LOTI 112 : Card Balances

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    • Balance changes went live
      • Call of the Wild – now costs 9 mana instead of 8 mana
        • Some might change to only having 1 in a deck. Still viable?
      • Execute – now costs 2 mana, up from 1 mana
      • Rockbiter Weapon – now costs 2 mana, up from 1 mana
      • Tuskarr Totemic – now reads “Battlecry: Summon a random basic Totem.”
        • Some have replaced it with Unbound Elemental + Flamewreath
        • Aggro/Midrange Shaman probably won’t slow down
      • Abusive Sergeant – now has 1 Attack, down from 2
        • Still useful but does hurt Zoo decks a little.
      • Charge – now costs 1 mana, down from 3.  Now reads “Give a friendly minion Charge. It can’t attack heroes this turn.”
        • This is a big change for use with the cards you normally use it with. But try using it with Mogor’s Champion (6 mana, 8/5 minion, 50% chance to attack the wrong enemy.) or Magnataur Alpha (4 mana, 5/3 minion, Also damages the minions next to whomever he attacks.) or the Foe Reaper 4000 (8 mana, 6/9 Mech minion, Also damages the minions next to whomever he attacks) and least of all, the Grim Patron?
      • Yogg-Saron, Hope’s End – stops casting spells when it leaves the battlefield or is silenced.
      • Call of the Wild, Tuskarr Totemic, Abusive Sergeant and Yogg’Saron can be disenchanted for full dust value up to October 17th.  The general recommendation is to dust cards for full value but save the dust on cards you don’t know if you will continue using. Wait to see after things settle down if you want to recraft.


  • Additional Fixes:


    • You are no longer able to disenchant extra copies of cards that are not part of your collection. (Ben Brode posted a clarification on this on Reddit: There is a rare edge case where your collection will show you have an extra copy of a card that you don’t actually have. When players tried to disenchant that extra copy, it would dust the copy that they actually wanted to keep. We’ve added some protection against this. Sorry for the confusing patch note!)
    • Decks converted from one format to the other (Wild/Standard) will be added to the bottom of their list now.
    • Mobile – Clients will no longer get stuck on the Waiting for Authorization message when purchasing the Welcome Bundle.
  • Dean ‘Iksar’ Ayala did say there were a few other Shaman cards considered to be adjusted.
    • Tunnel Trogg
    • Totem Golem
    • Thing from Below
    • Doomhammer
  • Tyrande Whisperwind is now available (Priest Hero) – Just simply link your Twitch Prime account to your Amazon Prime account. If you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, you can get a 30 day trial account (requires a credit card), link the accounts and then cancel.  However this is only available in about 10 countries. Blizzard has stated that they are considering alternative options.
  • Speaking of Twitch Prime, this is new now that Amazon purchased Twitch. It was announced at TwitchCon. Benefits include the following:
    • Free Games
    • Free in-game content (like Tyrande)
    • Ad-free experience in Twitch
    • Exclusive discounts on games
  • Season 31 begins and the card back this month is Pie!

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