Hearthstone Patch 17.6: Constructed & Battlegrounds & New Expansion

Hearthstone Patch 17.6

Today’s 17.6 patch brings pre-purchase for Hearthstone’s newest expansion, Scholomance Academy! With it comes a handful of Battlegrounds updates, balance changes, and game improvements.

New Expansion

Hearthstone’s newest Expansion will be Scholomance Academy.

The new Expansion launches on August 4th and will include 135 cards.

  • The new expansion is about Scholomance – launch on 8/4 PT (8/5 is for CN Time)
  • Name most likely: Academy of Scholomance
  • Naxx Card Back will be back for purchase with 500 gold or money
  • Deluxe Bundle:
    • 1 Random Golden Legendary (assumed)
    • 1 Kel’Thuzad Card Back
    • 1 Kel’Thuzad Mage Hero
    • Battlegrounds Perks
    • 4 Arena Tickets
    • 80 Scholomance Academy Card Packs
    • Golden Scholomance Academy Card Packs

Constructed

Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

  • Old: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0).
  • New: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1).

Corsair Cache

  • Old: Draw a weapon. Give it +1/+1.
  • New: Draw a weapon. Give it +1 Durability.

Metamorphosis

  • Old: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 5 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back.
  • New: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 4 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back.

Kayn Sunfury

  • Old: 3 Attack, 5 Health
  • New: 3 Attack, 4 Health.

Warglaives of Azzinoth

  • Old: [Cost 5]
  • New: [Cost 6].

Dragoncaster

  • Old: [Cost 6]
  • New: [Cost 7].

Fungal Fortunes

  • Old: [Cost 2]
  • New: [Cost 3].

Galakrond, the Nightmare

  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (0).
  • New: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1).

Galakrond, the Apocalypse (Rogue)

  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. It costs (0).
  • New: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (1).

Galakrond, Azeroth’s End (Rogue)

  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. It costs (0).
  • New: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1).

Battlegrounds

The website patch.land posted the Patchnotes for July 14. According to them it not only includes Constructed changes like mentioned in the official post, but also some for Hearthstone Battlegrounds

We have some Battlegrounds updates planned for the near future as well. Stay tuned!

» Battlegrounds Minion Pool Updates

Pirates are no longer guaranteed to appear in every Battlegrounds game.

» New hero: Tess Greymane

Tess Greymane

  • Bob’s Burgles [Cost 1]
  • Refresh Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponent’s warband.

Players with Battlegrounds Perks will have early access Tess Greymane before the hero is formally released on July 28.

» Returned Hero: Dinotamer Brann

Dinotamer Brann

  • Battle Brand [Cost 1]
  • Refresh Bob’s Tavern with Battlecry minions.

» Returned Hero: King Mukla

King Mukla

  • Bananarama [Cost 1]
  • Get 2 Bananas. At the end of your turn, give everyone else one.

» Updated Hero: Aranna Starseeker

Aranna Starseeker

  • Demon Hunter Training [Passive]
  • Old: After you Refresh 7 times, Bob always has 7 minions. → New: After you Refresh 5 times, Bob always has 7 minions.

» Updated Hero: Captain Hooktusk

Captain Hooktusk [Cost 0]

  • Trash for Treasure
  • Old: Remove a friendly minion. Discover one from a Tavern Tier lower. → New: Remove a friendly minion. Get a random one from a Tavern Tier lower.

» New Minion: Amalgadon

Amalgadon

[Tier 6, All] 6 Attack, 6 Health

  • Battlecry: For each different minion type you have, Adapt randomly.

» Updated Minion: Goldrinn, the Great Wolf

Goldrinn, the Great Wolf

  • Old: [Tier 5] → New: [Tier 6]

Log in and Get Transfer Student for Free

With today’s 17.6 patch all players can log in to receive two copies of the Epic Neutral minion, Transfer Student, for free!* Transfer Student has different effects based on which game board it’s played on, with 25 different effects in total, and can be slotted into your decks immediately!

*Limit two per account. Must log in by October 20 to claim.

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