Hearthstone’s latest balance patch brings merciful nerfs April 13

The balance patch for Hearthstone we heard about last week hits Blizzard's card game tomorrow, and it's bringing with it some expected nerfs to a few of the best - or most broken - decks. Along with the balance changes, you can also expect some annoying UI/UX bugs to be addressed in the next update, which is due out tomorrow, April 13.

Perhaps the most important change in the 20.0.2 patch is to Deck of Lunacy, which has become the centrepiece of the No Minion Mage deck. This card transforms spells in your deck into spells that cost three mana more, while keeping their original mana cost. Costing two mana itself to cast, Deck of Lunacy has proven to "provide a game-warping effect on turn 1 or 2," according to Hearthstone's developers, and they've increased its cost to four mana in order to rein it in somewhat while maintaining the "wacky, over-the-top" intent of the card.

Similarly, Sword of the Fallen - which casts a Secret from your deck each time your hero attacks - is getting nerfed, with its durability being reduced from three to two. The idea here, the devs say, is to "reduce the overall value of the card and make those turns against 3-4 Secrets less common."

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