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Knights of the Frozen Throne logo.png The subject of this article is part of the
Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion, planned for release August, 2017.

Deathstalker Rexxar, the first hero card revealed prior to the release of Knights of the Frozen Throne.

Hero cards are a type of card introduced in the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion. Upon being played, a hero card will replace the player's hero, give them a small amount of Armor and replace their Hero Power with a new one. However, the player's current and maximum Health remains the same.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • When a hero card is played, the player's current and maximum Health remain the same, but they gain 5 Armor[1][2] and their Hero Power is replaced with a new one unique to each card. Their hero portrait changes to that of the hero card, and they gain a new set of unique emotes.[3][4][5] Not all hero cards will cost 6 mana.[1][6]
  • Even if the player plays a hero card from another class, they will still remain as their original class "behind the scenes" for the purposes of mechanics such as Discover.[11]
  • After transforming their hero with a hero card, the player can still play Hero Power-altering cards such as Sir Finley Mrrgglton and Lord Jaraxxus normally. However, as the death knight Hero Powers are not starting Hero Powers, they cannot be upgraded with Justicar Trueheart.[12]

Hero cards[edit | edit source]


Knights of the Frozen Throne

The below cards are planned for release with Knights of the Frozen Throne, coming August 2017.

Name / Desc Rarity Type Subtype Class Cost Atk HP Description
Deathstalker Rexxar Legendary Hero card Hunter 6 Battlecry: Deal 2 damage to all enemy minions. 
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While Lord Jaraxxus and Majordomo Executus work similarly to hero cards, they will not be reclassified as such due to being slightly different, mainly due to the fact that they set the hero's Health to a predetermined amount rather than retaining the hero's current Health.[14]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eloise interviews the Hearthstone game designer Dave Kosak [Hearthstone] - YouTube. (2017-07-08). Retrieved on 2017-07-21.
  2. Mike Donais on reddit. (2017-07-20). Retrieved on 2017-07-21.
  3. Hearthstone: Announcing the Knights of the Frozen Throne. (2017-06-07). Retrieved on 2017-07-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Mike Donais on Deathstalker Rexxar in Trumps Chat. Retrieved on 2017-07-08.
  5. Mike Donais on reddit. (2017-07-22). Retrieved on 2017-07-22.
  6. Mike Donais on reddit. (2017-07-20). Retrieved on 2017-07-21.
  7. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2017-07-07). 
  8. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2017-07-07). 
  9. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2017-07-07). 
  10. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2017-07-07). 
  11. Mike Donais on reddit. (2017-07-20). Retrieved on 2017-07-21.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Ozzie Mejia (2017-07-20). Hearthstone designers talk Knights of the Frozen Throne, Hero Cards, Rogue, and more | Shacknews. Retrieved on 2017-07-21.
  13. Yong Woo on Twitter. (2017-07-07). 
  14. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2017-07-07).