Today, Blizzard announced they’ll be making some balance changes in Hearthstone to a select group of cards — Naga Sea Witch, Spiteful Summoner, Dark Pact, Possessed Lackey, Call to Arms, and The Caverns Beneath — sometime after the HCT Playoffs.
Naga Sea Witch will charge 8 mana instead of 5. The shift is made due to its capacity to easily synergize with price reduction impacts on giants decreasing their mana to 0 pretty early in this game. Increasing the mana cost to 8 will keep its present functionality but will be seen later in the game when the opponent might have the resources to fight it.
Spiteful Summoner receives a rise in mana. If this card has been combined with decks utilizing 10 mana charge cards, then you also’re able to put in a few strong and useful minions for a rather compact cost. Although players that do try to implement Spiteful Summoner effectively do so at the expense of making a somewhat unreliable deck, the mana cost increase is more representative of the possibilities that could occur when using it.
Dark Pact will now restore 4 wellness to your hero as opposed to 8 as it destroys a favorable minion. The mana cost is nonetheless at 1 so that these combos can still happen but Warlock users may now have to be much more conscious of the way they employ Dark Pact.
Possessed Lackey will finally have a mana cost of 6 instead of 5. Similarly to some of the cards combos with this card are small too hard to overcome in the early to mid stages of a game. Raising the mana cost needs to permit the opposition an opportunity to counter it.
From the current meta Paladin is one of the most powerful decks; for clarity, Even Paladin decks only use cards which have a mana cost of an even number. This card is particularly useful since it has the potential to summon three 2 mana minions. By making it cost 5 mana, not only are you restricting it from Paladin decks but now it just gets access to 1 mana cards when used within an Odd Paladin deck.
Last, The Caverns Below quest reward, Crystal Core, will now change your minions into 4/4 instead of 5/5. The shift is being made due to Quest Rogue decks effectiveness towards most non-aggressive decks. Decreasing the assault and wellness will make it more manageable for slower decks.
Put simply Hearthstone related information, the game’s manager Ben Brode announced he will be leaving Blizzard Entertainment after being with the company for more than 15 years. You are able to have a look at our interview using Brode as we talk about the game’s latest expansion, The Witchwood.