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Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons

Hearthstone‘s year-long storyline will conclude on December 10 with Descent of Dragons, a 135-card expansion that will “arm players with draconic firepower.”

Among the highlights is the ability to transform into Galakrond, the strongest dragon in Warcraft history. Galakdron will be playable in different forms as a set of five new Hero cards. Galakdron will be available to the five “E.VI.L.” classes (Priest, Rogue, Shaman, Warlock and Warrior) and “takes on a form appropriate to the corresponding class, each with a unique Battlecry and Hero Power.”

The new Invoke keyword triggers the effect of Galakrond’s Hero Power. He can be invoked multiple times into stronger forms, including his mightiest, Azeroth’s End. This version comes with a quadruple-strength Battlecry and a powerful claw attack.

The expansion will also bring new Sidequests that provide multiple early-game goals and rewards.

There are two different card back bundles for Descent of Dragons available for pre-purchase. The 60-pack bundle ($49.99) includes a golden Legendary card and the Shattering card back that’s specific to the expansion. There’s also the 100-pack Mega Bundle ($79.99) that throws in the new Deathwing playable Warrior hero.

Descent of Dragons isn’t the only announcement Blizzard had for Hearthstone, though.