Learn how to optimize your Hearthstone purchase order, maximize your value, and grow your collection quickly.

Getting started in Hearthstone can be rough. There are currently four different expansions and an adventure and a new player is expected to know which of these is correct to purchase right off the bat. Our latest guide by Stonekeep walks both new and returning players through the process of growing your Standard collection in the age of Un'Goro.

We'll walk you through what packs to buy, when it's appropriate to snag One Night In Karazhan and the best time to splurge using real money. But we also touch on ways you can get more value out of those funds including pre-purchase bundles and Amazon Coins.

In addition, Stonekeep also offers a few tips on dust management, maximizing your progress as a free to play player, ways to track your progress, and a few methods to quicken your collection's growth.

Back to TopNew Player Guide: Starting Your Standard Hearthstone Collection


Here's a quick excerpt from the guide:

Whether you're new to Hearthstone or returning after an extended absence it can be tough to figure out exactly what you should be spending your hard earned gold (or cash) on. What packs make the most sense to buy? How long should I keep buying them before I switch to something else? How can I get the most bang for my buck? We answer all of these questions and more in our Hearthstone purchasing guide.

Guide by Stonekeep.


If I had to name one thing Hearthstone should not adopt from the physical card games, it would be the pricing. Card games are often hard to get into because of their huge entry price. In order to really enjoy one, you need to own a decent collection, which most likely translates to dropping a lot of money. Hearthstone has one big advantage over its physical predecessors – it’s possible to play it without paying anything at all. While the F2P (Free to Play) model isn’t extremely generous, it’s still possible to enjoy the game without paying. This is especially true if you’re playing casually (and you don’t care about having a competitive collection) or vice versa, you’re able to put a lot of time into the game.

Regardless of whether you want to pay for the cards or grind them slowly, in this guide, I’ll give you some tips that might influence your decisions. Assuming you want to get as much bang for your buck (either real or virtual), what is the optimal way to spend your money in Hearthstone?