We're getting two sets of cards with Ashes of Outland and one of them is only for Demon Hunters!
Hearthstone's 10th class, the Demon Hunter, is being added to the game starting on April 2, 5 days before the launch of Ashes of Outland, though it won't be fully playable until the expansion launch on April 7. The Demon Hunter has cards in the Basic set, the Ashes of Outland set, and an additional 20 cards in their own set - Demon Hunter Initiate set.
What is the Demon Hunter Initiate Set
The Demon Hunter Initiate set is a 20-card Hearthstone set that belongs to the Year of the Dragon (for set-rotation purposes). The set contains only Demon Hunter cards and helps give our new friends access to extra cards since they haven't been around for very long.
As of today, we know 17 of the 20 cards in the set. You can see all the cards from the initiate set over on our card database. Here are a few cards to tease you.
How Do I Unlock the Demon Hunter and the Initiate Set?
You'll be able to unlock the Demon Hunter class by playing a special prologue starting on April 2. After finishing the missions, you'll be given the following:
- The Demon Hunter Hero - Illidan Stormrage
- A pre-built Demon Hunter deck (if you have an open deck slot)
- All 20 cards in the Demon Hunter Initiate set. (See Demon Hunter Initiate Cards)
- All 10 cards in the Basic set that are for Demon Hunters. (See Basic Demon Hunter Cards)
The prologue campaign consists of four story-focused single-player missions, which retell Illidan Stormrage’s origin story from his perspective in the Hearthstone universe.
The Demon Hunter will become playable on April 7 with the release of Ashes of Outland.
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Really like the guide! Just realised it still says that "As of today, we know 17 of the 20 cards in the set." and all 20 have already been revealed.
Pointing it out just as a reminder as I feel following and updating this many threads must be difficult
i think this class is gonna change the game completely, giving new archetypes and hardcounters to control decks with their big demons package
"The prologue campaign consists of four story-focused single-player missions, which retell Illidan Stormrage’s origin story from his perspective in the Hearthstone universe."
So this is an alt universe Illidan, then. I wonder what makes him decide to change his class from Mage to Demon Hunter.
Also bonus points if the story has Tyrande rebuff his advances in a card battle.
I must say I like the approach they are taking to adding the new class. As for the class itself, I am not that much excited but will test out for sure. And of course: wondering how he will do in Arena.
Is the prologue campaign the only pve content or we get usual adventure later?
There will be other solo content about the battle against the Rusted Legion, an organization led by Mecha-Jaraxxus.
That hero portrait is disgusting. Couldn’t they use the highlighted art that was present during the stream?
perhaps we will get it, reaching 1000 wins
That would be nice
I don't know the hero portrait they are using matches style of other hero portraits better IMHO
Nice to see that's its free. That's literally the first thing I saw and the best thing about the whole announcement.
At least we dont have to get the cards from classic packs. And with the new changes to how packs work we dont get duplicates neither. Good.
I'm interested to see where they'll be going with this Class. Like, most of the Cards and the HP seem very focused on Aggro/Tempo, but then you also have Things like their Huge Demons and that 5 Mana AoE that are made for the Late Game.
I personally would like DH to be a Midrange Class with Potential to go Control.
Wait, so all the demon hunter initiate cards are free?
Yes, the Initiate set will be given for free when you complete the story missions, alongside the Basic cards and the Hero itself.
But are these cards disenchant-able? Usually free cards cannot be disenchanted
Do we know what the other wings will give? Cards for the other clases like in Galakrond's Awakening? Or is it just packs/one legendary like Zayle the discount Whizbang?
Hot damn, time to slay me some demons then.