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Update 3.4 Hero & Item Balance Changes

Update 3.4 Hero & Item Balance Changes

  • ReadyPlayer1
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  • Jun 09, 2018

 

Some big changes are coming in Update 3.4 including the addition of three new items (and the removal of one), balance to Kensei, Malene and Grace, and game-altering tweaks to 3V3 vision and 5V5 Armories. Get all the details below… 


GAMEPLAY BALANCE CHANGES

LANE MINIONS

  • Minion Defense
    • Melee/Siege/Captain
      • 45 → 80
    • Ranged
      • -35 → 0
  • Minion Empowerment (On Enemy Armory Kill)
    • Damage to Structures
      • Removed
    • Damage to Minions
      • 130% → 200%
    • Reduced Damage from Heroes
      • 10% → 25%

ARMORIES

  • NEW: Respawns after 210 seconds
  • Minion Defense Booster
    • 35 → 0
  • Health
    • 30004350
  • Armor/Shield
    • 190 → 100

DEVELOPER COMMENT:

“Prior to Update 3.4, an enemy team destroying an armory meant almost certain defeat. Respawning Armories will get teams a chance to stage epic come-from-behind victories.”


A NEW CAP TO COOLDOWN REDUCTION

  • Cooldown Reduction is now capped at 45%
  • Additionally, Cooldown Reduction has been modified on these items:
        • Aftershock: 15%
        • Chronograph: 10%
        • Clockwork: 20%
        • Contraption: 20%
        • Crystal Infusion: 5-15%
        • Halcyon Chargers: 10%
        • Hourglass: 5%
        • Nullwave Gauntlet: 15%
        • ScoutPak: 10%
        • Spellsword: 20%

DEVELOPER COMMENT:

With a cap to cooldown, abilities become more impactful without becoming too available. With these changes, cooldown totals will also be easier to calculate.


NOW IN VAINGLORY 3V3: SCOUT CAMS

The finest in Churngaurd Industries tech is coming to the Halcyon Fold!

For the first time ever, purchase life-saving Scout Cams in the Vainglory 3V3 Shop. Use this item to strategically provide vision across dangerous areas of map: Walk away from attempted ganks untouched, ambush the enemy team before they can take Kraken and so much more. Using vision items is critical to victory. Use your Cams wisely.

Like in Vainglory 5V5, all players will start with a Scout Cam item in a “bumper button” next hero abilities.

  • NEW: Scout Cam and Healing Flask buttons added
    • Scout Cam
      • 1charge
      • 140s cooldown

UPDATED (JUNE 11):

You cannot purchase Cams in the shop, you are granted a single Cam and it refreshes once deployed with the cooldown indicated. Cam upgrade are not available in 3V3. Currently, only Traps, Flares and Contraption are in 3V3 modes as vision upgrades


TURRETS

  • Health
    • 30001950+750/LVL
  • Armor/Shield
    • 30+35/LVL → 100
  • Backdoor Barrier Total
    • 8001500
  • Backdoor Barrier Regen Rate
    • 200400
  • Gold
    • Global
      • 150 → 50
    • NEW: Nearby (Split evenly)
      • 0 → 200

GHOSTWING (UNCAPTURED)

  • Gold
    • 300 →  125
  • Now attacks nearest target

 


BLACKCLAW (CAPTURED)

  • Gold
    • 300 →  250
  • Weapon Power per level
    • 15 →  20

BACKDOOR PROTECTION: COMING TO BATTLE ROYALE

NEW: Now have backdoor protection barriers

DEVELOPER COMMENT:

“With certain heroes having the ability to deal significant damage to turrets far outside a defensible range, adding this backdoor barrier was necessary to prevent some particularly frustrating strategies from being employed.”


HERO BALANCE CHANGES

ALL HEROES 

  • Movement Speed
    • +0.1
  • Attack Cooldown
    • -0.1

 

 

BAPTISTE

BAD MOJO

  • Crystal Ratio
    • 105% →  115%
  • Splash Crystal Ratio
    • 55% →  60%

CATHERINE

MERCILESS PURSUIT

  • Cooldown
    • 14/13.5/13/12.5/12 →  14/13/12/11/10

BLAST TREMOR

  • Silence Duration
    • 2/2.1/2.2 →  2/2.5/3
  • Cooldown
    • 100/85/70 →  70/60/50

CHURNWALKER

FUTILITY OF LIFE

  • Damage Sharing
      • 25% →  30%

TRESPASS

  • REWORK:
      • Now centered around Churnwalker

FORTRESS

TRUTH OF THE TOOTH

  • Damage
      • 20/50/80/110/170 → 20/45/70/95/145
  • Speed Boost
      • 2/2/2/2/3 → 3/3/3/3/3

LAW OF THE CLAW

  • Percent Damage
        • 8/10/12/14/18% → 8/10/12/14/16

GRACE

DIVINE INTERVENTION

  • Cooldown
      • 70/60/50 →  50/40/30

KENSEI

STATS

  • Weapon Power
          • 86-163 →  119-163

IMMOVABLE MIND

  • % Life scaling
      • .03% → 0.022%
  • Barrier scaling
      • 0.05% → 0.04%
  • Bonus Damage
      • 25% → 20%

PATH OF THE RONIN

  • Stun duration
      • 0.8/1.1/1/4 → 0.6/0.8/1.0 

KESTREL

GLIMMERSHOT

  • Crystal Ratio
      • 135% →  120%

LYRA

IMPERIAL SIGIL

  • Detonation Heal Ratio
      • 50% →  30%

BRIGHT BULWARK

  • Duration
      • 4 →  3

LORELAI

NEW ADDITIONAL HEROIC PERK: WATER DENIZEN

  • Now gains the 5V5 river movement bonus in both directions

DEVELOPER COMMENT:

“Our resident naga and river troll will now gain situational roam opportunities in their natural habitat. With this change, we’re experimenting with an additional perk shared across multiple heroes.” — Ciderhelm

FISH FOOD

  • Cast Delay
        • 0.8 →  0.6 seconds

MALENE

ENCHANTED TRANSFORMATION

  • Damage
      • 60/100/140/180 → 40/80/120/160
  • Crystal Ratio
      • 100% → 80%
  • Cooldown Ratio
      • 6/5/4/3 →  7/6/5/4s

PHINN

NEW ADDITIONAL HEROIC PERK: WATER DENIZEN

  • Now gains the 5V5 river movement bonus in both directions

DEVELOPER COMMENT:

“Our resident naga and river troll will now gain situational roam opportunities in their natural habitat. With this change, we’re experimenting with an additional perk shared across multiple heroes.” — Ciderhelm


REZA

TROUBLEMAKER

  • Crystal Ratio
      • 80% →  60%

SAMUEL

MALICE & VERDICT

  • Empowered Crystal Ratio
      • 115% →  110%

SKYE

SURI STRIKE

  • Cooldown
      • 17/15/13/11/8 →  16/14/12/10/7

TAKA

STATS

  • Attack Cooldown normalized

HOUSE KAMUHA

  • REWORK:
      • Now reduces ability cooldowns by 10% per stack

X-RETSU

  • Weapon Ratio
      • 150 →  100%

ITEM BALANCE CHANGES

ALL BOOTS

  • Movement speed
      • 0.1

AFTERSHOCK

  • Max life damage
      • 13% → 12%

ALTERNATING CURRENT

  • Attack Speed
    • 35% → 30%

BONESAW

  • Attack Speed
    • 25% → 20%

CAPACITOR PLATE (NEW)

  • 450 Health
  • 30 Armor
  • 30 Shield
  • 15% Cooldown Reduction
  • 2.5 Energy Regen
  • Passive: Your heals and barriers are 20% stronger
  • Passive: Your heals and barriers also grant other allied heroes bonus movement speed for 2s. (10s cooldown per hero)

COAT OF PLATES

  • Shield
      • 20  10

CLOCKWORK

  • REWORK:
      • Passive: Upon damaging an enemy hero with an ability, refresh all ability cooldowns by 10% (maximum 3s). This can only occur once every 3s.

ECHO

    • Removed

DEVELOPER COMMENT:

“This was a tough decision, but at the end of the day we believe it was the right one. Echo is being removed because it was limiting design and balance choices. Behind the scenes, there are several abilities that were never implemented since they were considered too powerful when paired with Echo.

Additionally, Echo forced us to balance entire heroes, such as Catherine and Grace, around its existence. Catherine, for example, had a much longer silence duration that, when paired with Echo, led to a lack of counter play and frustrating gameplay experiences for players. With Echo’s removal we can now balance around heroes instead of an item that players weren’t picking up.” — Nivmett


FOUNTAIN OF RENEWAL

  • Health
      • 300 → 250


  • KINETIC SHIELD

    • Armor
        • 20 → 10

LIFESPRING

  • Health
      • 300 → 250

POISONED SHIV

  • Attack Speed
    • 30% → 25%

PULSEWEAVE (NEW)

  • 700 Health
  • Passive: Upon taking damage from an enemy hero, gain bonus movement speed for 3s then deal 200 (+15% of bonus health) damage and slow enemies by 25% (+0.015% of bonus health) for 2s. (30s cooldown)
  • Passive: +10% base movement speed
  • Passive: Lifespring

ROOK’S DECREE (NEW)

  • 600 Health
  • 2.5 Energy Regen
  • 15% Cooldown Reduction
  • Passive: After using an ability, your next basic attack against an enemy hero applies a barrier (100+15% of bonus health) to all nearby allies for 2 seconds. (8s cooldown)

SHIVERSTEEL

  • Attack Speed
    • 30% → 25%

SLUMBERING HUSK

  • Price
    • 1700 → 2350
  • Build Path
    • Dragonheart → Coat of Plates + Kinetic Shield
  • Stats
    • Health
      • 500 0
    • Armor/Shield
      • 0 75

TORNADO TRIGGER

    • NEW: Passive: Basic attacking grants you +10% bonus base movement speed for 1.2s.
  • Critical Damage Amp
    • 10% → 0%
  • Attack Speed
    • 45% → 40%

 

 


WEAPON INFUSION

  • Attack Speed
    • 5-20% → 5-15%

TALENTS BALANCE CHANGES

KENSEI

ACCELERATED MIND

  • Barrier modifier base
    • 70% 40%
  • Barrier modifier scaling
    • 5% 2%