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Hearthstone 17.4.1 update nerfs Demon Hunter spell; launches new solo adventure, Trial by Felfire

Hearthstone: Ashes of Outland released its latest patch today; the 17.4.1 update brought about modifications to a staple Demon Hunter spell, changes to a number of Battlegrounds minions and Heroes, as well as the launch of the newest solo adventure, Trial by Felfire.

Hearthstone 17.4.1 update changes

Nerfs

Twin Slice

Old: [Cost 0] Give your hero +1 Attack this turn. Add ‘Second Slice’ to your hand → New: [Cost 1] Give your hero +2 Attack this turn. Add ‘Second Slice’ to your hand.

Second Slice

Old: [Cost 0] Give your hero +1 Attack this turn. → New: [Cost 1] Give your hero +2 Attack this turn.

Battlegrounds Minions

Scavenging Hyena

Old: Tier 2, Beast → New: Tier 1, Beast

Rabid Saurolisk

Old: Tier 1, Beast 3 Attack, 1 Health → New: Tier 2, Beast 3 Attack, 2 Health.

Monstrous Macaw

Old: Tier 2, Beast → New: Tier 3, Beast

Battleground Heroes

Lord Jaraxxus – Bloodfury

Old: [Cost 2] → New: Cost 1

Reno Jackson – Gonna Be Rich!

Old: [Cost 3] → New: Cost 2

Millificient Manastorm – Tinker

Old: [Passive] Mechs in Bob’s Tavern have +2 Attack. → New: [Passive] Mechs in Bob’s Tavern have +1/+1.

Maiev Shadowsong – Imprison

Dormant minions no longer reduce the number of minions you see when refreshing Bob’s Tavern (Unless you’re at Tier 6 and have 2 Dormant minions in play, then it will reduce by 1).

Hearthstone: Ashes of Outland solo adventure, Trial by Felfire

The Trial by Felfire narrative follows the trials and tribulations of Aranna Starseeker, the “craftier” younger sister of League of Explorers’ adventurer Elise Starseeker as she “embarks on a thrilling journey of self-discovery, assembling a motley crew of outcasts and teaming up with Illidan to take on the mad architect of the Rusted Legion itself: MECHA-JARAXXUS!”

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All five chapters of the brand-new solo adventure, Trial by Felfire will be available for free as of this writing. Players who complete Trial by Felfire will also unlock the Rusted Legion cardback, which “fel energy and the mechanical whir of forbidden upgrades.”


What do you think of the updates and changes brought about by the Hearthstone 17.4.1 update? Let us know in the comments.

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