Ashes of Outland Card List & Expansion Guide! Release Date, Card Reveals, Pre-Purchase Info, New Mechanics and More!

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First expansion of 2020 (Year of the Pheonix) – Ashes of Outland – was just announced!

From the last bastion of civilization on a shattered world, Illidan Stormrage beckons. Join ranks with the fabled Illidari Demon Hunters while wielding powers forged from the surrounding chaos. Slay rampaging demons, crush the Rusted Legion, and rise from the Ashes of Outland!

General Information

  • Release Date April 7, 2020
  • 135 New Cards!
  • New Class – Demon HunterIt’s the first time in history Hearthstone is going to get a completely new class. Learn more about it here!
  • New Mechanic – Prime Minions – Each class is getting a new Prime minion, which will shuffle an upgraded version of itself on Deathrattle into your deck.
  • New Mechanic – Imprisoned Demons – A new way to use “Dormant” keyword – minions with powerful effects that will wake up 2 turns after you played them!
  • Two Pre-Purchase Tiers!

Other News

Alongside Ashes of Outland announcement, many new things were announced, so here’s a quick recap of some other things we’ll be getting:

Cinematic Trailer

Pre-Purchase

Once again, we’ll have two different pre-order bundles. You can get the bundles here. Here’s what they include and how much they cost:

Descent of Dragons Pre-Purchase Bundle ($49.99)

  • 55 Ashes of Outland Card Packs
  • Random Golden Legendary from Ashes of Outland
  • Serpentine Card Back

Ashes of Outland Mega Pre-Purchase Bundle ($79.99)

  • 90 Ashes of Outland Card Packs
  • Random Golden Legendary from Ashes of Outland
  • Lady Vashj Shaman Cosmetic Hero
  • Serpentine Card Back
  • 4x Arena Ticket
  • Battlegrounds Bonuses (3rd Hero, Emotes etc.)

Prime Minions

Each of the nine original classes will get a Prime Legendary in Ashes of Outland. While it’s the first time this mechanic has a name, it’s not exactly a new concept. We’ve already seen it with cards like e.g. Forgotten Torch or Direhorn Hatchling.

The idea is that you play a minion which is slightly above average at first (not terrible, but you wouldn’t necessarily want to put it into your deck), but once it dies, it shuffles an upgraded version of itself back to your deck.

 

The Prime version is more costly (so it has impact when you draw it later), but also significantly stronger. However, it’s also not “I win the game” card – it’s good, but not immediately sealing the game once you play it.

Imprisoned Demons

Just like in case of Prime minions, Imprisoned Demons isn’t introducing a completely new idea or keyword – it uses the Dormant mechanic already seen on a few cards (e.g. Sherazin, Corpse Flower or The Darkness). In this case, instead of having to accomplish something to wake them up, you get a timer. After you play one of those minions, it wakes up after 2 turns.

  

However, to compensate for the fact that you don’t get them immediately, they come with a variety of powerful effects, doing something when they wake up. Blizzard decided to focus on strong effects instead of just giving them lots of extra stats to make them more interesting and balanced (no one wants to face big minions too early).

It’s a bit like the opposite of Overload – instead of having a more powerful effect right now and paying mana next turn, you pay mana upfront and have a more powerful effect after 2 turns. It promotes planning out your upcoming turns, but also gives your opponent some time to react and prepare for what’s coming.

Most Recently Revealed Cards from Ashes of Outland

If you’re looking for cards from a specific class, click on it below:

Demon HunterDruidHunterMagePaladinPriestRogueShamanWarlockWarriorNeutral


Demon Hunter

Rarity distribution for Demon Hunter (as well as other classes) was officially confirmed! This post only lists new Ashes of Outland cards, for the rest of Demon Hunter cards visit our class guide!

Druid

Hunter

Mage

Paladin

Priest

Rogue

Shaman

Warlock

Warrior

Neutral

Legendaries

Note: Kael'thas Sunstrider was given out to everyone for free and released early (on March 17).

Epics

Rares

Commons

New Board

Cinematic Stills

Stonekeep

A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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68 Comments

  1. Raymoney
    May 7, 2020 at 2:28 am

    When is the new adventure expected?

  2. Rolioli
    April 5, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    Free legendaries on release day?

  3. Mikek12003
    April 4, 2020 at 6:19 am

    Based on past expansions, the launch date is same for all world or based on each place local time? Wanna get the bundle but need to put money in the credit card I use. So wanted to know if I can go like Tuesday morning (GMT+3) ?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 4, 2020 at 9:33 am

      The launch should be global, that’s how it worked for the last few years.

      Expansions are usually released around 10 AM PT, which would be 18:00 / 6 PM GMT+3. So yes, you should still be able to get it in the morning your time.

  4. MTGisBEST
    April 2, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    what are the rewards for the solo adventure?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 4, 2020 at 9:34 am

      We don’t even know how the solo adventure will look like yet 🙂 But we definitely won’t get new cards like in Galakrond’s Awakening. Probably some card packs and cosmetics (like card back).

  5. Rolioli
    April 2, 2020 at 7:20 am

    Aren’t demon hunters supposed to be unlocked today? Is it supposed to be an update or should it just be there when I log in?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 4, 2020 at 9:34 am

      You probably already know that (sorry about the late reply :p) but the Prologue is already out and you can unlock the class, although you still can’t play it until April 7.

  6. Jed
    March 30, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Sorry boys, I know you were looking for my
    /insightful/
    commentary this expansion, but alas, I was unable. Do not fret, I will be back next expansion with a vengeance.
    See you then.

  7. Rickert von F
    March 26, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Hmm, this new 6 mana 7/5 legendary neutral demon in my collection looks familiar. Name doesn’t ring a bell, though…

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 29, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      Hahah. Illidan (Classic Legendary, not the new DH Hero obviously) was changed to Xavius in the latest patch.

  8. Atuy
    March 26, 2020 at 2:22 am

    I am very disappointed for the paladin Prime. Not because of the card potential or value, but because of the class identity and lore. Other classes got Akama, Lady Vashj, Kargath but paladin some random murloc. They are just exaggerating with this relation between paladin and murlocs, a joke that has gone too far.

  9. Atuy
    March 26, 2020 at 2:19 am

    I was hoping for Vindicator Maraad or Turalyon returning as High Exarch Turalyon, but maybe I was hopping too much. Otherwise a very nice and exciting expansion, I just wait the launch day.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 29, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      I honestly agree, I also hoped for Maraad to be Paladin’s Prime minion. Maybe they’re planning something else for him…

  10. Atuy
    March 26, 2020 at 2:13 am

    I very very disappointed for the paladin Prime. Not because of the card potential or value, but because of the class identity and lore. Other classes got Akama, Lady Vashj, Kargath and paladin some random, stupid murloc…. They are just exaggerating with this relation between paladin and murlocs, a joke that has gone too far….

  11. Goldenpantss
    March 25, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    I think this set has the best artwork ever.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 25, 2020 at 7:33 pm

      I agree. While we still have some goofy, HS-style stuff, cards like Priestess of Fury or Mok’Nathal Lion look like something straight out of MTG.

  12. Heartwork
    March 25, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I’m disappointed that only Paladin got a new way of playing that could potentially be competitive.

    Enrage/Aggro warrior gets a few new tools, highlander/galk rogue get even more card draw/tools

    Most of the old decks will remain meta: Rogue, Hunter, Emb Druid are clear winners.

    Evolve shaman may stand a chance but of course the randomness of it limits it from ever being tier 1 or consistent; probably a tier 3 deck.

    Warlock is getting screwed with so many demons being dormant; Galk hasn’t become stronger and probably weaker.

    Aggro Demon Hunter will be strong; probably challenging to dragon hunter.

  13. WarKing
    March 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    When will all cards be revealed so we can see them all on this list?

  14. LegendaryBot
    March 25, 2020 at 4:42 am

    Where is Crimson sigil runner?

  15. Umbreomancer
    March 24, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Apparently it really WOULD have killed them to reveal more than two Priest cards before the final stream tomorrow.

  16. Meekycheeky
    March 23, 2020 at 10:37 am

    sorry if this has been asked somewhere else, but anyone have any idea how secrets like snipe or mirror entity interact with the imprisoned demons?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 23, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      The Darkness didn’t trigger Secrets like Snipe or Mirror Entity (neither when played nor woken up), so I would assume it will work the same for Imprisoned Demons.

  17. JoyDivision
    March 23, 2020 at 8:17 am

    I have 2 questions regarding the expansion and it’s launch:

    1. With the 4 Arena tickets, does anyone know if it’s possible to start a runnow and finish it after April 7th? Or will the open runs be stopped and ‘paid out’ due to an Arena season change?

    2. Regarding ‘Vashj Prime’: Card reads ‘Draw 3 spells’… if I don’t have any spells in my deck, it will draw nothing, correct? And if I have spells in it… is this Prime card a ‘tutor 3’? This would be pretty insane, right!?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 23, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Previously the run would be forced to finish, giving you the rewards for how many wins you got and your ticket would get refunded. But I don’t think that it worked like that during the last Arena rotation – I’m pretty sure that I could still play my deck. So I don’t really know what they will do now…

      Correct, if you have no spells in your deck, it won’t draw anything. And yep, it tutors 3 spells. Yes, the card is strong, and so are the other Prime minions. I think that the reason is that you won’t even see them in lots of your games (first you need to draw the regular minion, then it needs to die without getting silenced/transformed, and then you need to draw the Prime version) so Blizzard wanted them to be impactful when you do find them. It’s a bit like Shaman’s older Legendary “White Eyes” – you shuffled a 5 mana 10/10 Taunt into your deck, which was obviously bonkers, but it wasn’t problematic because you usually drew it so late.

  18. WizNan
    March 22, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    I can’t reply to my comment for some reason so I’ll link the videk here.
    https://youtu.be/J6hSNKfa51o
    At 0:40 there is a 4 mana (played for 1, because Skull of Guldan reduced its cost by 3) spell. Choose a friendly demon and summon a copy of it.

  19. WizNan
    March 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Dear Site-Editor!
    Thank you for the great work.
    I saw a Demon Hunter card that is not on this site. It was in a video, I’ll link it here.

  20. Change
    March 22, 2020 at 6:21 am

    will they release the replacements for the neutral cards which rotate to the hall of fame when the expansion releases or later?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 22, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Priest HoF’d cards are getting replaced immediately. As for the Neutrals, I would imagine that they will also get replaced, but maybe not immediately. Hall of Fame happens on Thursday, so we’ll see then.

  21. Maelstrom684
    March 22, 2020 at 5:03 am

    When I load this page at the moment everything between the title and the picture of the new board is compressed down to a small column of text and gets shifted way to the right. Also none of the new cards are displayed. Is it just my computer being bad or are other people experiencing this?

    • Medo
      March 22, 2020 at 6:09 am

      Ya me too. They are probably working on a fix though

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 22, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Yeah, we had some issues with the card display and they bugged the entire expansion guide. I think that everything should be fixed now!

      • Maelstrom684
        March 24, 2020 at 1:18 am

        All good now thanks :). Actually fixed a while ago but then I couldn’t comment, so now I get to thank you for that too. Keep up the good work!

  22. H0lysatan
    March 20, 2020 at 7:25 pm

    If all Demon Hunter Basic & Initiate cards is given free at 2nd April, is it playable immediately after? Both Standard & Wild?
    I’m guessing there’ll be multiple big patches coming.
    26th March – Updating Packs Rarity Protection (maybe HoF)
    2nd April – 1st Prologue Demon Hunter Story
    7nd April – Battleground and AoO Expansion?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 22, 2020 at 9:30 am

      You’re right, but to add onto your timeline – March 26 will indeed be HoF, but also Priest rework. Then, on April 1 (new season) the ranked system rework will drop.

      You will be able to play through the prologue and unlock him on April 2, but the class won’t go live until expansion (April 7).

      • H0lysatan
        March 25, 2020 at 11:40 am

        One thing to note after the cards reveal, all class got Prime minion except Demon Hunter. I wonder why?

  23. LegendaryBot
    March 20, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Anyone know if there will be a paywall for the ashes of outlands adventure? Cause I hope, not…

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 20, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      It’s going to be free. But we don’t know how it will look like yet. You know, whether it will be a simple story adventure like Galakrond’s Awakening, or something more like Dungeon Run, or maybe they will come up with something entirely new.

      • LegendaryBot
        March 22, 2020 at 4:22 am

        Ok, Thanks! (I’m pretty sure the adventure will look more like galakrond’s awakening than dungeon run, pretty sure I saw a clip of the layout somewhere, and it looked like galakrond’s awakening)

        • Stonekeep - Site Admin
          March 22, 2020 at 9:29 am

          Yeah, that would be my guess too. Dungeon Run style adventures take a lot more work, and this one will be free too.

          I hope that they will experiment a bit and release a new style of solo content later this year 🙂

  24. Nadeem
    March 20, 2020 at 5:16 am

    There is 135 cards in new expansion
    We can get two copies of every card
    İt means there is 270 card we can get
    Every pack has 5 cards
    Because of the new thing (we can not get the cards we have from packs) if we open 54 pack we can get the all expansion cards
    But in the shop we can buy 90 deck
    After we have opened the 54 pack we would have all cards
    İt means the rest of the pack(36 pack ) we can not get any other cards

    • Nadeem
      March 20, 2020 at 5:18 am

      Am I making mistake can anybody help me

      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        March 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

        Yes, you’re mistaken. That’s not how duplicate protection works.

        Duplicate protection for each rarity is separate. E.g. you don’t get duplicate commons at the start, but when you collect every common, you’re assuming that you will stop opening them and only open Rares, Epics and Legendaries. That’s not correct – after you open all cards from a given rarity, you will still keep getting that rarity, just random cards. When you open all Commons, you will start getting random duplicate Commons.

        Duplicate protection will mean that you get more value out of your packs, but it would be absolutely crazy if you would get literally an entire set in ~50 packs. No one would pay for packs then, because you can easily collect enough gold to open more than 50 packs every expansion.

        (Also, your math about the number of cards is wrong, because we only have 1x of every Legendary, so there’s less than 270 cards in total)

    • HANSN
      March 20, 2020 at 5:58 am

      I don‘t think it works like that. If you have let‘s say 2 copies of all the commons, you will start to get more of the commons randomly. So you won‘t get just epics and legendaries in a pack if you have all the commons and rares.
      So you still would have to open a lot of packs to get all epics and legendaries.
      But it‘s way better than before though.
      I hope this is correct (well actually I am hoping you are right), that‘s my understanding of how it will work.

      • Stonekeep - Site Admin
        March 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

        You’re right, that’s exactly how it will work.

        • HANSN
          March 20, 2020 at 9:48 am

          Thank you for confirming! And thanks for this site, it‘s my absolute to-go-site every new expansion!

  25. Use25
    March 19, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Stonekeep, about the rarity distribution (common / rare / epic / legendary) in Ashes of Outlands, Chadd has confirmed that Demon Hunter will get 6 / 5 / 2 / 2, all 9 old classes will still be 3 / 3 / 2 / 2, Neutral will be 19 / 3 / 3 / 5. You can find his comment on the pinned Reddit post.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 20, 2020 at 9:01 am

      Thanks for the tip, I’ll look for his comment and update the rarity distribution!

  26. Hinkmaestro
    March 19, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Big question, is msshi’fn prime gonna summon 2 things in quest druid, or one thing with both effects?

  27. RatDog2009
    March 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Maybe I missed it, but was there any information included about an adventure with this expansion?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 18, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      We just know that there will be a free adventure. No info about its format, when it will release etc.

  28. Lumbak
    March 18, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Hi
    Which expansions will be rotate out?

  29. H0lysatan
    March 17, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I know spells won’t affect dormant minions. But I wonder how the interactions between dormant minions and board removal Battlecry like The Amazing Reno. Or this dormant minions can’t be removed until awakens.
    Plus we still need to know when does this minions awake. At the start of 3rd turn, or at the end of 2nd turn.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 17, 2020 at 7:38 pm

      You play it one turn. It does nothing next turn. Then it wakes up at the start of the next one. But it obviously still can’t attack (unless it has Charge/Rush).

      E.g. you play it on Turn 3, Turn 4 is skipped, then it wakes up at the start of Turn 5. Then it can attack on Turn 6. Pretty slow, but we’ll see how it goes – their effects seem really solid.

      And I don’t believe that they can be interacted with in any way, including Reno.

    • MrAranak
      March 17, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      Dormant uses the stasis mechanic from Heist so there will be a timer. Dormant 2 means invulnerable for 2 of your turns then summoning sickness but not sure if its start or end of turn , will double check video but I think it was before you draw the effect of dormancy ends.

      • MrAranak
        March 17, 2020 at 7:48 pm

        A good way to test if Reno removes is to try Lucentbark or Un’goro Rogue plant that use a similar stasis effect