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How Undead minions work in Hearthstone March of the Lich King

How Undead minions work in Hearthstone March of the Lich King

Unholy Rune cards can synergize well with Undead minions.

Hearthstone’s March of the Lich King expansion features the new Death Knight class, Runes, the Corpse mechanic, the Manathirst keyword plus Undead minions. Read on for details about the Undead in Hearthstone.

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Undead minions in March of the Lich King

Undead refers to a new minion type in Hearthstone. Some Undead minions are Neutral cards, which mean that they’re not limited to just one Hearthstone class.

Infected Peasant and Undead Peasant in Hearthstone March of the Lich King

Infected Peasant and Undead Peasant in Hearthstone March of the Lich King. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

According to Blizzard, these Undead minions appear in classes that have pledged their allegiance to the Lich King. A couple of Neutral Undead include Infected Peasant and Invincible. Infected Peasant has a Deathrattle that summons a 2/2 Undead Peasant after it dies. Meanwhile, Invincible has the Reborn Battlecry alongside a Deathrattle that gives a random friendly Undead +5/+5 and Taunt.

Nerubian Flyer and Unliving Champion in Hearthstone
Nerubian Flyer and Unliving Champion in Hearthstone. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

As for class-specific Undead minions, some of them include the Nerubian Flyer for Druid and Unliving Champion for Shaman. Nerubian Flyer’s Battlecry summons a 2/2 Nerubian if a friendly Undead died after the player’s last turn. The Unliving Champion for the Shaman class summons two 3/2 Zombies if a friendly Undead died after the player’s last turn.

Dual-type minions arrive in Hearthstone March of the Lich King

There are dual-type minions in the next Hearthstone expansion. Undead minions can be a second type to indicate what they were like before becoming Undead.

Invincible and Frostwyrm are dual-type minions
Invincible and Frostwyrm are dual-type minions. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

An example of a dual-type minion is Invincible as an Undead and a Beast. Meanwhile, Frostwyrm is both an Undead and a Dragon.

As for other Undead minions, March of the Lich King features retroactive additions as well. Examples include Bloodmage Thalnos and Tamsin Roame.

More Undead minions in Hearthstone
More Undead minions in Hearthstone. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

Reborn mechanic returns alongside rise of Undead minions

Like Invincible, some Undead minions have the Reborn mechanic, which is a returning keyword that’s staying Hearthstone. When a minion with Reborn dies, it gets resummoned with one remaining health.

Scourge Rager in Hearthstone March of the Lich King
Scourge Rager in Hearthstone March of the Lich King. | Provided by Blizzard Entertainment

In addition, Unholy Rune cards can work well with Undead minions. This refers to an aspect of the new Rune deckbuilding system. Unholy Runes are represented by the color green and cards of this variety have the best command over Undead armies. Unholy Rune cards are also good at making the most out of Corpses. Corpses refer to a new resource mechanic that can power up other cards.

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