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23 Wild cards come back to Standard - Doom in the Tomb guide

N'Zoth, the Corruptor has returned to shake up the Hearthstone meta.

Each of the cards listed below are going to be legal to play in Standard format until the game’s next major update - this means you’ll be able to play them after the conclusion of the Doom in the Tomb event. We’ll get our Deck Tier List and guides updated once this brand new meta starts settling!


  • Astral Communion
  • Kun the Forgotten King


  • Babbling Book
  • Flamewaker


  • Mysterious Challenger
  • Avenge


  • Lock and Load
  • Call of the Wild


  • Evolve
  • Thing from Below


  • Shaku, the Collector
  • Swashburglar


  • Lightbomb
  • Vol'jin


  • Imp Gang Boss
  • Renounce Darkness


  • Varian Wrynn
  • Bloodhoof Brave


  • N'Zoth, the Corruptor
  • Sylvanas Windrunner
  • Ragnaros the Firelord
  • The Curator
  • Emperor Thaurissan

These cards will be playable from the 8th of October 2019, and will remain in Standard until the game’s next major update. All players will receive a free copy of the cards for the duration of their time in Standard, although these versions of the cards can not be disenchanted.

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As well as the addition of these meta-shifting cards, Hearthstone’s team have put in place all manner of new stuff for people to enjoy during this event.

Doom in the Tomb Tavern Brawls

Three weeks of Doom in the Tomb means three brand new Tavern Brawls with bonus rewards. Here’s what’s in store.

Week 1: The League of E.V.I.L.

It’ll be a similar situation to the Fire Fest-E.V.I.L. for these Tavern Brawls. A dungeon run-style event where you play as a member of the League of E.V.I.L., rewards are available for completing the event as quickly as possible, with a Rastakhan’s Rumble pack available for finishing in under an hour, and a golden copy of Ancient Mysteries for finishing under 40 minutes.

Week 2: The League of Explorers

Now it’s the League of Explorers’ turn to dive into the Haunted Temple, with new rewards available for speedrunning it. Completion in under an hour nets you a golden Temple Berserker, and a 40-minute run will earn a golden copy of the notoriously unplayable Generous Mummy.

Week 3: The Haunted Carousel

In this one, you’ll have to battle under unique conditions - a whole bunch of Dreadsteeds and a constantly-rotating battlefield. The reward for beating this one is a Rise of Shadows pack.

Dual-class Arena

Hallow’s End is here, so we’re getting dual-class arena back. You’ll be able to pick a Hero, a Hero Power, and then draft cards from both classes, offering unique and exciting synergies. The first two weeks of the Doom in the Tomb event will offer players a free Arena ticket too, so make sure you log in to claim these free runs!

Arena Rotation

Since it’s a big update, we’re going to see the available expansions in the Arena change. Here’s what we’ll see in the Arena mode for the next few months.

  • Curse of Naxxramas
  • Goblins vs. Gnomes
  • Blackrock Mountain
  • The Grand Tournament
  • League of Explorers
  • Whispers of the Old Gods
  • One Night in Karazhan
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan
  • Journey to Un’Goro
  • Knights of the Frozen Throne
  • Kobolds and Katacombs

Card Pack Bundles and Login Rewards

The final little addition for Doom in the Tomb is card pack deals. The Hex and Flex bundles will cost US$19.99 and offer 20 packs and a random Legendary card. The Hex bundle draws from the Rise of Shadows expansion, whilst the Flex bundle is from Saviors of Uldum.

Also, login rewards are available during the event. Players who log in between October 8th and 30th will receive 2 Saviors of Uldum packs, 2 Rise of Shadows packs and 1 Rastakhan’s Rumble pack.

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James was part of Rock Paper Shotgun's guides team from 2020-2021, bringing his expert knowledge about FPS games, Hearthstone, Path Of Exile and more from his time at Metabomb. He's also a dab hand at Hitman 3, and making his own jam - things which may or may not be related to one another.