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Auriel and Chen will be on sale next week, along with the cool Rainbow Unicorn mount!
Heroic Deals: Apr 24 – 30, 2018
Our next set of Heroic Deals will begin on Tuesday, April 24! Check out the list of upcoming featured items and Hero discounts below. Upcoming Hero Sales
Auriel — Sale Price: 375 gems Chen — Sale Price: 312 Gems The following skins and mounts will be added to the featured item rotation and will become purchasable with gems until this round of Heroic Deals comes to an end:
Upcoming Featured Skins
Archangel Auriel Frosty Brewmaster Chen Timelost Corruptor Cho’gall Tempest Regalia Jaina Primal Tiger Kharazim Sgt. Doomhammer Wild Betrayer Malfurion Blessed Judgment Uther Upcoming Featured Mounts
Big Top Ringmaster’s Pride Rainbow Unicorn
Braxis Outpost is a single-lane battleground with Shuffle Pick and the objective is to take down the enemy Core, without Hearthstone or the Hall of Storms. Play three games to receive a Loot Chest.
Shuffle Pick Choose from one of three randomly selected Heroes before entering the battle on Braxis Outpost. Be quick about it though, you only have 30 seconds to choose! ARAM Rules Players cannot use Hearthstone Players do not heal at their starting location. (Hall of Storms) Cores have no shields Mercenary Camps Braxis Outpost features two mirrored Goliath & Raven mercenary camps. Be the first team to take down the enemy Core to claim victory! Rewards:
Complete three matches of Braxis Outpost to earn a Loot Chest.
Blizzard's implementing new technology to the game that will enhance the ability to validate the accuracy of reports. Players who are frequently reported for using offensive language will receive account silences and ranked suspensions faster now.
Starting today, we’re implementing new technology that enhances our ability to validate the accuracy of reports. This will allow us to increase the rate that we issue account silences and ranked suspensions to players who are frequently and consistently reported for using offensive language. These actions are aimed at those who regularly use offensive language to harass, antagonize, and abuse one or more of their teammates. This type of behavior not only ruins the experience for those who are targeted, but also damages team morale, effectively degrading the fun for everyone in a match.
We will continue to issue weekly suspension and ban waves for non-participation and intentionally dying. You can check that forum thread regularly to keep up with our latest round of account actions. Additionally, if you’ve recently reported another player for going AFK, refusing to participate, or intentionally dying, be sure to keep an eye on the email inbox associated with your account for any updates regarding actions we’ve taken against that player as a result of your report.
We’d like to thank those of you who use the relevant in-game reporting options when you spot negative behavior in your matches and encourage you to continue doing so. Your actions have the largest positive impact on the health of the community.
Deckard Cain is now available for playtesting and the patch will hit live servers next week.
Skillshots and other abilities and talents that search for targets, will now pass through Invulnerable targets without granting quest progress. The Lucky Piggy Bank Mount will be removed from the game next week. A bunch of Genji changes have been implemented in this patch. Blizzard (Source)
Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting until April 23. 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.
New Hero: Deckard
An avid scholar, Deckard Cain has dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge. He has been an advisor, storyteller, and friend to Sanctuary’s greatest heroes, guiding them through peril time and again. When Deckard speaks, it’s wise to stay awhile and listen.
Trait Fortitude of the Faithful When at least 1 other allied Hero is nearby, Deckard gains 10 Armor and his Basic Abilities recharge 50% faster. Basic Abilities
Healing Potion (Q) Toss a Healing Potion on the ground that heals the first allied Hero that comes in contact with it for 230. Limit 5 active Potions. Horadric Cube (W) Throw the Horadric Cube, dealing 80 damage to all enemies in the area and Slowing them by 40% for 1.75 seconds. Scroll of Sealing (E) Unfurl an enchanted scroll, forming a triangle that deals 150 damage to enemies inside and Roots them for 1.5 seconds. Heroic Abilities
Stay Awhile and Listen (R) After 1 second, Channel for 3 seconds, putting enemy Heroes in front of Deckard to Sleep while Channeling, and for 2 seconds after. Enemies can only be put to Sleep once per cast, and Sleep’s effects end instantly if they take damage. Lorenado (R) Vector Targeting. Create a swirling lorenado that travels in the targeted direction, continually knocking away any enemies that come into contact with it. Art
Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
Gul’dan: Has received updated visual effects to make his Abilities easier to spot during battle. User Inteface
Hero portraits in Draft Lobbies will now use 2D Base Hero art rather than animated 3D Hero Skin models in order to help make Hero picks easier to differentiate from one another at a glance. For example: It should now be easier to tell whether a teammate has selected Falstad or Muradin during a draft. Design
Skillshots, as well as other Abilities and Talents that search for targets, will now pass through Invulnerable targets without granting quest progress. Heroes
Level 7 Surge of Light (Active) Now has a 0.25 second cooldown between uses.
Level 1 Mobile Offense (Passive) Now grants its Basic Attack damage bonus after any movement, rather than only after unmounted movement.
PTR Note: Shortly before releasing today’s patch we discovered a bug affecting Genji’s Shuriken (Q). This will likely result in difficult gameplay experiences for those attempting to test Genji’s changes in the PTR. We are working to resolve the issue before this patch is released to the live version of Heroes of the Storm next week. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Stats
Health increased from 1550 to 1620. Health Regen increased from 3.2304 to 3.3750. Basic Attack damage increased from 42 to 44. Abilities
Cyber Agility (Trait) (D) Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds. Swift Strike (E) Range reduced from 14 to 12. Dragonblade (R) Damage increased from 220 to 240. Removed functionality: Killing an enemy Hero who was recently hit by Dragonblade no longer resets Swift Strike’s cooldown. Talents
Level 1 Agile Dismount (Trait) Cooldown reduction increased from 5 to 7 seconds. Level 13 Double Jump (Trait) No longer increases Cyber Agility’s cooldown. Level 20 The Dragon Becomes Me (R) Additional Functionality: Now also resets Swift Strike’s cooldown if an enemy Hero dies within 2 seconds after being hit by Dragonblade. Specialist
Shadow Dagger (W) Shadow Dagger now briefly reveals enemies upon spreading to them.
Nydus Network (R) The player can now exit Nydus Worms in a direction of their choosing by right-clicking. Warrior
Bunker Drop (R) Players can now exit Blaze's Bunker in the direction of their choosing by right-clicking. The Bunker’s hitbox has been adjusted to more closely match its model. This should reduce situations in which players could unintentionally enter Blaze’s bunker when clicking nearby. Collection
The following new bundles are available for a limited time! Be sure to check out the latest In-Development blog for more details. Deckard Heroic Bundle Nephalem Bundle New Announcers
Deckard Raven Lord Grave Keeper New Skins
Deckard Afflicted Deckard Angelic Deckard Wastewalker Deckard Diesel Wastewalker Deckard Scourged Wastewalker Deckard Cassia Soaring Cassia Johanna Nephalem Johanna Kharazim Nephalem Kharazim Northern Kharazim Li-Ming Nephalem Li-Ming Malthael Sinuous Grave Warden Malthael Nazeebo Nephalem Nazeebo Ceremonial Nazeebo Rain Nazeebo Sunrise Nazeebo Sonya Nephalem Sonya The Butcher Petrified Butcher Valla Nephalem Valla New Mounts
Road Chariot Exalted Road Chariot Hoarfrost Road Chariot Mount Removal
Lucky Piggy Bank The Lucky Piggy Bank Mount, which can only be purchased using gold, will be removed from the Collection when this patch is released to the live version of Heroes next week. New Portraits and Sprays
We've once again teamed up with Carbot Animations to add even more HeroStorm-themed portraits and sprays in their signature art style! Catch a preview in the latest In-Development blog. Bug Fixes
Fixed a number of typo and tooltip errors across several aspects of the game. A.I.
Hanzo: Fixed an issue that could cause A.I. Hanzo to repeatedly Channel and cancel Storm Bow. Art
Blaze: Icon art has been swapped for the Adhesive Petroleum and Oil Dispersal Talents. Lunar Sylvanas: Fixed an issue causing Lunar Sylvanas to play an incorrect animation on the Most Played screen. Battlegrounds
Checkpoint: Hanamura (Brawl): The Brawl Info tooltip now correctly states that Health Packs restore 35% Health and Mana. Tomb of the Spider Queen: The left-side team’s bottom Fort can no longer attack enemy Heroes who are just beyond the Gate. Try Mode: Tychus’ Dash Talent now correctly grants its Movement Speed reward after using the Complete Quests button. Try Mode: Uther’s Silver Touch Talent now correctly grants its second Mana cost reduction reward to Holy Light after using the Complete Quests button. Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
Abathur: The number of Minions Absorbed stacks no longer appear inconsistent in the Buff bar after Abathur dies while a Monstrosity is active. Abathur: Fixed an issue causing Spike Burst’s visual effects to appear much larger than intended when cast while targeting a Mercenary with Symbiote. Alarak: Free Lightning Surge casts granted by the Lightning Barrage Talent now correctly display its cast range indicator. Ana: Nano Boost’s duration bar now appears next to, rather than replaces, any existing Ability duration bars for the targeted Ally, like Sonya’s Whirlwind. Brightwing: Can now correctly cast Blink Heal on Turrets and Biotic Emitters that were placed by Brightwing herself. Cho: Entering a Stasis effect, like Zeratul’s Void Prison, while Surging Fist is charging no longer places Surging Fist on full cooldown. Fog of War: Hitting an enemy with certain targeted, ranged Abilities, like Sylvanas’ Shadow Dagger, just before the target enters Fog of War or a Line of Sight Blocker now correctly reveal that enemy. Fog of War: Fixed an issue in which attempting to cast a targeted Ability through the Fog of War on a snapshot of a unit that no longer exists could cause the Hero to path into the terrain and become stuck. Greymane: Partial progress earned toward the Wizened Duelist Talent’s next attack damage bonus will no longer persist after dying. Hanzo: Natural Agility now activates correctly after being hit by Phase Prism near a tower. Illidan: Can now correctly cast Dive on Ragnaros in Molten Core form. Kel’Thuzad: Phylactery can no longer be activated before its animation completes. Li-Ming: Spell Armor granted by the Force Armor Talent is now correctly consumed when hit by Ability damage from non-Heroic sources. Rexxar: The tooltip for Misha, Focus! no longer lists a cooldown. Rexxar: Switching seats in a Triglav Protector no longer causes Rexxar to become unresponsive. The Lost Vikings: Stealth granted by the Spy Games Talent is now correctly applied for 3 seconds after Erik moves. Thrall: Killing Minions who were hit by Chain Lightning now correctly causes Echo of the Elements quest progress visual effects to appear near Thrall, rather than allies. Uther: Fixed an issue in which Uther could briefly use activated Talents after death, but prior to entering Eternal Vanguard form. Uther: The Silver Touch Talent’s quest rewards no longer incorrectly benefit Flash of Light. Zagara: The Infest Talent now correctly boosts nearby Ranged Minion damage by 100%. Zeratul: After death, Zeratul’s body will no longer teleport to the location of his last Vorpal Blade target. Sound
Gul’dan: The voiceover line that plays while idling on Gul’dan’s Hero page in the Collection no longer ends early. User Interface
Pings: Fixed an issue in which muting a player would not prevent icons related to that player’s pings from appearing. Hotkeys: Fixed an issue that could occasionally cause Heroes to ignore Force Move commands.
A preview of new mounts, skins and various carbot portraits and sprays that will be added to the game along with Deckard Cain next week!
The latest content patch is available for playtesting until April 23! Full patch notes can be found here.
Grab a Tome of Town Portal, as many potions as you can carry, and prepare to explore the mysteries of the Nexus with our newest Support, Deckard Cain! Alongside his arrival in our next patch, we’re adding new bundles, skins, mounts, and more! Read on to check out everything that’s headed your way with our patch during the week of April 24.
New Hero: Deckard
Deckard Cain, The Last Horadrim, dedicated his time in Sanctuary to the pursuit of knowledge, hunting for ancient artifacts, and helping to protect the realm from the demonic. Now, he finds himself in the Nexus, where untold new wonders are waiting to be uncovered. As a Support, Deckard harnesses his vast experience to assist and guide his allies through every perilous encounter. Level up your lore mastery by adding Deckard to your collection with next week’s patch. You can also pick up his Wastewalker skins and the Road Chariot Mount with the Deckard Heroic Bundle, which is available until May 7. Be sure to stop by Deckard's Hero Page to learn more about his abilities and playstyle.
Deckard Heroic Bundle
HERO SKINS MOUNTS Deckard Wastewalker Deckard Road Chariot Diesel Wastewalker Deckard Exalted Road Chariot Scourged Wastewalker Deckard Hoarfrost Road Chariot Wastewalker Deckard Skins (Rare)
Additional Deckard Skins (Rare)
Deckard Portrait and Emojis
New Skins and Mounts
Road Chariot Mount (Legendary)
Nephalem Skins (Rare)
Additional Skins (Rare)
With the Worldstone’s destruction, a new generation of Nephalem arose. They were descended from both angels and demons, yet stronger than both. Harness the Nephalems' incredible power with a bundle of new skins for some of your favorite Heroes from the Diablo game universe. Act quickly, adventurer, because this bundle will only be available until May 7!
HEROES SKINS Johanna Nephalem Johanna Kharazim Nephalem Kharazim Li-Ming Nephalem Li-Ming Nazeebo Nephalem Nazeebo Sonya Nephalem Sonya Valla Nephalem Valla New Portraits and Sprays
We've teamed up with our friends at Carbot Animations again to bring you more of their signature HeroStorm-themed portraits and sprays! Take a look at everything coming your way below, and be sure to check out episodes of HeroStorm on the Carbot Animations YouTube channel for a few laughs.
We hope your games with Deckard go down in the history books as some of your favorites! Until next time, we’ll see you in the Nexus!