Welcome, adventurer, to Stormwind! This majestic capital city is a testament to all the Alliance stands for. Filled with bustling trade, shiny equipment, epic mounts, and new Questlines, Stormwind is a great place to rest and prepare for the next step in your journey. And prepare you must, as there is hidden danger lurking deep within the castle’s pristine walls. The city cannot and will not fall! Band together with old allies and new friends. Resolute and unyielding we are… United in Stormwind!
- Release Date – August 3, 2021
- 135 New Cards – Card Reveal Schedule Here
- New Keyword – Tradeable
- New Keyword – Questlines
- Year-Long Narrative – all three 2021 expansions will be connected by their story.
- Mercenaries Game Mode Launching Later This Expansion (Unless Delayed Again)
- Two Pre-Purchase Tiers – $49.99 and $79.99
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:
United in Stormwind Pre-Purchase Bundle ($49.99)
- 60 United in Stormwind Packs
- Two Random Legendary cards from United in Stormwind
- Lady Katrana Prestor Card Back
United in Stormwind Mega Bundle ($79.99)
- 80 United in Stormwind Card Packs
- 5 Golden United in Stormwind Card Packs
- Two Random Golden Legendaries from United in Stormwind
- Lady Katrana Prestor Mage Cosmetic Hero
- Lady Katrana Prestor Card Back
- Battlegrounds Perks
- Ve’nari Alternate Battlegrounds Bartender*
* Ve’nari Bartender can also be pre-purchased as a standalone item between July 27 and August 3. It won’t be available at the expansion’s launch, but it will be added not later than August 31, 2021.
Pre-purchases are available all the way until expansion’s release, but it’s always safer to purchase them a day earlier (August 2 in this case).
New Keyword – Tradeable
This expansion’s new mechanic is Tradeable. The mechanic is similar to MTG’s “Cycling”. A card with Tradeable has two uses – you can either play it for its mana cost or pay 1 mana to swap it with another random card in your deck (you trade it by dragging it from your hand to your deck during your turn). The truth is that not every card is great in every single matchup. Sometimes it’s worth paying 1 extra mana to simply draw something else instead.
For example – Acidic Swamp Ooze is a great card against decks running weapons, but if you stumble upon an opponent with no weapons in their deck, the card is basically useless and you’d rather have another one in your hand. And here comes Rustrot Viper, a superior version of Ooze. If you play against a weaponless deck – no problem, whenever you have 1 free mana you can just trade it for something else. And if you play against a weapon deck – you can just keep it in your hand and wait for the right opportunity.
The tradeable mechanic makes cards significantly more flexible without adding the unnecessary RNG of something like Discover. Instead of relying on discovering the right tech card, you can just run it and – if it’s not useful in a given matchup (or at a given time) – trade it away.
New Keyword – Questline
Remember the good, old-fashioned “Quests”? Yep – they’re making a comeback, with a small twist. Instead of normal Quests, we’re getting Questlines which are basically a sequence of three Quests back to back.
They work similarly to normal ones – you always get a Questline card in your mulligan and then you have a certain requirement you need to finish in order to get a reward. However, when you finish the first part, on top of a reward you automatically start the second (and then third) part and work on that one.
The first and second rewards are rather small – it definitely wouldn’t be worth it to finish Quests just for those. However, the final reward provides a massive advantage that can easily win you the game – rewards are arguably even better than the ones from original Un’Goro Quests. But will they be enough to go through not one, not two, but three tiers before getting to the reward?
Most Recently Revealed Cards from United in Stormwind
United in Stormwind Revealed Card List
If you’re looking for cards from a specific class, click on it below:
Demon Hunter – Druid – Hunter – Mage – Paladin – Priest – Rogue – Shaman – Warlock – Warrior – Neutral
Demon Hunter’s Questline + Final Reward
Druid’s Questline + Final Reward
Hunter’s Questline + Final Reward
Mage’s Questline + Final Reward
Paladin’s Questline + Final Reward
Priest’s Questline + Final Reward
Rogue’s Questline + Final Reward
Shaman’s Questline + Final Reward
Warlock’s Questline + Final Reward
Warrior’s Questline + Final Reward
Rarity distribution based on previous expansion, the final version might look slightly different.