April 30 Heroes of The Storm patch notes add Anduin Wrynn

The latest patch for Heroes of The Storm adds in a brand-new fighter to the Nexus, Anduin Wrynn.

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While Heroes of The Storm isn’t nearly Blizzard’s biggest game, the company is still hard at work releasing new updates for it. Today, they’ve released a brand-new hero for players to unlock and take control of. Anduin Wrynn, the King of Stormwind, has joined the Nexus as the newest fighter, taking his place beside his father. As a Ranged Healer, Anduin is a unique class for players to master.

Of course, there are plenty of other changes in this latest Heroes of The Storm patch, though the new hero is the definitely largest change. You can check out the spotlight for the new hero above or keep reading below to see the other changes made in this latest update.

April 30 Heroes of The Storm patch notes add Anduin Wrynn

General Fixes and Changes

  • Ranked Battlegrounds
    • The Ranked Battleground rotation has been updated
      • Added to Rotation
        • Garden of Terror
        • Hanamura Temple
      • Removed from Rotation
        • Braxis Holdout
        • Volskaya Foundry
      • The full Ranked Battleground Rotation is now as follows:
        • Alterac Pass
        • Battlefield of Eternity
        • Cursed Hollow
        • Dragon Shire
        • Garden of Terror
        • Hanamura Temple
        • Infernal Shrines
        • Tomb of the Spider Queen
        • Towers of Doom
  • The Log Out button has been disabled after being matched for matchmade games
    • Developer Comment: This is to prevent players from dodging quick matches after checking hero composition

As far as the new hero goes, players can expect to find the following Traits and Abilities available to them when playing as Anduin.

Trait

  • Leap of Faith (D)
    • Faith instantly pulls an allied Hero to Anduin's location, granting them Unstoppable while they travel
      • Cooldown: 80 seconds

Basic Abilities

  • Flash Heal (Q)
    • Cast for 0.75 seconds to heal an allied Hero for 260.
      • Cost: 30 mana
      • Cooldown: 4 seconds
  • Divine Star (W)
    • Send light that deals 140 damage to enemies and then returns to Anduin, healing allied Heroes for 130 in a wider path. Healing increases by 25% per enemy Hero hit.
      • Cost: 45 mana
      • Cooldown: 9 seconds
  • Chastise (E)
    • Shove a swell of light forward, dealing 145 damage to the first enemy Hero hit and Rooting them for 1.25 seconds
      • Cost: 40 mana
      • Cooldown: 10 seconds

Heroic Abilities

  • Holy Word: Salvation (R1)
    • After 0.5 seconds, Channel to invoke the Light for 3 seconds. While nearby, allied Heroes heal for up to 25% of their max Health and are Protected.
      • Cost: 70 mana
      • Cooldown: 80 seconds
  • Lightbomb (R2)
    • Imbue an allied Hero with the Light. After 1.5 seconds, it explodes, dealing 150 damage to enemies and Stunning them for 1.25 seconds. The target gains a Shield that absorbs 140 damage per enemy Hero hit. Lasts for 5 seconds.
      • Cost: 70 mana
      • Cooldown: 60 seconds

You can see the rest of the patch notes by heading over to the original post, where you can also learn more about the newest hero in Heroes of The Storm.

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    April 30, 2019 12:20 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, April 30 Heroes of The Storm patch notes add Anduin Wrynn

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      April 30, 2019 12:29 PM

      I'm back on the grind and this is only the second support hero that has grabbed the hell out of me. Can't wait to log in and try him out in a bit.

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        April 30, 2019 12:54 PM

        I hope they make a bunch more support heroes, since the new role changes this seems like the least developed role, by a lot.

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          April 30, 2019 1:11 PM

          I just played against him (Wait time for QP Anduin is massively long) and he's Lili levels of good. Being able to pull out people after being grabbed is clutch and he can negate a lot of burst damage by shielding. Also, I was Lili in the match and we pretty much were neck and neck for heals. I think I was 117k and he was 114k.

          Considering it's the first day of the release? I'm expecting him to pass Lili in terms of usability within a week. I've already dropped the gold for him.

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            April 30, 2019 2:20 PM

            I do my daily quests religiously so I have gold to burn. Will be picking him up tonight to try.