Analysis of Buying Packs vs. Paying for Hearthstone Arena

Here’s an excellent spreadsheet that show the cost of paying for an Arena vs. Buying Packs. CONCLUSION If you get more than 4 wins on average in arena, money spent in arena gives you a much better return than buying packs directly Even if your average win is less than 4, you only get between […]

Here’s an excellent spreadsheet that show the cost of paying for an Arena vs. Buying Packs.

CONCLUSION

  • If you get more than 4 wins on average in arena, money spent in arena gives you a much better return than buying packs directly
  • Even if your average win is less than 4, you only get between 15-20 % less packs than arena –> it is STILL worth to play arena, to improve and eventually become a ‘winning player’
  • Never spend your gold on additional packs – unless you are a ‘winning player’ that gets 7 or more wins on average on arena (less than 0.1 % of playerbase)
  • The only reason to purchase packs is to speed up the process. Getting packs through arenas is very efficient, but takes time
  • If you consider opportunity cost (for example you could spend the time playing arena on overtime in your job, making $100 per hour – buying packs might be the best, but please also consider the fun aspect of playing arena

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