This concept should be well known to dedicated hearthstone players, but I think there is still a lot to be explored within this special way of enjoying the game. This time, rather than a tournament between decks with similar specifications, the goal is to win a game in ranked mode (praise rank floors) with a deck with the characteristics of the currently active challenge. Join to add some spice to an often predictable ladder experience, for yourself and your opponenet!
The OP will be updated regularly.
The rules as of 13.01.2019 are the following:
The challenges must be completed at rank 19 or higher for the first 12 hours. After that all ranks count.
The creator of a challenge can't participate, but is free to post pointers to others, make minor ajustments or retire their challenge at any time.
You have to win by lethal or well reasoned concede, disconnects and auto-concedes do not count.
Post proof consisting of your deck and screenshots showing your lethal and rank after completion, replay or video of your gameand the #number of the challenge you completed. TIP 1: You can post "challenge #X completed" first and edit the post to include the deck and proof later. TIP 2: If you believe you have qualified for one of the special mention categories below, leave a note!
The first to complete a challenge posts a new one within 2 hours after the completion post. If no new challenge is presented within 2 hours, another poster is free to create a challenge.
If the challenge is not solved after 48 hours, any user may post an new challenge, retiring the previous one.
Don't post exact copies or of challenges that have been used. A list of previous challenges will be found in a spoiler below. TIP: Out of ideas? Copy a favourite challenge from the past and ban the class or key cards that were used to complete it the first time. Leave a note (inspired by #X)
A challenge can be as complicated as you want. It should encourage creativity and be solvable without extreme luck or rare matchups.
Restrictions for how you play or win the game are not permitted, make challenges about deckbuilding only. (This might be changed in the future.) TIP: Use as few words as possible in your challenge. Be clear so it can not be misinterpreted.
Day with the most completed challenges (UTC-6) 03.01.2019 9: #32-#40 Pullaa x2, TTVdark4tress, Kaladin, AbusingKel, Muddler, Shaveyou, SlydE, Vision136
*You can complete retired challenges. Use this header: Retired challenge #X completed and do not post a new challenge. You will be mentioned here, and it will count towards the "most completed challenges" achievement in the OP. Challenge #:1 Name: For F's sake Class: Mage Format: Wild Restrictions: You can not use cards with any words starting with the letter "F" in its name nor card text. Completed with mech/elemental tempomage by Vision136
Challenge #: 2 (not legal within current rules) Name: Mecha'Pranked Class: Hunter Format: Standard Restrictions: Win with Mecha'thun. completed with secret hunter by Bmanthemadog
Challenge #: 3 (not legal within current rules) Name: Not All About Winning Class: Any excluding warlock Format: Any! Restrictions: Draw a game with any class other than warlock Completed with otk deathrattle druid by TheFFsage
Challenge #:4 Name: No 26/30 this time Class: Druid Format: Standard Restrictions: You can only use neutral cards in your deck so no class cards Completed with mech druid by SlydE
Challenge #: 5 Name: Feelin' Blue Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: Your deck can only contain rare cards completed with beast flip druid by Bmanthemadog
Challenge #: 6 Name: Diverse Decks Format: Standard or wild Class: Any Restrictions: Your deck MUST contain atleast 1 minion from each tribe that is elemental, beast, pirate, mech, dragon, demon. No nightmare alamgam does not count for all :) Completed with zoolock by Vision136
Challenge #: 7 Name: Murloc-ked Class: Any except Mage, Paladin, or Shaman Format: Standard Restrictions: Your deck must have at least 10 Murlocs or Murloc synergy cards in total. Completed with tempo hunter by Dragonsscars
Challenge #: 8 Name: ThisIsNotTempo Class: Any Format: Wild or Standard Restrictions: Your deck must not contain no more than 1 of a cost 2 card (2x), but it has to be an EVEN DECK. So you create an even deck with an only card that costs 2 (1 quantity or 2 quantity) Completed with evenlock by SlydE
Challenge #: 9 Name: Girl Power Format: Any Classes: Any female avatar (Jaina, Valeera, Tyrande, Maiev, Alleria, Lunara, Lady Liadrin or Nemsy Necrofizzle) Restrictions: Your deck must contain at least 15 female minions, no male or gender neutral minions are allowed. They can be of any race, but there can be no doubt about their gender. Spells, herocards and weapons are unrestricted. Completed with aggro druid by block1618
Challenge #: 10 Name: Ready to Rumble Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: You may only use rakastans rumble cards Completed with "even" paladin by TheFFsage
Challenge #: 11 Name: Geku? Bann? Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: You must play a full even deck but with Baku or a full odd deck but with Genn Completed by Vision136
Challenge #: 12 (not legal within current rules) Name: Snowflipper Finale Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: Finish the opponent with Snowflipper Penguin. Completed with snowflipper otk secret hunter by block1618
*Challenge #: 13 (not legal within current rules) Name: Bombs away Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: You may only do damage to your opponent with Seaforium Bomber bombs. If they are a weapon class or warlock self damage that is fine. *RETIRED (unresolved after 48 hrs) Completed with shuffle rogue by mitchiu09.11.2019, post #362, pg. 19
Challenge #: 15 Name: Renoooooo????? Format: Standard Classes: Any Restrictions: Your deck cannot have any duplicates. Completed mech rogue by SlydE
Challenge #: 16 Name: The History of Hearthstone Format: Wild Classes: Any Restrictions: Your deck must contain at least 1 and no more than 3 cards from each of the heartstone sets, including Basic and Classic. Completed with zoolock by TheFFsage
Challenge #:17 Name: Back to Old School Format: Wild Classes: Any Restrictions: Your deck must only contain cards of the Basic set Completed with tempo paladin by Shaveyou
Challenge #: 18 Name: Now I Know My ABC’s Format: Wild Class: Any Restriction: Every mana cost in ascending order must contain cards of the same letter following the alphabet, however, the letters do not have to be consecutive. Ex. 0 could be A, then 1 could be E, then 2 could be F, etc Completed with midrange hunter by Kaladin
Challenge #19 "What's in a Name?" Format: Wild Class: Any Cards must contain an even number of syllables in their name. Completed with odd rogue by SlydE
Challenge: #20 Name: 10k Format: Any Class: Any Restriction: The crafting cost of your deck must be exactly 10 000 dust. Golden cards do not count for more Completed with odd dragon warrior by Pullaa
Challenge: #21 Name: stayin' alive Format: wild Class: warlock Restriction: you have to have at least 6 minions in your deck that can heal you (excluding lifesteal minions) Completed with heal zoolock by TTVdark4tress
Challenge #22 This Is An Actual Zoo Format: Wild Class: Warlock Must have at least 5 each of Beasts, Murlocs, and Dragons, and two copies of Zoobot. Completed with zoolock by SlydE
Challenge #: 23 Curve Out! Format: Any but accounting for Wild spells Classes: Any Restrictions: Your deck must contain at least 1 minion and 1 spell (as long as it is available for the class) of each manacost from 0 to 10. Completed with deathrattle rogue by TTVdark4tress
Challenge #24 Doubly Devoted Format: Wild Class: Any but Rogue, Warrior, or Priest (can’t make it too easy ;) ) Restrictions: Build a deck that includes 2 Old Gods. Must contain at least 10 C’Thun support cards if adding C’Thun, at least 10 Deathrattles if adding N’Zoth, at least 10 spells if adding Yogg-Saron and at least 3 additional 7 Mana or higher minions if you add Y’Shaarj. completed with deathrattle yogg hunter by Bmanthemadog
Challenge #: 25 Name: CHARRGE! Format: Any Class: Any Restrictions: deck must contain atleast 10 charge/rush minions and may not contain other minion types. More than 10 are allowed but they must be charge/rush. Completed with tempo recruit warrior by Kaladin
Challenge #: 25 Name: The Freshest Prince Format: Wild Classes: Any Restrictions: Deck must contain all four Princes: Keleseth, Taldaram, Valanar, and Malchezaar, and they must be active going into the game (understanding that Malchezaar can sometimes deactivate them). completed with midrange paladin by Bmanthemadog
Challenge #: 26 Name: Card Generation Station Format: any Class: any Restrictions: might sound a lilttle convoluted but see how we go. All cards in your deck must add or have the ability to add a card to your hand whether through card draw or adding a random or specific card to your hand. The card is allowed to have the ability(conditional) without it being fulfilled eg northshire cleric has the ability to draw (thereby adding) a card to your hand. It could be a battlecry eg firefly, a spell eg arcane intellect, via deathrattle eg loot hoarder, end of turn effect (lich king), conditional spell or battlecry eg earthen might etc etc. Tonnes of cards to use Completed with midrange hunter by Pullaa 03.01
Challenge #27 name: everyone is different Format: any Class: any except priest Restrictions: you can only have one copy of each card in your deck, but cannot have any spells. Also, Reno and other cards benefitting from only one copy of each are banned Completed with midrange hunter by TTVdark4tress
Challenge #28 Arfstone Format: Wild Class: Hunter Restrictions: Can only contain minions that are dog- or wolf-related, and must contain 2 copies each of Release the Hounds, Flanking Strike, and On the Hunt. All other spells are allowed. Must contain a minimum of 10 minions. Completed with secret hunter by twinhammers
Challenge #29 Name: A Helping Hand Format: Any Class: Any Restrictions: Deck must include 10 cards that can put a minion on your opponent's side of the board (e.g. Dirty Rat, Treachery, The Beast). Completed with dragon priest by Shaveyou
Challenge #30 Name: I'm Spiteful Too Format: Any Class: Shaman/Rogue/Warrior Restrictions: Your Deck must include 2 x Spiteful Summoner, and no spells that cost less than 6 mana. Completed with midrange spiteful shaman by Kaladin
Challenge #: 31 Name: This deck is Epic Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: Your deck must contain Epic rarity cards only Completed with midrange paladin by TTVdark4tress
Challenge #32 How to Drain Your Dragon Format: Wild Class: Warlock Make a deck with at least 10 Dragons and 2 copies of Dark Pact. No other spells are allowed. Completed with midrange demonlock by Pullaa 03.01
Challenge #33 name: AAAHHH HE BIT ME FORMAT: WILD Class: druid Restrictions: you must run 2 copies of: pounce, claw, gnash, bite and savagery each, and you can't run gonk the raptor Completed wiht jade druid by TTVdark4tress
Challenge #34 Welcome to the Jungle Format: Wild Class: Druid No spells. All minions must be Beasts or can Transform into Beasts. Completed with midrange druid by Kaladin
Challenge #: 35 Name: Totally not Hunter Format: Any Classes: Any except Hunter Restrictions: 30 spells :) Completed with spell mage by Pullaa
Challenge#36 Name: memed to death Format: any Class: any except: hunter, warlock, priest Restrictions: your deck must contain at least 6 of these minions, and no other minions: Milhouse manastorm, Lorewalker Cho, The darkness, Harbringer celestia, Moorabi, Duskfallen aviana, Majordomo executus, Flame leviathan, acidmaw, Magma rager, Angry chicken, Gurubashi chicken Completed by AbusingKel
Challenge #37 Name: Let's get LOADED! Format: Any Classes: Shaman Restrictions: Must include a minimum of 16 overload cards but you can't use ANY cards that unlock crystals or benefit from overload (like Tunnel Trogg, Likkim, Snowfury Giant, etc.). Completed by Muddler
Challenge #38 Name: Equal Rights! Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: All minions must be either Draenei, Tauren, Tuskarr or Naga. Only spells of the BASIC set are allowed. Completed by Shaveyou
Challenge #: 39 Name: Create-A-Year Format: Wild Classes: Any Restrictions: You may chose three sets of cards, one set from each year of Hearthstone since the introduction of rotation. You may only use cards from your chosen three sets, as well as basic and classic cards. Your three sets must be from separate years. You must use at least 6 cards from each of your chosen sets. Any sets before the introduction of Standard, and Hall of Fame cards cannot be used. Completed by SlydE
Challenge #40 "Genn hates beasts" Format: Any Class: Hunter Even cost deck. No beasts or cards that can possibly summon or create beasts in any way. Completed by Vision136
Challenge #:41 "Discovering Discover: A Discovery" Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: You must include 2 spells with Discover and 12 minions with Discover in your deck, duplicates are allowed. Completed by Pullaa 04.01
Challenge #42 Name: master of RNG Class: any except hunter Mode: wild Restrictions: you can have only 4 spells that deal damage or summon minions in your deck, and the only minion you can play is yogg'saron, hopes end. (Spells that discover minions from your opponent's deck are okay, but for example mindgames is restricted) Completed by Shaveyou
Challenge#43 Perfectly Balanced Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: For each minion in your deck, you must also have a spell of the same cost. You cannot include more spells than minions. Completed by TTVdark4tress
Challenge #44 Vampiric Variety Format: Any Class: Any At least 20 cards must have the Lifesteal keyword (this includes cards that synergize with Lifesteal). Cards that are situationally given the Lifesteal keyword (ex. Prince Valanar, Paragon of Light) are not allowed. Completed by Kaladin
Challenge #45 Oakheart Mastery Format: Any Classes: Any except Druid Restrictions: Build a deck around Master Oakheart. Cannot use the standard dragon package with Dragonhatcher. Deathknight cards are not allowed. Completed by Pullaa
Challenge #46 We are going on a trip with our favourite reno deck Format: Wild Class: any except warlock Restrictions: you can only use cards from the 4 adventures (KARA, LOE, BRM, NAXX), you don't have to use Reno but I suggest using him, as it makes the challenge a bit easier (meta back then). You are allowed to use 4 basic or classic cards. Completed by Shaveyou
Challenge #47 Vanilla Flavoured Format: Standard Classes: All Restrictions: You can only include minions with no card text. You must include at least 20 minions in your deck. Completed by TTVdark4tress
Challenge #48 So Inspiring Format: Wild Class: Shaman, Priest, Warlock, or Rogue Make a deck with at least 10 minions with the Inspire keyword, and at least 10 more minions that synergize with your Hero Power in some way, as well as Justicar Trueheart. Genn Greymane and Baku the Mooneater are prohibited. Completed by Sugatang
Challenge #49 Secretkeeping Format: Any Class: Paladin, Hunter, or Mage Make a deck with every card including the word "Secret." Completed by Omega_Mine
Challenge #50 Thats odd Format: Standard Class: Rogue Play odd rogue without any cards in this list: AAECAaIHBsgDrwSdDf3qAp74Auf6AgyMAssD1AX1Bd0IgcICn8IC68ICysMC0eECi+UCpu8CAA== Completed by Pullaa 06.01
Challenge #51 Name: you can't fight without weapons Class: any except: warrior, rogue, shaman Format: any Restrictions: you can only have cards that show a weapon in their picture, this includes characters holding weapons, no guns allowed btw. (Small tip: TGT has a lot of these cards) Completed by TTVdark4tress (x8!)
Challenge #52 Rolling with the Big Boys Format: Any Class: Any except Priest, Warrior, and Warlock Include at least 10 non-Giant minions that cost 7 mana or higher, and at least 5 minions that cost 5 mana or higher. Completed by Pullaa (x8!)
Challenge #53 Name: the real immortal prelate Class: paladin Format: any, but wild is easier Restrictions: the only minions you are allowed to run is one immortal prelate, one primalfin champion, and one faceless manipulator. You can also only run two consecrations, the rest of the spells can only be buffs or debuffs (so for example equality is allowed, but hammer of wrath is not) Completed by Sugatang
Challenge #54 Even Keleseth Format: Any Class: Any Make an all-even Genn deck with Keleseth as the only 2-drop. Completed by Kaladin
Challenge #55 Tempostone Format:Any Classes:Any Restrictions: All cards in your deck must summon another minion when played (minions must summon another minion as a battlecry, spells must summon a minion) Completed by Tamro
New challenge byPullaa: Challenge #56 NAME: tanky danky Format: any Classes: any except warrior Restrictions: all your minions must have taunt and 4 or more health, and can't have more than 4 attack. You must have at least 20 minions in your deck Completed by Tamro 07.01
Challenge #57 NAME: for honor Format: any Classes: any Restrictions: Your deck must be all minions. All minions must be holding a shield or sword in their art. Completed by AbusingKel
Challenge #58 Name: The Unicorn! Class: Priest Mode: Any Restrictions: Build an aggro priest deck and win a game. Minimum of 24 minions and any minions above 4 mana MUST have charge. Completed by Tamro
Challenge #59 Name: OnlyUseYourMinions Class: Priest Mode: Any Restrictions: No minions in your deck Completed by Shaveyou
Challenge #60 Name: The Stars Aligned Class: Any Mode: Any Restrictions: Your deck must contain at least 20 minions. All minions must have a 7 in their Attack, Health or Cost. Completed by SlydE
Challenge #61 "Rage and the Machines" Format: Any Classes: Any 10 or more cards with "rage" in their name and 10 or more mechs. Completed by Tamro
Challenge 62 NAME: Prime Time Class: any Mode: any Restrictions: Your deck must only contain cards that cost 2, 3, 5, 7, or 11 mana Completed by Shaveyou (7)
Challenge #64 Name: Go Big Class: Any Mode: Any Restrictions: Your minions must be overstatted, or guaranteed to be overstatted when played, Examples if you are confused.... hungry dragon, dancing swords, toothy chest. your deck must contain 20 minions. Completed by Omega_Mine
New challenge by Dragonscars Challenge #65 (not legal within current rules) Name: S-combo Priest Class: Priest Mode: Any Restrictions: You have to win using the old combo priest WITHOUT inner fire and attacking with a minion with the original attack set to 0. You have to cast topsy turvy on a minion with the original attack set to 0 and get lethal with that. You can't use spells that change the attack (no buff, not spells at all that affect attack), you can use minions that buff or whatever. EDIT: You don't have to otk your opponent. Just to get letal using the swapped health of a minion with the original attack at 0. *RETIRED (rule change)
New challange by SlydE Challenge #65b "Guns and Roses" Class: Any Format: Any Your deck must contain 10 cards with firearms in their card art and 10 cards with flowers in their card art or name. All guns, cannons and futuristic ranged weapons are allowed. Bows, crossbows and other mechanical weapons do not count. Cards with plants as a main theme that can plausibly be called flowers are ok, trees without flowers are not. Completed by MrRatchet996
Challenge#66 Name: Blizzard can't stop me!!1 Format: Wild Classes: Any Restrictions: You have to use only nerfed card since hearthstone beginning (except murlocs). Completed by futhead_KaacperPL
Challenge #67 NAME: Alphabet Class: any Mode: any Restrictions: Cards in your deck have to have different first letter (max 10 copies allowed) Completed by SlydE (8)
Challenge #:69 Name: Praise The Sun !!! Class: Any Format: Any Restrictions: Your deck must contain at least 20 card with something related to the Sun, it can be an image of the sun or something like sunlight. it may also be sun in the name of the card. Completed by Tamro (6)
Challenge #:70 Name: PVPVE Class: Any Format: Any Restrictions: Only use cards from adventures and a maximum of 10 basic cards Completed by Pullaa (x9!)
Challenge 71 Name: fat shaming Class: thicc boi warrior or thicc boi guldan Format: any Restrictions: you can only use minions that are not fat. (Or beasts that don't have thicc fur) No plants whatsoever allowed, you have to use at least 21 minions. DK and weapons allowed, and demons are all considered not thicc except voidlord and doomguard Completed by SlydE (9)
Challenge#72 Dat Draft Format: Any Classes: Any Use a decklist from the Arena 12-win-decklists thread. Replace cards that are 3+ copies and up to 4 additional cards with cards of your choice. Name the post number and credit the drafter of the decklist you built upon. Completed by Pullaa (x10!)
Challenge #73 Name: brothers Class: any Format: wild Restrictions: only minions stalag and feugen rest spells, no DK or weapons Completed by Shaveyou (8)
Challenge #74 Name: Even Minions Think Spells Are Odd Class: Any Format: Any Restrictions: You can only include even cost minions and weapons. You can only include odd cost spells and hero cards. You must include 15 even and 15 odd cost cards. Completed by le4nder
Challenge #75 oof... Format: Any Classes: Any You may only use cards with oo in the name or card text. Completed by Kaladin (6)
Challenge #76 Everybody's Shufflin' Format: Wild Classes: Any except Warlock (because it has no class cards that say 'shuffle') Restrictions: There are 6 non legendary minions that say "shuffle" - use at least 10 of these in total, and at least one of the legendaries (Elise, Elise 2.0, The Darkness, and Hakkar). Whatever class you pick, you have to use all the cards in that class that say "shuffle". Anything else goes. Banned cards: Kingsbane, Jade Idol Completed by AbusingKel (3) 12.01
Challenge #77 Name: Knights & Squires Format: Any (but it's a bigger minion pool in wild... barely hit 12 in standard) Classes: Any Restrictions: You may only use minions with Knight or Squire in their name. 12 minion minimum. Completed by Shaveyou (9)
Challenge #78 Name: Custom Expansion Format: Any, but Wild suggested Classes: Any Restrictions: Choose 4 expansions/adventures. You may only use common cards from one, rare cards from the second, epic cards from the third, and Legendaries from the fourth. You must use at least one card from each expansion. Basic and Classic cards are not allowed. Completed by NightCrawl3r
Challenge #79 Name: My first legendary Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: Win with a deck featuring the first legendary you ever opened on your account. If you don't remember, have your pick of millhouse, pagle or Cho. All other cards must be common or basic Completed by le4nder (2) 13.01
Challenge #80 Beastlock Format: Any Class: Warlock Your Deck has to have at least 20 Beasts in it. The Rest has to be spells. Completed by NightCrawl3r
Challenge #81 Name: 0-7 sweep Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: Your deck must contain at least 5 minions with 0-7 for stats Completed by le4nder
New challenge by SlydE Challenge #83 From Zero to Hero Format: Any Classes: Any 15 or more cards with attack or cost of 0. Completed by Shaveyou (10)
Challenge #84 - A Giant Problem Format: Any Classes: Any Rules: You must include at least 10 minions. All minions must include the word Giant in their name. Completed by mitchiu (3)
Challenge #85 - Treasure ??? i'm not sure Format: Any Classes: Any Rules: You must create a deck with at least 10 minions with a Chest on their card art or have a Chest on their name. completed by Bmanthemadog (5)
Challenge #86 Name: Random Results Format: Any Classes: EXCLUDED Classes are Mage, Priest, Rogue. Restrictions: Half your deck must consist of cards with the word "random" in their card text Completed by Pullaa (x11!)
New challenge by SlydE Challenge #86 TB in memoriam Format: Any Classes: Any Restrictions: 28 legendary cards and 2x Faceless Manipulator. Completed with twigdruid by NightCrawl3r (3)
Challenge #87 The Old Gods and the New Format: Wild recommended Classes: Any Restrictions: Select at least 3 10 cost neutral legendaries. All other cards in the deck must support at least one of those legendaries. Each 10 cost neutral legendary must have at least 4 support cards. For example, spells support Yogg, discard synergy supports the OG deathwing. Hakkar and Mecha'thun synergize with cards that combine with them to win a game. The other ones are pretty self explanatory
13.01: The challenge creator can never participate.
10.01: When posting a similar challenge to an earlier one, make sure the same deck can not be used to solve it.
09.01: Restrictions for how you play or win the game are not permitted, make challenges about deckbuilding only. (This might be changed in the future.)
31.12: Post proof consisting of your deck and screenshots showing your lethal and rank after completion, replay or video of your gameand the #number of the challenge you completed.
30.12 : If the challenge is not solved after 48 hours, any user may post an new challenge, retiring the previous one. The challenge creator can retire their challenge at any time, and another user is free to make a new one.
27.12: After 24 hours, the challenge creator can now participate. A new challenge has to be presented within 2 hours to keep the flow of the thread.