If both players are very low health and someone plays this card:


Both players could die simultaneously. What happens in Arena when this event occurs? Does it count as a loss for both players? Does it count at all for your Arena record?

Side note: Holy Nova + Auchenai Soulpriest could cause the same scenario.

  • So could the paladin Eye for an Eye Secret. – Sorean Jun 13 '14 at 20:02
  • Or Abomination death. – Colonel Thirty Two Jun 14 '14 at 1:56
  • Or 'Ysera Awakens'. – Andreas Jun 17 '14 at 12:15
  • Pretty sure Eye for an Eye wouldn't cause a tie b/c Death would be checked before the trigger is checked on the secret. Similar to "State Based Actions" for those familiar with the finer points of Magic the Gathering rules. – DiabloMonkey Jul 2 '14 at 19:42
  • I lost due to Eye for an Eye, they died then I died – PatFromCanada Dec 16 '15 at 21:28

When two players die simultaneously, that counts as a tie even though it's displayed as a loss in the end screen. A tie will neither increase your number of wins nor your number of losses in Arena.

Ties will also not affect your rank in ranked play.

  • I guess that since TIE is a rare scenario this is the best way to deal with it (but i didnt like the loss screen in the end even if its better then saying you won and dont count as victory) – Oscar Picchi Jul 7 '14 at 19:20
  • Source? Also out of curiosity, is there a screenshot/video of what the game looks like when a tie occurs? – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Mar 24 '15 at 20:12
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    @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft I don't have a screenshot or video, but it looks exactly the same as if you had lost. I don't have an official source, just personal experience and other people saying the same thing online. – sepp2k Mar 24 '15 at 22:00
  • In addition to dying simultaneously, a game that lasts 50 turns will also end in a tie. – ken.ganong Mar 25 '15 at 14:34

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