Patch 17.4.1 - Twin Slice Nerf - Battlegrounds Balance Changes

 

Patch 17.4.1 - Twin Slice Nerf - Battlegrounds Balance Changes

In a surprise move Blizzard sent some patch notes out today for a Patch launching tomorrow, June 18th. It includes several Battlegrounds Balance changes as well as a notable change to Twin Slice in the normal game. It will now cost 1 Mana for both charges, but increase attack by 2 instead of 1!

Quote from Blizzard

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We’re also excited to share that we’ll be rolling out a Battlegrounds balance patch tomorrow (June 18), along with a few bug fixes and a change to Twin Slice which you can read about below.

Card Update

Twin Slice

  • Old: [Cost 0] Give your hero +1 Attack this turn. Add 'Second Slice' to your hand → New: [Cost 1] Give your hero +2 Attack this turn. Add ‘Second Slice’ to your hand.

Second Slice

  • Old: [Cost 0] Give your hero +1 Attack this turn. → New: [Cost 1] Give your hero +2 Attack this turn.
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Golden Twin Slice will be eligible for a full dust refund for two weeks after the 17.4.1 patch goes live. 

Battlegrounds Updates

HEROES

Lord Jaraxxus

  • Bloodfury
    • Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 1]
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Reno Jackson

  • Gonna Be Rich!
  • Old: [Cost 3] → New: [Cost 2]
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Millificient Manastorm

  • Tinker
  • Old: [Passive] Mechs in Bob's Tavern have +2 Attack. → New: [Passive] Mechs in Bob's Tavern have +1/+1.
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Maiev Shadowsong

  • Imprison
  • Dormant minions no longer reduce the number of minions you see when refreshing Bob’s Tavern (Unless you’re at Tier 6 and have 2 Dormant minions in play, then it will reduce by 1).

MINIONS

Scavenging Hyena

  • Old: [Tier 2, Beast] → New: [Tier 1, Beast]
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Rabid Saurolisk

  • Old: [Tier 1, Beast] 3 Attack, 1 Health → New: [Tier 2, Beast] 3 Attack, 2 Health.
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Monstrous Macaw

  • Old: [Tier 2, Beast] → New: [Tier 3, Beast]
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Battlegrounds Bug Fixes

  • Fixed two separate issues that caused the Hero Powers for Lady Vashj and Maiev Shadowsong to trigger unintended effects in the shop phase.
  • Fixed an issue where the Deathrattle for Sneed's Old Shredder was not summoning newly added Legendary minions.

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