Kerrigan build

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

Rich - MVP Black HGC KR - Phase 2 Part 1 - Game 2 - MVP Black v Mighty -- July 8

Siphoning Impact

Clean Kill

Bladed Momentum



Aggressive Defense

Psionic Shift
dami - MVP Miracle HGC KR – Phase 2 Part 1 - Game 4 - Mighty v MVP Miracle -- June 25

Siphoning Impact

Clean Kill

Bladed Momentum



Essence for Essence

Psionic Shift
Tumi - eStar HGC China - Phase 1 - Game 3 - eStar Gaming vs RPG -- Apr 17

Sharpened Blades

Fury of the Swarm

Bladed Momentum



Essence for Essence

Psionic Shift


Kerrigan Features



Leap to a target, dealing 135 damage. If the enemy dies within 1.5 sec, restore 1 charge and refund 20 Mana.

Mana: 20
Cooldown: 8 sec

Impaling Blades

After 1.25 sec, deal 187 damage to enemies within the target area, stunning them for 1 sec.

Mana: 75
Cooldown: 12 sec

Primal Grasp

Pulls enemies within the target area towards Kerrigan, dealing 26 damage. After 2.5 sec, an explosion occurs around Kerrigan, dealing 187 damage to nearby enemies.

Mana: 60
Cooldown: 10 sec


Gain 15% 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

Difficulty: Medium


kerrigan-store-thumbnailNo 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."

Kerrigan Talents

Siphoning ImpactHitting an enemy Hero with Ravage grants 94 points of Assimilation Shields.
Assimilation MasteryRegeneration Globe healing grants 42 points of Assimilation Shields per sec while active. While Assimilation is active, Kerrigan's Health and Mana regeneration is increased by 100%.
Fury of the SwarmGain 10% more Assimilation Shields from Basic Attacks. After casting Ravage, Kerrigan's next 2 Basic Attacks within 3 sec to splash for 100% damage around the target.
Sharpened BladesQuest Minions and Heroes that die within 1.5 sec of being hit by Ravage increase its damage up to a max of 50.

Minions grant 0.5 increased damage and Heroes grant 5 increased damage.

Reward After reaching a 50 damage increase, Ravage gains 50 additional damage.
Kinetic FulminationDamaging an enemy increases the damage of Kerrigan's next Impaling Blades within 10 sec by 15%, up to 150%.
Psionic PulsePrimal Grasp explodes a second time 2.5 sec after its first explosion.
Queen of BladesDamaging a Hero with Primal Grasp reduces Ravage's cooldown by 4 sec.
Boundless FuryHitting an enemy Hero with Ravage grants a charge of Ravage. Can only occur once every 10 sec per Hero.
Bladed MomentumBasic Attacks against enemy Heroes reduce the cooldown of Kerrigan's Basic Abilities by 0.6 sec.
MaelstromDeals 110 damage per sec to nearby enemies. Lasts for 7 sec.

Mana: 100
Cooldown: 90 sec
Summon UltraliskAfter 0.5 sec, summon an Ultralisk that rushes forward upon spawning, dealing 370 damage to the first enemy Hero hit and Stunning them for 0.5 sec.

The Ultralisk's Basic Attacks deal 50% of their damage in an area around their target. Reactivate to retarget the Ultralisk.

Mana: 100
Cooldown: 80 sec
Psionic BarrierEach enemy Hero hit by Primal Grasp grants 15 Spell Armor for 4 sec.
Volatile PowerIncrease the amount of Assimilation Shields granted from damage dealt by 15%, but reduce duration of Assimilation by 3 sec.
ChrysalisActivate to place Kerrigan in a Chrysalis with 916 Health for 5 sec. While inside, Kerrigan regenerates 5% of her max Health per sec.

Enemies can destroy the Chrysalis to end its effects early.

Cooldown: 90 sec

Mounting PotencyRavage grants 5% Spell Power for 4 sec, up to 40%.
Painful SpikesEnemies hit by Impaling Blades take an additional 141 damage the next 6 times Kerrigan damages them within 5 sec.
Unbridled EnergyDamaging a Hero with a Heroic Ability grants 30% Spell Power for 4 sec.
Omegastorm (R)Maelstrom's duration is increased by 0.125 sec every time it damages a Hero.
TorrasqueThe Ultralisk morphs into an egg when it dies. If the egg isn't killed within 4 sec, a new Ultralisk is born.
Assimilation BladesDamaging an enemy increases Basic Attack damage by 2% for 5 sec, up to 40%.
Psionic ShiftActivate to teleport to a nearby location, dealing 110 damage to nearby enemies. Generates 300% increased Assimilation Shields from the damage dealt.

Cooldown: 70 sec


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