March balance update: Rehgar and Xul nerfs, Nova buffs
Xul's incredible power level is being toned down, while Nova is slowly creeping back to her former power level. Rehgar on the other hand...
Community manager Spyrian posted this latest forum post regarding a new balance update coming soon. Scheduled to go live on Wednesday, March 16th, this update is the same patch that will be used during the Spring Global Champioship in April, a detail that Blizzard should be praised on including, as it helps the competitive community prepare for such a big event without fear of the meta changing right under their noses.
The balance update, while short, includes very impactful changes. Nova is getting some clear buffs in the form of more Health, more Health Regeneration, Snipe reduced cool down and mana cost, and an increased slow amount on Pinning shot.
In a similar but different vein, Xul is getting very clearly nerfed. His most powerful Raise Skeleton talents will all do less damage and the base damage on Spectral Scythe was lowered drastically. Perhaps the heaviest part of this particular nerf hammer comes in the form of Cursed Strikes now only reducing attack speed by 40% down from 50%. It may seem like a small nerf, remember what happened to Imposing Presence's popularity once the attack speed slow was reduced. It plummeted.
And as for the Rehgar change? I'll let Dunktrain do the talking:
Or perhaps you want to hear from another star support player, Bakery:
One more disgruntled veteran support player for good measure?
R.I.P Rehgar, you will be missed.
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