Announcements
Game Update 65.2: Patch Notes
Bethesda Softworks
July 18, 2017

Card Changes

Any Soul Summoned copies of the following cards can be Soul Trapped for their full value until August 1.

Echo of Akatosh:

When considering changes to cards, our goals are always to create the most fun game possible. Balance is a big part of that, but maximum fun is always the end goal.

We’ve found that the types of decks Echo encourages tend to not be very fun to play against. With this change, Echo provides more hope for your opponent to draw an answer to it, and may encourage it to be used in different decks.

Praetorian Commander:

At +2/+2, Commander decks have a tendency to get out of hand and create frustratingly one-sided games. Toning down the ability to +1/+1 creates more potential for close games after a Commander or two have been played. 

Bringer of Nightmares:

Bringer of Nightmares has been putting up very high win rate numbers. While the card is quite fun to play with and creates very interesting decisions, it is a little stronger than we feel comfortable with given how variable the output is. 7 cost is a better spot for it.

Belligerent Giant:

Belligerent Giant has consistently been one of the best performing cards since Legends came out of open beta. Coincidentally, the Giant has also received two small buffs from general design changes. First, by making its ability cancelable, and second by making it able to unsummon friendly creatures.

While the Giant does a lot of good things, it does discourage players from playing with expensive creatures that don’t have summon abilities. Cards like Quin’rawl Burglar and Indoril Archmage get heavily punished by enemy Giants.

We think this change will keep a lot of the things we like about the Giant while encouraging more interactivity when playing with and against it.

Dawnstar Healer:

Like Relentless Raider before it, we are changing Dawnstar Healer to use “after” on its rune break trigger. This will allow more interactivity when it is combined with Ring of Namira. We will be offering sellback on both Dawnstar Healer and Ring of Namira as part of this change.

Leafwater Blessing and Thieves Guild Fence were mentioned in the 65.1 Patch Notes, and they will also be available for sellback until August 1.

Bug Fixes

  • Silencing a creature with Ward no longer gives that creature Ward again.
  • Niben Bay Cutthroat properly earns its conditional buff when replayed after unsummon.
  • Starting Daily Quests are now operating properly.
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