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Hearthstone heading for a major shakeup with a new Core set

Published: 01:08, 10 February 2021
Hearthstone - Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion
Hearthstone - Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion

Hearthstone players are heading for the shakeup of shakeups, as Blizzard announced plans to move the Basic and Classic sets to Wild, so as to make way for the new Core Set.

"After set rotation this year, Standard will include card sets from Year of the Phoenix (Ashes of Outland, Scholomance Academy, Madness at the Darkmoon Faire, Darkmoon Races Mini-Set), the next expansion, and the new Core Set", Blizzard wrote.

The new Core Set will be free for all players, of course, and it features some returning cards, some reimagined favourites and 29 brand new cards.

  • 88 cards returning from Classic (54 class cards, 34 neutral cards)
  • 54 cards returning from Basic (41 class cards, 13 neutral cards)
  • 55 cards returning from Wild (36 class cards, 19 neutral cards)
  • 4 cards returning from Ashes of Outland (4 Demon Hunter Class cards)
  • 4 cards returning from Demon Hunter Initiate
  • 1 card returning from Hall of Fame (Shadowform
  • 29 new cards (20 Class cards, 9 Neutral cards).

According to the announcement, these changes are meant to provide a modern collection of starting cards, and make Hearthstone more approachable to newcomers. 

Blizzard Hearthstone - Masquerade Ball Hearthstone - Masquerade Ball

Hearthstone's current sets will be called the Legacy Set, but that's not all of the changes. Namely, the dev is introducing the Classic Format, where players will get to create decks and compete with Hearthstone's original 240 cards that launched, just like when it launched in 2014.

You can learn more on the official website .

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