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played both and did well with both.  he's pretty fun to play overall.  he is more of a sustained healing hero though, you can't burst heal like a morales or whitemane.  he works really well in a 5 man team fight though to keep everyone topped off

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Great to hear Anduin is doing work for ya! 

On 4/30/2019 at 11:12 PM, ArtVandelay said:

played both and did well with both.  he's pretty fun to play overall.  he is more of a sustained healing hero though, you can't burst heal like a morales or whitemane.  he works really well in a 5 man team fight though to keep everyone topped off

 

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On 4/30/2019 at 6:12 PM, ArtVandelay said:

played both and did well with both.  he's pretty fun to play overall.  he is more of a sustained healing hero though, you can't burst heal like a morales or whitemane.  he works really well in a 5 man team fight though to keep everyone topped off

He actually can do a nasty single target heal with the following rotation:

Flash HealFlash Heal > Inner FocusInner Focus + Flash Heal Desperate PrayerDesperate Prayer > Divine StarDivine Star > Inner Focus + Flash Heal

Assuming you hit two enemy Heroes with the Divine Star, you'll reset the cooldown of Inner Focus, allowing you to do another Flash Heal.

In fact, I can predict (and lament) that they will nerf Inner FocusInner Focus, for sure. It is way too good. I also won't be surprised if they nerf Bold StrategyBold Strategy and add another second to Flash Heal's cooldown.

 

On another note, I have a question for you, @KendricSwissh. Won't you consider adding Moral CompassMoral Compass as a situational talent? There are times where you can't afford to Basic Attack opponents to get the bonus from RenewRenew, and Holy Reach launches two basic attacks, which procs the talent. When you're facing teams with heavy poke and/or dangerous frontlines that makes approaches risky even Inner FireInner Fire, Holy Reach does quite a good job at ensuring those empowered Flash Heals, which is the main selling point of the talent, in my opinion (the bonus damage is more of an extra). What are your thoughts on it?

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Hey guys, can someone please explain to me, what spells do i get by taking the 1st lvl talent, which prolongs the renew? Thanks a lot

 

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9 hours ago, Guest Azgard said:

Hey guys, can someone please explain to me, what spells do i get by taking the 1st lvl talent, which prolongs the renew? Thanks a lot

 

To prolong the "Renew" (Flash Heal) you have to Auto Attack an enemy Hero first. 

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10 hours ago, Valhalen said:

He actually can do a nasty single target heal with the following rotation:

Flash HealFlash Heal > Inner FocusInner Focus + Flash Heal Desperate PrayerDesperate Prayer > Divine StarDivine Star > Inner Focus + Flash Heal

Assuming you hit two enemy Heroes with the Divine Star, you'll reset the cooldown of Inner Focus, allowing you to do another Flash Heal.

In fact, I can predict (and lament) that they will nerf Inner FocusInner Focus, for sure. It is way too good. I also won't be surprised if they nerf Bold StrategyBold Strategy and add another second to Flash Heal's cooldown.

 

On another note, I have a question for you, @KendricSwissh. Won't you consider adding Moral CompassMoral Compass as a situational talent? There are times where you can't afford to Basic Attack opponents to get the bonus from RenewRenew, and Holy Reach launches two basic attacks, which procs the talent. When you're facing teams with heavy poke and/or dangerous frontlines that makes approaches risky even Inner FireInner Fire, Holy Reach does quite a good job at ensuring those empowered Flash Heals, which is the main selling point of the talent, in my opinion (the bonus damage is more of an extra). What are your thoughts on it?

Hey man! 

First off, thanks for commenting! I found Moral Compass to be so-so. I definitely think Inner Fire is the best one, as it allows you to get Auto Attacks in consistently, thanks to the superior range, but you're right Moral Compass is probably better than Holy Reach, which I am going to update asap! 

 

Inner Focus is insane, I agree, the CD is very very low on this talent if you hit your W. 

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18 hours ago, KendricSwissh said:

Hey man! 

First off, thanks for commenting! I found Moral Compass to be so-so. I definitely think Inner Fire is the best one, as it allows you to get Auto Attacks in consistently, thanks to the superior range, but you're right Moral Compass is probably better than Holy Reach, which I am going to update asap! 

 

Inner Focus is insane, I agree, the CD is very very low on this talent if you hit your W. 

Hey man, thanks for the reply! I really appreciate!

I completely agree with you that Inner FireInner Fire is the best option, but Moral CompassMoral Compass can be quite useful against teams that feature scary frontline (i.e. Garrosh, Diablo, Stitches) and/or nasty backline poking (Chromie, Hanzo, Sgt. Hammer, Kael'thas), where even the extra basic attack range is not enough to keep Anduin safe from harm.

Also, I find Holy ReachHoly Reach to be the one not recommended. Landing ChastiseChastise is quite hard to land already to make this talent very useful. I find the other two options to provide more consistent results.

Also, also, I have been getting pretty good results with Speed of the PiousSpeed of the Pious. Given that Divine StarDivine Star has low cooldown, this talent is quite handy to give him a massive burst of speed, as he becomes as fast as mounted Heroes.

Anyway, great guide, as always. I've been playing a lot with Anduin, and he is really intuitive to use without being downright brokenly overpowered like Whitemane on her launch (but Inner FocusInner Focus will definitely get nerfed hard). Fun times ensured!

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https://hots.heroeshearth.com/b/critickitten/read/april-30th-2019-patch-7-days-later/

Some statistics for Anduin:

- win rate is below 50% but increasing gradually

- Always Bold Strategy

- Holy Reach is underperforming

- Blessed Recovery is generally the strongest, and Binding Heal seems weaker than others

- both heroics are viable

- Push Forward! is likely the strongest 13 talent

- any 16 talent besides Holy Nova is viable

- heroic upgrade is the weakest storm talent

Source: HeroesHearth

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7 hours ago, ShadowerDerek said:

https://hots.heroeshearth.com/b/critickitten/read/april-30th-2019-patch-7-days-later/

Some statistics for Anduin:

- win rate is below 50% but increasing gradually

- Always Bold Strategy

- Holy Reach is underperforming

- Blessed Recovery is generally the strongest, and Binding Heal seems weaker than others

- both heroics are viable

- Push Forward! is likely the strongest 13 talent

- any 16 talent besides Holy Nova is viable

- heroic upgrade is the weakest storm talent

Source: HeroesHearth

Interesting data. I think Anduin could use some tweaks and buffs, actually. He falls in a similar category as Whitemane, with his early game being relatively weak, but becoming very powerful on level 16.

I personally disagree with Push Forward!Push Forward! being the best level 13 talent. I've been running some tests with Speed of the PiousSpeed of the Pious, which makes Anduin as fast as mounted Heroes, and I had much better results by fleeing from enemies, or reaching allies in need. The instant 30% movement speed is way too good.

Also, I think that Inner FocusInner Focus is mandatory for any build. It is way too powerful to be skipped. Also, the cooldown starts running after you activate the talent, and not after casting Flash HealFlash Heal. With that in mind, you can preemptively have the 40% extra bonus before a teamfight, and activate Inner Focus to have it again.

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I have a GM main healer friend that says the level 1 Bold Strategy is not worth the 1 sec CD loss.  He goes Renew only as you don't get much benefit from the 28 heal (maybe it is better if you take other AA talents) compared to the %20 increase to flash heal (by not increasing down time).

 

Maybe if you were facing more AA the bold strategy wins out.  But I can see where the increase to burst heal may outweigh taking bold strategy when facing burst damage.

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14 minutes ago, ArtVandelay said:

I have a GM main healer friend that says the level 1 Bold Strategy is not worth the 1 sec CD loss.  He goes Renew only as you don't get much benefit from the 28 heal (maybe it is better if you take other AA talents) compared to the %20 increase to flash heal (by not increasing down time).

Maybe if you were facing more AA the bold strategy wins out.  But I can see where the increase to burst heal may outweigh taking bold strategy when facing burst damage.

All his level 4 talents have interactions with Basic Attack, so Bold StrategyBold Strategy ends up giving a solid advantage nevertheless. Pursued by GracePursued by Grace might seem a small heal (it actually heals slightly more than Li Li's Cloud SerpentCloud Serpent), but it is a beast in the endgame if you pick Varian's LegacyVarian's Legacy because every tick of the damage-over-time will proc Pursued by Grace.

Overall, I think Anduin is bound to some buffs. He is not a bad healer per se, but his win-rate is the lowest in the game right now, according to HotS Logs. Many of his talents do not feel very impactful aside from his Heroics, Level 16 and Level 20.

Also, @KendricSwissh, won't you consider adding Stukov as one of Anduin's counters in the strategy page? He can frustrate Anduin's Holy Word: SalvationHoly Word: Salvation in many many ways with Lurking ArmLurking Arm and both Heroics.

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For the Alliance above all!

Finally get the chance to try Anduin thanks to the free rotation (yes I'm too poor to afford him). But I gotta say, I think I've some very unique opinion about his talents and builds.

I run 2 builds: Divine Star build and Flash Heal build. 

Divine Star build is the more versatile build out of these 2 builds. Take this build when:

1) you're new to him;

2) you're facing dive heroes; or

3) you don't believe you have enough peel from your team to run the other build.

When you're using this build, you'll want to spam Divine Star during teamfight since this is your main healing source. Aim the apex in the middle of the enemy team to get the most benefit from it.

Lv 1: Bold Strategy is the pick here. Since you can rarely spam Flash Heal on cooldown when running this build, so the cooldown increase won't hurt you much. Both Renew and Pursued by Grace have some really nice synergy with the later talents.

Lv 4: Moral Compass is much more versatile than you think. First of all, you get 2 more hero damage ticks from your Divine Star pretty reliably (since it only aims for heroes), you get 2 more Pursued by Grace heals. Second, its range is much larger than your basic attack range, you can proc Renew from a much safer distance. Third, it 'spreads' your basic attacks, which is pretty important for a later talent. 

Lv 7: Blessed Recovery is actually quite easy to proc. Most damaging heroics and mages' damage spell can deal more than 8% of your total health. So you can usually benefits from it quite often since its cooldown is quite low too. Power Word: Shield is also quite good if you're not sure about Blessed Recovery's consistency. Don't pick Binding Heal with this build since Bold Strategy increased Flash Heal's cooldown. 

Lv 10: I have a very different take about his heroic choice: ALWAYS Lightbomb. Lightbomb is very versatile: it's your only interrupt, it's your CC chain, it's your diver protection, it's your self peel...... You can do so many things with Lightbomb, and it's cooldown is pretty low for such a versatile heroic. I've never found a game where I regret taking it. Holy Word: Salvation is probably one of the most overrated heroics in the game. It just gets interrupted way too easily. And it also puts you out of position if you can't turn the fight around. 

Lv 13: I really like Speed of the Pious. Sure it doesn't give you value constantly like the other 2 options, but it's super useful when it matters the most. It's a very strong kite against divers, and it allows you to position for better Divine Star heals. It isn't that good for chasing though, so you'll want Push Forward! if you're on the aggressive side. 

Lv 16: Lightwell has some really nice synergies with rest of the build, particularly Bold Strategy, Moral Compass, and the Lv 20 talent of this build. And it also serves well as a strong single-target heal: just drop it on top of your target if they're CC'ed, or on his retreat path if he's not. You can also use it as a healing totem for sieging or anything actually. 

Lv 20: I've been teasing this talent for so long now, but here it comes: Varian's Legacy. This talent actually has insane value if you think about it: 

- it gives you better PvE damage;

- it gives you better self-sustain, so you can focus your Flash Heal on your allies;

- it's a damage-over-time, so you get multiple Pursued by Grace heals from it (also Push Forward!'s stacks if you took it);

- it's a healing-over-time, so you can reduce Lightwell's cooldown significantly; 

When you add these up together, you'll realise that it gives you significantly more healing output, even better than Desperate Prayer.

And there's one thing I want to emphasise: Moral Compass has better synergy with Varian's Legacy than Inner Fire because of how Varian's Legacy functions.

The damage-over-time doesn't stack if you attack the same target before it expires, unlike Lunara's poison. So instead of attacking the same enemy constantly, you want to 'spread' your basic attacks to different heroes. Moral Compass does exactly that. On the other hand, Inner Fire's attack speed buff doesn't really allow you to do so, because even with the additional attack range, you still aren't gonna reach the backline, which Moral Compass can.

Now onto the other build: Flash Heal build. This build excels at sustain healing, both in-combat and out-of combat. It requires you to spam Flash Heal, which means you have to be really safe at all time. Only take this build if the enemy team can't dive and threaten you, but you still require good peeling from your frontline.

Lv 1: Renew is the choice here. It empowers your Flash Heal without increasing its cooldown. 

Lv 4: You want Inner Fire in this build since you need to constantly proccing Renew. Moral Compass's cooldown is too long for that. Inner Fire gives you safer positioning with the attack range increase. 

Lv 7: Binding Heal is actually pretty good in this build because you're using Flash Heal a lot. But Blessed Recovery is still very good if you need it. 

Lv 10: Lightbomb usually, but Holy Word: Salvation can be good if you feels really safe to cast it without getting interrupted. 

Lv 13: Enchant Boots: Lion Speed is pretty good in this build since it gives you constant speed boost to help your positioning, especially if you're like me who always forget about the trait (LUL). 

Lv 16: Evenhanded Blessings is the key talent of this build. If you're playing it right, you'll have a Renew-procced Flash Heal every 2s. This doubles your sustain healing, even when out-of-combat, at the cost of your single-target healing output. You still have your Divine Star if you really need the heal. 

Lv 20: Glyph of Faith will always give you value without any downsides, and synergise really well with Enchant Boots: Lion Speed to maintain your 20% movement speed boost. The other choices aren't that good actually: Varian's Legacy doesn't do anything without Pursued by Grace and Lightwell; Desperate Prayer is a bad talent in my opinion: the 2s self-stun is extremely detrimental in late game teamfights, which can easily results in a loss if your opponents can take advantage of it, not to mention it puts your Flash Heal on a very long cooldown. Light of Stormwind doesn't really do anything meaningful, especially when Holy Word: Salvation isn't recommended in most situations. 

Anduin is pretty strong if you build him correctly, but I often see people mess up on the talent synergies. He's a really fun healer to play, because you have to play on the aggressive side to get the most out of him. And please try out Lightbomb instead of picking Holy Word: Salvation mindlessly every match. 

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I prefer Divine Star. Flash Heal is exhausting for such little reward. The root which I forget the name of is very nice to have and the pull works well for not just saving allies but securing them new attack positions after a root or stun wears off. I often run ahead after rooting to then pull an ally from one side of the enemy to the other as they try and run away. Very useful in keep damage up. The speed boost when not using the wing ability also makes Anduin a pain in the *filtered* to hit, lol.

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Build Anduin like a disc priest,  B i S

1 - Bold Strategy

4 - Moral Compass

7 - Power Word: Shield

10 - Holy Word: Sanctification  ; or Lightbomb

13 - Speed of the Pious

16 - Lightwell ; or Inner Focus

20 - Desperate Prayer ; or Varian

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I've been seeing a lot more Renew Anduin recently, and it seems pretty good.

This build is very similar to my Flash Heal build, but with W talents on 4 and 13. I'm gonna test them to see how they perform. 

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On 8/28/2019 at 2:14 PM, ShadowerDerek said:

 

I've been seeing a lot more Renew Anduin recently, and it seems pretty good.

This build is very similar to my Flash Heal build, but with W talents on 4 and 13. I'm gonna test them to see how they perform. 

Sadly Bold StrategyBold Strategy is no longer viable in my eyes. After they added another 1 second cooldown, it is really not worth it. This talent would be good if Pursued by GracePursued by Grace procced on minions and structures for reduced heals, to make it balanced. That would make the extra 1 second cooldown not as penalting. On Level 4 I still use Inner FireInner Fire to get the RenewRenew bonuses from a safer distance without having to waste Divine StarDivine Star.

On Level 7 I always pick Blessed RecoveryBlessed Recovery, hands down the best talent in that Tier. That way you can worry less about yourself and more on keeping the rest of the team alive; the cooldown is pretty short.

On Level 13 I used to roll with Speed of the PiousSpeed of the Pious before, but after they buffed Enchant Boots - Lion's SpeedEnchant Boots - Lion's Speed I always pick that one. It is very good now.

I disagree with Paradox's points on Level 16, even with the nerfs Inner FocusInner Focus is way too good to ignore, and allows do a massive amount of burst heal in seconds, specially if you get the bonus from Renew for both casts.

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I have mainly two builds for Anduin.

If I assume I will be able to AA safely, or if they have multiple meele: Bold StrategyBold Strategy; Inner FireInner Fire; Blessed RecoveryBlessed Recovery; either ult; either 13; LightwellLightwell; Varian's LegacyVarian's Legacy. It still has great synergy, and cuts down the CD of lightwell a ton.

If I won't be able to AA, if my team won't stay close for lightwell or if I want to tryhard: RenewRenewMoral CompassMoral Compass; Binding HealBinding Heal;  either ult; Enchant Boots - Lion's SpeedEnchant Boots - Lion's Speed; Evenhanded BlessingsEvenhanded Blessings; Glyph of FaithGlyph of Faith.

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On 2019年8月29日 at 1:14 AM, ShadowerDerek said:

 

I've been seeing a lot more Renew Anduin recently, and it seems pretty good.

This build is very similar to my Flash Heal build, but with W talents on 4 and 13. I'm gonna test them to see how they perform. 

After some play-testing for a few days, I'd say this build is pretty good, IF you have a strong and trustworthy frontline. 

In this video, he has Johanna and Arthas as his frontliners, 2 of the best peeling tanks in the game. And he's playing at a high level rank, which means those players should know how to play tank properly. That way, he can have a lot of space and safety to cast Flash Heal at will, which makes this build really good to top his team off. 

That being said, I still prefer my Divine Star build, because I can rarely find a trustable tank who will peel for me and not dive into the enemy team 24/7. Bold Strategy still provide more burst heal than Renew, and is much safer because you don't need to channel Flash Heal all the time. If a Skullcracker Muradin jumps on you, you're screwed if you rely on Flash Heal to heal. I personally have more success with the Divine Star build, and have more fun as well. I often top hero damage during early-mid game as Bold Strategy let me trade more efficiently. 

https://heroesprofile.com/Global/Talents/?hero=Anduin

Statistics shows that Bold Strategy has the highest pick rate AND win rate out of the 3 choices. Blessed Recovery's win rate is noticeably higher than the others, meaning it's possibly the best choice. Lightbomb is the less popular but more successful heroic. And Varian's Legacy's win rate is much higher than the alternatives. 

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      Level 1 Rush-Down [Q] Moved to level 4. New Functionality: Boosters steals 4% of maximum health from enemy Heroes and deals 100% increased damage to non-heroic enemies. Hit the Nitrous [Q] Moved to level 7. New Functionality: The initial speed bonus of Boosters is increased to 300%, decaying to normal speed over .5 seconds. During this time, Boosters stuns for .5 seconds. Crash Course [Q] Removed. Pro Moves [Trait] New Functionality: Each time D.Va’s Mech takes damage, its movement speed is increased by 2% and gains 2 Armor, stacking up to 10 times. A stack of this effect decays every .5 seconds. Basic Attacks in Pilot Mode against enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Call Mech by 1 additional second. (New) Liquid Cooling [Active] When used in Mech Mode, the cooldown of Healing Fountain is decreased to 50 seconds and it lasts 25% longer. Activate to gain Healing Fountains effects and incur the reduced cooldown. 50 second cooldown. Level 4 Diverting Power [W] Moved to level 16. New Functionality: Drastically increases Defense Matrix’s area and each time it reduces damage D.Va’s mech is healed for 35. Fusion Generator [W] Moved to level 7. Maximum Self-Destruct charge gained per cast increased from 15 to 20. Added Functionality: While at full Self-Destruct charge, Fusion Cannons’ bonus damage is increased to 75%. Bring It On [E] Removed. Level 7 Coming Through [Q] Removed. (New) Get On The Point! [Q] Casting Boosters grants nearby allies 20% movement speed for 2 seconds. After being out of combat for 3 seconds, Boosters’ cooldown refreshes 100% faster. Aggression Matrix [W] Moved to level 4. New Functionality: Basic Attacks against Heroes reduces the cooldown of Defense Matrix by .125 seconds. Enemy Heroes in your Defense Matrix receive 30% less healing. Dazer Zone [W] Removed. Nuclear Option [E] Moved to level 4. New Functionality: [Passive] Each time Fusion Cannons deals bonus damage to a Hero, gain .25 Self-Destruct Charge. Hitting your self-destructing Mech with Big Shot causes it to self-destruct 40% faster. Level 10 Bunny Hop [R1] Cooldown reduced from 100 to 80 seconds. Damage reduced from 60 to 52. Radius reduced from 5 to 4.5. New Functionality: Every 4th consecutive hit deals 100% increased damage and stuns for .5 seconds. (New) Micro Missiles [R2] After .375 seconds fire a stream of 12 missiles in a target direction. Upon impact, each missile deals a small amount of damage and slows in an area. Missiles deal 35 Damage and apply a 35% slow for 2 seconds. 12 range. Holds 2 Charges. 20 second charge cooldown with a 5 second cooldown between charge uses. Level 13 Ablative Armor [Passive] Moved to level 20. New Functionality: 45% of Ability damage taken by D.Va’s Mech is returned as Health over 4 seconds. Emergency Shielding [Trait] Moved to level 16. Cooldown increased from 15 to 30 seconds. Shield increased from 210 to 280. Duration reduced from 6 to 4 seconds. Expensive Plating [Passive] Moved to level 1. Renamed to “Full Metal”. No longer increases the cooldown for Call Mech. Bonus Mech Health reduced from 20% to 10%. Added Functionality: Fusion Cannon bonus damage heals for 20% of the damage dealt. (New) Target Locked [W] Enemy heroes that remain in Defense Matrix for 1.5 seconds have their armor reduced by 15 and are slowed by 25% for 3 seconds. (New) Good To Go [Pilot Active] Unlock the Torpedo Dash and Concussive Pulse abilities while in Pilot Mode. Torpedo Dash [Pilot Mode Q] Travel distance decreased from 6.75 to 4.5. Travel speed reduced from 17.5 to 14. Now has a .75 second coolup when exiting Mech Mode. Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds. Concussive Pulse [Active] Cooldown increased from 7 to 10 seconds. Damage reduced from 141 to 120. Knockback distance reduced by 40%. Level 16 GG, WP [Trait] Removed. Nanoweave Suit [Trait] Removed. Suppressing Fire [Trait] Removed. (New) In For The Kill [Q] Casting Boosters grants a shield equal to 10% maximum health for 2.5 seconds. Each enemy Hero hit by Boosters increases your Basic Attack damage by 10% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Level 20 Stop And Pop [R1] New functionality: While D.Va is stationary, Bunny Hop’s duration is paused. Pew! Pew! Pew! [R2] Moved to Level 13. Damage per shot increased from 50% to 75%. MEKA Fall [Trait] Removed. (New) Timing Attack [R2] Micro Missiles gains an additional charge. Each time Micro Missiles deals damage to a Hero, reduce its cooldown by .5 seconds and its charge cooldown by .25 seconds. (New) Headshot! [R2] Big Shot’s damage is increased by 75% and its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds. Return to Top
      Heroes Rework: Gazlowe
      Base
      Vitals Uses Scrap instead of Mana, max of 10 Scrap. Base Health increased from 1826 to 2275. Health regen increased from 3.8046 to 4.74. Basic Attack Damage from 95 to 100. Trait Renamed to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. New Functionality: Regenerate 1 Scrap every 4 seconds. Destroyed Rock-It! Turrets drop 1 Scrap, pick up dropped Scrap to regain it. Activate to destroy a target Rock-It! Turret. Scrap Scrap pick up range increased from 1.25 to 1.5. Spawn pick up delay reduced from 0.45 to 0.0 seconds. Rock-It! Turrets [Q] Costs 4 Scrap. Base damage decreased from 62 to 36. Base Health reduced from 593 to 510. Health scaling increased from 4% to 5%. Duration decreased from 30 to 15 seconds. GCD decreased from 2 to 0.5 seconds. Placement range increased from 2 to 3. Adjusted weapon range icons to be less noisy. Prioritizes nearest enemy Hero when first created. Deth Lazor [W] No longer has a cost. Cooldown decreased from 12 to 8 seconds. Damage increased from 137 to 174. Range increase from 6 to 10. Width increased from 2 to 2.5. Adjusted Functionality: After 0.65 seconds, deal 208 damage to enemies in a line. Heal 25% of damage dealt, this effect is increased to 75% against Heroes. Xplodium Charge [E] No longer has a cost. Cooldown decreased from 20 to 12 seconds. Damage reduced from 233 to 155. Missile travel speed increased substantially. Search area reduced from 3 to 2.85. Range decreased from 9.5 to 7. Explosion delay decreased from 2.5 to 1.25 seconds. Stun duration decreased from 1.75 to 1 second. Talents
      Level 1 Extra TNT [E] Removed. Scrap-o-matic Smelter [Trait] Removed. Break it down [Trait] Removed. Goblin Repairs [Passive] Removed. (New) Rocket Boots [E] Increase the cast range of Xplodium Charge by 30% and its damage by 20%. Hitting a Hero increases movement speed by 20% for 3 seconds. (New) One Man Wrecking Crew [Passive] Casting Basic Abilities cause Gazlowe’s next Basic Attack within 6 seconds to deal 45% more damage. Stores up to 2 charges. (New) Big Game Hunter [Passive] Dealing damage with Basic Attacks to Heroes, Mercs or Monsters reduces the cooldown of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by 2 seconds. Increase maximum Scrap by 2. Level 4 Clockwerk Steam Fists [Q] Removed. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle [Trait] Removed. Hired Goons [Passive] Removed. (New) Rock It Sock It [Q] Placing a Rock-It! Turret grants Gazlowe a 215 point Shield for 2.5 seconds. Hyperfocus Coils [W/E] Moved from level 7. Adjusted Functionality: Heroes hit by Deth Lazor and Xplodium Charge take an additional 2% of their maximum Health in damage. Gazlowe is healed for 150% the amount. Crit kicker added. EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper [Active] Moved from level 13. New Functionality: Cooldown: 40 seconds. Activate to gain 35 Armor for 3 seconds, reducing damage taken by 35%, and reduce damage dealt of all nearby Heroes and Summons by 50% for 3 seconds. Level 7 Rock-It! Turret XL [Q] Removed. Engine Gunk [Q] Removed. Goblin Fusion Moved from level 13. Adjusted Functionality: Generate 3 Scrap for each Hero hit by Deth Lazor. (New) Overload [W] Deth Lazor can now store up to 2 charges. Each enemy Hero hit by Deth Lazor reduces the cooldown of Deth Lazor by 0.5 seconds. (New) Master Blaster [E] Deth Lazor and Xplodium Charge Slow by 35% for 2.5 seconds. Rock-It! Turret Basic Attacks extend the duration by 0.25 seconds. Level 10 Robo-Goblin [R1] New Functionality: Activate to become Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds. Passive: Basic Attacks deal 80 bonus damage over 5 seconds, stacks up to 3 times. Grav-O-Bomb 3000 [R2] Cooldown decreased from 90 to 60 seconds. Damage reduced from 251 to 220. Added Functionality: Basic Abilities deal 30% more damage for 5 seconds after casting Grav-O-Bomb 3000. Level 13 X-Tra Large Bombs [E] Removed. (New) Positive Reinforcement [Q] Primary Turret attacks against Heroes increase Gazlowe’s Attack Speed by 40% for 3 seconds. (New) Superior Schematics [Q] Moved from level 16. Adjusted Functionality: Rock-It! Turrets attack up to 2 additional target for 75% damage and have 50% increased range. (New) Overcharged Capacitors [Q] Gazlowe gains 5% Spell Power for each active turret, up to a maximum of 15%. Dealing Basic Attack damage extends the duration of Rock-It! Turrets by 1.5 seconds. Level 16 Turret Storage [Q] Removed. Kwik Release Charge [E] Removed. Firin’ Mah Lazorz [W] Moved from level 20. Damage increased from 102 to 125. Ark Reaktor [E] Moved from level 4. Adjusted Functionality: Reduce the cooldown of Xplodium Charge by 3 seconds. Using Xplodium Charge creates 3 Rock-It! Turrets that last for 3 seconds. These Turrets do not drop Scrap or benefit from other Talents. (New) Overklock [Passive] Hitting enemy Heroes grants 15% bonus Movement Speed for 2 seconds. Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Attacks causes them to take an additional 2.5% of their maximum Health in damage. Level 20 Mecha-Lord [R1] Adjusted Functionality: Basic Attacks increase Gazlowe’s Armor by 10 for 10 seconds, up to a maximum of 30. Basic Attacks deal 50% more damage to Stunned or Slowed targets. Miniature Black Hole [R2] Added Functionality: Each enemy Hero hit reduces the cooldown of Grav-O-Bomb by 12 seconds. It’s Raining Scrap [Q] Adjusted Functionality: Reduce the Scrap cost of Rock-It! Turrets by 1. Regain 2 Scrap for each Scrap pickup. (New) Bomb Toss [E] Xplodium Charge launches 2 more bombs when it detonates. Return to Top
      Heroes
      Alarak
      Base
      Health increased from 1900 to 1950. Health Regeneration increased from 3.96 to 4.06. Talents
      Level 4 Negatively Charged [E] Initial damage bonus increased from 150% to 175%. Cassia
      Talents
      Level 7 Surge of Light [Active] Damage reduced from 250 to 240. Damage taken amount required to activate increased from 500 to 650. Chromie
      Talents
      Level 1 Deep Breathing [W] Damage bonus reduced from 1.5% to 1% per stack. Cooldown reduction upon quest completion reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds. Mana cost upon quest completion changed from 30 to 40. Level 5 Mobius Loop [W] Damage bonus reduced from 50% to 30%. Slow duration reduced from 1 second to .75 seconds. Deckard
      Talents
      Level 4 Ruby [Active] Cooldown increased from 10 to 20 seconds. E.T.C.
      Talents
      Level 13 Encore [W] Heroic cooldown reduction reduced from 8% to 6%. Imperius
      Talents
      Level 7 Flash of Anger [Q] Damage reduced from 180 to 165. Shield amount reduced from 300 to 275. Orphea
      Talents
      Level 1 Ancestral Strength [Trait] Bonus damage reduced from 20% to 15%. Level 7 Mind Devourer [E] Damage per enemy Hero hit increased from 4 to 5. Maximum bonus damage reduced from 160 to 150. Heroes hit required for quest completion reduced from 40 to 30. Level 13 Abyssal Symbiosis [W] Shield amount reduced from 180 to 170. Level 16 Dead Magic [Trait] Damage reduced from 95 to 90. Stitches
      Base
      Slam [W] Bonus damage to Minions and Mercenaries increased from 50% to 60%. Tassadar
      Talents
      Level 1 Static Charge [Q] Maximum damage bonus reduced from 250 to 200. Level 10 Archon [R1] Shield amount reduced from 30% to 25% maximum Health. Basic Attack damage reduced from 150 to 140. Basic Attack splash damage reduced from 75 to 70. Yrel
      Talents
      Level 1 Dauntless [Passive] Physical Armor amount reduced from 40 to 35. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      Fixed an issue where Mercenaries would not be Stunned by Haunting Wave when the Mercenary Queen and Festering Wounds talents were taken. Fixed an issue where Executor's Will did not have a buff bar. Fixed an issue where Trauma Trigger did not have a button. Toy Train Mount - Metamorphosis Illidan, Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, Odin Tychus, and Archon Tassadar can no longer mount as a caboose on the Toy Train. Return to Top
      The latest content patch with D.Va & Gazlowe reworks, ARAM Mode, and a brand new Nexus Anomaly is live.
    • By Stan
      Blizzard Press Center has been recently updated with new skins coming in the latest patch, Enforcer tints, and the Tamed Ravasaur mount which will be rewarded from winning 35 games in Ranked Play in the new Season.
      The CraftWars and Hero Reworks entry in the Press Center requires a login, but Redditor Gnueless found out that you can simply scroll down the page and see everything.
      Anduin

      Rexxar/Misha

      Artanis

      Arthas

      Blaze + Bunker

      D.Va Micro Missiles

      Gazlowe

      Illidan

      Invincilisk Mount

      Kul Tiras Iron Kite Mount

      Mei

      Murky

      Uther

      Most of the new skins will arrive with the latest patch, but there are also three interesting Enforcer tints for the existing skins, these include:
      Bionic Enforcer Johanna

      Russet Watchdog Greymane

      Neon Paramedic Morales

      Tamed Ravasaur Mount
      You can get the following mount as a reward in the upcoming Season.



    • By Stan
      Heroes of the Storm Senior Game Designer David Warner talks about the D.Va rework coming in the next patch.
      (Source)
      What do you get when you mix a professional gamer from the future, energy drinks, a huge mech, and tabletop roleplaying game archetypes? According to David Warner, senior game designer on the Heroes of the Storm team, the outcome of this amalgamation is the brand-new D.Va rework, releasing with Heroes of the Storm’s upcoming patch.
      We caught up with Warner to hear more about everyone’s favorite MEKA pilot and what it’s like to rework heroes.
      For Warner, game design is like a constantly-changing jigsaw puzzle with an unknown number of parts. Trying to suss out the best direction to take a design is a point of frustration, but when all of the pieces seamlessly connect, it brings him an unparalleled feeling of fulfillment.
      “Personally,” Warner says, “the best feeling is when you finally get all the segments of a particular build in place and you start getting feedback about how fun and cool it is from people that don’t normally play that character. Nothing means more than getting an email after a rework talking about how cool X and Y were and how they can’t wait to try Z next game!”
      The team carefully considers each piece of the hero rework puzzle as they flesh out a character to have more diversity and synergy while preserving their core gameplay. After they decide which hero to revamp, the team digs in to identify which areas need the most TLC. While it’s easy enough to look at the pick-win rates of heroes’ talents and their success with various matchups to pinpoint issues, what is and isn’t working about a hero’s fulfillment of player fantasies and their identity as a unique character is harder to recognize and define than the ones and zeros of statistical game data.
      “While I consider both data and hero identity for a rework, I usually start by digging into lore, which almost always yields some gameplay angles to pursue,” says Warner. “For example: with D.Va it was obvious there needed to be a talent that involved shooting your pistol at your Mech with Big Shot because that was an unforgettable moment from her Overwatch cinematic. This cool lore moment became the Nuclear Option talent at level 4, which drastically changed the availability of Self-Destruct, effectively creating a whole new build path by itself.”

      Warner also looks at what he calls the memetic identity of the game’s heroes, looking at how they’re perceived by the community to see what sorts of reactions they elicit and memes they generate. “D.Va is a pro gamer, but she’s also got this over-the-top ‘gremlin’ meme identity that took on a life of its own where she’s hopped up on energy drinks and Doritos,” says Warner. “It might sound stupid, but all of the ridiculous memes I saw led to the Liquid Cooling and Timing Attack talents and levels 1 and 20 respectively because I thought to myself, ‘If this meme were a talent, what would it look like?’”
      While exploring the memes D.Va spawned provided valuable insight and aided the team in reworking her identity and skills to give them unique flavor, the extreme gamer energy and empty drink cans comprise only a part of who she is. To figure out other aspects of her character and gameplay, Warner swapped his perspective to that of a Dungeon Master.
      “Pen-and-paper game archetypes have been explored and iterated upon for decades, and I find them tried and true,” says Warner. “I view D.Va as an amalgam of the Berserker and Knight archetype. She wants to get in your face and expend health for bursts of offensive power like a Berserker while also being a defensively oriented anchor point for your team, like an archetypical Knight would. So how does that translate, gameplay-wise? An example is the Full Metal talent at level 1 being more of a Berserker option, since it expands and rewards your ability to get in close melee, while Pro Moves is more of a Knight option because it encourages you to stick close to the team and soak damage. That line of thought continues throughout the talent tree, allowing D.Va to flex or sharpen either of these roles as she sees fit.”
      The team approached D.Va’s rework with three main goals in mind: to make her talent choices more compelling and meaningful, to help her become a traditional ‘bruiser’ and give her more of an edge against solo laners, and to avoid pigeonholing players into having to choose either a Mech or Pilot Heroic. Some of the goals proved more difficult than others to accomplish, leading to rounds of tinkering and design iteration that made D.Va a bigger project than most other hero reworks.
      “The hardest part was balancing the relationship between her offensive strength and defensive strength,” says Warner. “It’s very easy for D.Va to hit the ‘salt wall’ and make other players angry because of the combination of being highly mobile, having massive damage reduction, and having multiple regenerating health bars. All of these things are easy to exploit by D.Va players and have low potential for counter-play by many other Heroes in the roster. It took a lot of tinkering to balance these vectors.”
      Now, with her rework complete, D.Va emerges from her Dorito-dusted chrysalis and takes flight once more in her refurbished Mech, ready to mow down enemies and flaunt her KDA in style.
      As one of the least played Heroes in the roster, Warner hopes that her rework will change players’ perceptions of her being a “wasted” pick. “She’s got a unique playstyle and has more versatility talentwise, so I hope she’ll find a permanent place in the meta,” says Warner. “I think die-hard D.va fans are going to enjoy finally having multiple builds to choose from as well as new tools that increase her skill ceiling.”
    • By Stan
      In the latest patch, Blizzard has reworked D.Va and Gazlowe. A new Nexus Anomaly allows everyone (except for Deathwing and Gall) to become Unstoppable for 1 second on a 5-minute cooldown, and new "Worlds Collide" skins were added.
      The patch will be available for testing for one week. Check out the full patch notes for more details.
      (Source)
      Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting until the week of September 7, PDT. 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.
      Quick Navigation:
      Nexus Anomaly General Collection Storm League Heroes Rework: D.Va Heroes Rework: Gazlowe Heroes Bug Fixes Nexus Anomaly
      New Nexus Anomaly - Gladiator's Medallion Heroes now start the game with a new item on their action bar, the Gladiator's Medallion. The Gladiator's Medallion can be activated to become Unstoppable for 1 second. The cooldown is 300 seconds (5 minutes). Deathwing and Gall do not start with a Gladiator's Medallion. All 3 of The Lost Vikings gain the effect of the Medallion when activated. Return to Top
      General
      Introducing ARAM Mode With the Patch H.52, we're replacing Heroes Brawl mode with the new ARAM - All Random All Mid mode. ARAM mode key features: The map pool for ARAM mode consists of four one-lane maps. There are no additional objectives on the ARAM maps: destroy the enemy's Core to win. As match starts, every player must pick one out of three randomly selected heroes. Think fast: you have only 30 seconds! Hearthstones are disabled, and starting area does not regenerate health. Unlike Heroes Brawl, there's no dedicated Weekly Quest exclusive to this mode. Instead, ARAM games contribute to Daily Quests and Special Event Quests progress. Return to Top
      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!) Worlds Collide Bundle Interdimensional Fusion Bundle Terran Alliance Bundle Draenei Executor Artanis Skin Pack King of Blades Arthas Skin Pack Mineral Harvester Gazlowe Skin Pack Necrotoplogist Mei Skin Pack Invincilisk Bundle Returning Bundles (Limited Time Only!) Baby-Face Orphea Bundle Big Shot Sgt. Hammer Bundle Getaway Sidecar Bundle Raccoon Bundle Showstopper Whitemane Bundle Wiseguy Junkrat Bundle New Skins King of Blades Arthas Venomous King of Blades Arthas Lavawrought King of Blades Arthas Draenei Executor Artanis Royal Draenei Executor Artanis Darksteel Draenei Executor Artanis Emperor of the Dominion Anduin Glorious Emperor of the Dominion Anduin Studious Emperor of the Dominion Anduin Necrotopologist Mei Frostbitten Necrotopologist Mei Devilish Necrotopologist Mei Mineral Harvester Gazlowe Firebat Mineral Harvester Gazlowe Rich Mineral Harvester Gazlowe Galvanic Fel Reaver Blaze Angelic Medic Uther Angelic Raider Rexxar Acid Apothecary Morales Earthy Grunty Murky Scorch Spectre Illidan Shining D.Va New Mounts Invincilisk Slimeheart Invincilisk Sulphurous Invincilisk Iron Kite Stormgarde Iron Kite Kul Tiras Iron Kite New Content Several new Portraits, Sprays and other items have been added to the Collection! Return to Top
      Storm League
      Seasonal Quest Line win requirements have been reduced in Season 4.
      Steps and Rewards in Season 4 of 2020 5 Wins: Craft Wars Chest 10 Wins: Rare Craft Wars Chest 20 Wins: Epic Craft Wars Chest 35 Wins: Tamed Ravasaur Mount 35 Wins: Eligibility for End of Season 4 Rewards and Grand Master Leaderboards Storm League Reward Mounts The final reward of the 2020 Season 4 Questline will be the Tamed Ravasaur Mount, which will be awarded after winning 35 games in Ranked Play. Return to Top
      Heroes Rework: D.Va
      Base
      Mech Mode Health increased from 2150 to 2250. Health Regeneration increased from 4.48 to 4.69. Base damage reduced from 26 to 23. Added functionality: Enemies close to D.Va’s Mech take 50% bonus damage. Pilot Mode - Big Shot Ability now available baseline. Cooldown increased from 4 to 6 seconds. Call Mech cooldown reduction reduced from 8 to 5 seconds. Damage reduced from 200 to 150. Added Functionality: Enemy Heroes hit are slowed by 25% for 1.5 seconds. Mechanized Walker [Z] New Functionality: D.Va’s Mech can move while attacking. While attacking or channeling an ability, the Mech’s speed is quickly reduced by 25%. Boosters [Q] Cooldown increased from 9 to 10 seconds. Duration decreased from 2 to 1.75 seconds. Speed bonus decreased from 125% to 115%. Area reduced from 1.5 to 1.375. Defense Matrix [W] Damage reduction reduced from 75% to 50%. Added Functionality: Can now be retargeted while active. Self-Destruct/Call Mech [E] Charge earned per 100% maximum life damage taken reduced from 33% to 25%. Maximum damage reduced from 1,200 to 1,100. Talents
      Level 1 Rush-Down [Q] Moved to level 4. New Functionality: Boosters steals 4% of maximum health from enemy Heroes and deals 100% increased damage to non-heroic enemies. Hit the Nitrous [Q] Moved to level 7. New Functionality: The initial speed bonus of Boosters is increased to 300%, decaying to normal speed over .5 seconds. During this time, Boosters stuns for .5 seconds. Crash Course [Q] Removed. Pro Moves [Trait] New Functionality: Each time D.Va’s Mech takes damage, its movement speed is increased by 2% and gains 2 Armor, stacking up to 10 times. A stack of this effect decays every .5 seconds. Basic Attacks in Pilot Mode against enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Call Mech by 1 additional second. (New) Liquid Cooling [Active] When used in Mech Mode, the cooldown of Healing Fountain is decreased to 50 seconds and it lasts 25% longer. Activate to gain Healing Fountains effects and incur the reduced cooldown. 50 second cooldown. Level 4 Diverting Power [W] Moved to level 16. New Functionality: Drastically increases Defense Matrix’s area and each time it reduces damage D.Va’s mech is healed for 35. Fusion Generator [W] Moved to level 7. Maximum Self-Destruct charge gained per cast increased from 15 to 20. Added Functionality: While at full Self-Destruct charge, Fusion Cannons’ bonus damage is increased to 75%. Bring It On [E] Removed. Level 7 Coming Through [Q] Removed. (New) Get On The Point! [Q] Casting Boosters grants nearby allies 20% movement speed for 2 seconds. After being out of combat for 3 seconds, Boosters’ cooldown refreshes 100% faster. Aggression Matrix [W] Moved to level 4. New Functionality: Basic Attacks against Heroes reduces the cooldown of Defense Matrix by .125 seconds. Enemy Heroes in your Defense Matrix receive 30% less healing. Dazer Zone [W] Removed. Nuclear Option [E] Moved to level 4. New Functionality: [Passive] Each time Fusion Cannons deals bonus damage to a Hero, gain .25 Self-Destruct Charge. Hitting your self-destructing Mech with Big Shot causes it to self-destruct 40% faster. Level 10 Bunny Hop [R1] Cooldown reduced from 100 to 80 seconds. Damage reduced from 60 to 52. Radius reduced from 5 to 4.5. New Functionality: Every 4th consecutive hit deals 100% increased damage and stuns for .5 seconds. (New) Micro Missiles [R2] After .375 seconds fire a stream of 12 missiles in a target direction. Upon impact, each missile deals a small amount of damage and slows in an area. Missiles deal 35 Damage and apply a 35% slow for 2 seconds. 12 range. Holds 2 Charges. 20 second charge cooldown with a 5 second cooldown between charge uses. Level 13 Ablative Armor [Passive] Moved to level 20. New Functionality: 45% of Ability damage taken by D.Va’s Mech is returned as Health over 4 seconds. Emergency Shielding [Trait] Moved to level 16. Cooldown increased from 15 to 30 seconds. Shield increased from 210 to 280. Duration reduced from 6 to 4 seconds. Expensive Plating [Passive] Moved to level 1. Renamed to “Full Metal”. No longer increases the cooldown for Call Mech. Bonus Mech Health reduced from 20% to 10%. Added Functionality: Fusion Cannon bonus damage heals for 20% of the damage dealt. (New) Target Locked [W] Enemy heroes that remain in Defense Matrix for 1.5 seconds have their armor reduced by 15 and are slowed by 25% for 3 seconds. (New) Good To Go [Pilot Active] Unlock the Torpedo Dash and Concussive Pulse abilities while in Pilot Mode. Torpedo Dash [Pilot Mode Q] Travel distance decreased from 6.75 to 4.5. Travel speed reduced from 17.5 to 14. Now has a .75 second coolup when exiting Mech Mode. Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds. Concussive Pulse [Active] Cooldown increased from 7 to 10 seconds. Damage reduced from 141 to 120. Knockback distance reduced by 40%. Level 16 GG, WP [Trait] Removed. Nanoweave Suit [Trait] Removed. Suppressing Fire [Trait] Removed. (New) In For The Kill [Q] Casting Boosters grants a shield equal to 10% maximum health for 2.5 seconds. Each enemy Hero hit by Boosters increases your Basic Attack damage by 10% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Level 20 Stop And Pop [R1] New functionality: While D.Va is stationary, Bunny Hop’s duration is paused. Pew! Pew! Pew! [R2] Moved to Level 13. Damage per shot increased from 50% to 75%. MEKA Fall [Trait] Removed. (New) Timing Attack [R2] Micro Missiles gains an additional charge. Each time Micro Missiles deals damage to a Hero, reduce its cooldown by .5 seconds and its charge cooldown by .25 seconds. (New) Headshot! [R2] Big Shot’s damage is increased by 75% and its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds. Return to Top
      Heroes Rework: Gazlowe
      Base
      Vitals Uses Scrap instead of Mana, max of 10 Scrap. Base Health increased from 1826 to 2275. Health regen increased from 3.8046 to 4.74. Basic Attack Damage from 95 to 100. Trait Renamed to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. New Functionality: Regenerate 1 Scrap every 4 seconds. Destroyed Rock-It! Turrets drop 1 Scrap, pick up dropped Scrap to regain it. Activate to destroy a target Rock-It! Turret. Scrap Scrap pick up range increased from 1.25 to 1.5. Spawn pick up delay reduced from 0.45 to 0.0 seconds. Rock-It! Turrets [Q] Costs 4 Scrap. Base damage decreased from 62 to 36. Base Health reduced from 593 to 510. Health scaling increased from 4% to 5%. Duration decreased from 30 to 15 seconds. GCD decreased from 2 to 0.5 seconds. Placement range increased from 2 to 3. Adjusted weapon range icons to be less noisy. Prioritizes nearest enemy Hero when first created. Deth Lazor [W] No longer has a cost. Cooldown decreased from 12 to 8 seconds. Damage increased from 137 to 174. Range increase from 6 to 10. Width increased from 2 to 2.5. Adjusted Functionality: After 0.65 seconds, deal 208 damage to enemies in a line. Heal 25% of damage dealt, this effect is increased to 75% against Heroes. Xplodium Charge [E] No longer has a cost. Cooldown decreased from 20 to 12 seconds. Damage reduced from 233 to 155. Missile travel speed increased substantially. Search area reduced from 3 to 2.85. Range decreased from 9.5 to 7. Explosion delay decreased from 2.5 to 1.25 seconds. Stun duration decreased from 1.75 to 1 second. Talents
      Level 1 Extra TNT [E] Removed. Scrap-o-matic Smelter [Trait] Removed. Break it down [Trait] Removed. Goblin Repairs [Passive] Removed. (New) Rocket Boots [E] Increase the cast range of Xplodium Charge by 30% and its damage by 20%. Hitting a Hero increases movement speed by 20% for 3 seconds. (New) One Man Wrecking Crew [Passive] Casting Basic Abilities cause Gazlowe’s next Basic Attack within 6 seconds to deal 45% more damage. Stores up to 2 charges. (New) Big Game Hunter [Passive] Dealing damage with Basic Attacks to Heroes, Mercs or Monsters reduces the cooldown of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by 2 seconds. Increase maximum Scrap by 2. Level 4 Clockwerk Steam Fists [Q] Removed. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle [Trait] Removed. Hired Goons [Passive] Removed. (New) Rock It Sock It [Q] Placing a Rock-It! Turret grants Gazlowe a 215 point Shield for 2.5 seconds. Hyperfocus Coils [W/E] Moved from level 7. Adjusted Functionality: Heroes hit by Deth Lazor and Xplodium Charge take an additional 2% of their maximum Health in damage. Gazlowe is healed for 150% the amount. Crit kicker added. EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper [Active] Moved from level 13. New Functionality: Cooldown: 40 seconds. Activate to gain 35 Armor for 3 seconds, reducing damage taken by 35%, and reduce damage dealt of all nearby Heroes and Summons by 50% for 3 seconds. Level 7 Rock-It! Turret XL [Q] Removed. Engine Gunk [Q] Removed. Goblin Fusion Moved from level 13. Adjusted Functionality: Generate 3 Scrap for each Hero hit by Deth Lazor. (New) Overload [W] Deth Lazor can now store up to 2 charges. Each enemy Hero hit by Deth Lazor reduces the cooldown of Deth Lazor by 0.5 seconds. (New) Master Blaster [E] Deth Lazor and Xplodium Charge Slow by 35% for 2.5 seconds. Rock-It! Turret Basic Attacks extend the duration by 0.25 seconds. Level 10 Robo-Goblin [R1] New Functionality: Activate to become Unstoppable for 1.5 seconds. Passive: Basic Attacks deal 80 bonus damage over 5 seconds, stacks up to 3 times. Grav-O-Bomb 3000 [R2] Cooldown decreased from 90 to 60 seconds. Damage reduced from 251 to 220. Added Functionality: Basic Abilities deal 30% more damage for 5 seconds after casting Grav-O-Bomb 3000. Level 13 X-Tra Large Bombs [E] Removed. (New) Positive Reinforcement [Q] Primary Turret attacks against Heroes increase Gazlowe’s Attack Speed by 40% for 3 seconds. (New) Superior Schematics [Q] Moved from level 16. Adjusted Functionality: Rock-It! Turrets attack up to 2 additional target for 75% damage and have 50% increased range. (New) Overcharged Capacitors [Q] Gazlowe gains 5% Spell Power for each active turret, up to a maximum of 15%. Dealing Basic Attack damage extends the duration of Rock-It! Turrets by 1.5 seconds. Level 16 Turret Storage [Q] Removed. Kwik Release Charge [E] Removed. Firin’ Mah Lazorz [W] Moved from level 20. Damage increased from 102 to 125. Ark Reaktor [E] Moved from level 4. Adjusted Functionality: Reduce the cooldown of Xplodium Charge by 3 seconds. Using Xplodium Charge creates 3 Rock-It! Turrets that last for 3 seconds. These Turrets do not drop Scrap or benefit from other Talents. (New) Overklock [Passive] Hitting enemy Heroes grants 15% bonus Movement Speed for 2 seconds. Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Attacks causes them to take an additional 2.5% of their maximum Health in damage. Level 20 Mecha-Lord [R1] Adjusted Functionality: Basic Attacks increase Gazlowe’s Armor by 10 for 10 seconds, up to a maximum of 30. Basic Attacks deal 50% more damage to Stunned or Slowed targets. Miniature Black Hole [R2] Added Functionality: Each enemy Hero hit reduces the cooldown of Grav-O-Bomb by 12 seconds. It’s Raining Scrap [Q] Adjusted Functionality: Reduce the Scrap cost of Rock-It! Turrets by 1. Regain 2 Scrap for each Scrap pickup. (New) Bomb Toss [E] Xplodium Charge launches 2 more bombs when it detonates. Return to Top
      Heroes
      Alarak
      Base
      Health increased from 1900 to 1950. Health Regeneration increased from 3.96 to 4.06. Talents
      Level 4 Negatively Charged [E] Initial damage bonus increased from 150% to 175%. Cassia
      Talents
      Level 7 Surge of Light [Active] Damage reduced from 250 to 240. Damage taken amount required to activate increased from 500 to 650. Chromie
      Talents
      Level 1 Deep Breathing [W] Damage bonus reduced from 1.5% to 1% per stack. Cooldown reduction upon quest completion reduced from 5 seconds to 4 seconds. Mana cost upon quest completion changed from 30 to 40. Level 5 Mobius Loop [W] Damage bonus reduced from 50% to 30%. Slow duration reduced from 1 second to .75 seconds. Deckard
      Talents
      Level 4 Ruby [Active] Cooldown increased from 10 to 20 seconds. E.T.C.
      Talents
      Level 13 Encore [W] Heroic cooldown reduction reduced from 8% to 6%. Imperius
      Talents
      Level 7 Flash of Anger [Q] Damage reduced from 180 to 165. Shield amount reduced from 300 to 275. Orphea
      Talents
      Level 1 Ancestral Strength [Trait] Bonus damage reduced from 20% to 15%. Level 7 Mind Devourer [E] Damage per enemy Hero hit increased from 4 to 5. Maximum bonus damage reduced from 160 to 150. Heroes hit required for quest completion reduced from 40 to 30. Level 13 Abyssal Symbiosis [W] Shield amount reduced from 180 to 170. Level 16 Dead Magic [Trait] Damage reduced from 95 to 90. Stitches
      Base
      Slam [W] Bonus damage to Minions and Mercenaries increased from 50% to 60%. Tassadar
      Talents
      Level 1 Static Charge [Q] Maximum damage bonus reduced from 250 to 200. Level 10 Archon [R1] Shield amount reduced from 30% to 25% maximum Health. Basic Attack damage reduced from 150 to 140. Basic Attack splash damage reduced from 75 to 70. Yrel
      Talents
      Level 1 Dauntless [Passive] Physical Armor amount reduced from 40 to 35. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      Fixed an issue where Mercenaries would not be Stunned by Haunting Wave when the Mercenary Queen and Festering Wounds talents were taken. Fixed an issue where Executor's Will did not have a buff bar. Fixed an issue where Trauma Trigger did not have a button. Toy Train Mount - Metamorphosis Illidan, Dragonqueen Alexstrasza, Odin Tychus, and Archon Tassadar can no longer mount as a caboose on the Toy Train. Return to Top
      D.Va and Gazlowe have been reworked in the latest Heroes of the Storm content update.
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