Update June 14, 2017: Malthael is now out in Heroes of the Storm, alongside the rest of the June 13 patch. If your region hasn't got him yet, you can expect him to arrive pretty soon.
Also along for the ride in this patch are complete talent reworks for Thrall and Malfurion, two of the older heroes in the game.
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After fading into obscurity over the past few months, Thrall's being given a new lease of life by changing up his W, Feral Spirit, and making his talents less binary - where he would previously only have one viable competitive build, he's now got a bunch of options. Lots of quest talents, plus ones that focus on either being a lane bully or someone to make the big plays hopefully mean he should become popular again.
Malfurion, on the other hand, was far too popular - he's become far too good as a healer in all compositions, and so some talent reworks, plus some nerfs, should put him back in line. For example, he now lacks Cleanse, which is a key talent against stun-heavy teams, making him much worse against certain compositions.
There's some smaller balance changes to other heroes, plus a lot of new skins. Finally, there's a new event - play 15 games with a friend in Heroes of the Storm, and you'll get a free mount plus epic chest in the game, plus a unique reward in Diablo 3 on PC: Ghost Kerrigan Wings.
For more details, check out the full patch notes .
Update June 6, 2017: Blizzard have released Malthael's spotlight video, showing off the former Archangel of Wisdom's moveset, as well as lifting the lid on his lore.
He's a high-damage assassin that's adept at taking down tanks, branding enemies with the Reaper's mark, revealing the target and delivering sustained damage over time. The more health your target has the more damage the mark causes.
Once enemies are marked, you can use Soul Rip to lifesteal. This even works on multiple targets, making Maltheal a great choice for hit and run tactics. Likewise, Wraith Strike can only be used on marked targets, letting you teleport and strike through them - this skill is perfect for use on fleeing enemies damaged by your mark.