(Live Now!) Hearthstone 25.4.3 Patch Notes – Constructed, Battlegrounds & Duels Balance Changes + Bug Fixes

Update: The patch is now live! Enjoy!

Patch 25.4.3 was teased on Tuesday, with an image showcasing the Constructed & Battlegrounds cards being changed. Blizzard just posted full patch notes, so we know the exact changes – no real surprises here, most of them were more or less predicted by players before (or at least their intent even if the exact numbers were a bit off).

It’s a pretty big patch with Constructed, Battlegrounds and Duels balance changes and some bug fixes. It’s probably the last patch before 25.6, which should coincide with a new expansion announcement, probably in a couple of weeks.

Check out full patch notes below:

Patch 25.4.3 is a data-only patch launching March 2 with the following updates.

Hearthstone Card Updates

Dev Comment: Overall, this is a little bit of a lighter patch for Standard. We just had a big infusion of cards with the mini-set, so this patch is just looking to address two major outliers after that card infusion. We’re excited to see where the mini-set lands after these adjustments.

For Wild, we’ve been discussing potential updates to the mode. In this patch, we’re making changes to help curb some of the mode’s negative play experiences. We don’t view these changes as exhaustive, but we are working on some more long-term updates that we’re excited to share once they are more solidified.

Construct Quarter

  • Old: [3 Mana]
  • New: [4 Mana]

  • Dev Comment: Frost Death Knight is the best deck in Standard after the mini-set and Construct Quarter is the stand-out card in that deck and in other Death Knight decks. This change is both an acknowledgment of the strongest deck in the format and the strongest card in that deck.

Goldshire Gnoll

  • Old: [10 Mana]
  • New: [11 Mana]

  • Dev Comment: Before the rise of Frost Death Knight, Evolve Shaman was the biggest outlier in the format. This change is to keep Evolve Shaman in line after the adjustment to Construct Quarter. Goldshire Gnoll is an important enabler for the deck’s bad play patterns, and this makes those play patterns slower and less powerful, while still allowing Evolve Shaman to play with the exciting new cards they got in the mini-set.

Grey Sage Parrot

  • Old: Battlecry: Repeat the last spell you’ve cast that costs (5) or more.
  • New: Battlecry: Repeat the last spell you’ve cast that costs (6) or more.

Spectral Pillager

  • Old: [6 Mana] Combo: Deal damage equal to the number of other cards you’ve played this turn.
  • New: [5 Mana] Combo: Deal 2 damage to a minion for each other card you’ve played this turn.


  • Old: [4 Mana] Destroy all minions. Discard your hand.
  • New: [5 Mana] Destroy all minions. Discard 2 cards.

The above cards will be eligible for a full dust refund for two weeks following Patch 25.4.3.

Battlegrounds Updates

Minion Pool Changes

  • Sin’dorei Straight Shot will now only appear in games with Undead.
  • Archdruid Hamuul has been temporarily returned to the minion pool (just until Patch 25.6).

Minion Changes

Ghoul of the Feast

  • Old: 2 Attack, 4 Health. Avenge (1): Give a friendly minion of each minion type +2 Attack.
  • New: 2 Attack, 5 Health. Avenge (2): Give a friendly minion of each minion type +3 Attack.

Legion Overseer

  • Old: 4 Attack, 4 Health.
  • New: 4 Attack, 2 Health.


  • Old: [Tavern Tier 4] 4 Attack, 4 Health.
  • New: [Tavern Tier 5] 6 Attack, 6 Health.


  • Old: 3 Attack, 3 Health.
  • New: 1 Attack, 1 Health.

Vanessa VanCleef

  • Old: 3 Attack, 7 Health.
  • New: 3 Attack, 4 Health.

Jelly Belly

  • Old: 3 Attack, 5 Health.
  • New: 3 Attack, 6 Health.


  • Old: 2 Attack, 6 Health.
  • New: 3 Attack, 8 Health.


  • Old: 3 Attack, 8 Health. After you summon a minion in combat, give your minions +2 Attack.
  • New: 3 Attack, 7 Health. After you summon a minion in combat, give your minions +3 Attack.

Grease Bot

  • Old: [Tavern Tier 6] 4 Attack, 7 Health. After a friendly minion loses Divine Shield, give it +3/+2 permanently.
  • New: [Tavern Tier 4] 3 Attack, 6 Health. After a friendly minion loses Divine Shield, give it +2/+1 permanently.

Duels Updates

Hero Power Updates

Ghoul Blitz

  • Old: Summon a 1/1 Ghoul with Charge and Reborn. It dies at end of turn.
  • New: Summon a 2/1 Ghoul with Charge. It dies at end of turn.

Arcane Craftiness

  • Old: [2 Mana]
  • New: [3 Mana]


  • Old: [1 Mana]
  • New: [2 Mana]

Call of Madness

  • Old: [1 Mana] Summon a 0/1 Voidfiend.
  • New: [2 Mana] Summon a 0/2 Voidfiend.

Shadow Mend

  • Old: Restore 3 Health to a character. If it is still damaged, draw a card.
  • New: Restore 2 Health to a character. If it is still damaged, draw a card.


  • Old: [1 Mana]
  • New: [0 Mana]

No Guts, No Glory

  • Old: [2 Mana]
  • New: [1 Mana]

Warmaster’s Frenzy

  • Old: [2 Mana]
  • New: [1 Mana]

Signature Treasure Updates


  • Old: [4 Mana]
  • New: [5 Mana]


  • Old: [4 Mana]
  • New: [3 Mana]


  • Old: [8 Mana]
  • New: [6 Mana]

Carrot on a Stick

  • Old: [3 Mana] 2 Attack, 3 Durability
  • New: [2 Mana] 1 Attack, 3 Durability

Stalking Pride

  • Old: [5 Mana]
  • New: [4 Mana]

Wand of Dueling

  • Old: 3 Durability
  • New: 5 Durability

Fractured Spirits

  • Old: [4 Mana] Silence a minion. Then summon 2 copies of it.
  • New: [6 Mana] Summon 2 copies of a minion, then Silence it.

Shadow Word: Void

  • Old: [5 Mana] Destroy a minion and summon 0/1 Voidfiends equal to its Health.
  • New: [4 Mana] Destroy a minion and summon 0/2 Voidfiends equal to half its Health, rounded up.

Demonology 101

  • Old: [7 Mana]
  • New: [6 Mana]

Gift of the Heart

  • Old: [6 Mana]
  • New: [5 Mana]

Treasure Pool Updates

  • “Be Our Guest” has been removed from Treasure Pool 1.

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements

  • [Hearthstone] Updated Hawkstrider Rancher’s text to say “Whenever” instead of “After.” This is a text-only change to make the text match how the card currently functions.
  • [Hearthstone] Added the “Mech” tag to The Purator.
  • [Duels] Fixed a bug where Ironweave Bloodletter would heal whenever either player spent Corpses.
  • [Collection] Removed reference to Diamond Zephrys from Achievements. He will return—and be able to be earned—once he’s ready.

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  1. JoyDivision
    March 3, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Oh, Diamond Zephrys … Can’t wait!

  2. Vincent
    March 2, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    I don’t like Construct Quarter being 4 mana.
    I would rather have seen less charges or weaker minions.

  3. PitLord
    March 2, 2023 at 10:53 am

    Lol patch is live and is already bugged, the description don’t coincide with the nerf (at least in italian), parrot still say cost 5 spell, pillager description is still the same (but it cost 5) and cataclysm cost 5 but still say “discard all card”.

  4. PitLord
    March 2, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Welcome to even DK costructed quarter :D, and die pillager rogue and quest mage (vargot still repeat the spell).

    • Tailsfromvienna
      March 2, 2023 at 10:59 am

      I cannot wait to try out constructed quarter in my even DK deck 😀
      So actually the card was buffed, not nerfed for me

      Pillager is fubr now, but it was a non-interactive deck in the first place anyway.

      I am curious what will happen when I just keep my Warlord discard deck unchanged.
      It will probably need one more discard outlet and T4/T5 kills with 15-20 damage from hand are definitely no longer possible, but that is probably a good thing anyway

  5. Strangiii
    March 2, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Around what I saw coming.
    Will be interesting to see who’s going to try and sneak in, while evolve shaman and DK struggle to get their tempo back.