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What happens if a hearthstone game is unwinnable for both players?

So while looking into the effects of Immunity, I found this little tidbit: Immune effects will not prevent the game from ending automatically at the start of the 90th turn. {Hearthstone Mythbusters}...
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Hearthstone opening strategies: why waste mana?

The key concept at work here is that of Card Advantage. The basic premise is that cards are extremely valuable, and having access to more of them than your opponent is a strong advantage. Perhaps ...
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What does "Squelch" mean?

Squelching mutes the other players emotes on your end. Traditionally Squelch is used in two way radio operation and is used to cut off an incoming signal if the strength drops below a certain level. ...
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Earliest possible winning turn in Hearthstone

A win on your first turn is possible if you play as a Druid against another Druid who plays Millhouse on their first turn. In the video below, the opposing druid opens with an Innervate and summons ...
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What happens if both players die simultaneously?

When two players die simultaneously, that counts as a tie even though it's displayed as a loss in the end screen. A tie will neither increase your number of wins nor your number of losses in Arena. ...
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How do I win against legendary decks?

First, a few points about your question. Rank 25-20 is very easy. I would not give much credence to your performance in those ranks. Second, losing 5 games in a row could just as easily be bad luck. ...
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Is it normal to fight players with lots of legendaries?

My guess is that you are playing unranked. The problem is that unranked is where high level players go to test out new decks, so you tend to fight a lot of unbalanced matches. You will probably have ...
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Is Hearthstone a game-within-game?

Since Warlords of Draenor, there have been multiple Hearthstone reference added to the game: You can buy items related to Hearthstone from a NPC named Benjamin Brode in your Garrison. He is named ...
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What does it mean to "top deck"?

Top decking can be one of two things. Your hand is empty and your hand each turns consists of the card from the top of your deck. ex. "His hand is toast, he'll be top-decking for the rest of the ...
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What makes a "legendary" legendary?

Legendaries represent a unique character, other cards represent a spell or a class/title. This is also why you can only have one of each legendary in your deck, but two of each of the rest of the ...
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When you discard cards in the beginning of the game, where do they go?

They get shuffled back into the deck before your cards are drawn again. I've had a case where I put back 2 Ironbark Protectors and got back 1 on the draw. You not drawing them is just unlucky. Edit: ...
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How much value does hero damage add?

There is a great article series explaining the resource system of Hearthstone. In the context of your question, this is what can be learned from it: Unlike, say, Yu-Gi-Oh!, where card advantage is ...
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Is there any benefit of stretching out the kill shot?

While in many cases it probably is just showing off and it is generally considered bad sportsmanship, playing cards and killing enemy minions is worth experience. Additionally, Ravers points out that ...
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Replaying Yogg-Saron

Yogg-Saron counts only the spells cast by the player for its battlecry. Spells played by a previous activation of Yogg-Saron are considered cast by Yogg itself, so they don't add to the total (as you ...
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Is there a reason to not disenchant extra cards?

When a card is changed or nerfed the disenchant reward changes to the same as the enchantment cost for a few weeks. Unless you really need the dust for crafting specific cards it's a better long term ...
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First adventure for a beginner

Standard game mode The adventures available for Standard are those released in the last two years. Blackrock Mountain is the second adventure ever released in Hearthstone, with the first being ...
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Do "at the start of your turn" abilities work due to a swap with Alarm-o-Bot?

Short answer is no. I like to reference Magic the Gathering (MTG) in regards to this, because Hearthstone basically uses the stack like MTG, but it's rarely relevant, only with situations like this. ...
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silence a buffed and damaged minion will not affect the buff on its hp?

Any effect which increases maximum health also increases current health. Any effect which decreases maximum health does not affect current health, unless the new maximum health total would be less ...
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What does the Kobold Geomancer summon "You no take candle!" mean?

It's a reference to the Kobolds in World of Warcraft, as they only had a single candle, and they were scared you would steal it. It's a statement of defiance, "You NO TAKE CANDLE!"
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Playing Master of Evolution without a valid card to evolve to

If there is no valid target, nothing will happen: (Link)
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Can I fight against a PC player while I'm playing on Android?

Yes, you can. Or in other words: You don't have a choice. Hearthstone doesn't provide several accounts for several devices or systems. You will have one Battle.net account to play with, which you can ...
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What is the benefit of the Overload mechanic?

Why use cards with overload? Cards with Overload usually gain you a big tempo swing when you use them. Popular examples are Lighting Bolt, Lava Burst, Doomhammer or Totem Golem. Especially those ...
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Is C'Thun in every first card pack of Whispers of the Old Gods?

One C'thun and two Beckoner of Evil cards are rewarded after you acquire at least one pack of Whispers of the Old Gods and enter the "Open Packs" screen. This will remain in place for as long as ...
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Is a 9 or 10 cost minion hit by Freezing Trap unplayable?

You cannot have more than 10 mana at once, so the only way to play a card more expensive than 10 mana is to reduce its cost to 10 or below. So, no you are not missing anything. The way to work against ...
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Are the legendaries Prince Malchezaar adds to my deck all different?

Prince Malchezaar follows the Deckbuildung rules, which means that no legendary that is already in your deck is added five differerent legendaries are added no legendaries of other classes are added ...
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What happens when taunt is put on a stealthed minion?

A minion that is in stealth and given Taunt by another card will not act as a taunt until it comes out of stealth. Source: http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Stealth
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