Heroes of the Storm: Heavy Nerfs to Johanna and Rehgar in March 29 Update

March 29 Balance Update
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Blizzard’s MOBA game Heroes of the Storm has a new update that brings some balancing changes, including heavy nerfs to Johanna and Rehgar.

Let’s start with Johanna. According to the developers, the Crusader of Zakarum has been dealing too much damage. So, they reverted some of her recent buffs.

Her Zealous Glare talent not only gives an additional charge to her Shield Glare but also deals bonus damage when using it. That said, the bonus damage has been reduced to just 75% from 125%. As if that’s not enough, the maximum damage bonus of her Punish ability has been reduced to 150% when it hits two or more Heroes. Her Roar talent has been nerfed as well.

After Rehgar’s rework, the Shaman of the Earthen Ring seems to be the target of nerfs. His base stats have gone down slightly, with his HP and health regeneration reduced to 1,900 and 3.96, respectively. Besides that, Purge’s cooldown is increased to 60 seconds, which forces players to use it well as if their life depended on it.

Patch Notes

Anub’arak (Talents)
Level 1
  • Nerubian Armor (W)
    • Spell armor increased to 25
Level 7
  • Subterranean Shield (E)
    • Shield increased to 400
Level 13
  • Urticating Spines (W)
    • Damage increased to 90
  • Acid Drenched Mandibles (Passive)
    • Damage bonus increased to 80%
    • Duration increased to 4 seconds
Level 20
  • Cryptweave
    • Damage over time increased to 60
Johanna (Talents)
Level 13
  • Blessed Hammer (Active)
    • Basic ability cooldown reduction reduced to 2.5 seconds
Level 20
  • Heaven’s Fury
    • Maximum targets hit per barrage increased to 6
    • Cooldown reduction per bolt reduced to 1 second
    • Damage reduced to 50
Gift of Life (Q)
  • Additional functionality: [Passive] Alexstrasza’s health regeneration increased by 150%
Level 16
  • Tough Love (Q)
    • Changed functionality: Gift of Life grants its target 10 Armor for 2.5 seconds, increased to 30 Armor while Alexstrasza is above 75% Health
  • Overprotective (W)
    • Shield duration increased from 3 to 6 seconds
  • Draconic Discipline (D)
    • Additional functionality: Increase Dragonqueen's Basic Attack healing by 50%
Rehgar (Talents)
Level 1
  • Colossal Totem (E)
    • Bonus Totem Health reduced to 25%
Level 4
  • Earthliving Enchant (Q)
    • Healing reduced to 160
Level 7
  • Grounding Totem (E)
    • Attack speed reduction reduced to 25%
  • Purification (D)
    • Purge’s cooldown reduction increased to 15 seconds
Level 16
  • Earthgrasp Totem (E)
    • Damage reduced to 115

The full patch notes can be found here.

Heroes of the Storm is available on PC.

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