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 2003
Health Regen 4.17
Energy 500 Mana
Energy Regen 3
Armor 20 Spell
Speed 100% / 140%
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 95
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 0
Splash Damage 0
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0
  • "Mana" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 500.
  • "%/140%" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 100.

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 charges toward his enemies and impales them. He can harden his 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
Using a Basic Ability spawns a Beetle which lasts for 8 seconds, attacking nearby enemies for 20 (+4% per level) damage.
Impale Icon.png
Q
Impale
65 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deals 100 (+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 315 (+4% per level) damage over 3 seconds.
Burrow Charge Icon.png
E
Burrow Charge
65 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Burrows to location, dealing 96 (+4% per level) damage and briefly stunning enemies in a small area upon surfacing, slowing them by 25% for 2.5 seconds. Burrow Charge can be reactivated to surface early.
Locust Swarm Icon.png
R
Locust Swarm
100 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Deal 55 (+4% per level) damage per second in an area around yourself. Each enemy damaged heals you for 17 (+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
Assault Scarab Icon.png
Resilient Scarab
Beetles have 50 Spell Armor.
Dampen Magic Icon.png
Nerubian Armor
Every 8 seconds, gain 30 Spell Armor against the next Ability and subsequent Abilities cast against you for 1.5 seconds, reducing the damage taken 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
Bed of Barbs Icon.png
Bed of Barbs
Create a bed of spikes along Impale's path that slows enemies by 30% and deals 23 (+4% per level) damage per second. Spikes persist for 3.5 seconds.
Shed Exoskeleton Icon.png
Shed Exoskeleton
Using Hardened Carapace increases Move Speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
Underking Icon.png
Underking
Increases Burrow Charge range by 20% and damage by 100%.
Legion of Beetles Icon.png
Legion of Beetles
Automatically spawn a Beetle every 8 seconds. Can be toggled on and off.
7
Urticating Spines Icon.png
Chitinous Plating
While Harden Carapace is active, taking damage from enemy Abilities reduces its cooldown by 0.75 seconds, up to 3 seconds.
Underking Icon.png
Subterranean Shield
Burrow Charge also grants a 345 (+4% per level) point shield for 5 seconds.
Leeching Scarabs Icon.png
Leeching Scarabs
Beetles gain 20% damage and heal you for 50% of their damage with each attack if you are nearby.
10
Locust Swarm Icon.png
Locust Swarm
Deal 60 (+4% per level) damage per second in an area around yourself. Each enemy damaged heals you for 17 (+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 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies.
Shed Exoskeleton Icon.png
Urticating Spines
Casting Harden Carapace will also deal 80 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies. Deals double damage against Heroes.
Follow Through Icon.png
Acid Drenched Mandibles
Attacking a Hero that is slowed, rooted, or stunned increases Anub'arak's Basic Attack damage by 70% for 3 seconds.
16
Epicenter Icon.png
Epicenter
Increases Burrow Charge impact area by 85% and lowers the cooldown by 1.5 seconds for each Hero hit.
Debilitation
Enemy Heroes hit by Burrow Charge have their Spell Power reduced by 50% for 4 seconds.
Beetle, Juiced Icon.png
Beetle, Juiced
Every 3rd Basic Attack against enemy Heroes spawns a Beetle.
20
Hive Master Icon.png
Hive Master
Gain a permanent Vampire Locust that attacks a nearby enemy every 3 seconds. The Vampire Locust deals 153 (+4% per level) damage and returns to heal you for 37 (+4% per level) health.
Cryptweave Icon.png
Cryptweave
Staying near the Cocoon allows Anub'arak to extend the duration by up to 4 seconds per Cocoon.
Hardened Shield Icon.png
Nullification Shield
Cooldown: 40 seconds
Activate to gain 60 Spell Armor for 5 seconds.
Rewind Icon.png
Rewind
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to reset the cooldowns of your Basic Abilities.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Anub'arak, Traitor King
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.
Default Desert Frozen
Anub'arak Traitor King 1.jpg
500gems / 4,000gold
Anub'arak Traitor King 2.jpg
Free
Anub'arak Traitor King 3.jpg
Free
Rare Underking
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.
Default Silithus Northrend
Anub'arak Master 1.jpg
Shard.png 100
Anub'arak Master 2.jpg
Shard.png 100
Anub'arak Master 3.jpg
Shard.png 100
Epic Love Bug
Once you're bitten, you're smitten.
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.
Default Hearty Iridescent
Anub'arak Love Bug 1.jpg
Shard.png 400
Anub'arak Love Bug 2.jpg
Shard.png 400
Anub'arak Love Bug 3.jpg
Shard.png 400
Legendary Cyb'arak
The Defense mecha Cyb'arak designed by Frozen Throne technologies has proven instrumental in the defense of the African continent against the Kaijo monsters.
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.
Default Colbat Crimson
Anub'arak Cyb'arak 1.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Anub'arak Cyb'arak 2.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Anub'arak Cyb'arak 3.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Neon
x128px
Shard.png 1,600

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).

  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • Anub'arak's "in the kingdom of the spider" quote is a play on the "in the land of the blind" quote attributed to Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus.
  • Anub'arak's "RAIDS?!" quote is a reference to the Raid insecticide commercials.

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