Heroes of the Storm Patch Notes – September 19, 2018

We're about to release a new Heroes of the Storm patch to apply a number of balance changes and bug fixes. Read on for details.


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Heroes

Assassin Specialist Support Warrior
Cassia Azmodan Brightwing Diablo
Junkrat Medivh Li Li Rexxar
Kerrigan Lt. Morales Yrel
Mephisto Stukov
Tyrande
Whitemane

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Assassin

Cassia

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Abilities

  • Lightning Fury (Q)
    • Damage scaling reduced from 4.5% per level to 4% per level

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Surge of Light (Trait)
      • Damage reduced from 225 to 210

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Junkrat

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Stats

  • Basic Attack damage increased from 110 to 116.

Abilities

  • Concussion Mine (E)
    • Now shows its area of effect to enemies upon being launched
    • Range increased from 10 to 10.5​

Developer Comment: While we like the awesome plays that Junkrat can make by throwing enemies into his team with Concussion Mine, the ability is fairly hard to see coming for opponents for how powerful it is.  To help this, we are showing enemies its area of effect the moment that Junkrat throws the mine so that they have a better chance to reposition themselves before being blown up.  To compensate Junkrat, we are slightly increasing its range and giving him more Basic Attack damage, which should help both his waveclear and teamfight capabilities.

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Kerrigan

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Stats

  • Health increased from 1680 to 1764
  • Health Regeneration increased from 3.5 to 3.675

Abilities

  • Assimilation (Trait)
    • Shield amount reduced from 15% to 10% of damage dealt

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Fury of the Swarm (Passive)
      • ​Number of splash attacks after casting Ravage reduced from 2 to 1
  • ​​​​Level 4
    • ​Kinetic Fulmination (W)
      • ​Damage bonus decreased from 15% to 10% per stack
      • Maximum damage bonus decreased from 150% to 100%
  • ​​​​​​Level 7
    • ​Queen of Blades (Q)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 4 to 6 second per enemy hit by Primal Grasp
      • Maximum damage bonus decreased from 150% to 100%
  • ​​​​​​​​Level 13
    • Volatile Power (Trait)
      • Bonus shields reduced from 15% to 10%
  • ​​​​​​​​Level 16
    • Painful Spikes (W)
      • Damage reduced from 75 to 70
  • ​​​​​​​​Level 20
    • Omegastorm (R1)
    • Bonus duration per tick increased from .125 to .1875

Developer Comment: Kerrigan has one build that is particularly powerful at the moment, and these changes aim to bring her back in line with the rest of the cast.  We’ve also made a change to her baseline Assimilation to revert it to it’s previous levels, as her overall survivability is a little higher than desired from a melee assassin.

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Mephisto

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Abilities

  • Durance of Hate (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 60 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Malicious Intent (Q)
      • Spell Power reduced from 20% to 15%
  • Level 4
    • Hateful Mending (Q)
      • Healing increased from 50% to 60%
    • Static Barrier (W)
      • Shield duration reduced from 7 to 5 seconds​
    • Spite (Trait)
      • Bonus globe duration increased from 60% to 100%

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Specialist

Azmodan

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Abilities

  • Globe of Annihilation (Q)
    • Damage decreased from 192 to 184

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Master of Destruction (E)
      • Annihilation granted for hitting a Hero increased from 2 to 3.

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Medivh

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Abilities

  • Force of Will (W)
    • Cooldown increased from 8 to 9 seconds

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Mage Armor (E)
      • Armor amount increased from 25 to 30.
  • ​​Level 7
    • Force of Magic (W)
      • Spell Power bonus increased from 25% to 30%
  • ​​Level 13
    • Enduring Will (W)
      • Set cooldown of Force of Will increased from 3 seconds to 4 seconds

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Support

Brightwing

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Abilities

  • Soothing Mist (Trait)
    • Healing amount increased from 100 to 105
    • Cooldown reduced from 120 to 100 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Critical Mist (Trait)
      • Healing amount increased from 200 to 250

Talents

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Li Li

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Stats

  • Health increased from 1475 to 1534
  • Health Regeneration increased from 3.07 to 3.1953

Abilities

  • Cloud Serpent (W)
    • Cooldown reduced from 12 seconds to 10 seconds.
  • Jug of 1,000 Cups (R)
    • Cooldown reduced from 70 seconds to 66 seconds.

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Lt. Morales

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Stats

  • Health increased from 1472 to 1545
  • Health Regeneration increased from 3.07 to 3.2187

Abilities

  • Safeguard (W)
    • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds.
    • Armor infrom 25 to 30.
  • Displacement Grenade (E)
    • Damage increased from 198 to 208

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Physical Therapy (W)
      • Cooldown reduction increased from 4 to 5 seconds
    • ​Vanadium Plating (W)
      • ​Armor bonus now also applies to Root effects.
  • Level 13
    • EMP Grenade (E)
      • Total damage over 2 seconds increased from 80 to 100

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Stukov

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Talents

Level 13

  • It Hungers (E)
    • Required Heroes hit reduced from 15 to 12 

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Tyrande

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Abilities

  • Shadowstalk (R)
    • Cooldown from 80 to 90 seconds

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Kaldorei Resistance (Q)
      • Spell Armor from 15 to 10
  • Level 4
    • Lunar Blaze (E)
      • Bonus range from reduced 40% to 30%
  • Level 10
    • Shadowstalk
      • Cooldown increased from 80 to 90 seconds
  • Level 13
    • Quickening Blessing (Q)
      • Movement Speed granted to Tyrande reduced from 10 to 5%

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Whitemane

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Stats

  • Health reduced from 1434 to 1400
  • Health regen from 2.99 to 2.92

Abilities

  • Inquisition (W)
    • Damage reduced from 53 to 50
      • Bonus damage increased from 50 to 75%
  • Searing Lash (E)
    • Damage reduced from 82 to 78

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Warrior

Diablo

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Abilities

  • Lightning Breath (R)
    • ​Cooldown increased from 70 to 90 seconds

Talents

  • Level 7
    • Diabolical Momentum (Passive)
      • ​Cooldown reduction increased from .75 to 1 second per Basic Attack

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Rexxar

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Talents

  • Level 4
    • Grizzled Fortitude (Passive)
      • Cooldown reduced from 7 to 6 seconds
  • Level 7
    • Crippling Talons (Q)
      • ​Slow duration increased from 3 to 3.5 seconds

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Yrel

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Talents

  • Level 4
    • Aegis of Light (E)
      • ​Armor reduced from 35 to 25
      • Duration reduced from 5 to 4 seconds

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Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed a crash that could effect Murky.
  • We've improved authentication when launching the game through the Blizzard App.

Heroes

  • [Brightwing]: Fixed an issue where Phase Shift (Z) could be cast on vehicles (such as the Dragon Knight).
  • [D.Va]: Fixed a UI issue with D.Va's Self-Destruct where it expanded beyond the button's frame.
  • [Tracer]: Fixed a UI issue with Tracer's Pulse Bomb where it expanded beyond the button's frame.

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