Kerrigan build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia. Kerrigan is a melee assassin that dives into enemies, stuns with ground spikes, and pulls them with her wings.
Kerrigan build – eSports
|Tumi - eStar HGC China - Phase 1 - Game 3 - eStar Gaming vs RPG -- Apr 17|
Fury of the Swarm
Essence for Essence
RavageLeap to a target, dealing 218 damage. If the enemy dies within 1.5 sec, this cooldown is instantly reset.
Cooldown: 8 sec
Impaling BladesAfter 1.25 sec, deal 271 damage to enemies within the target area, stunning them for 1 sec.
Cooldown: 12 sec
Primal GraspPulls enemies within the target area towards Kerrigan, dealing 119 damage.
Cooldown: 10 sec
AssimilationGain 10% of damage dealt from Basic Attacks and Abilities as Shields for 6 sec. Shield amount gained doubled against Heroes.
Once a terran ghost with formidable psionic abilities, Sarah Kerrigan was betrayed by her allies and transformed by the zerg into the Queen of Blades. Now freed of the dark one's corruption, Kerrigan faces a threat that could destroy the galaxy itself.
Description: An aggressive hero that gains temporary shielding by attacking enemies and using her abilities. Able to stun enemies and pull them towards her.
Role: Melee Assassin
No single human being has been more inseparably tied to the twisted destinies of the terran, protoss, and zerg races than Sarah Kerrigan. Potent psionic abilities, unmatched courage, sharp tactical instincts, and lethal training in both melee combat and ballistic weaponry led to Kerrigan’s quick rise through the ranks of the Confederate ghost program.
Dark forces combined to bring her under the sway of the zerg Overmind, but the same courage and tenacity that she had shown as a ghost, and later as a rebel against the Confederacy, brought about her dominance of the alien sentient. Now she holds the reins of the Swarm and commands an innumerable army of monstrous creatures poised to sweep mankind from the Koprulu sector.
Sarah Louise Kerrigan discovered the strength of her latent psionic gift as a young girl. An innocent flash of childish anger at her parents resulted in massive cerebral hemorrhaging and a horrific death for her mother. Her father would only repeat one thing over and over again in the ensuing years: “I saw her head come apart.” This gruesome event alerted the Terran Confederacy to her powers, and she quickly became the focus of the fledgling ghost program. Because she had reached unheard-of scores on psi-evaluation tests, her abilities elicited a complete readjustment of the scoring system so that she could be properly measured. The remnants of her humanity were stripped from her, and Kerrigan was designated Ghost Number 24601.
Following her emergence from the ghost program, she became an unstoppable assassin for the corrupt Confederate government. It was her assassination of the independent senator Angus Mengsk that brought her to the attention of his ambitious son, Arcturus. At first wishing to extract revenge from Kerrigan for his father’s murder, Arcturus soon realized that she was much more useful as a weapon against the Confederacy. After rescuing her from a clandestine experimental facility, he removed her neural inhibitor and used her restored memories to build righteous anger against the government that had abused her. Kerrigan and Mengsk became allies.
She was running a mission on Antiga Prime when she first came across one-time Confederate marshal Jim Raynor, a new recruit to the Sons of Korhal. He disapproved of her lethal dealings with the Confederacy, but the conflict between the two soon grew into mutual respect, admiration, and even… something more. Kerrigan and Raynor ran several secret missions together before Mengsk’s revolutionary movement brought them to Tarsonis. Even Kerrigan’s jaded sensibilities were shocked when she learned what Arcturus had planned for the Confederate capital world: the placement of psi emitters to lure the zerg to one of the most densely populated planets in the sector. It would result in the death of almost every living thing on Tarsonis. Voicing her opposition, she nonetheless set about loyally fulfilling her mission to protect the hive clusters from a mysterious new alien enemy, the protoss. Mengsk would take advantage of that loyalty, abandoning her to die on Tarsonis when the mission was complete. He couldn’t run the risk of having a powerful weapon like Kerrigan running loose in the shadow of his new government, and he couldn’t resist the chance to claim some vengeance long overdue. This betrayal enraged Raynor; he left the revolution, swearing revenge.
Little did Arcturus Mengsk suspect that he had just succeeded in arming the zerg against him.
The zerg Overmind sensed Kerrigan’s formidable psionic powers and desired to adapt this new weapon for the Swarm. Bringing all of the evolutionary strength of its genetic skill to bear upon the one-time ghost, the Overmind transformed Sarah Kerrigan into an unstoppable combination of psychic ability and biological deadliness: the Queen of Blades was born.
Not wanting to hamper Kerrigan’s intellectual and strategic brilliance, the Overmind left her a degree of individual will that differed from its cerebrates. It was this freedom that allowed her ambitions to rise, and before long, the Queen of Blades conquered her cerebrate kin and took charge of the Swarm when the Overmind was slain.
Now Kerrigan moves the zerg toward an unknown future. Ancient prophecies foretold her coming. The sense and meaning behind these prophecies are vague, but make no mistake: countless billions of lives are bound to the destiny of Sarah Kerrigan.
"What is it?"
"I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you... last."
"It's not easy being queen."
"Yea, I'm still the Queen Bitch of the Universe."
"Really?! Are you staring at my thorax?"
"Looks like those energy drinks actually do give you wings."
"Wait ... aren't I supposed to be human now? Make up your mind, Blizzard. Human. Zerg. Human. Zerg. Pick one!"
"The worst part about having a Hive mind is knowing exactly how many of your zerglings are licking themselves at any given moment."
"Are we really supposed to believe that I evolved high heels?"
"It takes forever to comb your hair when it keeps fighting you. Literally."
|Siphoning Impact||If the targeted enemy dies within 1.5 sec, Kerrigan heals for 10% of her max Health.|
|Sharpened Blades||Impaling Blades deals 25% more damage.|
|Block||Every 5 sec, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%.
Stores up to 2 charges.
|Clean Kill||If Ravage kills the target, it restores 75% of its Mana cost and increases the damage of the next Ravage by 25%.|
|Psionic Pulse||After casting Primal Grasp, deal 42 damage per sec to nearby enemies. Lasts 5 sec.|
|Fury of the Swarm (Trait)||Kerrigan's Basic Attacks splash for 60% damage around the target.|
|Envenom||Activate to poison an enemy Hero, dealing 412 damage over 10 sec.
Cooldown: 60 sec.
|Blade Torrent||Increases Impaling Blades' radius by 30%.|
|Assimilation Mastery (W)||Increases the duration of Assimilation by 100%. While Assimilation is active, Kerrigan's Health and Mana regeneration is increased by 100%.|
|Bladed Momentum||Basic Attacks reduce Kerrigan's Basic Ability cooldowns by 0.6 sec.|
|Maelstrom||Deals 110 damage per sec to nearby enemies. Lasts for 7 sec.
Cooldown: 90 sec
|Summon Ultralisk||Summon an Ultralisk that attacks the target to deal 148 damage. Attacks splash to nearby enemies for 50% damage. Can reactivate the Ability to retarget the Ultralisk. Lasts for 20 sec.
Cooldown: 80 sec
|Eviscerate||Increases Ravage's range by 40%.|
|Double Strike||When a Basic Ability damages an enemy, Kerrigan's next Basic Attack hits for 75% bonus damage.|
|Queen's Rush||Activate to gain 30% Movement Speed for 4 sec. Queen's Rush is also applied for free on Takedowns.
Cooldown: 50 sec
|Aggressive Defense||Increases base Shield amount gained from Assimilation by 100%.|
|Essence for Essence||Activate to deal 10% of target enemy Hero's Max Health and gain Assimilation Shields for twice that amount.
Cooldown: 60 sec
|Overdrive||Activate to increase Spell Power by 25% and Mana costs by 40% for 5 sec.
Cooldown: 25 sec
|Omegastorm (R)||Maelstrom size increased by 25%. Amount of Assimilation Shields generated by Maelstrom increased by 100%.|
|Torrasque||The Ultralisk morphs into an egg when it dies. If the egg isn't killed within 4 sec, a new Ultralisk is born.|
|Nexus Blade||Basic Attacks deal 20% more damage and Slow enemy Movement Speed by 20% for 1 sec.|
|Psionic Shift||Activate to teleport to a nearby location, dealing 110 damage to nearby enemies. Generates 300% increased Assimilation Shields from the damage dealt.
Cooldown: 70 sec