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heroes Balance Update: June 29, Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: June 28

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A new balance update is underway with changes for Anub'arak, Medivh and Leoric. The Free-to-Play rotation has been updated for this week with a brand new Hero set.

Forthcoming Balance Update - June 29

Class changes for Anub'arak, Medivh and Leoric will go live with this week's balance update, happening on June 29. Anub'arak is getting a few nerfs, Medivh is getting a slight damage boost, spell mana cost reductions as well as talent overhauls. Leoric's "W" has finally been buffed to make our beloved Skeleton King viable again! Patch Notes enclosed below:

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  • Base Health decreased from 2026 to 1926
  • Health Regen decreased from 4.22 to 4.01 per second




  • Drain Hope (W)
    • Damage has been increased from 20% to 25% of target's maximum Health
    • Healing has been increased from 20% to 25% of Leoric's maximum Health
    • Healing in Undying form increased from 10% to 12.5% of Leoric's maximum Health


Level 4

  • Willing Vessel (W)
    • Healing increased from 25% to 30% of Leoric's maximum Health
    • Healing in Undying form increased from 12.5% to 15% of Leoric's maximum Health





  • Basic Attack damage increased from 65 to 80
  • Attacks per second increased from 1.0 to 1.11



  • Raven Form (D)
    • Movement Speed bonus increased from 15% to 20%
  • Arcane Rift (Q)
    • Mana cost reduced from 60 to 50
    • Cast delay decreased from .15 to .06 seconds
    • Base Damage increased from 182 to 200
    • Mana refund from hitting a Hero increased from 30 to 50


Level 1

  • Mana Adept (Q)
    • Removed

Level 7

  • The Master's Touch (Q)
    • Number of Heroes hit required to complete the quest has been reduced from 35 to 30
    • Damage bonus upon quest completion decreased from 100 to 75

Level 13

  • Winds of Celerity (D)
    • Movement Speed bonus in Raven Form has been decreased from 100% to 50%
Developer Comments: While we are still excitedly waiting to see what competitive teams will be able to do with this unique Hero, we have gathered enough data to see that Medivh could benefit from some strategic buffs. We realize Medivh’s success is typically reliant on how much the rest of his team capitalizes on his abilities - so we have given him a bit more baseline power, which we hope will allow him to make a greater individual impact on a game’s outcome.

Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: June 28 - July 05, 2016

Yikes! Nova week is coming! Here's the set of Heroes available for gameplay this week:

  • Malfurion
  • Valla
  • Anub'arak
  • Uther
  • Azmodan
  • Artanis
  • Arthas (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5)
  • Gazlowe (Slot unlocked at Player Level 7)
  • Kael'thas (Slot unlocked at Player Level 12)
  • Nova (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15)


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