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Heroes of the Storm Bows Before Alexstrasza Today

The Dragonqueen has arrived, as has a new Dragons of the Nexus quest and some noteworthy changes for Li Li.


Heroes of the Storm is getting invaded by dragons, as first revealed at BlizzCon. The latest patch for Heroes of the Storm introduces Alexstrasza, the queen of the dragons, while also balancing out a few Heroes and adding a new event.

Shacknews had an opportunity to go hands-on with Alexstrasza at BlizzCon, finding the Dragonqueen to be a solid support character. Play her as either a straight support character or raze the battleground with her 'Cleansing Flame' Ultimate. Either way, remember not to overly abuse her Dragonqueen trait, because it's an awesome ability that has a long cooldown.

Players will also find a new Dragons of the Nexus Event Quest. New portrait rewards are available starting today and running through Tuesday, December 12. Logging in will give players a Stained Glass Alexstasza and Hanzo Portrait. Playing five games twice in succession will reward Dragonqueen Alexstrasza and Dragonstrike Portraits. The last part of the quest is a little tougher, as players must perform 90 takedowns in winning games to receive a Stained Glass Dragon Knight Portrait.

Finally, there are various bug fixes and balance tweaks. Li Li, in particular, has been addressed. She has some new Talents available to her, which can either buff her Healing Brew (Q), Cloud Serpent (W), or her 'Fast Feet' Trait. She also has a new Level 20 Talent called Mistweaver, which heals all nearby allies. This Talent's cooldown can be reduced with successive Cloud Serpent attacks.

For more on today's changes, be sure to visit the Heroes of the Storm website. Also, don't forget to read up on our interview from BlizzCon, discussing Alexstrasza, Hanzo, and more.

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