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Hel Patch 10-9-13

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by RazeMage » October 8, 2013 4:27pm | Report

Re-Worked God: Hel


- Hel has received a complete visual makeover with an all new model, animations and fx
- Using abilities in one stance no longer places a cooldown on abilities in the other stance.
- A bug was fixed that was giving Hel the passive benefits or her ultimate earlier than intended. You must now train rank 1 of her ultimate to receive the MP5 or Magical Power benefits.

Stance Attunement (Passive)

- When Hel is in a stance, she gradually attunes to the strengths of that stance, gaining up to +20% damage in the Dark Stance and +20% healing in the Light Stance.

Decay / Restoration

- Cast time before the projectile spawns was increased from 0.25s to 0.3s
- Damage reduced from 80/140/200/260/320 to 70/120/170/220/270
- Magical power scaling reduced from 60% to 50%
- Healing changed from 50% of damage done to 50/95/140/185/230

Repulse / Inspire

- Cast time before the damage occurs increased from 0.4s to 0.55s
- Damage reduced from 100/160/220/280/340 to 80/130/180/230/280
- Magical power scaling reduced from 80% to 70%
- Healing reduced from 70/110/150/190/230 to 60/90/120/150/180
- Magical power scaling reduced from 60% to 50%
- The speed bonus now scales with rank from 20% at all ranks to 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%
- The mana cost changed from 70/75/80/85/90 to 60/65/70/75/80

Switch Stances (Passive)

- Half of the benefits gained from this ability are now shared to all allies within a 30 unit radius of her.

New Skins:



- For new players, match queues under the Normal tab now unlock for play based on your level as follows:

  • Arena -- Available to play at Level 1
  • Conquest - Available to play at Level 1
  • Joust 3v3 - Available to play at Level 1
  • Assault - Available to play at Level 6
  • Domination - Available to play at Level 6
  • Joust 1v1 - Available to play at Level 6
  • Match of the Day - Available to play at Level 6

- A jump emote has been added to Guan Yu, Neith, Ra, Thor, Ymir, Anhur, Athena, Freya, Hercules and Ne Zha. By default, players jump using the spacebar, although this can be re-bound on the Controls tab of the SETTINGS menu. Some current players of the game may need to bind jump to the spacebar. Jump does not evade abilities and should have limited to no gameplay benefit (it is just for fun). Other gods will have jump added to them in future patches.

- A new SETTINGS option has been added to the User Interface tab to Disable Context (Ward) Pinging. If this option is checked, pings will not occur automatically when enemy players walk into a warded area.

- Broodlings and Artemis Traps no longer activate the automatic context ping.

- The team balancing algorithm for Assault has changed. Both teams in Assault should now have the same number of gods from each class. However, which classes you have will be randomized. For example: Both teams may wind up with, say, four Mages and one Warrior. Previously, each side would have one member of each class member. Note that, under this algorithm, some players may be able to play with gods they do not yet own.

- Fire minions now spawn in Assault mode after the Phoenix is taken. As a game lengthens, minion spawn waves will also spawn more minions versus minions. With these changes, the minion spawn algorithm for Assault now matches that in Joust.

- Fixed an issue in which Active Items sometimes could not be sold when they should.

- Clan tags have been re-added to the scoreboard. They were not intentionally removed.

- Fixed a bug in which the ******* profanity filter was not working.

- Added a new Home Screen Widget that allows a training or god reveal video to be promoted.

- Maximum respawn time in all game modes is now 60 seconds (previously varied. Conquest was at 55 seconds).

- Gods that have a multi-stage basic attack progression have had the tooltips on their passive updated in order to better explain the progression.

- The End of Match Lobby has been updated with an additional panel. This shows more match information, such as accolades and several other stats.

- Some minor cleanups were made to the Conquest map.

- The free god rotation has been changed to Anhur, Athena, Freya, Hercules and Ne Zha.


- Added better player smoothing algorithm.

- Added basic camera trailing/leading for overview (old isometric) camera.

- The old overview (isometric) camera is being reworked into a hybrid overhead/3D camera. This patch's overhaul is the first stage of a series of planned work.

- The key will prune various environmental props to clear the lanes.

- Director mode no longer snaps to the player 3p perspective.

- When in the new overhead camera, will snap 180 degrees to view from the other's perspective.

- Removed auto pinging in spectator when players come into range of a ward.

Active Items:

- Tiers 1 and 2 of this item have been changed to teleport options.

- Tier 1 - Teleport to Towers
  • Using this item allows you to teleport to any allied tower while being unable to move. Any damage interrupts the teleport. Cooldown - 180s.

- Tier 2 - Teleport to Towers
  • Using this item allows you to teleport to any allied tower while being unable to move. Any damage interrupts the teleport. Cooldown - 90s

- Tier 3 - Protected Recall
  • Using this item allows you to recall faster without being interrupted by damage or CC while being unable to move. Cooldown - 60s.

- Tier 3 - Shielded Teleport
  • Using this item allows you to teleport to any allied tower or ward, without damage interruption, while being unable to move. You are still interrupted by hard crowd control. Cooldown - 60s.

- This item has undergone significant changes:
- The price of the item remains the same.
- Tier 1
+5% Physical Lifesteal
+10% Attack Speed
+5 Physical Penetration
- Tier 2
+10% Physical Lifesteal
+20% Attack Speed
+10 Physical Penetration
- Tier 3
+15% Physical Lifesteal
+?? Attack Speed
+15 Physical Penetration
PASSIVE - If you drop below 35% Health, you gain an additional 25% physical lifesteal for 5 seconds. Can only occur once every 15 seconds.

Idol of Concentration - Cost - 2460g
- Tier 1
+15 Magical Protection
+10 MP5
+4% Cooldown Reduction
- Tier 2
+35 Magical Protection
+15 MP5
+7% Cooldown Reduction
-Tier 3
+55 Magical Protection
+20 MP5
+10% Cooldown Reduction
PASSIVE - You gain an additional 15% damage mitigation for 3s whenever you are hit with a hard crowd control ability. This can only occur once every 10 seconds

- Cost - 2150g
- Tier 1
+25 Magical Protection
+100 Health
- Tier 2
+45 Magical Protection
+200 Health
-Tier 3
+65 Magical Protection
+300 Health
AURA - The healing and regeneration of enemies within 55 units is reduced by 15%.


- The range of this ability has been increased from 70 to 80 feet.

- New ground targeters
- The duration of the crowd control immunity has been reduced from 3s to 1.5s during this ability.

- The additional movement speed gained over time has been reduced from 10/15/20/25/30% to 4/8/12/16/20%.

Unbound Runes
- The description on his passive has been modified to say that Fenrir only gains full stacks on killing an enemy god and not when he is near an enemy god that died. This already functions in this way.

- New ground targeters

- Fixed a bug where he could momentarily go invisible when firing.

- New ground targeters.
Fear No Evil
- This ability no longer requires line of sight to fire as long as the center is in a valid location. Check

Dispel Magic
- Fixed a bug where she would get 1 stack for when missing a target.

Made You Look
- Adjusted base scaling from 70/100/130/160/190 to 90/115/140/165/190.
- Increased radius scaling from 5/7.5/10/12.5/15 to 7.5/10/12.5/15/17.5
Maximum Velocity
- This ability now provides a 2/4/6/8/10% passive movement bonus as it's ranked up.
- Fixed a bug where Mercury could still be rooted while this ability is active.
Fastest God Alive
- Now gains additional physical power equal to 25% of movement speed granted by items or abilities. (Previously 20% of only items).
Special Delivery
- Victims are no longer thrown if Mercury dies while using Special Delivery.
- Fixed an issue where Special Delivery could end early if Mercury used Sonic Boom immediately beforehand

Universe Ring Toss
- The damage reduction for subsequent hits has been reduced from a 30% reduction to a 25% reduction.

Ring of Spears
- Fixed an issue where some gods like Freya, Thanatos, and Apollo couldn't get in or out of the ring.

Death Scythe
- The health cost for using this ability has been reduced from 10% to 5%.
Hovering Death
- The health cost for using this ability has been reduced from 15% to 10%.

Glacial Strike
- This ability no longer require`s line of sight.
Hovering Death
- This ability no longer require`s line of sight.
Shards of Ice
- This ability no longer deals damage if he dies before detonation.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by UnknownPandr » October 8, 2013 4:39pm | Report
FINALLY! The long awaited rework!


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by TormentedTurnip » October 8, 2013 4:47pm | Report
I cannot express how happy I am that they did not turn her into a Tyr with her switch stances being a regular skill, and that her kit is the same (although rebalanced).

The shared cooldown removal is wonderful, because they did it in a way that her burst is still potentially the same via her passive.

Also, best voice pack YES

No gold skin yet :,(

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Raventhor » October 8, 2013 4:52pm | Report
Dat mercury buff

Also that *totally legit* chronos nerf

Asi may be finally useful (I would laugh at people who got it before)
New items are underwhelming for me though.

But after seeing these sort of hel buffs (even though everything's reduced, her passive impacts the whole team) I might finally play her in an actual normal for the first time ever! Arena, of course ;D


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by TormentedTurnip » October 8, 2013 4:56pm | Report
Be sure to check for my update, Raventhor! ~.^

I'll hopefully be able to do a major re-haul this weekend.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Dark Jaw » October 8, 2013 5:09pm | Report
Good. Now I have one more mage to master, Hel.

I want more Chronos nerfs. HiRez plea.

And Idol of Concentration sounds a good item. I'll test it on Sobek.

Also, Golden Xbalanque and Hades. A friend of mine will be so happy about it.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by HollowsEdge » October 8, 2013 5:22pm | Report
Not to phased about this patch because I dnt play hel.

The new items are yet again very underwhelming.

Interesting buffs to merc! Kinda needed!

Good nerf to chronos!

Mainly just waiting for next weeks patch with the ultimate monkey :D probs wont play to much till then.


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Blissey1 » October 8, 2013 7:23pm | Report
and to think, I just made a post earlier today about really wanting a magic defense version of Breastplate of Valor, and now here it is!

well, sort of. only 10%, but still!


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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Sirsir94 » October 8, 2013 7:35pm | Report
@Blissey ask and you shall receive, eh?
@Odins Ult I thought that was a feature in Freyas ult, cool beans :)
Look! Merc gets a speed buff now!
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep by Sunfall » October 8, 2013 8:11pm | Report
HollowsEdge wrote:

The new items are yet again very underwhelming.

What are you smoking? People have been begging for more variety to the magic resistance itemization for a good while now, and we've finally got some. Namely:

MRes+MP5+CDR. Possible alternative to Breastplate of Valor if you don't need the physical proteciton. I for one would definitely be building this on my tanks.

Another MRes+HP item. It's about the same as Bulwark of Hope, but a lot cheaper for those who don't really want to pay the extra for Bulwark's passive.

Also nice to see they buffed Asi with penetrations and made it a physical item instead. Might be a better alternative to Soul Eater now.
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