A new PTR patch has been deployed in this balance update, nerfing several heroes: Tychus, Murky, Varian, Rexxar, Tassadar, Malfurion, and Lucio. By nerfs I mean, well, there is a lot of Reduced and Decreased keywords across the board.
Check out the patch notes below to find out how your favorite heroes were affected with this wave of nerfs. Ahem… balance updates.
Blizzard Entertainment deployed a small patch to address a couple of bug fixes. One of them affected Lucio, and the other one affected vs AI gameplay.
- General: Fixed a rare issue that could cause A.I. players to stop functioning correctly during a Versus A.I. match.
Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
- Lucio: Learning Sonic Amplifier will no longer Amp It Up to benefit from Synaesthesia Auditiva.
Chromie has officially joined the Nexus in live realms. This patch also includes many balance updates to various heroes. Full patch notes here.
At first glance, Chromie is a charismatic but somewhat forgetful gnome, constantly distracted and intrigued by the world around her. But don’t let her appearance fool you. This seemingly precocious gnome’s true form is that of Chronormu, a powerful Bronze Dragon capable of bending time to its will, eternally tasked with maintaining the balance of infinite timelines by any means necessary. Sensing a disturbance of the greatest proportion in a brand new world, Chromie now makes her first foray into the Nexus… or is it her second foray? Or third? There’s really no telling. It’s so hard to keep track!
Check out the rest of the Hero Week blog for a breakdown of Chromie’s playstyle, info on her greatest friends and foes, as well as a brief rundown on a few of the bronze dragon’s most interesting talent choices.
Blizzard Entertainment deployed today patch 17.5 to address some balance issues with Tracer. As you may have already experienced when Tracer is in the enemy team, she’s simply too overpowered to counter one-on-one. She keeps attacking even walking away or backwards, attempts to click her is hard, skillshots are nigh impossible, and she heals by teleporting.
Blizzard has listened to the feedback and this patch decreased her damage, health and health-regeneration.
We’ve just released a new patch for Heroes of the Storm in order to apply a few balance changes. Check out the patch notes below.
- Health decreased from 1270 (+4% per level) to 1206 (+4% per level).
- Health Regeneration decreased from 5.25 (+4% per level) to approximately 5.02 (+4% per level) Health per second.
- Basic Attack damage reduced from 29 (+4% per level) to 27 (+4% per level).
- Focus Fire (Talent)
- Final shot damage bonus increased from 30% to 35% of the total magazine’s damage.
- Locked and Loaded (Talent)
- Damage bonus increased from 35% to 40%.
- Melee (W)
- Pulse Strike (Talent)
- Pulse Bomb charge bonus increased from 15% to 20%.
- Recall (E)
- Cooldown increased from 24 to 26 seconds.
- Slipstream (Talent)
- Cooldown reduction decreased from 4 to 2 seconds.
Developer Comments: As we’re sure many of you have noticed, Tracer is performing just a little too well on all fronts. While we are excited to bring her to the Nexus, we understand that in the right hands, she can be an absolute terror to the enemy team. We’re lowering her Health, Basic Attack damage, and increasing Recall’s cooldown to make her less universally powerful. We’re going to be giving back some of that Basic Attack damage on her Level 16 Talent tier to further separate Sleight of Hand from the other options, which should help the choice between more Pulse Bomb charges vs. stronger Basic Attacks feel like a more meaningful decision.
We also saw an opportunity to help improve her Talent pick rates, so we’re making minor adjustments to Pulse Strike and Slipstream.
We’ll continue to keep a close eye on her, as we believe she is similar to Illidan, where the right place from a balance perspective is more narrow than most of our other Heroes.
Heroes and Talents
- Bonus damage from the Sun King’s Fury Talent will no longer be applied when Kael’thas’ Basic Attacks miss due to Blind or Evasion effects.
With Zagara’s week coming, the wait before a new build for Heroes of the Storm would be short. This build is basically adding Zagara in the roster, some changes to most of the current heroes (Illidan received a nice buff), and skins that you might have seen in our last news about the new skins.
A really big patch notes have been released reflecting changes done to Heroes of the Storm, and Technical Alpha players are required to click the new Heroes of the Storm uninstall icon that appears in the Battle.net Launcher. Afterwards, click the install button.
This patch build 30414 introduces Murky as a playable Hero. Patch notes below.