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Heart of the Swarm Update #4

By Tobias 'noxilicious' .
Sep 29, 2012 03:20

ImageAnother big update for the upcoming expansion of Starcraft II has just been announced and will go live soon! Once again there will be changes to each race as well as several bug fixes.

The fourth update for the HotS beta will change quite a bit for every race. Some bug fixes have been added as well, but nothing too important. Each race saw a few changes and only time will show if they will help or not.

For the Terrans there was only one change to the widow mine. The Swarm Host was altered in terms of damage and range. For Protoss the nexus and mothership core will be able to defend themselves a lot better with several new options being added. Furthermore the Oracle was once again tweaked as Blizzard have yet to find the perfect balance for the unit in terms of ehalth, speed and the duration of it's abilities.

Complete update list


Mothership Core

Purify has been changed to the following:
Purify can now only be cast on your Nexus at max 10 range.
Once cast, the mothership core will attach itself to the Nexus, transforming into a weapon with range 10.
While attached to the Nexus, the mothership core will be unable to cast abilities and regenerate energy.
The damage of Purify has been lowered to 20 and can attack both air and ground units.
Purify will last until cancelled.
Recall has been changed to the following:
Recall is now a simple cast-and-click ability on a player’s Nexus.
Once cast, the mothership core and every friendly unit within a 7-range radius to the core will be recalled to the Nexus.
A new ranged weapon called Repulsor Cannon has been added to the mothership core while in its mobile state.
Repulsor Cannon deals 8 damage to ground units with an attack speed of 0.85.
The cost of the mothership core has increased from 50/50 to 100/100.
Movement speed has increased from 0.47 to 1.875.

Health has increased from 20/80 to 60/100.
Speed has decreased from 3.75 to 3.375.
The duration of Entomb has increased from 30 to 45.


Widow Mine
The duration of Activate Mine has been decreased to 2 sec.
Auto-cast can now be turned off in both activated and deactivated modes.


Swarm Host
Locust attack range has increased from 2 to 3.
Locust damage has been reduced from 14 to 12.

Bug Fixes

Battle hellions can no longer load into Bunkers.
The splash damage from widow mines will no longer hit friendly activated widow mines.
The Stargate Command Card now properly includes a Set Rally Point button.
Swarm hosts now have proper collision while burrowed.




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