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Alexstrasza Hero Spotlight

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Alexstrasza the Life Binder is joining the Nexus soon. Learn more about the Hero in the spotlight!

If you'd like to learn more about how the team designed the Hero, check out our Deep Dive panel coverage. Talents and abilities can be found in Oxy's post here.

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What a year for supports; not seen any hands on or numbers and talents yet, but initial views going by spotlight and previous experience with the many ups and downs on the contentious issue of % based damage (hi Malthael et all), but the sacrificing self hp continues a trend of high skill cap supports that are capable of some pretty crazy things and big numbers if played well, regardless of comp they happen to be in. I feel like her trait that turns her into a dragon may well be a point of balance concerns, coupled with just how effective she is in humanoid form, given Ragnaros' patch history. She looks like a damage sponge in dragon form, but having mez resistance as a support... yeah, that's worth it. Throw on a nice big AoE healing circle you can chill inside while topping others up and a personal mini Gust and you're in business, but judging by the power spike from it, the cd on the trait must be quite significant. 

Both ults seem viable, although the heal version of Falling Swords seems to be the go to for casual play right away. Personal invulnerability and intangibility while healing? Eeeee by gum. The fact that it could have been a Probius ult but instead he got a LUL gate is both funny and sad. 

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She looks interesting as hell. Regardless of how overpowered, balanced, or underpowered she might be, she seems super fun.

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I wonder how "soon" it will be. Next week, maybe? It would great if they skipped PTR much like when we got Zul'jin.

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On 11/6/2017 at 10:35 AM, Valhalen said:

I wonder how "soon" it will be. Next week, maybe? It would great if they skipped PTR much like when we got Zul'jin.

They might do it next reset to keep the "hype train" rolling around the games, since you'll have Diablo new season, then HoTS heroes, then WoW raid.

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