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Hearthstone: Every card from the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan

With the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan having been recently announced at BlizzCon, we’ll be compiling the full list of cards as they are revealed and spoiled here. Check them all out below with our commentary.

Here is a quick overview of the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan:

  • Hearthstone’s fourth expansion
  • 132 new cards
  • Available December
  • Special 50-pack bundle available for pre-purchase for a one-time price of $49.99

November 29: Added remaining revealed cards (assorted)
November 23
: Added remaining Jade Lotus cards, Jade Idol (Druid), Jade Blossom (Druid), Kabal Lackey (Mage), Jade Shuriken (Rogue), Jade Swarmer (Rogue), Devolve (Shaman)

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The cards

Aside from the card reveals, the biggest theme about this expansion is the introduction of 9 new tri-class cards such as the Lotus Agents. There are three major crime families running Gadgetzan: the Grimy Goons (Hunter, Paladin, Warrior), the Jade Lotus (Druid, Rogue, Shaman), and the Kabal (Mage, Priest, Warlock). You can check out a match to see some of the new cards in action.

Each faction appears to have a unique mechanic associated with it. For example, the Grimy Goons have cards that can buff existing minions in your hand.

Tri-class Cards

Grimestreet Smuggler

This is one of the Grimestreet cards which will help augment the minions in your hand. You’ll see more cards similar to this later on.

Grimestreet Informant

A simple Grimestreet discover card. Perhaps one of the better ones due to the low mana cost.

Don’Hancho

He’s no Dr. Boom, but a +5/+5 buff is nothing disregard either.

Jade Spirit

The Jade Lotus get a new mechanic with the Jade Golem. Every subsequent Jade Golem gradually gets larger (the first Golem is a 1/1, the second Golem is a 2/2, the third is a 3/3, and so on and so forth).

Lotus Agents

Lets you discover a Druid, Rogue, or Shaman card. Quite costly, however. Those classes might have better 5 cost cards available.

Aya Blackpaw

Not one, but two potential Jade Golems here with this one.

Kabal Chemist

Lets you add a random potion to your hand. You can see the various potion cards among the Kabal classes below.

Kabal Courier

Pick and discover a Mage, Priest, or Warlock card. Provides alternate 3 cost cards for those classes.

Kazakus

Kabal’s main legendary. Utilizes the Reno Jackson mechanic to create a new spell.

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Druid

Mark of the Lotus

Just a simple buff card.

Jade Idol

Possibility for a Fatigue Druid deck here!

Virmen Sensei

Could be a staple in beast Druid decks but I don’t see it replacing Druid of the Claw anytime soon either.

Celestial Dreamer

If you play this on curve, the odds of you having a 5 attack (or higher) minion is going to be extremely low. So the question is do you want to play it now for immediate gain or wait until later on in the match when you have your heavy hitters out for the extra stats?

Jade Blossom

Wild Growth with a slightly higher upside. The question is would you play the Jade Blossom or Wild Growth? Growth is a turn faster but Blossom gives you a little extra tempo.

Lunar Visions

Interesting card as it can be ramped into easily allowing you fetch cards early. If they happen to be minions, they’re cheaper!

Pilfered Power

Seems like a high risk, high reward card. If you happen to play a more aggressive style of Druid with early game minions (like maybe some Living Roots minions), then this card can pay off and accelerate your mana — if you have the minions on board to back it up and big minions in your hand to follow through. Wouldn’t you rather have a minion on turn 3 instead to develop further board pressure?

Kun, the Forgotten King

Kun can be a free minion or can be used for extra armor stability in the late game. Will be a force after the standard rotation for sure. Offers another option outside of Yogg or C’Thun Druid for a finisher.

Hunter

Smuggler’s Crate

Beasts are really being pushed this set.

Alleycat

Trades great with other opposing 1/1s as you’ll get another. I suppose cats in this game only have two lives instead of nine.

Hidden Cache

Some new secrets in this expansion and Hidden Cache is for Hunters. +2/+2 buff to one of the minions in your hand at random helps provide added punch. Perhaps a more Secrets laden Hunter deck could work here.

Trogg Beastrager

Solid 2 drop for Hunters and it can be used alongside Huge Toad. We might be seeing the return of Hunter to the top of the pack.

Piranha Launcher

A bit too expensive for a weapon, but it does generate a steady stream of Piranhas for you. The 2 damage seems a little underwhelming to me but the 4 durability is about right.

Shaky Zipgunner

Makes the opposing player think twice before getting rid of the Zipgunner. Playable on curve and provides another option that isn’t Animal Companion.

Dispatch Kodo

Amazing 4-cost card for Hunters and provides them with both on demand removal and a turn 4 body. Houndmasters or Kodos? I’d pick Kodos for the control ability. Don’t forget all the buff cards that the Goons have access to.

Rat Pack

Nice Rat insurance in case Rat Pack dies. The number of Rat tokens you get is based on the minion’s attack power. It’s a Haunted Creeper with a higher upside.

Knuckles

Hunter legendary. He seems to be okay.

Mage

Freezing Potion

Kabal Lackey

Secrets Mage making a come back maybe?

Cryomancer

Manic Soulcaster

This one’s a coin toss for me. You’re getting an additional friendly minion being added to your deck. If the Soulcaster comes out late game and hits a powerhouse card, then it’ll be fantastic. But if you’re playing it on curve, do you really want a second Mana Wyrm? Is the Sorcerer’s Apprentice gonna stick long enough after turn 2 to be copied?

Volcanic Potion

Potion of Polymorph

Kabal Crystal Runner

Manic Soulcaster

Greater Arcane Missiles

Inkmaster Solia

Get yourself a free spell on top of the Inkmaster but that’s only if your deck contains all unique cards.

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Paladin

Smuggler’s Run

Spell which buffs minions in your hand.

Grimscale Chum

Only works well with Murloc Paladin.

Grimestreet Outfitter

Instant minion pump.

Getaway Kodo

A new secret card for this expansion adds new life to potentially dead minions. Now if the Kodo happens to catch some Battlecry minions, it’d pay for itself easily. How about another Mysterious Challenger?

Grimestreet Enforcer

Immediate threat that needs to be dealt with when a Paladin plays it. The thing is if the minions are in the Paladin’s hand, they’re not doing anything on the board and aren’t a threat yet. Still, every turn that Enforcer stays out means things’ll get worse.

Grimestreet Protector

Provides Divine Shield to minions on either side. I’m not sure how strong this card will be in constructed play, but I think it’ll do better in arena.

Small-Time Recruits

Nice deck thinning card. I don’t know if I’d run two copies of this card unless I’m running a pure early Paladin Zoo deck of sorts.

Meanstreet Marshal

With all the buff cards from Paladins and Grimy Goon cards, this Deathrattle condition should be easy to hit.

Wickerflame Burnbristle

In most cases, you can guarantee 4 health from Burnbristle since the Divine Shield will help protect the first bit of damage.

Priest

Potion of Madness

Lets you steal a low attack minion. Great way to snag those Knife Jugglers and run them into other opposing minions.

Kabal Talonpriest

Helloooooooo new Priest staple card. Expect the Talonpriest to become a regular part of Priest decks to come in the future.

Kabal Songstealer

Might be something to include in a future Control Priest deck as a potential one-of though. Two might be a bit much.

Greater Healing Potion

Helloooooo life gain! Now that’s a healing spell.

Drakonid Operative

They’re really pushing Dragon cards in this expansion. Dragon Priest only gets stronger here. The 6 health allows it to stick around a little longer.

Pint-Size Potion

Total utility card but it needs to be coupled with cards such as Cabal Shadow Priest, Shadow Word: Horror, or Confuse to take advantage of the drop in attack in order to be useful.

Mana Geode

Fantastic two drop. If left unchecked, can start filling the board easily.

Dragonfire Potion

5 damage to all minions except Dragons? Sure, I’ll take that! It’ll work great unless your opponent happens to be playing it.

Raza the Chained

Amazing Priest legendary. Have to go the Reno route and use a deck without duplicates, though.

Rogue

Jade Shuriken

Jade Swarmer

Shadow Rager

Gadgetzan Ferryman

Shadow Sensei

Counterfeit Coin

It’s a Coin that only Rogues can use. Great way to help activate their Combo cards.

Lotus Assassin

The Assassin can guarantee a couple of effective trades as it can’t be targeted if it kills another minion.

Luckydoo Buccaneer

Shaku, the Collector

Shaku is good for at least one free card from your opponent.

Shaman

Jade Lightning

Perfect tempo spell for Shaman players, I imagine. You can use it to remove a minion and get one of your own in the process.

Call in the Finishers

Like a worse Muster for Battle — Doesn’t even provide a weapon. Synergy with Murlocs though (and Blood Lust).

Jade Chieftain

Jade Claws

Jinyu Waterspeaker

Finders Keepers

Uh, wow.

Devolve

You know, there’s some real possibility to this card. Control Shaman might use this.

Lotus Illusionist

The Illusionist needs to attack a hero to gain full value. It might be worth running the Illusionist into a minion on the board first due to the high 6 health before attacking your opponent directly.

White Eyes

White Eyes is the new Shaman legendary that shuffles a 10/10 Storm Guardian into the deck if White Eyes gets destroyed. The Storm Guardian is also 5 mana.

Warlock

Abyssal Enforcer

Hey, it’s Hellfire on a body!

Blastcrystal Potion

Crystalweaver

Bloodfury Potion

Seadevil Stinger

I suppose every set needs to include some kind of Murloc.

Unlicensed Apothecary

High risk, high reward minion. The Apothecary will be a major threat on the board but it does punish you if you decided to add more minions to your board.

Kabal Trafficker

Synergizes with Krrul below.

Kruul the Unshackled

Need to have some Demons in your hand to truly make this guy worthwhile.

Felfire Potion

A definitive board clear for those moments when you absolutely need it.

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Warrior

I Know a Guy

I’m declaring this the best named card in the set. Let’s you look for and discover a Taunt minion.

Public Defender

Grimy Gadgeteer

A big buff to a random minion in your hand after every turn.

Stolen Goods

Hey, this card combos quite nicely with I Know a Guy!

Alley Armorsmith

Control Warrior continues to evolve. Will this card become a staple? I’m not sure. I suspect it’ll be included as players tinker and experiment, but it might not have enough attack to help challenge the board. It would need some Goon buffs to beef it up more.

Grimestreet Pawnbroker

Buffs a random weapon in your hand. Otherwise, not a completely terrible 3 drop.

Sleep with the Fishies

Conditional board clearing spell. Requires you to have damaged some minions first to begin with.

Thorium Knuckles

This is one of the weapon cards in this expansion for Warriors and it’ll buff a minion after every attack.

Hobart Grapplehammer

Hobart is the new Warrior legendary and appears to be highly weapon focused. Cheap cost to boot. Extra attacks to your Fiery War Axe are never a bad thing.

Neutral

Blowgill Sniper

Kooky Chemist

A much more Crazed Alchemist, it seems.

Mistress of Mixtures

4 health back to both players if it dies.

Friendly Bartender

Would a Warlock include this as a 2 drop?

Backstreet Leper

Gadgetzan Socialite

Street Trickster

Toxic Sewer Ooze

Grook Fu Master

Just has Windfury.

Hired Gun

Hozen Healer

Worgen Greaser

Kooky Chemist

Daring Reporter

Red Mana Wyrm

Streetwise Investigators

Ancient of Blossoms

Tanaris Hogchopper

Backroom Bouncer

Consistent card that only gets strong as your minions get eliminated on the field. Has to be dealt with immediately before it snowballs.

Dopplegangster

Bomb Squad

Spiked Hogrider

Small-Time Buccaneer

Second-Rate Bruiser

Grook Fu Master

Big-Time Racketeer

Technically 6 mana for a combined 7/7. You’re getting two minions out of this card.

Second-Rate Bruiser

If your opponent has 3 minions in play and you have none, you’re going to be way behind. Still, a decent minion.

Fel Orc Soulfiend

The Soulfiend seems like a better version of the Injured Blademaster which makes it useful for Priests. Realistically it’ll enter play and be useful on the board as a 3/5. You can then trade him into an opposing minion or use your Priest heal to recover.

Wind-Up Burglebot

Useful card and is a neutral minion with card draw abilities. Useful for certain classes that don’t have that ease of card draw.

Burgle Bully

Fight Promoter

Leatherclad Hogleader

Dirty Rat

Remember the Deathlord from Naxxramas? It makes a come back here. Could prove risky depending on what minion it fetches for your opponent.

Weasel Tunneler

An annoyance to both players.

Blubber Baron

Interesting! A Battlecry oriented minion!

Defias Cleaner

Finja, the Flying Star

… Yet another Murloc. If Finja sticks around, you can start swarming and overwhelming your opponent with Murlocs from your deck.

Patches the Pirate

Definitely a fun card. I’m not anticipating Patches to be competitive at all but hey, play him for fun! Works great with Gang Up before it rotates out.

Actionmaster Beardo

Think about the hero powers that would benefit greatly from the hero power reset. Then think about classes where spells are often used. Mage? Hunter? Shaman?

Madam Goya

Play Barnes on Turn 4. Hope it lives on Turn 5. Then play Madam Goya into Barnes and hope you hit something.

Wraithion

Did anyone espect to see this guy? I sure didn’t.

Mayor Noggenfogger

Hrm, more random elements added and this all applies to targeting.

Sergeant Sally

Sally is an interesting and tactical use card. Needs further experimentation. She’s fairly cheap to play though.


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Genzo the Shark

Are you planning on preordering this expansion? I know I will be once Monday rolls around and preorders become available! I’m intensely looking forward to the upcoming format switch to Wild! It’ll greatly shake up the tournament and ranked game scene. I haven’t played competitively in a few months.

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