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Blizzard has detailed a number of balance adjustments that it will be making to Hearthstone in an upcoming update.

“We chose to focus primarily on Rogue in this update due to seeing the meta stabilize around the class’s most popular decks. Currently, if you want to build a deck that is strong against Rogue, you have just one reasonable option: Warrior,” the developer explained. “If you compare Rogue to Warrior, however, you’ll find that the latter class has a wide variety of good and bad matchups, which makes it unlikely that it’ll overtake Rogue in popularity in the current meta.”

The upcoming changes include a reduction in Evil Miscreant’s health, an increase in the mana cost of Raiding Party, an adjustment to Preparation so that it reduces the cost of a spell by two, and an increase in the mana cost of Archivist Elysiana. Blizzard’s reasons for these changes can be found here.

Once the changes go live on May 22nd, players will be able to disenchant the above cards to get back their full Arcane Dust value for two weeks.

Blizzard also mentioned that it is aware of other powerful decks in the current meta, such as Token Druid and Conjurer Mage, but is choosing not to address them at the moment, as “they all have varied matchups.”

Hearthstone is available now on PC, iOS, and Android.

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Hearthstone balance update targets rogue decks

A new balance update will be released for Hearthstone later this week.

By Matthew Bennett | 05/21/2019 05:52 AM PT

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Blizzard has detailed a number of balance adjustments that it will be making to Hearthstone in an upcoming update.

“We chose to focus primarily on Rogue in this update due to seeing the meta stabilize around the class’s most popular decks. Currently, if you want to build a deck that is strong against Rogue, you have just one reasonable option: Warrior,” the developer explained. “If you compare Rogue to Warrior, however, you’ll find that the latter class has a wide variety of good and bad matchups, which makes it unlikely that it’ll overtake Rogue in popularity in the current meta.”

The upcoming changes include a reduction in Evil Miscreant’s health, an increase in the mana cost of Raiding Party, an adjustment to Preparation so that it reduces the cost of a spell by two, and an increase in the mana cost of Archivist Elysiana. Blizzard’s reasons for these changes can be found here.

Once the changes go live on May 22nd, players will be able to disenchant the above cards to get back their full Arcane Dust value for two weeks.

Blizzard also mentioned that it is aware of other powerful decks in the current meta, such as Token Druid and Conjurer Mage, but is choosing not to address them at the moment, as “they all have varied matchups.”

Hearthstone is available now 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