Today, Blizzard announced that Hearthstone’s United In Stormwind Deadmines mini set will be released as part of the 21.6 patch. This is after a short delay due to the launch of Mercenaries.
The mini-set, which features 35 new cards in United in Stormwind cards packs, will be pirate-themed. You can also grab the entire 660card set–4 Legendary Cards, 1 Epic Card, 14 Rare Cards, 16 Common Cards, and 15 Legendary Cards–all for $15 or 2000 Gold. All the commons were revealed to accompany the announcement (see below). Pay attention to the parrots as they are quite strong.
This weekend will see some of the rarer cards spoilt, while the complete mini-set will be unveiled on November 1. Wait, there’s more! The 21.6 patch will also bring in the first content update for the new Mercenaries mode, which will see five new piratically-flavoured characters join the fight. It’s a little odd that we are already collecting new Mercs, when most players will likely be struggling to level up their existing ones. But the content must flow, I suppose.
Edwin, Defias Kingspin (Legendary Fighter).
13/80 Maxed Stats
Assassin’s Blade 5 Speed 5. Attack an enemy. Gain +5 Health and attack it again if it hasn’t yet acted.
Assisted Strike 5 Speed 5, Cooldown 1. Gain +5 Attack per friendly Pirate, and Attack an unknown enemy. Combination: Gain Immune and Attack this turn.
Kingpin’s Bounty 5 Speed 4, Cooldown 2. Do 10 damage to your enemy. Repeat this for every other Pirate you manage. Deathblow: You can restore 25 health.
Black Flag 4 Passive: The Abilities of the Adjacent Pirates are (4) Faster.
Round of Drinks 4 – Assisted Strike (3) is faster and has immunity while attacking.
Even Shares 4: Kingpin’s Bounty provides 10 Health benefits and effects all friendly characters.
Sneed (Epic Protector).
7/77 maximum stats
Bzzz!!! Speed 6. Your Attack is equal to the damage you inflict. Target’s neighbor will also be affected if Activate Saw activates.
Activate Saw 5, Speed 3, Cooldown 1, Gain +6 Attack for two turns Attack an unknown enemy.
Disarm 5 Speed 3, Cooldown 1 Attack an enemy Give it -5 Attack permanently.
Skull Dust 4: Bzzz!!! Gains Bleed (5).
Titanium Blades 4 Activate Saw gives you +4 Attack and lasts for 1 more turn
Extra Blades 4 : Sneed begins with Activate Saw 5 activated for 1 turn.
Eudora (Epic Fighter).
10/78 Maxed Stats
Coup d’Etat 5: Speed 4. Attack your enemy. Fire Eudora’s Cannons at the enemy if it is the right or left-most.
Prepare the Cannons 5 Speed 7, Cooldown 1. Summon a Cannon to either the left or right side of this Merc. (Starts Cooldown.
Covering Fire 5 Speed 7, Cooldown 1. Return 12 Health to a friend Merc and restore them to your bench. All your Cannons should be fired.
Shrapnel Shot 4: Cannons deal 5 more damage.
Primed Armaments 4 Battlecry: Summon A Cannon
Briny Bracers 4 Passive: +2/+10.
Mr. Smite (Rare Protectionor)
7/75 maximum stats
Speed 8. Each enemy with less than 40 Health gains +5 Attack Attack an enemy.
Avast ye Matey 5: Speed 2. Gain Taunt in this turn This Merc gains +5 Attack after an enemy attacks it.
Overboard 5 Speed 3, Cooldown 1. Gain +10 Health after another friendly character is injured this turn. Attack an unknown enemy.
Sailor’s Cap 4, Mr. Smite receives an additional +4 Attack from Smite Slam
Heavy Anchor 4: Overboard grants +6 Attack for friends who are injured.
Sharpened Scabbard 4 : Gain +4 Attack whenever another friendly Pirate attacks.
Cookie the Cook
6/70 maxed stats
Speed 2. Do 10 damage to your enemy. Deathblow: All friendly characters receive +15 health.
Cookie’s Cooking 5: Speed 5, Cooldown 1. Bleed 5 to all enemies Friendly Murlocs and Pirates can restore 5 health.
Go Fish! 5 (Nature), Speed 4, Cooldown 1. Summon a random fish to benefit you and your opponent.
Seasoned Pan 4 : Fish Feast also gives +5 Attack
Iron Ladel 4 – Cookie’s Cooking restores an extra 5 Health
Appetizers 4 – Start of Game: Give friendly characters +9 health
New Bounties are coming to the Blackrock Zone of Mercenaries. There will also be three new Heroes for the Battlegrounds Mode, including Diablo, the Lord of Terror. A Hearthstone Duels update will see all ratings reset, and the deckbuilding pool updated to include cards from the Deadmines mini-set. The Battle-ready decks are back, having been introduced earlier in the year to provide a limited time advantage for Hearthstone’s Standard constructed players. They include decks for Rogue and Druid as well as Hunter and Paladin.