Hearthstone Patch 18.0

Hearthstone – Patch update 18.0 Notes

Hearthstone Patch 18.0 update

Today’s Patch 18.0 includes a handful of Battlegrounds updates and gameplay enhancements. Its arrival means Hearthstone’s latest expansion, Scholomance Academy , is almost here! All Scholomance Academy cards have been officially revealed and while you can’t use the new cards until they’re unlocked on August 6 , you can get a head start on building your launch day decks. with our online deck builder!


Mr. Bigglesworth

  • Kel’Thuzad’s Kitty [Passive]
    • When a player dies, find a minion from their party. It keeps all the enchantments.

Players with Battlegrounds perks will have early access to Mr. Bigglesworth before the hero is officially released on August 13.


Menagerie mug

  • [Tier 2] 2 Attack, 2 Health
    • Battlecry: Give + 1 / + 1 to 3 random allied minions of different minion types.

Menagerie Jug

  • [Tier 4] 3 Attack, 3 Health
    • Battlecry: Give 3 random allied minions of different minion types + 2 / + 2.


  • Zoobot has been removed from the battlefield
  • The Menagerie Magician has been removed from the battlefield.

Various game improvements and updates

  • Class-specific weapon frames have been added to every weapon in Hearthstone.
  • Scholomance Academy Cards will be added to Arena when the expansion is unlocked on August 6.
  • Free decks for new and old players have been updated (recipes can be found here). *
  • Returning players no longer need to complete the returning player experience to claim their free deck.
  • Toxic damage now has a poison damage special indicator and effect.
  • Pressing the Hide button on the mobile when choosing a card in the game will now also hide the banner that describes the choice, no longer obscuring the view of the opponent’s armor total.
  • Spells created by Evocation will now disappear at the same time at the end of the turn instead of one by one.
  • Target indicators now more accurately represent an opponent’s target selection when aiming at a battle cry or targeted spell.
  • Removed a damage effect delay for Mad Bomber and Demolisher.
  • Reduced the delay between launching Plot Twist and its shuffle animation.
  • Fixed a bug where Galakrond the Tempest would show the leveling animation on the deck during the fourth Invoke.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented heroes from properly reinserting into their portraits after attacking.
  • Fixed visual display issues with the Might of Deathwing Battlegrounds Heroes.
  • The battleground summon speed improvements for Pack Leader and Mama Bear have been reintroduced.

Limited to one per account. A returning player is defined as a player who has not logged into Hearthstone for 120 consecutive days.

Free Class Launch and Legendary Quests

Starting August 6, players will receive a Scholomance Academy Legendary Class Card just for logging in, and can complete a legendary quest chain to earn a total of six Scholomance Academy card packs! ** Quests will initially be available on the following dates:

  • August 6, 10 a.m. PT: Play 25 cards in Play mode to earn 2 Scholomance Academy card packs.
  • August 7, 10 a.m. PT: Play 20 spells in any mode to earn 2 Scholomance Academy card packs
  • August 8, 10 a.m. PT: Win 3 games in any mode to earn 2 Scholomance Academy card packs.

** Limit of one random Legendary Class card per account. You must log in before October 27 to claim.

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