Another week, Another Balance Patch, this week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the upcoming 17.2.1 patch slated for Monday, May 18th, they also discuss the week in Grandmasters.

During the play portion we take a look at Highlander Hunter.

News and Discussion

  • Balance Patch 17.2.1: Monday 5/18
    • 4 Card Buffs: 
      • Aldor Attendant: Changing to 1 Mana 1/3
      • Torrent: Changing from 5 Mana to 4 Mana
      • Shattered Rumbler: Changing from 4/6 to 5/6
      • The Lurker Below: Changing from 6/3 to 6/5
    • 8 Card Nerfs:
      • Priestess of Fury: Changing from 6/7 to 6/5
      • Crimson Sigil Runner: Changing from 2/1 to 1/1
      • Scavenger’s Ingenuity: Changing from +3/+3 to +2/+2
      • Shadowjeweler Hanar: Changing from 1/5 to 1/4
      • Blackjack Stunner: Changed from “It costs [2] more]” to “It costs [1] more”
      • Imprisoned Scrap Imp: Changed “When this awakens, give all minions in your hand +2/+2.” to “When this awakens, give all minions in your hand +2/+1.
      • Bloodboil Brute: Changed from 6/8 to ⅝
      • Bloodsworn Mercenary: Changed from 3/3 to 2/2
      • Discussion: How do we feel about these Balance Changes, overall?
    • Bug Fix: Resolved issue with Ethereal Conjurer locking game state
  • Grandmasters Season 3: Week 5
    • APAC: 
      • Glory on Top of Div A, Tyler on Top of Div B. 
      • Frostee and SamuelTsao in threat for Relegation
    • EU: 
      • Jarla on Top of Div A, Viper on Top of Div B
      • Bozzton and Zhym in threat for Relegation
    • Americas:
      • Bloodyface and Gallon on Top of Div A, Firebat on Top of Div B
      • PapaJason, ETC and PNC in threat for Relegation
  • Tavern Brawl: Battle of the Bans
    • Pick four cards. Your opponent will BAN one of them, then we’ll make you a deck full of the cards remaining.

[Blazing Battlemage] x 1
[Dwarven Sharpshooter] x 1
[Tracking] x 1
[Acidic Swamp Ooze] x 1
[Corrosive Breath] x 1
[Explosive Trap] x 1
[Faerie Dragon] x 1
[Freezing Trap] x 1
[Imprisoned Felmaw] x 1
[Phase Stalker] x 1
[Scavenger’s Ingenuity] x 1
[Snake Trap] x 1
[Zephrys the Great] x 1
[Animal Companion] x 1
[Desert Spear] x 1
[Diving Gryphon] x 1
[Kill Command] x 1
[Primodial Explorer] x 1
[Stormhammer] x 1
[Unleash the Hounds] x 1
[Zixor, Apex Predator] x 1
[Dragonbane] x 1
[Evasive Feywing] x 1
[Big Ol’ Whelp] x 1
[Faceless Corruptor] x 1
[Rotnest Drake] x 1
[Veranus] x 1
[Dinotamer Brann] x 1
[Siamat] x 1
[Dragonqueen Alexstrasza] x 1

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