The Grand Tournament

The Grand Tournament is a Hearthstone patch released on Aug. 18, 2015. It was versioned 3.0.0 with the build number 9786. It was released during the expansion The Grand Tournament

New Collectible Cards

New cards have been added to the game.

New Druid Cards

  • Aviana - Call her "Tweety". She'll find it real funny. I PROMISE.
  • Astral Communion - Hey! Moon! Can I have some mana crystals?
  • Mulch - Is this a noun or a verb? We will never know.
  • Knight of the Wild - He gets a discount on the tournament entry fee because he is his own horse.
  • Savage Combatant - Maybe if you whistle a tune it will soothe him. Yeah... Try that.
  • Darnassus Aspirant - She loves mana crystals, she hates mana crystals. So fickle!
  • Wildwalker - She was born to be something. She is just not quite sure what yet...
  • Druid of the Saber - That's saberTEETH, not like curved pirate blades. That's a different kind of druid. Druid of the Curved Pirate Blades.
  • Living Roots - 2 out of 2 saplings recommend that you summon the saplings.

New Hunter Cards

  • Dreadscale - Let's be clear about this: ACIDMAW is the sidekick.
  • Acidmaw - With the help of his trusty sidekick Dreadscale, the giant jormungar Acidmaw is ready to face any knight!
  • Stablemaster - Takes way better care of her pets than her brother, Unstablemaster.
  • Lock and Load - Rexxar narrowed his eyes, grabbed his machine gun, and said: "It's go time. Lock and load." This card pays homage to that special moment.
  • Ram Wrangler - Not getting trampled is really the trick here.
  • Powershot - pow POW pow
  • Ball of Spiders - "THEY'RE EVERYWHERE GET THEM OFF!!!" - Everyone
  • Bear Trap - You'll never guess what's in that conveniently bear-sized, bear-smelling box.
  • King's Elekk - Elekk jousting is AWESOME.
  • Brave Archer - This is a "bearly" concealed reference.

New Mage Cards

New Paladin Cards

New Priest Cards

  • Confessor Paletress - She sees into your past and makes you face your fears. Most common fear: Getting Majordomo out of Sneed's Old Shredder.
  • Shadowfiend - Hopes to be promoted to "Shadowfriend" someday.
  • Confuse - This minion is really powerful!
  • Spawn of Shadows - What did you expect to happen? He's a Spawn. Of Shadows.
  • Convert - "Are you interested in... HEALTH benefits?!"
  • Wyrmrest Agent - Keeping tabs on the Grand Tournament is priority #1 for the five mighty Dragonflights!
  • Holy Champion - She really likes seeing people get better. That's why she hurts them in the first place.
  • Flash Heal - Flash! Ahhhhhhh~
  • Power Word: Glory - The promise of glory is a powerful tool to get minions to do your bidding. Only slightly less powerful than the promise of an ice cream bar!

New Rogue Cards

  • Anub'arak - Was actually a pretty nice guy before, you know, the whole Lich King thing.
  • Beneath the Grounds - Can you hold these eggs for just a second? I promise they're not full of giant enraged undead spider things.
  • Poisoned Blade - How much more poisoned can a blade get? The answer is a lot. A lot more poisoned.
  • Shady Dealer - I have great deal for you... for 4 damage to your face!
  • Burgle - Yoink!
  • Cutpurse - He has a giant collection of purses now. One for every outfit!
  • Shado-Pan Rider - He needed a break after that business in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. Naturally, he chose to spend his vacation in an icy snowscape killing monsters.
  • Undercity Valiant - Almost went to play for Stormwind before signing with Undercity.
  • Buccaneer - The best part of buccaneering is the pants.

New Shaman Cards

  • The Mistcaller - Calling the mist doesn't sound all that great. "Ooooh, it is slightly damp now!"
  • Elemental Destruction - I'm not a shaman or anything, but isn't Elemental Destruction the opposite of what they want to do?
  • Charged Hammer - You can only pick it up if you are worthy.
  • Thunder Bluff Valiant - Allowing totems to attack is not cheating. I mean, there isn't anything in the rule books about it.
  • Draenei Totemcarver - It's nice to find a real craftsman in this day and age of mass-produced totems.
  • Healing Wave - Favored by shaman who study the art of restoration and healing, this spell would feel smug, if it had feelings.
  • Ancestral Knowledge - MOMMMMMYYYYYYYYY!!!
  • Totem Golem - What happens when you glue a buncha totems together.
  • Tuskarr Totemic - Turns out the tuskarr aren't real choosy about their totems.

New Warlock Cards

  • Wilfred Fizzlebang - He can summon anything, even a FEARSOME DOOMGUARD*. *He's pretty sure this is going to work out.
  • Dreadsteed - Crescendo himself summoned this steed, riding it to victory in the Grand Tournament. Wherever he rides, an army of riders ride behind him, supporting the legendary champion.
  • Dark Bargain - A prime example of lose-lose negotiating.
  • Void Crusher - We like to call him "Wesley".
  • Fist of Jaraxxus - * Not actually Jaraxxus' fist.
  • Tiny Knight of Evil - "No, no, no. I asked for a tiny JESTER of evil."
  • Fearsome Doomguard - They were originally called Cuddleguards, but they were not inspiring the proper amount of fear.
  • Wrathguard - After playing against 5 Annoy-O-Trons, any normal guard will become a Wrathguard.
  • Demonfuse - Very dangerous when attached to a demonbomb.

New Warrior Cards

  • Varian Wrynn - Leader of the Alliance! Father of Anduin! Also he likes to play Arena, and he averages 12 wins.
  • Sea Reaver - A little better than Sea Minus Reaver.
  • Magnataur Alpha - Playing him also gets you into the Magnataur Beta.
  • King's Defender - "King's Attacker" is a shield. Funny, huh?
  • Sparring Partner - Come at me, bro.
  • Alexstrasza's Champion - "Put more spikes on her. No, more spikes. What part of 'more spikes' do you not understand? MORE SPIKES!" - Alexstrasza
  • Orgrimmar Aspirant - "Four out of three orcs struggle with math." - Angry Zurge
  • Bolster - The best offense is a good defense.
  • Bash - You might think bashing doesn't take a lot of practice. It doesn't.

New Neutral Cards

  • Icehowl - This massive yeti just closes his eyes and charges at the nearest target. The nearest Target is a couple blocks away and has sick deals on skateboards.
  • Chillmaw - Chillmaw keeps trying to ruin the Grand Tournament, and she would've done it too, if it weren't for those dang kids!
  • Skycap'n Kragg - What's more boss than riding a parrot with a jawbone for a shoulderpad while wielding a giant hook-lance-thing and wearing a pirate hat? NOTHING.
  • Justicar Trueheart - It's like putting racing stripes and a giant spoiler on your hero power.
  • Bolf Ramshield - Bolf keeps coming in 2nd at the Grand Tournament. It might be his year this year, if Lebron doesn't enter.
  • The Skeleton Knight - Apparently it really was just a flesh wound.
  • Nexus-Champion Saraad - The ethereals have their own jousting tournament, and Saraad is the reigning champion. Also he won the ethereal hot dog eating contest.
  • Gormok the Impaler - Gormok has been giving impaling lessons in a small tent near the tournament grounds. For only 25g you too could learn the fine art of impaling!
  • Eydis Darkbane - HATES being called "the wonder twins".
  • Fjola Lightbane - LOVES being called "the wonder twins".
  • Frost Giant - Don't ask him about the beard. JUST DON'T.
  • Sideshow Spelleater - Hey! Let me try that...
  • Kodorider - Someone called her a Rhinorider, and she's NOT HAPPY.
  • Grand Crusader - A veteran of a number of crusades, she is a force for light and goodness. Her latest crusade is against goblin telemarketers.
  • Recruiter - Join the Argent Crusade! We have attractive tabards and you get to carry really nice swords!
  • Twilight Guardian - A result of magical experiments carried out by the Black Dragonflight, it's not his fault that he's a vicious killer.
  • Crowd Favorite - The crowd ALWAYS yells lethal.
  • Master of Ceremonies - Goes by "MC ElfyElf".
  • Garrison Commander - He'll never admit it, but he pushes you hard because he really cares about you.
  • Mogor's Champion - This champion has learned from the best. Except for his target selection.
  • Master Jouster - Needs just a few more ratings points to become Grandmaster Jouster.
  • Armored Warhorse - Yep. It's a horse... wearing armor... going to war.
  • Light's Champion - When there's something strange (say, a gibbering demon) in your neighborhood, who are you going to call?
  • Fencing Coach - Good fencers make good neighbors, right?
  • Coliseum Manager - Meets monthly with the gladiators to discuss career goals.
  • Saboteur - Listen all y'all it's a saboteur!
  • Argent Watchman - Who argent watches the Argent Watchman?
  • Injured Kvaldir - Don't worry. With a little skin cream he's going to clear right up.
  • North Sea Kraken - You have no idea how tired this guy is of being released.
  • Captured Jormungar - You can keep him, but you have to promise to feed him and clean out his tank every day!
  • Kvaldir Raider - Coming soon... to a tuskarr village near you!
  • Clockwork Knight - It takes a lot to wind him up.
  • Pit Fighter - What did the pits ever do to you?
  • Mukla's Champion - An elegant gorilla, for a more civilized age.
  • Tournament Medic - The medic tournament is less entertaining than the Grand Tournament.
  • Frigid Snobold - Ironically, the natural enemy of the snobold is THE CANDLE.
  • Refreshment Vendor - Menu: Funnel cakes, carrots, popcorn, jormungar steaks. It's hard serving a diverse clientele.
  • Maiden of the Lake - Not a good basis for a system of government.
  • Evil Heckler - To be honest, heckling is not the most effective form of evil.
  • Dragonhawk Rider - Check it out. You can do barrel rolls on this thing.
  • Argent Horserider - His horse's name is Betsy.
  • Ice Rager - He's a lot cooler than Magma Rager.
  • Silent Knight - He used to be a librarian. Old habits die hard.
  • Silver Hand Regent - The Silver Hand is the best paladin organization. The Argent Crusaders are super jealous.
  • Flame Juggler - At first he liked juggling chain saws, but then he thought, "Flames are better! Because FIRE!"
  • Lance Carrier - Lance Carrier is an obscure entry level position in orcish armies. A mystery, since orcs don't generally use lances.
  • Boneguard Lieutenant - Underneath all that impressive armor, he's just skin and bones. Okay, maybe just bones.
  • Lowly Squire - But not the lowliest!
  • Gadgetzan Jouster - It's not HER fault you didn't put a spinning saw blade on your horse.
  • Tournament Attendee - He was so excited to get season tickets to this year's Grand Tournament. He normally doesn't get them at first and has to buy them from Ogre scalpers.

Official Patch Notes

Quote From Blizzard

This patch prepares the grounds for the arrival of Hearthstone’s second exciting expansion: The Grand Tournament!

When The Grand Tournament goes live later this month, you’ll be able to arm yourself with 132 all-new cards, recruit chivalrous knights of all shapes and sizes, and have a whole lot of festive fun! This patch also begins tracking your highest earned rank in Ranked Play mode, and you’ll be rewarded with a Highest Rank Bonus at the end of the season. Remember, The Grand Tournament pre-purchase bundle remains available until the expansion goes live.

We’re also adding a new card back and fixing some bugs. The full patch notes are below!


  • The following card back has been added:
    • Tournament Grounds – Acquired by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of August.

Tournament Grounds

  • New quests added, including one to win games in Tavern Brawl mode!
  • Tavern Brawl victories now count towards earning the Heroes of the Storm mount award.
  • A bonus chest will be granted at the end of each season based on the highest ranked reached in Ranked Play mode.
  • Various audio, graphical, and UI issues have been resolved.


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