'Hearthstone' Descent of Dragons Release Time: When Can You Start Opening Packs?

The latest Hearthstone expansion, Descent of Dragons is finally about to roar its way onto your client. The 135-card set stars Galakrond and his scaly cronies as the final battle between the League of E.V.I.L. and the heroes comes to an end. This latest expansion is full of powerhouses like Dragonqueen Alexstrasza (that adds two zero cost dragons to your hand) and Frizz Kindleroost (which lowers the cost of dragons in your deck by two). These cards will be dominating the meta for the next two years so get used to it.

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Hearthstone Descent of Dragons Release Time

The latest expansion will release on December 10, though the exact time is still unknown. Most expansions release at 1 to 2 p.m. EST., but bugs and patch changes have delayed them in the past. If there's a serious issue with the new expansion, you may have to wait a few more hours to play.

Most likely, with the strain that the servers are going to go under when thousands of new people try to log in at once, you'll have to wait a few hours for everything to start running smoothly. Server strain has caused the game to lag or crash with the message that the "tavern is full" or "playful sprites" have messed with the game.

There will be lots of new decks and archetypes that will be released in the coming days so try to save your dust. Trying to build that awesome game-breaking deck that Disguised Toast comes up with sounds great, but it could end up as just a waste of your building resources. The meta takes weeks to truly develop so crafting the first shiny object that you see is rarely a good idea. I felt that The Marsh Queen was going to be the best card in the Journey To Un'Goro set and I don't think I've used since.

Shaman has been king since Saviors of Uldum launched over the summer but it's time for other classes to head back into the spotlight. Monoclass Paladin looks like a valid archetype with lots of powerful cards and Treant Druid looks fun, but both might just seem like a good idea.

If you want a full spoiler list of every card in the expansion, you can find it on the Hearthstone Facebook page.

The release of the expansion will also be the last time for the foreseeable future that you can purchase the Heroes Medivh, Magni and Alleria.

What are you going to craft first? Tell us in the comments.