Hearthstone’s Arena Draft Is Being Revamped

Mix up your strategy with revamped Arena.

Hearthstone‘s 10.4 update is bringing some big changes to Arena, rolling our a new rarity system for draft picks, as well as cards from BlizzCon, that will be available for a limited time.

Details of the changes were announced today. Draft picks will now to offer players a more strategic choice with equally powerful cards of different rarities, rather than just choosing the most powerful card from an unimpressive trio of the same rarity.

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Players will also see weapons, spells, and class cards appear more often, while poorer cards won’t appear as frequently. Meanwhile, picks one, 10, 20, and 30, will still have a card of Rare quality or better.

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Here’s a rundown of the highlights:

  • Each Arena pick in a draft will feature three cards of relatively equal power level, but different rarities.
  • Picks one, 10, 20, and 30 will continue to have a guaranteed Rare quality card or better.
  • The increased chance to see cards from the most recent expansion has been temporarily disabled in Update 10.4.
  • The new Arena cards that were decided on at BlizzCon will also be added in Update 10.4 for a limited time.
  • All cards that are excluded from the Arena draft pool remain unchanged.
  • Other existing Arena rules in place that affect appearance rates are unchanged.

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