Nerfs coming December 19 – targeting Shaman!

Balance Update December 19

Update 2:

Hearthstone Nerfs got announced and mainly target Shaman.



Hey everyone!

The 16.0.5 balance update for Hearthstone will be going live tomorrow. Below are the included changes, and as always, we’ll be evaluating the results of these changes over the coming weeks and look forward to your feedback!

Corrupt Elementalist

  • Now costs 6 Mana (up from 5).

Sludge Slurper

  • Now has 1 Attack (down from 2).

Faceless Corruptor

  • Now has 4 Attack (down from 5).

Mogu Fleshshaper

  • Now costs 9 Mana (up from 7).

\Once these changes are live, players will be able to disenchant the adjusted cards for their full Arcane Dust value for two weeks.*


  • The Boogeymonster
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 5 to Tavern Tier 4.
  • Mechano-egg
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 5 to Tavern Tier 4.
  • The Beast
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 4 to Tavern Tier 3.
  • Coldlight Seer
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 2 to Tavern Tier 3.
  • Primalfin Lookout (changed last week)
    • Moved from Tavern Tier 4 to Tavern Tier 5.
  • Nightmare Amalgam
    • Has been removed from the pool of available minions.
  • Brann Bronzebeard
    • Has been removed from the pool of available heroes.
  • Bartendotron
    • Has been added to the pool of available heroes.


Assumed Time till Nerfs are live

Update 1:

Update: Nerfs seems to be delayed, Reasons unkown (this got posted 3 hours before the scheduled nerf – Source)


Orginal Article

According to a message send to Players of the Gold Series Final the Nerfs will be published on December 18, it is confirmed that Shaman will be nerfed, we posted about it. As always Leaks are never confirmed to be true, but we know the nerfs will be published this week.

Weibo Nerfs coming December 18

This Picture was posted on Weibo and got shared by ZelKnow (Source), czhihong posted some details about it (Source):

Probably better to share the context too:
Gold Series finals group stages begin 20 Dec, deck submission was 15 Dec.
This message is informing players when the patch is dropping and when the new deck submission deadline is.

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