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Things The Pros Do: Clear Creep

by Alebeard on

Zagara has become one of the most popular Heroes in Heroes of the Storm. She is either picked or banned in virtually every game at the competitive level, and she is also one of the most played Heroes in Hero League as well. Some of the reasons that Zagara is such a good pick are obvious. She has amazing push power, she has strong sustained damage, and she can out duel many other Heroes in a one on one fight. What is less obvious is how important her Trait, Creep Tumor, is when used properly. This may be the most useful part of her kit, but not everyone understands the value of Creep. What makes Creep so powerful is the vision that it provides. There are other perks as well, such as increased movement speed and health regeneration, but the real benefit is in the vision. This subtlety can be ...

 

Johanna, Olympic Diver

by zexerous on

The first build I ever wrote for BlizzPro was a Johanna guide. After some recent changes to her kit, I have decided to come back to one of my favorite tanks with a much more aggressive build that is sure to surprise enemy teams. Skills Q – Punish This is your slow, it hits in a wide arc in front of her, this slows the any enemies in front of her for two seconds. It is also a massive slow at 60%. At higher levels this is going to be a critical part of your wave clear. W – Condemn This is probably one of the best abilities in the game. It is a short cool down stun that activates after a second in a circle around her. This is used to not only stun but pull people towards Johanna. This sets up for her Q and other abilities. With ...

 

Patch Notes For February 2nd, 2016

by Alebeard on

Li-Ming has made her way into the Nexus and she has brought a big patch along with her. This patch has been testing on the PTR for the last week so there is a good chance you have already heard about some of these changes. Li-Ming and the Lunar Festival have already been covered in other articles. If you would like more information on those topics, simply click their names to view those articles. As usual, the bulk of this patch revolves around some major changes to numerous Heroes. Several Heroes have been buffed, most notably Rehgar and Zeratul. Rehgar should once again be able to compete for the #1 healer spot thanks to massive buffs to Chain Heal and some Talent reworks. The improvement to his Lightning Shield should also benefit melee assassins and bruisers, so expect to see them paired more with him in the future. It wouldn’t ...

 

The Lunar Festival Has Begun!

by Alebeard on

The Lunar Festival is back, and this year’s event is better than ever. Last year’s event was essentially just new skins for Chen and Li Li, but this year’s event offers much more. For starters, there is a special event quest to complete 25 games during the Lunar Festival 2016. You can play Versus AI, Quick Match, or Ranked games in order to complete this quest. Completing this quest will earn you the Monkey Elder portrait, which is also new for this year’s event. Speaking of the Monkey Elder, there is also a special daily quest to catch the Monkey Elder. There is a 50% chance for this elusive little guy to spawn at the beginning of the game whenever someone on your team has yet to complete the quest that day. Unlike previous special event quests like defeating Treasure Goblins, this one cannot be completed alone. The Monkey Elder ...

A Blizzard tweet made official today what everyone was already expecting. Li-Ming will officially be released tomorrow, February 2nd. Consider yourself warned! Prepare yourself for all kinds of arcane mayhem. If you are going to play Li-Ming, expect longer than normal wait times. If you are going to play against Li-Ming, expect to see a lot of purple stuff flying your way. If you are going to play with a Li-Ming, expect to see a lot of jaw dropping plays (both good and bad). I can’t remember the last Hero who came into the game with this much hype surrounding them. The pro players rave about her potential to outplay other Heroes. The casual players love how fun her kit is. There is no doubt that she is a very strong Hero, but she also requires a high degree of skill to play well. Good Li-Ming players will have the ...

A new week is here which means a new weekly sale along with a new hero rotation. We have all the info you need for the coming week right here at BlizzPro! Free Hero Rotation This week’s free hero rotation will feature Artanis, Azmodan, Diablo, Malfurion, Thrall and Valla. If you reach profile level 5 Tychus becomes available, Rehgar opens up at level 7, Jaina unlocks at level 12, and for the first time at level 15 Chen. Weekly Sale This week’s sale consist of 1 hero, a skin to match the hero, and another skin. The hero on sale this week is Rexxar for $4.99. The skin matching this weeks sale hero is the Frostlord Rexxar Skin for $3.74. Capping things off this week the Roller Derby Nova skin will also be on sale for $4.99.  The sale ends on Monday and Blizzard will have another sale begin the day after. As a reminder these sales are for real ...

Last week, we received some long awaited balance changes. While this was a relatively minor set of changes, it did bring to an end one of the largest gaps we have seen between balance fixes. We were told to expect more frequent updates, and that seems to be holding true as another round of balance changes was released this week. The PTR also went online this week, and it includes a major set of changes that we can expect to see added to the live game in the very near future. With these changes in mind, I thought it would be interesting to look at which Heroes moved up in the last week, and which Heroes moved down. We will look at Quick Match and Hero League separately, in case there are any differences. The data used comes from HOTSLogs, which is a website you may recognize from previous articles. ...

 

Greymane, who let the worgens out?

by zexerous on

Greymane is a unique assassin in the fact that he has two different variations while he fights. Below we will discuss a build that I think makes great use of his amazing skillset. Abilities Human Q – Gilnean Cocktail This skill will throw an explosive flask towards enemies that shatters on the first enemies it hits, dealing extra damage to those behind the impact. The inital hit deals a base 69 damage while the explosion behind it will deal a base 209 damage. This is pretty good for wave clear and getting extra damage on those pesky squishy targets behind you. W Inner Beast This is a beautiful skill. One of the best in the game most likely. After popping this trait you get an additional 50% attack speed for as long as you continue attacking something. Anything, will do, literally anything. Creeps, walls, bosses, merc camps. We’re going to ...

 

Heroes of the Dorm is Back for 2016

by JR Cook on

Last year Blizzard made history with Heroes of the Dorm by becoming the first live televised coverage of a collegiate esports event on ESPN2. Now with ESPN releasing their own esports division and the success of Heroes of the Dorm last year, it only makes sense for it to be back again for 2016, and it’s happening sooner than you think. Registration is open right now until February 18th (sign up here) with online qualifiers happening between February 20th and March 6th. The 64 round tournament will begin on March 19th and the round of 64, 32, 16, and 8 will all be available on ESPN3, Twitch, and Youtube. The Final Four and Grand Finals will be available exclusively on ESPN2 on April 9th and 10th. More than $500,000 in tuition money and other prizing are up for grabs in this tournament. Also, there will be a full bracket challenge ...

 

PTR Patch Notes for January 26th

by balrogfanbp on

PTR recently went live and we have the official notes posted below for you! Keep in mind these changes are currently only active on the PTR(Public Test Realm)...

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