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Trikslyr has Matthew Cooper, Game Designer on Heroes of the Storm, walk him through some of the significant Hero rebalancing that will be occurring in an upcoming patch.

 

A couple of specific Heroes have been targeted for major modifications:

 

Abathur - The post-January 13 update version of Abathur is a good design fit for what the team wants, but they're increasing the power level of Ultimate Evolution to compensate for the inability to use the copied Hero's Heroic ability, Monstrosity is becoming permanent in duration, and some of the Toxic Nest talents are being revised.

 

Uther - Eternal Devotion is being nerfed to not utilize the same ability toolkit as when Uther is alive.

 

Murky - Minor quality of life changes are alluded to, but no specifics are provided.

 

Stitches - General reduction of damage and 'tankiness' planned. Comparison to Diablo, who is slated for some minor tweaks in a yet further future patch, suggests they want better Warrior parity.

 

Lost Vikings - Despite the PAX East commentary on the triplet being the lone powerful outlier in both Hero League and Quick Match, no changes are planned (other than a minor Longboat nerf).

 

You can read the full interview over on the Heroes blog.

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