Read on for the list of updates and the reasoning behind them.

Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 features a lot of buffs and nerfs to Standard cards. The patch notes also reveal some Battlegrounds balance updates. Read on for all of the Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 notes plus the reasoning behind these changes.

Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 notes features Reno, Lone Ranger and more (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 notes features Reno, Lone Ranger and more (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone patch 29.2.2: Reno, no duplicates, and AoE effects

According to developers, Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 is a bit different from the usual updates. Its focus is on the direction of the card game. For example, the patch aims to change up OTK-style cards and powerful AoE effects that can make it feel like minions don't matter. Additionally, patch 29.2.2 aims to buff some underperforming Whizbang’s Workshop archetypes.

Splendiferous Whizbang, Aftershocks, and Sunset Volley in Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Splendiferous Whizbang, Aftershocks, and Sunset Volley in Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)

"There are a few categories of changes in this patch. The first is cards that can end the game quickly when played, and which warp the entire game around whether you get to play them at the right time. No Duplicate cards are also a subsection of this," the developers explained, adding how being able to quickly draw out decks makes the gameplay experience less interactive and not in the spirit of certain cards.

Timewinder Zarimi, Threads of Despair, and Sanitize in Hearthstone (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Timewinder Zarimi, Threads of Despair, and Sanitize in Hearthstone (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 nerfs

Card
Old
New
Reno, Lone Ranger[8 Mana][9 Mana]
Zilliax Deluxe 3000 (Virus Module)1/3. Stealth, Elusive, Poisonous, Reborn1/4. Elusive, Poisonous, Reborn
Gaslight Gatekeeper[3 Mana][4 Mana]
Snake Oil[0 Mana][1 Mana]
Wheel of DEATH!!!Destroy your deck. In 5 turns, destroy the enemy hero.No text change, but the wheel counts at the start of your turns instead of the end of your turns.
Forge of Wills[3 Mana][4 Mana]
Imprisoned Horror5/54/4
Timewinder ZarimiBattlecry: Once per game, if you’ve summoned 5 other Dragons, take an extra turn.Battlecry: Once per game, if you’ve summoned 8 other Dragons, take an extra turn.
Threads of Despair[1 Mana][2 Mana]
Sickly Grimewalker[3 Mana] 2/4[4 Mana] 3/5
Sanitize[5 Mana] Deal damage equal to your Armor to all minions. Forge: Gain 3 Armor first.[6 Mana] Deal damage equal to your Armor to all minions. Forge: Gain 4 Armor first.
Trial by Fire[6 Mana][7 Mana]
Boomboss Tho’grunBattlecry: Shuffle 3 T.N.T. into your deck. When drawn, blow up a card in the enemy hand, deck, and board.Battlecry: Shuffle 3 T.N.T. into your opponent’s deck. When drawn, blow up a card in their hand, deck, and board.
Flash of Lightning[2 Mana][3 Mana]
Crash of Thunder[5 Mana][6 Mana]
Jungle Gym3 Durability2 Durability
Time Warp (Open the Waygate’s Quest Reward)Take an extra turn.Take an extra turn. (Once per game)
Floop’s Glorious GloopWhenever a minion dies this turn, gain 1 Mana Crystal this turn only.Whenever a minion dies this turn, refresh a Mana Crystal.
Snowfall Graveyard[3 Mana][5 Mana]
Treasure Distributor, Crane Game, and Hagatha the Fabled in Hearthstone (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)
Treasure Distributor, Crane Game, and Hagatha the Fabled in Hearthstone (Images via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone patch 29.2.2 buffs

Card
Old
New
All Showdown in the Badlands "No Duplicates" cardsBattlecry effect if your deck has no duplicates when played.Battlecry effect if your deck had no duplicates at the start of the game.
Manufacturing Error[6 Mana][5 Mana]
Sunset Volley[10 Mana][9 Mana]
Mes’Adune the Fractured[6 Mana][5 Mana]
Woodland WondersSummon two 1/5 Beetles with Taunt. Costs (3) less if you have Spell Damage.Summon two 2/5 Beetles with Taunt. Costs (3) less if you have Spell Damage.
Zok Fogsnout[7 Mana][6 Mana]
Chia Drake2/43/5
Hagatha the Fabled[5 Mana] 4/4[4 Mana] 4/3
Aftershocks[5 Mana] Deal 1 damage to all minions, three times. Costs (2) less if you cast a spell last turn.[4 Mana] Deal 1 damage to all minions, three times. Costs (1) less if you cast a spell last turn.
Botface3/94/12
Toyrannosaurus7/6, Rush. Deathrattle: Deal 5 damage to a random enemy.7/7, Rush. Deathrattle: Deal 7 damage to a random enemy.
Shoplifter Goldbeard[6 Mana][5 Mana]
The Crystal CoveThe next minion you summon this turn has its stats set to 4/4.The next minion you summon this turn has its stats set to 5/5.
Crane Game[9 Mana][8 Mana]
Fly Off the Shelves[4 Mana][3 Mana]
Papercraft Angel[3 Mana] 2/5[2 Mana] 2/3
Treasure DistributorAfter you summon a Pirate, give it +1 Attack.After you summon a Pirate, give it and this minion +1 Attack.
Splendiferous WhizbangN/AAll Whizbang’s Experimental Decks except for Demon Hunter, Warlock, and Mage have been adjusted to be more Splendiferous.
Guff Runetotem's Natural Balance hero power (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Guff Runetotem's Natural Balance hero power (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Hearthstone Battlegrounds patch 29.2.2

In terms of the Hearthstone Battlegrounds game mode, Guff Runetotem's Natural Balance gives a friendly minion of each tier +2/+1 instead of +2/+2. However, this hero power now only requires 1 Gold instead of 2 Gold. Guff Runetotem also has 10 armor instead of 20 armor now.

Other Battlegrounds patch notes include a plethora of card and card pool changes plus some bug fixes, which can be found in the official announcement.

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