I'm impressed. I literally just checked and it wasn't there!
Auriel and Uther changes, support mains must be through the roof. I'm really happy to see Auriel getting some love, she's one of my favorite supports, can't wait to check her out, possibly with her new weeb skin. I'm curious about the Greymane changes, it's not a direct buff but it does feel like it'll make him stronger, surprised to see Cursed Bullet get a buff aswell, isn't it already the most popular pick? Not that Go for the Throat is bad or w/e. Most surprising is probably the lack of Probius changes though, most people seem to agree he's kinda nuts after his buffs.
I'm also happy with the Brawl changes. I feel like 1k gold was a disproportionate award compared to other modes. Now I'll feel less bad about skipping a dupe brawl since it's "just" a chest.
Trying to log in to the PTR, but not able to: keeps telling me that battle.net is down for maintenance, after downloading the patch
Eh. Genji doesn't appeal to me, and the new map sounds kinda trolltastic.
I'm liking the Uther changes though, I like the idea of a tanky melee healer.
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NEED that Auriel skin. Smacking people around while shrouded in cherry blossoms sounds deeply satisfying. Tassadar looks dead and buried; should at least given him a bigger damage buff when - probably needed for pro scene - neutering the shields.
Wow those Auriel changes sound insanely good, I am worried about the interaction of Righteous Assault and Blinding flash, it was nerfed in the past because it essentially shuts down objectives like the Dragon Knight.
Repeated offence did not need a buff, it's just massively undervalued imo.
Really disappointed the Genji leak turned out to be true. Looks like another month without a new warrior...
I have no idea what to think about Hanamura, it makes Towers of Doom look bog standard by comparison. I imagine there will be a lot of stupid games before people figure out the map's meta.
Ganji is cancer, and Hanamura fits HotS like, not at all. It doesn't even fit OW, it feels like. Some Metal Gear Solid crap with those weird robot-minions, mercs etc. The asian landscape, while pretty, doesn't feel like it belongs in HotS at all.
Did they just buff my E Li Li build? Yes I think they did.
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The thing I'm noticing and don't like at all is the absence of Samuro buffs. He's in a sorry state currently.
Regarding GM -
I believe that's a huge buff. You were struggeling with the first talent, however when going Coctail build Your Inner Beast was cast only while doing a teamfight or objective/camps, so they made the other talent baseline.
Throat is fine and so is Cursed Bullet, not sure why they buffed it even more.
I also like the Brawl changes. Why would You need gold anyways
Regarding the Heroics, both are good in very different situations. However I think Go for the Throat is generally better as Greymane has already good kit for scoring killing blows and it just goes really good with it. You poke, poke and then jump in and burst somebody down, getting reset and maybe killing one more.
On the other hand Cursed Bullet goes pretty much against it, despite being really strong when used correctly. The problem with Cursed Bullet is you lose a great portion of finishing momentum and are pushed more into initiator role where you rely on team locking down target and throwing their damage AFTER you used your Bullet to maximize damage. Screwing up the rotation can actually 'save' enemy Hero.
I personally don't play Cocktail build anyway, I just don't like it as it feels rather passive. I vastly prefer the old Wizened Duelist build and I have way better results with it anyway. I understand it is easier to punish in professional games, but for pub stomping it is better in my opinion.
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