Blizzard has revealed another card for the upcoming Goblins vs Gnomes expansion set, recently announced for Hearthstone.

The Goblin Auto-Barber can only be used by the Rogue class, and adds an extra point of damage to whatever weapon the player has equipped when the card is played onto the board. Not only that, it also leaves the player with a pretty tasty two mana minion in play.


Mechs are a new category of cards coming in Hearthstone's first expansion, and the Auto-Barber is the first such Rogue card to be revealed. As well as Mech-specific synergies, there are plenty of interesting new card combo options for Rogue players to look forward to.

A Rogue going second in a match, for example, could equip a basic Hero Ability dagger on their first turn and follow up with the Auto-Barber on turn two, leaving them with a healthy board presence and a strong removal tool early on in the game.

The card also synergises very nicely with weapon-boosting and removal spells like Deadly Poison, Assassin's Blade and Blade Flurry.

Raw damage and minion removal advantages aside, it also acts as an immediate equivalent board response to the popular Acidic Swamp Ooze card, which not only destroys an opponent's weapon when played, but also leaves the disarmed player staring down the barrel of a 3 Attack 2 Health minion.

Goblins vs Gnomes was unveiled at BlizzCon last weekend, and will add more than 120 mechanically-themed cards to the hugely popular collectible card game.

Blizzard has teased around 30 of the new cards over at the official website, and is currently running a social media competition to determine which cards are revealed in the coming days and weeks.

The expansion's due to be released at some point in December, and you'll be able to buy the new card packs using in-game Gold or real money. The Goblins vs Gnomes packs will also replace the Expert card packs awarded after finishing a run in Hearthstone's Arena mode.

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