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Duels - Menu screen.png

Duels' representation icon

Duels is a game mode where players face off against other players, attempting to claim 12 victories before they suffer 3 losses, similar to Arena. However, instead of drafting a deck, players are offered a choice between 5 (4 prior to Patch 23.0.0.135540) of Duels-exclusive heroes, then one of 4 of that class's Hero Powers, followed by one of 6 of that class's Signature Treasures. Players then must build a 16-card deck, using 15 cards from their collection, and the treasure they selected.

At the end of each round, whether it was a win or a loss, the player gains 5 higher maximum health and chooses three cards to add to their deck from three different choices, similar to Dungeon Run and other single-player missions. Occasionally, the player can also pick a Passive or active treasure to add to their deck.

Getting started[]

Entry fee[]

Duels' methods of play

Tavern Ticket, previously called Arena Ticket

Duels offers two methods of play with separate matchmaking pools: Casual and Heroic.

  • Casual runs are completely free.
  • A Heroic run costs 150 gold or a Tavern Ticket. However, Heroic runs feature success-based rewards identical to Arena rewards, including gold, arcane dust, cards, golden cards, and card packs from the latest expansion.
    • Since Patch 18.6 Arena Ticket is renamed to Tavern Ticket, which means if the player is sitting on unspent tickets, those tickets can be used in both Arena and Duels.

Selection[]

After starting a Duels run, the player gets to choose the following:

  • One of 5 randomly-offered heroes (classes) (four prior to Season 5 or Patch 23.0.0.135540)
  • One of their 6 Signature Treasures of the chosen hero
    • Some Signature Treasures can only be unlocked after the player completes their specific goals by playing with that hero.
  • One of 3 Hero Powers of the chosen hero
    • Some Hero Powers can only be unlocked after the player completes their specific goals by playing with that hero.

Then, the player builds a starter deck, which

  • Includes the chosen Signature Treasures and 15 unique (no duplicates) cards, from their own collection
  • Includes cards available from a certain number of sets, depending on the season, and the hero's classes
  • Does not include card in the banned from deck-building list.

For more details about available selections and ban list in the current season, see #Current season.

After round[]

Similar to Dungeon Run and similar modes, regardless of winning or losing, after a round is finished, the player gets the opportunity to add new cards to their current deck, by:

  • Choosing one of three Passive treasures (after rounds 1 and 3).
  • Choosing one of three active treasures (after rounds 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13).
  • Choosing one of three loot buckets, each consisting of three cards or none.

For more details about available treasures in the current season, see #Current season.

Group Learning[]

Group Learning bucket, always in the middle

Group Learning (smart bucket, or auto-generated bucket) is a special bucket. Unlike most buckets which have a predetermined card pool, Group Learning has their card pool generated from gameplay data, and it is always in the middle of offering screen.[1]

Functionality

Group Learning is determined by three factors:

  • How were cards played in each game?. In simple words, if you see two cards were played by players repeatedly, it’s a good indicator that there is some synergy between them.
  • Which stage of the game and what turns were these cards played?. Cards played in close turns and turns far apart usually indicate different things. The previous pair usually shows signs of combo pieces, and the latter shows cards used as earlier tools and late-game powers.
  • What is the end-game impact (win/loss) after the card pair was played?. Win-rate information is embedded in the card pair synergy score. In general, the higher the win-rate, the bigger the score. Afterwards, the score is aggregated for the bucket with some restrictions applied.
    • One of the restrictions is that the cards in the bucket needs to be different. Since each bucket contains 3 cards, {A,B,C}, the aggregation consists of 3 different card pairs: {AB, AC, BC}. Mathematically speaking, a "reversed soft-minimum" function is chosen as an aggregation method. The benefit of this over simple addition or some other aggregation methods is it helps to avoid the scenario that {AB} and {AC} has a large score value, but {BC} has a very small score value.

Playing Duels[]

Gameplay[]

A Duels run with 0 wins and 0 losses (3 lives remaining)

A Duels round or game

Play in Duels consists of a series of rounds between Arena players, with each player using their specially constructed deck.

During each Duel run, the player can only suffer up to 3 losses, with the number of losses so far displayed as "lost lives" on the "box" screen. Once a player has lost 3 times, or won 12 times, their run will end, along with their deck destroyed and cannot be viewed or played again.

If the player has a Heroic run, rewards befitting their success will be offered.

Players can also choose to retire their deck at any time after a run's first match. However, it should be noted that, in case you are playing a Heroic run, completing all of a deck's rounds cannot reduce the reward on offer, only improve it. Retiring a deck should therefore be a last resort used only when unwilling to play with the deck any longer.

It should also be noted that if either player is disconnected from the server during a match and fails to return through the reconnection feature, that round is counted as a loss for the disconnector.

The player plays in a Duels round like how they play in Constructed or Arena, except the fact that Duels use their own season's format of card sets and unique cards only available in Duels.

Any cards randomly generated during a match is restricted to the initial card sets. This affects cards generated from any effect and ability.

Matchmaking[]

Similar to Arena, matchmaking for each pairing is determined by the player's win/loss record for the current run, attempting to find a player with as similar a record as possible. Other factors such as class, deck and past Duels performance do not affect matchmaking.

It is possible for a player to be matched twice against the same player over the course of a single Duels run.

Heroic rewards[]

Main article: Arena#Claiming rewards

Similar to Arena, after a Heroic run ends, they will be given a reward chest, containing up to five rewards with gold, dust, cards, and card packs. The range of possible items and values for each reward is determined exactly like how Arena currently does.

Current season[]

Wizard Duels

Card sets[]

Classes[]

This section lists all current heroes, Hero Powers and Signature Treasures of each class. For more information about strategies, see indiviual pages.

For a list of each class' loot buckets, see individual Hero pages. For example: Star Student Stelina.


Star Student Stelina (Demon Hunter)

Star Student Stelina
PVPDR SCH DemonHunterp1.png
PVPDR DMF DemonHunterp1.png
PVPDR YOP DemonHunterP1.png
PVPDR SCH DemonHuntert2.png
PVPDR DMF DemonHuntert1.png
PVPDR 035.png
PVPDR YOP DemonHuntert1.png
PVPDR YOP DemonHuntert2.png
PVPDR YOP DemHun.png

Forest Warden Omu (Druid)

Forest Warden Omu
PVPDR SCH Druidp3.png
PVPDR DMF Druidp1.png
PVPDR YOP DruidP1.png
PVPDR SCH Druidt2.png
PVPDR DMF Druidt1.png
PVPDR SCH Druidt6.png
PVPDR SCH Druidt5.png
PVPDR YOP DruidT1.png
PVPDR YOP DruShaT1.png

Elise Starseeker (Druid/Priest)

Elise Starseeker
PVPDR Elise HP1.png
PVPDR Elise HP2.png
PVPDR Elise HP3.png
PVPDR Elise T1.png
PVPDR Elise T2.png
PVPDR Elise T3.png
PVPDR Elise T4 2.png
PVPDR Elise T5.png
PVPDR Elise T6.png

Professor Slate (Hunter)

Professor Slate
PVPDR SCH Hunterp1.png
PVPDR DMF Hunterp1.png
PVPDR YOP HunterP1.png
PVPDR 036.png
PVPDR SCH Huntert2.png
PVPDR DMF Huntert2.png
PVPDR YOP HunterT1.png
PVPDR YOP HunterT2.png
PVPDR YOP DemHun.png

Brann Bronzebeard (Hunter/Warrior)

Brann Bronzebeard
PVPDR Brann HP1.png
PVPDR Brann HP2.png
PVPDR Brann HP3.png
PVPDR Brann T1.png
PVPDR Brann T2.png
PVPDR Brann T3.png
PVPDR Brann T4 2.png
PVPDR Brann T5.png
PVPDR Brann T6.png

Mozaki, Master Duelist (Mage)

Mozaki, Master Duelist
PVPDR SCH Magep3.png
PVPDR DMF Magep1.png
PVPDR YOP MageP1.png
PVPDR SCH Maget3.png
PVPDR 042.png
PVPDR SCH Maget5.png
PVPDR YOP MageT3.png
PVPDR YOP MageT1.png
PVPDR YOP RogMagT1.png

Reno Jackson (Mage/Rogue)

Reno Jackson
PVPDR Reno HP1.png
PVPDR Reno HP2.png
PVPDR Reno HP3.png
PVPDR Reno T1.png
PVPDR Reno T2.png
PVPDR Reno T3.png
PVPDR Reno T4 2.png
PVPDR Reno T5.png
PVPDR Reno T6.png

Turalyon, the Tenured (Paladin)

Turalyon, the Tenured
PVPDR SCH Paladinp1.png
PVPDR DMF Paladinp1.png
PVPDR YOP PaladinP1.png
PVPDR SCH Paladint1.png
PVPDR DMF Paladint1.png
PVPDR DMF Paladint2.png
PVPDR YOP PaladinT1.png
PVPDR YOP PaladinT3.png
PVPDR YOP WarPalT1.png

Sir Finley (Paladin/Shaman)

Sir Finley
PVPDR Finley HP1.png
PVPDR Finley HP2.png
PVPDR Finley HP3.png
PVPDR Finley T1.png
PVPDR Finley T2.png
PVPDR Finley T3.png
PVPDR Finley T4 2.png
PVPDR Finley T5.png
PVPDR Finley T6.png

Mindrender Illucia (Priest)

Mindrender Illucia
PVPDR SCH Priestp1.png
PVPDR DMF Priestp1.png
PVPDR YOP PriestP1.png
PVPDR SCH Priestt1.png
PVPDR DMF Priestt2.png
PVPDR DMF Priestt1.png
PVPDR YOP PriestT1.png
PVPDR YOP PriestT2.png
PVPDR YOP LocPriT1.png

Infiltrator Lilian (Rogue)

Infiltrator Lilian
PVPDR SCH Roguep1.png
PVPDR DMF Roguep1.png
PVPDR YOP RogueP1.png
PVPDR SCH Roguet2.png
PVPDR DMF Roguet1.png
PVPDR DMF Roguet2.png
PVPDR SCH Roguet1.png
PVPDR YOP RogueT1.png
PVPDR YOP RogMagT1.png

Instructor Fireheart (Shaman)

Instructor Fireheart
PVPDR SCH Shamanp1.png
PVPDR DMF Shamanp1.png
PVPDR YOP ShamanP1.png
PVPDR SCH Shamant2.png
PVPDR DMF Shamant1.png
PVPDR DMF Shamant2.png
PVPDR YOP ShamanT1.png
PVPDR YOP ShamanT2.png
PVPDR YOP DruShaT1.png

Archwitch Willow (Warlock)

Archwitch Willow
PVPDR SCH Warlockp2.png
PVPDR DMF Warlockp1.png
PVPDR SCH Warlockp3.png
PVPDR 022.png
PVPDR DMF Warlockt3.png
PVPDR SCH Warlockt2.png
PVPDR SCH Warlockt5.png
PVPDR SCH Warlockt4.png
PVPDR YOP LocPriT1.png

Darius Crowley (Warrior)

Darius Crowley
PVPDR Darius P1.png
PVPDR Darius P2.png
PVPDR Darius P3.png
PVPDR Darius T1.png
PVPDR Darius T2.png
PVPDR Darius T3.png
PVPDR Darius T4.png
PVPDR Darius T5.png
PVPDR Darius T6.png

Rattlegore (Warrior)

Rattlegore
PVPDR SCH Warriorp1.png
PVPDR DMF Warriorp1.png
PVPDR YOP WarriorP1.png
PVPDR SCH Warriort1.png
PVPDR DMF Warriort1.png
PVPDR DMF Warriort2.png
PVPDR YOP WarriorT1.png
PVPDR SCH Warriort2.png
PVPDR YOP WarPalT1.png

Drek'Thar (Neutral)

Drek'Thar
PVPDR AV Neutralp4.png
PVPDR AV Neutralp5.png
PVPDR AV Neutralp6.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt7.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt8.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt9.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt10.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt11.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt12.png

Vanndar Stormpike (Neutral)

Vanndar Stormpike
PVPDR AV Neutralp1.png
PVPDR AV Neutralp2.png
PVPDR AV Neutralp3.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt1.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt2.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt3.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt4.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt5.png
PVPDR AV Neutralt6.png


Passive treasures[]

Pool 1

This lists all Passive treasures that can be drafted after round 1.

Passive Pool 1 treasures
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
PVPDR REV Passive3.png
PVPDR REV Passive1.png
PVPDR SCH Passive18.png
PVPDR BAR Passive17.png
PVPDR BAR Passive16.png
PVPDR BAR Passive21.png
PVPDR TSC Passive4.png
PVPDR AV Passive11.png
DALA 739.png
PVPDR SCH Passive19.png
PVPDR TSC Passive2.png
PVPDR TSC Passive5.png
PVPDR SCH Passive14.png
PVPDR BAR Passive25.png
PVPDR SCH Passive21.png
PVPDR TSC Passive1.png
PVPDR BAR Passive22.png
PVPDR TSC Passive6.png
PVPDR BAR Passive20.png
PVPDR SCH Passive24.png
PVPDR DMF Passive01.png
PVPDR BAR Passive06.png
PVPDR SW Passive 02.png
PVPDR BAR Passive24.png
PVPDR AV Passive09.png
PVPDR BAR Passive14.png
PVPDR SCH Passive06.png
PVPDR AV Passive08.png
PVPDR BAR Passive07.png
PVPDR TSC Passive3.png
PVPDR SCH Passive16.png
PVPDR BAR Passive10.png
PVPDR SCH Passive17.png
PVPDR SCH Passive05.png
PVPDR BAR Passive03.png
PVPDR AV Passive03.png
PVPDR SCH Passive09.png
PVPDR SCH Passive07.png
PVPDR SCH Passive11.png
PVPDR AV Passive37.png
PVPDR BAR Passive27.png
PVPDR SCH Passive34.png
PVPDR SCH Passive36.png
PVPDR DMF Passive02.png
PVPDR SCH Passive39.png
PVPDR AV Passive10.png
PVPDR BAR Passive19.png
Pool 2

This lists all Passive treasures that can be drafted after round 3.

Passive Pool 2 treasures
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
PVPDR REV Passive4.png
PVPDR BAR Passive02.png
PVPDR BAR Passive04.png
PVPDR BAR Passive28.png
PVPDR AV Passive27.png
PVPDR AV Passive23.png
PVPDR AV Passive35.png
PVPDR BAR Passive18.png
PVPDR SW Passive 07.png
PVPDR AV Passive21.png
PVPDR SCH Passive22.png
PVPDR BAR Passive26.png
PVPDR SW Passive 18.png
PVPDR SCH Passive12.png
PVPDR BAR Passive05.png
PVPDR BAR Passive23.png
PVPDR AV Passive16.png
PVPDR AV Passive36.png
PVPDR SW Passive 03.png
PVPDR AV Passive15.png
PVPDR SW Passive21.png
PVPDR AV Passive33.png
PVPDR AV Passive31.png
PVPDR AV Passive17.png
PVPDR AV Passive20.png
LOOTA 824.png
PVPDR SW Passive 04.png
PVPDR AV Passive19.png
ULDA 005.png
PVPDR SW Passive 08.png
PVPDR BAR Passive08.png
PVPDR BAR Passive01.png
PVPDR AV Passive28.png
PVPDR AV Passive30.png
PVPDR AV Passive32.png
PVPDR BAR Passive11.png
PVPDR BAR Passive15.png
ULDA 009.png
Pool 2 Ultra Rare

This lists all Passive treasures that can be drafted after round 3, but have only 1% chance to be offered.

Passive Pool 2 Ultra Rare treasures
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
PVPDR SW Passive 01.png
PVPDR REV Passive2.png
LOOTA 846.png
LOOTA 828.png
PVPDR SW Passive 09.png
GILA 913.png
PVPDR SW Passive 06.png
PVPDR SCH Passive28.png
LOOTA 825.png
LOOTA 803.png
PVPDR AV Passive04.png
DALA 736.png
PVPDR AV Passive34.png
LOOTA 845.png
PVPDR AV Passive13.png

Active treasures[]

Pool 1

This lists all active treasures that can be drafted after rounds 2, 5, 7, 9, 11 and 13.

Active Pool 1 treasures
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
PVPDR SCH Active44.png
PVPDR SCH Active58.png
PVPDR SCH Active60.png
PVPDR SCH Active24.png
FP1 006.png
GILA 825.png
LOOTA 842b.png
PVPDR SCH Active17.png
PVPDR SCH Active08.png
PVPDR SCH Active03.png
PVPDR SCH Active38.png
PVPDR SCH Active50.png
PVPDR SCH Active01.png
PVPDR SCH Active57.png
PVPDR SCH Active30.png
PVPDR SCH Active48.png
PVPDR SCH Active31.png
PVPDR SCH Active28.png
PVPDR SCH Active34.png
NAX12 04.png
LOOT 998k.png
DALA 705.png
PVPDR SCH Active59.png
LOEA 01.png
PVPDR YOP Active02.png
NAX11 04.png
PVPDR SCH Active35.png
PVPDR SCH Active02.png
PVPDR SCH Active39.png
PVPDR SCH Active42.png
GILA BOSS 35t.png
NAX2 05H.png
PVPDR YOP Active01.png
PVPDR SCH Active27.png
PVPDR SCH Active26.png
GILA 824.png
PVPDR SCH Active29.png
PVPDR SCH Active45.png
PVPDR SCH Active52.png
PVPDR SCH Active61.png
PVPDR SCH Active47.png
PVPDR SCH Active46.png
PVPDR SCH Active43.png
Pool 2

This lists all active treasures that can be drafted after round 4.

Active Pool 2 treasures
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
PVPDR SCH Active14.png
PVPDR SCH Active10.png
PVPDR SCH Active51.png
PVPDR SCH Active21.png
PVPDR SCH Active11.png
ULDA 044.png
PVPDR SCH Active20.png
PVPDR SCH Active23.png
PVPDR SCH Active19.png
DALA 702.png
ULDA 008.png
PVPDR SCH Active07.png
PVPDR GUEST Diablot6s4.png
PVPDR SCH Active54.png
Pool 2 Ultra Rare

This lists all active treasures that can be drafted after round 4, but have only 1% chance to be offered.

Active Pool 2 Ultra Rare treasures
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
PVPDR SCH Active49.png
PVPDR SCH Active05.png
LOOTA 840.png
DALA 711.png
PVPDR SCH Active55.png
PVPDR SCH Active56.png

Banned cards[]

Banned from deck-building

These cards have been banned from intial deck-building, which are marked as "Banned" in red banner.

Banned from deck-building
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
CS2 031.png
UNG 028.png
SCH 248.png
SW 433.png
SCH 312.png
SW 446.png
BAR 546.png
CS2 236.png
OG 104.png
SW 110.png
SW 050.png
DS1 233.png
ULD 500.png
GIL 561.png
EX1 349.png
EX1 295.png
REV 018.png
EX1 591.png
AV 143.png
EX1 062.png
BAR 544.png
LOOT 392.png
EX1 310.png
ULD 139.png
EX1 116.png
GIL 692.png
LOE 011.png
CORE LOE 011.png
ULD 238.png
AV 255.png
EX1 016.png
ULD 156.png
DED 006.png
EX1 350.png
GIL 826.png
EX1 563.png
Banned from buckets

These cards will never appear in any bucket, even Group Learning.

Banned from buckets
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
ULD 724.png
UNG 940.png
ULD 326.png
SW 031.png
ULD 291.png
SW 322.png
SW 039.png
SW 052.png
UNG 934.png
ULD 711.png
UNG 116.png
UNG 829.png
SW 428.png
ULD 431.png
UNG 028.png
SW 028.png
ULD 433.png
SW 313.png
SW 433.png
SW 450.png
ULD 140.png
UNG 067.png
UNG 954.png
UNG 920.png
UNG 942.png
ULD 155.png
LOOT 504.png
ULD 131.png
SW 050.png
Removed Duels cards

These cards have been removed from Duels, according to the announcements or patch notes.

Removed Duels cards
Swipe left or right to see the cards.
PVPDR Hero Diablo.png
PVPDR SCH Passive30.png
GILA 814.png
PVPDR BAR Passive09.png
PVPDR SCH Passive20.png
DALA 746.png
PVPDR SW Passive20.png
PVPDR SCH Passive23.png
PVPDR SCH Passive10.png
DALA 735.png
PVPDR SCH Passive32.png
PVPDR SCH Passive15a1.png
PVPDR SCH Passive08.png
GILA 511.png
PVPDR SCH Active53t.png
GILA 801.png
PVPDR SCH Active20.png
PVPDR SCH Active53.png
PVPDR SCH Active53s.png

Seasons[]

The Hearthstone team will also be adding new Hero Powers and treasures in a mid-season update early next year, and plan to reset Duels ratings at that time as well. At the end of each season, new heroes may be added, and the pools of treasures may be changed.

Each season also has a theme tied to it. For example, Early Access and Season One's theme is Wizard Duels, which brings several familiar professors and luminaries from Scholomance Academy.

The following table lists all past seasons of Duels in Hearthstone history.

SeasonPatchStart dateCard setsResets MMR?Rotates?
Revendreth, Season 7Patch 24.0.0.145077July 26, 2022
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Goblins vs Gnomes
The League of Explorers
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Journey to Un'Goro
Kobolds & Catacombs
The Witchwood
Saviors of Uldum
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Core
Forged in the Barrens
LEGACY
United in Stormwind
Fractured in Alterac Valley
Voyage to the Sunken City
Murder at Castle Nathria
YesYes
The Sunken City, Season 6Patch 23.0.0.135540April 5, 2022
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Goblins vs Gnomes
The League of Explorers
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Journey to Un'Goro
Kobolds & Catacombs
Saviors of Uldum
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Core
Forged in the Barrens
LEGACY
United in Stormwind
Fractured in Alterac Valley
Voyage to the Sunken City
YesYes
Alterac Valley, Season 5Patch 22.2.0.130051January 25, 2022
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Goblins vs Gnomes
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Journey to Un'Goro
Kobolds & Catacombs
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Core
Forged in the Barrens
LEGACY
United in Stormwind
Fractured in Alterac Valley
YesYes
Wizard Duels, Mid-Season 4Patch 22.0.0.126807November 30, 2021
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Goblins vs Gnomes
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Journey to Un'Goro
Kobolds & Catacombs
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Core
Forged in the Barrens
LEGACY
United in Stormwind
Fractured in Alterac Valley
Wizard Duels, Season 4Patch 21.6.0.124497November 2, 2021
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Journey to Un'Goro
Kobolds & Catacombs
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Core
Forged in the Barrens
LEGACY
United in Stormwind
YesYes
Wizard Duels, Season 3Patch 21.0.0.88998July 27, 2021
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Journey to Un'Goro
Kobolds & Catacombs
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Core
Forged in the Barrens
LEGACY
United in Stormwind
Yes
Wizard Duels, Season 2Patch 20.0.0.77662March 25, 2021
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Journey to Un'Goro
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Core
Forged in the Barrens
LEGACY
Yes
Wizard Duels, Mid-Season 1Patch 19.4.0.71003January 21, 2021
Basic
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Yes
Wizard Duels, Season 1Patch 19.0.0.65614November 12, 2020
Basic
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
Whispers of the Old Gods
One Night in Karazhan
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy
Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
Wizard Duels, Early AccessPatch 18.6.0.63160October 22, 2020
Basic
EXPERT1
Curse of Naxxramas
One Night in Karazhan
Demon Hunter Initiate
Scholomance Academy

History[]

Duels was announced October 22, 2020 during the Hearthstone Fall Reveal Stream and the trailer. Afterwards, Duels was immediately launched into season Early Access as a part of Patch 18.6, available to players who either:

Duels was set officially launch on November 17, with the transition from Early Access to Season One.

Card changes[]

Main article: Duels/Card changes

Card changes are the alteration of cards from their previous designs. Hearthstone's designers prefer to avoid changing cards, but when the need arises, card changes will be implemented within patches.

Like collectible and Battlegrounds cards, Duels cards have been design-changed intentionally through the patches.

Patch changes[]

Note: This section only includes gameplay changes to Duels and not individual card changes.

  • VSC Logo.pngPatch 23.0.0.135540 (2022-04-05):
    • The player can now choose one of 5 heroes instead of 4.
  • Fractured in Alterac Valley - logo.pngPatch 22.2.0.130051 (2022-01-25):
    • New card buckets will be added to better support the new heroes.
    • Pool 2 Treasure offerings will now be more synergistic with your deck.
    • 2022-02-01: Fixed a bug where Duels achievements were not properly tracking runs.
    • 2022-02-01: Fixed a bug where Duels Health totals did not match the Health totals intended for run progress.
  • Fractured in Alterac Valley - logo.pngPatch 22.0.0.126807 (2021-11-30):
  • United in Stormwind Mini-set logo wHS.pngPatch 21.8.0.126299 (2021-11-16):
    • Fixed a Duels bug where favorite card backs were not being applied to decks.
  • United in Stormwind Mini-set logo wHS.pngPatch 21.6.0.124497 (2021-11-02):
    • All original Scholomance Heroes will have all their unlock requirements removed.
  • United in Stormwind logo.pngPatch 21.2.0.91456 (2021-08-31):
    • Modes menu updated.
  • United in Stormwind logo.pngPatch 21.0.0.88998 (2021-07-27):
    • Fixed a Duels bug where Diamond cards would only be Diamond in appearance for the first game of a run.
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch 20.4.0.84593 (2021-06-03):
    • Passive treasures are less deterministic.
    • Fixed a bug that would result in duplicate treasures being offered in Duels.
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch 20.2.0.81706 (2021-05-04):
    • New tech has been added so that you’ll more regularly be offered Treasures that synergize better with the cards in your deck.
    • Fixed a bug where Legacy and Core set filters were not appearing when making a deck in Duels.
    • Fixed a Duels bug on mobile where the client could become stuck on the rewards screen after finishing a Heroic run.
  • Forged in the Barrens logo.pngPatch 20.0.0.77662 (2021-03-25):
    • Fixed a Duels bug where the win counter could show -1.
    • Fixed a Duels bug where duplicate card buckets could appear.
    • Fixed a Duels bug where your deck would not appear on the end of run screen.
  • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Mini-set logo.pngPatch 19.4.0.71003 (2021-01-21):
    • Passive Treasures offered between matches in Duels should now present more options that are better suited for the class you're playing.
  • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire logo.pngPatch 19.0.0.65614 (2020-11-12):
    • Fixed a Duels bug where Golden cards would appear as normal cards.
    • Fixed a Duels bug where the Best Runs counter was being unintentionally reset.
  • Scholomance Academy logo.pngPatch 18.6.0.63160 (2020-10-22): Added.

External links[]

References[]

 
  1. Tian, Lead Data Scientist (2020-11-17). Dev Insights: Treasure Pools & Smart Loot Buckets in Duels
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