The latest Hearthstone shop update arrived right in the middle of a busy reveal period, and we only really got a chance to take a quick look at a handful of new Constructed bundles. But that's not all there is, as other game modes have also received some new stuff to enjoy. So let's take a browse on all of the current offers and catch up!


Runestones

Hearthstone has a new currency that can be used to buy everything available in the in-game shop. If you want a reminder about their pricing, check out the table below.

Runestones

You can find monetary conversions of the Runestones to selected currencies below:

RunestonesUSD/EURCADGBPJPY
5004.996.253.99610
10009.9912.498.991220
150014.9918.9912.991840
200019.9924.9916.992440
500049.9962.9944.996100
800079.9999.9969.9910000

As you may have noticed, the biggest bundles aren't actually the cheapest option to obtain Runestones. While the prices of USD/EUR bundles aren't radically different, in GBP you'd be losing a relatively high amount of money if you bought anything but the cheapest bundle. We've bolded the best deals in each currency in the table above for your convenience.


Constructed Offers

We've previously gone through all of these current offers in separate posts, and even talked about a small Hearthstone's in-game shop revamp, but let's provide a quick recap (with a lot more details available under the expandable sections, should you wish): 


March of the Lich King Pre-Purchase Bundles

Pre-orders for March of the Lich King: The Mega version (8000 Runestones/$79.99) and the Standard version (5000 Runestones/$49.99). These will still remain available for an extra week after the new expansion launches December 6th - a notable change from how it's always been in the past. 

March of the Lich King Pre-Order Details

  • The Mega version (8000 Runestones/$79.99) includes 80 packs, 5 signature golden packs, 2 random Signature Legendary cards from the new expansion, Lor'themar Hunter Hero skin and card back, and Path of Arthas Set.
  • The Standard version (5000 Runestones/$49.99) includes 60 packs, 2 random Legendary cards from the new expansion, and Lor'themar card back.

You can read more about Signature Cards here, and we've described Path of Arthas in our expansion overview. If you're not grabbing the Mega Bundle for yourself, then better make sure to save up either 2000 Gold or 1500 Runestones for the separate purchase of those extra 26 Death Knight class cards! Unless you plan to craft them all with arcane dust. 


Arthas Menethil Pre-Purchase Bundle

Arthas Menethil bundle with a 3D modeled Legendary Death Knight skin and 5 DK Class packs (2500 Runestones or $24.99) has been available for pre-purchase since November 8, and we actually knew it was coming well before that. Even if somebody has already bought the product, the contents of this package remain not usable until the Death Knight class unlocks with the release of March of the Lich King on December 6.

But there is no real rush here, anyway. This particular bundle is meant to stick around for a longer while, also throughout the entirety of the upcoming Patch 25.0. Which should mean either for most of December or more likely until early January. 

Arthas Bundle - Other Details and Video Preview

Death Knight is yet to be released, but the class is already a frontrunner when it comes to cosmetics. Just as we mentioned above, Death Knight is the first class to receive a Legendary Hero Skin - the Arthas Menethil Bundle contains a fully animated Arthas portrait, as well as 5 Death Knight class packs (which, of course, you won't be able to open until March of the Lich King goes live on December 6th).

In case you're curious, a Legendary Hero Skin consists of:

  • A fully 3D animated portrait that responds to in-game actions with special animations (such as attacking, playing minions, casting spells and emoting).
  • A unique hero tray, more gilded than ever before.
  • New voicelines.

If you want to see the new skin in action, consider watching the video below:


Wild & Hero Skin Bundles

The latest freshness on the market:

  • Two Wild bundles: Golden Wild Bundle (3 Golden legendaries and 20 Golden packs for 7000 Runestones/$69.99) and Bountiful Wild Bundle (3 legendaries and 40 packs for 3000 Runestones/$29.99).
  • New skins for Rogue (1000 Runestones/$9.99) and Warlock (1500 Runestones/$14.99), both of which include 5 Class packs. The latter one comes with a special card back, which explains the difference in pricing.

Poisonheart Maiev Card Image Jaraxxustein Card Image


Battlegrounds Offers

On November 15, a new set of food-themed skins and an emote bundle have hit the Battlegrounds side of the shop, both with discounted prices! That's right, Hearthstone and some actual sale discounts - who would've ever thought that possible. We don't exactly know what possible duration this "limited time" really indicates. 

Each new skin will cost you 100 Runestones (~$0.99) instead of the usual 200 Runestones (~$1.99), whereas the emote bundle has a 40% discount from 500 to 300 Runestones (~$2.99).

Additionally, Bob has some personalized offers Just for You, ranging from old Bartenders for 500 Runestones ($4.99) to old Battlegrounds skins with 100 Runestones (~$0.99) each. Note that 100 Runestones is the default price for the old BG skins, contrary to the brand-new-but-still-discounted food skins above.

The paid Season Pass still remains as well, costing you 1500 Runestones or the equivalent amount of real money ($14.99). The next Battlegrounds Season is expected to arrive along with Patch 25.2, which might be somewhere in early January 2023.

Battlegrounds Season Pass Skins

Tuxedo Bob Card Image Dark Flight Malygos Card Image Magic Guardian Elise Card Image Nozdormu, Time Warden Card Image

Adventure Beauty Reno Card Image Shadow Helm Saurfang Card Image Mystical Mentor Nguyen Card Image Bigglesworth, Feline Guide Card Image

George the Fated Card Image Omencaller Prestor Card Image Dawn Guardian Varden Card Image Spellbound Baz'hial Card Image

AF Kitsune Card Image Deal Speaker Blackthorn Card Image Secret Destiny Aranna Card Image Spellwinder Toki Card Image


Battle Bash #1 Coming to an End

Remember Battle Bash? That new paid way of earning limited-time Battlegrounds cosmetics, which arrived together with all the other game mode updates as part of Patch 24.6 on November 1. Well, this first edition is just about to end. 

Hallow's End is the theme of this current version (purchasable for 1000 Runestones or $9.99), which contains ten special items: a Legendary Board, a Legendary Strike, a Rare Bartender, 5 Epic Skins, and 2 sets of three Rare Emotes! Purchasing the Battle Bash will immediately unlock 2 Hammers and will let you earn one “Hammer” with each Top 4 finish during the Battle Bash period. Each Hammer can then be used to Bash for a random prize from that Battle Bash collection.

Everyone was actually given one free Hammer with the introduction of this deal, so if you've never used up your random roll, now would be the time! The Battle Bash has its own accessible icon in the upper half of the in-game Battlegrounds homepage. 

Seeing as the Patch 24.6 hit the live servers almost 3 weeks ago around 10 AM Pacific (1 PM Eastern, 7 PM CET), that's about when we would expect this offer to expire on November 22. 

Battle Bash Odds

Each Battle Bash collection will only be available as a whole collection for a limited time. However, individual items within a Battle Bash may become available at a later time. Items within each Battle Bash have different pull weightings, according to the following table as shared by Blizzard:

 BASH 1BASH 2BASH 3 BASH 4BASH 5BASH 6BASH 7BASH 8BASH 9BASH10
Legendary Board5.0%5.4%5.8%6.4%7.1%8.0%9.5%11.7%16.0%25.2%
Legendary Strike5.0%5.4%5.8%6.4%7.1%8.0%9.5%11.7%16.0%25.2%
Rare Bartender7.0%7.4%7.8%8.3%8.9%9.7%10.7%12.2%13.9%14.3%
3x Emotes Pack 19.0%9.2%9.5%9.8%10.2%10.5%10.9%11.2%11.0%8.7%
3x Emotes Pack 29.0%9.2%9.5%9.8%10.2%10.5%10.9%11.2%11.0%8.7%
Epic Hero Skin 113.0%12.7%12.3%11.9%11.3%10.6%9.7%8.4%6.5%3.6%
Epic Hero Skin 213.0%12.7%12.3%11.9%11.3%10.6%9.7%8.4%6.5%3.6%
Epic Hero Skin 313.0%12.7%12.3%11.9%11.3%10.6%9.7%8.4%6.5%3.6%
Epic Hero Skin 413.0%12.7%12.3%11.9%11.3%10.6%9.7%8.4%6.5%3.6%
Epic Hero Skin 513.0%12.7%12.3%11.9%11.3%10.6%9.7%8.4%6.5%3.6%


Mercenaries Offers

Blizzard is starting to get festive with a Holiday Special bundle for Mercenaries, and even sending such reminders straight to our Village mailbox; although their Winter's Veil spirit didn't provide any discounts in this game mode. The bundle will cost you 1000 Runestones ($9.99) and will include random Epic and Legendary Mercenaries as well as 10 Mercenary packs.

The Rattlegore support bundles still linger as well. In addition to straight up selling a 300 coin bundle for Rattlegore (for 500 Runestones/$4.99), Blizzard also bundles together 3 x 250 coins for Mercenaries that are supposed to work well together with Rattlegore: Balinda, Maestra, and Trigore. This bundle comes with a price of 1000 Runestones ($9.99).

As a quick reminder, the currently ongoing special Rattlegore event has been given limited time to growl around: up until November 29. 

Additionally, there are three partially personalized offers available for different random Mercenaries of Epic/Legendary quality - which character shows up where seems to vary per player, while the contents of each bundle tend to be similar. We have seen several variations, probably influenced by an individual's spending power and collection: 

  • Normal Bundle - Epic/Legendary Mercenary card, coins and/or 10-15 Mercenaries packs for 1500 Runestones ($14.99) or 2000 Runestones ($19.99). 
  • Mega Bundle - Epic/Legendary Mercenary card, 150-300 coins, and 10-20 Mercenaries packs for up to 2500 Runestones ($24.99).
  • Portrait Mega Bundle - Mercenary Portrait, 150+ coins, and 15-20 Mercenaries packs from 2000 Runestones ($19.99) to 3000 Runestones ($29.99).
  • Plus the usual separate deals for Mercenaries coins or random portraits where Runestone mileage may vary.

If Mercenaries' pricing and offers have you scratching your head, don't worry - you are not the only one. It's been the most peculiar theme for as long as we can remember. 


Are you planning on pre-ordering either of the expansion bundles or have already done so? What do you think about these peculiar Battlegrounds discounts, and did you get to participate in the Battle Bash? Let us know in the comments below!