Heroes of the Storm – Diablo – Talents

Backstory

diablo-portraitKnown in the ancient tongue as Al’Diabolos, the Prime Evil of Terror, the Demon Lord Diablo seeks to claim the world of Sanctuary for the Burning Hells. His victims are innumerable, his schemes unknowable, and his gender … malleable.

Store Cost: heroes-of-the-storm-gold-icon 5,500 | $7.49

Role: Melee Warrior

Difficulty: Medium

Origins

Diablo debuted in the acclaimed RPG game of all times Diablo (1996) by Blizzard Entertainment. During the Darkening of Tristram, Diablo influenced the hearts of men, focusing on King Leoric the most and driving him insane. Archbishop Lazarus served Diablo in secrecy and attempted to use King Leoric’s youngest son Albrecht as the vessel for Diablo.

In the events of the video game, a brave warrior fought his way through the lower depths of the Cathedral of Tristram to face the Lord of Terror. The Warrior drove the soulstone housing Diablo’s spirit into his forehead to contain his spirit. However, Diablo possessed him body and soul becoming his vessel.

In Diablo III, it is revealed that the young Warrior was named Aidan — eldest son of King Leoric. In the days following the Darkening of Tristram, Aidan was known as The Dark Wanderer. Always traveling east to free Diablo’s brothers from their soulstone prisons: Baal and Mephisto.

In the end, Diablo was defeated in the Burning Hells. Ever since his spirit remained trapped within the Black Soulstone. It is revealed in Diablo III, that Adria the Witch was in communion with the Lord of Terror as his servant all along. She marked his soul to be dragged into the Black Soulstone. His long-term plan was to one day rise as the Prime Evil with the spirits of the Great and Lesser evils and Leah the Nephalem empowering him.

Several novels are based on the Diablo universe: Some of them are contained in a collection of four novels in the Diablo Archive (which contains: Legacy of Blood, The Black Road, The Kingdom of Shadow and Demonsbane).

 

Skins


Diablo

This is the default skin of Diablo. These are the available tints. The first tint is the default one which is free. The second one can be unlocked by completing three Hero Quests. Hero Quests are available at level 10.

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Kaijo

Kaiju means great beast or monster in japanese. The most widely known to hold the name Kaiju in japanese pop culture is Godzilla — which resembles somehow the head of this Diablo skin.

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Lurkablo

In a bizarre parallel universe this is the offspring of Diablo and a poor Deep sea Murloc from the depths of Vash’jir.

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FAQ

How to apply a tint and a skin to your character? Join a Practice, Cooperative or Versus Mode game. On the lobby screen, you will see a button on the bottom-left titled: Hero Details.

You will see the following UI Interface pop up. If the skins or tints were unlocked, you can switch your character skin or tint by pressing on the left or right arrow (as shown in the image below).

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Talents

Shadow Charge (Q): Charges an enemy, dealing 54 damage and stunning them for 0.5 seconds. If the enemy is knocked into an unpathable location, they are instead stunned for 1 second.

Fire Stomp (W): Unleashes fire waves in all directions that deal 39 damage each. Mana: 50. Cooldown: 6 seconds.

Overpower (E): Grabs the target and slams it behind Diablo, dealing 46 damage and stunning for 0.25 seconds. Mana: 50. Cooldown: 12 seconds.

Black Soulstone (Combat Trait): Gains 5 souls per Hero killed, or 1 per Minion. For each soul, Diablo gains 5 maximum Health. At 50 souls, Diablo’s death timer decreases to 5 seconds. Diablo loses all stacks on death. Maximum 50 stacks.


Level 1

Regeneration MasterGather 3 Regeneration Globes to permanently grant you +3 health per second. Stacks.
Devil's DueDiablo retains 25% of his souls when killed.
Soul FeastFor each soul gathered, Diablo gains an additional 5 Health and 0.1 Health Regeneration per second.
Soul StealUsing Overpower grants Diablo up to 3 souls.

Level 4

Amplified HealingIncreases healing taken and regeneration effects by 30%.
FirestormFire Stomp waves that don't hit a target return to Diablo, dealing 50% damage.
PierceFire Stomp waves are no longer destroyed upon impact.

Level 7

BlockPeriodically reduces the damage received from Hero Basic Attacks by 50%. Stores up to 2 charges.
Battle MomentumBasic Attacks reduce your Ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds.
Endless DeathDiablo can hold up to 250 souls.
Siphon the DeadDiablo can consume 1 soul a second to regenerate 3% of his total health.

Level 10

ApocalypseCreates an effect under enemy Heroes. After 2 seconds, it explodes, dealing 160 damage and stunning for 2 seconds.
Lightning BreathDiablo becomes unstoppable and channels a cone of lightning that deals 80 damage per second. The area affected by this spell changes based on your mouse cursor's position.

Level 13

Spell ShieldPeriodically reduces the damage received from Hero Abilities by 50%. Stores up to 2 charges.
RelentlessReduces the duration of silences, stuns, slows, and roots against your Hero by 0%
From the ShadowsThe range of Shadow Charge is increased by 2.
Crippling ShadowsShadow Charge also slows the target by 25% for 3 seconds.

Level 16

Imposing PresenceEnemies that attack you have their Attack Speed slowed by 30%.
Swallowing FlamesFire waves extend 50% farther.
Fire DevilCasting Fire Stomp grants Diablo an aura that deals 15 damage every second for 10 seconds.
Continuous OverpowerDiablo can hold up to 2 charges of Overpower.

Level 20

Storm ShieldActivate to give you and nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max health for 3 seconds.
Bolt of the StormActivate to teleport to the target location.
Dying BreathDiablo's death brings about the Apocalypse.
Endless LightningLightning Breath lasts and reaches 50% longer.

 

Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Diablo when the player clicks on him multiple times.

Hero Quests


Basic Hero Quests

Basic Hero Quests are unique to each Hero. Usually they are focused on using a spell/ability “X” amount of times against any enemy Hero; and the last one asks you to play 10 games with your Hero.

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Epic Hero Quests

The Epic Hero Quests are not available until you reach level 10, and until your Hero has completed the 3 Basic Hero Quests. These are not unique for each hero. All Heroes must complete the same Epic Hero Quests.

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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003 posting news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, the Next-Gen MMO, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft movie.

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