Hearthstone: Patch 24.0.3 Changes the Power of Some Cards

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A new update is now live in Hearthstone which adjusts the power of certain cards. Cards like Celestial Alignment and Snowfall Guardian had their power lowered while the likes of Magnifying Glaive were improved. Patch 24.0.3 made a bunch of changes.

According to the development team, the current power level of the top decks after Murder at Castle Nathria was launched was close to the level that they wanted it to be. However, the problem was in the power level of the weakest classes. While some changes were made to play-against frustration, the primary goal was to improve the classes struggling in the current meta.

Going Down

Even before the new Murder at Castle Nathria expansion arrived, Celestial Alignment has been a difficult card to play against. The change for this card was to remove as much of the frustration as possible while making sure that the primary effect remained.

  • Old: Set each player to 0 Mana Crystals. Set the cost of all cards in hands and decks to (1).
  • New:  Set your Mana Crystals to 0. Set the cost of all cards in your hand and deck to (1).

Meanwhile, it has also been found that since the new expansion was released, the Control Shaman has been one of the most dominant decks. Part of the deck’s power is the ability to repeatedly freeze enemy boards while pressuring life totals, thanks to the Snowfall Guardian. The change should remove the pressure the card applies, making it less difficult for players to navigate.

  • Old: 3 Attack, 3 Health. Battlecry: Freeze all other minions. Gain +1/+1 for each Frozen minion.
  • New: 5 Attack, 5 Health. Battlecry: Freeze all other minions.

Other Changes

  • Stag Spirit Wildseed
    • Old: Dormant for 3 turns. When this awakens, equip a 4/2 Greatbow.
    • New: Dormant for 3 turns. When this awakens, equip a 3/2 Greatbow.
  • Vile Library
    • Old: Give a friendly minion +1/+1. Repeat for each Imp you control.
    • New: Give a minion +1/+1 for each Imp you control.
  • Kobold Illusionist
    • Old: [Costs 4]
    • New: [Costs 5]

Power Up

Different cards were powered up like the Magnifying Glaive. From 2 Attack, 2 Durability, it now has 3 Attack, 2 Durability. For the dev team, this change is aimed at helping the low-hand-size deck be a little more appealing.

Other cards that had their power adjusted up include:

  • Abyssal Depths
    • Old: [Costs 4]
    • New: [Costs 3]
  • Battleworn Vanguard
    • Old: 2 Attack, 1 Health
    • New: 2 Attack, 2 Health
  • Irebound Brute
    • Old: [Costs 8]
    • New: [Costs 7]

Check out all the changes that arrived with Patch 24.0.3 here. Hearthstone is available on PC, Android, and iOS.

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