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Discussion in 'Heroes of the Storm' started by Hailmary, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Hailmary

    Hailmary New Member

    May 2, 2016
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  2. Nakid

    Nakid Intrepidus Dux
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    Feb 14, 2016
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    Exert from the official website:


    We just unveiled Machines of War at gamescom 2016! This StarCraft-themed event comes to Heroes of the Storm in September, and introduces new Battlegrounds, quests, rewards, Heroes, mounts, skins, and bundles. Catch additional event details on the Machines of War website, or read on for a sneak peek at what’s on the horizon.



    The denizens of the Koprulu Sector have set their sights on colonizing the Nexus, and the Machines of War will soon be upon us! An army of new Heroes, skins, and mounts are about to awaken from cryogenic hibernation, and will await your orders on two new StarCraft-themed Battlegrounds.


    The Machines of War Bundle is going to crash land in the Heroes of the Storm Shop on September 13*! Prepare for battle on planet Braxis by purchasing this bundle, and you'll gain early access to several new skins and mounts—including Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan, our latest Legendary skin—before they are released for sale individually. What's more, the Obsidian Cyberwolf mount is exclusive to the Machines of War bundle, and while it may return to the Nexus at a later date, this will be your only chance to add it to your mount collection for some time. Be sure to pick up the Machines of War bundle before it launches out of the Shop on October 18.

    Herald of N’zoth Alarak Skin Obsidian Cyberwolf
    Kerrigan Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan Ghost Speeder
    Rexxar Raider Rexxar
    The Butcher The Butcherlisk
    *Date may vary slightly by region



    September 13 Obsidian Cyberwolf** September 13
    Zarya September 27 Ghost Speeder** September 20
    Machines of War Bundle
    September 13
    Herald of N'zoth Alarak Skin and Bundle September 13
    Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan Skin and Bundle* September 20
    Raider Rexxar Skin and Bundle September 27
    Thunder Guard Zarya Skin and Bundle September 27
    The Butcherlisk Skin and Bundle October 4
    *Dates may vary slightly by region

    **The Obsidian Cyberwolf and Ghost Speeder mounts are exclusive to the Machines of War and Queen of Ghosts Kerrigan Bundles, respectively. These items may return to the Nexus individually at a later date.


    The collision of the Nexus and the Koprulu Sector during our Machines of War event will bring two new StarCraft-themed Battlegrounds to Heroes of the Storm: Braxis Holdout and Warhead Junction. Capture the beacons on Braxis Holdout to spawn an army of ravenous zerg before your opponents and force them into a battle on several fronts, or head to Warhead Junction, where anyone can collect a warhead and call down a devastating tactical strike on the target of their choosing. Take a detailed look at both of these upcoming Battlegrounds by checking out the video below.


    Gather your wits and report in on Tuesday, September 13 to join the front lines as the Machines of War take over Heroes of the Storm. Until then, stay sharp, and we'll see you in the Nexus!
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  3. Nakid

    Nakid Intrepidus Dux
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    Feb 14, 2016
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    I think it is about goddamn time we got some Starcraft maps. Really looking forward to this patch! That Ghost/Zerg Kerrigan hybrid looks fucking sexy.

    Look at that shit. She even starred in the movie Tron.

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  4. Micromoo

    Micromoo Banned

    Feb 15, 2016
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    Ooooo this this amazing!
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  5. Nakid

    Nakid Intrepidus Dux
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    And Valla has massive changes. Sorry @Agamemnus

    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!
  6. Agamemnus

    Agamemnus Administrator
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    Feb 17, 2016
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    Just saw your reply here after creating a thread LOL

    The new maps look sick. Can't wait for the Zerg rush one!
    #6 Agamemnus, Aug 29, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016

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