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Sep 30 Just go to gen Does anyone even use this, you can literally see may posts down there.DJPea0 Sep 30
Sep 24 Lvl 300 Valeera Master guide First of all my statistics, you can analyze it if you want, I know some ppl love to do so And my English not that grate so beware. Usually ppl start their guides with explaining why you should bother to learn this character. Well... her Demon Hunter skin was enough reason for me). Gameplay-wise Valeera is the best anti dive character in the game. Mean she can effectively save your teammates from Genji, Tracer and any melee assassin who dears to dive in. Not just CC them for a bit like Varian or BW, but CC and kill all by herself. Plus she can instantly switch to assassin, when there are no threat to your baclkine anymore and start to kill ppl literally relentless. There are 2 types of games in HotS. Against uncoordinated team (QM, Bronze, Silver, Gold rating) players there often go solo and do position mistakes all the time. Best way to carry in this games is just to catch and kill these players. So you need to build your character for that job. Pick Crippling Poison to chase ppl effectively other talents Relentless Strikes/ Hemorrhage (if it better to open with E) Mutilate, the rest of build not even that important. Chase ppl who stay solo, kill faster than your team feed, Valeera very effective character to do so. You should always search for players with bad position and punish them hard, but do not expect there will be a lot of them on high ranks. On Platinum and above things will suddenly change. Ppl will stay with their teams more often and sometimes there may be no position mistakes at all from opponents. So you need to stop play like it QM and start to actually think a bit. That's where ppl have big troubles with Valeera they trying to play QM style on any rating. I saw a guy who have 1600 games on Valeera while I have like 800 and he hardstuck at Plat 5. All because he only can hunt for solo targets in QM style and nothing else. So to climb higher in rating you need to learn how to fight 5v5 as Valeera. And first of all you need good team comp to win 5v5 teamfight. Most important thing – you need only 1 tank coz you going to play role of 2nd tank if needed. It literally better to have anyone but 2nd tank, even 2nd support or 2nd spec. Even offtank like Deh or Sonya as solo tank or no tank at all in team with Valeera is better than 2 tanks + Valeera. If your team insist of having 2 tanks, just pick mage or something. So optimal team comp Valeera, Tank, Heal, 2 ranged characters (mage + spec for example). Less optimal but still ok Valeera, Tank, Heal, Melee Assassin, Ranged char. This teamcomps will have 3 things which Valeera do not have. A decent or good wave clear. Ranged poke. AOE spells. Gladly there are a lot of ranged characters players, so it easy to get these team comps in almost every match. The only question – who will go solo if you have 2 ranged characters? And quite often it will be you as Valeera. There are 2 kinds of solo lanes – you need to win 1v1 to have an objective (Braxis, DS) – Valeera is a very good 1v1 character if you fight on a point without minions. You can win a lot of muchups with Block – Relentless talents and even more with 7 Lvl talent (Mutilate or Slice and Dice). You also may play as a roamer ofc and support some other solo laner. Other kind of lanes – you just need to soak exp like on Battlefield of Eternity. These lanes often end up in 2 ppl just soak exp and no one win the lane, and you can do that also, just don’t go all out before lvl 4. So if you end up in solo lane on Braxis or DS, you should build talents to win the lane (Block – Relentless vs melee character and Crippling Poison-Relentless vs ranged). You need some practice of to win 1v1 so I recommend to go at solo lane as often as possible as a training. It will help to win 1v1 on Braxis when you need to. Fight on the spot without minions, and don’t fight till 4 (or till 7) if you can. When you have your dream team with at least 1 or better 2 ranged characters, you need to understand your role in 5v5 teamfight. First check enemy pick, do they have any diver. Divers are Genji, Tracer and every single melee assassin + Sonya. Strategy N1 (punish the diver) If they have a diver your main goal would be to disable and kill this diver. It is safe and very effective strategy, coz you will stay with your team and you get heal from support and could back to fountain without problems. So build to support this strategy. Crippling Poison (vs Genji and Tracer), Combat Readiness vs Melee assassins. Relentless Strikes, Slice and Dice (or Mutilate if you fan of it)….. Death from Above vs Tracer (open on tank with Q to bait her, then silence her when she jumps in), Strangle vs Genji, Sonya, Alarak, Blind vs rest of melee assassin including Malthael, Kerrigan, non-taunt Varian and so on. When diver is dead or run away with low HP, you just switch to closest opponent around and focus him with your team. Strategy N2 (poke tanks and bait skills) What if they don’t have any divers or it some Master rating and their divers don’t want to show up until Valeera is revealed. I start to use this strategy on Master more often than previous, coz ppl could learn - they dead if they dive. The point is let’s poke and bait some stuff. Death from Above will be a key talent in this. So no one going to dive into your team, but it does not mean you should dive. Just do this – open with Q on enemy character closest to your team (which will be tank in 99% cases). Do short 1 second combo (open with Q, Q,W,E, autos) press Cloak of Shadows if tank have some dangerous CC and dash to your team. With DfA you could enter stealth again quite fast. Tank would have armor reduction so all your teammates skills will do more dmg. Often opponents would use some of their important cooldowns on you but these abilities would be wasted coz you will run away fast with Unstoppable. So this is your poke and it quite effective coz you will not only deal dmg, but will bait some of opponent skills (including Ice Blocks, support Ult and so on). If opponents wasted something really important your tank usually start a teamfight immediately and you probably will win. Btw after run away you may walk into opponents back and attack them from behind. Best build for this strategy Combat Readiness (to minimize AA dmg during fake openers) Relentless Strikes Slice and Dice (you need to run with a long version) CoS (Smoke sometimes) Death from Above Assassinate Enveloping Shadows Strategy N3 (diving)Discane3 Sep 24
Sep 20 Noob player streaming and being bad I am streaming HoTS but I am a total NoobNoDragonsPlz0 Sep 20
Sep 17 Toxic Player This player was being toxic to me, he cursed at me and said that I was "a f*cking noob," a "piece of s*it," etc. I know that behavior like this is to be reported but I feel like reporting doesn't actually do much, it is difficult for an officer to actually see a report since so many come in each day. So I felt like posting on the forums was the best idea. I'm sorry if I'm breaking a rule for doing this. Also, while he was cursing at me, I tried to remain as calm as possible, I knew that in that particular match, I was underperforming and I tried to apologize. I was not feeling too well. Here's the replay file: Sep 17
Sep 14 Map Idea: Arena Heroes of The Storm Hello I've had an awesome idea that could be nice in HotS and also make waveclear a much more impactful meaning in any other maps An map where 2 different teams that will have their own portal with each 50 Lifes or more . And as a team is wiped the minions will enter the portal and each will take a life of the core. Killing the minions is a crucial because each takes a life on the core. Killing the keeps will give an additional minion like normal. As the wave will push the minions.Loki0 Sep 14
Sep 11 My Take On Mephisto I took inspiration from current Mephisto as well as Carbot's concept on YouTube! Role: Support Key Words: Bushes, Nullification, Enabler, "Makes others do the job for him" Weak Against: Sustained DMG and Heals, Poking, Reveals Strong Against: High-octane DMG, Burst DMG and Healing Abilities: Curse (D) - Trait Enemy heroes hit by Mephisto's abilities are afflicted by curse. Cursed heroes deal 5% less damage and take 2% more damage. Stacks up to 5 Times and lasts 4 seconds. Hateful Ghost (Q) Mana: 30 Cooldown: 3s Sends out a long range slow moving ghost (white coloured "mist" like spirit) in a straight line, cursing the first hero hit. - Note: acts like Nazeebo's Toads in that it goes around obstacles Hell's Prophet (W) Mana: 50 Cooldown: 10s Duration: 5s Cast on an allied hero (not self) to increase their Spell Power by 5% per each stack of Curse Mephisto has, up to 25%. Poison Cloud (E) Mana: 70 Cooldown: 20s After 1.5 seconds of chaneling, Mephisto conjures poisonous gas around him, acting like a bush and slightly damaging and cursing enemy heroes inside every second. Durance of Hatred (R1) Mana: 100 Cooldown: 100s Duration: 4s Reveals all bushes in a massive area (similar to Azmodan's Q range) and causes their edges to become impassable, preventing heroes to enter or escape them. The Travincal Council (R2) Mana: 80 Cooldown: 100s Duration: 12s Summons 3 members of The Travincal Council to follow Mephisto, attacking enemies, periodically cursing enemy Heroes and healing allied Heroes.MatthewCreak1 Sep 11
Sep 8 I painted Genji You can find the art here: I am also planning on an oil painting of Genji.Lovans2 Sep 8
Aug 31 Imperius Journal - Part 1 They say I am corrupt.An unbending tyrant,filled with blacks and whites. Do you really think I was born this way? I had my own colors. Before I rose to Archangel Status I was a Purifier.They call me the greatest warrior in all creation.I say the otherwise,i have failed my mission. The unity of our council,our family has been shattered.They say it was the WRATH of Imperius who destroyed the unity.Let them believe in that.I stood by his side when Izual was taken into black abyss,a terrible void entity was summoned inside of him.He was forced to fight for Hell,leaving us forever.Izual was one of our greatest champions who managed to stop combined might of hell lords in front of the gates.He was better than me. They think Imperius is the villain.I was inside the black abyss along with Izual.Fighting monsters,for an indefinite amount of time.They were endless,they were always coming,they had no end.I wanted to save a brother from their corruption and kept fighting.Fighting until i turned into ones and zeros.That was the power of the Void God. Void God demands extreme obedience.Does not tolerate failures.I was afraid,i followed orders,countless orders but this was something else.Void God had no speech,he was pure emotions.You just know what to do.Nothing needs to be told. They sent me into missions to de-corrupt lands,it was the exact opposite of what i was doing. Walking into corruption and getting out with your sanity is not given to anyone,but i found my way.I was given a chance. I proposed an alliance to the Void God,knelt before him.Begged him for the safety of my siblings.That was the day Void God told me one thing,in speech Void God:OBEY AND FOLLOW! Imperius:COMPLY!Imperius1 Aug 31
Aug 29 [Art/Skin] Winterlord Ragnaros Ragnaros is highly requested in terms of skins and has a lot of potential for them, even though we may not get something for him in the game anytime soon this hero is good creativity playground for artists like me. So I drew some concept art for him. I wanted to do something very different than fire so I decided to twist Rag’s theme by 180 degrees and turned him into a frosty Norse Viking, changing the visuals of every part of his kit to fit right in. You could almost say he Lost and Found himself once more! :D (Okay no more puns I promise). The art can be found here: The link contains an album with all the finished skin variations, Sprays, Portraits as well as a Making Of. --- Epic Skin, 5 skin variations - Winterlord Ragnaros (Standard) - Ashen Winterlord Ragnaros (God of War reference) - Molten Winterlord Ragnaros (Default Ragnaros) - Thunderfury Winterlord Ragnaros (Thunderaan) - Winterhorde Ragnaros (Horde) Most of the abilities have lightning effects, their color is based on the lower, icy section of Rag’s body. I only drew it for the Standard skin variation as for the others it is merely a color change. I focused more on skin variations instead as this is what the skin really shines at and provided a small Making Of. Here is a breakdown of the abilities: Z - Mount: Instead of Fire he drags trail of icycles behind him. Q - Empower Sulfuras: Coats Sulfuras in ice with a freezing sound. The embellishments on the hammer glow when it’s activated. The color depends on the skin variation. W - Living Meteor It’s an electrified snowball rolling in from a storm cloud. It loses a couple pieces while rolling before it falls apart. Imagine it having sounds similar to the snowballs in the snow brawl, with a rolling thunder upon cast. The color of the lightning changes based on skin variation. E - Blast Wave: Made of Lightning and bursts in icycles when it explodes. The embellishments on the shoulder pads glow while it’s activate on either you or an ally. (That is not shown in its art on the ability sheet due to lack of space). R1 - Sulfuras Smash When the hammer hits it launches icycles in the air and the floor around the impact area turns into a small bit of ice with large icycles protruding from it like stalagmites. R2 - Lave Wave An avalanche which starts off as icy spikes then fading into snow leaving behind a snowy surface for a short period of time. Imagine sounds of a window which quickly freezes from zero to full combined with the sounds of an avalanche rushing downhill. D - Molten Core: Him but bigger. He doesn’t have an extra ring with runes around him, his whole lower body is just ice and blends over. Q - Molten Swing (Molten Core) : Color of the swipe depends on skin variation and leaves snowflakes behind. W - Meteor Shower (Molten Core) : Rains icycles down upon Rag’s enemies. The impact leaves a small crater of floes with an opining in the middle, revealing cold water. E - Explosive Rune (Molten Core) : Surface of float which explodes into icycles showing the Norse Rune for Thunder and Winter. Extra (Submerge) : Rag retreats, leaving a crater similar to the impact area of Meteor shower but bigger and lightning rises from it. --- I really hope you like it. This was a big project and a lot of work but I’m happy with the result. Just like almost all of my other work I made this purely in Adobe Illustrator apart from the sketches. Feel free to ask questions.Cuddlewood2 Aug 29
Aug 16, 2018 #23 GM Streaming full time shameless plug for my friend and he'd kill me if he saw this but.... is a hilarious, and kind hearted person who deserves all the love in the world. Go show him some support! He streams almost everyday except Saturdays and play HL/TL at Master/GM Level. Currently at the date of posting this he is #23 Grandmaster!!! He's a crazy good Maiev main so go show him some love!coolmom0 Aug 16, 2018
Aug 15, 2018 Streamer - Full Time Healer Hello guys, my name is Michael. I go by iWaRTuRTLeS. Always been a fan of blizzard games and I really wanted to focus on a game I enjoy playing and wish to stream full time. Im not amazing at the game yet by any means and enjoy healing on most games I play. Im currently sitting at Silver III,but for any of those that ever wanna toon in and come along on the journy to higher ranks, feel free to stop by and say hi. A follow is always nice. Thank you all! Aug 15, 2018
Aug 14, 2018 Heroes of the Storm (Electro-wave Mix) Theme Remix Hey All, I have composed a music for heroes of the storm based on the original song. Please let me know your opinion. Here you can find the link: Best, AshkanASHKAN0 Aug 14, 2018
Aug 8, 2018 [GUIDE] Strategy Short Guide INTRODUCTION I have made this guide because I looked for a very condensed strategy guide covering an entire game with best practices, do and don’t etc. and this is a synthesized version of the knowledge you can find here -> My goal is to create a very straight forward strategy cheatsheet. It’s oriented for Hero League type game and here is a glossary in case you need it here -> Also, I’m not English native so it can sounds a bit clumsy sometime or some words may be misspelled :p Good read ! NB — I’m open to all constructive criticism if it can help improving this document :) _______________________________________________________________________________ 0 DRAFT 0.1 It’s a tricky step with the map factor It’s a bit more complicated than in other MOBA because you have to pay attention to the map you’ll be playing on plus the diversity of heroes. Here is a list of details that matter. Map can … Have 2 or 3 lanes — It changes the way you split the team Be big or small — It changes the hero you may pick as there is more distance to cover Different merc camp and number — It changes the priority of picking a specialist and how you split the team Different objective — Some map snowball strongly depending of the objective Some maps need good late game hero to close the game Objective involving a lot of mobs — A hero with strong waveclear will be useful 0.2 Hero Roles Tank — Hero meant to engage or disengage from a fight, “peel” for allies, absorb damage, and provide crowd control Poke — Hero equipped with a large variety of long range spells used to chunk the enemy’s HP before a fight Finisher — Hero used to end an opponent’s life before they runs away Healer — The source of healing for a team Support (or Utility) — Hero meant to support by bringing offensive or defensive tools to their allies or disrupting the enemy team Bruiser — Melee hero whose role is to kick some !@#$ AKA the damage dealer Assassin — A hero who looks for weak targets in the back line Pusher — Hero with a high sieging potential (or sometimes great waveclear) Giant-Killer/Sustained DPS — Hero used to kill tanks/high HP targets and provide constant damage Burst DPS — Hero whose damage is ability-based and can quickly deal a lot of damage 0.3 Comfort vs Meta You’ll be better playing a hero you are comfortable with and you have mastery, that picking a meta or OP hero. Keep in mind that some hero have hard and big learning curve before getting something out of it. NB — Mastery 1 hero you like a lot so you will be able to focus on the overall game. Being able to check the map and the talent is really important to be a better player. 0.4 Composition You need at least 1 Tank 1 Healer 1 Ranged DPS — Marksmen with strong auto attack or Caster with strong spell 1 Frontliner — Another tank (more defensive), a bruiser (balanced) or an assassin (more agressive) The remaining pick is important because you can change the team synergy. Usually, a "Solo laner" is picked because it is often needed to have someone being able to handle a lane alone or push by himself. Good tools -> _______________________________________________________________________________ 1 STARTING GAME STRATEGY 1.1 Simply soaking It may sounds obvious but, starting with at least one hero per lane to start soaking as soon as possible is the default choice. 1.2 The 4-1 Split It is when you split the team in a group of 4 on a lane, and a player alone as a sololaner on the other. Maps — Laboratoir Braxis, Champs de l’éternité, Mines hantées, Hanamura Good Solo Laner — Sonya Leoric Arthas (Greyman and Malthael) 1.3 The “all mid” fight The origin of this practice is unknown but here is a little tip to not go yolo. Calculate the numbers of stun/root of each team, the one which has more than 2 CC than the other team will have a better luck to win. If you are the “loosing team”, just say it to your team and try to start soaking on the differents lanes instead of “try hard mid anyway” NB  — Double support is even worse NB2 — If there is 1 or 2 deaths mid in your side but the opponents didn’t soak the others lanes, you should stay good in term of global experience because meanwhile, you were soaking. _______________________________________________________________________________ 2 MAPS PRESSURE 2.1 MERCENARIES & BOSS 2.1.1 Good question to keep in mind before capturing a camp Does my team need me elsewhere? Are we going to be able to push with this camp? If I start this camp, am I in danger of being invaded by the enemy? Do I need help to do this camp quickly? Which enemy Hero am I anticipating will come to clear this camp?NB — Never do a camp alone before lvl 10. 2.1.2 The Different Camp Siege giant — Very effective, clear them asap Dragon Shire, Cursed Hollow, Garden of Terror, Haunted Mines, Blackheart’s Bay, Sky Temple, and Tomb of the Spider Queen Sappers — The most effective but need to be escorted Tower of Doom and Haunted Mines Impalers — Not as good as Siege Giants but can be stacked Battlefield of Eternity and Infernal Shrines Hellbats — Not the best sieger but are a pain to clear because of their tankyness Braxis Holdout and Warhead Junction Assault Troopers — Good but not as punchy as Siege Giant or Sappers Volskaya Foundry Armored Gnolls — Kind of Hellbats Alterac Pass Knights — Most effective merc as the Wizard provides a Spell Armor aura making a wave hard to clear Dragon Shire, Cursed Hollow, Garden of Terror, Blackheart’s Bay, Sky Temple, and Tomb of the Spider Queen Fallen Shaman — A good camp if you plan to split push as the shaman never stop spawning dogs Battelfield of Eternity and Infernal Shrines Goliaths and Raven — Not very good in sieging but a helpful hand in teamfight as the Raven can AOE and the goliaths are tanky Braxis Holdout and Warhead Junction 2.1.3 Camp Capture Timing Battlefield of Eternity Capture Impalers before first Immortal. Capture Shaman camp as the Immortal spawns Braxis Holdout Capture any available camp during the beacon phase to create pressure and help enable the control Cursed Hollow Capture Giants as the first tribute spawns. Capture Knights in between the first and second tribute spawns Dragonshire Roughly 45 seconds after a Dragonknight dies, capture any camp available. This better sets up the map for the next shrine phase. Garden of Terror Whenever you have one of the two Garden Terrors cleared, pick up a close camp to demand a response and then get free seeds from the opposite terror. Capture Giants as you are channeling to pilot your own Garden Terror and then pressure mid and bottom with the terror. Haunted Mines Capture Sappers and Giants during mine phase to get free damage while everyone is getting skulls. Capture Giants when the Grave Golem is sieging to help defend and get counter pressure. Infernal Shrines Capture Impalers during the laning phase between rotations of middle and bot lane. Capture bottom Impalers once you have control over mid with first Impaler set. Capture the Shaman Camp anytime the Shrine spawns middle or bottom, especially bottom. Sky Temple Capture Giants and Knights before first Temple phase. Tomb of the Spider Queen Capture Knights before or during first turn-in phase. Towers of Doom Capture Sappers as soon as they spawn and as often as you can on bottom half of the map. Volskaya Foundry Capture bottom Turret Camp as soon as it spawns and as often as possible Capture the Support Camp as soon as the Turret camp is picked up, try to take this camp as frequently as possible.Warlogic1 Aug 8, 2018
Aug 2, 2018 Super Hard Streaming Daily Hey guys, Old gamer here and just wanted to let a heads up that I will be streaming daily from 12PM PST to 12AM PST or more! Would love to see anyone come pop over and watch a newbie try to push rank with a more positive spin on things. So come on by and say hi in chat! Super Sincerely, ITrySuperHard!TrySUPERHard1 Aug 2, 2018
Jul 26, 2018 [Free to use] Overlay Hey guys, I make affordable twitch Overlays and Other graphics. This is a piece I started to make for a customer, but he didn't like it so I thought instead of wasting it I could give it to the community to use for free, because it's not a finished piece and I have no intention on finishing this either. So if you like this, feel free to use this for personal use only. Please don't download this if you intend on selling it or claiming that this is yours. Thank you a lot for your respect. If you are interested in some of my other work, here's a link to my portfolio. www.deers-n-dinosaurs.carbonmade.comfippsie1 Jul 26, 2018
Jul 26, 2018 Streaming HL + Multiplay HL and casual stream, come check me out.STUNNED0 Jul 26, 2018
Jul 23, 2018 [ART] I draw concept-art for Fenix's Summer skin :) Jul 23, 2018
Jul 22, 2018 Trolls of the Storm(funny compilation) Jul 22, 2018
Jul 15, 2018 [Youtube] Kashim Hello, I introduce myself : Kashim. I'm a Belgian GM player who is recently on Twitch ( around November 2017 ) I'm playing every evening at 20:00 ( GMT+1 ) except the monday on my channel : I create recently my own youtube channel to make my videos montage. My creation can be likened to the popular WTF Moments because I find they have a model who allows the viewers to not be bored. ( and it's more fun ! ) My particularity is I use a lot of dialogues ingame. Because my main langage is French, I made french subtitles but every voice lines are in the original version. ( English ) My first video released on 24/02/2018 : My seconde video released on 21/03/2018 : There is a difference between the video because I'm simply learning on the spot, watching a lot of tutorials and trying differents edition techniques. Happy viewing everyone. :)Kashim5 Jul 15, 2018
Jul 13, 2018 INVINCIBLE IN HOTS Nowadays so many peepz want Invincible but they don't have the luck. Wouldn't it be better if they could buy it in HOTS for in-game curencies or get it from a long questline or as an event reward? I would enjoy riding it and 100% that others would prefer it too!F0RSAKER1 Jul 13, 2018
Jul 13, 2018 New Streamer! Yo whats up! Semi New streamer to the HotS community! Not gonna lie not the greatest player or anything only a peasant silver player but still I love to play with my viewers and enjoy some good. ( Well I think it is good) beverages! Come and join sometime! Jul 13, 2018
Jul 13, 2018 Gnoll Banner [Fan Art] Heroes of the Storm is my favorite game and I love the banners in the game and thought it would be cool to create one as a portfolio piece. Here's what I imagine a Gnoll banner may look like for normal and epic variations. I hope you enjoy it. It was really fun to create. You can see a browser embedded 3d model at and more shots and breakdowns at Jul 13, 2018
Jul 10, 2018 Boyd's Scratchings Should I be posting my art here? Whenever I have a skin idea I try to draw it up and post it in the Suggestions forum, but maybe here is better? I can't imagine a thread for every picture would be good here, but I figure I could create a thread dedicated to all my work. Is that cool? I dunno. Let's start with the backlog!Boyd1 Jul 10, 2018
Jul 5, 2018 Stuck in Elo I'm a stuck in gold, because of all the feeders and trolls. I lost 7 games today where I had to report someone. I’m always trying to be as positive a possible, but most of the time it doesn’t work. Does reporting do anything and what can I do to get out of this elo? It’s just not fun anymore.Bucket15101 Jul 5, 2018
Jul 5, 2018 RACIAL SLUR IN LOBBY CHAT It's self explanatory what happened here. I typed in greek in the english chat,and a bunch of users started throwing insults against my country. Blizzard take action. Jul 5, 2018
Jul 3, 2018 Battleground Suggestions Would like for an upcoming battleground to be based off Diablo 3's Butcher boss map. I think the random flaming floor tiles could make for an interesting objective, or obstacle to impede an opposing teams progress somehow.Laz0 Jul 3, 2018
Jul 2, 2018 To the HotS Devs/Reports team This message is adressed to developpers and more specifically, the " reports " team, if such a thing does exist. I just had a game where 2 people suddenly stopped playing for 10 minutes ( the game lasted 11 minutes ), because one of them was spamming pings on the other at the very beginning of the match. The spammed one said " Should I go afk to even it out ? " And that's what he did. Probably aware of the mute option in the tab bar, but hey, isn't it more satisfying to show how sensitive and how much of a douche you are ? The one spaming was already silenced. He was playing murky and spent the last 10 minutes of the game throwing putterfishes under mid keep gate, to make sure his team couldn't get a bot and that he wouldn't get flagged for afk. The spammed one, a Lunara, spent the rest of the game doing nothing as well, but moving around now and then to make sure she doesn't get flagged as afk. I've searched a way to send the recording to someone that could actually do something about this. But I couldn't find it anywhere. I am well aware of how to report a player in game and do not need a reminder. I, of course , reported both of these players from the tab screen. As you can probably tell if you're still reading my message, I am pretty upset with what just happened. Which I probably wouldn't be if most of my games were balanced, with people not trying to sink their own team, which happened to me quite a lot recently. Also I'm sending this message because I'm concerned that the reports I sent in-game are not enough. Are the people "analysing" the reports watching the games ? Probably not, that would take them too much time. That's why I tried to get directly in touch with "them", and send this recording to someone that could actually do something about this. I really hope this message will be read by someone working in the HotS team. If a moderator from this forum could possibly relay my message to someone of this kind, that would be greatly appreciated. As many probably think, I should just move on. But here I am, saying what I have to say, because these days the stomps and griefers are 2 things I experience way too much. I wish you a good day, sohoSoho1 Jul 2, 2018
Jun 22, 2018 Map Editor Hi, The map editor was announced a couple of years back for HOTS but cant seem to find it anywhere, is it still going to be released?Toku0 Jun 22, 2018
Jun 19, 2018 i NEED Sapper Junkrat Wallpaper!! I NEED Sapper Junkrat Wallpaper!! He's SO funny in game & he's the skin that we needed!!!! =DShadybear4200 Jun 19, 2018
Jun 18, 2018 Heroes Profile Official Release We are excited to announce the launch of a new player resource for Heroes of the Storm: Heroes Profile provides individual player statistics and information for Heroes of the Storm. The site shows Leaderboard data, Player comparisons, Calculated MMR, Match History, Basic Match statistics, and an individual profile with Player statistics for each Hero and Map. Replay data comes from HotsApi. While playing matches, we found that there wasn’t an easy way to compare yourself to other players and see match statistics all in one place. Therefore, we created this website in order to provide a comprehensive player profile you can return to in order to view your most recent matches and updated performance statistics. On our “Compare” page, you can choose up to 4 battletags (or use an overall league tier or suggested battletag from the leaderboards) and see an in-depth comparison of stats. Gain bragging rights by sharing your stats, or learn how you can improve your game by comparing your stats to those of the masters. You can also view MMR breakdowns to keep track of your progress. Heroes Profile is completely ad-free and is entirely funded by donations from the community. We are a two-person team funding everything out of pocket right now (and the site currently has upkeep costs of around $350 per month with the potential to increase). Please go to to check out our Patreon page and see what kind of rewards you can get for donating. If you like what we’re doing, please consider donating so we can continue to keep the site running without ads. Check out a summary of what the site offers below, or jump right in by searching for your battletag on the home page. . Or you can use my profile at Zemill's Profile. Our FAQ is a good starting point as well. Getting Started First step is to upload all of your replays to HotsApi/Upload. The uploader is currently only available for windows, and gives a warning when you initially try and run it. The app is open source (Github source Code). You can also upload manually through the website. On the home page, enter YOUR battletag into the search box in the middle of the page. This will set your “Active battletag”. You’ll be able to access the menu for your active battletag on any page on the site, even if you end up looking at other players’ profiles along the way! For any player (including yourself), you can access the following pages: -Profile: A detailed breakdown of overall stats (Wins, Losses, Win Rate), most played heroes and maps, MMR overview and league tiers per game mode, recent match history. -Maps/Heroes: View overall stats for each hero or map along with recent matches. -MMR Breakdown: Graph and table data showing MMR over time. -Match History: Filterable history for all matches played. -Single Match Data: Game and Player information for a particular match. -Compare: View how you play a hero versus another player or league. -Leaderboard: Each hero contains a leaderboard with filterable options. A minimum of 20 games is required to rank and for all season and all leagues a minimum of 50 games played is required. Feel free to contact us directly at with any comments, suggestions, criticisms, or any other inquiries you might have. If you are sending feedback about an issue with the site, please provide the URL where the error occurred. We are looking for feedback regarding the MMR system. If you would like to help, and you have uploaded all of your replays to HotsApi, please send us your in game hero league ranking along with your BattleTag, and region. Send that information to There are improvements and content updates coming to the site soon, so follow our social media or look out for more posts coming from us in the following weeks. We will be around answering any questions. We will update the FAQ on the site along with this post with any questions along with answers. Heroes Profile discord: Facebook: Twitter: Email: feedback@heroesprofile.comZemill0 Jun 18, 2018
Jun 12, 2018 [Art] Probius skin: 'U-Probe' This is a skin I made for Probius called ‚U-Probe‘ derived from the German word U-Boot for submarine and is based on a 1-person submarine generally used for deep sea research and exploration. I got inspired by navigation, sea rescue and all the things you can find on, in and underwater including references to old diving helmets, buoys, lifebelts and coral reefs. The art for all 3 skin variations can be found here: I made this primarily in Adobe Illustrator based on sketches I drew traditionally. From first step to final product this took me multiple months to finish. To be fair I have very little free time for big side projects like this. Skin Breakdown: There are 3 skin variations: - U-Probe (Based off 1 person submarine) - Ripjaw U-Probe (It’s a shark! Rawr! :3) - Schooling U-Probe (Dory easter egg :D ) The abilities have all received custom effects and are themed after their respective skin variation. Q - Disruption Pulse: Launches a small torpedo with a splashing sound. W - Warp Rift: Has a buoy in its center which slightly wavers, creating wavy effects around it from its motion. E - Photon Cannon Turret is closely based off the skin itself. It floats above a little pond and shoots water. D - Warp-In Pylon The Pylon resembles a deep sea rock. The ring circulates around it and the corals emit bubbles from time to time. R1 - Pylon Overcharge: The ring around the Pylon expands, spins much quicker and 360° around it The corals are constantly emitting bubbles and bubbly/watery sound effects are playing. When activating, at the start of it and then every 2 seconds the sound of sonar radar can be heard, with the first and last tick of the sonar being the loudest. R2 - Null Gate: Barrier made of water blocked off on either side by 2 deep sea rocks with large corals. Just like the Pylon the corals spew bubbles occasionally. Z - Worker Rush - Constantly emits 2 streams of small bubbles from his back while active, just like real turbines. He could also have some funny voice lines humming popular sea-based tunes like ‚Yellow submarine‘ or ‚What shall we do with the drunken sailor‘. It as intentional that the art has a bit of a sturdier look than Probe’s actual model, I did that to reflect the origin of the skin better. ---- I have more art in the works so if you have any suggestions or questions feel free to tell me. :) Constructive feedback is also very welcome. Thanks for reading and I hope you like it! :)Cuddlewood2 Jun 12, 2018
Jun 8, 2018 MATCHMAKING HELL HOTS matchmaking is really stupid please update it. the game is really fun and enjoyable but can't say the same for that stupid matchmaking maybe instead of putting in more skins maybe MAYBE you guys should improve matchmaking LoL and DOTA have better matchmaking maybe do something like that pleaseHardcase0 Jun 8, 2018
Jun 7, 2018 Youtube - Who is Orphea, and Nexus Original Heroes Jun 7, 2018
Jun 5, 2018 Free for All 10 player Arena Like brawl, I think it would be interesting to see an arena style option where its a 10 player free for all in maps which slowly start breaking apart from the outer area close to the center to force combat. I suppose the only issue is that maybe some heroes are tuned to only work well in groups rather than as lone attackers and certain ultimates wouldn't be of much use. In either case I think it would be good for these maps to have a lot of respawning creep camps to raise XP. Another option would be to just have every hero start and be locked at lvl 20 and just have a few seconds before the match begins to choose talents. Just another interesting option to add to the game.Zeta4 Jun 5, 2018
Jun 5, 2018 Deckard Cain Overview - Youtube How's it going everyone? I got slightly annoyed by a few people playing Deckard so I put together a guide to get people familiar with some of the basics behind the character. This is the first time I ever posted anything on Youtube so if you guys have any suggestions for improvement, please let me know. Jun 5, 2018
Jun 3, 2018 [Youtube] So I just tried Chromie after a break Hey! I've only had a few rounds as a Chromie before (level 9) and decided to give her another shot after not using her at all for months. Earphone warning, some sounds may be louder than the others (marked in time stamps). You can check my video here: Have a great Sunday everyone! VelluVellu0 Jun 3, 2018
Jun 3, 2018 Wallpaper: Malthael - Aspect of Death Hello everyone! It's been over 8 months since my last HotS wallpaper. With some PC issues it kinda slowed down all of my wallpaper works. Well its time and here's Malthael: Here's my full HotS gallery (Diablo centric): I have more planned in the future. Please enjoy! HKHolyknight2 Jun 3, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 Crazy Comeback I know I was REALLY sucking early game (I was distracted) and when we started losing I got worse. But This come back is ridiculous! We went from 2 towers against 6 to winning the game. If you really like the video check out my stream at Twitch.TV/ThusGirl!Thusgirl1 Jun 2, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 Why play a Warrior? Well, we have some reasons: Jun 2, 2018
Jun 2, 2018 Started a new Series Heroes of the Storm: Possibilities I take a character from Blizzard lore and try to turn them into an interesting character for HotS. The first character up is Izsha from Starcraft! I hope you guys enjoy! Jun 2, 2018
Jun 1, 2018 My review of all the heroes Jun 1, 2018
May 27, 2018 Leoric Masters Guide Masters Guide For How To Build And Play Leoric Build: • Ossein Renewal • Kneel Peasants • Willing Vessel • Entomb • Hardened Bones • Mithril Mace • Spectral Leech Why: • Ossein Renewal grants you 30% of your health in healing over 5 seconds. This can be used at full health making it look like you're not losing health, which can affect the psychology of the other team. In addition this can be used in a pinch and it pairs nicely drain hope. It really shines when Leoric is taking less damage with Hardened Bones and Willing Vessel. Ossein Renewal makes team fights incredibly powerful as it makes you very very hard to kill paired with the ability to spooky ghost away with this talent you can expect to rarely die while being unrelenting in damage and sustainability. • Kneel Peasants is just an easy way to do 100% more damage to enemy non heroes. Which in turn makes you earn more xp, which buffs your team too. It's just another way to help win the game. Plus it makes you both a good team fighter, and a good solo laner. • Willing vessel increases leoric's healing to 25% of his health with a boost of 5% extra when he complete the ability on the enemy. This means paired with Ossein renewal means you are now potentially able to heal through an additional 60% of your health. that's like having 8k health when only having 5k actual health. And don't forget you are being attacked for this earning tank xp, and you’re doing decent dmg (most of the time i beat out assassins in dmg) • Entomb, This pick is the best of the two, March Of The Black King is almost pointless sure it does burst damage and when paired with its final pick it can be deadly i have definitely used it, but the amount of situations you gonna get in that you can take full advantage of it, versus the ability to section of heroes to focus them. Or stop oncoming heroes with a giant wall etc has way more practical advantages over just being able to do a bit more damage then before and potentially get stuck and die. • Hardened bones just pairs in so nicely with the rest of the build its almost uncanny. Hardened Bones gives you 20 armour with it lasting on you for 3 seconds after drain hope completes. So while you have 8k health while only possessing 5k health you now take 20% less damage then before. Making you even tankier and harder to kill, while beefing out the damage. • Mithril Mace is simply something that takes your previous picks and makes them more OP by increasing Leoric's attack speed up to 30% of his regular attack speed. This coupled with Kneel peasants and the next pick Spectral leech means he is doing more damage to non heroes even quicker, and stealing health quicker from enemy heroes with the next pick. • Spectral Leech, Everytime Leoric hits an enemy hero, he does more damage by taking 2.5% of their maximum health and healing himself for double, so while hitting a tank with 8k health he is receiving about 200 health per attack. Which coupled with all his previous picks he is damn near impossible to kill, and he is putting out a heck ton of damage towards the enemy team. All in all with this build, i feel you have the best chance in most of the scenarios you will be in with Leoric to maximize his potential and win games.APlasticBag0 May 27, 2018
May 27, 2018 Another HotS Video Montage Tried using cinematics from the other Blizzard franchises to make a good cinematic and show off more characters. Hope you all enjoy it!Tarvesh0 May 27, 2018
May 24, 2018 Join me!! Hey yall, tired of the BS hots streamers sitting in Silver and getting featured on the bnet launcher? Me too. That's why I have decided to stream Heroes full time and spread my knowledge of the game. Just starting to get back into hero league and I'm very close to diamond. Follow me and join me on this journey as I smoke, joke, and win myself into the next level!! My bnet ID is on my twitch page as well for anyone who would like to add me and play sometime. I look forward to hearing you!!! See you all at May 24, 2018
May 24, 2018 New hero idea: Moira Name: Moira Role: Support Universe: Overwatch Strengths: Healing, Mobility, Sustained Damage Weaknesses: Silences, Crowd Control Abilities: Biocrossing (D) - 5s cooldown Changes Moira's abilities. Light mode enables healing abilities and Shadow mode enables damaging abilities. Light Mode: Biotic Light Grasp (Q) - 2s cooldown Heal all ally heroes in a small cone before Moira for 43 (+4% per level) Health per second. She can move during channeling but cannot turn. Activate again to cancel channeling. Consumes 8% energy per second. After not channeling Biotic Light Grasp for 3 seconds, regenerate 1% energy per second. Biotic Light Orb (W) - 16s cooldown Fire an orb that travels in a straight line passing all structures and enemies and heals ally heroes near it for 86 (+4% per level) Health per second. The orb's move speed is reduced by 50% when an ally hero is within range. Maximum healing for one orb: 688 (+4% per level). The orb bounces when colliding with terrain. Lasts 8 seconds. Cooldown shared with Biotic Shadow Orb. Fading Light (E) - 8s cooldown After 1s, Moira becomes unvulnerable and invisible while dashing to the target location at a 250% increased movespeed. During Fading Light, Moira can pass through all units, structures and terrain. She heals herself and all ally heroes she passes through for 224 (+4% per level) Health when dashing. Cooldown shared with Fading Shadow. Shadow Mode: Biotic Shadow Grasp (Q) - 5s cooldown Damages an enemy for 21 (+4% per level) Health per second, heals Moira for 21 (+4% per level) Health per second and regenerates 4% energy per second. Lasts 10 seconds as long as the enemy is within range. While channeling, Moira can move but her movespeed is reduced by 40%. Healing and energy recovering are doubled against Heroes. Activate again to cancel channeling. Biotic Shadow Orb (W) - 16s cooldown Fire an orb that travels in a straight line passing all enemies and damages enemy heroes near it for 64 (+4% per level) Health per second. The orb's move speed is reduced by 50% when an enemy hero is within range. Maximum damage for one orb: 512. The orb bounces when colliding with terrain or enemy structures. Lasts 8 seconds. Cooldown shared with Biotic Light Orb. Fading Shadow (E) - 8s cooldown After 1s, Moira becomes unvulnerable and invisible while dashing to the target location at a 250% increased movespeed. During Fading Shadow, Moira can pass through all units, structures and terrain. She damages all enemy heroes she passes through for 168 (+4% per level) Health when dashing. If used while channeling Biotic Shadow Grasp, Moira will dash behind the enemy hit by Biotic Shadow Grasp without cancelling its channeling. Cooldown shared with Fading Light. Heroic Abilities: Coalescence (R) - 70s cooldown Fire a beam with a huge range and width healing all ally heroes within it for 247 (+4% per level) and damaging all enemy heroes within it for 168 (+4% per level) Health per second. While channeling, Moira can move but her movespeed is reduced by 20%. The beam is fired toward the hero it was casted on. Use R to change the target and D to cancel its channelling. Overpower (R) - 45s cooldown Moira gets 125% spell power for 10s. Moira cannot use Biocrossing for Overpower's duration. Passive: All of Moira's Basic abilities' cooldowns refresh 20% faster Secondary Abilities: Unleash Energy (1) - 45s cooldown Consumes all remaining energy to deal 3 (+4% per level) damage to all nearby enemy heroes per 1% of energy used. Unlocked at lvl 1 with the Take with another quest.Cdrk3 May 24, 2018
May 19, 2018 [TOOL] Play HotS with a gamepad (v1.2.7) Hi all For those few of you who are interested in playing the game with a gamepad, I created a tool for that. Link is at the top of the following post: Version History 1.2.7 - Multiple bug fixes, New Profile for Diablo 3. 1.2.5 - Improved Virtual Aim Timing and various bug fixes. 1.2.4 – Fixed a crash that happened under certain conditions 1.2.3 – Added complete button definition to analog configuration, updated Heroes of the Storm profile to fix self cast. 1.2.2 – Improvements on Virtual Aim, improved profile for Heroes of the Storm 1.2.1 – Fixed a crashing bug when a gamepad wasn’t connected. Basically: - Left Analog: Character movement, describes a small circle around the character so it feels as if the game has analog movement support. - Right Analog: Moves the pointer in an elliptical area for aiming. - All other buttons be mapped to skills, talents, etc I made the app with the intention of playing Diablo 3, Path of exile and those type of games, once I entered HotS beta I made some adjustments and I got it working. I enjoy playing the game with it so I figured I should post it here, for any feedback and check if its ok with blizzard to use it, heh, the tool is not trying to give any advantage, simply map both analog sticks into movement and aiming. A ps4 gamepad is highly recommended to navigate through menus with the trackpad. So, any feedback is appreciated Thanks:weberto38 May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018 NEW 6.5/10 guide out today, featuring Arthas 6.5Gaming here with a new guide for Arthas, the Lich King. So far there is also Nazeebo and Genji from the 6.5/10 guide series, the series will be a weekly thing while there will be other content uploaded between~ Hope you can learn something or at least have fun from watching the videos:)Mokka0 May 19, 2018
May 18, 2018 Music Video Montage I put together a music video montage of HotS. I would love to know what you all think! It's my first time trying to make a video like this. May 18, 2018
May 14, 2018 Weeb HoTS Streamer Hi everyone! I am a twitch streamer named FohawkFury. I've been taking a break from streaming due to school and sports, but now that both of those are winding down I am able to stream more and more again! I will play mostly HoTS and maybe some weeb games after a long HoTS grind! Come join the fun! VoHiYo May 14, 2018