This week Avanties and Zerotio take a look at the upcoming patch 17.6 and the card updates. We also talk about how this patch affects Masters Tour APAC and some recent changes to Team 5.

During the play portion we check out a Wild Mech Paladin from our friend and patron Mike Lowe.

News and Discussion

  • Patch 17.6 Balance Update: Goes Live 7/14
    • Dragonqueen Alexstrasza: Cost of Dragons reduced to [1], up from [0]
    • Corsair Cache: Gives weapon +1 Durability, was +1/+1
    • Metamorphosis: Damage changed to [4], down from [5]
    • Kayn Sunfury: Now 3/4, was 3/5
    • Warglaives of Azzinoth: Mana changed to [6], up from [5]
    • Dragoncaster: Mana changed to [7], up from [6]
    • Fungal Fortunes: Mana changed to [3], up from [2]
    • Galakrond (Rogues – All Forms): Changed cost of cards drawn to [1], up from [0]
    • Also, unannounced Battleground Balance Changes are coming.
    • Discussion: How do we feel about this Balance Change?
    • Discussion: Will it shake up the meta enough, before the next Set Release?
  • Masters Tour – APAC: July 16-19
    • Do we feel the players will have enough time to prepare, since Balance Changes hit July 14th?
  • “Recent” shake ups to Team5
    • Art Director Ben Thompson left the company around November 18th, 2019.
    • Senior VFX Artist Hadidjah has moved to another team inside the company.
  • Tavern Brawl: Decks Assemble!
    • All of Azeroth want to brawl for you! Start with a small deck, recruit as you go, then send them to fight over and over!

[Crystology] x 2
[Glow-Tron] x 2
[Skaterbot] x 2
[Smuggler’s Run] x 2
[Annoy-o-Tron] x 2
[Galvanizer] x 2
[Grimestreet Outfitter] x 2
[Mechwarper] x 2
[Divine Favor] x 2
[Flying Machine] x 2
[Sky Claw] x 2
[SN1P-SN4P] x 1
[Annoy-o-Module] x 2
[Replicat-o-tron] x 2
[Wargear] x 2
[Zilliax] x 1

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