Hearthstone's first round of balance changes for Descent of Dragons hits live servers

The eagerly awaited balance changes for Hearthstone’s new Descent of Dragons expansion have finally arrived.

These changes are aimed at balancing the Shaman class which was overpowered after the release of the expansion. If you’ve played any Hearthstone over the past week then you probably know first-hand how frustrating it has been to play against Galakrond Shaman. The changes outlined below are intended to reduce the power of the Shaman class in an attempt to level the playing field.

Corrupt Elementalist will now cost six mana instead of five. This card has a Battlecry that allows the player to Invoke Galakrond twice. Corrupt Elementalist was instrumental in Galakrond Shaman’s ability to snowball so fast early on.

Sludge Slurper now has one attack down from two. Sludge Slurper has a Battlecry that allows you to add a Lackey to your hand, and it then overloads you by one mana. Faceless Corrupter now has four attack instead of five. This card is a five-cost minion that has Rush, as well as a Battlecry that allows it to transform one of your minions into a copy of it.

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