The Opera opened up in week 2 of One Night in Karazhan. 3 new bosses, 2 class challenges, and lots of shenanigans!
The first boss is Julianne. She starts out with Romulo on the board and is invincible when he is there. Lucky for us, he only has 2 health. Her hero power is to summon him for 4 mana if he isn’t there.
Yeah. I crashed that party. While creative, this fight was super easy. Get a couple minions on board and it’s downhill from there.
Pompous Thespian Reward: This neutral minion is a 3/2 with Taunt. Not flashy, but decent.
Onyx Bishop Reward: This 3/4 priest minion has a Battlecry: Summon a friendly minion that died this game. Not a bad card at all for 5 mana.
Boss 2 is the Big Bad Wolf: His hero power is passive: Enemy minions cost (1) but are 1/1. A problem? Perhaps, but not if you have certain cards in your arsenal. Say, ones that get pumped up. Dropping Cairne on turn one was pretty cool, and when Baine came out, he did not get shrunk down to 1/1.
This was another fun mechanic to play with, but wasn’t all that challenging to win.
Kindly Grandmother Reward: This 1/1 hunter minion is also a Beast, and a Deathrattle: Summon a 3/2 Big Bad Wolf. All for 2 mana. Not quite fantastic, but a pretty solid 2-drop.
Arcane Giant Reward: This 8/8 neutral minion costs (1) less for each spell you have played. I can think of a few decks this bad boy will fit nicely into.
The third and final boss of the Opera wing is: The Crone. There is another mechanic at play though.
You have to keep Dorothee alive, which turns out to be fairly easy. Any minion you place to her left gets Charge, to her right gets Taunt.
Wicked Witchdoctor Reward: This shaman minion is a 3/4 with a condition: Whenever you cast a spell summon a random basic totem. Not super great, but not bad. I can see a couple decks this would fit into.
Swashburglar Unlocked: This rogue minion is a 1/1 with a Battlecry: Add a random class spell to your hand. A 1/1 minion and a spell added to your hand is pretty cool.
Barnes Unlocked: Barnes is a 3/4 Legendary minion with a Battlecry: Summon a 1/1 minion of a random minion from your deck. Not sure about this Legendary, but I’m sure people will get creative with it.
Paladin and warlock class challenges get unlocked once you defeat the Opera wing.
Face off vs the Big Bad Wolf with a premade paladin deck. I can’t think of a better card to start out with than Justicar Trueheart. It doubles my hero power from 1 minion to 2 minions for the same mana cost.
The deck they put together for this challenge makes it fairly easy, once you get a few minions down. Plenty of buff cards to go around.
Silvermoon Portal Reward: This 4 cost paladin spell buffs a minion for +2/+2 and summons a random 2-cost minion.
For the warlock class challenge, you fight Julianne again with a premade warlock deck.
It looks a little closer than it was. I did most of the damage to myself with warlock minions that did 3, or 5 damage to my own hero when summoned.
Kara Kazham! Reward: This 5 cost warlock spell summons a 1/1 Candle, a 2/2 broom, and a 3/3 Teapot. Pretty decent card if you are playing a deck that summons lots of low cost minions.
This ends the Opera wing of One Night in Karazhan. Hope you had fun. Stay tuned for wing 3 coming next week!