Hearthstone Update 26.0.2: Full Patch Notes Listed

This is the full list of changes made in Hearthstone update 26.0.2.

This is the full list of changes made in Hearthstone update 26.0.2.
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Hearthstone recently received a data-only hotfix patch with Update 26.0.2, as well as a couple of bug fixes. Looking to amend a few mana requirements for Hearthstone, Armor for Battlegrounds, and appearance rates in Arena, the full patch notes are relatively short. Here’s the full list.

Hearthstone Update 26.0.2 Patch Notes

Card Changes
  • Construct Quarter 
    • Old: 3 Durability
    • New: 2 Durability
  • Vengeful Walloper

    • Old: 6 Mana
    • New: 7 Mana
  • Lightray

    • Old: 9 Mana
    • New: 10 Mana
Battlegrounds Updates: Armor Changes

Note: Millhouse Manastorm now has less Armor at higher ranks, but more Armor at lower ranks.

  • Heroes getting more Armor
    • A.F. Kay: 18
    • Galewing: 14
    • George the Fallen: 13
    • Illidan Stormrage: 14
    • Ini Stormcoil: 15 at higher ranks (no change at lower ranks)
    • Lord Jaraxxus: 18 at higher ranks, 7 at lower ranks
    • Millificent Manastorm: 14 at higher ranks (no change at lower ranks)
    • Onyxia: 14
    • Patches the Pirate: 14 at higher ranks (no change at lower ranks)
    • Professor Putricide: 14
    • Rakanishu: 18
    • Sir Finley Mrrgglton: 10
    • Tavish Stormpike: 15 at higher ranks, 10 at lower ranks
    • The Jailer: 15
    • Millhouse Manastorm: 10
  • Heroes getting less Armor
    • Bru’kan: 12
    • Enhance-o Mechano: 8
    • E.T.C., Band Manager: 10
    • Kurtrus Ashfallen: 12
    • Maiev Shadowsong: 9 at higher ranks (no change at lower ranks)
    • Master Nguyen: 12
    • Queen Wagtoggle: 10
    • Scabbs Cutterbutter: 10
    • Silas Darkmoon: 10
    • Skycap’n Kragg: 11
    • Sneed: 12
    • The Rat King: 9
    • Zephrys, the Great: 10
    • Millhouse Manastorm: 6
Battlegrounds Updates: Buddy Updates

The following Buddies have been adjusted to be more powerful:

  • Snow Elemental (Chenvaala)

    • Old: Tavern Tier 4
    • New: Tavern Tier 3
  • Vaelastrasz (Alexstrasza)

    • Old: Tavern Tier 4
    • New: Tavern Tier 3
  • Talent Scout (E.T.C., Band Manager)

    • Old: Tavern Tier 5
    • New: Tavern Tier 3
  • Coilfang Elite (Lady Vashj)

    • Old: [Tavern Tier 2] 4 Attack, 3 Health
    • New: [Tavern Tier 1] 3 Attack, 2 Health
  • Sub Scrubber (Ini Stormcoil)

    • Old: Tavern Tier 5
    • New: Tavern Tier 4
  • Piloted Whirl-O-Tron (Sneed)

    • Old: Tavern Tier 3
    • New: Tavern Tier 2
  • Festergut (Professor Putricide)

    • Ticking Abomination has been removed from the Festergut minion pool. (It is still in the minion pool for Professor Putricide’s hero power, Build-An-Undead)

The following Buddies have been adjusted to be less powerful:

  • Nightmare Ectoplasm (Mutanus the Devourer)

    • Old: [Tavern Tier3] 5 Attack, 4 Health
    • New: [Tavern Tier 4] 4 Attack, 3 Health
  • Raging Contender (Captain Hooktusk)

    • Old: Tavern Tier 4
    • New: Tavern Tier 5
  • Living Nightmare (Kurtrus Ashfallen)
    • Old: [Tavern Tier 2] 5 Attack, 3 Health
    • New: [Tavern Tier 3] 6 Attack, 4 Health
  • Waxadred, the Drippy (Heistbaron Togwaggle)

    • Old: Tavern Tier 4
    • New: Tavern Tier 5
  • Shady Aristocrat (Sire Denathrius)

    • The Quest Discovered will now be more difficult to complete
Battlegrounds Updates: Minion Updates
  • Dr. Boombox

    • Old: Tavern Tier 4
    • New: Tavern Tier 5
Arena Updates

Card appearance rates were adjusted:

  • High power class cards for Death Knight, Hunter, Mage, Paladin, and Shaman will appear less frequently
  •  High power class cards for Demon Hunter and Warrior will appear more frequently
  • The Countess, Fel’dorei Warband, Deal with a Devil, and Astalor, Bloodsworn are no longer be able to be drafted
Bug Fixes
  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Sketchy Stranger would only offer 2 options if you were playing as a Secret class.
  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where cards gained by Fight Over Me were not tagged as copied from your opponent.
  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug causing mouse-over tooltips to sometimes disappear. This bug fix includes a temporary mitigation until the next full client patch.
  • [Duels] Fixed a bug where Scourge Strike was sometimes literally unplayable.
  • [Arena] Fixed a bug where new Core Set cards were not in the eligible card pool.

Those are the full notes for the 26.0.2 patch hotfix. For more, check out our Hearthstone guides page.

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