The next Hearthstone set will be released on August 2 (August 3 in ANZ) and will add 135 new cards, not to mention an air of mystery. With a central thriller, with a character called Murloc Holmes on the case, Murder at Castle Nathria promises to be a lot of fun. In addition to ten legendary “suspects” (one for each class), it introduces a new card type: locations. Location cards are played on the board and can then be activated a number of times, with a deactivation between each activation. It’s very Cluedo-esque. Next to that is a new keyword: infuse. Infused cards are powered up when a certain number of friendly minions die while in hand. You can see samples of all these new additions in the gallery below.
Murder at Nathria Castle reveal cards
Today we’re revealing a brand new Legendary Warrior card from Murder at Castle Nathria and it’s unlike anything Hearthstone has ever seen before. Introducing Remornia, Living Blade:
Yes, this card starts out as a minion and then turns into a weapon after attacking, which can also attack immediately… and back and forth, it can potentially come and go! It’s an intriguing effect, capable of separating the boards of small to medium sized minions. Check it out:
It remains to be seen what role Remornia will play in the new meta. Warrior is currently quite weak (having had a host of his key cards nerfed relatively recently), but that will almost certainly change once Murder at Castle Nathria releases. Remornia will offer versatile removal for the class – albeit at the cost of some health or armor – and there’s a lot of synergy potential: anything that can buff weapons or minions, or procs during attacks could work well with. We’ll start to see what’s possible as more maps are revealed.
I also love how Remornia fits into the lore of the set. Here is a blurb from the Hearthstone team: “Every warrior is only as strong as his blade. Luckily for Sir Denathrius, his blade is Remornia. This sentient sword wants nothing more than to slice and slice its wielder’s enemies until only the red of their sins remains. There are many reasons why it is advisable to stay on the good side of the Sire, and Remornia is about a third of them.
Sir Denathrius, by the way, is the murder victim of the set… and also a rather cute new card:
And if you log into Hearthstone now, you’ll instantly have Prince Renathal (top right) to play with! You can learn more about the set and pre-order packs on the official websiteas well as verification all cards revealed so far. See you at the tavern!
Cam Shea has been with IGN since long before previous times and has played more breath of the wild than any other game. When he’s not playing games, he’s mixing discs.