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Patch Notes - August 24, 2016

by aeide on August 24, 2016

Auriel has had a very strong release. We’re happy to see some fresh blood (or hope) in the support scene, but do think that as players continue to master the newest Hero in the Nexus that her winrate will continue to climb. As such, we’re reducing the power of her Sacred Sweep Talents, as well as reducing some of her Energy gain from Empathic Link. We’ve also transferred some of her damage (and consequently her Energy gain) from Sacred Sweep into her Basic Attacks, as we found them more lackluster than we’d like and not worth the risk necessary to use them.

- Basic Attack damage increased from 48 to 60

- Cooldown decreased from 90 to 70 seconds

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Weekly Sale: August 23 - August 30, 2016

by Dash on August 24, 2016

A new week has begun in the Nexus, which means it’s time for a brand new Weekly Sale! Check out the items we’ve placed on sale for this week, and then head to the Heroes in-game Shop to pick up anything that catches your eye:

Weekly Sale: August 23 - August 30

Chromie -- $4.99 USD
Fel Queen Chromie Skin -- $4.99 USD
Vrykul Leoric Skin -- $3.74 USD


Each Weekly Sale features discounted real-money prices for several individual items over a seven-day period, typically beginning and ending on Tuesdays. When a new Weekly Sale begins, the items from our previous sale will return to their normal prices, and new items will be discounted.

Be sure to head to the official Heroes of the Storm website every Tuesday, or keep an eye on your Application's Heroes tab, to catch our latest Weekly Sale announcements.
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Guide of the Week: Gobsmack’s Comprehensive Guide To Playing The New Zagara

by Hades4u on August 23, 2016

Our featured guide this week is Gobsmack's "Comprehensive Guide To Playing The New Zagara" guide for Zagara, the Broodmother of the Swarm!

Below we've showcased some chapters from Gobsmack's comprehensive guide, make sure to check it out for yourself to not miss on any useful information about Zagara!

Pros & Cons

Gobsmack's guide also got you covered with a special section dedicated to the pros and cons of Zagara. Based on the information he came up with, we can say that Zagara is a great hero for team fighting, split pushing and wave clearing, but fragile and has no escape mechanism. Make sure to know your hero potential very well!

General Tips

Lucky for us, the author provided...
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