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Blizzard to nerf Pyroblast and Blood Imp in next Hearthstone patch

Posted on January 14, 2014 AT 04:13am

Blizzard has announced its final set of major balance changes for Hearthstone ahead of its open beta release later this month.

As part of the update, which is due to go live sometime this week, according to Blizzard community manager Zeriyah, the following cards will be altered: Unleash the Hounds, Sylvanas Windrunner, Blood Imp, Defender of Argus, Pyroblast, Dark Iron Dwarf, Abusive Sergeant, Warsong Commander, Charge, and Novice Engineer.

“Thank you so much for continuing to play, test, and give feedback on Hearthstone as the closed beta testing phase begins to draw to a close,” Zeriyah wrote on the official forums. “We are monitoring card balance over time, and without your continued testing efforts, we wouldn’t have the necessary data we need in order to make changes to cards that may warrant them.

“This should be our last big set of balance changes; once we go live, we plan to make very few card changes, and only if they are absolutely necessary.”

Also, senior game designer Ben Brode, stated on Twitter that the card overlap and hovering minion bugs caused by minion swapping would not be addressed in this patch, but should be fixed in the next one.

You can check out all the card changes here.

Via: Eurogamer

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