Hearthstone Receiving Balance Changes After HCT Playoffs


Naga Sea Witch will now cost 8 mana instead of 5. The shift is made due to its capacity to easily synergize with price reduction effects on giants reducing their mana to 0 quite early in the game. Growing the mana cost to 8 will probably keep its existing performance but will be observed later in the game when the opponent will have the tools to combat it.

Spiteful Summoner also receives an increase in mana. If this card is combined with decks using 10 mana cost cards, you’re ready to put in a few powerful and useful minions for a rather small cost. Although players that do attempt to execute Spiteful Summoner efficiently do so at the expense of earning a somewhat undependable deck, then the mana cost increase is more representative of those possibilities that could happen when using it.

Dark Pact will now restore 4 health to your hero as opposed to 8 as it destroys a friendly minion. The mana cost is still at 1 so that these combos can still happen but Warlock users will now have to be much more conscious of how they implement Dark Pact.

Likewise to a number of the cards combos with this card are small too tricky to defeat in the early to mid stages of a match. Increasing the mana cost must enable the opposition an opportunity to counter it.

In the current meta , Even Paladin is one of the most powerful decks; for clarity, Even Paladin decks just use cards that have a mana cost of a even amount. This card is particularly helpful since it has the capability to muster three 2 mana minions. By making it cost 5 mana, not just are you limiting it from Paladin decks but now it only gets access to 1 mana cards when used in an Odd Paladin deck.

Last, The Caverns Below pursuit reward, Crystal Core, will now change your minions into 4/4 instead of 5/5. The shift is being made because of Quest Rogue decks efficacy towards most non-aggressive decks. Decreasing the attack and wellness will make it more manageable for decks that are slower.

Put simply Hearthstone related information, the game’s manager Ben Brode declared he will be leaving Blizzard Entertainment after being with the firm for over 15 decades. You can check out our interview with Brode as we talk about that the game’s latest expansion, The Witchwood.


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