Wild will be Wild – No balance Changes planned according to Iksar
A tweet by Iksar got viral in the wild community, there are no balance changes planned for wild.
No plans for balance changes in Wild. Wild is always going to be a place where very slow control decks have a hard time with extreme power combos that utilize all cards in Hearthstone history. Quest Mage is one example of this but there are many others.— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) February 27, 2020
Wild 2016 - What was promised?
Let’s start with seeing how wild was announced back in the days.
In the official blog post from 2nd February 2016 they said:
Wild Will Be Wild
Wild is our new name for the Hearthstone you already know, because it’ll be the format where anything can happen. While Standard puts a bright spotlight on recently released cards and brings a more balanced experience, when you queue up for Wild, you’ll be cozying up with the crazy fun of Hearthstone you’re already familiar with. Of course, as more and more cards are added over time, the wilder and more unpredictable Wild will be! […]
Why are you adding formats?
[…] Wild format will provide a crazy, anything-goes experience that involves all the cards that have ever been released—just like the Hearthstone you’re already familiar with.
Same as in the past the idea is that Wild is Wild and that you can play whatevery you want.
The spirit of Wild is that it’s the place you can go to enjoy whatever deck you love most for as long as you want. – Iksar
Nerfs are only wanted if they are really needed.
Our hope is that we can stay true to the spirit of each format while addressing the outliers in Wild like Sea Witch, SN1P, Barnes, etc. – Iksar
[…] Our stance on Wild is that it is not a place where consistent balance changes are likely to happen. – Iksar
[…] We talk about Wild internally quite a bit, but the bar for making a change is much higher in a format with so many answers. – Iksar
» Reverting Nerfs
They even consider reverting nerfs of cards in the past for the wild mode, more details in this article about what cards we might see reverted.
For Wild, we’re looking at some of the nerfs we made to cards that rotate into Wild with the next expansion and seeing if we want to revert any of them. Will have more updates on that soon ™. Good luck and have fun! – Iksar
» Considered Decks to look at
Of all decks, I think Darkest Hour Lock, Quest Mage, Secret Mage, and Mech Paladin are the ones we look closest at.— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) February 28, 2020
Darkest Hour and Mech Paladin because they create the most early/mid game states that feel impossible to overcome.— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) February 28, 2020
Quest Mage because of vast population size and the feeling that it invalidates grindy control archetypes Wild players tend to enjoy playing.— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) February 28, 2020
Ah I meant secret mage for this one! Sorry!— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) February 28, 2020
I mentioned this some other places, but I'm just referring to plans we have made for the near future. We'd like to see how the first expansion of the year shakes out before re-evaluating Wild.— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) February 28, 2020