Illidan build used at HGC winning matches in USA, Europe, and Asia. Illidan hails from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, and World of Warcraft: Legion. In Heroes of the Storm, Illidan is a melee assassin with sustained attacks and cunning. Beware his 10,000 years of hatred. No seriously. Watch over your shoulder at all times.
Illidan Build – eSports
|MichaelUdall - Gale Force HGC NA - Phase 2 Part 2 - Game 1 - Gale Force eSports v Tempo Storm -- Sept 1|
Blades of Azzinoth
Dive (Q)Dive at the target, dealing 69 damage and flipping to the other side of the target.
Cooldown: 6 sec
Evasion (W)Dash towards target point, dealing 124 damage to enemies along the way. Hitting an enemy increases Illidan's Basic Attack damage by 35% for 3 sec.
Cooldown: 8 sec
Sweeping Strike (E)Evade enemy Basic Attacks for 2.5 sec.
Cooldown: 15 sec
Betrayer's Thirst (Trait)Basic Attacks heal for 30% of damage dealt and reduce Ability cooldowns by 1 sec.
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.
Marks his targets by using his abilities. Attacks against marked targets to reduce his cooldowns. Moves quickly to pursue his foes.
Store Cost: 500 | 4000
Role: Melee Assassin
Difficulty: Very Hard
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 against with.
Illidan made appearances in the following media:
- WarCraft: War of the Ancients Archive
- Warcraft III Battle Chest
- World of Warcraft Battle Chest (The Burning Crusade)
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Quest: The Hunter and the Prince)
- World of Warcraft: Stormrage (Malfurion sensed his brother's death)
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.2 - Illidan's source of power revealed during the Warlock Green Fire Epic Questline
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?"
|Immolation||After using Sweeping Strike, burn nearby enemies for 23 damage a sec for 4 sec.|
|Battered Assault||Increase Sweeping Strike's Basic Attack damage bonus duration from 3 to 5 sec. If Sweeping Strike hits 2 Heroes its damage bonus is increased from 35% to 125%.|
|Unending Hatred||Quest: Minion kills grant 0.2 Basic Attack Damage. Hero Takedowns grant 1 Basic Attack Damage.
RewardAfter gaining 20 increased Basic Attack Damage, receive an additional 20 Basic Attack Damage.
|Rapid Chase||Dive grants 15% Movement Speed for 2 sec.|
|Friend or Foe||Increases the range of Dive by 20% and allows it to be used to dive to allied Heroes.|
|Unbound||Sweeping Strike can go over walls and terrain.
RewardAfter hitting 30 Heroes with Sweeping Strike, gain a second charge.
|Reflexive Block||Using Dive grants 75 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks for 3 sec, reducing the damage taken by 75%.|
|Thirsting Blade||Betrayer's Thirst's healing from Basic Attack is increased from 30% to 50% while Sweeping Strike's damage bonus is active.|
|Hunter's Onslaught||Basic Abilities heal for 25% of the damage they deal. This bonus is doubled versus Heroes.|
|Metamorphosis (R)||Transform into Demon Form at the target location, dealing 68 damage in the area. Temporarily increases max Health by 296 for each Hero hit by the initial impact. Lasts for 18 sec.
Cooldown: 120 sec
|The Hunt||Charge to target unit, dealing 372 damage on impact and stunning for 1 sec.
Cooldown: 100 sec
|Nimble Defender||If Sweeping Strikes hits an enemy Hero, gain 25 Armor for 2 sec, reducing damage taken by 25%.|
|Elusive Strike||Sweeping Strike reduces the cooldown of Evasion by 3 sec every time it damages an enemy Hero.|
|Sixth Sense||While active, Evasion grants Illidan 75 Spell Armor against the next 2 sources of Spell Damage, reducing their damage by 75%.|
|Marked for Death||Dive deals an extra 337 damage if used consecutively on a target within 10 sec.|
|Fiery Brand||Every 4th attack against the same Hero deals an additional 6% of their max Health as damage.|
|Blades of Azzinoth||Hitting 5 Heroes with Sweeping Strike allows Blades of Azzinoth to be activated, increasing Basic Attack damage by 75% for 8 sec.|
|Demonic Form||Permanently remain in Demonic Form. Metamorphosis also increases Attack Speed by 20% and reduces the duration of slows, roots, and stuns by 50%. Illidan can now mount in Demonic Form.|
|Nowhere to Hide||The Hunt gains unlimited range. Illidan passively reveals enemy Heroes below 25% Health anywhere on the Battleground.|
|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