[Ed’s note: With Paulo’s approval, this list has been updated to better reflect the Blackrock Mountain cards. Where entries are new or have switched position, it is noted within the text.]
Hello! My name is Paulo Vitor, and I’m a professional Magic: the Gathering player and writer from Brazil. About a year ago I picked up Hearthstone, and the game fascinated me because of how it managed to be so simple and so complex at the same time. Since then, I’ve been playing a lot of Hearthstone, and I’ve now decided to write a couple of things about it as well. This is my first article for PC Gamer, I hope you enjoy it!
My article today aims to answer a very important question, one that we’ve all been faced with: “Which legendary should I craft next?”. In Hearthstone, legendary cards have unique and very powerful effects, making them necessary additions to certain deck types, but they also cost 1600 dust each, which is not easy to come by.
To help you choose, I polled some famous players, who ranked their top 20 legendaries based on on how quickly they should be crafted. The combination of those lists (plus my own) is how we ranked the cards for this article. So if you’re just starting out, you should craft the #1 card first and work your way back.
This is a generic list, which assumes you want to play many different decks. If you only play one class, then cards from that class should valued a bit higher, whereas if you never play that class, then you can just skip them.
I’d like to give a big thanks to the people who took the time to help me with this: StrifeCro, Savjz, Gnimsh, Lothar, Monk, Luffy, Alchemisxt, Freshca, and Koyuki. I’m sure many people will appreciate your input, as did I. Now on with the countdown…