An unexcepted new card has been revealed for Hearthstone’s upcoming Descent of Dragons expansion today.
Brian Kilber was originally scheduled to uncover the card on Nov. 25, but he was unable to do so because he was sick. Two days later, Blizzard Entertainment Japan revealed the card instead.
The official name of the card is unknown, but its rough translation is along the lines of “Prince of Doom.” It’s a three-cost Warrior Dragon with three Attack, two Health, Rush, and a Battlecry that reads “If you’ve Invoked twice, summon two copies of this minion.”
Invoke is a new ability introduced in the Descent of Dragons expansion. When an Invoke card is played, Galakrond’s Hero Power is activated. He has to be in the player’s hand, deck, or on the battlefield for it to take effect, however.
Galakrond’s Invoke Hero Power changes depending on the class using it. Priest, Rogue, Warlock, and Warrior each offer different unique class abilities. In the case of Warrior, Invoke grants the player three additional Attack for a turn.
The new Invoke card is a good option for the mid game, giving Warrior the potential of tempo and board control. Its lack of optimized stats aren’t ideal, though, and it’ll often take time to ramp up. It also isn’t easy to Invoke twice in the early game, meaning the card may be forced to fit in late-game focused decks.
Hearthstone’s Descent of Dragons expansion releases on Dec. 10, when the full set of Invoke cards will finally be revealed.