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Patch Ag build destroyed :(

Discussion in 'Heroes of the Storm' started by Agamemnus, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Agamemnus

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    From what I can imagine, Valla is now more:
    - Defensive
    - Team oriented
    - Spell focused

    Basically they took the Aga build and removed it from the game :(

    Basic attack damage: Valla's Basic Attack got a huge nerf! Looks like she now deals ~62 damage at level 1, compared to ~98 before. That is around ~37% less damage.

    With full Hatred stacks, she now deals ~111 damage on level 1, compared to ~127 damage with 10 stacks before. So around ~13% less Basic Attack damage with full stacks.

    Updated trait: Basic attacks grant a stack of Hatred. Each Hatred stack increases her basic attack damage by 8% (up from 3%), 10 stacks max. Also increases movespeed by 1% per stack (same as before).

    Stacks no longer decay one by one! You lose all Hatred stacks at once now.

    New Vault: Dash is unchanged. Now also increases the damage of your next Basic Attack by 5% for each Hatred stack. Mana cost reduced from 75 to 50.

    Level 1

    • Cost-Effective Materials: Reduces Q mana cost by 30 and also increases it's range by 25%

    • Caltrops: Quest: Drop 3 Caltrops while Vaulting. Caltrops deal 45 and slow enemies by 25% for 1 seconds. Reward: After spending 180 seconds at 10 Hatred stacks, Vault's cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds

    • Hot Pursuit: While at 10 Hatred stacks, increases your movespeed by 20% and gain 4 mana / second
    Level 4

    • Improved Hatred: Passive: increases attack speed by 10%. Quest: after hitting 100 Basic Attacks against heroes, your Hatred gains an additional 2% Basic Attack damage per stack.

    • Puncturing Arrow: Quest: hitting heroes with your Q increases it's damage by 5, up to 100. Reward: at 100 bonus damage, gain 50 more bonus damage and Q bounces to an additional target

    • Punishment: Multishot deals 5% more damage for each Hatred stack
    Level 7

    • Tempered by Discipline: While at 10 Hatred stacks, return 25% of your Basic Attack damage back as healing.

    • Siphon Arrow: Q returns 75% of the damage dealt as health

    • Spell Barrier: Passive: Reduces Ability damage taken by 20%. Active: Consume Hatred stacks to reduce ability damage taken by additional 3% for each stack, lasts 5 seconds.
    Level 10

    • Strafe seems to be unchanged

    • Rain of Vengeance: Launches 1 wave of shadow beasts. Now has 2 stacks, each costing 50 mana.
    Level 13

    • Arsenal: Multishot also fires grenades (same as before), but each hero hit by a grenade also reduces Multishot cooldown by 3 seconds.

    • Lethal Shot: Increases the bonus damage by Vault from 5% to 10%. If this attack kills it's target, mana cost and cooldown of Vault are returned.

    • Repeating Arrow: Unchanged, but moved from lvl 7 to 13.
    Level 16

    • Frost Shot: Increases Multishot range by 20% and slows by 25% for 2 seconds

    • Manticore: Every 3rd Basic Attack against heroes now deals and additional 5% of their maximum health as damage

    • Seething Hatred: Basic Attacks now grant 2 stacks of Hatred, and Hatred starts to decay after 6 seconds instead of 4
    Level 20

    • Vengeance: Same as before, but now also returns 25% of Strafe damage as health

    • Storm of Vengeance: Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of Rain of Vengeance by 5 seonds

    • Rancor: Every stack of Hatred increases attack speed by 2%. At 10 stacks, additional 30% attack speed increase.

    • Lightweight Bolts: Increases Basic Attack range by 40%
    No more bolt of the storm!

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  2. Nakid

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    I'm waiting in anticipation of the NEW Agvalla guide ;)
     
  3. Agamemnus

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    First game against humans as the new Valla:

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    No one tell @Pointy ....

    I think you're only as good as your healer. I didn't even get a look in :p
     
  5. Pointy

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    ?????????

    He jumped into the TeamSpeak channel I was in.. AND LINKED ME TO THE PICTURE...

    Agamemnus doesnt do humble, humble does Agamemnus.........
     
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  6. Fenix

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    You said it Agamemnus, Valla is team orientated now.
     
  7. Agamemnus

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    Yeah her 1v1 potential is destroyed:
    - She can't 1v1 a tank reliably before lvl 20, though after 20 it's fine.
    - She can't 1v1 a core.
    - 1v1ing a tower needs to be done later and takes longer.
    - Soloing merc camps now uses more mana and takes a little longer (no "searing attacks") but is still generally safe, since "Discipline" requires less stacks.
    - More burst but less sustain. This helps against a Nazeebo for example, but is bad against a Zagara during early laning.
    - No "searing attacks" means that focused damage is hurt. You can't nail a tank in 5 seconds any more, you need to spread out your shots and use more "caltrops".
    - No "Blood For Blood" is a biggie. It was such a strong lifeline to be able to refill health instantly if an enemy tank was nearby. No more, instead total dependence on the healer.
    - No B4B or SAs means that late game 1v1ing is different. Still to discover how she fares against tricky enemies such as Illidan or Li Ming.

    What has improved is "Vault" and bust damage. Valla is much better at hunting down stragglers now and with a 5 second "Vault" cooldown thanks to the quest at level 1, she is much more manoeuvrable. You can also take a cooldown reset for "Vault" if it gets the killing blow, or forgo "Vault" altogether and focus on general speed with an alternate level 1 talent "Hot Pursuit" which basically removes mana problems and will let you chase down even Lunara. The speed from "Hot Pursuit" also means that caltrops aren't required since you can flee super fast. It's solid, but I haven't really experimented with it yet.
     

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