The last couple of years have served as a reunion for Hearthstone characters. Last year, the Rise of Shadows and Saviors of Uldum expansions reintroduced the League of E.V.I.L. with a villainous new plot that prompted the return of the League of Explorers. We saw old favourites like Brann Bronzebeard, Reno Jackson, and even King Togwaggle dive back into Standard play, this time with powerful new abilities that have solidified their spots in the meta. In 2020, we even saw Illidan Stormrage rise from a lacklustre Legendary that had previously been nerfed into exile, to a fully fledged tenth class.

C’Thun, the Shattered

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Set: Madness at the Darkmoon Faire.

Continuing the trend, Blizzard announced that we’d be welcoming back the Old Gods to round off the Year of the Phoenix with the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion. All four ancient monstrosities are back with reimagined abilities, but I was most excited to be reunited with C’Thun. 2020’s C’Thun, the Shattered has a new Start of Game effect that causes it to break into four five-Mana spells that are shuffled into your deck. After playing all four, C’Thun itself slides into your deck and, for 10 Mana, it’ll deal 30 damage that’s randomly split among all enemies.

By tracy