Hearthstone 25.6.3 Patch Notes – Battlegrounds Balance Updates, Bug Fixes (Including Duels’ From Golden Light)

Blizzard has just pushed yet another hotfix centered around Battlegrounds. With Buddies getting added back in recently, they really messed up the previous balance, so Blizzard needed to step in again to fix that.

In this patch, 9 Heroes got buffed (more Armor), while 21 Heroes got nerfed (less Armor). Those are mostly minor changes, mind you, but they should move those Heroes up or down the tier list a bit. A few buddies also got removed from E.T.C.’s pool, because they heavily synergized with those specific Heroes and were nearly useless without their Hero Powers.

Additionally, the patch contains some bug fixes. The most important one by far is fixing Paladin’s From Golden Light Hero Power in Duels. The mode was basically unplayable for the last few weeks, because the HP resurrected two minions instead of one, making it completely broken and only counterable with a few specific strategies.

It’s a server-side hotfix, so you don’t need to download anything.

Patch 25.6.3 is a server-side hotfix rolling out now with the following updates:

Battlegrounds Updates

The following heroes now have more Armor:

  • Ysera now has 6 Armor, but Ysera still has 10 Armor at high MMR.
  • Millificent Manastorm now has 8 Armor, or 10 Armor at high MMR.
  • Lord Jaraxxus now has 8 Armor, or 12 Armor at high MMR.
  • George the Fallen now has 10 Armor.
  • Illidan Stormrage now has 12 Armor.
  • Scabbs Cutterbutter now has 13 Armor.
  • Mr. Biggleswoth now has 16 Armor.
  • Maiev Shadowsong now has 18 Armor, or 12 Armor at high MMR.
  • E.T.C., Band Manager now has 20 Armor.

The following heroes now have less Armor:

  • Mutanus the Devourer now has 7 Armor at higher MMR, but still has 10 Armor at lower MMR.
  • C’Thun now has 7 Armor, but C’Thun still has 10 Armor at higher MMR.
  • Ini Stormcoil now has 7 Armor, or 10 Armor at higher MMR.
  • Fungalmancer Flurgl now has 8 Armor, or 10 Armor at higher MMR.
  • Reno Jackson, Professor Putricide, and Enhance-o Mechano now have 10 Armor.
  • Captain Hooktusk now has 10 Armor, or 7 Armor at higher MMR.
  • Ragnaros now has 10 Armor, or 13 Armor at higher MMR.
  • Alexstrasza and the Jailer now have 11 Armor.
  • Silas Darkmoon, Tickatus, Yogg-Saron, Drek’Thar, Kael’thas Sunstrider, Onyxia, and Chenvaala now have 12 Armor.
  • N’Zoth and Queen Azshara now have 13 Armor.
  • Aranna Starseeker now has 14 Armor.

The Buddies Barov’s Apprentice (Lord Barov), Karl the Lost (George the Fallen), and Unearthed Underling (Lich Baz’hial) have been removed from E.T.C., Band Manager’s Hero Power pool.

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements

  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where the minions summoned by Sly Raptor’s Deathrattle was sometimes not buffed by Mama Bear.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug where Greta Gold Gun did not permanently Golden a minion as Lady Vashj.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed an issue for a general performance upgrade.
  • [Duels] Fixed a bug where the From Golden Light Hero Power was resurrecting two minions instead of one.
  • [Shop] Fixed a bug with the implementation of the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) that left the shop closed for some players.
    • [Progression] Fixed a bug where players could not open the Quest Journal if they’d completed all Daily, Weekly, and Event Quests, and all Battlegrounds Missions.


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  1. JoyDivision
    March 30, 2023 at 2:56 am

    ‘…E.T.C., Band Manager now has 20 Armor…’

    So… he’s a bad hero? Interesting …

  2. Nerose
    March 28, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Have you ever considered making it possible for people to like or heart a post without having to login? I feel like I should give you some sort of acknowledgement that I read these.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 29, 2023 at 7:26 am

      Thanks for the suggestion, it’s not a bad idea, I’ll ask the devs about it. But I’ll be completely honest, it would probably have a pretty low priority so don’t expect it anytime soon.