Blizzard’s Team 5 has just announced the details of a sweeping set of nerfs coming soon to Hearthstone. Let’s quickly run through each change and what decks are affected.
The Paladin spell Call to Arms will now cost 5 mana instead of 4. It’s arguably the most powerful card in both Murloc Paladin and Even Paladin (which in turn is the most powerful deck overall at the moment), so this change will mean Call to Arms will be weaker in the former, and can’t be played at all in the latter.
The Warlock minion Possessed Lackey will now cost 6 mana instead of 5. Both Cube Warlock and Control Warlock use Possessed Lackey to pull big minions – Voidlords or Doomguards – onto the board for free, which they then bring back using cards like Carnivorous Cube and Bloodreaver Gul’dan. It’s often played then hit with Dark Pact on the same turn, meaning the opponent isn’t given a chance to silence it or transform it. Speaking of Dark Pact…
This is a syndicated post. Read the original at IGN Video Games 2018-05-15.