So, we start by purchasing the first wing, which is Orsis. The first boss is Zinaar. His hero power is to hand you a “Discover” card that costs 0 mana. The card grants you “wish”, in which you choose from 3 different cards. This is the new mechanic for TLoE, and is quite fun. Hunters will be familiar with it, because it works just like Hunter Tracking.
Djinni of Zephyrs is a 4/6 minion for 5 mana. Seems like a really cool minion, almost legendary quality.
I can see the Jeweled Scarab being put in a lot of decks. A great opener that grants you a 3-cost minion and has Battlecry synergy.
With a little patience, this fight goes down nice and smooth.
After defeating Sun Raider Phaerix, you are rewarded with the Summoning Stone and Anubisath Sentinel.
The Summoning Stone seems like a really great card, especially for those decks with lots of spells. I think it fits quite nicely in mage decks 😉
Anubisath Sentinel has a lot of potential with it’s Deathrattle: Give a random friendly minion +3/+3.
Once Temple Escape is downed, you have cleared the wing and are rewarded the following: Rumbling Elemental, Sacred Trial, Reno Jackson, and Ancient Shade. You also unlock the Warrior and Warlock Class Challenges!
The Rumbling Elemental is a 2/6 Shaman minion which deals 2 damage to a random enemy after you play a minion with Battlecry.
The Sacred Trial is a paladin secret: When your opponent has 3 minions and plays another, destroy it. Very situational. For my money, I like other paladin secrets a lot better.
Reno Jackson is the legendary reward for this wing, and a pretty powerful one, if you stack your deck right–Battlecry: If your deck contains no more than 1 of any card, fully heal your hero. It’s not conventional, but it’s a pretty powerful chip to play. I have some ideas on how to maximize this potential*
Ancient Shade is a curious card. This 7/4 minion has a Battlecry that shuffles an ‘ancient curse’ into your deck that will do 7 damage when drawn.
Obsidian Destroyer is your reward for completing the Warrior Class Challenge. It is a 7/7 minion that summons a 1/1 Scarab with Taunt at the end of your turn.
Dark Peddler is a 2/2 Warlock minion that discovers a 1-cost minion. While it does have Battlecry synergy, I’m not totally convinced that this card is all that valuable. I would say for sure if it was a demon, but it is not. It is the Reward for defeating the Warlock Class Challenge.
So there it is, the first wing of The League of Explorers: Temple of Orsis! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Next up: Uldaman.
*Stay tuned for a future post: Reno Jackson: The adventure begins!