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Patch 2.5.3

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[e][h]Patch 2.5.3
Patch Information
NA Release Date:
13 July 2015
  • Archon mode
  • Chat system
  • General
  • Bug fixes

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Beta - Patch 2.5.3[edit]

Archon Mode[edit]

  • You can now use the Alt plus control group number or Alt, Shift, and control group number to ‘steal’ units from your allies’ control.
  • When the party leader joins the queue for Archon mode, all members of the party will be shown the selected race.


  • Made several changes to improve the in-game chat system.
  • Added a Chat Manager to help manage multiple channels.
  • Added channel members list.
  • You can now increase the chat window size.


  • Ranked ladder play is now available.
  • The following gameplay options are being removed from the menu and will permanently be active.
    • Display World Object Tooltips
    • Display Game Tooltips.
    • Display Hotkeys on Command Card.
    • Enable Starting Worker Rally.
    • Game Timer.
  • New Tab: Observer and Replay Options.
  • ‘Show Build Grid’ is now on by default.
  • ‘Voice’ tab renamed to ‘Voice Chat.’

Bug Fixes[edit]

  • Fixed an issue where a Cyclone’s Lock On ability would be stuck in the ‘On’ state.
  • Researching Targeting Optics should no longer prevent the Cyclone from using the Lock On ability on flying units.
  • The number of current Heroes of the Storm games will no longer appear in chat.
  • Fixed an issue where Reaper’s KD8 charge would reverse Adept’s Psionic Transfer ability.
  • The Reaper’s KD8 charge will no longer break the automatic harvest cycle of workers.
  • The Reaper’s KD8 charge should no longer interfere with a unit’s ability to use shift-queued commands.
  • Graviton Beam will no longer instantly cause a Ravager or Lurker to finish morphing.
  • Terran A.I. should once again research Vehicle Weapon upgrades.
  • (2) Dash and Terminal – All gold bases should now have the correct number of full mineral patches.
  • (2) Bridgehead LE – All bases should have 5 full mineral patches.
  • Build Bypass Armor Drone and Research Rapid Deployment now have hotkeys.
  • Bypass Armor Drone will now reacquire a target that has left and reentered its range.
  • Cyclone now receives the correct amount of armor from armor upgrades.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Bypass Armor Drone to not display it’s visual on a Stalker that used blink.
  • The Immortal’s Barrier should now properly block the Disruptor’s Purification Nova.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented a party leader from inviting a player who recently left their party.
  • Motherships should no longer be able to cast Photon Overcharge on Pylons.
  • [MAC] Fixed a crash when attempting to download the latest patch.

Balance Update[edit]

On July 16, Blizzard released a Balance Update.


  • Siege tanks and Immortals will now track the nearest enemy while moving.
  • Added mini-map icons for destructible rocks and destructible towers.
  • Made improvements when controlling a large number of air units.


  • Cost reduced to 100/200.
  • Supply reduced to 3.
  • Purification Nova
  • Range reduced to 1.5.
  • After Purification Nova ends, the Disruptor is invulnerable for 3 seconds.
  • Speed when invulnerable increased to 4.25.
  • Can be picked up by Warp Prism during Purification Nova, canceling its effect.


  • Vehicle and ship armor upgrades have been combined.
  • Ghost
  • New Ability: Steady Targeting.
  • Deals 170 damage after channeling for 3 seconds.
  • Can be interrupted if Ghost is attacked.
  • Costs 50 energy.
  • Anti-Ground Mode no longer has to be researched; now only requires an Armory.
  • Switching back to Anti-Air mode duration reduced to 2 seconds.
  • Increased Anti-Ground range by 1.
  • Fixed issue allowing Liberators to fire into multiple AG zones.
  • Auto turret
  • Damage increased to 16.
  • Duration decreased to 10 seconds.
  • Seeker missile cost increased to 125.
  • Durable materials upgrade removed.
  • New Upgrade: Explosive Shrapnel Shells.
  • Increases damage of Seeker Missile and Auto Turret by 30%.


  • Range increased to 6.