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Hearthstone 17.0.2 Balance patch changes Demon Hunter cards and more

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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 changes in full detail for the Hearthstone 17.0.2 Balance patch were revealed in a Reddit thread earlier today.

Neutral

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.

Demon Hunter

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.

Warlock

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.

Paladin

Libram of Justice: Previously cost 6 mana → New: Cost 5 mana.

Mage

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.

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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

Battlegrounds

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.

Bug Fixes

  • 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.

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