Blizzard has revealed the details of the upcoming Rewards Track for March of the Lich King (replacing the current one next week, on December 6), and it's your usual expanded package deal - new Diamond and now also Signature cards, cosmetic Coins, Tavern Pass perks, Hero skins, and more! There is also one Uncraftable Legendary card being instantly claimable that's the same for everyone, with renowned Lor'themar Theron taking on the mantle; while time-tinkerer Chromie is set to become our newest free Mercenary recruit.
Remember, this also means the end of XP gains for the current set of Castle Nathria achievements (don't forget about our guides if you still wish to accumulate some more gold before the time's up and tend to avoid patching your game clients instantly):
It’s almost the end of the current Rewards Track and time for another to be risen in its place! When the Rewards Track refreshes with the March of the Lich King launch, all players will automatically be granted any unclaimed rewards from both the free Rewards Track and the Tavern Pass track (if purchased), and a completely new March of the Lich King Rewards Track of unlockable treasure will take its place.
Murder at Castle Nathria Achievements will stop awarding XP with the launch of Patch 25.0, whereas the Rewards Track will swap over with the launch of March of the Lich King on December 6.
As for what else it has in store for us:
March of the Lich King Tavern Pass
The contents of the Tavern Pass are slightly different this time around, as it's no longer concerned with including any cosmetic options for Hearthstone Battlegrounds (what with that game mode having its own seasonal Rewards Track now). Instead, every class gets its own Ranked Hero skin! Something Constructed Hearthstone fans might be fond of. Remember, this is a paid upgrade to the base Rewards Track.
And with the Improved Redundant Card Handling feature present, we will no longer have to worry about those pesky Golden Uncraftables getting in the way if their base versions are found too soon via opening any of the expansion packs. No more headaches when it comes to figuring out the correct order for accumulating cards, or worrying about missing out on the short dust refund windows, either.
Speaking of Golden Uncraftables, the extra Epic offerings reserved for the Tavern Pass holders (something that was first introduced with the Castle Nathria Rewards Track, although at the cost of some cosmetic skins) will consist of two Enchanter copies. Claimable at levels 20 and 25, respectively, so they can be found very early on the path - only takes a handful of quests, some of which could be saved in advance. Notice how there is also a featured Uncraftable Golden Lor'themar Theron - this is being done mainly to prevent the issues with pulling a disenchantable Golden copy from the packs and only then claiming the Uncraftable base one from the free Rewards Track. As such, any need for the initial short refund window should be eliminated.
Expect a steady dose of Diamond and Signature cards to be featured as well. We've even known about some of them in advance!
With the launch of March of the Lich King, a new Tavern Pass will be made available for purchase, offering an infusion of brand-new cosmetic rewards and XP boosts.
Purchasing the Tavern Pass at any point during the expansion will immediately give you a 10% XP Boost that lasts the rest of the duration of the expansion, plus all other items up to your current level on the paid track. As you progress along the Tavern Pass during the March of the Lich King expansion, you can earn additional XP Boosts, the Diamond Grand Magister Rommath Diamond card, a Golden The Sunwell Legendary spell, the Golden Lor’themar Theron Legendary minion, the Signature Lady Deathwhisper Legendary minion, the Signature Lord Marrowgar Legendary minion, two Golden Enchanter Epic minions, a new cosmetic coin and card back, a hero skin for each class, and three Chromie Mercenaries Portraits.*
* These Golden The Sunwell, Lor’themar Theron, and Enchanter cards can’t be crafted or disenchanted. Diamond and Signature cards also can’t be crafted or disenchanted.
March of the Lich King Diamond Cards
Two new expansion cards are once again getting the Diamond treatment with March of the Lich King:
- Grand Magister Rommath - Obtained by purchasing the Tavern Pass and reaching level 2 on the Rewards Track.
- Blood Matriarch Liadrin - Obtained by completing the March of the Lich King Legendary Collector Achievement (owning 25 Legendaries from the expansion).
Additionally, Diamond Blood Matriarch Liadrin will become easier to earn once the 38-Card Mini-Set drops in the coming months.
But wait, we did mention previously there would be whole 5 of them featured with this expansion. Well, it looks like all the rest will be separate purchases:
March of the Lich King Coins
Two coins to raise the dead with:
- Silvermoon Coin - Earned by completing 90 levels of the Rewards Track. (Requires paid Tavern Pass)
- Scourge Coin - Earned by collecting 145 unique March of the Lich King cards.
Additionally, the Scourge coin will become easier to earn once the 38-Card Mini-Set drops in the coming months.
March of the Lich King will have a 38-card Mini-Set that will make it easier to reach both the Legendary Collector Achievement and the Lich King’s Wrath Achievement. We’ll have more information to share about the March of the Lich King Mini-Set in the coming months.
A slightly larger Mini-Set, courtesy of the new Death Knigh class.
March of the Lich King Rewards Track
On the free Rewards Track, it's business as usual. Some packs, some Tavern Tickets, lots of gold, and a handful of Uncraftable Golden cards. The two Epic copies will feature Plaguespreader at levels 65 and 75, respectively. To remind everyone once again, the Improved Redundant Card Handling option means we will no longer have to feel terrible about pulling their normal disenchantable versions early from the expansion packs. This might be one of the biggest reliefs in this particular instance.
The free Rewards Track for March of the Lich King will include packs from March of the Lich King, Standard packs, a random Epic card, two random Legendary cards, a Chromie Epic Mercenary, a new card back, and a lot of Gold! There are also 14 Golden cards and the Lor’themar Theron Legendary card from the set!* For finishing the Rewards Track, you get to choose from one of 10 returning Hero Skins.
* These 14 Golden cards (two copies each of seven cards from the set) and the Lor’themar Theron Legendary card earned from the Rewards Track are not craftable and can’t be disenchanted.
|Level||XP To Level||Cumulative XP||Free Track||Tavern Pass|
|1||0||0||Lor’themar Theron (Uncraftable Legendary), Chromie Epic Mercenary||10% XP Boost|
|2||100||100||50 Gold||Grand Magister Rommath Diamond Card|
|3||100||200||March of the Lich King Pack||Chromie Mercenary Portrait|
|4||150||350||2 x Arms Dealer (Golden Uncraftable Common)||Card Back - Darion Mograine|
|5||150||500||March of the Lich King Pack||Ranked Skin - Deathkeeper Alleria (Hunter)|
|6||225||725||2 x Scourge Rager (Golden Uncraftable Common)|
|8||300||1250||2 x Foul Egg (Golden Uncraftable Common)|
|9||300||1550||March of the Lich King Pack|
|10||325||1875||Random Epic Card||Golden Epic (Uncraftable) - Enchanter|
|13||350||2900||Translocation Instructor (Golden Uncraftable Rare)|
|15||375||3650||Card Back - Death Knight||Ranked Skin - Runemage Khadgar (Mage)|
|20||450||5750||Random Legendary Card||15% XP Boost|
|23||600||7350||Banshee (Golden Uncraftable Rare)|
|25||675||8675||Standard Pack||Enchanter - (Golden Uncraftable Epic)|
|28||875||11100||Coroner (Golden Uncraftable Rare)|
|30||1100||13200||Tavern Ticket||Chromie Mercenary Portrait (Golden Merc Skin)|
|33||1250||16850||Translocation Instructor (Golden Uncraftable Rare)|
|35||1300||19400||Standard Pack||Ranked Skin - Scourgeslayer Vashj (Shaman)|
|38||1350||23400||Banshee (Golden Uncraftable Rare)|
|40||1400||26200||Standard Pack||Golden Legendary (Uncraftable) - The Sunwell|
|43||1500||30600||Coroner (Golden Uncraftable Rare)|
|45||1550||33650||Tavern Ticket||Ranked Skin - Fallen Yrel (Paladin)|
|50||1650||41700||Random Legendary Card||Ranked Skin - Darion Mograine (Death Knight)|
|55||1800||50,400||Standard Pack||Golden Legendary (Uncraftable) - Lor'themar Theron|
|60||1900||59,700||Standard Pack||Ranked Skin - Aranna the Runeseeker (Demon Hunter)|
|65||2050||69,650||Golden Epic (Uncraftable) - Plaguespreader||Ranked Skin - Hamuul Runeblade (Druid)|
|70||2250||80,450||Standard Pack||20% XP Boost|
|75||2500||92,700||Golden Epic (Uncraftable) - Plaguespreader||Chromie Mercenary Portrait (Golden Merc Skin)|
|80||2500||105,200||100 Gold||Signature Legendary Card - Lady Deathwhisper|
|85||2500||117,700||100 Gold||Ranked Skin - Ebon Assassin Garona (Rogue)|
|90||2500||130,200||150 Gold||Silvermoon Cosmetic Coin|
|95||2500||142,700||150 Gold||Signature Legendary Card - Lord Marrowgar|
|100||2500||155,200||Hero Skin Choice||Annhylde Deathcaller (Warrior), |
Dreadsteed Tamsin (Warlock), Redeemer Tyrande (Priest) Hero Skins
Learn More about March of the Lich King
Need to know more? You can also head on over to our dedicated guide for March of the Lich King to learn all about the new expansion and to see all the revealed cards!