Upcoming Hearthstone balance update includes changes to Battlegrounds and Standard

Hearthstone’s Descent of Dragons has taken full flight and soared for nearly a month now.

One pleasant surprise that came with Descent of Dragons is the Hearthstone team’s speedy effort to balance the expansion. Galakrond Shaman was a notable problem during the first two weeks of the expansion and the team nerfed the deck in swift fashion.

Now that a little more time has passed, it looks like Blizzard has an idea of a few other balance changes it would like to make. These changes will take place later this week. Details about the impending update were shared by Hearthstone community manager Kurt Ocher. Though many of these changes are aimed at Battlegrounds, there are still a few that will affect Standard Hearthstone.

The Warlock card Fiendish Rites will have its mana cost increased from three to four. The Rogue card Necrium Apothecary will have its mana cost increased from four to five. The Neutral card Dragonqueen Alexstrasza’s Battlecry can no longer generate another Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.

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