Heroes of the Storm Adding StarCraft 2's Stukov to Roster

The former Terran turned Zerg whould be coming to the PTR soon.

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After an ominous tweet about Nexus contamination, Blizzard has confirmed that StarCraft 2's Alexei Stukov will be joining the Heroes of the Storm roster in the coming weeks.

Stukov, a former Terran turned Zerg agent, was officially revealed in a tweet, but then got further exposure during a livestream from the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship brawls today. It appears he will be a healer.

While we haven't seen an official list of his abilities, Destructoid is reporting the following:

Trait

  • Bio-Kill Switch
    • Activate to detonate all of Stukov’s Viruses. Each Healing Pathogen heals its target for 500 health, and each Weighted Pustule does 100 damage and Slows its target by 70% for 2 seconds. Can be cast while channeling Lurking Arm.

Basic Abilities

  • Healing Pathogen (Q)
    • Infest an allied Hero with a Healing Pathogen that heals the target for 240 Health over 4.5 seconds. Healing Pathogens can spread to a nearby allied Hero every 0.75 seconds, and a single Healing Pathogen can spread to each allied Hero 1 time.
      • Can cast it on self, and spread to self.
      • Cannot spread to targets to whom it has already spread.
  • Weighted Pustule (W)
    • Hurl a pustule that impacts all enemy Heroes in its path, dealing 20 damage and Slowing by 5%, increasing to 50% over 3 seconds. Deals an additional 80 damage upon expiring or being removed.
  • Lurking Arm (E)
    • Channel at a target location, creating an area that Silences enemies inside and deals 144 damage per second to them. Deals 50% reduced damage to non-Heroes. Does not cost Mana while Channeling, and lasts until canceled or interrupted.

Heroic Abilities

  • Massive Shove (R)
    • Extend Stukov's arm. If it hits an enemy Hero, they are rapidly shoved until they collide with terrain, taking 200 damage. Stukov gains 50 Armor while shoving an enemy.
  • Flailing Swipe (R)
    • Swipe 3 times in front of Stukov over 1.75 seconds, dealing 50 damage to enemies hit and knocking them away. Each swipe is larger than the previous.

No officila word on when Stukov will hit the Nexus on the live servers, but with the reveal, he should be hitting the Public Test Realm soon.

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