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As an avid Auriel main, I must say that Probius is pretty effective under the effects of Bestow Hope. His high burst gives some sweet sweet energy.

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No mention of "#pallytimeshotgunbuild2016"?

 

I am appalled.

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On 3/15/2017 at 1:13 PM, Valhalen said:

As an avid Auriel main, I must say that Probius is pretty effective under the effects of Bestow Hope. His high burst gives some sweet sweet energy.

Couldn't agree more Valhalen! Auriel does compliment Probius well. Can never go wrong with heals, peels, and a clutch Crystal AegisCrystal Aegis.

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Probius is pretty cool, but I do feel like he's more PVE. I find it hard to reliably hit Warp Rift so it might just be me but I feel like either the placement time, range or slow needs a small buff. Other wise he's pretty nice xD

Also, there's a typo in the description of counters, "Probius' lack of a reliable may regularly ", I'm assuming reliable escape xP Also I think Valeera is a hard counter to him, got rekt in a game against her recently

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28 minutes ago, MurkyFelix said:

Probius is pretty cool, but I do feel like he's more PVE. I find it hard to reliably hit Warp Rift so it might just be me but I feel like either the placement time, range or slow needs a small buff. Other wise he's pretty nice xD

Also, there's a typo in the description of counters, "Probius' lack of a reliable may regularly ", I'm assuming reliable escape xP Also I think Valeera is a hard counter to him, got rekt in a game against her recently

Yeah, I see Probius as a PvE oriented character as well. His waveclear is awesome, and his presence with awesome mana regen through Pylons allows him to constant keep pressure on the lane and damage structures reliably. I find him very fun to play as, in this regard.

My thoughts is that Blizzard may buff him soon due his poor performance in team fights, but I think he does well in his niche.

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Maybe a new era of hero design is nigh, but most likely he's just bad and will be fixed soon™. I definitely like how he isn't just another hero that can participate in fights, but is rather a hero that should stand aside and hope your team wins the fight (well, to some extent).

11 hours ago, MurkyFelix said:

Also, there's a typo in the description of counters, "Probius' lack of a reliable may regularly ", I'm assuming reliable escape xP

Thanks for pointing it out, we'll be fixing it shortly!

11 hours ago, MurkyFelix said:

Also I think Valeera is a hard counter to him, got rekt in a game against her recently

I feel like he's countered by way too many heroes, and listing all of them would be useless I believe.

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I feel like Protius is the worst character they've released, in terms of PvE and PvP performance. It baffles me that you can make a character so utterly useless on release. I would say he's broken, but this is the way they've built him. I actually paid for him, because the release video made him seem a lot tougher than he is. If I've gained anything from purchasing Probius it's that I've learned to wait to buy characters til I hear how they've performed. 

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6 hours ago, positiv2 said:

I definitely like how he isn't just another hero that can participate in fights, but is rather a hero that should stand aside and hope your team wins the fight (well, to some extent).

I think that Azmodan fits this category pretty well too, although his recent rework and buffs made him quite powerful in team fights. This might fit Hammer better than Azmodan, however.

But I agree with you, I like how Probius' kit was built; just be chillin' there, clearing some waves, gettin' some XP, while da big boyz do the killin'.

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4 hours ago, Guest Zenren said:

I actually paid for him, because the release video made him seem a lot tougher than he is. If I've gained anything from purchasing Probius it's that I've learned to wait to buy characters til I hear how they've performed. 

Unless there is an awesome pre-purchase bonus, or you are sure you'll be buying the item (in this case hero) even if it was bad, do not pre-purchase. It's sad when one has to learn the hard way.

23 hours ago, MurkyFelix said:

Also, there's a typo in the description of counters, "Probius' lack of a reliable may regularly ", I'm assuming reliable escape xP

And it's fixed. Thanks again for pointing it out. The guide now reads "Probius' lack of a gap-closer may regularly be capitalized on by more agile opponents." 

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On March 16, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Guest SenatorBinks said:

No mention of "#pallytimeshotgunbuild2016"?

 

I am appalled.

Yeah, was also wondering about this. MFPallytime did a video where some of your unrecommended talents were core parts of his build. Video link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NSBGFqrvHM&index=24&list=PLnHeG0oJcJzBmAcP-u0mbLDZjKSEbBbTh

Just a note, Pally does swear so if you don't want to hear that don't click on to it! Thanks!

 

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14 hours ago, Niteshadow said:

Yeah, was also wondering about this. MFPallytime did a video where some of your unrecommended talents were core parts of his build. Video link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NSBGFqrvHM&index=24&list=PLnHeG0oJcJzBmAcP-u0mbLDZjKSEbBbTh

Just a note, Pally does swear so if you don't want to hear that don't click on to it! Thanks!

So, his choices that we do not recommend are Quantum EntanglementQuantum Entanglement and Shoot 'Em UpShoot 'Em Up.
Quantum EntanglementQuantum Entanglement has been nerfed since Probius' release - the video was uploaded on the release date, which means it had the pre-nerf Quantum EntanglementQuantum Entanglement, which was obviously stronger than it is now.
As for Shoot 'Em UpShoot 'Em Up, the talent's discussion in the guide sums it up. It's weak and unreliable, making it inferior to Heroic ability upgrades.

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5 hours ago, positiv2 said:

So, his choices that we do not recommend are Quantum EntanglementQuantum Entanglement and Shoot 'Em UpShoot 'Em Up.
Quantum EntanglementQuantum Entanglement has been nerfed since Probius' release - the video was uploaded on the release date, which means it had the pre-nerf Quantum EntanglementQuantum Entanglement, which was obviously stronger than it is now.
As for Shoot 'Em UpShoot 'Em Up, the talent's discussion in the guide sums it up. It's weak and unreliable, making it inferior to Heroic ability upgrades.

Alright. Thanks for the reply!

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"The cannons last for a total of 11 seconds and will prioritize enemy Heroes first"

This is not true. The canons will target the closest ennemy regardless if it's a hero or not.

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On 8. 5. 2017 at 4:31 PM, Farbas said:

"The cannons last for a total of 11 seconds and will prioritize enemy Heroes first"

This is not true. The canons will target the closest ennemy regardless if it's a hero or not.

Yeah, you're right. I just tested it and it does not prioritize heroes, just like you say. I told Micekrispies about it, and an update to the description should come soon. Thanks for pointing this out!

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On 5/8/2017 at 7:31 AM, Farbas said:

"The cannons last for a total of 11 seconds and will prioritize enemy Heroes first"

This is not true. The canons will target the closest ennemy regardless if it's a hero or not.

Just beat me to the punch @positiv2! I had tested it again as well, and I was definitely wrong about the targeting priority. Not sure how I missed that as I specifically remember the cannon mechanics being one of the first things I wanted to know when getting my hands on Probius. The change will be noted shortly, thanks for the heads up!

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Hi again! Thanks for correcting the canon description but you wrote "The cannons last for a total of 13 seconds and will prioritize always prioritize the closest enemy target.". :)

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49 minutes ago, Farbas said:

Hi again! Thanks for correcting the canon description but you wrote "The cannons last for a total of 13 seconds and will prioritize always prioritize the closest enemy target.". :)

Thanks for pointing this out! I'll let Micekrispies know. 

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So does Probius have value in Ranked? Does Chromie or Zeratul make him worth the vulnerability? Been playing with Warp Rift and when it works in the early game it's hilarious, but when he gets attacked later with some mobility, it gets really difficult to stay alive. Always seems so damn slow to move. Does Photon Cannon armour have any worthwhile impact on that?

Feels like his z should have a 1 second shield when first turned on.

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You put Braxis holdout as a weaker map for probius, but that is very wrong. Braxis holdout is absolutely his best map, I can attest as a probius main with a 70% win rate on the map. Probe makes as an excellent solo laner with photon cannon build, and even if he loses the first Zerg way his wave clear makes it very rare for the zerg wave to take the first fort.

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Guest Silentstorm

i think that the cannons talents need some buffs, they are so weak compared to what its given to other characters

Tower DefenseTower Defense for example could give some range to deploy it from a safe position and also he should receive an Auto attack buff to make itmeaningful

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Guest Probiusnumber1

I think you guys have interpreted the shoot em up talent incorrectly, it isn't supposed to deal damage, it is designed to allow Probius to detonate warp rifts that are not in a straight line

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Happy to inform you that the Probius guide has switched owners and now has finally received a long over due overhaul. Special thanks to GM Probius player BGuy for providing his fav. build! 

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For Echo PulseEcho Pulse at 1 and Particle AcceleratorParticle Accelerator at 7, it could be good situational choices when probius is facing Genji, Tracer, Samuro (Stalker), because when they chase Probius the return pulse may hurt them unexpectedly (they may think twice to chase after that).

This talents make Probius kind able to kite the opponents (against Valeera, the return pulse may break her stealth), you put a defensive Warp RiftWarp Rift then immediatly shout a Disruption PulseDisruption Pulse at the target hero, if the hero then try to gap Probius, the Warp Rift will detonate (zone) only at the return of the pulse. 

Typo*: ''Particle Accelerator IconParticle Accelerator is too dependent on Probius hitting several enemy Heroes'', this talent is dependent on enemy hit, so targeting a hero among minions/mercs/monsters get the value done.

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Fixed the description. Particle AcceleratorParticle Accelerator remains Not Recommended due to being too inconsistent and even if landed nicely dealing not enough damage to compete with the other 7 choices. 

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      Level 4 It's a Sabotage! [Passive] Damage over time duration reduced from 5 to 3 seconds. Damage per second increased from 50 to 75. Level 7 Norse Force! [Q] Base Shield increased from 130 to 140. Additional Shield for each Viking alive increased from 65 to 84. Level 10 Longboat Raid! [R2] Damage per second increased from 112 to 128. Level 16 Impatience Is a Virtue [Passive] Cooldown reduction increased from .25 seconds to .31 seconds. 64 KB Marathon [Z] Changed Functionality: Bonus Movement Speed no longer decays over its duration. Level 20 Ragnarok 'n' Roll! [R1] Additional Functionality: Reduce the cooldown of Longboat Raid by 30 seconds. Lucio
      Talents
      Level 1 Party Mix [W] New Functionality: Quest: Play Crossfade tracks to nearby allies. Reward: Every minute played increases Lucio’s Maximum Mana by 2%. After 8 Minutes of total play time, increase the range of Crossfade by 20%. Level 7 Boombox [Active] Cast range increased by 100% (5 to 10 grid). Health increased from 350 to 600. Additional Functionality: Allies affected by Boombox gain 5 Armor. Level 10 High Five [R2] Self-heal reduced from 125 to 80. Level 13 Slip [Z] Armor reduced from 20 to 15. Level 16 Up To Eleven [E] New Functionality: Increase the duration of Amp It Up by 1 second. While Amp It Up is active, enemy Heroes hit with Soundwave or Push-Off increase it’s duration by an additional .3 seconds. Level 20 Mixing Fire [R2] Damage dealt reduced from 225 to 160. Cost and cooldown reduction reduced from 50% to 30%. Uther
      Base
      Devotion [Trait] Adjusted Functionality: Uther’s Basic Abilities grant 25 Armor to allied Heroes, and 15 to Uther, for 2 seconds. Talents
      Level 16 Beacon of Light [Q] Self-healing bonus increased from 100% to 125%. Self-healing bonus at low Health increased from 200% to 250%. Tyr's Deliverance [W] Maximum stacks increased from 4 to 7. Level 20 Divine Protection [Trait] Additional Functionality: Sets Devotion Armor for both allied Heroes and Uther to 50. Azmodan
      Base
      Globe of Annihilation [Q] Level scaling increased from 2.5 to 4%. Talents
      Level 1 Greed [Q] Non-Heroic damage bonus reduced from 20 to 15%. Gluttony [Q] Annihilation earned from Hero hits increased from 3 to 4. Level 7 Master of Destruction [E] Annihilation earned from Hero hits reduced from 4 to 2. Level 10 Demonic Invasion [R1] Range decreased from 20 to 13.5. Demonic Grunt attack damage reduced from 42 to 39. Level 16 Hell Rift [E] Demon Warrior damage bonus reduced from 100 to 75%. Level 20 Siegebreaker [R1] Damage bonus reduced from 50 to 40%. Pride [Q] Damage bonus increased from 100 to 125. Falstad
      Base
      Lightning Rod [W] Lightning Rod verifies its targets is in range more frequently, from every second to every .25 seconds. Lightning Rod now uses a custom range indicator. Talents
      Level 1 Gathering Storm [Q] Hammerang damage bonus per stack increased from 0.2% to 0.4%. Dishonorable Discharge [W] Lightning Rod cooldown reduction reduced from 3 to 2 seconds. Lightning Rod damage bonus per stack decreased from 1% to .75%, maximum bonus remains 75%. Changed Functionality: Takedowns resetting Lightning Rod's cooldown now gained on quest completion. Level 13 Thunderstrikes [W] Damage bonus per stack increased from 20% to 25%. Changed Functionality: Thunderstrikes' damage bonus no longer affects other Lightning Rod bonuses. Junkrat
      Base
      Frag Launcher [Q] Damage increased from 118 to 124. Talents
      Level 1 Extra-Wound Timers [Q] Damage bonus increased from 80% to 120%. Level 7 Big As [E] Additional Functionality: Steel Trap only hits Heroes. Level 10 Rocket Ride [R2] Damage increased from 890 to 935. Tassadar
      Base
      Shock Ray [Q] Channel duration reduced from .75 to .6875 seconds. Talents
      Level 4 Induction [Q] Changed Functionality: Tassadar gains 10% increased Movement Speed. Casting Shock Ray increases this bonus to 30% for 3 seconds. Level 7 Beam Alignment [Q] Mana cost reduction increased from 10 to 15. Additional Functionality: While Resonance Beam is fully charged, Shock Ray’s Slow duration is increased to 4 seconds. Level 13 Shadow Walk [Active] Armor increased from 25 to 35. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      Battlegrounds
      Added Warhead Junction to Ranked Play. Removed Volskaya from Ranked Play. Heroes
      E.T.C. Crowd Surfer no longer causes spells queued after Powerslide to be cast without an animation. Rexxar Casting Misha, Charge! and Misha Focus! at the same time will no longer occasionally cancel the ability. Uther Tyr's Deliverance no longer increases Uther's Holy Light self Healing. Return to Top
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    • By Staff
      There's a new type of talent coming to Heroes of the Storm, as Blizz_Daybringer revealed on r/heroesofthestorm today. Loan talents are ment to be "the opposite of quests", as they give a lot of power up-front and then become weaker and weaker, with the Johanna example we got losing one quarter of it's power with each death, so they will lose some effect when something negative happens. 
      Loan Talents (source)
      Good morning Heroes!
      There is some new content coming right around the corner and I wanted to take a quick minute to share something that will be entering the Nexus shortly - Loan Talents. Here is a sneak-peek at one of them:
      Divine Fortress
      Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes grant 15 Physical Armor for 3 seconds, stacking up to 60.
      Loan: Johanna gains 20% maximum Health. Lose 5% of this bonus every time she dies.
      The idea behind these was to give fairly substantial up-front power spikes that can either help carry you to victory or potentially lose potency over time - think of them as sort of 'reverse-quests'. Play smart and they can be extremely powerful over the course of the game, but know that by choosing it, you also put a pretty substantial target over your head... cough, Convection, cough.
      Anyways, the team is excited to see what you think about these and get them into your hands as soon as possible! Have a wonderful day and we will see you in the Nexus! ❤️
    • By Staff
      The Icy Veins Masters Clash Championship continues today at 6 PM Paris time. Check out the schedule of all upcoming matches for this weekend!
      About the Event
      Masters Clash Championship is a Heroes of the Storm tournament sponsored by Icy Veins, where teams compete for a prize pool of 10,000 EUR.
      Event Schedule
      May 1 (Saturday)
      Match 1: Inting for Ruby vs. The Hardos at 6:00 PM Paris time Match 2: ArthasStroitHram vs. SoundLess at 8:00 PM Paris time. May 2 (Sunday)
      Match 1: Go Next vs. 30K at 6:00 PM Paris time. Match 2: The donuts vs. Chilly Mountain at 8:00 PM Paris time. Here is the exact schedule of all the matches for this weekend.

      Head over to the official site for more details about the event
      Where to Watch
       English stream (Khaldor)  French stream (Malganyr)  German stream (TazzDingo)  Russian stream (Noizen)  Spanish stream (Orhy)
    • By Staff
      The Icy Veins Masters Clash Championship continues tomorrow at 6 PM Paris time. Check out the schedule of upcoming matches for this weekend!
      About the Event
      Masters Clash Championship is a Heroes of the Storm tournament sponsored by Icy Veins, where teams compete for a prize pool of 10,000 EUR.
      Event Schedule
      April 24 (Saturday)
      Match 1: The donuts vs. Inting for Ruby at 6:00 PM Paris time Match 2: SoundLess vs. SoundLess at 8:00 PM Paris time. April 25 (Sunday)
      Match 1: Go Next vs. ArthasStroitHram at 6:00 PM Paris time. Match 2: The Hardos vs. 30K at 8:00 PM Paris time. Here is the exact schedule of the upcoming matches for this weekend.

       
      Head over to the official site for more details.
      Where to Watch
       English stream (Khaldor)  French stream (Malganyr)  German stream (TazzDingo)  Russian stream (Noizen)  Spanish stream (Orhy)
    • By Staff
      Here are the results of the latest Masters Clash Championship matches from Saturday and Sunday
      About the Event
      Masters Clash Championship is a Heroes of the Storm tournament sponsored by Icy Veins, where teams compete for a prize pool of 10,000 EUR. 48% of all matches have been played.
      Match Results
      On  Saturday, The Hardos defeated SoundLess in the first match and ArthasStroitHram won against Inting for Ruby.
      On Sunday, Chilly Mountain defeated Go Next 3:2 and in the second match, 30K claimed victory against The donuts.

      When Will We See More Matches?
      The event continues on April 24 at 6:00 PM Paris time. You can find a full schedule of all upcoming matches here.
      Where to Watch
      You can watch the event in multiple languages. Links to localized streams can be found below.
       English stream (Khaldor)  French stream (Malganyr)  German stream (TazzDingo)  Russian stream (Noizen)  Spanish stream (Orhy)
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