Welcome back to This Week in Naxxramas. The Plague Quarter opened up promptly at 11:59 last Tuesday, PDT. After a slight hitch, I got in and met the first boss head-on!
First up is Noth the Plaguebringer. As you can see, I got a really good draw on my mage. Dispatched him with no problem.
Defeating Noth unlocks the Stoneskin Gargoyle cards, a 1/4 minion for 3 mana. At the end of your turn it is healed to full health. Not great, but it does have possibilities.
You are now ready to fight Heigan the Unclean.
Defeating Heigan rewards you with the Unstable Ghoul card. My favorite of the Plague Wing neutral cards. A 1/3 minion with taunt, for 2 mana. It has a Deathrattle that does 1 damage to all minions. This is both an interesting card with all the new Deathrattles and interesting in buff decks as well.
My initial reaction to Loatheb was: 75 health for a normal boss? This had to be a bug, right? Nope. Not a bug.
Defeating Loatheb grants you the Sludge Belcher card. A 3/5 minion with a Deathrattle that summons a 1/2 slime with taunt. An interesting card if you are building a “Deathrattle” deck. Completing the Plague Wing unlocks the Loatheb legendary.
A 5/5 legendary card that makes spells for your opponent cost 5 more on their next turn. I’m pretty “cool” on this card. I can’t see this card really making it into any of my decks. It seems highly situational. Beating all three bosses also opens up two more class challenges: Mage and Hunter!
I was really happy to get to these two challenges. Probably my favorite two class cards in this expansion.
The hunter challenge starts out with an interesting predicament: You only get 1 card type, which incidentally, is the reward for completing this challenge, the Webspinner. I had to do this one a few times. Having beat this boss already, I knew the gimmick. It would take some luck…
Not going to ruin anyone’s fun, but the end result looks a little like this! A huge can of whoop-ass is about to be opened!
The Webspinner is a nice hunter card that is a 1/1 Beast with a cool Deathrattle: Add a random Beast card to your hand. Not super awesome but not bad. Especially if you have a Scavenging Hyena or Starving Buzzard on board.
The mage challenge was less memorable for me. So much, I completely don’t remember it. It rewards a really nifty card though, Duplicate.
Duplicate is a 3 mana spell, which is a Secret. I only run 2 Secrets in both my mage decks, “Mirror Entity” which I think is one of the coolest and powerful of them all. Duplicate looks like it will be right there. Just huge potential, especially if your friendly minion is a legendary card 😉
Sometimes I get really lucky with screen shots. This is probably my favorite Hearthstone screenie I have captured so far. Absolutely priceless. I hope you guys have as much fun with Naxx: Plague Quarter as I did. See you next week!