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Hey Srey!

 

First of all, thanks for another guide.

I have two concerns regarding this one, though.

Seasoned Marksman description says: "its bonuses are fully multiplied by Basic Attack-increasing effects such as Secret Weapon..." Did I miss something about Secret Weapon and it increases not only Falstad's basic attacks? Note that this glitch—if it's a glitch—appears for other heroes with Marksman too (say, Raynor). Initially I was sure it's a mistake, but it is so consistently mentioned that I'm baffled. Still I guess it's a copy-paste oversight.

 

Another one is more specific, it's about Solarite Reaper on level 7.

While I tend to agree with incomparable usefulness of recommended Psionic Synergy, I'm not at all satisfied with the reasoning. Yes, the Reaper talent only increases the less effective part of the dash, but it does so by 150%! So if I do 100 on forward dash and 300 on backward dash, it will now make that 250+300, for a total increase from 400 to 550, i. e. 37.5%. That does seem very nice, especially since backward dash is somewhat escapable by the enemy.

I'm not sure how Nova's conditional +20% (on level 1 though) is recommended, and this is not even considered. Or a most recent example: Gall's diminishing 20% is recommended (on the same level 7). What I'm missing here? Is it because they are assassins? Is 37.5% increase indeed too little for level 7?

 

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Seasoned Marksman description says: "its bonuses are fully multiplied by Basic Attack-increasing effects such as Secret Weapon..."

 

 

 

 

 

 

i think on this one you are right, secret weapon, at least in my xp, doesnt apply to other heroes, so probably is a mistake, but i dont fully know about this

 

on the second part, yes that does a lot of damage, but the problem here is that the q doesnt give you invulnerability frames, and is one of the biggest flaws of that one, so landing the full lenght of your q is way to hard tbh unless you are paired with an ETC and he chooses to go with mosh pit, then you can use it but is very specific and a ETC landing a 4-5 man Mosh pit is hard (im telling you by experience)

 

There are two more reasons i think about this:

Another use of the q is to damage running heroes that are trying to get away, and thats another problem, because more than half of the time the return doesnt land

 

Third part is the next, Artanis is a Bruisier, lets be honest, he is in the same spot that Sonya has, that is of the second warrior to get picked in a 2 warrior strategy, If you see the talents recommended for Sonya by icy veins and from TSZuna, you will see a lot of survavility talents taken and a few of damage (i think the only ones recommended are the damage over time from the spear/this getting replaced for the fury heal, focused attack and the ultimate that gives you damage)  The advantage that Sonya has is that her survavility (self heal) can be activated before reaching 50%, Artanis Doesnt have that luxury, so being able to abuse the cd reduccion on his only survavility is way too good (im telling you this because the trait, though is good and can keep artanis Alive for a long time, has the flaw that if you get cc OR focused hard, the damage talents are useless)

 

 

 

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on the second part, yes that does a lot of damage, but the problem here is that the q doesnt give you invulnerability frames, and is one of the biggest flaws of that one, so landing the full lenght of your q is way to hard tbh unless you are paired with an ETC and he chooses to go with mosh pit, then you can use it but is very specific and a ETC landing a 4-5 man Mosh pit is hard (im telling you by experience)

 

There are two more reasons i think about this:
Another use of the q is to damage running heroes that are trying to get away, and thats another problem, because more than half of the time the return doesnt land
 
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Hey Kroshak, thanks for answering!

 

I have to point though that I explicitly agreed with the recommended talent (in a very flowery way, hard to understand, ok smile.png). I'm not at all sure Solarite Reaper should ever be taken over Psionic Synergy.

 

But I have hard time with accepting the explanation given in the guide. It says 'very little additional damage', and that doesn't seem true: first, it's 3/8 more damage, second, it amplifies the forward dash, so since "half of the time the return doesnt land" in practice it is even larger increase.

 

So maybe damage talens are not at all viable for second tanks/bruiser, and that may be a good explanation for not recommending Solarite Reaper. I would probably be ok with that, if that is going to be a consistent advice smile.png

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on the second part, yes that does a lot of damage, but the problem here is that the q doesnt give you invulnerability frames, and is one of the biggest flaws of that one, so landing the full lenght of your q is way to hard tbh unless you are paired with an ETC and he chooses to go with mosh pit, then you can use it but is very specific and a ETC landing a 4-5 man Mosh pit is hard (im telling you by experience)

 

There are two more reasons i think about this:
Another use of the q is to damage running heroes that are trying to get away, and thats another problem, because more than half of the time the return doesnt land
 
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Hey Kroshak, thanks for answering!

 

I have to point though that I explicitly agreed with the recommended talent (in a very flowery way, hard to understand, ok smile.png). I'm not at all sure Solarite Reaper should ever be taken over Psionic Synergy.

 

But I have hard time with accepting the explanation given in the guide. It says 'very little additional damage', and that doesn't seem true: first, it's 3/8 more damage, second, it amplifies the forward dash, so since "half of the time the return doesnt land" in practice it is even larger increase.

 

So maybe damage talens are not at all viable for second tanks/bruiser, and that may be a good explanation for not recommending Solarite Reaper. I would probably be ok with that, if that is going to be a consistent advice smile.png

 

The problem right now, and take in mind this guides are optimized to be strong in the current meta, right now the meta goes with at least 2 warriors in the front line, that is a common thing here and well warriors usually take more resources to bring them down, something you should not do, focusing a warrior is a bad idea unless you can stunlock that one and/or burst him down.

 

Also take in mind the warriors, yes Artanis becames really strong when he drops 50% but thats a double edged sword, because if the enemy pays attention they will focus and take you down, Artanis has the same problem that Thrall, needs to be in constant fight in order to sustain, cc wrecks both of them thats why you see Thrall with the windfury build to sutain more, etc

 

I would only take the damage abilities ones (going straight up damage) if in my team there is another good warrior that can withstand damage on his own and good supports, that the only case scenario ill do it, you could see this scenario but usually Sonya is the one occupying that place

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Hey just a thought.... Under talent build it might be worth specifically noting which heroes are good targets for purifier beam (a) for their slow mobility and (b) to zone them..... Not all will be as familiar with the slower-moving heroes.

-A bit like the list you use to describe abilities that mesh well with Diablo's Apocalypse.

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Got idea down then went to find the specific bit was thinking of that read ages ago.
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Just had an interesting chat after this HL game with the Artanis here as per the picture of talent picks on Braxis map (can post stats if needed).... we were chatting mainly about the L1 pick he made with more of a prism bruiser build (not going Titan Killer later on though).... I think he was right to go that talent, and normally I'd go move as burrowed as Dehaka at L16.

On the Braxis map...
I'm curious about thoughts on any talent build picks for Artanis in two cases, particularly the L1 pick:

Firstly, assuming a double warrior compo of (Artanis/other) vs. a single warrior on this map (guessing probably Johanna or ETC, possibly Mura)...

Secondly, assuming a double warrior compo on both sides.

Finally, more generally... is an Artanis PvE build ever likely to be viable on Braxis? -Guessing only if a double warrior compo or vs. a Gaz/Rexxar.

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On 3/20/2017 at 1:42 PM, Kiarbitrager said:

I'm curious about thoughts on any talent build picks for Artanis in two cases, particularly the L1 pick:

Seasoned is 100% a fair pick as long as you can make use of it. If your team doesn't need the tanky bruiser front line, you can sacrifice it for more damage with picking Seasoned L1. In the case of your screenshot, he 100% made the right pick. When you start encountering double warrior, then you need to start considering your tankier options again, namely Reactive. You can also take Reactive vs 1 tank if the map sucks for farming stacks of Seasoned.

On 3/20/2017 at 1:42 PM, Kiarbitrager said:

Finally, more generally... is an Artanis PvE build ever likely to be viable on Braxis? -Guessing only if a double warrior compo or vs. a Gaz/Rexxar.

Definitely possible, yeah, but you'd have to weigh the pros/cons of dead talents outside of PvE occasions.

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33 minutes ago, FirstBlood said:

Maybe the counters/synergies need an update.  Right now it feels like Arthas is a very strong Artanis counter.

Artanis is able to outlast Arthas thanks to the shields he's able to gain through Shield OverloadShield Overload, which "outvalues" Arthas' Rune TapRune Tap (if taken), and Artanis' other abilities (especially heroic abilities) offer higher damage potential than the ones of Arthas, which results in Artanis being able to outdamage and outlast Arthas.

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On 3/31/2017 at 10:22 PM, positiv2 said:

Artanis is able to outlast Arthas thanks to the shields he's able to gain through Shield OverloadShield Overload, which "outvalues" Arthas' Rune TapRune Tap (if taken), and Artanis' other abilities (especially heroic abilities) offer higher damage potential than the ones of Arthas, which results in Artanis being able to outdamage and outlast Arthas.

In a 1vs1 to the death, sure artanis can win against almost every hero but Arthas does counter Artanis with his E that slows movement and attack speed and with Q it makes it impossible for artanis to escape so you have to watch the map and determine if you wanna trade/fight with an Arthas as to not get picked by his team

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I like Artanis a lot so I'd like to discuss some of his talent picks:

I'm liking Amateur Opponent more and more, it gives so much more versatility, you clear mercenary camps in no time. I started picking it on maps like Garden of Terror, Haunted Mines, Tomb of the Spider Queen. There are many PvE objectives in them. That also means I will pick Triple Strike at level 13.

His 4 and 7 talents Shield Surge and Warp Sickness seem mandatory to me. Its a Lot of defense and utility.

Regarding his Suppresion Pulse, its a good idea to take a look at enemies talents and determine if they are auto attackers or not. I got in a match against Zul'Jin and Falstad and in the loading screen I decided S.P. was the best ultimate but then I saw that Falstad was going Q ability damage build and Zul'jin took Guillotine and some W talents so I went Purifier Beam.

Furthermore, S.P. is kinda weak, the damage is very little. I take it only to counter a specific hero when he uses his auto attack boosts. Like Raynor with his W, Zul'Jin with Taz'Dingo,

His Purifier beam might seem like an easy click-and-forget ability but in order for it to do damage and be effective you have to time it right, when an ally is About to CC an enemy, when You have your E up to slow them, when you put it on a tank that is staying in place, fighting with ur team,etc. I try and always go for the damage with his P.B instead of using it just as a zone away tool.

Graviton Vortex, level 13 seems kinda bad. I picked it only once or twice because the only use I see in it is to do a 5vs5 team fight play by pulling their hyper-carry into your team, cause the enemies will be protecting him with their bodies.

Lastly, at level 20 I never pick Orbital Bombardment or Target Purified, they seem wasteful or too hard to utilise. I pick Force of Will 80% of the time and after that point I look on his Shield Timer, see how much it takes untill in comes back up, it would be inefficient  to use Triple Strike when you have 10 seconds on his shield as Triple Strike takes 18 seconds off, in an instant, coupled with 1 more basic attack you get your shield back up.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Fransoa said:

I'm liking Amateur Opponent more and more, it gives so much more versatility, you clear mercenary camps in no time. I started picking it on maps like Garden of Terror, Haunted Mines, Tomb of the Spider Queen. There are many PvE objectives in them.

Yeah, Amateur OpponentAmateur Opponent is stronger in PvE-oriented maps. I'd say it's pretty much an autopick on Battlefield of Eternity and Infernal Shrines, and a strong consideration on the maps you listed. On the remaining maps, it's quite weak. 

2 hours ago, Fransoa said:

Graviton Vortex, level 13 seems kinda bad. I picked it only once or twice because the only use I see in it is to do a 5vs5 team fight play by pulling their hyper-carry into your team, cause the enemies will be protecting him with their bodies.

If it only caused Phase PrismPhase Prism to damage and pull two targets, it might not be that good. However, it also reduces the cooldown significantly, by 5 seconds, which makes it a good talent. Also, I apologize for an issue with Graviton VortexGraviton Vortex's description - it no longer makes the cooldown of Phase PrismPhase Prism fit the cooldown of Blade DashBlade Dash perfectly. I will make sure to get it fixed. Nonetheless, the 5-second difference is still huge.

2 hours ago, Fransoa said:

Lastly, at level 20 I never pick Orbital Bombardment or Target Purified, they seem wasteful or too hard to utilise.

Target PurifiedTarget Purified is great against team with more squishy targets, but yeah, it's not that great compared to other talents, which is why I would personally move it to Situational tier.

Thanks for the insight!

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I have to say that I think Amateur Opponent is the best talent on that tier and I don't think it's even close.  You will PVE something on every map and if you get Triple Strike @13 it adds even more to it.  I cannot recommend it enough.  Reactive Parry only gives 50% block instead of the upgraded 75%, and it activates on Twin Blades activation.  So if you want to black a Focused Attack (the reason you would be taking block) you have to have a charge ready.  Not a big deal, but if a pick happens and you don't have it up, you either precast Twin Blades (bad idea not using it with auto reset) or you don't get the block on the Focused Attack.  Seasoned Marksman is SM.  Not much to say about it.  You feel like a god when you stack it late game, but Artanis already feels insanely strong late game.  Force of Will @20 insures that.  Also, don't ever try to 1v1 Arthas as Artanis, you're gonna have a bad time.

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On 13. 4. 2017 at 5:15 AM, hammadroppa said:

I have to say that I think Amateur Opponent is the best talent on that tier and I don't think it's even close.  You will PVE something on every map and if you get Triple Strike @13 it adds even more to it.

I think you said exactly why it isn't the best talent - "You will PVE something on every map". While you can PvE a bit on every map, your focus should be on killing the opponent heroes, not their minions. That's why Reactive ParryReactive Parry is stronger on maps where PvE-ing doesn't help you kill the heroes more easily (that is, every map except for Garden of Terror, Battlefield of Eternity, Haunted Mines and Infernal Shrines).

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@positiv2 but AO is a MUST take talent on BoE, GoT, HM and IF..  or did you mean on maps other than those?  The thing is, Reactive Parry should really only be taken to counter specific heroes/talents (Nova, Crit talents like Follow Through) and even then it is weaker in every way than standard block.  Amateur Opponent is the best talent on that tier by a very, very wide margin.  Idk the win rates but I encourage every Artanis player to take it except in niche scenarios.

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5 hours ago, hammadroppa said:

but AO is a MUST take talent on BoE, GoT, HM and IF..  or did you mean on maps other than those?

Yeah, I thought that listing the only maps that make Amateur OpponentAmateur Opponent a great talent would be quite obvious. I'll change the text, then.

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6 hours ago, hammadroppa said:

Okay, understood.  I still think you over value Reactive Parry.  AO is the clear cut better level 1 9/10 times.

Yeah, it's possible that I overvalue Reactive ParryReactive Parry. I just feel it allows me to kill anyone in a 1v1 somewhat safely, and that is the reason why I pick Artanis - to have a strong 1v1 tool. There are some maps that make Amateur OpponentAmateur Opponent the superior talent, but overall I strongly prefer the 1v1 power over jungling power, though I guess there are times when Amateur OpponentAmateur Opponent is better outside of the aforementioned maps. 
HotS Logs show that all three T1 talents have pretty much the same pick rate (31.2% for Seasoned MarksmanSeasoned Marksman, 34.2% for Amateur OpponentAmateur Opponent, and 34.6% for Reactive ParryReactive Parry) for Plat-Master stats. So, I wouldn't say that Amateur OpponentAmateur Opponent is the better pick 9/10 times. Maybe 4/10, depending on the map luck, but not 9/10.

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On 3. 4. 2017 at 4:49 AM, Fransoa said:

His Purifier beam might seem like an easy click-and-forget ability but in order for it to do damage and be effective you have to time it right, when an ally is About to CC an enemy, when You have your E up to slow them, when you put it on a tank that is staying in place, fighting with ur team,etc. I try and always go for the damage with his P.B instead of using it just as a zone away tool.

Graviton Vortex, level 13 seems kinda bad. I picked it only once or twice because the only use I see in it is to do a 5vs5 team fight play by pulling their hyper-carry into your team, cause the enemies will be protecting him with their bodies.

Lastly, at level 20 I never pick Orbital Bombardment or Target Purified, they seem wasteful or too hard to utilise. I pick Force of Will 80% of the time and after that point I look on his Shield Timer, see how much it takes untill in comes back up, it would be inefficient  to use Triple Strike when you have 10 seconds on his shield as Triple Strike takes 18 seconds off, in an instant, coupled with 1 more basic attack you get your shield back up.

That's some really good commentary on usage of his PB.... a lot of people see the obvious rationale for SP ult pick (as counter to key AA heroes), but aside from targeting the lower mobility heroes (e.g. Malf, Jaina) I hadn't thought as much about usage for getting kills rather than zoning. It might be worth incorporating some of this stuff on ult choices and usage next time the guide is updated.

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It lists Varians shattering throw as a level 16 ability and it's received at level 13.

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I think more should be added to Phase Prism description about using it to move others off objectives, off allies, behind obstacles (all three at once on Shrine and Curse especially), disrupt attack chains, move targets into cannons or away from cannons to engage. As a new player (still new), I would have loved to have known all these goodies at the start.

Thanks for the tips!

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      Tank Bruiser Fighter Stalker Marksman Mage Support Healer Anub'arak↓ Artanis Kerrigan Tracer Cassia Azmodan  Medivh Alexstrasza Arthas Chen↓ Maiev   Falstad Chromie Zarya Auriel Blaze Dehaka Malthael   Fenix Gul'dan   Brightwing↓ Mal'Ganis Imperius↓ Ragnaros   Greymane Junkrat    Deckard↓ Muradin Sonya Thrall   Hanzo Kel'Thuzad   Kharazim Stitches Yrel Varian   Lunara Li-Ming   Li Li Varian   Varian   Raynor Mephisto   Lt. Morales         Tychus Nazeebo   Lúcio         Valla Orphea   Malfurion         Zul'jin Zagara   Rehgar                 Stukov               Tyrande               Whitemane↑  
      Low-tier generalists
      Tank Bruiser Fighter Stalker Marksman Mage Support Healer — D.Va Gazlowe Genji↓ Sgt.Hammer↓ Probius — —     Murky Valeera             The Butcher            
      Situational picks (map, team composition, or counterpick)
      Tank Bruiser Fighter Stalker Marksman Mage Support Healer Cho'gall Leoric Illidan Nova — Cho'gall Tassadar — Tyrael Rexxar Xul Samuro     The Lost Vikings    
      Meta heroes define the metagame. They are very often banned or picked right away, as they generally dictate the pace of most drafts and matches.
      Generalists form the core of your team and are generally picked after Meta picks have been distributed. They tend to work on most maps, and as part of and against most team compositions. Since this group includes most heroes, I elected to split it into three tiers. High-tier rankings are a result of performance (i.e. win rates) and popularity (i.e. pick and ban rates). This means that heroes with high win rates can be set in low tier; the opposite may also be true.
      Situational picks shine on specific maps or as part of specific team compositions.
       
    • By Stan
      Blizzard released two new skins for Cassia and Tracer yesterday, but that did not stop community members from submitting their own skin concepts that are very well worth checking out! Here's Messenger Kharazim and Hades Ragnaros.

      Messenger Kharazim by Yasemin Baran (Source)

      Hades Ragnaros by Evangelos Callow (Source)
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    • By Stan
      A new balance patch has just hit the Nexus. Cassia and Tracer have been reworked and we have some changes to the latest Nexus Anomaly, Tassadar buffs, and more. Read on for more details!
      Earlier today, Blizzard released new skins for Cassia and Tracer. They went live before this patch.
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      Heroes of the Storm has just been updated with Hero balance changes! Read on for details.
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      General Collection Battlegrounds Heroes Rework Heroes Bug Fixes General
      Nexus Anomaly - A Call For Help Tower, Fort, and Keep structure damage reduced by 10%. Structures will only focus their attacks on enemy Heroes if they attack an allied Hero who is also in their range. Self-damage from Heroes will no longer cause structures to focus them. Periodic damage over time will no longer cause structures to focus Heroes. Return to Top
      Collection
      Awakened Dark Nexus Manta is now called Astral Dark Nexus Manta and vice versa, to better reflect their appearance. Return to Top
      Battlegrounds
      Hanamura Objective Missile damage increased from 1800 to 1900. Samurai Camp Laner version Health reduced from 8,000 to 7,200. Laner version Health scaling reduced by ~10%. Return to Top
      Heroes Rework
      Cassia
      Base
      Vitals Health reduced from 1840 to 1510. Health Regeneration reduced from 3.83 to 3.15. Basic Attack Attack range increased from 4 to 4.5. Weapon period increased from .75 to 1. Attacks per second reduced from 1.33 to 1. Damage reduced from 130 to 122. Lightning Fury [Q] Damage reduced from 175 to 150. Cooldown increased from 4 to 5 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 30 to 25. Additional functionality: Holds 2 charges. Blinding Light [W] Mana cost reduced from 70 to 50. Fend [E] Damage reduced from 39 to 34. Cast range increased from 5 to 6. Cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds. Mana cost increased from 40 to 50. Additional functionality: Avoidance remains active while Fend is channeling. Avoidance [Trait] Duration increased from .5 to .625. New functionality: While moving unmounted, gradually gain 30 Armor of the course of 3 seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Thunderstroke New functionality: Increase the damage of Lightning Fury by 25 and casting it grants 5 stacks of Avoidance. Quest: Every Hero hit increases the damage of Lightning Fury by 1. Impale Moved from Level 7. Additional functionality: Increases the cast range and AoE of Fend by 25%. It deals 50% more damage to enemies below 50% Health. Charged Strikes New functionality: Gain 20% Attack Speed. Every 3rd Basic attack deals 20% bonus damage to the target and bounces to nearby enemy Heroes. Level 4 Inner Light New functionality: Activate to heal for 25% of your maximum Health over 5 seconds. Heroes hit with Lightning Fury lower this cooldown by 10 seconds (70 second cooldown). Ring of the Leech New functionality: Basic Attacks against heal Cassia for 15% of the damage they deal. If an enemy is Blinded this affects Lightning Fury and Fend. Plate of the Whale New functionality: Gain 7 HPS while Avoidance is active. Increase this to 21 HPS while Avoidance is fully charged. Avoidance is active while Mounted. Level 7 Seraph's Hymn New functionality: Increase the passive damage bonus of Blinding Light to 30%. Basic Attacks that hit enemy Heroes lower the cooldown of Blinding Light by 1.5 seconds and grant 10 Mana. Surge of Light Activation Damage increased from 210 to 300. Plate of the Whale New functionality: Gain 7 HPS while Avoidance is active. Increase this to 21 HPS while Avoidance is fully charged. Avoidance is active while Mounted. New Talent: Debilitating Thrusts Enemies hit by Fend are slowed by 30% for 3 seconds. Level 13 Grounding Bolt Removed. Thundergod's Vigor Removed. Lunging Strike Removed. New Talent: Gloves of Alacrity Basic Attack range is increased by 1. Increase this to 2 while Avoidance is fully charged. War Traveler Moved from Level 7. New functionality: Gain 5% Movement Speed and if Avoidance is maxed gain an additional 10% Movement Speed and your Mount time becomes instant. New Talent: War Matron Cassia is Protected while channeling Fend and for an additional 1 second if the channel is completed. Level 16 Pierce Removed. Penetrate Removed. New Talent: Power Strike Lightning Fury pierces. Hitting an enemy Hero with Lightning Fury marks them for 15 seconds. Once a player has 3 marks, cast a free Blinding Light at their feet. New Talent: Static Electricity Gain 2 more charges of Lightning Fury. Fend launches a Lightning Bolt at nearby Heroes upon arrival. Level 20 Infinite Lightning Cooldown refund per bounce from 3 to 5 seconds. Imprisoning Light The main target is Blinded for 5 seconds. Enemies knocked back take damage and are Rooted and Silenced for 3 seconds. Titan's Revenge New functionality: Basic Attacks ignore Armor and while Avoidance is fully charged, deal 20% bonus Attack Damage. New Talent: Rockstopper Activate: Instantly fully charge Avoidance and increase the Armor bonus to 60 for 4 seconds (30 second cooldown). Return to Top
      Tracer
      Base
      Weapon Range reduced from 5.5 to 5. Damage reduced from 26 to 24. Pulse Bomb charge gained from Basic Attacks increased by 25%. Max Health increased from 1280 to 1330. Health Regen reduced from 5.3 to 2.71. Melee [W] Pulse Bomb charge increased from 5/10% to 6/12%. Recall [E] Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds. Amount of time to Recall reduced from 3 to 2 seconds. Duration of Recall increased from .75 to 1.25 seconds. Pulse Bomb [R] Target damage reduced from 360 to 288. AoE damage reduced from 180 to 144. Reload [Trait] Added functionality: Tracer gains 15% life steal on her Basic Attacks. Talents
      Level 1 Pulse Strike [W] Removed. Parting Gift [E] Moved from Level 4. Damage increased from 240 to 250. Added functionality: Each Hero hit by Parting Gift bombs grants 5% Pulse Bomb charge. Slipstream [E] Removed. Tracer Rounds [Passive] New functionality: Increase Tracer’s Basic Attack range by 10% (.5). Attacks against Heroes reveal a small area around them for 3 seconds. New Talent: One-Two Punch [W] Lower the cooldown of Melee by 1 second. It gains an additional charge with a 2 second cooldown between casts. Level 4 New Talent: Pulse Generator [R1] Sticking a Hero with Pulse Bomb regenerates 25% of max HP over 1.5 seconds and refunds a charge of Blink. Is That a Health Pack?! [Passive] Added functionality: Collecting a regen globe reduces the cooldown of Healing Fountain by 10 seconds. Leeching Rounds Moved from Level 13. New functionality: Increase the Life Leech on your Basic Attacks by 5% for each Blink charge you currently have. Level 7 Sleight of Hand [Trait] Moved from Level 16. Focus Fire [Trait] Moved from Level 16. Locked and Loaded [Trait] Moved from Level 16. Leeching Rounds Removed. Level 10 Quantum Spike [R] New Functionality: Deals an extra 6% of maximum health as damage to Heroes. Level 13 Jumper [Q] New functionality: Blink grants a shield equal to 6% of maximum health for 3 seconds. This shield stacks up to 3 times. While Blink has no charges remaining, its cooldown recharges 125% faster. Bullet Time [Q] Removed. Untouchable [Q/Passive] Moved from Level 4. New functionality: Passively increases the distance of Blink by 33%. Takedowns grant 5% increased Basic Attack damage, up to 30%. Stacks are lost on death. New Talent: Telefrag [E] Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Recall by .1875 seconds. After arriving at the recall destination, Tracer deals 160 damage and knocks back any nearby enemies. Level 16 Bullet Spray [W] Moved from Level 13. New Talent: Heavy-Handed [W] W reduces hero armor by 15 for 4 seconds. Ricochet Moved from Level 13. Bounce chance increased from 50 to 60%. Level 20 New Talent: Chrono Triggers [Q] Casting Blink causes Basic Attacks to consume no ammo for 1 second. Get Stuffed! [W] New functionality: Increase Melee’s Pulse Bomb generation against Heroes from 12% to 24%. Hitting a Hero with Melee while they have a Pulse Bomb attached causes it to explode instantly and knock them away. Total Recall [E] No longer increases the cooldown of Recall. Return to Top
      Heroes
      BRUISER HEALER MELEE RANGED Artanis Anduin Alarak Chromie Deathwing Brightwing   Jaina Dehaka Deckard   Li-Ming Imperius     Orphea Ragnaros     Probius Xul     Tassadar Return to Top
      Bruiser
      Artanis
      Base
      Health increased from 2470 to 2525. Health Regeneration increased from 5.14 to 5.26. Shield Overload [Trait] Shield amount increased from 375 to 385. Talents
      Level 1 Seasoned Marksman [Passive] Removed. Reactive Parry [W] New functionality: Damaging enemies with the first slash of Twin Blades grants Artanis 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack. If the target is an enemy Hero, then the second slash grants Artanis an additional stack. Stores up to 2 charges. New Talent: Protector of Aiur [Passive] Quest: Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes increase Artanis’s Attack Damage by .1%. Takedowns grant 1% bonus damage. Level 7 Warp Sicknesss [E] Removed. Chrono Surge [E] Attack Speed bonus reduced from 75% to 40%. Additional functionality: Phase Prism Slows the enemy’s Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds. Return to Top
      Deathwing
      Base
      Health reduced from 2850 to 2750. Health Regeneration reduced from 5.94 to 5.73. Cataclysm [R1] Periodic damage reduced from 10 to 9. Talents
      Level 4 Heat Wave [W] Damage after using Incinerate reduced from 14 to 12 per second. Level 7 Firestorm [Z] Additional functionality: Reduce Deathwing’s landing cooldowns by 2 seconds. Skyfall [E] No longer reduces Deathwing’s landing cooldowns when hitting enemy Heroes. Healing increased from 2.5% to 3% maximum Health. Return to Top
      Dehaka
      Base
      Dark Swarm [W] Damage increased from 47 to 49. Talents
      Level 7 Constriction [Q] Removed. Paralyzing Enzymes [Q] Moved from Level 16. Adjusted functionality: Increase Drag duration by .5 seconds. After it ends, enemies hit are Slowed by 30% for 2.5 seconds. Level 16 New talent: Pack Leader [Z] While Dehaka is in a bush and for 5 seconds after leaving, he gains 20 Armor. Return to Top
      Imperius
      Talents
      Level 13 Pathetic Mortals [Q] Additional functionality: Reduce the Movement Speed of enemy Heroes hit by Celestial Charge by 25% for 4 seconds. Return to Top
      Ragnaros
      Talents
      Level 10 Sulfuras Smash [R1] Cooldown reduced from 80 to 60 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 75 to 70. Damage to enemies hit by its outer area increased from 198 to 250. Return to Top
      Xul
      Base
      Basic Attack damage reduced from 100 to 95. Spectral Scythe [Q] Damage reduced from 210 to 200. Raise Skeleton [Trait] Damage done when Skeletal Warriors die reduced from 50 to 46. Talents
      Level 4 Jailors [Trait] Movement and Attack Speed bonuses reduced from 40% to 30%. Level 13 Echoes of Death [Q] Damage from additional scythes reduced from 60% to 40%. Level 16 Decrepify [Q] Slow amount reduced from 40% to 30%. Return to Top
      Healer
      Anduin
      Talents
      Level 4 Holy Reach [E] New functionality: Increase the Root duration of Chastise from 1.25 to 1.5 seconds. After hitting an enemy with Chastise, Anduin’s next Basic Attack deals 75% more damage and heals allied Heroes near him for 100. Level 13 Speed of the Pious [W] Additional functionality: Each allied Hero healed by Divine Star on its return to Anduin reduces its cooldown by 1 second. Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed [Trait] Additional functionality: Allies pulled by Leap of Faith are healed for 280 over 4 seconds. Push Forward! [Passive] Now labelled as a Chastise talent [E] Additional functionality: While gaining 20% bonus Movement Speed, Chastise’s cooldown recharges 25% faster. Level 20 Desperate Prayer [Active] No longer places Flash Heal on a 10-second cooldown. Return to Top
      Brightwing
      Base
      Polymorph [W] Slow amount increased from 25% to 30%. Pixie Dust [E] Spell Armor amount increased from 25 to 30. Phase Shift [Z] Cooldown reduced from 60 to 50 seconds. Healing increased from 20% to 25% maximum Health. Talents
      Level 1 Hyper Shift [Z] Cooldown reduction reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds. Level 4 Magic Spit [Passive] Cooldown reduction increased from 5 to 6 seconds. Level 7 Critical Mist [Trait] Healing increased from 150 to 165. Return to Top
      Deckard
      Base
      Health increased from 1700 to 1780. Health Regeneration increased from 3.54 to 3.71. Talents
      Level 1 Scroll of Identify [E] Quest requirement reduced from 16 to 14 enemy Heroes hit. Level 4 Ruby [Active] Cooldown reduced from 20 to 10 seconds. Level 10 Lorenado [R2] Cooldown reduced from 40 to 30 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 40 to 35. Return to Top
      Melee Assassin
      Alarak
      Talents
      Level 1 Sustaining Power [E] Removed. New Talent: Overwhelming Power [Q] After hitting an enemy Hero with Discord Strike, Alarak gains 40% Attack Speed and his Basic Attacks heal him for 50% of the damage dealt for 4 seconds. Level 7 Hindered Motion [W] Slow amount increased from 25% to 30%. Return to Top
      Ranged Assassin
      Chromie
      Base
      Dragon's Breath [W] Damage increased from 204 to 215. Talents
      Level 5 Bronze Talons [Q] Damage bonus increased from 40% to 50%. Mobius Loop [W] Cooldown reduction increased from 1.75 to 2 seconds. Level 8 Slowing Sands [R1] Slow amount increased from 5% to 7% per stack. Maximum Slow amount is still 70%. Level 14 Quantum Overdrive [Active] Spell Power bonus increased from 25% to 30%. Level 20 Blessing of the Bronze [Active] Cooldown reduced from 90 to 30 seconds. Cooldown reduction when hitting enemy Heroes with Sand Blast reduced from 8 to 1 second. Return to Top
      Jaina
      Talents
      Level 16 Snowstorm [W] Damage bonuses increased from 30%/70% to 50%/100%. Return to Top
      Li-Ming
      Talents
      Level 10 Disintegrate [R1] Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds. Wave of Force [R2] Cooldown increased from 20 to 30 seconds. Return to Top
      Orphea
      Base
      Shadow Waltz [Q] Cooldown reduced from 6 to 5 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 40 to 35. Chomp [W] Damage increased from 285 to 305. Dread [E] Additional functionality: Enemies hit by Dread’s wave are Slowed by 25% for 2 seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Growing Nightmare [E] New functionality: Increase Dread’s eruption damage by 40%. Quest: Hit 3 enemy Heroes with a single cast of Dread’s eruption. Reward: Permanently increase Dread’s eruption damage by an additional 25% and increase the Slow amount of Dread’s eruption by 15%. Level 4 Chaotic Assault [Trait] Bonus damage increased from 50% to 75%. Level 13 Abyssal Symbiosis [W] Additional functionality: Hitting an enemy Hero with Chomp grants Orphea a 180 Shield for 3 seconds. Level 16 Dead Magic [Trait] Damage reduced from 115 to 95. Now also does damage to the primary target. Lurking Terror [Active] Slow duration increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds. Return to Top
      Probius
      Talents
      Level 1 Warp Resonance [W] Quest requirement reduced from 10/20 enemy Heroes hit with Warp Rift explosions to 8/16. Level 4 Photon Barrier [E] Spell Armor bonus increased from 30 to 40. Level 7 Particle Accelerator [Q] Damage increased from 10% to 15% per stack. Level 10 Null Gate [R2] Cooldown reduced from 30 to 25 seconds. Level 20 Gate Keeper [R2] No longer has a restriction allowing 1 Null Gate at a time. Return to Top
      Tassadar
      Base
      Health increased from 1550 to 1650. Health Regeneration increased from 3.23 to 3.44. Shock Ray [Q] Slow amount increased from 25% to 30%. Force Wall [E] Cooldown reduced from 21 to 18 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 70 to 65. Cast time reduced from .1 seconds to .0625 seconds. Birth time reduced from .5675 seconds to .5 seconds. Resonance Beam [Trait] Slow amount increased from 10% to 15%. Talents
      Level 1 Static Charge [Q] Bonus damage per stack increased from 4 to 5. Maximum bonus damage increased from 200 to 250. Khaydarin Amulet [Trait] Damage to additional targets increased from 50% to 75%. Level 4 Induction [Q] Movement Speed bonus when casting Shock Ray increased from 15% to 20%. Movement Speed bonus when hitting an enemy Hero increased from 25% to 30%. Level 16 Executor's Will [Active] Spell Power bonus increased from 15% to 20%. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an issue where locked talents could appear to be able to be selected in game, causing confusion. Heroes
      Cho'gall Disconnected player replacement A.I. for Gall will no longer become passive. Deathwing Disconnected player replacement Deathwing A.I. will no longer becomes stuck in the air during Dragonflight. He will land in Destroyer form once he reaches full health. Disconnected player replacement Deathwing A.I. will use Dragonflight in place of Hearthstone to heal, unless Dragonflight is on cooldown. Murky Fixed an issue that caused Murky A.I. to continually attempt to place an egg outside of follow leash range. Nova Nova Holo Decoys no longer incorrectly take triple damage. They now correctly take double damage. Tassadar Shadow Walk now has proper fat finger protection. Zagara Fixed an issue with Zagara A.I. becoming stuck in the Nydus Worm if the player disconnects. Cassia and Tracer have been reworked in the latest Heroes patch.
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