Hearthstone’s newest growth went reside earlier this week, and it is honest to say I have been having a whole lot of enjoyable with Solid within the Barrens. Sure, there are some decks which at present really feel oppressively robust—No Minion Mage and Secret Paladin particularly, to not point out these pesky Watch Posts—however as is usually the case round annual set rotation, the freshness from so many elderly playing cards leaving Customary is protecting me queuing.
Nonetheless, it is also honest to say that this has been one of many buggier rollouts in recent times, which is comprehensible given the variety of elementary programs being tweaked, what with the current introduction of Basic mode and the Core set to additionally take care of. Consequently, on Monday, April 5, a hotfix will probably be deployed that addresses a whole lot of the problems found to this point.
You may learn the total record of fixes on the Blizzard discussion board right here, however among the many extra notable are giving Manrik’s Spouse* a Mana value so she will be performed from hand, and stopping Silverleaf Poison from drawing two playing cards when utilized to the Kingsbane weapon in Wild.
Essentially the most attention-grabbing change, to me, is: “Fixed a bug where Totemic Call could still give the Wrath of Air Totem when playing with certain Shaman Hero skins.”
For context, with the launch of Solid within the Barrens, the Shaman hero energy was modified in order that it might not roll the Wrath of Air Totem (which is the one which grants +1 Spell Injury.) It was changed with the Power Totem, which supplies a pleasant minion +1 Assault on the finish of your flip. Or not less than that is what Blizzard thought had occurred.
It seems that in case you performed with Shaman hero skins apart from the default Thrall one, you can nonetheless summon Wrath of Air, which proved significantly related as a result of Shaman’s present deck—like this double Doomhammer variant—makes good use of Spell Injury. I am unsure precisely what skins are affected, however can affirm that the Girl Vashj and Thunder King ones work. As a number of Management Warlock opponents have discovered to their value.
Clearly, you may’t be sure that your opponent is aware of concerning the bug and is exploiting to achieve a really marginal edge, until you queue into Clarkinator, as a result of I positively will probably be. These 15 wins I would like for my 1K Shaman portrait aren’t going to Doomhammer themselves, y’know.
[*In case you’re wondering what the deal is with Manrik’s Wife anyway, this should help.]