|Publisher(s)||Upper Deck Entertainment|
|Release date||November 24, 2009|
Scourgewar is the tenth normal World of Warcraft TCG set, released on 24 November, 2009.
The icy shores of the frozen north welcome all those willing enough to enter. The ever-expanding reach of the Lich King has drawn the forces of both the Horde and the Alliance to the frigid lands of Northrend, but they do not know the horrors that await them. Can you muster the courage you will need when death itself stares back at you? The unrelenting forces of the Scourge have risen and they will stop at nothing until the last breath of life has been siphoned from Azeroth.
The Scourgewar has begun...
Players in the online realms have been hard at work in Northrend for almost a year now, with the Wrath of the Lich King letting adventurers land on the frozen continent and take on everything it has to offer. Now the action is coming to the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game on November 24th, when Sourgewar freezes things over at your local game store.
Amid the powerful new Death Knight cards and other secrets we have waiting for players in the next expansion, you're probably dying to get a look at the newest additions to the Loot card assortment. Without making you wait any longer, let's dive right into things.
Say hello to our newest little friend. Tauren and Draenei, we have the ultimate irony you've been waiting for. The newest super-common loot card will give you a mini mount that will carry you around as fast as his little legs will take him—which isn't any faster than your character can run, but hey, it's the thought that counts. Horde characters will get a baby raptor version of the mount, and Alliance will get a pony version. Each code will be redeemed for 50 uses, so you'll be able to get lots of work out of Tiny for each card you get your hands on.
One of the coolest factions to make their appearance in Wrath of the Lich King, the Tuskarr are a Walrus-like species of humanoids that like to fish. One of the things you've probably noticed while running around and doing their errands is the cool decorations they have around their towns. With Tuskarr Kite, you'll be able to own your own decorative kite that functions just like the Onyxia Kite from March of the Legion's Kiting Loot card. This uncommon Loot card also counts towards your companion pet achievements, so if you're still working towards your new pets, the Kite will help too!
Spectral Tiger Cub
The Spectral Tiger is the quintessential Loot card for collectors out there, and now they'll have a little kitten to add to their spectral menagerie. This companion pet comes with tiny little armor to match his size, and lets out a haunting meow when you click on him. Stop to check your mail and it will wait patiently for you, and then run to catch up to you when you head on your way after business has been attended to. As the rare Loot card of the expansion, this is one kitty that plenty of fans will be wanting to get their hands on!
The Scourgewar set had a significant impact to the TCG. Arguably it is considered the best set in the Scourgewar block, with many staples and meta-changers appearing, such as Nathanos Blightcaller, Broderick Langforth, Garrosh Hellscream, Varian Wrynn, Flint Shadowmoore, , , , Kel'Thuzad, , , and many more. The set focuses on playing allies that share the same class, preferably with your hero. This "class matters" focus is also represented in the class master allies, Klannoc Macleod for warriors, Darion Mograine for death knights, Jorach Ravenholdt for rogues, and Mor'zul Bloodbringer for warlocks. In addition, it introduced Conqueror and Justicar allies, who have significant advantages over cards of another class. Masters and "PvP" allies of the remaining classes appear in the other two Scourgewar sets.
It also introduced the powerful keyword Death Rattle, which causes an effect when a card with the keyword enters a graveyard from anywhere. Many cards in this set also deal shadow damage or have the keyword Shadow Resistance, primarily for Limited play. Also introduced in this set are the majority of Nerubian Reputation allies, who get stronger when certain card types are in your graveyard. Among our Nerubian friends in this set is Kilix the Unraveler. Profession masters are also introduced, though they are much more effective under the command of an old hero, as heroes now do not have professions.
As this was the first true set to include death knight heroes and abilities, all of the dual-class abilities can be used by death knights. This gives them an advantage in limited play, in addition to already having very powerful abilities in Army of the Dead and Corpse Explosion.
Broderick Langforth is well known as being one of the most expensive cards in the game's history.