With the announcement of Base Set Two, we are looking for your thoughts and feelings toward the new card list. Below is a list of the cards that will be available in Base Set Two. Please feel free to give us your feedback and stream your analysis of the card list on TwitchTV. What strategies will be awesome? What do you feel is missing? Anything that seems out of place? For posting/streaming your thoughts, you may be selected to take part in the first ever Base Set Two preview tournament. This event will be held on February 22nd. To be selected, you must have posted your feedback / links to your feedback here in this thread.
Will there be any new cards added to the new Base Set or is this only a reshuffling?
There will be no new cards in Base Set Two, but a new series should be released shortly after. Simon has announced that the team is already working on it.
Will there be any updated artwork to the cards?
Not in Base Set Two. Stay tuned for more info on the next series.
What will happen with Base Set One cards?
Those cards will be considered as out of print but you will still be able to get them through the Altar of Wishes. The first base set is the only set that will be removed from the store once BS2 arrives. Void Rising will be the next set to rotate out, but the other expansions will still be available in the shop.
Will the cards I purchase now be useless? Will I have to pay for cards in Base Set Two even if I've already owned the card in the past?
You will be able to play all cards in the new Open format. Older cards that are still in BS2 will be still usable in the Standard format. There is no need to purchase a new copy of the card for play in Standard mode.
Will new playing formats be available?
Yes! There will be Standard (Base Set 2 and following series), Open (all cards) and Weekly. Weekly will consist of fun rules and restrictions such as only using commons.
What will happen with Base Set One achievements?
Achievements regarding “out of print” cards will be removed. We will add new achievements! If there are still Base Set One achievements you want to complete, now is the time to do it.
Should I wait to spend my gold and seals?
As there will be no new cards in Base Set Two, you can definitely still purchase what you want. All cards will be playable in Open format. Additionally, any cards you have now that are also in Base Set Two will still be usable.
Which packs will be awarded by Swiss tournaments after the release of BS2?
Currently, the reward for the Swiss tournament is always a pack from the latest expansion. This doesn't mean that the rewards will always stay like this, but there is currently no change planned for the next release.
Which changes will this make to Jackpot and Swiss Tournaments?
Format rotation. Some days tournaments will be Open format, some days will be Standard, and some days will use Weekly.
Will the cards that players have invested time and money into become obsolete? Will older cards become banned in play?
Absolutely not! Those cards will be usable in different tournament formats. Older cards that are still in B02 will be usable in the Standard format. No need to have the new copy.
Will older cards still be available in packs? How will I acquire older cards?
Base Set One will be removed from the Shop. We want new players to use B2 since it will be the Standard format. Overall, we feel it will bring a more diversified meta. People who really want out of print cards (Base Set One) will be able to get them through the Altar of Wishes. Still, it’s not impossible that one day we bring Base Set One cards back in the Shop.
Will the UI update Sam Jobin hinted at during his Reddit AMA be included in this patch?
Absolutely! This update is currently planned for the Base Set Two patch.
Can we expect Draft to come with Base Set Two?
No news yet. Simon has stated that if draft happens, it needs to be done right. More news as it becomes available.
Any release schedule for Base Set Two?
Simon has stated that late March is the current goal, but this could change based on feedback and tweaks to the set.
NOTE: Cards colored in RED have been REMOVED from Base Set Two.
Base Set Two Card List
Academy: Arcane Orb
Inferno: Hall of Nightmares
Necropolis: Soul Spire
Sanctuary: Hidden Dojo
Stronghold: War Tent
Dragon Golem ---> Replaced by Rakshasa
Sentinel of the Ages
Radiant Glory ---> Replaced by Sun Rider
Griffin Battle Priest
Angel of Mercy
Anael, Angel of Redemption
Vindicator ---> Replaced by Tithe Collector
Caller of the Void
Lurker in the Dark
Atropos, Weaver of the Dead
Fate Sealer ---> Replaced by Vampire Assassin
Kappa ---> Replaced by Naga Yokujin
Pearl Priestess ---> Replaced by Naga Tide Master
Deep Mountain Yeti
Venerable Kappa ---> Replaced by White Fox
Raya, Sibilant Seductress
Silver Bowl Spirit
Sand Kame ---> Replaced by Wanizame
Blackskull Vulture Rider ---> Replaced by Raging Smasher
Blackskull Clan Warlord
Sahaar Brute ---> Replaced by Cyclops Brawler
Sea Elf Archer
Lesser Air Elemental
Lesser Fire Elemental
Blind Brother ---> Replaced by Wandering Bard
Greater Fire Elemental
Greater Earth Elemental
Greater Air Elemental
Greater Water Elemental
Lesser Light Elemental
Rise of the Nethermancer
Day of Fortune
Week of Knowledge
Week of the Dead
Week of the Mercenaries
Week of the Weaponsmiths
Day of the Sanctuary
Time of War
Night of the Rising Moon
The Great Hunt
Offering to the Void
Cassandra's Imperial Devotion
Fountain of Youth
Tree of Truth
Truce of Elrath
Favor of the Just
Hall of Torment
Halls of Amnesia
Maws of Chaos
Dunes of Madness
Gate to Sheogh
Seria's Last Order
Death is Not the End
The Frozen Maze
Road to Enlightenment
Honor Binds Us
Famous Last Blows
Gold Pile ---> Replaced by Campfire
Stolen Supplies ---> Replaced by Broken Bridge
Altar of Wishes
Volunteers ---> Replaced by Altar of Asha
Time Of Need
The Price of the Void
Hakeem, Seeker of Mysteries
Asalah, Invoker of Castigation
Myranda, Blademage Champion
Akane, Caller of Memories
Cassandra, Seeker of Light
Alia, Caller of Faith
Garant, Seeker of Discord
Kal-Azaar, Invoker of Agony
Dhamiria, Caller of Madness
Seria, Seeker of the Lost Souls
Mother Namtaru, Invoker of Death
Fleshbane, Champion of the Misshapen
Ariana of the Severed Fates
Yukiko, Seeker of Honour
Takana Osore, Champion of the Tides
Noboru, Caller of Twilight
Kat, Seeker of Freedom
Shaar, Invoker of the Skies
Zardoc, Caller of Valor
Forked Lightning ---> Replaced by Father Sky's Wrath
Curse of the Netherworld
Aura of Healing
Lay of Hands
Chain Heal ---> Replaced by Word of Light