Blizzard have released a patch that nerfs the Mage hero in their popular card game Hearthstone. Thought by many to be by far the most powerful class in the game, the Mage has had the cost of its spellcasting abilities increased.
According to the patch notes:
We understand that the Freeze mechanic can be frustrating to play against, and we wanted to make changes that would allow the Mage’s opponent some additional time to be aggressive with their minions and well as slow the overall pacing of the control-based Mage play style.
* Blizzard’s mana cost is now 6 (up from 5). * Cone of Cold’s mana cost is now 4 (up from 3). * Frost Nova’s mana cost is now 3 (up from 2).
* Cone of Cold’s mana cost is now 4 (up from 3).
* Frost Nova’s mana cost is now 3 (up from 2).
The patch also fixed a couple of other issues, including a bug that prevented new Arena runs from being started by players. You can find the full list of changes.