In addition to the set rotation that comes with our next expansion, Hearthstone will implement the new Essential set and move the base and classic set to wild.
Following this year’s set rotation in Hearthstone, the standard format will include the Year of the Phoenix card sets (Ashes of Outland, Scholomance Academy, Darkmoon Faire Madness, Darkmoon Races miniset), new expansion and the new Essential set.
The Hearthstone Essentials set will be free to all players and will replace the Basic and Classic sets as standard. This is a selection of 235 cards designed to function as a starter collection for players of all types and that will make Hearthstone even more accessible for newcomers.
Some of the cards in the Essential set come from previous sets, others have been redesigned, as well as 29 brand new ones.
Like those in the Basic set, cards in the Essential set will be unlocked by leveling up each class. Cards will be awarded automatically based on player level when he logs in for the first time after the rotation.