The folks over at Blizzard haven’t changed very many cards in Hearthstone overall. But they’re constantly paying attention to the balance of the game. They’ve now decided to make changes to seven cards. The changes went into effect earlier this week.

In response to changing cards Blizzard has previously said, “With the introduction of new cards to the Hearthstone card pool comes additional chances to innovate and discover new decks. Sometimes, the introduction of additional cards can also lead to older cards gaining an overall power level boost. In many cases, dusting off old cards can be good for the game, and allow our players to create and expand on new themes, even if they may not have a place in the current meta.”

The cards affected this time around are:

  • Call of the Wild (Hunter-specific card) now costs 9 mana, up from 8 mana.
  • Execute ( Warrior-specific card) now costs 2 mana, up from 1 mana.
  • Rockbiter Weapon (Shaman-specific card) now costs 2 mana, up from 1 mana.
  • Tuskarr Totemic ( Shaman-specific card) now reads “Battlecry: Summon a random basic Totem.”
  • Abusive Sergeant (neutral card) now has 1 Attack, down from 2.
  • Charge (Warrior-specific card) now costs 1 mana, down from 3, and reads “Give a friendly minion Charge. It can’t attack heroes this turn.”
  • Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End (neutral card) now stops casting spells when it leaves the battlefield or is silenced.

As with previous card changes, players can disenchant these cards for dust at their previous values. You have until October 17 to do so. After that date their dust costs will be changed.


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