The League of E.V.I.L. will never be defeated! Just you wait until you see the true scope of our secret master plan! Come to think of it, we do have an opening for lackeys, and you seem… uniquely qualified. What do you say? Care to take a walk on the dark side?
Citizens of Azeroth are advised to lock up their valuables and stay indoors, because a new coalition of super villains has risen to power, and Hearthstone® players around the world get to be the bad guys in Rise of Shadows™, the next expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card game. Starting April 9, players will join a mischievous league of miscreants as they embark upon Hearthstone’s first-ever yearlong storyline, kicking off with 135 dastardly new cards and some wickedly devious new mechanics.
EVERY HENCHMAN NEEDS A LACKEY – The League of E.V.I.L. needs all the help they can get!
Lackeys provide the muscle to get things done for the League of E.V.I.L.’s members.
Heistbaron Togwaggle’s henchman is the Rogue minion EVIL Miscreant, which adds two random Lackeys to the player’s hand when Comboed.
There are five Lackeys in Rise of Shadows, 1/1 minions with helpful Battlecries.
For example, Kobold Lackey’s Battlecry deals 2 damage to a target.
PLAN FOR SUCCESS – Schemes are Spells that grow in power each turn they’re held in hand.
Hagatha's Scheme deals 1 damage to all minions to start, but gains damage every turn it’s held in hand. Wait until just the right moment to spring the trap!
CALLBACK CARDS – Our villains have been around for a long time, so some of their cards may feel a bit . . . familiar. The Priest Spell Forbidden Words, which spends all the player’s mana to destroy a minion with that much attack or less, is a callback to Forbidden Shaping from Whispers of the Old Gods.
TWICE THE TRICKERY – Cause double trouble for your opponent by using Spells with the new Twinspell keyword! When cast, Spells with Twinspell add a copy of themselves to the caster’s hand.
The Forest's Aid is a Druid Twinspell that summons five 2/2 Treants and adds a copy of the spell to the player’s hand, ready to summon a new army of Treants to defend the magical city.
THE RISE OF SHADOWS SOLO ADVENTURE LOOMS
The accompanying Solo Adventure for Rise of Shadows—bigger than ever before—will be released starting in May. The first chapter of this Solo Adventure will be free and, in a return to what players experienced with the original Hearthstone Adventures, additional chapters can be unlocked for $19.99, or 700 gold per chapter. More information to come soon.
JOIN THE LEAGUE OF E.V.I.L.
The Rise of Shadows is upon us—arm yourself for evildoing! Starting April 5, just before Pre-Release, players can simply login to claim the free Legendary card and begin using it immediately in Play Mode and at Pre-Release events. At launch, a quest chain will become available that rewards multiple card packs for the Rise of Shadows and Year of the Raven expansions. Additionally, during the first week of the expansion’s release, the Shadow Bundle will be available, containing nine Rise of Shadows card packs and an Arena ticket for $9.99 (players can purchase the bundle only once per account).
Players looking to unleash their shadowy side early can pre-purchase Rise of Shadows card packs in two bundles: a 50-pack Rise of Shadows bundle that includes the Jewel of Lazul card back and a Legendary card; and the 80-card pack Mega Bundle, which includes the Madame Lazul Priest Hero, the Jewel of Lazul card back, and a Golden Legendary card. These one-time-only bundles are available on any platform for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively (players can purchase each bundle only once per account).
Prepare yourself—Rise of Shadows Pre-Release events begin April 5, and the expansion launches April 9.