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Beginner's guide to card picks in Hearthstone Arena

Beginner's guide to card picks in Hearthstone Arena
If, like me, you're relatively new to the CCG world, Hearthstone's Arena can be both a fun and a frustrating experience. The key to the Arena is not just how you play, but how you pick your cards, how you build your deck. There are important decisions to be made on card synergy, strategies, mana costs and curves, and there's almost no information in the actual game to help guide the novice player.

But Reddit user pulandit has posted an incredibly helpful guide to picking cards in Hearthstone's arena. He's created a chart of every card in the game, grouped by neutrals, and then the ones specific to each hero, using a font classification to rank them from the most useful to the least.

If you take a glance at the image to the right, which I've pulled from his guide, you can see that the Azure Drake is a great choice, the Argent Commander less so, the Archmage is fair, while the Arcane Golem and Argent Squire are considered below par or situational, and the Angry Chicken is not recommended.

While you may not agree with everything in the guide, it's not for advanced players, but for struggling noobs like me. But even so, check it out, you might just learn something!

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Step into the Hearthstone Arena

Step into the Hearthstone Arena
The Hearthstone beta has started, and most of us here at WoW Insider have been captivated by the free-to-play card game like a cat to a laser pointer. I know that I have sacrificed what would have been a very productive weekend for the greater good of gaming. Okay, so I probably wouldn't have cured cancer or solved world hunger, but still the game is very addictive despite being quite simple on its surface.

As I'm exploring everything Hearthstone has to offer, I have to say that one of the most enjoyable aspects of the game is the Arena. Essentially, the Arena is a game mode where you assemble a deck using one of three randomized heroes and a selection of semi-randomized cards and square off against other players. The more you win, the larger your heap of treasure will be. Lose three times and you're out, though you'll still receive some rewards for the highest level you were able to obtain.

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