Hearthstone Card Backs List and How-To Unlock Them

What is a Card Back?

A card back is the art on the back of your cards. It is viewed in game by you and your opponent, when you open a pack, and when you view your cards in the my collection viewer.


How Do I Use Card Backs?

At the Hearthstone menu, click on My Collection and on the top right (to the left of “My Decks”) look for a card icon. Click on it and select a card back and make it a favorite. Favoriting a card back will make it the default card back for all of your decks. To select a specific card back for a particular deck, select the deck you want in the My Collection area. Click on the card icon and select your card back.

How do I Earn Card Backs?

Some card backs can be obtained by ranking passed rank 20 in each play season. The card back is received at the END of the season, which is at the end of the month. You’ll know a season is coming to an end when you start receiving pop ups indicating how many days are left in that play season.


Card Backs List and Availability



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Fireside Friends Card Back Notes

  • The “Fireside Friends” card back is earned by completing the Fireside Friends Quest. To complete the quest, you need to be on a subnet (network) with at least THREE other people that are logged into Hearthstone. You must then play one of those connected people at least three times and you’ll receive the card back.
  • You can play the same person three times as long as there are three players (including yourself) logged into the same subnet.
  • Winning or losing does not matter.
  • I obtained my Fireside card back by playing with people on my home network and instantly conceding three times.
  • There are Fireside Events you can attend that are really what this card back is all about! Find out more about them here: Fireside Gatherings.
  • If you’re really desperate you can use other methods to obtain the card back which are explained here: Reddit



Legendary Card Back

Here’s the one that every ranked player aspires to receive! This card back is gained by obtaining a legendary rank during a ranked play season.

How-to Get Legendary Rank

Well, there’s no fool-proof method to obtain legendary rank. What I will say is that it takes the following: Time, Skill, Luck, and Patience.

You’ll have to get through these ranks:


Each of these ranks has a certain amount of stars you must obtain via wins to move down in rank. 25 – 21 require 2 stars, 20 – 16 require 3 stars, 15 – 11 require 4 stars, and 10 – 1 require 5 stars. Above rank 21 you cannot lose stars, but after that you can lose stars and go back in rank. Once you’ve passed rank 20, you can no longer move back passed rank 20. If you’re a solid player, you will undoubtedly start to string wins together which allows you to gain a win streak bonus. After winning your third game in a row you will receive one extra bonus star for every win up until rank 5. Once you hit rank 5, you stop receiving a bonus for three straight wins. This makes the ranking process a lot more difficult and you tend to bounce around back and forth between ranks based on your skill level and luck.

Check out our List of the Best Standard Decks for Hearthstone Ladder

The best strategy is to use an Aggro style deck until rank 5. This allows you more consistent wins against a lot of different decks. Once you hit rank 5 the decks start to become more predictable and the importance is on learning what each opponent is playing and how to mulligan. You should stick to the same deck so you learn all of the match-ups and how to mulligan in every match. After that it’s about remaining consistent and getting a bit of luck in what opponents you match up against.

Ranked Play Season Card Backs

This card back is fairly easy to obtain! All you need to do is hit rank 20 during this ranked play season. Seasons are as of now, one month long and each season has a new card back. This may be your one and only chance to get this card back, so if you fancy yourself a collector you’ll want to make sure you obtain at least a rank of 20 every season! Keep in mind you receive the card back at the END of the season.

Lunara’s Garden

Raise the Roof

Season 50 (May 2018)
Season 49 (April 2018)

Year of the Mammoth


Season 48 (March 2018)
Season 47 (February 2018)



Season 46 (January 2018)
Season 45 (December 2017)

Gone Fishin’

Unholy Knight

Season 44 (November 2017)
Season 43 (October 2017)

Frost Knight

Blood Knight

Season 42 (September 2017)
Season 41 (August 2017)

The Magic of Dalaran


Season 40 (July 2017)
Season 39 (June 2017)


Un’Goro Mystery

Season 38 (May 2017)
Season 37 (April 2017)

Year of the Kraken


Season 36 (March 2017)
Season 35 (February 2017)

Grimy Goons

Jade Lotus

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Season 34 (January 2017)
Season 33 (December 2016)



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Season 32 (November 2016)
Season 31 (October 2016)


Medivh’s Invitation

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Season 30 (September 2016)
Season 29 (August 2016)

Tinyfin Beach


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Season 28 (July 2016)
Season 27 (June 2016)

Shadowmoon Valley

Clutch of Yogg-Saron

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Season 26 (May 2016)
Season 25 (April 2016)


Thunder Bluff

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Season 24 (March 2016)
Season 23 (February 2016)

Love is in the Air


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Season 22 (January 2016)
Season 21 (December 2015)

Explorer’s Map


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Season 20 (November 2015)
Season 19 (October 2015)


Tournament Grounds

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Season 18 (September 2015)
Season 17 (August 2015)



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Season 16 (July 2015)
Season 15 (June 2015)



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Season 14 (May 2015)
Season 13 (April 2015)

Raging Ragnaros


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Season 12 (March 2015)
Season 11 (February 2015)



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Season 10 (January 2015)
Season 9 (December 2014)


Hallow’s End

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Season 8 (November 2014)
Season 7 (October 2014)

Plunderin’ Pirates


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Season 6 (September 2014)
Season 5 (August 2014)



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Season 4 (July 2014)
Season 3 (June 2014)

Black Temple


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Season 2 (May 2014)
Season 1 (April 2014)

Alternate Hero Card Backs

When you purchase a new Alternate Hero Skin you receive a card back! Each alternate hero costs $9.99 USD ($12.99 AUD). Tyrande was rewarded to users who tried Twitch Prime.

Tyrande Whisperwind

Alleria Windrunner

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Unavailable Available


Magni Bronzebeard

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Available Available

Expansion/Adventure Pre-Orders

In a Dark Wood

For the Hoard!

Witchwood Pre-Purchase
Kobolds Pre-Purchase



KotFT Pre-Purchase
Journey to Un’Goro Pre-Purchase

Karazhan Nights

Eyes of C’Thun

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One Night in Karazhan Pre-Purchase
Whispers of the Old Gods Pre-Purchase

The Grand Tournament

Molten Core

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The Grand Tournament Pre-Purchase
Blackrock Mountain Pre-Purchase

Single-Player Mode Rewards

Monster Hunt

Candle King

Defeat Hagatha in Monster Hunt
Complete Dungeon Run w/all 9 Classes

Heroic One Night in Karazhan

Heroic League of Explorers

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Complete ONiK on Heroic Difficulty
Complete LoE on Heroic Difficulty

Heroic Blackrock Mountain

Heroic Naxxramas

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Complete BRM on Heroic Difficulty
Complete Naxx on Heroic Difficulty


Call of the Light

Call of the Void

Twitch Prime
Twitch Prime

These two card backs are part of the Oktoberbrawl Event which you can learn more about here.

Secret Level

The Dark Wanderer Brawl

Winter Veil Wreath

Galaxy Gifts

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Feast of Winter Veil Tavern Brawl, 2015
Samsung Galaxy Gifts Promotion

Hearthstone eSports

HCT Championships 2017

Dalaran Flame – TeSPA

Attend an HCT Championship Event
Be a Member of TeSPA


Here are the requirements for obtaining the TeSPA card back:

We’re sure many of you are chomping at the bit to see this card back in your repertoire, so to get started, there’s just a few quick things to mention:

  • The reward will be available to active members of TeSPA Local Chapters
  • This card back is available to TeSPA members belonging to chapters with at least 25 members
  • Official members will be able to claim this reward in “My TeSPA”, our dashboard for Local Chapters
  • This reward becomes available Fall 2014


The TeSPA card back is redeemed using a key. This has lead certain individuals to sell the key for profit. A few popular streamers have received keys from their fans.

Power Core

Golden Celebration

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Attend an Approved eSports Event
China & HCT

Golden Celebration

The Golden Celebration card back was originally only available in the China Hearthstone Region. It is now a reward for participating in Hearthstone Championship Tour events.

Collector’s Editions/Other Blizzard Games

Azeroth is Burning

Available (Maybe)
Purchase Collector’s Edition of Battle for Azeroth


Legacy of the Void

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Purchase Overwatch’s “Origins Edition”
Purchase Legacy of the Void Deluxe Edition

Hero of the Storm

Warlords of Draenor

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Hit Level 12 in Heroes of the Storm
Available (Maybe)
Purchase Collector’s Edition of Warlords of Draenor

BlizzCon Card Backs

BlizzCon 2016

Attend or Purchase a Virtual Ticket to BlizzCon

BlizzCon 2015

BlizzCon 2014

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Attend or Purchase a Virtual Ticket to BlizzCon
Attend or Purchase a Virtual Ticket of BlizzCon

Leave a Reply


  1. Jesusunderwater
    November 30, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Hit legendary yesterday for the first time but got no card back or legendary card….what gives?

  2. TheTekin
    March 3, 2020 at 4:10 am

    no more updating? /:

  3. Testing223
    October 23, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    -1);select pg_sleep(14); —

  4. Altore
    December 1, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Joined Twitch those card backs are not available even though they are still advertising them.

  5. Brandon
    September 11, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Hi I wondered if you installed or ran a hard back copy of collectors edition for world of warcraft then would you be able to obtain card back that way??? Cheers

  6. Govid
    May 24, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    There is a way to get for free the Collector’s Editions/Other Blizzard Games (Overwatch,Wow,Starcraft)?? With a code of something

  7. Dan
    May 7, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    No more updates to this page?

  8. Anorak
    March 31, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    is it true that we can still get the Call of the Void card back? If so, would you mind telling me how to obtain the card back

  9. SableStrider
    January 27, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Is it possible to still het blizzard2015, frostmourne or icecrown i recently started playing and i really like those back there in my fave colorscheme

  10. Droid
    December 29, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Hey just want to point out that you have the Twitch Prime card backs as available, but that is untrue. I went to get them through my Twitch Prime and they are no longer available.

  11. Roger Alix-Gaudreau
    October 29, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    I think you’ve got Hearthsmores and Magic of Dalaran switched. Dalaran was this past June and Hearthsmores was July, not July and June, as it’s listed above.

  12. Yoyo
    October 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I would like to ask if I buy the virtual ticket for blizzcon event ,I will get the card backs of power core and HTC championship 2017? Thank you

    • Jay
      October 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      No, but you will receive this years card back. The card packs for Blizzcon and Virtual Ticket are different every year.

  13. Damian
    July 31, 2017 at 2:30 am

    I believe that the alternate here card backs are mismatched for MAGNI BRONZEBEARD and MEDIVH. Please take a look.

  14. Dix90
    May 8, 2017 at 1:04 am

    With the recent HotS 2.0 changes to how level work in Heroes of the Storm, the requirement level for receiving its card back has been raised from level 12 to level 15.

  15. Cleric8092
    May 1, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Medivh and Magni card backs are reversed.

    • Caleb8092
      May 1, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Other than that – truly great list, thanks for the compilation. 🙂

  16. Ibninja4eva
    March 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I recently bought overwatch origins edition but didint receive that card back any advice on how to get it

    • Evident - Author
      March 24, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      I would contact support, I’d be surprised if they weren’t still giving this card back away.

      • buckz1lla
        April 12, 2017 at 10:18 am

        Time to add the last couple Season backs to this page! 🙂 (and the Un’goro Pre-Purchase)

      March 26, 2017 at 4:36 am

      I just looked it up for myself, you have to go to into the menus to link your battle.net to it. Haven’t bought the game yet, but I was trying to make sure I would get it if I played it on a console.

    • DobbieTheElf
      February 19, 2018 at 9:38 am

      From support i raised for myself, you should get a physical copy with the game with a code on, enter this code to get the card back

  17. Koalafied
    March 11, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Hello, i recently bought the WoD DD edition and received all content except my card back, any suggestions how to receive it?

  18. Ailurus
    February 18, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Hello I don’t know if the Samsung Galaxy S6 card back is already available ?

    • Evident - Author
      February 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      I believe it’s still available.

      • exspectator
        February 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm

        It is, you can use the Nox emulator to get it on PC if you don’t have a Samsung device. I just got it.

    • mierq
      March 4, 2017 at 5:38 am

      how do I get these samsung cardbacks?

      I have 2 Samsung devices the Galaxy Tab 3 and the Galaxy J5 Prime I also had the S4 mini…

      or is the cardback just for the S6

  19. Johnny
    January 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    It’s ‘fool-proof’, not ‘full-proff’

    • Evident - Author
      January 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Wow, can’t believe that’s been there for a while. Fixed, thanks.

  20. Chris
    January 10, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    The Dark Wanderer tavern brawl is over. Could you update it?

  21. ToxiClouD
    January 4, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    The Blizzcon 2016 card back isn’t available as there are no virtual tickets for sale

  22. Kugan
    December 4, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    To get an awesome card back,now,use one of your relatives phone (must be a galaxy Samsung phone),download hearthstone,log in ,get 3 packs ,one card back (galaxy edition)

  23. Stephen
    December 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    The whisperwind u can no longer get as of 11/5 was from twitch prime

  24. chris
    November 12, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    FYI the season 28 card back is listed as available

  25. hs_player
    September 19, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Why is (maybe) in the BLIZZCON 2015 cardback? there is still any possibility to get that?

    • Evident - Author
      September 19, 2016 at 8:59 am

      After the event you can still purchase the ticket for a while. I did just check and it looks like it’s unavailable now, so I’ll fix that. Thanks!

  26. Neekzz
    September 15, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Just a heads up, since I noticed it says (Maybe) next to the Warlords of Draenor card back.

    I was able to buy the Warlords of Draenor card back via the digital upgrade just yesterday. Anyone that still needs or wants this, get it now because it seems that Blizzard only was going to offer this until “the pre-patch for the upcoming Legion expansion—after which point they’ll be sealed away into the vault.”

    Here is the link to the Warlords of “Draenor Digital Deluxe Items Back for a Limited Time” page…

    And Digital Download…….

  27. Georhe
    August 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I want the heroes of the storm card back
    Is it still available? I heard it was removed.. Not sure though

    • Evident - Author
      August 7, 2016 at 11:43 am

      I’m pretty sure it’s still available, I haven’t heard anything otherwise.

  28. TacoRocco
    August 6, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    For the Tespa card back (Dalaran Flame), you should add an additional note that the 25 members must be paid members, those who paid the $10 membership fee. My Tespa team had over 60 members, but we didn’t get our card backs until we had 25 paid members. For those in college, I highly recommend starting a Tespa league, there are lots of great perks.

  29. Mussos
    July 15, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Need Fix July and november 2016

  30. Sayn0thing
    April 7, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Sucks that I can’t get most of these being in South Africa and all…

  31. Cleggman
    December 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    All the card backs I have missed out on getting in my time in hearthstone really depresses me lol, I have pandaria and I have black temple (the first 2) but then I stopped playing and missed out on probably the best of them…

  32. Alkiezha
    October 16, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    sorry still confused, if I’m at lvl 19 with 1 star and lose i will go back to lvl 20 3 stars?

    • Evident - Author
      October 20, 2015 at 9:53 am

      No, but you’ll go back to rank 20 if you were rank 19 with no stars.

  33. Mon
    September 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I didn’t get my September season card, I’m in rank 20 why? I waited for the season to end to get that but when I updated the game and open it there’s nothing on my deck collections. How can I get it ? I waited for weeks for nothing?

  34. Jack
    September 4, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Got a card back from rank 20 chest and went into the gear thing then went into options but there was nothing there

    • Evident - Author
      September 22, 2015 at 9:32 am

      I updated the post, you now click on My Collection and on the card back tab at the top right of your screen.

  35. Reaper
    July 24, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Maaaaaan, I want the cupcake one. It looks cool and it would be unique because I’ve never seen anybody play that.

  36. Werewolf
    May 19, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    aww can you still get the hallows eve one on hallows eve? or is that gone forever

  37. Jamesonsky
    May 19, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I did the warlords of dreanor thing and didn’t get the card back

  38. STV
    May 18, 2015 at 8:02 am

    What would be awesome is if past card backs could be a super rare reward from from arena e.g. get 12 wins or 12-0 and have a chance to get a past card back as one of your rewards.

    12 wins and especially 12-0 is an epic feat in itself that shouldnt go specially unrewarded

  39. brenda lee
    May 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    i really need the cupcake one and missed it by 8 mins!

  40. Vel
    April 30, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Is there any way to get card backs from past months?

  41. tsatske
    April 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    I can’t wait for the cupcake card back!

  42. rainer
    April 16, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I just started the game and the most ugly card back is for current season :O

    • souLance
      April 18, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Agrees, cupcake is weak, but there will be others, that nax back is something to look forward to, I’m a newbie also.

    • RESHlRlAM
      April 30, 2015 at 8:42 am

      I think that the cupcake-themed back is cute 🙂

  43. Jon Thor
    April 1, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I have the collectors edition of Dreanor but still no card back

  44. Veiregor
    March 1, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Do i have to win all the matches in Naxx or only the bosse of each wing??

    • Evident - Author
      March 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      You have to beat all of the Heroic matches in Naxxramas to unlock the card back.

  45. Seppuku
    February 17, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I am at rank 20 but I haven’t got any card backs.. how can I get them?

    • Evident - Author
      February 18, 2015 at 8:07 am

      You will be awarded it at the end of the season.

    • photodeb
      March 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      When I first started out I played the ranks till I hit 20 for many months and couldn’t figure out why I didnt get cardbacks. You have to click the “cog” wheel in the bottom right corner, and then “options”. That is where you will find all your acquired card backs so you can change them.

  46. WeDontSayShrimp
    January 29, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Once We Reach Rank 20, We Can’t Go Back, So If We Get Rank 20… Automatic Card Back??

    • Evident - Author
      February 6, 2015 at 8:56 am


      Edit: You will receive it at the end of the season.

  47. SKT Faker
    January 12, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    if you reach rank 20 can you demoted back to 21 or lower?

    • Evident - Author
      January 12, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      No, once you reach rank 20 you can’t be demoted to 21.

  48. Avatarchaos
    January 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Any tips how to get related with TeSPA to take the Dalaran Flame without the forced payment of the membership?

  49. logan
    December 25, 2014 at 6:32 am

    Love it awesomeness

  50. Haxster
    November 15, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    NUUUUUUUU. The ‘black temple’ card back looks great! makes me sad i can’t have it now…

    • Blakest
      July 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      I Know The Best You Can Do Is To Grab The Backs As They Keep Comin’

    • Florista
      September 3, 2015 at 9:20 am

      I have it lol