Reverted Nerfs Announced - Druid, Hunter & Mage
A selection of Nerfed cards will see their nerfs reverted later this month and before Forged in the Barrens goes live. Blizzard announced the cards for Druid, Hunter and Mage, as well as technically Demon Hunter, which sees no cards being reverted.
- Keeper of the Grove from 2/2 stat line back to a 2/4 stat line.
- Ancient of Lore Same stats, now has choice to draw 2 cards, instead of 1 again.
- Starving Buzzard Now a 2 mana 2/1 with same card text again.
- Flare Now costs 1 Mana.
- Dinotamer Brann Now costs 7 Mana again.
- Hunter's Mark Now costs 1 Mana.
- Mana Wyrm Now a 1 Mana 1/2 stat line.
- Conjurer's Calling Now costs 3 Mana again.
- Dragoncaster Now costs 6 Mana again.
Accompanying this will be a change to Wyrm Weaver to a 4 Mana 3/5 statline with the Spellburst effect "Summon two 1/2 Mana Wyrms".
When the 20.0 patch goes live later this month, there'll be a number of nerf reverts. This is before content unlock/rotation, so for a short period of time there will be a very interesting Standard meta. When considering reverts for 2021, we also considered future rotations. 1/4
Could a card come back into Standard? We chose to softly revert those, as we'd like to avoid cards shifting between two costs or statlines each year. This will be the case for cards like Mana Wyrm or Flametongue Totem. They'll be back one day! 2/4
Another factor was looking at the level of positivity a revert brings to the Wild environment. Adding power to already strong archetypes wasn't high on our list so you won't see cards like Level Up being reverted this year. Want these reverts to enable you to play old decks. 3/4
Here's a batch for today. DH gets none, so we'll do Druid, Hunter, and Mage. Full revert unless noted.
Keeper of the Grove
Ancient of Lore (*editor's note, originally tweeted Ancient of War, but corrected to Lore later.)
Hunter's Mark (costs 1)
Mana Wyrm (1 mana, 1/2)
As part of this Wyrm Weaver moves down to a 4 mana, 3/5 and summons two 1/2 Mana Wyrms.