18.0.2 Patch Notes: Constructed & Battlegrounds Nerfs

18.0.2 Patch Notes

In the coming days we’ll be releasing a balance patch that includes a slew of Battlegrounds updates, adjustments for two minions in Standard, and handful of bug fixes.

Standard Balance Updates

Kael’thas Sunstrider

  • Old: Every third spell you cast each turn costs (0). → New: Every third spell you cast each turn costs (1).

Mindrender Illucia

  • Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 3]

Mindrender Illucia will be eligible for a full dust refund for two weeks after the 18.0.2 patch goes live.

Battlegrounds Minion Updates
  • Gentle Megasaur has been removed from the Battlegrounds minion pool.
  • Arcane Cannon has been removed from Battlegrounds minion pool.

Rabid Saurolisk

  • Old: 3 Attack, 2 Health → New: 4 Attack, 2 Health

Rat Pack

  • Old: [Tier 2] → New: [Tier 3]

Pack Leader

  • Old: [Tier 3] → New: [Tier 2]

Monstrous Macaw

  • Old: 3 Attack, 2 Health → New: 4 Attack, 3 Health

Primalfin Lookout

  • Old: [Tier 5] → New: [Tier 4]
  • Now only Discovers minions from your current Tavern Tier or below.

Nat Pagle, Extreme Angler

  • Old: Overkill: Summon a 0/2 Treasure Chest. → New: After this attacks and kills a minion, add a random minion to your hand.
  • Minions generated are from your Tavern Tier or below.

Mama Bear

  • Old: [Tier 6] 5 Attack, 5 Health. Whenever you summon a Beast, give it +5/+5.→ New: [Tier 5] 4 Attack, 4 Health. Whenever you summon a Beast, give it +4/+4. 

Goldrinn, the Great Wolf

  • Old: Deathrattle: Give your Beasts +4/+4. → New: Deathrattle: Give your Beasts +5/+5.
Battlegrounds Hero Updates
  • Lady Vashj has been removed from the Battlegrounds Hero pool.

Captain Eudora

  • Buried Treasure
    • Old: Dig for a Golden minion! (4 Digs left.) → New: Dig for a Golden minion! (5 Digs left.)

Reno Jackson

  • Gonna Be Rich!
    • Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 0]

The Lich King

  • Reborn Rites
    • Old: [Cost 1] → New: [Cost 0]


  • Galakrond’s Greed
    • Now freezes the minion added to Bob’s Tavern.
Bugs Fixes & Game Improvements
  • Fixed a visual bug with Archwitch Willow’s play animation.
  • Fixed a bug where Southsea Strongarm was showing incorrect art.
  • Fixed a bug where casting Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron with Rattlegore on board would cause the game to freeze.
  • Fixed several technical bugs that would cause the game to crash.

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