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Blizzard released the details today for a Balance Update that is scheduled to be released on July 27th, 2016. If for some reason you haven’t been taking advantage of the OP Kerrigan you have two more days left to do so before she gets nerfed. Falstad, Greymane, Kael’thas, Brightwing, Nazeebo, Xul, and Zagara are also being tuned down to one extent or another. As far as Buffs, it looks like Chromie, Gul’Dan, and Artanis are the Heroes who will benefit the most from this Update. This patch also includes a fix to the body block bug that has been an issue recently. Continue scrolling down to read the patch notes in full so that you can be ready for the changes arriving this Wednesday....

 

Playing For Keeps

by Alebeard on

After the release of the Guldan patch, many people proclaimed this the Age of the Specialist and predicted a rise in the Split Push Meta. While both of these are true to an extent, I think you could just as easily call this the Age of the Catapult. Taking down a Keep and unlocking Catapults is now a game changing event, which means attacking and defending Keeps is more important than ever. Prior to the targeting change, destroying a Keep and gaining Catapults gave your team a nice little advantage, but it wasn’t a win condition in and of itself. Now that has all changed. Catapults can definitely be a win condition. What makes the new Catapults so powerful isn’t just the damage they are able to do, which is significant, but how they force the other team to adjust their play. Once a team has Catapults pushing for them they have effectively ...

 

Patch Notes TLDR: Winions

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Have you ever heard the term “Winions”? Get ready to hear it even more now that the new patch has been released. If you aren’t familiar, Winions is a phrase people often use when Minions take down the Core. Arguably the biggest change in the Guldan patch is the buff that Minions have received. Even unaccompanied Minions can now quickly overwhelm Structures, and Heroes with strong push potential are going to be an absolute nightmare when played properly. Not only will normal Minions do more damage, but Catapults will be more effective as well. No longer will they squander their attacks on random minions rather than focusing on the Core. Their increased range also means more damage to the Core as they will no longer be vulnerable to splash damage from the Core attacking minions in front of them. The rise in the power of Minions also means an increased importance ...

Guldan, Darkness Incarnate, has officially arrived in the Nexus, and as we know from Warcraft lore, he doesn’t travel alone. This time instead of a horde of angry orcs, he is accompanied by one of the largest patches to date in Heroes of the Storm. While this patch contains a record number of Hero changes, twenty six to be exact, the real impact of this patch is going to be felt in the game mechanic changes it includes. Minions have received a significant buff in their ability to damage structures, which means that Specialists and split pushing will be more powerful than ever. Teams that ignore minions attacking structures will quickly find themselves with fewer structures. Wave clear, already an underappreciated factor in Hero selection, will have even more value as a result of these changes. Regen Globes and Healing Wells have also received some major tweaks as well. Globes are now ...

The Public Test Realm (PTR) is back online until July 11th and with it comes one of the more eagerly awaited Heroes. Guldan, Darkness Incarnate not only has the coolest tag lines in the game, but he also has a kit ripe with classic warlock flavor. As cool as it is to get a sneak peak at a new Hero, the real purpose of the PTR is to test upcoming changes to the game. Much like Guldan, this patch is a monster. Not only does it contain a new Hero, but it also includes changes to 26 existing Heroes, a significant buff to one map’s mechanic, a tweak to Regen Globes and Healing Wells, and a major buff to the push power of minions just to name a few things. There is so much contained in this patch that there is no way for a summary to do it justice. I ...

Greetings everyone. It’s a new week for Heroes of the Storm and that means a new sale and free hero rotation pool! This week will leave you hungry for assassins as we have a sale on a particular assassin, an accompany skin, and sale on a skin for one of the most patriotic heroes in the Nexus . Hero Sales The Butcher is on sale this week along with his Iron Butcher skin. He is priced at $4.24 for this week while his skin is priced at $3.74. As for that additional hero skin, that would Commander Raynor skin, which is priced at $3.74. Free Hero Rotation For this week, Li Li, ETC, Li-Ming, Sgt. Hammer, Johanna, and Greymane are available for accounts of all levels. At levels 5,7, 12, and 15 you will have access to Kharazim, Tychus, Illidan, and Tracer in order. Have a great week in the Nexus ...

We already know that Guldan will be the next Hero to enter the Nexus, but today we received a hint that there will soon be a new Hero from the Diablo universe coming as well. The minions of hell grow stronger… pic.twitter.com/Urrb8F6CMi — Heroes of the Storm (@BlizzHeroes) June 30, 2016 Given the phrase “The minions of hell grow stronger”, it would stand to reason that this new Hero will be based on a former player class and not a villain or monster. Considering the lack of Support variety in the game and the length of time since we last received a new Support Hero, I think Paladin or Druid are the most likely choices. Who do you think it will be?...

 

Blizzard Talks Support Heroes

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There was a time when the official forums were one of  the few places where you could hear from and interact directly with Blizzard team members. That has changed with the rise of tools such as Twitter, Reddit, and VODs, but the term Blue Post is still synonymous with official information. While that term often gets used now to encompass any post a Blizzard representative makes regardless of the site, the original Blue Post is still alive and well on the official forums. One of the more recent Blue Posts is from Developer Matt Cooper on the subject of Support Heroes. What makes the post interesting is that it details common player concerns, the design philosophy behind Supports, as well as possible changes that the team is considering go forward. If you have thoughts on this subject, log on to the official forum and join the discussion. Blizzard really does ...

 

Guldan Confirmed To Be Next Hero

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The Medivh Hero Trailer strongly hinted that Guldan would soon be making his way into the Nexus, and the Heroes team made it official earlier today with this tweet: A familiar evil approaches the Nexus – but first, he must visit the Public Test Realm… Details coming soon. pic.twitter.com/oF3zSvbs9X — Heroes of the Storm (@BlizzHeroes) June 29, 2016 Conventional logic is that PTR will be up early next week, with Guldan officially being released the week after. Since they don’t normally use the PTR for the sole purpose of testing new Heroes, expect other major changes to also be a part of the accompanying patch. Possibly the changes to health sustain that have been discussed recently?...

What is up everyone, we have a new week, meaning new sales, discounts, and new rotations for free heroes. This week, we have a hero, an accompanying skin, and an unrelated skin going on sale as well! Hero Sale This week, the primal zerg Dehaka is on sale along with his Mecha Dehaka, additionally the Pure Country ETC skin will also be available for purchase at a discount. The prices for all these items will be $4.99. Hero Rotation For the free hero rotation this week for all accounts will be Malfurion, Valla, Anub’arak, Azmodan, and Artanis. At player account levels 5, 7, 12, and 15 you will have access to Gazlowe, Kael’thas, and Nova. Happy hunting out in the nexus everyone!...

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