Remember back to when you first set foot in the frozen north, the putrid stench of death and the bitter wind assaulted your unwitting senses. At that very moment did you dare believe that you would actually defeat the Lich King in his own land? Years have passed since that unforgettable day, and now you have returned home, a true hero of the Horde. There is little time for celebration, however, as an even greater threat has emerged, determined to destroy all that you hold dear. The return of Deathwing has forever changed the face of Azeroth in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, and the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game is ready to match these world-altering events with its upcoming set Worldbreaker. Featuring the addition of two brand-new races -- goblin and worgen -- Worldbreaker will also begin to introduce the great Dragon Aspects from World of Warcraft.
I Got What You Need
The goblins of the Bilgewater Cartel have brought their talents to join with the mighty Horde, and the goblin racial ability Time Is Money is the perfect representation of this. This new keyword allows any goblin who possesses it to use its [ACT] power the same turn that it comes into play. The other races of the Horde (and the Alliance) still have to wait a turn to use their [ACT] powers, but goblins like to cut to the chase and get down to business. You know a good deal when you see one, so you’ll definitely want to round up a few of these mischief-makers to speed up your deck.
Just as new goblins in Cataclysm will get to experience the Lost Isles as they level up, goblin heroes in the Trading Card Game will also have access to this brand-new location. And what goblin deck would be complete without the inclusion of the leader of the Bilgewater Cartel, Trade Prince Gallywix? He’s not free -- no goblin is --but two resources is as good a bargain as you’ll get from this feisty ruler. Since they are new to the TCG, you’ll find a long list of goblins available in Worldbreaker to make them immediately competitive. They come in all the flavors you’d expect, from Neboz Tombwex the death knight to the shaman Exxi the Windshaper.
Expanding Your Role
Just as Cataclysm will bring about new race-class combinations, these new options will also be featured in the TCG. Worldbreaker will introduce these new combinations in the form of allies like the orc mage Ceraka, as well as giving players the chance to play heroes like the tauren paladin Rekwa Proudhorn for the first time. Each new combination has the potential to be a brand-new deck that no one has ever seen before. Have you ever wanted to use Orgrimmar as a mage or Undercity as a hunter? Then let me be the first to introduce you to Suvok Frozeneye and Valerie Worfield.
A Year-Long Shakeup
Worldbreaker is the first set in the new block, with Worldbreaker: War of the Elements and Worldbreaker: Twilight of the Dragons releasing later in 2011. The threat of Deathwing looms on the horizon, but if you wish to stand a chance against him, there are quests to complete and plenty of bad guys to beat down first. For now, Hordies should become familiar with their new goblin friends; it’s always good to have a buddy who is bursting with cash when repair time comes. In the next article the Alliance will meet their furry new friend, but until then, make the most of every moment preparing for Cataclysm and Worldbreaker. Time is money!