Hearthstone: Lady Vashj Joins Battlegrounds as Some Heroes Get Buffed in Patch 23.6

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Big change to Battlegrounds. Blizzard

A new patch is live in Hearthstone, and it brings interesting changes for Battlegrounds. There are also new minions added to the pool, and of course, good buffs for some heroes.

Let's start with the new hero Lady Vashj. She's a Naga who has joined the fight as an Armor Tier 1 character. She has a one gold hero power known as Relics of the Deep, with the ability that states:

  • [1 Gold] Discover a Spellcraft spell of your Tier or lower. Passive: Your first one each turn is permanent.

Hero Buffs

  • Bigglesworth
    • Bigglesworth’s Hero Power now gives a Consolation Coin whenever a player dies with no minions.
  • Cariel Roame
    • Conviction now targets more minions at each rank: two random friendly at Rank 1; four random friendly minions at Rank 2; and all friendly minions at Rank 3.
  • Drek’Thar
    • Old: Choose a friendly minion. It copies the Attack of your highest Attack minion until next turn.
    • New: Choose a minion. It copies the Attack of the highest Attack minion until next turn.
  • Guff Runetotem
    • Old: [1 Gold] Give a friendly minion of each Tavern Tier +1/+1.
    • New: [2 Gold] Give a friendly minion of each Tavern Tier +3/+2.
  • Overlord Saurfang
    • Old: Give +2 Attack to the next minion you buy this turn. (Upgrades each turn!)
    • New: Give +2 Attack to the next minion you buy. (Upgrades each turn!)
  • Sneed
    • Old: [2 Gold] Give a friendly minion: “Deathrattle: Summon a random minion of the same Tavern Tier.”
    • New: [1 Gold] Give a friendly minion: “Deathrattle: Summon a random minion of a lower Tavern Tier.”
  • Y’Shaarj
    • Old: Start of Combat: Summon a minion from your Tavern Tier. Add a copy of it to your hand.
    • New: Start of Combat: Add a minion from your Tavern Tier to your hand. Summon a copy of it.

New Minions

  • Tavern Tipper [Tavern Tier 1]
    • 2 Attack, 2 Health.
    • If you have any unspent Gold at the end of your turn, gain +1/+2.
  • Silverback Patriarch [Tavern Tier 1, Beast]
    • 1 Attack, 4 Health.
    • Taunt.
  • Sparring Partner [Tavern Tier 2]
    • 3 Attack, 2 Health
    • Taunt.
    • Battlecry: Give a minion Taunt.
  • Kooky Chemist [Tavern Tier 2]
    • 4 Attack, 4 Health.
    • Battlecry: Swap the Attack and Health of a minion.
  • Yrel [Tavern Tier 2]
    • 1 Attack, 5 Health.
    • After this attacks, give a friendly minion of each minion type +1/+2.
  • Atramedes [Tavern Tier 4, Dragon]
    • 3 Attack, 6 Health.
    • Whenever this attacks, deal 3 damage to the target and its neighbors.
  • Wargear [Tavern Tier 4, Mech]
    • 5 Attack, 5 Health.
    • Magnetic.
  • Tunnel Blaster [Tavern Tier 4]
    • 3 Attack, 7 Health.
    • Taunt.
    • Deathrattle: Deal 3 damage to all minions.
  • Uther, the Lightbringer [Tavern Tier 6]
    • 5 Attack, 6 Health.
    • Battlecry: Set a minion’s Attack and Health to 15.

The new patch introduces a new Arena season which you can read more about here. You can also learn more about Patch 23.6 here. Hearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

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