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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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What can I expect to get out of a pack?

Having casually played Hearthstone for a while, I have opened many card packs. Sadly, I have only unpacked 1 Legendary card, out of over 30 packs. That got me thinking, what are the probabilities for ...
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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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Why does my Hearthstone keep on crashing?

This problem has been occurring over and over again recently. Whenever I attempt to start up Hearthstone, it keeps on crashing. There is no error message and I am unable to force close the program ...
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What happens if a hearthstone game is unwinnable for both players?

Consider the case where both players (Warlocks) have Mal'Gannis who has been reduced to one power by damage plus Crazed Alchemist or Reversing Switch. Each player also has a Stoneskin Gargoyle with ...
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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 is the point of beating Heroic mode for any adventure?

So I recently bought the League of Explorers as one of my first paid items in Hearthstone. I loved it, and how interesting all the cards were. Now after I beat the default bosses, a new mode showed ...
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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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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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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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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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Are Priests bad in just the arena or in constructed decks, too?

A number of strategy guides I have read, including Trump's Arena Rankings, say that priests are the weakest class. For example, Trump writes: Priest is in an interesting and unfortunate spot right ...
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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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Hearthstone Deck Comparison

Say you have your deck and there is a new, but still rather similar, deck. Is there any way to quickly compare the two decks in order to see the changes? At the moment I'm just checking the cards one ...
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How many packs to get all common and rare MSoG cards?

How many packs of Mean Streets of Gadgetzan cards would I need to open, on average, to get 2x of all common cards and 1x of all rare cards? Additionally, how many different epics and legendaries ...
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Should I craft golden copies of the cards going to the Hall of Fame?

Blizzard recently announced that some cards from the Classic set will go into what they call the Hall of Fame once the new expansion comes out. Cards in the Hall of Fame can't be used in Standard ...
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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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Is there a limit to the amount of armor you can have?

I am currently playing the Warrior character in Hearthstone. The Warrior class, has the hero ability to gain +2 armor, paying 2 mana crystals. Besides that, the Warrior has a class cards to add ...
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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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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 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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When you discard cards in the beginning of the game, where do they go?

When you discard cards at the beginning of the game, where do they go? The appearance is that they get shuffled back into the deck. However, after discarding key cards and not receiving them the whole ...
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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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Reincarnate a minion with the Ancestral Spirit deathrattle

What happens when you use Reincarnate ('Destroy a minion, then return it to life with full Health') on a minion that has the Ancestral Spirit deathrattle (Give a minion "Deathrattle: Resummon this ...
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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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How much data does Hearthstone Mobile App use?

I've just started to play Hearthstone and I'm going to play it on my mobile phone while traveling. I wonder how much data does the mobile app use on average for an online game?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to auto-squelch opponents?

I know that you can squelch your opponent when you first meet them but is there any way that you can set the game up to auto-squelch?
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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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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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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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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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How do win streak bonuses work in Hearthstone?

I was watching Hafu's stream last night and she was coaching Trump on how to play a Miracle Rogue. They went on a 5 game win streak from Rank 2 4 star to Rank 1 4 star and didn't get any bonus stars ...
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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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What is an Elite card in Hearthstone?

You can divide Hearthstone cards by mechanics, by class, by type, by set(basic, expert etc...), by rarity etc... But I couldn't find what is an Elite card? For example Leeroy Jenkins is an elite card. ...
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Why many expert players just disconnect on the last round in Hearthstone?

I'm a (not too) novice Hearthstone player, this month I'm on rank 12 in ranked mode and many, many, many times when my opponents feels that I'm gonna win the fight they just quit the game; that is, my ...
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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 ...