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.