Upcoming Hearthstone patch to apply balance change to Undertaker

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 28 January 2015 17:49 GMT

An upcoming Hearthstone patch will apply a balance change to the Undertaker card, Blizzard has announced.

After the release of Goblins vs Gnomes, Blizzard said it kept an “eye on the state of game balance” as more matches were played using the additional cards.

Released with The Curse of Naxxramas, Undertaker is considered an overly powerful card and “was frustrating to play against,” said Blizzard.

“It often gained both Attack and Health stats significantly above those of other inexpensive minions very early in the game.”

Once the upcoming patch is in place, the Undertaker card will have the “Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle gain +1/+1” text replaces with “Whenever you summon a minion with Deathrattle, gain +1 Attack”.

“With this change, we expect Undertaker will still be better than other 1-Mana minions when played in a deck with a Deathrattle theme, but more likely to die in combat against other minions,” said Blizzard.

The golden version of Undertaker can be disenchanted for its full cost once the balance change goes live, but only for a limited time.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.