Just a quick reminder – patch 26.2.2 was released on May 19, 2023 (nearly 2 weeks ago). It was a major balance patch with a bunch of nerfs, including some nerfs to Legendary cards. If you own some of them, you can benefit from it a lot!
After a card gets nerfed, you can disenchant it for its full crafting cost. The grace period ends 2 weeks after the patch – in this case tomorrow – June 2, 2023 (most likely around 10 AM PT / 19:00 CET, since it’s the regular patch time). Keep in mind that it doesn’t apply to cards that are clearly buffed – only cards that were nerfed or remade get this bonus.
Here’s a full list of cards you can Dust with the amount of Dust you’ll get for them:
- Blightfang – 1600 Normal / 3200 Golden.
- High Cultist Basaleph – 1600 Normal / 3200 Golden.
- Anub'Rekhan – 1600 Normal / 3200 Golden.
- Sinful Brand – 400 Normal / 1600 Golden.
- Predation – 100 Normal / 800 Golden.
- Scribbling Stenographer – 100 Normal / 800 Golden.
- Felscale Evoker – 100 Normal / 800 Golden.
Note: Signature Cards can now be disenchanted for the same Dust value as Golden cards. But keep in mind that once you disenchant them, you can’t craft them back, so be sure that you really want to get rid of them.
In general, you should always disenchant cards that are offered full Dust refunds, unless you’re actively playing it in a deck right now (then there’s no point). Yes, sometimes a card is still good after the nerfs, so you might want to play it in the future. But that’s not a problem – if you disenchant a Legendary card for 1600 Dust, you can just use the same amount of Dust to re-craft it in the future. But if you never use it – that’s extra free Dust that you would never get. I’m often reading arguments like “but what if I spend that Dust on something else in the meantime and then don’t have it when I need to re-craft it” – so what? It means that you got to play another card for a while, so you still got your value, just with a different card. But if you don’t ever play the card in the future, leaving it in your collection is a huge waste. It might not matter for people with nearly full collections, but if you’re struggling for Dust, you should absolutely disenchant all of the nerfed cards.
Also, if you don’t care about Golden cards in your collection, you can always get rid of the Golden and craft a normal version (it’s a good deal because it leaves you with a lot of extra Dust).