Hello Again, Two Previews in one week, maybe that means something? One thing it does mean is that we had a lot more to show you than what would fit into a single preview. Lets begin today talking about racial abilities. Tortuns are known for having for having many abilities that are considered to be key to their race. We wanted to streamline this so we created a single ability that addresses everything called Tortun Shell. Tortun Shell While this unit has 1 or more defense, it has Amphibious (This champion ignores restrictions and penalties imposed by Water) and Turtle (AP3 CD3 - This unit becomes Impervious, Immobile, and Pacified). For the ability Tortun’s Trade, we felt like it wasn’t a majorly important trait for the race so it will be available as an upgrade ability for some Tortuns. Tortun’s Trade has also been modified slightly so the nora gain is only for friendly Toruns within range. Tortun's Trade For 1 turn, whenever this unit successfully attacks, you gain 1 nora for every friendly Tortun within 6 spaces. Good old Mangleshell is a perfect example of a Tortun with both of these racial abilities. While on the subject of racial abilities lets talk about our big furry friends the Yetis. Their signature racial trait has been Fang and Fur, and for a racial it was too much of a kitchen sink ability making it too complex for what we think of a racial. As you can guess the ability has been completely redesigned and renamed to Abominable. Now no one is safe from these pack hunting Abominable Arctic Creatures (hmm, it feels like this was a missed opportunity for a cliche about snow or men, oh well) Abominable CD 2 AP 2 This unit is Arctic, and deals +1 dmg for each friendly yeti in play, to scented units. When activated, a scent appears at the location of the nearest real opposing unit. If that unit is stealthed, it becomes Frightened 2. Lets take a look at Yeti Ambusher, and if you are wondering Ambush is Tunnel Ambush renamed. Some of you may be happy to hear the Maxxarek and Sheoul Disciple deployment combo will continue to work after the revamp. This combo was brought to our attention and after discovering some hidden mechanics we have made some minor tweaks to make sure this continues to work. The whole Sheoul Disciple costing 10 less nora when Maxxerek is in play was actually a hidden mechanic on the ability Sacrificial Power despite the text being on Disciple's Rapture. Since there is no way for an ability on a non-deployed rune to affect a Rune’s nora cost based on what is currently deployed we have decided to show how this actually works rather than keep this facade. Disciple's Rapture Old 6 turns after deployment, this champion gains Manic and Intimidating. If a friendly Maxxerek is in play, this champion cost 10 less nora. New 6 turns after deployment, this champion gains Manic and Intimidating. Sacrificial Power Old When an opposing champion is destroyed this champion's cooldowns are reduced by 10. New When an opposing champion is destroyed this champion's cooldowns are reduced by 10. Sheoul Disciples cost 10 less nora. Note, no mechanics were changed this is how it actually works in the live game. Yes, Maxx has Eight (8) abilities, but that will be reflected in his nora cost. You know the ability One with Nora and how powerful it is, well not anymore. One With Nora will now only work against basic attacks. One With Nora After this champion is damaged by a basic attack, it gains immunity to the attacker's damage type for 4 turns. This comes as a minor de-buff to the ability, but Goblin Spellkaiser will still be very potent in the right Battlegroup. As you may have noticed the format for the showing upgrade abilities’ Nora Cost has changed. Some of you will be happy to know that this is actually how they will be shown in the rune manager. Here is a picture of the Abomination, which was covered in Preview 5, with the upgrade ability dropdown menu open. As always, everything in this preview is still subject to change. Hang in there, the revamp is coming. You will only need to contain your excitement just a little while longer.