Alternate hero


How to get

Magni Bronzebeard, the game`s first alternate hero

Different alternate heroes can be unlocked through different means. Some can be purchased with real money, while others can only be unlocked through participating in special promotions. Most are available on an ongoing basis, while others are only available for limited periods. Be that as it may, once unlocked players can use alternate heroes at any time.

Info

Alternate heroes are cosmetic `skins` for existing classes Class is the primary determinant of a hero s powers and abilities, and the strongest factor in deck selection. While each hero represents a unique character with their own personality, portrait and sounds, their class determines hearthstone . Each alternate hero A hero is a character in the Warcraft universe representing the player. In Hearthstone, this concept is expressed in three interrelated but distinct ways: Heroes are gameplay characters representing players or bosses within a match. hearthstone belongs to a specific class, and provides an alternative to the default hero for that class. Alternate heroes are purely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay in any way, making use of the same Hero Power Anduin Wrynn with the basic priest Hero Power Lesser Heal A Hero Power is a special ability displayed to the right of each hero s portrait. Usually Hero Powers can be used once per turn and hearthstone and class cards as the default hero for that class.

Several alternate heroes are available so far, with more planned for the future. There will eventually be at least one alternate hero available for each class.

Like the game`s 9 original heroes, each alternate hero is a major character from Warcraft lore (although some are original), and comes with their own portrait and emotes. In addition, alternate heroes bring special art for the `hero tray` (the panelled area near the portrait), unique animations when using their Hero Power, and "entering the game" animations.

Alternate heroes can be obtained through various means, from purchasing them with real money, to participating in special promotions. Some alternate heroes come with corresponding card backs The Collection s Card Backs tab Some of the game s card backs Card backs are a featureSpecial attraction which allows players to replace the standard design on the reverse of their cards with alternate designs. Players can hearthstone .

Videos

  
  • [Hearthstone] The Hero Skins Patch (Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/n)
  • Hearthstone - New Heroes Trailers (So far) (New Hearthstone Heroes: Maiev )

Functionality

Prices

Those alternate heroes that can be purchased can be found in the Shop The Goblins vs Gnomes tab of the Cards pane The Adventure pane The Heroes pane The Shop is the in-game facility for purchasing new card packs and wings of adventures. Purchases may be made in hearthstone . These can only be purchased using real money; it is not possible to purchase them using gold The gold counter, found in the bottom right corner of most menu screens Gold is a type of in-game currency that can be exchanged for card packs, or entry into either Arena or Heroic Tavern hearthstone . All alternate heroes that require purchase are the same price, as listed below.

USD EUR GBP AUD
$9.99 ⃢₂ⅹ9.99 ⃂⅁6.99 $12.99

Notes

  • Like all in-game purchases, purchasing an alternate hero will only make it available for the region in which it was purchased.
  • There are no plans to make alternate heroes available for gold.
  • There are no plans for `bundles` of multiple alternate heroes.
  • There is no option for players to `gift` alternate heroes to friends.

Release

Heroes

All announced and previewed alternate heroes are listed below. For a list of heroes` unique card backs The Collection s Card Backs tab Some of the game s card backs Card backs are a feature which allows players to replace the standard design on the reverse of their cards with alternate designs. Players can hearthstone , see the Card backs section.

Alleria Windrunner

See more: Alleria Windrunner "Many believe magic has maintained order in Quel Thalas. My bow would say otherwise. One shot, one kill. This is how I preserve our realm. I am Alleria Windrunner. If you stand against me, you re just hearthstone

Alleria Windrunner is a high elven ranger and sister to Sylvanas Sylvanas Windrunner Set: Hall of Fame Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 6 Attack: 5 Health: 5 Abilities: Deathrattle, Take control Tags: Random Deathrattle: Take control of a random enemy minion.Sylvanas was turned into the Banshee hearthstone . A peerless archer and representative of the hunter The  Hunter is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Rexxar and Alleria Windrunner. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Strategy and gameplay 5 Counters 5.1 Secrets hearthstone class, Alleria was head scout of the Alliance Expedition to Draenor. After destroying the Dark Portal, Alleria was forced to escape through a portal to an unknown world, and has not been seen since. Presumed - but not confirmed - dead, her location is an ongoing subject of speculation.

Alleria Windrunner "Many believe magic has maintained order in Quel Thalas. My bow would say otherwise. One shot, one kill. This is how I preserve our realm. I am Alleria Windrunner. If you stand against me, you re just hearthstone

Khadgar

See more: Khadgar Khadgar is an alternate hero for the Mage class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Contents 1 Background 2 How to get 2.1 Previous availability 3 Functionality 4 Flavor text 5 Emotes 5.1 Unused 6 History hearthstone

Considered by many the most accomplished living wizard, Khadgar was apprentice to Medivh "The Kirin Tor will tell you that mastering the magical arts is like learning the rules of a game. Fools. True power is taken by those brave enough to break boundaries. I am Medivh, the hearthstone , until he was forced to defeat him when his master became possessed by the dark titan Sargeras. During the Second War Khadgar was sealed in Outland after destroying the Dark Portal from the other side. Khadgar has since returned to his role as hero of the Alliance, but is respected by the leaders of both factions for his work in coordinating actions against Azeroth`s greater threats, as when thwarting the actions of Gul`dan Gul dan represents the Warlock class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Contents 1 Official overview 2 Lore 3 Flavor text 4 Emotes 4.1 Unused 5 Artist 6 Gallery 7 See also 8 Patch changes 9 References hearthstone and the Shadow Council on the alternate Draenor.

Khadgar Khadgar is an alternate hero for the Mage class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Contents 1 Background 2 How to get 2.1 Previous availability 3 Functionality 4 Flavor text 5 Emotes 5.1 Unused 6 History hearthstone

Medivh

See more: Medivh "The Kirin Tor will tell you that mastering the magical arts is like learning the rules of a game. Fools. True power is taken by those brave enough to break boundaries. I am Medivh, the hearthstone

Last Guardian of Tirisfal and former master of Archmage Khadgar, Medivh represents the mage Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 5 Strategy and gameplay 5.1 Common deck types 5.2 Counters 6 Spells 6.1 Uncollectible 7 Minions 7.1 Uncollectible 8 Leveling rewards 8.1 Starting cards 8.2 hearthstone class. A mighty sorcerer charged with defending Azeroth from the Burning Legion, Medivh was corrupted even before birth by the dark titan Sargeras. After helping Gul`dan Gul dan represents the Warlock class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Contents 1 Official overview 2 Lore 3 Flavor text 4 Emotes 4.1 Unused 5 Artist 6 Gallery 7 See also 8 Patch changes 9 References hearthstone to open the Dark Portal, bringing the orcs This page lists cards with card art depicting orcs. Contents 1 Lore 2 Cards 2.1 Orcs 2.2 Orc art Lore edit | edit source] From Wowpedia: The orcs are one of the most prolific races hearthstone to Azeroth and beginning the First War, Medivh was defeated by his friend Lothar. Be that as it may, years later he returned as a wandering prophet, helping to rally and unite the forces of Azeroth to fight against the Burning Legion in the Third War.

Medivh "The Kirin Tor will tell you that mastering the magical arts is like learning the rules of a game. Fools. True power is taken by those brave enough to break boundaries. I am Medivh, the hearthstone

Lady Liadrin

See more: Lady Liadrin "There was a time, long ago, when I fell under the influence of treachery and darkness. I now go into battle redeemed by the purifying power of the Light! I am Lady Liadrin, and when hearthstone

Representing the paladin The  Paladin is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Uther Lightbringer and Lady Liadrin. Heroes edit | edit source] Uther Lightbringer is the standard hero for paladins. Players who hearthstone class, Lady Liadrin is the leader of the Blood Knight Blood Knight Set: Classic Type: Minion Rarity: Epic Cost: 3 Attack: 3 Health: 3 Abilities: Battlecry Tags: Divine Shield-related Battlecry: All minions lose Divine Shield. Gain +3/+3 for each Shield lost.The Blood Knights get their hearthstone order. Once a priestess of the Light, she became an errant paladin and seized power from the naaru after the Scourge destroyed her homeland of Quel`Thalas. She eventually sought redemption for her people, once more embracing the energies of the Sunwell, and now stands as a bitter enemy of the Burning Legion.

Lady Liadrin "There was a time, long ago, when I fell under the influence of treachery and darkness. I now go into battle redeemed by the purifying power of the Light! I am Lady Liadrin, and when hearthstone

Tyrande Whisperwind

See more: Tyrande Whisperwind "Not everyone sleeps during the night. Under the light of the moon, I truly shine, for the goddess Elune grants me strength and her power shields me from harm. I am High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind. hearthstone

Representing the priest The  Priest is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Anduin Wrynn and Tyrande Whisperwind. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 4.1 Replacement Hero Powers 5 hearthstone class, Tyrande Whisperwind is former general of the night elf This page lists cards with card art depicting night elves. For the half-night elf, half-stag dryads and keepers of the grove, see Cenarius children. Contents 1 Lore 2 Cards 2.1 Night elves 2.2 Night elf hearthstone sentinels, high priestess of the moon goddess Elune, and leader of the night elves alongside her husband Malfurion Stormrage "I must protect the wild!" - Malfurion Stormrage Malfurion Stormrage represents the Druid class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Contents 1 Background 2 Official overview 3 Lore trivia 4 Notes 5 Flavor text 6 Emotes hearthstone . After defending Azeroth against the Burning Legion during the War of the Ancients, Tyrande watched over her people while Malfurion and the other druids slept for over 10,000 years in the Emerald Dream. She later served as general during the Third War, before journeying into the Emerald Dream to save Malfurion.

Tyrande Whisperwind "Not everyone sleeps during the night. Under the light of the moon, I truly shine, for the goddess Elune grants me strength and her power shields me from harm. I am High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind. hearthstone

Maiev Shadowsong

See more: Maiev Shadowsong "For 10,000 years I have served as Warden of the Barrow Prisons. In that time only one has escaped, and you will not be the second. Abandon hope, for I am Maiev Shadowsong, and none hearthstone

The legendary night elf This page lists cards with card art depicting night elves. For the half-night elf, half-stag dryads and keepers of the grove, see Cenarius children. Contents 1 Lore 2 Cards 2.1 Night elves 2.2 Night elf hearthstone warden Maiev Shadowsong guarded Illidan Stormrage Illidan Stormrage Set: Classic Type: Minion Subtype: Demon Rarity: Legendary Cost: 6 Attack: 7 Health: 5 Abilities: Summon Tags: Elemental-generating, Triggered effect Whenever you play a card, summon a 2/1 Flame of Azzinoth.Illidan s brother, Malfurion, hearthstone for 10,000 years after his betrayal during the War of the Ancients. After he was freed and exiled, Maiev took it upon herself to hunt down the demon hunter, eventually chasing him to the Black Temple in Outland. After being captured and imprisoned by his duplicitous servant Akama, she was later freed and helped defeat the lord of the Illidari, imprisoning his disciples in the Vault of the Wardens.

Maiev Shadowsong "For 10,000 years I have served as Warden of the Barrow Prisons. In that time only one has escaped, and you will not be the second. Abandon hope, for I am Maiev Shadowsong, and none hearthstone

Morgl the Oracle

See more: Morgl the Oracle "The power of the elements can only be mastered by the most dedicated of wills. There is one shaman whose abilities surpass all others . Hear now his words of wisdom!" - Thrall Unintelligible murloc noises] hearthstone

A respected elder of the murloc This page lists cards with card art depicting murlocs. Contents 1 Lore 2 Cards 2.1 Murlocs 2.2 Murloc art Lore edit | edit source] From Wowpedia: The murlocs are a bipedal, amphibious humanoid race residing hearthstone race and member of the Earthen Ring, Morgl the Oracle is a mighty shaman The  Shaman is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Thrall and Morgl the Oracle. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Background 3 Hero Power 4 Strategy and gameplay 4.1 Counters 5 hearthstone , paid tribute to even by Thrall Thrall represents the Shaman class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Contents 1 Official overview 2 Background 3 Flavor text 4 Emotes 4.1 Unused 5 Trivia 6 Voice 7 Artist 8 Gallery 9 See also 10 hearthstone . Wise and learned beyond most of his kind, Morgl has been recruited by Sir Finley Mrrgglton Sir Finley Mrrgglton Set: The League of Explorers Type: Minion Subtype: Murloc Rarity: Legendary Cost: 1 Attack: 1 Health: 3 Abilities: Battlecry, Discover, Replace Hero Power Tags: Hero Power-related Battlecry: Discover a new basic Hero hearthstone to take up the mantle of heroism and rise above the savagery seen in most of their race. With an unparalleled control of the elements, Morgl can be persuaded to lend his power to the player`s cause by a show of camaraderie The Recruit A Friend interface Recruit A Friend is a system for recruiting players to start playing Hearthstone, with in-game rewards for both the recruiter and recruits. Only players with less than 20 levels in hearthstone .

Morgl the Oracle "The power of the elements can only be mastered by the most dedicated of wills. There is one shaman whose abilities surpass all others . Hear now his words of wisdom!" - Thrall Unintelligible murloc noises] hearthstone

Magni Bronzebeard

See more: Magni Bronzebeard "My brothers say I spend too much time in the forge. They think it ain t befitting a king. Hah! You don t forge legendary weapons like mine while sitting on a throne. The lands of Khaz hearthstone

Representing the warrior The  Warrior is one of the nine classes in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, represented by Garrosh Hellscream and Magni Bronzebeard. Contents 1 Heroes 2 Overview 3 Background 4 Hero Power 5 Strategy and gameplay 6 hearthstone class, Magni Bronzebeard was king of Khaz Modan and thane of the dwarven capital Ironforge until he was turned into diamond during a ritual to reconnect to his race`s latent earthen powers. Years later, he awakened from his long communion with Azeroth`s world-soul, and set out to warn the other races of the impending invasion of the Burning Legion.

Magni Bronzebeard "My brothers say I spend too much time in the forge. They think it ain t befitting a king. Hah! You don t forge legendary weapons like mine while sitting on a throne. The lands of Khaz hearthstone

Speculation

Card backs

The purchase of some alternate heroes also grants a unique card back, usable with any deck.

Magni
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Purchasing Magni Bronzebeard "My brothers say I spend too much time in the forge. They think it ain t befitting a king. Hah! You don t forge legendary weapons like mine while sitting on a throne. The lands of Khaz hearthstone
Alleria
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Purchasing Alleria Windrunner "Many believe magic has maintained order in Quel Thalas. My bow would say otherwise. One shot, one kill. This is how I preserve our realm. I am Alleria Windrunner. If you stand against me, you re just hearthstone
Medivh
Card back-Medivh.png
Purchasing Medivh "The Kirin Tor will tell you that mastering the magical arts is like learning the rules of a game. Fools. True power is taken by those brave enough to break boundaries. I am Medivh, the hearthstone

History

In Jan. 2014 it was stated that future developments might see alternate heroes for a given class. It was suggested that alternate heroes may be available for real money, gold, or a mixture of both. In Nov. 2014 it was stated that the developers were "excited" about the feature, but were not yet ready to make any announcements.

In Jun. 2015 an Innkeeper`s Journal blog was released apparently hinting at the introduction of a new warrior hero. An image in the blog depicted the silhouette of a figure, with the warrior class icon at the bottom, while the blog itself discussed the arrival of an "imposing, broad-shouldered figure", causing quite a stir in the tavern. A tweet from the official Hearthstone account stated "What this character lacks in height, he makes up for in ferocity! Can you guess his identity?"

Alternate heroes were officially revealed Jun. 4, 2015, along with Magni Bronzebeard "My brothers say I spend too much time in the forge. They think it ain t befitting a king. Hah! You don t forge legendary weapons like mine while sitting on a throne. The lands of Khaz hearthstone , the first alternate hero to be revealed. Alleria Windrunner "Many believe magic has maintained order in Quel Thalas. My bow would say otherwise. One shot, one kill. This is how I preserve our realm. I am Alleria Windrunner. If you stand against me, you re just hearthstone and Medivh "The Kirin Tor will tell you that mastering the magical arts is like learning the rules of a game. Fools. True power is taken by those brave enough to break boundaries. I am Medivh, the hearthstone were next, teased on Jun. 10, and revealed Jun. 11 and 12. The feature went live with Patch 2.7.0.9166 on Jun. 15, 2015, with Magni, Alleria and Medivh available for purchase.

Trivia

  • Alternate heroes use the same Hero Powers and Hero Power art as the standard heroes for that class. Ben Brode states that this is in order to "keep some measure of instant recognition", with alternate heroes already making it harder for players to tell what class they are playing against.