Hearthstone Glossary

Welcome to the hearthstone glossary page of Hearthstone Meta. As you progress your way through Hearthstone, there will be terms and jargon that you will have to get yourself acquainted with. Here, we will provide you with a compiled list of terms commonly used throughout all of Hearthstone. So feel free to browse through our list below. Each term will have an easy to use dropbox feature for each definition. With that said, you will become Hearthstone savvy in no time.


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A


Adjacent

Right beside of it. 

Advantage

When a player is ahead either on the board, hand, or both.

Aggro

Is a type of deck and play style that have a lot of early game minions where the main focus is on attacking the enemy hero. For example, most aggro decks will usually ignore trading minion and instead go for the enemy hero.

AOE

Which stand for “Area of Effect.” The term is used commonly in Hearthstone to refer to a card effect that has multiple targeting such as a board clear.

Archetype

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Armor

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B


Basic Cards

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Battlecry

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BM

BMing is a phrase meaning Bad Mouthing/Manner. It is commonly use to disrespect your opponent. In Hearthstone, the use of emote, overkilling, and roping in such a manner where it will lead your opponent into frustration and saltiness, which is consider a BM.

Board Clear

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Board Control

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BRM

Black Rock Mountain

C


Card Advantage

Card Advantage is a term used in card game to indicate a player having an advantage in terms of having more cards than their opponent.

Card Back

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Card Placement

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Cast

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Change

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Character

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Charge

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Choose

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Class Cards

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Coining

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Combo

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Collection

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Common

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Concede

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Control

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Core

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Curve

In Hearthstone, curve is mainly referred to the amount of mana crystal you have. So “playing on curve” is lingo for playing minions or cards that turn that takes up the entire mana. 

Cycling

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F


Face

Is usually refer to as dealing damage to a hero. For example, attacking face is Hearthstone lingo for attacking the enemy hero.

Freeze

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Friendly

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G


Gold

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GVG

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H


Heal

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Health

The total amount of life (hit points) remaining.

Hero

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Hero Power

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I



J


Joust

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K


L


Ladder

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Late Game

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Legendary

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Lethal

A term people use to say when they can reduce your opponent health to 0.

M


Mana Curve

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Meta-Game

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Mech

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Midrange

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Mill

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Minion

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Misplay

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MMR

Match Matking Rating

Mulligan

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P


Patch

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Play

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Ping

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Power Creep

Power Creep in Hearthstone is when newer cards that are introduced with either improve stats or effect that are strictly better than a previous card.

Q


Quest

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R


Rage

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Rank

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Ramp

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Rare

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Reduce

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RNG

Random Number Generator

Return

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Rerolling

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Roach Boy

Salty loser.

Rope

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Rush

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S



T


Tap

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Targeting

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Taunt

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Tech

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Tempo

A term use in Hearthstone to indicate the advantage gained when a player is able to play more or stronger cards in a shorter period of time due to efficient resource allocation.

TGT

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Topdeck

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Trading

The action of using one of your card to remove another one of your opponent’s card is refer to as a trade. Also known as a one-for one.

Transform

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