Hearthstone Standard Rotation 2019 – Which Sets Go to Wild?

Hearthstone Standard Rotation 2019 - Which Sets Go to Wild

I’m sure most people reading this will agree that the next Hearthstone Standard Rotation 2019 can’t come soon enough.

The meta gets pretty stale towards the end of a standard years rotation. But don’t worry, not long to wait now – the Year of the Raven, which begun in April 2018 will be coming to an end in April 2019.

For those new to rotation, basically what happens is that any expansions prior to the last 2 calendar years rotate out to make room for the last 2 years worth of expansions and future releases for the next year to work together.

This shifts the entire meta and creates a whole new list of decks, archetypes, the power level of classes change, everything is turned on its head – it’s awesome.

Here is everything you need to know about which sets are leaving, when we can expect the rotation to happen in 2019, and more.

Which Expansions / Sets Are Rotating out in 2019?

The three sets that will be leaving the standard pool of cards (they’ll still be available in Wild of course) are:

Journey to Un’goro

The most notible cards from the Journey to Un’Goro set that will be moving to Wild includes:

  • Quest Cards – Some of the quests have a very high power level and were responsible for some tier 1/2 decks, such as Quest Rogue, OTK Mage, and Fire Plume’s Heart.
  • Lyra the Sunshard – Who hasn’t won a bunch of games from Lyra RNG? She’ll be missed.
  • Sunkeeper Tarim – Often referred to as the strongest minion in the game.
  • Primordial Drake – A staple 8-drop in anti-aggro decks.
  • Vicious Fledgling – That annoying bird that can solo a game by itself if it connects with face.

Knights of the Frozen Throne

The most notable cards from the Knights of the Frozen Throne set that will be moving to Wild includes:

  • Deathknights – The first wave of deathknights were, and still are the most powerful (broken) cards to be released – these going will have a huge impact on future decks.
  • Spreading Plague – Already nerfed once, it’s still one of the most powerful anti-aggro cards in the game.
  • Ultimate Infestation – Insane power level card, one most people can’t believe was never nerfed, well it’s finally leaving.
  • Lich King – A staple in most decks as an 8-drop, helped shape the meta on release.
  • Prince Keleseth – One of the highest win rate cards when played on turn 2 the game has seen.

Kobolds and Catacombs

The most notable cards from the Kobolds and Catacombs set that will be moving to Wild includes:

  • Spellstones – This is huge, the Druid and Hunter spellstones are crazy strong.
  • Legendary weapons – Spell Hunter, Tempo Mage, and Warlock builds take a huge hit here.
  • Voidlord (Void Daddy) – The strongest taunt minion in the game.
  • Sonya – A broken card in certain decks and situations.
  • Carnivorous Cube – This totally broken card and mechanic is leaving.
  • Fungalmancer – Aggro’s favorite 5-drop.

When Is the Standard Rotation for 2019?

We know that it will be when the first expansion for the year is released in April 2019. But at the time of writing this we don’t know the exact date.

Previous expansions in April have been the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd weeks, so it’s really hard to predict the exact date of release.

All we can hope for is that it’s sooner rather than later. The meta has become really stale, Hunter is way too strong and oppressive, and a shake up of the card pool makes the game much more interesting and fun for everyone!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *