Saviors of Uldum Expansion Guide! Release Date, Card Spoilers, Pre-Purchase Info, New Mechanics and More!

League of E.V.I.L. has taken over the city of Dalaran, but they have no intention of sitting idly now. Next stop – Uldum, an ancient land full of treasures and secrets. Their exact plan remains unknown, but you can bet that it’s something… evil. However, their adversaries are truly worthy. League of Explorers is back, and they won’t let villains do whatever they want. Join Reno Jackson, Elise Starseeker, Brann Bronzebeard and Sir Finley Mrrgglton to discover and stop Rafaam’s plan. All of that happening in the ancient desert called “Land of the Titans”.

Saviors of Uldum is the second expansion for the Year of the Dragon! Our expansion guide will feature a card spoilers list, general information, explanation of new mechanics, artworks, card backs, and more! We’ll be updating this guide immediately following the release of any new information.

Saviors of Uldum represents the 12th full Hearthstone expansion and the second set of 2019 (Year of the Dragon). There are no sets rotating out with the release of this expansion (next rotation will happen in 2020).

General Information

Announcement & Cinematic Trailer

Most Recently Revealed Cards from Saviors of Uldum

Check out the full card reveal schedule here!











Neutral cards for new expansions aren’t always consistent in their rarities – we’ll just adjust the number of cards from each rarity as they are released!





New Mechanics & Themes

  • New Keyword – Reborn. After a minion with Reborn dies for the first time, it gets resurrected at 1 Health. It works a bit like Redemption built into a minion! Restless Mummy is an example of a Reborn card.
  • New Theme – Plague. Each of the five “villain” classes will get a powerful Plague card. They all have powerful, board sweeping effects. For example – Priest’s Plague of Death.
  • Quest Cards Are Back! Quest cards, which were originally created in Journey to Un’Goro, have all rotated out of Standard recently. But we’ve got a completely new batch of Quests (again, one per class). For those unfamiliar with how Quests work, here’s a quick explanation: They are 1 mana Legendary spells that always start in your opening hand (but you can mulligan them away). Each of them requires you to do a certain task after you play them, and once you complete it, you get a reward. Very simple! In case of Un’Goro Quests, you had to play the reward yourself, but Saviors of Uldum Quests will upgrade your Hero Power immediately (so you can enjoy the reward immediately).

Solo Adventure Content

Saviors of Uldum will also have additional Solo content, but we don’t have any information about it yet.


There are two Pre-Purchase tiers. The cheaper one costs $49.99 and gives you 50 Saviors of Uldum Card Packs + Elise Starseeker Card Back + Random Golden Saviors of Uldum Legendary.


The second, more expensive one, costs $79.99 and gives you everything the smaller bundle does, with additional 30 Card Packs (for 80 in total) and a new Druid Hero skin – Elise Starseeker.

Game Board

Key Art

Cinematic Stills


A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over five years of playing and four years of writing about the game, he has achieved infinite Arena and multiple top 100 Legend climbs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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  1. Vincent
    July 19, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Both quest and reno legends do not come close to the original versions. Why would you build a deck around them? Why play a less optimal hunter when you have the mech synergies… Maybe the warlock reno legend will be worth it, I hope so. Prob most top tier decks will remain, with 2 or 3 cards from the new expansion.

  2. Skoopy
    July 18, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Not a single word about any reveal streams? Iam sad right now. So they choosed to reveal them during reveal season only? and than one last big stream? meh… Today 4 legendarys incoming at comiccon.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 18, 2019 at 4:28 am

      Yeah, there’s a stream featuring League of Explorers voice actors today (from Comic-Con). They will PROBABLY reveal the 4 Legendaries (Explorers). Maybe some other cards too?

      But I’m quite surprised that they don’t run the usual initial reveal stream with some HS personality. Those are always fun to watch!

      • Skoopy
        July 18, 2019 at 4:47 am

        Just loved to see Kibler burning a new legendary :D. But you right, so they only had 4 additional cards revealed due the brawl event. They had 2 streams in the past right? So maybe we get a big one towards the end of reveal season? Did you notice the answer from Toast on Twitter? He send back his card reveal to Blizzard, he said smth like “i dont like the state of HS right now” and so on. Name Thijs as Person who will reveal his card. The answer from Thijs on Twitter was heartbreaking! I love him so much for his comments towards Toast… but sad story, that Blizzard made Toast not feel comfortable with the game state… he has such a big community behind him.

        • Stonekeep - Site Admin
          July 18, 2019 at 5:07 am

          Yes, it was usually 2 streams – one at the start (shorter/smaller one) and one at the end (bigger one, with lots of cards shown and a final card dump right after). I would be really surprised if we didn’t get the second one.

          I’ve seen it! But the entire issue has been overblown in my opinion. Most of people were supportive of Toast. There were some haters, but they were a minority. And even haters were mostly mad at Blizzard for giving the card reveal to someone who doesn’t play the game anymore and not at Toast for having it.

          I don’t blame him for not wanting to reveal the card, he’s playing TFT for a while now after all. But I also don’t blame Blizzard for giving him one – that’s smart marketing. A popular HS streamer revealing a card won’t bring any new audience (because they already watch him for HS). And Toast could bring a part of his TFT audience back to HS. And to be honest, I don’t think it’s entirely about not being comfortable with the state of the game. Rise of Shadows was the most progressive expansion in a while and from what I’ve seen the game is heading in the right direction once again. It’s just that you can’t always play the same game forever and still have fun. It’s natural, but some people just don’t understand it. A casual player can play a few hours per week and that’s it – a streamer/content creator has to play the game for HOURS every single day, so much that he can become sick of it (it happened to me too in the past). At one point you treat it only like a job, not something you do for fun. And then you find a new game and start having fun again – of course you want to switch and see the previous one as something bad. But it’s not always the old game that’s bad, but a player that’s burned out of it.

  3. Kuskie
    July 15, 2019 at 9:48 am

    “New Theme – Plague. Each of the five “villain” classes will get a powerful Plague card. They all have powerful, board sweeping effects.”
    Rogue: Say what?

    • Rolioli
      July 15, 2019 at 6:07 pm

      My thoughts exactly

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

      Apparently, Rogue’s Plague card was changed shortly before the release, because it didn’t fit into the class identity (and it would be silly to directly contradict themselves right after releasing a big blog post about class identity). AoEs are supposed to be Rogue’s weakness (hence Vanish rotating out to HoF), and while we don’t know what Plague card Rogue initially had, it’s safe to assume that it was some sort of AoE removal.

  4. Skoopy
    July 15, 2019 at 1:33 am

    After revealing these 3 1-health minions for Paladin, iam wondering what the Pally quest will look like. Some more synergy with secrets? Divine Shield buffs? Any bonus for 1 health minions on board? Reborn? iam really hyped :).

  5. Taznak
    July 14, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    The more I think about it, the more these quests look like an answer for other classes to challenge Warrior’s persistent value generation from Dr. Boom Mad Genius. All of the quests reward you with a new hero power, after all, which is something you can draw repeated value from turn after turn, much like Dr. Boom’s hero power. But I’m also not convinced that this is a good solution to the Dr. Boom Mad Genius problem, because he also gives all your mechs Rush. That’s like a Dungeon Run treasure on its own, considering how dominant mechs are for Warrior.

    I think being able to challenge Warriors on long games would require substantial power creep, and it would be better for the health of the game to just nerf Dr. Boom Mad Genius. It would certainly be good for the health of the Specialist format, which revolves around the Warrior class and which classes are able to challenge it, since Warrior completely shuts down classes like Shaman and Druid.

    • Skoopy
      July 15, 2019 at 6:48 am

      You are right when we look at that problem in specialist format. When we compare that ladderwise, we need something to hold to the lategame value from Hagatha/Zuljin (huge powerturn)/Dr. Boom. We also need some more tools to challenge Conjurers Calling! Mage is a much bigger problem than Warrior in my opinion. The Quests will compensate that missing value for other classes a lot! But if i think about the mage quest, iam really not sure if i wanna change my heropower into a random spell (-2). But yes, i think quests can compete against Warrior/Shaman/Mage.
      As much as i followed the specialist format warrior gets beaten even by rogue and mage by far. Warrior is not the problem, the pure lategame value from Omega Essembly/Devestator and Dr. Boom are the problem to hold against for other classes.

      • Taznak
        July 15, 2019 at 10:59 am

        As a Mage player, I agree. It’s not healthy for one card to account for such a large portion of the power of the class; it’s literally unthinkable to try and make a competitive mage deck without Mountain Giant + Conjurer’s Calling right now (Kibler crafted a deck around spell damage + Unexpected Results, and it sucks). If Mage ends up too weak after a Conjurer’s Calling nerf, Blizzard can just release some new powerful cards to prop the class up. It’s in the same vein that I’d like to see Dr. Boom Mad Genius nerfed.

  6. GrayFoxx
    July 13, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I like to play Druid, and was thinking of buying the 80 preorder, I like Elise, but also valued my money and thought if I would rather buy LoE and Karazhan (or other combination of two adventures) for basically half the price. I play exclusively wild and don’t own any of the adventures.

  7. FantomZ
    July 12, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    I did not understand? Will blizzard give us 50 packs? Can someone say that?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 13, 2019 at 2:48 am

      Yes, they will. If you buy them for $49.99 🙂 It’s a pre-purchase deal.

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  9. Nelmar23
    July 4, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    August 12 will gonna release? Hope that I can see it in an Esport event like WCG this year. I want to see these new cards using by the pro gamer and I want the new game board that they are working on. Can’t wait for it 🙂

  10. Madvillain
    July 2, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    lame they went with Elise… they had a chance to make Reno or Brann as the hero… such waste

    • Coyote
      July 2, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      I like elise, but why is she a druid hero, makes no sense to me.

      • Rolioli
        July 2, 2019 at 7:22 pm

        Should be a hunter

        • MrStrategy
          July 5, 2019 at 12:51 am

          I think they made her a druid because it’s one of the two classes (along with rogue) which doesn’t have a hero skin that costs money.

          • Madvillain
            July 5, 2019 at 1:13 pm

            yeah but how awesome would have been a Reno or Brann hunter hero

  11. Loiosh
    July 2, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Stonekeep, are you not doing your card reviews anymore? Used to be my go-to during reveal season.

    • Girondin
      July 2, 2019 at 11:26 am

      Ye, was a fan of these too. Stonekeep reviews always a good read

    • MilesTegF
      July 2, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      Miss them too! #BringBackCardReviews !

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 12, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      Hey man, sorry, I went on vacation on July 2nd and I’ve missed your comment.

      Sadly, it’s hard to find enough time to do the reviews now 🙁 I did them when I was just helping with the site (then I mostly focused on writing articles) – now I’m working as the admin, so I have more responsibilities.

      I’ve been asked about it a lot last expansion, I honestly didn’t know that so many of you liked them. I’ll try hard to find some time to do reviews – even if not for every card, at least for the more interesting ones!

      • Vincent
        July 19, 2019 at 3:22 pm

        Thank you for the Saviours of Uldum card reviews #1 !!
        Love the card reviews and after the release… looking back to see which cards were not highly rated, but surprised everyone.

  12. Taznak
    July 2, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Looks like the 50 dollar bundle went back to giving a golden legendary card. The Rise of Shadows 50 dollar bundle came with a non-golden legendary.

  13. H0lysatan
    July 2, 2019 at 3:57 am

    135 cards per expansions. Hearthstone getting crowded. anyway, no dates for card reveals yet?
    will we get free legendary card as well?
    i guess it’s still a long way to August.

    • H0lysatan
      July 2, 2019 at 4:03 am

      since most legendary weapons got rotated out last year, is this expansion where they introduce it back?
      we already have legendary minions, and legendary spells (in terms of quest).
      sadly. all of this wont get answered anytime soon.

      • Taznak
        July 2, 2019 at 7:19 am

        Pretty sure we won’t be getting legendary weapons this expansion. It’s standard now for there to be two legendary cards per class; in some expansions, both legendary cards have been minions (Witchwood, Rastakhan’s Rumble, Rise of Shadows), while other expansions have mixed it up and gave us 1 minion and 1 quest (Un’goro), 1 minion and 1 hero card (Frozen Throne), 1 minion and 1 weapon (Kobolds and Catacombs), or 1 minion and 1 spell (Boomsday).

        With the announcement already out that every class will be getting a legendary quest, it’s safe to assume that the second legendary card each class will get will be a minion. Unless one class gets a hero card, I suppose.

      • MeerkatJonny
        July 2, 2019 at 8:04 pm

        I’m sorry but these are some pretty terrible questions.

        1. Hearthstone is not getting more crowded. This is the 3rd straight year they will have 3 full expansions, and with rotations sets everywhere, the standard pool doesn’t increase from year to year.

        2. Dates have never been revealed right when they announce a new expansion. They have very consistently starting announcing expansions a month before they release and revealing the majority of cards two weeks before release. This should be confirmed within the next two weeks, during which a handful of cards will be released. This is how it happens every time.

        3. Yes, we will get a free legendary upon release. They have already announced this.

        4. All legendary weapons rotated in April, not “most” of them. And no, there will not be new ones introduced this expansion. They always announce any new or renewed expansions during the announcement of an expansion. They would have already said if legendary weapons are coming back. Kinda weird and random to already be wondering when they might be coming back.

        • H0lysatan
          July 3, 2019 at 7:53 pm

          what do you mean terrible questions?
          I wouldn’t ask something if I knew, would I?
          besides, most of it were my personal opinions. If it were terrible, feel free not to reply.
          and please, if you had all these info, and want to share, feel free to create a new posts.

          • MeerkatJonny
            July 14, 2019 at 11:49 am

            I did post the info in response to your question, and the info is readily available online.

    • Electronick
      July 2, 2019 at 4:05 am

      Nothing confirmed yet but I wouldn’t be surprised if we all got a free legendary quest again.

  14. Taznak
    July 1, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    “Saviors of Uldum Quests seem to upgrade your Hero Power immediately (at least the two we’ve seen so far).”

    PlayHearthstone clarifies that:
    “What’s a hero without a quest? Nine all-new quest cards, once completed, will replace your hero power with a powerful new ability”

    So, all 9 quests should change your hero power for something else immediately.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 2, 2019 at 1:29 am

      Thanks for the info, release day is always hectic and I don’t want to spread wrong information by assuming things I’m not sure about 🙂

  15. H0lysatan
    July 1, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    is it the right time now to add a new menu/section especially for “Saviors of Uldum”, just like sections intended for “Rise of Shadows”? just saying. Thank you.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 2, 2019 at 1:17 am

      Already requested it (as well as header image update) – waiting for devs to work on it. Should be ready soon (probably later today) 🙂

  16. MilesTegF
    July 1, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    With that cape, Elize looks a lot like the girl in G-Force

  17. A person who reacts to this
    July 1, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    So a mixture of quest and hero card. Sounds fun 🙂

  18. JoyDivision
    July 1, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    I can’t remember how it was done in older expansions (nor IF it was done)… when I purchase both bundles, do I get 1 or 2 random golden legendaries?

    • Jed
      July 1, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      It will be 2

      • JoyDivision
        July 1, 2019 at 11:53 pm


        • NIGHTxBLADE
          July 2, 2019 at 5:03 am

          Be careful cus sometimes it will activate a bug that gives u two legendery from old expansions instead of uldum (that happend alot in rastakhan ????)

          • JoyDivision
            July 2, 2019 at 5:50 am

            Well … if this isn’t a troll comment … how should I be ‘careful’? Not logging in when the new expansion comes out?

  19. Jed
    July 1, 2019 at 11:06 am

    We back bb

  20. Nickus89
    July 1, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Holy moly, new cards already? Rise of shadows was an expansion that kept us engaging almost throughout.
    I am hyped. Both the expansion theme as well as return of explorers and quests has potential to be super exciting. To be honest, based on the first impression, I feel like this is how the quests should be done in the first place.

  21. Regaleagle99
    July 1, 2019 at 11:03 am

    If we are getting Elise as a hero skin does that mean we are not getting her as a card

    • Sealbinder
      July 1, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Not necessarily. In RoS we got Lazul as both a hero portrait and card.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      July 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

      I’m almost sure that we will also have Elise card, not only Hero skin.

    July 1, 2019 at 10:27 am


  23. Omnitarian
    July 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Aww yeah. Fun stuff!

    Quests are a fun mechanic that I’m glad they’re returning to. Reborn seems like a “filler” keyword tbh, they could’ve just phrased it as “deathrattle: summon a 3/1 mummy with rush” for instance. But you could say the same thing about Recruit and Echo. A few classes (Priest and Warrior?) might be able to exploit the fact they come back injured.

    • Thanatos
      July 2, 2019 at 7:20 am

      It is different, a 3/1 mummy with rush is different from a 3/2 mummy with rush that has only 1 HP at the momment. Maybe other reborn minions will have more HP, and for classes that can heal their minions, reborn means you can heal it to full life again…

    • Thanatos
      July 2, 2019 at 7:23 am

      Also, with the new class identity, warrior can’t have deathrattle minions, only hunter, rogue and priest. Also, deathrattle has its sinergies, while a deathrattle can be triggered without the minion’s death, or can be copied by another minion (for example: nine lives, oblivitron, Da undatakah), reborn does not.

      • Likefia
        July 4, 2019 at 4:42 am

        If they are really concerned by the class identity they should also change Desperate Stand into “give a minion reborn”. So far we haven’t seen “Reborn” card that would allow outstanding combo or tempo with the deathrattle tag instead. I think they created this new tag just for commercial purpose, the expension would be less hyped if they had no new mechanic to tease us with. Rush and adapt was necesseray key words, and more exiting ones …

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