Kobolds & Catacombs is a Hearthstone expansion.  Like the previous expansions, it was designed for solo players.  Kobolds & Catacombs went live on December 7, 2017 (in the Americas Region), and December 8, 2017 (in the Asia Region and the Europe Region).

A free Dungeon Run started the moment the expansion was launched.  The Dungeon Run was only meant to last for a limited time, and ended on January 15, 2017 (in the Americas). I was unable to complete the entire Dungeon Run, but still found it to be fun.  I hope they bring it back sometime.

I earned 3 Packs just by logging in to Hearthstone while the Kobolds & Catacombs Dungeon Run event was live.

In addition to 3 packs, all players who logged into Hearthstone when it went live received a free, random, Legendary Weapon.

I got Kingsbane: Deathrattle: Shuffle this into your deck. It keeps any enchantments. 

The Dungeon Run starts with a Kobolds & Catacombs quest called “Begin a Dungeon Run.”

Kobold: What is this I am smelling? Leather? Steel? Torches… ADVENTURERS. Bah! Adventurers!

Off to the side, you can see the various Hearthstone solo expansions. The Dungeon Run is toward the top of the list.


Kobolds & Catacombs: Within the twisting tunnels of the kobold empire await treasures beyond imagining. Choose your class and delve into the ever-shifting dungeon.

Kobold: Stop! Go Back! Big piles of loot for ME, not YOU.

Players begin the Dungeon Run by clicking the “I’m in!” button.

Kobold:  Many monsters you are finding in kobold empire. Every fight be making you stronger! …Or dead.

At the top of the screen it says “Challenge 1/8”.  Players could fight up to 8 bosses.  One loss ends the Dungeon Run (but players could immediately start a new run.)  There are several different bosses, and players cannot predict which one they will see next.

Giant Rat: The bane of every young adventurer. This was the first Dungeon Run boss I faced.  Giant Rat has 10 health points.

Kobold: Who is daring to come for kobold treasures? Sword-swinger? Sparkle-finger?

Players could choose any class they wanted to for the Dungeon Run.  It doesn’t matter what cards a player had in a specific deck.  The Dungeon Run gives players a deck to use. In other words, players did not get to do the Dungeon Run with one of their own, carefully crafted, decks.

I selected my Rogue deck for the Dungeon Run.  Mine has Maiev Shadowsong as its Hero.

Maiev Shadowsong Vs Giant Rat

Kobold: First monsters you are finding be small and weak. But so is you!

Giant Rat has 10 health points.  My deck has 15 health points.  The Kobold was right – we are both small and weak.  I love the design of the Kobolds & Catacombs setting.  There’s plenty of gold and shiny things – and it has a Kobold sculpture that has a candle!

Giant Rat has a Hero Power called Rat Race.  It costs 2 mana, and it lets Giant Rat summon two 1/1 Rats.

I won the match against Giant Rat!


Kobold: You is winner! Be taking loot now. Heh-hah. Classic adventurer.


I completed the Begin a Dungeon Run quest. My reward is a one free Kobolds & Catacombs Pack.

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