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In what seems to be a landmark judgement of the past few years of Hearthstone, Team 5 has decided to buff quite a few unplayed cards with competitive potential in an attempt to shift the metagame in a different direction. There had been a strict policy of only reworking heavily used cards to enable other lesser played cards to take the limelight for a period of time. Naturally, the announcement of card buffs leaves streamers as well as casual players in awe.

                                                                                 The card buffs are going to be unique only to the Boomsday Project card set of Hearthstone. Apparently Dr Boom has spent quite some time at the drawing board, and have perfected the designs for quite a few cards in the sets. Two cards from each set, including three less played Legendary Spells will be buffed by reworking their mana costs. This is being done to improve their chances of making it to the meta as opposed to nerfing cards that are being used too frequently. (We will revisit the impact of these changes in a future editorial)

                                                                                                                                                                                                     The announcement comes shortly after the announcement of certain “quality of life” changes to the game, which changes several “overused” cards. E.V.I.L Miscreant is having its health reduced, Preparation is being remade to offer a 2 mana cost reduction on the next spell, and Raiding Party and Archivist Elysiana having their costs ramped up.

                                                                                                         The game will also receive a new Legendary minion called SN1P-SN4P, which is a 3 mana 2/3 Mech. SN1P-SN4P on dying produces 2 1/1 Microbots (which are Mechs too). What truly makes it extremely good is the Magnetic and Echo keywords, meaning that SN1P-SN4P can be played multiple times in one turn, and can be fused with the Mechs on the table to improve their stats. SN1P-SN4P will be treated like a Boomsday Project, and will rotate out of Standard along with it next year.

All players logging in on June 3 will get a golden SN1P-SN4P for free to add to their collection. Players missing the event will also get to craft a regular version of it for 1600 dust.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Are you ready for the rise of the Mechs, and for helping Dr. Boom assert his domination?

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