Episode 76

Bacon’s Bits: Fulfilling Your Role in Teamp Comps: Supports

GankHero of the Week: Burst Sonya

HGC Western Clash Recap

East vs West HGC Recap

What Do We Look For When We Watch HGC

Emails

Win Time

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Music from The Uncertain Sea and their self-titled album

Intro: Hey Man (Superman 3 Cover)

Outro: The Second

Episode 75

GankBush News

Notes on the latest Patch

Rankings Update:

  • Gary/Garrosh
  • ETC
  • Diablo
  • Artanis
  • Tyrael
  • Stukov
  • Rehgar
  • Uther
  • Auriel
  • Xul
  • Nazeebo
  • Ragnaros
  • Butcher
  • Thrall
  • Cassia
  • Lunara

Fulfilling your role and maximizing your contribution to a match.

HGC Western Clash Recap

Win Time

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Music from The Rosenbergs and the Mission You album

Intro: In Pursuit

Outro: Overboard

Episode 74

0:00 This week we are joined by HeroPhysio

8:00 GankBush News

13:10 Rich solo laning as Sonya

17:00 PTR Recap

17:05 Gary/Garrosh

36:38 Ragnaros

46:00 Butcher

52:25 Sonya and D.Va

1:06:17 Day9’s View on Toxcity

1:19:05 GankHero of the Week: Tyrande

1:27:50 HGC Western Clash Predictions

1:33:07 Win Time

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Music from Mint and the Magnetism album

Intro: Rich playing as Nova

Interlude: Winter of 1985

Outro: I’m in Love with etc.

Episode 73

9:38 Garrosh/Gary

27:55 Thought on latest balance patch

27:58 Genji

33:53 Xul

39:45 Stukov

44:24 Uther

55:54 Chen

1:00:50 Muradin and Stitches

1:05:50 Hanamura

1:19:00 HGC Cheer

1:26:00 Emails

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Music from Fenix TX from the Creep EP

Intro: Spooky Action at a Distance

Interlude: Get Loose

Outro: I Don’t Know What to Say

Episode 72

7:30 Garrosh announced as new hero coming to the Nexus

14:20 Update to our higher and lower level rankings

16:54 Tyrael

24:30 Stukov

30:40 Xul

35:32 Stitches

41:30 Anub’arak

45:00 D.va

53:00 Muradin

56:14 Illidan

1:02:38 Genji and Mateo

1:06:01 Jaina

1:09:19 Tychus

1:15:50 Tracer

1:20:01 Tips for players

1:20:50 Gank Hero of the Week: Muradin

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Music from Chastity Belt and they are on tour right now

Intro: Different Now

Interlude: Caught in a Lie

Outro: Used to Spend

Episode 71

8:55 Stukov

26:40 Anub’arak

34:10 Diablo

35:30 Mateo

41:00 Tyrande

46:00 Xul

53:00 State of the Brawls

1:01:50 Gank Hero of the Week: Rehgar

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Music from Waxahatchee and they just started a North American Tour

Intro: Breathless

Interlude: Swan Dive

Outro: Air

Episode 70

Stukov PTR Patch

Stukov

Trait

    • Bio-Kill Switch (D): Activate to detonate all of Stukov’s Viruses. Each Healing Pathogen heals its target, and each Weighted Pustule does damage and Slows its target by 70% for 2 seconds. Can be cast while Channeling Lurking Arm.
  • Is 16 second cooldown too long?

Basic Abilities

    • Healing Pathogen (Q): Infest an allied Hero with a Healing Pathogen that heals the target for 240 Health over 4.5 seconds. Healing Pathogens can spread to a nearby allied Hero every 0.75 seconds, and a single Healing Pathogen can spread to each allied Hero 1 time.
  • Positioning is crucial for spreading and the initial target will benefit the most from Bio-Kill Switch.
    • Weighted Pustule (W): Hurl a pustule that impacts all enemy Heroes in its path, dealing damage and Slowing by 5%, increasing to 50% over 3 seconds. Deals additional damage upon expiring or being removed.
    • Lurking Arm (E): Channel at a target location, creating an area that Silences enemies inside and deals 144 damage per second to them. Deals 50% reduced damage to non-Heroes. Does not cost Mana while Channeling, and lasts until canceled or interrupted.
  • You can perma-lock a sieged Hammer and they can’t unsiege and run away.

Heroic Abilities

    • Flailing Swipe: Swipe 3 times in front of Stukov over 1.75 seconds, dealing damage to enemies hit and knocking them away. Each swipe is larger than the previous.
    • Massive Shove: Extend Stukov’s arm. If it hits an enemy Hero, they are rapidly shoved until they collide with terrain, taking damage. Stukov gains 50 Armor while shoving an enemy.
  • Maximum troll potential, but it’s actually pretty good for a 20 second cooldown?
  • Currently healing is way overtuned. I think he’ll be tier S if he releases in his current state. -Bacon
  • Apparently healing was BUGGED and doing double the normal amount. We’ll see his actual power level when he releases.

Hanamura Changes

  • Core life increased from 7 to 8.
  • No more sapper minions. I’m really against this and might go off on a tangent. – balrog
  • Payloads take 255 seconds to respawn (up from 240).
    • Payloads now grant 1200 XP upon completion.
  • Fortification Camp: Turret power-up now prioritize attacking Heroes.
  • Recon Camp: Power-up no longer demounts when using.
  • Support Camp: Largely unchanged in terms of XP and bribe.

Xul Rework

  • Mana/Health Talents at 4/7 replaced with an inferior version.
  • Lane soaking/wave clear ability is largely unchanged.
  • Is his teamfighting better? I think not -Bacon.

Discussion Topics

    • Things Bacon has noticed about Grandmaster players.
      • The number of games they play.
      • Swings in points and rankings.
      • Everyone knows each other.
    • The Matayeo Problem: How do we stop him when the enemy drafts him?
  • Maps
        • Most often played on Hanamura, but it’s his second worst map (Infernal Shrines worst)
        • BoE is his 4th worst and Spider Queen is his 3rd worst.
        • Best is Cursed Hollow and Sky Temple.
  • Heroes to counter
      • Anub’arak.
      • Push heroes: Probius, Zagara, Hammer, Gazlowe.
      • Poke heroes: Hammer, Rexxar, Jaina, Sylvanas (Windrunner), Tracer.

Gankbush Hero of the Week: Anub’arak revisited

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Episode 69

14:05 Creators of the Storm which was hosted by Halorin and created by Trolls.gg

23:23 Reaction to latest patch

28:48 Brightwing

33:32 Uther

34:40 Tassadar

35:47 Lucio

39:30 Genji

Robocop’s Penis

44:07 Mateo

48:20 Thrall

49:00 Zul’jin

50:44 D.Va

51:10 Dehaka

56:30 Mouse grips

1:08:21 iTunes comment

1:13:00 non HOTS related discussion; you have been warned

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Music from Lord Huron from the Strange Trails album

Intro: Dead Mans Hand

Interlude: The Yawning Grave

Outro: Way Out There

Episode 68

11:47 We’ll be playing this Saturday @4pm EST in the Creators of the Storm Tournament

14:00 Update of our Upper and Lower Tier Rankings

15:15 Artanis

19:12 Arthas

23:00 Stitches

28:00 Varian (taunt version)

30:10 Malthael

31:26 Falstad and Dehaka

36:16 Thrall

39:00 Tychus

42:38 Zeratul

42:32 All supports

49:14 D.VA

52:30 How good is block?

58:30 HOTS Terminology

59:00 Is it good the pro meta trickles down to everyone else?

1:07:55 Midseason Brawl recap

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Music from France Gall

Intro: Laisse tomber les filles

Interlude: Poupée de cire, poupée de son

Outro: Faut-il que je t’aime

Episode 67

5:57 We are participating in Creators of the Storm

8:36 Malthael

15:05 Thrall

18:47 Team League que times for high ranked players

23:30 How to choose talents and Battlefield of Eternity DPS Chart

43:55 How to draft in HL and TL

1:01:20 Midseason Brawl recap

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Music from The Appleseed Cast from the Two Conversations album

Intro: Hello Dearest Love

Interlude: Innocent Vigilant Ordinary

Outro: Fight Song