Today, Blizzard revealed the next expansion coming to Hearthstone. In Murder at Castle Nathria, the illustrious Murloc Holmes, and his trusty sidekick Watfin, have been called to solve the case of the death of Sire Denathrius at Castle Nathria. Denathrius invited 10 of his counterparts and enemies so that he could address the malicious rumors that he is hoarding anima, the life energy that is drained from tortured souls and used to power the Shadowlands. The new expansion adds the keyword Infuse and a new card type called Locations. Murder at Castle Nathria launches worldwide on August 2 with 135 new collectible cards.
You’re cordially invited to Hearthstone’s newest expansion. Make sure to RSVP by August 2!
Sire Denathrius is simply dying to have you… 😈 pic.twitter.com/GmKdvobb25
— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) June 27, 2022
Each class in Murder at Castle Nathria’s set will have a Legendary Minion that is a prime suspect in Sire Denathrius’s murder. There are a total of 10 minions. Each of them has the means and the motive and all were under his roof at the time of his demise.
The Infuse keywords comes into play when friendly minions die. Cards with the Infuse keyword sit in your hand and absorb anima from the friendly minions that die. After the specific number of minions die, the Infuse card in your hand transformed into a more powerful version. Infusing your cards will unlock their full power.
Location cards are played on the battlefield for an initial cost, and then have an ability that can be activated for free on your turns, each time for a powerful effect. Each activation costs 1 durability and has a 1-turn cooldown. Each class gets their own Location card in Castle Nathria which represents where they claim their suspect was at the time of the murder, and synergizes with the themes of the class.
10 cards were revealed for Muder at Castle Nathria’s 135-card set. 1 Priest card, 3 Shaman cards, 1 Rogue card, 2 Warrior cards, and 3 Neutral cards.