What is a Core Set Card in Hearthstone

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Core is the primary card set in Hearthstone, which was first made available on March 30, 2021, along with the Forged in the Barrens launch. It happens to be the largest set in the Standard Format, featuring a total of 235 cards, up until the previous Hearthstone year.

The purpose of the Core is to provide a modern collection of starting cards to players of all types and make Hearthstone even more approachable for newcomers. Some of the Core cards are returning from previous sets, some are reimagined favorites, some are completely new.

Changes to the Core Set in the New Hearthstone Year

Blizzard today announced that the next year of Hearthstone will be known as The Year of the Hydra. It will commence on April 12, adding the newest expansion, Voyage to the Sunken City, as well changing up the Core Set of Hearthstone.

While last year’s Core Set consisted of 235 cards, the new year’s Core Set will increase its number to 250 cards, with 57 cards are rotating out, and 72 cards are coming in. Below, we will list every card that is rotating in and out of the Core Set during the new year of Hearthstone.

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All Card Rotations During Hearthstone’s New Year

Cards Rotating Out

Neutral: Arcane Anomaly, Argent Squire, Cogmaster, Young Priestess, Mini-Mage, River Crocolisk, Toxicologist, Brightwing, Earthen Ring Farseer, Flesheating Ghoul, Ice Rager, Injured Blademaster, King Mukla, Spider Tank, Stoneskin Basilisk, Baron Rivendare, Gurubashi Berserker, High Inquisitor Whitemane, Barrens Stablehand, Clockwork Giant

Demon Hunter: Ashtongue Battlelord, Warglaives of Azzinoth

Druid: Enchanted Raven, Landscaping, Menagerie Warden, Nordrassil Druid, Ancient of War

Hunter: Webspinner, Lock and Load, Scavenging Hyena, Headhunter’s Hatchet, Bearshark

Mage: Water Elemental, Mirror Entity, Fallen Hero, Coldarra Drake

Paladin: Holy Light, Pursuit of Justice, Guardian of Kings

Priest: Crimson Clergy, Shadowform, Lightspawn, Temple Enforcer, Natalie Seline

Rogue: Bladed Cultist, Patient Assassin

Shaman: Windfury, Unbound Elemental, Draenei Totemcarver, Earth Elemental

Warlock: Dread Infernal, Possessed Villager, Enslaved Fel Lord, Ritual of Doom

Warrior: Warsong Commander, War Cache, Warsong Outrider

Cards Rotating in

Neutral: Zola the Gorgon, Sir Finley Mrrglton, Brann Bronzebeard, Elise Starseeker, Reno Jackson, Murloc Warleader, Mistress of Mixtures, Acolyte of Pain, Doomsayer, Beaming Sidekick, Gorillabot A-3, Tar Creeper, Lifedrinker, Wild Pyromancer, Sea Giant, Plated Beetle, Azure Drake, Twilight Drake, Escaped Manasaber, Primordial Drake, Mossy Horror, Faerie Dragon, Vulpera Scoundrel, Cobalt Scalebane, Injured Tol’vir

Demon Hunter: Metamorphosis, Wrathscale Naga, Flamereaper

Druid: Fandral Staghelm, Earthen Scales, Wrath, Living Roots, Mounted Raptor, Ancient of Lore

Hunter: Houndmaster Shaw, Animal Companion, Springpaw, Cloaked Huntress, Marked Shot, Candleshot

Mage: Kalecgos, Pyroblast, Blizzard, Pyromaniac, Explosive Runes

Paladin: Flash of Light, Amber Watcher, Bronze Explorer, Ragnaros Lightlord

Priest: Lyra the Sunshard, Northshire Cleric, Radiant Elemental, Lightbomb, Drakonid Operative, Murozond the Infinite

Rogue: Tess Greymane, Buccaneer, Hench-Clan Burglar

Shaman: Krag’wa, the Frog, Far Sight, Flametongue Totem, Maelstrom Portal, Bloodlust

Warlock: Voidwalker, Imp Gang Boss, Abyssal Enforcer, High Priestess Jek’lik, Darkshire Librarian

Warrior: Darius Crowley, Shield Block, Bloodhoof Brave, Bash

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