Building on the success of the dungeon crawling found in the last expansion, Kobolds & Catacombs, the new Witchwood expansion for Blizzard's Hearthstone has launched its new free-to-play single-player mode. Called Monster Hunts players will take on the role of unique hunters as they delve deeper into the forest with hopes of taking down Hagatha the Witch.
It's a cool concept that in addition to utilising new cards and mechanics introduced with Witchwood, also offers up new ways to play. With each of the four Monster Hunters sporting their own unique abilities.
Tess Greymane, daughter of Genn Greymane, is an elite—and well-equipped—rogue who excels at tracking down her enemies and using their own tricks against them. Her Hero Power, "Scavenge," allows her to Discover a spell played earlier in the game and add it to her hand.
Darius Crowley is a fierce warrior and capable military commander who protected the citizens of Gilneas during the outbreak of the Worgen curse. Now, he's bringing in the heavy artillery to overwhelm the twisted creatures of the forest with sheer firepower. When used, his Hero Power "Fire!" will launch a menacing volley at his foe!
Houndmaster Shaw has spent his life training the finest hounds in the land. Before the curse, he was an avid fox hunter . . . but now, he sets his dogs loose in pursuit of far more dangerous prey. Houndmaster Shaw's Hero Power, "Dog Whistle," summons a 1/1 Bloodhound with Rush that he can sic on his opponents.
Toki the traveller is a clever gnome who has mastered the forbidden arcane art of time manipulation, and she plans to use her unique ability to enact pre-emptive revenge against Hagatha the Witch, who will cause her family great harm if not stopped. Toki's Hero Power, "Temporal Loop," allows her to restart her turn at no cost.
Although we haven't been able to progress all that far yet, thanks to being quite rusty, we'll be playing a bunch this weekend.