Patch 20.0.2 Battlegrounds & Duels Updates – Queen Wagtoggle and Captain Hooktusk Returning, Minion Changes And More! – April 13

On top of changes to 6 notorious Constructed cards, Patch 20.0.2 will also contain multiple Battlegrounds updates. Two Heroes are making a comeback with updated Hero Powers, and we’re getting a bunch of minion changes on top of that. There are also a few Duels changes in the patch, although not many. Learn all from the blog post below:

Battlegrounds Balance Updates


Queen Wagtoggle

  • Wax Warband
    • Old: Give a friendly minion of each minion type +2/+1 → New: Give a friendly minion of each minion type +1/+1.

Captain Hooktusk

  • Trash for Treasure
    • Old: Remove a friendly minion. Discover a random one from a Tavern Tier lower. → New: Remove a friendly minion. Choose one of two from a Tavern Tier lower to keep.


Steward of Time

  • Old: 3 Attack, 4 Health. When you sell this minion, give all minions in Bob’s Tavern +1/+1. → New: 3 Attack, 3 Health. When you sell this minion, give all minions in Bob’s Tavern +2/+1.

Pack Leader

  • Old: 2 Attack, 3 Health → New: 3 Attack, 3 Health

Monstrous Macaw

  • Old: 4 Attack, 3 Health → New: 5 Attack, 3 Health

Herald of Flame

  • Old: 5 Attack, 6 Health → New: 6 Attack, 6 Health

Wildfire Elemental

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

Lieutenant Garr

  • Old: 5 Attack, 1 Health → New: 8 Attack, 1 Health

Lil’ Rag

  • Old: 4 Attack, 4 Health → New: 6 Attack, 6 Health

Duels Balance Updates

Ace in the Hole

  • Old: [Costs 2] → New: [Costs 3]

Rally the Troops

  • Old: After you play your first Battlecry card in a turn, draw a card. It costs (5) less. → New: After you play your first Battlecry card in a turn, draw a card. It costs (3) less.


  • Old: [Passive] → New: [Costs 1]



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  1. Advocaat
    April 12, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    Why buffing Macaw? It’s already very good unit when it fits the composition.

  2. PitLord
    April 12, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Finally wagtoggle, i can finish the trophy, any news from Galakrond ? Miss him too to make the 100% achievement in battleground.

    • Electronick
      April 12, 2021 at 12:46 pm

      Why was she taken out? Too strong at +2 +1? I didn’t play bg in that meta so I missed it. Yeah I miss Gala as well

      • PitLord
        April 13, 2021 at 10:11 am

        Yes, was tier 1 with Galakrond before the buff to Elise (now nerfed again)