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Heroes of the Storm

HOTS – 23.05.2019 Patch Notes | BALANCE UPDATE

General

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  • New Mount
    • Reaver
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  • New Skins
    • Fenix
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    • Falstad
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    • Zagara
    • Smoldering Desert Queen Zagara

Tank

Anub’arak

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Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Legion of Beetles [Trait]
      • Cooldown to spawn a Beetle increased from 8 seconds to 12 seconds
  • Level 10
    • Cocoon [R2]
      • Health reduced from 32 to 28
      • This reduces the time that the Cocoon naturally decays from 8 to 7 seconds

Blaze

Base

  • Jet Propulsion [E]
    • Cooldown reduced from 9 to 8 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 45 to 40
  • Pyromania [Trait]
    • Armor bonus increased from 35 to 40

Abilities

  • Level 4
  • Oil Dispersal [W]
    • Additional functionality: Each enemy Hero hit with Flame Stream reduces the cooldown of Oil Spill by 1 second and refunds 5 Mana
  • Feeding the Flame [Q]
    •  Removed
  • Level 10
    • Bunker Drop [R1]
      • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 70 seconds
      • Mana cost reduced from 80 to 70​
  • Level 13
    • Suppressive Fire [Q]
      • Spell Power reduction increased from 20% to 25% per stack
  • Level 16
    • Thermal Protection [E]
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds

ETC

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Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Guitar Hero [E]
      • Additional functionality: Basic Attacks now increase the duration of Guitar Solo by .25 seconds
      • Healing reduced from 50% to 40%
    • Block Party [Trait]
      • Physical Armor amount increased from 50 to 75
  • Level 4
    • Speed Metal [Trait]
      • Bonus Movement Speed increased from 15% to 20%
  • Level 7​
    • Hammer-On [Passive]
      • Bonus damage increased from 35% to 40%

Garrosh

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Base

  • Wrecking Ball [E]
    • Cooldown increased from 14 to 16 seconds

Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Unrivaled Strength [E]
      • Damage bonus increased from 75% to 125%
    • Body Check [Active]
      • Slow amount reduced from 30% to 35%
      • No longer deals bonus damage or Slow amount based on Armor Up’s bonus
      • Additional functionality: Now causes enemies to receive 40% reduced Healing for the next 3 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Brute Force [Active]
      • Removed
  • Level 10
    • Decimate [R1]
      • Slow amount increased from 30% to 40%
  • Level 16
    • Mortal Combo [Q]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 9 to 10 seconds
      • Additional Functionality: Now also gives Garrosh cooldown reduction if an enemy Hero is hit by Groundbreaker within 3 seconds of being hit by Wrecking Ball.
  • Level 20
    • Deadly Calm [R2]
      • Damage reduction increased from 20% to 25%

Johanna

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Base

  • Condemn [W]
    • Damage increased from 55 to 58

Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Hold Your Ground [Trait]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 4 to 5 seconds
      • Shield bonus increased from 50% to 60
  • Level 4
    • Eternal Retaliation [W]
      • Cooldown reduction per enemy hit increased from .5 to .75 seconds
      • Maximum targets reduced from 10 to 8
    • Zealous Glare [E]
      • Shield Glare duration increased from .75 seconds to 1 second
  • Level 20
    • Radiating Faith [R2]
      • Additional functionality: Additional enemies hit by Blessed Shield are now Stunned for its full duration

Mal’Ganis

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Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Winged Guard [W]
      • Physical Armor bonus increased from 50 to 75
    • Vampiric Aura [Trait]
      • Healing increased from 10% to 15% of Physical damage dealt
    • Time to Feed [Passive]
      • Healing increased from 48 to 52
  • Level 4
    • Might of Sargeras [W]
      • Armor bonus duration increased from 2 seconds to 2.5 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Black Claws [Q]
      • Damage bonus increased from 45% to 60%
    • Spreading Plague [E]
      • Duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds
    • Nightmare Fuel [Passive]
      • No longer grants Mal’ganis 30% bonus damage while in a bush or after leaving a bush
      • Additional Functionality: Increase the duration of Night Rush by .75 seconds when it is cast from a bush
      • Bonus damage when waking Sleeping targets increased from 150% to 200%
  • Level 16
    • Frenzied Assault [Passive]
      • Bonus Attack Speed increased from 40% to 50%
      • Bonus Physical damage increased from 15% to 20%

Muradin

Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Changed the order of Muradin’s Level 1 talents to be the same as other Heroes (Q, W, E, etc.)
    • Third Wind [Trait]
      • Health Restoration rate increased from 83 to 90, and the improved rate from 166 to 180
  • Level 4
    • Sledgehammer
      • Additional functionality: Enemy Heroes hit grant an additional stack of his baseline quest
    • Reverberation [W]
      • Additional functionality: Every enemy Hero hit reduces Muradin’s Heroic Ability cooldown by 5%Enemy
  • Level 7
    • Heavy Impact [E]
      • Slow duration increased from .75 to 1.25 seconds
    • Skullcracker [Passvie]
      • Bonus damage increased from 70% to 90%
  • Level 13
    • Thunder Strike [W]
      • Additional functionality: Now also increases Muradin’s Dwarf Toss Armor duration from 2 to 4 seconds
    • Bronzebeard Rage [Passive]
      • Damage increased from 19 to 20
      • Additional functionality: Now also heals Muradin for 75% of the damage dealt

Stitches

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Abilities

  • Level 4
    • Chop Chop [W]
      • Duration increased from 5 to 6 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Digestive Juices [E]
      • No longer increases the damage of Devour to enemy Heroes
      • Additional functionality: Hitting enemy Heroes with Devour reduces its cooldown by 5 seconds
    • Gas Flare [Passive]
      • Bonus damage duration after hitting enemy Heroes with Hook increased from 4 to 8 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Meat Hook [Q]
      • Bonus Healing increased from 16% to 20%

BruiserImperius

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Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Consuming Flame [W]
      • Damage bonus changed from 125% to 100%
      • This slightly reduces the bonus damage at Level 1 from 281 to 260, but at Level 20 will change from 454 to 54
  • Level 7
    • Flash of Anger [Q]
      • Adjusted functionality: Consuming a mark from Celestial Charge deals damage around the target and gives Imperius a Shield for 300 over 4 seconds
      • Damage reduced from 198 to 180

Malthael

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Abilities

  • Level 4
    • Throwing Shade [E]
      • Quest requirement reduced from 15 to 12
  • Level 10
    • Tormented Souls [R1]
      • Mana cost reduced from 100 to 20
  • Level 16
    • Mortality [W]
      • Damage increased from 6% to 8% maximum Health

Ragnaros

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Base

  • Health increased from 2000 to 2075
  • Health Regeneration increased from 4.168 to 4.323
  • Basic Attack damage increased from 171 to 180

Abilities

  • Level 20
    • Flames of Sulfuron [R1]
      • Bonus Stun duration increased from .5 seconds to 1 second
      • Slow duration increased from 2 to 2.5 seconds
    • Submerge [Active]
      • Cooldown reduced from 90 to 60 seconds

Rexxar

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Base

  • Misha’s Health reduced from 1762 to 1620
  • Misha’s Health Regeneration reduced from 3.671 to 3.375
  • Misha’s Health scaling increased from 4% to 4.75%
  • Misha’s Health Regeneration scaling increased from 4% to 4.75%

Healer

Ana

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Base

  • Biotic Grenade [W]
    • Allied Healing amount reduced from 166 to 152

Anduin

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Base

  • Flash Heal [Q]
    • Mana cost reduced from 30 to 25
  • Divine Star [Q]​ 
    • Mana cost increased from 45 to 50

Abilities

  • Level 1
    • ​​Renew [Q]
      • Healing increased from 23 to 26 per second
    • Pursued by Grace [Passive]
      • Healing increased from 28 to 33
    • Bold Strategy [Passive]
      • Cooldown increase increased from 1 to 2 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Holy Reach [E]
      • Bonus Basic Attack damage increased from 50% to 75%
      • Healing increased from 90 to 100
  • Level 7
    • Binding Heal [Q]
      • Healing increased from 80 to 95
    • Power Word: Shield [W]
      • Shielding increased from 165 to 172
  • Level 10
    • Light Bomb [R2]
      • Shielding increased from 140 to 165
  • Level 13
    • Enchant Boots – Lion’s Speed [Trait]
      • Movement Speed increased from triple to quadruple while Leap of Faith’s cooldown is available
    • Push Forward [Passive]
      • Maximum Movement Speed increased from 15% to 20%
      • Movement Speed per enemy hit increased from 2% to 2.5%
  • Level 16
    • Evenhanded Blessings [Q]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 40% to 50%
    • Holy Nova [W]
      • Damage increased from 100 to 105
      • Healing increased from 100 to 105
    • Inner Focus [Active]
      • Cooldown reduction per Hero hit with Divine Star reduced from 10 to 8 seconds
    • Lightwell [Active]
      • Cooldown increased from 70 to 80 seconds

Deckard Cain

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Abilities

  • Level 20
    • Perfect Gems [W]
      • Horadric Cube cooldown reduction increased from 5 to 6 seconds
    • Respect the Elderly [R1]
      • Silence and Blind duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds
    • Morenados! [R2]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 6 to 10 seconds

Kharazim

Base

  • Radiant Dash [Q]
    • Mana cost reduced from 30 to 25
  • Deadly Reach [E]
    • Mana cost reduced from 50 to 45

Abilities

  • Level 7
    • Heavenly Zeal [W]
      • Additional functionality: Radiant Dashing to an ally increases the healing they receive from Breath of Heaven by 50% for 3 seconds
      • Now shows Crit kickers for when allies gain increased healing
    • Blazing Fists [E]
      • Additional functionality: Now also increases the duration of Deadly Reach by 100%
  • Level 10
    • Divine Palm [R1]
      • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 50 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Fists of Fury [E]
      • Removed
  • Level 16
    • ​​Dash of Light [W]
      • Removed

Stukov

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Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Fetid Touch [W]
      • Additional functionality: After hitting 15 enemy Heroes with Weghted Pustule, remove half of its Mana cost
  • Level 7
    • Targeted Excision [Trait]
      • Additional functionality: Also reduces the cooldowns of Stukov’s Basic Abilities by 1.5 seconds
  • Level 13
    • It Hungers [E]
      • Enemy Heroes hit required reduced from 12 to 10
    • Poppin’ Pustules [Trait]
      • Additional functionality: Enemies hit by the explosion also have a Weighted Pustule applied to them
  • Level 16
    • Universal Carrier [Q]
      • Healing reduction on Healing Pathogen reduced from 50% to 40%

Support

Zarya

Abilities
  • Level 1
    • Together We Are Strong [E]
      • Damage done by allies per energy gained reduced from 6 to 5
      • Maximum energy gain per Shield increased from 30 to 40
  • Level 20
    • Gravity Kills [R1]
      • No longer deals damage to enemy Heroes
      • Additional functionality: Now Silences enemy Heroes for its duration
    • Clear Out [R2]
      • No longer increases Zarya’s maximum Energy
      • Additional functionality: Now increases the duration of Expulsion Zone by 1.5 seconds

Melee Assassin

Alarak

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Abilities

  • Level 4
    • Chaos Reigns [Q]
      • Damage bonus after hitting 15 Heroes increased from 50 to 60
      • Damage bonus after hitting 2 Heroes with a single Discord Strike increased from 50 to 60
      • Damage bonus for hitting 3 enemy Heroes in a single Discord Strike increased from 80 to 100
    • Negatively Charged [E]
      • Damage bonus per stack reduced from 5% to 4%
    • Show of Force [Trait]
      • Damage reduced from 80 to 68
    • Additional Functionality: Hitting an enemy Hero with 3 of Alarak’s abilities within 2 seconds also grants Alarak 2% Sadism, up to 20% maximum.  This bonus Sadism is lost on death

Maiev

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Base

  • Spirit of Vengeance [E]
    • Damage reduced from 180 to 150

Abilities

  • Level 4
    • Sudden Vengeance [E]
      • No longer requires Maiev to Blink within .35 seconds of the Spirit of Vengeance hitting an enemy Hero for its effect to proc
  • Level 7
    • Ruthless Spirit [E]
      • New functionality: Hitting an enemy Hero with Spirit of Vengeance causes Maiev to deal 15% increased damage for 4 seconds.  This can stack up to 2 times.
Zeratul

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Abilities

  • Cleave [Q]
    • Damage reduced from 212 to 200

Ranged Assassin

Gul’dan

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Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Pursuit of Flame [Q]
      • Quest requirement reduced from 40 to 30
    • Chaotic Energy [W]
      • Regen Globes required for quest reduced from 20 to 15
  • Level 7
    • Bound by Shadow [Q]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds
    • Curse of Exhaustion [W]
      • Slow amount increased from 35% to 50%
  • Level 10
    • Rain of Destruction [R2]
      • Adjusted functionality: Now has a 1.5 second cast time.  No longer requires Gul’dan to channel for its duration
      • Cast range reduced from 15 to 10
  • Level 16
    • Darkness Within [Trait]
      • Bonus damage increased from 25% to 30%

Jaina

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Abilities

  • Level 7
    • Ice Lance [Q]
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 2 to 1.5 seconds
    • Icefury Wand [Passive]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 1.5 to 2 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Storm Front [W]
      • Cast range increase reduced from 100% to 75%
      • Additional functionality: Now also increases the radius of Blizzard by 30%
  • Level 16
  • Snowstorm [W]
    • New functionality: The second wave of Blizzard deals 20% bonus damage.  The third wave of Blizzard deals 60% bonus damage.

Lunara

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Abilities

  • Level 1
    • Hippity Hop [Z]
      • Out of combat requirement for the Movement Speed bonus reduced from 5 to 4 seconds
  • Level 4
    • Blossom Swell [Q]
      • Movement Speed bonus increased from 12% to 15%
  • Level 7
    • Choking Pollen [Q]
      • Damage bonus to targets with Nature’s Toxin increased from 85% to 100%
      • Damage bonus to targets with 3 stacks of Nature’s Toxin increased from 135% to 150%
  • Level 10
    • Thornwood Vine [R1]
      • Damage increased from 164 to 176
  • Level 13
    • Abolish Magic [Active]
      • Cooldown reduced from 35 to 30 seconds
    • Endless Spores [W]
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 3 to 4 seconds
  • Level 16
    • Accelerated Contamination [Q]
      • Additional functionality: Now also reduces the Mana cost of Noxious Blossom from 60 to 40

Raynor

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Abilities

  • Level 7​
    • Fuel the Rush [Passive]
      • Additional functionality: Reduce the Mana cost of Adrenaline Rush from 75 to 50
  • Level 13
    • Debilitating Roungs [Passive]
      • Additional functionality: Also reduces the Mana cost of Pentetrating Round from 65 to 45

Sylvanas

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Abilities

  • Shadow Dagger [W]
    • Damage reduced from 32 > 30

Bug Fixes

General
  • Fixed some display issues with Season Time Remaining
  • Garden Terror Spawning Vines will no longer get stuck at Gates while trying to path through them

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