Year of the Raven

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Year of the Raven is the Standard format year from April 12, 2018 to April 9, 2019.[1]

Card sets[edit | edit source]

These card sets are released as a part of Year of the Raven.

Patches[edit | edit source]

These patches were released during Year of the Raven.

VersionBuildRelease dateHighlights
13.4.0 29349 2019-03-14 Rise of Shadows pre-order
13.2.0 28855 2019-02-05 Lunar New Year event
13.0.9 28556 2019-01-24 Ranked system changes
13.0.3 28329 2018-12-19 Card changes, Arena changes
13.0.0 27845 2018-11-29 Rastakhan's Rumble release
12.4.0 27405 2018-11-05 Rastakhan's Rumble pre-order, New Classic cards
12.2.0 27358 2018-10-18 Card changes
12.2.0 26996 2018-10-02 Hallow's End event, New player ranks, New daily quests, New keyword Casts When Drawn
12.0.0 25770 2018-08-02 The Boomsday Project release, Arena changes, Game Mechanics Updates
11.4.0 25252 2018-07-10 The Boomsday Project pre-order, Midsummer Fire Festival event
11.2.0 24769 2018-06-06 Taverns of Time event
11.1.1 24589 2018-05-22
11.1.0 24377 2018-05-08 Arena changes
11.0.0 23966 2018-04-10 Year of the Raven rotation, The Witchwood release, Daily quest improvements, Friendly Challenge deck sharing introduction, Arena rotation

Notable announcements[edit | edit source]

A sneak peek at the content released during the Year of the Raven.

The third Standard year started with the release of the first expansion of 2018, The Witchwood. The beginning of 2018 saw the Whispers of the Old Gods, One Night in Karazhan and Mean Streets of Gadgetzan sets moved to Wild format. Additionally, three cards ( Ice Block,  Molten Giant and  Coldlight Oracle) from the Classic rotated to the Hall of Fame and for the first time ever, a nerf was reverted.

Like last year, the start of the new year brought special events, such as the release of  Lunara hero.

To celebrate the start of the Year of the Raven, starting March 26, 2018 until April 9, 2018, all quests rewarded a random card pack from Journey to Un'Goro, Knights of the Frozen Throne, Kobolds and Catacombs, or from the new expansion, The Witchwood.

Hall of Fame[edit | edit source]

When the Year of the Raven began,  Ice Block,  Coldlight Oracle, and  Molten Giant were moved to the Hall of Fame set. The latter-most had its nerf reversed, setting the card's mana cost back to 20 mana, at the same time as being moved to the Hall of Fame.[2]

Later in the year, Blizzard announced that the mage, rogue, and warlock classes would receive 4 all-new cards in the Classic set —  Icicle,  Tome of Intellect,  Call of the Void, and  Pilfer — in order to make up for the class cards that had previously been moved into the Hall of Fame set.[3]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Main article: Hearthstone timeline

March 12

April 12

April 26

June 7

  • New Pack Day, Hearthstone's second animated short, is released.[5]

June 11

  • Taverns of Time, a new Arena event is released, lasting through July 2. This event added 28 special cards draftable only in the Arena.

July 10

  • The Boomsday Project, Hearthstone's ninth expansion, is announced.[6]
  • For the first time, expansion pre-order mega bundles are used, which grant a new alternate hero skin.

July 21

August 7

  • The Boomsday Project is released.

August 21

October 2

October 30

November 2

  • Rastakhan's Rumble, Hearthstone's tenth expansion, is announced at BlizzCon 2018.[7]
  • It is announced that Hearthstone has reached 100 million players.[8]
  • New Classic cards are added for the first time to replace previous ones that were sent into the Hall of Fame.

December 4

  • Rastakhan's Rumble is released.

December 13

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