Patch 13.0: Rastakhan Pre-Patch, Winter Veil Returns, Rastakhan Flavor Text, Patch Notes

Patch 13.0: Rastakhan Flavor Text

A new patch has arrived which brings in everything for next week's Rastakhan's Rumble expansion which releases on December 4. You've still got a few days to pre-order the new expansion so if you're interested in that, get it done! Details on the patch can be found below.

As usual, the patch is live on Desktop to start. Updates will roll out to mobile devices later today.

Winter Veil

The holiday returns on December 18th!

  • A special quest is active which rewards you with 4 Boomsday card packs once you play 100 cards in play mode.

Golden Card Packs

We're not sure how to obtain this. The quest simply states "A golden gift for your support."

  • 2 Golden Classic Packs - Gold Pack Promo

New Card Backs

Four new card backs were added.

  • Winter Veil 2018 is getting a special card back.
  • Two card backs for ranked play - Chillin and Pizza.
  • Rumble Run, the new PVE content with Rastakhan's Rumble, also has a card back.


New Flavor Text

Below is all the new flavor texts in today's patch. Find anything exciting?

Quote from HearthPwn

Official Patch Notes

Quote from Blizzard

Rastakhan’s Rumble is nigh! This Hearthstone update makes the final preparations and readies the Tavern for the arrival of Hearthstone’s newest expansion starting December 4! We’re also adding a Fireside Gatherings Pre-release event for Rastakhan’s Rumble, stocking up on Winter Veil decorations, and fixing some bugs.

Read on for details!

Rastakhan’s Rumble Pre-Release

Attend a special Pre-Release Fireside Gathering between November 30 at 10:00 am PST through December 3 at 10:00 am PST to open your Rastakhan’s Rumble card packs and Tavern Brawl with the new cards EARLY before the official release date! Find one at

Choose One Minions

When choosing a minion to Transform into, these cards now show the minions the card can become. Affected cards include: Shellshifter, Druid of the Claw, Druid of the Flame, Druid of the Saber, Druid of the Scythe, and Druid of the Swarm.

Rank 20 Floor

Players that achieve Rank 15 or higher during their Hearthstone career can no longer fall below Rank 20. This should ensure better matches for rank 20 to rank 25 players.

Winter Veil!


Be sure to visit the Tavern starting December 18 to cozy up by the fire for a nice round of Hearthstone!

Game Improvements & Bug Fixes
  • Game Mechanics Update – Different damage redirection effects can chain with each other, but each one will only occur once. Re-directed damage is applied before modifiers (e.g. Cursed Blade) and will only damage the final target once.
  • Added a black and purple sparkle effect to indicate when cards and powers that normally provide healing will do damage instead (such as when affected by Auchenai Soulpriest).
  • The Rogue Quest card, Crystal Core, now applies to minions in your deck, rather than applying after they are drawn.
  • Enchantment tiles now use a square border like history tiles.
  • Deathrattles that move a card to hand or deck will no longer sometimes prevent its other Deathrattle effects from triggering.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Augmented Elekk from activating.
  • Tracking will no longer sometimes make a card invisible when your hand is full.
  • Resolved various minor UI and visual issues.
  • Resolved several interaction issues in single-player content. Set watermarks will no longer appear on non-collectible cards.
  • New Player Experience
  • An Undo button is now available after disenchanting a Wild card when in New Player Ranks.
  • When at Legend in both Standard and Wild, if the Wild rank is higher, it will once again be shown on the Quest Log and Friends List.


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