Kargal Battlescar Will Be Eligible For Full Dust Refunds After Watch Post Nerfs (Hotfix Coming Later This Week)

Great news, everyone! Blizzard just announced that following today’s patch, which hit the two strongest Watch Posts – Far Watch Post and Mor'shan Watch PostKargal Battlescar will also be eligible for full Dust refund. Kargal was notably missing from the list of eligible cards, even though nerfs to two Watch Post were also a big, indirect nerf to the card’s power. Hotfix that will change it is coming later this week.

The changes are also retroactive – everyone who dusted Kargal after 20.0.2 patch notes were published on Monday will get the Dust difference sometime after the hotfix is out.

The move is honestly quite surprising, in a positive way. Blizzard usually didn’t offer Dust refunds for cards indirectly nerfed, and this one being retroactive is very player-friendly. Nice job!


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. Free2Player
    April 14, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Holy shit, right after reading this i went to hearthstone to finish my arena, (had a 6-3, so nice), and got him from the pack, it’s basically like getting a golden legendary in disguise, tho idk what i will craft with this, anybody played APM mage? I saw it’s fun, but is it “winnable”?

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 14, 2021 at 8:54 am

      You mean the one in Wild? It’s not bad, but both Secret and Reno Mage still have better WR according to the stats. You could also try Mozaki version if you’re into combo Mage decks.

  2. Mmadcat
    April 14, 2021 at 5:05 am

    In simple words, can I dust it now and get a refund sometime later?
    Cause currently Kargal can be dusted for 400.

    • Irish Seadog
      April 14, 2021 at 6:23 am

      Personally, I wouldn’t risk it. It’s best to wait for the hotfix I’d say.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 14, 2021 at 8:46 am

      Yes, but from the original message it sounded like refunds would given away some time AFTER the hotfix, so if you want Dust as soon as possible (and make sure that nothing bugs out), just wait until you can get full Dust from disenchanting him. We’ll give an update once the hotfix is live.

  3. Tombstone
    April 14, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Yes they are changing into an better way. For the players and not just for the money. This team is making a great job, much better than years ago. I feel better and playing makes more fun, in more ways than before. It is going the right way now.

    Thank you for hearing the Community and reacting to them in an better way . This is part of an change and for the future of the game.

  4. A person who reacts to this
    April 14, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Wao, they just keep being generous and friendly…
    Something is up, duck and cover. :O

  5. JoyDivision
    April 14, 2021 at 1:14 am

    If I have the ‘collect all 135 cards’ achievement completed, I can still disenchant him without ‘losing’ that achievement, right?

    I’m asking because with Scholomance, I didn’t have the full expansion, dusted some crappy legendaries and they where ‘substracted’ from my ‘achievement counter’ (I hope it’s clear what I mean). Which makes it very hard for me to get that Bigglesworth coin … 🙁

    • Markino99
      April 14, 2021 at 2:52 am

      Yes, I did that in the morning and still have diamond Bru’Kan 🙂

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      April 14, 2021 at 8:47 am

      Once you complete an achievement, it won’t disappear no matter what you do.

      Or well, at least it SHOULDN’T, haha. But we all know how Hearthstone works sometimes.

  6. Aidanmcgervey
    April 13, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Really Impressed by this, Hearthstone has become so much less greedy and stingy than it was just a few years old (tho it’s still expensive af)

  7. Mircean
    April 13, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Pleasantly surprised by this. It is very frustrating when players are left holding nerf-adjacent legendaries.