The community has done it again! The joint effort cracked the Hearthstone Alterac Valley Puzzle that came with Onyxia’s Mini-Set

Hearthstone’s latest Puzzle, introduced in Onyxia’s Lair patch, has been solved! The community cracked the mystery of how to get the Shimmering Snowflake card back. These Onyxia Puzzles from Alterac Valley’s expansion seem to be the hardest of the 3 mysteries Hearthstone has released so far. But don’t feel discouraged, here you will find the step-by-step guide to solve it!

How to enter Hearthstone Aterac Valley – Onyxia’s Lair Puzzle

One of the most difficult steps when solving a mystery is where to start. With little clues, the community had to search for the entrance to the puzzles. Hearthstone detectives gathered in the WoW Secret Finding Discord server eager to crack the Puzzle introduced with Onyxia’s Mini-Set. And then, Celestalon, Hearthstone Feature Lead and purple expert, gave a little hint.

What did that hint mean? What did that have to do with the Hearthstone Onyxia Puzzle entrance? The WoW Secret Finding community joined efforts and turned the game around to make that hint make sense. On the other side, some distracted players happened to stumble upon the answer by pure chance without even realizing the importance of their discovery.

So, where is the entrance? To start solving the first of the three Onyxia Puzzles, you need to go into the Hearthstone Mode section, Solo Adventures, and then enter the Book of Mercenaries. That will be the starting point of your mysterious adventure.

As we mentioned, there are three Hearthstone mysteries to solve in this Onyxia Puzzle. The road starts with Kurtrus. To enter you need to click on the left-right corner of Kurtru’s Book of Mercenaries screen. Once you do that you will be teleported to the first puzzle as the image shows.

Alterac Valley's first Puzzle entrance in Kurtrus Book of Mercenaries Hearthstone Onyxia Puzzle
Alterac Valley’s first Puzzle entrance in Kurtrus Book of Mercenaries
Hearthstone Onyxia Puzzle / Alterac Valley Mystery - Kurtrus
Kurtrus’ Puzzle – Hearthstone Alterac Valley / Onyxia Mystery

The second and third parts of Hearthstone’s Onyxia Puzzle have similar access points. For Xyrella, you need to click on the bottom left corner of her Book of Mercenaries. Finally, for Cariel, the secret entry point is on the top right corner of her Book of Mercenaries.

Solving Kurtrus, Xyrella, and Cariel Puzzles

Now the hard part starts, so prepare yourself for this Hearthstone challenge and be worthy of solving Onyxia’s Puzzle. Don’t be afraid, the WoW Secret Finding Discord got you covered with some awesome step-by-step guides for each of the three parts.

Alterac Valley's Puzzle entrance in Xyrella Book of Mercenaries Hearthstone Onyxia Puzzle
Alterac Valley’s Puzzle entrance in Xyrella Book of Mercenaries
Hearthstone Onyxia Puzzle / Alterac Valley Mystery -Xyrella
Xyrella’s Puzzle – Hearthstone Alterac Valley
Hearthstone Onyxia Alterac Valley / Mystery

Alterac Valley's Puzzle entrance in Cariel Book of Mercenaries
Alterac Valley’s Puzzle entrance in Cariel Book of Mercenaries
Hearthstone Onyxia Puzzle / Alterac Valley Mystery - Cariel
Cariel’s Puzzle – Hearthstone Alterac Valley

Hearthstone Aterac Valley / Onyxia’s Lair Puzzle Guides

Take your time in reading and understanding the guides since the Hearthstone Puzzles introduced in Onyxia’s Lair Mini-Set are complex. On the other hand, the guides have everything you need to know to solve them. If you fancy this kind of event, feel free to join the WoW Secret Finding Discord, where you can unravel how the community solved the mystery.

The guides don’t have a single author, they are a community effort. Big shoutout to the WoW Secret Finding community and also the Chinese Hearthstone community that was all part of this solution. Furthermore, on a personal level, I want to thank Marsta and UauterHS for their kind assistance.

Celestalon congratulated the community upon the solution of the mystery. After being present during the whole journey, the Hearthstone Dev said:

I hope everyone had as much fun solving these, as I had designing them and watching you all complete them. Special thanks to Dom for designing the Moot and Volcano dungeons, Eric for QA, and a bunch of others for odds and ends. 🙂
Overall, I’m beyond thrilled with how this mystery went off. It all worked as planned! 😄

Celestalon upon Hearthstone Alterac Valley / Onyxia Puzzle completion

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Manuel

Manuel "Rane" Delgado

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Manuel “Rane” Delgado is an experienced Hearthstone caster, content creator, and tournament organizer from Argentina. He started his career on Esports casting his own tournaments, now he currently covers Hearthstone Grandmasters’ Americas region for LATAM, among other content creation. Besides esports, he works in a construction company, which made him kind of a "handyman" when fixing everyday house problems.