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1d 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!Daxxarri1002 1d
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 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!Zeriyah60 Apr 12
Feb 24 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 Feb 24
May 7, 2017 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...Raz52 May 7, 2017
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44m You get 300 gold for doing 100 games?! Are there any more interesting hidden quests like this? I already got to 100 gold for beating the expert AI's and getting each class to level 10. I popped my legendary from Frozen Throne finally. It was Voss. The Rogue legendary. Someone told me to disenchant it for an easy Epic, what do you guys think? This is still my main deck, which I more or less use for all classes with some changes. The collection now. Also, just wanna thank you guys for all the support, much love! Bubbles#13276, if you'd like to be friends!Bubbles2 44m
7h There needs to be a new emote... "Well Carded". Too many people get cocky when the only reason they are winning is they have too many "I WIN!!" cards. One needs to be able to emote this. :)Starfire3 7h
7h Is there must have commons? Should i craft at least one of them? a friend told me the other day whilst he was looking over my collection and said if your going to play try to have some of the classic commons for the class or even rares that being said what would be some of the best commons for every class? so far i made a single wrath to help me with the druid class but i would love some more recommendationsBlueAngel8 7h
9h Noob Callout! First off, for any vets lurking these forums, a hearty THANK YOU for your service! Know that your sacrifices, and that of your families, are acknowledged by those of us on the homefront. For any noobs tired of getting 'spanked in ranked' or 'spooned in casual', you really have to try out the Tavern Brawl this weekend. I have been having a BLAST with it. Disclaimer: I'm also a noob with about a month and a half-ish in hearthstone. I've been most successful with Mage (lotsa closeout opportunities) and have been trying my hand out (no pun intended) using Warrior (pretty solid) and Warlock (so-so). I've had the least success with Hunter and Priest. Prolly just my playstyle. Games are quick 5-7 turns, although some have stretched out past 10+ with lots of initiative swaps. Don't get upset about hopeless combo's. I've been able to turn around some seemingly unbeatable board states and for the others, concede - rinse/repeat. Make sure to supplicate RNG'esus for a good opening hand! ;) See ya out there!Viktoras1 9h
10h 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.Tyson5952 10h
16h Trading 80 Gold Quest Looking for someone else with 80 gold quest so we can both get 160 gold. Thanks! Add me: Frigidcold#1551Frigidcold179 16h
17h The Cool Replays Thread Okay, so my first attempt at this got chewed up in the gears of the forum. Hopefully, this one survives. Sometimes, this game is pretty fun. So, anyone with a deck tracker can keep a record times when this game is actually a lot of fun. That's what this thread is for. A nice little reminder that you can have fun playing this game. So, if any of you guys have Hearthstone Deck Tracker, I'd love to take a look at some of the most fun games you've ever played. I'd like to start off with a series of games that I played against Ariel yesterday. This was a tournament style format with 4 decks, 1 ban and each of the remaining decks needing to win a game. Also, the idea was that we'd build something pretty crazy to make it more fun. I'd be interested to hear what you guys thought of the games. Or if you want to play against either of us. Or, if you want to call me out as a hypocrite for advising people to save up dust and then crafting The Darkness a week later for one game in which it didn't even get played, that's a thing you can do too. Here's the games: Creeper Hunter vs Finja and Friends Rogue N'Zoth Rogue is Good? vs Ariel's Slower Token Druid Creeper Hunter vs Ariel's N'zakus Mage Obligatory YGO Reference Mage vs Ariel's N'Zakus Mage N'Zoth Rogue totally works guys vs Ariel's N'zakus Mage Bonus Game Marin Loves C'thun Priest vs Value'nyr Paladin My Decks for these games: 17h
1d Sweet Dust! One of my F2P collections catches a break from the balance changes: 1d
1d A case for standard variety packs It can be difficult for new and more casual players to really get behind ranked games, especially ones who do not have much extra money to spend on packs. And the wide cast of cards thanks to the variety of heroes, can make the large RNG of what cards we get feel difficult to reach decks that can perform. A "Standard Variety Pack" could help ease those more new or casual people into a more regular playing habits with the addition of packs that give cards from the three packs in current standard. With rates of roughly: Latest pack- 30% Middle pack- 50% Oldest pack 20% It gives players who really need some help getting a possible backbone behind any of the classes slowly. Without needing to dive heavily into certain packs in hopes to get the specifics, or duplicates. I just believe may be a very nice Quality of Life change for the gameVall1 1d
1d Deck Assistance Needed for a returning player Hey all, my other post it was suggested I get innkeeper and post my collection to see if I could get help on making a good solid starting deck and having a frame to go from and try to figure out WHERE to go from where I am at or what to collect etc.. Im guessing all those older expansion packs cant be bought anymore? Kinda feel pretty lost atm but kinda want to come back. Thanks for any help or path to set me on.Mysticales7 1d
1d Need help. so hello im a new player, can you tell me what hero can jaina prooudmoore (my carachter) can beat easily in pratice (normal)Shrek4 1d
2d 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.LitChava93 2d
2d Clawed my way up to rank 20! With meh Judo Priest! Only way to take these people on are to use their own cards against them! I don't think I will even try for 19 for several years yet :DStarfire0 2d
2d Is there a way to check your total games played? I want to compare how many wins I have to how many losses I have but all I can find are my wins, I've seen some people talk about win/loss ratios and stuff so I was wondering how to find that.JoJo15 2d
2d ranked play: more rewards ? if i play a ranked player do i get more reward , than if i play a casual player ? thanksmuddywaters4 2d
2d How can new players compete as F2P? When I started playing this game, I found it interesting and fun, but the only problem is that I keep losing no matter what I do. I already spent about $40 on packs and I'm still stuck because I have crap cards. What should I do so that I can at least have a %50 win rate?Infinite65 2d
2d Odd deck idea I built an odd deck... Very odd... I guess. I've at least never seen one played before so I figured "why not?" I made a hunter spell damage deck. Still tweeking it, but below is what I have thus far. ### Custom Hunter # Class: Hunter # Format: Standard # Year of the Raven # # 2x (1) Arcane Shot # 2x (1) Hunter's Mark # 1x (1) Jeweled Macaw # 2x (2) Acidic Swamp Ooze # 1x (2) Bloodmage Thalnos # 2x (2) Explosive Trap # 2x (2) Kobold Geomancer # 2x (2) Snipe # 2x (3) Acolyte of Pain # 1x (3) Bearshark # 1x (3) Ironbeak Owl # 1x (3) Kill Command # 1x (4) Defender of Argus # 1x (4) Flanking Strike # 2x (4) Multi-Shot # 2x (4) Ogre Magi # 2x (4) Saronite Chain Gang # 1x (5) Clockwork Automaton # 2x (5) Explosive Shot # AAECAR8IogKoAu0F+wWJwwLXzQLd0gLP8gILjQGkAooDyQSgBa4G7QaKB+MH+wybywIA # # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in HearthstoneSt0rmtrooper3 2d
2d People seem upset I just started a couple weeks ago and, so, I don't have many good cards. The people I run up against have some interesting, powerful cards. So, I made a priest deck and put in as many 'copy minion' and 'copy opponent deck card(s)' as I can. It doesn't work too well, but it does allow me to win sometimes against the decks I see - all of which seem to be more powerful than me. It has allowed me to climb the ladder to about 21 or so. However, I get friend requests and they seem awfully pissed at me. This doesn't bother me, it's the Internet and I have a thick skin - but why the angryness? I mean, I looked up budget decks that are the most competitive online and I can't even afford THOSE...what am I supposed to do? Your cards are much nicer to play with ;) Seriously though, is this taboo in HS culture?Starfire15 2d
2d Either I haven't found the class that suits me or I just really don't care for actually playing this game. I love watching this game, and I have been watching this game for some time now, but actually playing this game just seems really unfun and monotonous. Maybe it's because I'm playing Warlock and just don't like Warlock I don't know. I won't lie, I feel like I would really love playing a Druid deck but it seems like a lot of investment to make a decent deck or is there a way I can play Budget Taunt Druid or something? :)Bubbles27 2d
3d Are bots still messing things up? For awhile I had quit this game and havent played/invested in it for a long time.. because of botting in the game. People cheating their way up to power etc.. while I know it can be a game of cat and mouse and always gets hit sometime.. So was thinking about starting up again with my account.. but wanted to know if its still a big issue or not really anymore. Thanks.Mysticales4 3d
4d About the nerfs, how it will affect me. Having noticed that as a new player im SEVERELY behind, I bought the pre-order of the Witchwood+bundle+some random packs to catch up a LITTLE bit and make a decent deck with my dust once the meta stabilized. Now thanks to the nerfs my deck will be useless, i know i get a refund for the nerfed card, but not for the other over 6k worth of dust i spend on it. I feel kind of robbed. All my grinding, efforts and MONEY are in vain.LifeSrd9 4d
4d duplicate a stronger deck ? is there a way to duplicate a stronger deck(already existing) than the one i've built ? i assume i'll have to spend some money to do this, which is ok; thanksmuddywaters2 4d
5d Dust For New Players I really don’t why bliizzard does not give a Dust Balance when you start a new account. Its Does need not need to be alot, but just something to get you a few good cards. I dont know maybe 1600 Dust thats a Legendary or some basic cards to buy. It really would not make no impact to businesses model and might get people off to a healthy start to the game. More new players more people that could spend money down the Line. Im sure this has been mention before, but it seems odd to ask F2p dust his cards from other class just to get the amount of dust mention. I think thats is not encouraging to the player to build a collection. If you want to add to the dust on top of that total it be more option than a have too. If they do give out dust for that amount please correct have not been new player since the beta.Maximus9 5d
May 19 Tracker ? 'Tracker' ? defeat 10 monsters as the Tracker ? what does this mean ? how do i do this quest ? thanksmuddywaters4 May 19
May 19 new player: any pointers ? i'm a new player, have some questions, eg, terminology, eg, enchanting, dis-enchanting, dust, etc. i can use all the help anyone can offer; watching tutorials now; thanks; i've gotten to rank 14 as mage, haven't spent any money yet; gotten beat twice in arena, still in arena for 3rd match; thanksmuddywaters8 May 19
May 19 When will the next set of new cards be included? Is it going to be around mid August? When it is live, will any of the old contents be rotated out?Mandy3 May 19
May 18 Huntsman is horrible So I was able to beat the other 3 heroes relatively easy - the mage and rogue on first try, the warrior a little longer, but the huntsman has kept me going for 12 hours total trying to figure it out. Not only is his deck completely wack from the start, it seems like the only viable build is a specific death rattle bucket combo with lunar signet. My question is, does anyone have any advice on how to pass the worst deck I’ve ever had to play with?Faux8 May 18
May 18 Quest help. Watch a friend win in spectator mode Quest help. Watch a friend win in spectator mode SupportMan#2553SupportMan7 May 18
May 18 The f2p grind = Always playing catch up! Any fellow f2p players out there who feel like they're pushing a boulder up a hill? It just feels like no matter how much I grind for gold/dust, I'm always a ton of cards away from a decent deck for my favourite class! Even when I get a nice legendary it feels good for about a minute, until it dawns on me that I need to craft a bunch of other cards to make it work! Sure there are a bunch of "budget" decks out there, but even these take a long time to grind for. Sometimes I get tempted to be be a "pay to get an edge" player, but the cost of buying packs are way too expensive to justify the price imo. Admittedly, I did purchase the welcome bundle, but that was pretty reasonably priced for what I got.Dopam1ne27 May 18
May 18 How Do I Change My User Name? When I signed up I thought I would be playing against a computer and I used my real name for my user name. Now I realize that was a mistake and want to change my user name. Don't care if I have to start over but would prefer not to.danielbal15 May 18
May 17 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!Everisto50 May 17
May 17 Another year? How long are the current packs in rotation for? I'm thinking of grabbing a bunch of packs, just wondering how I should split it.. 50% classic, 25% witchwood, and the rest in the other 3? Should I invest more in others? Less in classic or witchwood? I know a lot of questions pertain to free to play, but assuming money isn't a huge issue, how would you buy your packs?flipwon5 May 17
May 17 Can I profit from the upcoming nerfs? Hi gang, With the upcoming nerf, Blizzard is offering a full dust refund on the cards affected. Is this different from cards going into the Hall of Fame? Should I just farm Kobolds & Catacombs packs for these cards and not dust my 3rd copy of any of these cards? Finally, does blizzard run any kind of pre-nerf sales on card packs? I remember Urban Rivals running pack sales just before a card when to HoF. Thanks!CaptinAction1 May 17
May 17 Which Card Packs Should I Buy? Hello all, As a new player with hardly any cards, which packs should I be spending my gold on between Classic, Frozen Thrones, etc.? I have had a lot of fun playing mage, priest, and shaman if that makes a difference. As a final note, I likely wont be able to spend much real money so I would like the cards to have longevity and "bang for your buck" if possible. I understand Frozen Throne cards will be in standard until 2019 so that's a good reference I guess. Thank you!NDGHydro22 May 17
May 15 Oops the sprites hate you try again later Is this only happening to me?Nightlife0 May 15
May 15 My new player experience makes me not want to play this game anymore, after 2 matches. So I decided to finally give this game a try. took the time to level all heroes to get basic cards. Bought a welcome pack. Did my research, and got a decent deck with nothing but basic cards, and went in to play "standard ranked". Both times i got paired against people that were no where near my level. They had cards from all expansions. I did not expect to win, i knew i was going to lose in ranked. but seriously, shouldn't a new account be paired with a new account. at least someone with similar cards. the match was completely unfair. dude was pulling out volcanoes, healing rain, and then some kind of shudderwck or something that he kept repeating battlecries with. I was so pissed. Again, that was my second game of ranked ever. According to symbol we were both 25 angry chicken, but he must have spent a lot of money to het those cards, and blizz matches him against me, with a basic mage deck, playing my third game ever.Leverage28 May 15
May 15 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 #2320Beckyboy0 May 15
May 15 Azalina Soulpriest HOW DO YOU KILL THIS WOMAN!? I don't understand at all..Bubbles3 May 15
May 15 How is a new player supposed to compete? I bought 75 packs at $100 (twice the price of a AAA title) and got 0 legendaries, barely enough dust to craft 3-5 good cards. Every single competitive deck is comprised of multiple legendaries and rares. Paying a hundred dollars doesn't even allow me to play one new deck. I don't mind paying to play a game, but paying that much to not even be able to compete is ridiculous. How much are you realistically supposed to pay to enjoy what the game has to offer? If Blizzard offered one set price for silver copies of all the standard cards, they'd get way more new players and deck diversity. I grew up playing Blizzard games and it was always worth it until now, feels like I just got robbed.Sparkles10 May 15
May 15 Advice on decks Just came back after not playing for years. Here's my collection. Any advice on decks for me to make. I also have 2.6k dust May 15
May 14 Questions to HS veterans Greetings! I recently came back to the game. I completed everything up thru Blackrock Mountain then took a LONG break. So I'm working on the frozen throne, kobolds and witch hunt content. Did I miss opportunities to earn cards? From night in kharazhan, Un'goro, Gadgetzan, etc? That content is gone forever? Any advice for a returning player? Thanks in advance for your sage advice!BlueMeanie5 May 14
May 14 So a friend of mine made this suggestion to me She said: If you really want to learn how to play Hearthstone, you have to find the kind of deck you want to play in the Meta. Since this isn't cheap, I recommend making multiple accounts, until you find a style that is your own. Just to be clear, I don't hate Zoolock. I just wanted to see if there was a deck I would enjoy playing more. So I made another account, took her advice and burned every card on this second account and made 80% of Even Paladin (Lack 2 Legendary Cards and 2 Avenging Wrath) It was a lot of fun, and I definitely think it's a lot more fun than Zoolock. She also said: No matter what you get, even if you get the Druid DK, don't bother with Druid decks as a new player, or Warrior, they are the most expensive decks in the game. I'm not sure how much merit there is to that, and I definitely would still love the chance to play Druid in a 3rd or 4th chance. Here's my question to you guys though, my main concern. Pro players on Twitch are always spamming 15-20 new accounts in order to get that Deathstalker Rexar for their F2P Legend run for views and popularity, so I'm sure it's fine, but is making this many accounts a bannable action? Should I refrain from naming them all Bubbles just because I can? Thank you for your support guys, you're wonderful!Bubbles6 May 14
May 14 Need "friends" for "Watch a friend win" quest SoulSworne#1970 I do not have any IRL friends that play, and the three I have picked up since starting a few months ago never seem to be on when I am (which is highly random). Have had the quest a week now, and not a single person I have requested every day has responded, so I thought I would try here. Thus, if you are bored, add me. I will not try and chat you up, etc... just need someone I can watch win. Many thanks in advance if you do.SoulSworne140 May 14
May 14 Worst game ever for new players. This game is poorly designed, no fun at all.. When new player starts a game, he is overwhelmed by players who has top notch decks, and practically cant win anything. Met players with boosted powers, legendaries, cards which he has no chance obtain in long time... No option to just meet occasional players or newbies (newbie lobby etc), tried 10 games just to do little stats - 6 of 10 had boosted powers (mostly rangers 3 dmg for 2 mana), 8 of 10 (min) had 4 or more legendaries in deck. (cant say for rest for sure, lost in midgame). W:L 0:10 (used classic deck) Have no any needs to return to this experience again.Wlcina54 May 14
May 14 Frustrating solo adventures Those bosses with absurd powers. Like 'halve your enemy's hero health by half'. Every turn. Or now, I just got to boss 8, and he had 'summon treasure'. Every turn. I was actually winning, but he had some minion that when killed, late in the game, summoned back every taunt minion he'd had. No chance to beat that unless I happened to have a silence. Frustrating.Petoften47 May 14