HEROES OF THE STORM BALANCE UPDATE — October 25, 2016

We've just released a new patch in order to apply a few balance changes and address a few live bugs. Check out the detailed patch notes below.

Assassin

Samuro

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Stats

  • Base Maximum Health decreased from 1750 to 1650
  • Base Health Regen decreased from 3.64 to 3.44

Abilities

  • Mirror Images (Q)
    • Cooldown increased from 16 to 18 seconds
    • Mirror Image timed life increased from 16 to 18 seconds
  • Windwalk (E)
    • Movement speed bonus reduced from 30 to 25%
  • Illusion Master (R)
    • Illusion damage bonus reduced from 20 to 15%

Talents

  • Level 20
    • Three Blade Style (R)
      • Mirror Image timed life increased from 32 to 36 seconds

Developer Comments:  The Blademaster has been loosed, and is busy carving up a healthy win-rate. We are looking to bring him down a notch with these changes.

Bug Fixes

Heroes, Abilities, and Talents

  • Chen – Fixed an issue causing Fortifying Brew shields to not persist indefinitely after completing the Freshest Ingredients quest talent.
  • Samuro – Fixed an issue causing Mirror Images to deal an extra swing of Samuro’s full damage if their attacks landed just as the Mirror Images expired.
  • Samuro – Fixed an issue causing Samuro to deselect himself after entering Lt. Morales' Medivac Dropship.

User Interface

  • Fixed an issue causing an "Unmet Requirements" message to pop up when in a party queued for Heroes Brawl.
  • Removed an inaccurate line from the Punisher Arena's Info Panel at the queue screen.
  • Fixed an issue causing Heroes Brawl score screens to incorrectly display Hero level ups and gold grants when certain conditions were met.

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where players could receive an "Installation Damaged" error message when launching the 64-bit client.

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