Two new Hearthstone Heroes step into the spotlight


The two new Hearthstone Heroes teased earlier this week have been unveiled as the mighty Mage Medivh, an alternative to Jaina Proudmoore, and the courageous Huntress Alleria Windrunner, who can stand in for Rexxar.

Behold Medivh...

... and Alleria.

Alleria and Medivh were hinted at during Blizzard's announcement of Tavern Brawl, a new, challenge-based multiplayer mode. They'll join the Warrior class Hero Magni Bronzebeard, who was announced last week as the game's first alternate hero, and, like Magni, will have their own animated portraits, emotes, unique match start animations, and more. They will not, however, add new cards to your deck, change the Hero power, or constitute a new class in any way.

HearthPwn cites the Korean version of as confirming that the new Heroes will sell for $10 each, which isn't at all surprising, since that's what Blizzard is charging for Magni. All three alternate Heroes are expected to be released as part of the Hearthstone 2.7 patch that will be out later this month.

Update: The good people at HearthPwn have now datamined the upcoming patch that will release these heroes. They've posted the final Hero portraits, board trays, card backs, and voice emotes if you'd like to see (and hear) an early look at them.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.