10 Card Nerfs & Buffs Are Coming to Hearthstone: Ashes of Outland update next week Including Wild Changes and Demon Hunter Nerfs. Designer Dean Ayala expects the pace of updates will slow after this one
Hearthstone: Ashes of Outland update was a big one, delivering both the first new class, and the fastest-ever nerf, in the game’s long history. More changes are on the way next week: Senior designer Dean Ayala said on Twitter that the second Ashes of Outland balance patch will change a number of cards, and also buff Libram of Justice and nerf Milhouse in Hearthstone Battlegrounds.
We’re getting a new balance patch for Hearthstone early next week and its going to be hitting 10 different cards including many changes to Demon Hunter.
Within these 10 card changes, 9 of the changes are nerfs and 1 is a buff to Libram of Justice. We don’t yet know what the changes will be, but this is the hardest a single class has ever been hit upon the release of the new expansion. We can give Blizzard a pass on that though, it’s good to see them quickly reacting to their new class.
Blizzard expects to slow down the pace of updates after this one, “at least in terms of card nerfs in constructed game modes,” Ayala said. A larger update for the autobattler Hearthstone Battlegrounds is planned around the midway point of the expansion. Dates haven’t been specified, but Ashes of Outlands is the first of three expansions planned for the Year of the Phoenix, which by my guess would put it somewhere around early June.
We’ll give you the details on the Ashes of Outland balance patch when they’re available. In the meantime, stay up to speed on all the happenings with our rundown of how Galakrond Warlock is tearing up the Hearthstone meta (and Demon Hunters), and the best Demon Hunter decks—and what to do if someone uses one against you.