Good evening friends!
A lot of great ideas in here, thank you! As designers, we love to read posts like this as it helps spark our creativity and lead to some really amazing ideas and changes - keep it up!
Generally what people already said in the thread is the most useful advice - pick heroes that have multiple forms of CC that interrupt his Dark Conversion. The idea is that you can use one of your CC’s to still engage and do your job, and save the secondary one specifically for Dark Conversion. Also you’ll have a good tell of when he wants to use it since he will always want to when he’s at low Health, so you usually have a generous window to look for it if you constantly keep it in mind.
Some heroes that are great to interrupt it:
ETC - his Q and W are fast and easily able to knock him out of his channel
Johanna - Her W and Blessed Shield can be used for an interrupt. Her trait can also be used to try to survive if he gets the ult off on her. This is a little more risky/takes more skill as her W is the main form of an interrupt so you have to pre-emptively cast it as he’s getting low.
Diablo - He has his Q and E to interrupt it quickly. He also has various talents that can reduce the cooldowns of these abilities to ensure that you have one of them available when you need it.
Sonya is a strong response to Xul.
A lot of her damage comes from her Abilities, so she is resistant to his W attack speed Slow compared to other Heroes.
She has an early game talent that negates his Root.
Whirlwind’s healing greatly benefits from having more targets, so his skeletons help her in teamfights.
Hey there Demongrand!
The problem here is the duration being updated on the tooltip. It is intended that the ability deal more damage. We don’t usually update tooltips when talents are taken, so I could see the confusion in the math since the duration is increasing!
I’ll take a look into that! Thanks for the report!
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that it seems to be spiking still - the team has been looking into it and are working towards getting it resolved; thank you for the continued reporting.
It looks like we had some technical difficulties with a load balancer during the specified times. I have confirmation that it has since been fixed - thank you for the reports!
Good morning Reddit friends,
We are looking to have our next AMA soon! A lot of dates have been fluctuating a bit due to the current state of the world, but we have a tentative schedule that we will share as soon as it solidifies.
Have a wonderful Friday :)
Agreed, I find that it's more about having access to your kitchen. I have a rule that I don't allow snacks at my desk. Also drink only water throughout the day.
If anything, my skeleton is accruing extra meat lately. Boredom snacking is reaaaaaal.
I'd also like to add that we have meat on our skeletons still. At least for another day. Stay safe out there, stay inside if you can and wash your hands.
I've seen a lot of casual daydreaming and "what ifs" being taken as absolute truth lately. Remember that literally anyone can be writing these posts, and the odds of some forum rando having the exclusive inside scoop on our work is extremely low.
Our writers have been thinking up fun voice lines for *potential* hero interactions for years now. It's not necessarily an indication of anything but the future proofing process.
P.S. The next new Hero isn't Vashj and there's no hidden cryptic messages anywhere in this post :P
Hey there BlackDragon160,
If you haven't already, I recommend posting about this over on our Technical Support Forums so our people over there can try and help diagnose the issue.
This is really good!
What software are you using?
This is a great clip!
However, it is a bug. He starts his charge, but his target dies so he is waiting for another suitable victim. It should most likely time or find another use in situations like this.
Thanks for the report!
You cracked the code!
Great idea! He could fit in the Mobster skin line with Orphea and Whitemane for sure!
Cool! They look great!
Hello! I left out important details in my original post, and have edited since posting. TL;DR I failed to mention that the team is open to putting this functionality into a talent for Gall. Sorry!
Haven't forgotten, u/Spazzo965. We did discuss your suggestion as well, but portal setup is complex, lots of potential for bugs. Will give more thought and investigation.
Actually, making vector targeting Dread Orb a Gall talent would likely be the right move here. Having the choice of opting into complexity is preferable than forcing it baseline.