18.6.1 Patch Notes: Hearthstone Duels & Battlegrounds Updates

18.6.1 Patch Notes

The Hearthstone Team is planning to release a sizable balance patch for Duels and Battlegrounds on November 5th! You can read the full details below.

Duels Balance Updates

Ratings change dialog at the end of a run will now be more impressed with your number of wins.

» Active Treasures

  • Mr. Bigglesworth has been removed from the active Treasures pool.
    • Dev Comment: Mr. Bigglesworth was a very bad kitty and snuck into the pool, he has now been removed and is being dried off.

Party Portal

  •  Old: 6 Health → New: 4 Health
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Amalgamate

  •  Old: [Costs 1] → New: [Costs 0]
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Spyglass

  •  Old: [Costs 2] → New: [Costs 1]
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Canopic Jars

  •  Old: [Costs 4] → New: [Costs 5]
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Wish

  •  Old: [Costs 11] → New: [Costs 10]
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Pure Cold

  •  Old: [Costs 6] → New: [Costs 5]
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Passive Treasures

Crystal Gem

  • Old: On your first turn you have 2 Mana Crystals. → New: On your first two turns you have 1 extra Mana Crystal.
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Demon Hunter

Summoning Ritual

  •  Old: [Costs 4] → New: [Costs 5]
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Rogue

Deadly Weapons 101

  •  Old: Give your weapon +2/+1. Combo: Also give it Poisonous. → New: Give your weapon +2/+2. Combo: Also give it Poisonous.
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Roguish Maneuvers

  •  Old: [Costs 2] → New: [Costs 1]
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Shaman

Totemic Power

  •  Old: Summon a random Totem. If you’re Overloaded, summon a non-basic Totem as well. → New: Summon a random Totem. If you’re Overloaded, summon a non-basic Totem instead.
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Warlock

Dark Arts

  •  Old: [Costs 2] → New: [Costs 1]
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Warrior

No Guts, No Glory

  •  Old: [Costs 2] → New: [Costs 1]
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Battlegrounds Hero Updates

  • Nefarian has been removed from the Battlegrounds Hero pool.

Queen Wagtoggle

  • Wax Warband
    • Old: Give a friendly minion of each type +2 Attack. → New: Give a friendly minion of each type +2/+1.
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The Curator

  • Menagerist
    • Old: Start the game with a 1/1 Amalgam with all minion types. → New: Start the game with a 1/2 Amalgam with all minion types.
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Hooktusk

  • Trash for Treasure
    • Old: [Cost 0] Remove a friendly minion. Get a random one from a Tavern Tier lower. → New: [Cost 1] Remove a friendly minion. Discover a random one from a Tavern Tier lower.
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Rat King

  • A Tale of Kings
    • Old: Whenever you buy a minion of a specific type, give it +1/+2. Swaps type each turn. → New: Whenever you buy a minion of a specific type, give it +2/+2. Swaps type each turn.
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Rakanishu

  • Tavern Lighting
    • Old: Give a random friendly minion stats equal to your Tavern Tier. → New: Give a friendly minion stats equal to your Tavern Tier (targeted).
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George the Fallen

  • Boon of Light
    • Old: [Costs 3] → New: [Costs 2]
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Ysera

  • Dream Portal
    • Old: At the start of your turn, add a Dragon to Bob’s Tavern. → New: Bob always offers an extra Dragon whenever the Tavern is refreshed.
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The Great Akazamzarak

  • Prestidigitation
    • Old: [Costs 2] → New: [Costs 1]
    • Effigy removed from Secret pool.
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Galakrond

  • Galakrond’s Greed
    • Old: [Costs 1] → New: [Costs 0]
    • No longer Freezes.
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Tess Greymane

  • Bob’s Burgles
    • Old: Refresh Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponent’s warband. → New: Refresh Bob’s Tavern with your last opponent’s warband.
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Elise Starseeker

  • Lead Explorer
    • Recruitment Map now costs 2 (down from 3).

Lord Barov

  • Friendly Wager
    • Now gives your gold back on ties (1 gold refunded).

Battlegrounds Minion Updates

  • Elementals will no longer be a minion type in every match.

Wrath Weaver

  • Old: 1 Attack, 1 Health. → New: 1 Attack, 3 Health.
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Yo-ho-Ogre

  • Old: [Tier 3] 2 Attack, 8 Health. → New: [Tier 2] 2 Attack, 5 Health.
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Iron Sensei

  • Old: [Tier 4] → New: [Tier 3]
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Southsea Strongarm

  • Old: [Tier 4] 5 Attack, 4 Health. → New: [Tier 3] 4 Attack, 3 Health.
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Ripsnarl Captain

  • Old: 3 Attack, 4 Health. → New: 4 Attack, 5 Health.
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Lightfang Enforcer

  • Old: At the end of your turn, give a friendly minion of each minion type +2/+1. → New: At the end of your turn, give a friendly minion of each minion type +2/+2.
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Gentle Djinni

  • Old: [Tier 5] → New: [Tier 6]
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Lieutenant Garr

  • Old: 8 Attack, 1 Health. → New: 5 Attack, 1 Health.
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Lil’ Rag

  • Old: 6 Attack, 6 Health. → New: 4 Attack, 4 Health.
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Dread Admiral Eliza

  • Old: Whenever a friendly Pirate attacks, give all friendly minions +1/+1. → New: Whenever a friendly Pirate attacks, give all friendly minions +2/+1.
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Amalgadon

  • Old: Battlecry: For each different minion type you have, Adapt randomly. → New: Battlecry: For each different minion type you have among other minions, Adapt randomly.
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