Hearthstone Game Director Ben Brode
threatened promised some balance changes for Hearthstone, following what proved to be an exciting World Championship. That time is apparently here with Update 10.2 and it wrecks a handful of the cards currently terrorizing the meta. And I mean, it wrecks them!
Here are some of the big changes coming for February's patch, taken from the Battle.net post:
- Bonemare: Now costs 8 mana. (Up from 7)
- Corridor Creeper: Now has 2 Attack. (Down from 5)
- Patches the Pirate: No longer has Charge
- Raza the Chained: Now reads: "Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, your Hero Power costs (1) this game."
On the one hand, the impact to the Standard meta will be minimal, since half of these cards are going to Wild with March's set rotation. However, some of these nerfs are incredibly devastating and actually make these cards completely unviable. But that's a story for later. Stay tuned, as a longer-form analysis is forthcoming.