The League of Explorers: The Ruined City launched
last Thursday and I finally saved up the gold to preview it. So let’s get at it!
First up is Lord Slitherspear. His hero power is: Summon a hungry naga for zero mana. You seem to start out with a Cauldron on the other side of the board–0/5 minion with Taunt and a Deathrattle: Save Sir Finley and stop the naga onslaught.
Saving Sir Finley gives Lord Slitherspear a new hero power (+2 attack) and places Sir Finley Mrrgglton in your hand. He is a legendary minion with a Battlecry: Discover a new hero power.
Defeating Slitherspear rewards you with the following cards:
Huge Toad Reward, not to be confused with Big Head Todd, er- is a 3/2 Beast with a Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to a random enemy.
Gorillabot A-3, is a very interesting neutral minion. At 3/4 with a Battlecry: if you control another Mech, Discover a Mech. I think I can make that work.
Giantfin- Be prepared for the “Mother of all Murloc battles. His hero power is: Draw as many cards as your opponent, for zero mana. He has every murloc in the book (and then some) and has spells that routinely summon 3 or 7 murlocs who died. Good luck!
Defeating this troublesome Murloc rewards you with Anyfin Can Happen: A 10 mana spell that summons 7 murlocs who died this game. You thought you were tired of seeing Murloc paladin decks, eh?
Murloc Tinyfin is the second reward. 1/1 Murloc for zero mana.
Lady Naz’jar is an interesting fight, mainly due to her hero power: Replace all minions with ones that cost 1 more. I can see this being a future Tavern Brawl. It was a little tricky with my current mage deck. After I modified it, the fight was actually fun, and easy.
Defeating Lady Naz’jar earns you the following rewards, and unlocks the Hunter, Priest, and Shaman Class Challenges.
Pit Snake is a 2/1 Beast that destroys any minion that it damages.
Naga Sea Witch– Is a 5/5 minion that sets your cards to cost (5). I can see this being played in certain situations to make those 8-10 cost cards available sooner. Terribly situational though.
Sir Finley Mrrgglton is a 1/3 legendary minion with a Battlecry: Discover a new hero power. This minion is also a Murloc.
The Jungle Moonkin is a 4/4 druid Beast that grants both players +2 Spell Power.
Hunter, Shaman, and Priest Class Challenges are unlocked!
Dart Trap is your hunter class challenge reward. This is a Secret: When an opposing hero power is used, deal 5 damage to a random enemy. I’m kind of ‘meh’ on this card.
Everyfin is Awesome is a 7 cost shaman spell that gives your minions +2/+2. It costs (1) less for each murloc you control.
Entomb is a 6 cost priest spell that shuffles an enemy minion of your choosing, into your deck. It’s both a removal, and it puts a minion into your deck.
This closes out the Ruined City. I will be back with one more chapter in the League of Explorers series. Meanwhile, you can check out the first two wings if you missed those: