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Yrel is joining the Nexus soon and the official spotlight highlighting her back story is now up.

Each of her basic abilities is channeled and gains strength as she charges up to the maximum.

Basic Abilities

[D] Trait [Divine Purpose]

Directly interacts with her basic abilities. When activated, her next basic ability can be cast instantly at maximum charge at no Mana cost. 

[Q] Vindication

After channeling, she releases an explosion of light that damages enemies while healing herself.

[W] Righteous Hammer

Yrel swings the hammer of the Naaru, damaging enemies and knocking them away. The longer she charges, the more damage and knockback distance increase increase. Enemies hit at full strength are stunned for a short period on top of its other effects.

[E] Avenging Wrath

Upon activation, Yrel leaps through the air and upon landing, she slows and damages enemies in the impact area.

Heroc Abilities

[R1] Ardent Defender

Upon activation, a barrier surrounds her that absorbs incoming attacks, mitigating all damage taken for a percentage of the damage dealt. It can be cast while Yrel is channeling her basic abilities.

[R2] Sacred Ground

Purifies the portion of the battleground around Yrel, granting her a large amount of Armor while she remains in the area. The effect benefits Yrel and has no time duration. Instead, it persists until Yrel, or someone forces her out.

After traveling to an Alternate Draenor, the forces of Azeroth saved the acolyte Yrel from the Iron Horde. With their aid, she rose to the rank of Exarch and fought back the demonic invasion of her world. Now, she finds herself where time, space, and dimensions converge: the Nexus. Get all the necessary information and some gameplay tips on our newest Warrior Hero, Yrel, Light of Hope, in this spotlight video!

 

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I loved how cute they made her. She looks amazing.

I'm very surprised she is a Warrior. I was expecting an Assassin. But I love it. She will be really strong in Double Warrior compositions, with that defensive bruiser-like kit. It is nice to get another Tank-Support hybrid, as the last one we got was Zarya.

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17 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

I loved how cute they made her. She looks amazing.

I'm very surprised she is a Warrior. I was expecting an Assassin. But I love it. She will be really strong in Double Warrior compositions, with that defensive bruiser-like kit. It is nice to get another Tank-Support hybrid, as the last one we got was Zarya.

Her skin though. Love that Harley Quinn vibe :D

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23 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

I loved how cute they made her. She looks amazing.

I'm very surprised she is a Warrior. I was expecting an Assassin. But I love it. She will be really strong in Double Warrior compositions, with that defensive bruiser-like kit. It is nice to get another Tank-Support hybrid, as the last one we got was Zarya.

I kinda figured she'd be a warrior since we haven't gotten a new one since Blaze (I dont think we're going to see any new specialists with them already in the process of reworking the class system). She seems to me like a mix of Muradin with a reduced version of Dehaka's sustain. I also kept feeling like she's similar to Tyrael but can't quite put my finger on why, maybe the mix of healing and tanking

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5 minutes ago, mada7 said:

I kinda figured she'd be a warrior since we haven't gotten a new one since Blaze (I dont think we're going to see any new specialists with them already in the process of reworking the class system). She seems to me like a mix of Muradin with a reduced version of Dehaka's sustain. I also kept feeling like she's similar to Tyrael but can't quite put my finger on why, maybe the mix of healing and tanking

And with a mini LeapLeap and a personal Force of WillForce of Will 2.0 for a Heroic.

 

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4 minutes ago, Valhalen said:

And with a mini LeapLeap and a personal Force of WillForce of Will 2.0 for a Heroic.

 

I really wish they added some new specialists :( The tower changes really hurt them didn't it?

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3 minutes ago, Dejo93 said:

I really wish they added some new specialists ? The tower changes really hurt them didn't it?

I dont think we're going to see any more specialists. The rework of classes they claim to be working on seems to not have specialists so no point in making another hero that will need to be drastically reclassified so soon

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12 minutes ago, Dejo93 said:

I really wish they added some new specialists ? The tower changes really hurt them didn't it?

Depends on hero and map. Sylvanas is still capable of insane push, even with her trait nerfed.

Yrel looks good, did not expect her to be a full tank, but another one is always a welcome sight.

7 minutes ago, mada7 said:

I dont think we're going to see any more specialists. The rework of classes they claim to be working on seems to not have specialists so no point in making another hero that will need to be drastically reclassified so soon

Yeah, most specialists are going into assassins with good wave clear (there will be several tags), with some exceptions like Medivh, Abathur being moved into support/utility. I think that's good, because it has been a long time since specialist category didn't serve much purpose, it was no longer for siege heroes (and there was too much of an overlap with assassins like Jaina and Kael, who are also good at clearing waves).

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She certainly does not seem overpowered at all. Super glad to see that Blizz learned from Maiev and Fenix. However, she looks fun as hell. Seems vulnerable to stuns due to the charge times, but she also seems quite durable along with having decent peel and CC. I look forward to trying her.

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Interesting kit, it will be fun to play. I wonder for how long can she hold her fully charged abilities, because in the video it seems there is no time limit. Also, can she cancel them somehow?


Bubble Hearth?

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Sacred Ground seems completely useless, an enemy can just stand out of the circle hitting you with all he wants without taking any damage from Yrel since if she exit the circle even once it disappear. Cannot compete even remotely with Ardent Defender that will have 100% pickrate

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49 minutes ago, Hanz39 said:

Sacred Ground seems completely useless, an enemy can just stand out of the circle hitting you with all he wants without taking any damage from Yrel since if she exit the circle even once it disappear. Cannot compete even remotely with Ardent Defender that will have 100% pickrate

That was my first impression as well, but it have some positives: it's good when you have to stay put, such as the new map objectives; it has relative low CD; the 20 upgrade allows you to move it around somewhat. I think if your team has good healing, or if the enemies have little burst, it might be the better choice.

One question, does armor reduce non hero damage? Minions, mercs, towers, summons?

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50 minutes ago, Hanz39 said:

Sacred Ground seems completely useless, an enemy can just stand out of the circle hitting you with all he wants without taking any damage from Yrel since if she exit the circle even once it disappear. Cannot compete even remotely with Ardent Defender that will have 100% pickrate

Sacred Ground is definitely strong. 40 armor is A LOT. In maps where you gotta defend stationary objectives (i.e. Sky Temple and Braxis Holdout), she becomes a wall. Pair that with DevotionDevotion + Guardian of Ancient KingsGuardian of Ancient Kings and she will be capped at 75 armor easily.

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Even if you have 40 armor doesn't mean you won't die just taking all the damage without doing nothing the whole time, it only affects Yrel also so enemy can easy ignore her and hit the others inside the circle for full dmg, if you want protect yourself isn't better become invincible and heal yourself at the same time when you really need it instead of reduce some damage when you don't need it?

They shoulda have given her a dmg ult instead of 2 defensive ults with one being pratically useless compared to the other

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Talent list.

It seems her Avenging Wrath build will be absurdly strong; she will be pretty much a Leapquake Barbarian from Diablo III, hopping like a frog constantly in a way that will make Muradin jelly.

Here is how I plan to build this babe:

Level 1 - Light of Khaldor (Q): Increase Vindication's radius by 15%. Vindication's healing is increased by 20% per enemy Hero hit.

Level 4 - Aegis of Light (E): Upon landing, Avenging Wrath grants other nearby allied Heroes 25 Armor for 5 seconds.

Level 7 - Holy Avenger (E): Hitting an enemy Hero with Avenging Wrath at maximum charge reduces its cooldown to 1 second.

Level 10 - Sacred Ground (R2): Yrel sanctifies the ground around her, gaining 40 Armor until she leaves the area.

Level 13 - Repentance (E): Increase Avenging Wrath's Slow by 25% and duration by 0.5 seconds.

Level 16 - Divine Favor (D): Casting a Basic Ability reduces the cooldown of Divine Purpose by 2 seconds.

Level 20 - Hallowed Ground (R2): Casting Avenging Wrath while inside Sacred Ground moves Sacred Ground to Yrel's location upon landing.

I've tested this on the PTR and feels really powerful (and fun), turning her into a very potent Bruiser with ridiculous self-sustain, and perfect for hard-engage / dive compositions. So stuff like Maiev, Sonya and Butcher will be her best friends.

Here is how it works:

Holy Avenger (7) + Repetance (13) makes Yrel very hard to peel off. She will be able to inflict a Hero with 75% slow for 1.5 seconds, every 2.5 seconds, as Holy Avenger puts Avenging Wrath on a 1 second cooldown.

Charge Avenging Wrath and leap in the middle of the enemies, then use Sacred Ground, pop Divine Purpose followed by Righteous Hammer and start charging Avenging Wrath again, using Vindication when needed.

Yrel will be able to reset the CD on Divine Purpose really fast thanks to Divine Favor (16), be able to leap on enemies all the time, and all that while boasting from passive 40 armor granted from Sacred Ground, which will have 100% uptime as she hops around thanks to Hallowed Ground (20). And all that while granting 25 armor to nearby allies through Aegis of Light (4), which has quite a large radius.

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General HotS player: "Waaaah, that Bubble Hearth is stupid. You can never kill her and then she gets away safely. First Chromie and now this bs!!!"

Smart player: "You know...she will be gone from the fight...so the enemy has no tank...that is almost a victory and as effective as if you would have killed her, you kno---"

General HotS Player: "MUUU KDR!!!!!!!!!"

Aside from that: Dunno what to think of her as of yet. Will wait until she gets on live (as to avoid potential changes of opinion with updates right before she goes away from PTR).

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That 40 Armour area looks mean for taking objectives. Can't see that lasting too long. 40 Armour is huge to begin with, but as long as needed to secure the objective? Da fk? Though they were trying to move away from those kinds of game breaking things. Would hate to face her on, well, nearly every map out there. The Crowd Control and risk based healing looks cool on a Tank though. But that 40 armour is just dumb.

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5 hours ago, ExorionAether said:

General HotS player: "Waaaah, that Bubble Hearth is stupid. You can never kill her and then she gets away safely. First Chromie and now this bs!!!"

Smart player: "You know...she will be gone from the fight...so the enemy has no tank...that is almost a victory and as effective as if you would have killed her, you kno---"

General HotS Player: "MUUU KDR!!!!!!!!!"

Aside from that: Dunno what to think of her as of yet. Will wait until she gets on live (as to avoid potential changes of opinion with updates right before she goes away from PTR).

 

 

Its still dumb...

 

if you put all resources into killing this hero, you have a 4v5 with mostly damaged heroes with all abilitys on cd

 

and if you fight near the enemy core she just comes back full health 10 sec after

 

its not as bs as chromie, cause you need way more gap closers to kill chromie, but it is still not realy fun to play against

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Just now, Sombra said:

 

 

Its still dumb...

 

if you put all resources into killing this hero, you have a 4v5 with mostly damaged heroes with all abilitys on cd

 

and if you fight near the enemy core she just comes back full health 10 sec after

 

its not as bs as chromie, cause you need way more gap closers to kill chromie, but it is still not realy fun to play against

She also can get away with realy suicidal plays if the ability is on a low cd,

 

 

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1 hour ago, Sombra said:

its not as bs as chromie, cause you need way more gap closers to kill chromie, but it is still not realy fun to play against

I'm not sure why anyone would care about Bubble Hearth...  It's a level 20 ability that has a clear window to interrupt (which is something she's already weak to).  If you take it you're not getting either of her Heroic Improvements (both of which are very nice) nor her 2 second Unstoppable (which helps fight one of her biggest weaknesses).

So to recap:  It comes super late, in the end game when everyone has all the burst/cc they can get (to kill/interrupt during the 1 second channel).  It prevents her from getting three very strong talents from the same tier.  And even if it does work, all it does is prevent her death, which is decent of course but has little utility when it comes to her actual combat ability.

Bye, Bye isn't even that good on Chromie (though for her every talent on that tier is entirely defensive so she isn't giving up a lot) and she at least has the excuse that if she gets jumped on she can't fight effectively and just dies so recalling when it's clear your ability to fight is gone is okay.  Yrel is a melee tank with plenty of peel, sustain, durability, and escape.  It's almost never going to be completely clear that she's in a hopeless situation (unless you do something stupid) so very rarely will she be in an obvious situation where she'll want to hit the button.

Frankly it's a cute skill but I doubt it's going to be picked in any competitive situation.

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HOTS art team is 10/10. Whole vibe feels like old school Blizz artwork

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      Level 1 Journeyman Cooking [W] Quest: Hitting an enemy Hero with Ez-Thro Dynamite restores 6% of Hogger’s maximum Health and permanently increases Hogger’s Health by 10, to a maximum of 750 bonus Health. Bones to Gnaw [Trait] Loot Hoard creates Meat on ground impact. While Meat is active, gain 10 armor. On The Prowl [Active] Activate to gain 30 Rage over 8 seconds. Passive: Hogger heals for 6 Health every second, increased by 2% for each point of Rage he has. Cooldown: 45 seconds. Level 4 Brute Strength [Q] Increase the range of Loot Hoard by 15%. Each Hero hit by Staggering Blow will permanently increase Hogger’s Basic Attack damage by 1, up to 100 bonus damage. Terrain collision impacts grant 2 stacks of this effect. Aggro Range [E] Increase Hogg Wild’s area by 25% and generate 1 Rage per enemy hit, increased to 3 against Heroes. Hogger’s Joggers [Passive] While at or above 30 Rage, Hogger gains 10% increased Movement Speed and healing received. When above 50 Rage, increase these bonuses to 15%. Level 7 Seeing Red [Q/E] While above 50 Rage, Staggering Blow and Hogg Wild’s cooldowns refresh 30% faster and Hogger gains 25% increased Attack Speed. Dense Blasting Powder [W] Direct hits launch an additional stack of dynamite beyond the target. Hitting an Ez-Thro Dynamite with Staggering Blow launches 3 sticks of Dynamite. Garbage Fire [W/Trait] Reduce the cooldown of Loot Hoard by 4 seconds. Loot Hoard deals 22 damage every .5 seconds and Slows nearby enemies by 20% in a large area. Level 13 Dust Devil [E] Hogg Wild grants 40 30 Armor while active and for 3 seconds after it ends. Increase this Armor value to 60 50 if Hogger has 50 or more Rage. Pummel [E] Enemies hit by Hogg Wild are Slowed by 10% for 1.5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Heroes hit also have their Spell Power reduced by 50% for 3 seconds. Bloodthirst [Passive] Hogger is healed for 33% of the damage dealt to Heroes by Basic Attacks, Hogg Wild, and Staggering Blow. Level 16 Headbanger [Q] Heroes that collide with terrain from Staggering Blow take an additional 8% of maximum health as damage and are stunned for an additional .5 seconds. Kablooie! [W] Direct Hits with Ez-Thro Dynamite deal 40% more damage, reduce its cooldown by 1.5 seconds and increase its Slow amount to 50%. [Passive] Ez-Thro Dynamite’s range is increased by 25%. Furzerker [Passive] Hitting Heroes with Staggering Blow or Ez-Thro Dynamite increases the damage of Hogger’s next Basic Attack by 50%. Stacking up to 2 Basic Attacks. When Hogg Wild ends, Hogger gains 30% Movement Speed for 2 seconds. Level 20 Secret Stash [R1] Every 2 seconds, Hoardapult’s Loot Hoard launches Ez-Thro Dynamite towards a random nearby enemy Hero. Every 5 seconds, a chunk or Meat is also launched towards Hogger. Power Spike [R2] Each Hero hit by Shockwave has their Armor reduced by 15 for 4 seconds and grants Hogger 20 Rage. [Passive] Shockwave’s cooldown is affected by Rage. No Control [E] [Active] Activate to cast an untalented Hogg Wild and chase an enemy Hero. After reaching the Hero, Hogger will switch to chasing another nearby enemy Hero. If no other enemy Heroes are within range of a chase target, this abilities’ duration will begin to rapidly decay. Lasts for up to 6 5 seconds. Cannot be canceled. 60 second cooldown. Anger Management [Passive] Increase Hogger’s maximum Rage by 50. Basic Attacks generate 5 additional Rage. Return to Top
      Nexus Anomaly
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      Collection
      Many seasonal items will be returning to the collection, and will be available for crafting and in Loot Chests for a limited time!
      New Bundles (Limited Time Only!) Hogger Heroic Bundle Winter Veil Classic Bundle Returning Bundles (Limited Time Only!) Toys 2018 Bundle Toys 2019 Bundle New Skins Stormwind Hogger Redridge Hogger Duskwood Hogger Shipwrecker Hogger Admiral Shipwrecker Hogger Drowned Shipwrecker Hogger Stately Shipwrecker Hogger New Mounts Bottleship Grog Bottleship Seaweed Bottleship New Announcer Hogger Announcer New Content Several new Portraits, Emoji Packs and other items have been added to the Collection! Return to Top
      Storm League
      When queued as a party, Storm League now looks for matches based solely on the highest player's MMR. Storm League Reward Mounts The final reward of the 2020 Season 5 Questline will be the Quillbear Mount, which will be awarded after winning 35 games in Ranked Play. Return to Top
      Heroes
      Brightwing
      Talents
      Level 1 Hyper Shift [Z] Bonus healing reduced from 10% to 8% maximum Health. Imperius
      Base
      Health reduced from 2450 to 2375. Health Regeneration reduced from 5.11 to 4.95. Talents
      Level 7 Blaze of Glory [W] Damage increased from 135 to 150. Jaina
      Talents
      Level 7 Icefury Wand [Passive] Adjusted functionality: Basic Attacks against Chilled targets deal 50% bonus damage and reduce the cooldown of Blizzard by 1.25 seconds, doubled against enemy Heroes. Sonya
      Talents
      Level 4 Shattered Ground [W] Damage increased from 100% to 125% of Seismic Slam’s base damage. Level 13 Ruthless [E] Now shows Crit kickers when bonus damage is dealt. Health threshold for bonus damage increased from 33% to 50%. Level 16 Giant Slammer [W] Damage increased from 1.25% to 1.5% maximum Health. Thrall
      Talents
      Level 4 Feral Resilience [W] Physical Armor increased from 50 to 75. Level 13 Spirit Shield [Active] Spell Armor duration increased from 1.5 to 2.5 seconds. Level 20 Worldbreaker [R1] Cooldown reduction increased from 20 to 40 seconds. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      Fixed an issue where Alarak could become Protected and move without proccing Counter-Strike’s cooldown. Return to Top
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    • By Staff
      When queued as a party, the Storm League matchmaker will look for matches based solely on the highest player's MMR in the upcoming patch to prevent Master/GM boosting.
      (Source)
      Since there was no mention of changes to Storm League in the PTR Patch Notes, I felt forced to create this thread. Storm League has been in an absolutely unacceptable state for months now and there is no sign of acknowledgement or reaction by the Devs until now.
      At least a dozen accounts in EU Grandmaster were boosted by stacking with lower MMR smurfs to their rank and who knows how many more boosted accounts are below that. At one point during this season even the top 3 GMs in EU were all boosted accounts with insanely high winrates (85%+).
      This has "inspired" more and more players to do the same and if nothing happens the ladder will soon be overrun by boosted players and smurfs if it isn't already. This is a problem that occurs probably at all ranks but it's the most glaring in Master and GM.
      The new season hasn't started yet and there is still time to try to fix things. Make Masters duo only again (solo would be ideal but I guess compromises have to be made) and put a point restriction between the two duo partners (3-5k points difference at max).
      Don't let the Ranked system be a complete joke and restore at least a bit of integrity.
      Good afternoon Reddit friends,
      I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it)! Your concerns about this are not falling on def ears, and we have something planned for the next patch: When queued as a party, Storm League will now look for matches based solely on the highest player's MMR.
      While we know that this isn't a 'silver bullet' fix for all types of account smurfing, it should help make trying to climb the leaderboard feel more fair for both parties and individuals.
      Have a wonderful day ?
    • By Staff
      The latest Heroes of the Storm Hero is, in fact, Hogger from World of Warcraft. The patch also removes the Gladiator's Medallion Nexus anomaly.
      Hogger Hero Spotlight
      The infamous Chieftain of the Riverpaw pack and the scourge of Elwynn Forest is now playable! Strap on your [Studded Leather Belt of the Wolf], sharpen your shiniest common dagger, and abandon all hope, ye Elwynn adventurers who dare enter here. Hogger has abandoned his hill and is headed straight for the Nexus!
      Here are the preliminary PTR notes for the latest update.
      (Source)
      Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting until November 30, PST. As always, if you encounter any bugs during your PTR play sessions, please stop by the PTR Bug Report forum to let us know about your experiences.
      New Hero: Hogger, Scourge of Elwynn
      Hogger, a chaotic, mobile, bruiser who creates terrain and deals heavy area damage, now joins the battle in the Nexus!
      Trait [D]
      Loot Hoard Throw a pile of junk that deals 102 damage in a small area and acts as terrain for 5 seconds. Upon expiration, a scrap of Meat is dislodged from the Hoard that Hogger can collect to restore 3% of his maximum Health every second for 5 seconds. Cooldown: 20 seconds. Trait [Passive]
      Rage Rage is gained by taking damage or dealing Basic Attack damage. Hogger’s Basic Ability cooldowns refresh 1% faster for every 2 points of Rage. After 3 seconds of not gaining Rage, it begins to quickly decay. Basic Abilities
      Staggering Blow [Q] Swing your chain in a wide arc, dealing 140 damage to enemies hit and knocking them away. If an enemy collides with terrain, they are dealt an additional 150 damage, Stunned for .75 seconds, and grant Hogger 10 Rage. Cooldown: 12 seconds. Ez-Thro Dynamite [W] Toss a boot full of Dynamite with a 1.5 second fuse. Upon detonation, enemies take 180 damage and are Slowed by 30% for 2 seconds. The Dynamite instantly detonates when landing directly on an enemy Hero and grants Hogger 10 Rage. Cooldown: 8 seconds. Hogg Wild [E] After .25 seconds, become Unstoppable and uncontrollably spin towards the targeted direction, ricocheting off any terrain encountered. Every .25 seconds, deal 36 damage to nearby enemies, increased by 1% for each current point of Rage. Ricocheting off terrain refreshes the duration of the spin. Cooldown: 14 seconds. Heroic Abilities
      Hoardapult [R1] Launch an empowered Loot Hoard with Hogger attached, dealing 140 damage and Slowing enemies by 50% for 2 seconds. Hoardapult’s Loot Hoard lasts for up to 20 seconds, but decays rapidly while Hogger isn’t nearby. Every 10 seconds Hogger can take a chunk of Meat from the Loot Hoard. Cooldown: 50 seconds. Shockwave [R2] After .5 seconds, slam the ground, sending out a shockwave that travels in a long line. Enemies hit by the initial slam take 306 damage and are Stunned for 1.25 seconds. Enemies only hit by the shockwave take 210 damage and are Stunned for .75 seconds. Cooldown: 70 seconds. Talent
      Level 1 Journeyman Cooking [W] Quest: Hitting an enemy Hero with Ez-Thro Dynamite restores 6% of Hogger’s maximum Health and permanently increases Hogger’s Health by 10, to a maximum of 750 bonus Health. Bones to Gnaw [Trait] Loot Hoard creates Meat on ground impact. While Meat is active, gain 10 armor. On The Prowl [Active] Activate to gain 30 Rage over 8 seconds. Passive: Hogger heals for 6 Health every second, increased by 2% for each point of Rage he has. Cooldown: 45 seconds. Level 4 Brute Strength [Q] Increase the range of Loot Hoard by 15%. Each Hero hit by Staggering Blow will permanently increase Hogger’s Basic Attack damage by 1, up to 100 bonus damage. Terrain collision impacts grant 2 stacks of this effect. Aggro Range [E] Increase Hogg Wild’s area by 25% and generate 1 Rage per enemy hit, increased to 3 against Heroes. Hogger’s Joggers [Passive] While at or above 30 Rage, Hogger gains 10% increased Movement Speed and healing received. When above 50 Rage, increase these bonuses to 15%. Level 7 Seeing Red [Q/E] While above 50 Rage, Staggering Blow and Hogg Wild’s cooldowns refresh 30% faster and Hogger gains 25% increased Attack Speed. Dense Blasting Powder [W] Direct hits launch an additional stack of dynamite beyond the target. Hitting an Ez-Thro Dynamite with Staggering Blow launches 3 sticks of Dynamite. Garbage Fire [W/Trait] Reduce the cooldown of Loot Hoard by 4 seconds. Loot Hoard deals 22 damage every .5 seconds and Slows nearby enemies by 20% in a large area. Level 13 Dust Devil [E] Hogg Wild grants 40 Armor while active and for 3 seconds after it ends. Increase this Armor value to 60 if Hogger has 50 or more Rage. Pummel [E] Enemies hit by Hogg Wild are Slowed by 10% for 1.5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Heroes hit also have their Spell Power reduced by 50% for 3 seconds. Bloodthirst [Passive] Hogger is healed for 33% of the damage dealt to Heroes by Basic Attacks, Hogg Wild, and Staggering Blow. Level 16 Headbanger [Q] Heroes that collide with terrain from Staggering Blow take an additional 8% of maximum health as damage and are stunned for an additional .5 seconds. Kablooie! [W] Direct Hits with Ez-Thro Dynamite deal 40% more damage, reduce its cooldown by 1.5 seconds and increase its Slow amount to 50%. [Passive] Ez-Thro Dynamite’s range is increased by 25%. Furzerker [Passive] Hitting Heroes with Staggering Blow or Ez-Thro Dynamite increases the damage of Hogger’s next Basic Attack by 50%. Stacking up to 2 Basic Attacks. When Hogg Wild ends, Hogger gains 30% Movement Speed for 2 seconds. Level 20 Secret Stash [R1] Every 2 seconds, Hoardapult’s Loot Hoard launches Ez-Thro Dynamite towards a random nearby enemy Hero. Every 5 seconds, a chunk or Meat is also launched towards Hogger. Power Spike [R2] Each Hero hit by Shockwave has their Armor reduced by 15 for 4 seconds and grants Hogger 20 Rage. [Passive] Shockwave’s cooldown is affected by Rage. No Control [E] Activate to cast an untalented Hogg Wild and chase an enemy Hero. After reaching the Hero, Hogger will switch to chasing another nearby enemy Hero. If no other enemy Heroes are within range of a chase target, this abilities’ duration will begin to rapidly decay. Lasts for up to 6 seconds. Cannot be canceled. 60 second cooldown. Anger Management [Passive] Increase Hogger’s maximum Rage by 50. Basic Attacks generate 5 additional Rage. Nexus Anomaly
      Collection
      Many seasonal items will be returning to the collection, and will be available for crafting and in Loot Chests for a limited time!
      New Bundles (Limited Time Only!) Hogger Heroic Bundle Winter Veil Classic Bundle Returning Bundles (Limited Time Only!) Toys 2018 Bundle Toys 2019 Bundle New Skins Stormwind Hogger Redridge Hogger Duskwood Hogger Shipwrecker Hogger Admiral Shipwrecker Hogger Drowned Shipwrecker Hogger Stately Shipwrecker Hogger New Mounts Bottleship Grog Bottleship Seaweed Bottleship New Announcer Hogger Announcer New Content Several new Portraits, Emoji Packs and other items have been added to the Collection! Storm League
      Storm League Reward Mounts The final reward of the 2020 Season 5 Questline will be the Quillbear Mount, which will be awarded after winning 35 games in Ranked Play. Heroes
      Brightwing
      Talents
      Level 1 Hyper Shift [Z] Bonus healing reduced from 10% to 8% maximum Health. Imperius
      Base
      Health reduced from 2450 to 2375. Health Regeneration reduced from 5.11 to 4.95. Talents
      Level 7 Blaze of Glory [W] Damage increased from 135 to 150. Jaina
      Talents
      Level 7 Icefury Wand [Passive] Adjusted functionality: Basic Attacks against Chilled targets deal 50% bonus damage and reduce the cooldown of Blizzard by 1.25 seconds, doubled against enemy Heroes. Sonya
      Talents
      Level 4 Shattered Ground [W] Damage increased from 100% to 125% of Seismic Slam’s base damage. Level 13 Ruthless [E] Now shows Crit kickers when bonus damage is dealt. Health threshold for bonus damage increased from 33% to 50%. Level 16 Giant Slammer [W] Damage increased from 1.25% to 1.5% maximum Health. Thrall
      Talents
      Level 4 Feral Resilience [W] Physical Armor increased from 50 to 75. Level 13 Spirit Shield [Active] Spell Armor duration increased from 1.5 to 2.5 seconds. Level 20 Worldbreaker [R1] Cooldown reduction increased from 20 to 40 seconds. Bug Fixes
      Fixed an issue where Alarak could become Protected and move without proccing Counter-Strike’s cooldown.
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