Hearthstone Scholomance Academy Expansion Debuts Cross-Class Cards

A Magical New Adventure

Get ready to gear up for a magical new adventure — the Hearthstone Scholomance Academy Expansion has been revealed and it's bringing some promising new changes to Blizzard Entertainment's free-to-play collectible card game.

Let's get in a magical mood by checking out the Hearthstone Scholomance Academy Cinematic Trailer!

 
 

This mystical college is all about teaching mages to be the best spellcasters. This, of course, means that we're going to have a lot of interesting changes to spells in this new Hearthstone expansion.

As one might expect, there will be a new game board for this expansion, but we all know why you're here — to check out the brand-new cards that are coming to the game. Scholomance Academy is featuring a first for Hearthstone: the game's very first Dual-Class cards are coming!

What are Hearthstone Dual-Class Cards?

The major new addition in this expansion is Dual-Class Cards. Each of these cards can be used by more than one class, but they are still restricted to certain combinations.

What are the Hearthstone Dual-Class Card class combinations?

  • Druid/Hunter
  • Hunter/Demon Hunter
  • Demon Hunter/Warlock
  • Warlock/Priest
  • Priest/Paladin
  • Paladin/Warrior
  • Warrior/Rogue
  • Rogue/Mage
  • Mage/Shaman
  • Shaman/Druid

For example, the Devolving Missiles card shoots three missiles at random enemy minions that transforms them into minions that cost 1 fewer Mana. This card can be used by either Mages or Shamans in their deck — Hearthstone is about to get a lot more unpredictable.

Hearthstone Scholomance Academy Expansion Spellburst Cards

The New Hearthstone 'Spellburst' Keyword

Dual-Class Cards are certain to bring some interesting changes to the game, but that's not all that's arriving. A new "Spellburst" keyword has arrived and is present on quite a few cards in this new expansion.

What does Spellburst do? It's simple: use a spell and the Spellburst effect will activate on any of your cards on the field with the new keyword. For example, Wretched Tutor will deal 2 damage to all other minions right when you cast a spell. That's pretty powerful!

 

When is the Hearthstone Scholomance Academy Release Date?

This new Hearthstone expansion is shaping up to be pretty interesting — when will you be able to get it?

The Hearthstone Scholomance Academy expansion is going to arrive sometime in early August 2020. For now, you can pre-purchase Scholomance Academy starting at $49.99 or your regional equivalent.

If you're not sold on this new expansion just yet, that's fine! Make sure you log in before October 20 to claim two free copies of the neutral minion Transfer Student. A new game mode will be revealed in the coming weeks, but for now, you can check out the cards revealed so far at the game's official website.

What do you think of the new Dual-Class cards introduced in the Hearthstone Scholomance Academy Expansion? Do you think the Spellburst keyword will be a game-changer? Let us know in the comments below!

 
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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!