Heroes of the Storm – The Butcher
The Butcher is a melee assassin hailing from the Diablo universe. His abilities make him one of the most fearsome heroes to fight against. He can charge, slowdown, and stun. When players hear in the distance the words: “FRESH MEAT!,” they run the heck away. His hero talents: the Lamb to the Slaughter and Furnace Blast are very dangerous too.
The Butcher Guide
- Fresh Meat (DPS frenzy)
HamstringDeal 50 damage and slow enemies by 50% fading over 2 seconds. Your next Basic Attack will strike immediately.
Cooldown: 4 sec
Butcher's BrandDeal 30 damage to an enemy and cause your Basic Attacks against them to heal you for 75% of the damage done for 5 seconds. Healing doubled versus Heroes.
Cooldown: 14 sec.
Ruthless OnslaughtCharge at an enemy, becoming Unstoppable and gaining Movement Speed. If you reach the target, they are stunned for 1 second and take 60 damage.
Cooldown: 20 sec.
Fresh MeatNearby Minions drop 1 and Heroes drop 3 Fresh Meat when they die, which you can pick up to gain 1% bonus Attack Damage. Can hold up to 25 Meat. All Meat is lost on dying.
Invigoration If Hamstring hits a Hero, half of the Mana cost is refunded and the cooldown is reduced by 1 sec. Block Periodically reduces the damage received from Hero Basic Attacks by 50%. Stores up to 2 charges. Chop Meat Increases the damage of Hamstring by 50% to non-Heroic targets, and Minions killed by Hamstring drop 3 stacks of meat. Victuals Heal for 3% of our Maximum Health when you collect Fresh Meat. Meat continues to drop at maximum stacks. Flail Axe Increases the length of Hamstring by 40%. Unrelenting Pursuit Reduces the cooldown of Ruthless Onslaught by 40% upon impact. Cheap Shot Hamstring does 100% more damage to targets affected by a slow, root, or stun. Envenom Activate to poison an enemy Hero, dealing 210 damage over 10 seconds.
Cooldown: 60 sec.
Brutal Strike After using Hamstring, your next Basic Attack deals an additional 50% damage. Insatiable Blade Increases Butcher's Brand's healing from 75% to 100% of your Basic Attack damage. Abattoir Increases the maximum number of Fresh Meat to 35, and you only lose half upon death. Final Assault Increases Ruthless Onslaught's range by 33%, and causes you to lunge at the enemy when close to impact. Furnace Blast After a 3 second delay, fire explodes around you dealing 335 damage to enemies.
Can be cast while using Ruthless Onslaught.
Cooldown: 90 sec.
Lamb to the Slaughter Throw a hitching post that attaches to the nearest enemy Hero after a 1 second delay. This deals 90 damage and causes teh enemy to be chained to the post for 4 sec.
Cooldown: 60 sec.
Burning Rage Deal 12 damage per second to nearby enemies. Savage Charge Ruthless Onslaught deals bonus damage to Heroes equal to 15% of their current Health. Crave Flesh While an enemy is affected by Butcher's Brand, you gain 30% Movement Speed. Spell Shield Upon taking Ability Damage, reduce that damage and further Ability Damage by 50% for 3 sec. Can only trigger once every 30 sec. Crippling Slam Hamstring's slow no longer fades out, and the duration is increased by 25%. Enraged Receiving damage that reduces you below 50% of your maximum Health causes you to become Enraged for 10 sec. You gain 40% Attack Speed and reduce the duration of slows, stuns, silences, and roots against you by 75% while Enraged. Blood Frenzy Fresh Meat also increases your Attack Speed by 1% per stack. Fires of Hell Furnace Blast explodes a second time 3 seconds after the initial explosion. Slaughterhouse Lamb to the Slaughter now chains all enemy Heroes in range. Nexus Blades Basic attacks deal 20% more damage and slow the target for 1 sec. Bolt of the Storm Activate to teleport to a nearby location.
Cooldown: 40 sec.
An unrelenting hacking echoed off the walls of the Cathedral and as Prince Aiden made his way through its depths, the sound only grew louder. There were no screams, just that dreadful sound... over and over.
The Butcher hails from the original Diablo video game (1996). As Adria said: "The Butcher is a sadistic creature that delights in the torture and pain of others." He could be found at the second floor of the Tristram's Cathedral. Archbishop Lazarus led a group of townsmen to the Butcher's lair pretending to go in search of Prince Albrecht. Lazarus abandoned them to be slaughtered by the Butcher. Prince Aidan defeated him, but he returned in Diablo III.
Class: Melee Assassin
Cost: 15,000 | $9.99
Myriam: "A monster of insatiable appetites stands between you and your goal. It is an unnatural thing, raised from the depths by sorcerous means.
You will survive it, of course, but I recommend keeping your mouth tightly shut.
On no, no, no. I mean, there will be a lot of demon blood flying around. I hear it tastes like rotten meat."
A reference that Magda and the Coven resurrected The Butcher through a sacrifice ritual to fend heroes off while they held Tyrael captive beneath Leoric's Manor.