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Basic
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Basic was, prior to the introduction of the Core set, one of two core card sets in Hearthstone, the other being the Classic set. The set was first made available to the public in January 2014 when beta-testing was first announced for the game, which was then called Classic Hearthstone. The Basic set featured 143 cards after adding the Demon Hunter class.

The purpose of the Basic and Classic sets was to ground players in cards which players will always be familiar with, in the face of an ever-changing pool of cards available to be played in Standard format. Throughout Hearthstone's history, major and minor card changes have been implemented in the Basic set.

With the first expansion of 2021, the Basic set was deprecated and replaced with the Core set. Along with the Classic set, all of its cards were moved to the Wild-restricted Legacy set.[1]

How to get[]

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Basic cards are free to obtain without using gold or real money to purchase them. Two copies each of all golden and non-golden Basic cards are awarded to a player when the player unlocks the Wild format. Basic cards were previously awarded when the player hit certain milestone experience levels for each of the nine Classic heroes of the game.

The exception is Demon Hunter cards, which can be obtained by completing the Demon Hunter Prologue scenario.

Cards[]

The Basic card set features 143 collectible cards, 10 for each hero class and 43 neutral cards. All Basic cards are of Free rarity. Basic cards do not feature any icon or symbol behind their card text.

Neutral[]

Free (43 cards)
Elven Archer
Goldshire Footman
Grimscale Oracle
Murloc Raider
Stonetusk Boar
Voodoo Doctor
Acidic Swamp Ooze
Bloodfen Raptor
Bluegill Warrior
Frostwolf Grunt
Kobold Geomancer
Murloc Tidehunter
Novice Engineer
River Crocolisk
Dalaran Mage
Ironforge Rifleman
Ironfur Grizzly
Magma Rager
Raid Leader
Razorfen Hunter
Shattered Sun Cleric
Silverback Patriarch
Wolfrider
Chillwind Yeti
Dragonling Mechanic
Gnomish Inventor
Oasis Snapjaw
Ogre Magi
Sen'jin Shieldmasta
Stormwind Knight
Booty Bay Bodyguard
Darkscale Healer
Frostwolf Warlord
Gurubashi Berserker
Nightblade
Stormpike Commando
Archmage
Boulderfist Ogre
Lord of the Arena
Reckless Rocketeer
Core Hound
Stormwind Champion
War Golem
Uncollectible
Boar
Mechanical Dragonling
Murloc Scout

Class cards[]

There are a total of 100 collectible class cards in the Basic set, 10 for each class.

Demon Hunter[]

Shadowhoof Slayer
Chaos Strike
Sightless Watcher
Aldrachi Warblades
Coordinated Strike
Satyr Overseer
Soul Cleave
Chaos Nova
Glaivebound Adept
Inner Demon
Uncollectible
Illidari Initiate
Illidari Satyr

Druid[]

Innervate
Moonfire
Claw
Mark of the Wild
Healing Touch
Savage Roar
Wild Growth
Swipe
Starfire
Ironbark Protector
Uncollectible
Excess Mana

Hunter[]

Arcane Shot
Timber Wolf
Tracking
Hunter's Mark
Animal Companion
Kill Command
Houndmaster
Multi-Shot
Starving Buzzard
Tundra Rhino
Uncollectible
Huffer
Leokk
Misha

Mage[]

Arcane Missiles
Mirror Image
Arcane Explosion
Frostbolt
Arcane Intellect
Frost Nova
Fireball
Polymorph
Water Elemental
Flamestrike
Uncollectible
Mirror Image
Sheep

Paladin[]

Blessing of Might
Hand of Protection
Humility
Light's Justice
Holy Light
Blessing of Kings
Consecration
Hammer of Wrath
Truesilver Champion
Guardian of Kings

Priest[]

Power Word: Shield
Holy Smite
Mind Vision
Psychic Conjurer
Radiance
Shadow Word: Death
Shadow Word: Pain
Holy Nova
Power Infusion
Mind Control

Rogue[]

Backstab
Deadly Poison
Sinister Strike
Sap
Shiv
Fan of Knives
Plaguebringer
Assassinate
Assassin's Blade
Sprint

Shaman[]

Ancestral Healing
Totemic Might
Frost Shock
Rockbiter Weapon
Windfury
Flametongue Totem
Hex
Windspeaker
Bloodlust
Fire Elemental
Uncollectible
Frog

Warlock[]

Sacrificial Pact
Corruption
Mortal Coil
Soulfire
Voidwalker
Felstalker
Drain Life
Shadow Bolt
Hellfire
Dread Infernal

Warrior[]

Whirlwind
Charge
Execute
Cleave
Heroic Strike
Fiery War Axe
Shield Block
Warsong Commander
Kor'kron Elite
Arcanite Reaper


History[]

Main article: Hearthstone timeline

Development[]

Main article: Design and development of Hearthstone

Card changes[]

See also Card changes

The following is a list of game-changing updates that have been implemented to the cards in the Basic set since beta. Similarly, for card changes in the Classic set, please see Card changes in the Classic set.

Beta

Patch 1.0.0.3890 (2013-10-02)

  • LegacyHunter's Mark – No longer a 1-turn only effect. [Previously: 'Change a minion's Health to 1 this turn.']
  • LegacyFrostbolt costs 2 Mana (down from 3).
  • LegacyMirror Image now creates 0/2 minions. [Previously 0/1s]
  • LegacyNorthshire Cleric - Now costs 1 (down from 2).
  • LegacyPower Word: Shield has a new power – Give a minion +2 Health. Draw a card. [Previously 'Give a minion +3 Health.']
  • LegacyBackstab – New text: Deal 2 damage to an undamaged minion. [Previous effect 'Deal 2 damage to an enemy minion.']
  • LegacyShiv costs 2 Mana (up from 1).
  • LegacyHex's Frog is now a Beast. [Previously a general minion]
  • LegacySacrificial Pact costs 0 (down from 2).
  • LegacyDalaran Mage now has 1 less Attack. [Now a 1/4, down from a 2/4]
  • LegacyFrostwolf Warlord now has a Battlecry effect instead of an ongoing effect. [Now has 'Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each other friendly minion on the battlefield.' instead of 'Has +1/+1 for each other friendly minion on the battlefield.']

Patch 1.0.0.4217 (2013-12-10)

Patch 1.0.0.4243 (2013-12-18)

Patch 1.0.0.4458 (2014-01-16)

  • LegacyWarsong Commander has been reworked and now reads: Whenever you play a minion with 3 or less Attack, give it Charge. [This patch note is mistaken: the card was in fact changed to read "Whenever you summon a minion with 3 or less Attack, give it Charge". Previously: Your other minions have Charge.]
2014

Patch 1.2.0.6485 (2014-09-22)

  • LegacyStarving Buzzard now costs 5 (up from 2) and now has 3 Attack and 2 Health (up from 2 Attack and 1 Health)

Patch 2.0.0.7234 (2014-12-04)

2015

Patch 3.2.0.10604 (2015-10-20)

  • LegacyWarsong Commander now reads: Your Charge minions have +1 Attack. [Was: Whenever you summon a minion with 3 or less Attack, give it Charge.]
2016

Patch 5.0.0.12574 (2016-04-24)

Patch 6.1.3.14830 (2016-10-03)

  • LegacyRockbiter Weapon - Cost increased from 1 to 2.
  • LegacyExecute - Cost increased from 1 to 2.
  • Charge - Cost reduced from 3 to 1. No longer grants +2 Attack, and the target no longer can attack heroes that turn.

Patch 6.2.0.15181 (2016-10-20)

2017

Patch 9.1.0.20970 (2017-09-18)

  • LegacyInnervate - Now reads: Gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only. (Down from 2)
  • LegacyFiery War Axe - Now costs 3 mana. (Up from 2)
  • LegacyHex - Now costs 4 mana. (Up from 3)
2018

Patch 13.0.3.28329 (2018-12-19)

2019

Patch 13.2.0.28855 (2019-02-05)

Patch 14.6.0.31761 (2019-07-01)

2020

Patch 17.0.0.44222 (2020-03-26)

2021

Patch 20.0.0.77662 (2021-03-25)


Videos[]

The original Basic and Classic cards when they first released in January 2014 for beta-testing.

References[]

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