Heroes of the Storm

Heroes Of The Storm's New Heroes, Battleground, Skins & Mounts
by Matthew Kato on Aug 07, 2015 at 07:42 AM
Platform PC
Publisher Activision Blizzard
Developer Blizzard Entertainment
Rating Teen

At Gamescom, Blizzard announced a host of new heroes and other content, including the ranged support medic.

The new content also includes Kharazim, who has already announced. Also coming from Diablo is the Infernal Shrines battleground, and there are also new skins and mounts.

Blizzard says the skins and mounts will be in the store soon while Infernal Shrines is in development. No word on the heroes.

Here are some of the descriptions straight from Blizzard.

Medic: A ranged support who focuses healing into a single ally and can offer team-wide protection through CC and non-healing utility.

Kharazim (above): As the Eternal Conflict rages on, a new defender of Sanctuary prepares to enter the fray. Kharazim, Monk of Ivgorod, the first support character from the Diablo universe, will bring inner peace to his allies and pain to his enemies. He's a mobile melee Hero who can specialize in different paths by choosing one of three traits via his talents. Kharazim can select Iron Fists to gain bonus attack damage, Transcendence to heal himself through melee combat, or Insight to restore mana and find a balance between both offensive and defensive roles.

Rexxar: Charging into the brawl from Azeroth is the legendary beastmaster, Rexxar, and his loyal bear, Misha. He's a unique ranged warrior, who calls on his ferocious companion to follow him around the battlefield and attack his foes. Misha is integral to Rexxar's gameplay, harassing enemies, absorbing damage, and stunning enemy characters with a targeted charge ability.

Artanis: If you're the kind of player who prefers warriors that get up close and personal with their enemies, Artanis may be just the Hero for you. The leader of the Protoss will soon join the fight as the first StarCraft warrior, and he'll be bringing some heavy hitting abilities with him.

Battleground - Infernal Shrines: Kharazim won't be the only new addition coming from Sanctuary. Infernal Shrines is a three-lane Diablo-themed Battleground featuring three shrines that will periodically gather power. Teams can unleash this power by activating a shrine, defeating its guardians, and summoning a devastating Punisher to fight for them. These powerful bosses will spawn with one of three deadly affixes – Arcane, Frozen, or Mortar – and will hunt down nearby enemy Heroes as well as pushing the lane closest to their shrine.

Skins & Mounts:

  • Kharazim: Master Kharazim, Jade Dragon Kharazim
  • Rexxar: Master Rexxar, Frostlord Rexxar
  • Judgement Uther and Themed Abilities
  • Earthbreaker Thrall and Themed Abilities
  • Sgt. Doomhammer and Themed Abilities
  • Prisoner Tychus
  • Blackheart's Doubloon Mount
  • Malthael's Phantom Steed Mount
  • Treasure Goblin Mount
  • Judgement Uther's Charger Mount 

[Source: Blizzard (1), (2), (3)]

Note: The original text stated that Kharazim was rumored, when in fact he was announced at E3. We regret the error, and the text has been changed.

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