Battlefield


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The battlefield (or game board) is where the action takes place, representing the board on which each game From the cut and thrust of glorious battle to the cunning construction of an indomitable deck, this page offers a rough guide to Hearthstone s gameplay. Use this as a helpful guide to getting started in hearthstone is played out. Around the battlefield are various important UI elements, such as each player`s hand A typical hand. The green highlighted cards can be played, while the yellow highlighted card has a special effect enabled by the current state of the game. The hand is where each player keeps the hearthstone , deck A deck is a collection of exactly 30 cards. All cards drawn by the player during a game come from their deck. Each deck is tied to a specific class. Decks can be created and hearthstone and Mana Crystals Mana is the resource used in Hearthstone to play cards and use Hero Powers, each of which has a mana cost that must be paid to use it. The supply of mana is represented by hearthstone , as well as the two heroes themselves. Each battlefield featuresSpecial attraction its own design and numerous interactive elements, but play is in no way affected or determined by battlefield selection. Battlefields are chosen at random and are independent of the heroes chosen by players or used by the Innkeeper Everyone’s welcome at my inn! There’s rarely a dull moment around here. 1] Harth Stonebrew, 1] better known as the innkeeper, is the dwarven patron of the tavern in which games of Hearthstone take place. hearthstone .

There are currently fourteen battlefields in the main rotation: Stormwind, Orgrimmar, Pandaria, Stranglethorn, Naxxramas, Goblins vs Gnomes, Blackrock Mountain, the Grand Tournament, Excavation Site, the Museum, Whispers of the Old Gods, Karazhan, Gadgetzan and Un`Goro. There are also two special battlefields, used only during seasonal events. New battlefields are added regularly, alongside the releaseAnnounce of new content.

With the exception of the original four battlefields, each is associated with a particular expansion Expansions are major card set additions to the game of Hearthstone. Expansions introduce large amounts of cards into the game, in contrast to adventures, 1] with expansions featuring around 130-145 new cards and adventures only hearthstone or adventure Choosing an adventure Game formats Each Standard year, any adventures released prior to the previous calendar year are marked as Wild format. The adventures are removed from the Shop, and players will be unable to hearthstone , and depicts elements from that setting. Battlefields associated with adventures also featureSpecial attraction unique music, used exclusively when playing on those battlefields, and not heard when playing on others. All other battlefields share a common pool of music tracks.

The term board is also used to refer to each player`s current array of minions Bloodfen Raptor, a simple minion card. A Beast-type minion, it has 3 Attack, 2 Health and a mana cost of 2. Minions are persistent creatures on the battlefield that will fight for their hero. Minion hearthstone . Players may "clear the board" by removing all enemy minions, or fight for control of the board by attempting to achieve minion dominance.

Functionality


Gameboard

Your hero A hero is a character in the Warcraft universe representing the player. In Hearthstone, this concept is expressed in three interrelated but distinct ways: Heroes are gameplay characters representing players or bosses within a match. hearthstone is displayed near the bottom of the battlefield, while your opponent`s is displayed near the top. To the right of your hero is displayed your Hero Power Anduin Wrynn with the basic priest Hero Power Lesser Heal A Hero Power is a special ability displayed to the right of each hero s portrait. Usually Hero Powers can be used once per turn and hearthstone , and in the lower-right corner you can find your Mana Crystals Mana is the resource used in Hearthstone to play cards and use Hero Powers, each of which has a mana cost that must be paid to use it. The supply of mana is represented by hearthstone . Your hand A typical hand. The green highlighted cards can be played, while the yellow highlighted card has a special effect enabled by the current state of the game. The hand is where each player keeps the hearthstone is displayed on the bottom of the field and your opponent`s hand is displayed on the top side. The last few actions taken in the game are displayed on the left of the battlefield in the history The history (sometimes referred to as the combat log) is located on the left side of the battlefield. It comprises a series of small images representing the most recent actions taken by players during the hearthstone , while each player`s deck A deck is a collection of exactly 30 cards. All cards drawn by the player during a game come from their deck. Each deck is tied to a specific class. Decks can be created and hearthstone can be found to the right of the battlefield. Any minions Bloodfen Raptor, a simple minion card. A Beast-type minion, it has 3 Attack, 2 Health and a mana cost of 2. Minions are persistent creatures on the battlefield that will fight for their hero. Minion hearthstone in play are found in the centre of the battlefield.

While the player is shown at the bottom of the battlefield and their opponent at the top, each player in fact separately views the battlefield from the same position, and is always shown on their own screen playing from the bottom. The battlefield itself is in effect an illusion, allowing each player to experience a standard view of the board each time they play. At no point does a player find themselves playing from the top of the screen, or find the battlefield oriented such that they are playing from the opposite side to that shown to their opponent. The placement of minions is also preserved between players` screens; placing a minion on the left of the player`s screen will also place it on the left of the opponent`s screen, despite the apparent rotation of perspective. Both players do however view the same battlefield within any given match.

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Bonus features

  • You can click on the skull of the skeleton producing a hollow tapping sound. Repeated clicking causes the skelesaurus to shake its head and snort, and its eyes to temporarily turn red; it then settles back to its previous state. Clicking and holding down the button on skelesaurus` head causes its tail to waggle gleefully and its eyes to glow blue. Repeated clicking on its arm snaps off the hand; its eyes then glow permanently red.
  • The ropes next to the mounted skelesaurus can be swayed.
  • You can spin the globe by clicking on it. You can spin the globe by its pole by clicking on the smaller strut.
  • The telescope can be extended by holding the knob; releaseAnnounce the knob retracts it. In addition, the head can be buffeted, and the lens shattered with repeated clicking.
  • The brazier in the bottom right corner emits blue sparks and tendrils of energy when clicked. The sign next to the sarcophagus can be knocked down. The red rope can be swayed.
  • The sarcophagus can be opened with a unique set of presses (middle rune, top rune, bottom rune). Any other set of presses causes a light to blink red and the code to be reset.
  • Opening the sarcophagus reveals random objects: a mummy, snakes, gold coins, and dusty cobwebs are some of the possibilities.
  • The pot of scrolls in the upper right-hand corner can be jostled. The pile of books sitting on the mantel can be clicked, sending up a cloud of dust. The inkpot can be splattered and the the fireplace can be stoked. Clicking on the candle momentarily extinguishes it. The magnifying glass can be broken with repeated clicking, producing a shower of glass.
  • The floor tile next to the desk can be pressed revealing a secret compartment (holding a red ruby) behind the portrait of Sir Finley Sir Finley Mrrgglton Set: The League of Explorers Type: Minion Subtype: Murloc Rarity: Legendary Cost: 1 Attack: 1 Health: 3 Abilities: Battlecry, Discover, Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Battlecry: Discover a new basic Hero hearthstone .
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Notes

  • Battlefields released with adventures are used for all matches within the adventure, and initially only available when playing that adventure. They are usually added into the main rotation some time after the full release of the adventure.
  • While all screen layouts are adjusted for non-desktop platforms such as phones, the battlefields are substantially changed, with the top left and bottom right corners removed entirely to make room for the players` hands. As a result, phone versions only feature half the bonus features found on the original battlefields.

Stormwind

Stormwind is one of the original four battlefields, available since the game`s alpha The Hearthstone alpha was the alpha test phase in the development of Hearthstone. The alpha test presumably ended on Aug. 16th 2013, when Hearthstone began its closed beta testing phase in the Americas region. An hearthstone . The battlefield features a nesting gryphon, as well as an inn, clock tower and cathedral.

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Trivia

  • When the Goblins vs Gnomes battlefield was first released, the screw in the top right of the board was non-interactive. The team had planned to make it interactive, but time constraints prevented them from completing the design. The design was finally completed nearly a year later, allowing it to be screwed into the nearby screw hole. Other battlefields however still feature similarly unfinished features.
  • A slightly earlier version of the Goblins vs Gnomes battlefield (see Gallery) was seen in previews at BlizzCon 2014, featuring a number of small differences: the flooring in the corners is cracked red stone instead of roughly assembled metal plates; the nose and tail of the laser gun in the bottom right corner are golden instead of chrome, and the gun is further forward; the oil spill in the top left corner is missing, along with the blast marks in the bottom left; there is a cable connecting the laser gun to the control panel instead of the two wires; there is an extra bomb in the bottom left, in front of the rocket, and both the big rocket and the small blue rocket are missing their fuses; the screw is missing from the right hand side; the levers at the top right are chrome with black handles instead of golden; and the column and cable to the left of the levers are replaced by a plant or possibly coral.
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Orgrimmar

Orgrimmar is one of the original four battlefields, available since the game`s alpha The Hearthstone alpha was the alpha test phase in the development of Hearthstone. The alpha test presumably ended on Aug. 16th 2013, when Hearthstone began its closed beta testing phase in the Americas region. An hearthstone . Set in the orcish This page lists cards with card art depicting orcs. Contents 1 Lore 2 Cards 2.1 Orcs 2.2 Orc art Lore edit | edit source] From Wowpedia: The orcs are one of the most prolific races hearthstone capital city, the battlefield features a catapult, portcullis, zeppelin and blacksmith, and is emblazoned with the bright red logo of the Horde. The dust of the red land of Durotar continuously blows across the battlefield.

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Pandaria

Pandaria is one of the original four battlefields, available since the game`s alpha The Hearthstone alpha was the alpha test phase in the development of Hearthstone. The alpha test presumably ended on Aug. 16th 2013, when Hearthstone began its closed beta testing phase in the Americas region. An hearthstone . The battlefield features a farm, water wheel (attached to a brewery), and the distinctive colors of the pandaren This page lists cards with card art depicting pandaren. Contents 1 Lore 2 Cards 2.1 Pandaren 2.2 Pandaren art Lore edit | edit source] From Wowpedia: Couched in myth and legend, rarely seen and even hearthstone , as well as the continent`s signature rolling mists.

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Stranglethorn

Stranglethorn is one of the original four battlefields, available since the game`s alpha The Hearthstone alpha was the alpha test phase in the development of Hearthstone. The alpha test presumably ended on Aug. 16th 2013, when Hearthstone began its closed beta testing phase in the Americas region. An hearthstone . Set in the dense jungles of Stranglethorn, the battlefield features a waterfall, a hunter`s camp, and various overgrown troll architecture.

This battlefield is also used during the third wing of The League of Explorers "We ve traversed the tombs of Naxxramas; we ve climbed every cliff on Blackrock. Now, the world cries out for heroes, as a new evil rises. There will be danger! There will be doom! There will be hearthstone .

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Naxxramas

The Naxxramas battlefield was released with the game`s first adventure Choosing an adventure Game formats Each Standard year, any adventures released prior to the previous calendar year are marked as Wild format. The adventures are removed from the Shop, and players will be unable to hearthstone , Curse of Naxxramas "Whispers of an ancient tomb… holding horrors in every room. Ghastly ghouls, poisons galore… but in the shadows lurks something more. Knights of death and abominations… cleaving your bits for new creations. And if by hearthstone , in Jul. 2014. The battlefield was originally only available while playing the adventure, but in Oct. 2014 was added to the main battlefield rotation.

The battlefield is used for all games within the Curse of Naxxramas adventure. It also features its own unique music, originally limited to the adventure itself, in place of the usual selection of tracks.

Set in the horrifying necropolis of Naxxramas, the battlefield includes bulging spider egg sacks, putrescent fungi, slime-spewing contraptions and eerily crackling crystals.

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Goblins vs Gnomes

The Goblins vs Gnomes battlefield was released with the Goblins vs Gnomes "Goblins and gnomes… goblins and gnomes! Both are super-brilliant - but you would never know! Everything they seem to make is faulty or explodes… Perfecting imperfection - goblins and gnomes!" Wild format Goblins vs Gnomes hearthstone expansion Expansions are major card set additions to the game of Hearthstone. Expansions introduce large amounts of cards into the game, in contrast to adventures, 1] with expansions featuring around 130-145 new cards and adventures only hearthstone `s arena launch event on Dec. 4th 2014. The battlefield contains features and designs representing both goblins Goblins are infamous for their explosive inventions Goblins are small green humanoids known for their heavily commerce-oriented society, flexible morals, and surprisingly effective - if often fatally flawed - inventions. Goblins place personal profit above hearthstone and gnomes A gnomish inventor working on some mind control technology Gnomes are a diminutive race of humanoids, known for their remarkable intellect, their engineering and mechanical prowess, and their impressive if unpredictable inventions. In Hearthstone they hearthstone , with the top-left and bottom-right corners depicting gnomish inventions, and the bottom-left and top-right corners featuring goblin technology.

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Blackrock Mountain

The Blackrock Mountain battlefield was released with the Blackrock Mountain "Have you heard the rumblings? The mountain stirs once more. Beneath its crags, cliffs and rocks, there s evil in its core. Fire made flesh! Dragon s breath! Teeth and claw and flame! Calling any heroes out hearthstone adventure on Apr. 2/3 2015, and is used for all matches as part of the adventure. The battlefield was originally limited to the adventure, but was added to the main rotation in Jun. 2015. It features its own music, originally limited to the adventure itself.

The bottom-right corner features dragon whelp eggs as found in Blackrock Spire`s Rookery, made famous by the exploits of Leeroy Jenkins Leeroy Jenkins Set: Classic Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 5 Attack: 6 Health: 2 Abilities: Battlecry, Charge, Summon Tags: Dragon-generating Charge. Battlecry: Summon two 1/1 Whelps for your opponent.At least he has Angry Chicken.See this hearthstone . The top-left features Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros, the mighty weapon of Ragnaros Ragnaros the Firelord Set: Hall of Fame Type: Minion Subtype: Elemental Rarity: Legendary Cost: 8 Attack: 8 Health: 8 Abilities: Deal damage Tags: Random, Triggered effect Can t attack. At the end of your turn, deal hearthstone himself from the Molten Core, while the bottom-left corner features The Black Anvil, located in Blackrock Depths and used to craft Dark Iron armaments, both by the Dark Iron dwarves and by adventurers brave enough to fight their way to it. The top-right corner features lava and chains most prominently seen in the central area of Blackrock Mountain itself, from which adventurers can navigate their way to one of the zone`s instances.

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The Grand Tournament

The Grand Tournament battlefield was released Aug. 24, 2015, with the The Grand Tournament "From east to west, heroes are sent, seeking glory in the greatest of events... there are knights on noble steeds; those who will bring them to their knees; there are monsters to test their mettle hearthstone expansion. It was previewed from Aug. 19 as part of the Grand Tournament Match The subject of this article is part of the Tavern Brawl game mode. "On the road to The Grand Tournament, two knights face off! One relies on jousting skill, while the other inspires troops to hearthstone Tavern Brawl The Tavern Brawl interface Tavern Brawl is one of Hearthstone s lighter game modes. A weekly event, a new Tavern Brawl begins each Wednesday (Thursday in Asian regions), ending the following Monday. Outside of these times, hearthstone , but was not added to the main rotation until the expansion was released.

Set at the Grand Tournament itself, the battlefield features spectators, a food tent, and both ranged and melee target practice.

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Excavation Site

The first battlefield added with The League of Explorers "We ve traversed the tombs of Naxxramas; we ve climbed every cliff on Blackrock. Now, the world cries out for heroes, as a new evil rises. There will be danger! There will be doom! There will be hearthstone , the Excavation Site battlefield is used during the first two wings of the adventure Choosing an adventure Game formats Each Standard year, any adventures released prior to the previous calendar year are marked as Wild format. The adventures are removed from the Shop, and players will be unable to hearthstone , and is also available during regular play.

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The Museum

The second battlefield added with The League of Explorers "We ve traversed the tombs of Naxxramas; we ve climbed every cliff on Blackrock. Now, the world cries out for heroes, as a new evil rises. There will be danger! There will be doom! There will be hearthstone , The Museum is used during the fourth and final wing of the adventure Choosing an adventure Game formats Each Standard year, any adventures released prior to the previous calendar year are marked as Wild format. The adventures are removed from the Shop, and players will be unable to hearthstone , and is also available for regular play.

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Whisper of the Old Gods

The Whispers of the Old Gods battlefield (listed in the game files as "Stormwind Old Gods") was released Apr. 24, 2016, shortly before the Whispers of the Old Gods  "Now I ve got a tale to tell you... of the ones from long ago. There s an evil that s been dreaming, but now it s softly screaming! From the darkness their power will grow. Their voices are hearthstone expansion.

The battlefield is a corrupted version of the Stormwind battlefield, with oozes, tentacles and eyes galore. It is notably the first battlefield to feature alterations to the `tabletop` background, with purple slime oozing out from the game board and several tears visible in the fabric.

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