Join us on the “Dance Floor” for the exclusive reveal of three new cards from the latest Hearthstone Mini-Set for Festival of Legends.
Today, we are excited to present three new cards from the Audiopocalypse Hearthstone Mini-Set in this esports.gg reveal. Let's not extend this introduction. Grimtotems are already preparing their assault to end E.T.C's Festival of Legends. The Mini-Set will launch on Wednesday, May 31, but we have an exclusive premiere of what's to come.
No time for support bands. We hope Pozzik has everything ready for this Paladin card reveal. The mist is clearing on the dance floor, and here they come. One… two… three…
The Horn of the Windlord has blown away all the smoke out on the Dance Floor and is signaling the Jukebox Totem to start the beat. And oh boy, what do we have here? This Paladin set card reveal turned into something more, with Hearthstone bringing back dual-class cards as well. Let's go over these new cards with this brand-new class duo.
Audiopocalypse Hearthstone Mini-Set Paladin card reveal
Time to go over the revealed cards for this upcoming Hearthstone Mini-Set. As you've already seen, they aren't exclusive to the Paladin class.
The first reveal of the day is the Dance Floor. It's a new Hearthstone Location card for Paladin that costs 2 Mana and has 2 Durability. When used, it activates "Give your minions Rush." This card allows current Paladin builds to improve at recovering the board. If you add this to the abundance of Divine Shield minions that are available to Paladin, then Dance Floor's potential increases.
Since Dance Floor synergizes well with the Paladin class's ability to summon multiple smaller minions, it further enables you to control the board. Thanks to Rush, you can respond to your opponent's plays more effectively and dictate the flow of the game. The deadly combo of Divine Shield minions in this class means you can use the power of Rush on enemy minions without worrying about losing your own side of the board.
Horn of the Windlord card reveal
On the topic of board control and comebacks, the second card reveal is Horn of the Windlord! It's a new weapon that appeals to Paladin's class identity: debuffing enemies. The Horn of the Windlord costs 6 Mana, has 3 Attack and 4 Charges. It reads: "Whenever your hero attacks a minion, set its stats to 3/3." This card can keep your opponent off the board for the time needed to develop your final blow.
But wait! In addition to being a removal tool, this card has the Windfury keyword from the Shaman side of it. This means Horn of the Windlord can become a potentially deadly weapon. While it's not Doomhammer, it can still take advantage of attack-buffing cards such as Feast and Famine plus For Quel'Thalas!
Jukebox Totem as a Paladin-Shaman card
Last, but not least, in this Hearthstone card reveal, we have another Paladin-Shaman card: Jukebox Totem. This card costs 2 Mana and it's both a Mech and a Totem. Although it may not be the frontrunner of your army, it may summon a big party of Silver Hand Recruit friends to swarm the board.
Its "At the end of your turn" effect gives you immediate value, accounting for 1/5 worth of stats. What's equally important is the high health total that makes it a good target for any Paladin buff. For example, you can benefit from the Mech side of Jukebox Totem thanks to the return of the Magnetic keyword in Standard. The persistent token generation also offers board control while applying consistent pressure on your opponent.
Additionally, the card's Totem tag turns it into a perfect fit for the existing Totem Shaman archetype — maybe even opening the doors for it to become a Menagerie build!
This new dual-class pairing with the Audiopocalypse Hearthstone Mini-Set brings immense possibilities. The fact that each class is actually getting more than just three cards each increases the potential for both existing archetype support and the creation of new builds.
If the power levels are in tune with what's currently on the meta, then the game could actually turn into a festival that has more variety than ever. Another relevant fact to consider is that we are in a four-set meta now. Who knows what new synergies we could find once the rest of the 2023 expansions arrive?
Other Audiopocalypse card reveals
The Hearthstone Audiopocalypse Mini-Set brings 38 new cards, so let's not just keep ourselves to these three card reveals.
Today, we've seen six other cards presented, and some of them are particularly interesting. Hearthstone's official Twitter account has revealed several of them, including two Legendaries. In addition to these are the ones shown in an official blog announcement. Here are the revealed cards so far:
Ben Hearthstone Death Knight reveal recap
Moreover, only a few hours ago, Ben Hearthstone revealed the Death Knight card set. The Hearthstone Twitter semi-god disclosed that the other class pairing for Paladin is none other than Death Knight. Cold Feet and Cool Ghoul are the dual-class cards for Death Knight and Paladin!
Cold Feet costs 2 Mana as a disruption spell that reads: "Enemy minions cost (5) more next turn." These Loatheb-type effects have been extremely valuable in the correct situations, but given that it affects only one type of card, it can be a bit situational and dependent on the meta. While Loatheb was a staple card in the game back then, Rebuke, the Paladin spell that inflected extra costs for enemy spells, didn't see much play.
Hearthstone seems to be trying to get back to minion-based strategies, so don't scratch this card out yet. Talking about minions, Cool Ghoul is a perfect example of how the Paladin and Death Knight identities mash up together. If you're into the lore behind Hearthstone heroes, then this mashup makes a lot of sense as well. Before Arthas became the Lich King, he was a Paladin for the Alliance. He even fought alongside Uther, who represents the Paladin class.
Undead minions will not be eradicated anytime soon, and the Dead Air spell wants to make sure of this. This 2-Mana Frost-Unholy Death Knight spell allows sticky Deathrattle and Undead boards to flourish even if your opponent decides to ignore them.
Hearthstone cards that destroy your own minions need to give you an amazing payoff to see play, and this card does exactly that. Not only does it "heal" the minions by re-summoning them at full health, but also activates Deathrattles and refreshes any Reborn effects.
Tars' Hunter reveal recap
The last batch of cards we will discuss today in this Hearthstone reveal session are the ones Tars presented. Hearthstone assigned him to reveal the Hunter set. As you may have noticed already, the reveal also includes two dual-class cards.
Tars' card reveal showed that Hearthstone is pairing Hunters with Death Knights in this Audiopocalypse Mini-Set. Hollow Hound, one of the new dual-class cards, is a 6-Mana Undead-Beast with 3 Attack and 4 Health. It also has Lifesteal and Rush abilities. Moreover, this Hollow Hound has cleave capabilities since it damages minions next to whomever it attacks. While its cost is a bit high, it's a great stabilization tool against swarming decks.
Yelling Yodeler is the last Hearthstone minion we will be discussing in this card reveal recap. The 3 Attack and 4 Health stats are not appealing for a 4-Mana Undead minion, but its Battlecry might make more than one content creator yell! Upon play, Yelling Yodeler can trigger a friendly minion's Deathrattle twice, making us revisit the card library to look for interesting synergies.
We recommend you check out Tars' Hearthstone card reveal that happened earlier today. But before we go searching for Hidden Meanings, let's go over the new Hunter Secret. This new Secret punishes opponents who spend all their Mana by summoning a 3-Cost minion to your side. This card is definitely the Hearthstone team going after Feno.
Before we say goodbye, I wanted to take a moment to thank the Hearthstone team for this card reveal opportunity. This article may have only one name as an author, but it's the result of esports.gg Hearthstone teamwork, and Amy Chen should be recognized for the big part she has in our section over the years.
Having a Hearthstone card reveal is indeed the coolest opportunity any content creator can get, and we feel honored by it. Remember to check out Hearthstone's card library to see what other reveals are coming, and make sure you show love and appreciation to the creators participating in them.
That's all for now, but stay tuned to esports.gg for more Hearthstone news and updates. The Audiopocalypse is about to begin!