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Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta Patch Notes - March 24

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Heroes of the Storm received a significant patch to its Closed Beta client today, adding the Tomb of the Spider Queen battleground, Sylvanas Windrunner as a new Hero, Team League, interface changes, art updates, balance improvements, and more!

 

Here are the complete patch notes:

 

 

We’ve brought Heroes of the Storm offline for a period of extended maintenance today in order to bring you a brand new Closed Beta patch! Maintenance is ongoing, but don't worry; we'll let you know just as soon as the Nexus is back online. In the meantime, you can check out the complete patch notes below.

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GENERAL

 

Performance

  • All players’ default Graphic Settings will be re-detected and reset following today’s patch, which may help to address a few performance issues that some players have been experiencing.
  • Smaller physical memory caps have been introduced for both the 32-bit and 64-bit clients with today’s update, which should mitigate some memory-related issues and make the 64-bit client a more trusted option, even for PCs with less physical RAM.
  • The “Network Spikes” indicator has been removed from the performance overlay (Ctrl + Alt + F).
    • Network Spikes tracked a number of different metrics at once. While it could indicate performance issues, the number of spikes displayed could also be affected by issues with the local player’s computer, among other things.
    • In order to avoid further confusion, the Network Spikes indicator has been removed, and will be replaced by additional performance metrics in a future update, which should help players better identify more common performance issues.
  • For more information on some of these changes, please read the Performance section of our recent blog on Community Conversations.

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NEW BATTLEGROUND

 

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Tomb of the Spider Queen, a brand new 3-lane Battleground, has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play in all game modes!

  • Spider Minions and enemy Heroes will drop magical Gems of Power upon death.
    • Collect these Gems and turn them in to the Spider Queen’s Altars, which can be found in-between lanes at the center of the Battleground.
  • Once either team has relinquished enough Gems to the Spider Queen, her Webweavers will descend and travel down each lane to siege the opposing team on three fronts.
    • Each team can summon Webweavers by turning in 50 Gems. The number of required Gems will increase by 5 for each subsequent wave.
    • Be sure to turn in Gems promptly! Gems collected by a player will be dropped upon death, but can be picked up by allied Heroes.

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NEW HERO

 

Sylvanas Windrunner has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of her Abilities, and then check her out in Try Me Mode using the in-game Shop.

  • Basic Abilities
    • Withering Fire (Q)
      • Shoot the closest enemy for 25 damage, preferring Heroes. Stores 5 charges.
    • Shadow Dagger (W)
      • Deals 10 damage, and an additional 40 damage over 2 seconds, to target unit. This effect spreads to nearby units.
    • Haunting Wave (E)
      • Send forth a wave of banshees, dealing 30 damage to all targets. Reactivate to teleport to the banshees’ location.
  • Trait
    • Black Arrows
      • Basic Attacks and Abilities stun Minions, Mercenaries, and Towers.
  • Heroic Abilities
    • Wailing Arrow ®
      • Shoot an arrow that explodes for 200 damage and silences enemies for 2.5 seconds. Can be reactivated to detonate the arrow early.
    • Possession ®
      • Force an enemy Minion to fight for you. It gains 20% Attack Damage and Health.

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USER INTERFACE

 

General

  • Significantly reduced the likelihood that players will receive the same Battleground multiple times in a row when playing in matchmaking game modes.
  • Requesting to join a party through a party member who is not the leader will now send a notification to that player. Additionally, the party leader will see which party member a join request was made through.

 

Progression System

  • Hero Progression
    • The maximum Hero Level has been increased from 10 to 20.
    • New rewards have been added:
      • 1250 Gold at Hero Level 15
      • 2500 Gold at Hero Level 20
  • Player Progression
    • New rewards have been added:
      • 7 Day Stimpack at Player Level 10
      • 2,000 Gold at Player Levels 20, 25, 30, 35, 40
      • Team League unlocked at Player Level 40
      • Players who had already reached or surpassed the level requirement for these rewards prior to today’s patch will also receive them upon logging in to Heroes of the Storm.

 

Team League

  • Initial implementation for Team League, the second mode of Ranked play in Heroes of the Storm, has been added to the game! Read on for an overview of the most competitive game mode in Heroes of the Storm, and then check out our recent Team League blog post for a much more in-depth look at the feature.
    • With Team League, players can create named teams with dedicated rosters in order to participate in ranked, competitive Heroes of the Storm matches as a group against other teams of similar skill.
    • In order to participate in Team League, players must meet the following requirements:
      • Reach Level 40.
      • Own 10 or more Heroes (weekly free rotation Heroes do not count toward this requirement.)
      • Create or join a team that has at least five members logged in and ready to play in Team League.
  • Team Creation and Management
    • Navigate to the Team League Play Screen, click an empty team slot, enter a team name, and pay 1,000 Gold to create a new team.
      • Players may participate in up to 3 teams at any given time.
    • The Team League Screen will display all teams that a player is currently participating in, as well as each team’s current Rank, team name, and Win/Loss record.
      • Using the “Roster” button, a team owner may invite up to 8 other players to join the team’s roster.
      • In order to play Team League matches, five members from the same team must enter the queue together.
        • Use the “Invite” dropdown to invite other players from the roster to queue for Team League matches.
    • A “Ranked Teams” section has been added to the Player Profile.
      • Click on any team to view additional stats for each player on the roster, such as wins, losses, highest rank achieved, and favorite hero.
      • The team owner can also use this screen to add or remove members, as well as disband the team.
  • Draft Mode
    • Team League matches will use the “First Come, First Served” version of Draft Mode, rather than Hero League’s “Predetermined” Draft Mode.
      • With First Come, First Served Draft Mode, players on each team are free to select Heroes in any order when it is their team’s turn to pick.
      • A coin toss will still precede the draft phase, and teams will still alternate picking Heroes in 1-2-2-2-2-1 format.

 

Menu Navigation

  • General
    • The menu navigation bar has been moved to the top of the screen.
    • The Party Panel has been reworked and once again displays Player Portraits for all party members.
    • Icons have been added next to the Party Panel, which more clearly indicate the current status of Stimpack and XP Bonuses.
    • Players who receive penalties for leaving Hero League and Quick Match games will now see their flagged status indicated to them in the menu navigation bar at the top of the screen.
      • Additionally, party members will now be better notified when they are partied with someone who has been flagged to receive penalties for leaving games early.
  • Home Screen
    • “Go to Shop” and “Try Hero” buttons have been added, which can be used to view information about the newest Hero or quickly start a game in Try Me Mode with that Hero directly from the Home Screen.
  • Shop Screen
    • Shop navigation tabs have been moved to the top of the screen.
    • A “Featured” tab has been added, which will display items that are new to the Shop, or are currently on sale.
  • Play Screen
    • The “Change Mode” button has been removed.
    • Game Mode buttons can now be found along the top edge of the Play Screen, and can be clicked to quickly switch among Game Modes.
    • Hero League
      • Heroes are now displayed on the Hero League Screen based on most wins, rather than most games played with those Heroes.
        • Click any Hero listed on the Hero League Screen to view it in the Player Profile.
    • Custom Games
      • The “Choose Map” button has been removed and Battlegrounds can now be selected directly from the Custom Games Screen.
      • A “Game Privacy” dropdown has been added to custom game lobbies. When a custom game is set to private, that game will not be recorded in players’ match histories.
  • End of Game Score Screens
    • The Rank, Quests, and Rewards tabs have been removed and incorporated into the Summary tab.
    • Summary
      • Player Level, Hero Level, and Rank progress bars have been visually reworked and reorganized on the Summary tab.
      • Daily Quest and progression rewards earned from the previous match are now displayed along the right edge of the Summary tab.
      • Hover the mouse over Daily Quest and progression rewards, as well as XP, Ranked Points, and Gold totals to display tooltips that indicate how each was earned during the previous match.
    • Stats
      • The Stats tab now mirrors the in-game TAB Screen, and includes details for Siege Damage, Hero Damage, Healing, and overall XP contribution during the previous match.

 

Ranked Play and Draft Mode

  • Draft Mode Notification
    • While tabbed out of Heroes of the Storm during a ranked queue, the player will be tabbed back into the client and a notification sound will play when a match is found.
    • Additionally, players who tab out of the client after a draft begins will be notified and tabbed back in when it is their turn to pick a Hero.
  • Rank and Point Changes
    • The number of points earned from a ranked match will now vary more broadly based on skill difference between teams.
    • As mentioned in the Menu Navigation section above, ranks, rank changes, and ranked points earned during the previous match are now listed on the end of game Summary screen.

 

Hero Select

  • Click the currently selected Hero’s 3D model to bring up Hero Select.
    • Filter buttons have been added which can be used to display Heroes by role and game universe.
    • A search box has been added which can be used to filter Heroes by name, difficulty, and game universe.
    • Icons have been added to indicate which game universe a Hero is from when mousing over that Hero’s portrait.
  • The Skins, Mounts, and Hero Info panes have been reworked.
    • The Hero Info pane has been replaced by two new buttons: Abilities and Talents.
      • The Abilities pane now lists Basic Abilities, Trait, and Heroic Abilities on a single tab.
        • Tooltips have been added which will display more detailed information about a Hero’s Abilities on mouseover.
      • The Talents pane lists all of a Hero’s Talents, much as it did previously.
    • The Skins and Mounts panes have received UI updates.
      • Each of these panes can now display many additional items.
      • Skin and Mount Variation buttons have been moved to the bottom of each pane.
    • The Skins, Mounts, Abilities, and Talents buttons have received updated art.

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ART

 

General

  • Many Hero Models have received minor animation and pose updates on Hero Select.

Battlegrounds

  • Various Battleground assets have received additional optimization to help improve performance.
  • The final Tutorial Battleground has received visual polish.

Heroes, Mounts, and Skins

  • Legendary Skins
    • Mecha Tassadar has received massive updates and has been re-released as a Legendary Skin!
      • Mecha Tassadar will now, quite literally, transform into a fighter jet and fly across the battlefield while mounted.
      • What’s more, all of Mecha Tassadar’s Basic and Heroic Abilities have received brand new art, updated models, and visual effects which much more closely match the Skin’s theme.
  • Skins
    • Commander Raynor has received a significant model update. Among many other things, holster logic has been addressed.
    • Wrath Sonya has donned the Helm of Wrath, and now also wields Quel'serrar and Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood.
    • Several Hero Skins have received new art for certain Abilities and Talents, which more closely match that Skin’s theme:
      • Betrayer Malfurion -- Vengeful Roots (Talent)
      • Crown Prince Arthas -- Death Coil (Q), Army of the Dead ®
      • Crypt King Tassadar -- Plasma Shield (Q)
      • Festival Li Li -- Blinding Wind (E)
      • Grunty Murky -- Slime (Q), Pufferfish (W), Spawn Egg (D), March of the Murlocs ®
      • Master Lost Vikings --  Basic Attack projectiles
  • Heroes
    • Sonya’s Hero Select portrait has been updated.
    • Tychus’ head model has received visual updates.
    • Several Heroes and Skins have received improvements for their facial animations:
      • Diablo
      • Infested Tychus
      • Raynor
      • Tychus
  • Hero Abilities
    • A portrait has been added that will display while The Lost Viking’s Longboat Raid ® is active.
    • Victory and taunt animations have been added to a number of summoned units.
    • The following Heroes have received new Ability icon art:
      • Raynor
      • Tassadar
      • Valla
    • The following Heroic Abilities will now apply an overlay to the affected player’s screen.
      • Anub’arak -- Web Blast ®
      • Stitches -- Gorge ®
    • Several Hero Abilities have received updated art to make them more visually interesting, and more clearly indicate their area of effect radiuses:
      • Illidan – Metamorphosis ®
      • Li Li -- Jug of 1,000 Cups ®, Water Dragon ®
      • Raynor -- Hyperion ®
    • The following Hero Abilities and Talents have received updated visual effects:
      • Arthas – Summon Sindragosa ®
      • Tassadar -- Dimensional Shift (E)
      • Rehgar -- Earthgrasp Totem (Talent)
      • Uther -- Boundless Conviction (Talent), Blessed Champion (Talent), Holy Shock (Talent), Redemption (Talent)
  • Mounts
    • The Battle Beast has received additional animation polish.

 

Menu Screens

  • The Home Screen has received a facelift, and is now 3D animated.
  • The Hero Select screen has received completely new 3D art and visual effects!
  • Additionally, the Hero League Play Screen is now 3D animated!

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SHOP

 

Bundle Packs

  • The Ranger-General Sylvanas Bundle Pack has been added to the in-game Shop for a limited time.

Heroes

  • Sylvanas has been added to the in-game Shop!

Mounts

  • The Cyber Wolf and Dire Wolf Mounts have been temporarily removed, but will return to the Shop with a future update.
  • The Lunar Tiger and Magic Carpet Mounts have been added as individually purchasable items.

Price Changes

  • Anub’arak’s Real-money and Gold prices have been reduced to $6.49 USD and 4,000 Gold.

Skins

  • A Master Skin has been added for Sylvanas.
  • The Ranger-General Sylvanas Skin has been added to the in-game Shop.
  • Legendary Skins
    • Mecha Tassadar has received massive Art and Sound updates and has been re-released as the second Legendary Skin in Heroes of the Storm!
    • Head to the in-game Shop and start a Try Me Mode game with Mecha Tassadar to check out all of the changes he has received with today’s update.

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SOUND

 

Heroes and Skins

  • The Mecha Tassadar Skin has received entirely new voiceover and sound effects to match its transformation into a Legendary Skin!
  • The Flying Monkey Brightwing Skin has received an entirely new monkey-themed voiceover set.

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DESIGN AND GAMEPLAY

 

General

  • Several changes have been implemented which will prevent the cancellation of Ability casts when issuing Move commands, as well as when attempting to cast several Abilities in rapid succession.
    • Additionally, these changes will result in heightened input responsiveness for most Ability casts.
  • In-game XP Changes
    • The in-game leveling curve has been adjusted slightly to slow down the first 10 team levels, though the amount of XP required to reach level 20 remains the same. 

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BATTLEGROUNDS

 

Blackheart’s Bay

  • Doubloon Chest status bars are now segmented, and each segment represents when a Doubloon will spawn.

Dragon Shire

  • Player-controlled Dragon Knights are now more resistant to disable effects.

Haunted Mines

  • Grave Golem Health and damage will no longer scale after either of the following conditions have been met:
    • The Haunted Mines have been open for at least 4 minutes
    • 60 Skulls have been collected
    • This change has been made in order to prevent situations in which a team would leave a single skull in the Haunted Mines in order to gain more Golem power. 
  • The power difference between Lane Golems has been reduced in situations where there is a large skull-count disparity.
  • High skull-count Lane Golem Health has been slightly reduced.
  • The first round of Lane Golems have had their Health reduced.

Garden of Terror

  • Player-controlled Garden Terrors are now more resistant to disable effects. 
  • Movement Speed reduced to equal Hero Movement Speed
  • Overgrowth (W)
    • Overgrowth Health increased by 25%
    • Now receives additional Health bonuses past the 15 minute mark
    • Now deals 70 (+7 per minute) damage each tick to Minions and Mercenaries instead of 20% of their Maximum Health.  This is the same as the Structure damage.

Sky Temple

  • Temple damage reduced by 10%

Mercenaries

  • Mercenary initial and scaling XP has been reworked.
  • Mercenary Camp tooltips now indicate which Camps can be Bribed.

Structures

  • Gate, Tower, Town Hall, and Wall Health reduced by approximately 10%.

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TALENTS

 

New Generic Talent: Arcane Power (Level 20)

  • Activate to gain 400 mana and 15% Ability Power for 5 seconds. 60 second cooldown.
  • Currently found only on Jaina

 

Blood for Blood

  • This Talent has received a visual update. It should now be much easier to identify both the target and caster of Blood for Blood.

Healing Ward

  • Duration increased from 10 to 15 seconds
  • Heal amount reduced from 3% to 2% of max Health per second

Ice Block

  • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 60 seconds
  • Now dims out affected Heroes’ status bars

Scouting Drone

  • Now has 2 charges
  • Duration reduced from 60 to 45 seconds
  • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 45 seconds
  • Placement range increased from 3 to 4
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ABATHUR

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  • Toxic Nest (W)
    • Envenomed Nest (Talent)
      • Damage increased from 30% to 50%
    • Prolific Dispersal (Talent)
      • Now also reduces the cooldown of Toxic Nest by 2 seconds
    • Vile Nest (Talent)
      • Slow increased from 40% to 50%
  • Evolve Monstrosity ®
    • The Monstrosity now persists until it is killed.
  • Ultimate Evolution ®
    • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 70 seconds
    • Duration reduced from 30 to 20 seconds
    • Clones now gain 20% Ability Power, 20% Basic Attack Damage, and 10% Movement Speed.

 

AZMODAN

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  • Globe of Annihilation (Q)
    • Taste for Blood (Talent)
      • Now has a maximum damage cap of 500

 

DIABLO

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  • Apocalypse ®
    • Cooldown reduced from 120 to 100 seconds
  • Lightning Breath ®
    • Diablo will now cast Lightning Breath in the direction of the cursor, rather than the direction he is facing at the time of the cast.

 

E.T.C.

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  • Fury of the Storm (Talent) replaced with Hardened Shield (Talent)

 

FALSTAD

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  • Basic Attack
    • Damage increased from 34 (+10 per level) to 38 (+10 per level)
  • Barrel Roll (E)
    • Cooldown reduced from 16 to 14 seconds
    • Barrel Roll speed increased by approximately 50%
    • Flow Rider (Talent)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 35% to 40%
  • Mighty Gust ®
    • Cost reduced from 100 to 70 Mana
    • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 50 seconds

 

JAINA

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  • Arcane Power (Talent) added at Level 20
  • Nexus Fury (Talent) removed
  • Improved Ice Block (Talent)
    • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 60 seconds
  • New Talent (Level 20): Arcane Power
    • Activate to increase spell damage by 15% and restore 400 Mana for 5 seconds
  • Frostbite (Trait)
    • The Chilled effect will now apply to Unstoppable units (such as the Grave Golem), as well as Structures.
  • Frostbolt (Q)
    • Damage increased from 45 (+14 per level) to 50 (+15 per level)
  • Blizzard (W)
    • Damage per wave increased from 40 (+15 per level) to 45 (+16 per level)
  • Cone of Cold (E)
    • Damage increased from 50 (+17 per level) to 55 (+18 per level)

 

KERRIGAN

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  • Ultralisk ®
    • Ultralisk controls now mirror Jaina's Water Elemental.
      • Press R and click the terrain to issue a Move command.
      • Press R and click a unit to issue an Attack command on that target.

 

LI LI

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  • Healing Brew (Q)
    • Will no longer heal Abathur’s Ultimate Evolution Clones or Nova’s Holo Decoys
  • Jug of 1,000 Cups ®
    • Will no longer heal Abathur’s Ultimate Evolution Clones or Nova’s Holo Decoys

 

MURKY

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  • Health Regeneration increased from 5 (+0.125 per level) to 10 (+2.4 per level)
  • New Talent (Level 4): Living the Dream!
    • Grants 10% Ability Power, and an additional 1% Ability Power for every 5 seconds that Murky is alive, up to a total of 25% Ability Power. Resets upon death.
  • Spawn Egg (D)
    • Murky’s Egg no longer grants experience to the enemy team or counts as half of a normal Hero Death.
    • Cooldown reduced from 20 to 15 seconds
    • Egg Health increased from 105 (+15 per level) to 110 (+30 per level)
    • Assault Egg (Talent)
      • Bonus to Egg Health reduced from 200% to 150%
  • Slime (Q)
    • Slime's stacking damage now applies to Unstoppable units (such as the Grave Golem).
  • Pufferfish (W)
    • Casting time reduced by 75%

 

NAZEEBO

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  • Gidbinn (Talent) no longer increases the duration of Voodoo Ritual
  • Voodoo Ritual (Trait)
    • Specialized Toxin (Talent)
      • Damage bonus from 200% to 100%
  • Plague of Toads (E)
    • Toads of Hugeness (Talent)
      • Bonus damage per hop increased from 10% to 20%
  • Gargantuan ®
    • Initial damage increased from 35 (+15 per level) to 100 (+20 per level)
    • Initial health reduced from 1400 (+140 per level) to 600 (+220 per level)
    • The Gargantuan A.I. has been improved.
    • The Gargantuan no longer uses Stomp Ability automatically. Instead, Stomp can now be cast manually by pressing “R”, and has a 4.5 second cooldown.
  • Ravenous Spirit ®
    • The Spirit’s area of effect  radius has been reduced by 25%.
    • Damage changed from 25 (+9 per level) to 30 (+8 per level)

 

RAYNOR

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  • Basic Attack
    • Damage increased from 35 (+11 per level) to 35 (+12 per level)

 

SGT. HAMMER

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  • Health reduced from 770 (+170 per level) to 720 (+140 per level)

 

SONYA

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  • Whirlwind (E)
    • Sonya can now use the following Activated Talents while Whirlwind is channeling:
      • Shot of Fury, Ferocious Healing, Nerves of Steel (formerly Stoneskin), and Ignore Pain (formerly Hardened Shield)
      • As part of this change, Stoneskin and Hardened Shield have been renamed to Nerves of Steel and Ignore Pain in order to help reflect that they are Sonya-specific versions of their Generic Talent counterparts.

 

STITCHES

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  • Health reduced from 1060 (+260 per level) to 1060 (+230 per level)
  • Vile Gas (Trait)
    • Radius decreased by approximately 25%
    • Damage scaling decreased from +2 per level to +1.5 per level
    • Toxic Gas (Talent)
      • Radius increased from 25% to 50%
      • Damage over time effect duration reduced from 2 to 1 seconds
  • Slam (W)
    • Pulverize (Talent)
      • The stun and bonus damage components of this Talent have been removed.
      • Now reduces cooldown of Slam by 2 seconds
      • Slows enemies hit by 75% for 1 second
  • Gorge ®
    • Hungry Hungry Stitches (Talent)
      • Duration increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds
      • Now removes the Movement Speed slow from Gorge
  • Putrid Bile ®
    • Regenerative Bile (Talent)
      • Now increases Movement Speed by an additional 10% while Putrid Bile is active

 

TASSADAR

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  • Force Wall ®
    • Cost reduced from 75 to 35 Mana
    • Force Wall now forms 50% faster

 

THE LOST VIKINGS

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  • A Lost Vikings-specific version of the Fury of the Storm Talent has been added at Level 20.
    • Every 5 seconds, the next Basic Attack will deal an additional 10 (+4 per level) damage to the target, and 10 (+11 per level) damage to all nearby Minions and Mercenaries.  Each Viking has a separate cooldown.
  • Longboat Raid ®
    • Damage reduced from 15 (+8 per level) to 15 (+7 per level)

 

THRALL

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  • Frostwolf Resilience (Trait)
    • Scaling heal increased from +23 per level to +30 per level
    • Mana Tide (Talent)
      • Mana restoration reduced from 20 to 15
  • Chain Lightning (Q)
    • Mana cost increased from 35 to 40
    • Scaling damage increased from +15 per level to +17 per level
  • Windfury (E)
    • Cost increased from 50 to 65 Mana
    • Movement Speed bonus increased from 25% to 30%
    • Wind Shear (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 7
      • Now reduces Windfury’s cooldown by 4 seconds rather than 3

 

TYCHUS

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  • Several of Tychus’ Generic Talents have been renamed, but their functionality has not changed:
    • Searing Attacks (Talent) has been renamed to Sizzlin’ Attacks
    • Giant Killer (Talent) has been renamed to Problem Solver

 

TYRANDE

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  • A significant number of Tyrande’s Talents have been rearranged.
  • Shroud (Talent) removed
  • Purging Mark (Talent) removed
  • Bolt of the Storm (Talent) removed
  • Focused Attack (Talent) added at Level 4
  • Nexus Frenzy (Talent) added at Level 20
  • Trueshot Aura (Talent) moved from Level 7 to Level 16
    • Basic Attack damage bonus increased from 10% to 15%
    • Attack Speed bonus removed
  • Hunter’s Mark (Trait)
    • Huntress' Fury (Talent) moved from Level 16 to Level 13
    • Mark of Mending (Talent)
      • Heal amount increased from 2% to 2.5% of the attacker’s maximum Health
  • Light of Elune (Q)
    • Cooldown increased from 6 to 8 seconds
    • Self-healing increased from 45 (+10 per level) to 60 (+14 per level)
    • Ally healing increased from 90 (+20 per level) to 120 (+28 per level)
    • Overflowing Light (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 13
      • Heal bonus reduced from 40% to 35%
      • Health requirement for Tyrande reduced from 90% to 50%
  • Sentinel (W)
    • Pierce (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 4
    • Empower (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 1
  • Lunar Flare (E)
    • Radius increased by 20%
    • Lunar Blaze (Talent) moved from Level 13 to Level 7
      • Radius increase removed

 

UTHER

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  • Uther has received a significant Talent update.
  • Burning Rage (Talent) removed
  • Sprint (Talent) removed
  • Block (Talent) added at Level 1
  • Amplified Healing (Talent) added at Level 4
  • New Talent (Level 7): Holy Fire
    • Deals 8 (+1.6 per level) damage per second to nearby enemies
  • New Talent (Level 16): Benediction
    • Activate to reduce the cost of the next Basic Ability cast by 50 Mana, and its cooldown by 10 seconds.
  • Basic Attack
    • Hammer of the Lightbringer (Talent)
      • Mana restored per hit increased from 5 to 8
  • Eternal Devotion (Trait)
    • Holy Devotion (Talent) removed
    • The functionality of this Trait has changed significantly.
    • Uther can no longer use his Basic Attack or his Abilities while in Eternal Devotion form.
    • Instead, Uther gains a new Ability while in Eternal Devotion form:
      • Flash of Light (Q)
        • Heal an ally for 81 (+22.5 per level) Health. 1.5 second cooldown.
    • New Talent (Level 20): Redemption
      • After Eternal Devotion ends, Uther will resurrect at the location of his spirit with 50% Health. This effect has a 180 second cooldown.
  • Holy Light (Q)
    • Range has been decreased by 12.5%
    • Protect the Weak (Talent) removed
    • Reach (Talent)
      • Now increases the range of Holy Light and Flash of Light by 40%
    • Blessed Champion (Talent) moved from Level 1 to Level 13
      • The functionality of this Talent has changed.
      • After casting Holy Light, the next Basic Attack heals nearby allied Heroes for 30% of Holy Light's healing amount.
    • Holy Shock (Talent) moved from Level 16 to Level 13
      • In addition to its previous effects, Holy Shock now also reduces the cooldown of Holy Light by 4 seconds when it is used to deal damage.
  • Holy Radiance (W)
    • Length reduced by 16%
    • New Talent (Level 4): Boundless Conviction
      • Increases the length and width by of Holy Radiance by 40%
  • Hammer of Justice (E)
    • Dense Weightstone (Talent) removed
    • Rebuke (Talent) removed
    • Fist of Justice (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 1
    • New Talent (Level 7): Burden of Guilt
      • After Hammer of Justice's stun fades, the target's Movement Speed is slowed by 30% for 2 seconds.
  • Divine Shield ®
    • Bulwark of Light (Talent) functionality has changed.
      • Uther no longer gains a Divine Shield when using this Talent.
      • Now increases Divine Shield’s duration by 2 seconds and reduces its cooldown by 20 seconds
  • Divine Storm ®
    • Divine Hurricane (Talent)
      • Bonus to stun radius decreased from 100% to 50%

 

 

VALLA

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  • Battle Momentum (Talent) removed
  • Hatred (Trait)
    • Hot Pursuit (Talent) moved from Level 13 to Level 7
  • Vault (E)
    • Valla is no longer Unstoppable while using Vault.

 

ZERATUL

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  • Singularity Spike (W)
    • Double Bombs (Talent)
      • The second bomb now deals 50% damage.
  • Void Prison ®
    • Now dims out affected Heroes’ status bars

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BUG FIXES

 

General

  • Fixed an issue which could cause A.I. players to become unresponsive, and sit idle in base, near the end of a Custom Game.
  • Resolved a bug that could cause players to have difficulty issuing movement commands to their Heroes.

Art

  • The Elder Chen Skin is no longer missing a texture on the underside of its coat.
  • Corrected clipping in the Master Thrall Skin’s shoulder while riding a Mount.

Battlegrounds

  • Fixed a rare issue in which a Core with less than 1 Health could suddenly be destroyed without taking additional damage.
  • Visual effects for Stitches' Vile Gas are now visible on Sky Temple bridges.
  • The cooldown for Zagara's Creep Tumor Trait is now appropriately reset by the Clear Cooldowns button in Try Me Mode.

Heroes and Talents

  • Locusts spawned by Abathur after learning the Bombard Strain Talent have had their attack speed increased so that it is consistent with normal Locusts.
  • Brightwing will no longer be incorrectly teleported back to base when casting her Phase Shift Ability on a Lost Viking just as the Vikings enter their Longboat.
  • Diablo will now cast Lightning Breath in the direction of the cursor, rather than the direction he is facing at the time of the cast.
  • Casting E.T.C.’s Stage Dive on top of Zagara's Devouring Maw will no longer cause him to return to his original casting location.
  • Casting The Hunt against a flying Hero will no longer cause Illidan to become stuck outside the playable area.
  • Malfurion's Life Seed Talent will no longer allow Regrowth to benefit ally-controlled Dragon Knights or Garden Terrors.
  • The cooldown for Nova's Triple Tap after learning the Fast Reload Talent will now be appropriately reset upon killing any of the Lost Vikings.
  • Raynor’s feet will no longer appear to slide while using Basic Attacks after dismounting.
  • Corrected an issue which caused the visual effect for Stitches’ Vile Gas Trait to persist longer than intended.
  • Stitches will no longer occasionally become briefly unresponsive after casting Hook on one of Zagara's Banelings.
  • Stitches’ Putrid Bile Ability is now appropriately paused, and will no longer be cut short, upon entering Zeratul’s Void Prison.
  • Tassadar's Distortion Beam will now more appropriately track Chen and the Lost Vikings when they are in their Wandering Keg and Longboat Raid! forms.
  • Tassadar’s Overload Talent now properly applies its range increase to subsequent Psionic Storm casts granted via the Second Strike Talent.
  • The debuff effect for Tassadar's Static Charge Talent will no longer reveal cloaked unit locations.
  • Thrall’s Earthquake will no longer instantly kill Zagara's Banelings.
  • Tychus' Overkill Ability will no longer attempt to continue tracking targets after they enter the Haunted Mines.
  • Enemies affected by Tyrande's Hunter's Mark are now properly revealed if they enter a cloaked state while marked.
  • Tyrande's Trueshot Aura will no longer benefit allied Heroes that are present in their team’s Hall of Storms while she is dead.
  • Zagara's Devouring Maw will no longer push Heroes through the wall created by Sonya's Arreat Crater Talent.

User Interface

  • Bridges that cross over areas of water have been made more visible on the minimap.
  • Corrected an issue in which the Hero Level 5 Reward could appear incomplete despite satisfying the reward’s requirements.
  • Fixed an issue which could incorrectly prevent players from locking in an available Hero during Draft Mode.
  • The “/who” chat command can no longer be used to message players on the opposing team during Draft Mode.
  • Corrected an issue which caused Jaina’s Takedown total to appear greatly inflated on the Statistics tab in the Player Profile.

 

Tons of significant changes today! Tyrande and Uther received the most individual Hero changes, and changes to building health and objectives on some maps should help move the needle on game length slightly. What are your thoughts on today's update?

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So people were complaining about Forts and Towers being weak, now they are even weaker? It's like blizzard wants the game length to be shorter than 20 minutes.

I don't like how they keep the most overpowered heroes on top of the tier all the time while weak heroes always remain weak. In the other post they mentioned that they are cautious about making major buffs to Murky, as too much could put him in a stronger state than they intend. So what they INTEND in my opinion is to buff their favorite heroes so they can see them in 99% of the games, but if they don't like a hero they INTEND to act cautious about it and avoid buffing those heroes as much as possible.

Don't worry if too much buff made Zeratul or Tassador op but be cautious about Murky and Gazlowe cause we don't like  them and we don't want them at top.

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It comes down to a WoW patch; some changes seem really good some seem questionable. I like seeing some lower tier characters get a much needed boost (I swear abathur will be competitive one day) but there is certainly a priority on which ones they want to keep strong. The nerf to towers and forts really is questionable. It almost seems that the games will just turn into push fests. Derp around at the beginning until the lvl gimmick arrives (dragon shine, pirate booty, etc) get bonus, push a lane, profit. Already games are going a lot faster. We'll see if this is good or bad in the end but it certainly devalues many characters.

 

Also, lets talk new hero Sylvannas. I actually like her quite a bit, great ranged character. Most of her abilities can be used while running around and have great range. They also gave her a knock off of necrotic plague which is both ironic and fun to use. She is a bit lacking in raw power but her abilities short CD and dots make up for it a bit. She's really fun to play as and is pretty solid all around. 

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Level 13 Invasive Miasma [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Invasive Miasma to hit dead Heroes. Level 20 Eldritch Conduit [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Eldritch Conduit's visuals to persist after death. Probius Disruption Pulse [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Disruption Pulse to hit targets hit by previous Disruption Pulses. Level 4 Photon Barrier [D] Fixed an issue that caused Photon Barrier to display while Probius is dead. Level 10 Pylon Overcharge [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Pylon Overcharge to not properly grant Pylons Invulnerability. Qhira Grappling Hook [Trait] Adjusted Grappling Hook guide and terrain indicator to match its cast range. Level 13 The Hunted [Passive] Fixed an issue that caused The Hunted to lose stacks when hitting a non-Hero. Raynor Level 20 Sergeant Pepper [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Sergeant Pepper to not properly apply if selected while at 0 stacks of Give Em' Some Pepper. Rehgar Fixed an issue that caused duplicate entries in the Death Recap. Level 13 Wellspring [E] Fixed an issue that caused Wellspring's beam to not appear when the heal occurs. Rexxar Fixed an issue that caused Rexxar and Misha to not share their Healing Fountain healing with each other. Samuro Level 4 One With The Wind [E] Fixed an issue that caused One With The Wind to display a duration while Wind Walk is active. Level 7 Crushing Blows [W] Fixed an issue that caused Crushing Blows to be located in the wrong location in the Buff Bar. Sgt. Hammer Level 16 Giant Killer [Passive] Fixed an issue that caused Giant Killer to damage Invulnerable targets. Sonya Fury [Trait] Adjusted the color display for remaining duration on the button. Stitches Level 16 Digestive Juices [E] Fixed an issue that caused Digestive Juices to not display a damage preview. Stukov Level 1 Fetid Touch [W] Fetid Touch's ranged attack no longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Tassadar Level 7 Psionic Echo [W] Adjusted color display for Psionic Echo indicator on Shock Ray button. The Butcher Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's charge to be cancelled prematurely. Level 13 Cleaver [Passive] Can now trigger while Blinded. Now heals if the cleaved-to-target has The Butcher's Brand. Level 20 Fires of Hell [R1] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Thrall Feral Spirit [E] Fixed an issue that caused Feral Spirit to hit Invulnerable non-Heroes. Level 13 Frostwolf's Grace [D] No longer dismounts Thrall. Tracer Level 20 Composition B [R] Fixed an issue that caused Composition B's outer radius to not gain the benefit of Quantum Spike. Tyrande Sentinel [E] Fixed an issue that caused Sentinel to pierce incorrectly. Uther Holy Radiance [W] Displays as a crit when Uther has Spellpower bonuses. Level 16 Beacon of Light [Q] Only causes Holy Light to display as a crit when under 50% health. Valeera Deep Shadows duration indicator will now fill, rather than empty. Level 4 Wound Poison [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Wound Poison to display floating text multiple times. Valla Multishot [W] Fixed an issue that caused Multishot to not apply all hit effects when hitting enemies inside Valla's space. Level 13 Gloom [Active] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Varian Level 13 Mortal Strike [D] Fixed an issue that caused Mortal Strike to display floating text multiple times. Whitemane Zeal [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Zeal's active visuals to persist after death. Searing Lash [E] The second strike always displays as a crit. Xul Level 20 Mortal Wounds [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Mortal Wounds to display floating text multiple times. Yrel Fixed an issue with abilities causing all players to highlight enemies. Avenging Wrath [E] Fixed an issue that caused Avenging Wrath's VFX to display incorrectly. Level 10 Ardent Defender [R1] Increases Yrel's Self Healing when it prevents damage to her. Zarya Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to not damage enemies in the cleave area if the primary target dies to the attack. Level 7 Deep Burn [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Deep Burn to display the incorrect floating text value. Zul'jin Fixed an issue that caused duplicate entries in the Death Recap. Level 1 Recklessness [Passive] Adjusted position in the Buff Bar. Return to Top
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    • By Staff
      Blizzard has released a new Heroes of the Storm patch for testing on the PTR and here are the official patch notes.
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      Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting. As always, if you encounter any bugs during your PTR play sessions, please stop by the PTR Bug Report forum to let us know about your experiences.
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      ARAM Balance Update Hero Updates Bug Fixes ARAM
      General
      Varian is now classified as a Tank. Same Hero Mode
      Artanis has been added. Hogger has been added. Leoric has been added. (Leoric is still disabled for Normal Mode). Whitemane has been added. Zarya has been added. Nova has been removed. Probius has been removed. Return to Top
      Balance Updates
      Heroes
      Arthas
      Base
      Health Regeneration increased from 5.957 to 6.375. Maximum Health increased from 2860 to 2980. Death Coil [Q] Healing increased from 262 to 285. Frozen Tempest [E] Mana cost per second reduced from 13 to 11. Talents
      Level 13 Biting Cold [E] Damage increase is now additive. Level 16 Embrace Death [Q] Now grants an additive bonus to Death Coil's damage. Hogger
      Base
      Rage decay rate increased from 10 per second to 13 per second. Talents
      Level 1 On the Prowl [Active] Activating On the Prowl now prevents Rage decay instantly. Cooldown increased from 40 seconds to 45 seconds. Healing per second reduced from 8 to 7. Level 4 Brute Force [Q] Damage bonus when enemy Heroes hit terrain reduced from 8 to 6. Level 13 Dust Devil [E] Duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds. Sub-50 rage Armor increased from 20 to 25. Pummel [E] Spellpower reduction reduced from 50% to 30%. Junkrat
      Base
      Steel Trap [E] Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 15 seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Extra-Wound Timers [Q] Damage bonus reduced from 120% to 100%. Level 7 Dirty Trickster [D] Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 20 seconds. Rehgar
      Base
      Basic Attack Damage reduced from 115 to 110. Ghost Wolf Basic Attack bonus decreased from 75% to 60%. Lightning Shield [W] Mana restored per enemy hit reduced from 2 to 1. Talents
      Level 1 Stormcaller [W] Maximum stacks reduced from 300 to 200. Level 7 Blood and Thunder [D] Mana restoration reduced from 5% of max mana to 4% of max mana. Grounded Totem [E] Attack speed slow reduced from 25% to 15%. Level 16 Earthgrasp Totem [E] Damage reduced from 115 to 90. Yrel
      Talents
      Level 1 Maraad's Insight [Passive] Healing increased from 140 to 160. Level 4 Aegis of Light [E] Armor bonus increased from 30 to 50. Duration increased from 4 seconds to 6 seconds. Level 10 Sacred Ground [R2] Cooldown reduced from 40 seconds to 25 seconds. Mana cost removed. Level 16 Templar's Verdict [W] Armor reduction reduced from 20 to 15. Percent damage reduced from 7% to 6%. Return to Top
      Hero Updates
      Alarak
      Talents
      Level 1 Ruthless Momentum [Passive] Added a health threshold indicator. Level 10 Deadly Charge [R1] Added cast and channel bars. Counter-Strike [R2] Added cast and channel bars. Ana
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Rapid Reload to shares Quickcast settings with Healing Dart. Removed Cancel Eye of Horus. Anduin
      Talents
      Level 1 Lightwell [Active] Added a button indicator for remaining activations. Level 16 Renew [Q] Added a duration indicator. Artanis
      Talents
      Level 4 Shield Surge [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Trait is now highlighted when below 25%. Level 7 Final Cut [Passive] Conditional part of the ability has been added to the Buff Bar. Arthas
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Sacrifice Ghoul. Talents
      Level 4 Icy Talons [E] Added to the Buff Bar. Auriel
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed self-cast Resurrect. Blaze
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Added the Bunker's abilities. Talents
      Level 1 Adrenaline Stimpack [Active] Added a health threshold indicator. Chromie
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Slowing Sands. Removed Detonate Time Trap. Talents
      Level 14 Quantum Overdrive [Active] Added a duration indicator. Level 20 Blessing of the Bronze [Passive] Added a duration indicator. Deathwing
      Talents
      Level 4 Heat Wave [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Deckard
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Stay Awhile and Listen. Dehaka
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Burrow. D.Va
      Base
      Quickcast Settings D.Va Mech's Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast settings. Removed Cancel Defense Matrix. Retarget Defense Matrix now inherits Quickcast settings from Defense Matrix. E.T.C.
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Rockstar. Guitar Solo [E] Added a duration indicator. Gall
      Talents
      Level 7 Ogre Rampage [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Garrosh
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Double Up. Removed Seasoned Soldier. Gul'dan
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed duplicate Life Tap and Cancel Drain Life. Hanzo
      Talents
      Level 13 Fleet of Foot [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. Hogger
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel abilities. Johanna
      Talents
      Level 13 Holy Fury [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Junkrat
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Detonate Mine. Removed RIP-Tire abilities. Frag Launcher [Q] Added a pulsing red/blue indicator to grenades empowered by Extra-Wound Timers. Talents
      Level 10 RIP-Tire [R1] Added a range indicator for full damage. Li-Ming
      Talents
      Level 10 Disintegrate [R1] Can now be cancelled by pressing Stop or Hold Fire. Lucio
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast settings. Lunara
      Talents
      Level 1 Hippity Hop [Z] Will now show on the Buff Bar while active. Level 7 Splintered Spear [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. Wild Vigor [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Level 13 Endless Spores [W] Now causes the Crippling Spores button to pulse when activating it would grant reduced cooldown. Level 16 Accelerated Contamination [Q] Now causes the Noxious Blossom button to glow when the cooldown is recharging faster. Invigorating Spores [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Star Wood Spear [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Mal'Ganis
      Talents
      Level 20 Seeker Swarm [R1] Added a range indicator. Malfurion
      Talents
      Level 16 Ysera's Gift [Q] Added a health indicator. Level 20 Lunar Shower [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Medivh
      Base
      Portal [E] Added remaining duration to button. Muradin
      Talents
      Level 1 Third Wind [D] Added a health threshold indicator. Murky
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel March of the Murlocs. Talents
      Level 1 Fish Eye [D] Added a range indicator for Fish Eye once the Respawn Egg has been placed. Orphea
      Talents
      Level 16 Lurking Terror [Active] Added an activation timer. Qhira
      Base
      Talents are now sorted in tier order in the Buff Bar. Blood Rage [W] Added UI indicator for Blood Rage's heal value. Talents
      Level 13 Chainsaw [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. The Hunted [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Ragnaros
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Molten Core's Sulfuras Smash now shares Quickcast settings with Ragnaros' Sulfuras Smash. Talents
      Level 20 Submerge [Active] Added a healing preview. Samuro
      Base
      Added a sound indicator to Dance of Death. Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Bladestorm. Removed duplicate Critical Strike. Image Transmission [Trait] Disabled while there are no Mirror Images active. Now removes targeting when there is only one active Mirror Image. Mirror Image [Q] Added guide indicators to their targeting. Wind Walk [E] Added Healing over Time preview. Talents
      Level 4 Deflection [D] Updated to display its remaining duration while active. Level 16 Press the Attack [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Stitches
      Base
      Shambling Horror [Trait] Added a duration indicator. Stukov
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Lurking Arm. Talents
      Level 1 Reactive Ballistospores [W] Added a health indicator. The Butcher
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Fresh Meat. Butcher's Brand [W] Added a duration indicator to the button. Talents
      Level 16 Enraged [Passive] Added a health indicator. The Lost Vikings
      Base
      Slowing Charge [Olaf] Cooldown now displays a circular indicator around his shield in The Lost Viking's Hero status. Tracer
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast setting. Removed Locked and Loaded. Run and Gun while Overkill is active shares Quickcast settings with Run and Gun. Tyrande
      Talents
      Level 16 Darnassian Archery [Passive] Added a duration indicator. Uther
      Talents
      Level 4 Holy Fire [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Level 16 Beacon of Light [Q] Added a health threshold indicator. Valeera
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Vanish. Talents
      Level 10 Smoke Bomb [R1] Button now has a duration indicator. Varian
      Talents
      Level 7 Second Wind [Passive] Added a health threshold indicator. Whitemane
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Inquisition. Zeal [Trait] Now has a duration indicator while active. Xul
      Talents
      Level 13 Rapid Harvest [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Zeratul
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Seeker in the Dark. Talents
      Level 4 Psionic Strength [Passive] Added the stack count to the Buff Bar. Zul'jin
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed duplicate Cancel Berserker. Removed duplicate Regeneration. Talents
      Level 1 Recklessness [Passive] Added health threshold indicators. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Added XP Value to Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused location targeted abilities to be cancelled by conveyor belts. Fixed an issue that caused talent text to be truncated on hero select screens. Talents Quests updated to display quest progress at the caster if the triggering enemy is out of vision. Updated Homescreen and Startup Music. Updated Time Stop to display above all other effects in the health plate. Fixed display issues with some Block talents. Fixed an issue that caused Heroes with non standard height to cause target-facing effects to face the incorrect location. Maps
      Blackheart's Bay Updated coin warning indicator to be consistently colored. Cursed Hollow Fixed an issue that caused Cursed Hallow Call for Help ability warning to display incorrectly. Warhead Junction Sewers are now clickable while they are in the fog of war. Warheads now interact with physics objects. Heroes
      Abathur Level 10 Ultimate Evolution [R1] No longer plays quest progress visual effects. Level 16 Volatile Mutation [R] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Alarak Telekinesis [W] Fixed an issue that caused Telekinesis to not interact with map objects. Alexstrasza Level 10 Cleansing Flame [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Cleansing Flame to cast at the incorrect location. Anduin Can once again hold his sword high and proud. Anubarak Fixed an issue where the AI was not using Locust Swarm. Fixed an issue that caused Anub'arak's abilities to not interact with map objects. Burrow Charge [E] Impoved the visibility of the erupt location indicator. Level 10 Cocoon [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Cocoon to not properly hide things attached to the target. Artanis Fixed an issue that caused some of Artanis' abilities to not interact with map objects. Fixed an issue that caused Arthas' abilities to not interact with map objects. Phase Prism [E] Fixed an issue that caused Phase Prism to not properly detect structures after the target becomes Time Stopped. Auriel Detainment Strike [E] Terrain impact will now always display as a crit. Level 7 Empathic Link [D] Fixed an issue that caused Empathic Link to grant Hope when an ally deals damage to themselves. Level 13 Piercing Lash [E] Fixed an issue that caused Piercing Lash to not hit multiple Heroes with Detainment Strike. Azmodan Fixed an issue that caused Azmodan's abilities to not interact with map and physics objects. Summon Demon Warrior [W] Fixed an issue that caused Demon Warriors to leave permanent burning visuals if killed at the moment they spawn. Level 1 Wrath [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Wrath to increase damage of Wrath's marker. Level 7 Bombardment [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Bombardment to increase damage of Wrath's marker. Brightwing Level 4 Unstable Anomaly [W] Fixed an issue that caused Unstable Anomaly to leave behind a permanent visual. Level 10 Emerald Wind [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Emerald Wind to not interact with map objects. Level 20 Invisible Friends [R1] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Cassia Level 7 Surge of Light [D] Fixed an issue that caused Surge of Light to not destroy map objects. Level 13 War Traveler [D] Instant mount is now more responsive. Chen Level 10 Wandering Keg [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Wandering Keg to cease targeting the mouse cursor if another Chen's Wandering Keg expires. Will now actively target the mouse cursor instead of targeting the mouse cursor only when its position has changed. Storm, Earth, Fire [R2] Earth's damage is now Physical. ChoGall Fixed Gall's damage not gaining all benefits from Cho's buffs. Level 4 Rising Dread [W] No longer causes the third bounce of Dread Orb display as a crit. Level 7 Double Trouble [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Double Trouble's quest completion to not stack with Twilight Frenzy. Fixed an issue that caused Gall to lose the benefits of Double Trouble's completion after Twilight Frenzy expires. Chromie Level 7 Bronze Talons [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Bronze Talons visuals to persist after Chromie's death. Level 11 Here and There [Active] No longer dismounts or decloaks when used. Level 16 Quantum Overdrive [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Quantum Overdrive visuals to persist after death. Deathwing Fixed an issue that caused Deathwing to be a valid ping target in the party frame while Dragonflight is active. Fixed an issue that caused Deathwing to enter an invalid state if the target of his landing becomes invalid. Level 7 Death Drop [Z] Fixed an issue that caused Death Drop to not reduce all forms of Spell Armor. Deckard Fixed an issue that allowed Deckard to dance without incurring movement restriction. Level 13 Ancient Blessings [D] Fixed an issue that caused Ancient Blessings to not heal the attacker when dealing damage to enemy Heroes that are immune to friendly abilities. Level 20 Morenados! [R2] Fixed an issue that caused the cooldown reduction to be prevented when Lorenado hits a non-Hero. Diablo Shadow Charge [Q] Terrain impact will now always display as a crit. Fire Stomp [W] Now combines damage text. D.Va Fixed an issue that caused some of D.Va's abilities to not interact with map and physics objects. Self-Destruct [E] Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's Mech to continue moving if it was Rooted when Self-Destruct was cast. Fixed an issue that caused Self-Destruct to not feature a pulse animation when fully charged. Starts decaying in damage after 4 range. Big Shot [R] Fixed an issue that caused Big Shot to hit Invulnerable enemies. Level 20 Ablative Armor [D] Now includes damage dealt to D.Va's Shields. Fenix Level 13 Dampening Field [D] Fixed an issue that caused Dampening Field to not grant Spell Armor against all sources. Garrosh Into the Fray [1] Fixed an issue that caused Into the Fray to display as Lok-tar Ogar! in Quickcast menu. Level 7 Lok-tar Ogar! [1] Now display as an active upgrade instead of a passive. Genji Swift Strike [E] Adjusted color display for Swift Strike refund timer on the button. Fixed an issue that caused Swift Strike's mana refund to be displayed for the killed enemy player. Level 4 Strike At The Heart [E] Fixed an issue with Genji's Strike At The Heart text. Level 13 Way of The Shimada [E] Now only causes Genji's attacks to display as a crit at 10+ stacks. Level 16 Final Cut [E] Fixed an issue that caused Final Cut's damage to not be modified by any damage modifiers. Gul'dan Level 1 Chaotic Energy [W] Fixed an issue that caused Chaotic Energy to not increase the healing of Regeneration Globes by the correct value in ARAM. Level 13 Healthstone [Active] No longer dismounts or decloaks Gul'dan. Level 16 Ruinous Affliction [E] Third strike damage now displays as a crit. Hanzo Fixed an issue that caused weapons to fire multiple times when used in conjunction with select abilities. Scatter Arrow [W] Now combines damage text. Level 16 Giant Slayer [Passive] Bonus damage from Scatter Arrow will now combine damage text. Hogger Rage has been added to the Hero page. Staggering Blows [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Staggering Blows to not interact with map objects. Ez-Thro Dynamite [W] Will always display as a crit on direct hit damage. Level 4 Brute Force [Q] No longer causes Loot Hoard to display as a crit. Imperius Level 10 Angelic Armaments [R1] Will combine damage text with Heavenly Host. Junkrat Level 10 RIP-Tire [R1] Starts decaying in damage after 1.5 range. Leoric Level 7 Willing Vessel [W] Now displays as a crit. Li Li Fast Feet [Trait] Adjusted color display for duration indicator. Level 10 Jug of 1,000 Cups [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Jug of 1,000 Cups' cooldown to be increased while in Stasis. Level 13 Gale Force [E] Fixed an issue that caused Gale Force to not properly increase Blinding Wind's duration. Lt. Morales Level 13 Bedside Manner [E] Proc bonus now displays as a crit. Lunara Nature's Toxin [Trait] Now acts similarly to other heals. Level 13 Abolish Magic [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Abolish Magic to not reduce the duration of Silences, Fears, and Taunts. Maiev Level 1 Bonds of Justice [W] No longer causes attacks to display as crits when using Umbral Bind. Level 4 Blade Dance [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Blade Dance to not grant stacks of Vengeful Knives. Level 10 Containment Disc [R1] Removed Silence display while Time Stopped. Mal'Ganis Level 13 Blood Rush [D] Fixed an issue that caused Blood Rush to activate from Healing Fountains and Regeneration Globes. Malthael Level 13 Shroud of Wisdom [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Shroud of Wisdom to not grant Spell Armor against all sources. Level 20 Angel of Death [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Angel of Death to be affected by Spellpower modifiers. Mei Level 20 Cascade [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Cascade's Snow Blinds to Blind for less duration than untalented Snow Blinds. Nazeebo Zombie Wall [W] Updated zombies to face inside the Zombie Wall when created. Level 20 Annihilating Spirits [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Annihilating Spirits healing reduction to display floating text multiple times. Nova Holo Decoys [E] Will now move towards uncollected Experience Globes if they are idle. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused weapons to fire multiple times when used in conjunction with select abilities. Level 4 Chaotic Assault [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Chaotic Assault to not apply while Orphea has 3 stacks of Chaos. Level 13 Invasive Miasma [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Invasive Miasma to hit dead Heroes. Level 20 Eldritch Conduit [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Eldritch Conduit's visuals to persist after death. Probius Disruption Pulse [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Disruption Pulse to hit targets hit by previous Disruption Pulses. Level 4 Photon Barrier [D] Fixed an issue that caused Photon Barrier to display while Probius is dead. Level 10 Pylon Overcharge [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Pylon Overcharge to not properly grant Pylons Invulnerability. Qhira Grappling Hook [Trait] Adjusted Grappling Hook guide and terrain indicator to match its cast range. Level 13 The Hunted [Passive] Fixed an issue that caused The Hunted to lose stacks when hitting a non-Hero. Raynor Level 20 Sergeant Pepper [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Sergeant Pepper to not properly apply if selected while at 0 stacks of Give Em' Someo. Rehgar Fixed an issue that caused duplicate entries in the Death Recap. Level 13 Wellspring [E] Fixed an issue that caused Wellspring's beam to not appear when the heal occurs. Rexxar Fixed an issue that caused Rexxar and Misha to not share their Healing Fountain healing with each other. Samuro Level 4 One With The Wind [E] Fixed an issue that caused One With The Wind to display a duration while Wind Walk is active. Level 7 Crushing Blows [W] Fixed an issue that caused Crushing Blows to be located in the wrong location in the Buff Bar. Sgt. Hammer Level 16 Giant Killer [Passive] Fixed an issue that caused Giant Killer to damage Invulnerable targets. Sonya Fury [Trait] Adjusted the color display for remaining duration on the button. Stitches Level 16 Digestive Juices [E] Fixed an issue that caused Digestive Juices to not display a damage preview. Stukov Level 1 Fetid Touch [W] Fetid Touch's ranged attack no longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Tassadar Level 7 Psionic Echo [W] Adjusted color display for Psionic Echo indicator on Shock Ray button. The Butcher Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's charge to be cancelled prematurely. Level 13 Cleaver [Passive] Can now trigger while Blinded. Now heals if the cleaved-to-target has The Butcher's Brand. Level 20 Fires of Hell [R1] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Thrall Feral Spirit [E] Fixed an issue that caused Feral Spirit to hit Invulnerable non-Heroes. Level 13 Frostwolf's Grace [D] No longer dismounts Thrall. Tracer Level 20 Composition B [R] Fixed an issue that caused Composition B's outer radius to not gain the benefit of Quantum Spike. Tyrande Sentinel [E] Fixed an issue that caused Sentinel to pierce incorrectly. Uther Holy Radiance [W] Displays as a crit when Uther has Spellpower bonuses. Level 16 Beacon of Light [Q] Only causes Holy Light to display as a crit when under 50% health. Valeera Deep Shadows duration indicator will now fill, rather than empty. Level 4 Wound Poison [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Wound Poison to display floating text multiple times. Valla Multishot [W] Fixed an issue that caused Multishot to not apply all hit effects when hitting enemies inside Valla's space. Level 13 Gloom [Active] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Varian Level 13 Mortal Strike [D] Fixed an issue that caused Mortal Strike to display floating text multiple times. Whitemane Zeal [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Zeal's active visuals to persist after death. Searing Lash [E] The second strike always displays as a crit. Xul Level 20 Mortal Wounds [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Mortal Wounds to display floating text multiple times. Yrel Fixed an issue with abilities causing all players to highlight enemies. Avenging Wrath [E] Fixed an issue that caused Avenging Wrath's VFX to display incorrectly. Level 10 Ardent Defender [R1] Increases Yrel's Self Healing when it prevents damage to her. Zarya Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to not damage enemies in the cleave area if the primary target dies to the attack. Level 7 Deep Burn [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Deep Burn to display the incorrect floating text value. Zul'jin Fixed an issue that caused duplicate entries in the Death Recap. Level 1 Recklessness [Passive] Adjusted position in the Buff Bar. Return to Top
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    • By Stan
      The Heroes of the Storm Collection just got a fresh update with the latest content update. Check out what's new!
      Corrupted Archangel Diablo returns along with the Hopeful Spirit Healer Auriel skin. For mounts, the Golden Lunar Skyrocket and Sleepy Cloud have made a return. You can explore the updated Collection at The Nexus Compendium.
    • By Staff
      A new Heroes of the Storm patch went live today and here are the official patch notes for the update.
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      The next Heroes of the Storm patch has arrived! Dive on in for more information.
      NOTE: Orange text indicates a change between PTR and Live notes.
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      General Balance Update Bug Fixes General
      Added XP given to enemy display. This will show up as purple floating text for the player that had their Hero slain. Return to Top
      Balance Update
      Heroes
      Li Li Jug of 1,000 Cups healing increased from 66 to 75. Medivh Mage Armor duration increased from 4 seconds to 5 seconds. Mage Armor increased from 30 to 40 Armor. Nova Advanced Cloaking bonus mana regen increased from 3 to 6. Anti-Armor Shells duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an anchor offset on Hero Select display. Fixed an issue that caused Shielding to not be displayed correctly in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Hellbats and Gnolls to reduce the Armor of enemies before damage was dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Heroes that use non-standard attack abilities to display the incorrect confirmation visuals. Certain Heroes would show a red confirmation arrow instead of a green arrow when moving. Fixed an issue that caused place of death to reveal into nearby shrubs. Fixed an issue that caused player-located cooldowns to continue refreshing after a Core is destroyed. Fixed an issue that caused Sapper Mercenaries' area warning indicator to persist after the attack has landed. Fixed an issue that caused the event count in the Death Recap to update for all players when a new death recap is created for any player. Maps
      Blackheart's Bay Chests now feature a warning indicator for the coin land location. The display happens once the coin has been launched and not prior to the coin launching. Lost Cavern Fixed an issue that caused minions to grant 1 XP for being in range of them dying. Heroes
      Abathur Evolve Monstrosity Stacks are now a Heroic Quest. Players will now be able to see how many stacks the Monstrosity has on the scoreboard, and when it has full stacks, it will display a quest complete indicator. Toxic Nest is no longer triggered by Invulnerable enemies. Alarak Fixed an issue that caused Alarak's Lightning Surge to display incorrectly at long range. Fixed an issue that caused Last Laugh to heal when they have been granted Spell leech. (Example: Nano Infusion from Ana) Ana Fixed an issue that caused Eye of Horus to hit Invulnerable Heroes. Anduin Divine Star Sword will no longer be destroyed when leaving the base during the game start period. Fixed an issue that caused Piercing Light to treat the first hit as the second. Anubarak Anubarak's Burning Beetle damage is now affected by all forms of damage modification. No longer able to use Locust Swarm while riding on the Toy Train. Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals. Artanis Fixed an issue that caused Target Purified to deal double damage. Fixed an issue that caused Titan Killer being capable of damaging Invulnerable targets when activated from Twin Blades. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Arthas Legion of Northrend's bonus healing is now additive. Rime now has a Block visual. Auriel Fixed an issue that caused Searing Light to not grant energy when hitting a Protected enemy. Azmodan Bombardment will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Fixed an issue that caused Azmodan's Demon Warriors to leave permanent burning visuals if killed at the same moment they spawn. Fixed an issue that caused Tide of Sin to leave visual markers at place of death. Fixed Globe of Annihilation no longer stacking off of Possessed minions. No longer possible to cast Tide of Sin when it is already active. Blaze Fixed an issue that caused Blaze to deal bonus damage to enemies hit by another Blaze's Flame Streams. Brightwing Fixed an issue that caused Phase Shift to activate on the previous target. Butcher Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's Fresh Meat spawning meat off of Possessed minions. Cassia Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals. Chen Fixed an issue that caused Stagger to heal when they have been granted Spell leech. (Example: Nano Infusion from Ana) ChoGall Fixed an issue that caused Enraged Regeneration to display incorrectly in the Death Recap. Deathwing Added Bellowing Roar Camera Lock. Deckard Fixed an issue that caused Ancient Blessings damage to not scale on targets if they level up while it is active. Included Potion to search text for Deckard. Dehaka Updated visuals of Spell Armor. D.Va Fixed an issue that caused Liquid Cooling to reset the fountain in ARAM incorrectly. Fixed an issue that caused Nuclear Option to trigger on an already exploded Mech. Micro Missiles no longer hits Invulnerable targets. Pilot Mode can now see the Self-Destruct charge. E.T.C. Crowd Surfer now displays floating text for mana refund. Falstad Fixed an issue that caused Falstad's Flight warning indicator to no longer display after selecting Epic Mount. Fixed an issue that caused Sustained Winds to damage invulnerable targets. Garrosh Unrivaled Strength bonus is now additive. Gazlowe Fixed an issue that caused Xplodium Bomb to not be affected by allied cooldown reduction. Genji Fixed an issue that caused Strike at the Heart to not display a damage preview. Swift Strike now displays floating text for mana refund. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Hanzo Ignore All Distractions will now display MISSED! text in the case of Blinds. Hogger Fixed an issue that caused Hogger's Hogg Wild visual to be visible when Hogger is visible. Imperius Fixed an issue that caused Brightwing and Falstad to be at the incorrect height after Celestial Charge Stuns them and a least one other Hero. Jaina Water Elemental Frostbolts will now behave consistently with Jaina's Frostbolts. Junkrat Chattering Teeth will now chase (but not trap) Invulnerable targets. Fixed an issued that caused Chattering Teeth to apply to Arming Steel Traps when selected. Kerrigan Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Blades to stack off of Possessed minions. Included Infested to search text for Kerrigan. Leoric Skeletal Swing mana refund now displays as a crit. Li-Ming Fixed an issue if Seeker is slected while Magic Missiles are in flight while Force Armor was selected. Fixed an issue that caused Force Armor to grant multiple stacks from the same Magic Missiles cast. Lucio Fixed an issue that caused Sound Barrier shields to not decay if Bossa Nova was slected while the target was shielded. Lunara Fixed an issue that caused Splintered Spear to not display correctly while Blinded or against an Evading enemy. Splintered Spear will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Maiev Naisha's Memento first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Mal'Ganis Included Vampire to search text for Mal'Ganis. Medivh Medivh's Portal is now an invalid target for allied abilities. (Example: Brightwing's Blink Heal) Mei Fixed an issue where The Big One was not gaining the full benefit of Slushball. Mephisto Fixed an issue that caused Unspeakable Horror being temporarily disabled when the target is knocked back. Murky Egg Hunt Egg is no longer killed in one hit by Structures. Fixed an issue that caused Fishy Deal to stack off of Possessed minions. Nazeebo Fixed an issue that caused Voodoo Ritual to stack off of Possessed minions. Nova Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoy's health bars to display incorrectly after losing Protected. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused Ravenous Hunger to stack off of Possessed minions. Fixed an issue that caused Shadow Waltz to refund mana multiple times per cast. Probius Fixed an issue that caused Spawning Minerals off of Possessed minions. Included Builder to search text for Probius. Qhira Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Ragnaros Fixed an issue that caused Sulfuras Hungers to stack off of Possessed minions. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Raynor Execute Orders now displays in the Death Recap for its Hyperion cast. Rehgar Improved Death Recap for Hunger of the Wolf. Samuro Mirage now functions like other Spell Armor Blocks. Sgt. Hammer Fixed an issue that caused Orbital BFG to not be affected by damage reduction. Pulse Detonation Core will replace Spider Mines in the recap if chosen. Spider Mines damage is now modified by Defense Matrix and Ultimate Evolution damage modifications. Spider Mines duration will continue while they are chasing. Spider Mines will no longer detonate on Invulnerable targets but will continue to chase them. Spider Mines will now display their damage when clicked in the Target Info Panel. Stitches Fixed an issue that caused Putrefaction to display floating text multiple times at once. Stukov Fixed an issue that caused Weighted Pustule to not display a damage preview. Sylvanas Fixed an issue that caused Withering Fire to display incorrectly. Tassadar Fixed an issue where Twilight Archon could use Toy Train. Khaydarin Amulet will cancel itself if the target is an inactive Mercenary. Thrall Fixed an issue that caused Echo of the Elements activating off of Possessed Minions and Hallucinations. Fixed an issue that caused Rolling Thunder to not activate from Tempest Fury's attacks. Fixed an issue that caused Wolf Pack to reset Feral Spirit on talent reset incorrectly. The Lost Vikings Fixed an issue that caused Nordic Attack Squad to be able to damage invulnerable targets. Fixed an issue where there health was not set to full on death. Tracer Fixed an issue that caused Get Stuffed to be capable of knocking back a target multiple times when Melee was cast in quick succession. Fixed an issue that caused Get Stuffed to knock back targets with other Heroes' Pulse Bombs placed on them. Locked and Loaded will now cause Tracer's Basic Attacks to display as Criticals when active. Ricochet can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Whitemane Included Chapeau to search text for Whitemane. Zagara Medusa Blades will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Mutalisk first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Zarya Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks not being affected properly by attack speed modifiers. Zeratul Fixed an issue that caused Might of the Nerazim abilities to heal for more damage than intended with Shadow Mending. Zul'jin A Surprise For Ya! can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Return to Top
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      A new Heroes patch is now available for playtesting on the PTR!
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      Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting. We would like to take a moment to thank the community for providing insight and feedback for these changes. As always, if you encounter any bugs during your PTR play sessions, please stop by the PTR Bug Report forum to let us know about your experiences.
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      Lili Jug of 1,000 Cups healing increased from 66 to 80. Medivh Mage Armor duration increased from 4 seconds to 6 seconds. Mage Armor increased from 30 to 50 Armor. Nova Advanced Cloaking bonus mana regen increased from 3 to 6. Anti-Armor Shells duration increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds. Return to Top
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      Fixed an anchor offset on Hero Select display. Fixed an issue that caused Shielding to not be displayed correctly in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Hellbats and Gnolls to reduce the Armor of enemies before damage was dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Heroes that use non-standard attack abilities to display the incorrect confirmation visuals. Fixed an issue that caused place of death to reveal into nearby shrubs. Fixed an issue that caused player-located cooldowns to continue refreshing after a Core is destroyed. Fixed an issue that caused Sapper Mercenaries' area warning indicator to persist after the attack has landed. Fixed an issue that caused the event count in the Death Recap to update for all players when a new death recap is created for any player. Maps
      Blackheart's Bay Chests now feature a warning indicator for the coin land location. Heroes
      Abathur Evolve Monstrosity Stacks are now a Heroic Quest. Toxic Nest is no longer triggered by Invulnerable enemies. Alarak Fixed an issue that caused Last Laugh to heal when they have been granted Spell leech. (Example: Nano Infusion from Ana) Anduin Fixed an issue that caused Piercing Light to treat the first hit as the second. Anubarak Anubarak's Burning Beetle damage is now affected by all forms of damage modification. No longer able to use Locust Swarm while riding on the Toy Train. Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals. Artanis Fixed an issue that caused Target Purified to deal double damage. Fixed an issue that caused Titan Killer being capable of damaging Invulnerable targets when activated from Twin Blades. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Arthas Legion of Northrend's bonus healing is now additive. Rime now has a Block visual. Azmodan Bombardment will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Fixed Globe of Annihilation no longer stacking off of Possessed minions. Brightwing Fixed an issue that caused Phase Shift to activate on the previous target. Butcher Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's Fresh Meat spawning meat off of Possessed minions. Cassia Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals. Chen Fixed an issue that caused Stagger to heal when they have been granted Spell leech. (Example: Nano Infusion from Ana) ChoGall Fixed an issue that caused Enraged Regeneration to display incorrectly in the Death Recap. Deathwing Added Bellowing Roar Camera Lock. Deckard Fixed an issue that caused Ancient Blessings damage to not scale on targets if they level up while it is active. Included Potion to search text for Deckard. Dehaka Updated visuals of Spell Armor. D.Va Fixed an issue that caused Liquid Cooling to reset the fountain in ARAM incorrectly. Pilot Mode can now see the Self-Destruct charge. E.T.C. Crowd Surfer now displays floating text for mana refund. Falstad Fixed an issue that caused Falstad's Flight warning indicator to no longer display after selecting Epic Mount. Fixed an issue that caused Sustained Winds to damage invulnerable targets. Gazlowe Fixed an issue that caused Xplodium Bomb to not be affected by allied cooldown reduction. Genji Fixed an issue that caused Strike at the Heart to not display a damage preview. Swift Strike now displays floating text for mana refund. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Hanzo Ignore All Distractions will now display MISSED! text in the case of Blinds. Hogger Fixed an issue that caused Hogger's Hogg Wild visual to be visible when Hogger is visible. Imperius Fixed an issue that caused Brightwing and Falstad to be at the incorrect height after Celestial Charge Stuns them and a least one other Hero. Junkrat Fixed an issued that caused Chattering Teeth to apply to Arming Steel Traps when selected. Kerrigan Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Blades to stack off of Possessed minions. Included Infested to search text for Kerrigan. Leoric Skeletal Swing mana refund now displays as a crit. Li-Ming Fixed an issue if Seeker is slected while Magic Missiles are in flight while Force Armor was selected. Fixed an issue that caused Force Armor to grant multiple stacks from the same Magic Missiles cast. Lucio Fixed an issue that caused Sound Barrier shields to not decay if Bossa Nova was slected while the target was shielded. Lunara Splintered Spear will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Maiev Naisha's Memento first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Mal'Ganis Included Vampire to search text for Mal'Ganis. Medivh Medivh's Portal is now an invalid target for allied abilities. (Example: Brightwing's Blink Heal) Mei Fixed an issue where The Big One was not gaining the full benefit of Slushball. Mephisto Fixed an issue that caused Unspeakable Horror being temporarily disabled when the target is knocked back. Murky Egg Hunt Egg is no longer killed in one hit by Structures. Fixed an issue that caused Fishy Deal to stack off of Possessed minions. Nazeebo Fixed an issue that caused Voodoo Ritual to stack off of Possessed minions. Nova Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoy's health bars to display incorrectly after losing Protected. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused Ravenous Hunger to stack off of Possessed minions. Fixed an issue that caused Shadow Waltz to refund mana multiple times per cast. Probius Fixed an issue that caused Spawning Minerals off of Possessed minions. Included Builder to search text for Probius. Qhira Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Ragnaros Fixed an issue that caused Sulfuras Hungers to stack off of Possessed minions. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Rehgar Improved Death Recap for Hunger of the Wolf. Samuro Mirage now functions like other Spell Armor Blocks. Stitches Fixed an issue that caused Putrefaction to display floating text multiple times at once. Stukov Fixed an issue that caused Weighted Pustule to not display a damage preview. Sylvanas Fixed an issue that caused Withering Fire to display incorrectly. Tassadar Fixed an issue where Twilight Archon could use Toy Train. Khaydarin Amulet will cancel itself if the target is an inactive Mercenary. Thrall Fixed an issue that caused Echo of the Elements activating off of Possessed Minions and Hallucinations. Fixed an issue that caused Rolling Thunder to not activate from Tempest Fury's attacks. Fixed an issue that caused Wolf Pack to reset Feral Spirit on talent reset incorrectly. The Lost Vikings Fixed an issue that caused Nordic Attack Squad to be able to damage invulnerable targets. Fixed an issue where there health was not set to full on death. Tracer Ricochet can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Whitemane Included Chapeau to search text for Whitemane. Zagara Medusa Blades will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Mutalisk first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Zarya Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks not being affected properly by attack speed modifiers. Zeratul Fixed an issue that caused Might of the Nerazim abilities to heal for more damage than intended with Shadow Mending. Zul'jin A Surprise For Ya! can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. 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