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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
 
(...)

 

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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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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      Added XP given to enemy display. Return to Top
      Balance Update
      Heroes
      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
      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. 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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      A new Heroes of the Storm patch has hit live servers. Check out the official patch notes for more details!
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      Camera Follow releash timer increased from 6 seconds to 12 seconds. You can now pan the camera further away from your Hero with Camera Lock enabled before it will prevent further panning. User Interface
      Floating text display for last hits updated to golden display. Fixed an issue that allowed the Active Ability Hotkey Buttons to be dragged in the Hotkey Menu. Holding down Shift or Control will now also register as having the announcement modifier held for clicking on in the Top Bar. ARAM
      Base experience value of Experience Globes increased from 80 to 160. Experience value of Melee Minions reduced from 84 to 0. Experience value of Wizard Minions reduced from 75 to 0. Experience value of Ranged Minions reduced from 72 to 0. Observer
      Experience Globes will now be displayed as Blue for the team on the left and Grey for the team on the right. The Interface has been updated to display Misha, Olaf, Baleog, and Erik's health bars. Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's health bar in the Interface to only display the Pilot's health. Recap
      Combat Healing will no longer register Mana or Shields restored to allied Heroes as Healing. Clutch Healer will now only register healing done to Health. Protector will now register damage prevented by Protected as Protection. Return to Top
      Maps
      Alterac Pass
      Fixed an issue that caused Gnolls to reduce the armor of Evading targets. Braxis Holdout
      Fixed an issue that caused Hellbats to reduce the armor of Evading targets. Hanamura Temple
      Fixed an issue that caused the Recon Camp to have the scaling value reset when captured. Warhead Junction
      Fixed an issue that caused Hellbats to reduce the armor of Evading targets. Return to Top
      Heroes
      Abathur
      Fixed an issue that caused Envenomed Nest's Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Adrenal Overload to not apply to channeled Basic Attacks. Fixed an issue that caused Bombard Strain Locusts to not deal bonus damage to enemy Structures. Fixed an issue that caused Monstrosity to gain more than intended damage from Minion kills. Toxic Nest will no longer reveal attackers to Abathur during the Arming phase. Locust damage will no longer display as a critical against Structures. The damage bonus remains unaltered. Stab no longer reveals the area around the target and will now only reveal the target itself for 2 seconds. Spike Burst will now reveal the effected area for 0.75 seconds. Bombard Strain icon updated. Alarak
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Blade of the Highlord while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Lightning Surge now reveal the primary target for 2 seconds. Deadly Charge will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Alexstrasza
      Fixed an issue that caused Cleansing Flame to grant Alexstrasza healing equal to the bonus health provided by Dragonqueen if Dragonqueen is active when activated. Fixed an issue that caused Abundance to display the healing preview after the heal has activated. Fixed an issue that caused Preservation to display the healing preview after the heal has activated. Fixed an issue that caused Pacify and Life Unbound to activate their on-heal from Dragonqueen Basic Attacks while Alexstrasza is Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Dragonqueen Basic Attacks to not heal Invulnerable allies if they are in Alexstrasza's space. Fixed an issue that caused Cleansing Flame's cooldown to not be displayed on the talents tab of the scoreboard while Dragonqueen is active. Ancient Flame icon updated. Ana
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to grant stacks of Dynamic Optics while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Contact Healing will now only cause Biotic Grenade's Healing and Damage to display as a critical if at least 2 Heroes are hit, instead of only requiring the talent to be taken. Anduin
      Fixed an issue that caused Moral Compass to hit Invulnerable enemies. Anub'arak
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that allowed select abilities to be activated while disabled if selected during the effects of Cocoon. Chitinous Plating icon updated. Artanis
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Shield Overload to be reduced in cooldown from Basic Attacks while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Blade of a Templar to slow targets while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Parry to grant stacks of Block from Twin Blades while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Parry to not grant a stack of Block from the third strike of Twin Blades. Fixed an issue that caused Plasma Burn's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Auriel
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Reservoir of Hope to not display on the talents tab of the scoreboard as a quest talent. Sacred Sweep will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Detainment Strike will now reveal targets knocked back for 2 seconds. Crystal Aegis will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Azmodan
      Fixed an issue that caused All Shall Burn to detonate twice if Cydaea's Kiss is selected while active. Fixed an issue that caused Globe of Annihilation's warning indicator to be removed if another Azmodan's Globe of Annihilation lands nearby. Globe of Annihilation will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Blaze
      Fixed an issue that allowed select abilities to be activated while disabled if selected while inside the Bunker. Fixed an issue that caused Heat Treatment to not heal for a portion of the damage dealt by Pyromania. Basic Attack will now reveal the area for 0.75 seconds. Flame Stream will now reveal target hit for 2 seconds. Combustion will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Oil Spills created by Fuel Leak sight reduced from 7 to 1.5. Incinerator Gauntlets icon updated. Brightwing
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Easy. Fixed an issue that caused Phase Shift to heal the target briefly after arrival, instead of on arrival. Fixed an issue that caused Blink Heal to heal Vehicles when cast on them. Invisible Friends will now preview the total healing that will be provided. Unstable Anomaly area reveal duration reduced from 1.5 seconds to 0.75 seconds. Unstable Anomaly will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Cassia
      Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Martial Law while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Static Electricity Lightning Bolts to heal for less than intended from Ring of the Leech. Fixed an issue that caused Static Electricity Lightning Bolts to not play impact sounds. Fixed an issue that caused Static Electricty Lightning Bolts to not display as criticals against Blinded targets. Fixed an issue that caused Lightning Fury Lightning Bolts to be considered as Static Electricity Lightning Bolts. Fend will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Surge of Light will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Surge of Light will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Martial Law icon updated. Imprisoning Light icon updated. Infinite Lightning icon updated. Chen
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Accumulating Flame's duration increase to proc while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused the Earth Spirit's Basic Attacks to be incapable of killing Sgt. Hammer's Spider Mines. Earth Spirit's Basic Attacks will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Cho'Gall
      Fixed an issue that caused Fuel for the Flame to deal damage to targets Evading near the primary Basic Attack target. Fixed an issue that caused Fuel for the Flame to deal damage to the primary target while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Cthun's Gift to slow targets while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Consuming Blaze to not interrupt Mounts, Objective Channels, Sleeping on application. Fixed an issue that caused Molten Block's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Will of Gall is now considered a Quest talent. Fuel for the Flame will no longer always display as a critical. Consuming Blaze will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Shadowflame will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Dread Orb will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Runic Blast will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Twisting Nether will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Shadowbolt Volley will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Dread Orb will no longer grant sight into nearby Shrubs. Shadowbolt Volley will no longer grant sight into nearby Shrubs. Chromie
      Fixed an issue that caused Sand Echo Basic Attacks to activate A Proper Greeting while Chromie is Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Unravelling Sands's Spell Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Time Trouble's Armor increase to be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Shifting Sands active bonuses to be lost when slain. Fixed an issue that caused Shifting Sands to be granted before Sand Blast deals damage. Time Trap will no longer cause allies to be incapable of collecting Experience Globes while inside a Shrub for 2 seconds. Deathwing
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Death Drop's Spell Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Molten Flame's button to be highlight while Deathwing is inside a Vehicle and the bonuses from Infernus would be active. Deckard
      Fixed an issue that caused Potion of Shielding to increase Deckard's Self Healing when damage is prevented to allied Heroes. Fixed an issue that caused Horadric Staff to not be placed on cooldown while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Rejuvenation Potion to heal Leoric while Undying is active. Fixed an issue that caused Scroll of Identify to detect targets before the first quest milestone. Ancient Blessings will now reveal the area for 0.75 seconds. Dehaka
      Fixed an issue that caused Dehaka to be immune to allied effects while Burrow is active. Fixed an issue that caused Burrow to not reveal negative effects when activated. Fixed an issue that caused Lurker Strain's knockback to be treated as a Stun. Fixed an issue that caused Lurker Strain's knockback to reveal the Dehaka while active. Fixed an issue that caused Lurker Strain's slow to reveal the target while active. Lurker Strain will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Lurker Strain no longer reveals around targets while they are being knocked back. Elongated Tongue icon updated. Diablo
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Black Soulstone's health bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other health bonuses. Fixed an issue that caused Hell Fire's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Dying Breath Apocalypse to display incorrectly in the Death Recap. Soul Shield icon updated. D.Va
      Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's AI to not activate Self-Destruct. Fixed an issue that caused D.Va to be ejected early if the Mech takes select types of damage after being slain. Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's Mech Basic Attacks to be capable of hitting multiple Sgt. Hammer Spider Mines at once. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks against Heroes in the bonus attack area to activate Nuclear Option while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's scoreboard entry on the talents tab to display incorrectly when she first spawns into the battleground. Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's entry in the killfeed to display incorrectly if she is slain by a unit that has since been removed from the battleground (Example: Minions after they have been killed). Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's Hero unit reference to not be updated correctly when D.Va respawns. Ejecting from the Mech will no longer cause Pilot D.Va to be capable of collecting Experience Globes while inside a Shrub for 2 seconds. Self-Destruct will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Self-Destruct will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Big Shot will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Boosters will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Mech Basic Attacks will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Concussive Pulse will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Boosters damage will no longer display as a critical if the target is a valid bonus damage target for Rush-down. Aggression Matrix will now display floating text for the healing prevented. D.Va is now capable of pinging her Self-Destruct charge to her team. D.Va's Mech will now fill out the Death Recap when slain. E.T.C.
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Guitar Hero to increase Guitar Solo duration while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Falstad
      Fixed an issue that caused BOOMerang's Spell Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Hammerang Reactivation will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Hammerang's Returning projectile will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Selecting BOOMerang will no longer cause Hammerang's Reactivation to permanently display as a critical. Frequent Flyer icon updated. Sustained Winds icon updated. Fenix
      Phase Bomb Splash now triggers Physical Attack-limited on-hit effects(meaning Block charges being consumed, Medivh's Raven Familiar firing if the target is a Hero). Fixed an issue that caused Mobile Offensive to not activate if Fenix only moves very briefly. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to refresh Divert Power: Weapons duration while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Phase Bomb Splash will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Mobile Offensive icon updated. Singularity Charge icon updated. Offensive Cadence icon updated. Divert Power: Weapons icon updated. Garrosh
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Wrecking Ball, Into the Fray will now reveal targets hit by the landing for 2 seconds. Decimate will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Gazlowe
      Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Mecha-Lord's Armor increase while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Ark Reaktor turrets to deal increased damage. Fixed an isssue causing Gazlowe to be incapable to pinging the cooldown of EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper to his team. Genji
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Genji's Self Healing to not increase for the full damage prevented by Deflect. Deflect will no longer reveal the area it searches for targets when Genji takes damage with Deflect active. Zanshin icon updated. Greymane
      Fixed an issue that caused Running Wild to not grant the cooldown reduction when casting Go For the Throat. Fixed an issue that caused Alpha Killer to be capable of activating on-death effects multiple times on enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Thick Skin to display duplicate Block visuals. Gul'dan
      Fixed an issue that caused Fel Flame to be visible outside of the intended area after Pursuit of Flame is completed. Fixed an issue that caused Hunger for Power's healing modifications to be disabled while under the effects of Xul's Mortal Wound. Fixed an issue that caused Hunger for Power's healing increase to not be the correct value. Hanzo
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Storm Bow to not activate Sharpened Arrowheads while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Storm Bow to activate Sharpened Arrowheads before the damage is dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Storm Bow's range bonus from charging to not be reset correctly. Hogger
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Aggro Range to grant Rage if a Structure is within the search radius of Hogg Wild. Fixed an issue that allowed targeted abilities against the Ez-Thro Dynamite unit. Fixed an issue that allowed targeted abilities against the Loot Hoard unit. Fixed an issue that allowed targeted abilities against the chunk of Meat unit. Illidan
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Unending Hatred to stop displaying bonus damage on the talents tab of the scoreboard after reaching the quest milestone. Fiery Brand icon updated. Imperius
      Holy Fervor cleave reveals the area for 0.75 seconds. Jaina
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Frost Bolt to deal damage on enemies behind the projectile. Fixed an issue that caused Frost Bolt to continue to deal damage after it has hit the maximum number of targets with Frost Shards selected. Frostbite Armor will now display Block visuals. Icefury Wand icon updated. Advanced Ice Block icon updated. Johanna
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Easy. Fixed an issue that caused Blessed Momentum's Attack Speed bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other Attack Speed bonuses and maluses. Fixed an issue that caused Holy Fury's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Blessed Shield to hit and target Invulnerable enemies. Heaven's Fury will no longer cause allies to be incapable of collecting Experience Globes while inside a Shrub for 2 seconds. Blessed Hammer will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Junkrat
      Difficulty increased from Medium to Hard. Basic Attack Splash now triggers Physical Attack-limited on-hit effects (Example: Block charges will be consumed). Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attack splash to hit Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Frag Launcher to hit Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Frag Launcher to gain more than intended damage from Hero hits. Kael'thas
      Difficulting updated from Hard to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Gravity Lapse to hit Invulnerable enemies. Burned Flesh will now display as a critical effect. Kel'Thuzad
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Deathchill's marker to remain on the target if they gain Unstoppable. Fixed an issue that caused Power of Icecrown's active bonuses to be lost when slain. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Icy Grasp while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Hungering Cold while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused the Chilling Touch Basic Attacks to be incapable of killing Sgt. Hammer's Spider Mines. Kel'Thuzad can now attempt to cast Frost Nova over unpathable terrain. Kel'Thuzad's abilities in the command bar will no longer flash when Kel'Thuzad gains 15 stacks of Master of the Cold Dark. Kerrigan
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Assimilation to increase Kerrigan's Self Healing when Shields granted. Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Blades to gain quest progress from Hallucination Heroes (Nova Holo Decoys, Samuro Mirror Images, Abathur Ultimate Evolutions). Ultralisk Basic Attacks will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Fury of the Swarm empowered Basic Attacks will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Fury of the Swarm will no longer reveal targets hit by the splash area. Impaling Blades will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Primal Grasp's secondary explosion will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Psionic Shift will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Kharazim
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Deadly Reach's Attack Speed bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other Attack Speed bonuses. Fixed an issue that caused Insight to grant quest progress while Blinded or if the triggering enemy is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused non-Heroes to not be revealed by Spirit Ally. Leoric
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Buried Alive's silence to be reduced in duration by Abolish Magic's duration reduction. Fixed an issue that caused Burning Despair's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Drain Hope and Drain Essence to remain active on targets after they enter a Vehicle. Leoric's Self Healing is no longer increased by Drain Essence's Undying death timer reduction. Leoric is no longer capable of activating Ossein Renewal while Undying is active. Wrath of the Bone King effect reveal duration reduced from 1 second to 0.75 seconds. Li Li
      Lightning Serpent's Bounces will now bounce to targets immune to area damage (Example: Sgt. Hammer Spider Mines). Lightning Serpent's Bounces will now target Passive targets (Example: Kharazim's Earth Ally and Spirit Ally). Li-Ming
      Fixed an issue that caused Magic Missiles to not grant stacks of Force Armor when Tal Rasha's has been selected and Magic Missiles has not granted Spell Power. Fixed an issue that caused Teleport to not be completely refunded by Critical Mass and Illusionist while Aether Walker is active. Fixed an issue that caused Magic Missiles to hit Invulnerable enemies. Lunara
      Fixed an issue that caused Invigorating Spores to be capable of activating on-death effects multiple times on enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Invigorating Spores to deal damage while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Invigorating Spores to deal damage on an attack that brings the target to full stacks of Nature's Toxin. Splintered Spear will no longer target Hidden or Neutral targets. Lt. Morales
      Fixed an issue that caused Medidrone to be capable of healing Leoric while Undying is active. Fixed an issue that caused Healing Beam to remain active on a Minion after Sylvanas has cast Possession on the Minion. Maiev
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Vengeful Knives to gain bonus damage from Physical damage while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks empowered by Umbral Bind to not grant Vengeful Knives stacks against the primary target. Fixed an issue that caused Containment Disc's Silence to be bypassable by casting an ability making the target immune to Silence as soon as the Time Stop expires. Fixed an issue that caused Bonds of Justice to stop displaying bonus damage on the talents tab of the scoreboard after reaching the quest milestone. Naisha's Memento's Bounces will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. Naisha's Memento will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Mal'Ganis
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Vanquish the Weak to apply the slow before the damage is dealt. Winged Guard will now display a Block visual. Blind as a Bat will now remove any nearby reveals placed by Mal'Ganis when cast. Fel Claws will now reveal targets for 2 seconds if Blind as a Bat is not active. Necrotic Embrace will now reveal targets for 2 seconds if Blind as a Bat is not active. Echo of Doom will now reveal targets for 2 seconds if Blind as a Bat is not active. Plague Bats will now reveal targets for 2 seconds if Blind as a Bat is not active. Seeker Swarm Bats will now only reveal targets for 2 seconds if Blind as a Bat is not active. The Night Beckons icon updated. Malfurion
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Ysera's Gift to grant bonus healing while Malfurion is dead. Fixed an issue that caused Malfurion to be incapable to pinging the cooldown of Astral Communinion to his team. Malthael
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Touch of Death to display floating text for healing prevented twice. Ethereal Existence will now display a Block visual at maximum stacks. Soul Rip no longer reveals the area. Medivh
      Fixed an issue that caused the Hall of Storms to increase Raven Form's Movement Speed by more than intended. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Temporal Flux while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Using a Portal will no longer move the user's Camera. Mei
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Polar Vortex's Attack Speed malus to stack multiplicatively with other Attack Speed bonuses and maluses. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Cooling Servos while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Induce Hibernation to apply to non-Heroes. Skating Away now displays a Block visual. Mephisto
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Lightning Reaction to not be affected by damage reduction if caused by a Shade of Mephisto's Lightning Nova. Muradin
      Fixed an issue that caused Bronzebeard Rage's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to grant Perfect Storm progress while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Give Em' The Ax while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Grand Slam to grant a charge of Haymaker for each Hero that took part in the takedown. Storm Bolt will no reveal the target for 2 seconds. Muradin is no longer revealed to the enemy if unseen when Thunder Burn empowered by Thunderstrike damages an enemy. Perfect Storm quest tracker icon updated. Murky
      Fixed an issue that caused Big Tuna Kahuna's health bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other health bonuses. Fixed an issue that caused Time To Krill to heal the target Murky if they have selected Fish Tank. Fixed an issue that caused Time To Krill to not heal the applying Murky if they have selected Fish Tank. Murky no longer reveals in area around him after his Egg is slain. Octo-Grab will now reveal the target while active, instead of for a fixed 4 seconds in a 0.75 radius. Octo-Grab will now reveal the target for 2 seconds when first cast. Slime will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Pufferfish will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Nazebo
      Fixed an issue that caused Plague of Toads to hit Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that allowed targeted abilities against the Plague of Toads unit. Nova
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoys to be revealed to the enemy when their border becomes visible. Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoys to reveal the area around them when slain for 1 second. Fixed an issue that caused Anti Armor Shell's Physical Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoy's damage readout in the Target Info Panel to display incorrectly with Anti-Armor Shells selected while their Basic Attack is on cooldown. Fixed an issue that caused Anti-Armor Shells to reduce the Physical Armor of the target before the damage is dealt. Triple Tap will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Precision Strike will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Explosive Snipe will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Snipe no longer reveals in an area around the target. Rapid Reprojection icon updated. Orphea
      Difficulty increased from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Eldritch Conduit to not be empowered when gaining the 10th stack. Fixed an issue that caused Eldritch Conduit's empowered to be lost when slain. Fixed an issue that caused Eternal Feast to search for dead units. Fixed an issue that caused Dead Magic to deal damage if the splashed to target is Evading. Dead Magic now reveals the area for 0.75 seconds. Probius
      Fixed an issue that caused Construct Additional Pylons to increase the damage of Pylon Overcharge by more than intended. Qhira
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Blood Rage to track units after they have been slain. Fixed an issue that caused Upstage to not be granted if the number of tracked targets is not reached due to targets dying from Blood Rage. Fixed an issue that caused Blood Rage's activation to grant a stack of Fatal Wounds. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Your Pain, My Gain while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Finishing Touch while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Finishing Touch to grant attack speed if the target is brought to below 50% of their Maximum Health. Basic Attacks no longer reveal targets hit. Swing Life Away now display Spell Armor visuals. Ragnaros
      Lava Wave will no longer collect Experience Globes (NOTE: Last hits will still function). Fixed an issue that caused Tempered Flame to increase Ragnaros's Self Healing when Shields granted. Fixed an issue that caused Cauterize Wounds to not display correctly in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused non-Heroes to not reduce the cooldown of Blistering Attacks with Empower Sulfuras. Raynor
      Fixed an issue that caused Give em' Some Pepper damage to not display in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Give em' Some Pepper damage to not increase Raynor's relevant score entries. Fixed an issue that caused Give em' Some Pepper to only reveal Raynor's non-updating position if unseen when dealing damage to an enemy. Fixed an issue that caused Give em' Some Pepper to not be correctly modified by damage modification from other Heroes. Fixed an issue that caused damage dealt by Hyperion created by Execute Orders to display incorrectly in the Death Recap. Give em' Some Pepper will now reveal the area for 0.75 seconds. Rehgar
      Fixed an issue that caused Elemental Conduit to increase Rehgar's Self Healing when damage is prevented to allied Heroes. Fixed an issue that caused Colossal Totem's recast to be available for less than the duration of Earthbind Totem. Fixed an issue that caused Hunger of the Wolf to activate while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Bloodlust to not apply to channeled Basic Attacks. Rexxar
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Aspect of The Hawk's Attack Speed bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other Attack Speed bonuses and maluses. Fixed an issue that caused Misha to gain more Movement Speed than intended while Rexxar is Mounted. Fixed an issue that caused Unleash the Boars damage to not be modified by most forms of damage modification. Fixed an issue that caused Kill Command's damage bonus to be multiplicative. Fixed an issue that caused Wildfire's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Misha to lose the benefits of Primal Intimidation once slain. Wildfire Bear now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Samuro
      Difficulty increased from Hard to Very Hard. Wind Walk healing increased from 1% to 3%. Way of the Wind healing reduced from 5% to 4%. Fixed an issue that caused Way of the Wind to increase Samuro's Healing score instead of his Self Healing score. Mirror Image reveal of nearby units on death now matches other Heroic units. Sgt. Hammer
      Tank Mode Splash now triggers Physical Attack-limited on-hit effects (Example: Block charges will now be consumed). Tank Mode Splash will now trigger if the Sgt. Hammer is Blinded. Splash damage and triggering effects will still be prevented. Tank Mode Splash will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Tank Mode Splash attacks will no longer reveal targets hit. Sonya
      Fixed an issue that caused Leap to not grant Unstoppable while active. Rampage icon updated. Stitches
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Putrid Bile's Pools to not have their damage modified by other Heroes effects placed onto Stitches. Stukov
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Ballistospores to not be reset correctly by Try Mode, Sandbox reset cooldowns. Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Ballistospores to deal more damage than intended when applying Weighted Pustule. Fetid Touch icon updated. Reactive Ballistospores icon updated. Reactive Ballistospores is now considered an active talent, instead of a Weighted Pustule talent. Sylvanas
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Might of the Banshee Queen's active bonuses to be lost when slain. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to apply Overwhelming Affliction's slow when fired. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not apply Black Arrows stacks while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not apply Black Arrows activated non-Hero Stun. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not apply Mercenary Queen's Mercenary Stun. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Evasive Fire's duration refresh while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Lost Soul's cooldown reduction while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused enemies hit by Deafening Blast's bonus damge area to not be revealed for 2 seconds. Fixed an issue that caused enemies hit by Deafeaning Blast's bonus damage area to not be affected by Black Arrow's activated non-Hero stun. Fixed an issue that caused Catapults to grant more Experience than intended when Possessed. Remorseless will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Remorseless will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. Wailing Arrow no longer reveals in a radius around Sylvanas when cast. Wailing Arrow will now reveal the search area for 0.75 seconds. Remorseless icon updated. Tassadar
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Feedback's Physical Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Archon's Basic Attacks Spell Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Executor's Will to not increase Healing dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Oracle's passive healing to not be displayed in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Archon's Basic Attacks to reduce the Spell Armor of targets while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Khaydarin Amulet now requires the target to be visible to start the link. Khaydarin Amulet will now reveal the target for so long as the link remains active. Khaydarin Amulet will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. Khaydarin Amulet will no longer bounce to Invulnerable enemies. Archon Basic Attacks Splash will no longer reveal targets. Archon Basic Attacks will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. The Butcher
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Butcher to lose more Meat than intended when slain. Cleaver no longer reveals targets hit. Cleaver will now reveal the search area for 0.75 seconds. Furnace Blast will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Butcher is no longer revealed to the enemy if unseen when Lamb to the Slaughter damages an enemy. The Lost Vikings
      Viking Hoard will now display the stacks as a baseline quest in the talents tab of the scoreboard. Fixed an issue that caused It's a Sabotate to apply while Erik is Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Hunka Burning Olaf's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Fixed an issue that caused Nordic Attack Squad to not be displayed correctly in the Death Recap. Baleog's Basic Attacks when fired from a distance effect reveal duration increased from 0.5 seconds to 0.75 seconds. Baleog's Basic Attacks when fired at close range will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Hunka Burning Olaf will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Nordic Attack Squad icon updated. Thrall
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks while Windfury is active to grant stacks of Frostwolf Resilience while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Feral Resilience will now display Block visuals. Tracer
      Fixed an issue that caused Heavy Handed's Armor reduction to not be removed by Stasis or Invulnerability. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Telefrag while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Quantum Spike Pulse Bombs will now explode at the same time as other Pulse Bombs when a unit is Hit, instead of 0.3125 seconds later. Fixed an issue that caused Is That a Healthpack?! to heal Vehicles if selected. Fixed an issue that caused Composition B + Quantum Spike to deal percent damage to non-Heroes. Fixed an issue that caused Parting Gift to hit Invulnerable enemies. Total Recall will now increase Tracer's Self Healing when Tracer is healed. Total Recall will now display floating combat text when Tracer is healed. Total Recall will now display in the Death Recap. Completing a Reload will now display floating combat text for the amount of Ammo restored. Locked and Loaded will no longer cause Basic Attacks to display as criticals. Locked and Loaded will cause the floating combat text for ammo restored by Reload to display as a critical. While Locked and Loaded is active, Tracer's Ammo Bar will have a slight pulsing glow around it. This is only visible to Tracer and her Allies. While Locked and Loaded is active, Tracer's Reload button on the Command Bar will have a pulsing glow around it. Ricochet now requires Tracer to have selected Tracer Rounds to reveal targets. Ricochet will now only bounce to visible targets. Ricochet will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. Ricochet will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Bullet Spray will now reveal targets hit. Quantum Spike Pulse Bomb will now reveal identically to other Pulse Bombs, instead of in a larger radius. Untouchable icon updated. Tychus
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Bob and Weave's Basic Attack range increase to display incorrectly in the status buff bar. Sizzlin' Attacks icon updated. Tyrael
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Swift Retribution to not apply to channeled Basic Attacks. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Bound By Law while Blinded or if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Burning Halo's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Archangel's Wrath explosion will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Burning Halo icon updated. Burning Halo is now classed as a Passive talent. Horadric Reforging icon updated. Horadric Reforging is now classed as a Passive talent. Tyrande
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Shadowstalk's healing over time to remain active on Leoric while Undying is active. Fixed an issue that caused Huntress Fury to not bounce to Deathwing. Fixed an issue that caused Sentinel's cooldown to be reset if a Hallucination is slain while revealed by Sentinel. Fixed an issue that caused Mark of Mending to not heal Evading allies. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to activate Mark of Mending if the target is Evading. Fixed an issue that caused Elune's Chosen to heal for overkill damage. Tyrande is no longer revealed to the enemy if unseen when Empower damages an enemy. Shooting Star icon updated. Uther
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Hard. Uther's Heroics will no longer be hidden while Spirit Form is active. He will not be capable of casting them. Fixed an issue that caused Holy Fire's damage aura to display as a critical when damage was not increased. Holy Radiance will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Holy Radiance will now reveal enemy targets hit. Divine Storm will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Divine Storm will reveal the target for 2 seconds. Holy Fire icon updated. Valeera
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Fixed an issue that caused Garrote to display incorrectly in the Death Recap after extended by Rupture. Eviscerate will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Ambush will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Cheap Shot will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Garrote will now reveal the target for 2 seconds. Sinister Strike will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Blade Flurry will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Blade Flurry will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Valla
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Manticore's stack display to be displayed incorrectly. Manticore icon updated. Varian
      Fixed an issue that caused Second Wind to display as uncastable. Fixed an issue that caused Twin Blades of Fury's Attack Speed bonuses to stack multiplicatively with other Attack Speed bonuses and maluses. Fixed an issue that caused Juggernaut to be capable of activating on-death effects multiple times on enemies. Master at Arms will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Master at Arms will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Whitemane
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Very Hard. Inquisition will now reveal targets for 2 seconds upon removal and for 0.5625 seconds each time damage is dealt. Inquisition will no longer reveal around the target. Divine Reckoning will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Searing Lash will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Saintly Greatstaff icon updated. Xul
      Fixed an issue that caused Cursed Strikes to hit targets immune to area damage. Cursed Strikes will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Backlash will now reveal the area for 0.75 seconds. Shackler no longer reveals the area. Cursed Strikes no longer reveals targets hit. Yrel
      Difficulty updated from Medium to Hard. Holy Wrath Splash now triggers Physical Attack-limited on-hit effects(meaning Block charges being consumed, Medivh's Raven Familiar firing if the target is a Hero). Dauntless will now display Block visuals. Holy Wrath area reveal duration reduced from 1 second to 0.75 seconds. Aegis of Light no longer reveals the area. Vindication will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Righteous Hammer will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Avenging Wrath will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Zagara
      Fixed an issue that caused Banelings to not be affected by Defense Matrix. Mutalisk Basic Attacks will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Mutalisk Basic Attacks will now bounce targets immune to area damage. Zarya
      Difficulty updated from Easy to Medium. Fixed an issue that caused Defensive Shielding to not apply if the target already has select forms of Block. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attack Splash to work incorrectly with Time Stop. Basic Attacks will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Basic Attacks no longer reveal targets hit. Explosive Barrier will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Explosive Barrier will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Feel the Heat icon updated. Zeratul
      Difficulty updated from Hard to Very Hard. Cleave will now reveal the effect area for 0.75 seconds. Zul'jin
      A Surprise For Ya no longer reveal targets. A Surprise For Ya will now only bounce to visible targets. A Surprise For Ya will now bounce to targets immune to area damage. A Surprise For Ya will no longer bounce to Mercenaries that are not currently active. Grievous Throw will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Twin Cleave will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Guillotine will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Buzzsaw will now reveal targets hit for 2 seconds. Return to Top
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      A new Heroes of the Storm patch is now available for playtesting on the PTR and here are the 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. We would like to take a moment to thank the community for providing insight and feedback for these changes. Although we may not reply to your feedback and posts we do listen and appreciate all of it. 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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      General Balance Update Bug Fixes General
      Observer UI
      D.Va's Mech Healthbar is now displayed in the observer interface's top bar. Misha's Healthbar is now displayed in the observer interface's top bar. The Lost Vikings Healthbars are now displayed in the observer interface's top bar. XP Globes are now displayed as Blue for the left team and Gray for the right team. Icons
      Abathur Changed Icon color for Locust Strain. Anub'arak Changed Icon color for Chitinous Plating. Blaze Incinerator Gauntlets Icon changed to non-Heroes Damage from Basic Attacks. Cassia Martial Law Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Changed Icon color for Ball Lightning. Changed Icon color for Valkrie. Dehaka Changed Icon color for Elongated Tonuge. Diablo Changed Icon for Soul Shield to be different than Spell Shields. Genji Changed Icon color for Zanshin. Jaina Changed Improved Ice Block Button to be normal Ice Block. Illidan Fiery Brand Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Muradin Changed Icon color for Perfect Storm. Nova Changed Icon color for Rapid Projection. Sonya Rampage Icon changed to Cooldown Reduction from Basic Attacks. Sylvanas Remorseless Icon changed to Range Increase for Basic Attacks. The Lost Vikings Nordic Attack Squad Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Tychus Sizzlin' Attacks Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Tyrande Shooting Star Icon changed to Range Increase for Basic Attacks. Valla Manticore Icon changed to Searing Damage from Basic Attacks. Whitemane Changed Icon color for Saintly Greatstaff. Zarya Feel the Heat Icon changed to Damage Increase from Basic Attacks. Abilities
      Bounce Abilities that Bounce will require all targets to be visible. Cleave Abilities that Cleave will reveal the area and does not require target to be visibile. Splash Abilities that Splash will reveal the area and does not require target to be visibile. Invulnerability
      Johanna Blessed Shield no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Junkrat Frag Launcher no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Kael'thas Gravity Lapse no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Li-Ming Magic Missiles no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Nazeebo Plague of Toads no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. Tracer Parting Gift no longer hits Invulnerable enemies. ARAM
      Increased experience given by Experience Globes. UI
      Floating Combat Text for Experience earned from killing blows now has a gold color. Return to Top
      Balance Update
      General
      Adjusted difficulty levels for a number of Heroes. Heroes
      Samuro Increased Windwalk healing from 1% per second to 3% per second. Decreased Way of the Wind healing from 5% on cast to 4% on cast. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an issue that caused Evading targets to still lose armor to Hellbats and Gnolls. Fixed an issue that caused ARAM maps to use different XP systems. Heroes
      Abathur Fixed an issue that caused Abathur's Monstrosity to gain an additional 0.02 damage per stack. Toxic Next no longer reveals attackers while Arming. Anduin Moral Compass is now considered Splash damage and will not hit targets Immune to AOE. Blaze Combustion now reveals area it affects. Fixed an issue that caused Heat Treatment to not match the damage dealt by Pyromania. Fixed an issue where Oil Spill granted more vision than intended. Flame Stream now reveals targets hit. Brightwing Invisible Friends now displays a healing over time preview. Phase Shift's heal now happens after teleportation instead of at the same time. Unstable Anomaly now reveals the area it affects and enemies it hits. Butcher Cleaver AOE no longer reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Butcher to lose more than intended stacks of Fresh Meat when killed. Furnace Blast now reveals targets hit. No longer revealed when Lamb of the Slaughter damages an enemy. Cassia Fend now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Lightning Fury Bolts cast from Static Electricity and Lightning Fury to be inconsistently determined. Fixed an issue that caused Lightning Fury Bolts generated by Static Electricity to not heal for the appropriate amount with Ring of the Leech. Fixed an issue where Lightning Fury Bolts were not displaying as critical hits against Blinded enemies. Martial Law no longer damages Heroes while Blinded. Surge of Light now reveals the area it affects and enemies that it hits. ChoGall Consuming Blaze now reveals targets when applied. Consuming Blaze will now interrupt channels that are interrupted by damage when applied. Dread Orb no longer has an abnormal vision height. Dread Orb now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Cthun's Gift to Slow while Blinded. Fuel for the Flame no longer deals damage to evading enemies near the Basic Attack target. Fuel for the Flame no longer deals damage to the target of Basic Attacks while Blinded. Fuel for the Flame no longer display as critical damage against Heroes. Runic Blast now reveals targets hit. Shadowbolt Volley no longer has an abnormal vision height. Shadowbolt Volley now reveals targets hit. Shadowflame now reveals targets hit. Twisting Nether now reveals targets hit. The Will of Gall is now treated as a Quest talent and displays the progress in the talents tab. Chromie Fixed an issue that caused Sand Echo's Basic Attacks to grant stacks while Blinded. Shifting Sands will no longer be removed upon death. Time Trap will no longer prevent Allies from being revealed temporarily. Time Troubles' Armor granted to allies will no longer be removed by Stasis. Unravelling's Armor debuff will now be removed by Stasis. Deathwing Death Drop's Armor Reduction is now removed by Stasis. Gaze Onto Destruction no longer reduces the damage of non-Heroes hit. Deckard Fixed an issue where Horadric Staff does not consume the cooldown when used on an Evading target. Fixed an issue where Potion of Shielding increased Deckard's Self Healing. Fixed an issue where Scroll of Sealing revealed targets for 4 seconds when taken. Dehaka Burrow no longer prevents allied abilities from affecting Dehaka. Burrow will now cleanse negative effects. Lurker Strain no longer reveals area around knocked back targets. Lurker Strain now reveals targets hit. Lurker Strain's Knockback will no longer function as a Stun. Diablo Dying Breath will now display as Apocalypse on the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Black Soulstone to be multiplicative with other health bonuses. D.Va Defense Matrix now works on Zagara's Banelings. Falstad BOOMerang's Armor Reduction is now removed by Stasis. Hammerang now reveals targets hit on return. Hammerang's explosion no longer displays as a crit after selecting BOOMerang. Hammerang's reactivation explosion now reveals targets hit. Fenix Fixed an issue that caused Divert Power: Weapons to be refreshed while Blinded. Fixed an issue that could cause Mobile Offensive to not apply when moving. Phase Bomb Splash damage now consumes Block charges. Garrosh Decimate now reveals targets hit. Into the Fray now shows up on Garrosh's Try screen. Wrecking Ball and Into the Fray now reveal targets hit. Gazlowe Adjusted Ark Reaktor damage to 36. EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper can now have the cooldown announced to your team. Mecha-Lord no longer grants Armor while Blinded. Genji Fixed an issue where Deflect did not grant full Self Healing score when preventing damage. Greymane Fixed an issue that caused Alpha Killer to be capable of activating on-hit effects on Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Go For the Throat to apply the incorrect cooldown to Disengage with Running Wild selected. Removed dual block visual from Thick Skin. Gul'dan Fixed self-healing bonus from Hunger for Power. Pursuit of Flame is no longer visible through fog. Hanzo Fixed an issue that allowed players to fire Storm Bow at maximum range without charging. Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Arrowheads to not reduce Armor while Blinded when applied with Storm Bow. Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Arrowheads to reduce Armor before damage is dealt with Storm Bow. Jaina Fixed an issue that caused Frost Bolt to hit targets behind Frost Bolt. Fixed an issue that caused Frost Shards to allow more than 2 additional targets to be hit. Frostbite Armor now has a block visual. Johanna Blessed Hammer now reveals the area it affects. Fixed an issue where Blessed Momentum stacks multiplicatively instead of additvely with other attack speed modifiers. Heaven's Fury no longer prevents allies from being revealed. Junkrat Fixed an issue that caused Junkrat's Frag Launcher to gain 0.002 damage per stack of Taste for Explosions. Splash damage now consumes Block charges. Kel'Thuzad Deathchill will no longer activate if the target loses Root or Slow by becoming Unstoppable. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks against Rooted Heroes to activate Icy Grasp. Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks against Rooted targets to activate Hungering Cold. Fixed an issue that caused Kel'Thuzad's buttons to light up when getting 15 baseline quest stacks. Fixed an issue that caused Power of Icecrown's damage increase to be lost upon death. Kerrigan Fixed an issue that caused Kerrigan's Self Healing to increase when she gains Assimilation Shields. Fury of the Swarm no longer reveals targets. Impaling Blades now reveals targets hit. Primal Grasp's Pulse now reveals targets hit. Psionic Shift now reveals targets hit. Ultralisk Splash damage reveals targets. Kharazim Fixed an issue that caused Insight to progress while Blinded. Leoric Buried Alive can no longer have its duration reduced. Drain Essence no longer increases his Self Healing score. Deckard's Rejuvenation is now removed on Undying. Fixed an issue where Leoric could receive Tyrande's Shadowstalk Healing when Undying was active, thereby reducing his respawn timer. Ossein Renewal can no longer be cast while Undying is active. Drain Hope, Drain Essence, and March of the Black King are now removed if the target enters a vehicle. Li-Ming Fixed an issue that caused Tal Rasha's Elements to prevent Force Armor from granting Block charges. Fixed an issue where Aether Walker would sometime not reset correctly. Lt. Morales Medi Drone no longer heals Heroes in Undying state. Lunara Fixed an issue that caused Invigorating Spores to be capable of activating on-hit effects on Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Invigorating Spores to deal percent damage while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Nature's Toxin to be applied before damage dealt. Maiev Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks while Blinded to increase Vengeful Knives damage. Fixed an issue that caused Umbral Bind to not increase Vengeful Knives damage . Mal'Ganis Winged Guard now has a block visual. Malthael Ethereal Existence now has a block visual at max stacks. Mei Fixed an issue that caused Cooling Servos to Slow while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Mei's Induce Hibernation Talent to reduce damage of non-Heroes. Skating Away now has a block visual. Murky Fixed an issue that caused Big Tuna Kahuna to be multiplicative with other health bonuses. Octograb now reveals the target instead of the area around the target. Pufferfish now reveals targets hit. Slime now reveals targets hit. While revealed, Murky will no longer reveal the area around him when his Egg is slain. Nova Anti-Armor Shells is now removed by Stasis. Anti-Armor Shells now applies debuff after damage. Explosive Snipe now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Anti-Armor Shells to display an incorrect damage value for Nova's Holo Decoys. Holo Decoys no longer reveals area when killed. Holo Decoys are now visible from the center of the unit instead of their border. Precision Strike now reveals targets hit. Snipe no longer reveals around target. Triple Tap no longer reveals area around the target, and the target is now revealed for 2 seconds afterwards, up from 1.3 seconds. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused Dead Magic to splash to Evading targets. Fixed an issue that caused Empowered Eldritch Conduit to be lost on death. Fixed an issue that caused Empowered Eldritch Conduit to not be granted when going from 7 or 8 stacks to 10. Fixed an issue that caused Eternal Feast to hit dead objects. Probius Fixed an issue that caused Pylon Overcharge to deal additional damage when Construct Additional Pylons is selected. Qhira Basic Attacks will no longer reveal targets hit. Blood Rage's activation no longer grants Fatal Wounds progress. Fixed an issue that caused Finishing Touch to grant attack speed on attacks that bring the target below 50% health. Fixed an issue that caused Finishing Touch to grant attack speed while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Upstage to not apply if the targets were killed by the activation damage. Fixed an issue that caused Your Pain, My Gain to grant Armor while Blinded. Ragnaros Cauterize Wounds now displays on the Death Recap correctly. Fixed an issue that caused Empower Sulfuras to not reduce the cooldown of Blistering Attacks on non-Heroes. Tempered Flame no longer increases Self Healing on application. Lava Wave can no longer pickup or magnetize Experience Globes. Raynor Fixed an issue that caused Execute Orders to not display in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Give Em' Some Pepper damage to behaving incorrectly. Rehgar Fixed duration of Totemic Projection. Fixed an issue that caused Hunger of the Wolf to deal damage and heal while Blinded. Rexxar Fixed an issue that caused Kill Command's damage bonus to be multiplicative. Fixed an issue that caused Misha to not gain Primal Intimidation's Passive on respawn. Fixed an issue where Unleash the Boars was not affected by some damage modifications. Samuro Burning Blade is now Splash damage. Way of the Wind now increases Self Healing intead of Healing. Sonya Leap now also grants Unstoppable when used at minimum distance. Stukov Fixed an issue that caused Reactive Ballistospores to not work correctly with cooldown resets. Sylvanas Deafening Blast now applies Black Arrows if active. Deafening Blast now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Evasive Fire to be refreshed while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Lost Soul to reduce cooldowns while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Overwhelming Affliction to apply the slow to a Remorseless target when firing at a target with 3 stacks. Fixed an issue that caused Possession to give more XP than intended for Catapults. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not apply Black Arrows while Blinded. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not Stun enemies while Black Arrows is active. Fixed an issue that caused Remorseless to not Stun Mercenaries with 3 stacks of Black Arrows and Merenary Queen. Might of the Banshee Queen is no longer removed on death. Wailing Arrow no longer reveals area around Sylvanas when cast. Wailing Arrow now reveals the area of detonation. Tassadar Archon no longer applies armor reduction while Blinded. Archon Splash damage no longer reveals targets hit. Archon's Armor reduction is now removed by Stasis. Feedback's Armor reduction is now removed by Stasis. Fixed an issue that caused Oracle to not show in the Death Recap. Khaydarin Amulet will now reveal while active after the attack expires. Thrall Feral Resilience now has a block visual. The Lost Vikings Hunka' Burning Olaf now reveals target instead of the area around the target. It's a Sabotage can no longer be applied while Erik is Blinded. Nordic Attack Squad now shows in recap. Viking Bribery stack count is no longer visible on the scoreboard to other players. Tracer Bullet Spray now reveals targets hit. Fixed an issue that caused Composition B and Quantum Spike to deal percent damage to non-Heroes. Heavy Handed's Armor is now removed by Stasis. If Locked and Loaded has been activated, then the floating text for completing the reload will display as a crit. Is That a Healthpack can no longer heal Vehicles. Locked and Loaded no longer causes Basic Attacks to display as a crit. Ricochet will no longer reveal targets hit (Tracer Rounds will still apply if taken). Telefrag no longer reduces the cooldown of Recall while Blinded. When Tracer completes a reload, it now displays floating text. Tyrael Archangel's Wrath now reveals targets hit by the explosion. Bound by Law no longer refreshes El'Druin's Might while Blinded. Tyrande Fixed an issue that caused Elune's Chosen to heal for overkill damage. Fixed an issue that caused Self Healing to not increase her Self Healing. Fixed an issue that caused Sentinel to be reset if a Hallucination is killed while revealed. Fxied an issue where Mark of Mending was not healing Evading targets. Uther Divine Storm now reveals targets hit instead of area around targets hit. Divine Storm now reveals the area it affects. Holy Radiance now reveals enemies hit. Holy Radiance reveal updated to match area of effect. Valeera Ambush now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Blade Flurry now reveals targets for 2 seconds. Blade Flurry now reveals the area it affects. Cheap Shot now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Eviscerate now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Fixed an issue where Garrote's damage displayed incorrectly in the Death Recap. Garrote now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Sinister Strike now reveals the target for 2 seconds. Varian Fixed an issue that caused Juggernaut to be capable of activating on-hit effects on Invulnerable enemies. Fixed an issue that caused Varian's Victory Rush button to be grayed out. Master At Arms now reveals targets hit and the area affected. Whitemane Clemency no longer reveals the area around the heal target. Divine Reckoning now reveals targets hit. Inquisition and Shared Punishment now reveal the target for 2 seconds after expiring. Inquisition now reveals the target instead of the area around the target. Searing Lash now reveals targets hit. Xul Shackler no longer reveals the area it affects. Yrel Aegis of Light no longer reveals area it affects. Avenging Wrath now reveals targets hit. Dauntless now has a block visual. Holy Wrath now consumes Block charges. Righteous Hammer now reveals targets hit. Vindication now reveals targets hit. Zarya Explosive Barrier now reveals the area and targets. Fixing an issue where Zarya's Defensive Shielding did not stack correctly with other blocks. Splash damage no longer reveals targets. Zeratul Cleave now reveals the area it affects. Zul'jin Buzzsaw now reveals targets hit for 2 seconds. Grievous Throw now reveals targets hit for 2 seconds. Guillotine now reveals targets hit. Twin Cleave now reveals targets hit. Wrong Place Wrong Time now reveals targets hit for 2 seconds. Return to Top
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