Hearthstone’s large community of fan artists often creates cards that show how cool the character out of the frame and how cool they look. I wasn’t expecting these designs to become a reality, but Team 5 recently broke a lot of self-regulation and closed the diamond card today. This is a new type of trendy card with 3D artwork that shows off the border of embossed diamonds.
Note that these cards are purely superficial options, not additional new anecdotes (the example shown in the tweet above is legendary). According to Blizzard’s Blog Today, “Each accessory includes one or more legendary handmade diamond cards.” We’re confident all Hearthstone cards are handcrafted, but we’re sidetracking.
Two Diamond Cards are available as part of the new Forged in the Barrens expansion, which will be available on March 30th. Diamond Cards cannot be obtained from packs and cannot be unlocked once in possession. Instead, the criteria for obtaining it are:
- Diamond Blademaster Samuro: Obtained by purchasing the Forged in the Barrens Tavern Pass and immediately claiming the card on the Rewards track.
- Diamond Bru’kan: Obtained by collecting all Legendary cards from the set.
A regular Hearthstone deck contains about 25 legendary cards, so even with repeated packet protection, Blue Can is particularly strict. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a fairly cost-effective backslide. That said, the game can take longer than the new paint court in terms of the options the technical team has to play (I’ve always been jealous of Gwent’s amazing animated cards). It’s clear that Blizzard is looking for more cosmetic ways to monetize it. CCG veteran.
💎🙌 Introducing Diamond cards, an all-new cosmetic card tier the first of which will be Bru'kan and Blademaster Samuro! Also, it's time for the Rewards Track to refresh!
— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) March 18, 2021
Speaking of criticism, the same post also details the revision of the tavern pass organization method. As shown in an interview with game director Ben Lee last month, this is not a complete renewal, but an implementation of the lessons learned from the release of the first (rock) release. Emma digs deeper into the value tomorrow, and you can see at a glance that the rewards for gold, packs, and skins are about the same, but to make you feel better, they’re spread out to 100 levels instead of 50 (you). Often get your dose of dopamine from unlocking something).
One notable difference is that the free tracks include 13 unlockable gold cards and the paid tracks have an additional gold legend. Again, you can’t discard them or find them in the package (although regular copies can be opened normally). The upgradeable hero skins offered on paid trucks this time are for the priest, warrior, and demon hunter classes. In my opinion, the group choice is a priest. This is disappointing because only the offspring play the priest.
Last note from the post: Counterfeiting at Barrens is followed by a small batch of additional cards. Blizzard has confirmed that this can be repurchased with real money or in-game gold. Because let’s face it, it will be a riot that we all can do without it. You can see all the cards published so far here. PC gamers will unveil their counterfeit cards with Valens Cards tomorrow at 7 pm PST. Paladin players will not want to miss it.