23.6 Patch Notes

Patch 23.6, launching immediately, units the stage for Murder at Castle Nathria, Hearthstone’s subsequent growth! The patch additionally consists of updates to Battlegrounds, Mercenaries, Arena, and extra.

Pre-Purchase Murder at Castle Nathria

Hearthstone’s subsequent growth, Murder at Castle Nathria, is approaching August 2! This anima-Infused thriller takes place within the Shadowlands, the place homicide is most foul. It’s as much as you, and the nice detective Murloc Holmes, to scour new Location playing cards for clues as to which of the ten suspects killed the nice Sire Denathrius!

Murder at Castle Nathria consists of 135 new playing cards surrounding the homicide thriller and the ten visitors on the middle of it. You can be taught extra within the Murder at Castle Nathria Announcement weblog. Two pre-purchase choices can be found now to kickstart your inquiry as soon as the growth launches.


Log in and Get Prince Renathal for Free

Log in to Hearthstone now to get your first trace of what Murder at Castle Nathria holds with the free Prince Renathal Legendary minion!* This highly effective noble permits you to begin the sport at 40 life and construct a 40-card deck! Add him to your assortment and see what you are able to do when you could have more room to work with.

* Limited one per account. After Patch 24.6, Prince Renathal will likely be granted upon opening your first Murder at Castle Nathria card pack as an alternative of upon logging in.

Battlegrounds Updates

General Updates

  • Darkmoon Prizes are again! From now till the subsequent Battlegrounds Season, Darkmoon Prizes will seem in 25% of video games. Several of the Darkmoon Prizes have been adjusted since their final look.
  • The variety of copies of every Tier 1 minion was diminished from 16 to fifteen.
  • The following Battlegrounds Perks are being prolonged till the subsequent Battlegrounds Season (as an alternative of the subsequent Standard growth): Discover from 4 Heroes; Hero Early Access (if any Early Access eligible heroes are launched in that point); and Advanced Stats. Visual Emotes will stay till the subsequent Standard growth, at which level all Battlegrounds Players will obtain the bottom visible emotes. Stay tuned for extra particulars on adjustments to Battlegrounds Perks and rewards earlier than the subsequent Battlegrounds season!

New Hero

Lady Vashj (Armor Tier 1)

  • Relics of the Deep

    • [1 Gold] Discover a Spellcraft spell of your Tier or decrease. Passive: Your first one every flip is everlasting.

Players with Battlegrounds Perks may have early entry to Lady Vashj forward of her formal launch on July 11.

Hero Updates


  • Bigglesworth’s Hero Power will now give a Consolation Coin every time a participant dies with no minions.

Cariel Roame

  • Conviction now targets extra minions at every rank: two random pleasant at Rank 1; 4 random pleasant minions at Rank 2; and all pleasant minions at Rank 3.


  • Old: Choose a pleasant minion. It copies the Attack of your highest Attack minion till subsequent flip. New: Choose a minion. It copies the Attack of the very best Attack minion till subsequent flip.

  • Dev Comment: Drek’Thar and Vanndar now can goal and might copy from any minion, together with minions in Bob’s Tavern.

Guff Runetotem

  • Old: Armor Tier 7 New: Armor Tier 4
  • Old: [1 Gold] Give a pleasant minion of every Tavern Tier +1/+1. New: [2 Gold] Give a pleasant minion of every Tavern Tier +3/+2.

Overlord Saurfang

  • Old: Give +2 Attack to the subsequent minion you purchase this flip. (Upgrades every flip!) → New: Give +2 Attack to the subsequent minion you purchase. (Upgrades every flip!)

  • Dev Comment: The impact now carries over between turns.


  • Old: Freeze a minion in Bob’s Tavern. Frozen minions get +2/+1 every flip. New: Freeze a minion in Bob’s Tavern. Passive: At the top of your flip, Frozen minions get +2/+1.

  • Dev Comment: This just isn’t a practical change. This is simply to extra clearly distinguish the energetic from the passive components of the Hero Power.


  • Old: Armor Tier 7 New: Armor Tier 1
  • Old: [2 Gold] Give a pleasant minion: “Deathrattle: Summon a random minion of the same Tavern Tier.” New: [1 Gold] Give a pleasant minion: “Deathrattle: Summon a random minion of a lower Tavern Tier.”


  • Old: Choose a pleasant minion. It copies the Health of your highest Health minion till subsequent flip. New: Choose a minion. It copies the Health of the very best Health minion till subsequent flip.


  • Old: Start of Combat: Summon a minion out of your Tavern Tier. Add a replica of it to your hand. New: Start of Combat: Add a minion out of your Tavern Tier to your hand. Summon a replica of it.

  • Dev Comment: This implies that the minion will likely be added to your hand even when there isn’t a board house to summon it.

New Minions

Tavern Tipper [Tavern Tier 1]

  • 2 Attack, 2 Health. If you could have any unspent Gold on the finish of your flip, achieve +1/+2.

Silverback Patriarch [Tavern Tier 1, Beast]

  • 1 Attack, 4 Health. Taunt.

Sparring Partner [Tavern Tier 2]

  • 3 Attack, 2 Taunt. Battlecry: Give a minion Taunt.

Kooky Chemist [Tavern Tier 2]

  • 4 Attack, 4 Health. Battlecry: Swap the Attack and Health of a minion.

Yrel [Tavern Tier 2]

  • 1 Attack, 5 Health. After this assaults, give a pleasant minion of every minion sort +1/+2.

Atramedes [Tavern Tier 4, Dragon]

  • 3 Attack, 6 Health. Whenever this assaults, deal 3 injury to the goal and its neighbors.

Wargear [Tavern Tier 4, Mech]

  • 5 Attack, 5 Health. Magnetic.

Tunnel Blaster [Tavern Tier 4]

  • 3 Attack, 7 Health. Taunt. Deathrattle: Deal 3 injury to all minions.

Uther, the Lightbringer [Tavern Tier 6]

  • 5 Attack, 6 Health. Battlecry: Set a minion’s Attack and Health to fifteen.

Minion Pool Updates

  • Shifter Zerus and Iron Sensei have been returned to the minion pool.
  • Acolyte of C’Thun, Menagerie Mug, Unstable Ghoul, Budding Greenthumb, Screwjank Clunker, Prestor’s Pyrospawn, Defender of Argus, and Mechano-Egg have all been faraway from the minion pool.

Minion Updates


  • Old: 1 Attack, 4 Health. At the top of your flip, play a Blood Gem on adjoining Quilboar.   New: 1 Attack, 3 Health. At the top of your flip, play a Blood Gem on adjoining minions.

Annihilan Battlemaster

  • Old: 3 Attack  New: 5 Attack

Soul Devourer

  • Old: Battlecry: Choose a pleasant Demon. Remove it to realize its stats and three Gold.  New: Battlecry: Consume a pleasant Demon to realize its stats and three Gold.

  • Developer Comment: This just isn’t a practical change. This change is barely to make the textual content higher match current results.

Grease Bot

  • Old: [Tavern Tier 4] 3 Attack, 6 Health. After a pleasant minion loses Divine Shield, give it +1/+1 completely.   New: [Tavern Tier 6] 4 Attack, 7 Health. Divine Shield. After a pleasant minion loses Divine Shield, give it +3/+2 completely.

New and Updated Darkmoon Prizes

Several Darkmoon Prizes have been up to date since they final appeared in Battlegrounds:

The Good Stuff

  • Old: Give minions in Bob’s Tavern +2 Health for the remainder of the sport.   New: Give minions in Bob’s Tavern +1 Attack for the remainder of the sport.

I’m Still Just a Rat in a Cage

  • Old: Double a minion’s Attack.   New: Give a minion +2 Attack, then double its Attack.

Great Deal

  • Old: For the remainder of the sport, cut back the price of upgrading Bob’s Tavern by (3) on the finish of your flip.   New: Reduce the price of upgrading Bob’s Tavern by (6).

The Bouncer

  • Old: Give a pleasant minion +5/+5 and Taunt.   New: Give a pleasant minion +6/+6 and Taunt.


  • Bananas now have a 50% likelihood to be a Big Banana (no change to card textbox).

Additionally, Big Banana has been faraway from the Darkmoon Faire Prize pool, and two new prizes have been added:

Banana Bunch (Prize flip 1):

  • Add 2 Bananas to your hand.

  • Dev Comment: These Bananas have a 50% likelihood to be Big Bananas as properly.

Mindflayer Goggles (Prize flip 3):

  • Steal all minions in Bob’s Tavern. Then Refresh it.

Finally, gamers who’re within the backside half of the scoreboard are now not extra prone to get higher Prizes.

Mercenaries Updates

Login Now to Get Three Free Portraits!

Any participant who has accomplished the Mercenaries tutorial* will obtain particular Portraits for Tyrande Whisperwind, Millhouse Manastorm, and Xyrella! These Portraits are a thanks to everybody who has tried out Mercenaries since its launch. We know that you simply’ve all been eagerly ready to see what main adjustments we’ve been engaged on this yr, together with what you’ll be capable to do along with your extra cash.

Later this yr, we’ll be including a system that can allow you to change a few of your extra cash for random cash for a Merc you personal however haven’t but Maxed. We’re additionally nonetheless engaged on the end-game content material that was hinted to within the Year of the Hydra announcement, together with a means to make use of extra cash so as to add energy and customized traits to your Maxed Mercs, all of which we nonetheless anticipate a bit additional down the road.

It has taken us somewhat longer than we’d hoped to implement these programs, however we wished to let you already know we’ve a transparent plan on our objectives for these tasks, we’re actively engaged on them, and they’re coming. We think about this to be our highest precedence in Mercenaries improvement; we simply want some extra time to ensure it’s accomplished appropriately.

* This is a one-time award for accounts which have already accomplished the Mercenaries tutorial when Patch 23.6 launches. Those gamers will robotically have these portraits added to their Collection. These Portraits might turn out to be accessible to different gamers by means of different means at a later time.

New Limited-Time Event: Yogg-Saron

The Old Gods proceed their onslaught as Yogg-Saron turns its many maws in direction of Mercenaries. You will be capable to tackle MADNESS itself on this limited-time occasion, beginning on June 30. The occasion will encompass 10 particular Tasks centered across the Old God Yogg-Saron. Two new occasion Tasks will be unlocked on every of the primary 5 days of the occasion, however you could have till July 15 to finish all 10 Tasks. Completing all 10 Tasks will get you the Yogg-Saron Mercenary, a random Golden Yogg-Saron Portrait, the Diamond Yogg-Saron Portrait, and 700 Mercenary Coins! Naga, Casters, and a few Night Elves will likely be integral on this battle.

New Mercenary:

Yogg-Saron (Legendary Caster)

  • Old God
  • 10/80 Maxed Stats
  • Abilities:

    • Lunatic Gaze 5 (Shadow): (Speed 2) Deal 15 injury to an enemy, or restore 15 Health to a pleasant character. Randomly swap the Speeds of their Abilities.
    • Mind Yoggle 5 (Shadow): (Speed 6) Give a pleasant character +5 Attack this flip. They Attack a random enemy. Old Gods’ skills Refresh (1) for every Attack up to now this flip.
    • Oh My Yogg 5 (Shadow): (Speed 15, Cooldown 15) Randomly use 5 different Abilities from Mercs in play with random targets.

  • Equipment:

    • Piercing Gaze 4: Lunatic Gaze does an additional 5 injury.
    • Lash of Hysteria 4: Mind Yoggle offers an additional +5 Attack.
    • Awakening Roar 4: Battlecry: Old Gods’ skills Refresh (4).

Yogg-Saron cash have changed Garrosh Hellscream Coins because the reward for the Garrosh Hellscream Bounty (within the Sunken City Zone). Yogg-Saron and its Portraits is not going to initially be obtainable by means of packs or crafting. Yogg-Saron and its Portraits all be obtainable by means of regular means in a patch after the occasion ends. Y’Shaarj and its Portraits can now be obtained by means of all regular means.

Arena Updates

When Patch 23.6 launches, all present Arena runs will finish and a brand new Arena season will start. The eligible card units will rotate in order that the next units will make up the Arena card pool:

  • Core
  • The Boomsday Project
  • Descent of Dragons
  • Forged within the Barrens
  • United in Stormwind
  • Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Voyage to the Sunken City
  • Taverns of Time

Wait. Rewind. What was that final one?

That’s Right, Taverns of Time Returns to Arena!

The Arena-only set, Taverns of Time, is returning to Arena with a number of changes to replace the set for the sport’s present state. Murozond has been faraway from the set—he can’t be trusted messing with time, truthfully—and most of the set’s different 28 playing cards have had their prices or stats adjusted.

The Fire Festival is Back

Starting on June 30, take part a particular Fire Festival chain of seven Legendary Quests! Complete all seven Quests to earn a Standard Packs, a Card Pack for every of Fractured at Alterac Valley, Voyage to the Sunken City, and Murder at Castle Nathria, a Mercenaries Pack, a Battlegrounds hero pores and skin, and a Warrior hero pores and skin.

New Features—Expanded Recent Players List and In-Game Reporting

Recent gamers capabilities have been expanded and improved within the pals checklist. Now, there will likely be a devoted part on the high of your folks checklist that features final opponent, former pals, new pals, your present opponent, and extra.

Additionally, we’re completely satisfied to share that player-reporting will quickly be added to the in-game pals checklist menu! You’ll be capable to report gamers from the latest gamers checklist (together with your present opponent) or from your folks checklist. Grounds for reporting will embody inappropriate names, inappropriate chats, and inappropriate gameplay. We’re placing the ending touches on this function, so that you’ll see hints of it within the recreation with this patch, and it’ll turn out to be accessible quickly!

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements

  • Artist credit have been added to further artwork items.
  • Fixed a bug inflicting deck adjustments to not carry over when made between totally different units and/or whereas making adjustments offline.
  • Fixed a bug the place Brilliant Macaw copied Gigafin’s Deathrattle with its Battlecry.
  • Fixed a bug the place Glowscale’s Spellcraft’s non permanent Divine Shield might take away a minion’s everlasting Divine Shield.
  • Lowered the necessities for Y’Shaarj’s Tasks 3 and 10.
  • Fixed a bug inflicting “Complete a Bounty at Level 30” Tasks to generally not full as written.
  • Fixed a bug stopping all “kill two enemies in one turn” Tasks from monitoring.
  • Fixed numerous bugs with Diamond Portrait voicelines.
  • Fixed a bug the place the Heroic Queen Azshara Bounty didn’t unlock after the completion of the traditional Fish of N’Zoth Bounty.
  • Fixed a bug stopping Queen Azshara’s Bleed and Freeze Abilities from working in her Bounty Boss encounter.
  • Fixed numerous textual content, visible, and practical bugs with a number of Mercenaries Abilities, together with bugs with Maiev’s Imprison Ability and Queen Azshara’s Mage Paramount Ability.
  • Fixed a bug the place the Ice Block Talisman Equipment would set off even when the proprietor had Divine Shield that may have protected it.
  • Fixed a bug with the elimination of Stealth if all characters have Stealth.
  • Fixed a bug in Duels the place Brann’s Dino Tracking Hero Power might trigger disconnects.
  • Fixed a bug the place Zephrys’s Lamp induced the consumer to crash within the Tombs of Terror.
  • Added deck copying performance to Duels. Fixed a bug stopping deck codes from working with sure heroes.
  • Miscellaneous different efficiency enhancements, textual content updates, and bug fixes.

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