All 235 Cards from Hearthstone’s new Core Set have bean revealed
Less than a month after the Core Set and Classic Format were announced, Hearthstone just revealed all 235 cards that will be making their way into the new Core Set.
Similar to the Basic Set, cards from the Core Set will be unlocked by leveling up each class. This means that players (granted that they’ve leveled up each class up to 10) will have all the Core Set cards in their collection as soon as the Year of the Gryphon rolls along.
The time has come! Feast your eyes on the FULL Core set coming in the Year of the Gryphon, now available to view in the card library! 🎊FEATURED STORIES
— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) February 25, 2021
The competitive viability of a lot of cards in the Basic and Classic sets has been a point of debate within the community because of power creeping. Take, for example, the 3-mana 1/4 Dalaran Mage vs the 1-mana 1/3 Lab Partner. Both minions have +1 Spell Damage but the older card costs 2 more mana for a small upside of an additional 1 health.
The introduction of the Core Set aims to avoid this by providing new and returning players with adequate tools to stay competitive with a rotating set of free cards that can be adjusted and fine-tuned to maintain their viability across multiple expansions. At the same time, this allows the development team to make card changes more freely without worrying about adverse reactions from players who spent precious dust to craft them.
The Core Set doesn’t only introduce iconic Warcraft characters such as Vanessa VanCleef and High Inquisitor Whitemane as new Legendary minions but it also gave cards like Cairne Bloodhoof a minor buff to its deathrattle. Dragon aspects Onyxia, Ysera, Malygos, Deathwing, and Alexstraza received interesting ability reworks as well.
You can view all the cards from the Core Set on Hearthstone’s official site.
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