For Christmas, one of my relatives got me the Warlords of Draenor Expansion for World of Warcraft. Inside the box was a card that had a Hearthstone code on it. The code gave me a free pack of cards to open (and add to my decks).

I forgot all about the card with the code until recently. Now seemed like a good time to use it. I was hoping it would somehow grant me a card that had Whirlwind on it, but that didn’t happen. The pack included a rare card. The screenshots you see in this blog were taken on March 1, 2015.

You have to log into the Battle.net website in order to use a code.  Enter that code, and then log into Hearthstone.  The moment you log into the game, there will be a very clear sign that the code you entered worked.

It says: “Card Pack granted!”  It also says: “1 pack was added to your account from outside of the game.”  This confirms that the code I used worked.

Card explosion!  I love this graphic that happens when a new Pack of cards is opened.  This one shows the Lunar card back (which is the one I was using at the time).  What cards did I get?

Snipe can only be used in a Hunter Deck.  It says: Secret: When your opponent plays a minion, deal 4 damage to it.  The white gem indicates that this is a Common card.

Amani Berserker can be used by All Classes and can go into any Deck.  It says: Enrage: +3 Attack.  I’ve had the opportunity to use this card.  It starts out 2/3.  Use it to attack an opponent’s minion – and the attack power of the Amani Berserker grows.

The white gem indicates that this is a Common card. I believe that!  So many of the opponents I’ve been matched with have the Amani Berserker card in their decks.  As I’m writing this blog, it dawns on me that this card might be interesting to put into a Priest Deck.  Attack a minion with the Amani Berserker, it gains an attack point and loses (at least one) defense point.  Heal the card.

Silver Hand Knight can be used by All Classes and can go into any Deck.  It says: Battlecry: Summon a 2/2 Squire.  The white gem indicates that this is a Common card.

I’ve had the opportunity to use this card, too.  It has 4/4, which is a decent amount of health and defense.  It automatically summons a 2/2 Squire card the instant a player puts the Silver Hand Knight card on the board.  So, two minions for the price of one.

Azure Drake can be used by All Classes and can go into any Deck.  It says: Spell Damage +1. Battlecry: Draw a card.  The blue gem indicates that this is a rare card.  I have put this card into a couple of my decks, but it doesn’t seem to appear in my hand very often.

 

Shieldbearer can be used by All Classes and can go into any Deck.  It says: Taunt.  I like this card!  It is one that can be used in the first turn of the match when players only have one mana.  It can’t be killed until the opponent has done 4 damage to it (not so easy to do all at once in the early rounds of the match).  It can be buffed up to give it some attack points.

The thing that amuses me the most about this card is that it is the one used as the icon for Rank 20 in Ranked Play.  The significance of Rank 20 is that players who reach it during a Ranked Play Season will earn the special card back that goes with the Season.  I stop playing once I hit Rank 20.  It’s nice to actually have the card that goes with that Rank!

The white gem indicates that this is a Common card.  I’m quite certain that it is!  The majority of players I’ve been matched with lately have this card.  Some have managed to obtain two copies.

My hope was that this random Pack of cards would contain a card that had Windfury on it.  It seems to me that a whole lot of players have at least one card in their Decks that have Windfury, a special ability that lets a card be used twice in one match.  Luck was not on my side as far as that goes.  Instead, I figured out another way to get a Windfury card – and I’ll put the details about that into an upcoming blog.

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