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What Hearthstone packs to buy?

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Choosing which packs to buy is a crucial question in Hearthstone's economy. All packs cost 100 gold, so there is no difference in that department; the difference is in the cards you can get. Sets differ in power, but also in their time in Standard rotation, though this does not matter if you play in Wild mode.

There are many strategies when it comes to choosing which card packs to buy. An easy yet efficient strategy to follow is finding your dream deck and then buying card packs to obtain the missing cards. For example, if you are missing two Un'Goro commons and one Kobolds and Catacombs rare, you should keep buying Un'Goro packs until you either get the commons you need, in which case you start buying Kobolds and Catacombs packs, or you receive enough dust to craft the missing cards. This only takes the set's power in account (the more powerful the set is, the more cards you will need from that set), but does not consider the time before the set rotates, which also has effect on the viability of the set, as outlined above in the first paragraph. As a rule of thumb, if you are playing Standard and are not planning to start playing Wild, you should avoid buying packs about 3 months before the new rotation takes place.

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