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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 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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What are all the “hidden” quests in Hearthstone?

In Hearthstone you can unlock some gold bonus or whatever if you reach specific goals like reaching level 10 with all characters. I am not talking about the daily quests here. Does anyone have a ...
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What happens if both players die simultaneously?

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 ...
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What does “Squelch” mean?

I have an option to Squelch or unsquelch the other player. What does it mean/what does it do?
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What does the term “aggro deck” mean?

I think I understand what aggro means in the context of an MMO and explicitly in World of Warcraft. Arqade even has a good answer to What does "Aggro" mean? What I am not understanding from the ...
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Is there a reason to not disenchant extra cards?

Crafting Mode in Hearthstone offers the option to Mass Disenchant cards. The in game screen describes the option this way: Disenchant your extra cards to create Arcane Dust You can't have more ...
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Is there a science to Disenchanting in Hearthstone?

I have been too chicken to disenchant any cards in Hearthstone. I have heard rumors they (Blizzard) were upping the amount of dust you got back from each card. I don't know the validity; but, it has ...
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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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Arena keys and corresponding wins

What is the list of keys and their corresponding wins? I have it listing that the highest number of wins I've had in arena is a Champion key, but it doesn't say how many wins it was.
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What determines how much experience I get from a hearthstone match in play mode?

Sometimes I win handily and get a little experience, sometimes I squeak out a victory and get a lot. How is experience earned?
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Winning while Lord Jaraxxus as Priest

With the new patch, located here, winning as Lord Jaraxxus now counts as a win for the Warlock class. If I Thoughtsteal Lord Jaraxxus and win, does it count as a Priest win or a Warlock win?
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How can I succeed in the Arena?

In Hearthstone I'm having difficulty winning in the Arena; no matter what deck I make I seem to fail. Is there any template I should follow while making the deck? Any tips and tricks are helpful.
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Do “at the start of your turn” abilities work due to a swap with Alarm-o-Bot?

Let's suppose that, at the beginning of my turn, Alarm-o-Bot (previously played) is exchanged with a creature in my hand, having an "at the beginning of your turn..." ability. Does the latter ability ...
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Earliest possible winning turn in Hearthstone

In Hearthstone's normal play mode (Constructed - pre NAXX), every card you include in your deck cannot exceed a total of 2 copies of the same card, and you have a limited amount of cards in your hand. ...
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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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What objects are interactive on the playing board?

When playing against slow opponents I spend most of my time clicking the interactive areas of to boards like the catapult, bonfire and farm. I have multiple times though I had found them all but then ...
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Hearthstone opening strategies: why waste mana?

There are various articles on Hearthstone opening strategy which suggest it's a bad idea to use early-game spells and summons to damage your opponent directly, and that you should instead save them ...
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First adventure for a beginner

At the moment in Hearthstone I feel a bit weak. I have been doing pretty well for a newbie with the Mage to the point I start seeing some pretty insane cards, like Death Wing and Aviana. Meanwhile, I ...
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Spending gold: Arena or card packs?

When accumulating gold through dailies, what is the best way spend this gold? I understand you're able to get card packs through chance when unlocking the chest after finishing the arena. So should I ...
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When you click on the scenery in Hearthstone, does your opponent see it?

When you click on the stuff around the board in Hearthstone, does your opponent see it happening too? For example, sometimes there is a church in the top left where you can break the windows.
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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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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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League of Explorers ticket dates

I noticed while playing through League of Explorers that the tickets on each wing appear to have a date stamp on the edge. Template of Orsis - March 22 2013 Uldaman - March 11 2014 The Ruined City - ...
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How are basic decks built in Hearthstone?

When you play with a custom deck, you know every card that can show up, since you put each one of them in that deck. However, when you just pick a hero and play with his or her basic deck, you have ...
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Will Kezan Mystic always destroy a secret you don't have?

Kezan Mystic has some specific interactions to avoid breaking some rules of Hearthstone: If both you and your opponent have some of the same secrets in play, Kezan Mystic will always steal a secret ...
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Playing Master of Evolution without a valid card to evolve to

If I play Master of Evolution which transforms a friendly minion to a random one that costs 1 more, but there isn't a valid minion in the game that costs that much, what will happen to my minion? For ...
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What happens when taunt is put on a stealthed minion?

If the opposing player happens to play this combo, does it happen to reveal the minion automatically? If not, what can you do against this fiendish combo other than wasting all your AOE cards?
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How many daily quests are stored internally?

I always thought when you reach the cap of 3 open daily quests, you receive one new quest once you clear one (provided you haven't received one that day because of the cap). But today, when i hadn't ...
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Health Swap Mechanic in HearthStone

I want to understand how the health swap mechanic works when using the Reversing switch in HearthStone. If i played Cogmaster Followed by a mech to activate his effect, then switched his attack and ...
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Earned cards never show up in my deck

I am new to Hearthstone, but I am building up a Mage character all the way to level 10. At the end of many practice rounds, I have been granted additional cards for that character, like "Frost Nova". ...
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What happens when Millhouse Manastorm reaches 10 mana?

In the Hearthstone tutorial, Millhouse Manastorm taunts you with what he will do once he reaches 10 mana. What does he actually do if you slack off and let him reach full mana?
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What does it mean to “top deck”?

I see this term getting thrown around a lot in the Hearthstone community and not a lot of context is there to fully understand its' meaning. What does it mean if someone is "topdecking"?
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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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How can I tell what secrets are before triggering them?

In Hearthstone, how can I tell what secrets are before triggering them? Obviously it is not possible to tell with 100% certainty at all times what a secret is without playing any cards or taking any ...
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Dropping 50 Gold Quests

There is already a question and good answer in place about dropping quests: Dropping Quests in Hearthstone But Hearthstone has added new 50 gold quests and I'm not certain whether to drop them. If I ...
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Given a Hearthstone card collection how to determine the optimal card pack to purchase?

Hearthstone allows players to buy card packs with real money or in game currency. Each Hearthstone card pack has five cards with at least one card being rare or better. There have been several player ...
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What makes a “legendary” legendary?

For the most part, we see that the single most powerful monster cards in Hearthstone are legendaries e.g. Ysera, Jaraxxus, Ragnaros. However there are some exceptions such as Finkle Einhorn and ...
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Replaying Yogg-Saron

Yogg-Saron reads: Cast a random spell for each spell you've cast this game (targets chosen randomly). My question is: Let's say I've cast 10 spells this game. I now play Yogg-Saron, and he will ...
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At what levels do heroes in Hearthstone earn gold cards?

As you level up a hero in Hearthstone you earn gold versions of that hero's basic cards. For example the Druid earns a gold copy of Healing Touch at levels 15 and 20. What gold cards do heroes earn ...
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Does Doomcaller think my C'Thun is dead if I have multiple and only one is dead?

Doomcaller is a card in the new Whispers of the Old Gods expansion, that reads "Give your C'Thun +2/+2 (wherever it is). If it's dead, shuffle it into your deck.". This is a scenario that I will ...
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How does matchmaking in the Arena work?

When playing in Arena mode in Hearthstone, how is your opponent determined? Are you only ever matched up against someone with the same or similar record as you? For example, if you win your first game ...
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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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Are the legendaries Prince Malchezaar adds to my deck all different?

Are the 5 legendary minions which Prince Malchezaar adds to my deck all different or can two or even more be the same minion? Can I e.g. rely on Reno to heal me up?
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Is a 9 or 10 cost minion hit by Freezing Trap unplayable?

Today I was playing a game and had only my C'Thun on the board and my opponent (a Hunter) played a trap. I figured I was pretty safe as C'Thun would survive a damaging trap and I had an Innervate in ...
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silence a buffed and damaged minion will not affect the buff on its hp?

First turn: My opponent played 8/8 mountain giant, I attacked him to 8/1. Second turn: My opponent played Shattered Sun Cleric which gave mountain giant +1/+1, now Mountain giant is 9/2. Then it's ...
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What happens if you silence C'Thun?

The developers have stated many times that the buff to C'Thun works more like an aura than an actual buff so I was wondering this: can C'Thun be silenced if I somehow survive the initial onslaught? ...
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At what point does arena become better value than boosters? [duplicate]

Imagine I have 300 gold in Hearthstone. I have two choices on how to spend it: 2 Arena entries 3 boosters If we ignore the time spent in the arena (both from a time spent and fun perspective) and ...
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What happens if I use Reno on a Ragnaros hero affected by Alexstrasza?

If a player becomes Ragnaros (that has a 8HP limit) by using Majordomo Executus' deathrattle, he can subsequently play Alexstrasza to increase his HP to 15. What happens if, after suffering damage, ...
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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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Benefits from playing Ranked vs Unranked

What are the benefits from playing ranked in Hearthstone? It seem to only give bragging rights and a fancy medal. have read somewhere that you should get a deck when ranking up, is this the case?