Deckard Cain is a new support hero with access denial abilities like Horadic Cube (slow) and Scroll of Sealing (root). During our interview, the developer said Deckard Cain is coming to PTR within the next couple of weeks. Follow us on Twitter @blizzplanetcom for the video interview (once it’s ready).
During the PAX East 2018 press event, I had the opportunity to play as Deckard Cain vs AI for 28 minutes. Deckard Cain is super fun to play as providing healing potions every 3 seconds. You can have 5 potions on the battlefield at a time, and later you can make the healing potions give a huge heal if the player waits a few seconds before picking it up. The healing potion looks visually bigger when it’s ready for that huge heal. In addition, a level 20 talent: Bottomless Flask, refills the healing potion every 5 seconds — imagine dropping five Healing Potions at Sgt. Hammer. He is sitting there wrecking from afar, and getting healed every 5 sec just by standing on the Bottomless Flask.
I played in the Cursed Hollow map, and that gave me plenty of chokepoints to use Horadric Cube to slow enemies long enough to cast Scroll of Sealing to root them in place.
The hero ability Lorenado is the best ever. It is vector targeting, which means I can push enemies away or I can pull them toward my team — in any direction wished. Is that low health Zeratul running away into his enemy base? Lorenado him out of his base for that extra hit to kill that Zeratul.
How about a team fight where many are low health and running away at the tribute? Horadric Cube to slow them, Scroll of Sealing to root them — which allows Jaina to Ring of Frost, or Kel’Thuzad to Shadow Fissure, or better yet… D.va to land her Self-Destruct in its full damage radius for giggles, and if anyone is still alive at that point… throw the lorenado to push the enemies back to your team… come-to-papa-style. Respect your elderly, dudes! Deckard Cain rocks.
Check out Deckard Cain’s Abilities and level 1-20 Talents below. Afterwards watch our PAX East 2018 interview with Kaeo Milker & Matt Villers about Deckard Cain.
Healing Potion (Q)Throw a Healing Potion on the ground that heals the first allied Hero that comes in contact with it for 239.
Limit 5 active Potions.
Cooldown: 3 sec
Horadric Cube (W)Throw a Horadric Cube, dealing 83 damage to all enemies in the area and Slowing them by 35% for 1.75 sec.
Cooldown: 14 sec
Scroll of Sealing (E)Unfurl an enchanted scroll, forming a triangle that deals 156 damage to enemies inside and Roots them for 1.5 sec.
Cooldown: 16 sec
Fortitude of the Faithful (Trait)When at least 1 other allied Hero is nearby, Deckard gains 10 Armor and his Basic Abilities recharge 50% faster.
|Scroll of Identify||Quest: Hitting an enemy Hero with Scroll of Sealing reveals them for 8 sec.
Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, Scroll of Sealing also reduces Armor by 15 for 4 sec and the reveal duration is doubled.
|Field Study||Each enemy Hero hit by Scroll of Sealing grants 15% Spell Power for 14 sec, up to 30%.|
|Sapphire||Activate to increase the Slow of the next Horadric Cube by 25%.
Only 1 Gem may be active at a time.
Cooldown: 30 sec
|Potion of Shielding||Whenever an ally is healed by a Healing Potion, they gain a 158 Shield for 6 sec.|
|Rejuvenation Potion||Healing Potions restore 10 Mana and heal for an additional 126 over 4 sec.|
|Ruby||Activate to make the next Horadric Cube spawn 3 Lesser Healing Potions from each enemy Hero hit, healing allied Heroes for 222 when picked up. Lesser Healing Potions last for 10 sec.
Only 1 Gem may be active at a time.
Cooldown: 30 sec.
|Cube Mastery||Each enemy Hero hit by Horadric Cube reduces the cooldown of Scroll of Sealing by 3 sec.|
|Kanai's Cube||Horadric Cube reduces damage dealt by 30% for 4 sec.|
|Emerald||Activate to make the next Horadric Cube reduce healing received by 75% for 4 sec.
Only 1 gem may be active at a time.
Cooldown: 30 sec
|Stay Awhile and Listen||After 1 sec, Channel for 3 sec, putting enemy Heroes in front of Deckard to Sleep while Channeling, and for 2 sec after.
Enemies can only be put to Sleep once per cast, and Sleep's effects end instantly if they take damage.
Cooldown: 70 sec
|Lorenado||Create a swirling lorenado that travels in the targeted direction, continually knocking away enemies that come into contact with it. (Vector Targeting)
Cooldown: 45 sec
|Super Healing Potion||If a Healing Potion isn't picked up for at least 2 sec, it heals for 75% more.|
|Potion of Revival||When a Healing Potion is picked up, it also heals all nearby allied Heroes for 30% of the healing amount.|
|Ancient Blessings||Activate Fortitude of the Faithful to empower nearby allied Hero Basic Attacks for 8 sec, causing them to deal an additional 127 damage in an area and heal for 190 for each Hero hit.|
|Scroll of Stone Curse||Scroll of Sealing deals 200% more damage when hitting at least 2 Heroes.|
|Safety in Numbers||If at least 3 allied Heroes are nearby, Fortitude of th Faithful grants an aditional 10 Armor and causes Deckard's Basic Abilities to recharge an additional 50% faster.|
|Horadric Staff||Every 5 sec, Deckard's next Basic Attack Stuns Heroes for 0.75 sec.|
|Respect the Elderly||Stay Awhile and Listen Silences and Blinds enemies for 2 sec upon waking up from Sleep.|
|Morenados!||Lorenado's cooldown is reduced by 5 sec every time an enemy Hero is knocked back. This effect can only occur once per 0.5 sec.|
|Bottomless Flask||After use, Healing Potions recharge after 5 sec.|
|Perfect Gems||Reduce the cooldown of all Gems by 25 sec and the cooldown of Horadric Cube by 5 sec.|