Two balance changes to Tempo Mage have been announced:
- Evocation will cost 2 mana (up from 1).
- Solarian Prime (from Astromancer Solarian will cost 9 mana (up from 7).
Those two changes will be released in a patch “towards the end of next week” – most likely around the same time as the big announcement stream planned for October 22.
See official post below:
We’ll be making the following balance changes in a patch to be released towards the end of next week:
- Old: [Cost 1] → New: [Cost 2]
- Old: Solarian Prime [Cost 7] → New: Solarian Prime [Cost 9]
Both cards will be eligible for a full dust refund for 2 weeks after the patch has gone live.
Additionally, Game Designer Alec Dawson explains the nerfs more thoroughly on Twitter:
While looking at the current environment and future metas, Evocation helped enable a lot of early game swings that could feel insurmountable. We want to smooth that out. At 2 mana, it’s not as fluid with Sorcerer's Apprentice and won’t be generated from Wandmaker/Cobalt Spellkin.
For Solarian Prime, we stepped back and evaluated where it stacked up compared to the other Primes. With that and some of the power spikes it can generate, moving it to 9 mana felt appropriate.
On our side, we are continuing to discuss opportunities to bring up some of the weaker classes and/or touch up other play patterns in the near future. Thank again for your feedback, we read all of it (no matter how long that twitlonger is).