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Four popular Hearthstone cards are being nerfed with the release of the 10.2 update, Blizzard as announced.

Kicking things off is Bonemare, which has had its mana increased from seven to eight to reduce its immediate impact on the board and give opponents more time to utilize powerful late-game cards to counteract its effect.

Next up is a big nerf for Corridor Creeper that reduces its attack from five to two in an attempt to reduce the overall swing potential and power level of the card. While Patches the Pirate has its charge removed.

Finally, Raza the Unchained has had its battlecry adjusted to reduce the hero power cost to one instead of zero. “Raza is currently an important combo piece along with Shadowreaper Anduin, and can lead to games that rely heavily on drawing him by turn 5,” Blizzard explains. “Adjusting his Battlecry will lower his overall power level when combined with Shadowreaper Anduin in Standard, and keep his power level reasonable in Wild as we prepare for the new Hearthstone Year.”

More information about Blizzard’s reasons for these nerfs can be found here.

Hearthstone is available now as a free download on PC, iOS, and Android.

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Big balance changes on the way to Hearthstone

Hearthstone's upcoming 10.2 update will include a balance changes to heavily-used cards.

By Matthew Bennett | 01/30/2018 08:37 AM PT

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Four popular Hearthstone cards are being nerfed with the release of the 10.2 update, Blizzard as announced.

Kicking things off is Bonemare, which has had its mana increased from seven to eight to reduce its immediate impact on the board and give opponents more time to utilize powerful late-game cards to counteract its effect.

Next up is a big nerf for Corridor Creeper that reduces its attack from five to two in an attempt to reduce the overall swing potential and power level of the card. While Patches the Pirate has its charge removed.

Finally, Raza the Unchained has had its battlecry adjusted to reduce the hero power cost to one instead of zero. “Raza is currently an important combo piece along with Shadowreaper Anduin, and can lead to games that rely heavily on drawing him by turn 5,” Blizzard explains. “Adjusting his Battlecry will lower his overall power level when combined with Shadowreaper Anduin in Standard, and keep his power level reasonable in Wild as we prepare for the new Hearthstone Year.”

More information about Blizzard’s reasons for these nerfs can be found here.

Hearthstone is available now as a free download on PC, iOS, and Android.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89