BALANCE UPDATE — AUGUST 24, 2016

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Blizzard has released a new balance update for Heroes of the Storm. See official post from Blizzard below. 

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We’ve just released a new patch in order to apply a few balance changes. Check out the detailed patch notes below.

GENERAL

The expanded free-to-play Hero roster for Training and Versus A.I. games that began in July has now come to an end. We hope many of you got the chance to level-up a few Heroes that you may not have tried before during this temporary promotion.

HEROES

ASSASSIN

GALL

Gall

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Shove (Active)
      • Cooldown reduced from 30 to 20 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Double Trouble (Q)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 1 to 1.25 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Giant Scorcher (Q)
      • Damage increased from 3 to 3.5% of target’s maximum Health

GREYMANE

Greymane

Abilities

  • Razor Swipe (Q)
    • Damage reduced from 159 to 135 
  • Go for the Throat (R)
    • Damage reduced from 420 to 355 
  • Marked for the Kill (R)
    • Damage increased from 68 to 190

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Wolfheart (W)
      • Cooldown reduction per attack reduced from 1 to .8 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Eyes in the Dark (E)
      • Stealth duration reduced from 4 to 3 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Incendiary Elixir (Q)
      • Increased the damage bonus per quest stack from 10 to 15
      • Increased the maximum damage bonus from 150 to 225
  • Level 20
    • Unleashed (R)
      • Damage bonus per kill increased from 25 to 35%, up to a maximum of 140%

GUL’DAN

Gul'dan

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Echoed Corruption (E)
      • Number of hits required to complete quest increased from 30 to 35
  • Level 7
    • Curse of Exhaustion (E)
      • Slow duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Fel Armor (Q)
      • Ability damage reduction increased from 30 to 40%
  • Level 16
    • Rampant Hellfire (Q)
      • Damage bonus increased from 6% per stack (30% max) to 8% per stack (40% max)
    • Darkness Within (Trait)
      • Damage bonus increased from 20 to 25%

SUPPORT

AURIEL

Auriel

Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 48 to 60 

Abilities

  • Sacred Sweep (Q)
    • Outer damage reduced from 80 to 75 
    • Inner damage reduced from 160 to 150
  • Resurrect (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 90 to 70 seconds
    • Range increased from 4 to 5

Talents

Level 1

  • Increasing Clarity (Q)
    • Lowered the quest bonus damage for each stack from 3 to 2
    • Increased the number of hits required to complete the quest from 20 to 25
    • Quest completion bonus increased from 60 to 70. The total damage bonus will remain at 120

Level 4

  • Majestic Span (Q)
    • Radius increase reduced from 20 to 15%.
  • Heavy Burden (E)
    • Increased the Slow amount from 35 to 40%
  • Repeated Offense (E)
    • Reduced the number of hits required to complete the quest from 10 to 6
    • Bonus for quest completion increased from 100 to 140. The total bonus damage will remain at 200

Level 7

  • Empathic Link (D)
    • Energy reduced from 25 to 20% of Bestow Hope target’s damage taken
  • Glimmer of Hope (W)
    • Energy reduction from globes increased from 35 to 50%
  • Energized Cord (W)
    • Increased Energy gain from Auriel’s Basic Attacks from 100%/30% to 100%/50%

 Level 13

  • Blinding Flash (Q)
    • Blind duration reduced from 4 to 3 seconds

 Level 20

  • Diamond Resolve (R)
    • Damage resistance duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds

SPECIALIST

SGT. HAMMER

SGTHammer

Abilities

  • Thrusters (Z)
    • Thrusters are now always active while in the Altar of Storms
  • Artillery (Trait)
    • Now also increases Sgt. Hammer’s Basic Attack range by 20%

Talents

Level 1

  • Lethal Blast (W)
    • Removed

Level 4

  • Maelstrom Shells (Passive)
    • Removed

Level 7

  • Hyper-Cooling Engines (Z)
    • Cooldown reduction increased from 10 to 15 seconds
    • No longer makes Thrusters always active while in the Hall of Storms

WARRIOR

CHO

Cho

Talents

Level 7

  • I AM Hurrying! (Z)
    • Duration increased from 1.5 to 2 seconds

Level 13

  • Runic Feedback (E)
    • Cooldown reduction increased from 1 to 1.25 seconds

STITCHES

Stitches

Abilities

  • Gorge (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 60 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 80 to 70

TYRAEL

Tyrael

Abilities

  • El’druin’s Might (Q)
    • Cooldown increased from 11 to 12 seconds
  • Judgment (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 70 seconds
  • Sanctification (R)
    • Cooldown increased from 70 to 80 seconds

Talents

Level 4

  • Horadric Reforging (Q)
    • Cooldown reduction increased from 3 to 5 seconds

Level 7

  • Reciprocate (W)
    • Damage reduced from 200 to 170
  • Angel’s Grace (Q)
    • Movement Speed increased from 30 to 40%
  • Searing Attacks (Active)
    • Removed
  • Follow Through (Passive)
    • Added

Level 13

  • Imposing Will (W)
    • Fixed bug that was causing the Movement Speed slow to inconsistently stack with all other Movement Speed slows
  • Angelic Absorption (W)
    • Increased healing amount from 156 over 3 seconds to 208 over 4 seconds

Level 16

  • Salvation (W)
    • Increased bonus Shields from 35 to 45% per affected ally

BUG FIXES

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents

  • Auriel: Auriel can no longer become polymorphed indefinitely if she exits a self-cast Crystal Aegis in the same moment that she comes under the effects of the Garden Terror’s Queen’s Curse Ability.
  • Auriel: The simple tooltip for Auriel’s Energized Cord Talent no longer incorrectly states that it doubles the energy stored by Basic Attacks.

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Keos (Kay-oos) here I have been playing wow since vanilla. Back then i was a Warrior and was a main tank MC and other 40 Man raids. Towards the end of BC i became a Rogue. Not until WOTLK I fell in love with the class i call my main now, the Death Knight. I am not the hardcore raider that i use to be anymore. I still have the passion for WOW like the first day i opened the game for the first time. I most recently have started my adventure of discovering Azeroth from the side of the Alliance. Its an honor to be part of this great team of some of the greatest people I have meet in my adventures in Azeroth.

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