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Heroes of the Storm PTR buffs Li Li, Nova, and Medivh

The latest Heroes of the Storm PTR patch buffed three characters and included a lot of updates. We’ve created a table to help you sort through them.

Blizzard has updated the Heroes of the Storm player test realm (PTR). The update features buffs for Li Li, Nova, and Medivh. It also includes a lot of other hero updates. Read on for the latest Heroes of the Storm PTR patch notes and details.

Heroes of the Storm PTR buffs Li Li, Nova, and Medivh

The latest Heroes of the Storm PTR patch notes feature buffs to Li Li, Nova, and Medivh. For Li Li, the healing from her Jug of 1,000 Cups heroic is now 80 instead of 66.

Li Li gets a buff in the Heroes of the Storm PTR (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Li Li gets a buff in the Heroes of the Storm PTR (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Meanwhile, Nova's Advanced Cloaking trait now regenerations 6 mana per second as opposed to 3 mana per second. Additionally, the duration of Nova's Anti-Armor Shells talent is now 5 seconds instead of 3 seconds.

Nova in Heroes of the Storm (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Nova in Heroes of the Storm (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

As for Medivh, the duration of Mage Armor is 6 seconds instead of 4 seconds. The World of Warcraft character's Mage Armor itself is now 50 instead of 30 as well.

Medivh also gets a buff in the Heroes of the Storm PTR (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Medivh also gets a buff in the Heroes of the Storm PTR (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

Heroes of the Storm PTR patch notes

Below are the rest of the latest Heroes of the Storm PTR patch notes, as noted by Blizzard's official post. The table below is in alphabetical order. You can press CTRL + F to check if your favorite hero received an update in the Heroes of the Storm PTR. We've also included each hero's franchise in the second column. Therefore, you can sort the heroes by clicking on that column's title.

Hero
Franchise
Heroes of the Storm Updates
Abathur
StarCraft
- Evolve Monstrosity Stacks are now a Heroic Quest.
- Toxic Nest is no longer triggered by Invulnerable enemies.
Alarak
StarCraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Last Laugh to heal when granted Spell leech.
Anduin
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Piercing Light to treat the first hit as the second.
Anub'arak
World of Warcraft
- Burning Beetle damage is now affected by all forms of damage modification.
- No longer able to use Locust Swarm while riding on the Toy Train.
- Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals.
Artanis
StarCraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Target Purified to deal double damage.
- Titan Killer no longer damages Invulnerable targets when activated from Twin Blades.
- Updated visuals of Spell Armor.
Arthas
World of Warcraft
- Legion of Northrend's bonus healing is now additive.
- Rime now has a Block visual.
Azmodan
Diablo
- Bombardment will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the attack is against an inactive Mercenary.
- Globe of Annihilation no longer stacks off Possessed minions.
Brightwing
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Phase Shift to activate on the previous target.
Butcher
Diablo
- Fixed an issue that caused Butcher's Fresh Meat to spawn off Possessed minions.
Cassia
Diablo
- Updating cancel animations of Hardened Shields to be like similar visuals.
Chen
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Stagger to heal when granted Spell leech.
Cho'Gall
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Enraged Regeneration to display incorrectly in the Death Recap.
Deathwing
World of Warcraft
- Added Bellowing Roar Camera Lock.
Deckard
Diablo
- Fixed an issue that caused Ancient Blessings damage not to scale on targets leveling up while it is active.
- Included Potion in search text for Deckard.
Dehaka
StarCraft
- Updated visuals of Spell Armor.
D.Va
Overwatch
- Fixed an issue that caused Liquid Cooling to reset the fountain in ARAM incorrectly.
- Pilot Mode can now see the Self-Destruct charge.
E.T.C.
World of Warcraft
- Crowd Surfer now displays floating text for mana refund.
Falstad
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Flight warning indicator to not display after selecting Epic Mount.
- Sustained Winds no longer damages invulnerable targets.
Gazlowe
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Xplodium Bomb to not be affected by allied cooldown reduction.
Genji
Overwatch
- Fixed an issue that caused Strike at the Heart to not display a damage preview.
- Swift Strike now displays floating text for mana refund.
- Updated visuals of Spell Armor.
Hanzo
Overwatch
- Ignore All Distractions will now display MISSED! text in the case of Blinds.
Hogger
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Hogg Wild visual to be visible when Hogger is visible.
Imperius
Diablo
- Fixed an issue that caused Brightwing and Falstad to be at the incorrect height after Celestial Charge Stuns them and at least one other Hero.
Junkrat
Overwatch
- Fixed an issue that caused Chattering Teeth to apply to Arming Steel Traps when selected.
Kerrigan
StarCraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Sharpened Blades to stack off Possessed minions.
- Included Infested in search text for Kerrigan.
Leoric
Diablo
- Skeletal Swing mana refund now displays as a crit.
Li-Ming
Diablo
- Fixed an issue if Seeker is selected while Magic Missiles are in flight while Force Armor was selected.
- Fixed an issue that caused Force Armor to grant multiple stacks from the same Magic Missiles cast.
Lucio
Overwatch
- Fixed an issue that caused Sound Barrier shields to not decay if Bossa Nova was selected while the target was shielded.
Lunara
World of Warcraft
- Splintered Spear will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary.
Maiev
World of Warcraft
- Naisha's Memento first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary.
Mal'Ganis
World of Warcraft
- Included Vampire in search text for Mal'Ganis.
Medivh
World of Warcraft
- Medivh's Portal is now an invalid target for allied abilities. (Example: Brightwing's Blink Heal)
Mei
Overwatch
- Fixed an issue where The Big One was not gaining the full benefit of Slushball.
Mephisto
Diablo
- Fixed an issue that caused Unspeakable Horror being temporarily disabled when the target is knocked back.
Murky
World of Warcraft
- Egg Hunt Egg is no longer killed in one hit by Structures.
- Fixed an issue that caused Fishy Deal to stack off Possessed minions.
Nazeebo
Diablo
- Fixed an issue that caused Voodoo Ritual to stack off Possessed minions.
Nova
StarCraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Holo Decoy's health bars to display incorrectly after losing Protected.
Orphea
Heroes of the Storm
- Fixed an issue that caused Ravenous Hunger to stack off Possessed minions.
- Fixed an issue that caused Shadow Waltz to refund mana multiple times per cast.
Probius
StarCraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Spawning Minerals off Possessed minions.
- Included Builder in search text for Probius.
Qhira
Heroes of the Storm
- Updated visuals of Spell Armor.
Ragnaros
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Sulfuras Hungers to stack off Possessed minions.
- Updated visuals of Spell Armor.
Rehgar
World of Warcraft
- Improved Death Recap for Hunger of the Wolf.
Samuro
World of Warcraft
- Mirage now functions like other Spell Armor Blocks.
Stitches
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Putrefaction to display floating text multiple times at once.
Stukov
StarCraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Weighted Pustule to not display a damage preview.
Sylvanas
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Withering Fire to display incorrectly.
Tassadar
StarCraft
- Fixed an issue where Twilight Archon could use Toy Train.
- Khaydarin Amulet will cancel itself if the target is an inactive Mercenary.
Thrall
World of Warcraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Echo of the Elements activating off Possessed Minions and Hallucinations.
- Fixed an issue that caused Rolling Thunder to not activate from Tempest Fury's attacks.
- Fixed an issue that caused Wolf Pack to reset Feral Spirit on talent reset incorrectly.
The Lost Vikings
The Lost Vikings
- Fixed an issue that caused Nordic Attack Squad to be able to damage invulnerable targets.
- Fixed an issue where their health was not set to full on death.
Tracer
Overwatch
- Ricochet can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary.
Whitemane
World of Warcraft
- Included Chapeau to search text for Whitemane.
Zagara
StarCraft
- Medusa Blades will no longer attack inactive Mercenaries unless the triggering attack is against an inactive Mercenary.
- Mutalisk first bounce can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary.
Zarya
Overwatch
- Fixed an issue that caused Basic Attacks not to be affected properly by attack speed modifiers.
Zeratul
StarCraft
- Fixed an issue that caused Might of the Nerazim abilities to heal for more damage than intended with Shadow Mending.
Zul'jin
World of Warcraft
- A Surprise For Ya! can now bounce to inactive Mercenaries if the attack is against an inactive Mercenary.
Heroes of the Storm screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
Heroes of the Storm screenshot (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

How to enter the Heroes of the Storm PTR

To enter the Heroes of the Storm PTR, launch the Battle.net app, log in to your account, and click on the Heroes of the Storm icon. Next, go to the bottom-left corner and press the gear icon located next to the "Play" button. Then, select the "Public Test Realm" option and launch the game. If you don't have the PTR downloaded already, then press the "Install" button.

How to access the PTR (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)
How to access the PTR (Image via Blizzard Entertainment)

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