Get Ready for a New Experience When 12 New Buddies Join Hearthstone

New Buddies joining the fight. Blizzard

In case you didn't know, Buddies are returning to Hearthstone with Patch 29.6. They're not only making their presence felt again in Battlegrounds but also set to debut in Battlegrounds Duos. That's not the only thing that's happening since new Buddies are joining and there's 12 of them.

The new Buddies are:

  • Cap'n Hoggarr – Shining Sailor [Tier 5, Pirate]
    • 3/6. After you buy a Pirate, gain +1/+1 and add a Pirate to the Tavern.
  • Inge, the Iron Hymn – Solem Serenader [Tier 3, Undead]
    • 4/3. After you use your Hero Power on a minion, it gains half this minion's Attack. (Swaps to Health next turn!)
  • Rock Master Voone – Akali, Rock Rhino [Tier 4, Beast]
    • 5/5. At the end of every 2 turns, get a plain copy of the left-most card in your hand.
  • Thorim, Stormlord – Veranus, Stormlord's Mount [Tier 3, Dragon]
    • 6/3. At the end of your turn, transform the minion to the left of this into one from a tier higher (up to Tier 7!)
  • Snake Eyes – Box Cars [Tier 4, Mech]
    • 6/6. At the start of your turn, roll a 6-sided die. Discover a Tavern spell of that Tier.
  • Doctor Holli'dae - The Nine Frogs [Tier 5, Beast]
    • 9/9. After you buy a minion, get a random Tavern spell of the same Tier. (9 left!)
  • Tae'thelan Bloodwatcher – Reliquary Attendant [Tier 4, Elemental]
    • 7/4. Once per turn, after you cast a Tavern spell, get a new copy of it.
  • Nameless One – Faceless One [Tier 4]
    • 1/1. Battlecry: Get the Buddy of your teammate's Hero Power.
  • Cho – Halfus the Mighty [Tier 4]
    • 5/5. At the start of your turn, Discover a minion of your Tier. (50% chance to Pass it!)
  • Gall – Halfus the Wise [Tier 4]
    • 5/5. At the start of your turn, Discover a Tavern spell of your Tier. (50% chance to Pass it!)
  • Madam Goya – Mister Chu [Tier 4]
    • 5/6. Once per turn, after you Pass a minion, get a plain copy of it.
  • Flobbidinous Floop – Glorious Gloopling [Tier 5]
    • 5/1. At the start of your turn, get a plain copy of your teammate's highest-Tier minion (except Buddies).

Several of the other Buddies are getting updates and you can read about it here.

Hearthstone is a free-to-play online digital collectible card game released in 2014 and made available for the PC. It was later ported to mobile platforms via Android and iOS later in the same year. The game has players create a deck that's centered on an iconic hero along with minions, spells, and weapons. There's also a Battlegrounds mode where players get to pick from random selections of minions and build their warband as the game progresses.

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