Heroes of the Storm: Character Gallery (Part 1)

HotS LogoYou’ve heard us speak about Heroes of the Storm on the podcast.  Today we write our first article on the game, which is a more in depth introduction to the current characters that are available from the technical Alpha.  Below, I will be sharing character bios, skill lists, and images from the game.  Gameplay information will not be included in this series of articles.



Abathur, The Evolution Master

Abathur is a specialist hailing from the Starcraft universe.  He is a zerg who works mysteriously with his special talents.  He looks a bit wily and like he has some sneaky tricks.


Abathur, the Evolution Master of Kerrigan’s Swarm, works ceaslessly to improve the zerg from the genetic level up.  His hate for chaos and imperfection almost rivals his hatred of pronouns.

Skills and Traits

Locust Strain (Trait) – Spawns a Locust that attacks the nearest lane.

Symbiote  – Assist an ally and get some new skills.

Toxic Nest  – Spawn a mine.

Ultimate Evolution – Clone an Ally

Spike Burst – An explosion of spikes when you are assisting your allies.

Carapace – A shield that helps your assisted allies.

Deep Tunnel – Tunnel to a visible spot on the map.


Arthas, The Lich King

Arthas is a warrior from the Warcraft universe.  The Lich King is here to collect souls from his enemies, and he takes the fight to all comers.  Not a very fast fighter, Arthas can deal out the damage with his great sword and take a great deal of punishment.


Once the crown prince of Lordaeron, and the protege of Uther the Lightbringer.  In a desperate bid to save his people he was corrupted by the cursed blade Frostmourne.  Now he serves the Lich King as a death knight, ever bound to his terrible destiny.

Skills and Traits

Frostmourne Hungers (Trait) – Increases damage and restores mana.

Death Coil – Does massive damage to enemies and heals Arthas.

Howling Blast – Freeze your enemies.

Frozen Tempest – Slows your enemies and does damage to them over time.

Army of the Dead – Summons ghouls to help out and sacrifice them to heal.

Summon Sindragosa – Deals damage to enemies, slows heroes and freezes minions and structures.


Brightwing, The Faerie Dragon

Faerie dragons are not actually dragons, they are magical creatures that look like flying lizards that protect the Emerald Dream from magic.  Brightwing is a well known support character from the Wacrcraft universe who uses her abilities to keep his teammates going.


Like many Faerie Dragons, Brightwing is happiest darting around the forests of Ashenvale, materializing out of nowhere to heal her friends, then taking a break to grab a light snack.  By the way, did you know a human head only weighs ten pounds?  Talk about light!

Skills and Traits

Soothing Mist (Trait) – Area heal that heals nearby allies.

Arcane Flare – Deals damage in an area.

Polymorph – Turns targets into a sheep!

Pixie Dust – Increases movement speed of allies and improves defenses.

Emerald Wind – Damages enemies and pushes them away.

Blink Heal – Teleport to a nearby ally and heal them in the process.

Phase Shift – Teleport to an ally.



Diablo, Lord of Terror

Oh Diablo, the bad guy that just won’t quit.  Modeled after the original Diablo and not the ridiculous “Leablo” version.  I suspect that a skin for her model will become available.  Regardless, Diablo is a Warrior and he is here to whip everyone’s ass and take them to the pits below.


Known in the ancient tongue as Al’Diabolos, the Prime Evil of Terror, the Demon Lord Diablo seeks to claim the world of Sanctuary for the Burning Hells.  His victims are innumerable, his schemes unknowable, and his gender…malleable.

Skills and Traits

Black Soulstone (Trait) – Gain souls for killing heroes.  Souls give you more health and can revive you quicker!

Shadow Charge – Charge at an enemy and stun them.

Fire Stomp – Unleashes fire waves in all directions.

Overpower – Body slam!

Apocalypse – Create a rune under all heroes that explodes.

Lightning Breath – Channel lightning at your foes!


I did not realize how big this project was going to be!  It will be broken into several sections, so stay tuned for more!

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