"Come one, come all, to the Darkmoon races! There's no part of the faire that has more surprises! Or... perils. Step right up, and enter the most wondrous race you'll ever see! Take a peek at the competition. You'll be racing against one of our veterans! I see you're getting the hang of racing. The speed, the chaos, I can hardly follow it! You are going to be a big hit on this race track!"
|Mini-set of:||Madness at the Darkmoon Faire|
|Ann. date:||January 20, 2021|
|Release date:||January 21, 2021|
Expanding upon the setting at Madness at the Darkmoon Faire as well as Ashes of Outland and Scholomance Academy, this set takes place at the breakneck trails at the fairgrounds, as racers from Outland, Scholomance, and Darkmoon all compete for glory.
How to get
Darkmoon Races cards are available through the following options:
- Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs can contain Darkmoon Races cards, and are purchasable through the Shop, with the usual prices and purchasing options.
- Darkmoon Races cards are craftable for the usual amounts of Arcane Dust.
- For as long as Madness at the Darkmoon Faire is the latest expansion, the guaranteed card pack from each Arena run is from the expansion. Once the next expansion comes out, second card packs will have a chance to be Madness at the Darkmoon Faire packs.
- The Highest Rank Bonus chest has a chance to award Darkmoon Races cards.
- All 35 (66 copies in total) Darkmoon Races cards can be obtained through a bundle for the following prices from January 21 to May 10, 2021:
This expansion features 35 collectible cards. Darkmoon Races cards can be recognized with a special watermark (the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire logo emerging from a card) behind the card text, not found on other cards.
|Armor Vendor||Minion||Rare||1||1||3||Battlecry: Give 4 Armor to each hero.|
|Glacier Racer||Minion||Rare||1||1||3||Spellburst: Deal 3 damage to all Frozen enemies.|
|Guidance||Spell||Rare||1||Look at two spells. Add one to your hand or Overload: (1) to get both.|
|Illidari Studies||Spell||Common||1||Discover an Outcast card. Your next one costs (1) less.|
|Resizing Pouch||Spell||Common||1||Discover a card with Cost equal to your remaining Mana Crystals.|
|Spiked Wheel||Weapon||Common||1||0||2||Has +3 Attack while your hero has Armor.|
|Bola Shot||Spell||Common||2||Deal 1 damage to a minion and 2 damage to its neighbors.|
|Conjure Mana Biscuit||Spell||Common||2||Add a Biscuit to your hand that refreshes 2 Mana Crystals.|
|Felfire Deadeye||Minion||Common||2||2||3||Your Hero Power costs (1) less.|
|Imprisoned Phoenix||Minion||Common||2||2||3||Dormant for 2 turns. Spell Damage +2|
|Landslide||Spell||Rare||2||Deal 1 damage to all enemy minions. If you're Overloaded, deal 1 damage again.|
|Nitroboost Poison||Spell||Common||2||Give a minion +2 Attack. Corrupt: And your weapon.|
|Shenanigans||Spell||Rare||2||Secret: When your opponent draws their second card in a turn, transform it into a Banana.|
|Backfire||Spell||Common||3||Draw 3 cards. Deal 3 damage to your hero.|
|Deathwarden||Minion||Epic||3||2||5||Deathrattles can't trigger.|
|Dreaming Drake||Minion||Common||3||3||4||Taunt Corrupt: Gain +2/+2.|
|Imprisoned Celestial||Minion||Rare||3||4||5||Dormant for 2 turns. Spellburst: Give your minions Divine Shield.|
|Ironclad||Minion||Common||3||2||4||Battlecry: If your hero has Armor, gain +2/+2.|
|Luckysoul Hoarder||Minion||Rare||3||3||4||Battlecry: Shuffle 2 Soul Fragments into your deck. Corrupt: Draw a card.|
|Saddlemaster||Minion||Rare||3||3||4||After you play a Beast, add a random Beast to your hand.|
|Sparkjoy Cheat||Minion||Rare||3||3||3||Battlecry: If you're holding a Secret, cast it and draw a card.|
|Barricade||Spell||Common||4||Summon a 2/4 Guard with Taunt. If it's your only minion, summon another.|
|Felsaber||Minion||Common||4||5||6||Can only attack if your hero attacked this turn.|
|Hysteria||Spell||Rare||4||Choose an enemy minion. It attacks random minions until it dies.|
|Lightsteed||Minion||Rare||4||3||6||Your healing effects also give affected minions +2 Health.|
|Rally!||Spell||Rare||4||Resurrect a friendly 1-Cost, 2-Cost, and 3-Cost minion.|
|Arbor Up||Spell||Rare||5||Summon two 2/2 Treants. Give your minions +2/+1.|
|Dark Inquisitor Xanesh||Minion||Legendary||5||3||5||Battlecry: Reduce the Cost of all Corrupt and Corrupted cards in your hand and deck by (2).|
|Envoy Rustwix||Minion||Legendary||5||5||4||Deathrattle: Shuffle 3 random Prime Legendary minions into your deck.|
|Keywarden Ivory||Minion||Legendary||5||4||5||Battlecry: Discover a Dual Class spell from any class. Spellburst: Get another copy.|
|Mistrunner||Minion||Common||5||4||4||Battlecry: Give a friendly minion +3/+3. Overload: (1)|
|Moonfang||Minion||Legendary||5||6||3||Can only take 1 damage at a time.|
|Libram of Judgment||Weapon||Common||7||5||3||Corrupt: Gain Lifesteal.|
|Runaway Blackwing||Minion||Rare||9||9||9||At the end of your turn, deal 9 damage to a random enemy minion.|
- Choice cards
- Malle Earnhard runs the Darkmoon Races, starting at the boardwalk. The objective is to make it from the start/finish line to a set number of colored checkpoints, and then back to the finish line in as few bell tolls as possible, while taking advantage of speed and jump boosts and avoiding electrified fences.
Blizzard announced there would be a 35 card mini-set released for Madness at the Darkmoon Faire during the initial reveal for the expansion.
On January 17th, 2021, news site Windows Central mistakenly posted a press release for the set a few days early, revealing details including the price and returning mechanics from old sets, as well as updates to Battlegrounds and Duels coming in the same patch.
On January 19th, the set was officially announced with a trailer posted on the Hearthstone YouTube channel, which revealed the cards , , and . Cards were revealed in groups every hour, which continued throughout the day until every card had been revealed.
- Darkmoon Races is the first Mini-set.
- Darkmoon Races had the shortest reveal season of any card set. It was revealed on January 19th, 2021, and every card was revealed that day.
- Patch 18.104.22.168003 (2021-01-21): Added.
(Expansions / Adventures / Mini-sets)
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire (Darkmoon Races)