Well, here it is, the last set, or rather mini-set that will close Year of the Gryphon standard format. The set’s name is Onyxia’s Lair, and everyone who happened to play WoW and do the actual raid in the game might find a couple of references here and there that can give you a nice giggle. However, if you have not raided in WoW and only care about the cards, the set is somewhere on the average tier.
What does the set bring to the game?
Like most mini-sets, the number of new cards is much smaller than an actual expansion. This time, we are getting 35 unique cards, which sums up to 66 new cards that you can unlock in the game (2 copies of common, rare, and epic, and a single copy of each legendary in the set).
As the set is themed around a big bad dragon queen Onyxia, everything is related to her children, aka. whelps, and dragons in general. If you have been missing those sweet dragon synergies that were storming the meta back in the season that featured Galakrond, then your wish is coming true, and your esports betting career can shine once again.
What are the key cards of the set?
We all know that all sets have many useless cards, and this one is no different. When we observe the general power level of the set, it is pretty weak, not like Rastakhan’s Rumble, but not nearly as powerful as other mini-sets of the season. The two cards we will mention will undoubtedly end up in many Hearthstone top decks lists.
Raid Boss Onyxia
There have been many variations of Onyxia in the past, and they have all been highly useless. In some cases, even if you evolved a minion into Onyxia, it would have been a downgrade. However, this version is extremely powerful, which is what a 10-mana card should be.
Enter the fiery pit.
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Everyone loves the “highlander” aka. “your deck only has…” type of minions, and Kazakus is such a big fan favorite that he has already been brought back as Kazakus Golem Shaper. This time, we also get him in dragon form, but instead of crafting custom cards, we will get to craft a deck of 10 custom treasures, where we get two copies of 5 different treasures. This is the strongest card in the set.
How can you obtain the set?
Whether you want to spend money or gold, you can acquire this set in both ways as it costs either $14.99 or 2000 gold to unlock all 66 cards. Of course, once you unlock the cards, you will be able to disenchant them for the standard disenchant value.
There are two other ways a person can obtain the cards from the set, the first one being opening Fractured in Alterac Valley packs and the second one being the golden edition of the set. This is the first time Blizzard is offering the purchase of the mini-set’s golden cards, which can turn into a lot of dust if you buy it, but it will cost you $69.99 to unlock it.