Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've recently open a new pack in Hearthstone and it contained a gold legendary card. I have the promo legendary for making a real-money purchase during beta, which also is gold, and I've seen a couple legendaries played against me, which I believe also were gold. Yet various Hearthstone database sites show images for normal (silver) versions of legendary cards.

Are the legendary cards always gold? Was I extremely lucky, or just lucky?

share|improve this question
What card did you get? Any chance of a screenshot? – user61492 Oct 25 '13 at 8:01
@axrwkr I believe the exact card isn't really relevant to the question, but it was Alexstrasza – ykb Oct 25 '13 at 8:12
If you question was answered to a standard that you approve. It's wise to accept the answer by clicking the tick on under the down vote or up vote to close the question as answered. – Charkz Oct 25 '13 at 14:25
The promo cards given away are always gold, but the normal version are available through crafting – 3Doubloons May 30 '14 at 23:39
up vote 10 down vote accepted

No, not every legendary card is gold. The gold versions are just rarer versions of the original legendary. Each card in the game has a normal and a gold version.

I got Jaraxxus in a pack and he was normal. Click on Jaraxxus to see his wiki. In this Wiki it shows both versions of the legendary.

share|improve this answer
That's the kind of confirmation I was counting on. I've also seen the images of normal versions of legendaries on various wiki-like sites, but since the game is in beta, and my limited experience presented me with, as I now know, quite improbable sample of only golden-bordered legendaries, I wasn't sure if the normal versions actually existed in the game. Thanks. – ykb Oct 25 '13 at 9:23
No problem, if you got any other questions you can just ask here. – Charkz Oct 25 '13 at 9:28

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.