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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

Anub’arak build

Anub’arak build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Anub’arak build – eSports

Gondar - Blossom HGC KR - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 1 – Rrr v Team BlossoM -- Sept 16

Nerubian Armor

Underking

Subterranean Shield

Cocoon

Burning Rage

Epicenter

Rewind
Lucky - TheOne HGC CN - Phase 2 Week 8 - TheOne vs Start Over Again - Game 1 -- Sept 11

Regeneration Master

Bed of Bards

Subterranean Shield

Cocoon

Burning Rage

Epicenter

Rewind
zugrug - Freedom HGC NA - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 3 – Gale Force Esports v Team Freedom -- Sept 10

Nerubian Armor

Shed Exoskeleton

Subterranean Shield

Cocoon

Burning Rage

Epicenter

Rewind

 

Rexxar build

Rexxar build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Rexxar build – eSports


Bird of Prey

Animal Husbandry

Crippling Talons

Bestial Wrath

Aspect of the Hawk

Primal Intimidation

Hardened Skin

 

Artanis build

Artanis build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Artanis build – eSports

Hamelin - Raven HGC KR - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 2 - Raven v Rrr -- Sept 8

Reactive Parry

Shield Surge

Warp Sickness

Suppression Pulse

Graviton Vortex

Titan Killer

Force of Will
H82 - Tempest HGC Eastern Clash - Day 1 Game 1 - Chall Enge v Tempest -- Aug 11

Amateur Opponent

Shield Surge

Follow Through

Purifier Beam

Triple Strike

Titan Killer

Target Purified

 

Gall build

Cho’gall build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Gall build – eSports

Qianxiao -SPT HGC CN - Phase 2 Week 6 - Hots Lady vs SPT - Game 2 -- Aug 30

Taskmaster

Bomb's Away

Double Trouble

Shadow Bolt Volley

Twilight Nova

Leaden Orb

Shadowfury
ishb00 - HID Bloodlust 2017 - Naventic vs Hold it Down - Game 1 -- Jul 29

Taskmaster

Bomb's Away

Edge of Madness

Shadow Bolt Volley

Searing Shadows

Deafening Blast

The Will of Gall

 

Cho build

Cho’gall build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Cho build – eSports

Misaka -SPT HGC CN - Phase 2 Week 6 - Hots Lady vs SPT - Game 2 -- Aug 30

Calloused Hide

Rollback

Power Surge

Hammer of Twilight

Runic Feedback

Molten Block

C'Thun's Gift
Arthelon - HID Bloodlust 2017 - Naventic vs Hold it Down - Game 1 -- Jul 29

Fuel for the Flame

Rollback

Firestarter

Hammer of Twilight

Runic Feedback

Surging Dash

C'Thun's Gift

 

Dehaka build

Dehaka build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Dehaka build – eSports

Soap - SPT HGC CN - Phase 2 Week 8 - SPT vs CE - Game 1 -- Sept 12

Enhanced Agility

One-Who-Collects

Symbiosis

Adaptation

Primal Swarm

Tunneling Claws

Apex Predator
Srey - Superstars HGC NA - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 4 – Superstars v Tempo Storm -- Sept 10

Enhanced Agility

One-Who-Collects

Feeding Frenzy

Adaptation

Primal Swarm

Tunneling Claws

Apex Predator
MichaelUdall - Gale Force HGC NA - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 2 – Gale Force Esports v Team Freedom -- Sept 10

Enhanced Agility

One-Who-Collects

Feeding Frenzy

Adaptation

Primal Swarm

Elongated Tongue

Essence Claws
darkmok - Liquid HGC EU - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 3 - Team Liquid v Playing Ducks -- Sept 10

Enhanced Agility

One-Who-Collects

Feeding Frenzy

Isolation

Primal Swarm

Tunneling Claws

Contagion

 

Blizzplanet’s Heroes Website Update Progress # 2

Today, all 42 Heroes in the website will be updated and completed: including abilities, and talents, plus added the most recent talent builds played at HGC winning matches in August-September. During the next couple of weeks, I will add the other missing 28 Heroes to finish updating the website.

Moving forward, I’ll update the talent builds when a big eSport event comes up.

Blizzplanet’s Heroes Website Update Progress # 1

Most of the site has been mostly outdated since the Alpha/Beta days, and I apologize. I am actively changing that. Not with words, but with action.

I have spent several hours the past 3 days updating 10 Heroes’ abilities and talents. Everything done manually in Photoshop and using widget tools. No datamining. In addition, I have added hero builds straight from the winning matches of the most recent 2017 HGC NA, HGC Europe and the HGC Eastern Clash (spanning July-August).

  • Name of team player who used it
  • Team name
  • Event Name, Phase, Part, and Match number
  • YouTube link to the VOD

I think an important aspect of a Heroes build site should be to know who the build comes from, and that it has been used by someone with experience in winning matches professionally in our Heroes of the Storm eSports scene. So I hope these updates help your gameplay experience and knowledge, and that you start to trust and rely on Blizzplanet’s Heroes of the Storm in the future. Trust is earned slowly and progressively.

Once I am done updating all 70 Heroes, I will add the newest Heroes as Blizzard releases them, and update the builds again for the BlizzCon Worldwide Championship, and future big eSports events to keep the builds fresh and updated to the current meta.

As you might have noticed, the top navigation has been changed. You can now browse Heroes in 4 role categories: Tank, Assassin, Support, and Specialist. Updated Heroes have an asterik. You can completely ignore the ones without an asterik until I get to update them.

At the moment, only 10 Heroes are updated:

TANKASSASSINSPECIALIST
ArthasAlarakAbathur
Diablo
E.T.C.
Garrosh
Johanna
Muradin
Sonya
Stitches

 

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This in turn has negated funds to help our remarkable interviewers with their own travel expenses, which now comes out of their pocket voluntarily to keep the website online. If you have enjoyed our interviews and coverage of BlizzCon, E3, GamesCom, PAX East, PAX West, New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con, please consider to become our patreon.

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Blizzplanet’s Heroes of the Storm Website to be updated

Recently, a Reddit user pointed out that the Blizzplanet’s Heroes of the Storm website is very outdated, and he is correct. All pre-launch hero pages are as old as Alpha/Beta. I have only been updating the heroes talents since Auriel, and spent most of two years focused on building content and videos for other Blizzard games’ Betas and PTRs. I have been a bad procrastinator.

One thing I should point out is that I am not a programmer, and everything you see in all Blizzplanet sub-sites are manually done. There is no datamining involved, except when I link to WoWhead in the World of Warcraft website.

That means it is a lot of hours of work taking screenshots in-game, editing talent icons in photoshop, and formatting text, adding voice over quote videos, hero music theme videos, and other stuff. Nevertheless, I am listening. The Reddit user woke me up to take the challenge of updating all heroes. It won’t be easy. It won’t be comfortable to spend so many hours (I estimate a minimum of 150 hours to update all 70 Heroes, except the last few that are already updated).

In addition, very few of the heroes have an actual build example. So this is going to be an opportunity for me to add build suggestions to each hero. It would be easy to copy each build from the internet, but I don’t know who wrote the guide, or how good they are. So I want to add an extra layer of difficulty to the challenge of updating this website’s heroes. Each build will be referenced to eSports players with a link to the HGC video.

That will, of course, add up extra hours watching videos, and searching for a specific hero build across hundreds of eSports videos. That won’t be easy, I tell you.

I will start with updating 2 heroes a day. At that rate, I might be able to finish all 70 heroes in a bit over a month.

With Patch 7.3 already live (and video content finished), I was planning to move on to building content for the StarCraft: Remastered, but decided the Heroes of the Storm website update is long overdue.

The first two heroes I finished updating today: Abathur and Alarak (work in progress). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

I am physically disable, which means I have plenty of spare time to play video games and build website content. However, that also means that I can’t afford the website hosting on my own. The website hosting is sustained with the ads on this website, and with the YouTube revenue.

Please, consider to Patron Blizzplanet via Patreon. Once the Patreon goal ($60 a month) is reached, I will be able to remove all non-Blizzard ads.

UPDATE #1: Retired the huge navigation images and replaced the navigation with a new menu located at the top-left (beneath the Blizzplanet logo). It is now divided by role: Tank, Assassin, Support, and Specialist. Almost all Tanks are updated plus added match winner builds straight from the recent HGC 2017 North America and Europe (w/ link to the YouTube VODs). Will slowly update the Assassins throughout Sept 3-8.

 

Kel’Thuzad Build

Kel’Thuzad has faithfully served the Lich King both in life and after death. Reanimated as the Archlich of the Scourge and given domain of the Dread Necropolis, Naxxramas, Kel’Thuzad remains Arthas’ most trusted advisor and master of the cold dark.

Role: Ranged Assassin
Difficulty: Hard

Build


Barbed Chains

Phylactery of Kel'Thuzad

Glacial Spike

Shadow Fissure

Chains of Ice

Power of Icecrown

Might of the Scourge

 

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