Anub'arak

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Anub'arak
Anub'arak
Basic Info
Title Traitor King
Role Warrior Warrior
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Type Melee
Release Date October 7, 2014
Base Stats
Health 2316
Health Regen 4.82
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 103
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 0
Splash Damage 0
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Anub'arak, the Traitor King, is a melee warrior hero from the Warcraft universe.[1][2] Once a proud nerubian king, he dared to stand against the Lich King's invasion, but despite his bravery, he too fell to the unrelenting Scourge. Resurrected into undeath, the Traitor King now serves as a towering weapon of destruction.

Anub'arak Burrow Charges toward enemies and Impales targets. Regrows carapace to shield himself.[3]

Background[edit | edit source]

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The former king of Azjol-Nerub, Anub'arak was among the nerubians slaughtered in the War of the Spider. One of his most loyal commanders was Anub'Rekhan. Ner'zhul the Lich King raised the high lords of the Spider Kingdom, Anub'arak among them, as undead to do his bidding. As a malicious crypt lord, he was forced to use his powers to purge the snow-swept landscape of any remaining resistance to the reign of the Lich King.

Anub'arak was sent south to meet Arthas Menethil when he arrived in Northrend. Anub'arak saved the death knight from an attack by blood elves before he introduced himself and told Arthas of Ner'zhul's plans. Anub'arak helped Arthas establish a base, then masterminded the attack on the blue dragon Sapphiron. Anub'arak told Arthas that it would take far too long to fight their way through the forces led by Kael'thas and Vashj. He formulated a plan to go through the underground ruins of Azjol-Nerub to reach Icecrown, but warned that it would be a perilous journey.

Anub'arak led Arthas into the ruined kingdom, negating many perilous traps along the way. All the while he fought against his former subjects, the living nerubians, who called him the "traitor king". They encountered survivors of Muradin's expedition, led by Baelgun, who reported that an ancient evil had been released beneath the kingdom. Anub'arak and Arthas defeated the dwarves and broke into the Inner Kingdom. Soon, they came upon the evil the dwarves had spoken of - the Faceless Ones, strange creatures who had been imprisoned beneath the earth long ago. They even fought against a mighty Forgotten One. Upon entering the Upper Kingdom, an earthquake separated Anub'arak from Arthas. After digging through the rubble and finding the death knight unharmed, Anub'arak realized why Ner'zhul had chosen Arthas as his champion.

Anub'arak ushered Arthas out of Azjol-Nerub and to the surface, where they engaged with Illidan Stormrage and his servants in a battle for the Frozen Throne. Anub'arak defended Arthas as he magically activated the four obelisks surrounding Icecrown's pinnacle, then stood by as Arthas climbed the stairs to his destiny.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Scarab Host Icon.png
Scarab Host
Spawn a Beetle at your location whenever you use an ability. Beetles last for 8 seconds, attacking nearby enemies for 44 (21 + 4% per level) damage.
Impale Icon.png
Q
Impale
65 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deals 220 (104 + 4% per level) damage. Stuns for 1 second.
Harden Carapace Icon.png
W
Harden Carapace
35 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Gain a Shield that absorbs 570 (260 + 4% per level) damage over 3 seconds.
Burrow Charge Icon.png
E
Burrow Charge
65 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Burrows to location, dealing 235 (112 + 4% per level) damage and briefly stunning enemies in a small area upon surfacing. Can reactivate the Ability to surface early.
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R
Locust Swarm
100 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Deal 145 (69 + 4% per level) damage per second in an area around yourself. Each enemy damaged heals you for 40 (19 + 4% per level) Health. Lasts 8 seconds.
Cocoon Icon.png
R
Cocoon
70 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
Wraps target enemy Hero in a cocoon, rendering them unable to act or be targeted for 8 seconds. Allies of the Hero can attack the cocoon to break it and free them early.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Extended Spikes Icon.png
Extended Spikes
Increases the max range of Impale by 25%.
Dampen Magic Icon.png
Dampen Magic
Upon taking Ability Damage, reduce that damage and further Ability Damage by 50% for 1.5 seconds. Can only trigger once every 8 seconds.
Assault Scarab Icon.png
Assault Scarab
Increases the attack damage of spawned Beetles by 30%.
Regeneration Master Icon.png
Regeneration Master
Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe increases your Health Regeneration by 1 per second, up to 30. Reward: After gathering 30 Regeneration Globes, you also gain 500 Health.
4
Underking Icon.png
Underking
Increases Burrow Charge range by 20% and damage by 100%.
Locust Needles Icon.png
Locust Needles
Basic Attacks deal 50% of your Basic Attack Damage in an area around the target.
Legion of Beetles Icon.png
Legion of Beetles
Anub'arak automatically spawns Beetles every 8 seconds. Can be toggled on and off.
7
Shed Exoskeleton Icon.png
Shed Exoskeleton
Using Harden Carapace also increases Anub'arak's Movement Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
Chitinous Plating Icon.png
Chitinous Plating
Increases Harden Carapace's Shield amount by 40%.
Leeching Scarabs Icon.png
Leeching Scarabs
Beetles heal you for 50% of their damage with each attack if you are nearby.
10
Locust Swarm Icon.png
Locust Swarm
Deal 145 (69 + 4% per level) damage per second in an area around yourself. Each enemy damaged heals you for 40 (19 + 4% per level) Health. Lasts 8 seconds.
Cocoon Icon.png
Cocoon
Wraps target enemy Hero in a cocoon, rendering them unable to act or be targeted for 8 seconds. Allies of the Hero can attack the cocoon to break it and free them early.
13
Burning Rage Icon.png
Burning Rage
Deal 23 damage per second to nearby enemies.
Urticating Spines Icon.png
Urticating Spines
Casting Harden Carapace will also deal 176 (84 + 4% per level) damage to nearby enemies.
Bed of Barbs Icon.png
Bed of Barbs
Create a bed of spikes along Impale's path that slows enemy Move Speed by 30% and deals 101 (48 + 4% per level) damage per second. Spikes persist for 3.5 seconds.
16
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Epicenter
Increases Burrow Charge impact area by 85% and lowers the cooldown by 4 seconds for each Hero hit.
Beetle, Juiced Icon.png
Beetle, Juiced
Every 3rd Basic Attack against enemy Heroes sapwns a Beetle.
Blood for Blood Icon.png
Blood for Blood
Activate to deal 10% of target enemy Hero's Max Health and heal for twice that amount.
20
Hive Master Icon.png
Hive Master
Anub'arak gains a permanent Vampire Locust that attacks a nearby enemy every 3 seconds. The Vampire Locust deals 336 (160 + 4% per level) damage and returns to heal Anub'arak for 82 (39 + 4% per level) health.
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Cryptweave
Staying near the Coccon allows Anub'arak to extend the duration by up to 4 seconds per Cocoon.
Hardened Shield Icon.png
Hardened Shield
Activate to reduce damage taken by 75% for 4 seconds.
Rewind Icon.png
Rewind
Activate to reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • Traitor King
    • Backstory: Once a proud nerubian king, Anub'arak dared to stand against the Lich King's invasion, but despite his bravery, he too fell to the unrelenting Scourge. Resurrected into undeath, the Traitor King now serves as a towering weapon of destruction.
    • Price: 4,000g / $6.49 / 6.49
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: A Spider Lord's carapace has been known to deflect blades, arrows, and even siege weaponry all on its own. When fitted with armor, it is all but unstoppable.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Epic Cyb'arak
    • Backstory: The Defense mecha Cyb'arak designed by Frozen Throne technologies has proven instrumental in the defense of the African continent against the Kaijo monsters.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Skin Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities. The skin has robotic beetles and a drill-based Impale animation.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Kaijo world skins.
  • Epic Love Bug
    • Backstory: Once you're bitten, you're smitten.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities. The skin has ladybug-like beetles and an Impale animation based on the appearance of the skin's arms.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Anub'arak's default mount is "Crypt Lord Wings", a state where he uses his wings to fly. He is otherwise limited to mounts he can stand on (such as Blackheart's Doubloon, Champion's Nexagon, Championship Banner, Hearthstone Card, Magic Carpet, Star Chariot, and Void Speeder) - he is too big for even a mare to carry.

  • Backstory: In the years following the Third War, Azerothian scholars hypothesized that the wings of spiderlords were vestigal, incapable of flight. They were very wrong.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Anub'arak first appeared in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003).
  • In Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Anub'arak was voiced by Steve Blum. In World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, he was voiced by Frank Welker. In Heroes of the Storm, he is voiced by Darin De Paul.
  • Anub'arak was one of the three heroes revealed at Gamescom 2014.[4]
  • One of Anub'arak's gag quotes references the guild Paragon, who scored the world first Anub'arak kill in the Trial of the Grand Crusader raid.[5]
  • The first tint of Anub'arak's default skin reflects his appearance in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne. The second and third tints are respectively based on his appearances in the Azjol-Nerub dungeon and the Trial of the Crusader raid from World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

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