Hearthstone Mini-Set for March of the Lich King announced next week?
The next Hearthstone Mini-Set is marching toward us. Today we will bring light to when the March of the Lich King Mini-set will rise among us
While we are still digesting the 25.2 Hearthstone balance changes, the March of the Lich King Mini-Set looms on the horizon. Those who know how to look will spot the clues as if they were the Sunwell radiance. Let's illuminate this mystery.
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What is a Hearthstone Mini-Set?
Hearthstone Mini-Sets are mid-expansion content releases that spice up the metagame by adding 35 new cards. The first time we saw a Hearthstone Mini-Set was in January 2021 with the Darkmoon Races mini-set for the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion.
For experience, Mini-Sets costs 2000 Gold or $14.99 and include the following pool of cards:
- 4 Legendary cards
- 1 Epic card
- 14 Rare cards
- 16 Common cards
Maw and Disorder - Hearthstone Mini-set for Murder at Castle Nathria
March of the Lich King Mini-Set announcement and arrival
Clues indicate that the March of the Lich King Mini-Set announcement should come next week. After correctly guessing the Murder at Castle Nathria Mini-Set announcement date, I'm ready to double down and give my predictions for this expansion's set.
These are not just wild guesses. Two key indicators point towards the announcement coming next week and the set launching a few days after. Let me explain.
Hearthstone Mini-Set timings
While the past doesn't predict the future, we can draw some solid conclusions based on existing trends. Minisets come with every X.4 Hearthstone patch, as the former Hearthstone Game Director, Dean Ayala, explained. Usually, they go live approximately two months after the expansion launch.
We can fact-check this statement by looking back at previous Hearthstone Mini-Set launches. Let me show you the dates for expansions and mini-sets:
Murder at Castle Nathria
Maw and Disorder
Throne of the Tides
Divided in Alterac Valley
United in Stormwind
Forged in the Barrens
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
It might not be as precise as a Clockwork Gnome, but, with one exception, the two-month rule fits. The Deadmines Mini-Set for United in Stormwind had a different cadence only because of the Mercenaries' release. Did you remember Mercenaries mode existed, by the way?
This isn't just a coincidence, there are more facts that support the theory.
Hearthstone Heroic Tavern Brawl
Blizzard, like every company, loves making money. While Hearthstone players can still buy the Mini-Set with Gold, they make sure to try to empty their pockets as much as possible before the announcement.
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Thus, the Heroic Tavern Brawl is an undeniable indicator that a Hearthstone Mini-Set is coming. The two previous editions of this 1000 Gold per ticket event took place just a week before Mini-sets.
Time will prove me right or wrong, but I stick to my gut, and my gut tells me that Hearthstone should be announcing the March of the Lich King expansion Mini-Set next week. Furthermore, that said Mini-Set should be going live 14 days from now, exactly for Valentine's Day.
Will this Mini-set be in time to fight the scourge? Stay tuned to Esports.gg to find out and get more Hearthstone news and updates. See you next time in the Tavern.
Manuel "Rane" Delgado
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Manuel “Rane” Delgado is an experienced Hearthstone caster, content creator, and tournament organizer from Argentina. He started his career on Esports casting his own tournaments, now he currently casts the Hearthstone Esports circuit for the LATAM region, among other content creation and tournament organization.