Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: December 25th & January 1st – News


A new balance update is here just a week after the latest content patch with Sylvanas and Stitches reworks went live. Check out the patch notes for more information!

Update: The following changes were omitted from the official patch notes (thanks to @Damien)

Deckard

Field Study – Each enemy Hero hit by Scroll of Sealing grants 15% 20% Spell Power for 14 seconds, up to 30% 40%.

Orphea

Growing Nightmare – Each Hero hit by the wave of Dread increases the damage of its eruption by 25% 20%.

Blizzard (Source)

We’ve just released a new Heroes of the Storm patch to apply a number of balance changes and bug fixes. 

Heroes

Assassin

Gall

Abilities

Runic Blast (E)

Damage from 233 to 210

Talents

Level 1

Taskmaster (Z)

No longer reduces the cooldown of Shove by 10 seconds

Level 4

Bomb’s Away (E)

Bonus damage now caps at 200

Level 7

Double Trouble (Q)

Quest unlock cooldown reduction decreased from 1 to .5 seconds

Orphea

Stats

Maximum Health reduced from 1662 to 1525

Health Regen reduced from 3.46 to 3.18

Abilities

Crushing Jaws (R)

Damage reduced from 275 to 250

Stun duration reduced from .75 to .5 seconds

Talents

Level 1

Ancestral Strength (Trait)

Damage bonus reduced from 25 to 20%

Level 4

Fright (E)

The slow effects no longer stack

Backbiter (W)

Added functionality:

Passively increase your maximum Health by 10%

Samuro

Abilities

Illusion Master (R)

Cooldown increased from 8 to 10 seconds

No longer grants Samuro bonus Basic Attack damage

Talents

Level 1

Way of Illusion (Q)

Bonus Attack Damage per quest stack reduced from .5 to .25

Specialist

Sylvanas

Stats

Maximum Health increased from 1550 to 1650

Health Regeneration increased from 3.23 to 3.44

Abilities

Shadow Dagger (W)

Damage increased from 29 to 32

Zagara

Stats

Basic Attack Damage reduced from 80 to 76

Abilities

Hunter Killer (W)

Cooldown increased from 14 to 16 seconds

Damage reduced from 65 to 71

Health increased from 420 to 450

Mana cost increased from 60 to 75

Nydus Network (R)

Cooldown reduction per Basic Attack reduced from .5 to .4 seconds

Talents

Level 13

Hydralisk Transfusion (W)

Life Leech reduced from 75 to 60% of damage dealt

Support

Auriel

Talents

Level 1

Increasing Clarity (Q)

Damage bonus upon quest completion increased from 150 to 180

Deckard 

Talents

Level 1

Field Study (E)

Spell Power bonus increased from 15 to 20% per stack

Level 4

Ruby (Active)

Healing increased from 205 to 220

Level 13

Potion of Revival (Q)

Healing increased from 35 to 45%

Super Healing Potion (Q)

Healing increased from 80 to 100%

Level 16

Safety in Numbers (Trait)

Armor bonus increased from 10 to 15

Lt. Morales

Talents

Level 7

Physical Therapy (W)

No longer grants cooldown reduction when removing Slows with Safeguard

Additional functionality:

Reduce the cooldown of Safeguard by 2 seconds

Uther

Talents

Level 7

Armor of Faith (Q)

Now has a 20-second cooldown

Additional functionality:

Now also restores 90 Mana when Uther is Stunned, Rooted, or Silenced

Warrior

Cho

Stats

Maximum Health reduced from 2950 to 2750

Health regeneration reduced from 6.15 to 5.73

D.Va

Stats

Mech Basic Attack damage increased from 24 to 26

Mal’Ganis

Talents

Level 4

Fueled by Torment (W)

Healing reduced from 12 to 11

Stitches

Stats

Base Maximum Health increased from 3000 to 3060

Health Regen increased from 6.25 to 6.38

Talents

Level 4

Chop Chop (W)

Attack Speed slow duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds

Level 13

Digestive Juices (E)

Damage reduction bonus increased from 40 to 50%

Duration increased from 4 to 5 seconds

Bug Fixes

General

Fixed a number of tooltip issues across the game.

Heroes

Sylvanas: Fixed an issue preventing Banshee’s Curse from working against Battleground event monsters.



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