Heroes of the Storm – Sgt. Hammer – Talents


Backstory

sgt-hammer-portraitThere is no actual backstory or lore for Sergeant Hammer. She has never appeared in any StarCraft video game, novels, manga, comics, nor short stories at the time of this entry.

Sgt. Hammer plays the role of Ranged Specialist. She operates a Terran Tank which can go into Siege Mode to attack distant targets with indiscriminate justice. She can lay spider mines at a short range around her to damage incoming threats, and packs a punch with a short range cannon shot that can knockback her approaching enemies.

Sgt. Hammer can also use the Z key to briefly hover over the ground and move away at high speed using rocket propulsion. A talent can allow Sgt. Hammer to hover and move slowly while in Siege Mode, which comes handy when you wish to reach a nearby target that is out of range.

Description

sgt-hammer-store-thumbnailSergeant Bama “the Hammer” Kowalski has served some of the toughest tours around the Koprulu sector.

The thunderous roar of her siege tank’s shock cannon strikes fear right into the heart of the toughest of warriors… including some of her allies.

Sieges up gaining increased ranged, adding splash damage, and dealing more damage to distant targets.

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

Role: Ranged Specialist

Difficulty: Hard

 

Basic Abilities

Siege Mode (Q)Increases attack range by 4 and attack damage to minions or structures by 30%. Attacks deal 25% splash damage. Cannot move in siege mode.

Mana: 40
Cooldown: 5 seconds
100 Caliber Blast (W)Deals 63 damage. Knocks back enemies.

Mana: 75
Cooldown: 12 seconds
Spider Mines (E)Creates 3 mines that deal 58 damage and slow enemies by 25% for 15 seconds.
Artillery (Combat Trait)Sight radius increased by 2. Attacks deal 15% bonus damage to enemies over 4.5 distance away.

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Talents


Level 1

Regeneration MasterGather 3 Regeneration Globes to permanently grant you +3 health per second. Stacks.
Advanced Artillery (Trait)Increase the damage bonus to enemies over 4.5 distance away by 10%.
Lethal Blast (W)Increases the damage 100 Caliber Blast does by 25%.
BribeKill enemy minions to gain stacks of Bribe. At 40 stacks, activate to capture target Mercenary Camp. Does not work on Golems.

Level 4

Focused AttackEvery 5 seconds, your next Basic Attack deals 50% additional damage.
Vampiric AssaultBasic Attacks heal you for 15% of the damage done.
Increased RangeSgt. Hammer gains +1 Basic Attack range.
Further Push (W)Doubles the distances that enemies are knocked back.

Level 7

Maelstrom Rounds (Trait)Increase the damage bonus to enemies over 4.5 distance away by 25%.
Have Another Mine (E)Arm 1 additional mine.
101 Caliber Blast (W)Also creates a wall of debris that blocks pathing for 4 seconds.
First AidActivate to heal 20% of yoru max Health over 4 seconds.

Level 10

Blunt Force Gun (R)Deals 249 damage to enemies in path. Reveals as it travels.

Cooldown: 80 seconds
Napalm Strike (R)Deals 56 damage on impact. Additionally deals 34 damage per second.

Cooldown: 6 seconds
Duration: 4 seconds

Level 13

Giant KillerBasic Attacks against enemy Heroes deal an additional 1.5% of the target's max Health in damage.
Crucio X-2 CannonSgt. Hammer gains +2 Basic Attack range and +2 vision radius.
Hover Siege Mode (Q)Siege Mode allows slow movement.
Fortify Position (Q)Siege Mode prevents displacement effects. Entering Siege Mode grants 2 stacks of Block, each absorbing 50% of the damage of an incoming basic attack.

Level 16

ExecutionerBasic Attacks deal 50% more damage against slowed, rooted or stunned targets.
Mine Field (E)Increases the number of mines spawned by 2.
Slowing Mines (E)The slow caused by Spider Mines is increased to 40%.
StoneskinActivate to gain 30% of your max health in Shields for 5 seconds.

Level 20

Fury of the StormBasic Attacks bounce twice to nearby enemies for 50% damage.
Resurgence of the StormUpon dying, revive back at your Altar after 5 seconds. This can occur once every 120 seconds.
Orbital BFG (R)Blunt Force Gun's missile orbits the planet every 5 seconds, continually travelling at its current angle. Recasting Blunt Force Gun again prevents existing missiles from starting new orbits.
Advanced Lava Strike (R)Napalm Strike's range is increased by 10 and its impact damage does 50% additional damage.

 

Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Sergeant Hammer when the player clicks on her multiple times. Transcript courtesy of Egrem. (Thank you)

”Need somethin’ blown up?”

“Speak up!”

“WHAT? I AM BEING QUIET! THIS IS JUST HOW I TALK!”

“What is your major malfunction?”

“I just love the smell of napalm… well, pretty much any time.”

“Siege tank, siege tank roll. Roll tank roll.”

“Tank you sir, may I have another?”

“Please Hammer, don’t hurt ‘em! Well you can’t touch this, because I am too legit to quit!”

“Now you better pray, because here comes the hammer!”

“I just realized – I don’t even know where the escape hatch is on this thing! There is an escape hatch, right? Right? Hello?”

“The sieeege tank. Soon I’ll be firing my giant gun.”

“Ohhh man, it’s time to dispense some indiscriminate justice.”

“Still can’t quit you, siege tank. (kiss)”

“What is your major malfunction? Stop clicking already!”

“What, you got butter in your ears or something?”

“Let me guess, you thought Sgt. Hammer was going to be a man. Joke’s on you, bucko.”

{/bluepost]

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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