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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 Stan
      The Heroes Design team is looking for feedback on the latest Nexus Anomaly, the current thinking is to keep the Core changes permanently because they add unique flavor and cool moments to games, and this post focuses on the more controversial changes that have gone live for Structures, mainly Tower aggro.
      Main Highlights
      The team initially decided to pull out all of the Tower aggro changes in preparation for the next Anomaly, as they didn't think they were right for the game. Once they removed the system, they started receiving feedback from across the team that this was the wrong decision, and that Tower aggro changes made the game feel better. Left undecided, the Design team is currently looking for feedback, because they need to make a call soon, but they are not 100% sure what to do now. Would you like the Tower aggro changes permanently added to the game?
      (Source)
      Hello fellow Heroes!
      The Heroes Design team has been hard at work on our next seasonal content, including deciding what to do with the Call for Help Nexus Anomaly. We’re looking for feedback, and we wanted to take the time to give you some heavy insight into our thoughts, so strap yourselves in, this is going to be a doozy!
      Firstly, we have already decided that we like what the changes to the Kings Core have brought to our game, and we want to keep those. We believe they give our maps a unique flavor and they add some cool moments to games. This article will be focused solely on the more controversial changes that were made to Towers, Forts, and Keeps in regards to how they interact with enemy Heroes. We think a good place to start is with what our goals were when we changed the Tower Aggro system.
      We had two major goals with the system:
      We wanted players to feel like their Towers were “smart” about how they tried to protect members of their team. We have heard lots of feedback over the years that it’s frustrating that Towers will prioritize a nearby minion while an allied Hero is being attacked, and that this felt unintuitive, resulting in players being upset with their own structures for not helping them out.
      We wanted to create more interesting back and forth gameplay between Heroes in both Tower diving and town defense situations. Before this change, the defending team’s counter-play was to try to cast AoE abilities on enemy Minions so that they would die, effectively enabling their Towers to target the diving Heroes and protect them.
      We want to also point out that while the first point may not seem like much, it is a fairly big deal, and was the initial primary motivator for changing Tower aggro. It’s important when playing games that they “feel” right, and when they don’t it can be a big deterrent to player enjoyment. It’s why we spend a lot of time and effort on high quality visual effects, sound effects, models, animations, and creating counter-play through proper design. It’s all related, and we believe that games become great works of art when things feel like they’re all working together in a cohesive and awesome way.
      Where We Are
      Let’s talk about how we feel about where things currently stand. We had recently made the decision to pull out all of the Tower aggro changes, and our recent playtests have had them removed in preparation for the next Anomaly. The team didn’t feel that it was a clear enough win due to some design concerns which we will discuss later, and due to how controversial the changes have been overall. We’re committed to only keeping Anomalies that we truly believe are better for the game as a whole, and since we were also incredibly torn on this issue, we had decided to remove it.
      Then something interesting happened. Once we had removed the system, we started getting feedback from across the team that this was the wrong decision, and that the Tower aggro changes, although they had some issues, made the game, overall, feel much better. We ourselves also noticed that the games just felt better with the system on, which caused us to go back and ask ourselves: “are we making the right decision by taking this away?”
      After lots of debate, we’re still torn on the how we want to proceed. We need to make a call soon, so we’re asking for some feedback from you to help us decide. In the next and final section of this post, we’re going to outline what we like about the current system, what we don’t like, and some proposed changes to improve the system if we decide to keep it.
      What We Like
      We believe we succeeded in Towers feeling smarter as a defending player. They “feel” like they’re doing what they should be
      We believe we’ve created cool, high-tension moments when enemy Heroes dive under a Tower. We also like how attackers have some ability to manipulate who gets the Tower aggro to make intelligent, coordinated plays. We believe this can be even better with improvements in the future
      The combination on our end of being able to manipulate Tower damage and the stacking Armor debuff gives us a lot of room to manipulate exactly how we want these interactions to feel going forward, and gives us good tuning knobs to decide how much defensive power is from the Tower itself or from the nearby enemy Heroes who are there to defend it
      Issues With The Current System
      We believe Towers are currently too punishing to consistently create the cool, high-tension moments we described above. They currently hit too hard to make those moments happen as often or as long as we’d like them to
      Many players don’t like how much they have to change their behavior when near enemy Towers, particularly the ones near the Gates, mainly due to splash damage inadvertently causing Towers to attack them
      A lot of the map is now more dangerous than before, making it less possible to fight enemy Heroes, particularly in the early game. This exacerbates issues we already have with our desire to make the laning phase of the game more interesting
      When too powerful (which we believe it currently is), it disincentivizes players from pushing with their map objectives, which can make those moments feel less awesome
      Some players just like the way things have been for years, and don’t want such a large change to a fundamental aspect of the game. While not a commanding reason to never make changes, it is something we always try to keep in mind, and why we think the bar needs to be high in order to keep these kinds of fundamental changes to game systems
      Now that we’ve covered where we’re at, here are some potential ideas that we have been debating to help make things better if we decide to keep the changes. We could end up doing none of these or all of them, and we’re open to other ideas from you!
      Change all structures to prioritize Map Objectives before anything else Pros
      It would fix players not wanting to push with Map Objectives Cons
      It adds another rule that can be unintuitive for the defending players since they will not always be defended by their Towers, only most of the time, which can be confusing and goes against the primary goal of Towers “feeling” smart in how they work
      Towers don’t defend their teammates in the moments of the game when they need them most
      Change Tower aggro so that the front Towers prioritize Minions, but the Forts, Keeps, and Kings Core prioritize Heroes who attack other Heroes Pros
      The early game would better reward aggression and pushing, and less of the map would be as dangerous as it currently is with the new system Players could attack gates without feeling like their splash damage could get them into trouble Cons
      It adds complexity to the game with two different Aggro rules depending on the Structure
      Lower the damage that Structures do to Heroes Pros
      Towers won’t be as directly threatening themselves, which mitigates the issue of them being too punishing in the early game Players will have more time to be aggressive with Tower diving and less immediately punished when Towers initially start to shoot them It puts the onus of properly defending towns more on the defending team, which incentivizes interaction between heroes Cons
      It makes Towers weaker, which could result in Tower diving being too prevalent.
      These are our thoughts on the current Anomaly. Thanks again for taking the time to read through our ideas. We’re now looking for feedback on how you feel about the current system, whether or not you would like to go back to the old system and why, or other ideas on how to improve the current one. We want to make a choice in the near future about what to do, so please be a Hero and give us your feedback – it will greatly help us in our tireless pursuit of constantly improving this game that we all love playing together.
    • By Stan
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    • By Oxygen
      Our twenty-ninth Heroes of the Storm Meta Tier list for the month of December is here!
      The latest meta tier list for December 2019 is here!
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      A new balance patch has just hit the Nexus. Cassia and Tracer have been reworked and we have some changes to the latest Nexus Anomaly, Tassadar buffs, and more. Read on for more details!
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      Heroes of the Storm has just been updated with Hero balance changes! Read on for details.
      Quick Navigation:
      General Collection Battlegrounds Heroes Rework Heroes Bug Fixes General
      Nexus Anomaly - A Call For Help Tower, Fort, and Keep structure damage reduced by 10%. Structures will only focus their attacks on enemy Heroes if they attack an allied Hero who is also in their range. Self-damage from Heroes will no longer cause structures to focus them. Periodic damage over time will no longer cause structures to focus Heroes. Return to Top
      Collection
      Awakened Dark Nexus Manta is now called Astral Dark Nexus Manta and vice versa, to better reflect their appearance. Return to Top
      Battlegrounds
      Hanamura Objective Missile damage increased from 1800 to 1900. Samurai Camp Laner version Health reduced from 8,000 to 7,200. Laner version Health scaling reduced by ~10%. Return to Top
      Heroes Rework
      Cassia
      Base
      Vitals Health reduced from 1840 to 1510. Health Regeneration reduced from 3.83 to 3.15. Basic Attack Attack range increased from 4 to 4.5. Weapon period increased from .75 to 1. Attacks per second reduced from 1.33 to 1. Damage reduced from 130 to 122. Lightning Fury [Q] Damage reduced from 175 to 150. Cooldown increased from 4 to 5 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 30 to 25. Additional functionality: Holds 2 charges. Blinding Light [W] Mana cost reduced from 70 to 50. Fend [E] Damage reduced from 39 to 34. Cast range increased from 5 to 6. Cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds. Mana cost increased from 40 to 50. Additional functionality: Avoidance remains active while Fend is channeling. Avoidance [Trait] Duration increased from .5 to .625. New functionality: While moving unmounted, gradually gain 30 Armor of the course of 3 seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Thunderstroke New functionality: Increase the damage of Lightning Fury by 25 and casting it grants 5 stacks of Avoidance. Quest: Every Hero hit increases the damage of Lightning Fury by 1. Impale Moved from Level 7. Additional functionality: Increases the cast range and AoE of Fend by 25%. It deals 50% more damage to enemies below 50% Health. Charged Strikes New functionality: Gain 20% Attack Speed. Every 3rd Basic attack deals 20% bonus damage to the target and bounces to nearby enemy Heroes. Level 4 Inner Light New functionality: Activate to heal for 25% of your maximum Health over 5 seconds. Heroes hit with Lightning Fury lower this cooldown by 10 seconds (70 second cooldown). Ring of the Leech New functionality: Basic Attacks against heal Cassia for 15% of the damage they deal. If an enemy is Blinded this affects Lightning Fury and Fend. Plate of the Whale New functionality: Gain 7 HPS while Avoidance is active. Increase this to 21 HPS while Avoidance is fully charged. Avoidance is active while Mounted. Level 7 Seraph's Hymn New functionality: Increase the passive damage bonus of Blinding Light to 30%. Basic Attacks that hit enemy Heroes lower the cooldown of Blinding Light by 1.5 seconds and grant 10 Mana. Surge of Light Activation Damage increased from 210 to 300. Plate of the Whale New functionality: Gain 7 HPS while Avoidance is active. Increase this to 21 HPS while Avoidance is fully charged. Avoidance is active while Mounted. New Talent: Debilitating Thrusts Enemies hit by Fend are slowed by 30% for 3 seconds. Level 13 Grounding Bolt Removed. Thundergod's Vigor Removed. Lunging Strike Removed. New Talent: Gloves of Alacrity Basic Attack range is increased by 1. Increase this to 2 while Avoidance is fully charged. War Traveler Moved from Level 7. New functionality: Gain 5% Movement Speed and if Avoidance is maxed gain an additional 10% Movement Speed and your Mount time becomes instant. New Talent: War Matron Cassia is Protected while channeling Fend and for an additional 1 second if the channel is completed. Level 16 Pierce Removed. Penetrate Removed. New Talent: Power Strike Lightning Fury pierces. Hitting an enemy Hero with Lightning Fury marks them for 15 seconds. Once a player has 3 marks, cast a free Blinding Light at their feet. New Talent: Static Electricity Gain 2 more charges of Lightning Fury. Fend launches a Lightning Bolt at nearby Heroes upon arrival. Level 20 Infinite Lightning Cooldown refund per bounce from 3 to 5 seconds. Imprisoning Light The main target is Blinded for 5 seconds. Enemies knocked back take damage and are Rooted and Silenced for 3 seconds. Titan's Revenge New functionality: Basic Attacks ignore Armor and while Avoidance is fully charged, deal 20% bonus Attack Damage. New Talent: Rockstopper Activate: Instantly fully charge Avoidance and increase the Armor bonus to 60 for 4 seconds (30 second cooldown). Return to Top
      Tracer
      Base
      Weapon Range reduced from 5.5 to 5. Damage reduced from 26 to 24. Pulse Bomb charge gained from Basic Attacks increased by 25%. Max Health increased from 1280 to 1330. Health Regen reduced from 5.3 to 2.71. Melee [W] Pulse Bomb charge increased from 5/10% to 6/12%. Recall [E] Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds. Amount of time to Recall reduced from 3 to 2 seconds. Duration of Recall increased from .75 to 1.25 seconds. Pulse Bomb [R] Target damage reduced from 360 to 288. AoE damage reduced from 180 to 144. Reload [Trait] Added functionality: Tracer gains 15% life steal on her Basic Attacks. Talents
      Level 1 Pulse Strike [W] Removed. Parting Gift [E] Moved from Level 4. Damage increased from 240 to 250. Added functionality: Each Hero hit by Parting Gift bombs grants 5% Pulse Bomb charge. Slipstream [E] Removed. Tracer Rounds [Passive] New functionality: Increase Tracer’s Basic Attack range by 10% (.5). Attacks against Heroes reveal a small area around them for 3 seconds. New Talent: One-Two Punch [W] Lower the cooldown of Melee by 1 second. It gains an additional charge with a 2 second cooldown between casts. Level 4 New Talent: Pulse Generator [R1] Sticking a Hero with Pulse Bomb regenerates 25% of max HP over 1.5 seconds and refunds a charge of Blink. Is That a Health Pack?! [Passive] Added functionality: Collecting a regen globe reduces the cooldown of Healing Fountain by 10 seconds. Leeching Rounds Moved from Level 13. New functionality: Increase the Life Leech on your Basic Attacks by 5% for each Blink charge you currently have. Level 7 Sleight of Hand [Trait] Moved from Level 16. Focus Fire [Trait] Moved from Level 16. Locked and Loaded [Trait] Moved from Level 16. Leeching Rounds Removed. Level 10 Quantum Spike [R] New Functionality: Deals an extra 6% of maximum health as damage to Heroes. Level 13 Jumper [Q] New functionality: Blink grants a shield equal to 6% of maximum health for 3 seconds. This shield stacks up to 3 times. While Blink has no charges remaining, its cooldown recharges 125% faster. Bullet Time [Q] Removed. Untouchable [Q/Passive] Moved from Level 4. New functionality: Passively increases the distance of Blink by 33%. Takedowns grant 5% increased Basic Attack damage, up to 30%. Stacks are lost on death. New Talent: Telefrag [E] Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Recall by .1875 seconds. After arriving at the recall destination, Tracer deals 160 damage and knocks back any nearby enemies. Level 16 Bullet Spray [W] Moved from Level 13. New Talent: Heavy-Handed [W] W reduces hero armor by 15 for 4 seconds. Ricochet Moved from Level 13. Bounce chance increased from 50 to 60%. Level 20 New Talent: Chrono Triggers [Q] Casting Blink causes Basic Attacks to consume no ammo for 1 second. Get Stuffed! [W] New functionality: Increase Melee’s Pulse Bomb generation against Heroes from 12% to 24%. Hitting a Hero with Melee while they have a Pulse Bomb attached causes it to explode instantly and knock them away. Total Recall [E] No longer increases the cooldown of Recall. Return to Top
      Heroes
      BRUISER HEALER MELEE RANGED Artanis Anduin Alarak Chromie Deathwing Brightwing   Jaina Dehaka Deckard   Li-Ming Imperius     Orphea Ragnaros     Probius Xul     Tassadar Return to Top
      Bruiser
      Artanis
      Base
      Health increased from 2470 to 2525. Health Regeneration increased from 5.14 to 5.26. Shield Overload [Trait] Shield amount increased from 375 to 385. Talents
      Level 1 Seasoned Marksman [Passive] Removed. Reactive Parry [W] New functionality: Damaging enemies with the first slash of Twin Blades grants Artanis 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack. If the target is an enemy Hero, then the second slash grants Artanis an additional stack. Stores up to 2 charges. New Talent: Protector of Aiur [Passive] Quest: Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes increase Artanis’s Attack Damage by .1%. Takedowns grant 1% bonus damage. Level 7 Warp Sicknesss [E] Removed. Chrono Surge [E] Attack Speed bonus reduced from 75% to 40%. Additional functionality: Phase Prism Slows the enemy’s Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds. Return to Top
      Deathwing
      Base
      Health reduced from 2850 to 2750. Health Regeneration reduced from 5.94 to 5.73. Cataclysm [R1] Periodic damage reduced from 10 to 9. Talents
      Level 4 Heat Wave [W] Damage after using Incinerate reduced from 14 to 12 per second. Level 7 Firestorm [Z] Additional functionality: Reduce Deathwing’s landing cooldowns by 2 seconds. Skyfall [E] No longer reduces Deathwing’s landing cooldowns when hitting enemy Heroes. Healing increased from 2.5% to 3% maximum Health. Return to Top
      Dehaka
      Base
      Dark Swarm [W] Damage increased from 47 to 49. Talents
      Level 7 Constriction [Q] Removed. Paralyzing Enzymes [Q] Moved from Level 16. Adjusted functionality: Increase Drag duration by .5 seconds. After it ends, enemies hit are Slowed by 30% for 2.5 seconds. Level 16 New talent: Pack Leader [Z] While Dehaka is in a bush and for 5 seconds after leaving, he gains 20 Armor. Return to Top
      Imperius
      Talents
      Level 13 Pathetic Mortals [Q] Additional functionality: Reduce the Movement Speed of enemy Heroes hit by Celestial Charge by 25% for 4 seconds. Return to Top
      Ragnaros
      Talents
      Level 10 Sulfuras Smash [R1] Cooldown reduced from 80 to 60 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 75 to 70. Damage to enemies hit by its outer area increased from 198 to 250. Return to Top
      Xul
      Base
      Basic Attack damage reduced from 100 to 95. Spectral Scythe [Q] Damage reduced from 210 to 200. Raise Skeleton [Trait] Damage done when Skeletal Warriors die reduced from 50 to 46. Talents
      Level 4 Jailors [Trait] Movement and Attack Speed bonuses reduced from 40% to 30%. Level 13 Echoes of Death [Q] Damage from additional scythes reduced from 60% to 40%. Level 16 Decrepify [Q] Slow amount reduced from 40% to 30%. Return to Top
      Healer
      Anduin
      Talents
      Level 4 Holy Reach [E] New functionality: Increase the Root duration of Chastise from 1.25 to 1.5 seconds. After hitting an enemy with Chastise, Anduin’s next Basic Attack deals 75% more damage and heals allied Heroes near him for 100. Level 13 Speed of the Pious [W] Additional functionality: Each allied Hero healed by Divine Star on its return to Anduin reduces its cooldown by 1 second. Enchant Boots - Lion's Speed [Trait] Additional functionality: Allies pulled by Leap of Faith are healed for 280 over 4 seconds. Push Forward! [Passive] Now labelled as a Chastise talent [E] Additional functionality: While gaining 20% bonus Movement Speed, Chastise’s cooldown recharges 25% faster. Level 20 Desperate Prayer [Active] No longer places Flash Heal on a 10-second cooldown. Return to Top
      Brightwing
      Base
      Polymorph [W] Slow amount increased from 25% to 30%. Pixie Dust [E] Spell Armor amount increased from 25 to 30. Phase Shift [Z] Cooldown reduced from 60 to 50 seconds. Healing increased from 20% to 25% maximum Health. Talents
      Level 1 Hyper Shift [Z] Cooldown reduction reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds. Level 4 Magic Spit [Passive] Cooldown reduction increased from 5 to 6 seconds. Level 7 Critical Mist [Trait] Healing increased from 150 to 165. Return to Top
      Deckard
      Base
      Health increased from 1700 to 1780. Health Regeneration increased from 3.54 to 3.71. Talents
      Level 1 Scroll of Identify [E] Quest requirement reduced from 16 to 14 enemy Heroes hit. Level 4 Ruby [Active] Cooldown reduced from 20 to 10 seconds. Level 10 Lorenado [R2] Cooldown reduced from 40 to 30 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 40 to 35. Return to Top
      Melee Assassin
      Alarak
      Talents
      Level 1 Sustaining Power [E] Removed. New Talent: Overwhelming Power [Q] After hitting an enemy Hero with Discord Strike, Alarak gains 40% Attack Speed and his Basic Attacks heal him for 50% of the damage dealt for 4 seconds. Level 7 Hindered Motion [W] Slow amount increased from 25% to 30%. Return to Top
      Ranged Assassin
      Chromie
      Base
      Dragon's Breath [W] Damage increased from 204 to 215. Talents
      Level 5 Bronze Talons [Q] Damage bonus increased from 40% to 50%. Mobius Loop [W] Cooldown reduction increased from 1.75 to 2 seconds. Level 8 Slowing Sands [R1] Slow amount increased from 5% to 7% per stack. Maximum Slow amount is still 70%. Level 14 Quantum Overdrive [Active] Spell Power bonus increased from 25% to 30%. Level 20 Blessing of the Bronze [Active] Cooldown reduced from 90 to 30 seconds. Cooldown reduction when hitting enemy Heroes with Sand Blast reduced from 8 to 1 second. Return to Top
      Jaina
      Talents
      Level 16 Snowstorm [W] Damage bonuses increased from 30%/70% to 50%/100%. Return to Top
      Li-Ming
      Talents
      Level 10 Disintegrate [R1] Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds. Wave of Force [R2] Cooldown increased from 20 to 30 seconds. Return to Top
      Orphea
      Base
      Shadow Waltz [Q] Cooldown reduced from 6 to 5 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 40 to 35. Chomp [W] Damage increased from 285 to 305. Dread [E] Additional functionality: Enemies hit by Dread’s wave are Slowed by 25% for 2 seconds. Talents
      Level 1 Growing Nightmare [E] New functionality: Increase Dread’s eruption damage by 40%. Quest: Hit 3 enemy Heroes with a single cast of Dread’s eruption. Reward: Permanently increase Dread’s eruption damage by an additional 25% and increase the Slow amount of Dread’s eruption by 15%. Level 4 Chaotic Assault [Trait] Bonus damage increased from 50% to 75%. Level 13 Abyssal Symbiosis [W] Additional functionality: Hitting an enemy Hero with Chomp grants Orphea a 180 Shield for 3 seconds. Level 16 Dead Magic [Trait] Damage reduced from 115 to 95. Now also does damage to the primary target. Lurking Terror [Active] Slow duration increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds. Return to Top
      Probius
      Talents
      Level 1 Warp Resonance [W] Quest requirement reduced from 10/20 enemy Heroes hit with Warp Rift explosions to 8/16. Level 4 Photon Barrier [E] Spell Armor bonus increased from 30 to 40. Level 7 Particle Accelerator [Q] Damage increased from 10% to 15% per stack. Level 10 Null Gate [R2] Cooldown reduced from 30 to 25 seconds. Level 20 Gate Keeper [R2] No longer has a restriction allowing 1 Null Gate at a time. Return to Top
      Tassadar
      Base
      Health increased from 1550 to 1650. Health Regeneration increased from 3.23 to 3.44. Shock Ray [Q] Slow amount increased from 25% to 30%. Force Wall [E] Cooldown reduced from 21 to 18 seconds. Mana cost reduced from 70 to 65. Cast time reduced from .1 seconds to .0625 seconds. Birth time reduced from .5675 seconds to .5 seconds. Resonance Beam [Trait] Slow amount increased from 10% to 15%. Talents
      Level 1 Static Charge [Q] Bonus damage per stack increased from 4 to 5. Maximum bonus damage increased from 200 to 250. Khaydarin Amulet [Trait] Damage to additional targets increased from 50% to 75%. Level 4 Induction [Q] Movement Speed bonus when casting Shock Ray increased from 15% to 20%. Movement Speed bonus when hitting an enemy Hero increased from 25% to 30%. Level 16 Executor's Will [Active] Spell Power bonus increased from 15% to 20%. Return to Top
      Bug Fixes
      General
      Fixed an issue where locked talents could appear to be able to be selected in game, causing confusion. Heroes
      Cho'gall Disconnected player replacement A.I. for Gall will no longer become passive. Deathwing Disconnected player replacement Deathwing A.I. will no longer becomes stuck in the air during Dragonflight. He will land in Destroyer form once he reaches full health. Disconnected player replacement Deathwing A.I. will use Dragonflight in place of Hearthstone to heal, unless Dragonflight is on cooldown. Murky Fixed an issue that caused Murky A.I. to continually attempt to place an egg outside of follow leash range. Nova Nova Holo Decoys no longer incorrectly take triple damage. They now correctly take double damage. Tassadar Shadow Walk now has proper fat finger protection. Zagara Fixed an issue with Zagara A.I. becoming stuck in the Nydus Worm if the player disconnects. Cassia and Tracer have been reworked in the latest Heroes patch.
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