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For the Play mode format, see Classic format.

Classic (formerly known as Expert) was, prior to its subsumption into the Legacy set, the largest card set in Hearthstone, with 240 collectible cards. Prior to the implementation of the Core set, the Classic set served as one of the two core card sets in Hearthstone, the other being the Basic set. The set was first made available to the public in January 2014 when beta-testing was first announced for the game, in the era of Classic Hearthstone.

The Classic set's purpose was to ground players in a core set which players will always be familiar with, in the face of an ever-changing pool of cards available to be played in Standard format. Prior to the creation of the Core set, the Classic and Basic sets were the only two permanent sets that were always available to be played in Standard format, while all other sets eventually moved over time to Wild format.

Classic cards frequently feature as core cards in successful decks, and the developers constantly monitor the power of Classic cards to ensure they do not form too large a proportion of decklists, thus causing the meta to become excessively stale. Cards are also monitored for their playability in the meta, as seen in the Priest rework in March 2020. Consequently, throughout Hearthstone's history, many major and minor card changes have been implemented in the Classic set, occasionally moving certain Classic cards to the Hall of Fame set in Wild format, with new card additions taking their place.

Since the first expansion of 2021, the Classic is deprecated and has been replaced with the Core set. Along with the Basic set, all of its cards have been moved to the Wild-restricted Legacy set.[1]

How to get[]

Legacy - Card pack.png

Classic card packs can be purchased from the in-game shop using gold or real money. They can also be purchased online in the Blizzard Shop for real money.

Classic card packs could formerly be found as rewards given in the Arena, the Tavern Brawl, various quests, and periodic Hearthstone special promotion events. Classic card packs can also be obtained from the Welcome Bundle. Individual Classic cards can be found in the Highest Rank Bonus chest, for Golden cards only. Classic cards can also be crafted.

Classic cards may be of common, rare, epic, or legendary rarity.

Cards[]

The Classic card set features 240 collectible cards, including 105 neutral cards and 135 class cards (15 for each class). Classic cards can be recognized by the iconic Hearthstone swirl behind the card text.

Neutral[]

Common (38 cards)
Wisp
Abusive Sergeant
Argent Squire
Leper Gnome
Shieldbearer
Southsea Deckhand
Worgen Infiltrator
Young Dragonhawk
Amani Berserker
Bloodsail Raider
Dire Wolf Alpha
Faerie Dragon
Loot Hoarder
Mad Bomber
Youthful Brewmaster
Earthen Ring Farseer
Flesheating Ghoul
Harvest Golem
Ironbeak Owl
Jungle Panther
Raging Worgen
Scarlet Crusader
Tauren Warrior
Thrallmar Farseer
Ancient Brewmaster
Cult Master
Dark Iron Dwarf
Dread Corsair
Mogu'shan Warden
Silvermoon Guardian
Fen Creeper
Silver Hand Knight
Spiteful Smith
Stranglethorn Tiger
Venture Co. Mercenary
Frost Elemental
Priestess of Elune
Windfury Harpy
Rare (35 cards)
Angry Chicken
Bloodsail Corsair
Lightwarden
Murloc Tidecaller
Secretkeeper
Young Priestess
Ancient Watcher
Crazed Alchemist
Knife Juggler
Mana Addict
Mana Wraith
Master Swordsmith
Pint-Sized Summoner
Sunfury Protector
Wild Pyromancer
Alarm-o-Bot
Arcane Golem
Coldlight Seer
Demolisher
Emperor Cobra
Imp Master
Injured Blademaster
Questing Adventurer
Ancient Mage
Defender of Argus
Twilight Drake
SI:7 Infiltrator
Violet Teacher
Abomination
Stampeding Kodo
Argent Commander
Gadgetzan Auctioneer
Sunwalker
Ravenholdt Assassin
Arcane Devourer
Epic (9 cards)
Hungry Crab
Doomsayer
Blood Knight
Murloc Warleader
Southsea Captain
Big Game Hunter
Faceless Manipulator
Barrens Stablehand
Sea Giant
Legendary (23 cards)
Bloodmage Thalnos
Lorewalker Cho
Millhouse Manastorm
Nat Pagle
Brightwing
King Mukla
Tinkmaster Overspark
Captain Greenskin
Harrison Jones
Cairne Bloodhoof
Hogger
The Beast
The Black Knight
Xavius
Baron Geddon
High Inquisitor Whitemane
Gruul
Alexstrasza
Malygos
Nozdormu
Onyxia
Ysera
Deathwing
Uncollectible
Bananas
Damaged Golem
Imp
Squire
Squirrel
Violet Apprentice
Whelp
Xavian Satyr
Gnoll
Devilsaur
Pip Quickwit
Baine Bloodhoof
Dream cards
Dream
Nightmare
Ysera Awakens
Laughing Sister
Emerald Drake

Class cards[]

There are a total of 135 collectible class cards in the Classic set.

Druid[]

Power of the Wild
Wrath
Mark of Nature
Soul of the Forest
Druid of the Claw
Gift of the Wild
Savagery
Bite
Keeper of the Grove
Starfall
Nourish
Force of Nature
Ancient of Lore
Ancient of War
Cenarius
Uncollectible
Panther
Treant
Treant
Treant
Druid of the Claw
Druid of the Claw
Druid of the Claw
Choice cards
Leader of the Pack
Summon a Panther
Solar Wrath
Nature's Wrath
Thick Hide
Tiger's Fury
Dispel
Moonfire
Bear Form
Cat Form
Starlord
Stellar Drift
Rampant Growth
Enrich
Ancient Secrets
Ancient Teachings
Rooted
Uproot
Demigod's Favor
Shan'do's Lesson

Hunter[]

Explosive Trap
Freezing Trap
Snipe
Scavenging Hyena
Deadly Shot
Unleash the Hounds
Flare
Misdirection
Eaglehorn Bow
Explosive Shot
Savannah Highmane
Bestial Wrath
Snake Trap
Gladiator's Longbow
King Krush
Uncollectible
Hound
Snake
Hyena

Mage[]

Tome of Intellect
Mana Wyrm
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Ice Barrier
Mirror Entity
Cone of Cold
Counterspell
Kirin Tor Mage
Vaporize
Ethereal Arcanist
Blizzard
Icicle
Spellbender
Pyroblast
Archmage Antonidas
Uncollectible
Spellbender

Paladin[]

Blessing of Wisdom
Eye for an Eye
Noble Sacrifice
Redemption
Repentance
Argent Protector
Aldor Peacekeeper
Equality
Blessed Champion
Holy Wrath
Righteousness
Sword of Justice
Avenging Wrath
Lay on Hands
Tirion Fordring
Uncollectible
Defender
Ashbringer

Priest[]

Circle of Healing
Silence
Inner Fire
Thoughtsteal
Lightspawn
Temple Enforcer
Scarlet Subjugator
Kul Tiran Chaplain
Lightwell
Shadow Madness
Mass Dispel
Mindgames
Shadow Word: Ruin
Cabal Shadow Priest
Natalie Seline
Uncollectible
Shadow of Nothing

Rogue[]

Shadowstep
Pilfer
Betrayal
Cold Blood
Defias Ringleader
Eviscerate
Blade Flurry
Headcrack
Perdition's Blade
SI:7 Agent
Master of Disguise
Preparation
Patient Assassin
Kidnapper
Edwin VanCleef
Uncollectible
Defias Bandit

Shaman[]

Dust Devil
Earth Shock
Forked Lightning
Lightning Bolt
Stormforged Axe
Unbound Elemental
Ancestral Spirit
Feral Spirit
Lava Burst
Lightning Storm
Mana Tide Totem
Far Sight
Doomhammer
Earth Elemental
Al'Akir the Windlord
Uncollectible
Spirit Wolf

Warlock[]

Blood Imp
Call of the Void
Flame Imp
Demonfire
Sense Demons
Summoning Portal
Felguard
Void Terror
Shadowflame
Siphon Soul
Siegebreaker
Pit Lord
Bane of Doom
Twisting Nether
Lord Jaraxxus
Uncollectible
Worthless Imp
INFERNO!
Blood Fury
Infernal

Warrior[]

Inner Rage
Battle Rage
Cruel Taskmaster
Rampage
Slam
Arathi Weaponsmith
Upgrade!
Armorsmith
Commanding Shout
Frothing Berserker
Mortal Strike
Shield Slam
Brawl
Gorehowl
Grommash Hellscream
Uncollectible
Battle Axe
Heavy Axe

Battlefield[]

Four battlefields were available when the game first released.

History[]

See also: Hearthstone timeline

Development[]

See also: 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 Classic set since beta. Similarly, for card changes in the Basic set, please see Card changes in the Basic set.

Beta

Patch 1.0.0.3890 (2013-10-02)

  • LegacyWrath can no longer be cast on heroes.
  • LegacyCenarius costs 9 (up from 8).
  • LegacyStarfall can now only hit minions. [Previously: 'Choose One - Deal 5 damage to an enemy; or 2 damage to all of them.']
  • LegacyAncient of Lore’s Healing option now only restores 5 Health. (down from 8)
  • LegacySavagery costs 1 (down from 3), and must target a single minion. [Previously: 'Deal damage equal to your hero's Attack to all enemy minions.']
  • LegacyScavenging Hyena – Now only triggers from your own Beasts. [Previously also triggered from enemy Beasts]
  • LegacySorcerer's Apprentice has 1 more Attack. [Now a 3/2, up from a 2/2]
  • LegacyProphet Velen – Now also doubles the damage and healing of your Hero Power. [Previously only spells]
  • LegacyCabal Shadow Priest – now a 4/5 (up from 3/4).
  • LegacyLightspawn has 1 more Health. [Now a 0/5, up from a 0/4]
  • LegacyDivine Favor now costs 1 more. [Now costs 3, up from 2]
  • LegacyPreparation – Now reduces next spell cost by 3 (up from 2).
  • LegacyDefias Ringleader has 1 less Health. [Now a 2/2, down from a 2/3]
  • LegacyConceal costs 1 Mana (up from 0).
  • LegacyHeadcrack costs 3 Mana (up from 2).
  • LegacyEdwin VanCleef is now a 2/2, but no longer has Stealth. [Previously a 1/1 with 'Stealth. Combo: Gain +2/+2 for each other card played this turn.']
  • LegacyPit Lord - Now a 5/6 with ‘Battlecry: Deal 5 damage to your hero’. [Previously a 7/5 with 'Battlecry: Deal 7 damage to your hero.']
  • LegacyCruel Taskmaster has 1 more Health. [Now a 2/2, up from a 2/1]
  • LegacyInner Rage’s +2 Attack effect no longer goes away at the end of the turn.
  • LegacyBattle Rage costs 3 (up from 2), and also counts damaged heroes.
  • LegacyFrothing Berserker has 1 more Attack. [Now a 2/4, up from a 1/4]
  • LegacyCommanding Shout now costs 2 (up from 1) and also draws you a card.
  • LegacySunfury Protector now only gives adjacent minions Taunt. Previously: Battlecry: Your other minions gain Taunt.
  • LegacyMana Wraith – Now a 2/2 (was a 1/3).
  • Pint-sized Summoner – The cost reduction has been reduced from 2 to 1.
  • LegacyInjured Blademaster has 1 more Attack. [Now a 4/7, up from a 3/7]
  • LegacyLorewalker Cho has 1 less Attack. [Now a 0/4, down from a 1/4]
  • LegacyThe Beast is now 9/7 (was 10/6).
  • LegacyLightwarden now gains +2 Attack per heal. [Previously gained +1]
  • LegacyTwilight Drake is now a 4/1 with ‘Battlecry: Gain +1 Health for each card in your hand.’ [Previously: a 1/1 with 'Battlecry: Gain +1/+1 for each card in your hand.']
  • LegacyCaptain Greenskin is now a 5/4 with ‘Battlecry: Give your weapon +1/+1.’ [Previously a 5/5 with 'Whenever you attack with your hero, draw a card.']

Patch 1.0.0.3937 (2013-10-17)

  • LegacyBattle Rage now costs 2 (down from 3) and now only counts friendly characters.

Patch 1.0.0.4217 (2013-12-10)

  • LegacyUnleash the Hounds has been reworked and now reads: “(4) For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Hound with Charge”.
  • LegacyFlame Imp’s Battlecry now deals 3 damage (up from 2).
  • LegacyArgent Commander is now a 4/2 (was a 4/3).

Patch 1.0.0.4243 (2013-12-18)

Patch 1.0.0.4458 (2014-01-16)

  • LegacyUnleash the Hounds now costs 2 (down from 4)
  • LegacyPyroblast now costs 10 (up from 8)
  • LegacyBlood Imp is now a 0/1 (down from 1/1) and now reads: Stealth. At the end of your turn, give another random friendly minion +1 Health. [Previously: Stealth. Your other minions have +1 Health.]

Patch 1.0.0.4944 (2014-03-11)

  • LegacyTinkmaster Overspark is now a 3/3 (up from 2/2) and now reads: Battlecry: Transform another random minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel. [Previously: Battlecry: Transform a minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel at random.]
  • LegacyNat Pagle now reads: At the start of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw an extra card. [Previously: At the end of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw a card.]
2014

Patch 1.0.0.5314 (2014-05-08)

Patch 1.1.0.6024 (2014-07-22)

  • LegacyEaglehorn Bow now reads “Whenever a friendly Secret is revealed, gain +1 Durability”.

Patch 1.2.0.6485 (2014-09-22)

Patch 2.0.0.7234 (2014-12-04)

2015

Patch 2.4.0.8311 (2015-03-31)

  • LegacyBane of Doom can now summon any collectible Demon. [Previously limited to Blood Imp, Voidwalker, Flame Imp, Dread Infernal, Succubus and Felguard]

Patch 2.7.0.9166 (2015-06-15)

  • LegacyShadow of Nothing (created by LegacyMindgames when the opponent's deck has no minions remaining in it) no longer has a hidden triggered effect which destroys itself at the end of the turn.
2016

Patch 5.0.0.12574 (2016-04-24)

  • LegacyAncient of Lore - Card text changed from "Choose One - Draw 2 cards; or Restore 5 Health." to "Choose One - Draw a card; or Restore 5 Health."
  • LegacyForce of Nature - Cost reduced from 6 to 5. Card text changed from "Summon three 2/2 Treants with Charge that die at the end of the turn." to "Summon three 2/2 Treants." Treants summoned by this spell no longer have Charge but no longer die at the end of the turn.
  • LegacyKeeper of the Grove - Changed from a 2/4 to a 2/2.
  • LegacyIronbeak Owl - Cost increased from 2 to 3.
  • LegacyBig Game Hunter - Cost increased from 3 to 5.
  • LegacyBlade Flurry - Cost increased from 2 to 4. Card text changed from "Destroy your weapon and deal its damage to all enemies." to "Destroy your weapon and deal its damage to all enemy minions."
  • LegacyKnife Juggler - Changed from a 3/2 to a 2/2.
  • LegacyLeper Gnome - Changed from a 2/1 to a 1/1.
  • LegacyArcane Golem - Changed from a 4/2 to a 4/4. No longer has Charge.
  • LegacyMolten Giant - Cost increased from 20 to 25.
  • LegacyMaster of Disguise - Card text changed from "Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth." to "Battlecry: Give a friendly minion Stealth until your next turn."

Patch 6.1.3.14830 (2016-10-03)

Patch 6.2.0.15181 (2016-10-20)

2017

Patch 8.0.0.18336 (2017-04-04)

Patch 9.1.0.20970 (2017-09-18)

  • LegacyMurloc Warleader now reads: Your other Murlocs have +2 Attack. (Down from +2 Attack, +1 Health)
2018

Patch 11.0.0.23966 (2018-04-10)

Patch 11.4.0.25252 (2018-07-10)

Patch 12.2.0.27358 (2018-10-18)

Patch 12.4.0.27405 (2018-11-05)

Patch 13.0.3.28329 (2018-12-19)

  • LegacyNourish – Now costs 6 mana, up from 5.
2019

Patch 13.2.0.28855 (2019-02-05)

Patch 14.0.0.29933 (2019-04-09)

Patch 14.6.0.31761 (2019-07-01)

2020

Patch 17.0.0.44222 (2020-03-26)

2021

Patch 19.2.1.70828 (2021-01-08)

Patch 20.0.0.77662 (2021-03-25)

  • Deprecated and replaced with the Core set. All Classic cards were moved to the Legacy set in Wild format.


Videos[]

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

References[]

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