Jul 26 2017 - 3:10 pm

New Mage legendary brings a fearsome Warcraft creature to Hearthstone

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Morning Editor

One of the most iconic creatures from the Icecrown Citadel is coming to Hearthstone.

With the setting of the new Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, the new set was bound to be a treat for long-time Warcraft fans. The latest card reveal is bound to excite those WoW players who have been crying out for this raid to arrive in Hearthstone.

The card, which was revealed by Blizzard through Gamespot, is the first new dragon of Frozen Throne. It's costed at eight mana with eight attack and eight health—that makes it cheaper than Alexstrasza, Onyxia and Nozdormu.

With it's strong stat line, it also summons two 0/1 minions. That might sound awful, but they have a powerful effect. When the Frozen Champions die, they add a random legendary minion to your hand.

This kind of card generation has always been strong in Mage with cards like Cabalist's Tome, and greedy Mage decks have become more popular in the most recent meta. Similarly cards like Elise, that add extra random cards to your deck, have been played in a lot of these slower value-heavy decks.

Because of the stat line, expect to see this at least attempted in slower value Mage decks.

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