New StarCraft Hero to be Announced at 2017 HGC Katowice Western Clash
Blizzard Entertainment teased via Twitter to expect a new Hero announcement during the 2017 HGC Western Clash livestream on March 3 (3am EST/New York) (12am PST). The tweet offers two clues as to what the hero might be: the key animation of a protoss warp gate as it teleports units, and the expression “warp drive.”
Spin up your warp drives, Heroes, and tune in tomorrow for an exciting announcement during the #HGC Western Clash!
— Heroes of the Storm (@BlizzHeroes) March 2, 2017
Personally, I have a feeling it is Phase-smith Karax. Currently, there are three StarCraft II units represented in Heroes of the Storm:
- Artanis (zealot)
- Tassadar (high templar)
- Zeratul (dark templar)
The only StarCraft II protoss hero that is not based in an actual unit coming from the warp gate is Alarak (Highlord of the Tal’darim). So there are three possibilities here: either the next hero is a unit that comes from the warp gate, a Hero Commander, or a wildcard (like Murky, ETC, & Brightwing who were originally not real Warcraft characters). So that only leaves us with phase-smith Karax, a stalker, immortal, probe, dragoon, archon, or a dark archon.
Wildcard heroes never seen in StarCraft could be a probe, stalker, or immortal. Known dragoon: Fenix. Now an archon or dark archon would be interesting. Either a standalone Archon hero, or Blizzard could play around with a two-player unit like Cho’gal. That would be very interesting. However, my money is on Karax.
UPDATE: On March 3, Blizzard Entertainment revealed Probius, a specialist hero. A wildcard, as it is a character created from scratch with no previous lore or appearance in-game.