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There are two main ways of obtaining card packs for Standard format Standard format, or Standard, is one of Hearthstone s two game formats, the other being Wild format. Standard format is intended to feature a fresher and more focused Hearthstone experience, with a limited pool of cards hearthstone card sets. They can be gained as a reward, from competing in the Arena A video explaining the Arena in Hearthstone made by the Curse Gamepedia YouTubeTechnology company Channel. The Arena is a game mode where players compete against each other using specially constructed decks to earn substantial rewards. It hearthstone , for your first Tavern Brawl The Tavern Brawl interface Tavern Brawl is one of Hearthstone s lighter game modes. A weekly event, a new Tavern Brawl begins each Wednesday (Thursday in Asian regions), ending the following Monday. Outside of these times, hearthstone win each week, or from certain quests See quests which reward gold. For the spell card, see Quest (ability). A quest in Hearthstone refers to a specific action or objective that the player can perform or achieve in order hearthstone ; or they can be purchased from the Shop The Goblins vs Gnomes tab of the Cards pane The Adventure pane The Heroes pane The Shop is the in-game facility for purchasing new card packs and wings of adventures. Purchases may be made in hearthstone , either for gold The gold counter, found in the bottom right corner of most menu screens Gold is a type of in-game currency that can be exchanged for card packs, or entry into either Arena or Heroic Tavern hearthstone , or for real money. Classic The card set interface Card sets are categories into which collectible cards are divided, reflecting how they can be obtained, and determining whether they are eligible for use in Standard format. Card set does not hearthstone card packs can also be obtained as rewards through the Recruit A Friend The Recruit A Friend interface Recruit A Friend is a system for recruiting players to start playing Hearthstone, with in-game rewards for both the recruiter and recruits. Only players with less than 20 levels in hearthstone system.

Wild format Wild format or Wild is one of Hearthstone s two game formats, the other being Standard format. Wild format appears in game modes in which players are allowed to play decks without the deck restrictions of hearthstone card packs cannot be purchased, and are never granted as rewards. Players who had packs left over when the set moved to Wild format can however still open them and receive cards as normal. Players can still obtain Wild format cards through crafting Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust hearthstone .

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Card packs are items that players can open to acquire cards Cards are the basic pieces that make up the game of Hearthstone. Each card represents an action that the player can take by playing that card. There are three main types of cards: spell cards, hearthstone for filling a player`s collection Browsing the collection, in Standard format mode Accessing the collection from the main menu. The collection manager, also known as the collection, is where a player can go to view their collection of cards, construct hearthstone .

Only card packs for the current Standard format Standard format, or Standard, is one of Hearthstone s two game formats, the other being Wild format. Standard format is intended to featureSpecial attraction a fresher and more focused Hearthstone experience, with a limited pool of cards hearthstone sets are available for purchase in the Shop The Goblins vs Gnomes tab of the Cards pane The Adventure pane The Heroes pane The Shop is the in-game facility for purchasing new card packs and wings of adventures. Purchases may be made in hearthstone , or as rewards in Ranked play The 25 numbered ranks in Ranked play. Ranked (also known as Ranked Play) is the serious side of Play mode, with players able to earn special ranks to reflect their prowess in battle this season. hearthstone , Arena A video explaining the Arena in Hearthstone made by the Curse Gamepedia @@@#@@@YouTube(youtube.com)###@### Channel. The Arena is a game mode where players compete against each other using specially constructed decks to earn substantial rewards. It hearthstone , and Tavern Brawl The Tavern Brawl interface Tavern Brawl is one of Hearthstone s lighter game modes. A weekly event, a new Tavern Brawl begins each Wednesday (Thursday in Asian regions), ending the following Monday. Outside of these times, hearthstone . Card packs from Wild format Wild format or Wild is one of Hearthstone s two game formats, the other being Standard format. Wild format appears in game modes in which players are allowed to play decks without the deck restrictions of hearthstone sets are not currently obtainable, but previously purchased packs can still be opened.

For Standard format, the following is a list of all Standard format card packs available for this year:

For old card packs exclusive to Wild format, please see Expansion#List.

Each card pack contains 5 cards from the corresponding set. Each card has a chance to be of common Rarity is a rough measure of the quality and scarcity of a card. Cards of higher rarity are typically more powerful and more useful, but are harder to find and more expensive to craft. There hearthstone , rare, epic Rarity is a rough measure of the quality and scarcity of a card. Cards of higher rarity are typically more powerful and more useful, but are harder to find and more expensive to craft. There hearthstone or legendary rarity Rarity is a rough measure of the quality and scarcity of a card. Cards of higher rarity are typically more powerful and more useful, but are harder to find and more expensive to craft. There hearthstone , but each pack is guaranteed to contain at least one card of at least rare Rarity is a rough measure of the quality and scarcity of a card. Cards of higher rarity are typically more powerful and more useful, but are harder to find and more expensive to craft. There hearthstone quality. While the majority of cards in card packs are common, it is possible to find multiple cards of high quality within a single pack. Each card also has the chance to become a golden 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 version of that card. The chances for rarities and golden versions are the same for all types of card packs, and buying options do not in any way affect the contents of packs.

The contents of each pack are decided at random, at the time of opening. Details such as the amount of cards you currently have, and which heroes A hero is a character in the Warcraft universe representing the player. In Hearthstone, this concept is expressed in three interrelated but distinct ways: Heroes are gameplay characters representing players or bosses within a match. hearthstone you have unlocked, will not affect which cards are found.

Card packs are potentially the most cost-efficient means of obtaining cards, but also one of the most random. With their generous but unpredictable contents, they offer a quick way of expanding the player`s collection for a particular set, but when wishing to obtain a specific card, players will generally find it cheaper and quicker to craft Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust hearthstone the card instead.

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Opening a pack

A gnome opening a new card pack.

Card packs can be opened by clicking on the " Open Packs The Open Packs screen, with a few packs to open The Open Packs screen is where the player can open card packs to add new cards to their collection. It is accessed from the main hearthstone " icon from the main menu The main menu for Hearthstone is the central hub from which the various aspects of the game can be accessed, and the first screen arrived at when the game has completed its startup. Be that as it may, when hearthstone screen. The number underneath the icon indicates how many unopened card packs you currently possess.

Once the Open Packs screen has been reached, all current unopened packs will be displayed on the left-hand side. Drag a pack over to the right-hand section to open it. Once you open a pack 5 cards will appear face down. This forces you to turn each card individually, heightening the suspense.

Hovering over a card will show a border depending on the rarity Rarity is a rough measure of the quality and scarcity of a card. Cards of higher rarity are typically more powerful and more useful, but are harder to find and more expensive to craft. There hearthstone of the card. Hearthstone uses quality colors based on World of Warcraft`s gear system.

Purchasing

The following purchasing options are available. Only the single pack option is available for gold (although players can buy more than one pack at a time); all other options require real money. Players can use any of the payment methods that are also available for buying games and goodies from the Blizzard store.

Some of these prices will be subject to changes on Mar. 22, 2017.

Packs Gold USD GBP EUR RUB* BRL AUD
1 100
2 $2.99 ($1.495 per pack, $0.299 per card) ₣1.99 (₣0.995 per pack, ₣0.199 per card) €2.69 (€1.345 per pack, €0.269 per card) 149.00 ⑀. (74.50 ⑀. per pack, 14.90 ⑀. per card) R$ 6,50 (R$ 3,25 per pack, R$ 0,65 per card) A$3.79 (A$1.895 per pack, A$0.379 per card)
7 $9.99 ($1.427 per pack, $0.285 per card) ₣6.99 (₣0.999 per pack, ₣0.200 per card) €8.99 (€1.284 per pack, €0.257 per card) 499.00 ⑀. (71.28 ⑀. per pack, 14.25 ⑀. per card) R$ 22,00 (R$ 3,143 per pack, R$ 0,629 per card) A$12.99 (A$1.856 per pack, A$0.371 per card)
15 $19.99 ($1.333 per pack, $0.267 per card) ₣13.99 (₣0.933 per pack, ₣0.187 per card) €17.99 (€1.199 per pack, €0.240 per card) 999.00 ⑀. (66.60 ⑀. per pack, 13.32 ⑀. per card) R$ 44,00 (R$ 2,933 per pack, R$ 0,587 per card) A$24.99 (A$1.666 per pack, A$0.333 per card)
40 $49.99 ($1.250 per pack, $0.250 per card) ₣34.99 (₣0.875 per pack, ₣0.175 per card) €44.99 (€1.125 per pack, €0.225 per card) 2500.00 ⑀. (62.50 ⑀. per pack, 12.50 ⑀. per card) R$ 110,00 (R$ 2,75 per pack, R$ 0,55 per card) A$64.99 (A$1.625 per pack, A$0.325 per card)
60** $69.99 ($1.167 per pack, $0.233 per card) ₣47.99 (₣0.799 per pack, ₣0.159 per card) €62.99 (€1.05 per pack, €0.21 per card) 3500.00 ⑀. (58.33 ⑀. per pack, 11.66 ⑀. per card) R$ 159,00 (R$ 2,65 per pack, R$ 0,53 per card) A$84.99 (A$1.417 per pack, A$0.283 per card)
* Russian Ruble prices are frequently changing due to unstable exchange rate.
** Only available on PCPersonal Computer and Mac.

Note that a discount is offered when buying in bulk. Purchasing 40 packs of cards at once presents a 12-16% discount compared to buying cards in sets of 2. Exact prices and discounts vary by currency.

While no bulk purchase option is presented for gold transactions, players can double-click on the `1 pack` option to instantly order multiple packs by entering a number from 1 to 50. No discount is offered. Players are informed of this option upon entering the shop for the first time with a sufficiently large amount of gold.

Notes

Purchasing options in the Americas region.

All types of card pack feature the same chance of producing cards of any given rarity, and of golden and regular versions. This suggests that the internal process for the selection of each card functions by first determining a rarity, then randomly selecting a card of that rarity to produce. There is evidence suggesting that cards can have "predetermined rarities", experienced when opening packs "again".

The cards rewarded from card packs are selected randomly, and may not suit the player`s taste or preferred classes 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 . Additionally, players can only use 2 of each card in a deck A deck is a collection of exactly 30 cards. All cards drawn by the player during a game come from their deck. Each deck is tied to a specific class. Decks can be created and hearthstone (and only 1 of each Legendary Rarity is a rough measure of the quality and scarcity of a card. Cards of higher rarity are typically more powerful and more useful, but are harder to find and more expensive to craft. There hearthstone ), meaning additional copies of cards beyond these limits are of no value. When receiving unwanted cards from card packs, the disenchant Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust hearthstone option can be used to destroy unwanted cards in exchange for Arcane Dust Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust hearthstone , which can then be used to craft Crafting mode, in Standard format mode The crafting system is an element of Hearthstone that allows players to directly create new cards. It can be accessed through the My Collection screen. Crafting consumes Arcane Dust hearthstone new cards. This process allows players to convert unwanted cards into more desirable options.

When opening packs, cards are displayed using the player`s currently selected card back The Collection s Card Backs tab Some of the game s card backs Card backs are a feature which allows players to replace the standard design on the reverse of their cards with alternate designs. Players can hearthstone .

Statistics

Hovering over an Epic card.
See more: Card pack statistics Statistics for card packs are a means of observing the rarity drop rates for cards from card packs, determining the opportunity cost of whether a player should continue to buy or not buy packs. NB:

Various attempts have been made to establish the chances of receiving each rarity of card when opening card packs. Note that all types of card pack have the same chances at rarities and golden cards.

The following numbers combine data from several other studies. Since the numbers provided by each study are relatively similar, this is mostly for the convenience of a single overview of the statistics, as well as improved accuracy in the rarer cases. The original studies can be found in the linked article.

Currently included studies: Steve Marinconz (Jun. 2014), E. R. Kjellgren (Aug. 2014), Amaz (Feb. 2015), HearthSim (Aug. 2015). This produces a total sample size of 27,868 card packs, describing 139,340 cards in total.

Common Rare Epic Legendary
Percentage of total 71.65% 22.84% 4.42% 1.10%
Count per 27,868 packs 99,836 31,821 6,152 1,531
Probability of at least 1 per pack 99.81% 72.64% 20.21% 5.37%
Golden cards

Golden card data gathered prior to The Grand Tournament "From east to west, heroes are sent, seeking glory in the greatest of events... there are knights on noble steeds; those who will bring them to their knees; there are monsters to test their mettle hearthstone show significant differences from that gathered after. For this reason the below information is currently taken solely from the most recent study: HearthSim (Aug. 2015).

Common Rare Epic Legendary
Percentage of total Regular 70.36% 21.60% 4.08% 0.94%
Golden 1.48% 1.27% 0.19% 0.07%
Count per 15,109 packs Regular 53,151 16,319 3,086 710
Golden 1,120 957 146 56

The following table describes the likelihood of getting at least 1 golden card in a given pack.

Common Rare Epic Legendary Any rarity
Probability of at least 1 golden per pack 7.4% 6.35% 0.95% 0.35% 15.05%

The following table describes the percentage of cards of each rarity which will be golden.

Common Rare Epic Legendary
Percentage golden 2.06% 5.54% 4.52% 7.31%
Rough probability 1 in 48.5 1 in 18.1 1 in 22.1 1 in 13.7

Trivia

Concept art for the Goblins vs Gnomes card pack opening animation

The Goblins vs Gnomes card pack and its opening animation was originally designed by Jomaro Kindred, and animated by John Zwicker.

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Gallery

1 pack to open
Picking up the pack
Placing it in the centre
The pack bursting open...
⃢₀⅚to reveal...
⃢₀⅚5 brand new cards
Mousing over cards reveals their rarity
Another pack down
The player`s current card back is used when opening packs
Gaining card packs from an external source

Mechanics

Each pack contains five cards, one of which is at least Rare. Each pack may contain multiple copies of one card as well as Golden cards. Opening card packs happens in the Open Packs screen.

Obtaining Packs

Packs are sold in the in-game store, and may also be earned as rewards for various actions such as completing quests. Players are guaranteed to earn a pack as one their Arena rewards and can earn more if they progress far enough in the Arena.

Types of Packs

Currently there are three different card packs, one for the Classic set, one for the Goblins vs Gnomes set and one for The Grand Tournament set.