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

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Do you get credit for the Nexus Challenge quests if you add somebody on your team as a friend during draft?

If you're playing draft (e.g. Hero League) do you get credit toward the Nexus Challenge quests (play 15/30 games with a friend) if you and one of your teammates add each other as friends during the ...
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What happens when Lili casts cloud serpent on a cloaked Zeratul?

What happens when Lili casts cloud serpent on a cloaked Zeratul? Can enemies see the cloud serpent while Zeratul is cloaked? Does the cloud serpent still attack while Zeratul is cloaked?
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How can I force mouse to stay in window of other game, when xcom / xcom2 is running in background?

The scenario is as follows: I run XCOM or XCOM 2 (the problem occurs for both). I do a task change to Windows and start another game (i.e. leave XCOM running in background), say Heroes of the storm (...
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Why most of my heroes were “Temporarily unavailable” in ranked play?

Pretty much as the title states it. I headed after a long rbeak of hots into ranked play and in the draft, most of my heroes had been greyed out with the info "Temporarily unavailable". How does it ...
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Are season rewards based on current rank or max rank achieved?

Are the rewards given to you at the end of the season based on what your current rank is when the season ends or what the highest rank you made in the season. If I get to Diamond than become really ...
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Lt. Morales Mana Control

I am trying Morales this week. Her single-target healing (Q) is pretty impressive, but it also makes her hungry for mana. Should I keep using Q to my teammates, or I only need to use it when someone ...
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Can allies I've muted see my chat messages?

Can allies that I've muted, either by using the block communications button or by reporting them, see messages I post in team chat?
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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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What are the reasons for Nova's triple tap to reset to full cooldown? [duplicate]

I've had few instances where my triple tap was aborted and the cooldown reset to 100 seconds. I couldn't find out why. What are ways the triple tap can be aborted?
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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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Can chat be disabled when watching a Heroes of the Storm replay?

When watching a Heroes of the Storm replay is there a way to hide team chat?
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What are the penalties for leaving a game early? QM or HL

Did Blizzard implement any penalties to leavers for QM or HL in Heroes of the Storm? If so, what are they? I know this was a popular subject at the end of 2014 but since then I haven't heard about ...
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Is there a way to change AI level in Play mode in Heroes of the Storm?

I know you can change the level of the AI in custom games, but when you fill your game with AI in Play mode can you change the level of the AI? What I read and looked through made it look static but a ...
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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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How many heroes I can play for free when I buy Heroes of the Storm Founder's Pack?

It is written here that "Anyone who opts to buy a Founder's Pack will get access to Raynor, Diablo and Tyrande for use as heroes". But 3 heroes sounds like not a lot of fun and I know that during ...
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Convert Heroes of the Storm replay file (.StormReplay) to any video format

Is it possible to convert .StormReplay files to anything like .mp4 or something?
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Can the “Auto Select” hero complete dailies for specific hero types?

Can the "Auto Select" hero complete dailies for specific hero types, if matchmaking happens to choose a hero applicable to a daily I have? Or do I need to specifically choose the appropriate hero ...
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What are the hidden portraits in Heroes of the Storm?

There seem to be some hidden portraits in Heroes of the Storm, for example the alpha portrait, or the level 40 beta portrait. Does the level 40 alpha portrait also exist? What are all the hidden ...
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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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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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XP per hero level at Heroes of the Storm

How much XP one needs to level up a hero at Heroes of the Storm? I found the answer here only for 10 first levels: 1 => 2 : 100k 2 => 3 : 100k 3 => 4 : 100k 4 => 5 : 475k 5 => 6 : ...
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Can I change the Diablo 3 controls to be more like the Heroes of the Storm controls?

I would like to make Diablo 3's gameplay more like Heroes of the Storm's which I am more comfortable with. It looks like rebinding most of the spells to different buttons would accomplish this mostly,...
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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 does the Billie the Kid mount look like?

In Heroes of the Storm, there is a promotion starting with launch to give the Billie the Kid mount with any cash purchase. There would be three different tints (color schemes) for the mount. What do ...
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Why do I lose so many points going down a rank?

I'm thoroughly confused by the way points work in Hero League. Based on my experience with the game, I think there's 300 points in each rank. I often run into this scenario: I'll be a certain rank ...
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Why do guides take Ambush Snipe for Nova?

I read a lot of guides on how to build Nova in Heroes of the Storm. They all recommend taking Ambush Snipe for level 1 talent over Psi-Op Rangefinder. However, Ambush Snipe only gives bonus to while ...
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How to advance in Heroes of the Storm hero league, solo queue [closed]

I'm currently at around rank 28 and I simply find it impossible to progress. I cannot carry, there's no effect no matter how good I try to play. Is there a tactic/plan? See my profile on hotslogs, ...
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How can I join an English chat channel?

When I login to the game, I'm always placed in a channel "General Chat (deDE)". Unfortunately I don't understand German, so when I join a match I'm placed with German players who no doubt don't ...
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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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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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What causes Nova's Triple Tap to go on a short cooldown?

This isn't about the level 20 ultimate talent. There is a brief "arming phase" where Nova locks onto her target before shooting three bullets. When something happens to her target during that phase (...
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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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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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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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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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Benefits of killing anything?

Does a hero killing a lane minion give more xp than if it were to just die near a hero? Is there anyway to even see the xp? when something dies I just see +Xp and that's it.
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How much is killing heroes worth?

At the start of quick matches I often tend to end up in (partial) team fights trying to score a kill. This can take quite some time, during which you might also be able to soak some lane XP. At some ...
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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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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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Will purchases from Heroes of the Storm remain once the final version is launched?

I have used some gold to buy a hero in "Heroes of the Storm". Will that hero remain after the final game is released or will all the money disappear? Please cite your source if you answer the question....
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What lane do captured mercenaries go to in HotS?

Usually mercenary camps are between lanes so it's not obvious which lane they will join once captured.
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Does Sylvanas' “Possession” work on boss?

Sylvanas' "Possession" on level 10: Force an enemy Minion to fight for you. It gains 30% Attack Damage and Health. Cooldown increased to 20 seconds when used on Catapults. ... and on level 20 "...
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How do hero prices change over time in Heroes of the Storm?

I saw Vikings were introduced with 15 kGold price, now they are 10 kGold. Can one expect further decrease in the price or it happens only when a hero is new? What is the tendency for hero prices ...
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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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How much HP does the Core have?

In Heroes of the Storm, how much HP and maximum shield does the Core have?
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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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What determines how many catapults spawn in a lane?

Once the fort and keep are down in a lane, catapults begin to spawn with minion waves. At first, it's just one catapult. But on really long games, I've seen waves with two or three catapults. What ...
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Auto-attack behavior relative to ability use

In HotS, how is auto attack triggered or suppressed relative to use of an ability? I have seen posts suggesting that auto attack timers are reset following use of an ability and, importantly, that ...
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When do I earn and lose ranking points in heroes of the storm?

How does the rank system in heroes of the storm works? I played few games in hero league and saw that I gain some points when win and lose nothing when lose. But blizzard claims that there are 2% of ...
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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 ...