Crown of the Heavens – the upcoming expansion for the WoW TCG – is set to release on February 7, 2012. The expansion was originally supposed to ship in March of 2012, but the Cryptozoic site is now reporting February 7th, but that date is subject to change.
For those of you that feel as if the loot has been a little lackluster since Cryptozoic took over the WoW TCG, this new expansion may change that notion. Crown of the Heavens will offer three very exciting loot cards, which in my opinion, make for the best loot card trio since Wrathgate.
The three new WoW TCG loot cards from Crown of the Heavens are…
Corrupted Hippogryph – Redeems for a very cool Corrupted Hippogryph flying mount. This mount possesses a similar model to the other Hippogryph mounts in the game, but with its own unique color scheme and eerie sort of “undead” look about it. This is an awesome looking mount, which should be very popular among Undead players and especially Death Knights.
The Corrupted Hippogryph is a very rare loot card, found in only 1 out of 242 booster packs.
Magical Ogre Idol – The Magical Ogre Idol redeems for an item that creates a Red Ogre Mage Costume. The costume transforms your character into an Ogre Mage for 5 minutes. While wearing the Red Ogre Mage Costume, only the character's weapons can be seen. The Red Ogre Mage Costume is wearable in Arenas and BGs. The cooldown on this loot item is 5 minutes.
The Magical Ogre Idol is a rare loot card, found in 1 out of 121 booster packs.
Vicious Grell – This card can be redeemed for a Grell Moss loot item which summons a Gregarious Grell companion pet. This very cool looking companion pet looks very similar to the nasty little buggers that inhabit Teldrassil and parts of Kalimdor. This is the first Grell pet available in WoW, and will most definitely be a sought after loot item for pet collectors. I'm not sure if this pet has any special emotes, but I'd imagine he'll make those creepy demonic Grell noises when clicked on.
Vicious Grell is a common loot card, found in 1 out of 11 booster packs.