The Hearthstone Community has been in a bit of an uproar with the recent problems with Priest, and with the reveal of the card Purify it has become even more inflamed. Ben Brode took to creating this Designer Insight that talks about the decisions behind Purify, and what will be done in the future.
- Purify wasn’t intended to be super powerful, not everything is supposed to be in a tier 1 deck. Used Emperor Thaurissan vs. Majordomo Executus as an example.
- He thinks they misread the community sentiment, and Purify was likely the wrong card to release in this Adventure. He thinks they messed that up.
- Brode thinks there’s some tools in Karazhan that could be good for Priest, and has hopes for Dragon Priest.
- They realize that Priest in Arena is bad and Purify will likely only make it worse. So, they’ve decided to make Purify not show up in Arena (like C’Thun cards).