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A List of All Deathwing's Talents

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Here's a list of Deathwing's talents taken from Kendric's stream. Huge thanks goes out to redditor 38dedo for adding the missing talents from the reveal highlights panel. Deathwing will be available to all Virtual Ticket holders for free in the coming weeks.

You can learn more about Deathwing and what's next in our BlizzCon 2019 Content Hub!

Before we go through Deathwing's talents, we must first look at his abilities.

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[D] TRAIT: Aspect of Death

Deathwing is fitted with 4 Armor Plates which grant 10 Armor each. Every 25% Health lost causes Deathwing to lose a plate. Plates are only restored when Dragonflight is used, based on the amount of health Deathwing has when landing.
Deathwing is also a mighty Dragon Aspect who is permanently Unstoppable and deals 100% additional damage to Heroes but views his allies with contempt and is immune to any of their friendly effects.
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[Z] Dragonflight

After 3 seconds, fly into the sky, become immune to all effects and gaining 2.5% Health per second. When Deathwing deals or takes damage, Dragonflight is put on a 4 second cooldown.
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[Q] Destroyer

While airborne: Slam down to the ground, dealing damage to enemies in the area and gaining access to Destroyer abilities: Incinerate and Onslaught.

[W] World Breaker

While airborne: Slam down to the ground, dealing damage to enemies in the area gaining access to the World Breaker abilities: Lava Burst and Earth Shatter.

[Q] Molten Flame (Both Forms)

Breather a stream of flame, dealing damage every second. Drains energy each second.

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[W] Incinerate (Destroyer)

Deathwing flaps his wings, dealing damage to nearby enemies.

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[W] Lava Burst (World Breaker)

After a short delay, deal damage to all enemies in the area and create a pool of magma that persists for a short time, dealing and slowing enemies.

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[E] Onslaught (Destroyer)

Lunge in a direction dealing damage to enemies and slowing them. Deathwing bites enemies at the end of the lunge, dealing additional damage.

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[E] Earth Shatter (World Breaker)

Create a fissure that deals damage to enemies and stuns them.

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[R] HEROIC ABILITY: Cataclysm

Deathwing flies across the target path, dealing damage on impact and leaving scorched ground that persists for a short time, damaging enemies.

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Level 1 Talents

Dragon Soul [Z]

  • Increases Molten Flame healing by an additional 25%.

Molten Blood [Trait]

  • Armor Plates increase Regen.

Draconic Might [Trait]

  • Upon landing on Armor Plate, Deathwing becomes Protected for 0.75 seconds.

Level 4 Talents

Infernus [Q]

  • When Molten Flame is cast at full Energy, its damage is increased by 100% against Heroes.

Heat Wave [W]

  • Destroyer: After hitting an enemy Hero with Incinerate, Deathwing deals 19 damage per second to all nearby enemies foes the next 8 seconds. Stacks up to 4 times.
  • World Breaker: Increases the explosion damage of Lava Burst by 50%.

Dragon's Ire [Trait]

  • While Deathwing has 3 or fewer Armor Plates, his damage is increased by 30%.

Level 7 Talents

Firestorm [Z]

  • When Deathwing lands, he drops 7 meteors near the landing area, dealing 70 damage to enemies hit. Heroes hit by the meteors reduce Dragonflight's cooldown by 5 seconds.
  • Meteors prioritize landing on Heroes, otherwise they fall randomly in the area.

Death Drop [Z]

  • Destroyer and World Breaker's landing damage is increased by 50% and hitting a Hero allows Deathwing to cast Molten Flame immediately.

Skyfall [E] (Charge Cooldown: 8 seconds)

  • After using Dragonflight, Deathwing can drop meteors anywhere within vision dealing 157 damage to enemies in the area. Has 3 charges.
  • If a Hero is hit, Deathwing heals for 5% of his maximum Health and reduces his landing cooldowns by 3 seconds.

Level 10 Talents

Burn Beneath My Shadow [R]

  • When an enemy Fort or Keep is destroyed the cooldown of Cataclysm is reset. Cataclysm's periodic damage increased by 100%.

Bellowing Roar [Active] (Cooldown: 75 seconds)

  • After 1 second, Deathwing unleashes a mighty roar, dealing 33 damage to nearby HEroes and causing them to run in Fear for 2 seconds. The cooldown recharges 50% faster for each missing Armor Plate.

Level 13 Talents

Wicked Inferno [Q]

  • Molten Flame's Energy cost per second is reduced by 15.

Ruination [E]

  • Destroyer: The bite from Onslaught now Slows by 60% for 1.5 seconds.
  • World Breaker: Reduce Earth Shatter's cooldown by 6 seconds and its Energy cost by 15.

Fire and Fury [Passive]

  • Basic Attacks against Rooted, Slowed, or Stunned enemy Heroes deal 50% additional damage and restore 10 Energy.

Level 16 Talents

Conflagration [Passive]

  • Dealing 656 Basic Ability damage to enemy Heroes within 10 seconds causes them to burn for an additional 187 damage over 4 seconds. While burning, they explode every 1 second, dealing 216 damage to all nearby enemies.
  • Conflagration cannot activate itself.

Gaze Onto Destruction [Z]

  • Hitting Heroes with Destroyer or World Breaker's landing causes their damage to be reduced by 76% and Slows them by 40% for 4 seconds.

Elementium Plating [Active] (Cooldown: 90 seconds)

  • While in Worldbreaker form, activate to gain a Shield equal to 50% of Deathwing's missing Health for 8 seconds. While the Shield holds, Deathwing regenerates 2% of his maximum Health per second.
  • When the Shield expires or is destroyed, Deathwing regains Armor Plates appropriate for his new Health.
  • The Shield and effect end immediately if Deathwing uses Dragonflight or switches to Destroyer form.

Level 20 Talents

Stood in the Fire [R]

  • Reduces Cataclysm's cooldown by 45 seconds.

Arrival of a God [Z]

  • Hitting Heroes with Destroyer or Worldbreaker's landing Stuns for 1 second.
  • Deathwing also gains the benefits of all of his level 7 talents.

Destroyer's Rampage [Trait]

  • For the next 6 seconds after landing in Destroyer form, Deathwing's damage is increased by 25% and his Basic Ability cooldowns recharge 50% faster.
  • Damaging Heroes refreshes this effect and switching to World Breaker form removes the effect.

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So...

1 hour ago, Stan said:

Dragon Soul [Z]

  • Increases Molten Flame healing by an additional 25%.

how long have we known molten flame heals? how much does it heal? or is this just 25% of damage done?

1 hour ago, Stan said:

Infernus [Q]

  • When Molten Flame is cast at full Energy, its damage is increased by 100% against Heroes.

does this mean he does triple or quadruple damage? I'm thinking it's quadruple from how sadism seems to calc damage.

 

Here's my quick talent tree rundown that my sleep deprived brain came up with at 4:45 am

Level 1 - Dragon Soul if the heal on Molten Flame is high enough to justify picking the talent. also if it's 25% of damage done (since the heal on Molten Flame was never mentioned before so it might just be a typo), this is a likely pickup. Molten Blood is the same case; If the numbers are good enough. Draconic Might if all else fails since we know it does something pretty good, especially when you want to be much closer with your build path.

Level 4 - Infernus causes quadruple damage. What more do I need to say. Heat Wave is nice but the damage isn't all that great when you're the main target of fire since you're a giant immolating player and it doesn't help for laning wave clear that much since you're still going to be pressured by the other person in lane who likely has more reliable damage than you (Thrall, Alarak, Rangnaros, and so on) but would probably do some work if you build to be a close range fighter. Dragon's Ire just seems lackluster since most of your damage comes from Molten Flame and Infernus is right there. Also, you have to be at 75% or lower to even benefit from the measly 30% bonus to your not Molten Flame damage sources. 

Level 7 - Skyfall if you need more self-sustain (which you will since your allies can't help you) or Death Drop since a fast unreactable Molten Flame with Infernus' massive damage is something to fear, especially since apparently Molten Flame heals. Firestorm also could get some early damage or it could miss everyone you were aiming for an now you're a giant, unhealable target in the middle of the enemy team. Even when Firestorm does something you don't want to be in the middle of everyone since again, big, unhealable target that will drive attention from anyone who has eyes and something to hurt you with.

Level 10 - Burn Beneath My Shadow is a large straight upgrade for Cataclysm that will never not be at least good. Then there's Bellowing Roar. It's interesting as it gives you artificial durability and a 2 second CC as well as rewarding you for being in the middle of a team, where a lot of other talents have good use. The problems begin to arise though since you need to be in Destroyer to even use it and you need to put yourself at risk for it to do anything (unless you're using Cataclysm first, but that will likely have a massive cooldown). It also wants you lower on health for the cooldown reduction even though that's pretty risky to do as any character, including the characters built for being low like Garrosh since you're 1 Last Rites or Consume Souls recast from losing the game. Bad for the mindset of keeping Deathwing low on HP, good for it's effect. Will do wonders on a Dive heavy comp since you won't be the only big target standing in front of the enemy.

Level 13 - Wicked Inferno would be my safe pick for basing your build around Molten Flame. Fire and Fury is based on your team's characters but could be good if you're mainly in World Breaker since both of your stance abilities have CC bound to them. Ruination is good when the other two talents won't help much, which could be always or never. Mainly when you want to be close for Destroyer.

Level 16 - Elementium Plating provides a life saving shield if you need it or a 16% max hp recovery, but can only be used in World Breaker. It's also one of the few sources of healing Deathwing has in his talents and he likes healing where he can get it. It also is the only way to regain Plates without Dragonflight. Gaze Onto Destruction is definitely good if you're building more to be in Destroyer since it reduces damage so you don't need the heal from Elementium Plating. Conflagration might hard to use since the damage threshold seems really high, but it definitely could be good since the effect is a massive amount of disconnected damage equivalent to a constant living bomb (the AOE not spread) along with massive tick damage anyway. Conflagration is also the only aggressive choice at this tier so you might just want to skip it on the principal of "it doesn't stop you from dying" which will be a problem when your team can't help you with health or survivability. Also it says 76% and that's a weird number for this game.

Level 20 - Stood in the Fire is just nice to have since 45 seconds is a big cooldown reduction, regardless of cooldown. Arrival of a God is nice but if you pick up Draconic Might at level 1 you're safe for the 1 second anyway and despite gaining Skyfall or Death Drop, neither stack up to Destroyer's Rampage which provides massive cooldown reduction and damage during the same time period of when Deathwing would be landing.

 

Now for two easy builds for both play styles...

Destroyer Build

1-Draconic Might

4-Heat Wave

7-Firestorm

10-Bellowing Roar

13-Ruination

16-Gaze Onto Destruction

20-Destroyer's Rampage

World Breaker/Molten Flame Build

1-Dragon Soul

4-Infernus

7-Death Drop

10-Burn Beneath My Shadow

13-Wicked Inferno

16-Elementium Plating

20-Stood in the Fire

 

I spent way too much time on this...

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5 hours ago, Stan said:

Dragon Soul [Z]

  • Increases Molten Flame healing by an additional 25%.
2 hours ago, Twych said:

how long have we known molten flame heals? how much does it heal? or is this just 25% of damage done?

Based on the description on Kedric's stream, it heals baseline for 25% of the damage it does to heroes. I think with this talent it should increase to 50%.

5 hours ago, Stan said:

Draconic Might [Trait]

  • Upon landing on Armor Plate, Deathwing becomes Protected for 0.75 seconds.

I think this is a typo. Based on the gameplay it seems Deathwing becomes protected when he loses an armor plate, not lands.

Overall very interesting talent tree, though nothing jumps out at me changing his playstyle dramatically as he levels up, with the exception of the roar of fear on 10 and maybe the lvl 7 landing talents.

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2 hours ago, lChronosl said:

Based on the description on Kedric's stream, it heals baseline for 25% of the damage it does to heroes. I think with this talent it should increase to 50%.

I think this is a typo. Based on the gameplay it seems Deathwing becomes protected when he loses an armor plate, not lands.

Overall very interesting talent tree, though nothing jumps out at me changing his playstyle dramatically as he levels up, with the exception of the roar of fear on 10 and maybe the lvl 7 landing talents.

It is indeed a typo.

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Talents increase his survival, increase his damage or increase his zoning capabilities.

Those seem to be the three talent paths to me.

One question I have after seeing Kendric play is that it seems the 3 charges from Skyfall are unlimited.

Can we stay in the air and just shoot 150 damage global meteors down on enemies all game long?

Seem to work as a better version of Abby mines to me.

Edit: By unlimited I mean they recharge as Abathur mines. And talent description says yes. Any limits on up time for Dragonflight? Doesn't seem to be.

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17 hours ago, Morcalivan said:

One question I have after seeing Kendric play is that it seems the 3 charges from Skyfall are unlimited.

That's how it looked to me. It will probably be my main pick, since I can stay the 30s+ I will need to fully heal in the air while still interfering in the fights below.

17 hours ago, Morcalivan said:

Talents increase his survival, increase his damage or increase his zoning capabilities.

Those seem to be the three talent paths to me.

I can see kinda 3 builds also: Q build, Destroyer "melee" build and "survival" build. Q build looks amazing, specially on Volskaya and Shrines when the enemy tends to want to sit on the point for a while.

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2 hours ago, lChronosl said:

That's how it looked to me. It will probably be my main pick, since I can stay the 30s+ I will need to fully heal in the air while still interfering in the fights below.

I can see kinda 3 builds also: Q build, Destroyer "melee" build and "survival" build. Q build looks amazing, specially on Volskaya and Shrines when the enemy tends to want to sit on the point for a while.

I'm not sure being surrounded by bushes will be very favourable to Deathwing. I see him getting poked from the bushes or ambushed by Tychus, Leoric and Malth too easily from those spots. Maybe once he gets his Fear ability? Braxis Holdout looks a bit safer. Volskaya should work well with his ultimate and unstoppable. The addition of Fear going even further. Or perhaps not need to so it can be used with the Mech advance. Those belts would give him some mobility also. Garden of Terror and Tomb of the Spider Queen should do well with his Global and Ultimate working to support monster pushes well with that ultimate reset. He should be able to collect gems more easily with his body size and unstoppable as well.

Does the healing camp on Volskaya work on Deathwing?

Any healers outside Alex that should be chosen? Going to Ban Deathwing or let people play him and just take/ban Alex?

Anyone have a list of % based damage heroes? :p

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Is there anywhere we can see precise numbers on his basic and heroic abilities? Damage, healing, stun duration, etc.? I'd like to see them for purposes of thinking about talent builds.

19 hours ago, Morcalivan said:

I'm not sure being surrounded by bushes will be very favourable to Deathwing. I see him getting poked from the bushes or ambushed by Tychus, Leoric and Malth too easily from those spots. Maybe once he gets his Fear ability? Braxis Holdout looks a bit safer. Volskaya should work well with his ultimate and unstoppable. The addition of Fear going even further. Or perhaps not need to so it can be used with the Mech advance. Those belts would give him some mobility also. Garden of Terror and Tomb of the Spider Queen should do well with his Global and Ultimate working to support monster pushes well with that ultimate reset. He should be able to collect gems more easily with his body size and unstoppable as well.

Does the healing camp on Volskaya work on Deathwing?

Any healers outside Alex that should be chosen? Going to Ban Deathwing or let people play him and just take/ban Alex?

Anyone have a list of % based damage heroes? ?

Here:

Ana, level 7 - 10% w/ sleep

Artanis, level 16 - 0.5%, auto attacks & 1.5%, twin blades

Azmo, level 16 - 4% w/ globe

Brightwing, level 4 - 2% w/ poly, AoE

Butcher, level 13 - 10% w/ charge

Cassia, level 16 - 3% w/ auto attacks vs stun/root/slow

Cho, level 4 - 7% w/ surging fist

Gall, level 13 - 2% w/ Shadowflame

Diablo, level 20 - 10%, activatable lifesteal

Falstad, level 13 - 1.5% w/ auto attacks

Fenix, level 16 - 6% w/ 3 repeater attacks

Greymane, levels 10 & 16 - 40% current health w/ cursed bullet, 3% w/ worgen attacks

Hanzo, level 16 - 2% w/ auto attacks & scatter arrows

Illidan, level 16 - 8% w/ 4 auto attacks

Imperius, level 1 - 2.5% w/ valorous brand

Kharazim, level 10 - 7%, striking 7 times maximum, increasing to 11 times w/ level 20 upgrade

Leoric, basic ability & levels 13 & 16 - maximum 20% w/ drain hope, alternatively max 35% at 16 & 2.5% w/ auto attacks at 13

TLV, level 13 - 1.25% w/ auto attacks when activated for 5 seconds

Lunara, level 16 - 1.5% w/ auto attacks vs targets w/ full stacked toxin

Maiev, levels 4 & 16 - 6% in aoe on blink, & 1.5% on a fan of knives for each hero hit by previous spirit

Mal'Ganis, levels 7 & 10 - 3% w/ third slash of claws, & 0-100% w/ dark conversion

Malthael, trait & levels 10 & 16 - up to 33% w/ last rites, 8% w/ mortality at 16 on teleport, & 1.75%/second, alternatively increased to 3.15%/second with memento mori at 16

Mephisto, level 16 - 10% w/ lightning nova

Murky, level 16 - 15% w/ pufferfish

Orphea, level 16 - 3% w/ shadow waltz

Ragnaros, level 16 - 9% w/ sulfuras smash

Raynor, level 16 - 3% on trait-boosted auto attacks

Rehgar, level 16 - 5% on wolf attacks

Sgt. Hammer, level 16 - 1.5% on auto attacks

Sonya, level 16 - 1.25% on auto attacks and seismic slams

Stitches, level 4 - 5% on hooks

Sylvanas, level 1 - 1% on auto attacks vs slowed heroes

Tassadar, level 16 - 1.5% on auto attacks (8%/second) while oracle is active

Thrall, levels 7 & 16 - 15% w/ an activatable, 3% w/ auto attacks vs heroes rooted by his wolf

Tracer, level 10 - 7% on pulse bomb

Tychus, trait & levels 16 & 20 - 2.5% on auto attacks, 5% on grenade, further 1% bonus to auto attacks

Tyrande, level 16 - 7% w/ owl

Valla, level 16 - 5% w/ 3 auto attacks

Varian, level 13 - 4% w/ charge

Xul, level 1 - 12% w/ bone armor

Yrel, level 16 - 6% w/ hammer

Zagara, level 16 - 3.5% w/ hunter killer

That should be all of them.

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4 hours ago, Xanthanarium said:

Ana, level 7 - 10% w/ sleep 

Brightwing, level 4 - 2% w/ poly, AoE

Cassia, level 16 - 3% w/ auto attacks vs stun/root/slow

Stitches, level 4 - 5% on hooks (maybe?)

Sylvanas, level 1 - 1% on auto attacks vs slowed heroes

Thrall, levels 7 & 16 - 15% w/ an activatable, 3% w/ auto attacks vs heroes rooted by his wolf

Don't think these will do anything to Deathwing.

But thanks man, good list.

Leoric I think gets an additional 15% at later levels doesn't he? Or is that just 15% of the damage he deals with it?

Is it 35% total on a full drain or 20% then some small bonus damage?

Edit: 35% total at lvl 16, just doesn't heal that additional 15%, only from the 20% max health.

That's a pretty big chunk. Combined with March you can become unstoppable, drain 35%, heal for 20%.

Or drain and then Wraith Walk. Pretty good counter.

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MFPallytime made some videos on drain build Leoric and Q build Orphea to prepare to Deathwing.

Malthael seems a good counter, assuming he can survive the mess of the 4-man.

Tychus can be either a real pain or harmless, depending on the player. Because as scary as minigun can be, Tychus has to stay still and in range of Deathwing's jaws. At least that is what I saw on some of the streams.

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Yeah I saw the Maltheal one. But I only really do well with Malth as a clone for Abba.

Every other time I just feed as I always overestimate the healing and teleport range.

Leoric I'm getting into just because he has so much unstoppable. So far so good!

And lots of people lose track of his drain life or see running from it a lost cause.

Tychus I tried getting into but it's like you said, the self root to attack with means your % damage is a small amount.

With other characters you have that CC to make your attacks land, but not with Deathwing.

Now I just gotta brush up on my Brightwing, Chromie and Alexandra.

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Incidentally, I think Greymane could potentially be a real pain in the *filtered* for DW. He doesn't need to go riskily deep like Malth or Leoric in order to do his initial 40%, and even without using alpha killer, he can put a fair amount of pressure on from a distance before he feels comfortable diving in.

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I've rarely played him since so many others did when I first starting playing. But will check it out.

One last thing to note. Leoric can CC Deathwing. Tomb + Body Block.

Deathwing's Azmodan/Stiches size body means it is easy to basically 'root' him.

So, Unstoppable as stated, but not immune to CC. :p

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22 hours ago, Morcalivan said:

I've rarely played him since so many others did when I first starting playing. But will check it out.

One last thing to note. Leoric can CC Deathwing. Tomb + Body Block.

Deathwing's Azmodan/Stiches size body means it is easy to basically 'root' him.

So, Unstoppable as stated, but not immune to CC. ?

I believe he can charge through any of them in Destroyer mode (uninterruptible, of course), or he can use Cataclysm, or Bellowing Roar if he takes that. So, a fair few counters.

 

Also, you can only do that for 4 seconds once every minute, if he has none of those available.

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Plenty of time to get a kill in that time.

And while you can't slow Deathwing you can speed boost Leoric just fine.

Played a bit of Greymane, Tychus and Malthael as well recently.

Deathwing aside they each are pretty effective even vs squishies. So they look good.

Death's Shroud, the increased Q range, and the lvl 1 speed talent all combo well for poke on Malth.

While he can do more dps in closer range porting around, getting more Qs off from range is better I think.

Move and attack speed for Greymane with Silver Bullets and cocktails for a 'less suicidal' playstyle works well.

No need for diving as anything more than a finish, peel or escape. Especially if ya want to fire more Bullets.

Tychus has some range issues outside of Grenade. He might need a Mediev or similar to reall work.

His self root to shoot that short ranged minigun makes him too easy a target for damage or stuns.

 

So pretty confident in countering Deathwing. The question now is, what do you take WITH him?

 

Do you grab something that counters his counter picks? Or work with him directly with Alexstraza?

A Blaze to land stuns and slows? Leoric to setup his fire breath?

 

Pretty sure Alex will be getting banned similarly to Auriel getting banned when Cho'Gall is taken.

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11 hours ago, Morcalivan said:

Plenty of time to get a kill in that time.

And while you can't slow Deathwing you can speed boost Leoric just fine.

Played a bit of Greymane, Tychus and Malthael as well recently.

Deathwing aside they each are pretty effective even vs squishies. So they look good.

Death's Shroud, the increased Q range, and the lvl 1 speed talent all combo well for poke on Malth.

While he can do more dps in closer range porting around, getting more Qs off from range is better I think.

Move and attack speed for Greymane with Silver Bullets and cocktails for a 'less suicidal' playstyle works well.

No need for diving as anything more than a finish, peel or escape. Especially if ya want to fire more Bullets.

Tychus has some range issues outside of Grenade. He might need a Mediev or similar to reall work.

His self root to shoot that short ranged minigun makes him too easy a target for damage or stuns.

 

So pretty confident in countering Deathwing. The question now is, what do you take WITH him?

 

Do you grab something that counters his counter picks? Or work with him directly with Alexstraza?

A Blaze to land stuns and slows? Leoric to setup his fire breath?

 

Pretty sure Alex will be getting banned similarly to Auriel getting banned when Cho'Gall is taken.

The point I was making is, if your team messes up with that lucky entomb where he has no escape options, you won't get another chance for quite a while. Which will happen quite often below, and probably sometimes in, platinum.

 

The best synergies, as I've heard and I'm inclined to agree, are gonna be people who can win fights quickly. If you have a good landing, maybe on top of somebody someone like Diablo locks down for a few seconds, then your best shot at winning that teamfight is to kill that person, and use that momentom to kill everyone you can in the vicinity, quickly. Because DW doesn't regen his energy all that fast, compared to how quickly you can use it, the longer the teamfight goes on, the more he'll struggle. For that reason, as well as the fact that she can produce regen globes, he'll work well with Alexstrasza whenever she has Dragonqueen available. Ironically, he'll also work quite well with Greymane--ever since the buffs they gave him, GM is both an incredibly effective finisher and a great source of sustained damage. Apart from that, pretty much anyone with good burst will be a good combination, and anyone with good cc will work well.

Jaina comes to mind as being one of the best combinations I can think of, seeing as her ring is one of the longest roots in the game, and she obviously excels at burst damage. Plus, her slow can help DW land abilities significantly. You could feasibly wipe an entire team extremely quickly with Ring, if you divide and conquer when they're spread apart; Jaina gets the people nearest her, and Deathwing kills everyone else she can't hit with aoe with Molten Breath.

Being a Mephisto main, I of course have to consider how well they'd work together, and while that's an obvious asynergy in the early game, once he reaches 16 and 20 Mephisto can do some insane burst damage, and of course Durance would pair extremely well with Deathwing. You also might take some kind of sustained damage assassin to make sure you're not completely boned when you don't immediately win a fight. I guess it depends on just how much DW can do over a longer period, which we'll just have to find out; is he completely useless when he doesn't get that insta-win condition, or can he help out enough to make that work? Either way, you probably shouldn't normally take Mephisto with him, though.

 

All that aside, I think that one of the most interesting things to think about in this whole deathwing discussion is how useful you can make perma-unstoppable be in certain situations. Normally, since Unstoppable is so short and hard to get, you only use it in desperate scenarios, but with him having it permanently, there are certain abilities you can completely screw up when they're used: Warden's Cage is one of the first that comes to mind; all DW has to do is walk over whatever wardens he wants to disappear, and they'll get used up. You can also block Durances from Mephisto with him--although the aoe will still go off, you could get up in his grill to make sure it gets placed far away from your team. Any kind of projectile-stun ability, he can block, like storm bolts, sleep darts, or Stitches hooks, Mind Control from Sylvanas being another similar ability, and if an Artanis swap hits him, Artanis will just get himself in the middle of the enemy team.

So he could also be a good counterpick for compositions like Stitches hook blowup, especially because I believe they said he's got the biggest hitbox in the game.

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    • By Staff
      Blizzard has released a new Heroes of the Storm patch and we've got some changes compared to the PTR version. Here are the official patch notes!
      (Source)
      Our next Heroes of the Storm patch is live! Read on for more information.
      NOTE: Orange text indicates a change between PTR and Live notes.
      Quick Navigation:
      ARAM Balance Update Hero Updates Bug Fixes ARAM
      General
      Varian is now classified as a Tank. Same Hero Mode
      Artanis has been added. Hogger has been added. Leoric has been added. (Leoric is still disabled for Normal Mode). Whitemane has been added. Zarya has been added. Nova has been removed. Probius has been removed. Return to Top
      Balance Updates
      Heroes
      Arthas
      Base
      Health Regeneration increased from 5.957 to 6.208. Maximum Health increased from 2860 to 2980. Death Coil [Q] Healing increased from 262 to 285. Frozen Tempest [E] Mana cost per second reduced from 13 to 11. Talents
      Level 13 Biting Cold [E] Damage increase is now additive. Level 16 Embrace Death [Q] Now grants an additive bonus to Death Coil's damage. Hogger
      Base
      Rage decay rate increased from 10 per second to 13 per second. Talents
      Level 1 On the Prowl [Active] Activating On the Prowl now prevents Rage decay instantly. Cooldown increased from 40 seconds to 45 seconds. Healing per second reduced from 8 to 7. Level 4 Brute Force [Q] Damage bonus when enemy Heroes hit terrain reduced from 8 to 6. Level 13 Dust Devil [E] Duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds. Sub-50 rage Armor increased from 20 to 25. Pummel [E] Spellpower reduction reduced from 50% to 30%. Junkrat
      Base
      Steel Trap [E] Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 15 seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Extra-Wound Timers [Q] Damage bonus reduced from 120% to 100%. Level 7 Dirty Trickster [D] Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 20 seconds. Rehgar
      Base
      Basic Attack Damage reduced from 115 to 110. Ghost Wolf Basic Attack bonus decreased from 75% to 60%. Lightning Shield [W] Mana restored per enemy hit reduced from 2 to 1. Talents
      Level 1 Stormcaller [W] Maximum stacks reduced from 300 to 200. Level 7 Blood and Thunder [D] Mana restoration reduced from 5% of max mana to 4% of max mana. Grounded Totem [E] Attack speed slow reduced from 25% to 15%. Level 16 Earthgrasp Totem [E] Damage reduced from 115 to 90. Yrel
      Talents
      Level 1 Maraad's Insight [Passive] Healing increased from 140 to 160. Level 4 Aegis of Light [E] Armor bonus increased from 30 to 40. Duration increased from 4 seconds to 5 seconds. Level 10 Sacred Ground [R2] Cooldown reduced from 40 seconds to 25 seconds. Mana cost removed. Level 16 Templar's Verdict [W] Armor reduction reduced from 20 to 15. Percent damage reduced from 7% to 6%. Return to Top
      Hero Updates
      Alarak
      Talents
      Level 1 Ruthless Momentum [Passive] Added a health threshold indicator. Level 10 Deadly Charge [R1] Added cast and channel bars. Counter-Strike [R2] Added cast and channel bars. Ana
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Rapid Reload shares Quickcast settings with Healing Dart. Removed Cancel Eye of Horus. Anduin
      Talents
      Level 1 Lightwell [Active] Added a button indicator for remaining activations. Level 16 Renew [Q] Added a duration indicator. Artanis
      Talents
      Level 4 Shield Surge [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Trait is now highlighted when below 25%. Level 7 Final Cut [Passive] Conditional part of the ability has been added to the Buff Bar. Arthas
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Sacrifice Ghoul. Talents
      Level 4 Icy Talons [E] Added to the Buff Bar. Auriel
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed self-cast Resurrect. Blaze
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Added the Bunker's abilities. Talents
      Level 1 Adrenaline Stimpack [Active] Added a health threshold indicator. Chromie
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Slowing Sands. Removed Detonate Time Trap. Talents
      Level 14 Quantum Overdrive [Active] Added a duration indicator. Level 20 Blessing of the Bronze [Passive] Added a duration indicator. Deathwing
      Talents
      Level 4 Heat Wave [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Deckard
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Stay Awhile and Listen. Dehaka
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Burrow. D.Va
      Base
      Quickcast Settings D.Va Mech's Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast settings. Removed Cancel Defense Matrix. Retarget Defense Matrix now inherits Quickcast settings from Defense Matrix. E.T.C.
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Rockstar. Guitar Solo [E] Added a duration indicator. Gall
      Talents
      Level 7 Ogre Rampage [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Garrosh
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Double Up. Removed Seasoned Soldier. Gul'dan
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed duplicate Life Tap and Cancel Drain Life. Hanzo
      Talents
      Level 13 Fleet of Foot [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. Hogger
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel abilities. Johanna
      Talents
      Level 13 Holy Fury [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Junkrat
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Detonate Mine. Removed RIP-Tire abilities. Frag Launcher [Q] Added a pulsing red/blue indicator to grenades empowered by Extra-Wound Timers. Talents
      Level 10 RIP-Tire [R1] Added a range indicator for full damage. Li-Ming
      Talents
      Level 10 Disintegrate [R1] Can now be cancelled by pressing Stop or Hold Fire. Lucio
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast settings. Lunara
      Talents
      Level 1 Hippity Hop [Z] Will now show on the Buff Bar while active. Level 7 Splintered Spear [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. Wild Vigor [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Level 13 Endless Spores [W] Now causes the Crippling Spores button to pulse when activating it would grant reduced cooldown. Level 16 Accelerated Contamination [Q] Now causes the Noxious Blossom button to glow when the cooldown is recharging faster. Invigorating Spores [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Star Wood Spear [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Mal'Ganis
      Talents
      Level 20 Seeker Swarm [R1] Added a range indicator. Malfurion
      Talents
      Level 16 Ysera's Gift [Q] Added a health indicator. Level 20 Lunar Shower [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Medivh
      Base
      Portal [E] Added remaining duration to button. Muradin
      Talents
      Level 1 Third Wind [D] Added a health threshold indicator. Murky
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel March of the Murlocs. Talents
      Level 1 Fish Eye [D] Added a range indicator for Fish Eye once the Respawn Egg has been placed. Orphea
      Talents
      Level 16 Lurking Terror [Active] Added an activation timer. Qhira
      Base
      Talents are now sorted in tier order in the Buff Bar. Blood Rage [W] Added UI indicator for Blood Rage's heal value. Talents
      Level 13 Chainsaw [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. The Hunted [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Ragnaros
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Molten Core's Sulfuras Smash now shares Quickcast settings with Ragnaros' Sulfuras Smash. Talents
      Level 20 Submerge [Active] Added a healing preview. Samuro
      Base
      Added a sound indicator to Dance of Death. Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Bladestorm. Removed duplicate Critical Strike. Image Transmission [Trait] Disabled while there are no Mirror Images active. Now removes targeting when there is only one active Mirror Image. Mirror Image [Q] Added guide indicators to their targeting. Wind Walk [E] Added Healing over Time preview. Talents
      Level 4 Deflection [D] Updated to display its remaining duration while active. Level 16 Press the Attack [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Stitches
      Base
      Shambling Horror [Trait] Added a duration indicator. Stukov
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Lurking Arm. Talents
      Level 1 Reactive Ballistospores [W] Added a health indicator. The Butcher
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Fresh Meat. Butcher's Brand [W] Added a duration indicator to the button. Talents
      Level 16 Enraged [Passive] Added a health indicator. The Lost Vikings
      Base
      Slowing Charge [Olaf] Cooldown now displays a circular indicator around his shield in The Lost Viking's Hero status. Tracer
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast setting. Removed Locked and Loaded. Tychus
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Run and Gun while Overkill is active shares Quickcast settings with Run and Gun. Tyrande
      Talents
      Level 16 Darnassian Archery [Passive] Added a duration indicator. Uther
      Talents
      Level 4 Holy Fire [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Level 16 Beacon of Light [Q] Added a health threshold indicator. Valeera
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Vanish. Talents
      Level 10 Smoke Bomb [R1] Button now has a duration indicator. Varian
      Talents
      Level 7 Second Wind [Passive] Added a health threshold indicator. Whitemane
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Inquisition. Zeal [Trait] Now has a duration indicator while active. Xul
      Talents
      Level 13 Rapid Harvest [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Zeratul
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Seeker in the Dark. Talents
      Level 4 Psionic Strength [Passive] Added the stack count to the Buff Bar. Zul'jin
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed duplicate Cancel Berserker. Removed duplicate Regeneration. Talents
      Level 1 Recklessness [Passive] Added health threshold indicators. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Added XP Value to Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused location targeted abilities to be cancelled by conveyor belts. Fixed an issue that caused talent text to be truncated on hero select screens. Talents Quests updated to display quest progress at the caster if the triggering enemy is out of vision. Updated Homescreen and Startup Music. Updated Time Stop to display above all other effects in the health plate. Updated Shop Bundles and Items. Fixed display issues with some Block talents. Fixed an issue that caused Heroes with non standard height to cause target-facing effects to face the incorrect location. Maps
      Blackheart's Bay Updated coin warning indicator to be consistently colored. Cursed Hollow Fixed an issue that caused Cursed Hallow Call for Help ability warning to display incorrectly. Warhead Junction Sewers are now clickable while they are in the fog of war. Warheads now interact with physics objects. Heroes
      Abathur Level 10 Ultimate Evolution [R1] No longer plays quest progress visual effects. Level 16 Volatile Mutation [R] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Alarak Telekinesis [W] Fixed an issue that caused Telekinesis to not interact with map objects. Alexstrasza Level 10 Cleansing Flame [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Cleansing Flame to cast at the incorrect location. Anduin Can once again hold his sword high and proud. Anubarak Fixed an issue where the AI was not using Locust Swarm. Fixed an issue that caused Anub'arak's abilities to not interact with map objects. Burrow Charge [E] Impoved the visibility of the erupt location indicator. Level 10 Cocoon [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Cocoon to not properly hide things attached to the target. Artanis Fixed an issue that caused some of Artanis' abilities to not interact with map objects. Fixed an issue that caused Arthas' abilities to not interact with map objects. Phase Prism [E] Fixed an issue that caused Phase Prism to not properly detect structures after the target becomes Time Stopped. Auriel Detainment Strike [E] Terrain impact will now always display as a crit. Level 7 Empathic Link [D] Fixed an issue that caused Empathic Link to grant Hope when an ally deals damage to themselves. Level 13 Piercing Lash [E] Fixed an issue that caused Piercing Lash to not hit multiple Heroes with Detainment Strike. Azmodan Fixed an issue that caused Azmodan's abilities to not interact with map and physics objects. Summon Demon Warrior [W] Fixed an issue that caused Demon Warriors to leave permanent burning visuals if killed at the moment they spawn. Level 1 Wrath [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Wrath to increase damage of Wrath's marker. Level 7 Bombardment [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Bombardment to increase damage of Wrath's marker. Brightwing Level 4 Unstable Anomaly [W] Fixed an issue that caused Unstable Anomaly to leave behind a permanent visual. Level 10 Emerald Wind [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Emerald Wind to not interact with map objects. Level 20 Invisible Friends [R1] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Cassia Level 7 Surge of Light [D] Fixed an issue that caused Surge of Light to not destroy map objects. Level 13 War Traveler [D] Instant mount is now more responsive. Chen Level 10 Wandering Keg [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Wandering Keg to cease targeting the mouse cursor if another Chen's Wandering Keg expires. Will now actively target the mouse cursor instead of targeting the mouse cursor only when its position has changed. Storm, Earth, Fire [R2] Earth's damage is now Physical. ChoGall Fixed Gall's damage not gaining all benefits from Cho's buffs. Level 4 Rising Dread [W] No longer causes the third bounce of Dread Orb display as a crit. Level 7 Double Trouble [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Double Trouble's quest completion to not stack with Twilight Frenzy. Fixed an issue that caused Gall to lose the benefits of Double Trouble's completion after Twilight Frenzy expires. Chromie Level 7 Bronze Talons [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Bronze Talons visuals to persist after Chromie's death. Level 11 Here and There [Active] No longer dismounts or decloaks when used. Level 16 Quantum Overdrive [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Quantum Overdrive visuals to persist after death. Deathwing Fixed an issue that caused Deathwing to be a valid ping target in the party frame while Dragonflight is active. Fixed an issue that caused Deathwing to enter an invalid state if the target of his landing becomes invalid. Level 7 Death Drop [Z] Fixed an issue that caused Death Drop to not reduce all forms of Spell Armor. Deckard Fixed an issue that allowed Deckard to dance without incurring movement restriction. Level 13 Ancient Blessings [D] Fixed an issue that caused Ancient Blessings to not heal the attacker when dealing damage to enemy Heroes that are immune to friendly abilities. Level 20 Morenados! [R2] Fixed an issue that caused the cooldown reduction to be prevented when Lorenado hits a non-Hero. Diablo Shadow Charge [Q] Terrain impact will now always display as a crit. Fire Stomp [W] Now combines damage text. D.Va Fixed an issue that caused some of D.Va's abilities to not interact with map and physics objects. Self-Destruct [E] Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's Mech to continue moving if it was Rooted when Self-Destruct was cast. Fixed an issue that caused Self-Destruct to not feature a pulse animation when fully charged. Starts decaying in damage after 4 range. Big Shot [R] Fixed an issue that caused Big Shot to hit Invulnerable enemies. Level 20 Ablative Armor [D] Now includes damage dealt to D.Va's Shields. Fenix Level 13 Dampening Field [D] Fixed an issue that caused Dampening Field to not grant Spell Armor against all sources. Garrosh Into the Fray [1] Fixed an issue that caused Into the Fray to display as Lok-tar Ogar! in Quickcast menu. Level 7 Lok-tar Ogar! [1] Now display as an active upgrade instead of a passive. Genji Swift Strike [E] Adjusted color display for Swift Strike refund timer on the button. Fixed an issue that caused Swift Strike's mana refund to be displayed for the killed enemy player. Level 4 Strike At The Heart [E] Fixed an issue with Genji's Strike At The Heart text. Level 13 Way of The Shimada [E] Now only causes Genji's attacks to display as a crit at 10+ stacks. Level 16 Final Cut [E] Fixed an issue that caused Final Cut's damage to not be modified by any damage modifiers. Gul'dan Level 1 Chaotic Energy [W] Fixed an issue that caused Chaotic Energy to not increase the healing of Regeneration Globes by the correct value in ARAM. Level 13 Healthstone [Active] No longer dismounts or decloaks Gul'dan. Level 16 Ruinous Affliction [E] Third strike damage now displays as a crit. Hanzo Fixed an issue that caused weapons to fire multiple times when used in conjunction with select abilities. Scatter Arrow [W] Now combines damage text. Level 16 Giant Slayer [Passive] Bonus damage from Scatter Arrow will now combine damage text. Hogger Rage has been added to the Hero page. Staggering Blows [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Staggering Blows to not interact with map objects. Ez-Thro Dynamite [W] Will always display as a crit on direct hit damage. Level 4 Brute Force [Q] No longer causes Loot Hoard to display as a crit. Imperius Level 10 Angelic Armaments [R1] Will combine damage text with Heavenly Host. Junkrat Level 10 RIP-Tire [R1] Starts decaying in damage after 1.5 range. Leoric Level 7 Willing Vessel [W] Now displays as a crit. Li Li Fast Feet [Trait] Adjusted color display for duration indicator. Level 10 Jug of 1,000 Cups [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Jug of 1,000 Cups' cooldown to be increased while in Stasis. Level 13 Gale Force [E] Fixed an issue that caused Gale Force to not properly increase Blinding Wind's duration. Lt. Morales Level 13 Bedside Manner [E] Proc bonus now displays as a crit. Lunara Nature's Toxin [Trait] Now acts similarly to other heals. Level 13 Abolish Magic [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Abolish Magic to not reduce the duration of Silences, Fears, and Taunts. Maiev Level 1 Bonds of Justice [W] No longer causes attacks to display as crits when using Umbral Bind. Level 4 Blade Dance [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Blade Dance to not grant stacks of Vengeful Knives. Level 10 Containment Disc [R1] Removed Silence display while Time Stopped. Mal'Ganis Level 13 Blood Rush [D] Fixed an issue that caused Blood Rush to activate from Healing Fountains and Regeneration Globes. Malthael Level 13 Shroud of Wisdom [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Shroud of Wisdom to not grant Spell Armor against all sources. Level 20 Angel of Death [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Angel of Death to be affected by Spellpower modifiers. Mei Level 20 Cascade [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Cascade's Snow Blinds to Blind for less duration than untalented Snow Blinds. Nazeebo Zombie Wall [W] Updated zombies to face inside the Zombie Wall when created. Level 20 Annihilating Spirits [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Annihilating Spirits healing reduction to display floating text multiple times. Nova Holo Decoys [E] Will now move towards uncollected Experience Globes if they are idle. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused weapons to fire multiple times when used in conjunction with select abilities. Level 4 Chaotic Assault [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Chaotic Assault to not apply while Orphea has 3 stacks of Chaos. Level 13 Invasive Miasma [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Invasive Miasma to hit dead Heroes. Level 20 Eldritch Conduit [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Eldritch Conduit's visuals to persist after death. Probius Disruption Pulse [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Disruption Pulse to hit targets hit by previous Disruption Pulses. Level 4 Photon Barrier [D] Fixed an issue that caused Photon Barrier to display while Probius is dead. Level 10 Pylon Overcharge [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Pylon Overcharge to not properly grant Pylons Invulnerability. Qhira Grappling Hook [Trait] Adjusted Grappling Hook guide and terrain indicator to match its cast range. Level 13 The Hunted [Passive] Fixed an issue that caused The Hunted to lose stacks when hitting a non-Hero. Raynor Level 20 Sergeant Pepper [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Sergeant Pepper to not properly apply if selected while at 0 stacks of Give Em' Some Pepper. 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Tassadar Level 7 Psionic Echo [W] Adjusted color display for Psionic Echo indicator on Shock Ray button. The Butcher Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's charge to be cancelled prematurely. Level 13 Cleaver [Passive] Can now trigger while Blinded. Now heals if the cleaved-to-target has The Butcher's Brand. Level 20 Fires of Hell [R1] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Thrall Feral Spirit [E] Fixed an issue that caused Feral Spirit to hit Invulnerable non-Heroes. Level 13 Frostwolf's Grace [D] No longer dismounts Thrall. Tracer Level 20 Composition B [R] Fixed an issue that caused Composition B's outer radius to not gain the benefit of Quantum Spike. Tyrande Sentinel [E] Fixed an issue that caused Sentinel to pierce incorrectly. Uther Holy Radiance [W] Displays as a crit when Uther has Spellpower bonuses. Level 16 Beacon of Light [Q] Only causes Holy Light to display as a crit when under 50% health. Valeera Deep Shadows duration indicator will now fill, rather than empty. Level 4 Wound Poison [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Wound Poison to display floating text multiple times. Valla Multishot [W] Fixed an issue that caused Multishot to not apply all hit effects when hitting enemies inside Valla's space. Level 13 Gloom [Active] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Varian Level 13 Mortal Strike [D] Fixed an issue that caused Mortal Strike to display floating text multiple times. Whitemane Zeal [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Zeal's active visuals to persist after death. Searing Lash [E] The second strike always displays as a crit. Xul Level 20 Mortal Wounds [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Mortal Wounds to display floating text multiple times. Yrel Fixed an issue with abilities causing all players to highlight enemies. Avenging Wrath [E] Fixed an issue that caused Avenging Wrath's VFX to display incorrectly. Level 10 Ardent Defender [R1] Increases Yrel's Self Healing when it prevents damage to her. Zarya Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to not damage enemies in the cleave area if the primary target dies to the attack. Level 7 Deep Burn [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Deep Burn to display the incorrect floating text value. Zul'jin Fixed an issue that caused duplicate entries in the Death Recap. Level 1 Recklessness [Passive] Adjusted position in the Buff Bar. Return to Top
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    • By Staff
      Blizzard has released a new Heroes of the Storm patch for testing on the PTR and here are the official patch notes.
      (Source)
      Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting. 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:
      ARAM Balance Update Hero Updates Bug Fixes ARAM
      General
      Varian is now classified as a Tank. Same Hero Mode
      Artanis has been added. Hogger has been added. Leoric has been added. (Leoric is still disabled for Normal Mode). Whitemane has been added. Zarya has been added. Nova has been removed. Probius has been removed. Return to Top
      Balance Updates
      Heroes
      Arthas
      Base
      Health Regeneration increased from 5.957 to 6.375. Maximum Health increased from 2860 to 2980. Death Coil [Q] Healing increased from 262 to 285. Frozen Tempest [E] Mana cost per second reduced from 13 to 11. Talents
      Level 13 Biting Cold [E] Damage increase is now additive. Level 16 Embrace Death [Q] Now grants an additive bonus to Death Coil's damage. Hogger
      Base
      Rage decay rate increased from 10 per second to 13 per second. Talents
      Level 1 On the Prowl [Active] Activating On the Prowl now prevents Rage decay instantly. Cooldown increased from 40 seconds to 45 seconds. Healing per second reduced from 8 to 7. Level 4 Brute Force [Q] Damage bonus when enemy Heroes hit terrain reduced from 8 to 6. Level 13 Dust Devil [E] Duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds. Sub-50 rage Armor increased from 20 to 25. Pummel [E] Spellpower reduction reduced from 50% to 30%. Junkrat
      Base
      Steel Trap [E] Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 15 seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Extra-Wound Timers [Q] Damage bonus reduced from 120% to 100%. Level 7 Dirty Trickster [D] Cooldown increased from 12 seconds to 20 seconds. Rehgar
      Base
      Basic Attack Damage reduced from 115 to 110. Ghost Wolf Basic Attack bonus decreased from 75% to 60%. Lightning Shield [W] Mana restored per enemy hit reduced from 2 to 1. Talents
      Level 1 Stormcaller [W] Maximum stacks reduced from 300 to 200. Level 7 Blood and Thunder [D] Mana restoration reduced from 5% of max mana to 4% of max mana. Grounded Totem [E] Attack speed slow reduced from 25% to 15%. Level 16 Earthgrasp Totem [E] Damage reduced from 115 to 90. Yrel
      Talents
      Level 1 Maraad's Insight [Passive] Healing increased from 140 to 160. Level 4 Aegis of Light [E] Armor bonus increased from 30 to 50. Duration increased from 4 seconds to 6 seconds. Level 10 Sacred Ground [R2] Cooldown reduced from 40 seconds to 25 seconds. Mana cost removed. Level 16 Templar's Verdict [W] Armor reduction reduced from 20 to 15. Percent damage reduced from 7% to 6%. Return to Top
      Hero Updates
      Alarak
      Talents
      Level 1 Ruthless Momentum [Passive] Added a health threshold indicator. Level 10 Deadly Charge [R1] Added cast and channel bars. Counter-Strike [R2] Added cast and channel bars. Ana
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Rapid Reload to shares Quickcast settings with Healing Dart. Removed Cancel Eye of Horus. Anduin
      Talents
      Level 1 Lightwell [Active] Added a button indicator for remaining activations. Level 16 Renew [Q] Added a duration indicator. Artanis
      Talents
      Level 4 Shield Surge [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Trait is now highlighted when below 25%. Level 7 Final Cut [Passive] Conditional part of the ability has been added to the Buff Bar. Arthas
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Sacrifice Ghoul. Talents
      Level 4 Icy Talons [E] Added to the Buff Bar. Auriel
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed self-cast Resurrect. Blaze
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Added the Bunker's abilities. Talents
      Level 1 Adrenaline Stimpack [Active] Added a health threshold indicator. Chromie
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Slowing Sands. Removed Detonate Time Trap. Talents
      Level 14 Quantum Overdrive [Active] Added a duration indicator. Level 20 Blessing of the Bronze [Passive] Added a duration indicator. Deathwing
      Talents
      Level 4 Heat Wave [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Deckard
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Stay Awhile and Listen. Dehaka
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Burrow. D.Va
      Base
      Quickcast Settings D.Va Mech's Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast settings. Removed Cancel Defense Matrix. Retarget Defense Matrix now inherits Quickcast settings from Defense Matrix. E.T.C.
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Rockstar. Guitar Solo [E] Added a duration indicator. Gall
      Talents
      Level 7 Ogre Rampage [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Garrosh
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Double Up. Removed Seasoned Soldier. Gul'dan
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed duplicate Life Tap and Cancel Drain Life. Hanzo
      Talents
      Level 13 Fleet of Foot [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. Hogger
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel abilities. Johanna
      Talents
      Level 13 Holy Fury [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Junkrat
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Detonate Mine. Removed RIP-Tire abilities. Frag Launcher [Q] Added a pulsing red/blue indicator to grenades empowered by Extra-Wound Timers. Talents
      Level 10 RIP-Tire [R1] Added a range indicator for full damage. Li-Ming
      Talents
      Level 10 Disintegrate [R1] Can now be cancelled by pressing Stop or Hold Fire. Lucio
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast settings. Lunara
      Talents
      Level 1 Hippity Hop [Z] Will now show on the Buff Bar while active. Level 7 Splintered Spear [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. Wild Vigor [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Level 13 Endless Spores [W] Now causes the Crippling Spores button to pulse when activating it would grant reduced cooldown. Level 16 Accelerated Contamination [Q] Now causes the Noxious Blossom button to glow when the cooldown is recharging faster. Invigorating Spores [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Star Wood Spear [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Mal'Ganis
      Talents
      Level 20 Seeker Swarm [R1] Added a range indicator. Malfurion
      Talents
      Level 16 Ysera's Gift [Q] Added a health indicator. Level 20 Lunar Shower [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Medivh
      Base
      Portal [E] Added remaining duration to button. Muradin
      Talents
      Level 1 Third Wind [D] Added a health threshold indicator. Murky
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel March of the Murlocs. Talents
      Level 1 Fish Eye [D] Added a range indicator for Fish Eye once the Respawn Egg has been placed. Orphea
      Talents
      Level 16 Lurking Terror [Active] Added an activation timer. Qhira
      Base
      Talents are now sorted in tier order in the Buff Bar. Blood Rage [W] Added UI indicator for Blood Rage's heal value. Talents
      Level 13 Chainsaw [Q] Added to the Buff Bar. The Hunted [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Ragnaros
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Molten Core's Sulfuras Smash now shares Quickcast settings with Ragnaros' Sulfuras Smash. Talents
      Level 20 Submerge [Active] Added a healing preview. Samuro
      Base
      Added a sound indicator to Dance of Death. Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Bladestorm. Removed duplicate Critical Strike. Image Transmission [Trait] Disabled while there are no Mirror Images active. Now removes targeting when there is only one active Mirror Image. Mirror Image [Q] Added guide indicators to their targeting. Wind Walk [E] Added Healing over Time preview. Talents
      Level 4 Deflection [D] Updated to display its remaining duration while active. Level 16 Press the Attack [D] Added to the Buff Bar. Stitches
      Base
      Shambling Horror [Trait] Added a duration indicator. Stukov
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Lurking Arm. Talents
      Level 1 Reactive Ballistospores [W] Added a health indicator. The Butcher
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Fresh Meat. Butcher's Brand [W] Added a duration indicator to the button. Talents
      Level 16 Enraged [Passive] Added a health indicator. The Lost Vikings
      Base
      Slowing Charge [Olaf] Cooldown now displays a circular indicator around his shield in The Lost Viking's Hero status. Tracer
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Attack now shares Quickcast settings with other Attack Quickcast setting. Removed Locked and Loaded. Run and Gun while Overkill is active shares Quickcast settings with Run and Gun. Tyrande
      Talents
      Level 16 Darnassian Archery [Passive] Added a duration indicator. Uther
      Talents
      Level 4 Holy Fire [Passive] Added to the Buff Bar. Level 16 Beacon of Light [Q] Added a health threshold indicator. Valeera
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Vanish. Talents
      Level 10 Smoke Bomb [R1] Button now has a duration indicator. Varian
      Talents
      Level 7 Second Wind [Passive] Added a health threshold indicator. Whitemane
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Cancel Inquisition. Zeal [Trait] Now has a duration indicator while active. Xul
      Talents
      Level 13 Rapid Harvest [W] Added to the Buff Bar. Zeratul
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed Seeker in the Dark. Talents
      Level 4 Psionic Strength [Passive] Added the stack count to the Buff Bar. Zul'jin
      Base
      Quickcast Settings Removed duplicate Cancel Berserker. Removed duplicate Regeneration. Talents
      Level 1 Recklessness [Passive] Added health threshold indicators. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Added XP Value to Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused location targeted abilities to be cancelled by conveyor belts. Fixed an issue that caused talent text to be truncated on hero select screens. Talents Quests updated to display quest progress at the caster if the triggering enemy is out of vision. Updated Homescreen and Startup Music. Updated Time Stop to display above all other effects in the health plate. Fixed display issues with some Block talents. Fixed an issue that caused Heroes with non standard height to cause target-facing effects to face the incorrect location. Maps
      Blackheart's Bay Updated coin warning indicator to be consistently colored. Cursed Hollow Fixed an issue that caused Cursed Hallow Call for Help ability warning to display incorrectly. Warhead Junction Sewers are now clickable while they are in the fog of war. Warheads now interact with physics objects. Heroes
      Abathur Level 10 Ultimate Evolution [R1] No longer plays quest progress visual effects. Level 16 Volatile Mutation [R] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Alarak Telekinesis [W] Fixed an issue that caused Telekinesis to not interact with map objects. Alexstrasza Level 10 Cleansing Flame [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Cleansing Flame to cast at the incorrect location. Anduin Can once again hold his sword high and proud. Anubarak Fixed an issue where the AI was not using Locust Swarm. Fixed an issue that caused Anub'arak's abilities to not interact with map objects. Burrow Charge [E] Impoved the visibility of the erupt location indicator. Level 10 Cocoon [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Cocoon to not properly hide things attached to the target. Artanis Fixed an issue that caused some of Artanis' abilities to not interact with map objects. Fixed an issue that caused Arthas' abilities to not interact with map objects. Phase Prism [E] Fixed an issue that caused Phase Prism to not properly detect structures after the target becomes Time Stopped. Auriel Detainment Strike [E] Terrain impact will now always display as a crit. Level 7 Empathic Link [D] Fixed an issue that caused Empathic Link to grant Hope when an ally deals damage to themselves. Level 13 Piercing Lash [E] Fixed an issue that caused Piercing Lash to not hit multiple Heroes with Detainment Strike. Azmodan Fixed an issue that caused Azmodan's abilities to not interact with map and physics objects. Summon Demon Warrior [W] Fixed an issue that caused Demon Warriors to leave permanent burning visuals if killed at the moment they spawn. Level 1 Wrath [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Wrath to increase damage of Wrath's marker. Level 7 Bombardment [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Bombardment to increase damage of Wrath's marker. Brightwing Level 4 Unstable Anomaly [W] Fixed an issue that caused Unstable Anomaly to leave behind a permanent visual. Level 10 Emerald Wind [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Emerald Wind to not interact with map objects. Level 20 Invisible Friends [R1] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Cassia Level 7 Surge of Light [D] Fixed an issue that caused Surge of Light to not destroy map objects. Level 13 War Traveler [D] Instant mount is now more responsive. Chen Level 10 Wandering Keg [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Wandering Keg to cease targeting the mouse cursor if another Chen's Wandering Keg expires. Will now actively target the mouse cursor instead of targeting the mouse cursor only when its position has changed. Storm, Earth, Fire [R2] Earth's damage is now Physical. ChoGall Fixed Gall's damage not gaining all benefits from Cho's buffs. Level 4 Rising Dread [W] No longer causes the third bounce of Dread Orb display as a crit. Level 7 Double Trouble [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Double Trouble's quest completion to not stack with Twilight Frenzy. Fixed an issue that caused Gall to lose the benefits of Double Trouble's completion after Twilight Frenzy expires. Chromie Level 7 Bronze Talons [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Bronze Talons visuals to persist after Chromie's death. Level 11 Here and There [Active] No longer dismounts or decloaks when used. Level 16 Quantum Overdrive [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Quantum Overdrive visuals to persist after death. Deathwing Fixed an issue that caused Deathwing to be a valid ping target in the party frame while Dragonflight is active. Fixed an issue that caused Deathwing to enter an invalid state if the target of his landing becomes invalid. Level 7 Death Drop [Z] Fixed an issue that caused Death Drop to not reduce all forms of Spell Armor. Deckard Fixed an issue that allowed Deckard to dance without incurring movement restriction. Level 13 Ancient Blessings [D] Fixed an issue that caused Ancient Blessings to not heal the attacker when dealing damage to enemy Heroes that are immune to friendly abilities. Level 20 Morenados! [R2] Fixed an issue that caused the cooldown reduction to be prevented when Lorenado hits a non-Hero. Diablo Shadow Charge [Q] Terrain impact will now always display as a crit. Fire Stomp [W] Now combines damage text. D.Va Fixed an issue that caused some of D.Va's abilities to not interact with map and physics objects. Self-Destruct [E] Fixed an issue that caused D.Va's Mech to continue moving if it was Rooted when Self-Destruct was cast. Fixed an issue that caused Self-Destruct to not feature a pulse animation when fully charged. Starts decaying in damage after 4 range. Big Shot [R] Fixed an issue that caused Big Shot to hit Invulnerable enemies. Level 20 Ablative Armor [D] Now includes damage dealt to D.Va's Shields. Fenix Level 13 Dampening Field [D] Fixed an issue that caused Dampening Field to not grant Spell Armor against all sources. Garrosh Into the Fray [1] Fixed an issue that caused Into the Fray to display as Lok-tar Ogar! in Quickcast menu. Level 7 Lok-tar Ogar! [1] Now display as an active upgrade instead of a passive. Genji Swift Strike [E] Adjusted color display for Swift Strike refund timer on the button. Fixed an issue that caused Swift Strike's mana refund to be displayed for the killed enemy player. Level 4 Strike At The Heart [E] Fixed an issue with Genji's Strike At The Heart text. Level 13 Way of The Shimada [E] Now only causes Genji's attacks to display as a crit at 10+ stacks. Level 16 Final Cut [E] Fixed an issue that caused Final Cut's damage to not be modified by any damage modifiers. Gul'dan Level 1 Chaotic Energy [W] Fixed an issue that caused Chaotic Energy to not increase the healing of Regeneration Globes by the correct value in ARAM. Level 13 Healthstone [Active] No longer dismounts or decloaks Gul'dan. Level 16 Ruinous Affliction [E] Third strike damage now displays as a crit. Hanzo Fixed an issue that caused weapons to fire multiple times when used in conjunction with select abilities. Scatter Arrow [W] Now combines damage text. Level 16 Giant Slayer [Passive] Bonus damage from Scatter Arrow will now combine damage text. Hogger Rage has been added to the Hero page. Staggering Blows [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Staggering Blows to not interact with map objects. Ez-Thro Dynamite [W] Will always display as a crit on direct hit damage. Level 4 Brute Force [Q] No longer causes Loot Hoard to display as a crit. Imperius Level 10 Angelic Armaments [R1] Will combine damage text with Heavenly Host. Junkrat Level 10 RIP-Tire [R1] Starts decaying in damage after 1.5 range. Leoric Level 7 Willing Vessel [W] Now displays as a crit. Li Li Fast Feet [Trait] Adjusted color display for duration indicator. Level 10 Jug of 1,000 Cups [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Jug of 1,000 Cups' cooldown to be increased while in Stasis. Level 13 Gale Force [E] Fixed an issue that caused Gale Force to not properly increase Blinding Wind's duration. Lt. Morales Level 13 Bedside Manner [E] Proc bonus now displays as a crit. Lunara Nature's Toxin [Trait] Now acts similarly to other heals. Level 13 Abolish Magic [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Abolish Magic to not reduce the duration of Silences, Fears, and Taunts. Maiev Level 1 Bonds of Justice [W] No longer causes attacks to display as crits when using Umbral Bind. Level 4 Blade Dance [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Blade Dance to not grant stacks of Vengeful Knives. Level 10 Containment Disc [R1] Removed Silence display while Time Stopped. Mal'Ganis Level 13 Blood Rush [D] Fixed an issue that caused Blood Rush to activate from Healing Fountains and Regeneration Globes. Malthael Level 13 Shroud of Wisdom [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Shroud of Wisdom to not grant Spell Armor against all sources. Level 20 Angel of Death [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Angel of Death to be affected by Spellpower modifiers. Mei Level 20 Cascade [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Cascade's Snow Blinds to Blind for less duration than untalented Snow Blinds. Nazeebo Zombie Wall [W] Updated zombies to face inside the Zombie Wall when created. Level 20 Annihilating Spirits [R2] Fixed an issue that caused Annihilating Spirits healing reduction to display floating text multiple times. Nova Holo Decoys [E] Will now move towards uncollected Experience Globes if they are idle. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused weapons to fire multiple times when used in conjunction with select abilities. Level 4 Chaotic Assault [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Chaotic Assault to not apply while Orphea has 3 stacks of Chaos. Level 13 Invasive Miasma [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Invasive Miasma to hit dead Heroes. Level 20 Eldritch Conduit [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Eldritch Conduit's visuals to persist after death. Probius Disruption Pulse [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Disruption Pulse to hit targets hit by previous Disruption Pulses. Level 4 Photon Barrier [D] Fixed an issue that caused Photon Barrier to display while Probius is dead. Level 10 Pylon Overcharge [R1] Fixed an issue that caused Pylon Overcharge to not properly grant Pylons Invulnerability. Qhira Grappling Hook [Trait] Adjusted Grappling Hook guide and terrain indicator to match its cast range. Level 13 The Hunted [Passive] Fixed an issue that caused The Hunted to lose stacks when hitting a non-Hero. Raynor Level 20 Sergeant Pepper [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Sergeant Pepper to not properly apply if selected while at 0 stacks of Give Em' Someo. Rehgar Fixed an issue that caused duplicate entries in the Death Recap. Level 13 Wellspring [E] Fixed an issue that caused Wellspring's beam to not appear when the heal occurs. Rexxar Fixed an issue that caused Rexxar and Misha to not share their Healing Fountain healing with each other. Samuro Level 4 One With The Wind [E] Fixed an issue that caused One With The Wind to display a duration while Wind Walk is active. Level 7 Crushing Blows [W] Fixed an issue that caused Crushing Blows to be located in the wrong location in the Buff Bar. Sgt. Hammer Level 16 Giant Killer [Passive] Fixed an issue that caused Giant Killer to damage Invulnerable targets. Sonya Fury [Trait] Adjusted the color display for remaining duration on the button. Stitches Level 16 Digestive Juices [E] Fixed an issue that caused Digestive Juices to not display a damage preview. Stukov Level 1 Fetid Touch [W] Fetid Touch's ranged attack no longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Tassadar Level 7 Psionic Echo [W] Adjusted color display for Psionic Echo indicator on Shock Ray button. The Butcher Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's charge to be cancelled prematurely. Level 13 Cleaver [Passive] Can now trigger while Blinded. Now heals if the cleaved-to-target has The Butcher's Brand. Level 20 Fires of Hell [R1] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Thrall Feral Spirit [E] Fixed an issue that caused Feral Spirit to hit Invulnerable non-Heroes. Level 13 Frostwolf's Grace [D] No longer dismounts Thrall. Tracer Level 20 Composition B [R] Fixed an issue that caused Composition B's outer radius to not gain the benefit of Quantum Spike. Tyrande Sentinel [E] Fixed an issue that caused Sentinel to pierce incorrectly. Uther Holy Radiance [W] Displays as a crit when Uther has Spellpower bonuses. Level 16 Beacon of Light [Q] Only causes Holy Light to display as a crit when under 50% health. Valeera Deep Shadows duration indicator will now fill, rather than empty. Level 4 Wound Poison [Active] Fixed an issue that caused Wound Poison to display floating text multiple times. Valla Multishot [W] Fixed an issue that caused Multishot to not apply all hit effects when hitting enemies inside Valla's space. Level 13 Gloom [Active] No longer displays an empty icon in the Death Recap. Varian Level 13 Mortal Strike [D] Fixed an issue that caused Mortal Strike to display floating text multiple times. Whitemane Zeal [Trait] Fixed an issue that caused Zeal's active visuals to persist after death. Searing Lash [E] The second strike always displays as a crit. Xul Level 20 Mortal Wounds [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Mortal Wounds to display floating text multiple times. Yrel Fixed an issue with abilities causing all players to highlight enemies. Avenging Wrath [E] Fixed an issue that caused Avenging Wrath's VFX to display incorrectly. Level 10 Ardent Defender [R1] Increases Yrel's Self Healing when it prevents damage to her. Zarya Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks to not damage enemies in the cleave area if the primary target dies to the attack. Level 7 Deep Burn [Q] Fixed an issue that caused Deep Burn to display the incorrect floating text value. Zul'jin Fixed an issue that caused duplicate entries in the Death Recap. Level 1 Recklessness [Passive] Adjusted position in the Buff Bar. Return to Top
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    • By Stan
      The Heroes of the Storm Collection just got a fresh update with the latest content update. Check out what's new!
      Corrupted Archangel Diablo returns along with the Hopeful Spirit Healer Auriel skin. For mounts, the Golden Lunar Skyrocket and Sleepy Cloud have made a return. You can explore the updated Collection at The Nexus Compendium.
    • By Staff
      A new Heroes of the Storm patch went live today and here are the official patch notes for the update.
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      The next Heroes of the Storm patch has arrived! Dive on in for more information.
      NOTE: Orange text indicates a change between PTR and Live notes.
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      General Balance Update Bug Fixes General
      Added XP given to enemy display. This will show up as purple floating text for the player that had their Hero slain. Return to Top
      Balance Update
      Heroes
      Li Li Jug of 1,000 Cups healing increased from 66 to 75. Medivh Mage Armor duration increased from 4 seconds to 5 seconds. Mage Armor increased from 30 to 40 Armor. Nova Advanced Cloaking bonus mana regen increased from 3 to 6. Anti-Armor Shells duration increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an anchor offset on Hero Select display. Fixed an issue that caused Shielding to not be displayed correctly in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Hellbats and Gnolls to reduce the Armor of enemies before damage was dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Heroes that use non-standard attack abilities to display the incorrect confirmation visuals. Certain Heroes would show a red confirmation arrow instead of a green arrow when moving. Fixed an issue that caused place of death to reveal into nearby shrubs. Fixed an issue that caused player-located cooldowns to continue refreshing after a Core is destroyed. Fixed an issue that caused Sapper Mercenaries' area warning indicator to persist after the attack has landed. Fixed an issue that caused the event count in the Death Recap to update for all players when a new death recap is created for any player. Maps
      Blackheart's Bay Chests now feature a warning indicator for the coin land location. The display happens once the coin has been launched and not prior to the coin launching. Lost Cavern Fixed an issue that caused minions to grant 1 XP for being in range of them dying. Heroes
      Abathur Evolve Monstrosity Stacks are now a Heroic Quest. Players will now be able to see how many stacks the Monstrosity has on the scoreboard, and when it has full stacks, it will display a quest complete indicator. Toxic Nest is no longer triggered by Invulnerable enemies. Alarak Fixed an issue that caused Alarak's Lightning Surge to display incorrectly at long range. Fixed an issue that caused Last Laugh to heal when they have been granted Spell leech. (Example: Nano Infusion from Ana) Ana Fixed an issue that caused Eye of Horus to hit Invulnerable Heroes. Anduin Divine Star Sword will no longer be destroyed when leaving the base during the game start period. Fixed an issue that caused Piercing Light to treat the first hit as the second. Anubarak Anubarak's Burning Beetle damage is now affected by all forms of damage modification. No longer able to use Locust Swarm while riding on the Toy Train. Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals. Artanis Fixed an issue that caused Target Purified to deal double damage. Fixed an issue that caused Titan Killer being capable of damaging Invulnerable targets when activated from Twin Blades. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Arthas Legion of Northrend's bonus healing is now additive. Rime now has a Block visual. Auriel Fixed an issue that caused Searing Light to not grant energy when hitting a Protected enemy. Azmodan Bombardment will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Fixed an issue that caused Azmodan's Demon Warriors to leave permanent burning visuals if killed at the same moment they spawn. Fixed an issue that caused Tide of Sin to leave visual markers at place of death. Fixed Globe of Annihilation no longer stacking off of Possessed minions. No longer possible to cast Tide of Sin when it is already active. Blaze Fixed an issue that caused Blaze to deal bonus damage to enemies hit by another Blaze's Flame Streams. Brightwing Fixed an issue that caused Phase Shift to activate on the previous target. Butcher Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's Fresh Meat spawning meat off of Possessed minions. Cassia Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals. Chen Fixed an issue that caused Stagger to heal when they have been granted Spell leech. (Example: Nano Infusion from Ana) ChoGall Fixed an issue that caused Enraged Regeneration to display incorrectly in the Death Recap. Deathwing Added Bellowing Roar Camera Lock. Deckard Fixed an issue that caused Ancient Blessings damage to not scale on targets if they level up while it is active. Included Potion to search text for Deckard. Dehaka Updated visuals of Spell Armor. D.Va Fixed an issue that caused Liquid Cooling to reset the fountain in ARAM incorrectly. Fixed an issue that caused Nuclear Option to trigger on an already exploded Mech. Micro Missiles no longer hits Invulnerable targets. Pilot Mode can now see the Self-Destruct charge. E.T.C. Crowd Surfer now displays floating text for mana refund. Falstad Fixed an issue that caused Falstad's Flight warning indicator to no longer display after selecting Epic Mount. Fixed an issue that caused Sustained Winds to damage invulnerable targets. Garrosh Unrivaled Strength bonus is now additive. Gazlowe Fixed an issue that caused Xplodium Bomb to not be affected by allied cooldown reduction. Genji Fixed an issue that caused Strike at the Heart to not display a damage preview. Swift Strike now displays floating text for mana refund. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Hanzo Ignore All Distractions will now display MISSED! text in the case of Blinds. Hogger Fixed an issue that caused Hogger's Hogg Wild visual to be visible when Hogger is visible. Imperius Fixed an issue that caused Brightwing and Falstad to be at the incorrect height after Celestial Charge Stuns them and a least one other Hero. Jaina Water Elemental Frostbolts will now behave consistently with Jaina's Frostbolts. Junkrat Chattering Teeth will now chase (but not trap) Invulnerable targets. Fixed an issued that caused Chattering Teeth to apply to Arming Steel Traps when selected. Kerrigan Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Blades to stack off of Possessed minions. Included Infested to search text for Kerrigan. Leoric Skeletal Swing mana refund now displays as a crit. Li-Ming Fixed an issue if Seeker is slected while Magic Missiles are in flight while Force Armor was selected. Fixed an issue that caused Force Armor to grant multiple stacks from the same Magic Missiles cast. Lucio Fixed an issue that caused Sound Barrier shields to not decay if Bossa Nova was slected while the target was shielded. Lunara Fixed an issue that caused Splintered Spear to not display correctly while Blinded or against an Evading enemy. Splintered Spear will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Maiev Naisha's Memento first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Mal'Ganis Included Vampire to search text for Mal'Ganis. Medivh Medivh's Portal is now an invalid target for allied abilities. (Example: Brightwing's Blink Heal) Mei Fixed an issue where The Big One was not gaining the full benefit of Slushball. Mephisto Fixed an issue that caused Unspeakable Horror being temporarily disabled when the target is knocked back. Murky Egg Hunt Egg is no longer killed in one hit by Structures. Fixed an issue that caused Fishy Deal to stack off of Possessed minions. Nazeebo Fixed an issue that caused Voodoo Ritual to stack off of Possessed minions. Nova Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoy's health bars to display incorrectly after losing Protected. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused Ravenous Hunger to stack off of Possessed minions. Fixed an issue that caused Shadow Waltz to refund mana multiple times per cast. Probius Fixed an issue that caused Spawning Minerals off of Possessed minions. Included Builder to search text for Probius. Qhira Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Ragnaros Fixed an issue that caused Sulfuras Hungers to stack off of Possessed minions. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Raynor Execute Orders now displays in the Death Recap for its Hyperion cast. Rehgar Improved Death Recap for Hunger of the Wolf. Samuro Mirage now functions like other Spell Armor Blocks. Sgt. Hammer Fixed an issue that caused Orbital BFG to not be affected by damage reduction. Pulse Detonation Core will replace Spider Mines in the recap if chosen. Spider Mines damage is now modified by Defense Matrix and Ultimate Evolution damage modifications. Spider Mines duration will continue while they are chasing. Spider Mines will no longer detonate on Invulnerable targets but will continue to chase them. Spider Mines will now display their damage when clicked in the Target Info Panel. Stitches Fixed an issue that caused Putrefaction to display floating text multiple times at once. Stukov Fixed an issue that caused Weighted Pustule to not display a damage preview. Sylvanas Fixed an issue that caused Withering Fire to display incorrectly. Tassadar Fixed an issue where Twilight Archon could use Toy Train. Khaydarin Amulet will cancel itself if the target is an inactive Mercenary. Thrall Fixed an issue that caused Echo of the Elements activating off of Possessed Minions and Hallucinations. Fixed an issue that caused Rolling Thunder to not activate from Tempest Fury's attacks. Fixed an issue that caused Wolf Pack to reset Feral Spirit on talent reset incorrectly. The Lost Vikings Fixed an issue that caused Nordic Attack Squad to be able to damage invulnerable targets. Fixed an issue where there health was not set to full on death. Tracer Fixed an issue that caused Get Stuffed to be capable of knocking back a target multiple times when Melee was cast in quick succession. Fixed an issue that caused Get Stuffed to knock back targets with other Heroes' Pulse Bombs placed on them. Locked and Loaded will now cause Tracer's Basic Attacks to display as Criticals when active. Ricochet can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Whitemane Included Chapeau to search text for Whitemane. Zagara Medusa Blades will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Mutalisk first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Zarya Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks not being affected properly by attack speed modifiers. Zeratul Fixed an issue that caused Might of the Nerazim abilities to heal for more damage than intended with Shadow Mending. Zul'jin A Surprise For Ya! can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Return to Top
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    • By Staff
      A new Heroes patch is now available for playtesting on the PTR!
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      Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting. We would like to take a moment to thank the community for providing insight and feedback for these changes. 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:
      General Balance Update Bug Fixes General
      Added XP given to enemy display. Return to Top
      Balance Update
      Heroes
      Lili Jug of 1,000 Cups healing increased from 66 to 80. Medivh Mage Armor duration increased from 4 seconds to 6 seconds. Mage Armor increased from 30 to 50 Armor. Nova Advanced Cloaking bonus mana regen increased from 3 to 6. Anti-Armor Shells duration increased from 3 seconds to 5 seconds. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an anchor offset on Hero Select display. Fixed an issue that caused Shielding to not be displayed correctly in the Death Recap. Fixed an issue that caused Hellbats and Gnolls to reduce the Armor of enemies before damage was dealt. Fixed an issue that caused Heroes that use non-standard attack abilities to display the incorrect confirmation visuals. Fixed an issue that caused place of death to reveal into nearby shrubs. Fixed an issue that caused player-located cooldowns to continue refreshing after a Core is destroyed. Fixed an issue that caused Sapper Mercenaries' area warning indicator to persist after the attack has landed. Fixed an issue that caused the event count in the Death Recap to update for all players when a new death recap is created for any player. Maps
      Blackheart's Bay Chests now feature a warning indicator for the coin land location. Heroes
      Abathur Evolve Monstrosity Stacks are now a Heroic Quest. Toxic Nest is no longer triggered by Invulnerable enemies. Alarak Fixed an issue that caused Last Laugh to heal when they have been granted Spell leech. (Example: Nano Infusion from Ana) Anduin Fixed an issue that caused Piercing Light to treat the first hit as the second. Anubarak Anubarak's Burning Beetle damage is now affected by all forms of damage modification. No longer able to use Locust Swarm while riding on the Toy Train. Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals. Artanis Fixed an issue that caused Target Purified to deal double damage. Fixed an issue that caused Titan Killer being capable of damaging Invulnerable targets when activated from Twin Blades. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Arthas Legion of Northrend's bonus healing is now additive. Rime now has a Block visual. Azmodan Bombardment will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Fixed Globe of Annihilation no longer stacking off of Possessed minions. Brightwing Fixed an issue that caused Phase Shift to activate on the previous target. Butcher Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's Fresh Meat spawning meat off of Possessed minions. Cassia Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals. Chen Fixed an issue that caused Stagger to heal when they have been granted Spell leech. (Example: Nano Infusion from Ana) ChoGall Fixed an issue that caused Enraged Regeneration to display incorrectly in the Death Recap. Deathwing Added Bellowing Roar Camera Lock. Deckard Fixed an issue that caused Ancient Blessings damage to not scale on targets if they level up while it is active. Included Potion to search text for Deckard. Dehaka Updated visuals of Spell Armor. D.Va Fixed an issue that caused Liquid Cooling to reset the fountain in ARAM incorrectly. Pilot Mode can now see the Self-Destruct charge. E.T.C. Crowd Surfer now displays floating text for mana refund. Falstad Fixed an issue that caused Falstad's Flight warning indicator to no longer display after selecting Epic Mount. Fixed an issue that caused Sustained Winds to damage invulnerable targets. Gazlowe Fixed an issue that caused Xplodium Bomb to not be affected by allied cooldown reduction. Genji Fixed an issue that caused Strike at the Heart to not display a damage preview. Swift Strike now displays floating text for mana refund. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Hanzo Ignore All Distractions will now display MISSED! text in the case of Blinds. Hogger Fixed an issue that caused Hogger's Hogg Wild visual to be visible when Hogger is visible. Imperius Fixed an issue that caused Brightwing and Falstad to be at the incorrect height after Celestial Charge Stuns them and a least one other Hero. Junkrat Fixed an issued that caused Chattering Teeth to apply to Arming Steel Traps when selected. Kerrigan Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Blades to stack off of Possessed minions. Included Infested to search text for Kerrigan. Leoric Skeletal Swing mana refund now displays as a crit. Li-Ming Fixed an issue if Seeker is slected while Magic Missiles are in flight while Force Armor was selected. Fixed an issue that caused Force Armor to grant multiple stacks from the same Magic Missiles cast. Lucio Fixed an issue that caused Sound Barrier shields to not decay if Bossa Nova was slected while the target was shielded. Lunara Splintered Spear will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Maiev Naisha's Memento first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Mal'Ganis Included Vampire to search text for Mal'Ganis. Medivh Medivh's Portal is now an invalid target for allied abilities. (Example: Brightwing's Blink Heal) Mei Fixed an issue where The Big One was not gaining the full benefit of Slushball. Mephisto Fixed an issue that caused Unspeakable Horror being temporarily disabled when the target is knocked back. Murky Egg Hunt Egg is no longer killed in one hit by Structures. Fixed an issue that caused Fishy Deal to stack off of Possessed minions. Nazeebo Fixed an issue that caused Voodoo Ritual to stack off of Possessed minions. Nova Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoy's health bars to display incorrectly after losing Protected. Orphea Fixed an issue that caused Ravenous Hunger to stack off of Possessed minions. Fixed an issue that caused Shadow Waltz to refund mana multiple times per cast. Probius Fixed an issue that caused Spawning Minerals off of Possessed minions. Included Builder to search text for Probius. Qhira Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Ragnaros Fixed an issue that caused Sulfuras Hungers to stack off of Possessed minions. Updated visuals of Spell Armor. Rehgar Improved Death Recap for Hunger of the Wolf. Samuro Mirage now functions like other Spell Armor Blocks. Stitches Fixed an issue that caused Putrefaction to display floating text multiple times at once. Stukov Fixed an issue that caused Weighted Pustule to not display a damage preview. Sylvanas Fixed an issue that caused Withering Fire to display incorrectly. Tassadar Fixed an issue where Twilight Archon could use Toy Train. Khaydarin Amulet will cancel itself if the target is an inactive Mercenary. Thrall Fixed an issue that caused Echo of the Elements activating off of Possessed Minions and Hallucinations. Fixed an issue that caused Rolling Thunder to not activate from Tempest Fury's attacks. Fixed an issue that caused Wolf Pack to reset Feral Spirit on talent reset incorrectly. The Lost Vikings Fixed an issue that caused Nordic Attack Squad to be able to damage invulnerable targets. Fixed an issue where there health was not set to full on death. Tracer Ricochet can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Whitemane Included Chapeau to search text for Whitemane. Zagara Medusa Blades will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Mutalisk first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. Zarya Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks not being affected properly by attack speed modifiers. Zeratul Fixed an issue that caused Might of the Nerazim abilities to heal for more damage than intended with Shadow Mending. Zul'jin A Surprise For Ya! can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary. 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