We've got cost increases coming for a couple of cards in today's Hearthstone patch which aims to knock down Warlocks a bit on the ladder.
- Stealer of Souls - Now costs 6 mana (Up from 4). Now has 4 Attack (Up from 2).
- Flesh Giant - Now costs 10 mana (Up from 9).
Even with these changes, Stealer of Souls will remain banned in wild. Stay tuned for our discussion on the nerfs.
Stealer of Souls
- Old: [Costs 4] 2 Attack, 6 Health → New: [Costs 6] 4 Attack, 6 Health
Dev Comment: While the winrate of decks including Stealer of Souls isn’t particularly high, the games where these decks win are often won in an extreme way. This change, like our philosophy in the first Stormwind balance patch, is aimed at slowing the down the speed of Stealer of Souls and softening those extremes. Note: Stealer of Souls will remain banned in Wild alongside this change.
- Old: [Costs 9] → New: [Costs 10]
Dev Comment: We’re moving Flesh Giant up another mana to further reduce the speed at which comes down in the average game. After monitoring the initial balance to change here, we believe it was a bit too soft and are adjusting Flesh Giant accordingly.
The cards listed above will be eligible for a full dust refund for 2 weeks after the 21.2 patch goes live.