Auriel ChinaJoy Gameplay & Talent Tree
Some off-screen Auriel gameplay footage has been uploaded by AA on YouTube. The quality and presentation is subpar, but for those desperate to see how the hero handles, it might be a reasonable preview. It has been confirmed that she will be available on PTR next week!
Quote from curreil (adapted)
Bestow Hope (D) - 1s (almost no downtime to change Bestow Hope targets - very large "leash" range)
Sacred Sweep (Q) - 8s
Ray of Heaven (W) - 4s
Detainment Strike (E) - 14s
Resurrection (R1) - 90s
Crystal Aegis (R2) - 60s
- Q - Increases Sacred Sweep cast speed.
- Q - Increases center damage by hitting heroes.
- Q - Hitting heroes in the center reduces Sacred Sweep cd.
- W - Ray of heaven also damages enemies in the area.
- Q - Increase Sacred Sweep radius.
- E - The enemy will be slowed by 35% for 3 seconds if Detainment Strike stunned the enemy.
- E - The damage of Detainment Strike is increased if it stuns the enemy.
- E - Quest / Gain 10 damage for each hero stunned, up to 100 damage. Bonus: after stunning 10 heroes, gain 100 bonus damage.
- W - Decrease Ray of Heaven cooldown.
- W - Regen globes can decrease the Bestow Hope cost of Ray of Heaven by 35%.
- W - Basic attack double the amount of Bestow Hope gathered from damage.
- D - Damage to allied heroes will give you Bestow Hope stacks.
- R1 - Channel (singing) on the spirit of a dead ally for 3 seconds, bringing them back to life with 50% of their maximum health at the location where they died.
- R2 - Place an allied Hero into Stasis for 2 seconds. Upon expiration, Crystal Aegis deals 270 damage to all nearby enemies.
- Q - Sacred Sweep will blind enemies in the center.
- Q - Sacred Sweep will pull enemies to the center.
- E - Detainment Strike will attack all the targets in a straight line.
- E - Increase the knockback distance of Detainment Strike by 35%.
- W - Increases maximum Ray of Heaven energy.
- W - Quest / Casting Ray of Heaven at maximum energy will increase the maximum limit by 75.
- D - Bestow Hope ally gains Attack speed.
- D - Bestow Hope ally gains Ability Power.
- R1 - Resurrected hero will restore full health and have increased movement speed.
- R2 - Crystal Aegis will also shield the allied hero.
- (1) Fly - 45s cd. Auriel can fly to target location.
- (2) Shield - 45s cd. Shield allied heroes according to how much hp they had lost.
1. Whenever using Ray of heaven, it will drain your Bestow Hope stack to 0 (level 7 talent can decrease the cost).
2. Only Ray of Heaven costs Bestow Hope energy/stacks. Other abilities including Heroic ones wont cost energy.
Auto-Select Options Later This Year
Yesterday we mentioned some new Auto-Select options coming to Quick Match in the near future, allowing players to set a list of favorite heroes and roles for the option to choose from. Spyrian clarified that the feature is likely only coming later this year.
Quote from Blizzard
Hey all, we're really glad to see lots of you are excited that more Auto-Select options are coming to the game, and we can't wait to roll them out to you. However, it's looking like this functionality isn't going to be ready for release until a little later this year, but we'll keep you updated as we get closer.