Hearthstone: It’s All Nerfs for Battlegrounds in Patch 23.2.2

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A whole lot of nerfs. Blizzard

The nerf hammer has arrived in Hearthstone and it’s making its presence felt in Battlegrounds. A lot of players are going to love Patch 23.2.2 since it brings the much-awaited Naga nerf. That’s right! It’s all nerfs in Battlegrounds.

Let’s start with Fungalmancer Flurgl, whose Gone Fishing hero power now needs players to sell two minions, instead of one, to add a random Murloc to Bob’s Tavern. Other nerfs include:

  • Snail Cavalry
    • Old: 5 Attack, 2 Health
    • New: 4 Attack, 2 Health
  • Lava Lurker
    • Old: 2 Attack, 5 Health
    • New: 2 Attack, 4 Health
  • Shoal Commander
    • Old: 2 Attack, 2 Health
    • New: 1 Attack, 2 Health
  • Stormscale Siren
    • Old: [Tavern Tier 3] 5 Attack, 4 Health. At the end of your turn, your Spellcraft minions cast their spells on themselves.
    • New: [Tavern Tier 5] 6 Attack, 5 Health. At the end of your turn, you cast your Spellcraft minions’ spells on them.
  • Critter Wrangler
    • Old: 5 Attack, 7 Health. After you cast a Spellcraft spell on a minion, give it +2/+2.
    • New: 5 Attack, 6 Health. After you cast a Spellcraft spell on a minion, give it +2/+1.
  • Tidemistress Athissa
    • Old: 7 Attack, 8 Health. After you cast a spell, give four friendly Naga +1/+1.
    • New: 7 Attack, 3 Health. After you cast a spell, give three friendly Naga +1/+1.
  • Orgozoa, the Tender
    • Old: 5 Attack, 9 Health
    • New: 3 Attack, 7 Health
  • Darkgaze Elder
    • Old: After you spend 4 Gold, play a Blood Gem on four friendly Quilboar.
    • New: After you spend 5 Gold, play a Blood Gem on four friendly Quilboar.

Standard

Standard also had nerfs too but not as many as Battlegrounds, in fact, only three. The first one is for Drek’Thar, which has been slowed down a bit by decreasing the number of minions summoned. The change is:

  • Old: Battlecry: If this costs more than every minion in your deck, summon 2 of them.
  • New: Battlecry: If this costs more than every minion in your deck, summon one of those minions.

The two other cards that got nerfed had their cost increased and these are

  • Multi-Strike
    • Old: [Costs 1]
    • New: [Costs 2]
  • Dragonbane Shot
    • Old: [Costs 2]
    • New: [Costs 3]

Unlike Battlegrounds, Standard had buffs like:

  • Harpoon Gun
    • Old: After your hero attacks, Dredge. If it’s a Beast, reduce its Cost by (2).
    • New: After your hero attacks, Dredge. If it’s a Beast, reduce its Cost by (3).
  • Xhilag’s Stalk (part of Xhilag the Abyss)
    • Old: At the end of your turn, deal 1 damage to an enemy.
    • New: At the end of your turn, deal 2 damage to an enemy.

You can check out the complete list of changes that arrived with Patch 23.2.2 here. Hearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

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