Imperius Spotlight



Heroes of the Storm PTR Patch Notes - January 2, 2019
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

Our next Heroes of the Storm patch has just hit the Public Test Realm and will be available for playtesting until January 8. As always, if you encounter any bugs during your PTR play sessions, please stop by the PTR Bug Report forum to let us know about your experiences.


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New Hero: Imperius (Warrior)

Leader of the Angiris Council and Aspect of Valor, Imperius has valiantly led the armies of the High Heavens to innumerous victories over the demons of the Burning Hells. While his methods are exact and severe, there is no greater defender of righteousness in the entirety of creation.

Trait
  • Valorous Brand
    • Each Basic Ability marks enemy Heroes hit for 10 seconds. Basic Attacks consume the target's marks, dealing 30% bonus damage per mark.

Basic Abilities
  • Celestial Charge (Q)
    • Lunge towards a targeted direction and stab, dealing 35 damage. If an enemy Hero is hit, Channel to Stun for 1 second and deal 70 additional damage when it fully finishes.
  • Solarion’s Flare (W)
    • Release a fiery wave that deals 100 damage. Enemies hit by the center take 50 bonus damage and are Slowed by 40% for 3 seconds.
  • Molten Armor (E)
    • Shroud Imperius in flames for 3 seconds, striking a nearby enemy for 19 damage every 0.25 seconds. Imperius heals for 100% of the damage dealt, with healing doubled versus Heroes.

Heroic Abilities
  • Angelic Armaments (R)
    • Summon a ring of blazing swords that grants 1000 Shield for 3 seconds.If the Shield lasts the full duration, this ability can be reactivated within 5 seconds to launch 6 swords toward an area, each dealing 140 damage to the first enemy hit.
  • Wrath of the Angiris (R)
    • After 0.75 seconds, charge in the target direction, lifting the first enemy Hero hit into the Heavens. While in the air, Imperius can steer the landing location by moving.After 2 seconds, slam the target into the ground, dealing 375 damage and Stunning them for 1 second.


User Interface

  • A number of visual improvements have been implemented for the Boost system both in and out of games.


Heroes

Specialist

Abathur


Abilities
  • Evolve Monstrosity (R)
    • Health increased from 1000 to 1350
    • Basic Attack damage increased from 73 to 85
    • Health bonus per minion killed reduced from 5 to 2%
    • Damage bonus per minion killed reduced from 5 to 2%


Warrior

Arthas


Abilities


  • Summon Sindragosa (R)
    • No longer disables enemy Summons
    • Enemy Summons are now slowed by 60% for 4 seconds


Diablo


Talents
  • Level 1
    • Soul Shield (Passive)
      • Soul Shield will now dynamically update if Diablo gains Souls while the Spell Armor is active


Collection

New Bundles
  • The following new bundles are only available for a limited time!
    • Imperius Heroic Bundle
    • Angiris Council Bundle

New Announcer
  • Imperius Announcer
  • Johanna Announcer
  • Ilarian Announcer

New Mount
  • Crystalline Saddled Battle Beast

New Skins
  • Imperius
    • Vindicator Imperius
    • Indomitable Imperius
    • Demonic Imperius
    • Abyssal Demonic Imperius
    • Vile Demonic Imperius

New Portraits, Sprays, and Emojis
  • Several new emoji packs and portraits have also been added to the game.


Bug Fixes

User Interface
  • Fixed a number of tooltip issues and inaccuracies across the game.
  • Fixed an issue causing Battleground names to be difficult to read on the Hero Select screen of Custom Games.


Heroes, Abilities, and Talents
  • Brightwing: Fixed an issue preventing the Unstable Anomaly talent from increasing Polymorph’s slow.
  • Malthael: Fixed an issue that caused some of Malthael’s spell effects to become visible in the fog of war.
  • Zul’jin: Fixed an issue that could cause the No Mercy! Talent to reduce damage dealt by Grievous Throw.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Imperius Spotlight, PTR Patch Notes - January 2, 2019 started by Nerraw View original post
Comments 39 Comments
  1. Railander's Avatar
    i thought HotS was entering maintenance mode or something?
  1. Prifter's Avatar
    I wonder which franchise will Blizzard dumpster next
  1. Onikaroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Railander View Post
    i thought HotS was entering maintenance mode or something?
    Nah, they just killed sponsored esports and move some people
  1. Morgaith's Avatar
    Why are we seeing dead games on the frontpage? add them on a separate tab like the other dead games like d3 and overwatch. Thanks.
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Morgaith View Post
    Why are we seeing dead games on the frontpage? add them on a separate tab like the other dead games like d3 and overwatch. Thanks.
    Or you could just ignore it.
  1. KainneAbsolute's Avatar
    I like the concept of each ability but I dont like the visuals of all of them. The swords ultimate...i think i can be done more epic.

    ...but the most important things...I DONT LIKE HIS WINGS!
  1. Remus88Romulus's Avatar
    New Announcer

    Imperius Announcer

    Johanna Announcer

    Ilarian Announcer

    Looks like my theory from August held true: https://imgur.com/gallery/61E7296
  1. EternalBany's Avatar
    werent they shutting down HOTS?
  1. Die Hard's Avatar
    Nothing to report for WoW so i guess we'll have to fill the page with something...
  1. Drigs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Railander View Post
    i thought HotS was entering maintenance mode or something?
    No, they just canceled the e-sports league. They are still developing for it
  1. Grimlokh's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Morgaith View Post
    Why are we seeing dead games on the frontpage? add them on a separate tab like the other dead games like d3 and overwatch. Thanks.
    Is there any Blizzard game that`s not dead according to you people?
    Why are you even here then?
  1. Mr Coo's Avatar
    He looks like fun. Can't wait.
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by EternalBany View Post
    werent they shutting down HOTS?
    No one ever said they were shutting down Hots.
  1. Darkeon's Avatar
    Hopefully this somewhat puts to rest the "HoTS is dead" crowd and finally settles it that the game development towards it is definitely alive and well, but its simply slower instead of dead.
  1. Saverem's Avatar
    WTF is this dead game doing on the MMO-champs main page?
  1. Zoneseek's Avatar
    I think this was posted to the wrong page. I am clicked on the WoW site.
  1. Pickynerd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Die Hard View Post
    Nothing to report for WoW so i guess we'll have to fill the page with something...
    Uh... everything is purple... besides that anyways..................... Now the devs can run back over to the WoW offices and start working on 8.1.5.
  1. Easo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Saverem View Post
    WTF is this dead game doing on the MMO-champs main page?
    Ask yourself - would a dead game receive updates with new features?
    P.S.
    Though to play devil's advocate - this might be one of the last updates, just to pacify people by "Look we are still supporting it after the announcment we made before!" and then drop it.
  1. GUZ's Avatar
    e-sports is dumb anyway...the guys that enter them get abused
  1. Clozer's Avatar
    next hero after this one will take at least 6 months if not a year IF EVER. Most developers moved to more important projects. Game is dead.

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