The Hall of Fame rotation approaches fast and you might be wondering how to best address the situation. Don't worry, in this article we'll show you how to maximize your dust or, alternatively, add some bling to your collection as efficiently as possible.
If you only take one thing away from this article let it be that the Hall of Fame rotates on March 26th. This is before the expansion release.
Before jumping onto that craft train, let's remind ourselves what cards are rotating. The following five Classic Neutrals will join Ragnaros & co in Wild:
But wait, there's more! Due to the Priest class overhaul these four Classic cards will also be rotating:
Northshire Cleric and Divine Spirit will also be leaving Standard, but those are Basic cards and therefore uncraftable.
Maximizing Your Dust
It all boils down to Blizzard's dust compensation rule of only giving dust for the maximum amount of copies that you can use in a deck.* This means you'll only get dust for one copy of a Legendary (Golden copy as priority) and two copies of all other rarities. So, if you're only looking for that sweet sweet dust, here's how you should handle things:
Start by checking how many copies of each rotating card you have. Treat regular and golden copies as equal, i.e. if you have 1 regular and 1 golden, you have two copies of the card. Then
- If you have two copies of the non-Legendary card, DO NOTHING!
- If you have only one copy of a non-Legendary card, craft another golden copy.
- If you have one copy of a Legendary card, DO NOTHING!
- If you have no copies of a Legendary card, craft only one golden copy.
- If you have no copies of a non-Legendary card, craft two golden copies of it.
If you don't have enough dust to craft everything in golden, you can also craft some regular copies instead. Try to maximize your dust usage as you will get all of it back as long as you don't exceed the playable copy limit!
*FUN FACT: For the Priest cards, the blog actually says "Players who own the Classic cards below will be granted the full dust refund for each." I personally doubt that they mean that (especially since the same paragraph seems to refer to the dust cost of Basic cards), but won't be disenchanting extra copies of the said cards just in case.
*Happy dust jar noises*
Adding That Bling
If you're in for something else than mere dust-y wealth, namely some extra goldens in your collection, here are the steps you should follow:
- Craft golden copies of all non-Legendary cards until you have two of each.
- Craft a golden copy of each Legendary card unless you already have one.
Simple! But at what cost did you achieve this marvelously shiny collection:
- For each "upgraded" Common, you missed out on 40 dust.
- For each "upgraded" Rare, you missed out on 100 dust.
- For each "upgraded" Epic, you missed out on 400 dust.
- For each "upgraded" Legendary, you missed out on 1600 dust.
Note that you will get all the dust you spent back, you just won't be getting as much extra dust as you otherwise would have. These calculations also don't take into account if you disenchanted the non-golden copies, in which case you'll miss out on a little bit less dust (5, 20, 100, and 400 less for the respective rarities).
If you have been dreaming of "upgrading" some of these cards, this is definitely the time to do it; the dust cost of of "upgrading" without the rotation bonus would be 395, 780, 1500, and 2800 dust for the respective rarities.
Just look at that shine! We know you want some.
Don't forget that this year the rotation takes place earlier than the expansion launch, March 26th! Get those cards crafted ASAP!
If you're thinking about opening some packs to get some dust for crafting HoF cards, don't forget that the rarity protection for all rarities will also come with the March 26th patch, so you may want to save the openings until that.
So I should have crafted a golden Leeroy instead of prophet Velen? I may not get the full dust value back?
I've never understood this. If I don't have a legendary and craft it that costs 3200. When I disenchant after it's Hof then I'll get 3200 back right? So what's the point? I feel very stupid for not understanding this lol.... It just doesn't make sense to me.
You don't have to disenchant it. They will give you the dust AND you can keep the card. Also, unlike nerfs, the disenchant cost doesn't rise with this rotation, it would still be 1600.
Thank you. I guess I was getting mixed up with nerfs.
If I have two golden copies of spellbreaker and no regular copies, should I craft the regular copies as well or will it have no impact?
You would end up losing dust as they will count as extra copies and will not be refunded.
But if I have two non-golden copies of a common card, should I craft them in gold for a higher refund?
Only if you plan to disenchant the golden copies after the rotation. That way you will gain dust. Otherwise you would still be losing dust.
If you don't have enough dust to craft everything golden, should I prioritize Legendary or Epic cards?
Give priority to whatever card you like the animation the most, or you're a fan of :)
but it makes no difference dust-wise?
What I'm honestly wondering is what they will put into ever green to compensate for these cards leaving
Didn't quite get this.
I have non-golden Leeroy, if I craft a Golden One, will I get 3200 back so I just get a Golden Leroy if I want to keep it?
That would mean that instead of gaining 1600 I would gain 400 right?
Correct, assuming that you dusted your non-golden copy.
The basic priest cards should turn into common cards when they rotate. So you will be able to disenchant the golden versions for a total of 200 dust.
This did happen with Mind Blast, Vanish etc so I expect the same this time around.
i maybe wrong, please alert me if that is the case, but considering this:
will be all right to craft every Priest card in golden even if you have them non-golden?
If this is true and you get dust for both copys of rare ones you wil get 200 dust for non goldens + 1600 dust for goldens= 1800 dust + 1600 dust for disenchanting the golden ones (total of 3400 dust)
If this is wrong you will get 1600 dust for goldens = 1600 dust for crafting them + 1600 dust for disenchanting them (total of 0 dust) but you can keep the non-golden ones or dusting them for 40 profit.
It's a huge bet on what Blizzard meant on the blog, but is the risk valid? And i'm right or delusional?
Based on the dust math I did on the comments below in a spoiler that sounds like a legit plan. Crafting "extra" goldens and then disenchanting them will lead to an effective ±0, but if they do give you dust for 2 regular and 2 golden then it could give you some serious profit. But I do think you need to own the regular copies, or at least not crafting the regulars, for this to be worth it.
thanks for the reply. english is not my mother language and i was worried that no one would understand me. I have all of them non golden. i will make that bet
I feel dirty with 2x golden Shadowform in my collection.