Signature Cards were first introduced in March of the Lich King expansion. They are a special type of cosmetic card that showcases full, alternate card artwork. What’s important to note is that they are added to the card packs ON TOP of already existing cards. If you get a Signature card, it replaces a random Common you would get instead, so it’s a clear win for the players. Even though they are rare, they increase the pack value ever so slightly.
And how rare they are, exactly? Let’s start with the fact that you can only open the Legendary Signature cards (non-Legendaries are available through the events or rewards track). And those are as rare as Golden Legendary cards, so 1 in 181 packs on average, 1 in 361 packs pity timer. Depending on how many packs you open, you can probably expect 1 (or less than 1) per expansion. The odds are much higher in Golden Packs – you can expect 1 per 20 packs on average, with a guaranteed one every 40 packs. But given how expensive Golden Packs are, they are more of a whale magnet. At least the non-Legendary Signature Cards are easily accessible to an average player (as long as you’re playing during the expansion they are from).
However, long story short is that the first batch of Signature Cards wasn’t liked by most of the players. Between the lack of color, weird-looking borders (especially when on board), and the fact that you couldn’t get rid of it even if you wanted, the reception was mostly negative. That’s why Blizzard has decided to remake them in Festival of Legends, and I think they hit the nail on the head. The colors pop, the border is thinner so you can see more of the artwork, and maybe most importantly you can disenchant them for the value of Golden cards of respective rarity – so if you don’t like how it looks, you can always craft the Golden version instead (or just two regular Legendaries, which is a better deal).
Yesterday, they gave some content creators the Signature Cards to reveal on social media (we revealed Cage Head!) and the reception is clearly better now. Most of the people really like them and actually want to have them now. And those who don’t can easily get rid of them now, so it’s a win-win. In case you haven’t seen them, we’ve gathered all of the Festival of Legends Signature Cards in this post. You can find all of them below: