Fractured in Alterac Valley Card Spoilers & Expansion Guide

Fractured in Alterac Valley is a Hearthstone expansion that concludes the Year of the Gryphon which took place during 2021. Fractured in Alterac Valley launched December 7, 2021.

Fractured in Alterac Valley Quick Info

  • 135 new cards.
  • Fractured in Alterac Valley releases on December 7, 2021.
  • Hero Cards Return - Our mercenary friends are the focus of these beloved cards. They feature powerful Battlecries and Hero Powers.
  • New Keyword: Honorable Kill - Bonus effect if the card deals exact lethal to an enemy minion on your turn.
  • Objective Spells - They last for three turns and provide you with a benefit for their duration.
  • There is a faction war taking place during the expansion:
    • You'll choose which faction to join - Horde or Alliance.
    • You receive a golden legendary card for your faction leader in Alterac Valley.
    • At the end of a questline, you'll get the opposing faction leader as a golden legendary.
    • More on how to take place later on in this guide.

Fractured in Alterac Valley Freebies

  • Logging in, everyone can choose to go with the Horde or Alliance which rewards either Drek'Thar or Vanndar Stormpike.
  • Once the expansion launches, completing a Legendary Quest Chain will reward you with the faction leader you didn't choose.
  • A Diamond card will be given out to all players based on the winning faction's general.

Drek'Thar Card Image Vanndar Stormpike Card Image

Fractured in Alterac Faction War

See our full article on this.

  • You get the legendary you pick today!
  • You get the legendary from the opposing side once you finish the Legendary Quest chain.
  • From December 7th to January 11th, all players will earn Honor for their side by playing the game.
    • Honor can be gained in Traditional, Arena, and Duels Modes.
  • Gaining Honor will progress you through Legendary Quest chain, where you get additional rewards.
    • 10 Honor for every game played
    • 10 more Honor for every game won (20 total)
    • 20 more Honor for every game won versus an opponent from the enemy faction (40 total)
  • At the end of the event, the total Honor for both sides will be tallied and all players will receive Diamond copy of the winning faction leader.

Fractured in Alterac Valley Pre-Order Bundle

The base bundle costs $49.99 USD and can be purchased alone or in addition to the mega bundle below.

  • 60 Alterac Valley Card Packs
  • 2 Random Alterac Valley Legendary Cards
  • Vanndar Stormpike Card Back

Fractured in Alterac Valley Mega Pre-Order Bundle

The base bundle costs $79.99 USD and can be purchased alone or in addition to the regular bundle above.

  • 80 Alterac Valley Card Packs
  • 5 Golden Alterac Valley Card Packs
  • 2 Random Golden Alterac Valley Legendary Cards
  • Vanndar Stormpike Alternate Hero Skin
  • Vanndar Stormpike Card Back
  • 5 Mercenaries Packs
  • Random Legendary Mercenary (or 100 Coins if you own them all)
  • Battlegrounds Perks

Fractured in Alterac Valley Community Compendium

See how the community initially rated the expansion! Check out the Fractured in Alterac Valley Community Compendium!

Revealed Cards for Fractured in Alterac Valley

These are all the cards that have currently been revealed for Fractured in Alterac Valley.

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Fractured in Alterac Valley Board

Fractured in Alterac Valley Cinematic


  • Alfi's Avatar
    Devoted Academic 1705 1281 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    The second one eats a minion on board

    • Lich13's Avatar
      175 38 Posts Joined 09/06/2021
      Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

      i know its even worse,imagine your a buff paladin

      • Alfi's Avatar
        Devoted Academic 1705 1281 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
        Posted 6 months ago

        Or a quest mage

  • sense124's Avatar
    Mavka 430 344 Posts Joined 07/22/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    Vanndar and Drek'thar remind me of Baku and Genn. The way it makes me think whenever a minion costs more or less than 4, I immediately think of either Vanndar or Drek'thar, just like how I would immediately think of Baku on odd cost cards or Genn on even cost cards.

  • Szen's Avatar
    Malfurion 5 1 Posts Joined 11/18/2021
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    I like the fact, Theyre trying to bring back control decks. It was always more fun and took more strategy. 

  • TripleAwe13's Avatar
    Buried Alive 375 15 Posts Joined 02/03/2021
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    Does anyone know about the reward track of this expansion? 


    • Aesan's Avatar
      Content Admin Shadow Rager 650 520 Posts Joined 11/22/2020
      Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

      We may not see it posted until a week or so before the new expansion is due. Usually coming with the pre-launch patch. 

  • Synnr7's Avatar
    950 548 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    I like the theme of this expansion. The choice of legendary is nice and the faction war associated with it looks fun, we'll see how it plays out. Hero cards are very hit or miss. With speed and game ending potential of some of these questlines we'll see if they can stand up with out becoming the problem.

    Honorable Kill: Neat idea. I actually loved Overkill as an idea. It wasn't executed well on most cards but still has potential if they bring it back. I actually was hoping they would here. Still lining up exact shots sounds fun too. 

    Objectives (the spells that persist for 3turns): Neat idea. I like the idea of Aura spells. Might be too slow but we'll see. 

    Excited for reveal season. I was already enjoying Deadmines additions so I was okay to wait a bit but glad it didn't get pushed back by mercenaries delays like the miniset seemed to have been. 

    May the best faction win. For the Horde!

  • h0lysatan's Avatar
    Zombie 1000 682 Posts Joined 12/03/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    Am I seeing this wrong, or all the card reveal is being shown by playhearthstone themselves? Did something happen? Afraid for more leaks?

  • Hydrafrog's Avatar
    Gul'dan 1725 2994 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    Please tell me that was L60ETC doing the song...

    • Careidina's Avatar
      215 60 Posts Joined 04/02/2020
      Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

      Afaik the guys who made up the band are no longer together. They broke up years ago and some have already left the company.

  • Bratwurst's Avatar
    Uther 220 22 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    Seems like the game board is already published on the official website. resolution is low tho

  • Teban88's Avatar
    Rexxar 130 6 Posts Joined 04/05/2019
    Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

    WOW, this is dedication, the Guide is done even before the announcement of the announcement.

    Congrats on Flux and the Team!!! 

    • Fluxflashor's Avatar
      Administrator 1835 2689 Posts Joined 10/19/2018
      Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

      If you know where to look, you could have seen this a couple of weeks ago :D

      But yeah, got on it as soon as we could, and now there's a larger update here! Thanks 

    • Bratwurst's Avatar
      Uther 220 22 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
      Posted 6 months, 1 week ago

      no idea why ppl are downvoting you, there is nothing bad in praising the team as it's still the best HS oriented website


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