Whizbang’s Workshop Guide – New Hearthstone Expansion – Card Reveals, Release Date, New Mechanics, and More!

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The genius inventor and toymaker, Whizbang, has opened the doors to his magical workshop – and all of the Azeroth’s invited! This place is teeming with plushies, Miniatures, and more. With nonstop nostalgia and options galore, you’re bound to find a new favorite toy – or even build one yourself. Welcome to a world of whimsy and wonder, welcome to Whizbang’s Workshop!

General Information

Announcement Video

Expansion Trailer

Whizbang’s Workshop Key Art

New Keyword/Mechanic – Miniaturize

Miniaturize is this expansion’s new keyword. The way it works is very simple. After you play a card with Miniaturize, you get a 1 mana 1/1 copy of it added to your hand. The only difference in the card’s effect is that the 1/1 version is a “Mini” not “Miniaturize”, so it no longer gives you another copy.

The advantages of this kind of effect are obvious. Not only you get an extra, small minion that can be useful in Token strategies (or give you an extra Corpse as a Death Knight), but you can double dip on the card’s effect. While the mini version has weak stats, the effect has a much higher tempo. Because if you take an effect from an expensive card and put it on a 1-Cost card, that effect is going to be proportionally much stronger this way.




The keyword also opens some interesting opportunities, like in the case of Toy Captain Tarim. The first, big version is best used on a friendly minion to buff it. You can, for example, turn a 1/1 Silver Hand Recruit into a 3/7. However, the mini version is a 1/1, so its Battlecry now turns a chosen minion into a 1/1. That can be a great way to deal with a big minion on your opponent’s side of the board. To a lesser extent, Chia Drake also has an interesting dynamic. You probably won’t pick Spell Damage +1 on the first 4 mana body because it’s hard to combo it with spells on the same turn. Drawing a spell will usually be the way to go. However, on the 1/1 version, Spell Damage +1 will be much more enticing, as you will have 3 more mana to work with (and you can easily combo it with, for example, Swipe).

Overall it’s a simple, but cool mechanic.

Zilliax Deluxe 3000 Customizable Legendary Card

Another interesting feature of the expansion is the new Zilliax Deluxe 3000 card. It’s the first Hearthstone card you can customize yourself when putting into your deck (well, E.T.C., Band Manager was also customizable, but in a different way). When you add Zilliax to your deck, you pick two different Upgrade Modules (out of eight), then finish things off with a cosmetic skin. The final cards will have a combined Mana Cost, Stats and Effects of both Modules you picked. This way there are a total of 28 possible combinations. Here’s how it looks in practice and Modules you can pick from:

For example, if you combine Twin Module and Perfect Module, you end up with a 9 mana, 6/5 minion with Divine Shield, Taunt, Lifesteal, Rush and Battlecry: Summon a copy of this. That’s very powerful, but also very expensive. However, you might decide to go for a different strategy and combine Pylon Module with Ticking Module. This way you end up with a 7 mana, 3/5 minion that gives you other minions +1/+1 and costs (1) less for each minion in play. It’s a really good combo for Aggro/Token strategies that rely on flooding the board with multiple minions. For example, it would combo incredibly well with Paladin’s Showdown! spell (it would bring him down to 0 mana with just a single other minion on the board, and +1/+1 on your minions means that your 3/3’s can trade into your opponent’s and survive).

Of course, not every combination will work well, but after thinking about it just for a few minutes I found a few combos that are very interesting and potentially powerful. The card is really interesting because it’s incredibly flexible – not in a gameplay sense, but in a deck-building sense. One Legendary can serve completely different roles in different decks.

New Game Board

Pre-Purchase Info

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:

Whizbang’s Workshop Pre-Purchase Bundle ($49.99)

  • 60 Whizbang’s Workshop Card Packs
  • Two Random Legendary cards from Whizbang’s Workshop expansion
  • Patches the Pirate Card Back
  • Early access to 2x Corridor Sleeper

Whizbang’s Workshop Mega Pre-Purchase Bundle ($79.99)

  • 80 Whizbang’s Workshop Card Packs
  • 10 Golden Whizbang’s Workshop Card Packs
  • 1 Random Golden Legendary from the expansion
  • 1 Random Signature Legendary from the expansion
  • Patches the Pirate Rogue Cosmetic Hero
  • Patches the Pirate Card Back
  • Early access to 2x Corridor Sleeper

Pre-purchase will be available until the expansion’s launch, so be sure to get it at least a day before the set goes live just to be sure.

Most Recently Revealed Cards from Whizbang’s Workshop

Whizbang’s Workshop Revealed Card List

If you’re looking for cards from a specific class, click on it below:

Death Knight – Demon HunterDruidHunterMagePaladinPriestRogueShamanWarlockWarriorNeutral

Death Knight

Horseman’s Head and Hero Powers (Normal & Upgraded):


















A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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  1. Fabuloso
    February 21, 2024 at 6:11 pm

    Question for Stonekeep. First off thanks for the excellent content, love your site.

    Now to my questions: I usually save my standard card packs earned from Tavern Brawl and other events that grant card packs (including the rank rewards at the beginning of the season) when an expansion is announced. This is so that once it is released, I can open the packs and hope to get new cards, whereas if I open them now, it will most likely be useless. Since standard is rotating with the new expansion, is it still worth holding on to them? Will the card packs that I’m saving now be from the new standard or when they were earned?

    • Erastor10
      February 22, 2024 at 1:01 pm

      This is nothing offical as far as I know, but common knowledge flying arround:

      The cards you get from a pack aren´t calculated until you open the pack, therefore this should apply to Standard Packs aswell, no matter when you got the packs!

      This is nothing offical or confirmed, but should work anyways!

    • JoyDivision
      February 23, 2024 at 12:18 am

      Yeah this works. Wait ’til the expansion is released, profit. Even better if you already have a full Standard collection because then it’s like you open a pack from the new edition. 😉

    • Asperkraken
      March 9, 2024 at 10:59 am

      Yup. Just sit on them.

    • DannyN
      March 14, 2024 at 5:35 pm

      Been doing this ever since the creation of standard packs. Works every time.