Could Heroes of the Storm be getting a dragon?

Possibly, or is it a new battleground?

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There be dragons coming to Heroes of the Storm, at least that is the speculation. Or could it be a new battlefield?

The official Twitter for the game revealed a GIF showing a dragon shadow flying over the battlefield with the tease of "Keep your eyes on the skies, Heroes." Ozzie seems to think it's a new battlefield with the dragon as an NPC. But overall speculation seems to be a playable dragon. Guesses range from Deathwing to Malygos. But reddit user Ultrasilvaus said that Alexstrasza may be more likely. The reasons:

  • It appears to be a "reveal ability" such as Far Sight and more, with a dragon flying overhead.
  • These abilities are mainly in the talent trees of supports (Rehgar, Brightwing, etc).
  • We haven't had a support hero since Morales (several months).
  • Alexstrasza is the Aspect of Life, and her flames have been known to even bring back to life certain characters (Bolvar Fordragon comes to mind). Also, she's basically the leader of the Aspects.

At the same time he said other Dragon Aspects wouldn't fit:

  • Deathwing could never be a support. Warrior/Assassin.
  • Nozdormu would probably be an Assassin or Specialist, but he can't be the next hero because we just had Tracer added into the game, with her time manipulation powers and they'd be too similar.
  • Malygos/Kalecgos would most likely be an Assassin with all the magic they have at their disposal.
  • Ysera will most likely be a support but I doubt it's her because she'd be a bit similar to Brightwing in terms of lore and abilites (Emerald Dream and such).

Interesting analysis.

So who's right? Ozzie know's his stuff, but I guess we will know for sure soon. What do you think it could mean?

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    May 3, 2016 1:45 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Could Heroes of the Storm be getting a dragon?

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      May 3, 2016 1:49 PM

      CHROMIE

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      May 3, 2016 1:50 PM

      Okay, people seem to be under the impression that we're getting playable characters. That might not necessarily be the case. I'm more under the impression that we're getting a new battleground, where the dragon will take part as an NPC.

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        May 3, 2016 2:05 PM

        Well .. well ... maybe you should have written the story then. (i'll add that to the story) ;)

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        May 3, 2016 2:26 PM

        new hero seems more likely, as the terrain shown is obviously from the raven curse map. why show a map mechanic for a new map on old map terrain?

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          May 3, 2016 2:42 PM

          Not out of the question that they're about to retool maps either. They took mines out of the rotation because it had some issues, so map enhancements are probably on their list of things to do... eventually.

          But, I agree that it's probably a new map.

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            May 3, 2016 2:46 PM

            They took Haunted Mines out because it was so overwhelmingly snowball-ey. Cursed Hollow is the least of the set, and for the longest time was considered the most balanced of the set (and probably still is). Taking it out is kind of silly.

            The timing's right for it to be teasing the next hero. Could also be teasing the next big release, but if rumors are true it's likely too soon for that since they're soliciting feedback from the professional scene & big community personalities now.

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              May 3, 2016 2:48 PM

              I've been in plenty of the receiving end of the snowball effect on it. But, I always loved pulling off a victory in those conditions too. You really earned it in those games. But, with PUGs what they are, you usually just hid in the corner until it was over.

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          May 3, 2016 5:00 PM

          Maybe the dragon could change objectives on several current maps?

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        May 3, 2016 2:54 PM

        The dragon could just be someone's ult. Maybe Kel'thuzad? Seems like it's very similar to Arthas' ult, though.

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      May 3, 2016 2:27 PM

      AlexstRAWRza

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