Blizzard Entertainment has updated the Public Test Realm (PTR) for Heroes of the Storm to launch its latest hero, Auriel from Diablo 3.
Auriel is Heroes of the Storm’s latest Support Hero who is capable of gaining energy as she assists in battle, which can then be used to heal her allies. She’s classified as a ranged support Hero who is capable of increasing her damage output as she, and her chosen ally, attacks an enemy. Auriel can then use her energy to heal allies within a targeted area, although this will completely deplete her energy reservation.
In regards to offensive attacks, her Sacred Sweep damages all enemies that come in contact with her chains, while her Detainment Strike knocks back enemies, with those that collide with terrain being Stunned for 1.25 seconds while taking additional damage.
Auriel’s Heroics are Crystal Aegis and Resurrect. The first places an allied Hero into Stasis for 2 seconds, which then explodes and damages nearby enemies. The second, Resurrect, allows Auriel to bring a hero back to life with 50% of their max health at the point where they died.
In addition to Auriel’s launch, the PTR features significant improvements to Heroes of the Storm’s framerate, updates to the loading screen bars to offer improved color and art, and new items have been launched in the in-game shop.
Auriel was originally announced alongside Gul'dan back on July 1. Gul'dan became available just a few days later, and with Auriel's launch within the game's PTR, we're looking forward to seeing what other Heroes Blizzard has planned for the game.
Daniel Perez posted a new article, Heroes of the Storm gets support from Auriel in its PTR today
I goofed around with her a little bit today in the Try Mode. She seems solid! I was getting a decent amount of hope (or whatever her resource is called) just from doing her Q attack on minions and Arthas. I bet she's a monster paired with heroes who top the damage charts. I'm just hoping (lul) she works well enough to be a contender in competitive modes. There aren't too many options for support right now.