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Hearthstone 21.3 Update

by Georgie Peru

Released on 21 September 2021, the latest Hearthstone update brings some changes across Standard, Wild, Battlegrounds, Duels, and Arena modes.

In Standard and Wild, there have been several Hearthstone updates to adjust the power level of certain cards. In addition to this, some card features have been adjusted to offer more balanced gameplay.

Standard and Wild Hearthstone Updates

The cost and skills have been adjusted in some Standard and Wild cards, taking into account how powerful they are. The devs have analyzed the changes in order to offer more balance and prevent overpowering performance.

Irebound Brute

Irebound Brute hearthstone
  • Old: [Costs 7]  New: [Costs 8]

Mindrender Illucia

Mindrender Illucia
  • Old: Battlecry: Swap hands and decks with your opponent until your next turn.  New: Battlecry: Replace your hand with a copy of your opponent’s until end of turn.

Perpetual Flame

Perpetual Flame
  • Old: [Costs 1]  New: [Costs 2]

Command the Elements

Tame The Flames
  • Tame the Flames (the third portion of the Questline)
    • Old: Play 2 cards with Overload. Reward: Stormcaller Bru’kan.  New: Play 3 cards with Overload. Reward: Stormcaller Bru’kan.

The Demon Seed

The Demon Seed
  • The Demon Seed (part 1 of the Questline)
    • Old: Take 6 damage on your turns. Reward: Lifesteal. Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.  New: Take 8 damage on your turns. Reward: Lifesteal. Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.

Establish The Link

Establish the link
  • Establish the Link (part 2 of the Questline)
    • Old: Take 7 damage on your turns. Reward: Lifesteal. Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.  New: Take 8 damage on your turns. Reward: Lifesteal. Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero.
  • Additionally, The Demon Seed is now banned in Wild.

Runed Mithril Rod

Runed Mithril Rod
  • Old: [Costs 3]  New: [Costs 4]

Hearthstone Update Power Levels

The following cards have been adjusted in power to offer more options to play with.

Leatherworking Kit

Leatherworking Kit
  • Old: [Costs 2]  New: [Costs 1]

Selective Breeder

Selective Breeder
  • Old: 1 Attack, 1 Health  New: 1 Attack, 3 Health

Wildfire

Wildfire
  • Old: [Costs 2]  New: [Costs 1]

Mordresh Fire Eye

Mordresh Fire Eye
  • Old: [Costs 10] 10 Attack, 10 Health  New: [Costs 8] 8 Attack, 8 Health

Stormwind Freebooter

Stormwind Freebooter
  • Old: 3 Attack, 3 Health  New: 3 Attack, 4 Health

Stonemaul Anchorman

Stonemaul Anchorman
  • Old: 4 Attack, 5 Health  New: 4 Attack, 6 Health

Bloodsail Deckhand

Bloodsail Deckhand
  • Old: 2 Attack, 1 Health  New: 2 Attack, 2 Health

Battleground Hearthstone Updates

In Hearthstone’s 21.2 patch, turns were temporarily increased by 5 seconds. Turn lengths have now been reverted to how they were before, with turns 3 to 9 being reduced by 5 seconds.

Battleground Hero Updates

Hudderwock

Snicker-snack
  • Snicker-snack
    • Old: [Costs 0] → New: [Costs 2]

Galewing

Eastern Plaguelands
  • Dungar’s Gryphon (Eastern Plaguelands Option)
    • Old: In 5 turns, upgrade your Tavern Tier.  New: In 5 turns, your next Tavern Tier upgrade costs (5) less.

Master Nguyen

  • Power of the Storm [Passive]
    • Adjusted the odds of hero power offerings (no text changes).

Minion Updates

  • Defiant Shipwright has been removed from the minion pool.
  • Southsea Captain has been returned to the minion pool.

Impatient Doomsayer

Impatient Doomsayer
  • Old: [Tavern Tier 3] Avenge (3): Add a random Demon to your hand.  New: [Tavern Tier 4] Avenge (4): Add a random Demon to your hand.

Kathra’natir

Kathranatir
  • Old: [Tavern Tier 4] 7 Attack, 5 Health. Your other Demons have +3 Attack. Your Hero is Immune.  New: [Tavern Tier 3] 5 Attack, 4 Health. Your other Demons have +2 Attack. Your Hero is Immune.

Leapfrogger

Leapfrogger
  • Old: Deathrattle: Give a friendly Beast +2/+2 and this Deathrattle.  New: Give a friendly Beast +1/+1 and this Deathrattle.

Monstrous Macaw

Monstrous Macaw
  • Old: After this attacks, trigger a random friendly minion’s Deathrattle.  New: After this attacks, trigger another friendly minion’s Deathrattle.

Reanimating Rattler

Reanimating Rattler
  • Old: [Tavern Tier 4] 6 Attack, 2 Health.  New: [Tavern Tier 5] 7 Attack, 3 Health.

Whelp Smuggler

Whelp Smuggler
  • Old: 2 Attack, 4 Health. After a friendly Dragon gains Attack, give it +2 Health.  New: 2 Attack, 5 Health. After a friendly Dragon gains Attack, give it +1 Health.

Impulsive Trickster

Impulsive Trickster
  • Old: Deathrattle: Give this minion’s maximum Health to a friendly minion.  New: Deathrattle: Give this minion’s maximum Health to another friendly minion.

Master of Realities

Master of Realities
  • Old: [Tavern Tier 6].  New: [Tavern Tier 5].

Peggy Brittlebone

Peggy Brittlebone
  • Old: 5 Attack, 3 Health. After a card is added to your hand, give another random Pirate +1/+1  New: 6 Attack, 5 Health. After a card is added to your hand, give another friendly Pirate +1/+1.

Goldgrubber

Goldgrubber
  • Old: 2 Attack, 2 Health.  New: 4 Attack, 4 Health.

Salty Looter

Salty Looter
  • Old: 4 Attack, 4 Health.  New: 4 Attack, 5 Health.

Prophet of the Boar

Prophet of the Boar
  • Old: 2 Attack, 3 Health.  New: 3 Attack, 3 Health.

Roadboar

Roadboar
  • Old: 1 Attack, 4 Health.  New: 2 Attack, 4 Health.

Bristleback Brute

Bristleback Brute
  • Old: 3 Attack, 3 Health.  New: 4 Attack, 4 Health.

Dynamic Duo

Dynamic Duo
  • Old: 3 Attack, 4 Health.  New: 4 Attack, 5 Health.

Charlga

Charlga
  • Old: At the end of your turn, play a Blood Gem on all other friendly minions.  New: At the end of your turn, play a Blood Gem on all friendly minions.

In addition to the Hearthstone updates to Wild, Standard, and Battlegrounds, there have also been updates to Duels and Arena. Blizzard has updated some gameplay fixes and made some overall improvements.

The full list of updates from the 21.3 Hearthstone patch can be found here.

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