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

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Official statistics of each season [closed]

Are there any official sources and statistics from Blizzard about How many players have reached the Legend rank each season? Which class performed best/worst? (Most wins, Most losses, Win/Lost ...
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VMWare and Hearthstone (Battle.net)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 so I'm trying to use VMWare, Windows 7 x64 machine to be able to play Hearthstone. However, every time I load up Battle.net launcher, it gives me the error message "Failed to ...
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Is it advised to not play Hearthstone Android not on WiFi

Generally I have been quite lucky and had matches that worked fine, however I have had several arena matches fail to connect or become glitched in ways that make it impossible to do anything. I have ...
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Hearthstone: Good cost minions, but with downsides? [closed]

I'm trying to build a strong deck with minions such as Flame Imp, Arcane Golem, Leeroy etc. that have good stats for their cost, but have downsides. Write down/send links to as many as you know, from ...
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Good cost minions, but with downsides? [duplicate]

I'm trying to build a low cost deck, so what cards are there like Flame Imp, Arcane Golem, Leeroy etc.? I couldn't find any related info on the internet.
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How can I defeat Majordomo Executus?

The first two wings of Molten Core were really easy, but the third one, Ragnaros the Firelord/Majordomo Executus is giving me a bit of trouble. The following is a typical result after bringing down ...
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Chromaggus and fatigue

So Chromaggus's effect is such that every successive card that is drawn will have the player draw two copies of it. If a player draws into fatigue with Chromaggus in play does it act as a 'card' and ...
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Who is the Guy Who Issues the Quests in Blackrock

So the Hearthstone Blackrock solo adventure is about ridding Blackrock of Ragnaros. At least so you're told so by some guy with a staff, who is apparently the benefactor of your quest. Who is that ...
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Does redrawing a card reset the fatigue count?

The druid class has a card called Malorne, which when it dies, gets shuffled back into your deck. Does drawing Malorne reset the fatigue damage if you've taken damage from fatigue the previous turn? ...
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What does term “nerf” mean? in Hearthstone [duplicate]

I keep hearing the term nerf over the internet, specially in Hearthstone discussions. For example: "Six Hearthstone Cards That Need a Good Nerf". & "Why Blizzard won't nerf Dr. Boom?" What does ...
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Will the Blackrock Mountain Adventure in Hearthstone be free over time? [closed]

I was reading the patch notes for Hearthstone and found this: "Five unique wings await those brave enough to delve into Blackrock Mountain. Each of the five wings are immediately available to ...
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Can you do anything with the third copy of a card other than disenchanting it?

So you can only have 2 copies of each individual card in your deck, so if you get a third copy of a card, you can only disenchant it ... right? Or is there anything - like, really anything - you can ...
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Can you tie in Hearthstone? [duplicate]

I'm curious about some of the hearthstone rules, specifically about when the game is considered a tie. So, for example, what happens in the following scenarios? If a warlock plays hellfire when both ...
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Can I swap weapons mid-attack?

A Paladin has a Tirion Fordring in play and a Light's Justice weapon equipped. A Hunter has a Knife Juggler in play and a Snake Trap secret up. The Paladin starts attacking the Knife Juggler with ...
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Trap choices for Hunter

There seems to be a strong consensus about which traps to use when playing Hunter right now: Face Hunter uses explosive trap, midrange Hunter uses freeze trap. Of course some players deviate from this,...
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What is the name of the “can't be targeted by spells or hero power” ability?

There are several cards, such as Arcane Nullifier, Spectral Knight, and Faerie Dragon that have the card text "cannot be targeted by spells or hero power". I haven't been able to find an "official" ...
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Is There a Tally of the Number of 12 Win Arena Players?

It seems the players who make it to Legendary each month is pretty public. What about the players who make it to 12 wins in the arena? Is there a list somewhere? I've heard that arena is getting ...
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Is there any reason to advance past rank 20?

I recently started playing Hearthstone. This evening, I tried out ranked play. I got through the first ranks quickly and am now at level 20. According to the Hearthstone Wiki, I can't drop below rank ...
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Do Duels Count Toward Total Dominance

The Hearthstone "Total Dominance" quest is: "Win 7 games in any mode" Does "any mode" include duels? I know that quest has been around longer than the actual ability to duel has.
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Ways to get multiple Kel'Thuzad

I thought it would be fun to make a deck based around getting multiple Kel'Thuzad(s) (what's the plural of Kel'Thuzad?) onto the board. At my pretty low rank (15) that seems to be an unbeatable ...
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When to run one card instead of 2

So I haven't been playing hearthstone for that long, but I've played a lot of other card games before. One thing I'm confused about is the prevalence of high-level decks that run 1 copy of a (non-...
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Replacement for Archmage Antonidas in Mech Mage

As a nice visualization of the Mech Mage decklists shows, all of the examined professional players use Archmage Antonidas in their Mech Mage decks. From what I understand Antonidas provides a lot more ...
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Card Rarity Ratios between Expert and Goblins Versus Gnomes Packs

I just asked about the difference in totals of collectible cards between Expert packs and Goblins Versus Gnomes packs: Card Counts for Expert and Goblins Versus Gnomes Packs So clearly Expert Packs ...
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Card Counts for Expert and Goblins Versus Gnomes Packs

The Hearthstone arena now only gives only Goblins Versus Gnomes packs as rewards. I've noticed that I keep getting the same cards over and over. So I got curious: How many collectible Goblins Versus ...
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How can I obtain golden naxxramus cards?

I was watching Hosty play recently and noticed that all of his cards are gold - I was not aware I could obtain golden Naxx cards. What do I have to do to get golden naxx cards? Are they simply ...
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What happens when you run out of cards

What happens when all the cards of your deck have been drawn in Hearthstone?
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Can you get any information from your own mulligan?

When you mulligan cards in Hearthstone, they visibly fly back into your deck. I feel like I've seen them sometimes aim for the upper portions, and sometimes they're near the bottom. This leads me to ...
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Do opponent mulligans tell you anything?

In Hearthstone, both you and your opponent get an opportunity to mulligan (or redraw) some cards at the start of a match. My question is whether strategy is altered based upon seeing your opponent ...
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Can you freeze a hero if there is no health loss?

As an example, if you attack with a Water Elemental (3/6, freezes enemy any character that it hits) a hero that has 4 armor, will he be frozen or it needs to do health damage to be able to freeze?
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Is Hearthstone a game-within-game?

Hearthstone's visuals suggest that the game is played in a tavern in the World of Warcraft universe on a (possibly magical) game board. Is Hearthstone a game-within-game in WoW? When you play ...
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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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Can I still get normal packs from the arena?

I've always bought my packs via a round of the arena. It costs more, but its more fun. But since the GvG update, I only get GvG Packs. Is this a random occurrence or from now on, the arena will only ...
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How can I consistently launch the rocket?

The Goblins vs. Gnomes board in Hearthstone features a spiff-tastic rocket in the upper-left quadrant. Once, while playing with the beam-zapper in the bottom-right quadrant, I positioned it just ...
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How does one immediately replay cards returned to hand?

Watching some of the pros play Hearthstone, I've noticed that they are able to immediately play a card returned to their hand, somehow issuing the instruction before the card rematerializes in their ...
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What is a Mill Deck?

With the introduction of Hearthstone's Goblins vs Gnomes expansion, I've read comments that a 'Mill Deck' strategy may become viable. What does that mean? Is it a term from Magic the Gathering? ...
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Who ends up with control of a Recombublated Shadow-Mad minion?

I'm thinking about adding a Recombobulator or two to my Priest deck, but I'd need to craft them first, so I was wondering about the effectiveness of this specific interaction.
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What items can a player teleport into the Goblins vs. Gnomes board? [duplicate]

Hearthstone has a variety of themed game boards. Each board features various interactive components and Easter Eggs. Among other things the Goblins vs. Gnomes board features a teleportation chamber ...
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What causes different friend list messages?

When I am playing Hearthstone, I sometimes get little messages about what my friends are doing in the game, such as: started a new Arena finished an Arena finished an Arena (12-2) just opened a ...
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In the lore of Warcraft do Shamans have a special relationship with Murlocs?

In the Hearthstone expansion Goblins vs. Gnomes two of the new shaman cards, Neptulon and Siltfin Spiritwalker, seem to indicate a relationship between Murlocs and either Thrall or the Shaman class. ...
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Are there any legendary characters created specifically for Hearthstone?

Are there any Legendaries which were made up specifically for HearthStone? Or are they all characters pulled from Warcraft lore? For example, I don't know Lord Jaraxxus or Dr. Boom.
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Mulligan Strategy For Control Priest

I'm currently having a lot of success with my control priest. The one issue I'm having is during the mulligan phase when I draft 2 scenarios. Scenario 1: I draft a circle of healing against ...
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Does Anything Reset Casual MMR?

Is Casual MMR reset for any reason in Hearthstone? For example, do any of these have an effect on my MMR? Character changes End of month A long break from play
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Whats the point of the Expert Practice AI

Is there any reason I should aspire to play against and defeat the Expert Practice AI? Does it give me more exp, or gold or some other form of compensation?
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Mulligan strategy for a burst Shaman

I'm currently playing the following deck, a Shaman variant with two Doomhammer and two Lavabursts that can deal very high amounts of burst damage: click on the image to see the full size version ...
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How do I play against Handlock?

Handlocks seem to be in favor currently, at least I'm encountering them far more often than I used to. But I still don't have a good idea on how to actually play against them effectively. In the ...
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What is the strategic importance of cards that can draw a card?

Novice Engineer, Gnomish Inventor, some class-specific magic cards, etc. There are cards that when drawn, can draw an additional card. Of course, having a healthy hand is important, but how important ...
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Is it normal to fight players with lots of legendaries?

It frustrates me that whenever I go to play, it seems like 80% of my opponents have legendaries like Kel'Thuzad, Ysera or Ragnaros. They all have those, and I'm just here sitting with my basic cards. ...
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Getting Naxxramas cards without buying Naxxramas?

Is there anyway to get Naxxramas specific cards without buying Naxxramas?
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When Do Quests Cycle on HearthStone? [duplicate]

In HearthStone I can only have 3 active quests at a time. When do I have to have completed one of them in order to receive a new daily quest? I'm on EST, and I've waited till Midnight, 1AM, and last ...
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What happens when you get 500 wins with a character?

On the character selection screen in Hearthstone, when you have at least 1 win with a character, it shows 'x/500 wins' (on the right when you select a character). What happens when you get 500 wins ...