Alpha Patch 30414 - Murky, New Skins, Interface Updates, Shop Bundles, Hero Changes

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Alpha Patch 30414

Patch 30414 is live! Official patch notes are available here.

5:20 PM EDT: A new installation of Heroes is now available on the launcher. It is safe to remove your old one (the one with uninstall me on it).
8:20 PM EDT: The servers are back online!


New Hero: Murky

Everyone's favourite Murloc has been added to the game. Blizzard has uploaded a Murky Trailer to celebrate.

Murky - Baby Murloc
  • [D] Spawn Egg - Cooldown: 45 seconds
  • [D] Spawn Egg - Places a Murloc Egg at target location, revealing the nearby area. If Murky dies, Murky will respawn at the Egg after 5 seconds.
  • [Q] Slime - Cooldown: 4 seconds
  • [Q] Slime - Releases slimy fish oil on nearby enemies, doing 90 (14 + 4 per level) damage and applying Slime . Slime does 65 (8 + 3 per level) damage every second and slows enemies by 20% for 8 seconds. New applications of Slime will refresh the duration and stack the damage.
  • [W] Pufferfish - Area of Effect Cooldown: 9 seconds
  • [W] Pufferfish - Launches a pufferfish at the target point. After 5 seconds, the fish will blow up for 347 (100 + 13 per level) damage ( 1388 (400 + 52 per level) damage to Structures). Enemies can attack the fish to destroy it and prevent it from exploding.
  • [R] March of the Murlocs - Cooldown: 80 seconds
  • [R] March of the Murlocs - Murky commands a legion of murlocs to charge in a target direction, each one leaping onto the first enemy hero or structure they find. Each murloc deals 252 (81 + 9 per level) damage and slow its target by 15% for 5 seconds.
  • [R] Octo-Grab - Cooldown: 45 seconds
  • [R] Octo-Grab - Summon an octopus to stun target enemy for 3.06 seconds while you poke them for damage a second.

Talent Changes

  • [1] Bigger Slime - Bigger Slime (Q) Increases Slime's area by 30% .
  • [1] Toxic Ooze - Toxic Ooze (Q) Slime's debuff duration is increased by 2 seconds.
  • [4] Out With a Bang - Out With A Bang (W) On death, cast a Pufferfish at your current location
  • [7] Assault Egg - Assault Egg (Trait) Spawn Egg cooldown reduced by 25 seconds and egg Health is increased by 200%.
  • [7] Slimy End - Slimy End (Q) Slime casts automatically upon death.
  • [7] Wrath of Cod - Wrath of Cod (W) Pufferfish's increased structure damage now applies to all enemies.
  • [10] March of the Murlocs - March of the Murlocs (R) Cooldown: 80 seconds Murky commands a legion of murlocs to charge in a target direction, each one leaping onto the first enemy hero they find. Each murloc deals 72 damage and slow its target by 15% for 5 seconds.
  • [10] Octo-Grab - Octo-Grab (R) Cooldown: 45 seconds Summon an octopus to stun target enemy for 3.06 seconds while you poke them for 1 damage a second.
  • [13] Bubble Breeze - Bubble Breeze (E) Safety Bubble also grants 30% increased movement speed.
  • [13] Bubble Machine - Bubble Machine (E) Decreases cooldown by 5 seconds.
  • [13] Hidden Assault - Hidden Assault (Trait) After respawning out of an egg, Murky is cloaked for 10.125 seconds. Also increases the sight range of eggs by 150% .
  • [13] Tufferfish - Tufferfish (W) Pufferfish can sustain one additional attack before being disarmed.
  • [16] Beneath Contempt - Beneath Contempt (E) After using Safety Bubble, Murky will not be attacked by minions or towers for 5 seconds.
  • [16] Master of Slime - Master of Slime (Q) Slime's debuff duration is increased by 3 seconds.
  • [16] Pufferfish School - Pufferfish School (W) Pufferfish can hold 2 charges, allowing it to be cast in rapid succession.
  • [20] ... And a Shark Too! - ... And A Shark Too! (R) Increases the damage of Octo-Grab by 10000% .
  • [20] Never-Ending Murlocs - Never-Ending Murlocs (R) Murlocs travel farther and cling to targets for 2 seconds longer.

New Skins: Grunty Murky, Storm Lord Falstad, WW2 Sgt. Hammer, Commander Raynor

In addition to the skins announced in the patch notes, there are files which point to there being a World War 2 style Sgt. Hammer and a new skin for our buddy Commander Raynor. We will have skin comics available once we get them in-game.

Storm Lord Falstad

     

Grunty Murky

    

World War II Sgt. Hammer (Not In Shop)

  

Commander Raynor (Not In Shop)

  


Interface Updates

Several interface updates have been made. A full list of UI changes can be found in the official patch notes.

      

      

      


Shop Bundles

All the old bundles in the shop have been removed and replaced with new ones. The Murky launch bundle is available until June 3rd.

      

    

Grunty Murky ($14.95) Kaijo Diablo ($8.49) Medic Uther ($8.49)
Hero: Murky
Skin: Grunty Murky
Hero: Diablo
Skin: Kaijo Diablo

Hero: Uther
Skin: Medic Uther

Prince Arthas ($7.49) Tyrael Elite ($14.49) Zeratul Elite ($11.99)
Hero: Arthas
Skin: Prince Arthas
Hero: Tyrael
Skin: Demonic Tyrael
Skin: Seraphim Tyrael
Hero: Zeratul
Skin: High Templar Zeratul
Skin: Ronin Zeratul
Quote from Blizzard

Bundles are a test of new shop functionality for us, so as such we will likely be experimenting with different content and pricing throughout the Alpha and into Beta. While I can't guarantee that the exact same bundles will be available consistently at the exact same pricing throughout our testing, we will do our best to continually offer compelling collections of content in bundles moving forward.

Specific feedback we receive on the current and future bundles will also help determine which we keep and which we change, so your input on the "good" ones is much appreciated.


Hero Changes

Talents without changes are new! These are still being formatted.

Abathur - Evolution Master
  • [Q] Symbiote - No longer able to be used on the palace.
  • [Q] Stab - Now deals 44 damage. Down from 50.
  • [W] Toxic Nest - Damage increased to 335 (50 + 15 per level). Up from 200 (52 + 12 per level).
  • [E] Carapace - Now shields for 140. Down from 160.
Arthas - The Lich King
  • [D] Frostmourne Hungers - Combat Trait. Cooldown: 12 seconds Activate to cause Arthas' next Basic Attack to do 100% increased damage and restore 30 mana.
  • [Q] Death Coil - NEW: 55 Mana Cooldown: 9 seconds Throws a Death Coil at a target Enemy, dealing 360 (94 + 14 per level) damage. Death Coil can be cast on Arthas to heal himself for 522 (104 + 22 per level) Health.
  • [E] Frozen Tempest - Now also slows enemies' Move Speed by 6%, stacking up to 5 times

Talent Changes

  • [1] Death Touch - Death Coil will instantly kill minions.
  • [4] Destruction - The damage boost of Frostmourne Hungers is increased from 100% to 150% .
  • [4] Eternal Hunger - New: Increases the amount of Mana restored by Frostmourne Hungers by 30, to a total of 60.
  • [4] Eternal Hunger - Old: Reduces the cooldown of Frostmourne Hungers by 10 seconds.
  • [7] Frost Strike - Frostmourne Hungers also slows the target by 40% for 1.5 seconds.
  • [7] Obliterate - Frostmourne Hungers also splashes 50% of its damage to enemies around the target.
  • [7] Rune Tap - Now heals arthas for 5.85% of maximum health. Down from 7.01%.
  • [16] Embrace Death - Death Coil deals 20% more damage for each 10% of life Arthas is missing.
  • [16] Frostmourne Feeds - Now: Frostmourne Hungers now applies to your next 2 Basic Attacks.
  • [16] Frostmourne Feeds - Old: Basic Attacks leech 2% of a target's max Health each second for 5 seconds. Can be applied to multiple enemies at once.
  • [16] Immortal Coil - Death Coil will always heal Arthas. If used to self heal, the heal is 50% stronger.
  • [D] Soothing Mist - Combat Trait. Brightwing heals nearby allied Heroes for 32 every 4 seconds. Waits to cast if there is not an injured Hero in range.
  • [Q] Arcane Flare - Now deals 215 damage (44 + 9 per level). Up from 205 (57 + 12 per level)

Talent Changes

Diablo - Lord of Terror
  • [D] Black Soulstone - Combat Trait. Gains 10 souls per Hero killed, or 1 per Minion. For each soul, Diablo gains 5 maximum Health. At 100 souls, Diablo's death timer decreases to 5 seconds and Diablo loses 100 Soulstones upon death. Maximum 100 stacks.

Talent Changes

  • [4] Firestorm - Fire Stomp waves all now return to Diablo. Previously only returned waves which didn't hit a target.
E.T.C. - Rock God
  • [D] Rockstar - Combat Trait When E.T.C. casts a spell, he and nearby allies gain 25% Attack Speed for 3 seconds. Allied Minions gain half the bonus.
Falstad - Wildhammer Thane
  • [Trait] Tailwind - Combat Trait After not taking damage for 6 seconds, Falstad gains 20% increased movement speed.

Talent Changes

  • [16] Afterburner - Bonus Move speed gained now decreases over 3 seconds.
Gazlowe - Boss of Ratchet

Talent Changes

  • [1] Extra TNT - Extra TNT (E) Xplodium Charge deals 10% more damage per enemy hit by the blast, to a max of 100% increased damage.
  • [16] Goblin Fusion - Goblin Fusion (W) Deth Lazor gains another stage of charging after reaching max size, which increases the total damage dealt by 50% .
Illidan - The Betrayer
  • [Trait] Betrayer's Thirst - Combat Trait Illidan's Basic Attacks heal him for 20 % of damage dealt and reduce his cooldowns by 1 second.
  • [Q] Dive - Cooldown: 6 seconds Dives at the target, dealing 145 (50 + 5 per level) damage and slowing the target by 80% for 0.35 seconds. Illidan flips to the other side of the target.
  • [W] Sweeping Strike - Cooldown: 8 seconds Dashes towards target point, dealing 260 (70 + 10 per level) damage to enemies along the way. If Illidan hits an enemy, his Basic Attacks do 25% more damage for 4 seconds.
  • [E] Evasion - Cooldown: 15 seconds Cause incoming Basic Attacks to miss for 1.5 seconds.
  • [R] Metamorphosis - Cooldown is now 120 seconds. Up from 100.
  • [R] Metamorphosis - Base health gained is now 115. Down from 210.
  • [R] Metamorphosis - Health gained per level is now 15. Up from 10.
  • [R] Metamorphosis - Now increases attack speed by 20%. Down from 30%.
  • [R] The Hunt - Charges to target unit, dealing 550 (170 + 20 per level) damage on impact and stunning the target for 1 second.

Talent Changes

  • [1] Battered Assault - Battered Assault (W) Increases the Basic Attack bonus to 40% .
  • [1] Demonic Life-Force - Demonic Life-Force (E) Evasion grants a 62.5 point Shield. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • [1] Spar for Blood - Spar for Blood (Trait) Basic Attacks now heal for 30% of damage dealt.
  • [4] Additional Reach - Additional Reach (W) Increases the range of Sweeping Strike by 20% .
  • [4] Immolation - Immolation (W) Sweeping Strike causes Illidan to burn nearby enemies for 17 damage a second for 3 seconds.
  • [4] Marked for Death - Marked for Death (Q) Illidan's next Basic Attack on the Dive target deals 100% more damage.
  • [7] Lingering Evasion - Lingering Evasion (E) Illidan gains 2 charges of Block (50% reduced Basic Attack damage) after Evasion wears off. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • [7] Rapid Chase - Rapid Chase (Q) Illidan gains 20% Move Speed for 2 seconds after casting Dive.
  • [7] Ultimate Duelist - Ultimate Duelist (Trait) Activate to double the cooldown reduction from Basic Attacks for 5 seconds. 25 second cooldown.
  • [13] Lunge - Lunge (Q) Increases the cast range of Dive by 30% .
  • [13] Spell Evasion - Spell Evasion (E) Illidan takes 50% reduced damage from spells while Evasion is active.
  • [20] Demonic Form - Demonic Form (R) Illidan remains in Demonic Form permanently or until killed, and can now Mount while in Demonic Form. Increases the Attack Speed bonus of Demonic Form to 30% .
  • [20] Nowhere is Safe - Nowhere is Safe (R) The Hunt has global range. Greatly increases the acceleration of Illidan while Hunting a target.
Kerrigan - Queen of Blades
  • [Trait] Assimilation - Combat Trait 10% of attack damage and 20% of ability damage done to non-Heroic targets is turned into Shields for 6 seconds and is refreshed upon damage application. Kerrigan gains double this amount when damage is done to Heroic targets. The Shield's maximum value increases as you level. Current maximum: 200
  • [Q] Ravage - Addition: If the target is killed by this ability, its cooldown is instantly reset.

Talent Changes

  • [7] Clean Kill - No longer also resets the cooldown of Ravage (it's in the base ability now).
Li Li - World Wanderer
  • [Q] Healing Brew - Is now able to target Li Li, but does not restore Mana. Previously was unable to target Li Li.
  • [W] Cloud Serpent - Mana cost is now 40. Down from 65.
  • [W] Cloud Serpent - Cooldown is now 8 seconds. Down from 16.
  • [W] Cloud Serpent - Duration is now 10 seconds. Down from 12.
  • [W] Cloud Serpent - Damage dealt is now 80 (23 + 3 per level). Down from 102 (26 + 4 per level).
  • [R] Water Dragon - Cooldown is now 45 seconds. Down from 60.
  • [R] Water Dragon - Damage dealt is now 760 (285 + 25 per level). Down from 910 (340 + 30 per level).
  • [R] Water Dragon - Now also slows all units hit by 60% for 3 seconds.

Talent Changes

  • [7] First Sip - Restores an additional 50 health to Li Li on cast.
Muradin - Mountain King
  • [D] Second Wind - Combat Trait Regenerates 10.4 Health each second when he has not taken damage for at least 6 seconds. When below 30% Health, increased to 31.2 Health per second.

Talent Changes

  • [1] Reverberation - Enemies hit by Thunderclap have their Attack Speed reduced by 33% for 2 seconds.
  • [1] Infused Hammer - Stormbolt hits now refund 45 mana. Up from 37.5.
  • [4] Sledgehammer - Stormbolt's damage increase is now 400%. Up from double.
  • [4] Sledgehammer - Now destroys 4 ammo from structures.
  • [4] Sledgehammer - No longer has a chance to stun structures.
  • [13] Thunderstrike - Thunderclap deals 300% damage if only one unit is hit.
  • [R] Gargantuan - Now also deals 330 (45 + 15 per level) damage in an area when summoned.

Talent Changes

  • [20] Humongoid - Removed: Stomp stunning enemies.
  • [20] Humongoid - Added: No longer has a timed life.
Nova - Dominion Ghost

Talent Changes

  • [4] Extended Projection - Extended Projection (E) Increases the cast range of Holo Decoy by 100%
  • [7] Follow Through - Follow Through After using a basic ability, your next Basic Attack deals 25% additional damage.
  • [13] Remote Access - Remote Access (E) Nova can control the Holo Decoy. Also increases sight radius of the Holo Decoy by 100%.
  • [16] Crippling Shot - Crippling Shot (W) The target also takes 25% increased damage for 2 seconds.
  • [16] Railgun - Railgun (Q) Snipe pierces enemies, dealing 50% damage to subsequent targets hit.
Raynor - Renegade Commander
  • [R] Hyperion - Cooldown is now 100 seconds. Down from 120.
  • [R] Hyperion - Now only deals damage to up to 4 enemy targets.
  • [R] Hyperion - Damage dealt is now 145 (31 + 6 per level). Down from 500 (120  + 20 per level).

Talent Changes

  • [7] Heavy Ammo - Penetrating Round's bonus damage to structures is now 100%. Up from 50%.
  • [16] Bullseye - The first enemy hit with Penetrating Round now also takes 50% additional damage.
  • [16] Cluster Round - Now also increases the width of Penetrating Round by 50%.
  • [20] Battle Hyperion - Yamato cannon volley now hits structures every 4 seconds. Up from 6.
  • [20] Battle Hyperion -  Attacks now hit targets 2 times per volley. Previously would hit up to 2 targets per volley.
Sgt. Hammer - Siege Tank Operator
  • [E] Siege Mode - Basic attack range increase is now 5. Up from 4.
  • [E] Siege Mode - Now also increases sight range by 3.

Talent Changes

  • [1] Ambush - Ambush While in Siege Mode, Sgt. Hammer is cloaked. While cloaked, your next basic attack will deal 50% increased damage.
  • [1] Resistant - Resistant While in Siege Mode, the duration of silences, stuns, slows, and roots against your Hero is reduced by 50% .
  • [4] Excessive Force - Excessive Force (W) Doubles the distances that enemies are knocked back.
  • [7] Hyper-Cooling Engines - Hyper-Cooling Engines Reduces the cooldown of Thrusters by 10 seconds. Thrusters are now always active while at the Altar.
  • [13] Bullhead Mines - Bullhead Mines Spider Mines also knock the target back a short distance.
  • [13] First Strike - First Strike Basic Attacks deal 25% increased damage if Sgt. Hammer hasn't been attacked within the last 5 seconds.
  • [16] Graduating Range - Graduating Range While in Siege Mode, Sgt. Hammer's attack range increases by +1 every 3 seconds, up to a maximum of +5 .
Sonya - Wandering Barbarian
  • [Trait] Fury - Combat Trait Barbarian uses Fury instead of mana, which is gained by attacking or taking damage. Barbarian also gains 10% Move Speed for 4 seconds after using any ability.
  • [W] Seismic Slam - 15 Mana. Cooldown: 1 second. Deals 700 (206 + 26 per level) to the target enemy, and 175 (51.5 + 6.5 per level) to enemies behind the target.

Talent Changes

  • [1] Strength from Earth - Strength From Earth (W) Seismic Slam heals for 25% of damage dealt.
  • [4] Furious Blow - Damage of Seismic Slam is increased by 50% , and the Fury cost is increased to 20 .
  • [4] No Escape - Increase the Move Speed from casting abilities to 20% .
  • [7] Ferocious Healing - Fury: 10. Cooldown: 10 seconds. Activate: Heal 10.15% of your Max Health.
  • [7] Shattered Ground - Increases Seismic Slam splash damage to 100% of primary target damage.
Stitches - Terror of Darkshire
  • [Trait] Vile Gas - Combat Trait When damaged, Stitches emits a gas cloud that persists for 4 seconds. Enemies who enter it are poisoned for 56 damage over 3 seconds.
  • [R] Gorge - Time in stomach is now 3.5 seconds. Up from 3.06.
  • [R] Gorge - Now deals 1200 damage (250 + 50 per level). Up from 600 (125 + 25 per level).

Talent Changes

  • [4] Putrid Ground - Enemies hit by Slam get infected with Vile Gas.
  • [4] Vile Cleaver -  Basic Attacks create a cloud of Vile Gas on the target.
  • [7] Last Bite - If Devour kills an enemy, the Cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds.
  • [7] Savor the Flavor - Using Devour on an enemy Hero grants a permanent +2 Health regeneration.
  • [13] Helping Hand - Hook can now pulled allied Heroes (but will not damage them).
  • [16] Pulverize - Now also gives Slam a 50% damage increase.
Tassadar - Savior of the Templar
  • [E] Void Shift - Now lasts 1.5 seconds. Down from 2 seconds.

 

Tychus - Notorious Outlaw
  • [Q] Overkill - Instead of other targets in the cone taking damage, now Enemies near the target take damage.

 

Tyrael - Archangel of Justice
  • [Trait] Archangel's Wrath - Combat Trait When Tyrael is about to die he becomes invulnerable and explodes after 3.5 seconds. Deals 200 damage to nearby enemies. Tyrael resurrects 20% faster for every Hero hit with Archangel's Wrath.
  • [W] RighteousnessNow also shields allies for 80 damage for 4 seconds.
  • [E] Smite - 50 Mana Cooldown: 7 seconds Tyrael rakes target area for 250 (60 + 10 per level) damage. Allies moving through the targeted area gain 25% increased movement speed for 2 seconds.

Talent Changes

  • [1] Purge Evil - Smite deals 50% more damage to heroic targets.
  • [4] Angelic Absorption - Enemies that attack Tyrael while shielded grant him regeneration, gaining 30 health over 3 seconds.
  • [4] Even In Death - Non-heroic abilities can be cast while Archangels Wrath is active (but deal no damage).
  • [4] Retribution - Each target hit by Smite reduces its cooldown by 0.5 seconds.
  • [7] Reciprocate - When the Shield expires, it explodes for 90 damage to nearby enemies.
  • [7] Zealotry - No longer increases explosion damage.
  • [13] Angelic Might - Each target hit by Smite increases the damage of Tyrael's next Basic Attack by 25% , stacking up to 10 times.
  • [13] Cast Aside - Damaged enemies are pushed outside the target area.
  • [16] Salvation - The amount of shielding Tyrael receives is increased by 25% for each allied hero that also gets the Shield.
  • [20] Sanctification - Now also increases the damage of summoned allied units by 25%.
Tyrande - High Priestess of Elune
  • [D] Hunter's Mark - Combat Trait Cooldown: 20 seconds Marks a target enemy, increasing all damage taken by 25% and revealing them for 4 seconds.
  • [W] Sentinel - Now reveals the first enemy hero hit for 5 seconds.
  • [R] Shadowstalk - Clarification: Only gives allied heroes stealth.

 

Uther - The Lightbringer
  • [Q] Holy Light - No longer able to deal damage to opponents.
  • [E] Hammer of Justice - Damage dealt is now 200 (48 + 8 per level). Down from 250 (60 + 10 per level).

Talent Changes

  • [1] Blessed Champion - Blessed Champion Basic Attacks heal nearby allies for 25% of the damage dealt.
  • [4] Fist Of Justice - Fist of Justice (E) Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Hammer of Justice by 1 second.
  • [4] Protect the Weak - Healing Minions and Mercs now decrease Mana cost by 24%. Down from 50%.
  • [4] Protect the Weak - Now also decreases cooldown by 24% when healing Minions and Mercs.
  • [7] Rebuke - Rebuke (E) The target is also knocked away from Uther.
  • [7] Wave of Light - Each unit healed by Holy Radiance returns 10 mana and reduces its cooldown by 1 second, up to a maximum of 50 mana and 5 seconds.
  • [13] Hardened Focus - Hardened Focus While above 80% life, your Basic Ability cooldowns regenerate 50% faster.
  • [20] Bulwark of Light - Bulwark of Light (R) Divine shield lasts 1 second longer and heals for 40% of the target's max health over its duration.
  • [20] Divine Hurricane - Divine Hurricane (R) Divine Storm's range is increased by 100% and it's cooldown is reduced by 20 seconds.
  • [Trait] Hatred - Combat Trait Basic Attacks increase the Demon Hunter's Basic Attack damage by 2% and Move Speed by 1% . Stacks up to 10 times. After not attacking for 3 seconds, Demon Hunter loses stacks at a rate of 1 per second.
  • [R] Strafe - Now also instantly grants 10 stacks of hatred.

Talent Changes

  • [20] Trigger Happy - No longer increases movement speed during Strafe's duration.
  • [20] Trigger Happy - Now increases range of Strafe by 20%.

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