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Lunar Festival 2018 (Feb 6 - Mar 5)

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Lunar Festival is coming to the Nexus on February 6. Check out new cosmetic items that can be found in Lunar Festival Loot Chests or forged with Shards during the event.

Lunar Festival 2018

  • Maiev will go live on February 6 together with Lunar Festival. The event ends March 5.
  • New lunar goodies are available; the price of returning items from past Lunar Festivals has been decreased.
  • Standard Loot Chests will be replaced with Lunar Festival Loot Chests until March 5.
    • Lunar Festival Loot Chests contain lunar goodies for the duration of the event.

Below is an overview of the event!

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New Hero: Maiev

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Maiev, The Warden, is an elusive and deadly new Assassin Hero who will stop at nothing to chase down and lock away any who would stand against her in the Nexus. Maiev is preparing to join Heroes of the Storm with next week’s patch. She’s bringing along a number of new skins, as well as a new Heroic Bundle, which is available until February 19 and includes all five of her Epic launch skins. Be sure to stop by Maiev's Hero Page to learn about her abilities and playstyle.

Epic Maiev Skins

Rare Maiev Skins

Maiev Heroic Bundle

Hero Skins
Maiev Hellwarden Maiev
  Bonewarden Maiev
  Dreadwarden Maiev
  Hordewarden Maiev
  Plaguewarden Maiev

Lunar Festival 2018!

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In the Nexus, Lunar Festival marks a time to reflect on lessons learned from battles won and lost, and cherish the fun you’ve had queuing up with friends or family. It’s also a great time to plan out your conquests for the new year and pick up some sweet new loot!

Join us in celebrating Lunar Festival 2018 from the week of Tuesday, February 6, until Monday, March 5! During the event, you’ll unlock new lunar goodies by completing a four-part quest chain, race against the clock—and other players—to complete the free-for-all Lunar Festival Brawl, and earn ornate Lunar Festival Loot Chests just by playing Heroes of the Storm.

Head to our Lunar Festival 2018 mini-site for more event details, and be sure to take a look at all of the new skins, mounts, bundles, emojis, sprays, and portraits we’ve shared below.

New Lunar Skins

Many Heroes are joining in the revelry and donning their finest fineries during this year’s Lunar Festival event, including Kael’thas, Sylvanas, Cassia, and Zul’jin. Additionally, items from past years, such as Lunar Illidan, Jaina, Li-Ming, and others have returned to the Nexus! We’ve added new variations for some of these skins to the game, as well as a ton of new mounts, emojis, portraits, and sprays.

You can add these event items to your collection by forging them with shards, or opening them in limited-time Lunar Festival 2018 Loot Chests. New items will remain at their initial shard prices for the duration of the event, while returning items from past Lunar Festivals have been adjusted down. You won’t be able to pick up the bundles or forge event items after March 5, so be sure to snag some new loot before it's gone!

Legendary Skin

Epic Skins

Rare Skins

New Lunar Mounts

Lunar Skyrocket Lunar Guardian
Lunar Skyrocket* Lunar Guardian
Golden Lunar Skyrocket** Jade Lunar Guardian
  Marble Lunar Guardian
* Unlock the Lunar Skyrocket Mount by completing the Lunar Festival 2018 event quest!
** The Golden Lunar Skyrocket can be purchased using gold during the 2018 Lunar Festival event.

New Lunar Bundles

We've added two limited-time bundles to Heroes of the Storm for those of you who'd like to pick up a variety of Lunar Festival items for a discount. The Lunar Festival 2018 Bundle contains some of the newest skins and mounts, while the Lunar Festival Classic Bundle features items from previous events. Both bundles can be purchased using gems for the duration of the event.

Lunar Festival 2018 Bundle

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Heroes Skins Mounts
Kael'thas Lunar Kael'thas Lunar Guardian
Sylvanas Heavenly Lunar Kael'thas Jade Lunar Guardian
  Jade Lunar Kael'thas Marble Lunar Guardian
  Lunar Sylvanas  
  Jade Lunar Sylvanas  
  Soaring Lunar Sylvanas  

Lunar Festival 2018 Classic Bundle

Heroes Skins Mounts
Chen Lunar Chen Azure Lunar Dragon
Illidan Dragon Lunar Illidan Eclipse Lunar Tiger
Jaina Jade Lunar Jaina  
Li Li Sweet Lunar Li Li  
Li-Ming Imperial Lunar Li-Ming  

New Emojis

Maiev

Lunar Guardian

Lunar Kael'thas

Lunar Sylvanas

Lunar Genji

Lunar Illidan

Lunar Li Li

Lunar Phrases

Elements Emojis

New Sprays

New Portraits

We hope you manage to lock down the a few games with Maiev and kick off the new year by joining the Lunar Festival celebration!

We’ll see you in the Nexus.

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I really like the Cassia skin. But why does ingame Kael have to be so much uglier than his really amazing artwork?? I am really looking forward to some Mario... Storm... Kart :-)

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:

The Zul'jin skin is SICK.

*You walk through the streets at night, knowing you are being followed. You hear the skitter of footsteps. They come from every direction and no direction at all.  A masked troll appears from the dark... "Zul'jin neva lose..."*

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Nice Zul'jin and Genji skins. And Illidan.. lol, that hero still in the game? Didn't seen a year ago in-game.

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13 hours ago, PrivateJoker said:

Finally a new skin for Zuljin! It's actually pretty sick looking too.

I know, right? I've been waiting for a new Zul'jin skin for ages! 

As a Zul'jin main, I'm really happy

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Scrolling down to the comments to make a regard about Zul'Jin's new skin being awesome, but it seems that was unnecessary. 

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On 30/01/2018 at 12:21 PM, Fliits said:

Scrolling down to the comments to make a regard about Zul'Jin's new skin being awesome, but it seems that was unnecessary. 

You can never speak about that skin too much.

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1 hour ago, Blainie said:

You can never speak about that skin too much.

But being repetitive in complementing it could be seen as mocking it.

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1 hour ago, Fliits said:

But being repetitive in complementing it could be seen as mocking it.

Not at all. That skin is truly majestic. I've been wanting a new skin for Zul'jin for a very long time, and this one exceeded my expectations.

You do know that skins actually give passive buffs, right? Ever since I got the Archangel Diablo and Death Knight Sonya skins I've been playing 50% better with those characters.

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1 hour ago, Valhalen said:

Not at all. That skin is truly majestic. I've been wanting a new skin for Zul'jin for a very long time, and this one exceeded my expectations.

You do know that skins actually give passive buffs, right? Ever since I got the Archangel Diablo and Death Knight Sonya skins I've been playing 50% better with those characters.

Only 50%? You must be using discount skins. My performance has doubled, at least. I'm basically Grand Master since I started using skins.

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19 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Only 50%? You must be using discount skins. My performance has doubled, at least. I'm basically Grand Master since I started using skins.

I meant to write "at least 50%", but I forgot. Hahaha.

I hope Blizzard expands the Loadout Capacity in the future, because we got too many cool skins and only 3 Loadouts. =(

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2 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I meant to write "at least 50%", but I forgot. Hahaha.

I hope Blizzard expands the Loadout Capacity in the future, because we got too many cool skins and only 3 Loadouts. =(

I'd love to be able to select certain skins and then have a random selection pop up. There are multiple skins I love for Li-Ming, for example, and would love to have a random one picked from those I like.

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19 hours ago, Valhalen said:

Not at all. That skin is truly majestic. I've been wanting a new skin for Zul'jin for a very long time, and this one exceeded my expectations.

You do know that skins actually give passive buffs, right? Ever since I got the Archangel Diablo and Death Knight Sonya skins I've been playing 50% better with those characters.

Skins universally make you tryhard, tryhard makes you play better, playing better brings more wins. SCIENCE!

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31 minutes ago, SteveFrost said:

Skins universally make you tryhard, tryhard makes you play better, playing better brings more wins. SCIENCE!

This is why my Skin/Mount combo must always be completely and utterly on point. Not matching = Not acceptable.

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2 hours ago, SteveFrost said:

Skins universally make you tryhard, tryhard makes you play better, playing better brings more wins. SCIENCE!

For some reason I found this video fitting with your statement. Hahaha.

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23 hours ago, PrivateJoker said:

This is why my Skin/Mount combo must always be completely and utterly on point. Not matching = Not acceptable.

Death (Malthael) riding a rainbow-p00ping unicorn ECKSDEE

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1 hour ago, SteveFrost said:

Death (Malthael) riding a rainbow-p00ping unicorn ECKSDEE

That's one of those things where it's so mismatched, that it loops around past being awful, to being good again.

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8 hours ago, SteveFrost said:

Death (Malthael) riding a rainbow-p00ping unicorn ECKSDEE

Blaze riding the Special Snowflake mount. How does that thing doesn't melt?

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6 hours ago, Valhalen said:

Blaze riding the Special Snowflake mount. How does that thing doesn't melt?

I don't think Blaze actually...burns. Like, he has flammable gas or liquid stored there and when someone needs a light, he helps out, teehee. The one who's more like "FLAME ON!" is Ragnaros- who makes a legit question for that. Maybe the mount is protected by magic somehow? I guess it belongs in the same category of questions as how the surfboard mount can move with Jaina/Arthas/Kel'thuzad on it-why does the water not freeze? And how can Illidan be blinded, he's already blind ECKS DEE

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The cosmetics are neat, but I'm really disappointed with the "event" part of it; oh look a play roughly 20 matches and a eh brawl! I miss last year's thing.. it was so fun doing a phsodo scavenger hunt! But.. rip..

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      Abilities
      Hook (Q) Range reduced from 12.5 to 11 Slam (W) Cast time increased from .25 to .313 Cooldown increased from 6 to 7 seconds Range increased from 8 to 9.5 Mana cost increased from 30 to 35 Added functionality: Now has an Inner area that deals 40% Bonus Damage and applies a 40% slow for 1.5 seconds Devour (E) Ability Effects now occur at the start of the ability's cast, rather than at the end Vile Cleaver (Passive) New Functionality: Basic Attacks apply Vile Gas to nearby enemies, poisoning for 45 damage over 3 seconds. Re-applying Vile Gas increases its duration rather than resetting it, up to 10 seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Chew Your Food (E) Removed Dampen Magic (Passive) Removed Heavy Slam (W) Removed Hungry for More (Passive) New functionality: Quest: Regen Globes grant 30 permanent Health Every 15 Regen globes, Stitches gains 5% permanent Movement speed up to a maximum of 20% Savor the Flavor (E) Additional heal over time effect duration reduced from 5 to 4 seconds. Moved from level 7 New Functionality: Casting Devour on a Hero restores an additional 10% of maximum Health and Mana over 5 seconds and permanently increases Stitches’ health regeneration by 1. New Talent: Patchwork Creation (Passive) Increase all healing received by 15%. Nearby Minion and Hero kills Heal Stiches (Minions for 30, Heroes for 300) Hero takedown heal amount reduced from 300 to 240 Level 4 Amplified Healing (Passive) Removed Restorative Fumes (Trait) Removed Putrid Ground (W) Removed New Talent – Playtime! (W) Heroes hit by Slam reduce the cooldowns of Stitches's other Basic Abilities by .5 seconds. This cooldown reduction is increased to 2 seconds for Heroes that are hit by Slam's inner impact area. New Talent – Chop Chop (W) Hitting a Hero with the inner area of Slam increases Stitches' Basic Attack Speed by 50% for 4 seconds. New Talent: Serrated Edge (Q) Hooking an enemy Hero deals 5% of their max life as damage and decreases Hook’s cooldown by 4 seconds. Cooldown reduction decreased from 4 to 3 seconds. Level 7 Last Bite (E) Removed New Talent - Blight (Trait) Vile Gas heals for 33% of the damage it deals. Activate to apply Vile Gas to all nearby enemies and reduce their healing taken by 20% for 5 seconds. 40 second CD Cannibalize (Passive) Moved from level 20 New functionality: Heroes hit by Basic Attacks and Slam’s inner area heal Stitches for 2% of his maximum health. Healing reduced from 2 to 1.75% of maximum health Tenderizer (Passive) New functionality: Basic Attacks slow the target by 25% for 2.5 seconds. If the target is afflicted with Slam’s Slow, refresh its duration. Level 13 Flea Bag (Passive) Removed Mega Smash (W) Removed Indigestion (E) Removed New Talent – Lacerate (W) Slam afflicts enemies with Vile Gas and reduces armor by 10 for 4 seconds. New Talent – Digestive Juices (E) Devouring an enemy Hero reduces their damage dealt by 40% for 4 seconds. New Talent – Gas Flare (Passive) Stitches deals 16 damage per second to enemies around you. This damage is increased by 150% for 4 seconds after successfully Hooking an enemy Hero Damage per second reduced from 16 to 15 Level 16 Pulverize (W) New functionality: Slam slows all enemies by 75% for 1 second. Slow duration reduced from 1 to .75 seconds. Shish Kabob (Q) Removed Toxic Gas (Passive) Removed Fishing Hook (Q) Range bonus increased from 40 to 50% New Talent - Meat Hook (Q) Hooking an enemy Hero restores 16% of maximum health over 4 seconds. For 4 seconds, Basic Attacks against the Hooked Hero will refresh the duration of this healing effect. Level 20 New Talent – Second Helping (E) Gain an additional charge of Devour. Devouring an enemy Hero reduces the cooldown of your Heroic ability by 5 seconds. New Talent – Shambling Horror (Active) Passive: Stitches is no longer affected by Slowing effects Activate to gain 50 Armor for 4 seconds. 60 second CD.   Collection
      Many seasonal items have made their way back into the collection and will be available for crafting and in Loot Chests for a limited time!
      New Bundles
      The following new bundles are only available for a limited time! Toy Heroes Bundle Cuddle Bear Stitches Skin Pack Cosmic Force Valeera Skin Pack Dehakasaurus Rex Skin Pack New Skins (Limited Time Only!)
      Stitches Cuddle Bear Stitches Snuggle Bear Stitches Honey Bear Stitches Dehaka Dehakasaurus Rex Dino-Metal Dehakasaurus Rex Playtime Dehakasaurus Rex Valeera Cosmic Force Valeera Psionic Cosmic Force Valeera Nega Force Valeera Sylvanas Mint Sugar Plum Sylvanas New Mounts (Limited Time Only!)
      Cosmic Lion Psionic Lion Nega Lion Plush Unicorn Plush Zombicorn Pretty Plush Unicorn Fuzzy Plush Unicorn Honey Plush Unicorn New Portraits, Sprays, and Emojis
      Several new emoji packs and portraits have also been added to the game. Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an issue causing camera jumps and cursor resets when using drag scroll. Made a number of improvements to AI behavior. Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
      Brightwing: Fixed an issue preventing Brightwing from applying the Sticky Flare talent effect if it hit more than one target. Brightwing: Fixed an issue preventing Brightwing from applying the Hush! talent effect if it hit more than one target. Chromie: Dragon’s Breath’s warning splat will now display after the ability has been cast. Deckard: Fixed an issue causing Deckard’s portal to be visible in Fog of War when using Hearthstone. Leoric: Fixed an issue that allowed Drain Hope’s damage and healing to persist through time stop effects. Lunara: Fixed an issue preventing Lunara from playing a voice line when she died. Stitches: Slam will now reveal its impact area and targets. Stitches: Serrated Edge no longer deals bonus damage to friendly targets when using Helping Hand. Stukov: Fixed an issue causing Massive Shove to remove Weighted Pustule from its target. User Interface
      Fixed a number of tooltip issues and inaccuracies across the game. Fixed an issue causing Hero models to prevent players from pressing the Ready button in the queue screen. Fixed an issue causing grandmaster numbers of 3 digits to extend beyond portrait frames while in a party. Kel’Thuzad: Added a quick-cast option for Glacial Spike. Zul’jin: Added a quick-cast option for Amani Rage. The latest Heroes of the Storm content patch with Stitches & Sylvanas updates is now live.