Today we will be rolling out a small server-side hotfix patch with a couple bans and a couple bug fixes:

  • [Hearthstone] Splish-Splash Whelp is banned in Standard.
    o Dev Comment: Since our last balance patch, Druid has emerged as a warping force in the meta, and both a power and play experience outlier. We’re banning Splish-Splash Whelp as one of the class’s strongest cards for accelerating them to their early power plays. This is a temporary emergency action that we’re taking until we’re able to re-evaluate and adjust in our next planned balance pass (after the launch of Perils in Paradise). Any cards that are weakened at that time will get our usual dust refund treatment.
  • [Twist] Thorim, Stormlord has been temporarily removed due to a bug. He is expected to be returned to the Hero Pool with Patch 30.0.
  • [Twist] Fixed a bug where some Heroes sometimes had the wrong Health.
  • [Battlegrounds] Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause crashes.