Forged in the Barrens Card Spoilers & Expansion Guide

Forged in the Barrens is the first Hearthstone set being released in the Year of the Gryphon. The expansion will launch on March 30 with a mini set being added later in the year.


Forged in the Barrens Quick Info

  • New Keyword: Frenzy - Effects that are triggered the first time a minion survives damage.
  • Spell Schools - Like minion tribes but for spells!
    • Arcane, Fel, Fire, Frost, Nature, Holy, and Shadow are the schools.
    • Older spells are being reclassified under these tribes as well.
  • Ranked Spells - Gain power as a match progresses. They grow in power at 5 and 10 mana.

Forged in the Barrens Freebies


What is in the Forged in the Barrens Mega Bundle

  • 80 Forged in the Barrens card packs.
  • 5 Golden Forged in the Barrens card packs.
  • Battlegrounds Perks.
  • Hamuul Runetotem Druid Hero Portrait.
  • 2 random Golden Forged in the Barrens Legendary cards.
  • Hamuul Runetotem card back.


What is in the Forged in the Barrens Bundle?

The Forged in the Barrens Bundle includes:

  • 60 Forged in the Barrens card packs.
  • 2 random Forged in the Barrens Legendary cards.
  • Hamuul Runetotem card back.


Forged in the Barrens Community Compendium

See how the community initially rated the expansion! Check out the Forged in the Barrens Community Compendium!


Revealed Cards for Forged in the Barrens

These are all the cards that have currently been revealed for Forged in the Barrens.

Demon Hunter

Druid

Hunter

Mage

Paladin

Priest

Rogue

Shaman

Warlock

Warrior

Neutral


Forged in the Barrens Board

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Forged in the Barrens Cinematic


Forged in the Barrens Announcement

Comments

  • IlBelTia's Avatar Wizard 425 320 Posts Joined 06/01/2019
    Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

    Are we going to get the quest log filled again when the new reward track hits?

    If so: I'm going to complete every quest I have before tomorrow;

    If not: I'd keep the quests in order to gain the experience in the new track.

    Does anyone know how it is going to work?

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    • darkjak's Avatar E.V.I.L. Dragon 445 541 Posts Joined 07/06/2019
      Posted 6 months, 3 weeks ago

      Highly unlikely, Team 5 has never been generous about bonus XP

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    • Pizzlmick's Avatar 185 23 Posts Joined 08/17/2019
      Posted 8 months, 1 week ago

      I want to know this too.

      I guess there is no refill for weekly Quests. Because one of my weekly quest is to play 3 legendary minions from FitB.

      But for Daily Quest, it would be good to know.

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  • LordMilan's Avatar 220 43 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Why there is still missing release date?

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  • FortyDust's Avatar Pumpkin 1005 1419 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    I can't believe Caravans aren't listed in the Quick Info section as an exciting new kind of card.

    Oh, wait, yes I can.

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  • scm288's Avatar 175 70 Posts Joined 02/28/2020
    Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    Interestingly enough, spell schools are not heavily supported in the expansion that introduces them. Some spell schools have no supporting cards at all.

    Arcane - Nothing

    Fire - Nothing

    Frost - Rimetongue

    Nature - Toad of the Wilds, Guff Runetotem, Bru'kan

    Holy - Knight of Anointment, Cariel Roame, Veteran Warmedic, Spirit Healer

    Shadow - Tamsin Roame

    Fel - Nothing

    I think that the concept of spell schools opens up cool design space, but as of right now I'm not seeing enough of it to warrant it as much of a deck strategy. A feature, not a core concept. Hopefully future expansions will lend more support to this idea.

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    • Hiei's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_175_HS 470 217 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
      Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

      They said they will had more spell school synergies in the mini set. So be patient ! Also, it is a permanent change so they will be able to add some synergy along along the game life. I guess they are most likely to add a little each expansion and focus on big expansion interaction like murlocs were they added a tons of cards to make sure it is viable

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    • FortyDust's Avatar Pumpkin 1005 1419 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

      For Nature and Holy at least, there's definitely a need to build around the concept if you want to take advantage of the payoffs.

      Arguably, Frost and Freeze are so intertwined that they form a strategy even though it's not explicitly tied together by the school concept.

      Tamsin Roame is more of a Shadow package than a build-around, for sure.

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    • Erodos's Avatar Crossroads Historian 905 1001 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago
      Quote From scm288

      Interestingly enough, spell schools are not heavily supported in the expansion that introduces them. Some spell schools have no supporting cards at all.

      Arcane - Nothing

      Fire - Nothing

      Frost - Rimetongue

      Nature - Toad of the Wilds, Guff Runetotem, Bru'kan

      Holy - Knight of Anointment, Cariel Roame, Veteran Warmedic, Spirit Healer

      Shadow - Tamsin Roame

      Fel - Nothing

      I think that the concept of spell schools opens up cool design space, but as of right now I'm not seeing enough of it to warrant it as much of a deck strategy. A feature, not a core concept. Hopefully future expansions will lend more support to this idea.

      They have stated that they wanted to start it off a bit slowly and then expand on it with the mini-set and further expansions.

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  • Skorpionex's Avatar Headless Horseman 1065 278 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    With all cards revealed we can see which archetypes are forced:

    DH - deathrattle - new archetype, doesn't look strong, but DH can transform everything into cancer

    Druid - taunt - good that Hadronox isn't in standard, can be painful to fight against, especially with Greybough

    Hunter - beast - will beast hunter be good enough? Dunno, he gets some draw mechanics but looks like he will end with aggro/midrange deck. Also I smell OTK deck with Tavish

    Mage - hero power - last time played in Rastakhan's Rumble, because legendary. Now it gets even better legendary and more HP support, so definitely will see play

    Paladin - secret - secret paladin was a thing because of Mysterious Challenger and good secrets. Will new cards be enough to bring back him form ashes? We will see

    Priest - spell/heal - dunno, more healing and synergy is good, but most new spells looks underwhelming

    Rogue - weapon/poison - will be cancer for sure, at least there is no Kingsbane in standard, ooze in every deck

    Shaman - murloc - new murlocs looks pretty cool, but I'm not sure they will be a thing without Underbelly Angler. Murlocs can be hyperaggro but they will burn your hand pretty fast and shaman doesn't have good draws or hand refills.

    Warlock - burn - combo breaker and a cancer

    Warrior - taunt/frenzy - taunt can be pretty solid, but I'm not sure with frenzy

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    • excambria's Avatar 40 2 Posts Joined 03/22/2021
      Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

      "Forced" is so overused these days. These aren't so much "forced" archetypes as just giving archetypes enough support so they aren't dead-on-arrival. 

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      • Almaniarra's Avatar Devoted Outlander 880 1345 Posts Joined 03/21/2019
        Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

        Ikr, I really don't understand why community keeps using it.

        Isn't it how expansions themed ? For example, "This time; Freeze for Mage, Taunt for Warrior, Dragons for Hunter etc."

        They use "Force" instead of "Theme". Noone is forcing anyone to play anything. There is Wild if you insist.

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  • pneumonion's Avatar Island 115 8 Posts Joined 03/12/2021
    Posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    hyped

     

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    • Me0203's Avatar 685 405 Posts Joined 06/13/2019
      Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

      hyped

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  • MurlocAggroB's Avatar COMMENT_COUNT_550_HS 970 593 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 9 months ago

    I hope the reveals start this week. I'm getting antsy waiting.

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    • Horus's Avatar Skeleton 2180 2503 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
      Posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

      Tomorrow, finally, the reveal season will be started!!

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  • Maou's Avatar 65 14 Posts Joined 03/08/2021
    Posted 9 months ago

    I still want more time for Darkmoon Faire :(

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    • GreatTichu's Avatar Crossroads Historian 225 157 Posts Joined 03/06/2021
      Posted 9 months ago

      Me too! Many achievements still far from being completed

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      • Alfi's Avatar Devoted Academic 1625 1190 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
        Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

        You can complete them later, only XP will be removed. 

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        • GreatTichu's Avatar Crossroads Historian 225 157 Posts Joined 03/06/2021
          Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago

          Lol i know, but it lose interest to make them only for those useless achivement points

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