Illidan Stormrage – Talents and Heroic Traits
Illidan 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 with.
|Q||Betrayer's Strike||Illidan's next Basic Attack does 50% extra damage (96) and applies Mark of Azzinoth to the target.||9|
|W||Crescent Sweep||Deals 64 damage to enemies in target area.|
Enemies with the Mark of Azzinoth take an extra 25% damage and are silenced for 1.5 seconds.
|E||Lunge||Lunges towards the target location, dealing 58 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.
|Mark of Azzinoth||Basic Attacks against targets with Mark of Azzinoth reduce Illidan's ability cooldowns by 0.5 seconds. Using Betrayer's Strike and Heroic Abilities will apply Mark of Azzinoth to the target for 8 seconds.|