Duels Hotfix – Unlocked Potential Moved To Different Treasure Pool

A seemingly small hotfix is going out today, which will have a major impact on Duels game format as a whole. Lately, most of the meta was players abusing decks that could force Unlocked Potential + Disks of Legend combo. Devs have decided to move Unlocked Potetnial to the 2nd treasure pool, which means that players will no longer be able to force them together nearly every game.

They also aren’t happy with how easy it is to force certain passives with the new system and will look into it. Making the system deterministic has made certain broken strategies much more consistent, ruining the game for everyone who doesn’t play them.

The hotfix comes just after I updated a list of best Duels decks earlier today, and I’ll need to do another update because of it, so you can obviously thank me for the timing!

Hey all,

We’ve got one small Duels change going out in a hotfix this afternoon, moving Unlocked Potential from Treasure Pool #1 to Treasure Pool #2. This hotfix will take place on the server side, so you will not need to download anything if you’ve already updated to the 20.2.2 patch.

Dev Comment: We do not expect this change to completely eliminate the possibility of meta-defining synergies that may pop up in duels for the time being. However, we are unsatisfied with how deterministic the passive treasures system has become after the recent change to offer more synergistic treasures. We’ll continue to listen to your feedback, and have plans to further tune the passive treasures system to be less deterministic in the next major patch.



A Hearthstone player and writer from Poland, Stonekeep has been in a love-hate relationship with Hearthstone since Closed Beta. Over that time, he has achieved many high Legend climbs and infinite Arena runs. He's the current admin of Hearthstone Top Decks.

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  1. Judain
    May 20, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    i really enjoy Duels, thanks!

  2. Roadgame
    May 20, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for putting this great duels guide out, last few days.
    So i thought, well lets give duels a chance and craft those bad legendaries…
    3200 dust went straight to heaven. Thanks.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      May 20, 2021 at 5:26 pm

      Sorry :/ I honestly didn’t think that they will fix it so quickly, I assumed that they will be playable at least until next big patch.

  3. Manfredman
    May 20, 2021 at 3:50 am

    Crafting nat pagle and lorewalker cho was perhaps not the best idea 😀

  4. Porror
    May 20, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Thank you for the timing! Obviously.