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Guest Talent Choices.

Let me start off by saying that Spin to Win! is one of the worst talents you could possibly pick, you put 3 relatively squishy vikings, 2 of them being RANGED, near a target that can easily kill them if they get close to the intended target. Do yourself a favor and don't pick up Spin to Win! or Norse Force for that matter, both actives are terrible and you'd rather give Baelog the extra attack speed to clear camps on his own.

Pain don't Hurt is a underrated talent, it provides Baelog with some sustain and independance to be able to PvE relatively safely anywhere on the map, not only giving him an edge in battle, but also being able to push and keep himself healthy to not be too exposed to your enemy team. with Pain Don't Hurt and Baelog the Fierce, he can solo Siege Creeps on his own without much needed help, while Olaf and Erik push an exposed lane or Olaf goes for the objective while Erik chills in a bush, soaking up experience in an empty lane.

The Longboat is a niche heroic talent that doesn't deliver as much as you hope it would. You see, Longboat doesn't have the versality that Play Again! has, that being a fantastic ultimate that can revive the vikings to push a lane incredibly hard or ult into the backline of your enemies for a clutch play(IE Having the vikings take all the abuse while your team cleans up), and the Longboat's auto target irritates me too much as to let it off the hook as a "good" Heroic ability.

Jump! is a strong competitor, no question about it, but Hunka Burning Olaf is, in my opinion, just as strong of a talent as it deals with some of the more problematic heroes with invinsibility such as Nova and Zeratul, which is, as the person making the guide describes it, one of the main counters to the Vikings, and it also gives Olaf a good waveclear to deal with the minion waves as he pushes with Erik.It really is just up to the player if they want a defensive active that can be a life saver in some situations or go for the offensive passive that makes pushes more of a problem for the enemy and makes invinsibility heroes cry.

Impatience is a virtue is a pretty weak talent for what it offers compared to Large and In Charge, sure, it reduces the cooldown of Go Go Go!, Spin to Win! and Jump!, but it requires you to get an active that doesn't deliver at all and a invulnerability active. Having a hard CC like a stun on someone who can use it immediately and being able to spam it so much is a god send, and as the person in the guide puts it, it helps alot that the team can catch up and apply their CC on the intended target.

Since i don't recommend Longboat, Fury of the Storm is one of the best end game talents i have seen so far, as it gives the Vikings some more needed burst to take out any remaining forts and the enemy Core, and helps with their ability to push all lanes at the same time.

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Hey all!

Sorry for the delay as I had gone out of town this last week just after the guide was posted. 

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The Baelog build seems to be missing.

Great point Stan! I'll add that in sometime during the next couple days. Was really cool to see how well TeamLiquid utilized that build in the Dreamhack qualifiers just this last week.

In regards to the talent choices here are some of my thoughts on the suggestions:

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Let me start off by saying that Spin to Win! is one of the worst talents you could possibly pick, you put 3 relatively squishy vikings, 2 of them being RANGED, near a target that can easily kill them if they get close to the intended target. Do yourself a favor and don't pick up Spin to Win! or Norse Force for that matter, both actives are terrible and you'd rather give Baelog the extra attack speed to clear camps on his own.

I agree with you on the fact that Norse Force! is a very weak choice when selecting for the level 7 talent, however I find it hard to see Spin To Win! as a terrible talent. Spin to Win! is a phenomenal waveclear ability which further strengthens the Vikings ability to maintain constant lane pressure. It also brings more options to the Vikings play-style, allowing them a stronger teamfighting presence (when positioned appropriately), as well as giving the Vikings a much easier time defeating Mercenary camps, bosses, or objectives such as Temples on Sky Temple or Terrors on Garden of Terror (arguably two of the Vikings strongest maps) . Baelog the Fierce is also a good talent choice but somewhat situational, it can be particularly strong when paired with Explosive Attacks and Pain Don't Hurt. 

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Jump! is a strong competitor, no question about it, but Hunka Burning Olaf is, in my opinion, just as strong of a talent as it deals with some of the more problematic heroes with invinsibility such as Nova and Zeratul, which is, as the person making the guide describes it, one of the main counters to the Vikings, and it also gives Olaf a good waveclear to deal with the minion waves as he pushes with Erik.It really is just up to the player if they want a defensive active that can be a life saver in some situations or go for the offensive passive that makes pushes more of a problem for the enemy and makes invinsibility heroes cry.

These are some great points to justify the strength of Hunka Burning Olaf and I can see why it could be situational pick. I just have a hard time justifying it as a go-to pick when you have to sacrifice the incredible versatility of Jump!. Especially since Jump! provides the Vikings with a much needed defensive mechanic (since they will be pressuring lanes while over-extended for much of the match).

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Fury of the Storm is one of the best end game talents i have seen so far, as it gives the Vikings some more needed burst to take out any remaining forts and the enemy Core, and helps with their ability to push all lanes at the same time.

Couldn't agree more! Once level 20 rolls around the Vikings go from being a troublesome annoyance to a massive threat that when left alone just for a moment will wreak havoc on enemy defenses. 

Thanks for the constructive feedback and healthy discussion. Looking forward to hearing more thoughts on these little trouble-makers!

-MK

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On 6/27/2016 at 7:07 PM, Guest Talent Choices. said:

Let me start off by saying that Spin to Win! is one of the worst talents you could possibly pick, you put 3 relatively squishy vikings, 2 of them being RANGED, near a target that can easily kill them if they get close to the intended target. Do yourself a favor and don't pick up Spin to Win! or Norse Force for that matter, both actives are terrible and you'd rather give Baelog the extra attack speed to clear camps on his own.

Spin to Win! is amazing.  I think maybe the problem(s) you have with it is the fact that you're not taking JUMP! which is 100% necessary for Spin to Win! and also Impatience to lower those cooldowns.  After level 10 or 12+, you should be grouping your Vikings up and doing team fights, because this is where Vikings begin to shine....  Those first 3 talents you chose for Baelog slowly become less and less of a factor as the match continues, and if he gets killed(he is the Viking that dies most for me), all those talents are void and your other vikings are kinda dead weight.

Bribe I can see being somewhat okay, but really, Vikings can take any merc camp totally fine when grouped, and I'd rather stay laned pre-level 10 for the soak, so it's a non-factor.

When selecting the 1st talent, I ask myself: Is there a Nova, Zera, or other auto attack(especially multiple) heroes, and which lane are they staying near?  If YES, take Olaf the Stout, otherwise take Spy Games.  It's great against Nova's 250mm auto attack, which almost completely makes her useless.  Olaf becomes a straight beast vs groups with multiple auto-attack heroes, topped with Jump and his passive health regen out of combat, he just never dies. Also, the talent recommendations does not mention that Spy Games gives Erik 75% more VISION range which can be handy for Longboat! mortar shots...  Vision is so underrated.

As a side note, my build is all about synergy with ALL the talents.  Giving Olaf insane block vs auto attacks combined with Jump!, his passive regen, Eriks movement healing, combined with lower cooldowns, combined with Spin! means you can swarm targets, Spin!, then Jump! and safely get away, all while doing good aoe burst.  And there's sprint if you need to really get away.  If you've been collecting globes, your Vikings should be nigh unkillable, and extremely annoying as the game progresses.  Which makes Play Again less and less useful as the game progresses(except for it's power to call your dead Vikings to one location, but why are your Vikings dead!?  Should have used Jump and sprinted to safety!)

At level 4, Erik the Swift is just bonkers.  As Vikings, you know by now you should always be moving, cycling through each Vikings, moving, attacking, grabbing globe, watching life of other vikings and switching to them immediately if need be, rinse repeat.  The bonus to move makes Erik the prince of kiting and chasing down low health heroes, 2nd only to Tracer.  Plus, the health you get from moving means you can poke that much better.  I love this talent combined with Spy Games even though it sounds counter intuitive, its not.  It means you can poke with Erik, jump in a bush, focus more heavily on other 2 vikings if need be, come back to Erik and not only is he safe, his vision is crazy(Vision is so underrated, do not underestimate vision range!) but for 3 seconds after moving, he's still stealthed and he's running like a madman to whatever task.  I've used this to dive into lanes just to grab a globe and jump back in a bush without opponents even noticing.  He's a small and quick little stealther, and I love him for it.  Now top that with Jump, Spin, cooldowns, and you get the picture.

The guide says Mercenary Lord is the standard, but is there really a standard for Vikings since they're so seldomly played?  And sorry, but Pain don't Hurt does not greatly increase Baeloggs already meager survival chances.  If you want solo dps/survival Vikings, just ain't happening.  Plus, taking the Baelog talents means 3 talents are gone whenever he dies.  Also, the guide states Pain Don't Hurt is strong for when soloing merc camps, but it seems like soloing merc camps isn't ideal and you lose exp, plus the danger of being sniped off since Baleog is the squishiest.  Soak til 10+, then do camps with all 3 vikings.  Spin makes short work of any camp, and if you micro, none of your vikings will take any meaningful damage, especially Baelog in the back chucking daggers.

Lastly, about Heroics.  LONGBOAT OR BUST!!!  I mean come on, the viking song alone would make me pick this ability even if it did nothing, but it's also amazing!  It gives your other abilities time to cooldown if you use it defensively, and it can contest objectives and camp WAY more effectively than play again can, not just because mortar and the pew pew, but because your Vikings will be grouped anyway.  Also, it makes you Unstoppable, so I don't know what magic crowd control the guide is talking about.  Sure, it can be focused, so why are you popping it in the middle of the enemy team!?  Jump, sprint away, then sing your way to victory on the Longboat of epic awesome sauce while waving at the enemy who is chasing you only to taste mortars and smell your collective Viking farts.  Now SING all the way to VALHALLAAAAaaaaaAaa!!!

LAaAAa LAAAaaAaA LAaaaAaAaaa LAAAAaaaa LAAA LaaaaLAaaa LAaaaa Laaaaaaa!!!!!

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Just wondering, but is there a good way to "Start off" on the vikings? I might do what I did with Abathur and just buy him and see what happens, but I've played them in try mode and was having trouble even there so that might not be the best of ideas. I know anything to improve macro really helps (i.e. some Starcraft) but I really am not to good at that either (In case you can't tell by now, I wanna learn the hard heroes, Aba, Medivh, and TLV.) Thanks for any feedback!

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17 hours ago, Niteshadow said:

Just wondering, but is there a good way to "Start off" on the vikings? I might do what I did with Abathur and just buy him and see what happens, but I've played them in try mode and was having trouble even there so that might not be the best of ideas. I know anything to improve macro really helps (i.e. some Starcraft) but I really am not to good at that either (In case you can't tell by now, I wanna learn the hard heroes, Aba, Medivh, and TLV.) Thanks for any feedback!

From what I understand, you need to get very good at selecting a Viking, then pressing spacebar to center the camera. Quickly give him orders, then switch to the next viking and hit spacebar. "1" then "spacebar" then orders, then "2" then "spacebar" then orders, "3" and repeat. I know it takes a lot of practice to become comfortable with, which I am not :P

Micekrispies probably has better advice, he plays them much more than I do!

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2 minutes ago, Straften said:

From what I understand, you need to get very good at selecting a Viking, then pressing spacebar to center the camera. Quickly give him orders, then switch to the next viking and hit spacebar. "1" then "spacebar" then orders, then "2" then "spacebar" then orders, "3" and repeat. I know it takes a lot of practice to become comfortable with, which I am not :P

Micekrispies probably has better advice, he plays them much more than I do!

Alright, thanks for the tip! Just as a side note, I haven't even bought them yet but am planning on it.

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Holy crap, I just realized that we finally have a guide for The Lost Vikings. Great work, I'll be using this later. Thanks :) 

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It's also very nice for Hanamura because you can push as 3 people ;)

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These guys are meta now right? Getting a bit into these guys now after testing catapult stacking.

TIP: Tap the number twice to center. Use Shift and task multiple commands before switching to another Viking, repeating the task for each to control multiple at once, but still in separate lanes. Use Baelog build for the most part but at least replace Jump talent with the Red/Black Sword for % damage. Then grab resurrection at lvl 10 to rally your Vikings for a kill before sending them back to re-lane. Baelog very quickly wave clears while simultaneously dealing hero damage. Constantly reposition to keep him out of harm's way and maximize number of targets in fights. Eric is great for finishing kills. Use Z to get him into position real quick from his lane when enemy disengaging. Olaf is a good reliable soaker and can take the first few shots when you group your Vikings together for combat.

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On 3/16/2019 at 9:54 PM, Guest bobhihih said:

2 years since an update... wow

Blizzard did say they plan a rework for them... But when...? That is the question.

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In Talent Build, the explanation of the talent "Mercenary Lord" seems wrong. Vikings receive 50% less damage from Mercenaries and Minions, I have tested this.

But I very much doubt Mercenaries captured by the Vikings would receive 50% less damage from minions and mercenaries. I haven't been able to test this, but nevertheless that's not what the Talent says.

 

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