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Questions tagged [hearthstone]

Hearthstone is a free to play collectible card game based on characters from Blizzard's Warcraft universe.

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How does Baku work with Prince Malchezaar?

Baku enhances your hero power at the start of the game when you create a deck of only odd cards. Prince Malchezaar puts 5 random legendaries into your deck at the start of the game, which could be odd ...
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Press dot to record game in Hearthstone?

Sometimes when I start Hearthstone, it has a brief popup message that says "Press <> to record your game" where <> is just a large black dot. What does this mean? I see no black dot in the ...
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Infinite Unstable Evolutions?

I played a Shaman today and he had a Radiant Elemental on the board which reduces spell cost by one, and he had Unstable Evolution which is repeatable and only costs one mana. So he just played the ...
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Search for AoE cards in hearthstone

A lot of my decks lack AoE which is kind of their Achilles' Heel. How do I scan my collection for AoE cards?
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How does Overkill work in Hearthstone?

Some of the new Hearthstone cards have an "Overkill" bonus. How does Overkill work, and are there any particular strategies that help one to take advantage of it?
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Understanding Hearthstone World Championship match format and decks

As I understand, the match format for the Hearthstone World Championship is Conquest, where each player uses a number of predefined decks specified by tournament rules. Where are these decks ...
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Does Grumble, Worldshaker return creatures in a random order?

I thought Grumble, Worldshaker would return minions left -> right. However if my hand is full, I've observed both: The right most creature on the board were put into my hand, the others destroyed. I'...
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Re-arrange deck positions in Hearthstone

When looking at your decks, either in the Mobile or Desktop version, is it possible to rearrange the ordering? They appear to be listed in the order they created. I don't want to have to keep ...
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What happens when 2 different players have Mecha'thun die at the same time?

Mecha'thun is a new card in the latest expansion for Hearthstone. It's deathrattle is that you win the game when it dies and you have no other cards in play, in your hand or in your deck. What ...
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Why is the victory/defeat screen sometimes in color and sometimes desaturated?

Sometimes the victory/defeat screen has the game board behind it in full color: Sometimes the game board is desaturated, almost but not quite grayscale: (All screenshots are from playing a Tavern ...
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Witchwood Zero Mana classification

There are cards that look at your entire deck and active an effect depending on if they are even or odd. Are zero mana card like backstab and wisp consider even or odd?
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Does Genn Greymane's Cost Reduction Apply To Different Hero Powers?

Witchwood's release today will introduce a new card, Genn Greymane. This card reduces the cost of your hero power to 1 for the entire game. If your hero power is upgraded or changes, say with a ...
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Does Hearthstone allow games with no time limits between rounds?

I'd like to play games of Hearthstone with some friends while at work, but in a more casual style where 10-15 minutes may pass between our plays. Is this possible?
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How do health enchantments get recalculated when one of them expires

Imagine, minion, say Raptor, with 2 health. I will use 2/2 notation to indicate the current/maximum health. Raptor gets +3 health as a temporary buff, making it 5/5. Then Raptor is damaged by 4, ...
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Shadowcaster and cube

Let’s say I have the minion M, of which shadowcaster gave me a 1/1 “copy”. I let Carnivorous Cube consume the “copy”. What will be the stats of the pair summoned upon death of the Cube? Those of M, or ...
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Aggro Hunter vs Secret Mage

When playing Aggro Hunter against Secret Mage, who is the beatdown and who is the control? What's the strategy? In other words, which player should be taking on the offense (pushing face damage, ...
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Raza the chained and sideshow spelleater

I am wondering, whether or not this results in a discounted hero power if the same player plays these cards. This page on sideshow spelleater claims that cost reductions gained by the opponent would ...
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Strategy against Spell Hunter

I've been playing a bunch of games against Spell Hunter (i.e., the Hunter deck that has no minions). I use a Keleseth Zoolock deck. What is the best strategy to beat Spell Hunter, when playing ...
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Mulligan strategy for Prince Keleseth zoolock

I am playing a Prince Keleseth zoolock deck in Hearthstone (see here or here for a decklist). I'm looking for guidance on mulligan strategy. I've seen advice to hard-mulligan for Prince Keleseth. ...
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Why was this minion summoned?

I am referring to the summoning of a 30/30 between 9:48 and 9:55 in this video. I sought to identify its 9/9 precursors by going through the crafting section of my app, but I couldn’t find them.
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Molten Blade + Dead Man's Hand Interaction

Say I have a Molten Blade in my hand, which turns into a random weapon and I also have a Dead Man's Hand which shuffles my hand into my deck. If I allow my Molten Blade to transform into another ...
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Will Grand Archivist cast a targetable spell if there are no targets available?

If I play Grand Archivist and the only spell I have in my deck is Mind Control, and there are no enemy minions, then will the Mind Control still be cast at the end of the turn, and removed from my ...
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Carnivorous Cube, if I steal it, who gets the minions when it dies?

If I steal a Carnivorous cube with a Pint Size Potion and Cabal Shadow Priest combintaion, what happens when the cube dies? Do I get the two copies or my opponent?
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What happens when your opponent's deck has more than 3 candles in it?

Because I've been able to play The Darkness multiple times, my opponent's deck now has more than 3 candles in it. What happens to each of my The Darkness's when the third candle is drawn? Do all of my ...
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Kobolds and Catacombs solo adventure loading extremely slowly

Whenever I want to play a solo Kobolds and Catacombs game, the game shuffles through 30 or 40 of the loading boxes (Blaming the Rogue, Polishing Mana Crystals etc.) Is this intentional? Does this ...
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Is there a term for a non-ftp electronic deck-building card game (a CCG without the first C)?

I'm looking for an electronic deck-building card game, where you don't have to collect the cards to play. I'm looking for something similar to Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering Online, but where ...
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Where is the retribution buff coming from?

I just played the brawl and got Tyrion. I played him, and he was 7/6 for no apparent reason. He had a buff called retribution coming from this, but I have no idea what invoked it. What gave him that ...
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Does a new season reset your win streak?

When a new month comes along, your Hearthstone rank gets reset. If you had a win streak going the day before, are not higher than rank 6 (can you even get to rank 5 after a reset?) and win your first ...
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Who is “Your Opponent”?

Playing Hearthstone ranked mode, I was matched up against someone with the username "Your Opponent". This was odd for several reasons: Normally, the opponent's rank is shown on the initial screen, ...
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In Hearthstone, is your chest determined by your best rank or your last rank?

At the end of the last season in Hearthstone, it said that that I had reached a rank of Shieldbearer (20), but my chest had the number 17 on it. Does that mean I got the 17 chest because that was my ...
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Death Knight Hero after Jaraxxus/Amara?

Jaraxxus and Amara, Warden of Hope are both cards that change your hero's maximum life total. If you play one of the new Death Knight Heroes after having played Jaraxxus or Amara, what happens to your ...
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Moat Lurker: Mechanic Question

Suppose I use a Moat Lurker to remove a card that is, at the moment, annoying me. Something like "The Lich King". What happens if I then play a card that takes this Moat Lurker off the board? Like ...
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Will grave shambler trigger when a weapon's durability is used up?

Will grave shambler trigger when a weapon's durability is used up, or just when it's destroyed by the opponent?
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Use the Cryomancer now or waste 3 mana and wait for +2/+2?

I often have the problem that I can get a Cryomancer out or wait a turn or two and get it with +2/+2. Below shows a really stark example: So, in the example above I have a choice (note that the board ...
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Use Glacial Shard on turn 1 or save for synergy?

In Hearthstone, one of my characters is an ice mage. I have two Cryomancers in the deck (+2/+2 if minion is frozen) plus 2 Glacial Shards, so there is considerable synergy between these cards. I ...
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Is it possible to get a duplicate legendary from the Frozen Throne prologue?

When opening packs, as of the most recent Hearthstone update, it is impossible to open a copy of a legendary card that you already own until you own every legendary. I was wondering if this also ...
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What happens when more than one Coren Direbrew is involved in a Brawl?

Coren Direbrew says: "Always wins Brawls". Brawl says: "Destroy all minions except one." What happens if there's 2 (or more) of them on the field? Do they all survive, or is one of them selected at ...
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Hearthstone: Destroy and Deathrattle effect

There are some cards that has the word "destroy a friendly minion". I was wondering does that stop deathrattle effects from firing off? IE for example if I have a ravenous pterrordax (destroy minion ...
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Good strategy against Antonidas+Timewarp mage

I am really frustrated about the Mage archetype that uses immunity to stay at 1 health for many many turns until it can play timewarp and antonidas and wreck you with spells. Please recommend good ...
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When the Paladin hero power summons murlocs, what will vinecleaver summon?

Will vinecleaver continue to summon silver hand recruits? My question stems from the observation that acclaimed murlocadin decks such as Kolento's use this weapon, which according to the answers, ...
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Does Sunkeeper Tarim only reset the base stats?

At first I assumed, after Tarim is played all other minions would be 3/3 s. But I am pretty sure my murlocs broke that rule, because they could still buff each other. So, does Tarim only alter the ...
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Does primalfin champion return removal and damage spells cast directly upon it?

Does primalfin champion return removal spells like siphon soul or damage spells like shadow bold? These are spells targeted at the minion, typically by the non controlling player. They are not shown ...
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Control deck losing to Sulfuras quest

I play a mage control deck in Hearthstone. Warriors doing the Sulfuras quest always beat me because they don't mind being controlled. They just have to delay with taunts until they get Sulfuras, then ...
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Should I attack a taunt, even if it won't kill it?

In Hearthstone often I have the choice of attacking with a minion against a taunt, but it will cause a loss. The alternative, just leaving the minion on the board and doing nothing, risks losing it to ...
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How does Trump do character stat graphics on screen?

Trump, a Hearthstone Twitch Streamer, has on-screen graphics showing, for example, character damage dealt. Here is an example: On the left, circled in red, is a special annotation showing that that ...
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Which Expansions and Adventures will rotate out of Standard with “Knights of the Frozen Throne”? [closed]

Currently in Standard are: Un'Goro Mean Street of Gadgetzan Whispers of the old Gods One Night in Karazan Classic I asume ONIK and WOTOG will rotate out. is that correct?
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Hearthstone strategy problem, kill with hero ability or minion, secret involved?

I ran into a typical Hearthstone strategy problem which is quite common, whether to kill an enemy minion with hero ability or my own unit. The problem is especially tricky because the enemy has a ...
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Does “fill your hand” count as “draw” in Hearthstone?

In other words, would Megafin trigger Daring Reporter?
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What is my “special reward” for the mid summer brawl?

In the mid-summer brawl with mini-rag, you can get his attack up at the end of the turn by him incinerating enemies, but at a certain point it says to destroy a certain number of minions for a “...
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What is the maximum attack a minion can have?

I am a very curious person, and I was experimenting in-game with Scaled Nightmare. If you don't know, Scaled Nightmare is a 2/8 dragon that doubles its attack every turn, the highest I've gotten being ...