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"Welcome to Thousand Needles and the famous Festival of Legends!"
My minions are harmonic despite their origin. Musicians so demonic, let me orchestrate a win.
We'll win your love and the battle, too, when we sing and dance for you, oh, oh, oh!
I stand on a Thousand Needles, cut to the core! Making your ears bleed, I'll make you want more!
Who needs more than orc and bot? You do not! The competition ain't hot. We on the mountain, you in the valley. Say goodbye, here comes the finale!
Oh, one's gonna win, the rest are gonna lose. At the end of the battle, you're gonna have to choose, oh!
Who'll be the ones who drop out of sight, and who'll be the legends born this night!
Ooh, babe, our hearts are on our sleeves. Better believe, it's gonna get rough. No place for the weak, you gotta be tough.
I've had enough! I'll make you pay. I mean it when I say that I slay!
One's gonna win, the rest are gonna lose. At the end of the battle, you're gonna have to choose, oh!
Who'll be the ones who drop out of sight, and who'll be the legends born this night!
"I'm gonna shred ya!" "Who'd vote against us?" "You're so pathetic, you're gonna regret it!" "There's a place in the Nether for you." "Rest in pieces!"
"Wow, they're so excited! More legendary bands, coming right up!"

Festival of Legends is Hearthstone's 23rd expansion, featuring new 145 collectible cards released on April 11, 2023.[1] The expansion takes place in the Thousand Needles, where Festival of LegendsE.T.C., Band Manager is gathering the greatest musicians from all over Azeroth to put on the biggest music festival in history.

Festival of Legends introduces 2 new keywords: Finale, which allows cards to have bonus effects if playing them spends the rest of your mana, and Overheal, a new class-specific evergreen keyword for priests that allows minions to trigger special effects if they're healed above their max health.

How to get[]

Festival of Legends craftable cards can be obtained by one of the following methods:

Uncraftable cards

These specific cards can be obtained through other means. For more information, see their respective articles.

Pre-order
  • Prior to the expansion's release and for one week after its release, players could purchase one or both of the following bundles:

Cards[]

The Festival of Legends card set features 145 collectible cards, which can be recognized with a special watermark (a guitar pick) behind the card text, not found on other cards.

The Mini-set, Audiopocalypse, is also considered to be part of the Festival of Legends set, and all 38 cards are categorized as "New Cards" in Collection manager.

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Neutral

ETC 102
ETC 109
ETC 106
ETC 325
ETC 103
ETC 418
ETC 350
ETC 742
ETC 105
ETC 101
ETC 420
ETC 326
ETC 107
ETC 543
ETC 111
ETC 108
ETC 540
ETC 088
ETC 099
ETC 086
ETC 542
ETC 422
ETC 089
ETC 098
ETC 419
ETC 104
ETC 087
ETC 110
ETC 336
ETC 349
ETC 113
ETC 080
ETC 425
ETC 541
ETC 409

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ETC 113t
ETC 098t
ETC 425t

Death Knight

ETC 533
ETC 209
ETC 427
ETC 424
ETC 423
ETC 523
ETC 428
ETC 522
ETC 526
ETC 210

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ETC 522t
ETC 427t
ETC 526t

Demon Hunter

ETC 394
ETC 411
ETC 026
ETC 410
ETC 200
ETC 405
ETC 398
ETC 400
ETC 399
ETC 413

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Druid

ETC 375
ETC 379
ETC 384
ETC 385
ETC 376
ETC 373
ETC 382
ETC 388
ETC 387
ETC 386

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Choice cards

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ETC 387b
ETC 387c
ETC 373a
ETC 373b

Hunter

ETC 201
ETC 831
ETC 833
ETC 207
ETC 838
ETC 840
ETC 028
ETC 832
ETC 836
ETC 208

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ETC 201t
ETC 201t2
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ETC 207t2

Mage

ETC 535
ETC 536
ETC 029
ETC 521
ETC 532
ETC 528
ETC 534
ETC 205
ETC 206
ETC 395

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ETC 029t

Paladin

ETC 318
ETC 317
ETC 337
ETC 324
ETC 506
ETC 328
ETC 320
ETC 321
ETC 330
ETC 329

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ETC 506t
ETC 320t

Priest

ETC 449
ETC 312
ETC 338
ETC 332
ETC 305
ETC 314
ETC 339
ETC 316
ETC 335
ETC 334

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ETC 314t2
ETC 314t

Rogue

ETC 074
ETC 077
ETC 075
ETC 717
ETC 072
ETC 073
ETC 076
ETC 518
ETC 079
ETC 078

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ETC 717t

Shaman

ETC 359
ETC 369
ETC 370
ETC 813
ETC 357
ETC 356
ETC 367
ETC 358
ETC 371
ETC 362

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ETC 369t

Warlock

ETC 081
ETC 068
ETC 034
ETC 069
ETC 083
ETC 082
ETC 084
ETC 070
ETC 071
ETC 085

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ETC 085t
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ETC 085t2
ETC 085t8
ETC 085t3
ETC 070t
ETC t8t

Warrior

ETC 355
ETC 363
ETC 035
ETC 364
ETC 408
ETC 520
ETC 372
ETC 365
ETC 121
ETC 417

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ETC 365t2
ETC 365t

Themes[]

New Keyword: Finale[]

Tony, King of Piracy full
Cards with Finale get special bonuses if playing them spends all your remaining mana. Every great musician knows to close each show with a bang for maximum effect. Plan out your turns like a setlist and end on your grand Finale!

Legendary Musicians and Songs[]

Heartbreaker Hedanis full
Every class is getting a Legendary minion card that is the class’s star musician, performing at the Festival of Legends. Each class will also get a Legendary spell card, representing their musician’s most popular song. Play your favorite tune and become a musical icon!

New Class Keyword: Overheal[]

Priest is getting a new evergreen addition to their class identity this year, starting in the Festival of Legends and Core sets! Minions with Overheal trigger a special effect when they are healed above their max. Here, the Priest Legendary musician, Heartbreaker Hedanis, shows off his technique with this class-specific keyword.

Instrument Weapons[]

Jazz Bass full
Whether they rock the axe or string the bow, every class gets a special musical instrument weapon card! Some of these weapons have Deathrattle effects that improve while the weapon’s in play. Power them up and finish on a high note!

Harmonic Spells[]

Harmonic Metal full
Harmonic spells swap between Harmonic and Dissonant modes each turn they’re in your hand. Will you keep the tempo or play to your own beat? Follow the rhythm to maximize their impact!

Stand-Out Soloists[]

Cowbell Soloist full
Everybody loves a good solo. Soloists are minions that get special effects when you control no other minions. Clear the stage and let them shine in the spotlight!

Flashy New Signature Cards[]

Signature Void Virtuoso
Signature cards are being turned up to 11 in Festival of Legends! The Festival of Legends Signature cards will feature new Golden-style animations, vibrant full-color art, and thinner frames that show off more of the special alternate art. Additionally, the card text is now out of the way and shown through a tooltip when you hover over the card, so the art is front and center, getting the spotlight. Festival of Legends Signature cards will be obtainable through Festival of Legends Packs, Festival of Legends Golden Packs, and special means like events and the Rewards Track.

Lore[]

Thousand Needles[]

Thousand Needles Cataclysm Trailer
Thousand Needles WoW

Thousand Needles in World of Warcraft

Thousand Needles is a huge flooded canyon in Southern Kalimdor, filled with towering mesas. In the east, the canyon opens up to what was once the Shimmering Flats, where Fizzle and Pozzik's Speedbarge is located. Prior to the Cataclysm, the area was fairly peaceful for a contested territory and was considered to have its own harsh beauty. However, the entire zone was flooded in the Shattering and is now in turmoil.

Many residents, such as the centaur clans, have been wiped out entirely. The iconic Great Lift has been destroyed, while the Alliance outpost of Thalanaar on the Feralas border has been flooded and its residents moved to higher ground. Meanwhile the Southsea Pirates have gained a foothold in Southsea Holdfast, and the Twilight's Hammer cult controls several areas formerly of little interest or inaccessible altogether. The Horde forces of Freewind Post and the new Westreach Summit are now in a struggle for survival.

Even after the Shattering, most of the towering spires have camps, sometimes even entire towns built on them. The twisting rock tower needles were cut and sharpened over centuries by water.

Elite Tauren Chieftain[]

Elite Tauren Chieftain WoW

Elite Tauren Chieftain in World of Warcraft

Elite Tauren Chieftain (abbreviated for simplicity as ETC; for other and previous names see here) is an American band comprised of employees of Blizzard Entertainment. The band's virtual alter ego, The Tauren Chieftains and the Elite Tauren Chieftain, appear in World of Warcraft as a band comprised of members of the Horde, and retain the logo used by the Level 70 Elite incarnation of the real-life band. Their gimmick revolves around writing content that is based on mainly subjects related to the Warcraft universe, though they have more recently extended into StarCraft and Diablo lore as well. The band debuted in 2003 with their first song, "Power of the Horde", which was featured in the credits of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne and Warcraft III: Reforged.

In Hearthstone[]

Expansion overview[]

Azeroth, are you ready?! The world’s most iconic musician, E.T.C., is putting together a massive music festival competition and every class is pulling out the stops to come out on top. Each of the 11 classes represents a different genre of music, with its own Legendary minion musician and Legendary spell to represent their most popular song. But that’s not all! This 145-card expansion also includes the Finale keyword, the Overheal Priest keyword, instrument weapons, soloist minions, harmonic spells, and more! Festival of Legends launches this April.

Blog overview[]

E.T.C. is gathering the greatest musicians from all over Azeroth to put on the biggest music festival in history. From rock to hip-hop, and from metal to pop, every class is putting on a show. Start tuning your instruments and working on your harmonies, the next act is the Festival of Legends!

History[]

Teasers and announcement[]

On March 13th, 2023, the official Hearthstone Twitter posted a short video of an orc entering a music festival accompanied with the text "Their Music Made Them Famous. Their Battle Made Them Legendary." [2] It was announced in the video that reveals would begin tomorrow.

On March 14th, the expansion was announced along with new cards being revealed.

Trivia[]

  • Game Designer Leo Robles Gonzalez is the set lead for Festival of Legends.[3]
  • In Festival of Legends, each class has their own thematical music genre, which are as follows:
    • Death Knight: Metal
    • Demon Hunter: Emo
    • Druid: Hippie
    • Hunter: Folk
    • Mage: Electronic
    • Paladin: Disco
    • Priest: Pop
    • Rogue: Hip Hop
    • Shaman: Jazz
    • Warlock: Classical
    • Warrior: Rock

Gallery[]

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Cinematic trailer

Videos[]

References[]

 
  1. Blizzard Entertainment (2023-03-14). Announcing Festival of Legends, Hearthstone’s Next Expansion!. PlayHearthstone. Retrieved on 2023-03-14.
  2. PlayHearthstone on Twitter. (2023-03-13). 
  3. Leo Robles on Twitter. (2023-03-14). 
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