New Hearthstone Constructed Format / Game Mode Teaser – A New Way To Play With Older (Wild) Cards

Year of the Wolf is starting very shortly. It was announced a while ago, but many things were happening at once (big announcement in the middle of a card reveal season), so many of you could miss this information. I’ll be honest that I also forgot even though I read it when the announcement blog post first launched. But given that the new set is just launching and many players tend to dust their old cards just as they rotate out to Wild – Nicholas “DeckTech” Weiss has posted a reminder:

He probably hints at one of the locked “spells” in in Year of the Wolf roadmap. However, since there are three of them, we can’t be sure when that “new way to play with older cards” is coming. It might be during any of this year’s expansions, so even as far as early 2024.

Some sort of new format to use Wild cards in has been on the top of many players’ lists for new features they would like to see in Hearthstone. Two popular ideas include an “extended Standard”, a Standard-like format with up to 4 or 5 years worth of sets instead of just 2, and a “rotating format”, similar to how Arena works, just in Constructed.

They also tease a more extensive Wild update – no details about it yet, but if it’s really interesting, it might persuade some players to join the Wild side.

The reminder doesn’t really matter for me since I never disenchant Wild cards anyway (I got rid of some Gold Wild cards in the past when I needed Dust, but that’s about it) – but if you’re one of those people, maybe you should reconsider it. Or if you’re 100% sure that Standard is the only Constructed format you’ll ever play, then go ahead and dust them anyway!


A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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  1. Sambidexterous
    April 11, 2023 at 1:02 pm

    Arena is already a rotating format with old cards.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 12, 2023 at 11:36 am

      Yes, but it’s not a Constructed format, as in you don’t use your collection to build Arena decks.

  2. Nephilim99
    April 10, 2023 at 11:53 pm

    a rotating format would be very interesting (if it rotate frequently enough to keep the meta fresh), extended standard would be too similar to wild anyway (card from early set like GvG, TGT rarely see play since they’ve all been powercreeped)

  3. Ecajnoxid
    April 10, 2023 at 9:17 pm

    Speaking of Wild, the Wild meta tier list on the website is in dire need of an update.

  4. DemianHS
    April 10, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    I never disenchan cards, only nerfed ones. I’m really curious about this new/tease. Soons like comes in very short time. <3