Hearthstone Gold Guide 2017: Maximize Free Packs, Gold, and Dust

In Hearthstone, gold can be quite difficult to acquire. If you’ve just begun, or you’re just looking to make sure you’ve left no stone unturned, I hope this gold guide can help!

Purchasing Packs

If you do decide to spend money on packs, the cheapest way to do so is with Amazon Coins. Read more about it here: How-to Buy Cheaper Hearthstone Packs!

Unique Quests that Gain You Gold, Dust, or Pack(s)

These are quests you can only do once! Generally they will be stuff you can do when you first start, but there are quests that will take time to complete.

Easy Unique Quests

Completing some of these quests will trigger the next quest involved in the line.

Quest Description Reward
Win 5 Practice Games Win 5 games in Practice mode. 1
First Blood Complete a game in Play mode. 1
The Duelist Play 3 games in Play mode. 100
Ready to Go! Unlock every Hero. 100
Enter the Arena Enter Arena Mode. 1 Arena Run
Crafting Time Disenchant a card. 95
Level Up Get any class to level 10. 1
Crushed Them All! Defeat every Expert AI Hero. 100
Got the Basics! Collect every card in the Basic Set. 100

Long Term Unique Quests

These will take a bit longer to accomplish.

Quest Description Reward
Chicken Dinner Win 100 games in any mode. 300
Big Winner Win 1000 games in any mode. 300
One of Everything! Collect every card in the Classic Set. 100

Promotional Bonus Packs

Quest Description Reward
Reaper of Packs Purchase Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls. 1
Greater Reaper of Packs Purchase Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition. 3

These Expert Card Packs require a Battle.net account to be redeemed, and a maximum of five bonus Expert Card Packs can be redeemed on a single Battle.net account. – Source

Double check that this offer is still available because it could end at any time.

Platform Rewards

Logging into your Battle.net account on your phone or tablet will trigger one of these rewards.

Quest Description Reward
iPack Play a game on the iPad. 1
Android Tablet Play a game on an Android Tablet. 1
iPhone Play a game on an iPhone. 1
Android Phone Play a game on an Android Phone. 1
Galaxy Gifts Play a game on a Samsung Galaxy S6 Series Phone. 3 + Card Back

Galaxy Gifts

If you don’t have a Samsung Galaxy S6 phone you can use an emulator to gather the packs. Read more about it here. Do this at your own risk, because it surely isn’t a method supported by Blizzard.

Daily Quests

You are awarded one quest per day, you can re-roll the new quest or any other quests you might have in your queue once per day. You are able to keep 3 quests in your queue, and will not gain any further quests once you’ve accumulated 3. This means you should try to keep your quest log with at least one open spot so you are gaining a new quest each day.

To maximize your gold you should always be aiming for the 50 – 100 gold quests.

Quest Description Reward
Class 1 or Class 2 Victory Win 2 games with Class 1 or Class 2 40
Class 1 or Class 2 Dominance Win 5 games with Class 1 or Class 2 60
(Class) Victory Win 3 games with (Class). 50
Destroy them All Destroy 40 minions. 40
Only the Mighty Play 20 minions that cost 5 or more. 40
The Meek Shall Inherit Play 30 minions that cost 2 or less. 40
Spell Master Play 40 spells. 40
Beat Down Deal 100 damage to enemy heroes. 40
3 Victories! Win 3 games with any class. 40
Total Dominance Win 7 games in any mode. 100
Everybody! Get in here! Win 5 Tavern Brawls. 60
Watch and Learn! Watch a friend win in Spectator Mode. 1
Inspiring Use your Hero Power 30 times. 50
Play a Friend! Play a friend, you both earn a reward! 80

Class Quests

Quest Description Reward
Emerald Dream Play 30 Druid cards. 40
Welcome to the Jungle Play 30 Hunter cards. 40
Arcane Brilliance Play 30 Mage cards. 40
Righteousness Play 30 Paladin cards. 40
Shadow and Light Play 30 Priest cards. 40
They Came From Behind Play 30 Rogue cards. 40
The Maelstrom Play 30 Shaman cards. 40
Dark Soul Play 30 Warlock cards. 40
Tactician Play 30 Warrior cards. 40

Card Specific Quests

Quest Description Reward
Stable Master Play 20 Beasts. 50
Beyond the Dark Portal Play 15 Demons. 50
Mrgrgrglrr Play 30 Murlocs. 50
Swashbuckler Play 10 Pirates. 50
For Azeroth! Play 30 Battlecry minions. 50
Death to the Living! Play 20 Deathrattle minions. 50
Tiny Bubbles Make Me Happy Play 10 Divine Shield minions. 50
Rampage Play 10 Enrage minions. 50
You Shall Not Pass! Play 20 Taunt minions. 50
Elemental Overload Play 15 Overload cards. 50
Combo Meal Play 10 Combo cards. 50
It’s a Secret to Everyone Play 10 Secrets. 50
Weaponmaster Play 10 Weapons. 50
Cry Havoc Play 75 Battlecry minions. 100
Murlocalypse Play 75 Murlocs. 100

Play Mode

If you’re really desperate for gold you can obtain 100 gold per day by playing in Play Mode. This means either Casual or Ranked Mode. Every 3 victories rewards 10 gold, so you would have to win 30 games in a single day to gain the max 100 gold per day.

If you’re just starting then Casual Mode can be easier based on the fact that Matchmaking will pit you against opponents of an equal skill level:

When you jump into Casual mode, you will be matched up against other Casual mode players of equal skill. So if you are new to the game, you will be matched up against other new players. If you fare well in Casual mode, you will continue to be matched against other Casual players of equal skill. This mode uses a hidden MMR rating to ensure you and your opponent should prove to be “Worthy Opponents”.

Ranked Play matches you with other Ranked Play players that are as close to your current Ranking as possible and does not follow an MMR system. So a Rank 5 Player will be matched with another Rank 5 player (or as close as possible to their current rank).

Source

If you’re at rank 25 – 15 it can be easier to play in Ranked Mode, especially later in the season.

Arena Mode

Arena is easily the most profitable way to gain gold, dust, packs, and cards. The only problem is that being good at Arena can be difficult. It takes time to figure out how to approach every match up, what cards to pick, and how to maximize your win percentage.

Arena is 150 gold, to break even in arena in terms of value, you need to get 3 – 4 wins. This rewards you with one pack (worth 100 gold), an average of 40 – 60 gold, and about 5 dust. Stats are based on Arena Mastery averages.

Breaking even will not allow you to keep playing, because you’ll eventually run out of gold. This means you need to reach the “infinite” level. To consistently keep playing you need to average around 7 wins. This allows for variance, because sometimes you’ll win 12 and gain 300+ gold, but other times you could win as few as 3 games and only get an average of 40 gold.

Here’s a list of resources to help your Arena game.

Hearth Arena

Hearth Arena is probably the best resource for helping you with your Arena game. You can download an app that will overlay your Arena choices which will help you choose cards for your draft. While this isn’t an absolutely perfect method, it will help you as a beginner and intermediate Arena player.

Lightford Tier List

ADWCTA & Merps are a couple of the most respected Arena players, and have compiled an Arena Tier List.

Arena Streamers

Some of the well-known strong Arena players.

Tavern Brawl

Every Wednesday there’s a new Tavern Brawl, and the great thing about Tavern Brawl is that it will sometimes be premade decks which will put you on an even playing field if you’re low on cards. This also gives you a chance to complete quests with classes you wouldn’t have otherwise. Ccompleting quests via Tavern Brawl is usually much faster than Casual or Ladder.

The other great thing about Tavern Brawl is that you currently get a free Classic Pack every week upon your first victory! This is great for anyone trying to expand their collection!

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