Newest Hearthstone Expansion The Boomsday Project Revealed

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Like every Hearthstone expansion, there is some overarching theme that connects it to Warcraft lore. It stars the infamous character Dr. Boom and a cadre of mad scientist buddies making all kinds of unsafe experiments, promising powerful spells and a reemergence of Mechs. Legendary creatures have existed in the game from the outset, but this summer expansion will be the first time we see all-powerful spells being cast in matches.

Headlined by none other than Dr. Boom-aka Dr. 7, and isn't that fitting given the release date-The Boomsday Project will add 135 new cards, including nine Legendary spells, a host of new Mech minions, and the new keywords Omega and Magnetic.

There's a new card type, too: Legendary-rarity spells. Battlecry: If you have 10 Mana Crystals, gain +10 Attack. Presumably, they'll have wondrous and specific effects, especially since you can only have one in your deck: The example shown, Myra's Unstable Element, draws the rest of your cards. They're also introducing Projects, new spell cards with super powerful effects that help all players. From an early look, this makes weaker cards more versatile, empowering them to go toe-to-for with higher-cost minions and spells. Again, another card that will probably get used in ramp decks. Seems like Boomsday Project will be a solid shakeup! If you place the new Magnetic 2/2 card "Spider Bomb" that has the Deathrattle "destroy a random enemy minion" next to a card like the 4/4 "Clockwork Automaton" that doubles your Hero Power, the two will merge creating a 6/6 minion with both minions abilities. Nothing has been specified about the new mode but more will be shared within the next few weeks.

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Those of you who have PTSD flashbacks at the sight of spawning boombots and maniacal, mechanical laughter might want to look away now. The last two versions have been a lot of fun, but whatever form the Puzzle Lab takes, I hope you'll be able to earn concrete rewards from these challenges rather than random packs. What are your impressions of The Boomsday Project so far? For $50, you can get a 50-pack Boomsday bundle which comes with a free golden Legendary and the new Mecha-Jaraxxus card back.

The 80-pack Mega Bundle also includes a free, golden class Legendary and Mecha-Jaraxxus card back, as well as a new playable Warlock Hero-Mecha-Jaraxxus, Eredar Lord of the scientific community.

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