How to make gold quickly as a new player, then keep the cash flowing.
Whether you want to participate in more Arena runs, or just bulk out your card collection by dipping into some new card pack purchases, there’s no such thing as having too much Gold in Hearthstone. Fortunately, there are a few ways to go about getting your hands on more of this currency, and we’ve got the lowdown on how to get hold of it nice and quickly.
Every day you’ll be granted a Daily Quest that will challenge you to complete a certain objective. It might be to win a handful of games with a certain Hero, or deal so much damage to enemy Heroes. You can only have three such quests banked at any one time, however, so if you want to grow your collection efficiently, it’s important to keep clearing them out.
Some of the quests actually work quite nicely together, and allow you to work towards completing more than one reward in a single match. It can be worth stockpiling such quests until you can complete them all together in one efficient binge, and Blizzard has actually provided a simple tool to help you do just that.
Once per day you’ll have the option to abandon a single quest from your collection of three. To do this, you just view your current quests and then click the red X on the quest you’re not interested in. By doing this you can ensure you work on only the most valuable or efficient objectives at any one time. Choose the quest you want to abandon carefully though, as you can only do it once every 24 hours.
Here’s a complete breakdown of all the daily quests available in Hearthstone, and the reward you’ll receive for ticking them all off the list. Note that – with the exception of Total Dominance – you can only progress each quest by participating in the Play or Arena Modes. Playing bespoke matches against your friends or the AI won’t count.
|Druid or Hunter Victory||Win 2 games with Druid or Hunter||40|
|Druid or Rogue Victory||Win 2 games with Druid or Rogue||40|
|Hunter or Mage Victory||Win 2 games with Hunter or Mage||40|
|Mage or Shaman Victory||Win 2 games with Mage or Shaman||40|
|Paladin or Priest Victory||Win 2 games with Paladin or Priest||40|
|Paladin or Warrior Victory||Win 2 games with Paladin or Warrior||40|
|Priest or Warlock Victory||Win 2 games with Priest or Warlock||40|
|Rogue or Warrior Victory||Win 2 games with Rogue or Warrior||40|
|3 Victories!||Win 3 games with any class||40|
|Destroy them All||Destroy 40 minions||40|
|Only the Mighty||Play 20 minions that cost 5 or more||40|
|The Meek Shall Inherit||Play 40 minions that cost 2 or less||40|
|Spell Master||Cast 40 spells||40|
|Beat Down||Deal 100 damage to enemy heroes||40|
|Druid or Hunter Dominance||Win 5 games with Druid or Hunter||60|
|Druid or Rogue Dominance||Win 5 games with Druid or Rogue||60|
|Hunter or Mage Dominance||Win 5 games with Hunter or Mage||60|
|Mage or Shaman Dominance||Win 5 games with Mage or Shaman||60|
|Paladin or Priest Dominance||Win 5 games with Paladin or Priest||60|
|Paladin or Warrior Dominance||Win 5 games with Paladin or Warrior||60|
|Priest or Warlock Dominance||Win 5 games with Priest or Warlock||60|
|Rogue or Warrior Dominance||Win 5 games with Rogue or Warrior||60|
|Total Dominance||Win 7 games with any class||100|
As well as the Daily Quest system, Hearthstone also provides one-time rewards for new players who hit certain milestones in the game. There’s no simple way of checking your progress towards each one of these unique rewards, so here’s a quick breakdown for what you can look forward to as you master the game!
|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|
|The Duelist||Play 3 games in Play Mode||100 Gold|
|Crafting Time||Disenchant a card||95 Arcane Dust|
|Enter the Arena||Start an Arena run||1 free Arena entry|
|First Blood||Complete a game in Play Mode||1 Expect card pack|
|Level Up||Get any class to level 10||1 Expect card pack|
|Arrrrrr!!!||Acquire every pirate card||2 x Captain’s Parrot|
|Golden Arrrrrr!!!||Acquire every golden pirate||2 x Captain’s Parrot|
|Mrglglglglgl!||Acquire every murloc card||2 x Old Murk-Eye|
|Golden Mrglglglglgl!||Acquire every golden murloc||2 x Old Murk-Eye|
Ranked and Casual wins
It won’t make you enough to retire on, but you’ll receive a certain amount of gold just by winning games in the Casual and Ranked game modes. For every three games you win, you’ll be awarded 10 Gold.
Note that this caps out at 100 Gold per day, and you can’t earn this extra reward by winning games in the Arena or AI Practice Mode, or when you’re playing against buddies. Still, it’s a nice way to slowly but surely eke out a little more cash for a bonus card pack every now and then.
If you’ve got the Gold spare, Arena can be a great way to both increase your card collection and keep the currency rolling in. It costs 150 Gold (or an alternative real money fee) to take part each time, and while that might sound like a lot compared to the 100 Gold cost of a card pack, you’re guaranteed to get a set of cards no matter how badly you do. If you win even a few of your matches, you’ll even make back that extra 50 Gold, and have the chance to receive bonus cards and crafting dust as well.
Here’s a breakdown of what you can roughly expect to receive for hitting certain milestones in Arena. Note that these rewards are in addition to your guaranteed card pack, and don’t include the chance to receive a random additional card as a further bonus reward too.
|0||Novice||25-40 Gold / Arcane Dust|
|1||Apprentice||30-50 Gold / Arcane Dust (combined)|
|2||Journeyman||40-50 Gold / Arcane Dust (combined)|
|3||Copper||25-30 Gold and 25 Gold / Arcane Dust (combined)|
|4||Silver||45-60 Gold and 25 Gold / Arcane Dust (combined)|
|5||Gold||55-60 Gold and 45-60 Gold / Arcane Dust (combined)|
|6||Platinum||75-85 Gold and 45-60 Gold / Arcane Dust (combined)|
|7||Diamond||150-180 Gold and approximate 25 Arcane Dust|
|8||Champion||150-220 Gold and 25-50 Arcane Dust|
|9||Ruby||150-300 Gold and 25-70 Arcane Dust|
|10||Frostborn||150-350 Gold and 25-90 Arcane Dust|
|11||Molten||150-485 Gold and 25-90 Arcane Dust|
|12||Lightforge||150-525 Gold and 25-90 Arcane Dust|
Making Gold efficiently in Hearthstone as a new player
As you can see from the above, there are quite a lot of things you can do to make Gold in Hearthstone, so where do you begin as someone with a completely fresh account? Well, to give yourself a good run at the game, consider completing the following objectives in the following order.
- Finish the tutorial.
- Level the Mage you begin the game with to Level 10 to get 100 Gold. Do this against AI Heroes, and move onto a new class of Hero once you’ve beaten each one once.
- Unlock all of the classes by defeating each one in battle for another 100 Gold.
- Next, focus on getting every class up to Level 10 for another 100 Gold.
- Defeat each AI Hero on Expert Difficulty for 100 Gold.
- Play 3 Games in Play Mode for a free Expert card pack and another 100 Gold.
- Enter the Arena for the first time for a free run at this mode.