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All Hearthstone heroes

Heroes are the main component of the Hearthstone digital card game. Players start with Jaina Proudmoore, the Mage, and can then proceed through Practice mode after the initial series of introductory quests to unlock more heroes. Heroes are unlocked by defeating them, and players are awarded 100 gold.


Hero cards represent the players in the game. They govern how much health the players have remaining, what cards they can put in their deck, and detail the style of the deck.

Players start with a hero from a particular class that then determines what other cards can be utilized or included in the deck. For example, a hero with the rogue class would allow you to play a Rogue's signature attack, Backstab.

During the game, standard heroes can use emotes (6 basic emotes) during the match as a minimal form of communication with the other player.

Each hero has a Class, and a Hero Power (an ability that can be used once per turn for a cost).

When your opponent's hero's Health is reduced to 0, you win the game.

Golden Hero PortraitsEdit


All nine golden hero portraits

For 500 wins in Ranked Play Mode a player achieves with a certain hero, he or she is awarded a golden hero portrait, permanently replacing the standard hero portrait when playing. The display of the golden hero cannot be disabled. Hero powers, minions and weapons created by hero powers will also be automatically replaced by fully animated golden version.

Playable HeroesEdit

Class: Hero:
Druid icon Druid Malfurion Stormrage
Hunter icon Hunter Rexxar
Mage icon Mage Jaina Proudmoore
Class: Hero:
Paladin icon Paladin Uther Lightbringer
Priest icon Priest Anduin Wrynn
Rogue icon Rogue Valeera Sanguinar
Class: Hero:
Shaman icon Shaman Thrall
Warlock icon Warlock Gul'dan
Lord Jaraxxus (via card)
Warrior icon Warrior Garrosh Hellscream

Death Knight HeroesEdit

Class: Hero:
Druid icon Druid Malfurion the Pestilent
Hunter icon Hunter Deathstalker Rexxar
Mage icon Mage Frost Lich Jaina
Class: Hero:
Paladin icon Paladin Uther of the Ebon Blade
Priest icon Priest Shadowreaper Anduin
Rogue icon Rogue Valeera the Hollow
Class: Hero:
Shaman icon Shaman Thrall, Deathseer
Warlock icon Warlock Bloodreaver Gul'dan
Warrior icon Warrior Scourgelord Garrosh

Alternate Heroes Edit

New Hearthstone Heroes will feature beautifully detailed animated Hero portraits, including all-new art never before seen in the Blizzard universe. The first new Hero introduced was a famed Warrior—the mighty King of Ironforge himself, Magni Bronzebeard!

To customize a deck with a preferred hero, select a hero and set it as a favorite, which will assign it to every deck played with that class. Players can also pick and choose heroes for specific decks, so if a new hero has been added to a player's collection, an old favorite can still be used.

  • Aside from the vibrant new Hero portrait artwork, these new Heroes come with unique Hero power animations.
  • New Heroes come with unique emotes and voices that convey their individual personalities, a play area featuring a custom visual theme, and “entering the game” animations.
  • Some new Heroes also come with a unique card back. The “Magni” card back is added to your collection immediately after purchasing the Magni Bronzebeard Hero, and can be used with any deck of your choice.
  • New Heroes will be available for purchase from the in-game Shop for $9.99 USD. This is apparently per Hero and not for the entire set.
  • New Heroes do not add new cards to your collection or change the classes’ activated Hero Power and are not considered new classes.
Class: Hero:
Druid icon Druid Lunara
Hunter icon Hunter Alleria Windrunner
Mage icon Mage Medivh, Khadgar
Class: Hero:
Paladin icon Paladin Lady Liadrin[1], Prince Arthas
Priest icon Priest Tyrande Whisperwind
Rogue icon Rogue Maiev Shadowsong
Class: Hero:
Shaman icon Shaman Morgl the Oracle
Warlock icon Warlock Nemsy Necrofizzle
Warrior icon Warrior Magni Bronzebeard

Patch changes Edit

  • IconHearthstone (Patch a bug where incorrect information could temporarily display on your Hero when a Death Knight Hero card is played.
  • IconHearthstone (Patch your Hero will no longer 'refresh' your weapon swing.
  • IconHearthstone (Patch a hero now plays that Hero’s emote. Well met!


  1. Part of cross-promotion achievement in World of Warcraft

Game modes

AdventureArenaPracticePlay ModeRankedTavern Brawl

Competitive Game modes

Last Hero StandingConquest


Curse of NaxxramasBlackrock MountainThe League of ExplorersOne Night in KarazhanThe Dalaran Heist

Game Expansions

Goblins vs GnomesThe Grand TournamentWhispers of the Old GodsMean Streets of GadgetzanJourney to Un'GoroKnights of the Frozen ThroneKobolds & CatacombsThe WitchwoodThe Boomsday ProjectRastakhan's RumbleRise of Shadows

Card Types

MinionSpell (QuestSecret) ● Weapon

Classes / Heroes / Hero Powers
Druid / MalfurionHunter / Rexxar / AlleriaMage / Jaina / Khadgar / Medivh
Paladin / Uther / Liadrin / ArthasPriest / Anduin / TyrandeRogue / Valeera / Maiev
Shaman / Thrall / MorglWarlock / Gul'dan / NemsyWarrior / Garrosh / Magni
Gameplay Details

AbilitiesArmorAttackCollection ManagerDeckDurabilityHealthMana Crystal

Other Details

Card BackExpert PackDeck typesDeck RecipeGame boardsGolden card