Festival of Legends

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

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Death Knight

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Demon Hunter

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Druid

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Choice cards

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Hunter

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Mage

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Paladin

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Priest

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Rogue

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Shaman

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Warlock

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Warrior

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Themes[edit | edit source]

New Keyword: Finale[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

Thousand Needles[edit | edit source]

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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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Expansion overview[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Teasers and announcement[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

 
  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).