The next Hearthstone set comes into play on August 2 (August 3 in ANZ) and will add 135 new cards, not to mention a touch of mystery. With a central crime story, complete with a character named Murloc Holmes handling the case, Murder at Castle Nathria turns out to be a lot of fun. In addition to ten Legendary “Suspects” (one for each class), a new card type is introduced: Locations. Location cards are played onto the board and can then be activated a set number of times, with a shutdown between each activation. It’s all very Cluedo-esque. There is also a new keyword: Infuse. Cards with Infusion activate when a certain number of friendly minions die while in hand. You can see examples of all of these new arrivals in the gallery below.
Murder at Castle Nathria reveals maps
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 after attacking switches to a weapon that can also attack instantly… and it can potentially go back and forth! It’s an intriguing effect, capable of picking apart planks of small to medium sized servants. Listen:
What role Remornia will play in the new meta remains to be seen. Warrior is currently pretty weak (having nerfed a number of its keycards relatively recently), but that will almost certainly change once Murder at Castle Nathria releases. Remornia will offer versatile distance 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 trigger on attack could work well with it. We’ll see what’s possible as more cards are revealed.
I also love how Remornia fits into the lore of the set. Here’s a blurb from the Hearthstone team: “A warrior is only as strong as his blade. Luckily for Sire Denathrius, his blade is Remornia. This sentient sword seeks nothing more than to chop and slash its wielder’s enemies until only the red of their sins remains. There are many reasons why staying on the good side of the producer is wise, and Remornia is about a third of them.”
Sire Denathrius is the set’s murder victim, by the way… and a pretty cute looking new card too:
And when you log into Hearthstone now, you can play directly with Prince Renathal (above right)! You can learn more about it the set and the pre-order packs on the official siteas well as check out all cards revealed so far. See you at the tavern!
Cam Shea has previously worked at IGN and played more breath of the wild than pretty much any other game. When he’s not playing games, he is mix plates.