Hearthstone News: Undertaker Will Receive Major Nerf In Next Update

By Steve Buja , Updated Jan 29, 2015 08:36 AM EST
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Some things are just too perfect for this world and as such, they must be destroyed, for to look upon them too long is to view the face of god.

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So also is this maxim true in Hearthstone, where the overpowered (but some might call 'perfect') Undertaker will be undergoing the famous Blizzard nerf-hammer in the coming update.

In a post by community manager Zeriyah, he noted the forthcoming change, which will be done in the name of balance. "After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, we kept an eye on the state of game balance as more matches were played with the new cards we introduced to Hearthstone. After careful consideration we have decided to make a balance change to the card Undertaker."

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Undertaker is a potentially insanely powerful minion in a Deathrattle deck. The card reads now: Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1/+1. Which is not a terrible mechanic unto itself - but when you pair that with a summoning cost of 1, you have what is potentially a very deadly and very fast monster that can dominate a deck early. Opponents could be playing from behind on the outset

As such, Zeriyah notes: "Undertaker now reads: Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1 Attack." No health adjustment. It will remain a very, very good card in the meantime, but it now can die more often.

The golden version of Undertaker can be disenchanted for its full cost for a limited time once this balance change goes live.

We will continue to make balance changes to Hearthstone when we feel they are necessary in order to increase the variety of cards seen at all levels of play, with the goal of making Hearthstone a more fun and interactive game for everyone."

The next minor patch update should be hitting Hearthstone next Tuesday, so enjoy the Undertaker while you can.

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