Wailing Caverns is the second mini-set in Hearthstone. It will feature 35 new cards supplementing Forged in the Barrens expansion, which was released around 2 months ago. Here’s everything what we know about it so far, including release date, how to get it (and for how much), as well as a full list of cards that were revealed over the last few days.
While not much is known about the new mini-set yet, one thing is sure – it will launch next week, on Thursday (June 3, 2021). The date is in line with most of the predictions, given that’s exactly the same amount of time between expansion launch and mini-set as it was last time (Darkmoon Faire & Darkmoon Races).
Because Blizzard wants to make sure that bigger updates like that land simultaneously around the world, there’s a high chance that we’ll see a patch day early so people can already download it and it goes through the verification process on Android / iOS smoothly. However, that part is just speculation.
How To Get It & Price
After the mini-set launches on June 3, players will have three ways of obtaining it.
The first one is through Forged in the Barrens card packs. All new cards will be added to the pool, so when opening packs from the latest expansion, you will have a chance to get one of the new ones. While it might seem very random, keep in mind that there’s a duplicate protection across all rarities – so if you already opened a bunch of packs from the set, the chances are that you will find new Commons & Rares very quickly. Higher rarities are an issue, though – not only they have a significantly lower chance to appear in packs, but you might not have all of the Forged in the Barrens ones already (so even if you open an Epic / Legendary, it might be an “old” one). That’s why if you want to get a full set, we would recommend using one of the other two methods.
The second one is buying a whole set with Gold. Players will be able to spend 2000 Gold to get the entire Wailing Caverns mini-set at once. This is the easiest method for F2P players, because the alternative use for 2k gold is 20 packs, and it would take much more than 20 packs to get all the new cards. You don’t have to rely on luck or anything – you’ll simply get all the cards (one copy of each Legendary + 2 copies of each non-Legendary).
The third one is real money purchase. The entire set is priced at $14.99, or a similar amount in your local currency, of course. It’s not a bad deal, in terms of pricing it’s comparable to solid bundle deals you see every now and then. Just like in case of the last method, after you pay, you just get the whole mini-set.
In the case of the second and third options, if you already own some of the cards (e.g. you opened a couple of packs), you will simply get duplicates of the cards you already had (you can disenchant them).
Overall, buying the entire mini-set with Gold or real money is a pretty good deal. Of course, ultimately whether it’s worth it or not will depend on the quality of the cards. Luckily, you don’t have to pull the trigger right away – the second and third options should be available for quite some time after launch too.
All 35 cards were revealed – enjoy! If you want to discuss individual cards, click on them and leave a comment there!
Not collectible cards, summoned by other cards from mini-set!