When the last nerf patch was coming out just a little over 2 weeks ago, Iksar also mentioned that they will look at the data and see if another nerf patch will be necessary. No wonder, because the first one was done very quickly, before the meta even had time to settle yet. And we’ve just learned that a second nerf patch is indeed coming, and it’s coming soon(-ish?).
We should learn more about it next week, so if I had to make a guess, I would say that it will be released the week after (January 13-17). Because of that, I didn’t expect another nerf patch – remember that later in January we’ll be getting a solo adventure, which comes with 35 new cards in total, so I didn’t think that they will want to release a patch shortly before that (since the new cards should change the meta anyway).
As for the decks that will get hit – Iksar has specifically mentioned “some of the Galakrond decks”, and possibly non-Galakrond builds like Pirate Warrior or Deathrattle Rogue. This is NOT an official announcement, of course, so it doesn’t mean that those decks will get hit – but since they were mentioned, there’s a solid chance that it will happen. As for the “Galakrond decks”, Galakrond Shaman is actually still one of the best decks after the nerfs, so it might see another small tweak. But, to be honest, all of the Galakronds besides Priest’s (which is, frankly, terrible) are played in some T1/T2 decks, which means that they all might be potential candidates.
What are your guesses? Which decks would you like to see nerfed?
P.S. The patch will also come with some small balance changes for Heroes in Battlegrounds! It probably won’t be a big patch with new minions / Heroes, but we might always see some Hero rotating out and another coming back in.
Also planning on some small hero balance tweaks for Battlegrounds in the same patch. Battlegrounds has a bunch of plans for cards, heroes, and balance over the next 2-3 months.
— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) January 5, 2020