Hearthstone Nerfs Cards in Pure Paladin Deck via Latest Patch

It's actually more of a quick fix. Blizzard

A new patch has been released for Hearthstone which makes minor changes to some cards. Three cards belonging to the Pure Paladin deck have been nerfed. Now, before you say anything, these cards have been adjusted to be less powerful. The cards are:

  • The Purator
    • Old: [5 Mana]
    • New: [6 Mana]
  • Disco Maul
    • Old: [2 Mana] 2 Attack, 2 Durability
    • New: [3 Mana] 3 Attack, 2 Durability
  • Feast and Famine
    • Old: [1 Mana]
    • New: [2 Mana]

The dev team revealed that for quite some time, Pure Paladin has been a strong deck. Recently, there was a jump in the power of this deck that made it a dominant power outlier at all levels of play. The best card in this deck is clearly the Purator and thus, it was an easy target of balancing changes. Despite the nerf, the team believes that it will still be played. Meanwhile, the Disco Maul has been on the radar of the team and this seems the right time to bring in the change.

Other cards nerfed in Patch 26.4.3 are:

  • Lady S'Theno
    • Old: 2 Attack, 4 Health
    • New: 1 Attack, 4 Health
  • Hope of Quel'Thalas
    • Old: 4 Attack, 2 Durability
    • New: 3 Attack, 2 Durability
  • Pozzik, Audio Engineer
    • Old: 5 Attack, 4 Health
    • New: 4 Attack, 4 Health

More Power

Here are the cards made more powerful by the latest patch:

  • Rhythmdancer Risa
    • Old: [5 Mana]
    • New: [4 Mana]
  • Fiddlefire Imp
    • Old: 3 Attack, 2 Health
    • New: 3 Attack, 3 Health
  • Remixed Dispense-o-bot
    • Old: [4 Mana] 4 Attack, 4 Health
    • New: [3 Mana] 3 Attack, 3 Health

Overall, there's really not much of a big impact because the meta appears to be in a healthy place right now. The smaller adjustments were basically to tone down some of the outliers without being too disruptive.


For Battlegrounds, Aranna Starskeer received some interesting changes:

  • Old: [Passive] After you Refresh 5 times, Bob always has 7 minions.
  • New: [Passive] After 16 friendly minions attack, the first minion you buy every turn is free.

Two other heroes were also tweaked:

  • The Curator (Hero Power – Menagerist)
    • Old: [Passive] Start the game with a 2/2 Amalgam will all minion types.
    • New: [Passive] Start the game with a 1/1 Amalgam with Venomous and all minion types.
  • E.T.C., Band Manager (Buddy - Talent Scout)
    • Old: [Tier 3]
    • New: [Tier 5]

Check out the complete changes in Patch 26.4.3.

Hearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

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