Aggro decks to be tamed in the next round of re-balancing.
Blizzard will re-balance two of Hearthstone’s most popular cards in Update 7.1, widely expected to be released before the end of this month.
Once the patch has been applied, Small-time Buccaneer‘s Health value will be reduced from 2 to 1, which should make it much easier to remove – and to do before it can become empowered by a weapon.
Next up for the nerf-bat is Spirit Claws, which will soon cost 2 Mana instead of 1. This potent Shaman weapon becomes more powerful if a source of spell-damage is out on the board, and the availability of Bloodmage Thalnos and the Shaman’s spell-damage totem means this card simply curves out too quickly, too often.
Will these changes be enough to repair a meta that has become so bloated with aggro decks in recent months? We’ll have to wait and see, but with the next expansion at least a month or two away, it’s clear something needed to change.
We’ll update this article when Blizzard confirms a release date for the new patch.
SOURCE – Official Hearthstone forums