Hearthstone Designer Ben Brode Discusses Purify

Ben Brode is pretty much the spokesperson for Hearthstone game design and decisions made by the team. He’s been getting a lot of tweets from the community about the Priest card Purify since it was revealed earlier this week and made a video to discuss the card.

If you don’t have time or can’t watch the video here is what he says about the card in summary:

  • Purify will not be available for picking in the arena.
  • Purify has been designed to be a ‘fun’ card, not a strong competitive card.
  • He is aware Priest is not as strong a class as most the other classes right now.
  • Ideally, Priest would have some archetypes that can achieve a 50% win ratio.
  • The designers want Dragon Priest to be stronger after the release of One Night in Karazhan.

Hearthstone Designer Ben Brode Discusses Purify

Purify HS Priest Card

Purify Hearthstone Card One Night in KarazhanThis is the new Purify HS Priest Card being released as part of the new adventure One Night in Karazhan.

The card reads: Silence a friendly Minion. Draw a card.

This is a decent card and reasonably costed. Drawing a card for 2-mana is fine, and silencing one of your own minions can work out well if you build your deck to include some powerful cards that have a downside, but you can silence it.