Yesterday, Blizzard shared more details about Hearthstone: Forged in the Barrens’ mini-set expansion, Wailing Caverns. And today, 35 unique cards will be revealed. The exact rarity breakdown will be four Legendary cards, one epic, 14 rares, and 16 commons.
The release formula will be similar to The Darkmoon Races mini-set from earlier this year. The cards found in this mid-set expansion will be tied to the Forged in the Barrens expansion.
For players looking to add these cards to their collection, they can do so either by opening Forged in the Barrens packs or by purchasing the entire set in the shop with either 2,000 gold or $14.99.
Here are all of the cards that have been revealed for Forged in the Barrens’ mini-set.
Mutanus the Devourer
Teased earlier in the launcher (and not through Hearthstone’s social channels), this seven-mana Legendary Neutral Murloc minion has 4/4 stats and a potent Battlecry that eats a minion in your opponent’s hand, gaining its stats. While expensive, this card can disrupt opposing combo strategies by eating important cards that your opponent can try to use against you.
In addition to being good against combo decks, Mutanus is especially effective against control decks since it’s guaranteed to at least go two for one in value because it removes a card from your opponent’s hand. And if they try to spend more removal on it, then Mutanus gets rid of two of the opponent’s resources all by himself.
In the current set of reveals, there are Dungeoneer minions that are tied to each of the classes. They have a 2/3 stat line and a Battlecry that draws a spell. If the spell you tutor matches a specific Spell School, then a bonus effect is activated.
Frostweave Dungeoneer is a three-mana Rare Mage minion with a Battlecry that draws a spell from your deck. If the acquired spell is a Frost spell, then you summon two 1/1 Elementals that Freeze when they deal damage.
The spell that Devout Dungeoneer attempts to gain a bonus from is a Holy spell. If the drawn spell matches the school, then the cost of the spell is reduced by two.
Primal Dungeoneer gives Shaman a chance to receive potent card draw. If the spell drawn from Shaman’s Dungeoneer is a Nature spell, then you also draw an Elemental minion from your deck, allowing you to tutor two cards for three mana while developing a 2/3.
Lady Anacondra, Fangbound Druid, Deviat Dreadfang, Savory Deviate Delight
Lady Anacondra is a six-mana Druid Legendary minion with a 3/7 stat line and an aura ability that reduces the cost of your Nature spells by two while she’s on the board. She has the ability to potentially find use in Celestial Alignment Druid since she can make every Nature spell you play effectively free.
Fangbound Druid is a three-mana Druid Common minion that has 4/3 stats, Taunt, and a Deathrattle effect that reduces the cost of a Beast in your hand by two. This new minion can potentially pair well with either Beast or Menagerie-focused builds.
Deviate Dreadfang is an eight-mana Druid Rare Beast minion with 4/9 combat stats and an ability that triggers after you cast a Nature spell and summons a 4/2 Viper with Rush.
Savory Deviate Delight is a one-mana Rare Rogue spell that transforms a minion in both players’ hands into a Pirate or Stealth minion. This is similar to Demonic Project from The Boomsday Project. The main purpose of this card is to serve as disruption for either combo or control decks that rely on key minions.
In the following days after the initial teaser, Blizzard has shown off cards that can spawn random adventurers with different keywords. Each of the tokens represent a keyword from the Core Set and a traditional class fantasy from World of Warcraft when exploring a dungeon.
Devouring Ectoplasm, Final Gasp, Meeting Stone, Party Up!
Devouring Ectoplasm is a common two-mana Neutral minion boasting a 3/2 stat line and a Deathrattle ability that summons a 2/2 Adventurer. This card is reminiscent of a cheaper Piloted Shredder and has the potential to find its way into Deathrattle-focused Demon Hunter decks.
Final Gasp is a common one-mana Warlock Shadow spell that deals one damage to a minion. If the minion dies during the spell’s resolution, then a 2/2 Adventurer is summoned. While Final Gasp can effectively be considered a 2/2 minion with a ping ability, you can use it to activate your own Deathrattle minions, like Nerubian Egg, in a pinch.
Meeting Stone is a common one-mana 0/2 Neutral minion with an end-of-turn ability that adds a 2/2 Adventurer to your hand. While the ability for Meeting Stone is low impact overall, the highest chance for it to matter is when played on turn one. This is due to the fact that it enables a mana curve for you and has a chance to spawn more fodder for your opponent to deal with if they can’t answer the Meeting Stone.
Archdruid Naralex is a three-mana 3/3 Legendary Neutral minion that uses the Dormant mechanic from last year’s Ashes of Outland set. Instead of performing an action when he wakes up, Archdruid Naralex adds a Dream card to your hand at the end of each turn while he’s sleeping. The dream cards are the same as the one found from Ysera, which can yield you either a four-mana 7/6 Dragon, a one-mana Sap, an evasive two-mana 3/5, a three-mana spell that deals five damage to every minion, or a zero-mana +4/+4 buff to a minion that destroys it on your next turn.
Felrattler, Sigil of Summoning, Taintheart Tormenter
Serpentbloom, Sin’dorei Scentfinder, Venomstrike Bow
Shattering Blast, Floecaster
Judgment of Justice, Seedcloud Buckler
Against All Odds, Cleric of An’she
Shroud of Concealment, Water Moccasin
Perpetual Flame, Wailing Vapor
Stealer of Souls, Unstable Shadow Blast
Kresh, Lord of Turtling, Man-At-Arms, Whetstone Hatchet
Hearthstone: Forged in the Barrens’ mini-set will be released on June 3. Players can purchase the mini-set for either $14.99 or 2,000 Gold.