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17.6 Patch Notes

17.6 Patch Notes

Today’s 17.6 patch brings pre-purchase for Hearthstone’s newest expansion, Scholomance Academy! With it comes a handful of Battlegrounds updates, balance changes, and game improvements.

Battlegrounds Hero Pool Updates

NEW HERO

Tess Greymane
  • Bob’s Burgles [Cost 1]
    • Refresh Bob’s Tavern with minions from your last opponent’s warband.

HS_enUS_BG_TessGreymane_EK01-copy.png Players with Battlegrounds Perks will have early access to Tess Greymane before the hero is formally released on July 28.

RETURNING HEROES

King Mukla
  • Bananarama [Cost 1]
    • Get 2 Bananas. At the end of your turn, give everyone else one.
HS_enUS_BG_KingMukla_EK01-copy.png Dinotamer Brann
  • Battle Brand [Cost 1]
    • Refresh Bob’s Tavern with Battlecry minions.

HS_enUS_BG_DinotamerBrann_EK01-copy.png UPDATED HEROES

Aranna Starseeker
  • Demon Hunter Training [Passive]
    • Old: After you Refresh 7 times, Bob always has 7 minions. → New: After you Refresh 5 times, Bob always has 7 minions.
Aranna old Battlegrounds hero power always gave 7 minions in bobs tavern after refreshing 7 timescardchanges_arrow.pngAranna's new hero power always gives 7 minions in bobs tavern after refreshing 5 times.
Captain Hooktusk
  • Trash for Treasure [Cost 0]
    • Old: Remove a friendly minion. Discover one from a Tavern Tier lower. → New: Remove a friendly minion. Get a random one from a Tavern Tier lower.
Hooktusk's old battlegrounds hero power used to discover a minion from a tavern tier lower.cardchanges_arrow.pngHooktusks new Battlegrounds hero power instead gives a random minion from a tavern tier lower.
Battlegrounds Minion Pool Updates
  • Pirates are no longer guaranteed to appear in every Battlegrounds game.

NEW MINION

Amalgadon
  • [Tier 6, All] 6 Attack, 6 Health
    • Battlecry: For each different minion type you have, Adapt randomly.

Amalgadon is a 6 attack 6 health minion with the ALL tag, Battlecry: For each different minion type you have , Adapt randomly.NEUTRAL_TB_BaconUps_121_enUS_Amalgadon-61445_Gold.png

UPDATED MINION
  • Goldrinn, the Great Wolf
    • Old: [Tier 5] → New: [Tier 6]
Old Goldrinn was Tavern Tier 5cardchanges_arrow.pngNew Goldrinn is tavern tier 6
Balance Updates

Craftable cards listed below will be eligible for a full dust refund for two weeks after the 17.6 patch goes live.

Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

  • Old: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0). → New: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1).
DragonQueen Alexstrasza used to give you 2 0 cost dragonscardchanges_arrow.pngDragonQueen Alexstraza now gives 2 1 cost dragons.
Corsair Cache
  • Old: Draw a weapon. Give it +1/+1. → New: Draw a weapon. Give it +1 Durability.
Corsair cache used to draw a weapon and give it +1 +1cardchanges_arrow.pngCorsair Cache now draws a weapon and gives it +1 Durability.

Metamorphosis

  • Old: Swap your Hero Power to "Deal 5 damage." After 2 uses, swap it back. → New: Swap your Hero Power to "Deal 4 damage." After 2 uses, swap it back.
Metamorphosis used to Deal 5 damagecardchanges_arrow.pngMetamorphosis now deals 4 damage.

Kayn Sunfury

  • Old: 3 Attack, 5 Health → New: 3 Attack, 4 Health.
KaynSunfury used to have 5 healthcardchanges_arrow.pngKaynSunfury now has 4 health

Warglaives of Azzinoth

  • Old: [Cost 5] → New: [Cost 6].
WarglaivesofAzzinoth used to cost 5cardchanges_arrow.pngWarglaivesofAzzinoth now cost 6

Dragoncaster

  • Old: [Cost 6] → New: [Cost 7].
Dragoncaster used to cost 6cardchanges_arrow.pngDragoncaster now cost 7

Fungal Fortunes

  • Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 3].
FungalFortunes used to cost 2cardchanges_arrow.pngFungalFortunes now cost 3
Galakrond, the Nightmare
  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1).
Galakrond, the Apocalypse (Rogue)
  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (1).
Galakrond, Azeroth’s End (Rogue)
  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1).
GalakrondAzerothsEnd used to draw 4 cards that cost 0cardchanges_arrow.pngGalakrondAzerothsEnd now draws 4 cards that cost 1
Game Improvements & Bug Fixes
  • When random card back is selected, you will now see a randomized card back every time you open a pack and every time you open the Crafting menu.
  • The UI has been updated with an icon that will indicate when you’re offline.

Pre-Purchase Scholomance Academy

Pre-purchase one or both Scholomance Academy bundles, available in-game and on the Battle.net web shop through August 5!

Scholomance Academy Mega Bundle

MEGA BUNDLE

The Mega Bundle includes 85 Scholomance Academy card packs and, for the first time ever, 5 of those will be Golden Scholomance Academy packs—each filled with Golden cards! The Mega Bundle also includes one random Scholomance Academy Golden Legendary card, the Kel’Thuzad Mage Hero, the Kel'Thuzad card back, and a Tavern Pass, which includes 4 Arena tickets.

Scholomance Academy Bundle

SCHOLOMANCE ACADEMY BUNDLE

The Scholomance Academy Bundle includes 55 Scholomance Academy card packs, the Kel’Thuzad card back, and a random Scholomance Academy Golden Legendary card.


Pre-purchase Now!

Log in and Get Transfer Student for Free
Transfer Student is a 2 mana 2 attack 2 health minion that has different effects based on which game board you're on

With today’s 17.6 patch all players can log in to receive two copies of the Epic Neutral minion, Transfer Student, for free!* Transfer Student has different effects based on which game board it’s played on, with 25 different effects in total, and can be slotted into your decks immediately!

*Limit two per account. Must log in by October 20 to claim.


Scholomance Academy Coming to Arena
Arena Rotation

When Scholomance Academy launches, the Arena will include cards from the following sets:

Weapon Frames Update – Coming July 30

With the introduction of Dual-Class cards, we went back and applied a class specific frame to every weapon in Hearthstone. Class specific weapon frames will appear in-game starting July 30.

Old Stormhammer used to have a neutral frame bordering the art and text.cardchanges_arrow.pngNew Stormhammer has a classy green frame around the art and text, like the rest of the hunter class cards

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