It has been more than three months since the Festival of Legends arrived in Hearthstone. After rocking the waters of the digital cardgame with the Unpredictable mode, Blizzard has announced Titans, the new Hearthstone expansion arriving in August. We at Everyeye have the privilege of revealing a preview card… and what a card!
Introducing Sargeras the Destroyer
The card that Blizzard has allowed us to reveal to you in preview is the Warlock Titan, Sargeras. In the lore of Hearthstone and the world of Warcraft, Sargeras was originally the mightiest of the Titans: as such, he spent millennia battling the demons of the Twisting Nether and trapping them in a prison world. However, during his battle the Titan discovered a world corrupted by the Elder Gods of the Void, deciding to destroy it to prevent the Gods from awakening.This choice was criticized by the other Titans of the Pantheon: Sargeras, then, separated from them and unleashed the demons of the Twisting Nether, which became his Burning Legion. The goal of the repudiated Titan and his minions became that of freeing the Cosmos from all forms of life, to prevent it from falling victim to the Old Gods and their corruption. For this reason, in Hearthstone, the Sargeras card is closely linked to demons and the sorcerer.Sargeras is a legendary demon of the Warlock with a cost of 9 mana crystals, an attack value of 6 and a defense value of 12. The minion’s Battlecry allows you to summon the portal “The Nether Distortion” which in turn summons two Fire Trail Imps 3/2 at the end of each turn. What makes the demon more powerful, though, is his own Titan ability, which allows you to choose a powerful effect out of a total of three each round.In particular, Sargeras will have three effects to choose from when he enters the field. At each turn, you can decide whether to attack with the Titan or whether to use an effect, which however will inhibit its offensive capabilities for that turn.
Once an effect has been chosen, the remaining two can be activated, always one at a time, starting from the following turn. In other words, if you can keep the minion on the field for three turns, you can unleash the three very powerful effects of Sargeraswhich will definitely help you win the game.
Demons, demons, and more demons!
The first effect of Sargeras is called “To the Void!” and send out all minions (including allied and enemy ones, therefore), in the portal of the Twisting Nether. As you can see from the video reported in this news, this effect does not destroy enemy minions, but removes them from the game: this means that their Deathrattles will not trigger.The second and third effects, however, concern thesummoning demons with the Twisting Nether. The first of the two allows you to put two Fire Trail Infernals (6 mana 6/6) from the Twisting Nether onto the field, in addition to the two 3/2 Imps that are summoned every turn.
The second, however, guarantees you a permanent bonus for the portal, which remains in play even when the Titan is destroyed: by activating theeffect “Invasion of the Legion!”all future demons summoned by the Twisting Nether will gain two additional health and the Taunt ability.The effect, therefore, should have value both for the Imps summoned at the end of each turn, which will become 3/4 with Taunt, and for the Fire Trail Infernals 6/6 put onto the field by Sargeras’s second effect, making them 6/8 Taunt minions. Obviously, the Titan is a Legendary card, so you can have some only one copy in your deck.