Hearthstone’s New Legacy Card Set & Deck Changes
Developer Blizzard announces major shake-ups to their card game Hearthstone. This includes that the basic and classic sets will now be transferred to the “Wild Format”.
Just before Blizzcon, the publisher explains the new plans for its card game. Accordingly, a new meta era is dawning with the set rotation. “When the card sets from the Year of the Dragon move to the Wild Format with the release of our next expansion, we will move the Basic and Classic sets to it as well.” This is being done to make room for the new core set, which consists of 235 cards.
Hearthstone: set update free for all players
The new set will then replace the outdated classic cards and should provide every player with a solid base for future deckbuilding. Blizzard says it’s “a careful selection of modern starting cards” designed to help newcomers to the game in particular. The core set consists of a mix of new and old cards and will be free for all players.
Here’s how the core set is structured:
- 88 cards from the Classic Set (54 class cards, 34 neutral cards).
- 54 cards from the basic set (41 class cards, 13 neutral cards)
- 55 cards from the wild set (36 class cards, 19 neutral cards)
- 4 cards from Ruins of Outland (4 class cards for Demon Hunter)
- 4 cards from the set Initiand of the Demon Hunters
- 1 card from the timeless classics (Shadow Shape)
- 29 new cards (20 class cards, 9 neutral cards)
From old to new
The set rotation also introduces a new mode to the game, the classic format. Those who have lost track of Hearthstone over the years, or just wish they could get back the feel of the game, will now find what they are looking for. In the classic format, only the 240 original cards, “as they were in 2014 when Hearthstone was released” are available. The mode will have its own matchmaking and ladder system.