Edwin VanCleef Will Still Rotate To Hall of Fame With Its Nerf Reverted

(More info about 19.2.1 Balance Update here.)

A lot of players have been asking why Edwin got nerfed now instead of rotating it to Hall of Fame, especially since the annual Hall of Fame rotation is pretty close (it always happens before the first expansion of the year, which would be roughly 2 months from now).

Senior Game Designer Alec Dawson has confirmed on Twitter that Edwin will STILL rotate out to Hall of Fame, with its nerf reverted. And it won’t be the only reverted nerf – Blizzard has already mentioned that they plan to HoF + revert some of the nerfs, but so far Edwin is the only card that was officially confirmed.

Update: We actually don’t know how the upcoming “Hall of Fame” will look like. Alec Dawson shared some more info here, but it’s just more confusing. Better Dust your Edwin now and don’t wait until HoF!


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  1. H0lysatan
    January 8, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    As Devs mentioned, there won’t be any more compensation for Edwin when he get HoFed later.
    So, the best you can do is, if you don’t play any rogue deck, or don’t play in Wild, dust it now and get those 3200 dust. Sad.

  2. Pandamonium
    January 8, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    They should really get out of the habit of having nerfed cards that they revert later. Very sloppy. Design new cards if you don’t want something to go through nerf/buff phases or don’t bother reverting later or just let them go until rotation. I assume they won’t revert the knuckles when it goes wild.

  3. Solaris29
    January 8, 2021 at 11:00 am

    so dont dust it 🙂

    • Telleruan
      January 8, 2021 at 11:30 am

      Dust it now, craft golden before rotation for extra 1600 dust (assuming you dust golden copy after roatation)

      • Vasis
        January 8, 2021 at 12:04 pm

        Thank you!

      • NototoHoshi
        January 8, 2021 at 12:45 pm

        Craft golden: -3200 dust
        Dust golden after rotation: +3200 dust

        How exactly do you get extra 1600 out of that?

        I will personally dust it now for 1600, because there is a tiny chance that I open him from a classic pack you get from Tavern Brawls before he rotates.

        • Change
          January 8, 2021 at 1:10 pm

          u get 1600 if u disentchant him

        • Telleruan
          January 8, 2021 at 2:59 pm

          Dust regular copy now (full refund for being nerfed) +1600
          Craft golden: – 3200
          HOF Rotation compensation for golden: +3200
          Disenchant golden after rotation: +1600
          Profit: 3200 dust

          If you wait until rotation with regular copy (instead of dusting now) you will get 1600 for hof compensation and another 400 if you disenchant after, so net profit of 2000 dust

          • NototoHoshi
            January 8, 2021 at 3:55 pm

            Oh I see… I forgot that rotations work differently than nerfs. You get dust compensation, but you keep the card. And then you can disenchant it after for net profit… Thanks for clarifying.

            But its still best to disenchant the regular one right now if you have couple of classic packs to try to get lucky.

            • Iakat
              January 10, 2021 at 2:17 am

              You won’t be able to open Edwin unless you own all other classic legendaries because of duplicate protection

      • Solaris29
        January 8, 2021 at 1:11 pm

        oh, yep i will do that, i plan to dust him at rotation (i still have rag and sylv and i think it was a mistake to not dust them).

        • Pandamonium
          January 8, 2021 at 5:48 pm

          Why mistake? You can still disenchant and use the cards. How is that not optimal?

          • Pandamonium
            January 8, 2021 at 5:51 pm

            Unless you were going to dust then make the golds. I happen to have gold Sylv & Rag due to luck so I didn’t have to dust.

      • PitLord
        January 9, 2021 at 1:30 am

        Exactly xD