Expect to see a lot more Warlock decks.
Blizzard has announced new balance changes coming to Hearthstone in the 10.2 update.
In a blog post, Blizzard detailed a series of nerfs coming to several popular cards when the update hits next month.
Bonemare will see a nerf with a mana increase from 7 to 8 allowing players access to more expensive counters. Additionally, the Corridor Creeper card will have its attack dropped from 5 to 2, reducing its swing power when held early in a game.
The Charge ability will be removed from Patches the Pirate, which Blizzard believes will see fewer decks adding arbitrary pirates to take advantage of his chaining ability. Also, Raza the Chained’s Battlecry will go from reducing Hero Power cost from 0 to 1 to reduce its effectiveness for Wild games and Standard matches when played with Shadowreaper Anduin.
Players will be given two weeks after the change in which they can disenchant their cards for full Arcane Dust in the wake of these changes.
In the coming months, Hearthstone is also set to see some big changes to Ranked Play as well as increases to its esports initiatives.
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