The HSBG Podcast with Educated Collins and Shadybunny had an opportunity to bring on John McIntyre, Lead Designer on Hearthstone Battlegrounds, and caster-turned-Associate Designer, Jia, to talk about upcoming changes to Battlegrounds for Season 3. Here are the results of the conversation.
Returning Cards in Battlegrounds Season 3
- Icky Imp - Deathrattle: Summon two 1/1 Imps.
- Budding Greenthumb - Avenge (3): Give adjacent minions +2/+1 permanently.
Revamped Cards in Battlegrounds Season 3
Three cards are receiving changes!
- Amber Guardian - Now gives two minions +2/+2 and Divine Shield when tripled. (Previously was one minion +4/+4 Divine Shield)
- Peggy Sturdybone - Renamed Peggy Brittlebone, updated art, and removed the Undead dual-type. (Now is only a Pirate)
- Titus Rivendare - Renamed Baron Rivendare, updated art, and removed the Undead type.
- Additionally, text now reads "Your Deathrattles trigger an extra time." which could allow for multiple of these in play.
Updated Heroes in Battleground Season 3
- Galewing - You can no longer choose the same destination every time. (Doesn't make sense to fly from Westfall to... Westfall)
- Millificent Manastorm - Hero Power is now a Passive that gives a summoned Mech +2 Attack. (Previously gave +1/+1 to Mechs in the Tavern)
- Lord Jaraxxus - Hero Power now reads "Choose a friendly Demon. It consumes a minion in Bob's Tavern to gain its stats."
- Previously, Jaraxxus would give +1/+1 to all your Demons.
- Pyramad - Nerfed to only give +1 Health instead of +2. The effect of it gaining extra health each turn you don't use it remains.
Removed Cards in Battlegrounds Season 3
There are a ton of cards being removed from the pool in Season 3. They had to make room for all those new Undead cards somehow!
- Saltscale Honcho
- Glyph Guardian
- Stasis Elemental
- Majordomo Executus
- Drakonid Enforcer
- Baby Krush
- Razorgore, the Untamed
- Palescale Crocolisk
- Tony Two-Tusk
- Imp Mama
Additionally, there are three more cards that were announced by John that won't be in the pool anymore... for now anyway.
- Witchwing Nestmatron
- Mythrax the Unraveler
More New Cards?
You bet! There were some additional new cards that appeared during the podcast.
That's a lot to take in! What are your thoughts on the card shakeup?