Blizzard announces two new cards for Hearthstone's Curse of Naxxramas expansion

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Hearthstone has won over the PC Gamer office in a big way: Tyler loves the game a little too much, and we’ve devoted a lot of time to explaining the best decks, the best cards, and even celebrating a little fan art. We’re eagerly awaiting the new singleplayer adventure mode, Curse of Naxxramas, in part because it’s an opportunity to earn some awesome, brand-new cards.

Blizzard announced two of the new cards through its various social media tendrils. The first, Rebirth, is a spell that hits the reset button on a wounded minion. It’s perfect for those big-hitting heavies that take a few turns to finally die. Let them take a few hits and then pop them back to life. It’s a good thing Hearthstone has no in-game chat, because this would surely frustrate an opponent into some choice obscenities.

Duplicate is a new secret card for you mage deck, and it’s also perfect when paired with a rare or powerful minion. Add it in secret, and when your opponent finally kills your damage-absorbing bruiser, you get two more copies of that minion delivered directly to your hand. Like a hydra, when you strike one down, two more grow in its place. Devastating.

The Curse of Naxxramas will be available for Hearthstone players this summer. While you wait, start brushing up on your deck strategies so you can head to BlizzCon and compete in the quarter-million-dollar grand prize tournament.