The new Battlegrounds update brings a host of changes to the minion pool, with 18 new minions coming in and 10 getting removed.
The new minions are primarily dragons and dragon synergy cards, with a few goodies for other tribes to hopefully shake up the death grip demons have on the game at the moment.
The new cards are:
Dragonspawn Lieutenant: 2/3 Dragon with Taunt.
Red Whelp: 1/2 Dragon with “Start of Combat: Deal 1 damage per friendly dragon to one random enemy minion.”
Glyph Guardian: 2/4 Dragon with “Whenever this attacks, double its attack.”
Steward of Time: 2/4 Dragon with “When you sell this minion, give all minions in Bob’s Tavern +1/+1”.
Waxrider Togwaggle: ½ with “Whenever a friendly Dragon kills an enemy, gain +2/+2”.
Unstable Ghoul: 1/3 with Taunt and Deathrattle: “Deal 1 damage to all minions.”
Bronze Warden: 2/1 Dragon with Divine Shield and Reborn.
Hangry Dragon: 4/4 Dragon with “At the start of your turn, gain +2/+2 if you won the last combat.”
Drakonid Enforcer: 3/6 Dragon with “After a friendly minion loses Divine Shield, gain +2/+2.”
Herald of Flame: 5/4 Dragon with Overkill “Deal 3 damage to the leftmost enemy minion.”
Cobalt Scalebane: 5/5 Dragon with “At the end of your turn, give a random friendly minion +3 attack.”
Murozond: 5/5 Dragon with Battlecry “Add a minion from your last opponent’s warband to your hand.”
Twilight Emissary: 6/8 Dragon with Taunt and Battlecry: “Give a friendly Dragon +3/+3.”
Razorgore, the Untamed: 2/4 Dragon with “At the end of your turn, gain +1/+1 for each dragon you have.”
Holy Mackerel: 8/4 Murloc with “After another friendly minion loses Divine Shield, gain Divine Shield.”
Imp Mama: 6/8 Demon with “Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a random Demon and give it Taunt.”
Kalecgos, Arcane Aspect: 2/8 Dragon with “After you play a minion with Battlecry, give your Dragons +1/+1.”
Nadina the Red: 7/4 with Deathrattle “Give your Dragons Divine Shield.”
These are some potent minions overall, and significantly more powerful on average than what they’re replacing. The removed minions are as follows:
Piloted Sky Golem
Overall not a bad trade. You lose a gaggle of minions that were rarely taken, and get an entire new tribe with new synergies, as well as support for other hybrid synergies (Divine Shield comps in particular got a buff).
This should be an interesting update to the stale Battlegrounds meta.