Yesterday’s Hearthstone balance update announced nerfs to some crucial Rogue class cards and Legendary neutral minion Archivist Elysiana — but don’t let the news permanently sour your mood.
In an unprecedented move, Team 5 is actually buffing cards in Hearthstone; two cards for each class (eighteen in total) introduced in The Boomsday Project expansion will be ameliorated, putting a whole new spin on a slew of Mechs and other cards from last summer’s Dr. Boom-oriented expansion. In addition, players who login between June 3rd and July 1st for the Rise of the Mech event will receive a new neutral Legendary Mech, SN1P-SN4P!
More from the official blog post:
Blastmaster Boom is headed back to the drawing board to upgrade his arsenal and perfect some of his pet projects. Check out what’s coming to the Tavern during the Rise of the Mech event, including a brand new Legendary Mech, SN1P-SN4P!
Behold Your New Mechanical Overlord!
Log in to the Rise of the Mech event by anytime between June 3 and July 1 and earn a golden copy of the new neutral Legendary Mech, SN1P-SN4P! Crash this clawed clunker into another Mech to build a behemoth of a bot, then do it again!
Missed the event? You can craft a normal SN1P-SN4P for the usual cost of 1600 Dust.
- Important Note: SN1P-SN4P will be considered part of the The Boomsday Project and will rotate with that set. Note, however that SN1P-SN4P will not drop from The Boomsday Project card packs. Golden SN1P-SN4P will only be obtainable as part of the Rise of the Mech event, and the normal SN1P-SN4P can only be crafted with dust.
The twisted tinkerer Blastmaster Boom has been busy in the lab cooking up buffs to cards from every class! These changes are permanent, and the cards will keep their updated stats after The Boomsday Project rotates out of Standard next year. For some context and insight into why we’re updating these cards, here’s a comment from the design team:
For this update, we decided to take two cards from The Boomsday Project from each class and give them a slight power boost. We think all the cards we chose can lead to fun and interesting experiences, and our aim for these changes is to encourage you to think differently about how you’re currently building decks. We’re hoping that some of these cards will see consistent play in the current rotation, and even inspire completely new decks without having a lasting negative impact on their respective classes. If the goal of a balance update is to address metagame outliers, then the goal of something like the Rise of the Mech update is to inspire some fun, new ideas. We look forward to hearing your feedback!
Gloop Sprayer to (7) Mana. (Down from 8)
Mulchmuncher to (9) Mana. (Down from 10)
Necromechanic to (4) Mana. (Down from 5)
Flark’s Boom-Zooka to (7) Mana. (Down from 8)
Unexpected Results to (3) Mana. (Down from 4)
Luna’s Pocket Galaxy to (5) Mana. (Down from 7)
Crystology to (1) Mana. (Down from 2)
Glowstone Technician to (5) Mana. (Down from 6)
Extra Arms to (2) Mana. (Down from 3)
Cloning Device to (1) Mana. (Down from 2)
Pogo-Hopper to (1) Mana. (Down from 2)
Violet Haze to (2) Mana. (Down from 3)
The Storm Bringer to (6) Mana. (Down from 7)
Thunderhead to 3/6/ (Up from 3/5)
Spirit Bomb to (1) Mana. (Down from 2)
Dr. Morrigan to (6) Mana. (Down from 8)
Security Rover to 2/6 stats. (Up from 2/5)
Beryllium Nullifier to 4/8 stats. (Up from 3/8)
Want to see these cards in action? Be sure to tune in to the Mech-vitational event being held June 3-4.
Our Next Arena Season will be Electrifying!
Blastmaster Boom needs more test subjects, and what better place to find them than the Arena? Starting with the Rise of the Mech update on June 3, the available cards in Arena drafts will be rotating to the following explosively exciting sets:
- Goblins vs. Gnomes
- The Grand Tournament
- The Boomsday Project
- Rise of Shadows
Stay tuned for more details about what’s coming to Hearthstone with the Rise of the Mech update. We’ll see you in the Tavern!
Are you ready for Mech mayhem this summer in Hearthstone? What do you think of cards being buffed for the first time? Sound off in the comments.
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