Reduced Stats in Battlegrounds Through New Heroes And How It Effects Triples
With the introduction of the new Heroes in Battlegrounds later today, we have 2 of them that are able to reduce stats on minions, which is notable because those minions usually get forged together into 1 beefier Golden minion. But if you reduce their stats before this happens, what exactly happens then? We will let one of the Hearthstone Devs explain in their own words:
With Vol'jin and Xyrella coming to Battlegrounds, you can now *reduce* the stats of minions. So let's talk about how that affects triples.— Dom (@DCalkosz) May 4, 2021
TL;DR: All +/- stats carry over, BUT you'll get at least base Golden stats.
In other words, the added/lost Attack on each minion will transfer to the Golden, but if the net change is negative, it will be ignored instead. (Same for Health.)— Dom (@DCalkosz) May 4, 2021
If a 1/3 minion has stats set to 2/2 by Xyrella or Vol'jin, that is considered +1/-1 for tripling.
Here's an example. If you have three Freedealing Gamblers (base 3/3) all reduced to 1/1, you still get a 6/6 Golden. pic.twitter.com/lJS6GYI1oX— Dom (@DCalkosz) May 4, 2021
But what if you have reduced stats on one minion and buffs on another? The buff will be reduced. Here you have -2/-2 and +7/+7, which comes out to +5/+5. pic.twitter.com/7P4ynZP7Wu— Dom (@DCalkosz) May 4, 2021
Last example. If Attack is reduced below base Golden stats, but Health is increased, then you'll still get the bonus Health without losing any Attack. pic.twitter.com/O41wpA3WFg— Dom (@DCalkosz) May 4, 2021