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Diablo
DiabloArt.jpg
Basic Info
Title Lord of Terror
Role Warrior Warrior
Franchise Diablo (franchise) Diablo
Type Melee
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Health 2670
Health Regen 5.56
Energy 500
Armor
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 0.91
Attack Range 1.2
Attack Damage 109
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage
Max Energy
This article is about the hero, Diablo. For the franchise, see Diablo (franchise).

Diablo, the Lord of Terror, is a melee warrior hero from the Diablo universe.[1] Known in the ancient tongue as Al'Diabolos, the Prime Evil of Terror, the Demon Lord Diablo seeks to claim the world of Sanctuary for the Burning Hells. His victims are innumerable, his schemes unknowable, and his gender... malleable.

Diablo is an aggressive Ability driven Hero that charges his enemies and uses fire and lightning to burn them down. Gathers the souls of fallen enemies to use for resurrection.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

Diablo (franchise) This section concerns content exclusive to Diablo universe.

Everyone knows the name of fear and it is Diablo, Lord of Terror.

Diablo, like his brothers Mephisto and Baal, was born from one of the seven heads of the great dragon Tathamet at the beginning of time. He is the youngest of the three Prime Evils that rule over the Burning Hells but he is also the most cunning and farsighted of the Primes. Diablo relishes in the terror he inflicts upon his victims and knows that the key to victory is preying upon the fears of those who stand in his way. Unlike his kin, however, Diablo doesn't conquest for the sake of power; he draws his satisfaction from the terror that runs rampant before the onslaught. Even his own realm within the Burning Hells is a testament to horror, as few would dare go into the Realm of Terror, where even demons are afraid to venture.

The story we know of Diablo starts a few hundred years ago when he was banished to the Mortal Realm of Sanctuary during the coup d'etat in Hell that would later be known as the Dark Exile. Diablo and his brothers immediately set about spreading terror, hatred and destruction across the lands of men until a group of mages known as the Horadrim managed to defeat them and lock their souls within sacred relics known as the Soulstones.

Diablo's Soulstone was locked away and forgotten for almost three hundred years under the town of Tristram, but during this time he sought ways to free himself from his prison. Eventually a new ruler named Leoric would make Tristram his capital and put his throne over the very ground where Diablo was buried. Leroic's advisor, Archbishop Lazarus, was actually an emissary sent by Diablo’s brother Mephisto who had escaped his own Soulstone some time before. Lazarus freed Diablo and helped him try to possess King Leoric, but Diablo was too weak from his imprisonment to fully possess Leoric and instead drove the poor king insane. Lazarus' next victim was Leoric's youngest son Albrecht, who proved to be the perfect vessel for the return of the Lord of Terror.

Leoric's last remaining son, Aidan, would soon hear of his father's madness and his brother's disappearance and set off to defeat the evil growing in Tristram. Aidan was eventually able to defeat Diablo, but his victory would be short lived as he was tricked into jamming Diablo's Soulstone into his forehead and allowing the demon lord to possess him. Aidan was able to contain Diablo's essence at first, but was slowly losing a battle he could never win.

A witch and servant of Diablo named Adria was residing in Tristram during these dark times and sensed her master within the body of Aidan as he returned from defeating the demon lord. At Diablo’s behest, she seduced Aidan so that she may bear a child that contained the essence of her master.

Aidan soon faltered against Diablo's influence and would head east so that he may unite with his brothers in an attempt to conquer the Mortal Realm with the power of the Soulstones now under their control. Diablo's plans would soon be foiled by a band of heroes from all across Sanctuary... or so it would seem.

Twenty years after his defeat by the mortal heroes, Adria would return and use her child, Leah, to revive Diablo yet again, and he would now be infused with the power of all of the seven great demon lords of the Burning Hells. Diablo, now reborn as the Prime Evil, almost succeeded in his goal of conquering all of Creation if not for the intervention of another mortal hero, the Nephalem.

But is Diablo truly dead? How does one kill Terror when all living things keep Fear within their hearts?

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Black Soulstone Icon.png
D
Black Soulstone
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Gain 10 Souls per Hero killed and 1 Soul per Minion, up to 100. For each Soul, gain 0.4% maximum Health. If Diablo has 100 Souls upon dying, he will resurrect in 5 seconds but lose 100 Souls.
Shadow Charge Icon.png
Q
Shadow Charge
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Charge an enemy, knocking them back, dealing 75 (+4% per level) damage and gaining 25 Armor for 2 seconds, reducing damage taken by 25%. If the enemy collides with terrain, they are stunned for 1 second and take an additional 150 (+4% per level) damage.
Fire Stomp Icon.png
W
Fire Stomp
40 Mana Cooldown: 6 seconds
Unleashes fire waves in all directions that deal 54 (+4% per level) damage each. Once they reach maximum range, they return dealing an additional 81 (+4% per level) damage.
Overpower Icon.png
E
Overpower
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Grabs the target and slams it behind Diablo, dealing 73 (+4% per level) damage and stunning for 0.25 seconds.
Apocalypse Icon.png
R
Apocalypse
100 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Create a demonic rune under each enemy Hero on the battleground. After 1.75 seconds the rune explodes dealing 137 (+4% per level) damage and stunning for 1.75 seconds.
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R
Lightning Breath
80 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
Become Unstoppable while channeling lightning that deals 800 (+4% per level) damage over 4 seconds. The direction of the Lightning changes with your mouse cursor position.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Bulwark Icon.png
Bulwark
Increases the duration of Armor granted by Shadow Charge from 2 seconds to 4 seconds.
Devil's Due Icon.png
Devil's Due
Black Soulstone increases the effects of Regen Globes and Healing Fountains by 2% per Soul.
Life Leech Icon.png
Life Leech
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes deal bonus damage equal to 1% of the Hero's maximum Health and heal Diablo for the same amount.
4
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From the Shadows
Increases the cast range of Shadow Charge by 40%.
Speed Demon Icon.png
Speed Demon
Being Stunned or Rooted increases Diablo's Movement Speed by 30% for 5 seconds.
Demonic Strength Icon.png
Demonic Strength
Once Overpower's stun expires, the target is slowed by 30% for 3 seconds.
7
Soul Feast Icon.png
Soul Feast
Black Soulstone increases Diablo's Health Regeneration by 0.4 per second per Soul.
Soul Shield Icon.png
Soul Shield
Black Soulstone grants Diablo 0.25 Spell Armor per soul, reducing Ability Damage taken by 0.25% per Soul.
Diabolical Momentum Icon.png
Diabolical Momentum
Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Overpower and Shadow Charge by 1.5 seconds.
10
Apocalypse Icon.png
Apocalypse
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Create a demonic rune under each enemy Hero on the battleground. After 1.75 seconds the rune explodes dealing 137 (+4% per level) damage and stunning for 1.75 seconds.
Lightning Breath Icon.png
Lightning Breath
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Become Unstoppable while channeling lightning that deals 800 (+4% per level) damage over 4 seconds. The direction of the Lightning changes with your mouse cursor position.
13
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Devastating Charge
Shadow Charge's terrain collision against Heroes deals an additional 5% of the target's maximum life.
❢ Quest: Each time an enemy Hero takes terrain collision damage, increase the maximum life damage by 2%, to a maximum of 10% bonus.)
Fire Devil Icon.png
Fire Devil
Fire Stomp increases Diablo's Basic Attack damage by 20% and surrounds Diablo in flames that deal 20 (+4% per level) damage every second. Lasts 6 seconds.
Hellfire Icon.png
Hellfire
Each enemy Hero hit by Fire Stomp increases the damage of the next Fire Stomp by 12%, up to 120%.
16
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Debilitating Flames
Enemy Heroes hit by Fire Stomp are slowed by 15% for 2 seconds, up to 30%.
Domination Icon.png
Domination
Casting Overpower resets the cooldown of Shadow Charge.
Fearful Presence Icon.png
Fearful Presence
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Activate to reduce the damage dealt by nearby enemy Heroes by 30% for 3 seconds.
Passive: Heroes and Summons that attack Diablo have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.
20
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Dying Breath
Apocalypse's cooldown is reduced by 20 seconds and is cast for free when Diablo dies.
Hellstorm Icon.png
Hellstorm
Lightning Breath lasts and reaches 50% longer.
Lord of Terror Icon.png
Lord of Terror
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to steal 10% of the maximum Health of nearby enemy Heroes.
Hellgate Icon.png
Hellgate
Cooldown: 90 seconds
Teleport and place a demonic rune at target location. After 1.75 seconds the rune explodes dealing 137 (+4% per level) damage and stunning enemies for 1.75 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Diablo, Lord of Terror
Known in the ancient tongue as Al'Diabolos, the Prime Evil of Terror, the Demon Lord Diablo seeks to claim the world of Sanctuary for the Burning Hells. His victims are innumerable, his schemes unknowable, and his gender... malleable.
Default Onyx Visceral
Diablo Lord of Terror 1.jpg
300gems / 2,000gold
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Free
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Free
Toxic
Diablo Lord of Terror Toxic.jpg
Shard.png 100
Rare Hell Iron
The heroes thought shattering his soulstone on the Hellforge would end his reign. Now, adorned with the forge's remnants, he would shatter every bone in their bodies in return.
Default Soul Fell
Diablo Master 1.jpg
Shard.png 100
Diablo Master 2.jpg
Shard.png 100
Diablo Master 3.jpg
Shard.png 100
Rare Kaijo
The scientists of Tristram Labs had grown overconfident. They believed the power of the atom was finally under their control. They were wrong.
Note: Diablo roars when he uses Lightning Breath with this skin.
Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Kaijo world skins.
Default Tyrant Crimson
Diablo Kaijo 1.jpg
Shard.png 100
Diablo Kaijo 2.jpg
Shard.png 100
Diablo Kaijo 3.jpg
Shard.png 100
Epic Lurkablo
It is with hushed whispers the fishermen of Stormwind speak of the Lord of the Depths. His very name an eternal curse upon any angler foolish enough to speak it aloud: Lurkablo.
Epic Skin Features: Replaced voice-over.
Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other franchises merging into Warcraft skins.
Default Luminescent Cave
Diablo Lurkablo 1.jpg
Shard.png 400
Diablo Lurkablo 2.jpg
Shard.png 400
Diablo Lurkablo 3.jpg
Shard.png 400
Legendary Archangel
Bringing a whole new meaning to "Holy Terror."
Legendary Skin Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities. The flames created by Fire Stomp and the Fire Devil talent are blue, as are the effects of Apocalypse and Lightning Breath.
Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of alternative history skins.
Default Toxic Twilight
Diablo Archangel 1.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Diablo Archangel 2.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Diablo Archangel 3.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Legendary Prime Evil
After twenty years, all seven essences swirled within the Black Soulstone. With Adria's final betrayal, the seven were combined into one, giving rise to the reborn Diablo… the Prime Evil.
Legendary Skin Features: Replaced voice-over.
Default Nightmare Toxic
Diablo Prime Evil.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Diablo Prime Evil Nightmare.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Diablo Prime Evil Toxic.jpg
Shard.png 1,600

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Although Diablo is capable of using all mounts, he also has access to "Terror Charge", which allows him to move at mounted speed by running on all fours.

  • Backstory: See Diablo. See Diablo run. Wait... since when can Diablo run? Run from Diablo! Run!!!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Diablo first appeared in Diablo (December 1996).
    • Diablo's default skin in Heroes of the Storm reflects his appearance in Diablo II (June 2000), while his design in the Heroes of the Storm cinematic reflects his appearance in Diablo III (May 2012).
  • In Diablo and Diablo II, Diablo was voiced by Bill Roper. In Diablo III, Diablo was voiced by J. B. Blanc. In Heroes of the Storm, Diablo is voiced by Abraham Benrudi.
  • Diablo was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • In a 2011 build of the game, Diablo was considered as a boss for the now canceled Tristram map.[3]
  • Chris Sigaty likes to joke that Murkablo is the offspring of Diablo and a murloc.[4]
  • The 2nd tint of Diablo's base skins resembles his look in Diablo II's Hell difficulty.
  • Diablo's Kaijo skins are based off film culture icon Godzilla. Kaijo is a play on "Kaiju," the Japanese term for massive monsters.
  • One of Diablo's gag quotes is "good children look both ways before crossing the street" played backwards.
  • The Prime Evil skin depicts Diablo as he appears in Diablo III after absorbing the essence of all seven Evils - terrror included.
  • Diablo is the one of two Demon Lord heroes in the game, the other being the considerably heavier Azmodan.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Artwork[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Pre-release[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2013-11-08, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm – Fact Sheet. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-11-10
  2. http://www.heroesnexus.com/heroes/21-diablo
  3. 2013-11-11, Heroes of the Storm: Sixen Interviews Dustin Browder. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-01
  4. 2013-11-10, Blizzcon 2013: Heroes of the Storm - Overview. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-09

External links[edit | edit source]