Changes made to Demon Hunter cards only one day after the new Hearthstone Ashes of Outland expansion’s release weren’t enough apparently. The brand-new class causing a stir in the Hearthstone meta is having three more of its cards modified in the upcoming Hearthstone 17.0.2 balance patch, which was announced by Senior Game Designer and Lead Card Designer Dean Ayala yesterday on Twitter:
The second Ashes of Outland balance patch is planned for early next week. Looking to make changes to Battlefiend, Altruis, Glaivebound Adept, Kael'Thas, Bad Luck Albatross, Frenzied Felwing, Open the Waygate, Bloodbloom, and Sac Pact. Details will come later on official channels. pic.twitter.com/w3cQhXgQoC
— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) April 16, 2020
The changes in full detail for the Hearthstone 17.0.2 Balance patch were revealed in a Reddit thread earlier today.
Kael’Thas Sunstrider: Previously cost 6 mana → New: Cost 7 mana.
Bad Luck Albatross: Previously cost 3 mana → New: Cost 4 mana.
Frenzied Felwing: Previously was 3 Attack / 3 Health → New: 3 Attack / 2 Health.
Altruis the Outcast: Previously was 3 mana, 3 Attack / 2 Health → New: Cost 4 mana. 4 Attack / 2 Health.
Battlefiend: Previously was 2 Attack / 2 Health → New: 1 Attack / 2 Health.
Glaivebound Adept: Previously was 7 Attack / 4 Health → New: 6 Attack / 4 Health.
Sacrificial Pact: Previously: Destroy a Demon. Restore 5 Health to your hero. → New: Destroy a friendly Demon. Restore 5 Health to your hero.
Bloodbloom: Previously cost 2 mana → New: Cost 4 mana.
Libram of Justice: Previously cost 6 mana → New: Cost 5 mana.
Open the Waygate: Previously: Cast 6 spells that didn’t start in your deck. Reward: Time Warp. → New: Cast 8 spells that didn’t start in your deck. Reward: Time Warp.
The following cards will be eligible for a full dust refund for two weeks after the* 17.0.2 patch has been released:
- Golden Altruis the Outcast
- Golden Battlefiend
- Golden/Normal Bad Luck Albatross
- Golden/Normal Frenzied Felwing
- Golden/Normal Open the Waygate
- Golden/Normal Bloodbloom
Millhouse Manastorm: Old: Minions cost 2 Gold. Refresh costs 2 Gold. Start with 3 Gold. → New: Minions cost 2 Gold. Refresh costs 2 Gold. Tavern Tiers cost (1) more. Start with 3 Gold.
- The Lurker Below is now properly tagged as a Beast.
- Fixed a tracking issue that prevented 500 wins with Demon Hunter from being achieved.
- Fixed a bug where Zephrys the Great would not offer a lethal option if your hero had a large amount of Attack.
- Zephrys the Great has been updated to accommodate the Sacrificial Pact and Glaivebound Adept changes.
Still having trouble unlocking the Demon Hunter class? Check out our Hearthstone: Ashes of Outland Demon Hunter prologue guide.