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Carte de test d'équilibrage 18-08-2016

Carte de test d'équilibrage 18-08-2016

A peine les énormes modifications multijoueur présentées à la Gamescom, Blizzard a déjà mis en ligne une carte de test pour mettre à l'essai tous ces changements !

Carte de test d'équilibrage 18-08-2016

Alors que la communauté était encore en pleine digestion de l'énorme annonce de modifications pour les unités du mode multijoueur de Starcraft II : Legacy of the Void, Blizzard a déjà publié une nouvelle carte de test à l'équilibrage regroupant tous ces changements.

Retrouvez l'intégralité des modifications à l'essai sur la carte Frost LE (3.5.2 Balance v1.0) dans l'annonce officielle de Blizzard ci-dessous. En attendant la version française qui sera ajoutée dès que possible, nous vous invitons à (re)découvrir la présentation et les explications de tous ces changements (en français) sur cette page.


Blizzard sur Major Balance Changes: Test Map Now Available (Source)

During the WCS Summer Circuit Championship in Montreal, David Kim teased several major balance changes we had been testing earlier. These changes are now live on and ready to be tested on the map Frost LE (3.5.2 Balance v1.0). Check out the full changes below and after you've had some time to test them, let us know what you think.

For an in-depth look into the reasoning behind these changes, check out our comprehensive blog.


- The tooltip for the Tempest's Disruption Sphere ability now specifies it only damages ground units and structures.
- The Raven's Point Defense Drone ability will no longer destroy the Disruption Sphere missile.
- The tooltip for the Cyclone's Lock On ability now correctly states it can only target air units.
- Fixed an issue that prevented Chrono Boost from being casted on the Dark Shrine.


Anti-ground weapon heavily changed.

Damage changed to 3 (+3 vs armored) damage, attacks once per .07 seconds, range increased from 5 to 6.
Weapon upgrade amount changed from 2 to 1 to account for the new damage value.

Changed weapon name to Tornado Blaster.
No Anti-air weapon.
Movement speed decreased from 4.72 to 4.13
Lock On can now target air units only. Range is unchanged, and the ability now deals 160 damage over 14 seconds.
Removed auto-cast for the Lock On ability.
Supply cost decreased from 4 to 3.
Increased health from 120 to 180.
No longer requires a tech lab to build. The Cyclone can now be built with a reactor.
The Cyclone auto-attack missile art is now smaller to avoid causing visual clutter. The missiles fired from the Lock-on ability are unchanged.
Removed the Cyclone Lock On Damage upgrade from the Factory Tech Lab.

Siege Tank

Sieged Siege Tank damage increased from 35 (+15 vs armored) to 40 (+30 vs armored).
Sieged Siege Tanks can no longer be picked up by Medivacs.


Remove the +light damage for the Anti-air attack.


Anti-air splash for the Javelin Missile Launchers radius increased from 0.5 to 0.6.
Thor High Impact Payload Mode: The Anti-air weapon, 250mm Punisher Cannons, will now be prioritized before the Anti-ground weapon, Thor's Hammer.


Removed the Fusion Core requirement for the Hyperflight Rotors upgrade.


Ground mode auto-attack now deals +8 mechanical damage.


Energy bar removed.
Yamato Cannon and Tactical Jump no longer require energy to cast. Instead, each has a separate cooldown.
Yamato Cannon cooldown is 71 seconds.
Tactical Jump Cooldown is 71 seconds.
Removed the Behemoth Reactor upgrade (energy upgrade).


Auto Turret damage increased from 16 to 24.


Increase supply count from 4 to 6.
Anti-ground damage increased from 30 to 35, but no change to Anti-air damage.
Anti-ground weapon range from 15 to 6.

New ability: Disruption Sphere

Immediately launches ball of energy and fires at target ground.
Damages ground units and buildings in that location
Deals 450 damage over a 32 second duration.
43 second cooldown.
Area of Effect radius set to 1.95.
13 cast range.
No friendly fire damage.


The "Research Charge" upgrade will now increase the Zealot's movement speed from 3.85 to 4.13.


Remove the Release Interceptor ability.
Interceptor cost reduced from 25 minerals to 5 minerals, and autobuild is enabled from the start.

Dark Templar

New Ability: Shadow Stride

Allows the Dark Templar to teleport a short distance.
Cooldown of 21 seconds.
Creates a visible smoke-effect upon being cast.
Research from Dark Shrine.
150/150 cost.
121 research time.


Swarm Host

Swarm Host cost reduced from 150/100 to 100/75.
Increased Locust Swoop range from 4 to 6.


Add +Armored flag.


Hydralisk attack range increased from 5 to 6.
The "Evolve Muscular Augments" will continue to give +1 range to the Hydralisk, as well as a base movement speed bonus of 25%.
Changed the Hydralisk movement speed to be affected the same as other units while on Creep. Muscular Augments now gives a 25% speed boost both on and off of Creep.


Health increased from 30 to 40.


Has a collision radius while burrowed (but smaller than normal).
Can cast all abilities while burrowed.

New Ability: Deep Tunnel

50 mana cost.
Can cast anywhere on the map with vision.
Provides an audible warning to the enemy when Deep Tunnel begins.

Brood Lord

Range reduced from to 11 to 10.

We encourage you to head on into the Balance Test Map to test these changes out! If you already have StarCraft II installed and updated, you can launch it here.

Launch Test Map


Otherwise, enter the Multiplayer section and navigate to Custom. The Balance Test Map will be at the top of the list under 'Top Played.'

We've also updated the Extension Mod for balance testing, so you can play around with these changes on a variety of maps. Those of you interested in trying out the Extension Mod can do the following to get started:

- Navigate to Browse Maps on the Custom Games menu

- Select a map and click the Create with Mod button in the lower right corner

- Choose to sort by Blizzard Mods from the dropdown list at the top of the screen

- Select the "Balance Test Mod" Extension from the list and then hit Create Game

We'd like to remind you that feedback based on playtesting is the most helpful information you can share with us at this time. We kindly ask that you spend some time playing games on the test map before offering your thoughts on the changes listed above. We look forward to hearing your feedback and please remember that none of these changes are final.



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