Hearthstone making balance changes to Leeroy Jenkins, Starving Buzzard

You've seen the battle cry. It's the universal sign that you've lost your game of Hearthstone.


And as we learned through the recent Curse of Naxxramas expansion, Leeroy had only become more powerful. Well, his reign of terror is about to end... or get tempered, at the very least.

The Battle.net forums have revealed details on the upcoming 9/22 patch, which will see two favorite cards get some significant changes. Leeroy will now cost 5 mana, as opposed to 4 mana, which will rattle some Rogue cages that love to use the Miracle Rogue strategy. Meanwhile, Hunters will see a major change to Starving Buzzard, as he will now cost 5 mana, a whopping change from its original 2, though its stats will be boosted to 3/2, as opposed to its original 2/1. The reasoning here is to shift the minion to a late draw strategy, as it can often be combined with Unleash the Hounds to draw several cards in a single move. Of course, now that combination will run for 8 mana, following UTH's own changes earlier this year.

Hearthstone is available now on PC and iPad as a free-to-play game. Thanks to poster Junktown for the tip.