Totally unexpected - sadly it makes control hunter a little weaker, but the fact that silence still exists made this necessary to prevent face decks from being overwhelmingly efficient like 0 mana soulfire was.
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This nerf actually doesn't have that much impact; control hunter generally doesn't care all that much about the one mana increase, I don't think. When I find myself using this card I also find that I often have mana leftover, since this card doesn't exactly need perfect curve, it just needs to combo and more often than not you're going to have a cheap card or minion that can take care of it without using up all your mana.
On a different note, have you guys noticed no legendaries were nerfed and this is the only basic card that got nerfed? Does that mean we can conclude this WAS actually the most powerful basic card balancewise?
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This seems like a neutral change in almost any situation--literally not good nor bad. I honestly don't think 0 or 1 matters in a hunter deck. I could be wrong. Unleash the Hounds + Knife Juggler + Hunter's Mark can't be used on turn 5 without coin now, so maybe that's good enough.
I don't think this is a HUGE nerf, though I have only been playing a little bit of hunter lately I feel like when I am casting hunters mark, it was nice that is was 0 mana. but not always needed, as hunter is not always mana efficient