Hearthstone Beginner’s Guide 2018 – Guides, Tips, and Tricks for New Players!

Welcome new and beginning players to Hearthstone! I know that Hearthstone might seem a bit complicated at first, but our Hearthstone Beginners Guide will help you learn where to start in the game. This guide can also help you if you’re coming back to Hearthstone after a recent hiatus, or if you are an intermediate player looking to learn some things you may have missed along the way.

Hearthstone & Card Game Basics

If you’ve never played a card game, or it’s been a while this is a good place to start.

Hearthstone’s Official How To Play Page

If you haven’t played Hearthstone yet then the official Hearthstone site has a pretty good rundown on how everything works.

Hearthstone Terms & Glossary – Card Game Terms

One of the overwhelming things about coming into a new game can be some of the terms used that you may have never heard before. This list will help you get a basic understanding of the majority of these terms.

Hearthstone Class Overviews & Guides

Learn all there is to know about all of the classes in Hearthstone. These guides go over class backgrounds, themes and mechanics, strengths and weaknesses, meta decks and strategies, as well as supply beginner and budget decks!

Hearthstone Deck Type FAQ

When you are new to the game you might have missed some of the previously played deck or just aren’t sure why a deck is referred to in a certain way. This post will clear this up for you!

Hearthstone Beginner’s Tips for New Hearthstone Players

When you’re starting out it can be easy to get a bit lost, especially if this is your first card game. The tips in the article above should help you get ahead!

How-to Build a Hearthstone Deck & Replace Cards in Meta Decks

A good skill to learn even early on is how to build your own deck. Not all the decks you build are going to be top tier, but the process will help you understand why certain cards are played in successful decks. This post also teaches you how to know which cards are good replacements for cards you might not have in meta decks.

What is Tempo in Hearthstone?

Tempo is one of Hearthstone’s core concepts, but it can be a bit confusing for new players.

Gaining Gold & Purchasing Cheaper Packs

A big part of starting out is compiling gold and purchasing packs. You will likely want to start with purchasing Classic Packs, they have the most bang for your buck and have a lot of cards that fit in the majority of the top decks. After that it’s generally best to start focusing on the most recent expansion.

How-to Buy Cheap Hearthstone Packs – Amazon Coins

This method can sometimes be a hassle, but if you keep an eye out for Amazon Coin promotions it can be worth your while. Amazon will run deals where they’ll kick back percentages of coins, or just flat out give you coins for purchasing certain things. Also, be aware of the coin tax if you live in the United States (certain states) or a country that has a tax on Amazon Coins purchases.

Hearthstone Gold Guide – How-to Maximize Your Gold

The guide above will help you understand which quests you should be trying to complete. It also directs you to places that will help you up your Arena game which is the best way to get cards and gain gold.

Infinite Arena Guide – How-to Best Play Arena

Arena is the best method for gaining gold, and this guide will explain how to best maximize your chances to win!

Free & Budget Hearthstone Decks for Beginners

Here’s a couple of posts that feature decks you can use when you are just starting out.

Beginner Hearthstone Deck Lists

These are decks that cost zero dust and can be played in casual or on the ladder. Keep in mind that you are better off in Casual mode for the most part because you are paired against people more your level.

Budget Hearthstone Decks

Now these decks are a bit more serious and can be used to climb higher onto the ladder. Rank 15 on the ladder is doable with these type of decks, but you’ll want to be starting to look towards the top meta decks if you want to climb further.

The Best Meta Decks for Hearthstone

If you are ready to take the next step in Hearthstone, then these are the decks at the top of the meta.

Best Hearthstone Standard Ladder Meta Decks

If you are looking for the absolute best Standard decks then the post above includes a tier list as well as winrates for all of the top decks.

Best Hearthstone Wild Ladder Meta Decks

If you are really looking for a different meta experience then check out the Wild format! Wild has many different deck variations, this post tries to compile the best of them for each class.

Hearthstone General Knowledge Guides & Tools

This section is just for a few guides and tools that can help you understand concepts that have to do with Hearthstone, but aren’t necessarily related to players just starting in Hearthstone.

Hearthstone Legendary Card Deck Tool

Have you just opened a Legendary card and are unsure what deck it might belong in? Well, this tool will help make that search easier. Just input the Legendary you just got and it will output decks it was listed in from the last five seasons!

Hearthstone Standard Rotation Schedule & Guide

If you are unfamiliar with how a Standard rotation is handled then this guide will help you understand the process.

Hearthstone Deck Comparison Tool

You’ll find checkboxes on pages that list multiple decks and on deck pages as well. These allow you to compare decks together and see how some players build certain archetypes compared to others. You can also go to the tool page itself and check it out as it lists a bunch of popular deck types.

Hearthstone Legendary Crafting Guide

If you are wondering what the best Legendaries to craft for current and future decks are then this post will help you guide you through that process.

Secret Cheat Sheets

When you first start out it can be pretty difficult to remember what each Secret card does. These cheat sheets should help give you an easy reminder.

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  1. WhatdoUmeme
    April 10, 2020 at 10:49 am

    Hello im new to the game since a week ago and im struggling to get from rank 50 to 20 do u have a good basic deck that requires no dust im saving that up so i can make a deck in the future i like rogue the most im still learning how to play cuz im getting swatted by players who have allot more cards then me

  2. Andrew199020
    June 27, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    This has been very helpful along with some matches of WCG and HS Grandmasters and gameplay of
    Thijs Hearthstone, I would watch them and incorporate what I have learned from here. Glad to say, I’m in rank 10 in my server.

  3. Nelmar23
    June 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I’ve just started playing this game since me and my friends watch the Live Match of TechnoGoose and Exigo on WCG. I just got curious about this game and now I like it so much. This will gonna be a big help to me.

  4. Paulvilanoma
    April 11, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Man I wish I read this so I could have registered for the games at WCG, I probably wouldn’t make it past the regional qualifiers though haha. I missed my chance for a free trip to China XD I wonder which of the pros read this guide.

  5. AryannaLao20
    March 27, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    This helps a lot. Thank you so much! I’ve been a player since Kraken, but I don’t play that much. That’s why I’m still a newbie in HS until now.

  6. Photoz
    November 1, 2018 at 5:05 am

    Hi, it probably hasn’t changed a lot, but I’d there going to be an update to this?

  7. Sasha
    September 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm


  8. giojutsu
    April 2, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Hi There!

    May i suggest in deck builder to have a “format” not limited to Wild and Standard only. you can put; wild, Pre- Year of Kraken, Year of Kraken, Year of Mamooth-Standard.its just a matter of filters in the dbase.