The Butcher build
The Butcher build used in HGC and other Heroes of the Storm eSports events by the top pro gamers in the United States, Europe and Asia.
The Butcher build – eSports
The Butcher Features
HamstringDeal 114 damage and slow enemies by 50% fading over 2 seconds. The Butcher's next Basic Attack will strike immediately.
Cooldown: 4 sec
Butcher's BrandDeal 38 damage to an enemy and Brand them for 4 sec. The Butcher's Basic Attacks against the Branded target heal him for 75% of the damage done.
Basic Attacks against Branded Heroes heal for double and extend the duration of the Brand by 0.5 sec.
Cooldown: 14 sec.
Ruthless OnslaughtCharge at an enemy, becoming Unstoppable and gaining Movement Speed. If The Butcher reaches the target, they are stunned for 1 sec and take 124 damage.
Cooldown: 15 sec.
Fresh MeatUpon dying, nearby enemy Minions drop 1 Fresh Meat and enemy Heroes drop 20 Fresh Meat. Fresh Meat can be picked up to gain 0.5 Attack Damage per Meat. The Butcher loses 15 Fresh Meat upon dying.
Quest: Collect 200 Fresh Meat.
Reward: Gain an additional 125 Attack Damage and 25% increased Attack Speed. Heroes continue to drop 10 Fresh Meat, Minions no longer drop Fresh Meat, and Fresh Meat is no longer lost on death.
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 debuted in the original 1996 Diablo game, and has appeared in Diablo II (2001) and Diablo III (2010) as well.
The Butcher Talents
|Invigoration||If Hamstring hits a Hero, half of the Mana cost is refunded and the cooldown is reduced by 1 sec.|
|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.
|Chop Meat||Increases Hamstring damage by 100% to Minions and Mercenaries.|
|Flail Axe||Increases the length of Hamstring by 40%.|
|Unrelenting Pursuit||Reduces the cooldown of Ruthless Onslaught by 33% upon impact.|
|Cheap Shot||Hamstring does 100% more damage to targets affected by a Slow, Root, or Stun.|
|Insatiable Blade||While facing a branded enemy, The Butcher's Movement Speed is increased by 25%.|
|Victuals||Every time a nearby enemy minion dies, The Butcher heals 5% of his max health.|
|Meat Shield||When Ruthless Onslaught impacts an enemy Hero, The Butcher gains 50 Spell Armor for 2.5 sec, reducing Ability Damage taken by 50%.|
|Furnace Blast||After a 3 second delay, fire explodes around The Butcher dealing 740 damage to enemies.
Can be cast while using Ruthless Onslaught.
Cooldown: 60 sec.
|Lamb to the Slaughter||Throw a hitching post that attaches to the nearest enemy Hero after a 1 second delay. This deals 253 damage and causes the enemy to be chained to the post and Silenced for 3 sec.
Cooldown: 90 sec.
|Cleaver||Basic Attacks deal 35% of The Butcher's Basic Attack Damage in an area around the target.|
|Savage Charge||Ruthless Onslaught deals bonus damage to Heroes equal to 10% of their max Health.|
|Brutal Strike||After using Hamstring, The Butcher's next 3 Basic Attacks within 5 sec deal an additional 15% damage.|
|Crippling Slam||Hamstring's slow no longer fades out, and the duration is increased by 30%.|
|Enraged||While below 50% of his max Health, taking damage causes The Butcher to become Enraged for 10 sec, gaining 40% Attack Speed and 15 Armor, reducing damage taken by 15%.
This effect has a 25 sec cooldown.
|Blood Frenzy||Basic Attacks against Heroes grant 5% increased Attack and Movement Speed for 3 sec, up to 25%.|
|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 enemy Movement Speed by 20% for 1 sec.|
|Bolt of the Storm||Activate to teleport to a nearby location.
Cooldown: 70 sec.