World of Warcraft TCG ‘Dark Portal’ Expansion Set
Release Date: April 11th, 2007
There are eighteen new heroes—two more than in Heroes of Azeroth—because of the new class for each faction. With the new heroes come new talents and talent trees, and since there will be at least three heroes of every class come expansion time, every talent tree will be covered for every class. Fury Warriors, Survival Hunters, and the rest will all have their day in the sun soon. I only have one alt, so I’ve run out of characters of mine to name heroes after, but for those worried about the state of my ego, fear not—I still got one of my pets in the set, along with a very special card that I’ll talk about another time.
And then, of course, there are the Loot cards. While I can’t go into detail about what new goodies will be available, I can tell you that Through the Dark Portal will have three new Loot cards for players to find, and all three of them are things I want. There will be no shortage of ooh’ing and aah’ing from jealous guildmates when you show up with these in the MMO.
A new year is coming, and with it the WoW TCG will have a new set! Through the Dark Portal will feature a total of 319 cards, including 18 new heroes. Booster packs will have 24 packs to a display box, and 15 cards per pack (plus a UDE Points card). Starter decks will be available, with 9 different 33-card decks and 3 random, oversized hero cards.
If you’re wondering what to expect, we can tell you that two new races will be added to the game: Draenei and Blood Elf. Additionally, when you get your hands on Through the Dark Portal cards, racial abilities are going to become very significant.
Through the Dark Portal will also introduce three new Loot cards and cosmetic in-game items for the WoW MMO! You’ll be able to get a new blanket, a unique pet, and a fortune-telling imp. More details will be released in 2007.
The official release date is April 11th, 2007, but players can get their hands on the cards for the first time at a local Sneak Preview event on March 31st and April 1st.