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Heroes of the Storm > NewsNov 3, 2015 1:00 pm CT

Heroes of the Storm free hero rotation and sales for November 3

Every week Heroes of the Storm has some heroes you’d usually have to pay for that you can play for free in the free hero rotation, plus a number of heroes and skins on sale in the weekly sale. It’s a great way to try out new heroes without committing to buy, as well as grabbing new heroes, skins, and mounts at bargain prices.

This week we’re lacking in exciting new Heroes news as we all wait for BlizzCon, but there’s a new free rotation, just like always. Check it out below!

As always, Mitch has provided us with a poem to explain this week in Heroes:

BlizzCon week’s got most busy,

But if you’re home and still free,

Try a new hero,

Get more XP than zero,

And try to be the MVP.

Now, here’s this week’s free heroes:

If you need a starting point, check out our assassin guidespecialist guidesupport guide, and warrior guide for quick rundowns on each hero.

If you’re in the market for new heroes or skins, here’s what’s on sale this week:

Our team had a few (though not many) thoughts on this week’s free lineup:

Anna: All the heroes on this rotation with the exception of Muradin have talents or other mechanics for which they’ll want to stay in lane for much of early game to be most effective. For most of those heroes, it’s a talent called Seasoned Marksman, which grants extra DPS with every 6 minion deaths you’re near enough to get XP. Diablo’s trait works similarly. If you’ve been playing a while, you may want to grab a hero out of rotation that’s a star ganker or good roamer in order to let the others build their stacks. But remember, if the objective pops, even if you really want those stacks, you’d best get to the objective anyhow. Sorry.

Dan: I’ve been a big fan of Azmodan for a long time and I find his Siege build to be more effective than his flashy Azmodunk build. Take the talents that allow him to destroy structures more quickly and build up his army. You can solo a lane easily even 1v2.

Anna: Azmodan has to actually kill the minions with Globe of Annihilation for his Taste For Blood talent to scale properly, so if you’re staying in lane with him it’s a lot nicer to hit all the minions down to half rather than kill them one at a time. Plus Diablo’s trait functions on how many things get killed near him.

Mitch: Diablo, he’s… well, writing the guide changed my opinion of him slightly. If talented for health/tanking, he’s got a huge health pool and can take a lot. The thing about him, though, is that he can’t really deal damage as well as other warriors. Diablo is all about positioning. Pull enemies 180 over you and knock them back to prevent an escape (or push them into your towers). The most fun part of Diablo is figuring out the different ways you can use his grab and charge abilities to disturb enemy positioning.

Dan: Muradin is still a great pick for Warrior dailies with his stuns and great heroic abilities, plus his Dwarf Toss ability gives him a decent escape. Diablo has seen a resurgence since his recent buffs, just be careful when slamming around enemies that you aren’t screwing up your team mates skill shots.

Mitch: Muradin is one warrior I haven’t had much time playing, but I know he’s pretty newbie friendly and ugh, his stuns can be frustrating.

Dan: Tyrande recently received some buffs to make her a stronger support. So if you haven’t played her in a while you may want to try out her new healing ultimate, or just go for one of those crazy Owl builds that turn her into a quasi-Assassin.

Matt: Personally, I’m a huge Raynor fan. Easy to learn and pick up for players new to the game. But even for advanced players, he slots in well with just about any team composition. Although, with both Zeratul and Illidan free this week, expect some frustration in games.

Anna: Yeah, if you’re playing a character like Jaina or Kael this week you’re pretty much toast unless you play extremely conservatively.

Dan: Good point, Anna. Zertaul is the arch nemesis of squishy heroes with few escape options and Illidan and Muradin are very effective counters as well.

Anne: Well, Illidan’s only appropriate since we’ll probably see loads more Legion stuff this week.

Mitch: It’s very easy to over-extend with Illidan. Be very careful before mindlessly using his “jump behind” (can’t remember the name) ability… especially on a tower. Not that I’ve done that.

This week’s freebies and sales should go live on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 PST / 5:30 EST — until then, we’ll see you in the Nexus!

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