The Next Hearthstone Mini-Set Expansion Will Be Out Next Week; Features Parrots

Blizzard just announced that its digital card game Hearthstone: United In Stormwind mini-set, which is half an expansion, will be out later next week as part of its new 21.6 patch.

This pirate-themed mini-set will feature 35 unique new cards; they’re all available as a bundle -4 Legendary Cards, 1 Epic Card, 14 Rare Cards, and 16 Common Cards- for US$15 or 2,000 gold. Here’s a preview of the cards:

That’s a lotta parrots.

The 21.6 patch will also bring in the first content update for the game’s new Mercenaries mode; new pirate characters, to be exact. Here are their stats:

Edwin, Defias Kingpin (Legendary Fighter)

  • Pirate
  • 13/80 maxed stats
  • Abilities:
  • Assassin’s Blade 5: Speed 5. Attack an enemy. If it hasn’t acted yet this turn, gain +5 Health and Attack it again.
  • Assisted Strike 5: Speed 5, Cooldown 1. Gain +5 Attack for each friendly Pirate and Attack a random enemy. Combo: Gain Immune while Attacking this turn.
  • Kingpin’s Bounty 5: Speed 4, Cooldown 2. Deal 10 damage to an enemy. Repeat for each other Pirate you control. Deathblow: Restore 25 Health.
  • Equipment:        
  • Black Flag 4: Passive: Adjacent Pirates’ Abilities are (4) Speed faster.
  • Round of Drinks 4: Assisted Strike is (3) Speed faster and always has Immune while Attacking.
  • Even Shares 4: Kingpin’s Bounty restores 10 more Health and affects all friendly characters.

Sneed (Epic Protector)

  • Pirate
  • 7/77 maxed stats
  • Abilities:        
  • Bzzz!!! 5: Speed 6. Deal damage equal to your Attack. If Activate Saw is active, also damage target’s neighbor.
  • Activate Saw 5: Speed 3, Cooldown 1: Gain +6 Attack for 2 turns. Attack a random enemy.
  • Disarm 5: Speed 3, Cooldown 1: Attack an enemy. Give it –5 Attack permanently.
  • Equipment:        
  • Skull Dust 4: Bzzz!!! Gains Bleed (5).
  • Titanium Blades 4: Activate Saw gives +4 Attack and lasts 1 more turn.
  • Extra Blades 4: Sneed starts with Activate Saw 5 active for 1 turn.

Eudora (Epic Fighter)

  • Pirate
  • 10/78 maxed stats
  • Abilities:        
  • Coup d’Etat 5: Speed 4. Attack an enemy. If it’s the left or right-most enemy, fire Eudora’s Cannons at it.
  • Prepare the Cannons 5: Speed 7, Cooldown 1. Summon a Cannon to the left or right of this Merc. (Starts off Cooldown.)
  • Covering Fire 5: Speed 7, Cooldown 1. Restore 12 Health to a friendly Merc and return them to your bench. Fire all your Cannons.
  • Equipment:        
  • Shrapnel Shot 4: Cannons deal 5 more damage.
  • Primed Armaments 4: Battlecry: Summon a Cannon.
  • Briny Bracers 4: Passive: +2/+10.

Mr. Smite (Rare Protector)

  • Pirate
  • 7/75 maxed stats
  • Abilities:        
  • Smite Slam 5: Speed 8. Gain +5 Attack for each enemy with 40 or less Health. Attack an enemy.
  • Avast ye Matey 5: Speed 2. Gain Taunt this turn. After an enemy Attacks this Merc gain +5 Attack.
  • Overboard 5: Speed 3, Cooldown 1. After another friendly character is damaged this turn, gain +10 Health and Attack a random enemy.
  • Equipment:        
  • Sailor’s Cap 4: Mr. Smite gains an additional +4 Attack from Smite Slam.
  • Heavy Anchor 4: Overboard grants +6 Attack if the damaged friend is a Pirate.
  • Sharpened Scabbard 4: Whenever another friendly Pirate Attacks, gain +4 Attack.
  • Murloc
  • 6/70 maxed stats
  • Abilities:        
  • Fish Feast 5 (Nature): Speed 2. Deal 10 damage to an enemy. Deathblow: Give +15 Health to all friendly characters.
  • Cookie’s Cooking 5 (Nature): Speed 5, Cooldown 1. Bleed (5) to all enemies. Restore 5 Health to friendly Murlocs and Pirates.
  • Go Fish! 5 (Nature): Speed 4, Cooldown 1. Summon a random fish for your opponent, with a Deathrattle that benefits you.
  • Equipment:        
  • Seasoned Pan 4: Fish Feast gives +5 Attack as well.
  • Iron Ladel 4: Cookie’s Cooking restores an additional 5 Health.
  • Appetizers 4: Start of Game: Give friendly characters +9 Health.

More details can be found on Hearthstone’s official website. Check out the trailer below.

Author: Mr Toffee

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