Heroes of the Storm gets four more heroes

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm panel at PAX East pulled back the curtain on the four latest heroes to join the fight.


Blizzard held a panel for Heroes of the Storm at PAX East earlier today. The upcoming MOBA, which is currently in Technical Alpha, is slated to receive some new additions, including four new heroes.

Heroes Nexus has offered details on Heroes of the Storm's latest champions.

  • Li Li Stormstout, one of World of Warcraft's Pandarians, will play a support role and can heal herself and surrounding allies.

  • Zagara, the Zerg Swarm's second-in-command from StarCraft, can increase her speed by dropping Creep Tumors. She can also warp across the map at will by using Nydus Worms.

  • Murky, WoW's baby Murloc, is incredibly brittle. However, he can lay an egg in order to respawn quickly, making him a persistent pest.

  • Brightwing, Warcraft's Faerie Dragon, can passively heal nearby allies and mischievously transform enemies. She can bounce from ally to ally to give them a healing boost. Blizzard provided a trailer for Brightwing, which you can see below.

There are also three other World of Warcraft heroes currently confirmed to be in development: Chen Stormstout, Sylvanas Windrunner, and Kael'thas Sunstrider. These new additions come in the wake of the latest trailer released for StarCraft's Kerrigan, which can be seen below, along with the other trailers released today.

Blizzard has updated many of HotS' hero models, indicating that the studio is aiming to evolve the game's look as development moves forward. They are also offering up some new skins for existing heroes.

No release date for the Heroes of the Storm beta was given, but Blizzard is still taking sign-ups.

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    April 11, 2014 1:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Heroes of the Storm gets four more heroes.

    Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm panel at PAX East pulled back the curtain on the four latest heroes to join the fight.

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      April 11, 2014 1:10 PM

      I'm looking forward to trying out these new heroes. Murky is kind of a weird addition, and I'm not sure how that'll pan out. Presumably, he'll be worth less XP per kill to balance out that he's going to be kind of zerging the other team, but he could be a good harasser while the rest of the team is busy. Countess Kerrigan and Harliquin Witch Doctor skins look great, but unfortunately, none of the new skins are for heroes I currently play. Still, really happy with the amount of variety they're trying to throw into the game this early.

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      April 11, 2014 1:14 PM

      Those alt skins are so fucking bad, lol

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        April 11, 2014 9:03 PM

        The skin department hasn't dazzled me yet but the other parts of game make up for it. I was never much of a skin buyer in league but when I did it usually a sale or limited holiday offering.

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      April 11, 2014 9:17 PM

      wow blizz way to copy faerie dragon from dota

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        April 11, 2014 10:16 PM

        What a ripoff

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        April 13, 2014 7:25 AM

        LOL you obviously did not pay attention to the part where it says "Warcraft's faerie dragon". Do your research before you go crying about "copying" -- anyone that played Warcraft 3 knows where that faerie dragon model came from. And where did Dota originate? Oh that's right, Warcraft 3. But please, feel free to continue your nerd riot.

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      April 11, 2014 11:54 PM

      Looks like they're also going to wipe everyone's progress on Tuesday. Levels are being reset and players will get some gold refunded based on their level range. Real money purchases aren't being reset into gold at this time, so players who bought unlocks will keep them.

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