Blizzard to Tone Down Two Popular Hearthstone Cards on September 22

By   /   Sep 12, 2014

Collectible card game lovers have been piling up on the cards and battling friends and foes alike in Hearthstone since March this year.

All along, Blizzard Entertainment has been updating the game to add or remove features here and there. This time around though, they will nerf up two of the popular cards in the game.

The two cards in question are the neutral Leeroy Jenkins and the class specific hunter Starving Buzzard – let me know if you are mad.

According to a post made on the official forums of Hearthstone, the developers say that they are planning balancing changes on September 22, 2014 which is when these changes will be implemented:

  • Leeroy Jenkins now costs 5 (up from 4)
  • Starving Buzzard now costs 5 (up from 2) and now has 3 Attack and 2 Health (up from 2 Attack and 1 Health)

While explaining their decision, the post says that when Leeroy was used with other cards like Power Overwhelming, Faceless Manipulator, Cold Blood, Shadowstep, and Unleash the Hounds etc., it changed the game giving undue power to the player.

Board control and minion battles became less meaningful and one turn attacks on enemy to finish the game were preferred by players.

This, says Blizzard, needs to change.

As far as Starving Buzzard is concerned, the devs say that using it, players could draw excessive cards which resulted in an imbalance against the cost of Starving Buzzard.

Hearthstone is already playable on Microsoft Windows, OS X, iPad and Windows 8 Touch; the game is also being developed for iPhone and Android where it is expected to be released in the coming months before the turn of the year.

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