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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Patch Notes -- December 2, 2014

NEW HERO

Jaina Proudmoore has been added to Heroes of the Storm and is now available for play! Read on for a brief overview of her Abilities.

Abilities:

  • Frost Bolt (Q) -Fires a bolt that deals damage and Chills the target.
  • Blizzard (W) - Creates a storm of ice at target location, damaging and Chilling enemies.
  • Cone of Cold (E) - Deals damage in a cone and Chills targets.
  • Trait: Frost Bite - Your Abilities Chill targets, slowing them and causing them to take increased damage.

Heroic Abilities

  • Summon Water Elemental (R) - Summons a powerful Water Elemental.
  • Ring of Frost (R) - Creates a freezing ring that roots and damages enemies.

DESIGN AND GAMEPLAY

General

  • Line skillshots can no longer be self-cast using the Alt key.

Hearthstone

  • A flat amount of Health and Mana are now restored after using Hearthstone to return to the Hall of Storms.

BATTLEGROUNDS

General

  • Town Halls no longer contain all of a town’s experience points. While Town Halls retain a majority of the experience, the surrounding towers protecting the town now yield experience as well.

Cursed Hollow

  • Tribute channeling time reduced from 7 to 6 seconds
  • Dragon Shire
The Dragon Knight is no longer targetable by allied Abilities or Talents

Garden of Terror

Garden Terror (Summoned)
  • Spore Queen’s Curse (Q) - Radius decreased by 10%

Haunted Mines

Underground Minions
  • Starting Health and Health scaling increased by 20%
Underground Grave Golem
  • Starting Health and Health scaling increased by 20%
Grave Golem (Summoned)
  • Damage scaling decreased by 20%
  • Health scaling decreased by 20%

TALENTS

Conjurer's Pursuit

  • Now also increases Mana regeneration by 0.5 per second in addition to its other effects

Imposing Presence

  • Attack speed slow amount increased from 30% to 50%

Promote

  • Now heals the target to full Health
  • Now has a 15 second duration
  • Charge cooldowns have been reduced from 60 to 30 seconds

Resurgence of the Storm

  • Cooldown increased from 120 to 180 seconds

Rewind

  • Now refreshes all Basic Ability cooldowns rather than reducing them by 10 seconds
  • Cooldown increased from 60 to 90 seconds

Searing Attacks

  • While active, Basic Attacks will now display “Crit!” floating text on impact
Source: http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/16467431/heroes-technical-alpha-patch-notes-december-2-2014-12-2-2014

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