Patchnotes Hearthstone 16.6.43246 Patch Notes

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We have a few updates in today’s patch, which you can read about below. There are also several goodies you can unlock today by pre-purchasing Ashes of Outland. But first. . .

Log in to Get Kael’thas


Kael’thas Sunstrider, a Legendary neutral minion, is breaking free from Ashes of Outland and entering Hearthstone a month early! Starting March 17, all players can log in to receive* the Lord of the Blood Elves, who is playable immediately, and explore his unique power — with Kael’thas in play, every third spell each turn is free.

*Limit one per account. Must log in by June 29 to claim.

Card Changes

  • Spiteful Summoner
    • Old: Costs 7 mana → New: Costs 6 mana.
  • Call of the Wild
    • Old: Costs 9 mana → New: Costs 8 mana.
  • Lesser Emerald Spellstone
    • Old: Costs 6 mana → New: Costs 5 mana.
  • Raza the Chained
    • Old: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, your Hero Power costs (1) this game. → New: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, your Hero Power costs (0) this game.
  • Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End
    • No longer stops casting when he leaves the board.
  • Sludge Slurper
    • Old: 1 Attack / 1 Health → New: 2 Attack / 1 Health.
Battlegrounds Hero Pool Updates

  • Ragnaros, Sylvanas, and Patches have been removed from the pool.
  • NEW HERO - Fungalmancer Flurgl added to the pool.
    • Gone Fishing:
    • [Passive] After you sell a Murloc, add a random Murloc to Bob's Tavern.
  • Sir Finley Mrrglton added back to the pool.
    • Adventure!:
    • [Passive] At the start of the game, Discover a Hero Power.
  • Professor Putricide added back to the pool.
    • Rage Potion:
    • [Cost 1] Give a friendly minion +10 Attack for the next combat only (targeted).
Battlegrounds Balance Updates


Heroes

  • The Lich King
    • Reborn Rites:
    • [Cost 1] Give a friendly minion Reborn for next combat only. → [Cost 1] Give a friendly minion Reborn for next combat only (targeted).
  • Ysera
    • Dream Portal:
    • [Cost 1] Refresh and add a Dragon to Bob's Tavern. → [Passive] At the start of your turn, add a Dragon to Bob's Tavern.
  • Pyramad
    • Brick by Brick:
    • [Cost 1] Give a random friendly minion +3 Health. → [Cost 1] Give a random friendly minion +4 Health.
  • Millhouse Manastorm
    • Manastorm:
    • [Passive] Minions cost 2 Gold. Refresh costs 2 Gold. Start with 2 Gold. → [Passive] Minions cost 2 Gold. Refresh costs 2 Gold. Start with 3 Gold.
  • The Rat King
    • King of Beasts, Mechs, Murlocs, Demons and Dragons:
    • [Passive] Whenever you buy a Beast/Mech/Murloc/Demon/Dragon, give it +1/+1. Swaps type each turn. → [Passive] Whenever you buy a Beast/Mech/Murloc/Demon/Dragon, give it +1/+2. Swaps type each turn.
  • Milificient Manastorm
    • Tinker:
    • [Passive] Mechs in Bob's Tavern have +1 Attack. → [Passive] Mechs in Bob's Tavern have +2 Attack.
  • Deathwing
    • ALL Will Burn!:
    • [Passive] ALL minions have +3 Attack. → [Passive] ALL minions have +2 Attack.
  • Reno Jackson
    • Gonna Be Rich!:
    • [Cost 4] Make a friendly minion Golden. (Once per game.) → [Cost 3] Make a friendly minion Golden. (Once per game.)

Minions

  • Savannah Highmane
    • Old: Tavern Tier 5 → New: Tavern Tier 4.
  • Steward of Time
    • Old: 2 Attack → New: 3 Attack.
    • Golden Old: 4 Attack → Golden New: 6 Attack.
  • Herald of Flame
    • Old: 4 Health → New: 6 Health.
    • Golden Old: 8 Health → Golden New: 12 Health.
  • Kalecgos, Arcane Aspect
    • Old: 2 Attack / 8 Health → New: 4 Attack / 12 Health.
    • Golden Old: 4 Attack / 16 Health → Golden New: 8 Attack / 24 Health.
  • Nathrezim Overseer
    • Old: 4 Health → New: 3 Health.
    • Golden Old: 8 Health → New: 6 Health.
  • Twilight Emissary
    • Old: Tavern Tier 5, 6 Attack / 8 Health, Battlecry: Give a friendly Dragon +3/+3 → New: Tavern Tier 3, 4 Attack / 4 Health, Battlecry: Give a friendly Dragon +2/+2.
    • Golden Old: 12 Attack / 16 Health, Battlecry: Give a friendly Dragon +6/+6 → Golden New: 8 Attack / 8 Health, Battlecry: Give a friendly Dragon +4/+4.
  • Transformation animations when playing a minion from hand will be sped up during the Recruit Phase, cutting down on the amount of time players are left waiting for animations to resolve.
Updates Planned for March 26

  • Dr. Boom, Mad Genius
    • Old: Cost 9 mana → New: Cost 7 mana.
  • Giggling Inventor
    • Old: Cost 7 mana → New: Cost 6 mana.
  • Raiding Party
    • Old: Cost 4 mana → New: Cost 3 mana.
  • Reckless Experimenter
    • Old: Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at end of turn. (Cost can't be reduced below 1.) → New: Deathrattle minions you play cost (3) less, but die at end of turn.
  • Card Pack Changes, Hall of Fame, Priest Update, updated returning player experience, and free deck for new and returning players – Read more here.
  • Illidan Stormrage enters Battlegrounds.
    • Wingmen:
    • [Passive] Start of Combat: Your left and right-most minions attack immediately.