Recently Blizzard has added a new patch to Heroes of the Storm’s Public Test Realm. The patch is focused on working on stun and roots, and by working on, it really means a nerf hammer’s coming down on the,.
The patch for Heroes of the Storm will affect most stun-based abilities including Gazlowe, Xul, Brightwing, Uther, Arthas, Diablo, Muadin, and Sonya. From Blizzard’s own statement on the patch:
“We’ve received a lot of feedback from players regarding the popular strategy of chaining movement impairing effects, like Stuns and Roots, on an enemy Hero. While we want this to be a viable way to play, we feel it’s currently too prominent and powerful at higher levels of play. As a result, we are reducing the duration of many of these effects in the game. In scenarios where this change nerfs a character we don’t otherwise want to nerf, we’re coupling it with a buff to help offset the difference. While this change hasn’t reduced all the effects that might make you lose control of your Hero, we feel these are some of the more egregious ones. As always, we will make further changes if necessary.”
The patch will be added to Heroes of the Storm live servers later in the week. You can check out the full patch notes here.