For consolidation of abilities, we merged several passive abilities. One notable change is the merging of the Ravage into Shred, and Pounce into Rake; saving a couple keybinds that were only used in conjunction with Prowl. The loss of Symbiosis primarily impacted Druid survivability, as many of the abilities received through Symbiosis were defensive cooldowns. To compensate for that, we improved Barkskin (for non-Feral Druids) and Survival Instincts (for Feral and Guardian Druids).
Ranked Play Season 2: Brave the Black Temple is coming to a close at the end of the month, and with it your chances of acquiring the Black Temple card back for your collection. The Black Temple card back will only be available during Ranked Play Season 2, so be sure to hit Rank 20 before June 1 in order to qualify and don’t miss out! Reach Rank 20 or better and the card back will be awarded to you at the end of the season.
If you play well and become a top 16 Legend player in each Ranked Play season, you may find yourself on your way to becoming a Hearthstone World Champion! We announced how you can qualify to participate in the Regional Qualifier Tournaments, along with the $250,000 Prize Pool at the Hearthstone World Championship here, so check out that link if you are looking for more information.
Ranked Play Season 3—and a new card back along with it—await you in June!