Warsong Commander nerf
The balance change that was announced last week just got out with the Hearthstone patch. Some mobile users might still experience problems with downloading it, but they should be fixed soon. If you log into the game and still see the old Warsong Commander in your collection, you should try restarting the game.
The patch changes the Warsong Commander’s card text from “Whenever you summon a minion with 3 or less Attack, give it Charge.” to “Your Charge minions have +1 Attack.”
That balance change was widely discussed among the players and the consensus is that the card was made unplayable in both Constructed and Arena modes. Before the nerf, card was featured in one of the strongest decks in the game – Patron Warrior – and allowed incredibly strong combos with Grim Patron and Frothing Berserker.
Besides the nerf, a good news for the Japanese players. Hearthstone can now be played in Japanese language! To change the language, open the Battle.net Settings, go to the “Game Settings” tab, find the “Text & Spoken Language” settings under “Hearthstone” and select “???” from the list.
The official news also state that “various audio, graphical, and UI issues have been resolved”, but we don’t know anything specific yet.
How does it affect the meta?
That’s probably the most common question being asked right now. A lot of high level players will be trying to play a different version of Patron Warrior, the one without Warsong Commander. There have been a lot of theorycrafting going on before the nerf, you can read the articles to learn more about the topic:
- The Patron Warrior Nerf and Why Patron Warrior is NOT DEAD! by Falathar
- Lucky’s Thoughts on the Warsong Commander Nerf by Lucky
Things are still up in the air and we’ll probably need couple of days to see how the Warsong-less Patron Warrior is doing. We’ll keep you informed!
If the Patron Warrior is really dead and you’re wondering what decks to play in the meta without Patron Warrior, you should check out this article:
You should also check out our meta decks section – we constantly update it with newest lists that are strong in the current meta! If you want to play the strongest decks, you’ll definitely find them there.
Source: Official Patch Notes