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Feb 24 Recruit A Friend Sign Up Here! The Innkeeper wants you! First, read up on Recruit A Friend! You can create your own Recruit A Friend link on the site. If you're a Recruiter, feel free to leave your Recruit A Friend link in this thread. If you're a newer player with fewer than 20 levels across all your Hearthstone Heroes, you can accept someone's invitation by clicking one of the links posted below! You'll receive a free Classic Hearthstone pack for becoming someone's recruit! You can also leave your Battletag so your Recruits can add you as a friend to knock out those spectator and friend quests! Enjoy, and we'll see you in the Tavern!Daxxarri1167 Feb 24
Jan 25 New to Hearthstone? These videos may help! If you haven't installed Hearthstone yet, we've made a YouTube video that will show you how: How to install Hearthstone In short, you'll need to install the App first, then you'll be able to install Hearthstone from the App. You can also get to our downloads page by clicking EXPLORE at the top of the page, and then Game Client Downloads. New to Hearthstone and having trouble obtaining cards? Our fantastic Blizzard Customer Service folks have created a new video to teach you how to obtain cards, how to navigate your collection and how to use Crafting Mode! You can watch it here!Zeriyah61 Jan 25
Nov 26 New Player Guides Hello, and welcome to the Hearthstone New Players Tavern! This was created to be a safe place for those of you just starting out and wondering what a Battlecry is, or how exactly Stealth works. Here we will gather guides designed to help newer players, and we are always looking for more! Below are a couple of guides to get you started, but if you know of any others, or if you are planning on writing one yourself, let us know! Developer Blogs Tips for Hearthstone by Mike Donais - This blog covers some basic concepts in deck building and gameplay. Official Guides - These official guides will get you started with the basics. How to Play Basics and Play Tips Facebook Getting Started Guide Video Guides Trump Teachings - Introduction Trump Teachings - Board Control with Mage Basic Deck Guide Trump Teachings - Mana Efficiency with Druid Basic Deck Guide Trump Teachings - Fearless Tapping with Warlock Basic Deck Guide Trump Teachings - Fearless Hitting with Rogue Basic Deck Guide Trump Teachings - Favorable Trading with Shaman Basic Deck Guide Trump Teachings - Card Advantage with Priest Basic Deck Guide Trump Teachings - When to Face with Hunter Basic Deck Guide Trump Teachings - Weapons Hold with Warrior Basic Deck Guide Trump Teachings - The Long Game with Paladin Basic Deck Guide New Player Guide - by Kripparrian New Players – These guides start from the basics, including commonly used game terms, what cards to choose, and why to choose them. Tips for Those Just Starting Out by Daerbon Hearthstone 101: Beginner Handbook by TheWaterBoiler and Rafajafar Hearthstone Overview: Heroes, Common Effects and Exclusive Cards by Vincent The Beginner’s Guide to Hearthstone by Khalanil Unofficial Hearthstone Glossary by Raz A Beginner’s Guide to HS Terms by Hayl_Storm A Beginner’s Guide to Hearthstone Mechanics by MoonBear Hearthstone for Beginners (Guide and Resource) by cgmcnama An Updated Guide to Deck Types by Con's Free to Play Survival Guide 2.0 by Con Constructed Deck Building – These guides are for players who know the basics, and want to try something new. Budget Un'Goro Deck Lists by Evident Aidan's Free To Play Budget Decklists by Aidan Hearthstone: How To Build A Deck by Vlad Starting Stone #1: Six Steps to an Ultimate Deck by curi Starting Stone #2: The Best Free Neutral Cards by curi Deck Builder by Hearthhead Crafting – These guides are for when there is a specific card you want, and how to determine which cards to disenchant. Beginner's Guide to Crafting Legendaries by Hearthstoneplayers Hearthstone Crafting Guide by Messiah Advanced Concepts How To Improve Your Ladder Performance by Stonekeep Core Concept Breakdown: Tempo by Jakadasnake A Guide to Odd Hearthstone Mechanics by Jagos How to Avoid Overextending How to Hit Legend in Hearthstone by Zhandaly Have a guide of your own to share with the community? Send it to Nov 26
Aug 10 Unofficial Hearthstone Glossary Greetings! I made this post long ago in the general forums during beta and it never got stickied. It has since gone the way of the dodo. Well, I figured it might be helpful for folks here so I thought i'd repost it. Please post if you have any questions or see errors or mistakes I can correct and I'll happily update this. Also feel free to request a sticky since I think this can be helpful for a wide range of players. Hope you enjoy! --A-- Achievement - An in-game acknowledgement of a certain accomplishment, such as winning 100 matches or unlocking all basic cards. Each one usually offers a one-time reward. Adjacent - The minions that are directly next to a certain minion, on both sides. Arcane Dust - A material generated by disenchanting cards, or won in arena play, that is used to create new cards. Area of Effect (AoE) - An action that is applied to multiple characters simultaneously, usually without targeting any of them directly or specifically. Armor - Protection against attacks, which is removed by damage before health is lost. There is currently no known maximum value for armor. Attack - The process of having a character deal damage to another character based on attack values. Attack (Value) - "How much damage [something] deals." The attack value of a minion is displayed at the bottom-left corner, while attack values for heroes are given by weapons, hero powers, or other spells. --B-- Battlecry - "Does something when you play it from your hand." These effects only occur when a minion is summoned from a player's hand, therefore they are not triggered by resurrection effects or changes in owner. Battlefield - Middle portion of the game board, split into two sides, where minions exist once summoned. Each player can only have up to 7 minions on their side at any time. BM - Stands for "Bad Manners". Is used to refer to players who drag out a turn when they already have lethal damage, or spam emotes. BM isn't always "bad", and can viewed as playful. --C-- Card - A spell, minion, or weapon in a player's deck or hand. Each deck can only have up to 2 of any particular card in it, except for Legendaries (see Rarity), which have a limit of 1 per deck of each. Character - Term used to indicate both minions and heroes, used on card text to indicate that an effect can be used against minions and/or heroes. Charge - "Can attack immediately." This eliminates the usual one-turn delay on minion activity (see Exhaustion). Coin - A bonus card only given to the player who goes second at the start of a match. It provides one extra mana on one turn and counts as a spell. Combo - "A bonus if you already played a card this turn." Any card previously played in a turn triggers the combo, but a combo effect can only happen once and is not an additive effect based on playing more cards (unless otherwise noted, e.g. Edwin VanCleef). Controller - The player who currently has a minion on his/her side of the battlefield is that minion's controller. Certain cards let players take control of a minion, moving it from the opponent's side to their side of the battlefield. This does not trigger Battlecry effects. Cost - The amount of mana that must be spent to play a card. It is indicated at the top-left corner of every card. Counter - "A card that is countered has no effect." Currently only used by the Mage card Counterspell. Crafting - Creating cards from Arcane Dust. The cost to make a new card depends on its rarity. --D-- Damage - Removing a certain amount of health from a character. The term "direct damage" is often used to refer to targeted, rather than AoE (see Area of Effect), effects. Deathrattle - "Does something when it dies." This effect is triggered by death due to loss of health and outright destruction (see Destroy), but is lost when a minion with deathrattle is transformed (see Transform). Deck - The collection of 30 cards a player can draw from during the course of a match. It is located at the right side of the battlefield during a match, and typically includes cards from a specific hero and neutral minions. Deck Types - These are terms often used to refer to decks that have certain themes or play styles. Examples include: Rush Deck - Designed to defeat an opponent quickly, often by bringing out many small minions during the early game. Control Deck - Designed to let the player last a long time, and gain a late game advantage to defeat an opponent. Mill Deck - Designed to make the opponent draw more cards than can effectively be used, and defeat the opponent through damage and fatigue (see Fatigue). Murloc/Pirate Deck - Designed around a particular type of minion, such as murlocs or pirates, and victory usually relies on synergy between these minions. Defeat - When one player reaches zero health, and the opponent has at least one health, then he or she is defeated. A defeat rewards less experience to a hero than a victory. Destroy - Removing a minion from the battlefield without dealing any numerical damage, so the removal ignores effects like Divine Shield and Immunity. Discard - Taking a card from a player's hand and removing it from the game without it ever having an effect. This is often done if a player has too many cards in his or her hand, or due to effects from other cards. Disenchanting - Destroying a card to gain arcane dust. The amount of dust granted through disenchanting depends on card rarity, though gold cards give more dust than normal versions. Divine Shield - "The first time this minion takes damage, ignore it." It's important to note that the shield will not protect against effects that destroy a minion without dealing numerical damage. Draw - Taking a card from a player's deck and placing it in that player's hand. This is done with one card at the start of every turn, and can occur as the result of other cards and effects. Durability - A value that indicates how many times a weapon can be used to attack. Each attack typically removes one durability. It is displayed at the bottom-right of a weapon. --E-- Enemy - During a match, enemy characters are the hero and minions on the opposite side of the battlefield, owned by the opponent player. Enrage - "While damaged, this minion has a new power." Note that the enrage effect is only active when the minion has less than maximum health, and healing to full health removes the enrage effect. Exhaustion - The condition a minion has only on the turn it is summoned, which prevents it from attacking - sometimes also called "summoning sickness" by players (see Charge for an exception). Experience - An intangible reward granted to players at the end of a match. Experience is used to gain levels, and the amount rewarded to players is directly proportional to the length of a match. --F-- Fatigue - Damage dealt when a player must draw a card, but has no deck to draw from, often at the start of a turn. It is additive for each time a player must draw without a deck to draw from: 1 damage the first time, 2 damage the second time, 3 damage the third, etc. Freeze - "Frozen characters lose their next attack." Frozen heroes cannot attack with weapons, but can play cards and use hero powers. The freeze effect lasts until the start of the next turn of the player of the spell or minion that freezes the target - this means that an attacking minion that becomes frozen, will unfreeze at the start of the next turn. Friendly - Term used to refer to the hero and minions that you own on the battlefield, as opposed to enemy characters on the other side. --G-- Game Options - Different ways in which a player can play a match in Hearthstone. The three basic types are: Arena - A play mode in which a player chooses from 3 pre-selected heroes and creates a deck, one card at a time, from a random draft. Constructed Play - The term used for matches in which players use either basic decks or ones they have constructed ahead of time. This includes both Ranked and Casual play. Practice - A play mode in which a player is matched against a non-player opponent, controlled by the game itself. Game Phases - The part of a match that two players are currently in. While other games often have multiple phases that occur each turn, in Hearthstone these terms are generally used to indicate how far along a match has progressed. The three most common phases are: Early Game - The first few turns for each player, usually lasting until about the 4th mana crystal has been created. Mid Game - The time when a player has between 4 and 8 mana crystals. Late Game - The turns when a player has enough mana to use pretty much any card, usually with 8+ mana crystals available. Gold - Currency used to buy packs of cards and enter the arena (see Game Options). Gold is earned by winning matches and completing quests. Gold Card - Copies of cards with bold borders and special animations on them. They are visually different from normal versions, but are identical in terms of effect, cost, health, attack, and durability values. Continued below...Raz54 Aug 10
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Feb 27 Is Mage and Rogue bad? Want to play control mage and miracle rogue, are they good?NEVERMOREwow5 Feb 27
Feb 27 How to beat Deathrattle rogue? I'm stuck at rank 5 and on EU servers I am facing so many deathrattle rogues that run deranged doctors, charged devilsaurs, mechanical whelps that spawn 7/7 mechanical dragons, ALL in the same deck It seems there is nothing I can do to stop them flooding the board even when I run 2 silences for the cubes, as they can set the deathrattles off using the necrium blade, necrium vial, I lose 100% using odd secret mage and about 90% of the time using odd quest warrior. I honestly how no idea how to counter this deck and facing it one in 3 games at rank 5. I would change decks but most of the viable decks run mostly things that are rotating and even though I have over 26k dust, I don't want to waste it on rotating cards, i want to use that to craft whatever I want in the new expansions in AprilXnstra4 Feb 27
Feb 27 Week old player need help! Hey I legit just started playing hearthstone (f2p) like a week ago and I have no idea what I should be doing deck wise and like In general. I find the game very fun but very challenging to understand and know what your doing. Can anyone help me out and let me know what I should be doing or if I should be grinding for something, I’m just not sure what exactly. Should I be buying packs or spending actual money on something or I’m confused. I rly enjoy using hunter if that helps y’all at all. Thanks.Delta7 Feb 27
Feb 26 Add Friends Here! For any new players out there wandering on this post, here's a bit of a rundown as to what this simple post is for. This post is to help other players communicate with others in a simple way, by just posting their battle tags on this forum and adding other players who do so! It's a very simple and easy way to add friends. So if you ever have a quest such as: "Play with a friend for 80 Gold!" or "Spectate a friend for a free card pack!" Then this is your go to! So just simply post and add battle tags! VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: If you're new to this post, it would be most effective to jump to the very last page and find friends there, many people who had posted have unfortunately become unactive, so if you're looking for more active players, newest and recent pages and posts are the best way to go.Tyson6697 Feb 26
Feb 26 New Player Assistance! Welcome to Hearthstone! As a fairly experienced Hearthstone player, I invite all of you to come join me on stream today while we get some legend games in! I am more than happy to answer questions about the game or anything else that may be on your minds! You can find me at and I will be live around 8pm MST. Let's get better together!HuffDaddy0 Feb 26
Feb 25 Am i suppost to get a golden legendary ? Guys, everyone says that after every new expansion we are able to get a legendary after open 10 first packs, so, am i able to get a golden legendary if i open a golden pack and this one is the pack number 10? I wonder....SKTYolo3 Feb 25
Feb 25 What class counters rogue? Keep losing against rogues what is their counter and counter cards?RIP3 Feb 25
Feb 24 10 days to rank 25, then only meaningless losses I started playing Hearthstone just before the New Years Eve, so after 10 days and some money spent (welcome bundle, winter pack and a few packs here and there, not much, tbh), I have reached rank 25. Until then I lost a game from time to because I was not paying attention or so; and also I suffer from really bad luck in any games that include RNG. After rank 25 I have started meeting people that have been clobbering me with insane amounts of rare, epic and legendary cards (my mage set doesnt have any purple/orange, my priest has 2 epics - MOTHs!!!) - where do I go from here? The highlight of this was a dude rank 25 - his deck was all gold! Including legendaries. So my question is simple - why doesnt Blizzard include a dust amount check to the rank matchmaking? I will give it a few more tries, but I am not becoming a Blizzard sponsor. I am not a wallet warrior, and I do not intend to fight them either.Dread38 Feb 24
Feb 24 Finally hit rank 5! Been playing for 2 months just around Christmas.. 1st season managed rank 12 from 50.. And this season made rank 5 yesterday. It wasn't easy around rank 8. Made it to rank 4 with 3 stars without losing today but back down to 5 with 3 stars. Would love to get legend in my 2nd month. I have 2 full free days this weekend but don't know if I can do it. I'm still technically new.Xnstra6 Feb 24
Feb 24 Zee's Tips for Brand New Hearthstone Players: Updated: 2/22/2019 I thought I would distill my past advice into a simple list of tips to help new players to get started while they grow their card collections and learn to build decks to beat other players: 1) Sometime between completing the six tutorial missions and getting a combined total of 20 levels between your hero characters, you should take advantage of the Recruit-a-Friend promotion to earn a free pack of cards. For convenience, you can use any of my Recruit-a-Friend links to help you with getting your free pack: Use this Recruit-a-Friend link for the Americas server: For the EU server, you may use this Recruit-a-Friend link: For the Asia server, you may use this Recruit-a-Friend link: 2) Use your Mage hero to start unlocking other Hero classes by playing against those classes while in "Normal" practice mode (found in the "Solo Adventures" section). By unlocking every class you will complete the quest Ready to Go! to earn 100 gold. 3) Complete quests, as they appear, like Win 5 Practice Games, First Blood (play against another player in Casual play mode), and The Duelist to earn three pack rewards. 4) Continue to unlock heroes with your Mage until your Mage reaches level 10 to earn a pack from completing the quest "Level Up." As you level your Mage you will unlock some "Basic" cards for that class, such as Frostbolt (a great card to edit into your mage deck by going into "My Collection"). 5) Packs cost 100 gold each from the in-game Store. Any gold that you earn should be used to buy Classic packs until you get a Legendary card from a pack. Buy and open your packs one at a time until you get a Legendary card. There is a pity timer that guarantees that a player will get a Legendary by their tenth opened pack for a new card set, but after opening a Legendary, the Legendary pity timer for that set becomes 40 packs. Although it's common to average one legendary per 20 opened packs. Be aware that Pity Timers are tracked separately for each card set. Once you get a Classic Legendary card (from a pack), it might be smart to start buying packs of a different expansion (I would start with the most recent one) until you get a Legendary from that set. You could rinse-and-repeat this strategy of buying and opening packs for a set until you get a Legendary for that expansion and then move onto the next set until you have a Legendary from all of the different expansions in Standard. Eventually, you will want to go back to buying Classic packs until you have a good foundation of Classic cards. ... ... Source: 6) Level one Hero (I would use the Mage) to level 20 to unlock another play mode called Tavern Brawls. On Wednesday of each week a new Tavern Brawl arrives. Your first win for playing a particular brawl usually earns you a free pack of Classic cards. You can slowly level a Hero by playing against the AI as you unlock Heroes in normal mode, or while trying to beat each one in "Expert" mode. Or you can level your hero while playing against other players in Casual mode or in Ranked mode. Be aware that Casual has a friendlier match making system for new players than Ranked does. You can also level character while playing against players in Arena (new players get one free Arena draft). Another way to level a character is by playing that Class while doing a Kobolds & Catacombs Dungeon Run (found in the Solo Adventure section). I have even leveled a new Mage while playing Kharzhan's (a solo adventure) Prologue. My Tips for completing K&C Dungeon runs: 7) Once you have completed the starter chain of unique quests, you will get a random quest to complete. Generally, it's best to re-roll 40 gold quests by clicking on the "x" in the upper right corner of the quest's description for a chance of getting a 50 or 60 or 100 gold quest, or the Watch and Learn! quest, which rewards a pack (a 100g value), or the Play a Friend! quest (which earns 80 gold for each player). You can re-roll one quest per day. I think you have to complete about ten 50 gold quests before it will allow you to get quests for more than 50 more gold. Here is the list of possible quests that you might get: 8) There are some hidden quests or achievements which yield rewards when they are accomplished. One is fairly easy to do, Crushed Them All! , which will earn you 100 gold by beating all of the AI heroes while playing in "Expert" mode. Here is a list of achievements: 9) Complete the Prologue for The Frozen Throne (found in Solo Adventures) to earn a random free Legendary Death Knight card. Eventually, you will want to comeback to defeat Frozen Throne bosses to clear wings to earn some KotFT pack rewards and maybe a card back, but I suggest that you earn some more cards before attempting to beat these bosses. 10) You will earn 10 gold every time you get three wins while playing in Casual or Ranked modes, or while playing some Tavern Brawls. You are limited to earning 100 gold per day in this way. Most new players start earning some gold each day by playing Basic or Budget decks for either the Mage or Hunter classes since it's easier to build an effective deck for these classes with a minimal amount or resources. Here are some deck lists for you to consider: 11) If you are completely new to games like Hearthstone, then you might want to watch some basic guides, like Trump's Teachings, to learn how to play better: Also, here is an article on deck building tips: 12) Since only two of any card (or only one of a Legendary) can be used in a deck, you can disenchant extra copies of cards to get a resource called Arcane Dust, which can be used to craft cards that you want You can disenchant or craft cards by going into "My Collection" and right-clicking on the card to bring up the disenchanting option. To see and craft cards that you do not own any of, you must hit the "Crafting" button on the bottom right side of the page. The first time you disenchant a card you will get an extra 95 dust from completing Crafting Time. 13) Do not become invested into collecting golden cards. Golden cards are purely cosmetic, and the limit of two of a card per deck or one of a Legendary card per deck is not affected by golden versions, which makes it safe to DE extra golden cards. Extra golden cards yield a lot more dust when disenchanted than normal cards do, and overtime this increased amount of dust can really help to improve your card collection. Since Standard now receives three new expansions of cards per year along with a rotation of old sets into Wild, most players are never going to field very many golden cards in their Standard decks, so my advice to new players is to just not care about sparkly cards and to DE your extra golden cards for bonus dust to make it easier to craft more cards and to build better decks. DEing extra golden cards means that a player will have greater access to cards and decks for a smaller investment of time or money. 14) Be sure to win five Ranked games on the Ladde before the end of each month to start earning card backs and other possible rewards: 15) Be aware that there are some great sites for learning about Hearthstone: 16) Once you know that you really like Hearthstone and you can see yourself playing the game a lot, give yourself a leg-up on growing your card collection by buying three of the best values that the game has to offer: a) The Welcome Bundle for $4.99 gives a player ten Classic packs and one Classic class Legendary Dragon (a 400 or 1600 dust value, depending if you already have or want the card in your collection)--so by itself, the Classic Legendary dragon represents a value of around 4-16 packs. b) The Mammoth Card Bundle, which provides 30 packs (10 JtU packs, 10 KotFT packs, and 10, K&C packs) for for $19.99. The Mammoth Bundle is an extra exceptional deal for a brand new player, because the 10 pack Legendary pity timer for a new set means that bundle gives enough packs to guarantee a Legendary from each of the three sets. c) The Pre-Purchase bundles (when available) for new expansions are one of the better values and they normally cost around $49.99 for 50 packs, and they usually include a nice looking card back. Pre-purchase bundles have started coming in a variety of options. Purchase the one that is right for you. Be aware that it's not necessary to buy anything to enjoy Hearthstone. Many players pride themselves for being Free-to-Play (F2P) players who slowly grind gold and packs to develop their card collections or decks. Although some players like to make a few smart purchases to support the game and to quickly gather some resources so they can can experiment with a greater diversity of classes and decks. Which player you are is for you to decide. 17) Be aware that there are two general formats: Wild and Standard. Any card that you own can be played in Wild, while Standard decks may only include cards from sets released in the previous two calendar years. 18) If you want suggestions about how to improve your deck and you play on a PC, then checkout the Inkeeeper app: ... 19) If you find that nearly half the time the game will not load properly for you and you have to cancel the program before trying to launch the game again, then try going into the launcher app's options, and then into "Game Settings," and then into "Streaming" to find and uncheck the "Enable Streaming" option to see if this solves your problem. 20) Add-ons: There are some very useful free add-ons to help you keep track of cards and plays, or data or statistics, or even to help you make better drafting choices in Arena. Truthfully, I just started using my first HS add-on in March of 2018, but since day one, I cannot imagine not using it. The one add-on that I am currently using is Hearthstone Deck Tracker, and its simplest features make it addictive to use, like: • It marks the cards that your opponent mulliganed with an "M." • It marks which card is the coin in your opponent's hand. • It marks each card in your opponent's hand with a number, which indicates what turn that card was drawn or created, and if it was a card that was created from some other card or effect, then it marks that created card with a little gift-like symbol. • It provides you with a overlay of your deck list and it keeps track of which cards you have not yet drawn, which is very helpful for quickly calculating your odds of drawing a particular card that is left in your deck. • It provides a list of all the cards that your opponent has played, which provides a nice "graveyard" of all the cards that your opponent has used. • It provides a simple easy to view numbers for the amount of cards that are in a hand or remaining in a deck for both players. • Deck Tracker can be used with to review a replay of any game that you just played, which is also sharable with other players in order to get opinions or feedback. • Deck Tracker does all the above and much more. If you are wondering or worrying about the about the legality of using add-ons like Deck Tracker, then here is the best official response on the matter: To date, the devs have had nothing negative to say about the use of add-ons like Deck Tracker, which is a widely used add-on in the Hearthstone community. Here is a link to read more information on Deck Tracker: Deck Tracker can be downloaded from a number of different sources, and here is one official download site: If you read this far, I hope that you found the above information to be helpful! Enjoy Hearthstone and good luck! --ZeeZee15 Feb 24
Feb 23 Uninstalled. I'm not sure of the entertainment value of a 48% winrate, or in my case, a 8 game losing streak. It's kinda the same in all these games where the developers rely on humans to provide the challenge. Clash Royal, Fortnite, etc. Be back when the Blizz devs announce some new things to do. I'll keep watch of Dean and company on twitter.CaptinAction4 Feb 23
Feb 23 A free Hearthstone coaching session! Good evening! This is intended to be a learning opportunity for newer or struggling players who want to improve. (NA server) Need someone to practice against? Want someone to spectate a game and point out mistakes? Have any questions about the game? Want a second opinion on the homebrew you just threw together? I'll do my best to help you improve your gameplay and knowledge of the game. Add me for a free coaching session, or if you just want another HS friend! freckles#12809 Good night, and good luck out there!freckles1 Feb 23
Feb 22 Hero Cards BS Yep title says it all. I can be 30 life and my opponent can have 6. Once a hero card is played I might as well concede. So I played the Frozen Throne single player. Made a hero deck. When I play this deck. Ounce I play my hero card I am the winner even if I was losing horribly before i played it. My buddy that started playing Hearthstone with me. About 2 months ago quit playing once he started playing opponents with hero cards. I keep telling myself things will get better after rotation. But they keep making hero cards.spunkiemonke16 Feb 22
Feb 22 Craft Zilliax or Oondasta? I am debating crafting Zilliax or Oondasta. Currently have King Krush and 2 charged Devilsaurs.... Which card do you think is more fun to play?CaptinAction6 Feb 22
Feb 21 toki vs the hat guy reshuffles the decks ever turn? he draws 3 hat guys and 5 shadow fiends plays and removes my AOE board clears 4 times. Like do you want me to hate you? I feel like the people that developed this play mode want me to hate them. I have never felt this much rage directed to a person i know literally nothing about other than they design a card game. is toki not random enough like HATE is ths word I can only feel and know hate in this moment. nearly forgot 2 back to back cinderstorm casts with the magi cloak that I recall so 4 total casts at 8 damage avoid the "hat guy" with 13 damage from 5 consecutive rounds of redraws.brockchancy1 Feb 21
Feb 20 mmm Packs... nom nom nom Championship pick packs, sign up here. Freebies!Viktoras0 Feb 20
Feb 20 Baka the Mooneater Been playing about a month. Started out f2p. Was having fun. Decided i would buy winter viel and starter bundle and other packs. Made better decks still having fun. Then i started seeing heroes cards. And this BS. Baka the Mooneater. This game is totally unbalanced and don't deserve a single dime from me here out. People play this card opening round i just quit. Very disappointing wish I stayed free to play. Over a year before this card is removed from standard. Not another penny.spunkiemonke13 Feb 20
Feb 20 No damage instant win combos Remove the cheese, that is all.JuGG3 Feb 20
Feb 19 Question about the card "The darkness" When they draw a candle is that their draw for the turn? Or do they get another card after the candle? Thanks.SirColson3 Feb 19
Feb 18 Any deck where Nightmare Amalgam is effective? This card made me laugh louder that any card from hearthstone. I really want to find effective deck when this... being can be usefull, with at least two of it's "abilities".Mirror11 Feb 18
Feb 17 Quest help. Watch a friend win in spectator mode Quest help. Watch a friend win in spectator mode SupportMan#2553SupportMan10 Feb 17
Feb 17 LOOKING FOR FRIENDS TO ADD! ( ASIA SERVER ) need friends for quest and chitchats! , my friend list is too empty! pls help! THANK YOU! my battle tag : Megaminx#1522 feel free to leave your tag as well!Megaminx31 Feb 17
Feb 17 Unable to Unlock Wild on New Accounts I started this account a few months ago, mainly for testing deck strategies on my main account, and seeing interactions easier. I want to unlock wild on this account, and from what I can see, if you don't have any wild cards, all you need to do is unlock all 9 classes, and craft a wild card. When I go into my collection I only have the options to filter standard cards, and then each standard set. No way to filter all cards, or wild cards.ibrock3 Feb 17
Feb 15 Anyone have the challenge friend on EU server? Looking to do a 2 way challenge to double goldXnstra0 Feb 15
Feb 14 Single player Blackrock Mountain, Curse of Naxxramas, League of Explorers & Adventures Of Naxxramas. can you explain what these are exactly. single player games. At least thats what it looks like.spunkiemonke6 Feb 14
Feb 14 Where did Commmand & Conquer fans go? Anyone in HS After the collapse of command and conquer what do you play? If you play HS how do you stay relevant to command and conquer hardcore gamer.apalon0 Feb 14
Feb 14 Aspiring Rogue Mill Deck w new meta I love playing mill decks and I'm trying to expand on it with the new cards. I mostly only play wild so I have a wide arrange of cards. I've been struggling to keep my life total up in the deck, but I'm interested in what others think I can do to improve this deck. Feb 14
Feb 14 How to play WILD Hey, a noob here. I see a lot of people playing a wild mode, but i cant find it anywhere, how can i play this mode?SimonScalary15 Feb 14
Feb 14 Witchwood Crazy OP Difficulty Ok, I normally am a happy player, no complaints usually even though I lose 99% of the time vs other players. I was happy because there was a solo game. The Witchwood solo adventures are so crazy hard that In months and months, seriously been trying since it came out, I have only beat it once, with Toki, All of the others I die so bad. I die so bad it makes me want to quit even trying. Is there any way the difficulty could be reduced even a little? Please?MarshalKnigh8 Feb 14
Feb 14 Prince Liam question How does it work...does he change the card into a new one with different casting cost? Thanks I have never seen it still relatively new here.SirColson5 Feb 14
Feb 13 Can you tell me what decks I can make with my collection? I don’t know how to show all my cards to you as I’m on mobile. Because I bought many expansions and now I’m lost in what decks I can make.apalon1 Feb 13
Feb 13 Tips for the new player $$$ Hi all. I am a casual streamer of league of legends who wants to pick up and play some Hearthstone, too! I would be starting from scratch in 2k19. HOW DO I START? I have a question. How much would hearthstone cost to get setup to a decent deck? Second question: Should I focus on building a classic deck or just the latest expansion, first? Also how much would it cost per year after that? How many expansions are there per year? How much should i expect to spend per expansion? Just wondering how much this game will cost me to get into! Thanks! PS: I doubt that i'd be doing quests every day to save the gold. I'd just be lazy and buy the packs when expansions come out. Would it be too prohibitively expensive to do so? Should I honestly make an effort to login daily and do the quests? Thanks!HighWarlord5 Feb 13
Feb 12 How to unlock Wild for New Accounts. A easy step by step guide on how to get WILD in HearthStone for new accounts. The current patch for some reason made new accounts unable to craft or see wild cards. So this is perhaps going to be fixed soon enough hopefully. A wild 2 pack will cost $2.99 If you are already rank 25 skip step one. Once you skip to rank 25 there is no going back! 1. At the main menu. Go to options at the bottom right click on "Miscellaneous" It will ask if you want to skip to rank 25. This is the only way you're allowed to open any WILD packs by being at rank 25. 2. Go to the Blizzard Shop and in the Blizzard Game section where all the game icons are. 3. Click on the HearthStone Icon. 4. Scroll down to "Wild Onlys" and Purchase any pack you wish. The cheapest of course are the $2.99 packs. 5. Restart your game and a clip will play showing you that you have unlocked WILD. This was the only way I had to unlock wild on my account. I was rank 25 and my hero's were all level 20 but still didn't unlock wild...XeMaSou17 Feb 12
Feb 12 What did he play??? This guy just had stupid stuff happen. Is he hacking??? I'm pretty new to the game and not familiar with all of the cards. This guy was playing the Rogue. On his first turn, he played the coin and a spell that made the next spell he cast this turn (3) less to cost. Then he played a card that put 10 of my deck's cards into his deck, and they all cost (1) to play. Okay, fair enough. On his second turn, he played a legendary (2) cost that said that if he didn't have any other (2) cost cards in his deck, all minions gain +1/+1. The ability triggered, so he got lucky enough to not get any (2) costs from my deck put into his own. Okay, seems possible. Here's where I get lost though: The very next card he played was a 5 cost that had been reduced to a 1 cost. That card is not in my deck. The card said that he could draw two 1 cost minions from his deck. After that, he played the 1 coast beast minion that let's you add a random beast to your hand as a battlecry. And then he played a 5 cost beast (still costing 5, not reduced to the 1 cost like the first 5 cost he played). The beast he played was the one that reduces the cost of your deathrattle minions. How the hell did he manage to (1) made his original 5-cost a (1) cost??? and Second, how did he manage to just play a 5 cost when he only had 3 mana? On my turn, I checked the side thing that shows what cards have been played. He literally didn't play anything else that turn. I could see every card he played in the feed on the left, and he only played those cards. He didn't start the game with a fancy card that says "if you only have x type of cards, do this" or whatever. None of that. I have no idea how he played what he played. I don't want to think that players are just hacking, I want to understand. I have no idea how something like that can be done. I tried to add him after the match, but it said his name didn't exist. ???????Zaxo5 Feb 12
Feb 11 Hakkar Druid(togwaggle?) Hello, Is Togwaggle worth crafting for hakkar druid, even now that he rotates out ?DatBoi1 Feb 11
Feb 10 I AM LEGEND Guys! I took the legend on the American server! Look how incredible and wonderful it was. I'm shocked. I'm a legend Hearthstone. Look -РусскийВася1 Feb 10
Feb 10 Adventures Of Naxxramas An incredible adventure in 5 blocks has been fully completed. I really liked the adventures of Naxxramas. It was incredible. Tough bosses. Sea fan. Great mood. I recommend everyone to go through Naxxramas. 1 quarter - 2 quarter - 3 quarter - 4 quarter - 5 quarter -РусскийВася0 Feb 10
Feb 10 Brain feels damaged after loosing a game How do you deal with the weird feeling of loosing a game? Every time I win I continue to play but after loosing my brain just hurts and my interest is not there anymore. Plus all the unknowingness of how to play and what deck to play. What would your advice be? I mean I do play after a loos but it hurts me in some way I can’t explain? Or has my gaming turned into negative real life experience?apalon6 Feb 10
Feb 9 Spreading the shirt " the Curse of Hakkar" The developers are pleased with the next in-game event: the Curse of Hakkar A small number of players got a shirt "Curse of Hakkar", they can share it with other users by playing the game in any mode. To get a shirt, play with someone who already has it. The player must wear a Hakkar Curse shirt to pass it on to others. It is also necessary to finish the game to the end. In this thread you can request a job to run on receipt of the shirt "the Curse of Hakkar"РусскийВася3 Feb 9
Feb 9 I must be an idiot... Let’s be honest, I may just be an idiot... regardless, here’s my question. How do you friend request people in hearthstone??? A little background; I am a complete NOBODY in the hearthstone community, and I’m trying to simply find some friends to link up with when I get quests that require........FRIENDS... I can’t seem to figure out how to add friends via the battle tag of the people I’ve recently played..... it’s a shame, because I’ve played a ton of great players that I would like to play again, but I end up not being able to find the players im looking for even with the battle tag that I wrote down... again, am I missing something completely??? Any help would be appreciated. Clearly, I must be an idiot...FiliBuster2 Feb 9
Feb 9 Finding Players at my level Finding players at my skill level is not easy everyone that plays this is so op compared to me I only play a couple of hands from time to time and never win I think in the years that I have play I won 2 or 3 games because the other person let me. Maybe I'm just to stupid to play this like so many other games totally out of my classShinzon19803 Feb 9
Feb 8 Feature Request- a way to skip long combos Just had one of those losses to 0 cost fireball combos. Blizzard really needs to up its UI game. The game already knows you lost. It should interrupt the losing player's playback with a dialog box like when players leave a match... "You lost all your health during the other player's turn. Would you like to see how?" Choice: Yes - resume playing animations. Choice: No, take me to the river. -or something. Then go to home screen or start lost stars animation. This would be a nice gameplay improvement. Losing players know they lost. They dont need to see these long combos. This will help Blizzard retain players. They can start another game immediately. Unless of course, this dev time takes away from new things to do in Hearthstone.CaptinAction1 Feb 8
Feb 7 Question on output of addon in April Greetings, everyone! I'm sure everyone is waiting for April and the release of new maps to CS played new and new decks. In April there will be a global change, meta will take all the nasty priest, with which almost ranked after rank 5, every other game that the priest class already, so it flies stuck flickers in all games, but back to the topic. April, new meta, new maps. Everything is interesting and fascinating. I'm sure that would play a spell-hunt on Sulgina and aperelya, possibly reinforced with new maps and sheaves. Not hard to imagine that he would play and KV-warrior DK Dr. Boom guys, does anyone else has any suggestions and what decks You think will play in April?РусскийВася0 Feb 7
Feb 7 Trade quest 80 gold I got a quest "play with a friend 80" and I want to play it with a player who has the same quest to get 160 gold with my friend! РусскийВася#2803 USA serverРусскийВася0 Feb 7
Feb 7 Rastakhan's Rumble is Horse!@#$ This game mode just take the fun out of the game. Playing against OP pre-made decks. What's the fun in that? I don't have hours and hours and hours to play this horse!@#$ mode to try to get the perfect hand to win...because that's what you created.NachoFoot3 Feb 7