Blizzard nerfed Rehgar in Heroes of the Storm and pros aren't happy
A new balance patch hit Heroes of the Storm yesterday and its left plenty of the game's best players unhappy. Alongside some tweaks for the slightly overpowered Xul, the newest hero in the game, the patch included a drastic and unprecedented change to top support Rehgar.
Going forward, Rehgar's powerful Ancestral Healing heroic ability cannot be cast on Rehgar himself, marking the first time a targeted heroic healing ability has been changed in this way.
While many agreed that Rehgar did need some adjustment, pro support players have reacted angrily to the change and the precedent that it sets.
According to Blizzard, it made the decision because Rehgar was "too hard to kill"—something pro players like Baker strongly disagree with.
It remains to be seen what effect this will have on Rehgar's place in the pro meta. At the very least he will have a small part of his flexibility removed and players will have to be incredibly careful about being in the center of the action going forward.
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