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Hearthstone Patch 17.6 bring some massive balance changes!

Hearthstone Patch 17.6 bring some massive balance changes!
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A big nerf for the Demon Hunter as well as several card balance changes — everything you need to know about Patch 17.6 is in this dedicated article!

Hearthstone Patch 17.6 bring some massive balance changes!

A new wave of nerfs is coming soon in Hearthstone with the balancing patch 17.6! Mainly focused on the Demon Hunter, this patch is bringing some nerfs for eight of cards.

All craftable cards will be eligible for a full dust refund within two weeks of the launch of patch 17.6.

Card Balance Changes

Neutral

  • Dragonqueen Alexstrasza
    Old: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0). → New: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1).

Demon Hunter

  • Metamorphosis
    Old: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 5 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back. → New: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 4 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back.
  • Kayn Sunfury
    Old: 3 Attack, 5 Health → New: 3 Attack, 4 Health.
  • Warglaives of Azzinoth
    Old: [Cost 5] → New: [Cost 6].

Druid

  • Fungal Fortunes
    Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 3].

Mage

  • Dragoncaster
    Old: [Cost 6] → New: [Cost 7].

Rogue

  • Galakrond, the Nightmare
    Old: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1).

  • Galakrond, the Apocalypse (Rogue)
    Old: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (1).

  • Galakrond, Azeroth’s End (Rogue)
    Old: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1).

Warrior

  • Corsair Cache
    Old: Draw a weapon. Give it +1/+1. → New: Draw a weapon. Give it +1 Durability.

These nerfs arrive just before the launch of the next Masters Tour, which is a little worrying for the professional scene which will not have time to adapt to the new meta which should result from it.

We can regret the absence of nerfs for the Priest, or the slight changes made to the Warrior and the Druid, three classes that are likely to be ultra dominant in the upcoming weeks.

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Original content by Jean-Vincent "Durvil" Cannata.

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