Welcome back to This week in Blackrock Mountain. This week we tackle Blackrock Spire. It was pretty interesting. Not as hard as last week, not quite as easy as the week before. Kind of a happy medium. Let’s jump right in.
Highlord Omokk is the first boss up in Blackrock Spire. Omokk is not too bad. His hero power is slightly annoying: for 1 mana destroy a damaged minion.
A Pyroblast to the face gets me the win!
The Core Rager is your reward for defeating Omokk. It is a 4/4 hunter minion with a Battlecry: gain +3/+3 if your hand is empty. A nifty card for sure.
General Drakkisath has some interesting mechanics going on. His hero power is passive: All cards cost 1; mana capped at 1.
I made it close with my mage spell deck, but once I lost board control, it was all over. I had two switch to my druid deck, which has lots of big hitters in it.
You are rewarded with the Dragon Consort card. Looks like a 5/5 Warrior minion that has a Battlecry: The next Dragon you play costs (2) less. Underwhelming to be honest.
Rend’s Hero power is slightly annoying. For two mana, he either summons 3 1/1 Whelps, 1 1/1 Whelp with Taunt, or am 8/4 Dragon. You should pick up the strategy quickly. It took my 2 games, but I got it down. I also switched to my hunter.
It was a race to see who could do the most damage quickest.
Your reward for defeating Rend Blackhand is the Dragon Egg. An 0/2 minion that summons a 2/1 Whelp whenever it takes damage. The one mana cost is nice. I could see this working in a Warrior or Priest deck.
Rend Blackhand Legendary minion is your reward for clearing the Blackrock Spire wing. Rend is a 8/4 Legendary minion with a Battlecry: If you are holding a Dragon, destroy a Legendary minion. Pretty cool, as long as you don’t have a legendary on board, I think. Not sure how it plays, but it sounds like it could destroy any. Perhaps it’s targetable.
Defeating Rend also unlocks Priest and Druid Class challenges.
Another go at General Drakkisath with a premade Priest deck. You think you have a shot?
I got some really good cards and just pummeled the good general. It felt good, I’m not gonna lie.
The Twilight Whelp is your reward for completing the Priest Class challenge. This is a 2/1 minion with a Battlecry: If you are holding a Dragon, gain +2 health. It’s an interesting card for 1 mana.
Another crack at Rend Blackhand with a premade Druid deck. Go get ’em!
It took me two cracks at it, I got a really bad draw the first go ’round.
The Volcanic Lumberer is your reward for completing the Druid Class challenge. This is a 7/8 minion with Taunt. It also costs (1) less for each minion that died this turn.
That concludes This Week in Blackrock Mountain: Blackrock Spire. Tune in next week for the Blackwing Lair wing!