Hearthstone “Unnerfs” 36 Cards with Update 20.0

A bunch of changes arriving this week.
A bunch of changes arriving this week. Blizzard

Hearthstone announced that Patch 20.0 is coming out this Thursday, March 25. Obviously, there's a lot of new content arriving in the game, but what’s exciting about this upcoming update is the "unnerfing" of 36 cards.

Balance Update

For the Balance Update, the Nitroboost Poison's mana cost has been increased from one to two. In a post, the Dev Team said that the increase is to lower the amount of cheap burst damage while also allowing for a real cost for Corruption.

New Additions

The upcoming update introduces the new hero Overlord Saurfang. His skill “For the Horde!” costs one mana and gives a +1 Attack to the next minion the player buys this turn.

There’s also a new minion called the Barrens Blacksmith. This Tier 3 card has 3 Attack and 5 Health with the ability of “Give your other Minions +2/+2.”

The Unnerfing

Some of you would argue that this should be termed as a buff, which is applicable. However, what Hearthstone did was to revert the nerfs done to 36 cards. That means the standard meta this weekend is sure to be exciting.

Below are some of the cards affected by the Great Unnerfing:

  • MAGE
    • Mana Wyrm
      • Old: [Costs 2] 1 Attack, 3 Health.
      • New: [Costs 1] 1 Attack, 2 Health.
    • Flare
      • Old: [Costs 2].
      • New: [Costs 1].
    • Charge
      • Old: [Costs 1] Give a friendly minion Charge. It can't attack heroes this turn.
      • New: [Costs 3] Give a friendly minion +2 Attack and Charge.
    • Spirit Claws
      • Old: [Costs 2].
      • New: [Costs 1].
    • Keeper of the Grove
      • Old: 2 Attack, 2 Health.
      • New: 2 Attack, 4 Health.
    • Power Word: Shield
      • Old: [Costs 0] Give a minion +2 Health.
      • New: [Costs 1] Give a minion +2 Health. Draw a card.
    • The Caverns Below
      • Old: Quest: Play five minions with the same name. Reward: Crystal Core (For the rest of the game, your minions are 4/4).
      • New: Quest: Play four minions with the same name. Reward: Crystal Core (For the rest of the game, your minions are 5/5).
    • Call to Arms
      • Old: [Costs 5].
      • New: [Costs 4].
    • Fiendish Rites
      • Old: [Costs 4].
      • New: [Costs 3].

Read all the changes here.

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