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Heroes of the Storm Balance Update Patch Notes: November 27th

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A new Heroes of the Storm patch is now live with balance changes, bug fixes and Call of the Nexus. If you queue up for roles that are in short supply, you'll receive 50% bonus experience for being team players. There's a "Call of the Nexus" Bonus XP indicator above each Hero on the Hero Selection screen.

The patch also comes with Quick Match improvements mentioned in the 2019 Gameplay UpdateThe matchmaker now includes a Tank, Healer, and Ranged Assassin on each team. It's time to say goodbye to weird team comps!

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We’ve just released a new Heroes of the Storm patch to apply a number of balance changes and bug fixes. 

General

Call of the Nexus

  • Players who queue for Quickmatch games using roles that are in short supply will receive 50% bonus experience for being team players. Just look for the “Call of the Nexus” Bonus Experience indicator located above each Hero when viewing the Hero Selection screen.
  • Quick Match will now prioritize creating teams with at least one Warrior, Support, and Ranged Assassin, and will enforce this rule for players queuing as parties of 3 or more as follows:
    • Parties of 3 must have at least one of the required Hero categories selected to queue.
    • Parties of 4 must have at least two of the required Hero categories selected to queue.
    • Parties of 5 are excempt from this rule.

Heroes

Assassin

Alarak

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Talents

  • Level 1
    • Ruthless MomentumRuthless Momentum (Passive)
      • Health threshold for cooldown reduction reduced from 80% to 75%
  • Level 4
    • Show of ForceShow of Force (Trait)
      • Damage Increased from 77 to 80
  • Level 16
    • Mocking StrikesMocking Strikes (Passive)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 2.5 to 3 seconds 

Genji

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Stats

  • Basic Attack range reduced from 5.5 to 4.5

Developer Comment: Genji continues to be an incredibly powerful force at the highest level of play. This change will force Genji players to put themselves at more risk when attacking enemy Heroes before they’re in his Swift StrikeSwift Strike’s execute range. If this change is not enough, we have some additional ideas to curb Genji’s dominance that we will explore in the future.

Hanzo

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Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 188 to 198
 

    Talents

    • Level 7
      • Never OutmatchedNever Outmatched (W)
        • Cooldown reduction increased from 2.5 to 3 second per Basic Attack
        • Cooldown reduction only applies when hitting an enemy Hero with a Basic Attack
    • Level 16
      • Flawless TechniqueFlawless Technique (Passive)
        • Damage bonus increased from 25% to 30%
      • Giant SlayerGiant Slayer (Passive)
        • Damage increased from 1.5% to 2% of an enemy Hero’s maximum Health

    Developer Comment: We think that Hanzo is able to burst down bosses and map events too quickly, so we’re removing the synergy between Never OutmatchedNever Outmatched and Serrated ArrowsSerrated Arrows. We’re making a few other tuning adjustments to make other Talents more attractive picks, as well as compensating some of the lost PvE power with some more PvP power.

    Kerrigan

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    Stats

    • Basic Attack damage reduced from 120 to 113

    Abilities

    • Impaling BladesImpaling Blades (W)
      • Damage reduced from 180 to 165
      • Mana cost increased from 75 to 80
    • Psionic PulsePsionic Pulse (E)
      • Explosion damage increased from 180 to 195
      • Mana cost increased from 60 to 65

    Talents

    • Level 1
      • Assimilation MasteryAssimilation Mastery (Trait)
        • Health and Mana regeneration increased from 100 to 150%
    • Level 4
      • Sharpened BladesSharpened Blades (Q)
        • Damage for killing Minions increased from .5 to 1
        • Maximum damage bonus increased from 50 to 75
    • Level 13
      • ChrysalisChrysalis (Active)
        • Cooldown reduced from 90 to 60 seconds
    • Level 16
      • Mounting PotencyMounting Potency (Q)
        • Spell Power duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds
      • Unbridled EnergyUnbridled Energy (Heroic)
        • Spell Power increased from 30 to 35%
    • Level 20
      • OmegastormOmegastorm (R)
        • Bonus duration increased from .188 to .25 seconds per tick

    Nova

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    Talents

    • Level 7
      • Perfect ShotPerfect Shot (Q)
        • No longer grants an additional stack of SnipeSnipe for hitting enemy Heroes
        • New functionality:
          • Hitting enemy Heroes now refunds the Mana cost of SnipeSnipe
    • Level 13
      • Psionic EfficiencyPsionic Efficiency (Q)
        • Hitting enemy Heroes no longer refunds the Mana cost of SnipeSnipe
        • New functionality:
          • Now grants an additional stack of SnipeSnipe for hitting enemy Heroes

    Developer Comment: We are switching some of the bonuses from Perfect ShotPerfect Shot and Psionic EfficiencyPsionic Efficiency to better align their rewards and to make the SnipeSnipe build friendlier to players earlier on in the game. Most notably, players who pick Perfect ShotPerfect Shot will no longer have to worry about running out of Mana quickly due to landing multiple Snipes in a teamfight.

    Orphea

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    Stats

    • Basic Attack Damage increased from 80 to 88

    Abilities

    • Shadow WaltzShadow Waltz (Q)
      • Damage increased from 150 to 165
    • Crushing JawsCrushing Jaws (R)
      • Cooldown increased from 50 to 70 seconds

    Talents

    • Level 1
      • En PointeEn Pointe (Q)
        • Damage bonus increased from 50 to 75%
    • Level 16
      • Lurking Terror (W/E)
        • Now shares a cooldown with Chomp (W)

    Developer Comment: The first Nexus-born Hero has arrived and is showing a bit of teeth, especially in the burst department. The combination of a high-stacked Ravenous HungerRavenous Hunger combined with double-Chomps with Lurking TerrorLurking Terror was a bit over-the-top, especially since she could set everything up fairly safely with Crushing JawsCrushing Jaws. We have taken the bite out of that combo by linking the cooldowns of ChompChomp and Lurking TerrorLurking Terror. We are offsetting this loss of burst by increasing her sustained damage potential and will continue to closely monitor. We realize that the loss of her blow-up potential will make Lurking TerrorLurking Terror a much less exciting talent to pick and have future design ideas on how to spruce it up.

    Specialist

    Abathur

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    Talents

    • Level 1
      • Regenerative MicrobesRegenerative Microbes (E)
        • Healing reduced from 68 to 62

    Developer Comment: Regenerative MicrobesRegenerative Microbes is dominating Abathur’s Level 1 talent tier, as well as causing issues at the pro level of play. We are taking a look at Abathur to see what improvements can be made, but wanted to get this change out sooner rather than later while we iterate on him.

    Azmodan

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    Talents

    • Level 7
      • BombardmentBombardment (Q)
        • Range bonus decreased from 2 to 1.5
    • Level 20
      • PridePride (Q)
        • Damage bonus reduced from 125 to 100

    Support

    Ana

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    Abilities

    • Healing DartHealing Dart (Q)
      • Base Heal amount decreased from 215 to 205

    Deckard 

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    Abilities

    • Healing PotionHealing Potion (Q)
      • Cooldown increased from 3 to 4 seconds
      • Mana cost increased from 20 to 25
      • Healing increased from 219 to 240

    Developer Comment: We agree with the feedback that games play out better when there are windows of time to take advantage of enemy cooldowns, particularly when it relates to Supports. This change is intended to reduce Deckard’s ability to keep himself or his allies alive when multiple enemies dive onto them. Going forward, we will be looking at ways to increase counter-play by adding these windows of time for players to take advantage of each other’s cooldowns.

    Stukov

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    Abilities

    • Lurking ArmLurking Arm (E)
      • Range increased from 10 to 11

    Developer Comment: Stukov’s changes a few months ago were intended to create new build paths while also reducing the dominance of his Lurking ArmLurking Arm build. While this had the effect we intended, Lurking ArmLurking Arm is now a much more risky ability to use for the majority of the game, whether or not he takes talents related to improving the ability. This change is intended to round this out a bit by letting Stukov use Lurking ArmLurking Arm a little more safely.

    Tyrande

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    Abilities

    • Light of EluneLight of Elune (Q)
      • Charge cooldown increased from 15 to 16 seconds

    Talents

    • Level 1
      • All Level 1 Talents have been moved to Level 7
    • Level 7
      • All Level 7 Talents have been moved to Level 1

    Developer Comment: The healing rework to Tyrande has made her a formidable force as of late and with this round of changes we think she will sit in a great spot. The swap of her level 1 and 7 talent tiers should open some new early-game decision-making while pushing back her cleanse mechanic a bit further into the game. We are still evaluating Celestial AttunementCelestial Attunement on the design side and may make larger changes at a later date.

    Whitemane

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    Abilities

    • Desperate PleaDesperate Plea (Q)
      • Cooldown increased from .3 to .5 seconds

    Warrior

    Blaze

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    Abilities

    • Bunker DropBunker Drop (R)
      • Allies now have to channel for .5 seconds to enter the Bunker

    Talents

    • Level 4
      • Feeding the FlameFeeding the Flame (Q)
        • Cooldown reduction decreased from 2.5 seconds to 2 seconds
        • Additional functionality:
          • Now also refunds 5 Mana each time Flame Stream damages an enemy Hero
      • Oil DispersalOil Dispersal (W)
        • No longer increases the Slow amount of Oil Spill
      • MeltdownMeltdown (Trait)
        • Damage reduction increased from 5 to 7% per stack
        • Maximum Stack Count reduced from 6 to 5
        • Maximum damage reduction increased from 30% to 35%

    Developer Comment: These changes are intended to better round out Blaze’s Level 4 talents, as well as to address the disparity in his power between casual and pro play. Bunker DropBunker Drop in particular has been used to great effectiveness at higher level play to avoid nearly all damage from enemy teams with little risk due to the ability to instantly get in and out of the Bunker. While players will still be able to avoid large amounts of burst damage with the Heroic, they will no longer be able to easily go in and out of the Bunker without putting themselves at risk.

    Mal'Ganis

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    Stats

    • Basic Attack damage reduced from 105 to 100

    Abilities

    • Fel ClawsFel Claws (Q)
      • Cooldown increased from 8 to 9 seconds
    • Carrion SwarmCarrion Swarm (R)
      • Damage reduced from 66 to 63

    Talents

    • Level 7
      • Will of TichondriusWill of Tichondrius (Q)
        • Damage reduced from 4 to 3% of maximum Health

    Yrel

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    Talents

    • Level 1
      • Maraad's InsightMaraad's Insight (Passive)
        • Now only applies the buff when hitting an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability

    Bug Fixes

    General

    • Fixed a number of tooltip issues across the game.

    Heroes

    • Lt. Morales: Fixed an issue causing SafeguardSafeguard to grant an incorrect amount of Armor.

    User Interface

    • Fixed an issue causing the discount amount displayed over Boosts to appear in the wrong place.
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    QM will finally become less of a mess. Not that I play it much, anyway, but...

    Most hero changes are promising, but I don't understand Deckard and Whitemane's. And Yrel will now have significantly less sustain outside of TF or skirmishes.

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    What are they doing with Genji?  They nerf his dive, give him better AA, now they nerf his attack range?   He already has a bad win rate.

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    So Mal'ganis still tanks nerfs without being changed enough to not be the best character. Neato.

     

    The lurking terror nerf makes me sad. Orphea is still gonna be even more mediocre. 

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    Overall, I really like these changes. Genji nerf (yay, but I still firstban him), Hanzo got a buff while also nerfing the broken part of his kit (yay), lots of needed tweaks scattered around (yay) and QM changes (yay, even if I don't play QM that much).

    The only thing I don't really like is the Mal'ganis nerf. Not because he did not need a nerf, but because these are tiny tweaks to a character that is like 50% stronger than the norm. The tweaks also fail to touch the main problem (his E, which is completely broken). His Health Swap ult is also untouched, which allows him to break any form of unorganized play in half (lower leagues, Quick Match).

     

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    5 hours ago, Gildomari0 said:

    i dont understand orphea and hanzo buffs '-'

    orphea is nerf not buff. See properly. buff Q abit but nerf ulti and then the most important is W chomp get nerf with sharing cooldown.

    Suppose her brust come with that for double chomp in short time but now they nerf it make you able to chomp once only for that teamfight time. The buff of Q cannot compete with double chomp dmg in short time.

     

     

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    7 hours ago, Migol said:

    Sadathur.

    ^

    Regenerative Microbes is the top choice because it is the only choice that makes sense. His Symbiote and Microbes makes him a mobile support specialist. Everything else is sub par to other characters. Yes, the damage from Stab and Spine Burst is useful when the team is split fighting, but in 5 on 5 fights it loses a lot of it's strength from lack line of sight blockers. The solution is the lessen the choice without giving other options?

    Sadathur indeed.

    As for Azmodan. Ah Poo. Stupid winrate. Though the range reduction makes no sense. Seems like more people will just move to Art of Chaos in a Gluttony build even more now, which is the best overall build for Azmo anyways. So why nerf Greed and Wrath?

    Pride makes sense, kinda, if you want less people to use it. Which seems to be odd way of balancing things. Here's an idea! If talents are always chosen, maybe fix the weaker and broken ones! Eureka!

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    I'm honestly a bit surprised that Maiev wasn't nerfed. She may be balanced in the hands of your average player, but for people who have spent time mastering her, she's easily one of the best heroes in the game, and certainly top tier in the hands of a good Maiev player. Most of the pro players have been saying the same thing lately (rich especially) and I agree, myself being a Maiev main. Her damage is astronomical if you are good at consistently getting Q resets, her waveclear is great, she's able to solo merc camps with Naisha's, her mobility is great, and she has exceptional utility, in addition to an incredibly useful imminuity trait. Personally, I think that warrants at least a slight nerf. Though I gotta admit, Blizzard does a great job at nerfing heroes to the point where they are deemed useless, so I can't help but worry that'll be the case with Maiev if/when she gets nerfed.

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    6 hours ago, Maxkitty said:

    I'm honestly a bit surprised that Maiev wasn't nerfed.

    She got nerfed several times in the past already. I do agree that she's super deadly at high lvls of play though or even reasonably good players too really. It's so painful to be fighting against one that's good. There's Maiev alone get her! ...annnnnd... O_O!?! we're dead o_O!? 😞

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    2 hours ago, CyberDVonaven said:

    She got nerfed several times in the past already. I do agree that she's super deadly at high lvls of play though or even reasonably good players too really. It's so painful to be fighting against one that's good. There's Maiev alone get her! ...annnnnd... O_O!?! we're dead o_O!? 😞

    She's still super powerful though and can easily carry most games in the right hands. I guess it's a bit difficult though, considering she has one of the highest skill caps in the game.

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        Fixed an issue causing Shields applied to non-Heroes to be applies towards Healing Score. Super Cleanse effects (Abolish Magic) will no longer remove delayed damaging effects (Consume Souls, Last Rites) Fixed an issue causing Time Stop and Stasis effects to remove Armor Vulnerability effects. Fixed an issue that could cause a player’s ready state to become locked if Ready and Cancel were pressed in rapid succession. Fixed an issue that could occasionally prevent players from pressing the ready button when using the Call of the Nexus Quick Match system. Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
        Ana: Fixed an issue allowing cooldowns to tick down during Time Stop if the Hero is affected by Nano Boost. Cassia: Fixed an issue causing Lightning Fury to be invisible if it pierced a Hero at melee range. Cassia: Fixed an issue causing Fend to immediately cancel if cast immediately after Lightning Fury. Chromie: Slowing Sands will no longer slow Battleground vehicles (Dragon Knight, Triglav Protector). Deckard: Fortitude of the Faithful’s range indicator now matches the actual range of the ability. Deckard: Fixed an issue with how Potion of Revival benefits from spell power. (should now heal for more) Kerrigan: Fixed an issue preventing Sharpened Blades from granting kill credit against Heroes with post-death effects. Li Li: Fixed an issue that caused healing from Cloud Serpent to temporarily fail if the Blessing of Yu’lon talent was chosen while a Cloud Serpent was active. Maiev: Fan of Knives will now refund the correct amount of Mana. Maiev: Fixed an issue with Blade Dance’s visual effects blocking command inputs. Muradin: Fixed an issue preventing Thunder Burn from creating the secondary thunder clap if it lands the killing blow on the affected Hero. Nova: Fixed an issue causing Holo Decoy’s Snipe projectile to be destroyed mid-flight if the Decoy died. Nova: Triple Tap will now immediately cancel if the target becomes invalid immediately after starting the Triple Tap cast. Ragnaros: Fixed an issue allowing Ragnaros to immediately complete the Catching Fire quest if it was chosen during Molten Core. Rexxar: Fixed an issue preventing Rexxar from controlling Misha while silenced. Stitches: Fixed a number of issues caused by using Helping Hand on an allied Hero using a Channeled ability that grants Unstoppable. Stitches: Fixed an issue that could prevent Stitches’ Hook from landing at point blank range. Tyrande: The Shooting Star talent will no longer attempt to target Sand Tornadoes created by the Boss. User Interface
        Fixed an issue preventing critical healing effects from showing the Crit UI indicator. Adding and Removing favorite emojis will no longer cause the chat panel and emoji picker to close. In the latest update, skins can be purchased individually with Gems or Shards.
      • By Stan
        A new patch is available for playtesting on PTR until February 10. Abathur and Ana received talent reworks, Rehgar's Ancestral Healing can now be self-cast, and more!
        Patch Highlights
        Abathur has been reworked to introduce more counter-play to the Hero. Sustained Carapace is now baseline, the cooldown of Carapace has been lowered, so Carapace no longer needs to be removed to be efficient. Abathur's locusts are now more potent, but last for a shorter period of time, and more. Ana is the second Hero that has been reworked in the patch. Her Aim Down Sights was implemented into her base Shrike functionality, and many talents have been reshuffled. Rehgar's Ancestral Healing can now be self-cast. New Delta skins are in for Blaze, Deckard, and Hanzo. Blizzard (Source)
        Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting until February 10. 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.
        General
        Mac Improved compatibility with latest Mac OS versions. A.I. Made several improvements to Hero A.I. behavior. Heroes
        Specialist

        Abathur
        Abilities
        Carapace (E) Cooldown reduced from 12 to 6 seconds Duration reduced from 8 to 6 seconds Additional functionality: Shield now persists after Symbiote ends Additional functionality: Shield now Heals allied Heroes for 22 Health per second while Carapace is active Locust Strain (Trait) Duration reduced from 25 to 16 seconds Damage increased from 34 to 40 Evolve Monstrosity (R) No longer takes 50% reduced damage from non-Heroic enemies Now shows a warning indicator showing where it is going to burrow to Additional Functionality: Now has the ability to Deep Tunnel to a visible location every 80 seconds Talents
        Level 1 Regenerative Microbes (E) Removed New Talent: Reinforced Carapace (E) Increase the Shield amount of Carapace by 40% Survival Instincts (Trait) No longer increases Locust duration Additional functionality: Increase Locust attack damage by 40% Level 4 Ballistospores (Trait) Removed Sustained Carapace (E) Removed Needlespine (Q) Moved from Level 7 Level 7 Calldown: MULE (Active) Healing per second reduced from 100 to 90 Level 13 Assault Strain (Trait) Removed Bombard Strain (Trait) No longer increases Locust attack damage Additional functionality: Increase the duration of Locusts by 50% Level 16 Volatile Mutation (R) Additional functionality: Damage dealt by Volatile Mutation against enemy Heroes heals the host for 50% of the damage dealt Level 20 Evolutionary Link (R) Additional functionality: Increase the duration of Ultimate Evolution by 50% Evolution Complete (R) No longer gives the Monstrosity the ability to Deep Tunnel New functionality: Now increases the Monstrosity’s Basic Attack damage by 100% Support

        Ana
        Abilities
        Healing Dart (Q) Heal reduced from 205 to 195 Shrike (Trait/D) New Active - Aim Down Sights No longer grants Sight or Attack Range Cooldown from 3 to 4 seconds Self-slow increased from 20 to 25% New functionality: While active, Sleep and Healing Dart ranges are increased by 25% and pierce one target Eye of Horus (R) Heal reduced from 285 to 225 Damage reduced from 166 to 135 Added functionality: Shots now pierce all targets (but still impact and cease on structures) Talents
        Level 1 Piercing Darts (E) Removed Grenade Calibration (W) Removed Contact Healing (W) Moved from Level 16 New Talent – Slumber Shells (E) If an enemy is affected by Sleep Dart, Ana gains 25% movement speed New Talent – Vampiric Rounds (Trait) Quest: Each time you stack max Doses on a target Hero, increase Shrikes self-heal by 1.5% Level 4 Air Strike (Active) Removed Aim Down Sights (D/Trait) Removed (New Trait Addition) Debilitating Dart (Active) Moved from Level 7 New Talent – Biotic Enhancements (W) Increase the bonus healing duration of Biotic Grenade by 50% and reduce its cooldown by 4 seconds Level 7 Temporary Blindness (E) Removed New Talent – Anti-Healer (W) Biotic Grenades area is increased by 100% and the duration of the Healing debuff is increased by 25% New Talent – Night Terrors (E) When a Slept target wakes up, they are dealt 8% of their maximum Health in damage. If they are woken up early, reduce the cooldown of Sleep Dart by 7 seconds Level 16 New Talent - Active Reload (Active) Activate to gain 3 charges of Healing Dart (60 second CD) Level 20 Ballistic Advantage (R) Removed Dynamic Shooting (Passive) Removed Somnolent Doses (Trait) Removed Custom Optics (Trait) Removed New Talent – Dead-Eye (R) The healing and damage of Eye of Horus is increased by 4% for every Hero hit. This resets after all shots have been fired. New Talent - Armored Stance (D/Trait) Increase Shrike’s damage by 50%. Gain 25 Armor while Aim Down Sights is active. New Talent – Dynamic Optics (D/Trait) While Aim Down Sights is active, increase the range of your Basic Attacks by 4. Each attack increases your Attack Speed by 10% for 3 seconds (up to 50%)
        Rehgar
        Abilities
        Ancestral Healing (R) Rehgar can now self-cast Ancestral Healing
        Whitemane
        Talents
        Level 4 High Inquisitor (W) Mana return per stack reduced from 75 to 50 Collection
        New Bundles
        The following new bundles are only available for a limited time! Join the Resistance Bundle Viper Returns Bundle Firestorm Blaze Skin Pack Deckard Pain Skin Pack Delta Hanzo Skin Pack New Skins
        Firestorm Blaze Red Hot Firestorm Blaze Atomic Firestorm Blaze Deckard Pain Infiltrator Deckard Pain Desert Ops Deckard Pain Delta Hanzo Blackout Delta Hanzo Veteran Delta Hanzo Badlands Imperator Stukov Badlands Sidewinder Ana Badlands Deathfang Genji Cryo Imperator Stukov Cryo Sidewinder Ana Cryo Deathfang Genji Paramour Pajamathur Abathur New Mounts
        D.E.R.P.A. Commando D.E.R.P.A. Desert D.E.R.P.A. Badlands Viper Dominator Flirty Cloud 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 Shields applied to non-Heroes to be applies towards Healing Score. Super Cleanse effects (Abolish Magic) will no longer remove delayed damaging effects (Consume Souls, Last Rites) Fixed an issue causing Time Stop and Stasis effects to remove Armor Vulnerability effects. Fixed an issue that could cause a player’s ready state to become locked if Ready and Cancel were pressed in rapid succession. Fixed an issue that could occasionally prevent players from pressing the ready button when using the Call of the Nexus Quick Match system. Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
        Ana: Fixed an issue allowing cooldowns to tick down during Time Stop if the Hero is affected by Nano Boost. Cassia: Fixed an issue causing Lightning Fury to be invisible if it pierced a Hero at melee range. Cassia: Fixed an issue causing Fend to immediately cancel if cast immediately after Lightning Fury. Chromie: Slowing Sands will no longer slow Battleground vehicles (Dragon Knight, Triglav Protector). Deckard: Fortitude of the Faithful’s range indicator now matches the actual range of the ability. Deckard: Fixed an issue with how Potion of Revival benefits from spell power. (should now heal for more) Kerrigan: Fixed an issue preventing Sharpened Blades from granting kill credit against Heroes with post-death effects. Li Li: Fixed an issue that caused healing from Cloud Serpent to temporarily fail if the Blessing of Yu’lon talent was chosen while a Cloud Serpent was active. Maiev: Fan of Knives will now refund the correct amount of Mana. Maiev: Fixed an issue with Blade Dance’s visual effects blocking command inputs. Muradin: Fixed an issue preventing Thunder Burn from creating the secondary thunder clap if it lands the killing blow on the affected Hero. Nova: Fixed an issue causing Holo Decoy’s Snipe projectile to be destroyed mid-flight if the Decoy died. Nova: Triple Tap will now immediately cancel if the target becomes invalid immediately after starting the Triple Tap cast. Ragnaros: Fixed an issue allowing Ragnaros to immediately complete the Catching Fire quest if it was chosen during Molten Core. Rexxar: Fixed an issue preventing Rexxar from controlling Misha while silenced. Stitches: Fixed a number of issues caused by using Helping Hand on an allied Hero using a Channeled ability that grants Unstoppable. Stitches: Fixed an issue that could prevent Stitches’ Hook from landing at point blank range. Tyrande: The Shooting Star talent will no longer attempt to target Sand Tornadoes created by the Boss. User Interface
        Fixed an issue preventing critical healing effects from showing the Crit UI indicator. Adding and Removing favorite emojis will no longer cause the chat panel and emoji picker to close.
      • By Stan
        This week's Hero rotation includes Orphea, Probius, and Imperius.
        Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: February 12, 2019
        Raynor Muradin Sonya Nazeebo Uther Jaina Whitemane Tyrande Fenix Gul’dan Stitches (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5) Orphea (Slot unlocked at Player Level 10) Probius (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15) Imperius (Slot unlocked at Player Level 20) (Source)