Hearthstone Guide to Obtain Gold
Hearthstone is the first free to play card game by Blizzard. It could be played without spending any real money, but by knowing the ways to obtain gold in the game, you will be able to obtain the cards needed to build your decks much faster. We will show you the ways to obtain gold in the game without spending.
Four ways to obtain gold for free in Hearthstone
- Daily quests
- Unique quests
- Winning games in either casual or ranked play
- Earn gold in Arena
1. Daily quests
You will receive a new daily quest each day, which could be found in your quest log. A total of three quests could be stored in your quest log. So if you have three daily quests stored in your quest log, you would not be able to receive new daily quests until you complete at least one to make room for new quests.
Daily quests reward could be 40, 60 or 100 gold each. It could be completed by either playing in casual play, ranked play or even in the arena. However, most daily quests could not be completed by challenging your friends, or by practice games with the computer.
Each day, you will be able to replace one daily quest with another random daily quest by pressing the little “x” at the upper right corner of the quest in the quest log. So, whenever you have a quest that only rewards 40 gold, it would be sensible to replace it, and have a chance to get a daily quest with higher gold reward.
Here is the list of daily quests in Hearthstone.
|3 victories||Win 3 games with any class||40 Gold|
|Beat down||Deal 100 damage to enemy heroes||40 Gold|
|Destroy them all||Destroy 40 minions||40 Gold|
|Only the mighty||Play 20 minions that cost 5 or more||40 Gold|
|Spell master||Cast 40 spells||40 Gold|
|The meek shall inherit||Play 40 minions that cost 2 or less||40 Gold|
|Druid or Hunter victory||Win 2 games with Druid or Hunter||40 Gold|
|Druid or Rogue victory||Win 2 games with Druid or Rogue||40 Gold|
|Hunter or Mage victory||Win 2 games with Hunter or Mage||40 Gold|
|Mage or Shaman victory||Win 2 games with Mage or Shaman||40 Gold|
|Paladin or Priest victory||Win 2 games with Paladin or Priest||40 Gold|
|Paladin or Warrior victory||Win 2 games with Paladin or Warrior||40 Gold|
|Priest or Warlock victory||Win 2 games with Priest or Warlock||40 Gold|
|Rogue or Warrior victory||Win 2 games with Rogue or Warrior||40 Gold|
|Druid or Hunter dominance||Win 5 games with Druid or Hunter||60 Gold|
|Druid or Rogue dominance||Win 5 games with Druid or Rogue||60 Gold|
|Hunter or Mage dominance||Win 5 games with Hunter or Mage||60 Gold|
|Mage or Shaman dominance||Win 5 games with Mage or Shaman||60 Gold|
|Paladin or Priest dominance||Win 5 games with Paladin or Priest||60 Gold|
|Paladin or Warrior dominance||Win 5 games with Paladin or Warrior||60 Gold|
|Priest or Warlock dominance||Win 5 games with Priest or Warlock||60 Gold|
|Rogue or Warrior dominance||Win 5 games with Rogue or Warrior||60 Gold|
|Total dominance||Win 7 games with any class||100 Gold|
2. Unique quests
Apart from daily quests, there are one time reward unique quests in Hearthstone. These quests could not be repeated, and here’s the list of all the unique quests.
|First blood||Complete a game in Play mode||1 Card Pack|
|The duelist||Play 3 games in Play mode||100 Gold|
|Crafting time||Disenchant a card||95 Arcane Dust|
|Enter the Arena||Enter the Arena||1 Arena Credit (first entry to the arena is free)|
|Level up||Get any class to level 10||1 Card Pack|
|Chicken dinner||Win 100 games in any mode||300 Gold|
|Big winner||Win 1000 games in any mode||300 Gold|
|Ready to go||Unlock every hero||100 Gold|
|Crushed them all||Defeat every expert AI hero||100 Gold|
|Got the basics||Collect every card in the basic set||100 Gold|
|One of everything||Collect every card in the expert set||100 Gold|
|Arrrrrr!!!||Collect every Pirate||2 x Captain's Parrot|
|Golden Arrrrrr!!!||Collect every Golden Pirate||2 x Golden Captain's Parrot|
|Mrglglglglgl!||Collect every Murloc||2 x Old Murk-Eye|
|Golden Mrglglglglgl!||Collect every Golden Murloc||2 x Golden Old Murk-Eye|
|Beta hero||Spend real currency in the Store||Gelbin Mekkatorque|
|Ready to rock||Attend BlizzCon 2013 (with virtual ticket)||Elite Tauren Chieftain|
3. Winning games in either Casual or Ranked Play
Every 3 wins in either Casual or Ranked Play will be awarded with 10 Gold, with a maximum of 100 Gold awarded per day.
4. Earn Gold in Arena
Each entry to the Arena would cost 150 Gold (USD1.99, EUR1.79, GBP1.49). Apart from Gold and Arcane Dust rewards, each Arena run would be guaranteed a Card Pack reward. This is the reason why most players would invest all the gold earned into the Arena. Players who is able to win at least a few games would make up for the entry cost or even gain in excess to the entry cost.
Playing in the Arena would be a good way for players to explore different strategies in Hearthstone, as each player would start an Arena run with a different deck, improving players understanding of the game and the game mechanics.
Each win in the Arena would upgrade the key to unlock the rewards. The Arena run will end when you have been defeated 3 times or after reaching 12 wins, whichever comes first. Below, we will list the possible rewards based on the total wins in the Arena.
|0||Novice||1 Card Pack, and about 25-30 combined Gold and Arcane Dust|
|1||Apprentice||1 Card Pack, and about 30-50 combined Gold and Arcane Dust|
|2||Journeyman||1 Card Pack, and about 40-50 combined Gold and Arcane Dust|
|3||Copper||1 Card Pack, about 25-30 Gold, and 25 combined Gold and Arcane Dust|
|4||Silver||1 Card Pack, about 45-60 Gold, and 25 combined Gold and Arcane Dust|
|5||Gold||1 Card Pack, 55 Gold, and 55 combined Gold and Arcane Dust|
|6||Platinum||1 Card Pack, 75 Gold, and 55 combined Gold and Arcane Dust|
|7||Diamond||1 Card Pack, about 150-180 Gold, and about 25 Arcane Dust|
|8||Champion||1 Card Pack, about 150-220 Gold, and about 25-50 Arcane Dust|
|9||Ruby||1 Card Pack, about 150-300 Gold, and about 25-70 Arcane Dust|
|10||Frostborn||1 Card Pack, about 150-350 Gold, and about 25-90 Arcane Dust|
|11||Molten||1 Card Pack, about 150-450 Gold, and about 25-90 Arcane Dust|
|12||Lightforge||1-2 Card Pack, about 150-525 Gold, and about 25-90 Arcane Dust|
Note: apart from the listed rewards, there is also a possibility to get a random card of any rarity, which will reduce the other rewards of Gold and Arcane Dust when a card is awarded.
Best method to get started with Hearthstone
Once you have completed the tutorial, you can start earning Gold by completing the unique quests.
- You will start the game with a primary hero which is the Mage. Get that Mage to level 10 by playing against different classes until you win a game at least, to unlock the other heroes. You will get the first reward of 100 Gold by getting any class to level 10.
- Continue fighting until you unlock all the other classes, and get the next reward of 100 Gold.
- Then level all the other heroes till level 10. By doing so, you will be rewarded with 100 Gold, and also unlocking all the basic cards, which is another 100 Gold reward.
- Defeat all the Expert AI in Practice mode. The reward is 100 Gold.
- Start playing in Play mode, and try to win 3 games. The reward is 1 card pack and 100 Gold.
- Enter the Arena. The first entry to the Arena is free.
Thereafter, you will need to complete daily quests, participate in Arena, and win in either Casual Play or Ranked Play to be able to gain more gold. Remember that in Play mode, the reward is up to 100 Gold each day, with 10 Gold reward for winning every 3 games.