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Tempo Storm's Psalm released an educational video guide, where he executes Zeratul's Rewind Combo for more than 4,000 damage.
The Talent Build can be found here. The ability sequence is as follows:
W > W (Seeker Retake) > AA > Q > Rewind > W > AA > W (Seeker Retake) > AA
The first Crucible of 2017 is over and while the US/KR teams managed to keep their HGC spots, we'll see two new teams from Open Division playing in HGC EU.
Crucible was played on D.va Patch with D.va disabled.
Both Team Naventic and No Tomorrow managed to defend their place in HGC.
Saturday, May 27
9:00 PM Imported Support 2:4 Team Naventic VOD Sunday, May 28
9:00 PM Even in Death 1:4 No Tomorrow VOD Europe
A sad weekend for Synergy and beGenius. They're out of HGC and instead, Zealots and TGG are taking their place.
Saturday, May 27
6:00 PM Zealots 4:1 Synergy VOD Sunday, May 28
6:00 PM TGG 4:0 beGenius VOD Korea
Cluster Unbalance and Rrr tried to get into HGC, but they weren't a challenge for Raven & Team BlossoM, who are staying in HGC Korea.
Saturday, May 27
11:00 AM Cluster Unbalance 1:4 Raven VOD Sunday, May 28
11:00 AM Rrr 0:4 Team BlossoM VOD
Free Hero Rotation was updated with new Heroes and Xul, Probius and Genji are available for gameplay this week.
Weekly Sales for May 30 can be found here.
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: May 30, 2017
The following Heroes have been selected for this week's rotation:
Malfurion Valla Gazlowe Johanna Thrall Dehaka Lúcio Leoric Falstad Sylvanas Xul (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5) Kerrigan (Slot unlocked at Player Level 10) Probius (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15) Genji (Slot unlocked at Player Level 20) (Source)
We present our sixth Heroes of the Storm Meta Tier List for the D.Va patch of May 2017.
Our sixth Heroes of the Storm Meta Tier List for the month of May 2017 is here!
Welcome to Icy Veins's Meta Tier List for the D.Va patch. The goal if of this list is to try and detail game's current metagame state. The prime goal of such lists is to inform players regarding popular and trending team composition drafting strategies (i.e. the drafting metagame). Although tier listings are generally the product of balance, many factors come into play when discussing the relative perceived strengths of heroes, including player regions, maps, play style, skill level, and, of course, personal perception. As such, any tier list—including this very one—should never be interpreted as gospel, but rather, as a guide to better grasp what to expect with regards to typical drafting experiences. One useful application of such lists is to allow you know which heroes to look out for in terms of practice and counterplay, ultimately improving your knowledge of the game.
Using the list
As stated above, tier lists are easy to mistake for gospel. As new strategies are discovered and experimented with, so changes the perception of the relative strengths of each hero. Tier lists still prove to be useful as a snapshot of player expectations in terms of drafting. Although it is generally considered preferable to focus on high tier heroes (Prime and Core tiers), it is important to note that Heroes of the Storm's wild character and map designs make it so that any given hero's tier position is prone to fluctuate depending on the situation at hand.
One classic example of such is that of Kerrigan on the Infernal Shrines map. Although we currently judge her to be a mid-tier hero, her drafting priority shoots up to first-pick or first-ban material on this specific map due to the nature of its objective. Certain heroes also synergise so well with each other that the sole fact of having the opportunity of drafting them together is generally enough to increase their potential. Tassadar and Tracer, for instance, are generally nightmarish to deal with for many. There are too many examples of these interactions to reasonably produce here, but we invite you to consult our guides to know exactly where and when each hero shines. The guides have been linked in the lists below for your convenience - just click any of the hero names to access them.
If you're newer to the game, also consider visiting our glossary for a comprehensive list of discrete Heroes of the Storm terms.
Additionally, a + or - sign (or several of them) indicates short-to-medium term predictions (which is to say, about a month) for tier increase(s) or decrease(s), respectively. These are often updated after significant balance patches and/or when clear trends are emerging.
- Prime tier heroes are considered to be extremely strong in all situations, and show no obvious weakness. They are very often banned or picked right away, as they generally dictate the pace of most matches.
Warrior Assassin Support Specialist Anub'arak+ Falstad Malfurion+ Nazeebo Artanis Gul'dan Rehgar Probius Arthas Genji↑ Uther Sylvanas Diablo Greymane↑ D.Va (new) Li-Ming Johanna Ragnaros Muradin Samuro- Sonya Thrall Varian (Tank) Valla Zarya Zeratul Core tier heroes are strong in a wide variety of situations and have few counter-picking possibility. They should form the core of your team, and be picked after Prime Tier heroes have been distributed.
Warrior Assassin Support Specialist Chen Alarak+ Auriel Azmodan Dehaka↓ Chromie Brightwing Gazlowe E.T.C. Jaina Kharazim Leoric Kael'thas Li Li Rexxar Kerrigan Lt. Morales Lunara Lúcio↓ Raynor Tyrande↑ The Butcher Valeera Varian (Damage) Zul'jin Viable tier heroes are generally well-rounded that have either fallen out of favour, or, inversely, are on the rise in popularity, due to the current Prime tier contenders.
Warrior Assassin Support Specialist Cho'gall Cassia (new) Tassadar↓ Abathur Stitches Cho'gall Medivh Tyrael Illidan Murky Nova Sgt. Hammer Tracer The Lost Vikings Tychus Xul Zagara Niche tier heroes have niche application on certain maps or for certain team compositions. They are generally picked to "round out" your team composition when your team composition is missing out on key components, such as a "jungler" (mercenary camps), a solo laner, or solid waveclear.
- Bottom tier Heroes are deemed to be either considerably weaker than the majority of other Heroes, or much more challenging to play properly. Although they may situationally shine, these Heroes are generally avoided by most players.
Monthly metagame assessment
Dear Heroes, quit being so balanced. I might end up losing my job writing tier lists.
Genji↑: Against all odds, our friendly cybernetic ninja has picked up the pace. With the initial wave of fanboyish hype dying out and dedicated players finding the time to practice the high skill-capped hero, Genji has risen up to be a strong pick, though not unexpectedly, at high levels of play only. Which makes sense, given how reliant he is on coordination to initiate the ever-important kill chains.
Greymane↑: Who'd have thought that a large chunk of %-based damage (Cursed Bullet) would do well in a tank-dominated metagame? On top of strong waveclear and the ability to solo kill a tonne of currently popular heroes, Greymane is here to stay.
Dehaka↓: The huge damage nerf to Dark Swarm (through the removal of Primal Aggression) made Dehaka unable to waveclear as effectively as he needs to remain competitive. Some of his new talents also are on the weaker side of things, though we could expect some tweaks in the future. In the meantime, there are better choices, especially in the warrior department.
Lùcio↓: When your main source of healing is reduced by 33%, your win rate goes down by about as much. Lùcio went from overpowered to one of the lowest winning healer in the game, and it's easy to see why.
Tyrande↑: The rework has been great to the priestess of elune. Everything she did before, she does better now, on top of being able to put out a very reasonable amount of damage. The new Shadowstalk is interesting, particularly when coupled with Darnassian Archery, but ultimately, time will tell if she'll remain more on the support side of things.
Tassadar↓: He thrives in assassin-heavy metagames. This is not where we're at right now. Your time will come, old friend.
D.Va: I'm ashamed to say that my initial PTR assessment of D.Va was quite grim, but she's been doing well. Though her damage output isn't the highest, she does neuter certain burst reliant picks due to Defense Matrix, and Bunny Hop and Self-Destruct basically mean you'll never lose a boss fight. Just make sure you pick Hit the Nitrous, or you'll lose 6% more. Talk about a strong talent!
Heroes will be celebrating its second anniversary with an in-game event. From May 30, players will be able to earn daily Loot Chests, an exclusive Banner, Portrait & Spray.
Heroes of the Storm turns two! Celebrate the second anniversary from the week of May 30 through June 12.
Heroes of the Storm is about to turn two, and we want to thank all of YOU, our fearsome fighters, for coming on this epic journey with us. We couldn’t have gotten here without you and your incredible passion and dedication for the game—so we’re throwing an in-game party befitting of all of you Heroes! Celebrate the second anniversary of Heroes with us from the week of May 30 through June 12. Just log in and play to earn daily Loot Chests—plus an exclusive Banner, Portrait, and Spray!
Duration: Week of May 30 – June 12 Daily Quest: Play 1 game in VS. AI, Quick Match, Unranked, or Ranked Reward: One Common Loot Chest Per Day Event Quest: Play 3 Games in VS. AI, Quick Match, Unranked, or Ranked during the Anniversary Event Rewards: Anniversary Portrait Anniversary Spray Anniversary Banner
Note: These anniversary items will be exclusive to this event and will not be available for Shard crafting or from Loot Chests.
Join us on Stream:
To kick off our anniversary event, we’ll be hosting an English-speaking stream on our official BlizzHeroes twitch channel at 10 a.m. PDT on June 5. Tune in for guests, games, giveaways, and more!
Thanks for joining us for these fantastic two years. Here’s to many more in the Nexus!