Rastkhan’s Rumble is the final expansion for the Year of the Raven! Our expansion guide will feature a card spoilers list, gameboard art, card backs, general artwork, and more! We’ll be updating this guide immediately following the release of any new information.
Rastakhan’s Rumble represents the 10th full set Hearthstone expansion and the final expansion of the Year of the Raven. It will be interesting how this expansion does, with The Boomsday Project being semi-disappointing due to the lack of making many waves in the meta and mostly bolstering already existing decks.
- Release Date – December 4th, 2018
- Rumble Run – Single-Player – Release Date: December 13th, 2018.
- New Cards: 135
- New Keyword: Overkill – Cards with Overkill trigger additional effects when they kill a minion by doing damage that exceeds the minion’s health.
- New Hero Card: Zul’jin will be the only hero card of the expansion and it will be for the Hunter class!
- New Card Style: Spirits – Spirits are special minions with abilities that can turn the tide of battle. Elusive creatures, spirits enjoy stealth the first turn they’re in play.
- New Card Style: Loa – Among the countless brawlers who are competing in Rastakhan’s Rumble, a handful of legendary loa are ready to shake the competition to its core.
- Free Stuff: When the expansion is released, you just need to login and you will get one Free Legendary Loa, two Spirit cards from the same class, and six Rastakhan’s Rumble card packs!
Table of Contents
- Rastakhan’s Rumble Pre-Order
- Rastakhan’s Rumble Visual Card Guide
- Single-Player Content: Rumble Run
- Cinematic Trailer
- Announcement Trailer
- Troll Champions
- Card Backs
- Full Card Art
- Key Art
Expansion Archetype Previews and Theorycraft
We’re doing a deep dive on all of the potential archetypes from the upcoming expansion.
- Pirate Rogue Preview
- Evolve Token Shaman Preview
- Control Paladin Preview
- Big Beast Druid Preview
- Rush Warrior Preview
- Dragon Warrior Preview
- Elemental Mage Preview
- Odd Mage Preview
Our writers are working hard and creating detailed articles and guides for the new expansion!
- Article: What Would it Take for Hand Buff and Deck Buff to Succeed in Rastakhan’s Rumble?
- Lore: The Rumble Teams and Their Champions – A Rastakhan’s Rumble Lore Overview
- Lore: Rastakhan’s Rumble Lore Overview
- Guide: Overkill Keyword Guide
Stonekeep’s in-depth card reviews can be found on these roundup posts:
- Card Review #1 – Sul’thraze, Shirvallah, the Tiger, Hir’eek, the Bat, Hex Lord Malacrass, Cannon Barrage and more!
- Card Review #2 – Time Out, Ticket Scalper, Heavy Metal, Belligerent Gnome, Spirit of the Dead and Bwonsamdi, the Dead!
- Card Review #3 – Oondasta, Zentimo, Jan’alai, the Dragonhawk, High Priestess Jeklik, A New Challenger and More!
- Card Review #4 – High Priest Thekal, Princess Talanji, Giftah, Akali, the Rhino, Wardruid Loti, Captain Hooktusk And More!
- Card Review #5 – Da Undatakah, Zul’jin, Mojomaster Zihi, Krag’wa, the Frog, Halazzi, the Lynx And More!
Rastakhan’s Rumble Pre-Order
The pre-order for expansions has been changing with each release. Last expansion they offered two different bundles, one had 50 packs and one had 80. With the 50 pack bundle you got a free golden legendary card and a card back, but if you splurged on the 80 packs you were given a sweet Mecha’Jarxxus Warlock hero! The previous one to that was probably the best bundle for value, it was the standard $49.99 cost but instead of 50 packs you were given 70! Whatever it ends up being, this is most definitely the most value you will get when purchasing packs.
In Rastakhan’s Rumble you will have two different choices. The Challenger’s Bundle which is the more budget option, will get you the “Ready to Rumble” Card Back and 17 Card packs for $19.99 USD. If you want to splurge and go for the big daddy, then you will want the Rastakhan’s Rumble Bundle! This includes the new Alternate Shaman Hero: King Rastakhan, the card back, and 50 Card Packs for $49.99 USD. You can pre-purchase right now at the Battle.net Shop!
Rastakhan’s Rumble Visual Card Guide & Spoilers List
There will be 135 new cards in Rastakhan’s Rumble expansion. Just about every expansion follows a pretty standard flow in terms of rarities. Each class will get two legendary cards, this is usually at least one minion, and the other could be a spell, weapon, or new card type. Classes will then typically get two epic cards, three rares, and three commons. For Neutral cards, this can kind of change based on the expansion, but there can be around five Legendaries, nine epics, nine rares, and a whole bunch of commons.
In this expansion, we’ll be getting a Legendary Troll Champion for each class, as well as a Legendary Loa. The Legendary Loa appear to be cards of great power, and they have strong synergy with the Spirit cards of the same class.
Below you will find cards sorted by class and a visual look at what is still left to reveal.
Most Recently Revealed Cards from Rastakhan’s Rumble
Zul’jin Hero Power
Neutral cards for new expansions aren’t always consistent in their rarities.
Single-Player Content: Rumble Run
It looks like we’re going back to the rogue-like style of battle in the single-player mode in Rastakhan’s Rumble. You will face off against eight of the most fearsome troll contenders! Learn more about this with our full Rumble Run Guide!
In the single-player mode for Rastakhan’s Rumble, Rumble Run, compete for glory before cheering crowds in a no-holds-barred smackdown in the Gurubashi Arena! Players will choose a troll champion and climb the ranks in this gladiatorial contest to be crowned champion.
Choose Your Team
You start your run by picking one of three randomly selected Troll champions. This choice determines your class for this run and gives you a powerful minion on the board at the start of each match.
You and your opponent both start with your shrines in play. Your shrine grants you a special boon tied to your Loa.
Win and Grow Strong
Advance in the Rumble and add powerful spell and minion cards to your deck as you progress.
Every expansion usually comes with a pretty awesome animated trailer. If we’re lucky, some of them even come with a catchy song that goes along with the new release.
The announcement trailer is a bit different, it introduces some new cards and some of the lore behind the expansion.
Each class is represented by one of the Troll Champions and a Team Spirit representing one of the Loa. You can see how they each correspond to a class below.
DRUID – WARDRUID LOTI – CHAMPION OF GONK’S RAPTORS
Loti keeps her distance from the other Rumble competitors, preferring the company of her dinosaur loa Gonk and other scaled companions. Druids will discover that she’s a master of shapeshifting and claw-to-hand combat.
HUNTER – ZUL’JIN – CHAMPION OF HALAZZI’S LYNXS
Warlord Zul’jin is reckless, bitter, and has a chip on his shoulder that’s even bigger than his blade. He’s is more than willing to unleash the primal power of Halazzi the Lynx loa upon his competitors, but he’s got a special knack for the mystical side of the hunt.
MAGE – MALACRASS – CHAMPION OF JAN’ALAI’S DRAGONHAWKS
The fury of Jan’alai the Dragonhawk loa fuels Malacrass’s fire on the Rumble field. Despite a flair for the dramatic, Malacrass is a clever opponent. He’ll give Mages who are willing to plan ahead access to useful resources.
PALADIN – HIGH PRIEST THEKAL – CHAMPION OF SHIRVALLAH’S TIGERS
This master fighter is a fan favorite! Wielding the Light as a weapon, he can use his healing energy in ways Paladins haven’t seen before. Confident to a fault, Thekal moves almost as quickly as he talks, dancing around his opponents for the crowd.
PRIEST – PRINCESS TALANJI – CHAMPION OF BWONSAMDI’S ZOMBIES
As princess of the Zandalari Empire, Rastakhan’s own daughter calls the loa of the dead, Bwonsamdi, her companion. Talanji will aid Priests in turning their foes’ own might against them if forced to fight.
ROGUE – CAPTAIN HOOKTUSK – CHAMPION OF GRAL’S SHARKS
This charming and flashy pirate has come ashore to claim her share of glory in the Rumble, and she’ll lie, cheat, and steal to get it! Rogues who choose Captain Hooktusk as their champion will find that she rarely goes anywhere without her loyal crew.
SHAMAN – ZENTIMO – CHAMPION OF KRAG’WA’S FROGS
The crowd finds this witch doctor mysterious, quiet, and more than a little unsettling. He’s content to let his giant frog loa, Krag’wa, do the fighting while he helps Shamans master channeling elemental magic.
WARLOCK – HIGH PRIESTESS JEKLIK – CHAMPION OF HIR’EEK’S BATS
The shrieking, shadow-skulking aspirant of the bat loa Hir’eek revels in the boos she gets from the crowd. Warlocks willing to make the right sacrifices will find Jeklik a useful champion who seems to be everywhere at once.
WARRIOR – WAR MASTER VOONE – CHAMPION OF AKALI’S RHINOS
Voone finds kindship in the rhino loa Akali. He’s a simple troll—he loves loud drums, a roaring crowd, and a raucous after-party—but his former employment by the Black Dragonflight will give Warriors special insight into the ways of dragons.
Each expansion gets its very own customized gameboard! These boards will usually have a lot of various items for you to click on to pass the time between turns, and some of them even have secrets that can only be revealed by clicking things in the precise order! We’ll feature the board below once it’s revealed.
King Rastakhan’s Hero Art
If you grab the full pre-purchase bundle then you will get the King Rastakhan Hero Portrait for the Shaman class!
Most expansions have a couple of card backs celebrating the release. One you can usually get by purchasing the pre-release bundle that is usually the best bang for your buck in terms of packs and value. There will be one you can grab that is from the ranked season, and finally there should be one unlockable by finishing up the single-player content that will be revealed. We’ll have all of those listed right here once we learn more!
There’s two card backs that we know about currently. You can get the Ready to Rumble card back be pre-purchasing the expansion bundle, and the Rumble Runner card back is gained by completing the single-player mode, Rumble Run.
Full Card Art
One of the best parts of every Hearthstone expansion is the great new art that comes out during the reveals.
Cinematic Stills are high quality images from the Cinematic Trailer! These are awesome shots of some of the great art featured in the video.
Key Art represents the primary artwork used to get across the theme of the expansion to the other artists that end up creating card art. It’s usually a very flavorable piece of art that sets the tone for the expansion, and makes pretty good wallpaper for your desktop!
Another small leak for the expansion has just come through. Looks like the pre-purchase bundle is going to have a hero portrait just like The Boomsday Project! We aren’t sure about the class, but I would imagine it being either Priest or Shaman.
Once every generation, Azeroth’s Troll tribes come together to compete for the blessings of the Loa and the favor of King Rastakhan. The no-holds-barred battle forms the basis for Rastakhan’s Rumble, the next Hearthstone expansion, which was just revealed today as part of the BlizzCon opening ceremony.
Nine teams will take part in the latest iteration of this time-honored Troll-down, each led by a Legendary Troll Champion representing one of the Hearthstone classes. The Loa, ancient spirits worshipped by the Trolls, will also take part in the fighting as Legendary minions. Shirvallah the Tiger is the Paladin Loa, which costs a cool 25-Mana to cast. You can reduce that outlay by casting spells, but even so it seems like a restrictive price for an effect that’s probably only going to be good in incredibly slow control decks.