There was an online debate during a hearthstone stream when a non-obvious token choice with Arch Thief Rafaam was supposed to surprise the opponent but the latter outbrained that attempt.

After calling him a streamhacker, some other viewers explained that the tokens of Arch Thief Rafaam are always discovered in the same order so one can always know which token was picked by one's opponent.

Has this ever been the case? If yes, is it still true?

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    hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Arch-Thief_Rafaam On notes it says: While the order of the three choices is in a fixed order, it will be randomized for your opponent, therefore they cannot see what artifact you picked. And then linking to a reddit post. But nothing official from blizzard.
    – Lyrion
    May 13, 2016 at 8:27
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    @Lyrion I guess you are being called by the crowd to post your own referenced answer May 14, 2016 at 13:08
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    I know but the trouble is according to this post: reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/3woizx/… . People are indeed being able to see which one is picked. But ofcourse it might still be randomized, but there is still a 1/3 chance of a lucky guess. If I ever get time to test to make sure I will make an awnser.
    – Lyrion
    May 17, 2016 at 7:28
  • It's generally pretty easy based on the board state to at least narrow the pick down to one of two, if not just outright choose.
    – Waterseas
    May 18, 2016 at 13:57
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    @PierreArlaud Got any more specifics as to the reasoning for his choice? Also, a streamer really has no right to complain if someone stream snipes him
    – Waterseas
    May 18, 2016 at 18:29

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No. If it ever was the case, it's not now.

I dueled myself on an alt account in to test. Here are the results from the opponent's perspective after playing Arch-Thief Rafaam 11 times in 1 match:

L = Lantern of Power
M = Mirror of Doom
T = Timepiece of Horror

  1. L M T
  2. T M L
  3. T L M
  4. M T L
  5. T M L
  6. L M T
  7. M L T
  8. T M L
  9. L T M
  10. L T M
  11. L M T

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