Hearthstone patch 28.6.2 nerfs Sludge Warlock, Druid, and Demon Hunter cover image

Hearthstone patch 28.6.2 nerfs Sludge Warlock, Druid, and Demon Hunter

A lot of cards also received buffs.

Hearthstone patch 28.6.2 has arrived with some nerfs and buffs. According to the Hearthstone developers, the goal of patch 28.6.2 is to nerf some power outliers. These pertain to the Warlock, Druid, and Demon Hunter classes. Another goal of the newest Hearthstone patch is to experiment with smaller buffs across cards that are set to rotate out of Standard.

Sludge on Wheels, Waste Remover, and Chaos Creation in Hearthstone patch 28.6.2 (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Sludge on Wheels, Waste Remover, and Chaos Creation in Hearthstone patch 28.6.2 (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone Sludge Warlock nerfs and more

In terms of the nerfed cards, they include Sludge on Wheels and Waste Remover for the Warlock class. Chaos Creation, which is a dual-class card for Warlock and Mage, also received a nerf. The developers stated that these updates would tone down Warlock's mid and late game.

Shattered Reflections (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Shattered Reflections (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Meanwhile, Shattered Reflections also got nerfed. It now only lets you choose a non-Titan minion. The Hearthstone developers noted that while Ramp-style Druid is turning into a power and sentiment outlier in the high legend ranks.

Blindeye Sharpshooter (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Blindeye Sharpshooter (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Next, Blindeye Sharpshooter received an adjustment. Instead of a 3 mana 1/3, it's now a 4 mana 3/3. Similar to Druid, the Demon hunter class is a sentiment outlier in high legend.

"Specifically, we’ve gotten a lot of feedback that players don’t like that this one card can generate that much damage, that early in the game," the patch notes stated. "We’re slowing the card down by a turn to make that burst damage slower and clunkier, and buffing other Demon Hunter archetypes in this patch for fans of the class throughout the ladder."

Blightblood Berserker, From De Other Side, and Harkener of Dread in the new Hearthstone patch (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Blightblood Berserker, From De Other Side, and Harkener of Dread in the new Hearthstone patch (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone patch 28.6.2 buffs

As for the buffs, they pertain to a bunch of cards such as Blightblood Berserker, From De Other Side, Harkener of Dread, and more. We've created the table below to summarize all of these adjustments.

Card Name
Old
New
Blightblood Berserker
[8 Mana]
[7 Mana]
From De Other Side
[10 Mana] 
[9 Mana]
Harkener of Dread
Taunt. Deathrattle: Summon a 6/6 Undead with Taunt.
Taunt, Reborn. Deathrattle: Summon a 4/4 Undead with Taunt.
Scourge Tamer
[2 Mana] 2/2
[1 Mana] 1/2
Coilskar Commander
2/6
3/7
Deal with a Devil
Summon two 3/3 Felfiends with Lifesteal. If your deck has no minions, summon another.
Summon two 3/3 Felfiends with Lifesteal. If your deck has no minions, summon two more.
Topple the Idol
[5 Mana]
[4 Mana]
Mark of Scorn
Draw a card. If it’s not a minion, deal 3 damage to the lowest health enemy.
Draw a card. If it’s not a minion, deal 4 damage to the lowest health enemy.
Trench Surveyor
[2 Mana] 3/2
[1 Mana] 2/1
Energy Shaper
Battlecry: Transform all spells in your hand into ones that cost (2) more. (They keep their original cost).
Battlecry: Transform all spells in your hand into ones that cost (3) more. (They keep their original cost).
Sunken Sweeper
Battlecry: Add 3 random Mechs to your hand.
Battlecry: Add 3 random Mechs to your hand. They cost (1) less.
Mysterious Visitor
Reduce the cost of cards copied from your opponent by (2).
Reduce the cost of cards copied from your opponent by (3).
Incriminating Psychic
Taunt. Deathrattle: Copy a random card from your opponent’s hand.
Taunt. Deathrattle: Copy two random cards from your opponent’s hand.
Pirate Admiral Hooktusk
[8 Mana] 8/8. Battlecry: If you’ve summoned 8 other Pirates this game, plunder the enemy!
[7 Mana] 7/7. Battlecry: If you’ve summoned 7 other Pirates this game, plunder the enemy!
Demolition Renovator
[4 Mana] 4/4
[3 Mana] 3/3
Demolition Renovator, Incriminating Psychic, and Pirate Admiral Hooktusk (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Demolition Renovator, Incriminating Psychic, and Pirate Admiral Hooktusk (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone Battlegrounds patch 28.6.2

As for the Battlegrounds game mode, it received changes to its Quest Rewards, minion pool and minions, plus Tavern Spells. The tables below reflect all of these updates.

Quest Reward Pool Changes
Sturdy Shard has been removed from the Quest Reward Pool.
Double-Headed Reward has been banned from Jandice Barov.
Stable Amalgamation has been made more difficult to complete in Beast games.
Beyond the Mirage and Temporal Tampering have been made more difficult to complete in Elemental or Pirate games.
Divine Armor, Ritual Dagger, and Mirror Shield (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Divine Armor, Ritual Dagger, and Mirror Shield (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Quest Reward
Old
New
Divine Armor
At the end of your turn, give the left-most minion in your hand +6/+6 and Divine Shield.
At the end of your turn, give the left-most minion in your hand +8/+8 and Divine Shield.
Ritual Dagger
After a friendly Deathrattle minion dies, give it +4/+4 permanently.
After a friendly Deathrattle minion dies, give it +5/+5 permanently.
Mirror Shield
After each Refresh, give a minion in the Tavern +4/+4 and Divine Shield.
After each Refresh, give a minion in the Tavern +6/+6 and Divine Shield.
Land Lubber, Moon-Bacon Jazzer, and Crackling Cyclone (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Land Lubber, Moon-Bacon Jazzer, and Crackling Cyclone (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Minion
Old
New
Land Lubber
[Tier 3]
[Tier 4]
Moon-Bacon Jazzer
[Tier 2] 2/3
[Tier 3] 2/5
Crackling Cyclone
[Tier 3] 4/1
[Tier 2] 3/1
Wildfire Elemental
[Tier 4] 7/4
[Tier 3] 6/3
Felboar
1/4. After you cast 3 spells, consume a minion in the Tavern to gain its stats.
3/8. After you cast 2 spells, consume a minion in the Tavern to gain its stats.
Zapp Slywick
8/16
11/22
Suspicious Stimulant, Fluidity, and Cloning Conch (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Suspicious Stimulant, Fluidity, and Cloning Conch (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Tavern Spell
Old
New
Suspicious Stimulant
[2 Gold] Freeze a minion in the Tavern. If it’s Frozen at the end of this turn, double its stats.
[3 Gold] Choose a minion in the Tavern. Lock it in your hand for one turn and double its stats.
Fluidity
[Tier 3]
[Tier 5]
Cloning Conch
[5 Gold] Get a copy of a Murloc in your hand.
[4 Gold] Get a copy of a non-Golden Murloc in your hand.
Spitescale Special
[Tier 3]
[Tier 4]
Spitescale Special in Hearthstone Battlegrounds patch 28.6.2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Spitescale Special in Hearthstone Battlegrounds patch 28.6.2 (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Additionally, Hearthstone Battlegrounds removed Heedless Hoarder and Worgen Vigilante from the minion pool while Felfin Navigator and Zapp Slywick returned to it.

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