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Hearthstone: 17.6 Balance Update sees more changes to Demon Hunter and Galakrond

Illidan may not be prepared for much longer.

That’s because some major changes are underway for prominent classes and archetypes in the Hearthstone Ashes of Outland expansion (such as Demon Hunter, Highlander, Galakrond Rogue, Warrior, Mage and Druid) thanks to revisions being implemented in the upcoming 17.6 balance update; among the cards being modified are staple Demon Hunter cards Metamorphosis and Warglaives of Azzinoth and staple Highlander cards like Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.

The full list of changes, which will go live on July 14th, per the official Blizzard forum post:

Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

Old: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0). → >New: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1).

Corsair Cache

Old: Draw a weapon. Give it +1/+1. → New: Draw a weapon. Give it +1 Durability.

Metamorphosis

Old: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 5 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back. → New: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 4 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back.

Kayn Sunfury

Old: 3 Attack, 5 Health → New: 3 Attack, 4 Health.

Warglaives of Azzinoth

Old: [Cost 5] → New: [Cost 6].

Dragoncaster

Old: [Cost 6] → New: [Cost 7].

Fungal Fortunes

Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 3].

Galakrond, the Nightmare (Rogue)

Old: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1).

Galakrond, the Apocalypse (Rogue)

Old: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (1).

Galakrond, Azeroth’s End (Rogue)

Old: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1).

A visual look at the changes, courtesy of imicekczech on Reddit:

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Do you think these changes will drag Demon Hunter down from overpowered status? Which class will benefit the most from the Hearthstone 17.6 balance update? Sound off in the comments.

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