Hearthstone Developer Insights From Team 5 - Behind All Latest and Potential Future Balance Changes for Constructed, Battlegrounds, & Mercenaries

The latest Hearthstone patch has brought us an extensive list of balance changes for 3 major game modes: Constructed, Battlegrounds, & Mercenaries. Following that, several members of Team 5 have shared various developer insights on the present and the future. We put them all together!
Quote From Aleco Hello and thanks to all the new followers!
Quote From Aleco Hello Hearthstone!
Quote From Aleco Balance-based Changes: This patch wasn’t all “feels”.
Quote From Aleco Rogue has been consistently the most played class in the game.
Quote From Aleco Now for our Wild change!
Quote From Aleco Were there any other wild decks getting looked at or was it just big shaman?
Quote From Aleco Thank you for the insight!
Quote From Mitchell Loewen More changes are coming.
Definitely a focus Quote From Mitchell Loewen Thanks for the insight!
Quote From Tess Leiman I'm curious what were some of the changes that got nixed?
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Draw a minion. Corrupt: Reduce its Cost by (2).
Shouldn't the eyes be facing backwards for insight?
card illustration by Rudy Siswanto
Give your hero +2 Attack this turn.
Comes with an overwhelming urge to jump into the nearest open box.
card illustration by Trent Kaniuga
Destroy a Frozen minion.
What's cooler than being cool?
card illustration by Dany Orizio
Give your hero +2 Attack this turn. Gain 2 Armor.
The claw decides who will stay and who will go.
card illustration by Vlad Botos
Gain 2 Mana Crystals this turn only. Overload: (2)
Curiously, this plant never blooms in the same place twice.
card illustration by Dany Orizio
Battlecry: Summon 1/1 Whelps until your side of the battlefield is full.
Onyxia long manipulated the Stormwind Court by disguising herself as Lady Katrana Prestor. You would have thought that the giant wings and scales would have been a giveaway.
card illustration by Raymond Swanland
Battlecry: Set a hero's remaining Health to 15.
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder brings life and hope to everyone. Except Deathwing. And Malygos. And Nekros.
card illustration by Raymond Swanland
Battlecry: Set a hero's remaining Health to 15.
Alexstrasza the Life-Binder brings life and hope to everyone. Except Deathwing. And Malygos. And Nekros.
card illustration by Gustav Schmidt
Set each player to 0 Mana Crystals. Set the Cost of cards in all hands and decks to (1).
"Is my deck any good?" "I mean, if the stars align."
card illustration by MAR Studio
Give your hero +4 Attack this turn. Gain 4 Armor.
Chew your food!
card illustration by Matt Dixon
Battlecry: Summon 3 Pirates from your deck. Give them Rush.
"You three! Get in the cannon!"
card illustration by Mike Azevedo
Give a friendly minion +1/+1, then gain Armor equal to its Attack.
You can make your own Earthen Scales at home. Step 1: Roll around in the dirt. Step 2: Magic.
card illustration by Dany Orizio
Battlecry: Summon 1/1 Whelps until your side of the battlefield is full.
Onyxia long manipulated the Stormwind Court by disguising herself as Lady Katrana Prestor. You would have thought that the giant wings and scales would have been a giveaway.
card illustration by Alex Horley Orlandelli
Give a friendly minion +2 Attack and Charge.
"Guys! Guys! Slow down!" - some kind of non-warrior minion
card illustration by MAR Studio
Give your hero +4 Attack this turn. Gain 4 Armor.
Chew your food!
card illustration by Michael Sutfin
Destroy a minion. If you have a damaged minion, this costs (4) less.
Using this card on your enemies is one of the best things in life, according to some barbarians.
card illustration by Alex Horley Orlandelli
Give a friendly minion +2 Attack and Charge.
"Guys! Guys! Slow down!" - some kind of non-warrior minion
card illustration by Mauricio Herrera
Deal $4 damage. Costs (1) less for each minion that died this turn.
Dragons breathe fire, sure, but did you know they can also breathe Cotton Candy? It's harder to give them a reason to do that, though.
card illustration by Rudy Siswanto
Give your hero +2 Attack this turn.
Comes with an overwhelming urge to jump into the nearest open box.
card illustration by Scott Altmann
Return an enemy minion to your opponent's hand.
Rogues love sappy movies.
card illustration by Dany Orizio
Give your hero +2 Attack this turn. Gain 2 Armor.
The claw decides who will stay and who will go.
card illustration by James Ryman
Battlecry: Deal damage equal to this minion's Attack randomly split among all enemies.
C'Thun's least favorite Hearthstone card: Eye for an Eye.
card illustration by Chris Seaman
Deal $2 damage to all enemy minions and Freeze them.
This spell can be very Entertaining.
card illustration by Todd Harris
[x]Deathrattle: If you had 7 Elwynn Boars die this game, equip a 15/3 Sword of a    Thousand [email protected] (@/7)
Be grateful we lowered the requirement from 65,340,285.
card illustration by Chris Seaman
Deal $2 damage to all enemy minions and Freeze them.
This spell can be very Entertaining.
card illustration by Zoltan & Gabor
Restore #8 Health to your hero.
If you are often bathed in Holy Light, you should consider wearing sunscreen.
card illustration by Scott Altmann
Return an enemy minion to your opponent's hand.
Rogues love sappy movies.
card illustration by Glenn Rane
[x]Taunt At the end of your turn, add a random Death Knight card to your hand.
"All that I am: anger, cruelty, vengeance, 8 attack - I bestow upon you, my chosen knight."
card illustration by Arthur Gimaldinov
[x]Whenever you cast a Shadow spell that costs (1) or more, add a copy to your hand that costs (0).
In life, Tamsin Roame was one of the Alliance's most promising mages; now she is the Horde's most dangerous warlock.
card illustration by Zoltan & Gabor
Restore #6 Health.
If you are often bathed in Holy Light, you should consider wearing sunscreen.
card illustration by Zoltan & Gabor
Restore #8 Health to your hero.
If you are often bathed in Holy Light, you should consider wearing sunscreen.

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