Update: Hearthstone has been released
. Like, for real. Official, no-longer-beta release. That wasn't very exciting, was it?
community manager Aratil revealed a few changes to the game in advance of its official launch. To start, Tinkmaster Overspark
and Nat Pagle
are being rebalanced. That's one small part of today's Hearthstone
patch, which includes the Hearthsteed mount for Hearthstone
-playing World of Warcraft
- Tinkmaster Overspark is now a 3/3 (up from 2/2) and now reads: Battlecry: Transform another random minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel. (Old Effect: Battlecry: Transform a minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel at random.)
- Nat Pagle now reads: At the start of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw an extra card. (Old Effect: At the end of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw an extra card.)
If you never used Tinkmaster Overspark, the change can be a little confusing -- it almost looks like nothing changed at all. Originally, you were able to choose which target is transformed, but not whether it transforms into a Devilsaur or a Squirrel. Now you can neither choose its target nor what the target becomes. It's entirely random after this change. Nat Pagle's change means he is required to stay on the field for at least one round before he begins drawing cards for you, giving your opponent an opportunity to kill him off before you get anything at all.
This is all part of the latest patch to Hearthstone
, which also includes matchmaking changes, golden heroes, alternate card backs, and more. You can find the patch notes on the Hearthstone blog
and the official explanation for some of these changes below.
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