Fractured in Alterac Valley

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Fractured in Alterac Valley banner.jpg
The land is still, the powder fresh. Almost feels like the valley is holding its breath.
Form your ranks, we will not yield. With axe and club and thunder-blood we'll die before we kneel!
When morning comes, it's time to fight! We'll plant the flag of victory as we prove our might!
Raise your voice for Alterac! Just remember (Whoa-oh-oh)
Never fall back. Never fall back. Hold the bridge, pull the ridge, never fall back!
Never fall back! Oh, never fall back! Claim the mines, hold the line, never fall back! (Go!)
Never fall back! Oh, never fall back! (Wait!)
(What's that?)
(They summoned the Ice Lord!)
Hurry! Fall back! Hurry! Fall back! (Fall back!) (Fall back!)
Their captains are quaking their base for the taking. Push forward, attack! We'll never fall back! Because we're here in Alterac!
Wild format
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With the arrival of the Year of the Wolf, Fractured in Alterac Valley is now a Wild format card set, which means cards from the Fractured in Alterac Valley will no longer be playable in Standard format matches. For more information, see Game format.

Fractured in Alterac Valley is Hearthstone's 19th expansion, featuring new 135 collectible cards released on December 7, 2021.[1][2] Set in Alterac Valley, the expansion depicts the epic battle between the Alliance and the Horde and concludes the story of 10 mercenaries, who decided to join the battle for honor and shards of a fallen naaru.

Fractured in Alterac Valley features again 10 mercenaries, this time max leveled as hero cards, a new keyword Honorable Kill which triggers its bonus effect when the card deals exact lethal damage to the target on their owner's turn, and Objective spells which have an ongoing effect lasting for 3 turns.

Fractured in Alterac Valley also features a faction event that lasts from December 7 to January 11, which the player fights for honor points to claim the diamond version of the faction leader card they have chosen.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Fractured in Alterac Valley craftable cards can be obtained by one of the following methods:

  • Opening card packs with the usual prices and purchasing options

    Fractured in Alterac Valley
    Golden Fractured in Alterac Valley
    Golden Wild
  • Crafting for the usual amounts of Arcane Dust depending on the cards' rarity
Uncraftable cards

These specific cards can be obtained through other means. For more information, see their respective articles.


Cards[edit | edit source]

Fractured in Alterac Valley card set features 135 collectible cards, which can be recognized with a special watermark (the Flag symbol) behind the card text, not found on other cards.

The Mini-set, Onyxia's Lair, is also considered part of Fractured in Alterac Valley set, featuring 35 additional cards.

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AV 238.png
AV 219.png
AV 123.png
AV 401.png
AV 126.png
AV 124.png
AV 309.png
AV 256.png
AV 101.png
AV 127.png
AV 125.png
AV 129.png
AV 215.png
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AV 704.png
AV 132.png
AV 137.png
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AV 112.png
AV 134.png
AV 135.png
AV 138.png
AV 102.png
AV 128.png
AV 222.png
AV 139.png
AV 142t.png
AV 100.png
AV 143.png
AV 223.png
AV 141t.png

Related cards

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Demon Hunter

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AV 269.png
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Related cards

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AV 211.png
AV 360.png
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Related cards

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Choice cards

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AV 147.png
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AV 113.png
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Related cards

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AV 116.png
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Related cards

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AV 206.png

Related cards

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AV 664.png
AV 325.png
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AV 331.png
AV 207.png

Related cards

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AV 405.png
AV 400.png
AV 298.png
AV 601.png
AV 402.png
AV 403.png
AV 203.png

Related cards

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AV 259.png
AV 255.png
AV 260.png
AV 268.png
AV 107.png
AV 251.png
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AV 257.png
AV 258.png

Related cards

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Choice cards

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AV 308.png
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AV 286.png
AV 277.png
AV 657.png
AV 285.png
AV 312.png
AV 281.png
AV 317.png
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Related cards

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AV 565.png
AV 660.png
AV 119.png
AV 108.png
AV 109.png
AV 322.png
AV 145.png
AV 202.png

Related cards

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Themes[edit | edit source]

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Hero Cards[edit | edit source]

Our merry band of mercenaries have grown stronger in their travels. Now they’re max level and ready to fight! Each hero card has a powerful Battlecry and Hero Powers that can turn the course of battle![3]
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New Keyword: Honorable Kill[edit | edit source]

Sometimes the damage lines up just perfectly and it feels so right! Cards with the Honorable Kill keyword grant you a bonus effect when they use exact damage to kill an enemy minion on your turn.[3]
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Objectives[edit | edit source]

Alterac Valley is full of strategic Objectives that you can use to your advantage. Objectives are spells that have effects that last three turns! Claim the Objective and press the advantage while you have it![3]

Other features[edit | edit source]

Battle for Alterac Valley[edit | edit source]

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Battle for Alterac Valley was a special event that started on November 30, 2021 and lasted until April 5, 2022.[4] The event features a legendary quest chain that rewards a total of 12 golden rare cards and 1 golden legendary card.

All players are allowed to choose a faction: Alliance or Horde. Alliance players will receive a golden  Vanndar Stormpike, while Horde players will receive a golden  Drek'Thar, who represent the leader of each faction. Then, players from both factions will get a legendary quest chain that requires Honor points to get the rewards.

  • Honor can be obtained by playing Ranked, Arena, or Duels only.
  • Each lost game rewards 10 Honor.
  • Each winning game where two players of same faction rewards 20 Honor.
  • Each winning game where two players of opposite faction rewards 40 Honor.

No matter which faction the player chooses, the rewards in the quest chain are the same, with the only difference being the order of rewards. Each quest represents "rank" of their faction with different amount of Honor required to promote.

Alterac Valley Honor event
Alliance rewardAlliance questQuotaHorde questHorde reward
Stormpike Aid Station
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Frostwolf Kennels
Stormpike Aid Station
80 AVRank3.png
Frostwolf Kennels
Dun Baldar Bunker
180 AVRank4.png
Iceblood Tower
Dun Baldar Bunker
260 AVRank5.png
Iceblood Tower
Dun Baldar Bridge
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Iceblood Garrison
Dun Baldar Bridge
500 AVRank7.png
Iceblood Garrison
Iceblood Garrison
540 AVRank8.png
Dun Baldar Bridge
Iceblood Garrison
620 AVRank9.png
Dun Baldar Bridge
Iceblood Tower
660 AVRank10.png
Dun Baldar Bunker
Iceblood Tower
780 AVRank11.png
Dun Baldar Bunker
Frostwolf Kennels
840 AVRank12.png
Stormpike Aid Station
Frostwolf Kennels
900 AVRank13.png
Stormpike Aid Station
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Vanndar Stormpike

In the middle of the event, on January 11, Blizzard Entertainment announced the Alliance to be the winning faction,[5] with 4.7 billion Honor points out of a combined total of 8.6 billion honor accounted from all players that participated in the event.[6] All players, no matter which faction they chose, received the diamond version of  Vanndar Stormpike by logging in after February 15.[7]

From April 5, 2022, players who haven't completed the Honor event will be able to continue through Gameplay - Alterac Valley achievements.

Lore[edit | edit source]

In World of Warcraft[edit | edit source]

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Official overview[edit | edit source]

Long ago, the warlock  Gul'dan exiled a clan of orcs called the Frostwolves to a valley hidden deep in the heart of the Alterac Mountains. The Frostwolf Clan eked out a living until  Thrall triumphantly united many of Azeroth’s orcs. The Frostwolves, however, chose to remain in the valley rather than joining Thrall in Orgrimmar – and their relative peace has since been challenged by the arrival of the dwarven Stormpike Expedition. The Stormpike Expedition’s desire to mine and plumb the underexplored caves for relics has invited conflict with the Frostwolf Clan, but opinions are divided on who struck first. Were the dwarves who arrived in the valley peaceful explorers who were massacred by the orcs, or did they plan to poach and conquer?[8]

Description[edit | edit source]

Hidden within the Alterac Mountains, Alterac Valley is the home of the Frostwolf clan. The Stormpike dwarves have established a foothold in the valley and seek to plumb its depths for riches and links to their ancestral past. A large-scale battleground, each side attempts to destroy each other's tower fortifications and slay the enemy General (Vanndar Stormpike or Drek'Thar).

History and politics[edit | edit source]

Alterac Valley.
"The Frostwolf Clan and the Stormpike Expedition battle for supremacy of this territory."
Long ago, before the First War, the warlock  Gul'dan exiled a clan of orcs called the Frostwolf Clan (led by Durotan, father of  Thrall) to a hidden valley deep in the heart of the Alterac Mountains for refusing to drink the blood of  Mannoroth. It is here in the valley's southern reaches that the Frostwolves eked out a living until the rise of Thrall's new Horde.
After Thrall's triumphant uniting of the clans, the Frostwolves, now led by the orc shaman  Drek'Thar, chose to remain in the valley they had for so long called their home. In recent times, however, the relative peace of the Frostwolves has been challenged by the arrival of the Dwarven Stormpike Expedition.
The Stormpike Expedition have set up residence in the valley to search for natural resources and ancient titan relics. It is likely that they did not know of the Frostwolf orcs' connection to the area when choosing to visit the valley. Despite their intentions, the dwarven presence has sparked heated conflict with the Frostwolf orcs to the south, who have vowed to drive the interlopers from their lands. The Stormpike dwarves sent in an initial expedition, the Stormpike Guard, to search for ancient relics of their past and mine for natural resources and were attacked (they felt) without provocation by the territorial Frostwolves.[9]
Additionally the Ironforge dwarves believe they have a right to the lands as well, and  Magni Bronzebeard has issued a "sovereign imperialistic imperative" to the Stormpike Guard to take the land for the kingdom of Ironforge. Other connections to ancient dwarves (previously Earthen) are the troggs that are found in the northern part of the valley.
At this point in time both factions (possibly even the troll faction as well) believe they have historical connections to the valleys and want to take them back. Note that the Winterax gave up on the valley and went to look for greener pastures.
Alterac Valley appears not to have been updated to reflect recent lore developments since the Shattering — most notably with  Drek'Thar and Elerethe Renferal — and remains an active battleground.

In Hearthstone[edit | edit source]

Expansion overview[edit | edit source]

The Frostwolf orcs and the Stormpike dwarves have long been at war, fighting over an icy battleground and the pieces of a fallen Naaru. You must pick a side in this conflict: will you support the Stormpikes of the Alliance, or the Frostwolves of the Horde? Join powerful mercenary Heroes in their fight for pivotal strategic objectives and Honorable Kills. With resentment as bitter as the cold, we are Fractured in Alterac Valley![3]

Blog overview[edit | edit source]

The temperature is low, but the tensions are high on this storied battlefield, where the Horde and the Alliance fight for honor and shards of a fallen naaru. The two factions are locked in eternal battle, and have put out a call for new Heroes to help turn the tide. Take key Objectives and secure Honorable Kills to help your faction claim victory! The conflict is inevitable, and you must pick a side. So come, claim your place as a champion among those who are Fractured in Alterac Valley![1]

History[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment (2021-11-16). Announcing Fractured in Alterac Valley, Hearthstone’s Next Expansion!. PlayHearthstone. Retrieved on 2021-11-19.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment (2021-11-16). Fractured in Alterac Valley Cinematic Trailer. YouTube. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Blizzard Entertainment. Fractured in Alterac Valley. PlayHearthstone. Retrieved on 2021-11-19.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment (2021-11-29). 22.0 Patch Notes. PlayHearthstone. Retrieved on 2021-12-06.
  5. PlayHearthstone on Twitter (X). (2022-01-11). 
  6. Blizzard Entertainment (2022-01-14). The Battle for Alterac Valley in Review. PlayHearthstone. 
  7. Patch
  8. Official Game Guide - Alterac Valley