Duels Mid-Season Update – New Hero Powers, Signature Treasures (including Dual-Class), New Passives/Treasures To Draft – January 21

A huge update to Duels game mode will be a part of the upcoming Patch 19.4 Here’s a quick roundup of the changes:

  • Darkmoon Races will be added to the pool of available cards.
  • Each Hero will get one new Hero Power and three new Signature Treasures (one of which is Dual-Class).
  • Four new Passives + two new Treausres are added to the drafting pool.
  • Passive treasures should now offer options that are more suited for your class. (Source: 19.4 patch notes)

Read patch notes below:

The 19.4 patch, launching on January 21, brings the first-ever Mid-Season Update for Duels! All players’ Duels ratings will be reset for Casual and Heroic, the Darkmoon Races Mini-Set will be added to the pool of eligible cards you can use to build your 15-card starter deck, and each class will gain access to one new Hero Power and three new Signature Treasures—one of which is Dual-Class! Lastly, we’re adding 4 new Passive Treasures and 2 new Active Treasures for you to supplement your deck with between games.

Each class will now have access to 3 Hero Powers and 6 Signature Treasures in total! These new Hero Powers and Treasures can be unlocked by meeting the below criteria associated with your Collection.

  • Hero Power #3 (Each Class) – Collect 1 Scholomance Academy Legendary Class card from that class.
  • Signature Treasure #4 (All Classes) – Collect 125 Unique Madness at the Darkmoon Faire cards.
  • Signature Treasure #5 (All Classes) – Collect 12 Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Legendary cards.
  • Dual-Class Signature Treasure (All Classes) – Collect 150 unique Madness at the Darkmoon Faire cards.

Card sets eligible for Duels starting January 21:

New Active Treasures
New Passive Treasures
New Dual-Class Signature Treasures
New Demon Hunter Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Druid Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Hunter Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Mage Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Paladin Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Priest Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Rogue Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Shaman Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Warlock Hero Power & Signature Treasures
New Warrior Hero Power & Signature Treasures

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  1. Hearthgamer999
    January 21, 2021 at 7:51 am

    bomb warrior in duels?

  2. Imnomada
    January 20, 2021 at 4:36 am

    Doesn’t look these new hero powers can beat current T1(Outcast DH, Discard Warlock and DR Hunter)
    So on 6+ wins you are going to face the same decks. Shaman and rouge probably will be a bit better but paladin and priest are still going to be worst

  3. H0lysatan
    January 19, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Warrior is bomb. Bomb is everywhere. Lucky that they removed Rise of Shadows set from the meta or else it would become insufferable.
    And uh, Bow of the Beast is a…. carrot? what?

    • Kethcup
      January 19, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      Magnetic Mines is gonna be bad, but the upgrading treasure card is decent. Bruising/Ping is just too good.

      But seriously, 3/2 imps for playing Soul Frags (which are already meta for warlock) is busted.

  4. Kethcup
    January 19, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    oh boy warlock gaining 3/2 bodies for playing already really good cards, can’t wait–

    I swear they don’t playtest at all.