Illidan Stormrage – Talents and Heroic Traits

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Backstory

Illidan Stormrage, the first Demon Hunter, betrayed his people by creating a new well of eternity after the demonic invasion of Azeroth. Now Illidan lords over the realm of Outland slaughtering unsuitably prepared Heroes who venture in to his domain.

Description

Marks his targets by using his abilities. Attacks against marked targets to reduce his cooldowns. Moves quickly to pursue his foes.

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Role: Melee Assassin

Difficulty: Very Hard

Origin

heroes-illidan-frameIllidan Stormrage is the twin brother of Malfurion Stormrage. While his brother learned the ways of the Druid with the demi-god Cenarius, Illidan delved into the arcane magics taught by Queen Azshara’s Highborne.

During the Aftermath of the War of the Ancients, ten-thousand-years-ago, Illidan took samples of the Well of Eternity before it imploded. Two of the seven vials were dropped into the lake at the top of Mount Hyjal. Malfurion and his people caught Illidan in the act, and punished him severely by imprisoning him in the depths of Mount Hyjal guarded by Warden Maiev.

His hatred, ambition and addiction for arcane magic was not quenched in ten milennia. Tyrande freed Illidan from his prison in order to save what remained of the Night Elf civilization and all of Azeroth. Illidan defeated Tichondrius the Dreadlord and consumed the Skull of Guldan to empower himself with Fel Magic, transforming into a demon-hybrid. Runes, Horns, hoofs and bat-winged limbs marked his body.

Illidan nearly toppled the Lich King with the earthquake assault upon Northrend with the use of the Eye of Sargeras, and ultimately lost before Arthas the Death Knight. Leaking his wounds, Illidan rallied his new allies: Lady Vashj and her naga forces, and Kael’Thas Sunstrider and his blood elves. They traveled to Outland where they decimated the Burning Legion agents with the help of the Draenei; and sealed the seven portals throughout Outland.

As lord of Outland, Illidan ruled with an iron fist, but ultimately got defeated by heroes from Azeroth with the assistance of their allies: the Naaru, the Aldor, the Scryers, Akama and Maiev.

In Heroes of the Storm, Illidan is a force to be reckoned with. His skills in battle make him one of the most feared contenders to fight against with.

Illidan made appearances in the following media:

 

Abilities

KeybindIconTalentDescriptionCooldown
Qbetrayers-strike-iconBetrayer's StrikeIllidan's next Basic Attack does 97 damage and applies Mark of Azzinoth to the target.9
Wcrescent-sweep-iconCrescent SweepDeals 66 damage to enemies in target area.

Enemies with the Mark of Azzinoth take an extra 25% damage and are silenced for 1.5 seconds.


Cone
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Elunge-iconLungeLunges towards the target location, dealing 59 damage to the first enemy Hero in his path.

Lunging into an enemy with the Mark of Azzinoth reduces its cooldown by 50% and roots them as Illidan flips behind them.


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(Trait)Mark of AzzinothBasic Attacks against targets with Mark of Azzinoth reduce Illidan's ability cooldown by 0.5 seconds, using Betrayer's Strike and Heroic Abilities will apply Mark of Azzinoth to the target for 8 seconds.

Talents


Level 1

Regeneration MasterGather 3 Regeneration Globes to permanently grant you +3 health per second. Stacks.
Path of the AssassinYour Hero gains an extra 2 attack damage for every level gained.
Betrayer's Mark (Trait)Increases the cooldown reduction per attack to 1 second.
Lethal Thrust (E)Lunge deals 30% more damage.

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.
Thrill of the Chase (Trait)Each nearby enemy with Mark of Azzinoth gives Illidan 10% Movement Speed. This effect stacks up to 3 times.
Both Blades (Q)Lowers the cooldown of Betrayer's Strike to 6 seconds.

Level 7

Betrayer's Fury (Q)Betrayer's Strike also increases Illidan's Attack Speed by 30% for 4 seconds.
Evading LungeAfter lunging, dodge up to 2 Basic Attacks in the next 3 seconds.
First AidActivate to heal 20% of your max health over 4 seconds.

Level 10

The Hunt (R)Become unstoppable and after 1 second, launch yourself at the enemy. Deals 85 damage, stuns target for 1 second and applies Mark of Azzinoth.

Cooldown: 60 seconds
Metamorphosis (R)Transforms into demon form and leaps to target location upon impact, deals 210 damage in a small area and applies Mark of Azzinoth to targets in a larger area. For each Hero struck, gain 228 temporary max health. Also grants 30% increased attack speed.

Cooldown: 100 seconds
Duration: 18 seconds

Level 13

Spell ShieldPeriodically reduces the damage received from Hero Abilities by 50%. Stores up to 2 charges.
Giant KillerBasic Attacks against enemy Heroes deal an additional 1.5% of the target's max Health in damage.
Cursed Strike (W)Increases the damage bonus from hitting a marked target to 50%, increases the silence to 2 seconds.
Immolation (W)Crescent Sweep spouts flames, dealing damage all around Illidan. Its cooldown is also reduced by 2 seconds.

Level 16

Blood for BloodActivate to steal 15% of target enemy's max Health and slow its Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
StoneskinActivate to gain 30% of your max health in Shields for 5 seconds.
BerserkActivate to increase your Attack Speed by 50% and Movement Speed by 10% for 4 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.
Bolt of the StormActivate to teleport to the target location.

 

Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Illidan when the player clicks on him multiple times:

“I grow impatient.”
“Who dares address me?”
“I’m blind. Not deaf.”
“(Text message/cell vibration sounds) Hold on. Darkness just texted me.”
“Does anyone else miss chaos damage?”
“No, I did not just see that. Or anything else for that matter.”
“Remember when wings, hooves and horns were strange for Warcraft? Ahh, the good old days.”
“Alas, poor Gul’dan … I never knew him at all, actually.”
“What did you mean Blizzard added monks before demon hunters?”
“Monks aren’t even a real hero class!”
“You know, for ten thousand years old Tyrande still looks pretty good. — At least that’s what they tell me.”
“Ahh, my brother is such a tree hugger.”
“Is Maiev behind me? She is totally behind me, isn’t she?”

 

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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