Level Talent Name Description Cooldown
1 Celestial Alignment Increase Moonfire's reveal duration by 3 seconds. Malfurion's Basic Attacks against Heroes revealed by Moonfire deal 75% more damage.
1 Rejuvenation Malfurion gains 100% base Health regeneration for every active Regrowth.
1 Shan'do's Clarity Innervate's cooldown recharges 25% faster per ally affected by Regrowth.
4 Deep Roots Entangling Roots grows 25% larger, and persist on the ground 25% longer.
4 Strangling Vines Enemy Heroes Rooted by Entangling Roots receive 30% less healing from all sources for 3 seconds.
4 Vengeful Roots Entangling Roots spawns a Treant that deals 65 damage per second and lasts 10 seconds. Repeatable Quest: Hitting enemy Heroes with Entangling Roots permanently increases the Treant's Basic Attack damage by 7.
7 Nature's Cure Activate to remove all Stuns, Roots, and Slows from allies affected by Regrowth. 45
7 Tenacious Roots Increase the Root duration of Entangling Roots by 25%. When Malfurion is Stunned, the cooldown of Entangling Roots is instantly reset. This can only occur every 10 seconds.
7 Wild Growth Each Hero hit by Moonfire extends the duration of currently active Regrowths by 1 second.
10 Tranquility Heal nearby allied Heroes for 80 (+4% per level) Health per second for 8 seconds. Allies affected by Regrowth within Tranquility's area gain 10 Armor. 80
10 Twilight Dream After 0.5 seconds, deal 310 (+4% per level) damage in a large area around Malfurion, Silencing enemies making them unable to use Abilities for 3 seconds. 90
13 Hindering Moonfire Moonfire Slows Heroes hit by 25% for 2 seconds.
13 Nature's Swiftness Malfurion gains 6% Movement Speed for every active Regrowth.
13 Revitalize Using Innervate also grants Malfurion 50 Mana and causes his Basic Ability cooldowns to refresh 50% faster for 5 seconds.
16 Moonlit Harmony Increase Moonfire's heal by 15% per ally affected by Regrowth.
16 Nature's Balance Increase Moonfire's area by 25% and Regrowth's duration by 3 seconds.
16 Ysera's Gift While Malfurion is above 75% Health, Regrowth's healing-over-time is increased by 60%.
20 Astral Communion Activate to Channel for 1 second, and then instantly teleport and cast Twilight Dream at the targeted location. Cooldown is shared with Twilight Dream. Passive: Increase Twilight Dream's Silence duration to 4 seconds.
20 Lifebloom Regrowth instantly heals its target for 10% of their missing Health.
20 Lunar Shower If Moonfire hits a Hero, its cooldown is reduced by 1 second and the next Moonfire within 6 seconds deals 20% more damage. This damage bonus stacks up to 60%.
20 Serenity Each enemy Hero hit by Moonfire reduces the cooldown of Tranquility by 3 seconds. Increase Tranquility's healing by 10% per ally affected by Regrowth.
Shortcut Ability Name Description Cooldown Mana Cost
Q Regrowth Heal an allied Hero for 380 (+4% per level) Health over 20 seconds. 5 35
W Moonfire Deal 90 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in an area and reveal them for 2 seconds. Allies with an active Regrowth are healed for 130 (+4% per level) Health for each enemy Hero hit by Moonfire. 3 10
E Entangling Roots Root enemy Heroes in an area for 1.25 seconds, and deal 117 (+4% per level) damage over the duration. Affected area grows over 3 seconds. 14 75
R Tranquility Heal nearby allied Heroes for 80 (+4% per level) Health per second for 8 seconds. Allies affected by Regrowth within Tranquility's area gain 10 Armor. 80 80
R Twilight Dream After 0.5 seconds, deal 310 (+4% per level) damage in a large area around Malfurion, Silencing enemies making them unable to use Abilities for 3 seconds. 90 100
D Innervate Grant an allied Hero 20% of their maximum Mana over 5 seconds. While affected by Innervate, their Basic Ability cooldowns recharge 50% faster. Cannot be used on Heroes that do not use Mana. 30

Malfurion

2018-07-27 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion: Fixed an issue that could cause Malfurion to have negative Health Regeneration.

2018-07-25 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • New Talent: Rejuvenation (Q)
      • Malfurion gains 5 Health per Second for every active Regrowth
  • Level 13
    • Iceblock (Active)
      • Removed
    • Nature's Swiftness (Q)
      • Moved from Level 1
      • Movement speed per Regrowth increased from 4 to 6%

2018-05-22 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion: Reduced Healing applied by Strangling Vines now correctly lasts for its full 3 second duration, even if Entangling Roots expires or its Root effect is removed.

2018-05-09 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Health reduced from 1598 to 1525.
  • Health Regeneration reduced from 3.33 to 3.18.

Abilities

  • Moonfire (W)
    • Healing reduced from 135 to 130.
  • Twilight Dream (R)
    • Damage reduced from 355 to 310.

Bug Fixes

  • Ice Block: Fixed an issue in which certain Abilities remained castable during Ice Block.

2018-05-01 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Ice Block: Fixed an issue in which certain Abilities remained castable during Ice Block.

2018-04-11 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Regrowth
    • Heal amount reduced from 400 to 380.
  • Moonfire
    • Heal amount reduced from 140 to 135.

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Strangling Vines (E)
      • Heal reduction duration increased from 2 to 3 seconds.

2018-03-27 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion: A.I. Malfurion will no longer attempt to cast Entangling Roots on non-Heroic enemies.
  • Malfurion: Entangling Roots will no longer affect non-Heroic targets.
  • Malfurion: Regrowth can no longer be cast on non-Heroic targets.

2018-03-21 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Nature’s Swiftness (Q)
      • Movement Speed reduced from 5 to 4% per Hero affected by Regrowth
  • Level 16
    • Nature’s Balance (Q/W)
      • Bonus Regrowth duration reduced from 5 to 3 seconds

2018-02-21 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion: An ally who is affected by multiple Regrowths will now be correctly healed by Moonfire and have Stuns, Roots, and Slows removed by Nature’s Cure.

2018-02-14 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Ice Block: Fixed an issue allowing certain Abilities to be cast during Ice Block, including Jaina’s Ice Blink, Brightwing’s Storm Shield, and Malfurion’s Astral Communion.

2018-01-16 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion & Stitches: Fixed an issue that could cause Heroes to become unplayable if Nature’s Cure was cast while they were affected by Stitches’ Gorge.
  • Malfurion & Zagara: Nature’s Cure can no longer cleanse Heroes of the Devouring Maw effect.

2018-01-09 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Basic Attack Damage reduced from 64 to 60

Abilities

  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Mana cost reduced from 45 to 35
    • No longer has an initial heal effect
    • Heal amount per tick decreased from 27 to 20
    • Duration increased from 15 to 20 seconds
  • Moonfire (W)
    • Mana cost reduced from 15 to 10
    • Damage reduced from 100 to 90
    • Added functionality:
      • For every enemy Hero hit with Moonfire, instantly heal all targets with an active Regrowth for 140
  • Entangling Roots (E)
    • No longer affects non-Heroic targets
  • Tranquility (R)
    • Duration reduced from 10 to 8 seconds
    • Cooldown reduced from 100 to 80 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 100 to 80
    • Added functionality:
      • All Heroes with an active Regrowth effect gain 10 Armor while in range of Tranquility

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Shan’do’s Clarity (D)
      • Functionality changed:
        • The cooldown of Innervate regenerates 25% faster for each active Regrowth
    • Scouting Drone (Active)
      • Removed
    • New Talent – Nature’s Swiftness (Q)
      • Malfurion passively gains 5% Movement Speed for each active Regrowth
  • Level 4
    • Full Moonfire (W)
      • Removed
    • Elune's Grace (Passive) Undocumented
      • Removed
    • Strangling Vines (E)
      • Moved from Level 7
      • New functionality:
        • Enemy Heroes rooted by Entangling Roots receive 25% less healing for 2 seconds
    • New Talent – Deep Roots (E)
      • Entangling Roots grow 25% larger and last 25% longer
  • Level 7
    • Tenacious Roots (E)
      • Moved from Level 16
      • New functionality:
        • Root duration is increased by 25%. If Malfurion becomes stunned, refresh the cooldown of Entangling Roots
    • New Talent – Nature’s Cure (Active)
      • Activate: Remove all stuns, roots and slows from allies with an active Regrowth. 45 second cooldown.
    • New Talent – Wild Growth (W)
      • Every time your Moonfire hits an enemy Hero, increase the duration of all active Regrowths by 1 second
  • Level 13
    • Shrink Ray (Active)
      • Removed
    • Life Seed (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Revitalize (Q)
      • Moved from Level 16
    • Hindering Moonfire (W)
      • Moved from Level 7
  • Level 16
    • Ysera’s Gift (Q)
      • Bonus heal amount increased from 40 to 60%
    • New Talent – Moonlit Harmony (W)
      • Increase the heal of your Moonfire by 15% for every active Regrowth
    • New Talent – Nature's Balance (W)
      • Increase the area of Moonfire by 25% and the duration of Regrowth by 5 seconds
  • Level 20
    • Serenity (R)
      • New functionality:
        • Every Hero hit with Moonfire lowers the cooldown of Tranquility by 3 seconds. While active, Tranquility's healing is increased by 10% for each active Regrowth
    • Storm Shield (Active)
      • Removed
    • Rewind (Active)
      • Removed
    • Lunar Shower (W)
      • Moved from Level 7
      • New functionality:
        • Hitting an enemy Hero reduces the cooldown of Moonfire by 1 second and ramps the damage of the next Moonfire by 20%, stacking up to 3 times
    • New Talent – Lifebloom (Q)
      • Casting Regrowth on a player instantly heals them for 10% of their missing Health
LEVEL (TIER) Malfurion Talents
1 (1) Nature's Swiftness (Q) Celestial Attunement (W) Shan'do's Clarity (D)
4 (2) Strangling Vines (E) Deep Roots (E) (!) Vengeful Roots (E)
7 (3) Wild Growth (Passive) Tenacious Roots (E) Nature's Cure (Active)
10 (4) Tranquility Twilight Dream
13 (5) Hindering Moonfire (W) Revitalize (D) Ice Block (Active)
16 (6) Ysera's Gift (Q) Nature's Balance (Passive) Moonlit Harmony (Passive)
20 (7) Serenity (R) Astral Communion (R) Lifebloom (Q) Lunar Shower (W)
  • (!) indicates a Questing Talent.
  • Italic text indicates a NEW Talent.
  • Bold text indicates a MOVED Talent.

Developer Comment: While Malfurion has had many adjustments and talent shuffles over the past couple of years, his healing mechanics have stayed relatively straight-forward. The core kit changes in this rework are intended to make his gameplay a bit more active. Turning offensive pressure directly into healing output should reinvigorate Malfurion mains while also greatly raising his skill ceiling. We are very excited to see what you think and are actively listening for any and all feedback you have – Elune grant us strength!


2017-11-29 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Stats

  • Base Maximum Health reduced from 1682 to 1598
  • Health Regen reduced from 3.5 to 3.33
  • Basic Attack Damage reduced from 67 to 64

Abilities

  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Initial heal amount reduced from 150 to 142
    • Heal over time amount reduced from 28 to 27
  • Moonfire (W)
    • Damage from 105 to 100
  • Entangling Roots (E)
    • Damage from 39 to 37
  • Tranquility (R)
    • Heal amount reduced from 40 to 38
  • Twilight Dream (R)
    • Damage reduced from 374 to 355

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Moonburn (W)
      • Removed
    • (New Talent) Celestial Alignment (W)
      • Increase Moonfire’s reveal duration from 2 to 5 seconds. Malfurion’s Basic Attacks deal 100% additional damage to targets revealed by Moonfire
  • Level 4
    • Vengeful Roots (E)
      • Treant Attack damage reduced from 70 to 65
      • Scaling damage per quest stack reduced from 8 to 7

2017-09-05 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Stasis: Fixed an issue in which cooldowns for self-cast Stasis effects, such as Ice Block, or Chromie’s Time Out, would not count down until respawn if the Hero was killed immediately after that Stasis effect concluded.

2017-07-26 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion: Casting Astral Communion now properly consumes 100 Mana.
  • Malfurion: The Moonburn Talent will no longer cause Moonfire to deal bonus damage to Mercenaries and Monsters prior to reaching 25% bonus damage against Minions.

2017-06-13 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Moonfire (W)
    • Mana cost reduced from 20 to 15
  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Mana cost increased from 40 to 45
    • Heal over time ticks reduced from 31 to 28
  • Twilight Dream (R)
    • Passive Mana Regen functionality removed

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Moonburn (W)
      • New functionality:
        • Your Moonfire deals 75% bonus damage to Minions
          • !Quest: Kill nearby Minions
          • Reward: For every 5 nearby lane Minions killed, increase this damage bonus by 1%. After hitting 25% additional bonus damage, the bonus damage is also applied to Mercenaries and Monsters
  • Level 4
    • Vengeful Roots (E)
      • Entangling Roots also spawns a Treant that lasts for 10 seconds.
        • Damage increased from 64 to 70
        • Treant damage no longer gains level scaling
      • !Quest: Hit Heroes with Entangling Roots
      • Reward: Every enemy Hero hit increases the damage of the Treant by 8
    • Full Moonfire (W)
      • Moved from Level 13.
      • Mana cost reduction decreased from 10 to 5
      • Radius bonus decreased from 60 to 50%
    • Versatile (D)
      • Removed
  • Level 7
    • Strangling Vines (E)
      • New functionality:
        • Heroes hit by Entangling Roots have all healing received reduced by 30% for the duration of the Root effect
    • Lunar Shower (W)
      • Moved from Level 16
    • Hindering Moonfire (W)
      • Moved from Level 16
    • Calldown: MULE (Active)
      • Removed
    • Cleanse (Active)
      • Removed
  • Level 16
    • Hardened Focus (Passive)
      • Removed
    • New Talent – Ysera’s Gift (Q)
      • The heal-over-time portion of Regrowth is increased by 40% while you are above 75% Health
    • New Talent – Revitalize (D)
      • Upon casting Innervate, Malfurion gains 50 Mana and his cooldowns refresh 50% faster for 5 seconds
  • Level 20
    • Bolt of the Storm (Passive)
      • Removed
    • Nightmare has been renamed to Astral Communion (R)
      • New functionality:
        • Slow effect has been removed.
        • When activated, channel for 1 second and then instantly teleport to the target location and cast Twilight Dream. This shares a cooldown with Twilight Dream.

2017-03-14 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion: Learning Lunar Shower will no longer cause portions of Druid of the Flame Malfurion’s Moonfire visual effects to fail to generate.

2017-02-27 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Entangling Roots (E)
    • Root duration reduced from 1.5 to 1.25 seconds
  • Twilight Dream (R)
    • Mana regen reduced from 1.5 to 1.25

Talents

  • Level 16
    • Tenacious Roots (E)
      • Root duration bonus decreased from .5 to .25 seconds

Developer Comments: Malfurion has seen a lot of play at all levels to the point that he is crowding out other Support heroes. While we like his established place in the Nexus, his Entangling Roots is much stronger for its consistency relative to the CC that other heroes in the game provide, particularly when he takes the Tenacious Roots talent. We’re also happy to see that Twilight Dream is so highly valued considering it’s against a strong Healing heroic, but wanted to lower some of the hidden power that it provides in its Mana regeneration to make the decision of which Heroic to take a little more thoughtful.


2017-02-08 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Ice Block: Fixed an issue which allowed Brightwing and Malfurion to use certain active Talents while in Stasis.
  • Tomb of the Spider Queen: Webweavers will no longer stop advancing down lane after encountering an opposing Scouting Drone when no other enemies are nearby.

2017-01-24 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Scouting Drone: Will now properly reveal Creep Tumors and Toxic Nests.

2016-11-15 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

Stealth

  • Abilities that reveal Stealthed/Cloaked Heroes will no longer remove the Stealth/Cloak effect, but will instead temporarily reveal the cloaked Hero.
  • The following talents now function while under the effects of Stealth granted by another player (ex: Tyrande’s Shadowstalk):
    • Nova
      • Tactical Espionage
      • Advanced Cloaking
      • Covert Ops
    • Samuro
      • Way of the Wind
      • Harsh Winds

Developer Comments: Some revealers, like Oracle from Tassadar and now Scouting Drone, are very binary in their ability to reveal Heroes, by design. But their purpose is to provide scouting and position of the enemy, and not to negate the effects of Talents or Abilities that rely on Stealth to provide their benefit. While examining these conditional Talents, we decided that it would be more interesting to allow synergies between external sources of Stealth these Talents. We like that choices like Tyrande’s Shadowstalk or Medivh’s Invisibility become more interesting if you have allies that gain additional benefits from Stealth on your team.

Talents

Scouting Drone

  • Now also reveals Stealthed/Cloaked Heroes

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion: The casting range for Entangling Roots is now correctly increased by 30% after learning Elune's Grace.
  • Malfurion: The Hardened Focus Talent will no longer reduce Innervate’s cooldown.

2016-11-10 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Shan'do's Clarity (Trait)
      • Cooldown reduction decreased from 10 to 8 seconds
    • ​Moonburn (W)
      • Bonus damage against non-heroes reduced from 100 to 75%
  • Level 4
    • Elune's Grace (Passive)
      • Ability range decreased from 30 to 25%

Developer Comments: Similar to ETC, Malfurion is simply a little too powerful. We’re toning down some of his talents to keep him more in line with other supports.


2016-10-12 Balance Update

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Mana cost increased from 35 to 40
  • Entangling Roots (E)
    • Cooldown increased from 10 to 14 seconds
    • Mana cost increased from 65 to 75
    • Initial delay increased from .25 to .3 seconds

Talents

  • Level 4
    • Rampant Growth (Q)
      • Removed

Developer Comments: We are happy with how Malfurion is now played after his changes, but he has come out a little too strong. We believe that his role as a sustained healing support should still be a primary strength, but we want to limit just how long he can keep his team going if he’s spamming his Regrowth on cooldown. We are also cutting Rampant Growth as it pushed Malfurion towards being a burst healer, which is against the role that he should be filling for his team. We also like that Entangling Roots allows Malfurion to make plays and initiate fights, but it’s a little too good right now at securing kills. We’re slightly increasing its initial delay to be between where it is now and where it used to be, which should give opponents more of a chance to dodge the root.


2016-09-27 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Abilities

  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Cooldown reduced from 7 to 5 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 60 to 35
    • Duration increased from 10 to 15 seconds
    • Periodic heal reduced from 75 to 60
  • Entangling Roots (E)
    • Increased range by roughly 12%
    • Delay before initial root reduced from .5 seconds to .25 seconds
  • Innervate (Trait)
    • Added Functionality:
      • Now causes the target’s Basic Abilities to cooldown 50% faster for the duration of Innervate

Talents

  • Level 1
    • Harmony (Q)
      • Removed
  • Level 4
    • Rampant Growth (Q)
      • Healing bonus reduced from 50 to 40%
  • Level 7
    • Enduring Growth (Q)
      • Removed

Developer Comments: While we realize that Malfurion’s talent tree could use some work, and we want to do a deeper dive in the future, we wanted to give him a better niche among our other Support heroes in the meantime. His throughput healing should be higher, and a bigger part of his gameplay should now be rolling his heal-over-time effects among multiple allies to keep them alive. He now also has the unique ability to give allies cooldown reduction in addition to Mana, which should give him a new reason to be considered being added to a team. We’ve also buffed the initial root search for his Entangling Roots, which will enable him to more reliably root enemy Heroes instead of relying on his teammates to secure crowd control.


2016-09-13 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

Talents

  • Level 16
    • Hindering Moonfire (Passive)
      • Now only slows Heroic units

Bug Fixes

  • Calldown: MULE: Will now properly acquire a new repair target if the Structure it is actively repairing is destroyed.

2016-05-17 Patch Notes

Talents

Hardened Focus

  • The Health bar next to the Hero Portrait will now display a marker that indicates whether the Hero is above or below 80% Health.
  • Will now display an icon in the Buff bar next to the Hero Portrait while its effects are active.

Hero Updates

  • Tranquility (R)
    • Will no longer Heal non-Heroic units.

Bug Fixes

  • The Hardened Focus Talent will no longer affect Malfurion's Innervate cooldown.

2016-04-27 Balance Update

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing Malfurion to receive an inconsistent amount of healing when casting Tranquility. Additionally, the tooltip for the Serenity talent should now reflect the correct amount of bonus healing provided.

2016-04-12 Balance Update

Hero Updates

  • Twilight Dream (R)
    • Now passively increases Malfurion’s Mana Regeneration by 1.5 Mana per second.

Developer Comments: We want to make some basic improvements to a lot of the lesser-picked/lower win-rate Heroic Abilities. Most of these are pretty simple changes to make them more enticing, like adding more damage, reducing cooldowns, or lowering Mana costs. We realize that the primary use case for Abilities like Li Li’s Water Dragon or E.T.C.’s Stage Dive is not damage, but having more of it might help them feel more effective. We’re trying to do something a little bit different with Brightwing’s Emerald Wind and Malfurion’s Twilight Dream by compensating for some of the Support capability you miss out on by picking these Heroics. We’re excited to see how these go! In Thrall’s case, Sundering was a little too strong, so we’re reducing its stun duration.


2016-03-01 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Towers will now properly fire Ammo provided by an allied Calldown: MULE immediately after 2 Ammo has been restored.

2016-02-02 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Innervate (Trait) (D)
    • Mana return increased from 15% to 20% of the target’s maximum Mana
    • Versatile (Talent)
      • Bonus to Innervate’s Mana return increased from 25% to 30% of the target’s maximum Mana

Developer Comments: We really like that Malfurion can act as a partial Mana-battery to teammates and that he has great synergy with heavy Mana-users. We wanted to play this up while also making Versatile a more attractive Talent pick.

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion’s Innervate can no longer be cast on Misha.

2016-01-27 Balance Update

Talents

Cleanse

  • Tooltip updated to reflect that Cleanse cannot be self-cast

2016-01-20 Balance Update

Talents

Cleanse

  • This Talent’s functionality has changed significantly
  • Target ally now becomes Unstoppable for 1 second. Cannot be self-cast. 60 second cooldown

Developer Comments: We want to give players more options to deal with the chain-stuns that have resurged after the scaling changes went into effect. We believe this increase in power to Cleanse should allow teams some counter- play against stun-heavy compositions.

Hero Updates

  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Initial heal amount increased from 134 to 150 Health
    • Periodic healing increased from 67 to 75 Health per tick
  • Tranquility (R)
    • Periodic healing decreased from 46 to 40 Health per tick

Developer Comments: We feel players are having to rely too heavily on Tranquility in order to successfully keep up with other healers. We wanted to adjust more of Malfurion’s overall healing into Regrowth, which will hopefully allow players the option to explore more hybrid builds, potentially unlocking the power of Twilight Dream.


2015-11-17 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • A Hero that activates Ice Block while simultaneously coming under the effects of Stitches’ Gorge will now properly retain Ice Block’s visual effects for the duration of the Talent’s effects.

2015-08-18 Patch Notes

Talents

Bolt of the Storm

Developer Comments: We love this talent and think it can create a lot of really interesting moments, but the cooldown was just too short. At 70 seconds we think this talent is still a great level 20 pick, but now players will have to be more strategic with how they use it. Forcing someone to use their Bolt to avoid a gank can now be a meaningful moment with this increased cooldown. We hope this also entices players towards choosing their Heroic upgrades instead of Bolt when the situation calls for it.

  • Cooldown increased from 40 to 70 seconds

Cleanse

Developer Comments: We didn’t like the gameplay of casting Cleanse preemptively on a target that is about to be CC’ed. For example, you see Butcher charging your Valla, and right before impact you use Cleanse on Valla, allowing her to immediately Vault away. The change also prevents healers from cleansing themselves preemptively, providing a guaranteed target if the opposing team has only secured one Cleanse. As a side note, the original reason the Unstoppable functionality was available in the first place, was to help alleviate some persistent CC effects like Putrid Bile. We didn’t want you to cleanse a Putrid Bile only to have the slow immediately reapply.

  • No longer makes the target Unstoppable for 1 second
  • Now adds Relentless to the target for 2 seconds (50% shorter CC duration)

Hero Updates

Developer Comments: Player feedback brought to our attention that this particular level 4 talent on Malfurion was an obvious trap at 20%. While we don’t want to give Malfurion a solid burst healing option, we agreed and have tuned this talent up to 50%. At 50%, and in a vacuum, this talent may still be undertuned, but it eventually adds up to a decent additional amount of healing. Over a sustained period of time, this additional 50% outpaces Protective Shield, for example.

  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Rampant Growth (Talent)
      • Initial Heal bonus increased from 20% to 50%

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Abilities like Brightwing's Soothing Mist or Malfurion's Life Seed from auto-casting during Iceblock, or periods during which players are stunned or silenced.
  • Malfurion's Tranquility will no longer heal him for double the intended amount.

2015-06-30 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Malfurion has received significant updates
  • Conjurers Pursuit (Talent) removed
  • Protective Shield (Talent) removed
  • Healing Ward (Talent) removed
  • Battle Momentum (Talent) removed
  • Cleanse (Talent) added at Level 7
  • Elune’s Grace (Talent) moved from Level 7 to Level 4
    • Now increases the range of each Basic Ability by a flat 30%
  • Innervate (D)
    • Time during which Mana Regenerates reduced from 10 to 5 seconds
    • Now Regenerates 15% of the target’s maximum Mana, rather than a flat amount
    • Shan’do’s Clarity (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 1
      • No longer increases the target’s Mana Regeneration rate
    • Versatile (Talent) functionality reworked
      • No longer increases the target’s Attack Speed
      • Increases Innervate’s Mana return from 15% to 25%
  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Mana cost decreased from 75 to 60
    • Healing increased by 5%
    • Harmony (Talent) has been redesigned
      • If Moonfire hits a target, Regrowth's Mana cost is reduced by 10. This effect stacks, but cannot reduce Regrowth's Mana cost below 0
    • Life Seed (Talent)
      • Cooldown for passive Healing increased from 15 to 20 seconds
    • New Talent (Level 4): Rampant Growth
      • Increases Regrowth’s initial Heal amount by 20%
  • Moonfire (W)
    • Moonburn (Talent)
      • Bonus damage against non-Heroic targets increased from 30% to 100%
      • No longer affects Structures
    • Full Moonfire (Talent)
      • Area of effect bonus increased from 50% to 60%
    • Hindering Moonfire (Talent)
      • Slow amount increased from 20% to 25%
    • Lunar Shower (Talent)
      • Bonus damage per stack increased from 10% to 15%
  • Entangling Roots (E)
    • Cooldown reduced from 12 to 10 seconds
    • Mana cost reduced from 75 to 65

2015-05-12 Patch Notes

Talents

Healing Ward

  • Can now be struck by Area of Effect Abilities
  • Healing Wards now have 50 (+15 per level) Health

Ice Block

  • Ice Block can now be reactivated to cancel its effects early

2015-03-24 Patch Notes

Talents

Healing Ward

  • Duration increased from 10 to 15 seconds
  • Heal amount reduced from 3% to 2% of max Health per second

Ice Block

  • Cooldown reduced from 80 to 60 seconds
  • Now dims out affected Heroes’ status bars

Scouting Drone

  • Now has 2 charges
  • Duration reduced from 60 to 45 seconds
  • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 45 seconds
  • Placement range increased from 3 to 4
  • The number of hits required to destroy a Scouting Drone have been increased from 1 to 2.

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion's Life Seed Talent will no longer allow Regrowth to benefit ally-controlled Dragon Knights or Garden Terrors.

2015-02-10 Patch Notes

Talents

Calldown: MULE

  • Multiple M.U.L.E.s can no longer repair the same structure.
  • Duration reduced from 60 to 40 seconds; Cooldown remains 60 seconds
  • M.U.L.E.s now restore ammunition more quickly.
  • M.U.L.E. Health is now 140 (+43 per level), rather than remaining at 500 Health for the duration of the match.

Ice Block

  • Ability cooldowns will now continue to run, and persistent auras will continue to take effect, throughout Ice Block’s duration (this was added with the previous patch).

Rewind

  • Has been moved from Level 13 to Level 20
  • Has been removed from many Heroes
  • Found on the following Heroes:
    • Anub'arak, Arthas, Brightwing, Nova, Malfurion, Muradin, Murky, Tassadar, Tyrande, Rehgar, Zeratul

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in which Shrink Ray could fail to apply its 50% damage reduction if the target had already begun casting an Ability prior to coming under Shrink Ray’s effects.

2015-01-13 Patch Notes

Talents

Calldown: MULE

  • MULE intelligence has been increased!
    • MULEs now prioritize repairing Structures over replenishing ammunition (if a building has ammunition, its ammunition will still be replenished while it is being repaired.)
    • MULEs will now prioritize Town Halls and Towers, then Gates and Moonwells, and then Walls.
  • If two Structures with equal priority are in range of the MULE’s placement, it will begin repairing the one it was dropped closer to.
  • After all Structures in range are healed, a MULE will then prioritize based on their need for ammunition.

Bug Fixes

  • A range indicator is now displayed when hovering the mouse over Malfurion’s Innervate Ability icon.
  • Bolt of the Storm and Zeratul’s Blink can no longer be cast while rooted.
  • Heroes that activate the Ice Block Talent can no longer queue Abilities until Ice Block has expired.

2014-12-10 Hotfix Patch

Bug Fixes

  • Activating the Rewind Talent will no longer refresh cooldowns for certain activated Traits.

2014-12-02 Patch Notes

Talents

Rewind

  • Now refreshes all Basic Ability cooldowns rather than reducing them by 10 seconds
  • Cooldown increased from 60 to 90 seconds

2014-10-07 Patch Notes

Talents

Protective Shield

  • Shield value changed from 300 (+30 per level) to 185 (+35 per level)

Hero Updates

  • Entangling Roots (E)
    • Vengeful Roots (Talent)
      • Treant scaling damage reduced from +8 per level to +6 per level

2014-09-10 Patch Notes

Talents

Cleanse

  • Cast range increased from 7 to 10

Healing Ward

  • Heal amount increased from 2% to 3% per tick

Storm Shield

  • Target search radius increased from 5 to 8

Hero Updates

  • Basic Attacks per second decreased from 1.2 to 1.11
  • Regrowth (Q)
    • Immediate heal scaling reduced from +14 per level to +12 per level
    • Heal-over-time scaling reduced from 35 to 30 over 10 seconds
  • Tranquility (R)
    • Base heal amount decreased from 400 to 200

Bug Fixes

  • The Calldown: MULE Talent can no longer be cast at locations in which the player does not have vision.

2014-07-23 Patch Notes

Talents

Hardened Focus

  • Has been moved from Level 13 to Level 16

Healing Ward

  • Has been moved from Level 1 to Level 4

New Talent (Level 1): Scouting Drone

  • Places a flying drone at the target location which reveals a large area and any Cloaked Heroes around it for 60 seconds.
  • The drone can be seen and destroyed by enemies.

Rewind

  • Has been moved from Level 16 to Level 13

With the addition of Artifacts, the following generic Talents have been removed:

  • Minion Killer
  • Path of the Assassin
  • Path of the Warrior
  • Path of the Wizard

Hero Updates

  • Hardened Focus (Talent) added at Level 16.

Bug Fixes

  • Malfurion's Life Seed Talent can no longer trigger while Malfurion is dead.

2014-06-25 Patch Notes

Hero Updates

  • Regrowth
    • Harmony (Talent)
      • Casting Regrowth on Minions or Mercenaries now instantly returns 100% of the Mana cost.
    • New Talent (Level 13): Life Seed
      • Nearby damaged Heroes now automatically gain Regrowth’s Heal over time effect
      • This effect has a 15 second cooldown
  • Moonfire
    • Lunar Shower (Talent)
      • Lunar Shower stacks now decay at a rate of 1 per second after the 8 second countdown has expired, rather than all at once.
  • Entangling Roots
    • New Talent (Level 7): Strangling Vines
      • Doubles the damage dealt by Entangling Roots
    • New Talent (Level 16): Tenacious Roots
      • Increases Entangling Roots area of effect and duration by 25%
      • Enemies caught in the area of effect are rooted for an additional 0.5 seconds

2014-05-22 Patch Notes

Design & Gameplay

General

  • Mana bars now display a preview for the amount of mana being restored over time while a hero is under the effects of an ability that returns mana (Malfurion’s Innervate)

Talents

Calldown: MULE

  • Changed from target structure to target point
  • The MULE now repairs the closest structure when cast. If the structure reaches full health, the MULE will seek out another structure to repair.

Cleanse

  • Cooldown decreased from 60 to 30 seconds

Hardened Focus (Level 13)

  • Ability cooldowns recharge 50% faster while above 80% Health.
  • Currently only available on Uther

Path of the Wizard

  • Mana regeneration per level decreased from 0.2 to 0.1.

2014-04-15 Patch Notes

Talents

  • General
    • Calldown: MULE duration reduced from 90 to 60 seconds.

Bug Fixes

  • Calldown: MULE can now be cast when the casting hero is underground on the Haunted Mines.