For the past few weeks there has been a rooftop called Ramp Paladin, or Cheese Paladin if you’re feeling a little tender Top of the definition in the standard Hearthstone format. The goal is to use Nozdormu the Timeless to raise both players to 10 Mana and then hit you with one of his 10 Big Points, but also dump you with Corrupt Clowns and Murlocs before that. Correction 19.6 Ramp impedes Paladin with seemingly one slight change: Increasing the cost of High Abbess Alura by one point, from four to five.
Alura is in a deck so Ramp Paladins can utilize her Spellburst ability to catch a glimpse of Tip the Scales, which summons seven Murlocs from your deck. The deck’s high win rate hinges on dragging it into the fourth round to flood the board before the other decks are ready. As the correction notes explain, “When a single card contains a large amount of win rate for a deck, as Alura does, it lags behind the Hearthstone match promises. Instead of having a normal back and forth flow between players, games with turn 4 games Alura can create states Plank cannot be overcome very early in the match. “
In addition to nerfing Alura, Patch 19.6 includes various changes to Battlegrounds. Here is one: “Instead of searching for three times after calling each method, it will now call all of its methods first before creating any triples.” Captain Hooktusk removed from the Hero pool temporarily, and Elistra the Immortal is knocked out of the Minions collection. Balance adjustments are valid for cards like Yo-Ho-Ogre, Champion of Y’Shaarj, Waxrider Togwaggle and others. We see Full Correction Notes For details.
There’s also a nod to the upcoming Quilboar as the next type of client, and Blizzard will share more details on that in April.
Finally, the next chapter in the Book of Heroes comes out on March 2, and tells the story of Valera who becomes an expert assassin, with eight bosses to be defeated and a Rogue pack, containing Standard Rogue cards, as a bonus.