Sludge Slurper Nerf Will Be Reverted in Next Update (It Will Be 2/1 Again)

Last week we’ve posted about 10 card nerfs that will be reverted before the upcoming Standard rotation. Among those, Iksar has teased one Year of the Dragon card (which won’t be rotating out to Wild) that will have its nerf reverted. Now we know which card it is!

Sludge Slurper will be back to 2/1 stats (up from 1/1). It was nerfed ~2 months ago alongside a bunch of Galakrond Shaman cards. However, the nerfs turned out to be an overkill, nearly eliminating Shaman from the meta. While the card wasn’t even a part of Galakrond package, it got hit “just in case” simply because it was a generic, strong, early game minion. While I don’t believe that reverting this nerf will bring Shaman back to the meta immediately, it will give the class a stronger foundations going into next expansion.

The card will get buffed back to its regular state in “next update”.


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  1. KappaPrideOW
    March 10, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    So a bit off topic, Wild who? I feel that wild is a format that may always be broken, but what should be fixed at this point/would Blizzard really do anything? I just want to play fun cards that are in a format where I am not advertised to be buying packs every few months.

  2. PitLord
    March 10, 2020 at 5:13 am

    It’s a start, now revert mogu to 7 (with the elusive trait), the galakrond spell to 1 (even with overload 1) and wolf pack to at least two 5/5 and maybe, and i say maybe, shaman can be played on standard.

    • Stonekeep - Site Admin
      March 10, 2020 at 7:59 am

      Eh, it really depends on the next expansion. If they get a bunch of good cards next expansion then I think that Shaman might have a chance to come back into the meta.

      But yes, I think that Invocation of Frost to 2 was an overkill. I think that it would be better to get rid of the “Frost” part and just make it Invoke for 1 mana. 1 mana 2/1 Rush is still solid. 2 mana 2/1 Rush with Freeze is not (while the Freeze part did come handy at times, often it was just useless). But then they would also have to change the name and art, because it would make no sense 😀

    • Albionflux
      March 10, 2020 at 8:45 am

      with shudder leaving shamans gonna be in a weird place without a new boss monster
      just have to see what we get

  3. Yakucho
    March 10, 2020 at 2:50 am

    Slurper is back, no longer an evil cable rat with overload xD

  4. OldManSanns
    March 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Called it. 🙂