22 Feb Update 7.1 Arena Changes In our next update, we will be making a few changes to the Arena that should make it more interesting for our players and offer a much more different experience with each set release. Arena will change from Wild format to Standard As more cards are added to the Arena pool, having each game feel meaningfully different actually becomes harder to accomplish many of the cool synergies between cards, such as Jade Golems or Mechs, live within each individual set release. Attempting to create decks that utilize these meaningful synergies in a wide and diluted card pool will become more and more difficult as the Wild card pool grows larger. Arena runs then becomes less about card synergies and smart deck choices and more about being fortunate enough to be presented with the best card from each set. This change should put the focus back on the player for good, synergistic Arena choices and make Arena decks feel more cohesive. We’ll be monitoring using the Standard format in Arena carefully, and we may add additional changes or formats in the future if it doesn’t meet our goals of having Arena feel interesting and different with each set release. Changes to Card Rarity Distribution We’re making a change to the frequency in which Common and Basic cards show up in the Arena. Common cards were about 78% of all Arena cards, and we felt that number was too high considering that many of the cards that focus around individual class identity and power level rely on the common cards of any given class. After this change, the number of Common and Basic cards that show up overall should be lower, giving more room for fun Rare, Epic, and Legendary cards to show up in an Arena run. In addition, the cards Abyssal Enforcer and Flamestrike will show up approximately 50% less in Arena. More Spells in a Run Spells have the power to swing a board state, generally more than minions do. Obviously, there are some exceptions to this. When the distribution of spells to minions is too low, the game usually ends up in the favor of the player that gets out their minions faster and more efficiently than the other player, because there aren’t enough cards that punish overextending. Bringing the distributions of spells and minions closer together allows for more room to have an Arena game that is more strategic and facilitates more plays and counter-plays to occur. Neutral Classic Cards Show Up Less A lot of neutral Classic cards tend to be minions without any text that lack interesting effects. While they are great for introducing newer players to Hearthstone and providing baselines for power level comparisons, they don’t make for compelling Arena run choices. This helps make more room for spells, class cards, and expansion cards to show up at a higher rate. Golden Cards Show Up In Arena If you own golden cards in your collection, copies of that card that appear in your Arena run will show up as golden. If you own a single golden card, the first copy of it you choose will be golden. If you own two copies of a golden card, every copy of that card you choose in the Arena will be golden. If you own one golden Legendary, every copy of that Legendary you choose in Arena will be golden. These changes will occur in an upcoming update near the end of February. We’ll see you in the Tavern! Edit: Added additional bullet point regarding golden cards.Zaerhinon1 22 Feb
10 Feb Welcome to the Arena! :) Hello, and welcome to the Hearthstone Arena forum! This forum is here to provide you with a friendly environment where you can discuss the Arena with your fellow combatants. Discuss your best deck-building strategies, epic winning streaks and your best Arena decks within – and learn the ropes from other Arena veterans! Community forums work best when participants treat their fellow posters with respect and courtesy, so we ask that you take the time to read through the forum Code of Conduct and Forum Guidelines before posting.Zaerhinon0 10 Feb
3h How works in the leaderboard. Why in the europe leaderboard 2 players with the same avg have 2 different position , and in asia they have the same? This seems ridicolous. How it works?Leta0 3h
1d How to become a game designer? How to become a game designer if you are brain dead? If ur brain is soft as a spanch - design arena for Heartstone! And you will feel right at home! Every one on the team is just like you )W84U0 1d
3d Mage solution I have pretty radical yet actual solution for mage being op(i hope there is no argue about that) problem - just remove mage from arena. So what do you think? If we remove mage would arena become better? What class will be op then? And what if we then remove this class, too?GabenTheOne12 3d
3d Wild arena mode, sign here. made a topic on U.S HS forums about this, thought i'd do the same here, even though EU is treated bad, But no matter where you play, i think your vote counts as a player regardless. Some classes don't work so good in standard arena mode, the arena seems to favor mages too much, other classes have a fairer chance in wild mode, but that's not the only reason why there should be a wild arena mode. If there is a wild mode and standard mode in constructed, there should be a wild mode in arena as well, it's only reasonable. Sign here if you want a wild arena mode option. 1+ PS: It would also solve the case where people save their arena decks, and wait for new expansion, so their saved arena deck has wild cards in it and crush standard arena decks, Logic.Kenshobu3 3d
3d Arena counted as lost I joined arena. Lost my first battle regularly, lost my second due to disconnect and I won third. But, I didnt get chance to play next game because I got third "X" and it count me like a lost. Please bring me back in arena. Thank youDzoG0 3d
4d Un'goro arena is unplayable! Every match past 6 wins is a clown fiesta with endless removal and descovery cards (and half of them before 6 wins). Game is often desided by ammount of removal and descovery cards u were able 2 draft. Players could not play around all of those! Mage is agrovating! Average mage deck contain around 3 board clears and can go on forever with good descovery roll! Paladin - descovery garbage + billion of buffs. Rouge - just billion piecec of removal. Other classes have no chance. Arena dumped down so much, i can not enjoy my time with this game mode any more! Whoever in charge of arena balancing should be fired! Game mode is as good as broken. I will rather get 500 error every time i try to start a new run. I uninstalled heartstone, since game quality went that low. This isn't a Blizzard game, this is trash!W84U0 4d
20 May Being roped in arena intentionally First game I've played in a few weeks, this guy is literally roping me turn for turn for no reason at all. And it was like that for almost 7 turns at which point, I just left the game. I don't expect this to be resolved at all, because I have no faith in Blizzard to actually do anything. But I'll leave you guys with a screenshot of the guy I played against. 20 May
20 May Vicious Fledgling too op in arena ! Hello to all ! Today i want to talk about a card that in my opinion is busted in arena and need to get nerfed or even removed.If Vicious Fledgling stays on board one turn the game is over, it gets windfury attack twice and get stealth it can't be stoped i had games like this and it isn't the best experience .If you can take that feedback and make the card enjoyable i will be very thankful!OdiSei5 20 May
18 May We are being robbed All decks in arena are top tier. All but mine. EVERY paladin at 0-2 has two spikeridge steeds and a couple of dinosizes, every rogue has every removal available to rogues and every mage has meteor, cabalist's etc. Literally everyone, even the ones I somehow manage to beat. I know, you can easily dismiss me as another whiner, but unless I am braindead how can my average drop so rapidly? Something is really wrong here people. I don't know what to assume... The net fact is that my gold drops rapidly... and just after I made a couple of 12 wins... interestingm3dio7 18 May
16 May Tracking of games for Arena? Hello Blizzard Like how many expansions has it been? and yet we do not have a proper statistics in the game. Every other game has this, that you can easily see statistic and evaluate your games. Its such a basic thing for a game, and yet you have not implemented this after so many expansions, especially in a game like Hearthstone, where it is so important! Who cares about the amount of total wins when there is nothing to compare it against. If you are scared about scaring newer players away, just put an option in to enable it, rather than not having it. I have to have addiontal programs and always enable them, and they dont always work. Its so unneccary. Why cant you just have a whole section in heartstone with statistics? I cant think of any other game this is more important in than HS and yet its not in the game.Lightshadow1 16 May
16 May Gold reward Since when is 10 gold reward for every 3 wins in arena not a thing?Sismis12 16 May
13 May Meteor needs to go! Title says it all. If you play arena you know what I am talking about.Sismis0 13 May
09 May Jaina is a dirty !@#$% When I started playing HS I dropped a look to every class and I was like "Hmm... mages have so many spells and can target anything whit them, that seems unfaire" and now I get wrecked in arena by their spells, they can simply cler the board, play some minions and then refill their hand, that's really not ok, also their hero power is op, they can deal 1 damange to anything on the bord whitout taking damange, nice, verry verry niceSheercold2 09 May
05 May Spectstor mode Hello. I have an idea about arenas. What do u think about spectator mode when friend building arena deck.? It could help new players who should play arena to learn cards and make some money. If we can see their picks, we can help, talk about which one is better and sth like that. What do u think about that.? Please let me know in coments.Pejo3 05 May
04 May This card needs to go, period. Just. Remove it already. It's a 90% win the moment you get it on turn 3. Arena....Zippey0 04 May
01 May Game searching Wheel spins forever As the title says, the game searching wheel never stops after I waited for like 5 min, and I can't cancel because the cancel button already greyed out (supposedly because an opponent is found). I close the game and relog back in and the game takes me to a screen that says "you were reconnected to your last game, resuming" and now I'm stuck on that screen. I close the game again and relog back in and again it brings me back to this reconnecting to the last game screen. What the hell is going on Blizz?CalBear20042 01 May
01 May Meteor This card is disgusting. Costs 6 for a potential 21 damages, while a card named Flame Lance costs 5 and deals 8. So now when you face a mage, you can't play around flamestrike because of meteor and you can't play around meteor because of flamestrike, talk about strategy, duh.FortuneDW2 01 May
29 Apr Casual Arena Games Hi, I like to play the arena, but don't always have the gold to get in. Even without the price at the end, it is fun to build a random deck and see how you are in comparison to others, and how many wins you can score. It can be something like "practice arena". It can be for free, or for a much lower price, but I think that such an option should be available.. ThanksSquareRootPi2 29 Apr
29 Apr Prince Malchezaar everywhere There should not be a card that increases your average wins with a deck by 3-4 by its presence. If I'm not running a fast deck and see Malchezar, it's so demoralizing because I know my chances to win are that much lower. I meet a Malchezaar deck in 4 out of 5 my arena runs. In my recent 8-3 run, i faced THREE different Malchezaar decks. That's almost one in three games. I mean it's okay if its super rare for the "whoa" factor, but with the increased offering bonus it has just become common place and the arena equivalent of meeting pirate warrior - you know you are !@#$ed right on the first turn.Akcope2 29 Apr
29 Apr Standard arena is boring I have played Arena since game was released. Several times a day. I have spent tons of money and had alot of fun. It has been worth it! It has been my prefered game mode. Today I have had my last arena run. The limited card choices makes it boring. I enjoyed the random picks from the wild deck, and it only got better as more decks was added. Now it is boring. I miss the old cards. I will not pay for another arena run until there is a wild mode added with all cards from all decks.Benjudas2 29 Apr
28 Apr Enough with the dust prize! Everyone knows that it is hard to collect coins for poor players in Hearthstone and it is PREETY annoying when the prize out of 3 is dust or a common card. My last 4 runs of arena I got wins 4-4-6-5 and all of them gave me dust. Enough is enough, fix this !@#$.Blackfyre1 28 Apr
28 Apr Overpowered card in arena (Vicious Fledgling) I do not usually do this, but I've had enough terrible experience with one of the new cards of Un'Goro's expansion and I am pretty sure not the only one here. I am talking about "Vicious Fledgling". The thing is that I play Arena a lot and in the past few weeks I have lost many games because this card is unbalanced in ARENA. I would recommend to remove it (from arena) since it doesn't need much skill to attack a hero and adapt a 3 mana cost minion over and over until the game is just over. Since we know in arena the possibility of removing a card like the "Vicious Fledgling" is very low, I don't think it should stay, because once again this card DOES NOT contest the opponent's deck and completely ruins experienceing the fun and skilled part of arena. At last, if anyone needs proof watch AmazHS's video: 28 Apr
25 Apr fix matchmaking in arena pls!! My highest rank ever in ranked is rank 10, so why do i always get matched with legendary players?? Thats no fun at all, those guys are clearly far better players then me, i is super frustrating to constantly get matched up with those and loose...Storm2 25 Apr
24 Apr Arena is fun So many hate posts about arena, i feel like throwing in some fresh, positive air. Arena is a lot of fun, full of twists. Surely is a lot more hardcore than before, you can lose with very good decks or from seemingly won position. But it's a lot of fun with the whole bunch of new cards and there is a lot to discover there. Surely, some cards need attention, like envenom weapon or the vicious Doctor 3. And what else have we left, standard mode is unplayable with this ridiculous rogue quest thing. I was wondering if the Blizzard team think is a good idea to implement stuff like : if you don't win by turn X you lose, or if you can't remove this minion this turn, you lose. Sadly, most modern games are either too easy because devs want to open them to the masses or too fast because devs believe people don't have the time and patience to play a longer game. I think i am part of the minority that likes hard and challenging and don't mind investing some extra time if the game is fun. So, i want to have faith in the dev team and hope they address the broken mechanics, otherwise this game has so many great ideas and it's a lot of fun.Zulu3 24 Apr
23 Apr Wild arena mode, sign here. made a topic on U.S HS forums about this, thought i'd do the same here, even though EU is treated bad, But no matter where you play, i think your vote counts as a player regardless. Some classes don't work so good in standard arena mode, the arena seems to favor mages too much, other classes have a fairer chance in wild mode, but that's not the only reason why there should be a wild arena mode. If there is a wild mode and standard mode in constructed, there should be a wild mode in arena as well, it's only reasonable. Sign here if you want a wild arena mode option. 1+Kenshobu0 23 Apr
22 Apr Can I report cheating in Arena? Not sure if I can, but I want to report the user "DOehl" as he use wild cards in Arena. In this instance he used "Argent Horserider", a "The Grand Tournament" card that should not be able to be obtainable in Arena. The person who battled the player was not me, but another streamer (Amaz). A picture is available here: You can watch the battle on his twitch channel: It's the last battle he does that day (13.04.2017) (Exact time in video: 04:36:26) And unfortunately lost. Thank you for using your time to read this :) It's important to let players know that arena is a fair battle. Especially when people spend money on it.Skyler3 22 Apr
22 Apr A disappointed fan First of all I want to thank the Hearthstone team for giving me the years of fun that I had with this game. I have been playing Hearthstone since the Beta and I find myself coming back to it each week for some games. I enjoy ranked mode but at my core I am an arena player. I enjoy playing with each card and trying to get the maximum effect to turn a bad deck into a decent one to reach 5+ wins. When it was announced some cards were being removed from arena I started to have faith that you were going to balance arena to the point were every class had some chance. My best arena days were before you release One Night in Karazhan and printed the most poorly balanced card in arena history: Firelands Portal, and to top it off you made it a common. That was the moment my faith in a fun and semi balanced arena system died. Just compare Firelands Portal to Ironforge Portal. I thought that maybe you will see the error and fix it by changing its rarity. It's a card from an adventure so rarity only affects arena not constructed. You did nothing of the sort, it's like you want mage to be the class we all face 50% of arena games. So after putting arena in a better place and then printing completely unbalanced cards you force standard arena on us. And from there on my experience has been flatout garbage. Drafting feels horrible and since I refuse to play mage (I will not be a part of the arena disease) arena just feels like playing the Crossroads Tavern Brawl, a stinking pile of rng mess that is unrewarding for any skillplay. I was hoping that Un'Goro would change anything. But it made it worse in many ways. Warrior is even worse then it was, think on that and how bad warrior already was. I just played 6 games on my Hearthstone account and of those I fought 5 mages, 5 bloody mages because they are everywhere. It has gotten to the point where the only fun I can find is draft speficly anti mage cards and beat those ezmode tools. But enough is enough, maybe I will come back if your arena bothers to even look at it like they did that one time were cards were removed. Until then I deinstalled with a bitter and salty taste in my mouth over a once great game mode to a fun cardgame.Seath4 22 Apr
22 Apr wft? arena im top 10 in ranked. but in arena i seems to cant win !@#$ Morten5 22 Apr
21 Apr point of the arena big minions vs removals. tbh, in extreme rare cases something elseGabenTheOne1 21 Apr
21 Apr gotto top deck i started an arena run whit anduyn and I literally got no 1 drop, my cheapest thing was forbidden shapeshifter and the rest I had to chose betwin 4+ cost minions, I tryed to work on curve but I managed to get only a few low cost minions, why does that even happen?Sheercold0 21 Apr
17 Apr I wanna learn from my mistakes Hello, today I went 2-3 in arena with a deck I think was pretty good. I'm a little disappointed. I want to figure out my mistakes but don't know how. The only thing I do to get better is watching more experienced players like Trump and Amaz. I also record my matches. How do you try to improve in HS? Did I make any severe mistakes? Loss 1 : Loss 2 : Loss 3 : Thanks for your advice. :)Hagrid6 17 Apr
14 Apr Arena and its problems Even in the beginning when you have to select your hero, there is luck involved whether you get a top tier option. And then there is the deck crafting. Absolutely based on pure luck whether you get good cards or not. The outcome of your arena run depends on this significantly. And then the basic HS luck-fest, including top-decking, Malchezaar, card draws etc. Even the rewards are so RNG based, sometimes you just waste time with arena runs (even 5 win ones) As someone who has been playing since Alpha, it's sad to see how a game with such potential degraded over the years. The main issue is that the game values luck over skill. You can play 100% perfectly, and still lose your matches, simply because of the insane amount of luck involved. This is what is wrong with the game and makes people quit.Aelthura4 14 Apr
13 Apr Arena dc into a loss post game I was at 8 or 9 wins and two losses in arena today, while searching for an opponent, game crashes, i quickly restart and got back into the game, then i play a close match with a rogue and win. After the game this screen appears and my run ends with terrible rewards, what the hell is that about? game crashes on it's own and after i still win, i get a loss? pls refundTaikatatti0 13 Apr
11 Apr i quit .GabenTheOne1 11 Apr
09 Apr and i also hate developersGabenTheOne0 09 Apr
09 Apr and the rewards are total bs .GabenTheOne0 09 Apr
09 Apr arena is !@#$ as always wasGabenTheOne0 09 Apr
08 Apr Value of discoveries Hello I've played a couple of matches in arena and almost every match contains a couple of discover/ get cards from both me and my opponent. My biggest concern with these cards are the almost ridiculous rate of legendary and "value" you get from them. My lastest match was: The opponent drops two undercity hucksters and one hallucination. From them he gets archmage antonidas, pyroblast and pyros. I drop a kabal courier in the same game and get to chose from a pick of legendary minions. (i can post the screencaps if anyone has any doubts). This can't be the way it's sopposed to go. There must be something wrong with the % of discover rate's epic/legendary. Surely the pick of legendaries must be a slim chance. Not 50/50 slugfest. Anyone else feels the discover rate on cards is very high on legendary and epic stuff?Gumlak0 08 Apr
08 Apr Hacker in Arena Mode I was just playing a game in Arena mode, and at the moment I was close to winning my opponent suddenly had Onyxia and Nozdormu. Well normally I would just admit that I got beaten, but when I saw what created the card I got really curious. Both cards said "created by: UNKNOWN ENTITY [cardType=Invalid]". So I thought it's kinda suspicious that he suddenly got the right cards to turn the game around and I think he was hacking but I'm not sure. His username is Dok908. I also have screenshots but I don't know how to upload them here.Jager1201 08 Apr
07 Apr Unless convinced otherwise, I won't do arena I'm a long time CCG player. I can make a deck out of virtually anything and make it work by adjustments. But in arena, it seems luck/RNG is too much of a factor to keep playing it. I've always had lousy luck, but in most cases, you can make that work for you. In Magic Duels, out of thousands of games, I've gone first 11.3% of the time. Do I whine? No, I build my decks to go second. Easy fix right there and I'm one of their top players. Some cards in arena you have to take the "best of the crap" in some choices. I'll be honest, the RNG is better here than in Duels by so wide a margin it's insane. But if you get the luck of drawing all the crud you had to take, you're going to lose. You can play it to the best of your ability but you only get a "well played" for it. Look my name up on the internet, Shadowcran. You'll find articles/threads I've written on just how bad the RNG games use is. Just because I can make a positive out of a negative is no reason to ignore the problem itself as I'm just one guy. Here, at least the bad luck seems shared, it just depends on the draw and that's too much to risk the hard won 150gp and oodles of time. Oh, I've seen some decks that seemed like they were godlike in arena, but for the most part, people seem to have the same junk luck I do. I'm not complaining about that. My usual arena experiences are this: I win 2, then they sic the dogs on me. So yeah, I'm at least getting my coin back(if not the time spent) so I'm not whining. By the dogs, they sic players with those godlike decks and from what I'm reading from others, this is the norm. I even managed to beat a couple of them. Also, a lot of the cards no longer used in standard just....suck. Those are usually the "crap" cards I speak of. Ancient Healbot aside, the rest aren't worth the digital paper they're digitally printed on. I've read the guides, and use them for drafting and yes, they are a great help, especially when stuck with the midrange selections. I may come back to it, but at this moment, without changes, it doesn't seem worth it. I'm sure if they made a couple of changes, I'd return and try it again.Shadowcran8 07 Apr
07 Apr Arena system bug Won the game but counted as lost game. I literally hit the opponent for lethal allrwady came the screen victory but on arena screen got the "x" as lost game.. wtf?WildChild0 07 Apr
05 Apr New player matched against experienced.... So this is pretty much bull!@#$. I've just lost 0-3 and obviously was pissed off by the amount of bull%^-* the cards my oponents played against me. So after an hour break, I decide to play another run. Got a Mage deck that has good control. Right now i'm at 0-2 with the mage and it is such bull!@#$. Every player i've been matched against are old (experienced), judging by their card skins. (2014-2015 skins) and even added a few as friends just to ask them how long they've played the game. Most say around 1-2 years. I've played for a month now so its kind of bull%^-* i'm being matched against good players. I rarely, rarely get actually angry at a game but this is complete bull!@#$. Either it's the RNG that is %^-*ing with me, or that I really aren't that good. Probably is the latter, but at least make me play against another player that "isn't good" so that I actually have a chance....Nebula1 05 Apr
03 Apr Regarding the new Top 100 Rules I'm looking for some clarification of the new rules regarding the Top 100 Arena players list: If a player has a better win record over a series of runs that spans more than 30 consecutive runs, will that record be counted? i.e. if your best 30 consecutive arena runs put you at an average of 7 wins, but the runs at either end of that chain (32 runs total) would increase your overall winrate to 7.1 wins, will this be taken into account? Or is the aim purely to show the best 30 arena run streaks; it seems slightly unfair if anyone misses out because their good runs are separated by some average ones.AntiFlame2 03 Apr
29 Mar Another arena rant topic Just want to complain about all you guys complaining on. Arena is total bs, no skill required to drop removal after removal. I hate devs making such attractive game worse and worse each expansion starting Naxxramas. Each enemy turn I hear Broud laughing at me from the screen. What for the solutions? Its pretty simple, remove Mage from class pick in Arena, drop chances for draftinf AOE and buff cards, i dont know. But what is it right now is completly unenjoyeble piece of crap. I mean, Blizzard, do you like your forums being flooded with topics like this? For what purpose you doing your job? Money? If game will stay as it is, you won't get any from me. As for now, I wish all of you to die horrible.GabenTheOne1 29 Mar
26 Mar Arena Reward for Ungoro Ive got a question about the arena, if i play the arena when ungoro comes out will i get ungoro packs? debating if i should save my gold for arena plays in april or do arenas nowMeescha3 26 Mar
25 Mar Less RNG in arena So I was playing this game, where I was ahead constantly, until my opponent drew a kabal chemist, got dragonfire potion from it. Next, he used cabalist tome, got 2 flamestrikes and another cabalist tome, from where he got another flamestrike and a greater arcane misiles. I honestly feel like Blizzard sometimes decides that RNG is only there for those who worships it rather than those, who want to play with skills and an actual plan.DREAMSTREET0 25 Mar
23 Mar LEGENDARIES IN ARENA With the new change you made to arena, i have almost played every single game against a legendary. How about you stop !@#$in with that, and get back to the normal going of card selection. Its just no fun you know. Its plain %^-*holygoblin3 23 Mar
23 Mar What a shambles arena has become Arena just feels trash now, making it more common to draft legendary's what chance do you have against some idiot who drafts 3-4 legendary's that totally crushes the game. Before it was pretty RNG but now it just feels like you are completely out favoured when someone slaps down ysera and changes the game GREAT.BottyToucher0 23 Mar