Paladins OB 62 Patch Buffs Grohk, Nerfs Movement Abilities & More

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Grohk players rejoice! As the Shaman of Paladins is finally receiving his long-awaited buffs with Paladins OB 62 patch that just went live on the PC platform.

This sees the loud-mouth healer of the realm receive a visual rework alongside changes to the base health of his healing totem, more ammo for his in-hand weapon and more. For the full details of balance changes for this patch, feel free to check out the details below:

Champions:

General

  • Stealth
    • Soft Reveal effect has been updated to improve visual clarity.
  • Items
    • Illuminate
      • Range increased from 15 to 20.
      • Ranks are now 20/40/60.

Androxus

  • Nether Step:
    • Range reduced from 35 to 25.

Ash

  • Legendary Cards
    • Battering Ram:
      • No longer grants CC Immunity.
    • Rally Here:
      • Now causes affected enemies to receive 30% more damage instead of nearby allies dealing 20% more damage.

Barik

  • Legendary Cards
    • Architectonic:
      • Fixed a bug that caused Architectonic’s projectiles to travel more slowly than intended.

Bomb King

  • Legendary Cards
    • Demolition:
      • Now also increases the blast radius of Grumpy Bomb by 30%.

Buck

  • Cards
    • Deep Breath:
      • Fixed a bug where this card was mitigating damage from Dragon Punch.
  • Legendary Cards
    • Bounce House:
      • Fixed a bug where Bounce House’s knockback would not be mitigated by Crowd Control Reduction.

Cassie

  • Legendary Cards
    • Impulse
      • Damage increased from 300 to 350.
    • Big Game
      • Max health damage increased from 5% to 10%.
  • Cards
    • Incitement
      • Cooldown reduced from 1/2/3/4 to .5/1/1.5/2s.
    • Blast Shower
      • Fixed a bug where this card had an internal cooldown at rank 4.

Drogoz

  • General
    • Fixed an issue with DZ-03 Draco skin where fire VFX would appear over targets screen
    • Fixed missing “Woohoo!” from DZ-03 Draco skin and corrected “Wait” line.
  • Thrust
    • Reduced Vertical Distance by 30%
  • Cards
    • Thrill of the Hunt
      • Cooldown reduction reduced from 25/50/75/100% to 15/30/45/60%

Evie

  • Soar
    • Flight speed reduced by 10%
  • Ice Storm (Ult)
    • Fixed a casting issue where the Ice Storm would be placed in the direction Evie was previously facing.

Fernando

  • Cards
    • Last Stand
      • Healing Threshold reduced from 60% to 50%.

Grohk

  • Lightning Staff
    • Ammo capacity increased from 75 to 100.
  • Shock Pulse
    • Damage increased from 125 to 150.
    • No longer slows.
  • Healing Totem
    • Health increased from 900 to 1500.
  • Cards
    • Monolith Totem
      • Health bonus increased from 100/200/300/400 to 250/500/750/1000

Jenos

  • Through Time and Space
    • Prefire reduced from 1.5s to 1.2s.

Kinessa

  • Sniper Rifle
    • Minimum accuracy increased from 85% to 90%.
    • Accuracy loss per shot decreased from 4% to 2%.

Lex

  • Legendary Cards
    • Death Hastens
      • Damage bonus reduced from 30% to 25%.
    • Discovery
      • Damage bonus increased from 20% to 30%.

Makoa

  • Base Health reduced from 4800 to 4500.
  • Legendary Cards
    • Pluck
      • Damage bonus reduced from 80% to 70%.
    • Leviathan
      • Health increased from 1500 to 1800.

Pip

  • Weightless
    • Now allows the use of all abilities during weightless.

Ruckus

  • Legendary Cards
    • Aerial Assault
      • Reduced vertical distance of Advance from 30 to 20.

Seris

  • Restore Soul
    • Range increased from 70 to 100.
  • Legendary Cards
    • Agony
      • Stun duration increased from 1s to 1.5s
    • Soul Collector
      • Now also increases weapon damage by 2% per stack.

Sha Lin

  • Cards
    • Run Like The Wind
      • Movement Speed reduced from 10/20/30/40% to 7/14/21/28%
  • Legendary Cards
    • Desert Shadow
      • Additional stealth time reduced from 3s to 2s.

Terminus

  • General
    • Fixed Terminus Ultimate meter from showing up on other players HUD.
    • Fixed Terminus bot pathing issues in Brightmarsh
  • Base Health reduced from 4900 to 4500.
  • Massacre Axe
    • Range increased by 25%
  • Power Siphon
    • Recharge rate reduced by 25%.
  • Reanimate (Ultimate)
    • Fixed screen shake from occurring on other players screens
  • Cards
    • Strength of Stone
      • Damage reduction per stack reduced from 1.5/3/4.5/6% to 1/2/3/4%

Willo

  • Flutter
    • Distance reduced by 10%.
  • Fae Flight
    • Flight speed reduced by 25%.

Ying

  • Dimensional Link
    • Postfire increased from 0.1s to 0.5s

Zhin

  • Inferno Blade
    • Projectile Speed increased from 240 to 300 for the first two hits.
  • Billow
    • Cooldown Increased from 12s to 15s.
  • Legendary Cards
    • Guillotine
      • Now grants Damage Immunity during Spite.

General Bug Fixes

  • Fixed third person view no longer functioning after spending over three minutes in Shooting Range
  • Fixed rarity glow missing from items gotten out of Radiant Chests.
  • Fixed rarity announcer call out for Rare and above in Radiant Chests.
  • Fixed bots not using their Ultimate voice lines
  • Addressed an issue where players have no health bar and does not show up on scoreboard. (Please let us know in the Paladins Bug Thread if issue persists)

Character balancing and general bug fixes aside, no patch would be complete without new customization items being introduced into the game, which sees the latest cosmetics items that will be available via a new chest have a world theme to them, as Hi-Rez Studios adds Russian and USA themed items to Paladins.

You can check out the content of the chest below:

  • Androxus – Accessory: Cangaceriro
  • Buck – Weapon: Comrade’s Shotgun
  • Evie – Weapon: Comrade’s Ice Staff
  • Fernando – Accessory: Old Glory Shield
  • Makoa – Weapon: Comrade’s Cannon
  • Tyra – Red Winter skin
  • Viktor – Accessory: Ushanka
  • Ying – Weapon – Comrade’s Mirror

In addition to a new chest becoming available with this patch and the introduction of Chibi sprays to the game, here’s the VIP exclusive items for this patch:

VIP

  • Exclusive Content:
    • Jenos
      • Weapon: Shatterstar (Legendary)
    • Grohk
      • Emote: Grohk Slide
    • Current Rotation: Code Green Viktor

As always, those on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms can expect this patch to go live sometime next week.

Source: Paladins

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