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Game Director Alan Dabiri talks about new features coming to Heroes of the Storm in December 2017!

  • By the time Hanzo goes live, the game will have 75 Heroes
  • The team continues to rework old Heroes to bring them back to the meta

Current Anatomy

Blizzard is not satisfied with the current anatomy of release. Reworks are often than not overshadowed by new Heroes.

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Future Anatomy

In the future, the anatomy will be more linear, allowing individual elements to shine.

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Most Crafted Items Since Heroes 2.0 (by count/value)

Here are some fun stats of most crafted items since Heroes 2.0 launched.

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Heroes in the Hiding

  • It will be more clear, which Heroes are currently within Vehicles or Objects

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Voice Chat

The long-awaited feature will be finally integrated into the game. In the screenshots below, you can see how the in-game UI for Voice Chat looks like. You can adjust the volume or mute other players from within the tab.

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Target Info Panel

Even more information about Heroes will be available to all players in the new target info panel.

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Performance Based Matchmaking

  • The next update to the matchmaking system is coming mid-December
  • MMR will take into account Individual performance of players

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2018 Updates

Camera

  • Camera updates are coming. The devs are increasing camera height to enhance team fight clarity. As a result, the game should be easier to read

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Stealth

  • Stealth visual will be updated soon
  • Currently, it's more of an eye test to spot a Stealth Hero. Blizzard's shifting away from that
  • In a future update, it will be a lot easier to spot stealth Heroes while they are moving, but Blizzard is internally testing making Stealth Heroes completely invisible as long as they remain stationary
  • Stealth Heroes are receiving various reworks.
    • Nova has a new active ability to instantly stealth.
    • Gains +15 % stealth move speed.
    • Snipe damage will be reduced, but Snipe Master is made baseline.

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Lane Updates

Ammunition

  • Structures will have infinite ammo. to encourage players to play more offensively.

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Structures

  • Truesight will be added to forts and keeps. Structures now reveal any stealth Heroes in sight, due to Heroes like Abathur or Murky.
  • Blizzard's removing certain structures.

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Regeneration Globes

  • To make the laning phase more important and reward smart laning, globes will now disappear in 4 seconds.

Minions

  • Strength of minions will be increased

Map Mechanics

  • Objective notifications will now be provided earlier.

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Mercenary Updates

  • To help create strategic advantages for players, Blizzard's giving Knights, Hellbats, and Siege Giants each their own respective updates.

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All the changes above will not increase game duration. The plan is to launch the update in December, before the next Ranked Season.

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Let us know your thoughts about the update in the comments below!

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21 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Structures with infinite ammo is... Concerning. I'm not sure if it'll help or not. But it's worth a shot.

Really curious about this impact. It will slow the game down, because solo pushing is MUCH less impactful. But is that a good thing.

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Shouldn't they slightly move each fort to centered it on a lane? I'll miss those lone towers tho.

Pushing is a piece of cake now, a boring specialists' job, so I'm even glad that they gets rid of ammo.

I read that healing spheres will be working to both teams? No mentions of it.

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Even If they buff stealth heroes I wouldn't take them if they lose their current stealth style!! That was reason stealth heroes could do something because people couldn't realize that they are in danger..

so blizzard can remove stealth name if they wont be stealth by real mean and replace it with *untouchable till you hit them with ability*  BLAH!

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I was never a fan of stealth heroes, they are just good to make the game less fun for the opposing team, same as the excessive mobility of some OW heroes, I guess that's one of the reasons for the reworks of older heroes.

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7 hours ago, Valhalen said:

Structures with infinite ammo is... Concerning. I'm not sure if it'll help or not. But it's worth a shot.

In theory, you'll see a lot more heroes that can siege well (Sylv/Azmo come to mind). 

Heroes that can tank shots (Zarya) or summon minions that eat shots (Zagara, Xul) will see their usage decline as they won't be as effective.

I'm OK with this honestly; it slows the game down which is something that's needed right now.  Also like the minion buffs (I expect a lot more minion kills).  Not sure on the regen globes, but considering how mana already becomes a non-issue for most heroes post level 10, I think it's a good change overall.

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I believe it is 4 seconds before a Globe turns into a neutral one, then another 4 seconds before it disappears.

The changes look great. Not sure about the stealth nerf, but the rest looks amazing! Can't wait to see them in action.

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So, they are fixing one of the most grave issues of the game by bringing individual performance factor into the rating calculation formula, and all ppl is concerned is f-ing infinite ammo and stealth? Wow. Seems everybody is fine with being stuck in gold with clueless scrubs who got carried there by accident.

I personally think it is the most important change in the list of this topic. Its implementation will make or break HL, but I believe it is a mandatory step for Hots simply because ranking in this game is undervalued: you can be a f-ing Master league and that doesn't mean shit, cause every league in the game is full of people who actually belong to much lower ranks because of legendary trash MMR system. High gold is full of 12 yo, clueless braindead zombies, and is a terrible painful torture to climb out of.

Now, the most important goal I hope this change will achieve is bring back the value to the leagues in the game. I mean, there must be a significant and noticeable difference in skill and game understanding between all leagues, skill level of population within a league must be homogeneous. This is not the case at the moment, there is absolutely no difference until Master league, and even then match quality is not at its best. I climbed from silver 4 to gold 2 and it all feels the same. In other words, I mean even if you don't jump from silver to diamond after the new MMR feature, at least your current league will stop being such a shit pile of garbage and Platinum, or even high Gold will feel like it's worth something.

Finally, why is it crucial to have individual performance in HOTS MMR while other games successfully get by without it? Oh it is so very simple: because while being team games, other mobas provide you with enough tools to single handedly influence the match in so many ways. Hots doesn't, you are as trash as the worst player on your team. I won't dwell on it any further, I'm sure you know what I mean.

Hope this improvement will change all these things and make HL enjoyable to play and climb through.

 

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I totally agree with @Jonar

There are 3 changes that are HUGE for HotS. And those are:
1. Voice chat - sth community wanted for years now. So much easier to communicate with ppl that "don't see" your pings and after lost fight 3-4vs5 tell you that "they thought you are there"...
2. Performance based matchmaking - Im so excited about this one. Hope it will change matchmaking the way @Jonar described.
and in the future...
3. Camera adjustment - much easier for new players to control the game, avoid ganks, etc.

Every other change is a minor detail imo. Yes - they will impact game in some way but it is strictly "technical" (well, camera adjustment is technical too to be honest ;) ).
BTW, those infinite shots on towers - won't matter imo. Every specialist/assasin after 7th lev is capable of destroying a tower in couple of seconds (when he engages with minion wave). Same thing for forts when full team attacks one after for example won team fight. It dissapears in seconds. And you don't even need minions to take the shots. The only thing that will change is the "slow pushing strategy" where you wipe enemy's minion wave and let yours do the "sieging".

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I dont think infinite ammo will be a good adition. They should just make the ammo replenish faster and it should have almost the same effect without changing the game too much. The ammo is one of the details that makes Hots stand out from all the other mobas.

True sight should be added to the towers only or just to the tower next to the keep(so they dont remove it and to make it usefull).

The globes should remain unchanged so you dont have to hurry to pick them up(the globe quests are hard as they are).

Nova will finally reward mastery while she wont be as hard to escape from(thanks to the lower stealthed speed).

Camera zoom is a big improvement as it will remove tunnel vision and hopefully improve all players( more vision=more info=more strategycal moves/less errors).

They shouldn't change stealth though just make it glimmer slighty more when moving and remove the influence of mounts on stealth(more area to glimmer= more chances to be noticed).

Oh and Icy Veins crashes often on Windows Phone.

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8 hours ago, Caldyrvan said:

Oh this will be fun for globe gathering quests :D

Mmmhm. This is going to make things like globe quests very difficult in team play with communication, let alone casual and pugs >.< Lots of changes here I am very sceptical of here... truesight? Aren't stealth heroes struggling already or are the reworks going to be roflwaffles?  

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WHAT? They realised Nova needs a 2nd rework cause first was an epic fail? I'm shocked. The little tidbits sound promising but if they reduce Snipe's damage even more, it will barely do any damage-you'll be better off auto-attacking lul. Hopefully, they'll add something (baseline or talent) that doesn't take ALL the damage you've stacked away (like Butcher has) if you miss just once cause that will make Nova inaccessible to most imho.

I liked the "find the stealth Hero" mini game, testing your reflexes and awareness. But this will hopefully make it easier to have counterplay options against them.

About lengthening the game time idk... That HotS is designed to be fast in nature is one of its unique elements I like the most. Perfect for people who want to play a moba *cough it's not a moba it is a hero brawler-blizzard cough* and don't have much time (which is the case for most nowadays). A single game in other mobas can go 60+ minutes. Of course I'm not totally keen on 7-minute blitzkriegs (have been at both ends) but I wouldn't like the fact that games in HotS rarely go above 20 minutes in general to change-you get the ocassional hour long game but this usually happens between pro teams (and it can be a great viewer experience).

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5 hours ago, XeaKon said:

They should just make the ammo replenish faster....

True sight should be added to the towers only or just to the tower next to the keep(so they dont remove it and to make it usefull).

The globes should remain unchanged

They shouldn't change stealth

I always adore reading statements like that. Statements from ppl that didn't spend even 1 MINUTE playing with announced changes but they already know what should or not be done. Kinda lame...

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20 hours ago, Godeyes said:

I always adore reading statements like that. Statements from ppl that didn't spend even 1 MINUTE playing with announced changes but they already know what should or not be done. Kinda lame...

Yep, people hate changes. Even though they haven't experienced the changes to see how well it perform.

21 hours ago, SteveFrost said:

Hopefully, they'll add something (baseline or talent) that doesn't take ALL the damage you've stacked away (like Butcher has) if you miss just once cause that will make Nova inaccessible to most imho.

Snipe Master will be made baseline. I can only assume that it will work in that the damage is cumulative and won't be lost when missing, much like Chromie's changes to Sand Blast.

21 hours ago, SteveFrost said:

About lengthening the game time idk... That HotS is designed to be fast in nature is one of its unique elements I like the most. Perfect for people who want to play a moba *cough it's not a moba it is a hero brawler-blizzard cough* and don't have much time (which is the case for most nowadays).

I don't think that removing ammo will make games last much longer; it will just be a bit harder to solo lane, instead of just make minions soak all the ammo from structures. Plus, they said that minions will deal more damage, therefore they will have a bit more impact when attacking Forts to compensate the ammo removal.

I think Blizzard will also probably compensate this for Heroes like Xul, Zagara and Azmodan (who relies on summoned minions to soak damage from forts) by making their minions slightly more resistant to structure damage. But that is just a wild guess.

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7 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I think Blizzard will also probably compensate this for Heroes like Xul, Zagara and Azmodan (who relies on summoned minions to soak damage from forts) by making their minions slightly more resistant to structure damage. But that is just a wild guess.

I thought the same. If they can endure one more shot from a tower/keep that would compensate it, I guess. But we have to wait and see :)

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21 hours ago, Jonar said:

I personally think it is the most important change in the list of this topic. Its implementation will make or break HL, but I believe it is a mandatory step for Hots simply because ranking in this game is undervalued: you can be a f-ing Master league and that doesn't mean shit, cause every league in the game is full of people who actually belong to much lower ranks because of legendary trash MMR system. High gold is full of 12 yo, clueless braindead zombies, and is a terrible painful torture to climb out of.

I don't play HL anymore because of this exact problem.  Get into Gold by going 6-4 or so in pre-season, lose two games, then stop playing to avoid demotion.  And most of the games are just people who can't rotate, can't take camps, position poorly, and draft bad heroes.

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11 hours ago, Valhalen said:

Snipe Master will be made baseline. I can only assume that it will work in that the damage is cumulative and won't be lost when missing, much like Chromie's changes to Sand Blast.

I don't think that removing ammo will make games last much longer; it will just be a bit harder to solo lane, instead of just make minions structures soak all the ammo. Plus, they said that minions will deal more damage, therefore they will have a bit more impact when attack Forts to compensate the ammo removal.

I thought they'll take the talent as is even when baseline (with minimal changes). Don't really play Chromie (mostly in Brawls if I can't pick something more broken or a Hero I like teehee) but I think you didn't lose everything if you missed once.

The official post says these changes won't increase game time but many times official Blizzard posts failed to deliver on their word or then they went back on it and I see many people here expressing that concern. Perhaps it will be the case when both teams are really close in skill and evenly matched.

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7 hours ago, SteveFrost said:

I thought they'll take the talent as is even when baseline (with minimal changes). Don't really play Chromie (mostly in Brawls if I can't pick something more broken or a Hero I like teehee) but I think you didn't lose everything if you missed once.

The official post says these changes won't increase game time but many times official Blizzard posts failed to deliver on their word or then they went back on it and I see many people here expressing that concern. Perhaps it will be the case when both teams are really close in skill and evenly matched.

Regarding Chromie, I meant cumulative damage infinitely on her Sand Blast. But since @Oxygen posted the reworks on Nova yesterday, it'll work differently (with a power spike reward once you reach X stacks), but it doesn't mention if missing shots makes you lose the stacks on Snipe.

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11 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Regarding Chromie, I meant cumulative damage infinitely on her Sand Blast. But since @Oxygen posted the reworks on Nova yesterday, it'll work differently (with a power spike reward once you reach X stacks), but it doesn't mention if missing shots makes you lose the stacks on Snipe.

Yeah, because Snipe Master works like that and I assumed it's gonna stay like that since there's no telling otherwise (so far).

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On 11/4/2017 at 1:24 AM, Kaelos said:

RIP stealth characters so much

My main and most played heroes: Nova, Valeera, Zeratul, Valla and Samuro. RIP me.

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I think it's a healthy change. Hopefully we will see less players who draft a stealth even if it's totally pointless and not every QM with one or two stealth heroes in a team.

But if they become unplayable (I doubt it) I'm sorry for you, You obviously enjoy these heroes.

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      Base
      Basic Attack Damage decreased from 75 to 70. Multishot [W] Damage decreased from 172 to 165. Talents
      Level 1 Caltrops [E] Removed. Puncturing Arrow [Q] Moved from Level 4. New Functionality: Increase the bounces of Hungering Arrow by 1. Quest: Hitting enemy Heroes the initial shot of Hungering Arrow permanently increases the initial shot damage by 6 and refunds 40 Mana. (New) Fire At Will [W] Every enemy Hero hit by Multishot grants 2 Hatred. Quest: Enemy Heroes hit by Multishot permanently increase its damage by 4. Creed of the Hunter [Trait] Moved from Level 4. New Functionality: Loan: Gain 20% increased Attack Speed. Every death reduces this bonus by 5%. Quest: Every 50 Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes, increase your damage per Hatred stack by 1%, up to 5%. Level 4 Repeating Arrow [Q/E] Moved from Level 7. New Functionality: Vault no longer has a Mana cost. Vaulting instantly refreshes the cooldown of Hungering Arrow. Arsenal [W] New Functionality: Increase the range of Multishot by 20%. It launches 3 grenades that deal bonus damage and restore 25 Mana when hitting enemy Heroes. Death Dealer [E] Added Functionality: Lower the cooldown of Vault by 5 seconds. Increase the damage bonus of Vault from 50 to 150%. If the target dies within 1.5 seconds, refund 50 Mana and refresh the cooldown on Vault. Level 7 Monster Hunter [Q] Moved from Level 1. No longer reduces the Mana cost of Hungering Arrow. Frost Shot [Q/W] Moved from Level 16. New Functionality: Enemies hit by Multishot are Slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds. Hungering Arrow deals 25% more damage to Slowed enemies. Hot Pursuit [Trait] Moved from Level 1. New Functionality: Increase the Movement Speed bonus per Hatred stack to 2.5%. Level 13 Siphoning Arrow [Q] Renamed to ‘Siphoning Arrows’. New Functionality: Every Hero hit by Hungering Arrow heals Valla for 4% of her maximum Health. Every Hero hit by Multishot heals Valla for 2% of her maximum Health. Tempered By Discipline [Trait] New Functionality: Basic Attacks heal for 10% of damage dealt. Increase this by an additional 2% for each stack of Hatred. Gloom [Active] Additional Functionality: Heal for 2.5 Health per second for each stack of Hatred. Level 16 Punishment [W] Moved from Level 7. New Functionality: While at max Hatred Multishot’s cooldown refreshes 50% faster. Seething Hatred New Functionality: While at max Hatred, all damage you deal is increased by 10%. Level 20 Death Siphon [R1] New Functionality: Hitting an enemy Hero with Strafe increases its duration by .125 seconds. Passive: While Strafing, throw out piercing bolts that deal 34 damage and heal for 25% of their damage dealt. Storm of Vengeance [R2] New Functionality: Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance by 5 seconds. Passive: Every stack of Hatred grants 2% Attack Speed. When at max Hatred, gain an additional 30% Attack Speed. Farflight Quiver [Trait] New Functionality: Gain 20% Basic Attack range. At max Hatred, increase this by an additional 30%. (New) Acrobat [E] Gain 2 additional charges of Vault. Vaulting drops 3 Caltrops. Return to Top
      Heroes
      Mei
      Base
      Health reduced from 2675 to 2625. Health regeneration reduced from 5.5742 to 5.5703. Talents
      Level 1 Ice Storm [W] Periodic damage reduced from 45 to 42. Heat Transfer [Passive] Heal amount reduced from 18 to 16.5. Level 4 Cold Front [E] Passive cooldown reduction reduced from 4 to 3 seconds. Level 10 Ice Wall [R2] Cooldown increased from 50 to 60 seconds. D.Va
      Base
      Mech Health reduced from 2150 to 2100. Mech Health Regeneration reduced from 4.48 to 4.38. Fusion Cannons [Trait] Bonus damage to close enemies reduced from 50% to 40%. Talents
      Level 1 Full Metal [Trait] Fusion Cannons healing reduced from 20% to 16%. Liquid Cooling [Active] Healing Fountain duration bonus increased from 25% to 35%. Level 4 Rush-down [Q] Damage bonus to non-Heroic enemies reduced from 70% to 50%. Aggression Matrix [W] Reduced Healing received increased from 30% to 35%. Level 7 Fusion Generator [W] Fusion Cannons bonus increased from 75% to 100%. Level 10 Micro Missiles [R2] Slow reduced from 35% to 30%. Level 13 Target Locked [W] Duration required reduced from 1.25 seconds to 1 second. Level 20 Stop and Pop [R1] Additional Functionality: Bunny Hop duration increased by 4 seconds. Hogger
      Base
      Hogg Wild [E] Radius reduced from 2.75 to 2.625. Damage increased from 32 to 44. Damage bonus per point of Rage reduced from 1% to .5%. Changed Functionality: Damage bonus from Rage now only applies to Heroic targets. Talents
      Level 1 On The Prowl [Active] Healing per second reduced from 9 to 8. Level 4 Brute Force [Q/D] Loot Hoard range bonus increased from 15 to 20%. Maximum damage bonus increased from 125 to 150. Additional Functionality: Increase Loot Hoard’s damage by 50%. Aggro Range [E] Radius bonus decreased from 25% to 20%. Level 13 Pummel [E] Spell Power reduction duration reduced from 3 to 2 seconds. Level 20 No Control [Active] Duration decay rate increased by 50%. Sonya
      Talents
      Level 1 Furious Blow [W] Damage bonus reduced from 50% to 40%. Level 4 Shattered Ground [W] Changed Functionality: Increase Seismic Slam's splash damage by 250%. Targeting a Hero with Seismic Slam further increases its splash damage by 250%, while targeting other enemies instead increases the length of Seismic Slam's splash by 66%. Level 16 Giant Slammer [W] Healing from damage dealt reduced from 100% to 60%. The Lost Vikings
      Base
      Baleog Health reduced from 1180 to 1130. Health Regeneration reduced from 2.46 to 2.35. Basic Attack damage reduced from 78 to 75. Erik Health reduced from 840 to 804. Health Regeneration reduced from 1.75 to 1.67. Basic Attack damage reduced from 65 to 62. Olaf Health reduced from 1540 to 1482. Health Regeneration reduced from 3.21 to 3.08. Basic Attack damage reduced from 57 to 54. Talents
      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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