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18.0.2 Patch Notes

18.0.2 Patch Notes

On August 18, we’ll be releasing a balance patch that includes a slew of Battlegrounds updates, adjustments for two minions in Standard, and handful of bug fixes.

Standard Balance Updates
Kael’thas Sunstrider
  • Old: Every third spell you cast each turn costs (0). → New: Every third spell you cast each turn costs (1).
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Mindrender Illucia
  • Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 3]
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Mindrender Illucia will be eligible for a full dust refund for two weeks after the 18.0.2 patch goes live.

Battlegrounds Minion Updates
  • Gentle Megasaur has been removed from the Battlegrounds minion pool.
  • Arcane Cannon has been removed from Battlegrounds minion pool.
Rabid Saurolisk
  • Old: 3 Attack, 2 Health → New: 4 Attack, 2 Health
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Rat Pack
  • Old: [Tier 2] → New: [Tier 3]
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Pack Leader
  • Old: [Tier 3] → New: [Tier 2]
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Monstrous Macaw
  • Old: 3 Attack, 2 Health → New: 4 Attack, 3 Health
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Primalfin Lookout
  • Old: [Tier 5] → New: [Tier 4]
  • Now only Discovers minions from your current Tavern Tier or below.
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Nat Pagle, Extreme Angler
  • Old: Overkill: Summon a 0/2 Treasure Chest. → New: After this attacks and kills a minion, add a random minion to your hand.
  • Minions generated are from your Tavern Tier or below.
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Mama Bear
  • Old: [Tier 6] 5 Attack, 5 Health. Whenever you summon a Beast, give it +5/+5.→ New: [Tier 5] 4 Attack, 4 Health. Whenever you summon a Beast, give it +4/+4. 
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Goldrinn, the Great Wolf
  • Old: Deathrattle: Give your Beasts +4/+4. → New: Deathrattle: Give your Beasts +5/+5.
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Battlegrounds Hero Updates
  • Lady Vashj has been removed from the Battlegrounds Hero pool.
Captain Eudora
  • Buried Treasure
    • Old: Dig for a Golden minion! (4 Digs left.) → New: Dig for a Golden minion! (5 Digs left.)
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Reno Jackson
  • Gonna Be Rich!
    • Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 0]
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The Lich King
  • Reborn Rites
    • Old: [Cost 1] → New: [Cost 0]
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Galakrond
  • Galakrond’s Greed
    • Now freezes the minion added to Bob’s Tavern.
Bugs Fixes & Game Improvements
  • Fixed a visual bug with Archwitch Willow’s play animation.
  • Fixed a bug where Southsea Strongarm was showing incorrect art.
  • Fixed a bug where casting Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron with Rattlegore on board would cause the game to freeze.
  • Fixed several technical bugs that would cause the game to crash.

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