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Hearthstone Battlegrounds Update: November 19th

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Sindragosa, Elise Starseeker, Brann Bronzebeard, and Sir Finley Mrrgglton have entered the Battlegrounds. The latest update comes with adjustments to the ranking system, various bug fixes, and an outline of future updates planned for the game mode.

For more details check out our Battlegrounds guide.

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Bob the Bartender has been hard at work keeping the tavern tidy for Hearthstone’s heroes, and it appears that the news has started to spread. Hearthstone Battlegrounds is about to add some extra chaos—and a few Explorers—with a new update coming to the mode today.

Sindragosa, Elise Starseeker, Brann Bronzebeard, and Sir Finley Mrrgglton are the latest heroes to enter the Battlegrounds. Each one comes with a new hero power to give you more options to push toward a first-place finish. Read on for details on these new heroes, as well as some additional updates coming to Hearthstone Battlegrounds.

Please note that these updates do not require an additional download.

Heroes Entering the Battlegrounds

The following Heroes have been added:

New Hero: Sindragosa

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New Hero: Elise Starseeker

NOTE: The "Recruitment Map" recruits a minion from your current tavern tier after upgrading Bob's Tavern.

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New Hero: Brann Bronzebeard

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New Hero: Sir Finley Mrrgglton

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Heroes Leaving the Battlegrounds

To make way for new challengers, the Heroes below have left Hearthstone Battlegrounds for the time being. We may see them return in a future update.

  • King Mukla
  • Giantfin
  • Millificent Manastorm
  • Lich Baz'hial

Balance Updates

Minions:

Developer comments: We wanted to buff both Demons and Murlocs, so we moved those minions down a Tavern Tier. Junkbot was a bit too strong for Tavern Tier 4 and often made it so mech players never had a good reason to upgrade to Tavern Tier 5. With these changes, we think the minion types are closer together in power level.

Ranking System

We’ve made adjustments to the number of points given for first place. In the original system, you got 240 points for a first place on your first game, and 24 pts for a first place on your 150th (or later) game. Now, you will get 190 pts for a first place on your first game and 95 pts for a first place on your 150th (or later) game.

Bug Fixes

  • Infested Wolf
    • The Triple version of Infested Wolf has been moved from Tavern Tier 2 to Tavern Tier 3, consistent with its base form.
  • Rat Pack
    • The Triple version of Rat Pack has been moved from Tavern Tier 3 to Tavern Tier 2, consistent with its base form.
  • Plant tokens spawned from Adapt effects are now Tavern Tier 1.
  • Snake tokens spawned from Snake Trap are now Tavern Tier 1.

Future Updates

As of today, we are planning our next Battlegrounds update for early December. Below is a brief preview of some of the things we’re working on.

  • We’d like to continue balancing minions and Heroes based on how they’re performing. We don’t have the changes solidified yet, but we’ll be watching things closely and will have more to say soon.
  • We’d like to continue rotating new Heroes into the game while rotating some existing Heroes out. We have some recognizable faces we’re working to include in December.
  • We have two new minions in the works that we’re currently planning to include in the December update: King Bagurgle, a brand-new card, and Floating Watcher, which you may recognize from the Goblins vs. Gnomes set.
  • We have been working on the first iteration of the Stats feature, to give you more insight into your performance. We’d like to surface some fun stats, like how many Triples you’ve created, your top five Heroes by wins, and more. An updated version of Stats will be available next year.

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I tried Elise, Brann and Finley so far.    Brann and Finley are fine, not the best but totally competitive.

Elise though is a bad concept.   The card you get gives you a discover 3 mechanic for 3 gold that you have to buy...in other words, if you upgrade to tavern tier 3, her ability kicks in and you get a map.   Using that maps spends 3 gold, and you get to discover 3 tier 3 minions...and you have to buy one.

There's an advantage in getting all 3 minions to be at the higher tier to choose from, but that is negated hard imo by the fact that you have to buy one...you are rolling the dice hard and spending the same amount of gold as you would for a regular purchase.    Bring the price down to 2 for a map and you might have something, otherwise Elise is "stay away" territory.

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21 hours ago, Migol said:

I tried Elise, Brann and Finley so far.    Brann and Finley are fine, not the best but totally competitive.

Elise though is a bad concept.   The card you get gives you a discover 3 mechanic for 3 gold that you have to buy...in other words, if you upgrade to tavern tier 3, her ability kicks in and you get a map.   Using that maps spends 3 gold, and you get to discover 3 tier 3 minions...and you have to buy one.

There's an advantage in getting all 3 minions to be at the higher tier to choose from, but that is negated hard imo by the fact that you have to buy one...you are rolling the dice hard and spending the same amount of gold as you would for a regular purchase.    Bring the price down to 2 for a map and you might have something, otherwise Elise is "stay away" territory.

Agreed with this!
Though the times I played here the map got me some key components that I needed at that moment the i risk of 3 gold is too high.

Finley is the boss with murloc oriented decks cause I usually end up buying and selling alot of buff units so works like a charm there.
Haven't tried Syndragosa or Brann yet, we'll burn that bridge when we get there 🙂

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