Hearthstone Launches Patch 23.0.3

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A lot of changes. Blizzard

Hearthstone Patch 23.0.3 introduces balance updates to Standard, Wild, and Battlegrounds. It's the first balancing patch after the release of the Voyage to the Sunken City expansion.

Card changes made in this new patch include:

  • Kazakusan
    • Old: Battlecry: If all minions in your deck are Dragons, craft a custom deck of treasures.
    • New: Battlecry: If you played 4 other Dragons this game, craft a custom deck of treasures.
  • Miracle Growth
    • Old: [Costs 7]
    • New: [Costs 8]
  • Secure the Supplies
    • Old: Play 2 Pirates.
  • New: Play 3 Pirates.
  • Pufferfist
    • Old: 3 Attack, 4 Health
    • New: 3 Attack, 3 Health
  • Switcheroo
    • Old: Draw 2 minions. Swap their stats.
    • New: Draw 2 minions. Swap their Health.
  • ​Kael’thas Sunstrider
    • Old: Every third spell you cast each turn costs (0).
    • New: Every third spell you cast each turn costs (1).

It should be noted as well that except for Kael’thas Sunstrider, the cards listed are eligible for full dust refunds until May 12.

Battlegrounds Changes

For Battlegrounds, MechGyver, which is Ini Stormcoil’s Hero Power, got hit with a big nerf. Initially, only nine friendly minions needed to die to get a random Mech. This time, it needs 12 friendly minions to die to get a random Mech. This should have an impact on the tempo.

Meanwhile, Varden Dawngrasp’s Buddy Aquarrior got a bit of a buff. From Tavern Tier 2, it's now Tavern Tier 3, and Health is increased from 5 to 6.

There were also changes done to Minions like:

  • SI:Sefin
    • Old: Avenge (3): Give a friendly Murloc Poisonous permanently.
    • New: Avenge (4): Give a friendly Murloc Poisonous permanently.
  • Coldlight Seer
    • Old: [Tavern Tier 3]
    • New: [Tavern Tier 4]
  • Baby Krush
    • Old: 7 Attack, 7 Health. Whenever this attacks, summon a 9/9 Devilsaur to attack the target first.
    • New: 6 Attack, 6 Health. Whenever this attacks, summon an 8/8 Devilsaur to attack the target first.

Duels Changes

Finally, we have the changes done for Duels:

  • Humble Blessings
    • Old: [Costs 3]
    • New: [Costs 4]
  • Academic Research
    • Old: Start of Game: Draw this. Gain 1 Mana Crystal. (Upgrades each time a friendly minion dies).
    • New: Gain 1 empty Mana Crystal. (Upgrades each time a friendly minion dies).
  • Valorous Display
    • Old: [Costs 6]
    • New: [Costs 7]
  • Tempest’s Fury
    • Old: [Costs 3] 2 Attack, 3 Durability
    • New: [Costs 4] 3 Attack, 3 Durability
  • Power Up! [Hero Power]
    • Old: Give a minion Divine Shield & Windfury.
    • New: Give a minion Divine & Windfury. Overload: (1)
  • ​Scales of Justice
    • Old: [Costs 5]
    • New: [Costs 6]
  • Ol’ Faithful
    • Old: [Costs 3]
    • New: [Costs 4]

Check out the rest of the changes and fixes hereHearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

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