Rise of Shadows Card Spoilers & Expansion Guide

The first expansion of Year of the Dragon is Rise of Shadows! Hearthstone's 11th expansion released on April 9th 2019 - Patch Notes

Expansion Overview


  • The first chapter of the Dalaran Heist adventure. (Unlock additional chapters for 700 gold each, or purchase the entire experience for $19.99 USD.)
  • A legendary card before pre-release begins, playable before the expansion launches.
  • A quest chain rewarding multiple free packs for Rise of Shadows and Year of the Raven expansions.

Pre-Order Bonuses

There were two bundles available for pre-orders. The Mega Bundle contained a Priest Hero!

Rise of Shadows Bundle

  • Costs $49.99 USD.
  • 50 Rise of Shadows card packs.
  • The Jewel of Lazul card back.
  • A random Legendary from Rise of Shadows.

Rise of Shadows Mega Bundle

  • Costs $79.99 USD.
  • 80 Rise of Shadows card packs.
  • The Jewel of Lazul card back.
  • A random Golden Legendary from Rise of Shadows.
  • Madame Lazul, Priest Hero.


Madame Lazul

This alternate Priest hero was available only through the Mega Bundle pre-order for this set. She has all-new voice lines:

  • Greetings - "Welcome! Care to hear ya fortune?"
  • Well Played - "Yes, yes. Well played!"
  • Thanks - "Thank you."
  • Wow - "By de Old Gods!"
  • Oops - "Oops, dat will be a story to tell."
  • Threaten - "Your fate is sealed!"



Shadow Bundle

During the first week of the expansion’s release, the Shadow Bundle was available containing 9 Rise of Shadows card packs and an Arena ticket for $9.99 (players could purchase the bundle only once per account).

New Keyword - Twinspell

This new keyword is for spells only, and allows you to play them twice with one card.

The Forest's Aid Card ImageBlessing of the Ancients Card ImageUnleash the Beast Card ImageRapid Fire Card Image
Desperate Measures Card ImageLightforged Blessing Card ImageConjurer's Calling Card ImageRay of Frost Card Image

The Lackeys

There are 5 uncollectible Lackey cards in this set. More will be added throughout the Year of the Dragon, and all will be available from cards that generate them.

Ethereal Lackey Card ImageKobold Lackey Card ImageGoblin Lackey Card ImageFaceless Lackey Card ImageWitchy Lackey Card Image

The Schemes

The 5 villain classes of the set each received a 'scheme' spell. These cards begin small but each turn they are in your hand they grow in power.

Dr. Boom's Scheme Card ImageHagatha's Scheme Card ImageLazul's Scheme Card ImageRafaam's Scheme Card ImageTogwaggle's Scheme Card Image

The Dalaran Heist

A new solo adventure, The Dalaran Heist, was released 5 weeks after the card set on May 16th 2019 that takes us through 5 chapters of lore and challenges.

  • This adventure uses the framework of Dungeon Run with many new features.
  • The first chapter is free! Unlock additional chapters for 700 gold or $6.99 USD each.
  • Purchase the entire experience for $19.99 USD.
  • The Adventure was initially released with the first two chapters
  • Remaining Chapters were released over the next few weeks.
  • Each chapter comes with new heroes to play.
  • Every hero has unique hero powers and starting decks to unlock.
  • All heroes are usable against 75 new bosses including Heroic and Anomaly modes.
  • Defeating the first 5 bosses of each chapter awards three RoS card packs.
  • Completing all five chapters awards a special card back and a golden Classic pack.
  • Purchasing the entire adventure unlocks a golden Zayle, Shadow Cloak card.

Check out our Dalaran Heist Visual Guide for much more info!

Year of the Dragon

This new Standard year took with it three sets to the Wild format as well as several cards to the Hall of Fame; as is tradition. This Standard year began in April 9th 2019 and was announced February 28th 2019.

Sets that left Standard format:

This year, nine cards in total became part of the Hall of Fame:

Divine Favor Card Image

Developer's Notes: Over the past several years, we’ve seen a number of strong, aggressive Paladin decks. While we like Paladin’s identity as a minion-summoning and minion-buffing class with a fair amount of resource generation, card draw doesn’t also need to be one of the Paladin’s strengths. Divine Favor is one of the most cost-effective draw spells in the game, so to better emphasize other classes’ strengths and to provide better control over the power level of future aggressive Paladin decks, we are moving Divine Favor to the Hall of Fame.


Doomguard Card Image

Developer's Notes: As masters of Demons, Warlocks have long been a powerful board-control class. While we like that minion combat is as much a part of the Warlock’s identity as destructive magic, we want to acknowledge and embrace the class’s weaknesses when they lose control of the board. To that end, we want to limit the amount of damage a Warlock can deal from their hand. As a powerful Charge minion, Doomguard pushes against the Warlock class identity, so we are moving it into the Hall of Fame.


Naturalize Card Image

Developer's Notes: Druids have always had excellent flexibility and a number of different tools when it comes to generating mana, cards, and minions, but have long struggled to remove their opponent’s large minions. Naturalize effectively nullifies that weakness, giving Druids a powerful option in matchups where card advantage doesn’t matter. Moving it into the Hall of Fame enforces the Druid’s weakness in removing large minions, maintaining its class identity.


Baku the Mooneater & Genn Greymane
Baku the Mooneater Card ImageGenn Greymane Card Image
Developer's Notes: Baku and Genn are powerful cards that have promoted new strategies since their introduction in the metagame. Those strategies have been more prevalent than we’d intended in Standard, and we felt that they might end up overshadowing what we’re going to introduce in the Year of the Dragon. In order for set rotation to breathe new life into Standard and maintain overall health of the ladder, we are rotating Baku and Genn into the Hall of Fame a year earlier than normal.


Odd & Even Cards
Black Cat Card ImageGlitter Moth Card ImageGloom Stag Card ImageMurkspark Eel Card Image
Developer's Notes: As they were complementary to the Even-Odd mechanic that Baku and Genn introduced, Gloom StagBlack CatGlitter Moth, and Murkspark Eel will also join the Hall of Fame.

Year of the Dragon Announcement Blog

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Revealed Cards for Rise of Shadows

These are all the cards that have currently been revealed for Rise of Shadows.

There are currently 136 cards revealed out of 134.

Card Backs & Packs

Card of Shadows

Jewel of Lazul

Card Pack

Rise of Shadows Announcement Video

Initial Reveal VOD

Final Reveal VOD

Hearthside Chat - The Dalaran Heist


  • K1ngMrglMrgl's Avatar
    Explorer of Outland 330 76 Posts Joined 06/03/2019
    Posted 3 years, 9 months ago

    After many years, this was the expansion i played most

  • theo333's Avatar
    Outlandish Rager 970 833 Posts Joined 03/29/2019
    Posted 3 years, 11 months ago

    No cinematic link, huh?

  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1835 3266 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 years, 1 month ago

    I absolutely loved the goofiness of this expansion.  Made me really like the game again because I like meme stuffs

  • mcgeezax's Avatar
    Banned 30 17 Posts Joined 06/23/2019
    Posted 4 years, 3 months ago

    this is my favorite expansion so far

  • magmalizard's Avatar
    HearthStationeer 290 145 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    this expansion is hype

  • leberschnitzel's Avatar
    240 87 Posts Joined 04/05/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Admins, is it possible to show the flavor text bellow every card?

    That would make it so much easier than to click on them to read it! :)

  • wesaraw's Avatar
    30 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Ah Nice!

  • shadow0710's Avatar
    30 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Very nice Detail, Design and alot of usefull Stuff :) Nice Info

  • ROFL's Avatar
    30 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Having great spectations about the new expansion

  • SweatShoppe's Avatar
    35 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Can't wait for RoS expansion. So many new ways to play. I think the arena shakeup plus this expansion will be even more awesome than standard play.

  • GhastK's Avatar
    30 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Niceeeee guide ty help :)



    - GhastK

  • acethegame's Avatar
    30 2 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    More aggro decks are coming

  • JodidoKarma's Avatar
    30 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Can't wait to try the new cards

  • Orrien's Avatar
    410 72 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    I hope that new solo player content will actually be something fresh, exciting to play. That it will be replayable.

    • KANSAS's Avatar
      Old God Fanatic 1745 2912 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
      Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

      I agree. the dungeon run was very good and creative, then we had monster hunt, and rumble run, and those just felt boring. so I hope that this old style adventure is fun to play!

  • Damlinor's Avatar
    30 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Can't wait for the expansion

  • FizzOnJayce's Avatar
    85 5 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    I think this will shake up even wild, and def. standard. Maybe we will finally see control meta?

  • pokemondood's Avatar
    30 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Can't wait for a fresh meta and try new decks

  • xadelsonx's Avatar
    115 3 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Excited about april 9!!!

  • Angelol's Avatar
    30 1 Posts Joined 04/04/2019
    Posted 4 years, 5 months ago

    Make Druid Meta Again


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