Descent of Dragons

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"Is this the end? Our heroes can't fly. They fall like shooting stars. Will anyone survive? (DRAGONS! DRAGONS!) Dragons take flight above the ice and snow, high in the sky where the cold wind blows, wings beat down as they beat back foes, flaming-hot fire over frozen bones! Good unites against evil they oppose, they ride and die as the legends grow! We must all choose sides, villains or heroes. There are no sidelines in this combat zone! Feats midair, yeah it's a chiller. Life or death, yeah it's a killer. They go round and round as the beatdown pounds, aerial thrills, yeah it's a thriller! Skies fill with trauma in all of this drama, portending an impending end! Crash down! It's dragons in dragons' descent!"
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Collection name:Dragons
Ann. date:November 1, 2019
Release date:December 10, 2019
Total cards
(not counting Mini-set)
By rarity:49 Common, 36 Rare, 27 Epic, 28 Legendary
Wild format
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With the arrival of the Year of the Gryphon, Descent of Dragons is now a Wild format card set, which means cards from the Descent of Dragons will no longer be playable in Standard format matches. For more information, see Game format.

Descent of Dragons is Hearthstone's thirteenth expansion. Featuring 140 new collectible cards, it was released on December 10th, 2019.

Following the League of E.V.I.L.'s attack on Uldum, which was thwarted by the League of Explorers, the two teams head to Dragonblight, where the League of E.V.I.L. is plotting to resurrect the proto-dragon Galakrond in an attempt to bend him to their will. Once again, Elise Starseeker, Reno Jackson, Brann Bronzebeard and Sir Finley Mrrgglton must do battle with the villains and put an end to their heinous scheme once and for all.

This expansion introduces the new keyword Invoke, powerful Galakrond hero cards, and the Sidequest mechanic.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Descent of Dragons - Card pack.png

Descent of Dragons cards are available through the following options:

  • Descent of Dragons card packs are purchasable through the Shop, with the usual prices and purchasing options.
  • Descent of Dragons cards are craftable for the usual amounts of Arcane Dust.
  • For as long as Descent of Dragons 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 Descent of Dragons packs.
  • The Highest Rank Bonus chest has a chance to award golden Descent of Dragons cards.

Cards[edit | edit source]

This expansion features 140 collectible cards. Descent of Dragons cards can be recognized with a special watermark (a dragon's wing) behind the card text, not found on other cards.

Regular copies of Galakrond, the Nightmare, Galakrond, the Tempest, Galakrond, the Unbreakable, Galakrond, the Unspeakable, and Galakrond, the Wretched are awarded to the player for free when opening their first Descent of Dragons pack.

Neutral[edit | edit source]

Common (22 cards)
Blazing Battlemage(151386).png
Hot Air Balloon(151335).png
Evasive Chimaera(151384).png
Parachute Brigand(151425).png
Tasty Flyfish(151390).png
Fire Hawk(151401).png
Goboglide Tech(151397).png
Living Dragonbreath(151392).png
Devoted Maniac(127300).png
Evasive Feywing(151395).png
Troll Batrider(151406).png
Wing Commander(151411).png
Big Ol' Whelp(151402).png
Shield of Galakrond(127268).png
Camouflaged Dirigible(151333).png
Evasive Wyrm(151408).png
Evasive Drakonid(127278).png
Twin Tyrant(127275).png
Rare (9 cards)
Depth Charge(151365).png
Dragon Breeder(151346).png
Bad Luck Albatross(151358).png
Dragonmaw Poacher(151379).png
Hoard Pillager(151428).png
Zul'Drak Ritualist(151340).png
Cobalt Spellkin(151371).png
Faceless Corruptor(151381).png
Utgarde Grapplesniper(151400).png
Epic (9 cards)
Grizzled Wizard(151387).png
Wyrmrest Purifier(151374).png
Blowtorch Saboteur(151378).png
Dread Raven(151355).png
Chromatic Egg(151345).png
Kobold Stickyfinger(151354).png
Tentacled Menace(151366).png
Legendary (5 cards)
Frizz Kindleroost(151364).png
Kronx Dragonhoof(151334).png
Dragonqueen Alexstrasza(151349).png
Reanimated Dragon(151470).png
Choice cards
Lackey card
Draconic Lackey(127270).png

Class cards[edit | edit source]

Druid[edit | edit source]

Strength in Numbers(151410).png
Emerald Explorer(127272).png
Breath of Dreams(127269).png
Secure the Deck(151323).png
Goru the Mightree(151377).png
Ysera, Unleashed(127264).png
Dream Portal(127282).png
Choice cards
Small Repairs(151518).png
Spin 'em Up(151517).png

Hunter[edit | edit source]

Dwarven Sharpshooter(127274).png
Corrosive Breath(127289).png
Primordial Explorer(127295).png
Clear the Way(151325).png
Phase Stalker(127273).png
Diving Gryphon(151350).png
Toxic Reinforcements(127298).png

Mage[edit | edit source]

Learn Draconic(127286).png
Violet Spellwing(151421).png
Azure Explorer(127296).png
Arcane Breath(151359).png
Elemental Allies(151423).png
Rolling Fireball(151413).png
Mana Giant(151419).png
Malygos, Aspect of Magic(127294).png
Malygos's Sheep(151510).png
Snow Elemental(151474).png
Draconic Emissary(151431).png
Malygos's upgraded spells (Uncollectible)
Malygos's Frostbolt(127307).png
Malygos's Missiles(127309).png
Malygos's Nova(127310).png
Malygos's Polymorph(127311).png
Malygos's Tome(127312).png
Malygos's Explosion(127265).png
Malygos's Intellect(127308).png
Malygos's Fireball(127305).png
Malygos's Flamestrike(127306).png

Paladin[edit | edit source]

Sand Breath(127291).png
Bronze Explorer(151370).png
Amber Watcher(151321).png
Righteous Cause(151404).png
Sky Claw(151399).png
Lightforged Zealot(151418).png
Lightforged Crusader(151415).png
Dragonrider Talritha(151321).png
Nozdormu the Timeless(127301).png
Indomitable Champion(151432).png

Priest[edit | edit source]

Whispers of EVIL(151426).png
Disciple of Galakrond(151424).png
Grave Rune(151417).png
Breath of the Infinite(151353).png
Time Rip(127299).png
Envoy of Lazul(151322).png
Fate Weaver(127297).png
Mindflayer Kaahrj(151368).png
Galakrond, the Unspeakable(127288).png
Murozond the Infinite(151382).png
Galakrond's Wit(127304).png
Dragon Claw(151490).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151547).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151546).png

Rogue[edit | edit source]

Bloodsail Flybooter(151414).png
Praise Galakrond!(127280).png
Candle Breath(127290).png
Dragon's Hoard(127303).png
Seal Fate(127267).png
Umbral Skulker(127277).png
Necrium Apothecary(151330).png
Flik Skyshiv(151342).png
Galakrond, the Nightmare(127266).png
Sky Pirate(151434).png
Galakrond's Guile(127285).png
Dragon Claw(151490).png
Waxadred's Candle(151448).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151535).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151534).png

Shaman[edit | edit source]

Invocation of Frost(151412).png
Surging Tempest(151409).png
Storm's Wrath(151407).png
Lightning Breath(127263).png
Corrupt Elementalist(151416).png
Dragon's Pack(151422).png
Galakrond, the Tempest(151398).png
Storm Egg(151435).png
Brewing Storm(151538).png
Galakrond's Fury(151494).png
Spirit Wolf(151481).png
Windswept Elemental(151498).png
Living Storm(151539).png
Storm Drake(151483).png
Dragon Claw(151490).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151537).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151536).png
Raging Storm(151540).png

Warlock[edit | edit source]

Rain of Fire(151396).png
Fiendish Rites(127279).png
Abyssal Summoner(151343).png
Nether Breath(151328).png
Dragonblight Cultist(127281).png
Crazed Netherwing(151329).png
Dark Skies(151380).png
Veiled Worshipper(127276).png
Galakrond, the Wretched(127283).png
Valdris Felgorge(151344).png
Zzeraku the Warped(151357).png
Abyssal Destroyer(151476).png
Draconic Imp(151497).png
Galakrond's Malice(127284).png
Dragon Claw(151490).png
Nether Drake(151436).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151531).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151532).png

Warrior[edit | edit source]

Sky Raider(151385).png
EVIL Quartermaster(151372).png
Ritual Chopper(151389).png
Molten Breath(127302).png
Ramming Speed(151394).png
Scion of Ruin(151347).png
Galakrond, the Unbreakable(151324).png
Deathwing, Mad Aspect(127293).png
Galakrond's Might(151327).png
Dragon Claw(151490).png
Galakrond, Azeroth's End(151545).png
Galakrond, the Apocalypse(151544).png

Themes[edit | edit source]

Flying minions[edit | edit source]

To reinforce the theme of aerial combat in the skies of Dragonblight, many minions in this set are flying creatures or machines, or people riding them. Apart from the titular dragons, examples include:

Galakrond[edit | edit source]

Galakrond, the Nightmare full.jpg

All five members of the League of E.V.I.L. can summon a unique version of Galakrond, the mightiest dragon in Azeroth’s history. Utter the precursor dragon’s name with the new Invoke keyword to upgrade his Hero card and amplify his strength.[1]

Sidequests[edit | edit source]

Smaller Quests that can be completed for a reward, but don't start in your opening hand.

Legendary Dragons[edit | edit source]

Ysera, Unleashed full.jpg

By Muradin’s Beard, that’s a lot of dragons!

Dragon Breath[edit | edit source]

Unleash draconic fury with breath cards that become more powerful while holding a Dragon.

Dragon Explorers[edit | edit source]

The four classes representing the League of Explorers get relatively cheap Dragons that discover other Dragons.

Galakrond's Awakening[edit | edit source]

Main article: Galakrond's Awakening

Heroes and villains clash in the skies above Dragonblight in this epic two-sided story-driven adventure. [2]

Galakrond's Awakening is the single-player content for Descent of Dragons. Unlike previous entries, Galakrond's Awakening is a standalone Adventure that features new 35 collectible cards. It was released January 21st, 2020.

Teasers[edit | edit source]

A sneak peek at the content released during the Year of the Dragon.

On February 28th, 2019, Blizzard announced the changes and new content planned for the Year of the Dragon, the fourth year of standard format. The accompanying video included a teaser image for the planned three expansions of the year, with the third expansion being denoted with a glowing orange object and scorched wood.[3]

On October 28th, Blizzard released a short teaser video in which Madame Lazul—dressed in winter clothing—discusses the possibility of two different endings to the standard year's final expansion, with the ultimate victor being "chosen by you". All the while, Lazul's crystal ball shows a glimpse of the frozen wastes of the Dragonblight in Northrend, with Galakrond's Rest, Wyrmrest Temple, and the League of E.V.I.L.'s headquarters of Dalaran all prominently visible.

The expansion was officially unveiled on November 1st at Blizzcon 2019.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Concept art
A tanky Galakrond cultist.
Style guide for good and evil dragons.
Environments in the Dragonblight.
A stone dragon.

References[edit | edit source]