • Earn a free random Death Knight hero card just for facing the Lich King in the Prologue. Earn a Knights of the Frozen Throne card pack after completing each Mission section, for a total of 3.
    • Defeat the final Mission with all nine classes to earn a new Paladin hero!
  • New Paladin Hero: Prince Arthas

    • Arena Rewards: Reduced variance of rewards in Arena. In particular, reward bags will no longer contain single, non-Golden Common cards.
    • Arena Draft Change – The first two sets of cards in a draft are now more likely to include synergy-based cards.
    • Added the following card backs:

Blood Knight

Frost Knight

Call of the Light

Call of the Void

Card Change: Dreadsteed.

      • Dreadsteed’s text now reads: Deathrattle: At the end of the turn, summon a Dreadsteed.

  • [Hearthstone Card (Mistress of Pain) Not Found] and Wickerflame Burnbristle now use the Lifesteal keyword.
  • Fandral Staghelm’s text has been updated to reflect that he will interact with powers as well: Your Choose One cards and powers have both effects combined.
  • Changing your Hero will no longer 'refresh' your weapon swing.
  • Auchenai Soulpriest and similar effects will only trigger once when combined with Lifesteal.

Bug Fixes

  • The deck recipe "replace missing cards" UI no longer closes after every card is selected.
  • Devices with no Wifi capability will now correctly receive a no wifi error message during Fireside Gatherings.
  • Adventure bosses now correctly respond to the 'Wow' emote.
  • Several cards that interact with cards of a specific type now glow when those cards are on the board.
  • Anub'ar Ambusher no longer shows a Poisonous Keyword on mouse-over.


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