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    Deckard Cain, Heroic Brawl, Blue Posts, HeroStorm

    Deckard Cain
    Deckard Cain was announced as the next hero this week! As a melee support hero, Deckard helps his team by controlling the battlefield and debuffing enemies. He is scheduled to go on the PTR "in the next couple of weeks".

    Click below for a full overview of his skills and talents:



    Heroes Brawl of the Week, April 6, 2018: Deadman’s Stand (Heroic)
    The Deadman's Stand cooperative brawl returns this week, but on Heroic difficulty! Do you have what it takes to stand against the swarm?
    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

    If only we had TIME! With a little breathing room, Mira Han could get the Core up and running and give us enough juice to activate the Psi Disruptor, wiping out the Omegaswarm and saving us all from certain death. That’s where you come in, Heroes… we need you to get out there and buy us time in any way you can. They’re a swarm of angry Zerg, they’re headed right this way, and you’re all we’ve got. Good luck.

    Rules:
    • At the beginning of the Brawl, your team will have the following roster of Heroes to choose from:
      • Warrior: Artanis, Arthas, Blaze, Garrosh, Rexxar, Sonya, Varian, Zarya
      • Support: Brightwing, Li Li, Lt. Morales, Lucio, Tassadar, Rehgar, Uther
      • Specialist: Azmodan, Gazlowe, Sgt. Hammer, Nazeebo, Probius, Xul
      • Assassin: Falstad, Greymane, Gul'dan, Illidan, Jaina, Junkrat, Kael'thas, Kel'Thuzad, Raynor, Thrall, Valla, Zul’jin
    • Player Death:
      • When a Hero dies, they can be resurrected by Allies after a short channel time.
      • If all players die, the mission is failed.
    • Players start at Level 10 and have access to their full talents with a few exceptions (i.e. Bribe)
    • Enemy Zerg Heroes will periodically assault your base and will drop new active items exclusive to Deadman’s Stand and Escape from Braxis.
    • Survive the onslaught, protect your base, and buy enough time for Mira Han to cleanse the infection if you want to win this Brawl and save Deadman’s Port!

    Rewards
    • Complete one match of Deadman’s Stand (Heroic) to earn a Loot Chest!

    Find out more about the Heroes Brawl game mode on our Heroes Brawl site; and as always, you can find more information on this week’s Brawl by clicking the Brawl Info button at the bottom of the play screen when preparing to queue for the Brawl game mode.

    Blue Posts
    In the wake of Deckard's reveal on Thursday, a few of the developers took to reddit to clarify and comment on community concerns.
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    I'm a little sad that he didn't get a scroll of teleportation(town portal) as a B(creating a portal in the home base and another where he casted the scroll from), which could be used by other party members for a few seconds to return to base or allowing him to return to the fight quickly.
    Sorry about that. As a consolation... his hearth animation is him creating a town portal to go back to the hall of storms. So the lore is there (Blizz_KinaBREW)

    As currently written, his level 13 ([D] Ancient Blessings Activate Fortitude of the Faithful to empower nearby allied Hero Basic Attacks for 8 seconds, causing them to deal an additional 80 damage in an area and heal for 120 for each Hero hit) is a better Bloodlust on some heroes/hilariously broken.
    I've seen a lot of discussions about this talent so far but I wanted to chime in and let everyone know that it does have a 1 second cooldown between AOEs. (BlizzKyle)

    Deckard Cain has the most oddly satisfying ability icon design
    Awesome to hear! It just seemed to make sense as I was making his icon set. I'm happy that the visual association between the gems and the horadric cube is being seen. (BlizzJohnny)

    Cain is fine and all, but could we please get a balance patch?
    Hey everyone,

    We're already working on our regularly scheduled balance patch (two weeks after a major release) which means we should have something for you next week baring any unforeseen circumstances.

    While we occasionally tweak balance outside of our normal balance patches, spinning up hotfix patches is actually quite expensive in terms of dev time since it takes away from other things we have in progress. That doesn't mean it will never happen (eg. Maiev) but just trying to set expectations when it comes to how often we tweak balance. We also don't want to shift the meta every week by changing things too often since that makes things more volatile and comes with its own set of frustrations. (Blizz_AKlontzas)

    HeroStorm Episode 38 - Dragon vs Dragoon
    Carbot Animations is back with a new video, and this one features the newest character to enter the Nexus, Fenix!

    Last edited by Nerraw; 2018-04-07 at 05:08 PM.
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    Ah man last week was so busy i totally spaced on doing the pve brawl! I was sonlooking forward to it...

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    brawl was almost impossible with random que lol

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    I didn't care for this Brawl. Just dragged on and on and with random people doing dumb shit, I got my 3 wins and stopped.

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    It make me laugh cain fighting! in the game no one knows if he fought other times, we know almost nothing level fighter on him except that he's just a erudite, otherwise I think there are better to put as heroes like for example Belliah, there's plenty of nasty in diablo that have not been used yet in Hots.

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