If you can believe it, Blizzard is going to be nerfing some of the oldest cards in Hearthstone. The next update will readjust a few commonly used cards that have been around from the beginning. According to Blizzard, they are tweaking these cards to balance them in with newer additions, rather than relegating them to the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is a memorial graveyard for retired cards.
The cards being nerfed include Fiery War Axe, Hex, Innervate, and Murloc Warleader. Most of the card's adjustments come in the form of a raise in mana cost. The Fiery War Axe that is used by warriors, and the Hex spell used by Shamans will cost one more mana each to use. That means Fiery War Axe will cost three mana, and Hex will use up four mana. The Innervate spell that is used by Druids will only give out one extra mana when it's put into play rather than the two it used to reward. Last, and certainly not least, the Murloc Warleader will not buff other Murlocs health anymore. Other Murlocs on the field will still get +2 attack, but gone are the days of an additional +1 to health. Another card that will be nerfed in the 9.1 update to Hearthstone is a newer one, Spreading Plague. This one is going from costing five mana to taking six mana to use.
These nerfs are bound to change the way people are playing Hearthstone. The classics that you've relied on from the beginning are going to be much more different to play than they were before. Blizzard tries to assure that these nerfs are a much better option to moving the cards to the Hall of Fame. Do you agree?
Sources: Eurogamer, Battle.net