Naga Sea Witch will now cost 8 mana instead of 5. The shift is made because of its ability to easily synergize with price reduction impacts on giants decreasing their mana to 0 fairly early in this game. Growing the mana cost to 8 will keep its current functionality but will be observed later from the game once the opponent could have the tools to battle it.
Spiteful Summoner additionally receives a rise in mana from 6 to 7. If this card has been blended with decks utilizing 10 mana charge cards, you’re able to put in a few strong and practical minions for a fairly modest cost. Although players that do attempt to execute Spiteful Summoner effectively do so at the expense of making a somewhat unreliable deck, the mana cost growth is more representative of the possibilities that could happen when using it.
Dark Pact will now restore 4 wellness to your hero as opposed to 8 if it destroys a friendly minion. The mana cost is still at 1 to ensure these combos can still occur but Warlock users may finally have to be conscious of how they employ Dark Pact.
Similarly to some of the cards above, combos for this card are small too difficult to overcome in the early to mid stages of a game. Increasing the mana cost needs to permit the opposition a chance to counter it.
From the present meta , Even Paladin is one of the most powerful decks; for portability, Even Paladin decks just use cards that have a mana cost of an even number. This card is particularly useful because it has the capacity to muster three 2 mana minions. By which makes it cost 5 mana, not just are you restricting it from Even Paladin decks but now it only gets access to 1 mana cards when used in an Odd Paladin deck.
Last, The Caverns Below quest benefit, Crystal Core, will change your minions into 4/4 rather than 5/5. The shift is being made due to Quest Rogue decks effectiveness towards most non-aggressive decks. Decreasing the attack and wellness will allow it to be more manageable for decks that are slower.
In other Hearthstone related information, the game’s director Ben Brode announced he will soon be leaving Blizzard Entertainment after being with the company for more than 15 years. You can check out our interview with Brode as we talk about the game’s newest growth, The Witchwood.