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A new patch was deployed to test servers. It features Ragnaros, the Winter Veil celebration, updates to Ranked Play and reworked Haunted Mines.

Winter Veil will be celebrated with a 25% XP bonus event that starts on December 14. Adjustments to party sizes in Ranked Play have been made in preparation for Season 3. Here's Ragnaros!

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GENERAL

Celebrate Winter Veil 2016!

  • Our 2016 Winter Veil celebration has arrived! Ring in the holiday season this year with a 25% XP bonus, a new event quest, and of course, quest rewards.
    • 25% XP Bonus
      • The XP bonus begins at 10:00 a.m. PST on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 until 10:00 a.m. PST Tuesday, January 4, 2017.
    • Winter Veil Event Quest
      • Quest: Play 25 games in any matchmaking mode (Co-op vs. A.I., Quick Match, Unranked Draft, or Ranked)
      • Rewards: Special Snowflake Portrait and Festive Treasure Goblin Mount.
  • PTR Note: While elements of the Winter Veil event may appear on the Test Realm, players will not be able to make progress toward quests or rewards until the patch is released to the live version of Heroes of the Storm next week.

Ranked Season 3 Updates

  • Party Sizes in Ranked Play
    • The following party size adjustments for Hero and Team League have been made as a one-season experiment for Ranked Season 3.
    • Hero League 
      • Players can no longer queue for Hero League games in parties.
    • Team League
      • 2, 3, and 5-player parties can now queue for Team League.
      • 2 and 3-player parties can only queue for Team League if all members are ranked within one league of one another.
      • 5-player parties can queue with any mixture of league rankings.
      • While players will need to have access to at least 14 Heroes in order to play Team League, there are still no minimum Hero level requirements in order to queue for Team League matches.
      • Team League will still utilize First Come, First Serve (FCFS) during Draft Mode, which means that parties of two and three players will need to coordinate effectively when drafting their Heroes.
      • Silenced players can no longer queue for Team League for the duration of their Silence Penalty.
  • Season 2 Rewards
    • Those who finished their placement matches during Ranked Season 2 will receive their rewards upon logging in after downloading today’s patch.
  • Matchmaking
    • The matchmaking system’s certainty level in all players’ skill ratings has once again been loosened in order to help ease movement up or down through the rankings.
  • Ranked League Adjustments
    • Silver and Gold league population sizes have been adjusted, and will now contain similar amounts of players.
    • Diamond league will now contain about half the number of players than the previous season.

NEW HERO: RAGNAROS

As the lord of Azeroth’s fire elementals, Ragnaros desires nothing more than to burn the world to ash. Banished to the Firelands eons ago, the Firelord now turns his rage toward the Nexus, intent on incinerating everything and everyone within it.

Trait 

  • Molten Core (D)
    • Channel on an Allied or destroyed Fort or Keep to replace it with Ragnaros’ Ultimate Form, temporarily gaining new Abilities, and a significant amount of Health that burns away over 18 seconds.
    • Ragnaros returns to his normal form upon losing all Health during Molten Core.

Basic Abilities

  • Empower Sulfuras (Q)
    • Ragnaros’ next Basic Attack is instant, dealing Ability Damage in an area around the target, and Healing Ragnaros for 20% of the damage dealt. Healing is doubled for damage dealt to Heroes.
  • Living Meteor (W)
    • Summon a meteor at the target point that deals damage on impact, and then rolls in the target direction and deals additional damage every second for 1.75 seconds.
  • Blast Wave (E)
    • Ignite Ragnaros or target Ally, granting 25% bonus Movement Speed for 1.5 seconds before exploding, dealing damage to nearby enemies.

Molten Core Form Abilities

  • Molten Swing (Q)
    • Swing Sulfuras in a wide arc, dealing damage and stunning enemies for 1 second. Damage increased by 25% versus Minions and Mercenaries.
  • Meteor Shower (W)
    • Summon 3 meteors at the target point that fall in the target direction. Each meteor deals damage and slows enemies by 25% for 2 seconds. Damage increased by 25% versus Minions and Mercenaries.
  • Explosive Rune (E)
    • Create a rune that explodes after 1.5 seconds, dealing damage to non-Structure enemies in a circular area. Damage increased by 25% versus Minions and Mercenaries.

Heroic Abilities

  • Sulfuras Smash (R)
    • Hurl Sulfuras at the target area, landing after 0.75 seconds and dealing damage to enemies hit. Enemies caught in the center of the impact area take triple damage and are Stunned for 0.5 seconds.
  • Lava Wave (R)
    • Release a wave of lava from the allied Core that travels down the target lane, dealing massive damage every second to non-Structure enemies and instantly killing enemy Minions in its path. Damage doubled versus enemy Heroes.

BATTLEGROUND REWORK: HAUNTED MINES

After driving the Raven Lord out of the Haunted Mines and doing a little. . . redecorating. . . the Grave Keeper has re-opened the Mines to all who wish to summon powerful and destructive Grave Golems.

Haunted Mines Basics

  • Venture Underground
    • The Haunted Mines will periodically open with an Undead Army underneath.
  • Collect the Skulls
    • Destroy the Undead and collect their Skulls to summon a powerful Golem. The more Skulls each team collects, the stronger their Golems become.
  • Unleash the Golems
    • After the Undead have been defeated, a Golem will rise for each team and travel down lane in search of Structures to destroy.

Haunted Mines Updates

  • Grave Golems now spawn in fixed positions in each lane, and switch lanes each time they are summoned.
  • The layout of the Underground Mines has been reworked, and the Neutral Grave Golem can now be found at its center.
  • The upper level’s center area has been reworked.
    • Additional Mine Entrances have been placed to the East and West of the Battleground’s center area, for a total of 4.
    • A Mercenary Camp has been placed near each Mine Entrance, featuring Siege Giants at the East and West Entrances, and Sappers in the North and South.

ART

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents

  • The following Heroes have received updated visual effects and talent icon color tints to coincide with their reworks:
    • Artanis
    • Dehaka
    • Diablo
  • The following Hero Abilities have received slight animation changes to coincide with timing changes:
    • Kael’thas: Pyroblast
    • Zarya: Particle Grenade

SHOP

The following changes will take place in the Shop once the Public Test Realm is brought offline and the patch is officially released to the live version of Heroes of the Storm next week.

Bundles

  • New Bundles
    • Lil’Ragnaros Bundle – Available until January 4, 2017
  • Removed Bundles
    • Druid of the Flame Malfurion Bundle

New Hero 

  • Ragnaros has been added to the in-game Shop.

Mounts

  • New Mounts
    • 2016 Fall Champion’s Mount
  • Returning Mounts
    • Eye Pad
  • Removed Mounts
    • 2016 Summer Champion’s Mount
    • Blackheart’s Doubloon

Skins

  • Lil’ Ragnaros
  • Master Ragnaros

Price Reductions

  • Sylvanas’ prices reduced to $8.49 USD and 7,000 Gold.

USER INTERFACE

General

  • Click the Grand Master Leaderboards and Ranked Play Guide buttons on the Ranked Play screen to view these pages within the Heroes of the Storm game client.

Hero and Role Chat Links

  • Press SHIFT and click a Hero portrait or Hero Role icon during Hero Select or in a Draft Lobby to add a link to that Hero or Role in the chat.
    • Clicking a Hero or Role link in chat will automatically filter players’ Hero lists accordingly.
    • Alternatively, type a Hero name or Role in square brackets to create chat links.
      • For example: Typing “[Jaina]” into the chat box will create a link to Jaina in Hero Select. However, the spelling must be exact or the link will not work.
    • These Hero and Role links can be used to suggest picks and bans in Draft Lobbies.
    • Clicking a Hero or Role chat link while viewing the Shop will also filter the list of items accordingly.

Penalties for Leaving Games

  • Much like Hero League, players who repeatedly leave Unranked Draft and Team League games or draft lobbies will now be flagged to receive leaver penalties.
  • Players with active penalties for leaving games can no longer queue for Unranked Draft or Team League games.

MVP and Commendations

  • Press TAB at any point during the MVP and Commendations sequence to view the in-game Score Screen for that match.
  • A Skip button has replaced the Exit button on the MVP screen.
    • Clicking Skip will immediately take the player to the Commendations screen.
    • Players can still leave the Commendations screen normally by pressing the Exit button.

DESIGN & GAMEPLAY

Unrevealable Heroes

  • For periods of time when a hero is considered unrevealable, they will no longer show a shimmer like other stealthed heroes.
  • After the unrevealable period ends, they will show a shimmer again.

BATTLEGROUNDS

Heroes Brawl - Blackheart's Revenge, Garden Arena, Punisher Arena, Temple Arena

  • Healing Fountains
    • Healing Fountains will now be Invulnerable when these Brawls next return to the Nexus

Braxis Holdout

  • Zerg Rush
    • Initial Zergling spawn increased from 3 to 6 Zerglings

Warhead Junction

  • Warheads
    • Base damage reduced from 2750 to 2300.
    • Warhead damage now scales by a flat 70 every minute, and no longer has a large jump at 18 minutes.
    • Inner Warhead damage is still a 50% bonus.
Developer Comments:  We didn’t like the gameplay of holding off on using a Warhead for a sudden unintuitive damage spike, so we’ve smoothed out their damage curve over a longer period. This should end up playing mostly the same across the game, with only about 10% differences in damage at various points in the match.

HEROES

ASSASSIN

CHROMIE

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Abilities

  • Timewalker (Trait)
    • Increased the level reduction for getting Talents from 1 to 2 levels

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Timewalker’s Pursuit (Active)
      • Added Functionality:
        • You can now also activate this Talent to reveal an area for 2 seconds.  Enemies seen are revealed for 4 seconds.
    • Peer Into the Future (Active)
      • Removed
Developer Comments:  We’re looking to add more power to Chromie that fits the flavor of the character, without increasing her burst potential across the entirety of the game. We’re also combining the effects of Timewalker’s Pursuit and Peer Into the Future to create an enticing option at Level 1. 

KAEL'THAS

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Abilities

  • Pyroblast (R)
    • Cast time reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds
    • Cast range increased by roughly 30%
Developer Comments:  Pyroblast has been underperforming compared to Phoenix. We like where its damage is at, and that a lot of Heroes have ways to negate or mitigate it. Instead, we’re buffing the consistency of the Heroic to make it more competitive. 

SUPPORT

AURIEL

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Abilities

  • Bestow Hope (Trait)
    • Crown visual effects can now be seen by Allies

REHGAR

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Stats

  • Increased Basic Attack damage from 99 to 120 

Abilities

  • Lightning Shield (W)
    • Increased damage from 64 to 70 per second
  • Bloodlust (R)
    • Added functionality:
      • All affected allies now heal for 30% of Basic Attack damage dealt during Bloodlust

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Stormcaller (W)
      • Now returns Mana from hitting all enemies, not just Heroes
  • Level 7
    • Totemic Projection (E)
      • Added Functionality:
        • Now also increases the duration of Earthbind Totem from 8 to 12 seconds
  • Level 20
    • Farseer's Blessing (R)
      • Secondary healing effect increased from 25% to 50% of Ancestral Healing’s full amount
    • Gladiator's War Shout (R)
      • Now increases Bloodlust healing from 30% to 60% of Basic Attack damage
Developer Comments:  It’s been a while since Rehgar was a major dominant force, and his performance is now low enough that we can safely increase the rewards for his aggressive playstyle without pushing his winrate too high. For Bloodlust, we wanted to reduce the loss of healing for picking the Heroic, but only for Basic Attack teams that really benefit from it. 

WARRIOR

ARTANIS

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Abilities

  • Blade Dash (Q)
    • Added functionality:
      • Now reduces the cooldown of Shield Overload by 1 second per enemy hit, and 2 seconds per Hero hit.
  • Twin Blades (W)
    • Charge range is now checked against the edge of target units, instead of their center. This increases the effective range of Twin Blades and should generally create more consistent behavior.
  • Phase Prism (E)
    • Added functionality:
      • You can now cast Phase Prism during Blade Dash
    • Cooldown increased from 14 to 16 seconds
  • Shield Overload (Trait)
    • Cooldown increased from 20 to 24 seconds
    • Activation threshold increased from 50 to 75% Health
    • Shield value reduced from 449 to 360 

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Shield Surge (Trait)
      • Moved from Level 16
      • New functionality:
        • Shield Overload's shield amount is increased by 80% while you are below 25% Health
    • Lethal Alacrity (Q)
      • Removed
    • Shield Battery (Trait)
      • Redesigned:
        • Shield Overload's cooldown recharges 50% faster while its shield is active, and increases the duration of Shield Overload from 5 to 6 seconds
    • Psionic Synergy (Q)
      • Moved from Level 7
      • Now increases the cooldown reduction of hitting Heroes with Blade Dash from 2 to 4 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Chrono Surge (E)
      • Moved from Level 4
      • Attack Speed bonus increased from 40 to 50%
  • Level 13
    • Templar's Zeal (Q)
      • Moved from Level 4
    • Phase Bulwark (Trait)
      • Ability damage mitigation reduced from 50 to 40%
  • Level 16
    • Burning Rage (Passive)
      • Moved from Level 13
      • Replaced with Plasma Burn (Trait):
        • While your Shield is active, you deal 50 damage a second to nearby enemies 
Developer Comments:  The goals with this Artanis update were twofold: Increase his playmaking (swapping enemies during Blade Dash), and increase his solo lane capabilities (Blade Dash reduces Shield Overload cooldown, Shield Overload triggers at higher Health). We think that with these changes, Artanis will be a strong choice on a lot more Battlegrounds and with more team compositions.
LEVEL (TIER)   ARTANIS TALENTS    
1 (1) Reactive Parry (W) Amateur Opponent (W) (!) Seasoned Marksman (Active)
4 (2) Psionic Synergy (Q) Shield Battery (Trait) Shield Surge (Trait)
7 (3) Solarite Reaper (Q) Warp Sickness (E) Chrono Surge (E) Follow Through (Passive)
10 (4) Suppression Pulse Purifier Beam
13 (5) Templar's Zeal (Q) Triple Strike (W) Graviton Vortex (E) Phase Bulwark (Trait)
16 (6) Zealot Charge (W) Titan Killer (W) Psionic Wound (W) Plasma Burn (Passive)
20 (7) Orbital Bombardment (R) Target Purified (R) Force of Will (Trait) Nexus Blades (Passive)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

DEHAKA

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Abilities

  • Brushstalker (Trait)
    • Cooldown increased from 40 to 50 seconds
    • Functionality added:
      • Dehaka gains 15% Movement Speed while in a Bush and for 1 second after exiting a Bush
  • Burrow (E)
    • Functionality added:
      • Burrow can now be cancelled early by pressing the hotkey again
  • Adaptation (R)
    • Heal amount increased from 60 to 100% of incoming damage

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Enduring Swarm (W)
      • New functionality:
        • Dehaka takes 40% less damage from Abilities while Dark Swarm is active
    • Enhanced Agility (Trait)
      • New functionality:
        • Quest: For every 50 Essence you collect, increase your Brushstalker Movement Speed bonus by 1%. This can stack 10 times.
  • Level 4
    • Lurker Strain (E)
      • Functionality added:
        • Emerging from Burrow knocks away enemies and slows their Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds
    • Numbing Eruption (E)
      • Removed   
  • Level 13
    • Swift Pursuit (Z)
      • New Functionality:
        • Brushstalker’s Movement Speed duration after leaving a Bush is increased from 1 to 3 seconds
    • Ferocious Stalker (Z)
      • New Functionality:
        • After using Brushstalker, increase all damage Dehaka deals by 25% for 10 seconds
    • Whirling Dervish (W)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Primal Swarm (E)
      • Enemies affected by Dark Swarm take 15% increased damage from all sources
  • Level 16
    • Rapid Regeneration (E)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Tunneling Claws (E)
      • Dehaka can now move while Burrowed
  • Level 20
    • Change is Survival (R)
      • Heal amount increased from 125 to 200% of incoming damage
    • Hardened Shield (Active)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Essence Claws (Passive)
      • Basic Attacks slow enemies by 20% for 1 second
      • Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes grant Dehaka 5 Essence
Developer Comments:  We started doing some small changes to Dehaka’s talent tree in order to increase diversity and fix some talent pick issues. As is par for the course, this opened a rabbit-hole of design opportunities that we ended up falling into. While Dehaka’s changes were mostly complete before the BlizzCon Finals, his resurgence as a dark horse of competitive play helped us narrow down and finalize the rework. Base movement speed on Brushstalker helps meld his design while some brand new talents should open up some fun new ways to hunt your prey.
LEVEL (TIER)   DEHAKA TALENTS    
1 (1) Enduring Swarm (W) Primal Aggression (W) (!) Enhanced Agility (Trait) (!) Tissue Regeneration (Trait)
4 (2) Lurker Strain (E) One-Who-Collects (Trait) Hero Stalker (Trait)
7 (3) Feeding Frenzy (Q) Constriction (Q) Symbiosis (W) (!) Essence Devourer (Trait)
10 (4) Isolation Adaptation
13 (5) Swift Pursuit (Z) Ferocious Stalker (Z) Primal Swarm (W)  
16 (6) Paralyzing Enzymes (Q) Elongated Tongue (Q) Tunneling Claws (E)  
20 (7) Contagion (R) Change is Survival (R) Apex Predator (Z) Essence Claws (Trait)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

DIABLO

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Abilities

  • Shadow Charge (Q)
    • Base damage from 94 to 75
      • New Functionality:
        • Diablo gains 25% resistance for 2 seconds after charging
        • If Diablo’s target collides with terrain they take an additional 150 damage
  • Fire Stomp (W)
    • Base damage from 106 to 60
      • Added Functionality:
        • Fire Stomp fireballs return to Diablo, dealing 90 damage
  • Black Soulstone (Trait)
    • Bonus max Health per Soulstone stack from .2 to .4%

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Block (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Devil’s Due (Passive)
      • New functionality:
        • Regeneration Globes and Healing Fountains are 2% more effective for every stack of Black Soulstone
    • Overwhelming Force (Q)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Bulwark (Q)
      • Increase the duration of Shadow Charge’s Resistance effect from 2 to 5 seconds
    • Life Leech (Passive)
      • Moved from Level 13
  • Level 4
    • Demonic Strength (E)
      • Slow duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds
      • Slow amount increased from 25 to 30%
    • Soul Catcher (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Essence of the Slain (Passive)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Speed Demon (Passive)
      • Diablo gains 30% Movement Speed for 5 seconds after being Stunned or Rooted
    • From the Shadows (Q)
      • Moved from Level 7
        • Functionality added:
          • Also increases Shadow Charge range by 33%
  • Level 7
    • Diabolical Momentum (Q)
      • Functionality changed:
        • Basic Attacks lower the cooldown of Shadow Charge and Overpower by 1.5 seconds
    • Soul Steal (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Devastating Charge (Q)
      • Moved from Level 7 to Level 13
        • Functionality changed:
          • Shadow Charging an enemy into unpathable terrain deals an additional 5% of that targets max Health in damage
          • Quest: Every time you charge an enemy into unpathable terrain, increase the bonus damage by 2%, stacking up to a 10% bonus (15% max health possible)
    • New Talent: Soul Shield (Trait)
      • Each Black Soulstone stack Diablo has grants him 0.35% Resistance to enemy Abilities
    • Soul Feast (Passive)
      • Moved from Level 1
      • New functionality:
        • Each Soulstone stack grants 0.4 Health Regeneration per second
  • Level 13
    • Firestorm (W)
      • Removed
    • Spell Shield (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Siphon the Dead (Active)
      • Removed
    • Hellfire (W)
      • Each enemy Hero hit by Fire Stomp increases the damage of the next Fire Stomp by 10%, stacking up to 100%.
    • Fire Devil (W)
      • Moved from Level 4
      • Aura damage increased from 17 to 22
      • Added functionality:
        • Also increases Diablo’s Basic Attack damage by 25% for 6 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Rampage (W)
      • Removed
    • Continuous Overpower (E)
      • Removed
    • Domination (E)
      • New Functionality:
        • Lower the Cooldown of Overpower by 4 seconds
        • Using Overpower refreshes the Cooldown of Shadow Charge
    • Imposing Presence (Passive)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Fearful Presence (Passive/Active)
      • Passive: Heroes and Summons that attack Diablo have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds
      • Active: Activate to reduce the damage dealt by nearby Heroes by 30% for 3 seconds
  • Level 20
    • Bolt of the Storm (Active)
      • Removed
    • New Talent: Hellgate (Active)
      • Activate to teleport a short distance and place a Demonic Rune at that location. After 1.75 seconds the rune explodes dealing 137 damage and stuns enemies for 1.75 seconds
Developer Comments:  The Lord of Terror has been under the knife for a couple months and has finally collected enough souls to resurrect himself. He reenters the Nexus with an updated talent tree focusing on maintaining and amplifying his identity. He should still excel as a gank-oriented Warrior, punishing out-of-position enemies, but also brings along some new survivability options. While we had to lower his damage slightly, the baseline addition of Firestorm and larger payoff for Shadow Charging enemies into collision should heavily reward opportunistic Diablo players.
LEVEL (TIER)   DIABLO TALENTS    
1 (1) Bulwark (Q) Devil's Due (Trait) Life Leech (Passive)
4 (2) From the Shadows (Q) Speed Demon (W) Demonic Strength (E)
7 (3) Soul Feast (Trait) Soul Shield (Trait) Diabolical Momentum (Passive)
10 (4) Apocalypse Lightning Breath
13 (5) (!) Devastating Charge (Q) Fire Devil (W) Hellfire (W)  
16 (6) Debilitating Flames (W) Domination (E) Fearful Presence (Active)  
20 (7) Dying Breath (R) Hellstorm (R) Lord of Terror (Active) Hellgate (Active)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

ZARYA

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Abilities

  • Particle Grenade (Q)
    • This ability has received improvements to its cast animation
    • The time between casting Particle Grenade and performing another action has been reduced by .25 seconds
Developer Comments:  Casting Zarya’s Particle Grenade would force her to be locked in place for a short period of time. We don’t do this on other Heroes, and we felt like this exception broke the fluidity of the character. 

BUG FIXES

Battlegrounds

  • Braxis Holdout: XP awarded for destroying the Archangel now correctly scales over the course of the game.

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents

  • Chen: Fixed an issue that prevented Chen from regenerating Health while using Wandering Keg.
  • Illidan: Quest progress icons will no longer continue to appear after completing the Unbound Talent quest.
  • Leoric: The Camera will now properly follow Leoric’s Wraith form during Wraith Walk while Camera Follow is enabled.
  • Lt. Morales: Fixed a rare issue that could cause Lt. Morales players to lose control of the Hero.
  • Nazeebo: The Camera will now properly follow Ravenous Spirit while Camera Follow is enabled.
  • Samuro: The tooltip for Mirror Image now properly mentions that activating the Ability will remove certain negative status effects.
  • Thrall: Earthquake now correctly slows enemy Minions and Mercenaries in addition to Heroes.
  • Zagara: Infest will now properly grant bonus Attack Damage to Minions for Siege Damage dealt.

User Interface

  • In-Game: Fixed an issue which caused certain Heroes’ Trait UI to block players from clicking to view Talent Tiers 10 through 20.

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Oh boy, I love those reworks! Specially Diablo's! And I can't wait to see how this Goblin mount looks like.

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40 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Oh boy, I love those reworks! Specially Diablo's! And I can't wait to see how this Goblin mount looks like.

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14 hours ago, Valhalen said:

Oh boy, I love those reworks! Specially Diablo's! And I can't wait to see how this Goblin mount looks like.

It makes me so sad that I'm going to have to deal with Diablo again though :(

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    • By Stan

      Weekly sales have been updated with new items available for purchase starting November 14.
      Blizzard (Source)
      Hero Sales
      We've placed the Heroes listed below on sale for 50% off their usual Gem prices for a limited time.
      HERO SALE PRICE Varian 375 Gems Sgt. Hammer 312 Gems Featured Items
      We’ve added several Skins and Mounts to this week’s featured item rotation, meaning they’re available for Gem purchase for a limited time*.
      FEATURED SKINS Royal Lionheart Varian Fel Sgt. Doomhammer Kaldir Stukov Burning Blade Samuro Crimson Gryphon Master Falstad Omega Anub'alisk Herald of N'Zoth Alarak Super Monkey King Samuro FEATURED MOUNTS Dominion Cyber Ram Saddled Horse *While these items are only unlockable using Gems for a limited time, you will still be able to forge them using Shards after they leave the featured item rotation.
      Weekly Sale Bundle
      If you’d rather pick up everything at once, we’ve also added a new Weekly Sale Bundle to the Featured tab in your Collection. This limited-time bundle contains all of the items above at a discounted Gem price, but will only be available until next week’s Collection Update takes place.
      Be sure to head to the official Heroes of the Storm website every week, or keep an eye on your Blizzard launcher, to check out our latest Weekly Collection Update.
    • By Stan

      The latest update for the Heroes of the Storm brings the newest Support Hero, Alexstrasza, and the Dragons of the Nexus event quest to the Nexus, as well as a rework for Li Li, new cosmetic items, and more!
      Don't forget to check out our Alexstrasza build guide.
      Blizzard (Source)
      General
      Dragons of the Nexus Event Quest
      A host of new portrait rewards are ready to swoop into your collection as our Dragons of the Nexus event takes flight! The event kicks off Tuesday, November 14, and lasts until December 12, so be sure to login and complete the quests below to start claiming your rewards. Login Reward Quest: Log in to Heroes of the Storm during the Dragons of the Nexus event. Reward: Stained Glass Alexstrasza and Hanzo Portrait 3 Part Quest Chain Play Heroes of the Storm in Versus AI, Quick Match, Ranked, or Unranked to advance quest progress. Only one part will be active at any time, and each quest must be completed in order. Part 1: Play 5 games Reward: Dragonqueen Alexstrasza Portrait Part 2: Play 5 games Reward: Dragonstrike Portrait Part 3: Achieve 90 takedowns in winning games Reward: Stained Glass Dragon Knight Portrait New Hero: Alexstrasza
      Alexstrasza, the queen of dragons, was empowered by the titans to be the guardian of all life on Azeroth. She has aided mortals time and again, even at great personal cost. Now, she soars across the Nexus, protecting life wherever she finds it.
      Trait 
      Dragonqueen After 1.25 seconds, transform into a dragon and gain 500 Health. While Dragonqueen is active, Alexstrasza's Basic Abilities are empowered, her Basic Attacks deal 143 damage and heal allied Heroes for 43 in an arc in front of her, and the duration of incoming Slows, Roots, Blinds, and Stuns is reduced by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds. Basic Abilities
      Gift of Life (Q) Sacrifice 15% of Alexstrasza's current Health, healing an ally for 150% of that amount. Dragonqueen: Breath of Life cooldown greatly reduced and does not cost Health. Abundance (W) Plant a seed of healing that blooms after 3 seconds, healing nearby allied Heroes for 20% of their maximum Health. Dragonqueen: Preservation heal area and amount greatly increased. Flame Buffet (E) Launch a fireball, Burning enemies hit for 75 damage over 5.5 seconds.Hitting enemies that are already Burning deals 125 bonus damage upon impact, Slows them by 40% decaying over 2 seconds, and refunds the Mana cost. Dragonqueen: Wing Buffet damage and Knockback enemies in an arc. Heroic Abilities
      Life-Binder (R) Bind Alexstrasa's life force with an allied Hero. After 2 seconds, the Hero with a lower percentage of Health is set to the same Health percentage as the other Hero.. Cleansing Flame (R) After 1.25 seconds, take to the sky and drop fireballs at the position of your mouse cursor every 1.2 seconds for 6 seconds. Each fireball restores 300 Health to nearby allied Heroes, and deals 150 damage to nearby enemies.2 seconds after dropping all fireballs, Alexstrasza lands at the position of your mouse cursor. AI
      General
      Made improvements to Battleground strategies used by Elite AI Heroes. Several additional Heroes have received tactical AI improvements, including: Greymane Johanna Ragnaros Rehgar Rexxar Valeera Zarya Art
      Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
      Li Li has received updated visual effects to coincide with Talent changes. Sgt. Hammer's Basic Attacks during Siege Mode now better convey area of effect damage. Battlegrounds
      Bloodlust Brawl
      All Minions, Mercs, and the Dragon Knight now have permanent Bloodlust. Ranked Battleground Rotation Update
      Added to Rotation Battlefield of Eternity Infernal Shrines Removed from Rotation Haunted Mines Garden of Terror The full Ranked Battleground Rotation is now as follows: Battlefield of Eternity Braxis Holdout Cursed Hollow Dragon Shire Infernal Shrines Sky Temple Tomb of the Spider Queen Towers of Doom Volskaya Foundry User Interface
      In-Game UI
      Capture Points Volskaya Foundry objective UI will now display “Contested” text when members of both teams are actively fighting over a capture point. Core Notifications that indicate when the allied Core is under attack have been made more apparent. Talent Tier Advantage Callouts In-game chat messages will now automatically appear for all players when a team reaches levels 10 and 20 in order to more clearly indicate when one team has a Heroic Ability or Storm Talent tier advantage over the other. A follow-up message will appear when the second team reaches levels 10 and 20 to indicate that Heroic Abilities or Storm Talents are now available to both teams.  
      Heroes
      Support
      Li Li

      Abilities
      Fast Feet (Trait) Added Functionality: Basic Ability Cooldowns recharge 50% faster while Fast Feet is active.  Healing Brew (Q) Cooldown increased from 3 to 4 seconds Range reduced from 7 to 6 Mana Cost reduced from 30 to 25 Cloud Serpent (W) Mana Cost increased from 30 to 40 Cooldown increased from 10 to 12 seconds. Attack Speed increased from .75 to 1 attacks per second Damage increased from 25 to 27  Added Functionality: Each time a Cloud Serpent attacks, the hero it is attached to is healed for a small amount. Blinding Wind (E) Cooldown increased from 9 to 12 seconds Duration reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds Mana Cost decreased from 35 to 30 Jug of 1,000 Cups (R) Cooldown reduced from 70 seconds to 20 seconds Jug of 1,000 Cups can now be cancelled early Added Functionality: Each time an ally is healed by Jug of 1,000 Cups, its cooldown is increased by 2 seconds, to a maximum of 50 additional seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Conjurer’s Pursuit (Passive) Removed Pro Toss (Q) Removed Timeless Creature (W) Removed Gale Force (E) Moved to Level 13 New Functionality Increases the duration of Blinding Wind from 2 to 3 seconds. Lili’s Basic Attacks against Blinded Heroes deal 50% more damage. (New Talent) Free Drinks (Q) If Healing Brew heals a target under 50% health, its Cooldown is reduced by 1 second and its mana cost is refunded. (New Talent) Wind Serpent (W) Cloud Serpent’s Cooldown is reduced by 3 seconds each time you hit a Hero with Blinding Wind. (New Talent) Eager Adventurer (Trait) Increases the duration of Fast Feet by 50% and Mana Regeneration is increased by 150% while Fast Feet is active.  Level 4 Healing Ward (Active) Removed Mending Serpent (W) Removed Mass Vortex (E) Moved to Level 13 New functionality: Blinding Wind hits an additional target. If all targets hit are Heroes, they take 75% increased damage from Blinding Wind. Lingering Blind (E) Removed  Level 7 Pitch Perfect (Q) Removed The Good Stuff (Q) New functionality: Healing Brew heals for an additional amount over 3 seconds. While Fast Feet is active, this amount is increased by 100%. Lightning Serpent (W) New functionality: Cloud Serpent attacks bounce to 2 nearby Heroes for 50% damage. Cleanse (Active) Removed (New Talent) Let's Go! Activate to heal allied Hero for a small amount and make them unstoppable for 1 second. 40 second cooldown. The cooldown of this ability is affected by Fast Feet.  Level 13 Elusive Feet (Trait) Removed Hindering Winds (E) Moved to Level 4 Slow amount increased to 30%. Surging Winds (E) New functionality: If at least two targets of Blinding Wind are Heroes, gain 10 Spellpower for 10 seconds and reduce the cooldown of Blinding Wind by 3 seconds.  Shrink Ray (Active) Removed  Level 16 Shake It Off (Trait) Moved to Level 20 New functionality: While Fast Feet is active, gain 8 Armor per second, to a maximum of 30 armor. Safety Sprint (Active) Moved to Level 4 New functionality: Activate to gain Fast Feet and increase its movement speed bonus to 30% for 2 seconds. 30 second cooldown. Serpent Sidekick (W) Moved to Level 4 New functionality: Each time a Cloud Serpent attacks a Hero, its duration is increased by .5 seconds. (New Talent) Pick Me Up (Q) Healing Brew heals for 33% more if the target is under 50% life. (New Talent) Blessings of Yu'lon (W) Cloud Serpent attacks heal its bearer for an additional 1.5% of their maximum life.  Level 20 Kung Fu Hustle (Trait) Removed Storm Shield (Active) Removed (New Talent) Mistweaver (Active) Activate to heal all nearby Allies. 30 second cooldown. The cooldown of this ability is reduced by 1 second each time you or your cloud serpent attacks. LEVEL (TIER) LI LI TALENTS 1 (1) Free Drinks (Q) Wind Serpent (W) Eager Adventurer (Trait)   4 (2) Serpent Sidekick (W) Hindering Winds (E) Safety Sprint (Trait)   7 (3) The Good Stuff (Q) Lightning Serpent (W) Let's Go! (Active)   10 (4) Jug of 1,000 Cups Water Dragon — — 13 (5) Gale Force (E) Surging Winds (E) Mass Vortex (E)   16 (6) Two for One (Q) Pick Me Up (Q) Blessings of Yu'lon (W)   20 (7) Jug of 1,000,000 Cups (R) Double Dragon (R) Mistweaver (Active) Shake It Off (Trait) (!) indicates a Questing Talent. Italic text indicates a NEW Talent. Underlined text indicates a MOVED Talent.   Collection
      Hero Price Reduction
      Li-Ming’s prices have been reduced to 7,000 Gold and 625 Gems. New Bundles – The following new Bundles and Skin Packs are available for a limited time!
      Alexstrasza Heroic Bundle Heroes of Luxoria Bundle Superheroes of the Storm Bundle Team Spirit Bundle New Announcers
      Alarak Alexstrasza New Skins
      Alexstrasza Ascendant Alexstrasza Jade Alexstrasza Saronite Alexstrasza Snowfall Alexstrasza Dark Queen Alexstrasza Divine Queen Alexstrasza Ice Queen Alexstrasza Iridescent Queen Alexstrasza Molten Queen Alexstrasza Dragon Aspect Alexstrasza Death Aspect Alexstrasza Kaldorei Aspect Alexstrasza Timeless Aspect Alexstrasza Wild Aspect Alexstrasza Azmodan Three-peat Azmodunk Cho’gall Fel Warlord Cho'gall Highmaul Cho'gall Chromie Elegant Dream Genie Chromie Verdant Dream Genie Chromie Violet Fel Queen Chromie Greymane Blackwald Hunter Greymane Kael'thas Spectre Cyberhawk Kael’thas Kharazim Sanguine Tiger Kharazim Wildstone Tiger Kharazim Medivh Arcane Medivh Emerald Knight Owl Medivh Samuro Midnight Monkey King Samuro Varian  Obsidian Lionheart Varian Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed a number of typo and tooltip errors across several aspects of the game. AI
      Ana: AI Ana will no longer attempt to Heal allied Garden Terrors, Dragon Knights, or Triglav Protectors. Haunted Mines: Fixed an issue in which AI Heroes would “B-Step” after the neutral Grave Golem was killed, rather than completing their Hearthstone casts. Melee Lane Units: Melee Minions, Mercenaries, and Braxis Holdout’s melee Zerg units will no longer ignore an enemy Ragnaros in Molten Core form. Art
      Malthael: Movement Speed bonus visual effects will now correctly appear if Malthael learns On a Pale Horse while mounted. Mounts: Visual effects that appear around the Golden Nexus Charger will now correctly animate while using Low graphic settings. Varian: Will once again leap toward his Colossus Smash target. Battlegrounds
      Cursed Hollow: Sgt. Hammer’s Spider Mines will now correctly attack enemy Structures affected by the Raven Lord’s Curse. Dragon Shire: Removed two targeting indicators for Dehaka’s Brushstalker that appeared in locations where no Brush was present. Try Mode: Kel’Thuzad’s Master of the Cold Dark Trait Quest will now correctly apply its cooldown reduction bonus after using the Complete Quests button. Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
      Abathur: Casting Ultimate Evolution on Jaina will no longer cause Abathur’s Calldown: MULE Talent icon to permanently switch to the icon for Improved Ice Block. Abathur: Attempting to cast Toxic Next in an area that is already densely populated by existing Nests will no longer consume a charge without placing a new Toxic Nest. Alarak: Learning Counter-Strike or Deadly Charge at level 20 will now correctly append that Ability’s description to the Sadism Trait tooltip. Azmodan: All Shall Burn’s tooltip has been updated to clarify that its bonus Structure damage is a flat amount, rather than percentage-based. Ana: A targeting indicator will now correctly appear when using Healing Dart charges granted by Active Reload. Chromie: Fixed an issue in which certain Abilities, like Artanis’ Blade Dash, could prevent Temporal Loop from returning the target to its original location. Brightwing: Arcane Flare’s targeting indicator will no longer visually persist on the terrain if cast outside the Gate during the pre-game countdown. Garrosh: Stukov’s Weighted Pustule will no longer be removed from targets hit by Wrecking Ball or Into the Fray. Gazlowe: Fixed an issue preventing Deth Lazor from being cast with less than 60 Mana after learning Hyperfocus Coils Johanna: Blessed Hammer can no longer be activated during Falling Sword. Junkrat: Fixed an issue in which certain Abilities, like Genji’s Dragonblade and Stitches’ Hook, could hit Junkrat during Rocket Ride just before he makes impact. Kel’Thuzad: Glacial Spike will now correctly deal bonus damage granted by Ability Power gains. Kel’Thuzad: The Hungering Cold Talent will now correctly deal its bonus damage to non-Heroic enemies rooted by Frost Nova. Lt. Morales: Fixed an issue in which Lt. Morales could become immune to certain Stasis effects like Void Prison and Devouring Maw until death. Lt. Morales: Casting Reinforcements in the allied Hall of Storms will no longer permanently remove Heroes inside the Medivac within from the Battleground’s playable area. Lúcio: Learning Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and then walking over Junkrat’s Steel Trap will no longer cause that trap to visually persist on Lúcio’s model. Stukov: Nazeebo will now correctly be pushed if he is hit by Massive Shove while channeling Ravenous Spirit. Tassadar: The Prismatic Link Talent will no longer cause Tassadar’s Basic Attack to chain to Kharazim during Seven-Sided Strike. Tassadar: The Templar’s Will Talent’s second reward will no longer increase Basic Attack range in Archon form. Uther: After learning Divine Protection, Devotion Armor will now stack correctly when Healing an allied Hero using Flash of Light during Eternal Vanguard. Uther: Will no longer be teleported back to the allied Hall of Storms if Redemption’s cooldown completes while in Eternal Vanguard form. Valla: Manticore will no longer deal its bonus damage to Valla’s Basic Attack target while Valla is Blind or the target is Evading. Zagara: Nydus Network can no longer prevent Heroes from walking out of their Hall of Storms.  User Interface
      Death Recap: The Ability icon and description for Gazlowe’s Rock-It! Turret will now correctly appear on the Death Recap screen. Hotkeys: The Move command’s Quick Cast hotkey is no longer customizable.