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Heroes of the Storm is a multiplayer online battle arena game created by Blizzard Entertainment.

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Why are the Heroes of the Storm fighting?

Is there any lore that explains why the Heroes of the Storm are fighting? In League of Legends, it is explained that they are fighting to settle political disputes in special arenas in a controlled ...
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How to report a “toxic” player in Heroes of the Storm?

There was an Illidan flaming a Nova in my last game, and I'd like to report him for that. Where can I do so?
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Does lane choice matter?

In other MOBAs I play (mostly DOTA) lane choice can make or break certain heroes. And specific hero combos and soloing with the right hero are important for the overall game. Some heroes do better in ...
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How to effectively level in Heroes of the storm?

In Heroes of the Storm there are two things to level, your character that you are currently playing and your player profile. I've noticed certain events gain set amounts of XP. For example, a win nets ...
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What does the eye over a hero mean in Heroes of the Storm?

When playing Heroes of the Storm, sometimes I see a blue eyeball or a red eyeball pop up above the names of one of my teammates: My guess is the eye has something to do with heroes being visible (...
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How should the Witch Doctor's Q ability be used?

In Heroes of the Storm, the Witch Doctor tosses pots of spiders on his Q slot. They seem to be fairly slow and do not appear to do much damage. I think I might be using this wrong, as I tend to ...
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How can I tell what the hundreds/thousands digits are in a players level?

Since Heroes of the Storm 2.0 dropped, player levels are now determined by their character levels. However, it only uses a two digit number for display with the colors and borders changing instead of ...
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Do mounts affect your hitbox?

Do mounts affect your hitbox? Say I have a hero who uses the Cyber Ram series of mounts, instead of something more conspicuous, like a cloud or the magic carpet. Is my hitbox affected by how large ...
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What do the hero categories mean?

Heroes in Heroes of the Storm are divided in four categories: Support, Warrior, Specialist and Assassin. Support is pretty self-explanatory, but what do the other categories mean?
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Does vulnerable stack and if so how?

Can a hero have multiple instances of vulnerable, each increasing damage done to that hero by 25%? I assumed you were either vulnerable or not vulnerable, based on how it is currently displayed. But ...
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How to make the most of having an Abathur on your team?

There is a question on how to play Abathur correctly, which is surely warranted given his unique mechanics. However, my question is more about how to be a good team mate for an Abathur player. In ...
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(Dis)Advantages of being a “Hero of the Storm”?

So I've had some good games lately and I achieved the "Hero of the Storm" killstreak.But are there any advantages or bad things when getting this streak aside from having a glowy health bar? In LoL,...
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What kinds of things can I do to play Abathur better

Abathur seems like a very difficult hero to play effectively. Should I be moving around between lanes a lot? Some players stay by the core, and others move all around the field. How do I decide who I ...
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Does giving points to people at the end of a match have any effect?

I notice that at the end of a "Heroes of the Storm" match, 5 players are picked. The MVP of the game, and 4 others that had major contributions to the game. There is a little up-arrow icon under each ...
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How many hp Li Li's “Jug of 1,000,000 Cups” can potentially heal

So, on level 20 Li Li's heroic ability "Jug of 1,000 Cups": Rapidly tosses brew to the most injured nearby allies, prioritizing Heroes, restoring a total of 3600 Health over 6 seconds. ... and ...
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How can I prevent my hero from auto-attacking?

When I'm playing a hero with cloak like Nova, it takes a few seconds of not engaging in combat before I can cloak again. During this time, I frequently find my hero happily shooting up any minions or ...
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Are Blackheart's cannons random?

After giving Blackheart the required amount of Doubloons, he fires 12 cannons at your enemies fort. Is there a certain pattern to his cannons firing at a certain fort or is it completely random? I ...
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Do different mounts change your mounted cloak size?

When cloaked (e.g. Nova or Zeratul) and not mounted, the blur you create is smaller than if you're mounted. Does the size of your mount impact the size of the cloak?
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How to write to common chat in Heroes of the storm?

Is it possible to write to the common chat during Heroes of the storm game? 'Enter' gives me allies chat only, 'Cmd+Enter', 'Alt+Enter' (on Mac) don't help either.
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Strength difference in neutral camps

The different neutral camps pose different levels of strength, but what are the actual numerical strengths of these camps? I am under the impression that the mercenary camp is the weakest and the boss ...
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Which heroes get model upgrades at level 10?

In HOTS, there are a lot of variant skins for all the heroes, but most of them are static throughout the battle. However Dehaka regrows his arm at level 10, and Varian gains a shield, second sword, ...
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How do you earn Gold in Heroes of the Storm?

How can I earn gold in Heroes of the Storm? Say if I wanted to buy Tyrael, is it possible without spending a penny?
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What differentiates HotS sub-roles?

I'm looking at the current Mega Hero Bundles that Blizzard has for the HotS 2.0 release, and I'm seeing a lot of Roles that I'm not familiar with. HotS is the only MOBA I play, and even then I don'...
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Do different game types earn different amounts of gold?

I'm not earning a lot of gold at the moment. I realize this is probably to be expected since you can buy your heroes with cash, and that's likely what they'd prefer, but right now I'm getting about 10 ...
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Does Zagara benefit from an enemy's Zagara's creep?

If both teams in a Heroes of the Storm match have a Zagara player, does each Zagara benefit from creep spread by her enemy counterpart? Put another way: is creep a neutral terrain modifier in this ...
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What does the chat message “rp” mean at the end of a round?

After a round of Heroes of the Storm, two players typed "rp" in chat instead of the customary "gg". One player was speaking in Spanish at the start of the round, so I assume it's just the local ...
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Pros and Cons of Pushing lane?

As a player coming from LoL, where stalling a lane was a good thing so you could soak up gold and XP especially with some stacking heroes (Veigar Nasus...or Naseboo Butcher here), there were 2 main ...
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How many shots do temple have in Sky Temple?

In late game on Sky Temple you can kill the guardians of the Temples pretty fast, this is offcorse the safest approach, but will it affect the damage the Temple to the enemy base? Will the Temple do ...
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What the purple/ gold symbol over 2 character in the new HotS loading screen?

What do these symbols mean?? Does it mean they are in a group?
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Does Gall break Cho's stealth?

If Cho is put into stealth by either Tyrande's ult or Medivh's level 20 talent, does Gall casting an ability break the stealth?
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What is experience soaking?

I read this blog post about playing Abathur yesterday evening and it talks about 'experience soaking'. Most Abathur players will not utilize their body very well and just sit somewhere safe, but ...
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When do daily quests appear and expire?

Every day, Heroes of the Storm grants you a new daily quest with a gold reward, i.e. "play 2 games as an Assassin Hero", "play 3 games as a Warcraft hero", and so on. I currently have more than one ...
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How to use Lili's W effectively?

Lili's W, adds an auto-attacking snake summon to yourself or an ally for 8 seconds. Currently I'm throwing this on any ally in my lane who is aggressively pushing into minons or heroes, but I'm ...
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What are Mechanics and Takedowns at the end of game statictics table of Heroes of the storm?

What are Mechanics numbers in the end of game table of Heroes of the storm? Also, how are Takedowns count? Do you need to deal certain amount of damage to a dead enemy? or heal someone who killed it? ...
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What character is depicted in the Heroes of the Storm Mage Wars Brawl portrait?

Who is the character portrayed in the portrait awarded for participating in three Mage Wars brawls in Heroes of the Storm?
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Can allied pings from specific players be prevented?

At the very first indication of flaming or other very negative chat coming from an ally, I tend to use the mute option. However, muted players don't seem to be throttled c.q. downright muted as far as ...
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Which heroes can soak xp in a lane without being there?

Abathur can gain xp in a lane without being there with his symbiote, or if he has a live locust in the lane. What other heroes have a mechanic like this? Do Azmodan's spawns earn xp in a lane ...
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Playing Heroes of the Storm with Steam Overlay

When you launch Heroes of the Storm directly, it would just take you to Battle.Net. The same is the case with Diablo 3. Adding the parameter -launch to D3 circumvents Battle.Net though and you can log ...
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How does Abathur contribute to team experience?

Abathur is surely an interesting and unique design, but how exactly does he soak xp when he's in a lane? Do my locusts soak xp when I'm on another lane? Do I soak 2 lanes worth of xp when minions ...
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Is there a penalty for quitting a Versus A.I. game where all of your teammates are A.I. controlled?

In the Heroes of the Storm Versus A.I. game mode I can create a game with nothing but A.I. teammates, meaning that there are no other human characters in the game. Once I start a Versus A.I. game with ...
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Is there a combat log in Heroes of the Storm?

I realized that I could've answered my own question just now if I had access to some sort of combat log. So I Googled and I Binged, but found only a forum post that implies there isn't one. However, ...
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Do shields prevent Sonya from gaining Fury?

Sonya's skills includes the "Fury" trait: Generate Fury by dealing and taking damage. Using Abilities gives Sonya increased Movement Speed. This brings back memories of Discipline Priests not ...
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Can you still be grouped with players you've muted?

I try to keep my sanity in moba's by muting people early if they become unfriendly in chat. You'd expect not to be grouped again with people you've muted, but I've experienced first hand that this is ...
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How can I look up other player's ranks while playing or drafting for hero league?

When I play hero league I'd like to know the ranks of the other players. Is there some command I can type in the chatline?
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What is the maximum team level in Heroes of the Storm?

As your team fights minions, mercenaries, and heroes, the team gains experience and levels up. Level 20 is the last level you gain any new talent abilities, but your team can keep leveling up beyond ...
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How does skull amount affect the Golem's strength and HP?

I've realized having more skulls than the enemy team makes your golem stronger, but is a 55 skull golem weaker than a 100 skulls golem? If so, by how much?
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What does the largest number on the Heroes of the Storm scoreboard indicate?

What does the largest number on the end-of-game scoreboard in Heroes of the Storm mean? It's the number next to your team's final level and immediately adjacent the crossed swords.
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Does Valla lose hatred on death?

Valla has a thing called Hatred, which builds up stacks as she performs auto-attacks. Does dying cause Valla to lose Hatred stacks? Also, how do you tell how many stacks you have?
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Which first-tier talent for Chromie offers the biggest damage boost?

For the very first talent you can pick between 4 choices. I was wondering what is the difference between Compounding Aether, Deep Breathing, and Timewalker's Pursuit in terms of damage. Is it better ...
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Can I turn off swearing for my kids?

My young kids have expressed interest in playing Heroes of the Storm, but I'm a little concerned about the swearing in the game. The ESRB description contains swearing that I'd like to limit at their ...