1. Patch 1.31 released!
  2. Moon and Lawliet advanced to the WCG 2019.
  3. WGL: The games today have been postponed to tomorrow.

Patch 1.31 released!

In this topic, we will show you the differences of balance changes that we found between the patch and the PTR. Before we start the content, let us show you the first sentences in the Patch notes. I guess it's also a very important information from Blizzard: "This is our last major patch prior to Reforged."

Here are the differences of balance changes we found between the PTR and the patch 1.31.


Control Magic
Additional mana cost up from 35% to 45%. *(We didn't see it on the PTR.)

Orb of Fire
-Bonus Damage reduced from 10 to 7. *(In PTR, it's 10 to 5.)
-New effect: Decreases the effectiveness of healing abilities and hit point regeneration by 35% for 3 seconds. *(In PTR, it's 50%.)

Night Elf

Demon Hunter's Mana Burn
Mana cost reduced from 60 to 50 across all levels. *(We didn't see it in PTR)

Keeper of the Grove *(We didn't see the changes of KotG in PTR) 
-Night vision radius reduced from 900 to 800.
-Base Intelligence reduced from 19 to 18.
-Tranquility's Invulnerability duration reduced from 3 seconds to 1.
-Force of Nature: Treant base damage reduced from 15 to 14.

Druid of the Claw's Base Stats
Minimum damage in bear form increased from 22 to 23.  *(We didn't see it in PTR) 

Glaive Thrower Vorpal Glaives Upgrade
Now increases projectile speed from 1400 to 2000.  *(In PTR, it's 1400 to 2400.) 


Gargoyle's Base Stats
Movement Speed increased from 350 to 375. *(In PTR, it's 350 to 400.)

Necromancer's Unholy Frenzy
-Renamed to Incite Unholy Frenzy.
-Sacrifices a target friendly Undead unit.
-All nearby non-mechanical units gain Unholy Frenzy - including neutral and enemy units.
-Raised to 175 mana. *(It's 125 in PTR.)
-Added a 5 second cooldown. *(We didn't see this in the PTR.)
-Ability area of effect is 250.
-Attack speed bonus reduced from 75% to 50%. *(We didn't see this in PTR.)

(New Item) Ritual Dagger
 -Damage interrupts regeneration *(According to Back2warcraft, it heals 125 hp over 45 seconds now, instead of instant heal.)
 -5 second cooldown between charges *(It's 20 second in PTR)

Neutral Heroes

*(We didn't see the changes of these three heroes in the PTR.)

 -Healing Spray
Cooldown increased from 0 to 6 seconds.
-Acid Bomb
Level 1: Primary damage reduced from 6 to 5, and secondary damage reduced from 4 to 3.
Level 2: Primary damage reduced from 11 to 10, and secondary damage reduced from 7 to 6.
Bonus gold granted reduced from 125% to 100%.

Soul Burn
Mana cost reduced from 85 to 65.
Level 1: Damage reduced from 125 to 80.
Level 2: Damage reduced from 270 to 200.
Level 3: Damage reduced from 450 to 340.

Pandaren Brewmaster
Breath of Fire
Level 1: Increased damage from 5 to 7.
Level 2: Increased damage from 10 to 14.
Level 3: Increased damage from 15 to 21.

These are all we found, please tell us if you find something missing.

Moon and Lawliet advanced to the WCG 2019.

As most of us expected, Lawliet and Moon successed to win the APAC Finals. Lawliet won the tournament without any losing map, resulting 7-0; and Moon lost a map to Lawliet, resulting 6-1 in the final result.

Of course, we believe all their fans had been worrying about Moon and Lawliet, because Blizzard just updated the patch before the game. Luckily, Moon and Lawliet didn't disappoint their fans, and advanced to the Grand Final of WCG 2019. Congratulations to Moon and Lawliet!

These pictures are from WCG.COM .

WCG reported a news about APAC final, take a look here! 

WGL: The games today have been postponed to tomorrow.

The games today will be played on tomorrow. Here is the translation of the official announcement that translated by GLH.

[Announcement of the May Qualifier]

In the update of patch 1.31, Blizzard added a verification mechanism, and it's resulting that the current NetEase battle platform can not successfully create a room and enter the game to play.

Therefore, the competition today, the Group stage of Open division in May Qualifier (29th May 2019) will be postponed to 30th May 2019.

By the time, the game will be played with patch 1.31, please share and let the players know.

-Netease Blizzard's tournaments organizing committee

Before you leave from this topic, here are some remarks for you to know.
  1. Open and Pro division will play at the same time tomorrow.
  2. All the future games will be played with patch 1.31. 
  3. The games after tomorrow will follow the original schedule.

Thank you for reading! Come and discuss all the stuff with us!