It's been almost two weeks since the 22.0.2 patch arrived which featured card nerfs and buffs. With that in mind, you have around 2 days remaining to decide if you should get a full refund for the cards that were nerfed or changed in the patch. No better time for that last search of your collection to see if there is anything relevant still hiding in there. Soon the following cards will no longer grant you the full amount of arcane dust upon disenchanting:
- Celestial Alignment now costs 8 (Up from 7).
- Alliance Bannerman now has 1 Health (Down from 2).
- Efficient Octo-bot now costs 3 (Up from 2).
- Snowfall Guardian now costs 6 (Up from 5).
- Touch of the Nathrezim now restores 3 Health (Down from 4).
- Runed Mithril Rod now costs 5 (Up from 4).
- Irondeep Trogg no longer summons a clone but a baseline Irondeep Trogg.
- Mo'arg Artificer now costs 3 (Up from 2). Health increased to 5 (Up from 4).
The above cards will all remain disenchantable for full arcane dust value through January 3.
Why Are These Cards Eligible For Arcane Dust Refunds?
As a way to keep things fair to players when cards get nerfed, Blizzard allows you to get a full refund for your card (in Arcane Dust) so that you can craft another card of equal value - this is especially important for Legendary or Golden cards.
Although these refund periods last for two weeks after a card is nerfed via a patch, we always recommend getting your dust as soon as possible though so you don't forget to take advantage of the situation. This is why we post reminders - we don't want anyone to forget about taking advantage of these offers.
New Feature: Refund Keyword in the Collection
When Patch 21.0 hit with preparations for United in Stormwind, a very important feature was added to the collection manager. No more do we need to manually go looking for refund-capable cards because Blizzard added in a new keyword that will find them for you.
By typing "refund" in the collection manager search box, you will now be able to find these cards together and make your decision on whether or not they are getting dusted. An excellent addition to the game that unfortunately took this long to make happen. It doesn't matter though, we'll always take a quality of live improvement and as they say, the second best time to plant a tree is today.
Cool trivia time! This feature is in the game thanks to Hearthstone's yearly free your mind event.