A free-to-play digital strategy card game by Blizzard Entertainment, Hearthstone is easy to learn and massively fun. Start a free game and play your cards to sling spells, summon creatures, and command your hero in duels of epic strategy.
The game features a diverse cast of characters that you can play to battle your way against other players.
There are types of cards in Hearthstone: minions, spells, and weapons.
The cards in your hand represent the options you have available.
Minions are the most common and important type of card, as they can be used to directly attack your opponent. Some minions have special abilities that trigger when they’re played on the battlefield or after the attack.
Each minion and spell card has a Mana Cost, shown in the top left corner of the card. Your Mana Crystal total increases by one at the start of each turn, but never goes above ten. In order to play a card, you need to spend that amount on Mana Crystals.
Spells provide a one-time effect that can be used to damage enemy minions, equip a weapon, draw cards or provide a buff for your own minions.
Weapons are played like normal cards but stick around until destroyed (or at the end of the turn), providing a consistent source of damage you can use over time to attack your enemy.
Spells can be cast instantly and provide a wide range of effects. Some deal damage, while others heal minions or even the hero!
It’s a good idea to have a game plan as you build your deck and play. If you enjoy the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, you may want to try an aggressive deck that uses lots of low-cost minions to overwhelm your opponent early. Or maybe you like the slow burn—if so, then a control deck that relies on big minions, removal spells, and taunt minions might be for you!
Myrtle Sarossa recently posted her recreation of Lightforged Cariel’s costume on Facebook and Instagram character whose flavor text reads:
Her faith, unshakable. Her shield, immovable. Her enemies, irredeemable.
She has recently become fascinated with Hearthstone, she’s taken to learning how to play and how to optimize her deck-building process with increasing fervor.
Hearthstone is a smart, charming game with tons of depth and variety. It’s easy to pick up and fun to play without devoting tons of time to it. But if you’re willing to invest, there are plenty of rewards. Hearthstone can be played casually and competitively, solo or with friends, at a range of difficulty levels that go way beyond Easy. It’s deep, strategic, and unpredictable in all the best ways.