Hearthstone – Rise of the Mech Event, Masters & Card Changes

It’s patch day!

Patch 14.4 reveals to us that Blastmaster Boom has been rushing to knock together more projects to expand his arsenal. His latest creation has come together just in time for the Rise of the Mech event.

Leading into the next stage of the Hearthstone Masters Tour, any players who log in before July 1 will receive a free golden legendary Mech card; SN1P-SNAP.

The magnetic echoing deathrattler has now entered the fray!

A Shiny New Robot

For only 3 mana, you get a 2 Attack/3 Health spammable mech. Even without a Mech minion already in play, SN1P-SN4P is a formidable card.

Echo allows you to magnetise three versions of SN1P-SN4P together. Creating a 6 Attack/9 Health beatdown machine. Even a little Mech minion can be loaded up as a complete powerhouse.

My personal favourite is keeping a Mechwarper in play to reduce the cost of all Mechs by one mana. That means you can stick five SN1P-SN4Ps together will fill your board with 1 Attack/1 Health Microbots when/if they die.

SN1P-SN4P is considered a part of the Boomsday Project set and as a result, will rotate out of standard play with that set. That being said, it won’t drop from Boomsday packs.

So if you miss the event, you can craft a normal SN1P-SN4P for 1600 Arcane Dust.

A Bundle Suitable For a Master

As I mentioned earlier, we are leading into the next stage of the Hearthstone Masters Tour for 2019. To celebrate Blizzard has announced the Hearthstone Masters Bundle.

Available now for $26.95 AUD, this Bundle will equip players with 10 Rise of Shadows packs, 10 Rastakhan’s Rumble packs, the new Stolen Thunder Card back and an alternate Shaman Hero; Thunder King.

A portion of all sales will see the prize money of the next three Hearthstone Masters events grow. For me, it’s just a really cost-efficient way to get a bunch of cards cheaper.

The card back and Hero were just a rad little bonus. The upcoming Hearthstone Masters Tour will see pros face off in Las Vegas from June 14 to 16.

Buffs For Everyone!

On top of all these freebies and announcements comes card changes.

I know what you’re thinking, they’ve nerfed your Bomb Warrior or Tempo Rogue into the ground and screw this, you quit.

All of the changes have actually been card buffs, not nerfs. Most of the changes have been a reduction in mana cost by one or two, however, some minion cards have received increased power or health.

Overall I don’t think there is anything for players to be salty over, nothing that has wasted your hard earned Arcane Dust.

I’ve included a gallery showing all the changes courtesy of Blizzard.

There’s lots going on in the world of Hearthstone right now. Make sure you log in to claim your golden SN1P-SNAP.

Stay tuned to PowerUp! as we cover all the Hearthstone news. esports and Masters Tours.

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Jamie Sherlock
Gamer, writer & sports enthusiast. I'm interested in all things RPG and stats. I believe fantasy sports teams is just DnD for the guys who made fun of kids who like DnD, but that doesn't stop me from participating in either hobbies. Unashamed Blizzard & Wizards of the Coast fanboy, if you got a problem with that you best roll initiative punk!

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