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Year of the Gryphon - SVG logo.svg
Watermark
GryphonIcon.png
Format:Standard
Collection name:Core
Ann. date:February 20, 2021
Release date:March 30, 2021
Total cards
Total:235
By rarity:128 Common, 55 Rare, 27 Epic, 25 Legendary

Core is the primary card set of Hearthstone. It was first made available on March 30, 2021, along with Forged in the Barrens launch. It is the largest set in Standard format, featuring 235 cards.

The purpose of the Core is to provide a modern collection of starting cards to players of all types and make Hearthstone even more approachable for newcomers. Some of the Core cards are returning from previous sets, some are reimagined favorites, some are completely new. Regardless, all Core cards can be obtained for free through leveling up classes, while their golden cards can be obtained by winning in Ranked, Arena, or Duels games.

Unlike Basic and Classic, which were the main card sets of Hearthstone, Core will be refreshed each year. At the end of every year, a new Core Set will take the place of the previous, comprised of new and existing cards. When that happens, Core cards that are rotating will be swapped with new ones in the player's Collection automatically. The original versions of these cards can still be crafted and disenchanted, but the player will be unable to keep their Core versions.[1][2]

Core cards can be used in Standard and Wild format, although you may still only have the normal number of copies of any given card in your deck (two for most rarities, one for legendaries).

Notes[]

  • All the old cards in the Core set will have two versions that exist in parallel: One from the original set, and one from the Core set.
    • The original version can be crafted or disenchanted for Arcane Dust, while the Core version is uncraftable.
    • The Core set version is temporary and can be removed depending on the announcement of the next year's Core set.
    • In Wild format, both the original and Core versions are associated; therefore you can only bring either 2 copies of either of them. For example, you can only put:
    • Both versions are treated as the same cards for the Highlander cards' conditions.
    • The Core set version functions like how Wild Event did.
  • Core version of Legacy cards are not usable in Classic format. Only their original Legacy versions can be usable.

How to get[]

Core cards are free to obtain without using gold or real money to purchase them.

  • Regular Core cards can be obtained by raising your class levels, up to 10 for class cards, and sum of them to 60 for neutral cards.
  • Golden Core cards can be obtained through the Progression achievements, which involve in winning Ranked, Arena, or Duels games.

Cards[]

Year of the Gryphon's core set consists of 235 collectible but uncraftable cards. They can be recognized with Year of the Gryphon's watermark behind the card text, not found on other cards.

Neutral[]

Common
Murloc Tinyfin(475160).png
Abusive Sergeant(475162).png
Arcane Anomaly(475164).png
Argent Squire(475167).png
Cogmaster(475170).png
Elven Archer(475173).png
Emerald Skytalon(475178).png
Voodoo Doctor(475181).png
Worgen Infiltrator(475183).png
Annoy-o-Tron(475165).png
Bloodsail Raider(475168).png
Dire Wolf Alpha(475174).png
Explosive Sheep(475176).png
Kobold Geomancer(475179).png
Loot Hoarder(475182).png
Mad Bomber(475185).png
Murloc Tidehunter(475188).png
Redgill Razorjaw(475171).png
River Crocolisk(475191).png
Sunreaver Spy(475193).png
Toxicologist(475194).png
Youthful Brewmaster(475198).png
Earthen Ring Farseer(475161).png
Flesheating Ghoul(475163).png
Ice Rager(475166).png
Ironbeak Owl(475169).png
Jungle Panther(475172).png
Raid Leader(475175).png
Spider Tank(475177).png
Stoneskin Basilisk(475180).png
Chillwind Yeti(475184).png
Dark Iron Dwarf(475186).png
Grim Necromancer(475187).png
Sen'jin Shieldmasta(475189).png
Gurubashi Berserker(475190).png
Stranglethorn Tiger(475197).png
Stormwatcher(475192).png
Stormwind Champion(475195).png
Sleepy Dragon(475196).png
Rare
Murloc Tidecaller(475044).png
Young Priestess(475043).png
Acidic Swamp Ooze(475040).png
Crazed Alchemist(475038).png
Fogsail Freebooter(475037).png
Nerubian Egg(475035).png
Coldlight Seer(475034).png
Humongous Razorleaf(475032).png
Injured Blademaster(475031).png
Lone Champion(475024).png
Defender of Argus(475022).png
SI-7 Infiltrator(475021).png
Violet Teacher(475020).png
Gadgetzan Auctioneer(475019).png
Arcane Devourer(475018).png
Epic
Mini-Mage(475001).png
Southsea Captain(475003).png
Big Game Hunter(475005).png
Faceless Manipulator(475007).png
Barrens Stablehand(475010).png
Clockwork Giant(475011).png
Legendary
Bloodmage Thalnos(475000).png
Brightwing(474999).png
King Mukla(474998).png
Baron Rivendare(474997).png
Overlord Runthak(463942).png
Taelan Fordring(474996).png
Cairne Bloodhoof(474995).png
High Inquisitor Whitemane(474994).png
Baron Geddon(474992).png
Nozdormu the Eternal(474991).png
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder(474989).png
Malygos the Spellweaver(463940).png
Onyxia the Broodmother(474986).png
Ysera the Dreamer(463939).png
Deathwing the Destroyer(463941).png
Uncollectible
Nightmare(334).png
Bananas(231).png
Dream(561).png
Murloc Scout(486).png
Skeleton(63015).png
Violet Apprentice(63).png
Whelp(527).png
Laughing Sister(116).png
Ysera Awakens(235).png
Emerald Drake(534).png
Nerubian(7739).png
Baine Bloodhoof(359).png

Class cards[]

Demon Hunter[]

Battlefiend(475082).png
Crimson Sigil Runner(475081).png
Chaos Strike(475080).png
Spectral Sight(475075).png
Aldrachi Warblades(475073).png
Coordinated Strike(475072).png
Gan'arg Glaivesmith(475065).png
Ashtongue Battlelord(475063).png
Chaos Nova(475059).png
Feast of Souls(475079).png
Sightless Watcher(475078).png
Raging Felscreamer(475060).png
Illidari Inquisitor(475056).png
Eye Beam(475069).png
Warglaives of Azzinoth(475057).png
Kor'vas Bloodthorn(474984).png
Uncollectible
Illidari Initiate(210738).png

Druid[]

Pounce(474977).png
Enchanted Raven(474978).png
Power of the Wild(475014).png
Feral Rage(475013).png
Landscaping(475008).png
Wild Growth(475004).png
Soul of the Forest(474990).png
Druid of the Claw(474988).png
Menagerie Warden(463944).png
Innervate(474976).png
Mark of the Wild(475016).png
Nordrassil Druid(474993).png
Nourish(474981).png
Force of Nature(474985).png
Ancient of War(474980).png
Cenarius(474979).png
Uncollectible
Excess Mana(520).png
Panther(190).png
Treant(272).png
Treant(337).png
Treant(181).png
Druid of the Claw(408).png
Druid of the Claw(45).png
Druid of the Claw(35256).png
Choice cards
Leader of the Pack(204).png
Summon a Panther(219).png
Evolve Spines(35280).png
Evolve Scales(35281).png
Cat Form(287).png
Bear Form(662).png
Rampant Growth(58).png
Enrich(485).png
Uproot(262).png
Rooted(375).png
Demigod's Favor(358).png
Shan'do's Lesson(159).png

Hunter[]

Webspinner(475105).png
Explosive Trap(475103).png
Freezing Trap(475102).png
Headhunter's Hatchet(475100).png
Quick Shot(475098).png
Scavenging Hyena(475095).png
Bearshark(475090).png
Deadly Shot(475089).png
Dire Frenzy(475088).png
Arcane Shot(475112).png
Tracking(475107).png
Selective Breeder(475093).png
Savannah Highmane(475086).png
Lock and Load(475110).png
Snake Trap(475091).png
King Krush(475085).png
Uncollectible
Snake(512).png
Hyena(689).png

Mage[]

Shooting Star(475141).png
Snap Freeze(475139).png
Arcanologist(475137).png
Arcane Intellect(475133).png
Cone of Cold(475130).png
Ice Barrier(475127).png
Mirror Entity(475126).png
Fireball(475124).png
Ethereal Conjurer(475119).png
Babbling Book(475143).png
Fallen Hero(475135).png
Counterspell(475128).png
Water Elemental(475123).png
Coldarra Drake(475115).png
Flamestrike(475117).png
Aegwynn, the Guardian(474987).png

Paladin[]

Avenge(475055).png
Noble Sacrifice(475054).png
Righteous Protector(475052).png
Argent Protector(475051).png
Warhorse Trainer(475046).png
Blessing of Kings(475045).png
Consecration(475042).png
Truesilver Champion(475041).png
Stand Against Darkness(475039).png
Holy Light(475050).png
Aldor Peacekeeper(475048).png
Equality(475047).png
Guardian of Kings(475036).png
Reckoning(475053).png
Pursuit of Justice(475049).png
Tirion Fordring(475033).png
Uncollectible
Defender(318).png
Ashbringer(53).png

Priest[]

Flash Heal(475084).png
Holy Smite(475096).png
Psychic Conjurer(475109).png
Shadow Word- Death(475122).png
Lightspawn(475146).png
Shadowed Spirit(475148).png
Holy Nova(475152).png
Power Infusion(475155).png
Temple Enforcer(475158).png
Crimson Clergy(475083).png
Focused Will(475087).png
Kul Tiran Chaplain(475116).png
Thrive in the Shadows(475132).png
Shadowform(475125).png
Shadow Word- Ruin(475157).png
Natalie Seline(475159).png
Uncollectible
Mind Spike(70).png

Rogue[]

Backstab(475121).png
Shadowstep(475118).png
Bladed Cultist(475114).png
Deadly Poison(475113).png
Swashburglar(475108).png
Cold Blood(475106).png
Plague Scientist(475101).png
Assassinate(463943).png
Tomb Pillager(475094).png
Sinister Strike(475111).png
SI-7 Agent(475099).png
Assassin's Blade(475097).png
Sprint(475092).png
Preparation(475120).png
Patient Assassin(475104).png
Vanessa VanCleef(463930).png

Shaman[]

Lightning Bolt(475077).png
Novice Zapper(463936).png
Menacing Nimbus(475076).png
Rockbiter Weapon(475074).png
Windfury(146).png
Unbound Elemental(475068).png
Hex(475066).png
Tidal Surge(475064).png
Fire Elemental(475061).png
Feral Spirit(463945).png
Lightning Storm(463946).png
Mana Tide Totem(475070).png
Draenei Totemcarver(475067).png
Doomhammer(475062).png
Earth Elemental(463947).png
Al'Akir the Windlord(475058).png
Uncollectible
Frog(115).png
Spirit Wolf(451).png

Warlock[]

Flame Imp(475029).png
Mortal Coil(475028).png
Possessed Villager(475027).png
Drain Soul(475026).png
Fiendish Circle(475017).png
Hellfire(475015).png
Lakkari Felhound(475012).png
Dread Infernal(475006).png
Enslaved Fel Lord(474982).png
Ritual of Doom(475030).png
Tiny Knight of Evil(475025).png
Void Terror(475023).png
Siphon Soul(475009).png
Felsoul Jailer(463938).png
Twisting Nether(475002).png
Lord Jaraxxus(474983).png
Uncollectible
Imp(89479).png
Shadowbeast(35326).png
INFERNO!(83).png
Blood Fury(669).png
Demonic Tyrant(464434).png
Infernal(121).png

Warrior[]

Bloodsail Deckhand(475156).png
Whirlwind(475153).png
Cruel Taskmaster(475150).png
Execute(475149).png
Slam(475147).png
Fiery War Axe(475145).png
Warsong Commander(475140).png
Warsong Outrider(475138).png
Armorsmith(475151).png
Frothing Berserker(475144).png
War Cache(475142).png
Shieldmaiden(475134).png
Shield Slam(475154).png
Brawl(475136).png
Gorehowl(475131).png
Grommash Hellscream(475129).png

Breakdown[]

Year of the Gryphon's Core set includes:

Design[]

At the time of the Core set's introduction, the Classic set comprised 240 cards while the Basic set had another 143, for a total of 383 evergreen cards. With 148 less cards each year, the dev team can focus on making each set of evergreen cards more consistently impactful and relevant to the current meta.[3]

Retired[]

Stonetusk Boar(475178).png
Bluegill Warrior(475171).png

Patch changes[]

References[]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment (2021-02-09). Introducing the Core Set and Classic Format
  2. Celestalon on Twitter. (2021-02-09). 
  3. Celestalon on Twitter. (2021-02-09). 
  4. Patch 20.0.0.77662