Sunday, April 3, 2016

Heroes of the Storm - Tracer Gameplay Preview (Abilities Spectre Skin )

We got some Tracer Gameplay footage, the first Overwatch Hero that will join the Heroes of the Storm Roster! Also Showcased the HotS Spectre skin for Tracer (launch skin) and a brand new mount.

Tracer is by definition a ranged assassin. She can go in, pick off or harass enemies and return with her Recall (E) ability. Dustin Browder explained that those who played her in Overwatch might have an advantage in understanding how she moves.

However a few changes were made to adjust her to Heroes of the Storm. For instance, when she Recalls (E) in Overwatch she regains her original HP, but in Heroes that does not happen, instead only debuffs are removed!

Players need to be very careful when playing as Tracer, preferably staying with their team and combo'ing her abilities with theirs. If they wander alone, warriors like ETC and Muradin can easily lock her down and kill her.

Trait & Active Skills
Reload: Tracer is able to use basic attacks while moving. Activate to reload all your ammo over 0.75 seconds. This activates automatically when ammo reach 0. Basic attacks consume ammunition.

(Q) Blink - Moves rapidly toward the target location. It Includes 3 charges. Cooldown: 6 seconds

(W) Melee - Performs damage to an enemy, giving priority to the closest one. Hitting non-hero enemies gives 5 charges of Pulse Bomb. Hitting Heroes grants 10 charges (possibly % based). Cooldown: 8 seconds

(E) Recall - Returns the player to the position they were 3 seconds ago. Also recharges ammunition and cleanse all negative debuffs. Grants 1 second of invulnerability. Cooldown: 30 seconds

Heroic (R) / Pulse Bomb - throws a bomb that sticks to the first target hit, doing high area damage or 2x that damage if it hits a single target.

Dealing damage charges this ability!
Tracer has only one Heroic and that is available from level 1. At level 10 she gains the ability to augment Pulse Bomb with a talent.
Adhesive pump - Increases the radius by 50% and slows enemies hit by 60% for 30 seconds - (error in the article? possibly 3 seconds?)
Quantum event - The Pulse Bomb no longer deals area damage, but deals additional damage based on 15% of your maximum energy to a single target.
Pulse Ammo - Doubles the range of the Pulse Bomb and basic attacks against Heroes recharge it 50% faster.

What is Heroes of the Storm or HotS :
Heroes of the Storm (originally titled Blizzard DOTA and later changed to Blizzard All-Stars) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game features heroes from Blizzard's franchises including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft and The Lost Vikings.