Scholomance Academy is Hearthstone's next expansion

Blizzard just announced Hearthstone's next expansion: Scholomance Academy. Let's dive into it.

Scholomance Academy

  • Release date – Early August, 2020. (TBD)
  • Dual-class cards – 40 new cards. Each class pairs with two other classes.
  • New Keyword: Spellburst – While this card is on the board, the next spell played triggers a one-time special effect.
  • Studies – Discover cards that discount the cost of the next spell you cast of that type.

Dual Class Cards

A total of 40 Dual-Class cards will be introduced in Scholomance Academy.

The 10 class combinations are:

  • Druid/Hunter
  • Hunter/Demon Hunter
  • Demon Hunter/Warlock
  • Warlock/Priest
  • Priest/Paladin
  • Paladin/Warrior
  • Warrior/Rogue
  • Rogue/Mage
  • Mage/Shaman
  • Shaman/Druid

New Keyword: Spellburst

Spellburst provides a one-time only effect when you cast a spell. If you have a Spellburst minion or weapon in play, casting a spell will activate its effect.


Studies are new spells that allow players to Discover a card immediately while reducing the mana cost of the next spell you play.

Year of the Phoenix Phase 2

Scholomance Academy marks the beginning of the second phase of the Year of the Phoenix. Between now and the next expansion, you can expect several major updates from us, including balance patches, new Battlegrounds Heroes and minions, a seasonal event, and what was previously spell-locked—a new solo experience and Battlegrounds feature! Let’s not forget—a new game mode is on its way as well! We’ll have more details to share on these exciting developments in the months to come.

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