Hearthstone Classic Cards Nerfed in next Patch

Hearthstone Classic Cards Nerfed in next Patch

Blizzard has detailed some of the balance changes arriving in Hearthstone as part of update 9.1. Slated to arrive later this month, some long-standing, key cards are getting a bit of a nerf. We’ve listed them below.

  • Innervate - Now reads: Gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only. (Down from 2 mana)
  • Fiery War Axe - Now costs 3 mana. (Up from 2 mana)
  • Hex - Now costs 4 mana. (Up from 3 mana)
  • Murloc Warleader - Now reads: Your other Murlocs have +2 Attack. (Down from +2 Attack, +1 Health)
  • Spreading Plague - Now costs 6 mana. (Up from 5 mana)

“After careful consideration, we chose to make changes to three Basic class cards: Innervate, Fiery War Axe, and Hex,” reads the press release. “While they can be regarded as staples in those classes’ card repertoires, too many Basic and Classic cards played in individual decks means less fun when new expansions are released.”

“Cards in the Basic set serve several purposes in the game, so we would rather make balance adjustments to them instead of moving them to the Hall of Fame, like we have done for cards in the Classic set,” Blizzard continued. “We are also trying to limit Hall of Fame changes to the start of each Hearthstone Year, which is why Murloc Warleader—a Classic card—is receiving a balance change instead of moving to the Hall of Fame.”

For a more detailed rundown, head over here.


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Comments Comments (2)

Posted by Bank
On Thursday 7 Sep 2017 10:10 AM
Nice power creep ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
For the love of (Fight of) Gods, please buff Dark Magician!
Posted by darklordfoamy
On Thursday 7 Sep 2017 10:23 AM
Innervate and Hex have needed to happen for a while. War axe I don't get as it wasn't really a problem. War leader meh it's a murloc don't give a crap. Spreading Plague was not one I was expecting to be changed was expecting Jade Idol or Ultmate infestation. Not going to effect me to much bar the fire axe change. Going to need to look at new 2 drops for the warrior.