Hearthstone is getting in fighting shape for its next expansion. This time, trolls take the forefront, with a once-in-a-generation brawl called Rastakhan’s Rumble. The trolls all worship their own spirits and have their own champions, leading to some powerful smack-downs. Rastakhan’s Rumble will add dozens of new cards and new mechanics when it launches on December 4. You can check out all the cards so far in the gallery above.
Each of the nine tribes of trolls has its own champion, represented by a class Legendary card. They each also worship their own Loa–ancient spirits that are collectible cards of their own. Spirits are made to build-arounds for powerful effects, and they start with Stealth to enable combos.
The expansion also introduces a new keyword, Overkill. Anytime an Overkill card deals more damage than needed to take down a minion, it will trigger an added effect. One example we’ve seen so far, the Warrior weapon Sul’thraze, lets the player attack again if the Overkill takes down a minion.
As usual, a separate single-player component will be coming as well. Rumble Run puts you in the shoes of a troll champion to prove yourself in gladiatorial combat.
Two separate pre-purchase bundles are available for Rastakhan’s Rumble. The first costs $20 for 17 card packs and the “Ready to Rumble” card back. The second for $50 gives you a full 50 packs, the card back, and the King Rastakhan alternate Shaman hero.