In Hearthstone, Quests are a kind of task given out to every player. Each comes with a reward and a requirement you must fulfill to unlock whatever that may be for your account. Most of the rewards are given out in Gold, but some unique Quests can also give you other prizes like Arcane Dust or Card Packs.
There are two kinds of Quests – Unique and Daily. Unique Quests can be finished only once. The first Unique Quests are given to you right after the Tutorial – it’s a short series of four tasks that everyone needs to finish before proceeding to the normal Daily Quests. Daily Quests are repeatable missions given out to the players every day. Quests can be completed in any mode unless the Quest states otherwise (e.g. “Everyone! Get in here!” Quest can only be completed in the Tavern Brawl). Since the June 2017 patch, Quests can also be completed in Friendly Challenges.
Guide by Stonekeep.
How To Get New Quests
Daily Quests will appear in your Quest Log (the exclamation mark symbol in the Main Menu) every day. Each player gets a single new Daily Quest every day at midnight (PST for Americas, CEST for Europe and Korea time for Asia). You can have up to three Quests in your Quest Log at the time – if your Log is full at the time you should get a new Quest, the new Quest is discarded (which means that the Gold you could get from it is gone). Remember that you need to re-log or play and finish a match in order to see a new Quest if you’re logged in when they are distributed.
Unlike Daily Quests, Unique Quests don’t appear in your Quest log (besides the four that lead to your first Dailies). They are hidden, in a way that you will see them only after you finish them. Some of the Unique Quests are called “achievements” by the community because they’re hard to finish and are by no means something new players should aim for. For example, you get some rewards for completing your Classic collection or for winning 1000 games – that’s a lot of work!
Maximizing Gold Gain
Quests are the biggest part of the casual player’s gold gain. They have the highest ratio of gold gain relative to the amount of time they require to complete. You can finish most of them in just a few games and they reward you with 52.5g on average. Any player who wants to maximize their gold from Quests should follow those two simple rules:
Don’t Miss a Daily Quest. Even if your Quest Log is full of 40g Quests and you really want to reroll something, missing a Quest means losing around 50g. If you’re at 3 Quests, try to finish at least one before midnight.
Use the re-roll function every day. There are X marks in the upper-right corner of every Quest. Once per day (it resets at the same time Quests do), you can reroll one Quest. It’s always worth to reroll 40g Quests – you simply can’t get anything worse. When it comes to 50g Quests, it’s 50/50 – while theoretically, it’s still worth to reroll them, the incentive is much smaller and you can actually get a worse outcome. The rule of thumb is that you should keep the ones that are easy to finish (e.g. winning 3 games with the class you like) and reroll those that you don’t like (e.g. playing 15 Demons if you don’t want to play Warlock).
To add some math to the problem – Daily Quests are worth 52.5g on average. The chance to reroll 50g Quest into 40g Quest is exactly the same as the chance to reroll it into a 60g+. However, when you reroll it “down” to 40g, you always lose 10g. When you reroll it up to 60g you also gain 10g. But there is also a chance to reroll it up to 80g or 100g ones, which makes the rerolling up have a bit higher value on average, even though it has the same chance.
This means that rerolling 50g Quests should be worth it. But it doesn’t take one thing into the account – cooldowns. Most of the players don’t know about it, but Quests in Hearthstone have a sort of hidden cooldown. When you finish a Quest, you can’t get the same Quest within the next few days. While it has never been tested thoroughly (given that you can only get a single Quest per day, getting enough data is a bit difficult), the Cooldown seems to be at least three days – maybe even longer for the better Quests. Because of this, if you’ve just finished a 100g Quest, or even a 60g Quest recently, then the expected value goes down from 52.5g and much closer to 50g. Which means that rerolling 50g Quests is really up to personal preference – if you like a Quest, you should probably finish it and if you don’t like it, you should reroll it.
Continuing on the rerolling point – if you want to absolutely maximize the Gold gain, try to not finish your 40g Quests until your Quest log is full. Let’s say that you have only a single 40g Quest in your log and you reroll it into another 40g Quest. If you leave it be, you have another chance to reroll it next day. Maybe you will get a 60g Quest which you don’t need to reroll and finishing the 40g Quest right away would mean that you’ve wasted a reroll. It’s really only for the players that want to min-max, and to do this you need to play daily and control your Quest log really well. If you don’t play Hearthstone every day, it’s probably better to finish them right away, because if you leave them lingering and you happen to skip a day when your Quest log is full, then the whole process simply isn’t worth it.
Daily Quest List
Here is the list of every Daily Quest you can get and the rewards:
|3 Victories!||Win 3 games with any class.||40 gold|
|Beat Down||Deal 100 damage to enemy heroes.||40 gold|
|Destroy Them All||Destroy 40 minions.||40 gold|
|(Class #1) or (Class #2) Victory||Win 2 games with (Class #1) or (Class #2).||40 gold|
|Only the Mighty||Play 20 minions that cost 5 or more.||40 gold|
|Play 30 (Class) Cards||Play 30 (Class) cards.||40 gold|
|Spell Master||Cast 40 spells.||40 gold|
|The Meek Shall Inherit||Play 30 minions that cost 2 or less.||40 gold|
|(Class) Victory||Win 3 games with (Class).||50 gold|
|Overpowered||Play 10 cards that cost 8 or more.||50 gold|
|Combo Meal||Play 10 Combo cards.||50 gold|
|Tiny Bubbles Make Me Happy||Play 10 Divine Shield minions.||50 gold|
|Rampage||Play 10 Enrage minions.||50 gold|
|Swashbuckler||Play 10 Pirates.||50 gold|
|It's a Secret to Everyone||Play 10 Secrets.||50 gold|
|Weaponmaster||Play 10 Weapons.||50 gold|
|Beyond the Dark Portal||Play 15 Demons.||50 gold|
|Elemental Overload||Play 15 Overload cards.||50 gold|
|Stable Master||Play 20 Beasts.||50 gold|
|Death to the Living!||Play 20 Deathrattle minions.||50 gold|
|You Shall Not Pass!||Play 20 Taunt minions.||50 gold|
|For Azeroth!||Play 20 Battlecry minions.||50 gold|
|Mrgrgrglrr||Play 30 Murlocs.||50 gold|
|Inspiring||Use Hero Power 30 times.||50 gold|
|(Class #1) or (Class #2) Dominance||Win 5 games with (Class #1) or (Class #2)||60 gold|
|(Class) Mastery||Play 50 (Class) cards.||60 gold|
|Everybody! Get in here!||Win 5 Tavern Brawls.||60 gold|
|Play a Friend!||Play a friend, you both earn a reward!||80 gold|
|Total Dominance||Win 7 games in any mode.||100 gold|
|Cry Havoc||Play 75 Battlecry minions.||100 gold|
|Murlocalypse||Play 75 Murlocs.||100 gold|
|Watch and Learn!||Watch a friend win in spectator mode.||Card Pack|
Here is the list of Unique Quests that are available in-game. While a lot of them require tons of work to finish, some are a great way to catch extra rewards as a new player!
Those are the initial four Quests that you need to finish in order to start getting the dailies. Do them right away after you finish the Tutorial.
|Win 5 Practice Games||Win 5 Games in Practice Mode||Card Pack|
|First Blood||Complete a game in Play Mode.||Card Pack|
|Level Up||Get any class to level 10.||Card Pack|
|The Duelist||Play 3 Games in Play Mode.||100 gold|
|Crafting Time||Disenchant a card.||95 dust|
|Enter the Arena||Enter the Arena.||Arena Ticket|
|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 Classic set.||100 gold|
|A Welcome From the Old Gods!||Open your first Whispers of the Old Gods pack.||C'Thun|
|Harbingers of DOOM!||Open your first Whispers of the Old Gods pack.||Beckoner of Evil|
|New Recruit!||Rewarded for being recruited by a friend!||Card pack|
|Recruits||When your 2nd-5th referrals reach level 20||Card Pack|
|Mount Up!||Win 3 games in Arena or Play mode.||Hearthsteed WoW mount|
|Easy Rider||Win 100 games in Play mode.||Card back HotS mount|
|Golden (Class)||Win 500 Ranked games with (Class)||Golden Class Portrait|
|Lady Liadrin!||Reach level 20 in World of Warcraft.||Lady Liadrin|
|Morgl the Oracle!||Your first recruit reached level 20.||Morgl the Oracle|
|Maiev Shadowsong||Win 10 Standard games in Year of the Mammoth||Maiev Shadowsong|
|You Are Legend||Reach Legend rank in Ranked Play mode.||"Legends" Card Back|
|Fireside Friends||Play 3 matches against another player on the same subnet.||"Fireside Friends" Card Back|
|Hero of the Storm||Reach level 12 in Heroes of the Storm||"HotS" Card Back|
|Heroic Curse of Naxxramas||Complete Curse of Naxxramas in Heroic mode.||"Heroic Naxxramas" Card Back|
|Heroic Blackrock Mountain||Complete Blackrock Mountain in Heroic mode.||"Nefarian" Card Back|
|Heroic League of Explorers||Complete League of Explorers in Heroic mode.||"Staff of Origination" Card Back|
|Heroic One Night In Karazhan||Complete One Night in Karazhan in Heroic mode.||"Blue Portal" Card Back|
|iPack||Play a game on an iPad.||Card Pack|
|iPhone||Play a game on an iPhone.||Card Pack|
|Android Phone||Play a game on an Android Phone.||Card Pack|
|Android Tablet||Play a game on an Android Tablet.||Card Pack|
|Samsung Galaxy S6||Log into the game on a Samsung Galaxy S6.||"Galaxy Gifts" Card Back and Three Card Packs|
A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. He's achieved infinite Arena and multiple top 100 Legend climbs. You can follow him on Twitter @StonekeepHS.