Friday, November 4, 2016

Heroes of the Storm (Hero Preview) - Varian Talents & Abilities (HotS Varian Preview)

Varian, the new Heroes of the Storm melee assassin / warrior is set to enter the Nexus on November 15. One week before that he will be available on the PTR. We know his abilities and his talents but please keep in mind that this information may not be final.

Abilities :

Lion's Fang (Q)
- Cooldown: 8 seconds
- Create a shockwave that travels in a straight line, dealing 156 damage (+4% per level) and slowing enemies by 30% for 1.5 seconds.
Parry (W)
- Mana: 15
- Charge Cooldown: 10 seconds
- Parry all incoming Basic Attacks for 0.75 seconds, reducing their damage by 100%.
Charge (E)
- Cooldown: 16 seconds
- Charge to the target enemy, dealing 52 damage (+4% per level) and slowing them down by 75% for 0.75 seconds
Heroic Strike (Trait)
- Cooldown: 18 seconds
- Every 18 seconds, your next Basic Attack deals 129 bonus damage (+4% per level). Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 2 seconds.

Level 10
- Taunt
- Cooldown: 25 seconds
- Force the target Hero to attack you for 1.25 seconds
- Passive: Maximum Health increased by 50%.
- Attack Speed reduced by 25%.
- Colossus Smash
- Cooldown: 20 seconds
- Smash a target enemy, dealing 194 damage (+4% per level) and making Vulnerable for 3 seconds.
- Passive: Attack Damage increased by 75%.
- Passive: Maximum Health reduced by 10%.
- Twin Blades of Fury
- Basic Attacks reduce Heroic Strike's cooldown by 9 seconds, and increase your Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
- Passive: Attack Speed increased by 100%
- Passive: Attack Damage reduced by 25%.

Who is Varian Wrynn ?
Varian Wrynn, also called Lo'Gosh the "Ghost Wolf", was the son of the late King Llane Wrynn, was the acting leader of the Alliance, and the former King of Stormwind. Under his leadership, the humans of Stormwind led the Alliance to victory against the Lich King in Northrend, and now seek to bolster their strategic holdings against their perennial enemy, "the Horde". With the world plunged into chaos by the great Cataclysm, he took up military leadership of the Alliance, and vowed to forge a new destiny for Azeroth. 

What is Heroes of the Storm or HotS :
Heroes of the Storm (originally titled Blizzard DOTA and later changed to Blizzard All-Stars) is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows and OS X. The game features heroes from Blizzard's franchises including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, Overwatch and The Lost Vikings.