Knights of the Frozen Throne Guide, Release Date, Card Spoilers List, Missions

Here’s our full Knights of the Frozen Throne guide. This guide will feature card spoiler list, missions, gameboard art, card back art, general artwork, and more! I’ll be updating this guide immediately following the release of any new information.

Be sure to bookmark this page to keep up-to-date!


  • 8/7/17 (1:45pm PDT): All cards have been added!

Frozen Throne Quick Information

  • Release Date: August 10th, 2017
  • New Cards: 135 New Cards
    • Legendary Death Knight Hero Cards: These cards replace your Hero (like Lord Jaraxxus) and turn it into a Death Knight that gives you a new Hero Power!
      • There’s a Legendary Hero Card for each class!
  • New Keyword – Lifesteal: When a card with Lifesteal deals damage, your hero is healed for the same amount.
  • Missions: The first steps you’ll take to join the Knights of the Frozen Throne will be within Icecrown Citadel. There you’ll be faced with eight Missions – new single-player content for Hearthstone. Beginning with the Prologue, and then proceeding through grueling battles with Icecrown Citadel’s mightiest denizens, your trial will culminate in a showdown with the Lich King!
    • You get a Free Legendary Death Knight Hero Card for completing the Prologue Mission.
    • There’s a Prologue, two wings of three bosses, and a final showdown against The Lich King!
    • After completing all of the Missions, you’ll receive a total of three Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs.
  • Pre-Order: $49.99 with 50 Packs and an exclusive Frostmourne Card Back (art can be found below). Don’t forget to use Amazon Coins to save money on your Hearthstone Packs!

Frozen Throne Launch Changes

The pack changes ended up going up early in a recent patch! The Dreadsteed nerf has not yet happened.

No More Duplicate Legendaries in Packs

Every time you open a Legendary in a pack it will be one you do not already own (unless you own all of the Legendaries in that set). If you own a regular copy of a Legendary, you will not receive a golden copy in a pack.

No More 3 or More of the Same Card in a Pack

There were times when you might receive three or more copies of the same card in a pack. You can now only receive two copies of a single card in a pack.

Receive a Guaranteed Legendary in the First 10 Packs of a Set

If you have NEVER opened a pack from a particular set you will be guaranteed to receive a Legendary within the first 10 Packs. So once Knights of the Frozen Throne launches, if you had never opened a pack from Journey to Un’Goro, you will be guaranteed a Legendary in the first 10 packs you open.

Official Post about the Pack Changes

Dreadsteed is Receiving a Change/Nerf

A card coming to Frozen Throne called Defile is forcing a nerf to the beloved Dreadsteed. Defile and Dreadsteed would cause an infinite loop so Blizzard is changing Dreadsteed to read: “Deathrattle: At the end of your turn summon a Dreadsteed.”

Knights of the Frozen Throne Visual Card Guide & Spoilers List

There will be 135 new cards in the Frozen Throne expansion. Below you will find cards sorted by class and a visual look at what is still left to reveal. Keep in mind that the Neutral section only contains a fraction of the incoming cards to keep scrolling to a minimum.

Other Card Areas

Card Guides



Malfurion the Pestilent’s Hero Power

Druid Tokens


Deathstalker Rexxar Hero Power


Frost Lich Jaina Hero Power

Mage Tokens


Uther of the Ebon Blade Hero Power


Shadowreaper Anduin Hero Power


Valeera the Hollow Hero Power

Rogue Tokens


Thrall, Deathseer Hero Power


Bloodreaver Gul’dan Hero Power


Scourgelord Garrosh Hero Power

Warrior Tokens


Neutral Tokens

Death Knight cards that spawn from Arfus or The Lich King!

Death Knight Hero Cards & Hero Powers

Bloodreaver Gul'dan

Siphon Life allows you to Deal 3 damage with Lifesteal!

Deathstalker Rexxar

Build-a-Beast allows Deathstalker Rexxar to stitch together a horrifying new Zombeast by ‘Discovering’ pieces of two former animal friends. The new creation combines all the stats of both creatures he’s sewn together; mana cost, attack, health, and card text. The beastly abomination is then added to Deathstalker Rexxar’s hand to later be unleashed on a hapless foe.

Frost Lich Jaina

Icy Touch allows you to Deal 1 Damage and if it kills a minion it will summon a Water Elemental!

Scourgelord Garrosh

Bladestorm allows you to Deal 1 damage to all minions!

Shadowreaper Anduin

Voidform allows you to deal 2 damage and after you play a card your Hero Power is refreshed!

Thrall, Deathseer

Transmute Spirit allows you to transform a friendly minion into a random one that costs (1) more!

Valeera the Hollow

Death’s Shadow adds a ‘Shadow Reflection’ to your hand and will copy any card you play that’s 5-mana cost or below. [Source]

Frozen Throne Missions

The Missions for the new expansion were announced in a live Q&A from Blizzard. From what we know they are Adventure Mode type single-player content that is free for all players. They will provide some backstory and flavor to the new expansion. I would expect maybe a few packs would be rewarded upon completion based on what Ben Brode said about the single-player content not too long ago:

“First, I’ll say that we’re not getting rid of Adventures – we’re gonna keep all the single-player missions, [and we’re] ramping up a team to do more and more of that starting next expansion. I think the storytelling and the challenge of single-player content in Hearthstone is pretty great. We’re gonna make them free so that players who are interested in the new set can just get in and start playing. We’re gonna give out packs of cards for playing that single-player content. So I think that’s cool.”


The Lich King is going to be a difficult fight that is different for each of the 9 classes. If you are able to defeat The Lich King with all 9 classes you will receive the new Paladin Hero Skin: Young Prince Arthas!

Learn more about fighting The Lich King in this video:

Knights of the Frozen Throne Bosses


Card Art


Announcement Video/Trailer

Card Backs

Knights of the Frozen Throne Logo

Expansion Artwork

Wrath of the Lich King Videos/Lore

The Story of the Lich King

Here’s a good recap of all the lore behind the Lich King.

Wrath of the Lich King Trailer

Wrath of the Lich King was the second World of Warcraft expansion. Heroes traversed the frozen wastes of Northrend to defeat the Lich King.

Fall of the Lich King

When heroes in World of Warcraft took down the Lich King, one had to take his place. Someone you might have heard of actually: Bolvar Fordragon.

Expansion Leaks

It originally looked like we were going to get a leak free reveal from Blizzard! Just about every expansion has had leaks, ranging from a huge billboard being created pre-expansion reveal for Whispers of the Old Gods, to a voice actress having Journey to Un’Goro on their resume. This time images of the new expansion were found on the official Chinese Hearthstone website that has all but confirmed that the next expansion will be inspired by the Wrath of the Lich King expansion in World of Warcraft.


Looks like accidentally let loose with a scheduled post a little early.

Hearthstone players will be able to chill out with the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion coming in August. The new addition will bring 135 new cards to the game and will take place in Northrend with the Lich King himself as the final boss. New cards will include “terrifying bear sharks, ridiculous geists, indigenous Tuskarr ice fisherman and the addition of runic magic”.

Legendary Hero Cards will allow players to give any of the nine heroes the essence of undeath and to turn them into Death Knights. As expected, Death Knights have altered and modified abilities.

Players can take part in some of Knights of the Frozen Throne for free. The prologue, two wings with three bosses and a battle against the Lich King will all be available. Finishing the prologue will have players earn a random legendary Hero card. Each wing completed will also see players earn a card pack.

Preorders for the expansion will run $49.99 and comes complet with a bundle of 50 card packs and a special card back.

Knights of the Frozen Throne will be released in August. You can learn more on the Hearthstone site.


Leave a Reply


  1. Warrior
    August 8, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Finally Warlock is back on track… (Love it allready now 🙂 )

  2. Gully1824
    August 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Hey Evident,

    Great job throughout this whole reveal and congrats on the card reveal!

    Can I make a suggestion for future set reveals? As it seems many people complain about the rating of cards on this site, perhaps you could assign three options for ranking… one for constructed, one for wild and one for arena (the 3 main formats)… as some cards are great in some formats but relatively useless in others.

    This approach might give some greater accuracy as to how things are ranked and therefore discussed.

    Food for thought?!?


  3. Muzek
    August 8, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Hey, Evident
    not sure if i come to you for this, but is it possible to add “At the end of your turn” to the mechanic list for sorting?

  4. Baron Von Boot
    August 7, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Hey, Evident
    The unknown card art should be on Arrogant Crusader.

  5. Frost Elemental Medivh
    August 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    I am so excited to see the warlock deathknight. hopefully since its the last one revealed, then it means it is super powerful. I guess we shall see.

  6. VanLaser
    August 5, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Does anyone know what’s going to happen if you use alternative heroes and then you play the Frozen Throne Hero cards? I wished that there would be hero cards for the alternative heroes as well…

    • Muzek
      August 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      unfortunately they will be replaced with the hero portrayed on the card, but i feel your pain

      • Mips
        August 8, 2017 at 4:02 am

        that’s literally the biggest flaw of the whole set

  7. Pikajew1234
    August 4, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Looking forward to playing as a Paladin again :}

  8. Whatever
    August 4, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Blizzard we’d like some new cards

  9. Darkbru
    August 3, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    No new updates since 8 this morning?!? I’m dying to see the Warlock Death Knight!

  10. Aresztowany87
    August 3, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Simulacrum still isn’t put under mage epics

  11. Helioshade
    July 31, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    As of now, Rogue has the least amount of revealed cards of any class, and none of its currently revealed cards are Legendaries.

    Blizz pls ;-;

    • Muzek
      August 1, 2017 at 9:38 am

      remember, that was priest 2 days ago, now it’s tied for second. give it a moment.

      • Helioshade
        August 2, 2017 at 10:32 am

        Then Rogue gets back-to-back legendaries lol. Ty Blizz <3

  12. Droma
    July 28, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Did anyone notice that Death Knight Anduin Wyrm is holding a “Shadowform” card in the one of the main art of the expansion?
    Funny since no one uses it.

    • Fanderay
      July 30, 2017 at 1:22 am

      Sure mate, and I’m really excited about that!! Priest is my fav class and I hope that – after a couple of years – I can finally play a viable shadowform deck. That would be awesome!! Let’s cross our fingers XD

  13. Darkbru
    July 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Sindragosa + Molten reflection (on frozen companions) seems like a lot of fun if you like RNG

    • Helioshade
      August 2, 2017 at 10:34 am

      More like Sindragosa + Echo of Medivh for some Wild insanity x3

  14. Atioras
    July 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Just noting an error on the display,

    Coldwraith (The Mage common recently released) is put under the Paladin commons. Just pointing it out now 😛

    • Evident - Author
      July 26, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks, fixed!

      • Salenicus
        July 26, 2017 at 11:16 pm

        New druid legendary listed as hunter card in the recently released section.

  15. Dale Pon
    July 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    @Evident, from the last patch you can Preorder the 50 packs from in game now (not just in the store). Keep up the great work.

  16. Stormcloak28
    July 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Has anyone else noticed that the single player bosses are the class legendaries?

    • Javhimura
      July 26, 2017 at 9:33 am

      yeah but i think lich king will be a neutral, so we are still missing 3 classes

  17. Freak
    July 8, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Will this Expansion be Free ?

    • Bladetastic
      July 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Yes indeed! They announced that if you read/watched blizzards posts!

  18. Mack
    July 7, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Hey thanks so much for bring new expansions info! Nice job! Yesterday i missed a few things on Stream due ISP loading problems but hey you made this awesome article to show us everything what was announced,that’s why i like “Hearthstone Top Decks” too and i hope to see more reveals coming.

    Greetings Travelers!.

  19. Raemahn
    July 7, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Interesting. The Death Knight in WoW was an actual class unto itself. I’m assuming from the art and what’s been said that each hero death knight will be different, likely retaining their class. Very interested to see how this pans out. Loved the Lich King expansion in WoW.

  20. Chimborazo
    July 7, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Seems like a pretty big assumption that there will once again be two legendaries per cards. Just re-watched the announcement, they don’t say that it’s the case. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    • AgentMango
      July 7, 2017 at 5:16 am

      They said that there will only be one class legendary this time. I’m prettty sure Blizard is not stupid enough to make the same mistake they did last exapansion.

      • Carestless
        July 7, 2017 at 5:28 am

        Never underestimate how stupid Blizzard can be….

        But honestly, I agree, I doubt they would do that again.

      • Deza
        July 7, 2017 at 6:09 am

        Why you call it a mistake?

      • Chimborazo
        July 7, 2017 at 6:57 am

        I don’t think it was a mistake. I loved getting to play with twice as many legendaries and it’s one of the reasons this expansion has been so good – every class that couldn’t make a strong wuest deck had a solid legendary minion to fall back on.
        The biggest success story of this model was Paladin.

        Diversity is a great thing, definitely not a mistale. Honestly, I hope there are additional legendaries to the death knight cards.

        • AgentMango
          July 7, 2017 at 9:02 am

          I have to agree with the expansion being fun because of the extra legendaries but I got lucky with the amount of legendaries that I got. I have almost all of the meta decks, with a minimal amount of money spent. The only problem is for F2P players that aren’t able to have fun with the legendaries because they didn’t get any or a small amount of them.

          • Chimborazo
            July 7, 2017 at 9:29 am

            I definitely understand the struggle of free to play players, but I don’t thin that Blizzard should not release the best product they can because there are people who choose not to buy into their game.

            F2P players should have reasonable expectations – they can save up and craft a deck or two or go with what they open randomly. Better wait some time for the meta to at least initially settle than to expect you can have every card without any investment, whether that’s an insane grind or money, it doesn’t matter. I think fun can be had in this game without experimenting with every single legendary at everyone, not just f2p folk, should have realistic expectations about how much they are willing to put into their collection, into being competitive, into purely having fun, or something in between.

        • AgentMango
          July 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

          I have to agree with the linitations on free to play. There definitely should be an advantage with buying things in game because if there wasn’t, what would be the point of paying money when you can do it for free?
          I’m just advocating for F2P players as I was one just until this last expansion because I wasn’t able to keep up with all of the legendaries. It is nice though when you can get several good decks with no money…

        • Rocles
          July 24, 2017 at 11:45 pm

          Well except for Druid. They don’t have a good legendary anything in un’goro, oh and warlock, hunter, shaman.

  21. Carestless
    July 7, 2017 at 3:34 am

    Man, I am hyped for this! Back in the days of WoW after quitting for a long time, the Wrath of the Lich King brought me back because I absolutely love the whole setting and theme of Death Knights.
    And now it seems we will have a Hearthstone Expansion with this kind of setting!
    I am very excited what sort of art work this brings, new cards, but most of all…. what will happen with the Meta?

    I’ll be sure to follow the news here, Evident always does a very goed job to update this site with any news Hearthstone related.
    Keep up the good work.

  22. Flow
    July 7, 2017 at 2:27 am

    FINALLY !!!

  23. Oracle
    July 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Do the legendary hero cards mean we’re in store for two classes legendaries again?

    Also, waddup with Brode saying Hero cards are the 4th type after Spells, Minions, and Weapons? They want us forgetting about Quests already???

    • erickiller
      July 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Yes and no. They did say quest is a new type of card, but in fact is only a new mechanic for a spell. It can be cancelled and copied just like a spell. Looks like the hero card will not work like a spell.

    • potocki
      August 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      quests are technically spells just legendaries

  24. Immolate
    July 6, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Hey Evident,

    Thank you so much for always doing in-depth coverage of the new expansions! You always do such an awesome job! It makes my day when I come on Hearthstone Top Decks and you have uploaded the latest card reveals. I hope you enjoy seeing the new cards as much as I do! 🙂

    Have a great day/night!

    • Evident - Author
      July 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      Glad you like it, I really appreciate the kind words!

  25. Walt Bledsaw
    July 6, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Looking forward to the new expansion. I’m just glad to play after 3 stokes. I love the randomness!

  26. All Versus
    July 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Hearthstone players will be able to chill out with the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion coming in August. The new addition will bring 135 new cards to the game and will take place in Northrend with the Lich King himself as the final boss. New cards will include “terrifying bear sharks, ridiculous geists, indigenous Tuskarr ice fisherman and the addition of runic magic”