Heroes of the Storm – Stitches – Talents

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Backstory

Take care when traversing the shadowed trails of Duskwood … Ever since Abercrombie the Embalmer unleashed his abomination upon Darkshire, Stitches has wandered the road aimlessly, hungering for the flesh of low level Alliance players.

Skins

At the shop, Stitches can be purchased for 10,000 gold (In-game currency) or $9.99 (real-money). The Skins and Tints can be unlocked by completing quests.

Note: Click all the skins below to see all the tint variations.

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Talents

(In progress)

Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Stitches when the player clicks on him multiple times. Transcript courtesy of Egrem. (Thank you)

”What we do?”

“Can Stitches play now?”

“Abercrombie & Stitch, my favorite clothes!”

“Me gift for Darkshire! Huh? Where Darkshire go?”

“Me from best nation on Azeroth: abomination!”

“Hahaha… oh! Sides split!”

“Not fat! Big boned!”

“Me got more guts than anyone! There’s this one, and this one… oh, me not know what this one is.”

“Get in my belly!”

“Looky looky, me got hooky!”

 

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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Heroes of the Storm – Gazlowe – Talents

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Backstory

Few would consider the diminutive Gazlowe a fighter, but waht he lacks in height, he more than makes up in mechanical know-how. Besides, you don’t get to be boss of a “boom”-town like Ratchet just because you have a charming personality, if you know what I mean.

Role

Specializes in zoning out his enemies and securing areas with Turrets and Xplodium Charges. Can supercharge his Deth Lazor for increased area of effect damage.

Cost: heroes-of-the-storm-gold-icon 5,500 | $7.49
Role: Melee Specialist
Difficulty: Medium

Origins

gazlowe-store-thumbnailGazlowe was originally conceived as a new character for the video-game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. That game was cancelled by Blizzard Entertainment.

Gazlowe was the chief-engineer in charge of building Orgrimmar — as seen in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (orc campaign).

Later, Gazlowe remained in Ratchet, a goblin town on the eastern coast of The Barrens where he oversees the transportation and cargo operations of ships sailing from Booty Bay.

Gazlowe helped rebuild Orgrimmar after the Undead Scourge invasion (the pre-Wrath of the Lich King world event) where Orgrimmar was attacked by Frostwyrms, and later the remodeling of Orgrimmar with Saronite and other metals when Garrosh was appointed as Warchief after Orgrimmar was set ablaze during the elemental invasion (the pre-Cataclysm expansion world event).

 

Abilities

Rock-It! Turret (Q)Create a turret that shoots at nearby enemies.

Mana: 70
Cooldown: 2 seconds
Deth Lazor (W)Charge and shoot a laser. Damage and range increases the longer it is charged.

Mana: 75
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Xplodium Charge (E)Throw a timed bomb which stuns and damages enemies in an area.
SalvagerTurrets and enemy structures drops scrap. Collect to restore mana and reduce cooldowns. Activate to dismantle a turret, turning it into scrap.

 

Talents

Level 1

Regeneration MasterGather 3 Regeneration Globes to permanently grant you +1 Health per second. Stacks.
DemolisionistBasic Attacks against enemy structures destroy 2 ammo.
Scrap-o-Matic Smelter (Trait)Increases the amount of mana restored by scrap to 60.
Break it Down! (Trait)Increases the cooldown reduction granted by scrap to 9 over 3 seconds.

Level 4

Minion KillerYou deal 25% increased damage to Minions and Mercenaries.
Reduce Reuse Recycle (Trait)Enemy minions that die near you have a 15% chance to drop scrap.
Clockwerk Steam FistsBasic Attacks increase the duration of your active Rock-It! Turrets
PromoteGive target allied lane minion +200% permanent health and +100% permanent damage.

Level 7

Rock-It! Turret XL (Q)Turrets can hit up to 2 additional targets for 50% of normal Turret damage.
Mercenary LordMercenary camps you capture gain the following bonuses:

Siege Giants: 50% increased damage.

Knights: 50% increased health.
Sapping Turret (Q)Rock-It! Turrets also slow their target by 25% for 2 seconds.
First AidActivate to heal 20% of your max Health over 4 seconds.

Level 10

Grav-O-Bomb 3000 (R)Pulls enemies towards its center. Deals 150 damage.

Cooldown: 110 seconds
Robo-Goblin (R)Reduces the duration of Crowd Control effects by 50% and Basic Attacks deal an additional 250% damage to minions, mercenaries, and structures.

Level 13

Burning RageDeals 10 damage per second to nearby enemies.
Kwik Release Charge (E)Xplodium Charge can now be cast twice in rapid succession.
EZ-PZ Dimensional Ripper (W)Deth Lazor slows Heroes by 35% and freezes minions or structures for 3 seconds.
SprintActivate to increase Movement Speed by 75% for 3 seconds.

Level 16

Long-Ranged Turrets (Q)Increases Rock-It! Turret attack range by 25%.
Turret Storage (Q)Increases the maximum number of Rock-It! Turret charges you can hold to 4.
Hyperfocus Coils (W)Your Deth Lazor charges twice as fast.
StoneskinActivate to gain 30% of your max Health in Shields for 5 seconds.

Level 20

Resurgence of the StormUpon dying, revive back at your Altar after 5 seconds. This can occur once every 120 seconds.
Swift StormReduces the cast time of Hearthstone to 2 seconds.

Increases mount speed to +60% move speed.
Miniature Black Hole (R)Increases the radius of Grav-O-Bomb 3000 by 25% and its damage by 50%.
Mecha-Lord (R)Basic attacks deal an additional 130% damage to heroes and increase the duration of Robo-Goblin by .5 seconds per hit.

 

Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Gazlowe when the player clicks on him multiple times. Here is a transcript courtesy of Mutterscrawl. (thank you)

“Hey time is money friend … and you’re out of both!”

“Wazzup!”

“Lets show em what you’re made of! Thorium!”

“You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight? … Well have ya?”

“This thing’s a miracle of goblin engineering *breaking machine noises* Oh snap! Oh, hey buddy! Did you see where that went? *more breaking noises* Oh great there goes binky.”

“The Samophlange’s connected to the Gizmo, and the Gizmo’s connected to the dealybob’s, and the dealybob’s … ARGH! *explosion* … no longer connected to the thingamagig…”

“Ohhh, what’s this button do again – DOH! Oh, right-right. I gotta remember not to mess with that… shiny … sparkly… blinky red button AUGH”

“Ah geez this contraption is so crazy I can clearly see it’s nuts… and bolts. I said bolts. I said bolts! I SAID BOLTS ALRIGHT I’M KEEPING IT T FOR TEEN HERE GOD YOU’RE SO FILTHY.”

“My Friends Call Me: The Mastah Blastah”

“You know what the best part of being boss of Ratchet is? Because I’d love to know, I mean seriously … it’s so boring.”

 

Videos

Tychus Hero Spotlight

Vaeflare has revealed the new Heroes of the Storm hero: Tychus Findlay. The video shows Tychus shooting with a M61 Vulcan machine gun. Looks like an frontal cone AOE by the looks. The video also shows him summoning an ODIN Thor (similar to Jim Raynor’s Summon Battlecruiser).

It’s exciting to see Hero spotlights, and what Blizzard has been busy with these past months working on new heroes.

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“HELL…IT’S ABOUT TIME.”

– TYCHUS FINDLAY, NOTORIOUS OUTLAW

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Tychus Findlay is a somewhat enigmatic Terran Marine from StarCraft II, who has been many things to many people. In Heroes of the Storm, Tychus takes on the role of a battle-hardened Assassin, and he’s more than happy to let his massive gun do the talking.

Former soldier. Erstwhile thief. Convicted felon. Tychus Findlay and Jim Raynor share what some might call a checkered past—the type filled with daring exploits and courageous fights doing not so courageous deeds. While no one can be sure where Tychus’ loyalties lie, one thing is for certain. He’s a fearsome combatant whose impact on the battlefield is anything but subtle. Tychus always goes big. Always.

Tychus is ready for anything you can throw at him!

(Q) OVERKILL

  • Target: Enemy, Area: Cone that can be altered based on Tychus’s position. Can be cancelled.
  • Though Tychus is usually equal opportunity with his minigun, this ability focuses Tychus’ attention on a single enemy for a few seconds, dealing some extra pain to the target. Other enemies caught in the cone of fire also take damage.

 


(W) FRAG GRENADE

  • Target: Location, Area: Circle AOE
  • This simple explosive device damages and knocks back anything caught in the blast radius.

 


(E) RUN AND GUN

  • Target: Direction, Area: Direction selected
  • Tychus sure does like getting into the fight. He can choose from time to time to charge right into battle and have his weapon instantly spun up and ready to fire.

 

MINIGUN

  • Passive
  • Tychus’ weapon of choice belies its name, packing a punch and attack speed that’s unmatched by most other heroes. The downside of this multi-barreled terror is that it takes a moment to spin up before firing. But once the minigun starts firing, it lays waste to anything in front of it.

 

(R) DRAKKEN LASER DRILL

  • Target: Location – laser auto single-targets closest enemy, can be altered by player by pressing R and clicking on new enemy.
  • Originally designed to assist with mining operations and other excavation projects, the laser drill can be equally effective when used as a weapon. When Tychus drops one on the battlefield, it can do heavy damage to single targets.

 


(R) COMMANDEER ODIN

  • Target: Self-cast, Area: Self-cast
  • Sometimes even Tychus needs a bigger gun. That’s when he calls upon the power of the massive Odin mech. Offering additional protection as well as powerful cannons and missiles that create wide swaths of destruction, the Odin is a fearsome military vehicle.

 

COMING SOON:

  • BATTLEGROUND TIPS

  • SKINS

  • QUOTES AND FACTS

  • COMMUNITY CREATIONS

  • RELATED CONTENT

 

 

Heroes of the Storm – Jim Raynor

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Backstory

Ex-Confederate Marshall James Raynor has stood against whatever the universe can throw at him and survived. He stands as a bright beacon of hope among enigmatic aliens and monsters, still fighting for justice in a cold uncaring universe.

Description

A resilient hero that knocks back enemies and buffs allies. Able to regenerate health quickly when in trouble.

Store Cost: heroes-of-the-storm-gold-icon 2,000 | $3.99

Role: Ranged Assassin

Difficulty: Easy

Origin

heroes-raynor-frameJim Raynor was a Confederate marshal on Mar Sara at the time of the first zerg incursions on that world. Despite bravely fighting the alien aggressors and saving many lives, he was arrested by Confederate forces on the pretext of destroying Confederate property at Backwater Station. When he was subsequently liberated by Arcturus Mengsk’s Sons of Korhal, an anti-Confederate revolutionary group, Raynor chose to fight alongside them.

Mengsk’s hunger for power and his growing lack of scruples soon began to trouble Raynor. Eventually Mengsk’s betrayal of his own lieutenant Sarah Kerrigan and his ruthless manipulation of the zerg to attack Confederacy-held worlds showed Raynor that Mengsk was no better than the oppressors he sought to overthrow. Raynor led a revolt within the ranks of the Sons of Korhal and seized Mengsk’s personal flagship, the Hyperion, and a small fleet of ships. While attempting to rescue Kerrigan from the zerg planet Char, Raynor encountered protoss there and gained the respect of the valiant Executor Tassadar. Raynor’s frank honesty enabled him to forge a bond between Tassadar and the dark templar Zeratul.

“It may not be tomorrow, darlin’. It may not even happen with an army at my back. But rest assured: I’m the man who’s going to kill you some day. I’ll be seein’ you.”

Raynor and his troops went on to fight alongside the protoss in several campaigns and played a key role in battling the United Earth Directorate incursion that followed. A twist of fate found Raynor temporarily allied with Arcturus Mengsk and the Queen of Blades, the being reforged from Sarah Kerrigan by the zerg Overmind. Although these two tyrants fought against a common foe, it was only a matter of time until their tenuous alliance collapsed. In the end Kerrigan was the one who turned against her erstwhile allies and struck the first blow, and many of Jim Raynor’s comrades died to her treachery.

Raynor escaped the massacre and vowed vengeance. Even so, against the full strength of the zerg Swarm and the vast psionic powers of the Queen of Blades, his chances seemed slender at best. Eventually, exhausted and disillusioned, Raynor returned to terran space to lead a resistance movement against the spreading power of Arcturus Mengsk’s Terran Dominion. Over the years this fight hasn’t gone well. Arcturus Mengsk has used his greatest weapons – oratory, the media, and propaganda – to marginalize Raynor’s efforts.

Raynor’s Raiders remain public enemy number one to the powerful Terran Dominion. Mengsk sees Raynor’s continuing existence as a challenge to his authority. However, Mengsk is also wary of creating a martyr by having Raynor assassinated, and so he has taken steps to keep Raynor and his followers constantly hunted and harried, denying them any chance to gain a respite and build their strength.

Years of skirmishing with the inexhaustible resources of the Dominion has whittled down Raynor’s forces to a shadow of their former selves. Raynor has had to resort to occasional mercenary work just to garner enough funds to repair and rearm in the short term. Keeping his outfit running means that additional mercenary jobs will likely be needed in the future. Freedom isn’t free.

Today Raynor seems to be losing faith: he drinks heavily and blames himself for Kerrigan’s fate. His hatred for Arcturus Mengsk has become a festering wound. Raynor’s first officer, Matt Horner, still believes in him and in the revolution even though some of Raynor’s doubts are spreading to his crew. Horner has done a lot to keep things going over the years, always having faith that Raynor’s innate heroism will resurface and lead the rebels to victory.

Raynor is a good leader and an excellent tactician, although he lacks any formal training or background. He has learned his skills through experience, and so he is unfettered by preconceived notions of what “the book” says is the right or wrong approach. Raynor will seldom plan things out in very much depth, but he has an excellent ability to improvise and turn the tables in a situation by using whatever he has at hand.

Raynor is also a man with a past. He is a known associate of notorious convict Tychus Findlay; the pair of them served together in the 321st Colonial Rangers Battalion “Heaven’s Devils” toward the end of the Confederacy/Kel-Morian Guild Wars. Raynor and Findlay first met in Fort Howe on Turaxis II after Findlay had finished a three-month stint in a military correctional facility for assaulting a ranking officer.

“Guess you wouldn’t be a Confederate if you weren’t a complete pain in the ass.”

In the last phase of the Guild Wars, Raynor and Findlay were accused of committing manslaughter during an ill-fated mission on Turaxis II. For their part, Raynor and Findlay knew that their superiors were to blame for the operation’s disastrous failure and resulting deaths. The two men fled from the military soon after, well aware that they would never receive a fair trial if it meant tarnishing the reputation of Confederate commanding officers. The pair remained outlaws together for years until Tychus was captured by Confederate law enforcement and sentenced to life in cryogenic incarceration. Exactly how Raynor managed to avoid Findlay’s fate and land a job as a marshal on Mar Sara is unknown.

StarCraft History

Jim Raynor is the main hero character of the StarCraft (1998) video game series. He was a marshall in planet Mar Sara working for the Confederacy of Men in the Koprulu Sector.

Betrayed by his own people, Jim Raynor was rescued by Korhal rebel leader Arcturus Mengsk. Jim fell in love with Mengsk’s right hand and ghost assassin Sarah Kerrigan.

After toppling the Confederacy, and protecting the innocent from zerg attacks, Mengsk betrayed him by leaving Sarah Kerrigan behind during a mission gone wrong.

Sarah Kerrigan was captured by the zerg and turned by the Overmind’s genegineer Abathur into the Queen of Blades.

Jim Raynor was pivotal in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty to do the right thing. He listened to Zeratul’s warning and with the help of Prince Valerian Mengsk cured Kerrigan to a degree.

This cure was short-lived after Mengsk’s forces led by Nova captured Jim Raynor. News reached Kerrigan that Raynor had been executed. With the help of Zeratul, Kerrigan embraced a path that would ensure her revenge against Emperor Mengsk.

Kerrigan was transformed back into the Queen of Blades by entering the primordial pool where the original zerg first evolved. Free of the taint of Amon and that of the Xel’Naga, the new Queen of Blades freed Jim Raynor from a mobile prison.

Jim Raynor was pissed at Kerrigan for giving up on her humanity, becoming the Queen of Blades once more. Giving up on their love. However, he was moved by her new attitude and respect for life when she agreed to spare the lives of Valerian’s men and protect them where possible as she advanced toward Emperor Mengsk’s headquarter. Together, they defeated New Korhal’s defenses and killed Emperor Mengsk.

Jim Raynor saw Kerrigan ascend into the sky to meet her destiny as prophesied by Zeratul. In the end, Raynor knows she is the only chance for the entire universe to survive the coming oblivion that Amon and his hybrid will bring.

In Heroes of the Storm, Jim Raynor is a playable character. With his impaling rifle and his Summon Hyperion ability he is an asset to any team.

Jim Raynor has appeared in the following media:

 

Talents

Soon

Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Jim Raynor when the player clicks on him multiple times. Transcript courtesy of Egrem. (Thank you)

”This is Jimmy.”

“Alright, sell me.”

“Don’t mess with Mar Sara.”

“Yippee-ki-yay.”

“I never look for trouble, but it always seems to find me. Usually in a bar.”

“It’s funny, I ain’t been a marshal for years, but I always feels like there’s a magistrate lookin’ over my shoulder.”

“Wh-he-hell, ooh, what is it about girls with dreads?”

“I find that whenever I’ve got a split decision in my life, the first option is usually the canonically correct one.”

“Well, I’m bored. Who needs something kicked into overdrive?”

“When the goin’ gets tough, well the tough… call on the good old Hyperion and blast the hell out of everything!”

“‘scuse me, gettin’ a little dry over here.”

“So, you ever hear what happens when you play StarCraft backwards? I get my Vulture back, I get my girl back, my planet isn’t glassed by the Protoss and things are peachy keen.”

“Startin’ to miss my jukebox.”

“(singing) Shotgun… Zerg… you, I got a Zerg and a shotgun, and I’m bringing ’em home to you.”

“(music) Hey, is that Liberty Rock? Yeah! Well, turn it up man!”

 

Strategies

A pretty good Hero Killer spec that can put enemy heroes in trouble with rapid basic attack fire.

Naziba – Witch Doctor – Talents and Heroic Traits

heroes-witch-doctor-frameNaziba is a Umbaru Witch Doctor from the Diablo III universe. Not much is known about him and there is no reference in past Diablo novels.

He is presumed to be the Witch Doctor character in Diablo III.

In Heroes of the Storm, Naziba is a siege-type character able to inflict splash AOE damage and mainly used to destroy buildings.

In Heroes of the Storm, the Witch Doctor wields his spiritual knife and curiously holds the head of a World of Warcraft troll witch doctor, and the skull of a Zergling on the posterior side of his hips decorating his vestment.

Talents

KeybindIconTalentDescriptionCooldownMana
ravenous-spirit-iconRavenous SpiritSummons a Ravenous Spirit. Deals 184 damage per second. The Witch Doctor cannot move while chaneling.

Channeled ability.
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Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Naziba the Witch Doctor when the player clicks on him multiple times. Transcript courtesy of Egrem. (Thank you)

”I hear you.”

“Spirits guide us.”

“The spirits speak to me.”

“Time to do that voodoo that I do so well.”

“I have a PhD in PvP.”

“This troll should have stayed away from the voodoo.”

“My knee hurts. Bring me my cane. (town portal) “Stay awhile and listen.” No, not you!”

“What? Noo. I have not been licking toads. Why would you think that? (toad croaks) Hush you!”

“I have to keep ahead. What? What do you mean “of the game”? No, I just need to keep a head. See, right here. (thud) A head!”

“Unless you are on a Sanctuary, Heaven or Hell-approved HMO or PPO, I can not make house calls. Though, I can give you this. (frog ribbits)”

“Frogs don’t give you warts… but this will! (jar thrown, glass breaks)”

“That’s a bad cough you’ve got there, you should call a docto-ohh. What can I do for you?”

“Which doctor? This doctor.”

“My mother tells everyone her son’s a witch doctor. “Do you know how many years of schooling you have to go through to become a witch doctor? And then the application process is a nightmare.”

 

Heroic Traits

KeybindIconHeroic TraitDescription
-voodoo-ritual-iconVoodoo RitualAttacks deal 74 additional damage over 4 seconds. If an enemy dies while under Death Ritual, Naziba regenerates 1% of your maximum Health and Mana, and he permanently gains 2 Health and 1 Mana.

Tyrael – Heroes of the Storm Guide

Tyrael is a melee warrior hailing from the Diablo II and Diablo III Universe. He’s the Archangel of Justice, member of the Angiris Council.

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Abilities

eldruins-might

El'Druin's Might

Deals 69 damage to enemies within target area, slowing them by 25%. Reactivating will teleport you to the blade and slow nearby enemies by 25%.

Mana: 55
Cooldown: 12 sec
righteousness

Righteousness

Shields you for 225 damage and nearby allies for 90 damage for 4 sec.

Mana: 65
Cooldown: 12 sec sec
smite

Smite

Rake target area for 87 damage. Allies moving through the targeted area gain 25% increased Movement Speed for 2 sec.

Mana: 50
Cooldown: 7 sec
archangels-wrath

Archangel's Wrath

When you die, become invulnerable and explode for 240 damage after 3.5 sec.

Trait

 

Talents

  • archangels-wrathProtection in DeathWhen Archangel's Wrath explodes, shield nearby allies for 50% of their max Health for 5 sec.
    eldruins-mightHoradric ReforgingIncreases the damage dealt by El'Druin's Might by 30%.
    smitePurge EvilSmite deals 25% more damage to Heroes.
    regeneration-masterRegeneration MasterCollecting Regeneration Globes permanently increases Health Regeneration by 1.5 per sec.
  • amplied-healingAmplified HealingIncreases regeneration effects and all healing received by 30%.
    vampiric-strikeVampiric StrikeBasic Attacks heal for 25% of the damage dealt to the primary target.
    smiteRetributionCooldown is lowered by 0.5 for each target hit by Smite.
    archangels-wrathEven in DeathNon-Heroic abilities can be used before exploding, but deal no damage.
  • battle-momentumBattle MomentumBasic Attacks reduce ability cooldowns by 0.5 sec.
    eldruins-mightAngel's GraceAfter teleporting using El'Druin's Might, gain 25% Movement Speed for 3 sec.
    righteousnessReciprocateWhen your shield expires, it explodes for 102 damage to nearby enemies.
    righteousnessZealotryIncreases shield duration by 100%.
    searing-attacksSearing AttacksActivate to increase Basic Attack damage by 50% for 5 sec. Each attack costs 15 Mana. Cooldown: 25 sec.
  • judgmentJudgmentCharge target enemy Hero, dealing 68 damage and stunning them for 1.5 sec. While charging nearby enemies are knocked back and take 34 damage.

    Cooldown: 80 sec.
    sanctificationSanctificationWhile channeling, make all nearby allied Heroes, excluding you, invulnerable
  • burning-rageBurning RageDeals 12 damage per sec to nearby enemies.
    righteousnessAngelic AbsorptionEnemies that attack you while shielded grant 60 Health over 3 sec.
    righteousnessImposing WillEnemies that attack you while shielded have their Attack Speed slowed by 50% and Movement Speed slowed by 50% for 2 sec.
    smiteAngelic MightGain 25% increased damage on your next Basic Attack for each target hit by Smite.
  • eldruins-mightBlade of JusticeAfter teleporting using El'Druin's Might, your next 3 Basic Attacks within 5 sec deal 75% more damage.
    eldruins-mightHoly GroundCreate a ring that blocks enemies from entering the area teleported to using El'Druin's Might.
    righteousnessSalvationShield is 25% stronger for each allied Hero that gets shielded.
    blood-for-bloodBlood for BloodActivate to deal 10% of target enemy Hero's Max Health and heal for twice that amount.

    Cooldown: 60 sec.
  • judgmentAngel of JusticeIncreases the cast range of Judgment by 50%, and reduces the cooldown by 30 sec.
    sanctificationHoly ArenaIncreases duration of Sanctification by 1 sec and increases the damage of allies by 25%.
    hardened-shieldHardened ShieldActivate to reduce damage taken by 75% for 4 sec.

    Cooldown: 60 sec.
    nexus-bladeNexus BladesBasic Attacks deal 20% more damage and slow the target for 1 sec.

 

Skins

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Profile

  • These are the voice over quotes repeated by Tyrael when the player clicks on him multiple times. Here is a transcript courtesy of Cemotucu. (Thank you)

    "Greetings, mortal."

    "What do you need?"

    "I'm sorry, did you say something? I was busy thinking about justice."

    "Be warned mortal, you never know what your curiosity might unleash."

    "FOOL! You have just ensured the doom of this world. You cannot even begin to imagine what you set in motion this day. (Evil laugh shifting to funny laugh) I'm kidding! I like to say things like that."

    "Just because I'm an immortal doesn't mean I want to wait around forever."

    "If I had a face, I'd be glaring at you, right now."

    "In heaven, everything is fine."

    "You can always tell an angel is happy when their wings flutter."

    "Perfect gem activated."

    "You are quite proficient at clicking. Diablo III might be right up your alley."

    "Every time a bell rings, a suit of armor manifests as a physical representation of an angel's wings."

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    Backstory

    Among the angels it is the Archangel of Justice Tyrael who is humanity's greatest defender. Wielding his sword El'druin against the Burning Hells, the Prime Evils would have enslaved Sanctuary and all of humanity long ago if Tyrael had not intervened.

    Diablo: Book of Cain

    Tyrael is an character in Diablo II, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, Diablo III and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Tyrael is one of the five members of the Angiris Council which rules the High Heavens.

    Tyrael is the archangel of Justice, and as such he was the most rigid of the angels, firm in his adherence to laws, rules, and order. He held to a single, unbending duty: to secure victory for the High Heavens in the Eternal Conflict.

    He was renowned for being calm and controlled and meticulous in his execution of combat technique. The archangel carried out his impassive judgment through the use of El'druin, the Sword of Justice.

    El'druin is, by all accounts, a unique weapon that can cut through any substance or foe in existence. There is, however, an exception: Some believe that the blade's edge cannot pass through or harm any being of righteous intent.

    Despite Tyrael's fame as a warrior with few peers, it is nonetheless stated that he was at all times fair and impartial, as justice itself must be.

    The Courts of Justice, Tyrael's abode in the High Heavens, are said to be akin to a great auditorium wherein angels congregate. Here they air grievances, come to terms, and strive to reclaim lost harmony or equilibrium. It seems a fitting institution for an angel who values integrity and balance above all things and will choose the path of righteousness in any situation, even if it brings harm to those he loves.

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    History

    During the aftermath of the Sin War, the Angiris Council voted to decide the fate of Sanctuary. Only Tyrael's vote prevented the purge of all inhabitants of Sanctuary.

    A pact was determined between the Angiris Council and Mephisto that none of both factions would intervene in Sanctuary.

    Milennia later, a civil war within the ranks of the Burning Hells resulted in the exile of Diablo, Baal and Mephisto. The lesser evils, Azmodan and Belial, sent them to Sanctuary. Tyrael enrolled the help of powerful humans to hunt down the Prime Evils and to imprison them. Tyrael and the Horadrim used the Soulstones -- shards of the Worldstone -- to imprison the soul of the Prime Evils, and buried them in distant locations.

    During the Darknening of Tristram, Diablo managed to corrupt King Leoric to commit vile crimes. Prince Aidan (the hero) was ultimately possessed by Diablo (Diablo, 1996).

    During Diablo II, Aidan (known as the Wanderer) traveled east to free Diablo's brothers: Baal and Mephisto. Tyrael tried to prevent Baal's escape from Tal-Rasha's Tomb, but Marius was tricked into removing the shattered soulstone from Tal-Rasha's chest.

    Later, Tyrael sacrificed in order to address the taint of the Worldstone after Baal corrupted it. Tyrael threw the sword of justice, El'druin, at the Worldstone. Its explosion decimated Mount Arreat leaving a crater.

    For twenty years, Tyrael's essence floated in the nether -- unable to coalesce himself back to his former self. Jacob of Staalbreak, the avatar of justice, wielded El'druin and with the help of Shanar the Wizard managed to bring justice upon men. It's unknown still how Tyrael managed to recover El'druin and to materialize his light-sound-like being.

    His actions were pivotal to ensure the Prophecy of the End Days didn't come to pass. After confronting Archangel Imperius and criticize the Angiris Council's inaction to save Sanctuary and in turn all of the High Heavens, Tyrael decided to strip away his wings and his immortality as a lesson to his brethren that the laws shouldn't govern them into inaction. The welfare of creation is above any law.

    Imperius exiled Tyrael toward Sanctuary, and he fell through the sky -- colliding against the Cathedral of Tristram. After the Diablo III hero rescued Deckard Cain, the way to King Leoric's throne is cleared to find the source of the falling star. It turned out to be a man. He holds no memories of his past or the reason of his arrival. All he knows is that he had come to warn men.

    A search for the three pieces of this man's sword begins, and the Hero and Leah find out that Maghda and her cult are also searching for the pieces.

    Later, in New Tristram, Maghda captured Deckard Cain and the three missing pieces of the sword. With Leah's sudden burst of power before the anguish of seeing her uncle Deckard harmed, Maghda decides to retreat.

    Unable to force Deckard to coalesce the sword pieces, Maghda decides to kidnap the man that fell through the sky. Before his last breath, Cain uses the Horadrim teachnings and possibly the Horadric cube to unite the three pieces of the sword. Before him was El'druin. Deckard recognizes it as an angelic weapon. Cain died, and the hero and Leah keep moving on to rescue the kidnapped man.

    After defeating the Butcher, the hero rescues the man from the cult, and hands him the sword. El'druin restores his memories and now he remembers he is Archangel Tyrael. Throughout their journey, Tyrael helps the hero, Leah and Adria the witch restore Zoltun Kulle in order to access the Black Soulstone. It is determined that it is a crucial instrument to capture the Lesser Evils.

    With the defeat of Belial and Azmodan, Adria showed her true colors and betrayed Leah and Tyrael -- using the Black Soulstone and her magics to transform Leah into Diablo, the Prime Evil. Diablo opens a gateway into the High Heavens, where he brings utter chaos. Millions of angels perished, and Diablo climbed his way into the top of the Crystal Arch to defile and corrupt it.

    Upon Diablo's defeat, Tyrael claims this to be the dawn of a new age for men and angels. The Crystal Arch chose Tyrael to embrace his new place as the Archangel of Wisdom, for justice had been met that day.

    As time went by, Tyrael could see with mortal eyes what other angels couldn't. Corruption was flowing through the High Heavens. The Angiris Council's attitude seemed abnormal. Tyrael determined that the Black Soulstone was creating dissonance upon the High Heavens, thus, he decided to summon forth five heroes of Sanctuary and the new Horadrim to stage a stealth-mission to steal the Black Soulstone from the High Heavens (Read Diablo III: Storm of Light).

 

Abathur – Talents and Heroic Traits

heroes-abathur-frameFrom their conception, the zerg have been driven to pursue the perfection of their race through merciless, predatory evolution. If the Overmind has been the force behind this directive, the being known as Abathur was born as the instrument of its will.

Abathur is an old organism, long serving as an “evolution master” – a guiding hand spinning the strands of zerg DNA into mutations of existing zerg and entirely new strains. Left to its own devices, Abathur’s approach to evolving the Swarm is unorthodox: consuming living tissue, and dissolving it into genetic components able to be quickly reassembled (often painfully).

Abathur’s methods are far from the only means of evolving the Swarm, but the creature has refined them over years of wanderlust following the death of the original zerg Overmind. During its time on Char, the detached, meticulous Abathur modified any zerg it stumbled across, and grew fixated on diversifying the Swarm.

As much as a hive creature can, Abathur sees itself as personally responsible for the continuation of the zerg. It undertakes each experiment as though the survival of the species depended on it alone, and tolerates no evolutionary backstep. Abathur will push the swarm forward…and change it utterly in the attempt.

Description

Abathur is one of the heroes introduced in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. His main function in the Swarm is to dissect, gene-splice and genegineer advanced upgrades for the different Zerg units. He was formerly created by the Zerg Overmind in planet Zerus to evolve the zerg DNA strains and those of the races assimilated into the zerg.

In Heroes of the Storm, Abathur plays a very intriguing and innovative role. Abathur is a support character where the player doesn’t fight directly one-on-one against other players. Abathur can teleport to various explored locations throughout the map to assist other friendly team players with special buffs and abilities.

Abilities

IconTalentDescription
symbioteSymbiote (Q)Assists the target allied Unit or Structure, allowing you to shield them, and use new Abilities. Lasts for 45 seconds. Cooldown: 4 seconds.

Cannot be used on self, Grave Golems, or Summoned Units.
toxic-nestToxic Nest (W)Spawns a mine that becomes active after a short time. Deals 50 damage and reveals the enemy for 4 seconds. Lasts 90 seconds. Charge Cooldown: 12 seconds.
locust-strainLocust Strain (Trait)Spawns a Locust to attack down the nearest lane every 20 seconds.
deep-tunnel-iconDeep Tunnel (Z)Abathur quickly tunnels to the target visible location.

 

Talents

  • spike-burstEradicate Minions (Q)Increase Spike Burst damage to non-heroic.
    locust-strainCombat Adaptation (Trait)Locusts gain Attack Speed.
    locust-strainSurvival Instincts (Trait)Locusts gain more Health.
    toxic-nestEnvenomed Nest (W)Toxic Nests deal more damage.
  • barbed-spinesBarbed Spines (Q)Increases the damage of your Symbiote's Stab by 20%.
    spike-burstPressurized Glands (Q)Increase the range of Symbiote's Spike Burst by 100%.
    toxic-nestBallistospores (W)Toxic Nests can be placed from unlimited range.
    promotePromoteActivate to give target allied lane Minion +300% Health and +100 damage for 15 seconds. Has 2 charges. Cooldown: 30 seconds.
  • barbed-spinesNeedlespine (Q)Increases the range of your Symbiote's Stab by 33%.
    toxic-nestVile NestToxic Nests slow enemies by 40% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.
    regenerative-microbesRegenerative MicrobesSymbiote's Carapace heals the target for 9 Health per second.
    calldown-muleCalldown: MULEActivate to calldown a Mule that repairs Structures, one at a time, near target point for 60 seconds, healing for 100 Health every 1 second. Grants 1 ammo every 5 seconds. Cooldown: 60 seconds.
  • ultimate-evolutionUltimate EvolutionClone target allied Hero and control it for 45 seconds.
  • locust-strainAssault Strain (Trait)Locust Basic Attacks cleave, and explode on death for 72 damage.
    locust-strainBombard Strain (Trait)Locust Basic Attacks become a long-range siege attack.
    regenerative-microbesSpatial Efficiency (Q)Symbiote's Stab gains 1 additional charge.
    toxic-nestProlific Dispersal (W)Toxic Nest gains 2 additional charges.
  • spike-burstEnvenomed Spikes (Q)Your Symbiote's Spike Burst also slows enemies by 40% for 2 seconds.
    regenerative-microbesAdrenaline Boost (Q)Symbiote's Carapace increases the Movement Speed of the target by 40% for 3 seconds.
    locust-broodLocust BroodGain the ability to spawn a Nest near Abathur that hatches 3 Locusts.
  • bolt-of-the-storm-iconBolt of the StormActivate to teleport to a nearby location. Cooldown: 40 seconds.
    ultimate-evolutionEvolution MasterLower the cooldown of Ultimate Evolution to 90 seconds, and increase the duration to 60 seconds.

 

Voice Over Quotes

These are the voice over quotes repeated by Abathur when the player clicks on him multiple times. Transcript courtesy of Egrem. (Thank you)

”Must evolve. Swarm not good enough. Not.”

“Perfection. Deep in the core. In strands.”

“Pronouns. Unclear.”

“Teammates. Much to improve. Reanimated tissue. Humanoid-beast hybrids. Inefficient. Unacceptable.”

“Work harder. Better. Make faster. Stronger. Evolution never over.”

“Perfection. Goal that always changes. Can pursue, cannot obtain. Similar to Ashbringer.”

“Anger. Product of stress. Adrenaline. Clicking. No clicking, no anger.”

“Design must be simple. Elegant. Implementation, less so. Sequences must change. Intent static, product fluid. Always can improve. Stressers reveal flaws. Flaws reveal potential. Always improving. Good.”

“If evolution product of design, is evolution… evolution? Hmm. Line of thought not productive. Hmm.”

“Abilities of organism Abathur well-designed for Alpha. Likely to change. Entity Blizzard notorious for iteration.”

 

Skins

  • abathur-evolution-master-skin
  • master-abathur-skin
  • pajamathur-skin
  • skelethaur-abathur-skin

 

Strategy Build

Tassadar – Talents and Heroic Traits

heroes-tassadar-frameTassadar is a protoss of the Templar caste who oversaw and protected the lesser races, or executed them when required or commanded to do so.

His fascination for the Terran race was absolute, even leading him to disobey extreme orders from Aldaris and the protoss conclave.

Tassadar set flame to planet Mar Sara in order to purify it from the zerg infestation.

After desobeying a direct order from the conclave, Tassadar went rogue and befriended ex-Marshal Jim Raynor and the dark templar Zeratul.

Although, the dark templar were perceived as heretics by the templars, Tassadar listened to Zeratul’s side of the story, and even learned the way of the dark templar.

Using his new found hybrid philosophies of both sides of the templar, Tassadar sacrificed by concentrating all of his psionic might against the zerg Overmind.

Tassadar claimed he hasn’t tasted death nor will he, meaning he has trascended the mortal realm into a mysterious psionic or ethereal state — communicating from the beyond.

Tassadar communicated with Zeratul at the site of the Overmind’s demise in planet Aiur to reveal the Overmind’s master plan and warned him of impending doom with the rise of the hybrids. That Kerrigan was the Overmind’s way to prevent the coming oblivion to be caused by the dark voice: Amon. (as seen in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty).

Tassadar is one of the playable characters is Heroes of the Storm. He plays a Support / Ranged role.

Talents

KeybindIconTalentDescriptionCooldownMana
Qprotective-shield-iconProtective ShieldShields target ally, absorbing 240 damage before breaking. Lasts for 8 seconds.960
Wtime-warp-iconTime WarpDeals 34 damage per second to enemies in target area and slows attack and movement speeds by 35%. Lasts 4 seconds.1475
EPhase ShiftTassadar becomes invulnerable and invisible to enemies. Lasts for 2 seconds.2475

Heroic Traits

IconHeroic TraitDescriptionCooldownMana
oracle-iconOracleGreatly increases Tassadar's vision radius and allows him to detect enemy Heroes. Lasts for 7 seconds.3025

Illidan Stormrage – Talents and Heroic Traits

illidan-portrait

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.

Store Cost: heroes-of-the-storm-gold-icon 5,500 | $7.49

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
10
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.


Skillshot
8
(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?”

 
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