The Grand Tournament is an expansion on the same scale as Goblins vs. Gnomes, featuring 132 new cards.
Hearthstone fans, the news you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived: Blizzard has just announced a brand-new fully-fledged expansion for it’s online trading card game. In the same vein as Goblins vs. Gnomes, The Grand Tournament features a whopping 132 new cards to collect, a new game board, and a completely new game mechanic: “Inspire”. The new expansion will launch sometime in August.
Inspire is an effect that takes place after using your hero power. Utilizing your hero power while a minion with Inspire is on the board will result in one of any number of effects. There’s also a bunch of new cards that direct affect your hero power, allowing you to cast it for free, or multiple times, which should lead to some cool new inspire combos.
Check out some of the new cards below:
Additionally, beginning with the launch of The Grand Tournament, the Arena will no longer award players only Goblins vs Gnomes card packs. Instead, players will receive a card pack from one of the game’s three sets (Classic, Goblins Vs. Gnomes, The Grand Tournament) at random.
Blizzard will slowly be revealing all the cards from the set at it’s new Grand Tournament page, so be sure to keep an eye on it.