Official Hearthstone artwork for the Bloodreaver Gul'Dan Death Knight card

Hearthstone's The Witchwood expansion arrived about a month ago, bringing with it 135 new cards to toy around with. Unfortunately, while some of these new cards are quite interesting, they proved to be no match to some of the best cards from the previous expansions. And so, instead of the current meta being shaped by all of the brand new cards, it's pretty much a repeat of decks and strategies we've already seen time and time again.

With that in mind, I am very glad to say that the Hearthstone team will soon be stepping in with some much-needed balance changes. While the exact tweaks haven't been announced just yet, I can tell you that the update will be coming after the HTC playoffs finish on May 20th. Much like the changes themselves, the exact release date for the patch hasn't been revealed just yet, so don't be surprised if it arrives a bit later than expected.

If you're wondering what sort of cards might be on the chopping block, allow me to give you some of my predictions based on what Blizzard have been talking about recently, as well as what I've been seeing in my games. Without further ado, here are some of the cards that have a decent chance of getting changed/nerfed:

Spiteful Summoner

Bloodreaver Gul'Dan


Possessed Lackey

Dark Pact

Call to Arms

Naga Sea Witch

The Caverns Below

As you can see, there's quite a few Warlock cards on this list. This isn't because I want to see Warlock nerfed to the ground, but rather because it's the class with the most options when it comes to tweaking its power level. You could nerf Bloodreaver Gul'Dan and suddenly Cube Lock will be less powerful against control decks, you can nerf Doomguard or Lackey and suddenly it will become a lot less proactive, or you can just go and nerf Dark Pact in order to either slow down the combo or reduce the amount of healing. 

Neither option is objectively correct, so it's going to be quite interesting to see what Blizzard does in the end. Whatever the case may, I really do hope they'll tone down Spitefull Summoner because having to deal with Tyrantus on turn 5 isn't exactly my idea of fun.

Once more information gets released I'll make sure to let you know, but you can also keep an eye out for updates by visiting the official website