All iconic Hearthstone evil-doers have grouped up and have a sinister plan. But who are they and what can we expect to see from them?
The recent announcement of the Rise of Shadows expansion also came with new lore. This time, it is not a self-contained story within the set, but a first chapter in an overarching trilogy. We’ve been following the adventures of heroes, explorers and gladiators enough. Now is the time to side with the villains and help them execute their revenge plot after suffering for so long. Let’s look at our new antiheroes.
Rafaam is an original Hearthstone character. He is an Ethereal who travels to different worlds in search of the most powerful artifacts. He was first introduced in the League of Explorers as the self-proclaimed “supreme archeologist” and served as the final boss of the adventure. Now, he has single-handedly gathered the other villains and is the leader of the pack. His collection of shiny objects of power includes the Lantern of Power, the Mirror of Doom, and the Timepiece of Horror, all of which are playable Hearthstone cards.
Another Hearthstone-specific character, Togwaggle is the king of all Kobolds. Obsessed over his tunneling realm, subjects, and hoard of treasure – and especially the candle, this grumpy old beasty does not like his things being touched. He was one of the five possible final bosses in the first Dungeon Run that became an absolute fan favorite. It set the theme for its entire set, Kobolds and Catacombs.
Hagatha the Witch
You get the picture by now – Hagatha was an original Hearthstone character who both served as the final boss in her single-player adventure and set the mood for the entire set, The Witchwood. She has claimed the forest near Gilneas as her own and rules over its ghastly dwellers with an iron fist and her rather foul concoctions.
This character appears in World of Warcraft prior to his glorious Hearthstone debut. He made it to the game in the first proper expansion, Goblins vs. Gnomes, and left a lasting impact. For the entirety of his presence in Standard, the good doctor was considered pretty much the strongest minion in the game and was an auto-include in practically every deck. He later re-emerged as the main character of his set, The Boomsday Project, and as a flashy Warrior Hero card.
The newest addition to the League of E.V.I.L. and to the game for that matter is the mysterious Troll fortune-teller. She will enter the game as a Hero portrait with the purchase of the $80 bundle, and will most likely also have her own minion form to play with in the story.
But what is their target?
Dalaran, the city of magic, is a legendary place in the Warcraft universe. It was once a splendorous location with beautiful architecture and thriving culture. It was destroyed using dark magic by the mighty demon Archimonde.
Later, the city was rebuilt in the skies where it resides to this very day. However, the E.V.I.L. fellowship is not content with all the happy mages residing there and will do everything in their power to capture it and use it for their own malevolent deeds.
The battle starts soon. Will it be a stealthy infiltration mission or an all-out siege? We’ll find out when we jump into the action.