Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 2: New Heroes And Minions

New Heroes and minions are coming to Hearthstone Battlegrounds in season two! There'll also be some minor changes to the ones currently in the game. Let's check it out!

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New minions and heroes are coming in Hearthstone Battlegrounds season 2! | © Blizzard Entertainment

Brace yourself! Season two of Hearthstone Battlegrounds is here and there are a bunch of new Heroes and minions that are dying to meet you. With their arrival, Blizzard has also made some adjustments to the Hero Powers of the Heroes currently available in Battlegrounds. Minions were not spared from these adjustments either as we saw changes made to minions card texts as well as some minions being re-added/removed from the selection pool.

We've already seen that Battlegrounds will be receiving a major overhaul with the addition of a new reward track, Quests, and Battlegrounds XP. So, we can't wait to see what the new Hero and minions will have in store for us!

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 2 - Start Date

Battlegrounds season two will begin on the same day as patch 24.2 is released to Hearthstone on August 30, 2022. Blizzard has not revealed an end date for Battlegrounds season 2 yet.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 2 - New Heroes

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Murloc Holmes (left) and Sire Denathrius (right) are two new Heroes coming to Battlegrounds in season two! | © Blizzard Entertainment

Two new Heroes will be added to the Hero pool in Battlegrounds season two: Murloc Holmes and Sire Denathrius.

Here's a look at their respective Hero Powers:

HeroesHero Power
Murloc Holmes (Armor Tier 2)
  • Detective for hire (0 Gold): Look at 2 minions. Guess which one your next opponent had last combat for a Coin.
Sire Denathrius (Armor Tier 1)
  • Whodunnit (Passive): At the start of the game, choose one of two Quests. This will be an additional Quest on top of the Quest that players automatically get on turn 4 in the new season 2 update. So Sire Denathrius can have two Quests at once.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 2 - Hero Updates

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Galewing will see changes to both their passive Hero Powers in Battlegrounds season two! | © Blizzard Entertainment

Eight of the currently available Heroes will receive an update to their Hero Powers in Battlegrounds season two.

These are the Heroes and the respective changes to their Hero Powers:

Hero

Hero Power Updates

Rakinishu
  • Tavern Lightning: changed from (2-Gold) "Give a friendly minion stats equal to your Tavern Tier → (1-Gold) Give a minion stats equal to its Tavern Tier.
  • Moved to Armor Tier 3
Patchwerk
  • All Patched Up: Changed from (passive) Start with 55 Health instead of 40 → (passive) Start with 60 Health instead of 40.
  • Moved to Armer Tier 2
Vanndarr Stormpike
  • Lead the Stormpikes: Redesigned to (passive) Avenge (2): Give your minions +1 Health permanently
  • Moved to Armor Tier 1
Drek'Thar
  • Lead the Frostwolves: Redesigned to (passive) Avenge (3): Give your minions +1 attack permanently
  • Moved to Armor Tier 2
Aranna Starseeker
  • Spectral Sight: Reworded to (passive) Bob's Tavern always has 7 minions.
Fungalmancer Flurgl
  • Gone Fishing: Redesigned to (passive) After you sell 4 minions, get a random Murloc.
  • Moved to Armor Tier 2
Skycap'n Kragg
  • Piggy Bank: No text change, but Piggy Bank can now store over 10 Gold
Galewing
  • Westfall: Changed from (passive) In 1 turn, give your left-most minion +2 Attack. → (passive) In 1 turn, give your left-most minion +2/+1.
  • Eastern Plaguelands: Changed from (passive) In 5 turns, your next Tavern Tier upgrade costs (5) less. → (passive) In 5 turns, your next Tavern Tier upgrade costs (6) less.

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 2 - New Minions

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Tea Master Theotar is a new Tavern Tier 6 minion! | © Blizzard Entertainment

11 new minions will be added to Hearthstone Battlegrounds in season two. These range from Tavern Tier 1 minions all the way to Tavern Tier 6.

Here's a look at all the minions and their respective card texts:

Minion Name

Card Text
Picky Eater
  • Tavern Tier 1, 1/1 Demon
  • (Normal) Battlecry: Consume a random minion in Bob's Tavern to gain its stats
  • (Golden) Battlecry: Consume a random minion in Bob's Tavern to gain double its stats
Mind Muck
  • Tavern Tier 2, 3/2 Demon
  • (Normal) Battlecry: Choose a friendly Demon. It consumes a minion in Bob's Tavern to gain its stats
  • (Golden) Battlecry: Choose a friendly Demon. It consumes a minion in Bob's Tavern to gain double its stats
Piggyback Imp
  • Tavern Tier 2, 4/1 Demon
  • (Normal) Deathrattle: Summon a 4/1 Imp
  • (Golden) Deathrattle: Summon an 8/2 Imp
Nether Drake
  • Tavern Tier 2, 0/5 Demon
  • (Normal) At the end of your turn, give your Dragons +1 attack
  • (Golden) At the end of your turn, give your Dragons +2 attack
Amber Guardian
  • Tavern Tier 3, 3/2 Dragon
  • (Normal) Start of Combat: Give another friendly Dragon +3|+3 and Divine Shield
  • (Golden) Start of Combat: Give another friendly Dragon +6|+6 and Divine Shield
Legion Observer
  • Tavern Tier 3, 4/4 Demon
  • (Normal) Minions in Bob's Tavern have +2|+2
  • (Golden) Minions in Bob's Tavern have +4|+4
First Mate Pip
  • Tavern Tier 3, 5/4 Pirate
  • (Normal) You only need 2 copies of this minion to make it Golden
  • (Golden) No card text
Treasure-Seeker Elise
  • Tavern Tier 4, 5/5 minion
  • (Normal) After you Refresh 5 times, find the Golden Monkey
  • (Golden) After you Refresh 5 times, find two Golden Monkeys
  • Golden Monkey is a Tavern Tier 1, 6/6 Taunt minion
Rendle the Mistermind
  • Tavern Tier 4, 4/5 minion
  • (Normal) At the end of your turn, steal the highest Tier minion from Bob's Tavern
  • (Golden) At the end of your turn, steal the 2 highest Tier minions from Bob's Tavern
Tortollan Blue Shell
  • Tavern Tier 5, 4/7 minion
  • (Normal) If you lost your last combat, this minion sells for 5 Gold
  • (Golden) If you lost your last combat, this minion sells for 10 Gold
Tea Master Theotar
  • Tavern Tier 6, 6/6 minion
  • (Normal) After you play a minion with no minion type, give 3 friendly minions of different types +2|+2
  • (Golden) After you play a minion with no minion type, give 3 friendly minions of different types +4|+4

Hearthstone Battlegrounds Season 2 - Minion Updates

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Did anyone miss Toxfin? Well, he's coming back to Battlegrounds in season two! | © Blizzard Entertainment

Certain changes will be made to the minions currently available in the selection pool. Some minions were re-added while some were removed.

These are the minions that have been added or removed from Battlegrounds season 2:

  • Re-added minion: Toxfin.
  • Removed minions: Kooky Chemist, Steward of Time, Bublette, Silverback Patriarch, Icky Imp, Nathrezim Overseer, Soul Devourer, Briny Bootlegger, Shifter Zerus, Cobalt Scalebane, Witchwing Nestmatron, Mythrax the Unraveler, and SI: Sefin.

Besides this, three minions received a minor update to their card text. These are the changes.

MinionCard Text Update
Impulsive Trickster
  • Changed from Tavern Tier 1, 2/2 minion→ Tavern Tier 2, 2/3 minion.
Imprisoner
  • Changed from Tavern Tier 2, 3/3 minion → Tavern Tier 1, 2/2 minion
Drakonid Enforcer
  • Changed from Tavern Tier 3, 2/4 minion → Tavern Tier 4, 3/7 minion

You can take a closer look at the new Heroes and minions coming to Battlegrounds in season two on the Hearthstone site.

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