Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Peter Whalen (lead initial designer) discusses the ‘Echo’ keyword

Hearthstone Lead Initial Designer Peter Whalen went into detail on the spooky new Echo keyword coming in Hearthstone’s latest expansion, The Witchwood. Cards with the Echo keyword can be played again and again on the same turn, as long as you have the mana.

One of the main goals of Echo is for the keyword to be useful both early and late game so players have the freedom to decide the best time to play their cards: should they play their Echo card as soon as they have the mana or hold off until they can play the card multiple times in one turn for an even bigger effect? The choice is theirs to make.

Peter also revealed two new cards from The Witchwood that feature this keyword:

  • Face CollectorA Rogue Legendary minion with a Battlecry that adds a random Legendary minion to your hand
  • WarpathA Warrior spell that deals 1 damage to all minions

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What is The Witchwood?

Darkness lurks within The Witchwood, the upcoming expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit digital card game Hearthstone. Soon, players will join Gilneas’ most cunning and courageous heroes as they venture into the haunted forest to hunt down monsters and outwit witches to claim their bounty in the form of 135 hair-raising cards, complete with some uncanny new gameplay mechanics.

Players can pre-purchase The Witchwood card packs in a 50-pack bundle for a special one-time price of $49.99 and receive 20 bonus card packs alongside the In A Dark Wood card back to use right away before the set releases in mid-April.