Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Crafting System Overview

An overview of the crafting system in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is the
new kid on the block. The most recently announced Blizzard game, this
endeavor is something a bit unexpected. However, most are more than a
little interested to see it played out. As we draw closer to the beta
release, new juicy tidbits of delicious information are flying out
wetting our appetite for more. Most recently, we got to take a look
at the crafting system that will go along with Hearthstone. Take a
look at it with us in the paragraphs below:

Crafting in Hearthstone

Crafting in World of Warcraft can be a
bit...tedious, especially with the various professions available and
the time involved in collecting materials. Crafting in Hearthstone
will be much simpler The crafting system in this game will do one
thing; allow players to take cards they do not necessarily need or
want and transform them into cards they do want.

Tiny Little Details

In order to craft new cards in
Hearthstone you will need to take cards you don't want and break them
down into Arcane Dust. Each Card will disenchant into a set amount of
Arcane Dust based on its rarity. You can find a card's rarity right
in the middle, demonstrated by an oval gem. A white gem on a card
means Common, blue is Rare, purples are Epic, and orange gems are
Legendary. This color system should be very familiar to all those who
have previously played World of Warcraft.

Once you have accumulated some Dust you
can then take it and craft a card from your favorite deck. Simply
take the Dust, find the card you wish to create, and spend enough
Dust to unlock it. Simple. Remember, as in most things, it will take
a whole lot more Dust to unlock a Legendary card than it will to
unlock a Common.

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Wondering how much Dust each type of
card will give you or how much Dust it will take to create a certain
type of card? Here is the current breakdown of that information:

  • Common (White) – Disenchants to 5
    Arcane Dust / Crafted for 40 Arcane Dust
  • Rare (Blue) – Disenchants to 20
    Arcane Dust / Crafted for 100 Arcane Dust
  • Epic (Purple) – Disenchants to 100
    Arcane Dust / Crafted for 400 Arcane Dust
  • Legendary (Orange) – Disenchants to
    400 Arcane Dust / Crafted for 1600 Arcane Dust

Gold Cards

Gold Cards are extra special cards that
you can craft using Arcane Dust. Gold cards can be created from any
card in your collection. A gold card will have special (golden)
alternate frame options and will also sport animated art. Golden
cards can sometimes be found randomly in card packs, however, this
occurrence is very, very rare. Gold cards are a living breathing
status symbol for Hearthstone.

Curious to know the Arcane Dust stats
behind Gold cards? Check out the breakdown below:

  • Common Gold Cards – Disenchants for
    50 Arcane Dust / Crafted for 400 Arcane Dust
  • Rare Gold Cards – Disenchants for 100
    Arcane Dust / Crafted for 800 Arcane Dust
  • Epic Gold Cards – Disenchants for 400
    Arcane Dust / Crafted for 1600 Arcane Dust
  • Legendary Gold Cards – Disenchants
    for 1600 Arcane Dust / Crafted for 3200 Arcane Dust

Hearthstone Gold Card

Not a Trading Card Game

You may be wondering since Hearthstone
is a card game, why you can't just trade your cards with other
players to collect the cards you desire. Blizzard explains it like
this; when a player opens a pack of cards they will find cards of
various rarities. Common cards in these packs are impossible to
trade, however, rare cards and above hold immense value. So when you
finally get that rare you have been dying to have, you will probably
want to keep it. However, this means that you have to keep purchasing
more and more packs of cards to get other rares to trade, even if you
may not want to part with them. The only other option is to dish out
mad amounts of cash to purchase the cards you want or to simply go
without them. This can leave players feeling discouraged and

Blizzard has implemented the
Hearthstone crafting system to allow rare cards of all varieties to
be available to players without having to wait on dumb luck. This way
players can round out their decks and feel they are accomplishing
something by simply putting in the work to collect Arcane Dust.
Crafting seems to be a much better (and more fun!) option for

That is all the information we
currently have about the Hearthstone: Heros of Warcraft crafting
system. Please note that none of the information presented is final
and may be changed at any time. What do you think about the crafting
system version a standard trading system? Share your thoughts with us

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