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Core is a card set that will be implemented with the first expansion of 2021. It is the largest set in Standard format, containing 235 cards. Core is made almost entirely of existing cards from Expansions. Each year, the cards available in the Core set rotate, being replaced with an entirely new set. All 235 cards are obtained for free, but cannot be crafted or disenchanted. The original versions of the cards can still be crafted and disenchanted, but you will not keep the Core cards when they rotate out.[1]

Core cards can be used in both Standard and Wild format, although you may still only have the normal number of copies of any given card in your deck (two for most rarities, one for legendaries).

How to get[edit | edit source]

Core cards free to obtain without using gold or real money to purchase them. Some non-golden Core cards are rewarded to a player when the player hits certain milestone experience levels as well as cumulative levels for each of the ten classes in the game. Class Core cards can be obtained by leveling from 1-10, and Neutral Core cards are unlocked based on the sum of your hero levels, up to a combined total of 60.

Core cards do not have to be re-earned once you've reached the milestone levels. Simply having enough levels between the classes will automatically unlock the equivalent cards on the next rotation.

Cards[edit | edit source]

The Core set contains 235 cards.

Neutral[edit | edit source]

Annoy-o-Tron Core.png

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Overlord Runthak(463942).png

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Malygos the Spellweaver(463940).png
Ysera the Dreamer(463939).png
Deathwing the Destroyer(463941).png
Nightmare Core.png
Dream Core.png
Laughing Sister Core.png
Ysera Awakens Core.png
Emerald Drake Core.png

Class cards[edit | edit source]

Demon Hunter[edit | edit source]

Battlefiend Core.png
Chaos Strike Core.png
Spectral Sight Core.png
Aldrachi Warblades Core.png
Coordinated Strike Core.png

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Ashtongue Battlelord Core.png
Chaos Nova Core.png
Feast of Souls Core.png
Sightless Watcher Core.png
Raging Felscreamer Core.png
Eye Beam Core.png
Warglaives of Azzinoth Core.png
Kor'vas Bloodthorn(474984).png

Druid[edit | edit source]

Pounce Core.png
Enchanted Raven Core.png
Power of the Wild Core.png
Feral Rage Core.png
Landscaping Core.png
Wild Growth Core.png
Soul of the Forest Core.png
Druid of the Claw Core.png
Menagerie Warden Core.png
Innervate Core.png
Mark of the Wild Core.png

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Nourish Core.png
Force of Nature Core.png
Ancient of War Core.png
Cenarius Core.png
Choice cards

Hunter[edit | edit source]

Webspinner Core.png
Explosive Trap Core.png
Freezing Trap Core.png
Headhunter's Hatchet Core.png
Quick Shot Core.png
Scavenging Hyena Core.png
Bearshark Core.png
Deadly Shot Core.png
Dire Frenzy Core.png
Arcane Shot Core.png
Tracking Core.png

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Savannah Highmane Core.png
Lock and Load Core.png
Snake Trap Core.png
King Krush Core.png

Mage[edit | edit source]

Shooting Star Core.png
Snap Freeze Core.png
Fireball Core.png
Babbling Book Core.png
Aegwynn, the Guardian(474987).png

Paladin[edit | edit source]

Avenge Core.png
Noble Sacrifice Core.png
Righteous Protector Core.png
Argent Protector Core.png
Warhorse Trainer Core.png
Blessing of Kings Core.png
Consecration Core.png
Truesilver Champion Core.png
Stand Against Darkness Core.png
Holy Light Core.png
Aldor Peacekeeper Core.png
Equality Core.png
Guardian of Kings Core.png

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Tirion Fordring Core.png

Priest[edit | edit source]

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Thrive in the Shadows Core.png

Rogue[edit | edit source]

Assassinate Core.png
Tomb Pillager Core.png
Vanessa VanCleef(463930).png

Shaman[edit | edit source]

Novice Zapper(463936).png
Feral Spirit Core.png
Lightning Storm Core.png
Earth Elemental Core.png

Warlock[edit | edit source]

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Felsoul Jailer(463938).png
Lord Jaraxxus Core.png

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Warrior[edit | edit source]

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Design[edit | edit source]

At the time of the Core set's introduction, the Classic set comprised 240 cards while the Basic set had another 143, for a total of 383 evergreen cards. With 148 less cards each year, the dev team can focus on making each set of evergreen cards more consistently impactful and relevant to the current meta.[2]

Patch changes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Celestalon on Twitter. (2021-02-09). 
  2. Celestalon on Twitter. (2021-02-09).