Developer Blizzard Entertainment officially welcomed the latest expansion to CCG Hearthstone, marking the beginning of the Year of the Hydra. Called Voyage to the Sunken City, it invites players to the depths of the ocean to explore the wonders of Zin-Azshari – the capital of the ancient Kaldorei empire lost beneath the waves for 10,000 years.
Get ready to set sail with 135 new cards, including the new Naga minion type, the new Colossal and Dredge keywords, Sunken treasures, Abyssal Curses, and more!
Hearthstone: Voyage to the Sunken City introduces:
- New Keyword: Dredge. Dredge is a new keyword that lets you look at the bottom three cards of your deck and pick one to bubble up to the top of your deck. You can combine these Dredge cards with new Azsharan cards that send a powerful “Sunken” card to the bottom of your deck.
- New Keyword: Colossal. These giant creatures are too big to fit on one card! Minions with the Colossal keyword come with extra appendages that synergize with their main body in powerful ways. These appendages are summoned with the main body, even if the Colossal minion wasn’t played from hand.
- New Minion Type: Naga. As a permanent addition to Hearthstone, the Naga are a spell-focused minion type that tend to give bonuses for playing spells while the Naga are in your hand.
- Year of the Hydra Set Rotation. The Year of the Hydra kicks off today with set rotation, which sends the Year of the Phoenix expansions—Ashes of Outland, Scholomance Academy, and Madness at the Darkmoon Faire—to Wild. The Standard card pool now comprises Forged in the Barrens, United in Stormwind, Fractured in Alterac Valley, Voyage to the Sunken City, and the Core set.
- Core Set Updates. Updates for the Core set are live as well in a shakeup that rotates out 57 cards and brings in 72, for a new total of 250 total cards in Core—15 more than last year. These new additions are made up of returning cards such as fan favorites Reno Jackson and Wild Pyromancer, some of which have been adjusted for the modern game.