StarCraft 2 Patch 1.4.0 Now Available on PTR
Patch 1.4 for StarCraft 2 is currently in development and available for testing on the Public Test Realm. This patch contains some balance changes, bug fixes, interface changes, and Editor improvements.
Among the Protoss balance changes are an increase in Immortal attack range, an enormous increase in Mothership acceleration, a 30 second increase in Blink research time, and more than a doubling of the Warp Prism’s shields.
For Terrans, Barracks build time will increase by 5 seconds, Hellion Infernal Pre-Igniter damage upgrade will decrease from 10 to 5, and Raven Seeker missile movement speed will increase.
Zerg see a change in Infestor Fungal Growth damage from 36 (+30% armored) to 30 (40 vs Armored), a decrease in Overseer morph cost, an increase in Contaminate energy cost, and a 15 second decrease in Ultralisk build time.
What will be the ramifications of this patch? Apart from the usual angry fan rage, Protoss drops may become slightly more viable, Hellion harassment will be far less effective, and Zerg will have better overall Detection.