In a completely unforseen turn of events, Blizzard announed a new Hearthstone patch which will nerf a lot of classic cards.
This is definitely something that no one expected. Hearthstone currently has quite a healthy amount of decks that are being played in the meta. Naturally, a lot of these have quite a few Basic and Classic cards in them, which are obviously strong and are tools quite needed for these decks to work. Well, Blizzard just went and nerfed a lot of them into the ground. Why? Because they think that Hearthstone decks need to constantly evolv.
They want to achieve this by killing so many cards which are absolutely essential for classes, like Paladin’s Equality and Shaman’s Firetognue Totem.
Will this change kill the Paladin decks that are already estanblished out there? No, it won’t, but it will make them severly weaker. Like, insanely weaker, and Equality won’t be an auto-include card anymore. Good job Blizzard, so the decks that were already strong against Paladin will basically have a 90% against them.
A stupid change, but what can you do. It’s not like Blizzard ever listens to their players when it comes to Hearthstone. Another bafflingly stupid nerf was made to Flametongue Totem.
Is aggro Shaman dead? Yeah, it pretty much is. This change, while it seems minor, takes a lot of early offensive power from the Shaman decks and just throws it into the trash. Aggro Shaman isn’t even that good right now, and this card has the most winrate in those decks!
Other nerfs include Cold Blood (now costs 2 Mana instead of 1 Mana), Hunter’s Mark (also costs 2 Mana instead of 1 Mana), and Hunter’s Emerald Spellstone (costs 6 Mana instead of 5 Mana).
As you can tell from the comments on their official post, players aren’t all that happy with these changes. The update arrives on February 5th, 2019.