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Maiev goes live tomorrow and we have a guide for the latest Warcraft Assassin to join the roster.

Feel free to leave your thoughts, suggestions or guide feedback here. Maiev should go live on February 6, 2018, and this article will be updated with the official patch notes once they are out.

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Maiev Shadowsong stood watch over the imprisoned Betrayer for ten thousand years, and hunted him relentlessly after he was released. Some say she’s determined; others say she’s obsessed. Either way, she will stop at nothing to ensure the security of her world. Get all the necessary information and gameplay tips on our newest Assassin Hero, Maiev, The Warden, in this spotlight video!

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2 minutes ago, Oxygen said:

She's fun to play; potentially a tad overtuned, but definitely well designed.

Overtuned? Do you think she'll be nerfed on launch?

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2 minutes ago, Oxygen said:

She's fun to play; potentially a tad overtuned, but definitely well designed.

Couldn't agree more. Got the opportunity to play with some QA testers while on the PTR, got 3 matches in and I played Maiev through them all. Right off the bat in the first match I got a quad kill at level 1. Might just be PTR but I guess we'll see how she ends up. Maybe she needs to be this good to topple Genji from a lot of games? A hero mixing up the meta is definitely welcome.

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38 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

Overtuned? Do you think she'll be nerfed on launch?

She feels like she either deals a bit too much damage or is too resilient for how much utility she brings. Her waveclear is alright. She can't do mercs all that well, but she can. Very difficult to gank, though I still wouldn't play her in a solo lane. I tend to do really well on tanks because I tend to be good at knowing when to engage or catching people out of position, and she lets me do that very well while also providing very respectable damage. I'm probably maining this.

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2 minutes ago, Oxygen said:

I tend to do really well on tanks because I tend to be good at knowing when to engage or catching people out of position, and she lets me do that very well while also providing very respectable damage. I'm probably maining this.

As currently a Diablo, I can relate. And I'm pretty sure I'll main her too, haha.

But do you think she'll get any nerfs by tomorrow?

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3 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

As currently a Diablo, I can relate. And I'm pretty sure I'll main her too, haha.

But do you think she'll get any nerfs by tomorrow?

I’d assume so, but they might end up waiting and doing it in a week or so like they generally do now.

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14 hours ago, Orshova said:

When should we expect to see discussions for the talents in the guide? 

Talents and abilities should be updated later today, likely in a few hours. We are doing finalizing touches. Hopefully it won't take too long!

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6 hours ago, positiv2 said:

Talents and abilities should be updated later today, likely in a few hours. We are doing finalizing touches. Hopefully it won't take too long!

Thank you for the reply!! I am ranked wood 5 and try to learn from the guides. I get allot of understanding from the talent discussions. 

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33 minutes ago, Orshova said:

Thank you for the reply!! I am ranked wood 5 and try to learn from the guides. I get allot of understanding from the talent discussions. 

It should be up. I'll also update it with more thorough information as I play more Maiev on the live servers. My instinct/PTR data should still be relatively accurate, as it almost always is (yes, I underestimated Bunker. Sue me.).

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29 minutes ago, Oxygen said:

It should be up. I'll also update it with more thorough information as I play more Maiev on the live servers. My instinct/PTR data should still be relatively accurate, as it almost always is (yes, I underestimated Bunker. Sue me.).

The only thing I'm in a bit of a disagreement with is your choice for the lvl 1 talents. I personally think Naisha's MementoNaisha's Memento is the best choice on that row, but I'm open to seeing the other way when the discussions come up.

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56 minutes ago, Oxygen said:

It should be up. I'll also update it with more thorough information as I play more Maiev on the live servers. My instinct/PTR data should still be relatively accurate, as it almost always is (yes, I underestimated Bunker. Sue me.).

Oxygen, it isn't up yet. Nothing has been changed on the talent and build pages. Maybe it didn't go through?

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1 hour ago, Maxkitty said:

Oxygen, it isn't up yet. Nothing has been changed on the talent and build pages. Maybe it didn't go through?

Should be up now. Damien must have missed my message, sorry!

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My take is that while she has a really strong kit, she can be zoned out by certain comps.  She also really needs some form of CC to truly shine, as teams will learn to not group in large numbers against her before long.  I don't think she needs much adjustment right now.

 

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7 hours ago, gamerk2 said:

My take is that while she has a really strong kit, she can be zoned out by certain comps.  She also really needs some form of CC to truly shine, as teams will learn to not group in large numbers against her before long.  I don't think she needs much adjustment right now.

I'm loving her, but I'm pretty sure she will get nerfed. She is pretty much on a pre-nerf Garrosh-level of impact where one Umbral BindUmbral Bind can single handedly define the outcome of teamfights.

I think they might nerf her Armor Talents at level 13 and maybe increase the cooldown of Spirit of VengeanceSpirit of Vengeance, that being optimistic. But I maining the shit out of her.

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