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Hearthstone Dev Sheds Light on Big Priest

The Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum AMA took place July 9th on Reddit, during which Hearthstone game designer Dean Ayala, AKA Iksar answered a question about Wild balance changes.  He said, “Barnes comes up as a topic of conversation a lot and it’s something we’ve been looking at a little closer in the last week or so as Saviors of Uldum gets closer and closer to release. One of the biggest concerns we’ve had with changing Barnes is that the Resurrect

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Kingsbane Overthrown: The Post-Nerf Wild Meta

The Wild meta is like a glacier.  Slow moving and unchanging.  The newest expansion, Rastakhan’s Rumble did not appear like global warming and unearth something new in the competitive meta (at least not yet).  The recent nerfs have not either, but the changes to Leeching Poison and Level Up! affect the Wild ladder most by thinning Wild players’ choices in decks for climbing the ladder. Leeching Poison was seen as a degenerate way to win.  That card was able to

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The Fuse Fizzled Out on Boomsday: Wild Hearthstone’s Post Nerf Meta

After the nerf to Aviana on October 18th that neutered decks like, Star Aligner, Togwaggle and Malygos Druid, the meta has seen a reshuffle.  So now everyone is removing Dirty Rat from their decks and running decks full of The Boomsday Project cards right?  Well…not exactly.  They are removing Dirty Rat, but the majority of Boomsday cards aren’t seeing competitive play.  Since the nerfs were released, the former top Boomsday card, Juicy Psychmelon dropped from being in 15.3% of decks

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The Next Round of Nerfs: Gazing into the Crystal Ball

The Hearthstone development team, Team 5, rigorously playtests their cards before the release of an expansion to check card interactions and power levels.  But all their play testing can’t come close to the thoroughness of tens of millions of Hearthstone players across the globe searching for broken interactions. These broken interactions have led to fun-killing or unfair gameplay and have forced Blizzard to nerf (reduce the value) of several cards over the years.  Warsong Commander originally allowed cards that were

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