Thursday, April 23, 2020

Balance Changes in Version 1.12

Minion Masters!

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Upcoming Balance Changes

While we have the upcoming Wild Cards Test, we've still got a host of balance changes we'll be releasing alongside it. Here's just a few of the changes coming soon:

Ting, Teng & Tung
  • Damage 100 -> 90
  • Projectiles cannot bounce off of dead minions
  • Developer Comments
  • Projectiles bouncing off of minions that were already dead was somewhat of an unintended behaviour, so half of this change can be classified as a bug fix, but we're listing it here as it's a significant change to the balance of the card.
Snake Druid
  • Speed 2 -> 3
  • Developer Comments
  • Snake Druid often seemed to have stayed on your side of the field far too long for your opponent to effectively deal with him due to his low speed. By giving him a speed increase in this way, we want to maintain his current strengths but allow your opponent to simply wait him out, or push other lanes, more effectively.
Zealots of the Burning Fist
  • Mana Cost 7 -> 6
  • Developer Comments
  • Despite being able to output some serious damage in the right circumstances, the mana cost for Zealots of the Burning Fist was too high to justify playing it in most scenarios. Hopefully a simple mana reduction can help out the card a lot.
Dragon Ball
  • Activation Mana Cost 6+ -> 5+
  • Developer Comments
  • Dragon Ball's activation cost was making the card significantly difficult to fit into decks, and we believe the meta has developed to a state where it's a good opportunity to ease up on the restrictive nature of the card's condition.
As always, there's more balance changes to come - Look forward to reading the rest with the release of the 1.12 Patch Notes!

BadAsAFish80's 2v2 Tournament #6

BadAsAFish is back again with another installment of his excellent tournament series! Featuring a $100 Prize Pool provided by BetaDwarf, this multi-day event is a great way to team up with your friend and engage in some competitive Minion Masters if you're stuck at home during the quarantine.

Awesome Fanart

We're always on the lookout for great displays of creativity from the Minion Masters playerbase, and our eyes this week were drawn to some amazing fanart of Succubus by nekochelle!

We fully recommend checking out the original linked above - The resolution on this is massive! We fell in love with this piece the moment we saw it, and so did our users on Reddit. Check out nekochelle's Instagram accounts - nekochelle and miqchips for more of their great work.

Cheers from BetaDwarf!