Alongside the swap to the Lifesteal keyword, Blizzard is adjusting an age-old Hearthstone interaction.
The Mistress of Pain and Auchenai Soulpriest interaction is as old as Hearthstone is, or at least nearly so. The infamous combo sets off a chain reaction that ends up killing you when Mistress of Pain does a single point of damage. Today, when detailing the switch to the all new Lifesteal keyword, Community Manager Keganbe confirmed that this effect will only activate once come the Knights of the Frozen Throne expansion.
He also shared card art of the updated Mistress and Wickerflame Burnbristle which you can find below.
In Knights of the Frozen Throne, we’re introducing a new keyword, Lifesteal, that summarizes the previously existing card text “damage dealt by this also heals your hero”. We’re looking forward to showing off more new cards with the Lifesteal keyword in the coming weeks.
Two cards currently exist with the Lifesteal ability in their text box: Wickerflame Burnbristle and Mistress of Pain. In Knights of the Frozen Throne, we’ll be updating their card text to say “Lifesteal” rather than their current “damage dealt by this minion also heals your hero” text. You can check out what that will look like by clicking the links above!
Stop Hitting Yourself
Auchenai Soulpriest and Mistress of Pain have had a very interesting relationship. Their current interaction results in a continuous loop of healing and damage that results in a rather grisly end to the current game. In Knights of the Frozen Throne, we will be changing the interaction between Auchenai Soulpriest and all minions with Lifesteal so that the Auchenai Soulpriest ability will only trigger once.
We hope you are looking forward to our next chilling expansion!
Blizzard also announced today that the Play a Friend! quest was bugged and not rewarding the proper amount of goal to the challenged player. The Midsummer Fire Festival runs for the next two weeks and includes double gold rewards for the duration.
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