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heroes Balance Update: Oct 28 - Samuro Nerfs & Hotfixes

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A balance update has been deployed dealing with Samuro and various hotfixes.

Samuro nerfs are finally here and some changes have been made to bring down his obnoxious win rate. Aside from that, today's balance update fixes some gameplay bugs, but there are no changes for other Heroes.

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  • Base Maximum Health decreased from 1750 to 1650
  • Base Health Regen decreased from 3.64 to 3.44


  • Mirror Images (Q)
    • Cooldown increased from 16 to 18 seconds
    • Mirror Image timed life increased from 16 to 18 seconds
  • Windwalk (E)
    • Movement speed bonus reduced from 30 to 25%
  • Illusion Master (R)
    • Illusion damage bonus reduced from 20 to 15%


  • Level 20
    • Three Blade Style (R)
      • Mirror Image timed life increased from 32 to 36 seconds
Developer Comments:  The Blademaster has been loosed, and is busy carving up a healthy win-rate. We are looking to bring him down a notch with these changes.


Heroes, Abilities, and Talents

  • Chen – Fixed an issue causing Fortifying Brew shields to not persist indefinitely after completing the Freshest Ingredients quest talent.
  • Samuro – Fixed an issue causing Mirror Images to deal an extra swing of Samuro’s full damage if their attacks landed just as the Mirror Images expired.
  • Samuro – Fixed an issue causing Samuro to deselect himself after entering Lt. Morales' Medivac Dropship.

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue causing an "Unmet Requirements" message to pop up when in a party queued for Heroes Brawl.
  • Removed an inaccurate line from the Punisher Arena's Info Panel at the queue screen.
  • Fixed an issue causing Heroes Brawl score screens to incorrectly display Hero level ups and gold grants when certain conditions were met.


  • Fixed an issue where players could receive an "Installation Damaged" error message when launching the 64-bit client.

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This nerf is so impactful that from 67% winrate he will reach 70%...

even calling this a nerf is questionable

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On 10/26/2016 at 2:52 PM, Hanz39 said:

This nerf is so impactful that from 67% winrate he will reach 70%...

even calling this a nerf is questionable

I dunno, that's a pretty big impact. Maybe it will only hit 68%? 

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