Hearthstone's Ashes Of Outland Expansion Now Live, Brings New Demon Hunter Class
The Ashes of Outland expansion for Hearthstone is now live, adding the demon hunter, the first new class for Blizzard's free-to-play online CCG, since its launch six years ago. The demon hunter is a fast-attacking class, with a lot of synergy with weapons and other attack bonuses, and it makes extensive use of the new Outcast keyword, which gives cards a bonus when they're in the leftmost or rightmost position in your hand. You can play the prologue that details Illidan Stormrage's adoption of the class for free, which will net you a demon hunter starter deck and a bundle of class cards.
Also new in this set are primes, a new type of legendary minion that has a basic form and an upgraded form that's shuffled into your deck when the original dies. Imprisoned demons also make their debut, coming into play dormant for a number of turns but providing powerful effects when they arrive on the scene.
With a new expansion, and new Hearthstone year -- the Year of the Phoenix -- comes set rotation, with Rastakhan's Rumble, The Boomsday Project, and The Witchwood removed from Standard and placed into the Wild format. Arena mode also rotates sets, consisting of the Basic and Classic sets, five expansions (including Ashes of Outland), and the demon hunter class and cards.
There's also a free new solo adventure still in the works, which will make its appearance in a few weeks. The adventure will feature Illidan and his demon hunters as they take on the Rusted Legion to determine the fate of Outland.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
You May Enjoy
Call Of Duty: Vanguard & Warzone Season 4: "Mercenaries Of Fortune" Is Now Live On All Available Platforms
Between Warzone's new battle royale map and the return of Zombies in Vanguard, there's quite a lot to play.By Anthony Jones - 6 days ago
Lost Ark's June Update Won't Be Out On Time Since Players Had Concerns Over Monetization
Bots were a big problem the team wanted to get a grasp on, too.By Michael Byrne - 6 days ago
Dangerous Dinosaurs Dish Out Destruction In Dungeons & Dragons Online's Isle Of Dread, Now Delivered
The Isle of Dread Expansion is now live.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Marvel's Avengers War Table Weekly Update Teases Mighty Thor: Jane Foster Answering The Call
As always, don’t miss out on this week’s free item.By Aspen Pash - 4 days ago
Activision Blizzard Shareholders Approve Release Of Harassment Report, Declines Adding Employee Rep To The Board
Time and time again, Activision Blizzard's optics indicate that they really don’t care about their employees.By Aspen Pash - 6 days ago
Epic Game’s Newest Feature Created To Prevent Review Bombing
Or was it created to spin a more positive narrative?By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago