Demon Companion and Fel Guardians join Hearthstone’s Scholomance Academy expansion

Demon Hunter is getting its own Animal Companion card.

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Hearthstone’s upcoming Scholomance Academy expansion is almost here. Kripparrian and Hearthstone game designer Alec Dawson unveiled the final round of cards coming to the expansion today in a card reveal livestream.

The latest cards to join the mix are Demon Companion and Fel Guardians.

Demon Companion is a one-cost Demon Hunter and Hunter card that summons a random Demon Companion. Similar to Hunter’s Animal Companion, it has three possible outcomes. It’ll either increase your other minion’s Attack by one, summon a 2/2 Taunt, or a 2/1 with Charge.

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Fel Guardians, on the other hand, is a seven-cost Demon Hunter spell that summons three 1/2 Demons with Taunt. It costs one less mana whenever a friendly minion dies.

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The later the game goes, the better Fel Guardians becomes. For seven mana, it’s almost never worth playing. But for three, or even zero, it’s quite the opposite. It’s a card that awards aggressive minion-heavy decks, something Demon Hunter players have come accustomed to.

Hearthstone’s Scholomance Academy expansion releases on Aug. 6. But fans of the game can pre-purchase the expansion in one of two bundles from Blizzard’s online store or directly from the client.