Later this month, on November 17, things are going to start growing tentacles and extra eyeballs in Hearthstone. Again. Something strange is happening at the Darkmoon Faire, thanks to the Old Gods making the place their home. Maybe putting all those eyeballs all over was a bad branding idea, Silas?
While World of Warcraft might be about to say goodbye to tentacles, corruption, eyeballs and Old Gods pretty soon, Hearthstone has them all back for Madness at the Darkmoon Faire, with new abilities that will make for some pretty exciting plays, like watching Pyroblasts go off randomly until one player dies if Yogg-Saron’s wheel deems that to be your fate.
But what other nightmares wait for us at the faire? Card reveal season just started, so we haven’t had much to see just yet. Here is our card to reveal, and I must say, I am pretty excited about this one.
Meet Il’gynoth! Demon Hunter players will be pretty excited by this card, thanks to its versatility. Playing it early on in the match will tighten the screws of a face deck that much quicker while playing it later in the game can help you deal with a wall of taunts or give you that extra bit of reach you need for lethal damage.
Suddenly your Lifesteal cards are whittling the opponent down, regardless of whether they are hitting them or not. Cards like Aldrachi Warblades, Ashtongue Battlelord, Eyebeam and Soul Cleave have extra damage potential, meaning you can ignore a big threat on the board and go for the kill. Hopefully, a few more Lifesteal options will be available in this card set to really smack it home, but there is already a solid base to build a deck around.
World of Warcraft players will recognise Il’gynoth due to him constantly being a thorn in our sides with whispers of prophecy. His ramblings have been analysed word for word ever since an encounter during Legion and then in Battle for Azeroth, we fought him again, nestled inside N’Zoth’s flesh. Here we had to beat him to 0 health four times in a row, destroying three organs hidden outside of his body. Considering this, having him completely subvert the Lifesteal mechanic into something more sinister makes sense, as Il’gynoth hasn’t ever played fair.
Here is a clip of the card in action in the late game, effectively bypassing a wall of meaty threats to deal the last 10 points of damage.