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3d 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!Daxxarri1156 3d
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 Hearthstoneplayers.com 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 Daxxarri@blizzard.com.Keganbe105 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
Apr 12 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 Battle.net App first, then you'll be able to install Hearthstone from the Battle.net 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!Zeriyah60 Apr 12
Mar 11, 2014 Welcome: Please Read! Welcome to the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft New Player Tavern! Before you begin posting we’d like you to understand a few things about how to post here, what’s appropriate to post, as well as how to best use these forums. Please read and be aware of the Code of Conduct and the forum posting guidelines. These will ensure that we can all enjoy discussing games with one another. Posting To get started you’ll need a BattleTag. This is a name you choose that identifies you throughout all Blizzard games. If you currently play World of Warcraft, Diablo III, or StarCraft II you probably already have one. If you participated in the Hearthstone beta, that license counts as well. If you do not play any of these games, you’ll want to visit www.Battle.net, log in to your existing account (or create a new one), and then choose to create a BattleTag on the left. You will also need a game license attached to the account, even if it’s just a Starter Edition. 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6h Where to go from here? New player here; rank 10'd all classes over a couple of weeks and played a few player matches to get first few quests out of the way. Got a few rastakhan packs and cards when I logged in today and did the lich prologue mission for the legendary. Now what? Do I start grinding through player matches? Do I grind expert practice mode instead? Do I dare try any missions/adventures with just the basic decks? Whatever aid you can spare for this lost and lonesome noob would be much appreciated.GoldenEulogy2 6h
9h Dealing with Losses I'm not rich like half the kids... who steal their mom's or dad's cc and buys 100's of packs of cards... So i have the very basic card sets. Anyways my question is... I lose non stop... I mean.. i can't even remember the last time i won. And so my question to all who play this... How do you Deal with non stop losing.. I don't have any friends to play with, i just have myself, and well, i miss out on all kinds of stuff... And i can't even get 5 wins in ranked to unlock the rare back card for the season.. it's very frustrating and kinda making me feel like a horrible person... Everyone gets to win, and experience these prizes. I don't cheat, I don't hack.. yet i lose non stop... I dunno what to do... If i take a break from the game.. i'll miss out on getting quests, or even card packs.. from brawling.. So i dunno i just thought i'd ask.. if anyone else has the same problem as me.. ?Shadow2k141 9h
14h Is Mage any good? Hey there, i started playing christmas and got to rank 15. But now it stagnated. I lose most games against Priest, Warrior, Hunter and Paladin. Is the class handycapped atm or is it my gameplay? Here is my current Deck https://hsreplay.net/decks/Hz1oRYJbxX4kQseeiCwsge/#gameType=RANKED_STANDARDBillDoor11 14h
17h Hunter's "amulet" - just WHAT they were thinking about?! For now, I am just ready to throw this game in trash can. 'cause of ONE card, that isn't even legendary or epic. Really, Blizzard? Really? You just gave somebody FOUR guaranteed 3/3 for 5 mana? And I seen this in 50%. 50%! In ANY TIME when I press "play ranked game" button. You really haven't Quality Control? Testers? Nobody told you that this is totally WRONG buff for that card? That it just destroys your game experience?Mirror6 17h
17h The four wolf 3/3 hunter spell... What's a good counter for this for a mage? Or any cards that all classes can use. Any help or tips are appreciated.SirColson7 17h
17h Golden prince Liam Few things about. Would all cards made by golden prince Liam be golden as well? Is golden prince Liam really card that can - solo and by one use - make the greatest number of different golden cards (in deck and hand)?Mirror7 17h
1d Challenge a friend EU server Hey all, does anyone have the challenge a friend quest? I have one, so I was hoping I could get double bubble with someone else with the same quest.. 160 gold for 2 games?Xnstra13 1d
1d Max armour Is there a max amount of armour in the game?fessiudbu10 1d
2d 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.Tyson6644 2d
2d Impossible for new players to win I lose over 90% of the time and always get paired against people much better than me. How do I play against people of equal skill and cards? I am rank 25 because the account is old (for WoW) even though I never played Hearthstone much at all and have no cardsreasonmp71 2d
5d Two Questions from a Noob I avoided tradable card games for eons because I figured I’d get hooked on them if I tried them. Unfortunately, I read an article somewhere that said that Hearthstone was the best game out for the iPad and I travel so much for work that the iPad is one of my primary gaming outlets. So, knowing full well the risks, I fired up Hearthstone and I’m hooked. Lesson learned. I’ve completed the new player process and found it well-crafted to introduce players into the game and start giving them some clue on how to proceed into ranked and casual play. After some research, I’ve put together a low-cost budget Midrange Hunter (which uses a Kathrena Winterwisp that I was lucky to pick up) and a Budget Zoo Warlock that I used pretty successfully in casual and ranked play during the middle to end of December. No risk of me entering any professional tournaments, but I was winning about half my games and got up to Rank 20 reasonably quickly. Since the new season started, it’s been gruesome. Lost ten games straight at least last night (Jan 1st) trying to get past Rank 22 into Rank 21. Decided to just head over to casual where things were still pretty rough, but I managed to save some face by winning a couple matches (after losing many more). Question 1: Am I experiencing the initial portion of a new season where the better players get their rank rest lower and quickly blast their way through the cannon fodder noobs like myself? The change was dramatic enough when this new season started that it feels like it’s something systemic and maybe towards the end of the month, it will be easier for me when I’m not being matched up with players who are quickly working their way up the ranks and it’s just the rest of us newer players banging on each other. Question 2: Given that I’m awful at Arena, does it still make sense to just spend 100gp on individual packs or is there value spending the 150gp on Arena to get a pack and whatever small goodies like extra gp come with it? Feels like Arena is just overpaying for packs at this point in my development. I also have some recommendations for additional new player oriented emotes in case anyone from Blizzard is reading this. “I feel cheap and used, but thanks for the education” - Me at the end of pretty much every losing session in ranked play “Aw, nuts. I’m stupid.” – When the “Oops” emote just doesn’t cover the massive own-goal I just scored “Wait. What? How was that even possible!?! I had five minions all tanned, rested, and ready on the board ready to attack at the start of your turn. You saw them. I saw them. We both know they were there. Now it’s my turn and I have no minions and I’m staring at an angry forest of eight 5/5 Treants. All I have is a dire mole who is being very clear that he wants nothing to do with any of this. What sort of deeply twisted druid sorcery did you just inflict on me!?! Maybe friend me after this? Or do we just forget this ever happened. I think I like that better. Yes. This never happened.” – Self-explanatoryShade17 5d
Jan 15 I’m a new player but I notice Matchmaking sucks I just started playing and paid for a few packs but never seem to win not even in that tavern brawl unless it gives us decks to use. The game looks and feels great, the cards seem to be awesome as well if you have them. The tavern Brawl is only good if they provide you with a deck so it's a more even match up. The single player this would be awesome if there was more rewards for continuous play. It does seem a bit lacking in the hero department. Would be nice if there was more heroes with different powers to make it more interesting. The matchmaking system to me seems to be the main turn off with this game though. I want to play more but not really sure I want to since I haven't been able to win more than once every 20 games or so. What I want to know is, why is it that we new players get pitted against all the old players with Uber cards? Why do the cards not have a rank on them hidden or seen, so that everyone's decks have a certain amount of rank based on the cards they have in their deck and then randomly pitted against others with similar ranked decks? I know they are changing things taking out old sets but logically I see no way on how that is going to help with fair play and fair matchmaking. Also some of us are collectors and not being able to buy the old sets or play the old single player games will also discourage me from continuing to play this game. On another note I noticed if you win 500 games in ranked play you unlock a golden hero. Why can that not also count for the Tavern Brawl, for i like the tavern brawl more than ranked play. Both pit you against other players so why not. Also would be nice if there was more than just one tavern brawl each week. Give us some more variety. ThanksKhedrak29 Jan 15
Jan 15 Gaming with Friends ? I'm not new to the game, but i also don't have any "fire side gatherings" where i live. I was wondering...... where do people make friends on here at... I have like 1 person out of like 200 friends who plays hearthstone... I know alot don't like the game but... where can i find new friends to play with?Shadow2k16 Jan 15
Jan 15 Ask a Question: The New Player’s Hearthstone Reference Tool Welcome to “Ask a Question: The New Player’s Hearthstone Reference Tool!” Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a fun little digital collectible card game (CCG) that, like most competitive card games, frequently sees community controversy over that most fundamental of dichotomies: the balance of luck and skill. The goal of this guide is to answer questions concerning Hearthstone’s mechanics, concepts, and strategies for the new player. Since there is so much information to cover, in order to accomplish our goal, this guide will by necessity have to be somewhat dynamic—rather than having all the answers available in one place, we will attempt to answer all the questions. What does that mean, in practical terms? It’s quite simple: ask a question, and you will receive an answer that is as comprehensive and easy-to-understand as possible. Naturally, the more narrowly you focus your question, the better the answer you will receive. For example, the question “How do I defeat Midrange Shaman?” can be difficult to answer without context. It is easier to answer a question such as “How do I defeat a Standard-format Midrange Shaman deck with this decklist/card pool?” Let’s start with some anticipated frequently-asked questions: Q: Who the heck are you? A: Glad you asked! I’m Everisto—I’m an amateur poker, Magic: The Gathering, and Hearthstone player. I play a lot of card games, and I want to share what I’ve learned with newer players. In terms of my Hearthstone résumé, I am a (sometimes) Legend-rank player, an “infinite” Arena competitor, and a control deck addict. Q: Why make a forum thread dedicated to answering questions? A: I’ve spent a fair amount of time reading these forums (though I haven’t made many posts), and I’ve seen a lot of great questions. Unfortunately, these questions often receive answers that are incomplete, ill-considered, or misleading. Even worse, there are some excellent answers that are buried under a flood of posts, making them difficult to pick out. I believe that a resource that focuses on provided detailed answers to the questions of new players is a great way to welcome them to the community and mitigate the difficulty of playing a game that has fairly high barriers to entry. Q: I’m more of a picture/visual learner. Do you stream/make videos/offer coaching? A: I’m afraid that I don’t, and have no plans to do so in the foreseeable future. However, I know that there are a number of streams and informational videos available through sites such as YouTube and Twitch, and there are many players on these very forums that offer to coach players free of charge. These are great resources to make use of, and I highly recommend availing yourself if you have the time. Q: I see a question that I know the answer to. Can I post my answer? A: Feel free! If you give a really good answer, I might simply reference your post in my own answer. On the other hand, I might disagree with you. By the same token, if you disagree with one of my answers, go ahead and say so. I don’t intend to get into detailed discussion chains, but having access to multiple opinions is a good way to learn. With that out of the way, let’s get to answering some questions! I look forward to hearing from you!Everisto52 Jan 15
Jan 15 Back after 2+ years, what should I do? I started playing Hearthstone back as early as when it first released and played it on and off up until a little after Gadgetzan dropped in December 2016, at which point I was only really coming back to fulfill my pack opening addiction. After deciding that Hearthstone was costing me too much money, I dropped the game all together. That is, until last week, when I reversed my viewpoint and decided to play again and really get my money's worth out of the game. I come back to every single one of my cards (except Classic cards) being banned in Standard, which is what I usually play, and considering how long I've been gone, I come to the conclusion that any deck I could make in Wild wouldn't be too effective either. What should I do to catch up, if I can. I don't really mind buying packs, although I'd prefer not to. I'm much more open to something like disenchanting tons of old cards that are completely useless, for example.MisterZero6 Jan 15
Jan 15 Quick Quest decks Need make quest quick? Here deck for you: www.hearthstone.name/quest-deck.htm http://www.hearthstone.name/quest-deck.htmFront2420 Jan 15
Jan 14 Rotation in April 2019 Hunter Best Deck Hello guys. I was about to make dire frenzy hunter which has DK in it, and then saving cards for deathrattle hunter. In april, many cards included Hunter's dk will be rotating. I like playing hunter, is there a deck that i can make that will not be affected after april? Legenderies i have: Floop's Glorious Gloop, King Krush, Hex Lord Malacrass, Frost Lich Jaina, Shirvallah The Tiger, Prophet Velen, Al'Akir The Windlord, Prince Taldaram, The Darkness. Or Maybe another's class good deck that will not be affected after april i dont mind. Thanks in advance!Wraith2 Jan 14
Jan 14 Is abuse from high ranked players to lower ranked/new players common? Story inside. Was playing some arena today on my phone during my lunch hour at work. Was 5-2 at the time. I start up the next game, and I ended up being quite lucky throughout it. Getting really good draws at just the right times. In the end, ended up winning the game fairly handily. Immediately after, I notice that the guy I just beat sent me a friend request. A bit unusual, but lets see what he wants. I was then greeted with this: https://imgur.com/7OdftKT https://imgur.com/l49zpKY So, this rank 45 player in North America unleashes on someone after losing an arena game for unspecified reasons? Is this common? This is someone who could be potentially making money off the game (tournaments, etc), abusing other players pretty horrendously, simply because they lost a game. I have to say, this really puts a damper on playing this game just as I'm trying to learn it. Not really much fun when the best players of the game !@#$ on you for no reason. Doesn't really say much for the quality of the game.Scody8 Jan 14
Jan 14 New player question Hello there! I am rather new to the game and have a question (sorry for my english and sorry if this has been asked before): When I play against priests who run Amara Warden of Hope quests something happens that I simply don't understand. I usually get them down to about 5 health, the play Amara and on one of the next turns they play a series of cards and I'm dead. (I don't know the names yet but there are cards involved that make your spells cost less, some deathrattle minion that gives you back your spells you have cast on it and some cheap charge monion) No matter what I have on the board, they end up with some charge minions with 256 attack. Now I understand the mechanics of what they do.... But how on earth can they do this so fast???? I play on a phone with a rather bad connection and it happens often that I can't finish my turns due to my turn being over (I usually manage around 8 or 9 actions max per turn). So I absolutely understand that someone at a computer with a lag free connection can maybe get in something like 30 actions per turn. But what I have seen took around 5 minutes and there were countless actions involved.... I was waiting for the whole thing to stop because the rope was already burning.... but it kept burning and burning until he was finished. So the only thing I can imagine is that people are using some macro programs that do this for them (they usually even spam some text while they're doing this). And since the game registers all their clicks in the allowed time it lets them finish their turn (no matter how long it takes). So: Am I correct? And: Is this allowed? If yes, I have to consider if I want to invest time and money in this game... (which I like a lot). I simply think that you should be only allowed to play what you actually CAN play manually in the given amount of time.... But maybe I'm simply naive.... Would appreciate an answer. Thank you!Sabisira8 Jan 14
Jan 14 Help me! hey so i started playing hearthstone about a year ago and i played it for about a week then quit now ive come back to it and i looked up a budget midrange hunter deck and instantly got to about rank 15 but then for some reason i got on a huge losing streak and got right back to rank 19 i would like some help to see if its the decks problem or me PS. im a f2p so if it is my deck i would like changes around the deck not a whole new deck because i spent all my dust getting this deckMagicalSpork4 Jan 14
Jan 13 Balance sucks for new players No balance for new players I only have 10/20 basic cards and I am placed with people with a ton more cards and legendary's. If your a new player and not planing on spend a ton of money this might not be for you. Terrible game experience.Tyreal28 Jan 13
Jan 12 Monthly Pack Strategy Hi So I've been playing Hearthstone for just over a week and I love it. I have invested just over £150 into packs and going forward I figured I am comfortable putting in £50 a month and £150 when a new expansion some out. I just wondered what the best strategy would be in terms of purchase.. Should I alternate between Boomsday and rakastan (whichever are the 2 latest expansions) and just use in game gold for classic packs? I have only purchased 7 Boomsday got 1 legendary, 60 rakastan - 4 legendaries, 25 witchwood for 2 Legendaries and all around 15 Legendaries from classic plus the free koft legendaryXnstra12 Jan 12
Jan 12 Worst pack opening Thread I just opened 95 packs - 40 Boomsday and 55 classic. 4 legendaries but.... I got Millhouse, The Beast, tinkmaster Nd Harbinger Celestia. I think I got an around 17 epics a couple of golden epics and a few golden rares and commons. I would have settled for 2 Legendaries in 95 packs if one of them as good. These 4 is dire luck. Cant dust them as never want to open them again. I'm in a mind to jut another 80 packs to wash the sour taste out my mouth. Millhouse ffs. What's the worst pack opening you have ever had?Xnstra5 Jan 12
Jan 12 Squelch? What does the 'squelch' over your opponent's face do? I thought it was supposed to silence their emotes, but that must not be it because I just squelched someone who was spamming emotes and it didn't seem to do anything. They kept emoting almost constantly through the game, so I just muted the sound.TheLibrarian23 Jan 12
Jan 12 Why do we need ranked pvp to open wild packs? I bought the wild bundle, as I wanted to use some cards from them for the frozen throne, lich king challenge, only to find I need rank 25 in pvp to even open these packs. This information was NOT present in the store shop before purchasing them as well; At least not in the bundle, the individual ones do have that info - however, I didn't find that out until afterwards. I understand, wild is a format you need rank 25 or better to play in PvP, but I mostly play solo adventure, why should I need a pvp rank to help me with a solo adventure mode?Kayos2 Jan 12
Jan 11 Can we talk about the class legendary cards that give your hero power a boost It just seems so unfair and has no counter. How are these cards possibly balanced?Targaryean8 Jan 11
Jan 11 Creating rotating cards. Worth it? I have a couple of reasonably budget decks in Elemental Mage and Midrange hunter, both of which somewhat struggle in late game due to these decks needing Frost Lich Jaina and Deathstalker Rexx. But with these and other Hero Cards rotating out in April, I'm a little reserved about crafting cards I'll only get a few mjnths use out of. With Mage I have Jan'lai and Mountain Giant to add late game value and with hunter I rely on closing games out fast. Although u could craft Zuljin and switch to spell hunter easily. I expect a HUGE impact when the standard rotation happens and I'm leaning towards just waiting it out. Is 3200 dust worth spending this close to rotation? Also what are your predictions for the new rotation. What impact do you expect it to have? Which decks do you predict will benefit most / suffer most?Xnstra7 Jan 11
Jan 11 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 f....ing sponsor. I am not a wallet warrior, and I do not intend to fight them either.Dread6 Jan 11
Jan 11 Spend gold for Arena run or to buy Packs? Im Currently Between Rank 18-20 in Play area and havent been able to go any higher. I run Spell Hunter without Zul'gin ( yea i suck but only thing i could create ) and i do quests. So what do i do with the gold i get from quests and 3 wins = 10 gold bonuses? I have never crossed 2 wins in arena but ive heard that if you get good enough at the game you can do infinite gold runs with 7-11 wins? I want to do that cause im a F2P but im nowhere near good enough yet. So do i spend 100 gold and keep buying packs or spend 150 gold in arena and lose it 1-3 or 0-3 everytime hoping to learn? Legendaries i Have --> Baku, Genn Greymane, Rexxar, Zillax, Rhok'delar, Krag'wa, Al'Akir , War Master Voone, Leeroy, Mojomaster Zihi, Baron Geddon, Lich King, YseraGunazor8 Jan 11
Jan 11 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.spunkiemonke5 Jan 11
Jan 10 how to play this deck?(popular 960 dust midrange hunter) Title says it all, i posted the deck link below. Currently i'm playing it like aggro hunter, like going face unless say huffer is vulnerable, but i keep wondering whats the midrange aspect to it :D https://hsreplay.net/decks/Q0a3jsY9mD2UjOxg7TDvQf/#tab=overviewKrishal6 Jan 10
Jan 9 80 gold trade Hi there! I am looking to trade 80 gold challenge a friend quest with anyone who has it too and also plays on european region. Send me a friend request on Bnet or just post below if you do, so we both get double gold (160). #D1vergent2237D1vergent4 Jan 9
Jan 8 Should I Play Ranked Wild? Hi, Returning new player! I have some cards in the old sets like in the grand tournament and whisper of the old gods. But I don't have any of the stronger cards in the wild sets and that could limit me from winning. So should I do it? Or would it be smarter to just stick to standard? P.S. Do you get two treasure chests for playing ranked wild and ranked standard?Branchstone2 Jan 8
Jan 8 what do i switch out for 2x flares? so i reached a point where its mostly hunters, what do i swap out from the popular 960 dush midrange hunter deck to send them to Valhalla? (i linked the deck below) https://hsreplay.net/decks/Q0a3jsY9mD2UjOxg7TDvQf/Krishal5 Jan 8
Jan 8 How to i buy card packs with ingame gold? How to i buy card packs with ingame gold? Bought some starter pack stuff with real money. I have 120 ingame gold and wish to buy a pack with it but the games seems stuck in buy with real cash mode and i can't figure out how to switch to buying with ingame gold. Appreciate some help. tyDrkStorm3 Jan 8
Jan 8 Need Friends in Hearthstone. Need Friends in Hearthstone. Battletag: LitChava#6712 Region: NA Usual Play Times: Random! Level of Experience: beginner Preferred Heroes: trying all heroes at the moment I’m Looking For: just people to play with, To learn from and to do quest.LitChava144 Jan 8
Jan 8 in what order to buy packs?(f2p) given the following, whats my best option? -already got a cheap tier 2 meta deck -gotten one legendary from each set. -will play actively for 3 weeks and then only play for dailes/tarven -will not buy classic since u get 40-48 free a year plus quest rewards -i hear its not best to buy from sets rotating out -won't make enough gold to buy 50 from each of last 3 sets and keep up with upcoming sets do i: -buy evenly from each of last 3 sets+ and save some quest gold for upcoming sets -hold gold since i already got tier 2 meta deck and spend gold on what packs will be key after rotation?Krishal7 Jan 8
Jan 7 Tracking 10 Packs 1 Legendary Hey, so I was curious if there is a way of tracking the packs that I ve opened. Since I didnt know about this, I ve randomly opened my packs and now I ve no idea how many of per pack I ve opened.Thanks!Silfeng5 Jan 7
Jan 3 how many months does the typical meta last? was wondering, if it last a couple months it might be simpler for a f2p player to just scrap the 40-50 packs worth of rewards they get which can net 6k dust and make a tier 1 meta deck, imo i was done with the rank 26-50 grind in a few days.Krishal3 Jan 3
Jan 2 C'Thun? Sorry for being such a noob; My friend was telling me there's a card for c'thun. I was looking into how to obtain it, but I see it's if you buy a whispers of the old gods card pack. I looked on the blizzard shop, and saw a card pack for every expansion, except for that one. Is there any way I can get c'thun?Palladion3 Jan 2
Jan 2 Looking for friends (EU) It would be great to have a friend to have a chat with whilst playing to discuss decks, have a laugh etc. I use Discord and from the UK, mature gamer who is online most evenings. Add me if you want Beckyboy #2320Beckyboy16 Jan 2
Jan 2 How to use 25 crystal card? Hi, I just get 6 pack from the Rastakan's Rumble deck which I did'nt buy. It say it come from King Rastakan's Himself. I got a 25 crystal card from it which is named Shirvallah, the tiger. How can I use it? Since max crystal I saw was 10 crystal and not 25. Wish you guys a good day, ViskenVisken2 Jan 2
Jan 2 Dear new players. This game is kind of like wow, except more expensive. If you don't want to give Activision a lot of money to remain competitive, don't start. Every patch the cards become more powerful. There's very little creativity left outside of the puns.Clausewitz12 Jan 2
Jan 2 need advice vs spell/secret hunters i have been losing every game in ranked when i face these guys, i am using a midrange hunter deck with dire wolf and fungalmancer which i'll link below...in what ways should i be changing my playstyle when playing vs these decks? https://hsreplay.net/decks/Q0a3jsY9mD2UjOxg7TDvQf/Krishal5 Jan 2
Jan 2 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!Megaminx28 Jan 2