The early teaser might've given us a hint as to what was coming to Hearthstone Duels with the newest expansion, but we weren't exactly expecting 2 new playable Heroes for the Death Knight class! March of the Lich King continues down the route of doing everything in a bigger than usual fashion.
RegisKillbin has revealed these upcoming additions - and a lot more - in his previously scheduled YouTube video. Let's go over everything that awaits us in the very near future!
New Death Knight Heroes
Before we delve deeper, one important note: Regis clarified that Death Knight(-s) in Duels is also supposed to respect the limitations of the Rune System while deckbuilding. It's currently unknown how much that's going to translate towards the available cards offered in Buckets between the games. Since you can already Discover any and all Rune-specific cards regardless of your initial composition, this could go either way.
Two Death Knights is a curious number, anyway, considering we are going to have three Rune types at our disposal: Frost, Unholy, and Blood. The Corpses mechanic is also very much present and woven into several of the new Hero Powers and Signature Treasures.
Now, introducing the first unliving protagonist:
This one certainly likes their weapons. Here with the featured Hero Powers:
And Signature Treasures:
We won't find any Rune requirements here.
As for the second contender, somebody likes their Undead pets. Here with the featured Hero Powers:
And Signature Treasures:
No Rune restrictions here either.
New Passive & Active Treasures
An extra handful of more or less overpowered options to reinforce your deck with.
4 Passive Treasures
The Corpses synergy is strong here:
1 Active Treasure
Might be just one, but the creature's got style!
Bucket System Update
Regis has also mentioned that Team 5's developers told him there is a "big" update coming to the Bucket System in Duels. That's been on many people's wish list, and it sounds like a bigger shakeup as to how the entire thing works might be in the cards. However, we do not know the exact details yet - that will have to wait for the patch notes, which are already scheduled for Monday, Novemeber 28. Stay tuned! We'll share more on the topic as soon as we learn about it.
That's when we're going to find out for certain what exactly becomes playable with the patch itself, and what might have to wait for March of the Lich King's launch day on December 6. We're also expecting a confirmation as to whether the ongoing Duels runs will get retired on Tuesday with Patch 25.0.
What do you think? Happy to get some of Death Knights' overwhelming undeath power within Hearthstone Duels?