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A hero is a character in the Warcraft universe representing the player. In Hearthstone The Hearthstone icon Hearthstone (formerly known as Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 1] 2]) is a free-to-play digital collectible card game from Blizzard Entertainment. It was first announced in a presentation by Rob Pardo at the hearthstone , this concept is expressed in three interrelated but distinct ways:

  1. Heroes are gameplay characters Characters are representations of people, creatures, and certain objects and mechanical creations within Hearthstone. A character may be a minion or a hero. Each character has an Attack and a Health attribute, and can attack representing players or bosses Bosses are unique computer-controlled heroes encountered in adventures, the tutorial, and some Tavern Brawls. Each boss presents a unique encounter, featuring their own Hero Power and decks. Bosses use a combination of regular cards and hearthstone within a match. Heroes have attributes Sen jin Shieldmasta, a simple minion card. It has 3 Attack, 5 Health and a mana cost of 4. Attributes are key values which define a character or weapon s power, cost and survivability. Attributes of some hearthstone like Health Health, sometimes referred to as life, hit points or HP, is an attribute found on heroes and minions, reflecting the remaining survivability of the character. Health can be reduced, almost always by taking damage. If hearthstone , take damage Damage in Hearthstone is a particular infliction of harm upon heroes or minions, measured by a number which is deducted from their Health and/or Armor (if they have any). If a character s Health is reduced , and can sometimes even attack This page describes the act of attacking. For the Attack attribute, see Attribute. Attacking or combat is what occurs when a player commands one character to attack another, causing them to simultaneously deal damage to , just as minions Bloodfen Raptor, a simple minion card. A Beast-type minion, it has 3 Attack, 2 Health and a mana cost of 2. Minions are persistent creatures on the battlefield that will fight for their hero. Minion hearthstone do. If a player`s hero dies, they lose that game. This meaning of "hero" pertains specifically to game mechanics within a battle.
  2. A hero is a collectible individual from Warcraft lore, with its own portrait, personality Emotes are short quotes that heroes can speak during a game. Each emote comes as a soundbite, and in a written form, displayed in a speech bubble next to the character s portrait. Emotes are the hearthstone and style. Each hero represents a class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines hearthstone , and can be used in any games played with a deck of that type, making each hero a "skin" for its class. One classic hero of each class is available to new players, while alternate heroes are obtainable through purchase or awards. Golden heroes are versions of the classic heroes with gold UI elements, similar to golden cards Golden cards often add movement and visual effects, like with this golden Piloted Shredder "Golden" redirects here. For information on golden heroes, see Golden heroes. Golden cards are special, rarer versions of cards. Each card hearthstone . This meaning of "hero" is mostly cosmetic, with no gameplay difference between two heroes of the same class.
  3. Hero is a synonym for one of the nine Hearthstone classes within a player`s account. These "heroes" earn experience after each game, gaining access to cards and other rewards. Be that as it may, all rewards are earned based on the class played rather than the specific individual hero. Similarly, it is the class chosen for a deck rather than the specific hero which determines the class cards and Hero Power Anduin Wrynn with the basic priest Hero Power Lesser Heal A Hero Power is a special ability displayed to the right of each hero s portrait. Usually Hero Powers can be used once per turn and hearthstone in games with that deck.

Strategy

While much of the game involves trading A trade is the loss of one or more cards in exchange for the elimination of one or more enemy cards. Most often, trading refers to minions dying in combat, but the term may be minions Bloodfen Raptor, a simple minion card. A Beast-type minion, it has 3 Attack, 2 Health and a mana cost of 2. Minions are persistent creatures on the battlefield that will fight for their hero. Minion hearthstone and making wise use of cards to gain control of the board, almost all Hearthstone battles are ultimately resolved through dealing damage to the enemy hero. Despite this, because of the opportunity for repeated damage presented by control of minions, it is generally more important to address the ongoing threat of enemy minions than to simply deal damage to the enemy hero. Be that as it may, once the enemy hero`s Health has reached a certain level, it becomes most important to simply direct all attacks at the enemy hero, regardless of the state of the board. The assessment of target priority is an ongoing strategic challenge of Hearthstone.

When the player is capable of dealing fatal damage to an enemy hero that turn (known as " having lethal Lethal is a term used in Hearthstone to refer to damage sufficient to defeat the enemy hero, and win the game. "Having lethal" is used as a measure of imminent and unavoidable success, similar to "), it is always best to do so that turn. At these times, taking normally prudent actions such as removing threatening minions, rather than simply attacking the enemy hero, can in fact directly cause the player to lose the game.

Aggro decks An aggro deck or aggressive deck, also known as a rush deck, is a deck that takes an aggressive approach of dealing damage to the opponent as quickly as possible, generally through the summoning of tend to focus on dealing damage to the enemy hero as quickly as possible and sacrifice late game potential in order to provide greater power and capabilities during the earlier game. Focused on defeating the enemy before they have the chance to retaliate, these decks often ignore board control in favour of directing all attacks at the enemy hero itself.

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  • Hearthstone - New Heroes Trailers (So far) (New Hearthstone Heroes: Maiev )
  • Hearthstone: ALL Hero Powers Guide & Analysis - Which Ones Are Best & Why? (MOAR Hearthstone! http://ziggy)

Characters in battle

All player heroes have 30 Health at the beginning of a game, and take damage when attacked by minions or hit by spells and effects. When a hero is killed, almost always by having its Health reduced to 0, the corresponding player loses the game. Heroes by default do not have an Attack value, but can use various means to gain Attack such as equipping weapons Garrosh Hellscream ready to attack using an equipped Fiery War Axe For the equip ability, see Equip Weapons are special cards which can be equipped by heroes. Each weapon has an Attack value and a hearthstone . Heroes with an Attack value can attack This page describes the act of attacking. For the Attack attribute, see Attribute. Attacking or combat is what occurs when a player commands one character to attack another, causing them to simultaneously deal damage to other targets, similarly to minions Bloodfen Raptor, a simple minion card. A Beast-type minion, it has 3 Attack, 2 Health and a mana cost of 2. Minions are persistent creatures on the battlefield that will fight for their hero. Minion hearthstone , and will take damage from targets they attack accordingly.

In addition to having Attack and Health attributes, participating in combat, and taking damage, heroes can be affected by some of the same conditions or abilities that minions are, namely Destroy Destroying a minion or weapon removes it from play. Only minions currently on the battlefield and weapons that are currently equipped can be destroyed. Discarding a card removes it directly from the player s hand and hearthstone , Freeze A Frozen minion A Frozen hero Freeze is an ability that marks a minion or hero as Frozen. Frozen characters miss their next possible attack. After this, the Frozen status is removed. Frozen status only hearthstone , and Immune The immune effect from Bestial Wrath Immune is an ability that prevents a character from receiving damage from any source, and prevents the opponent from targeting it. Be that as it may, Immune does not prevent destroy, healing or hearthstone effects. On the other hand, they differ in several ways too. Heroes do not have mana costs, although some cards that create replacement heroes do. Heroes can gain Armor A hero with 2 Armor Armor is a form of secondary Health available only to heroes, gained through certain spells, Hero Powers and minions. Damage taken will always be deducted from Armor before Health. Only hearthstone and equip weapons Garrosh Hellscream ready to attack using an equipped Fiery War Axe For the equip ability, see Equip Weapons are special cards which can be equipped by heroes. Each weapon has an Attack value and a hearthstone , which minions cannot. Heroes cannot be targeted by spells or effects that specify "minion" rather than "character", and some effects can only affect heroes, not minions. Heroes are also capable of attacking on their first turns, unlike most minions.

When dealing damage to a hero, the hero is often referred to as "the face See more: Hero The face is a slang term for a player s hero as the target for damaging attacks and effects, as opposed to minions. "Going face" or "attacking the face" refer to focusing one s ", as in "dealing 10 damage to the face", in contrast to attacking other targets. "Going for the face" is used to describe directing attacks straight at the enemy hero.

Collectible heroes

All players begin the game with Jaina Proudmoore "You spit on mercy? Then you will have NONE. You want carnage?! Garrosh will get more blood than he EVER bargained for!" - Jaina Proudmoore Jaina Proudmoore represents the Mage class in Hearthstone: Heroes of hearthstone (mage) and can quickly unlock the other classic heroes by defeating them in Play mode Preparing for battle in Ranked play mode, in Standard format Play mode is a game mode that matches players against other human players of similar skill. Players can choose to play Casual friendly games, or hearthstone or Practice mode Selecting practice mode, Expert difficulty Practice mode is a type of adventure in which the player does battle against computer-controlled versions of the regular playable classes. Players can select the opponent of their choice, and hearthstone . Alternate heroes The Heroes pane in the Shop Alternate heroes are cosmetic skins for existing classes. Each alternate hero belongs to a specific class, and provides an alternative to the default hero for that class. Alternate heroes hearthstone must be purchased or unlocked before they can be used, featuring special effects and animations. Heroes can also sometimes be replaced mid-match by special replacement heroes not otherwise choosable.

For a comparison and overview of the hero classes, and the strengths and abilities of each hero, see class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines hearthstone .

Classic heroes

Classic heroes are available to all players for free, although each must first be defeated by the player before they are unlocked. Jaina "You spit on mercy? Then you will have NONE. You want carnage?! Garrosh will get more blood than he EVER bargained for!" - Jaina Proudmoore Jaina Proudmoore represents the Mage class in Hearthstone: Heroes of hearthstone is the exception, available to all players from the tutorial The tutorial is the initial experience designed to introduce players to Hearthstone. It is composed of six missions , and must be completed before the player can play Hearthstone properly. The tutorial comprises a kind of hearthstone onwards.

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Druid The  Druid is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Malfurion Stormrage Heroes edit | edit source] Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Unique mechanics 5 Strategy hearthstone

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Hunter The  Hunter is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Rexxar and Alleria Windrunner. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Strategy and gameplay 5 Counters 5.1 Secrets hearthstone

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Mage Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 5 Strategy and gameplay 5.1 Common deck types 5.2 Counters 6 Spells 6.1 Uncollectible 7 Minions 7.1 Uncollectible 8 Leveling rewards 8.1 Starting cards 8.2 hearthstone

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Paladin The  Paladin is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Uther Lightbringer and Lady Liadrin. Heroes edit | edit source] Uther Lightbringer is the standard hero for paladins. Players who hearthstone

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Priest The  Priest is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Anduin Wrynn and Tyrande Whisperwind. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 4.1 Replacement Hero Powers 5 hearthstone

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Rogue Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 4.1 Unique mechanics 5 Strategy 5.1 Countering a rogue 6 Spells 6.1 Uncollectible 7 Minions 7.1 Uncollectible 8 Weapons 8.1 Uncollectible 9 Leveling rewards 9.1 hearthstone

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Shaman The  Shaman is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Thrall and Morgl the Oracle. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Strategy and gameplay 4.1 Counters 5 hearthstone

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Warlock The  Warlock is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Gul dan. Heroes edit | edit source] Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 3.1 Replacement Hero Powers 4 Strategy hearthstone

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Warrior The  Warrior is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Garrosh Hellscream and Magni Bronzebeard. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 5 Strategy and gameplay 6 hearthstone

Alternate heroes

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Alternate heroes The Heroes pane in the Shop Alternate heroes are cosmetic skins for existing classes. Each alternate hero belongs to a specific class, and provides an alternative to the default hero for that class. Alternate heroes hearthstone can be purchased or earned, acting as alternate "skins" for existing classes. These heroes have special art, emotes, animations, and in some cases card backs The Collection s Card Backs tab Some of the game s card backs Card backs are a featureSpecial attraction which allows players to replace the standard design on the reverse of their cards with alternate designs. Players can hearthstone , and are always golden. The differences are purely cosmetic; each uses the same Hero Power and class cards as the classic hero of the same class.

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Hunter The  Hunter is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Rexxar and Alleria Windrunner. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Strategy and gameplay 5 Counters 5.1 Secrets hearthstone
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Mage Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 5 Strategy and gameplay 5.1 Common deck types 5.2 Counters 6 Spells 6.1 Uncollectible 7 Minions 7.1 Uncollectible 8 Leveling rewards 8.1 Starting cards 8.2 hearthstone
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Mage Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 5 Strategy and gameplay 5.1 Common deck types 5.2 Counters 6 Spells 6.1 Uncollectible 7 Minions 7.1 Uncollectible 8 Leveling rewards 8.1 Starting cards 8.2 hearthstone
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Paladin The  Paladin is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Uther Lightbringer and Lady Liadrin. Heroes edit | edit source] Uther Lightbringer is the standard hero for paladins. Players who hearthstone
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Priest The  Priest is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Anduin Wrynn and Tyrande Whisperwind. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 4.1 Replacement Hero Powers 5 hearthstone
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Rogue Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 4.1 Unique mechanics 5 Strategy 5.1 Countering a rogue 6 Spells 6.1 Uncollectible 7 Minions 7.1 Uncollectible 8 Weapons 8.1 Uncollectible 9 Leveling rewards 9.1 hearthstone
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Shaman The  Shaman is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Thrall and Morgl the Oracle. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Strategy and gameplay 4.1 Counters 5 hearthstone
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Warrior The  Warrior is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Garrosh Hellscream and Magni Bronzebeard. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 5 Strategy and gameplay 6 hearthstone
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Replacement heroes

Replacement heroes cannot be selected for play prior to a match, but can be brought into play through specific cards, replacing the player`s current hero.

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Playing the warlock card Lord Jaraxxus or allowing the neutral minion Majordomo Executus to die will "destroy" the player`s original hero and replace them with the Lord Jaraxxus or Ragnaros hero, respectively. The loss of the original hero does not cause them to lose the game; instead, the new hero remains under the control of the player, but has its own portrait, emotes, and Hero Power Anduin Wrynn with the basic priest Hero Power Lesser Heal A Hero Power is a special ability displayed to the right of each hero s portrait. Usually Hero Powers can be used once per turn and hearthstone . The replacement heroes cannot be selected as regular heroes, and can only be accessed using the corresponding cards.

For more information on the replacement process, see Lord Jaraxxus and Majordomo Executus.

Golden heroes

Golden versions of all 9 default heroes.

Whenever a player completes 500 wins in Ranked Play mode Preparing for battle in Ranked play mode, in Standard format Play mode is a game mode that matches players against other human players of similar skill. Players can choose to play Casual friendly games, or hearthstone with a given hero, that hero will be permanently replaced with a golden version. These are similar to golden cards Golden cards often add movement and visual effects, like with this golden Piloted Shredder "Golden" redirects here. For information on golden heroes, see Golden heroes. Golden cards are special, rarer versions of cards. Each card hearthstone , with golden borders and special animations, and will automatically be used instead of the regular version in Casual and Ranked play, as well as Friendly Challenge and Arena.

Hero powers and those minions and weapons created by hero powers will also be affected, with fully animated golden versions. Specifically Searing Totem, Wrath of Air Totem, Healing Totem, Stoneclaw Totem, Wicked Knife, and Silver Hand Recruit summoned by golden hero powers will be golden.

The alternate heroes, while always being animated, only get the golden hero power upon reaching 500 wins in Ranked Play mode Preparing for battle in Ranked play mode, in Standard format Play mode is a game mode that matches players against other human players of similar skill. Players can choose to play Casual friendly games, or hearthstone . The border of their portrait however will always remain non-gold. This has been reported to Blizzard and is still awaiting a fix.

Players can track their wins progress with each hero on the Ranked deck selection screen, with the number of wins out of 500 listed beneath the currently selected hero`s portrait. Wins from before the introduction of the golden heroes feature do not count toward golden heroes.

Once unlocked, golden heroes cannot be disabled. Be that as it may, this functionality may be added in the future.

Pictures of the golden heroes can be found here. A video showing three of the golden heroes` animations can be found here.

Tavern Brawl heroes

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Tavern Brawls may allow players to take control of special heroes, specific to games within that Brawl. Similar to bosses Bosses are unique computer-controlled heroes encountered in adventures, the tutorial, and some Tavern Brawls. Each boss presents a unique encounter, featuring their own Hero Power and decks. Bosses use a combination of regular cards and hearthstone , these heroes may start with vastly inflated Health and Armor, and have access to special Hero Powers.

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Prototype heroes

Throughout the initial development of Hearthstone, a number of additional heroes were experimented with but ultimately excluded from the final releaseAnnounce of the game. Heroes that have been seen in pre-alpha concept art, screenshots, and footage for the game include Cho`gall, Garona Halforcen, Kael`thas Sunstrider, Teron Gorefiend, Tirion Fordring, Tyrande Whisperwind, Varian Wrynn, and Vol`jin - a number of whom have since been added as minion cards or, in the case of Tyrande, alternate heroes.

Bosses

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Bosses are unique computer-controlled heroes encountered in adventures and the tutorial The tutorial is the initial experience designed to introduce players to Hearthstone. It is composed of six missions , and must be completed before the player can play Hearthstone properly. The tutorial comprises a kind of hearthstone . Bosses are not selectable by the player and are not encountered in other modes of play.

Each boss featuresSpecial attraction a unique hero power and selection of cards. Bosses may use regular collectible cards, but also have access to unique boss cards, special and often extremely powerful cards which are not available to players. Boss battles are generally designed to offer a specific challenge, usually featuring a strong theme or style, forcing the player to find a way to defeat them. Players often must alter their decks or construct new ones in order to beat specific bosses, with each having its own strengths and weaknesses.

For a list of all bosses currently in the game, see the respective sections in the articles: Curse of Naxxramas , Blackrock Mountain, League of Explorers, One Night in Karazhan, and Tutorial.

Hero classes and experience

Each class Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines hearthstone begins at level 1 and can gain levels by earning sufficient experience (XP). Heroes can reach a maximum of level 60. XP is gained through playing games in any game mode. Winning games against real players awards bonus XP.

Up to level 10, reaching every even level in a class will unlock a pair of new basic class cards. Above level 10, golden versions of existing class and neutral cards are granted upon reaching certain levels. Raising your first class to level 10 also completes the hidden "Level Up" quest, awarding the player one card pack. You must also have at least one level 20 class to participate in Tavern Brawls. Aside from these restrictions and rewards, experience and level do not affect gameplay in any way.

Ben Brode has stated that experience gains are based on several factors, primarily the number of cards played and the number of minions killed. Prior to this statement, one player attempting to discover the underlying formula asserted that experience earned per match was based on either the number of actions taken or the number of cards played during the course of the match. For instance, losing a game where the player played no cards and took no actions will reward no XP, while winning in the same conditions will provide a small amount of XP.

Class heroes

There are currently twelve heroes across nine classes to choose from, with plans to add two more heroes in the future, representing the Monk and Deathknight classes. Every hero represents a major character from the Warcraft universe.

Hero Additional Hero Class Hero Powers
Anduin Wrynn Priest Lesser Heal
Garrosh Hellscream Magni Bronzebeard Warrior Armor Up!
Gul`dan Warlock Life Tap
Jaina Proudmoore Medivh Mage Fireblast
Malfurion Stormrage Druid Shapeshift
Rexxar Alleria Windrunner Hunter Steady Shot
Thrall Shaman Totemic Call
Uther Lightbringer Paladin Reinforce
Valeera Sanguinar Rogue Dagger Mastery

Other heroes

There are six heroes that can only be encountered playing through the tutorial, not including the class heroes. These can currently not be played as. Lord Jaraxxus is a legendary hero card for Warlocks, and is the only playable hero apart from the class-specific ones.

Hero Class Hero Power
Hemet Nesingwary Hunter Shotgun Blast
Hogger None None
King Mukla None None
Millhouse Manastorm Mage Fireblast
Illidan Stormrage Hunter Flames of Azzinoth
Lorewalker Cho None None
Lord Jaraxxus Warlock INFERNO!