|Title||Boss of Ratchet|
|Release Date||March 13, 2014|
|Stats per level|
Gazlowe, the Boss of Ratchet, is a melee specialist hero from the Warcraft universe. Few would consider the diminutive goblin tinkers fighters, but what they lack in height, they more than make up in mechanical cunning. Gazlowe's mechanical exoskeleton is an especially effective war machine - whenever it's working.
Gazlowe specializes in zoning out his enemies and securing areas with Turrets and XPlodium Charges. Can supercharge his Deth Lazor for increased area of effect damage.
Background[edit | edit source]This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.
"Time is money" is a saying all goblins live by, and Gazlowe is no exception - or is he?
As a youngster, Gazlowe was a thief but he managed to make enough coin through his adventures to start his own legitimate business. That business boomed into one of the world's most successful trading ports. Gazlowe manages the trading operations on Kalimdor in the town of Ratchet.
After the events of the Third War, Gazlowe was approached by Thrall to be the chief engineer in the building of Orgrimmar. He was tasked with finding a reliable water source in the dry, harsh climate of Durotar. Digging tunnels outside the city in search of an underground well, Gazlowe and his team ran into a den of kobolds, who flooded the tunnels and drove the goblin miners out. Gazlowe sent Rexxar to deal with the nuisance.
Years and profits went on without much trouble. There was the occasional 99-Year Old Port stolen by Mad Magglish and pesky pirates to the south but nothing questing adventurers couldn't handle. It wasn't until upset fire elementals laid blaze to Orgrimmar that Gazlowe was again asked by Thrall to rebuild the city. Settling on a price, which was lowered several times, the former Warchief departed for Outland.
Following the death of the beloved Cairne Bloodhoof, the treacherous Grimtotem tribe rose up to take control of the tauren city, Thunder Bluff. Cairne's son, Baine, sent a trusted ally named Stormsong to ask Gazlowe for aid in their fight to take back the city. The plan called for outrageous amounts of explosives and weaponry, as well as zeppelins to transport troops. Demands were met and Gazlowe received an enormous sum of money and, very, very rare of a goblin, he gave most of it back as a gesture of respect to Cairne and his son. Gazlowe is keen to remain neutral for profits sake, but retains strong relations with the Horde.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Talents[edit | edit source]
❢ Reward: After gathering 30 Regeneration Globes, you also gain 500 Health.
❢ Reward: After increasing turret duration by 600 total seconds, reduce the charge cooldown of Rock-It! Turret by 3 seconds.
Activate to gain 75% Movement Speed for 3 seconds.
Activate to create 5 Scrap near you over 5 seconds.
Skins[edit | edit source]
- Boss of Ratchet
- Big Top
- Backstory: So they think Gazlowe and Gallywix's Splendiferous Extravaganza has lost its edge, huh? Yeah, well... I got a new act in mind... This one'll knock 'em dead. Guaranteed.
- Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
- Skin Features: Themed abilities. Big Top Gazlowe's turrets have wind-up mechanisms and top hats. His Deth Lazor shoots confetti.
- Mad Martian
- Backstory: From the martian landscape, Gazlowe gazed upon the Earth with jealous eyes. Soon that glittering sapphire would be his... but first, Super Sonya must be dealt with.
- Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
- Epic Skin Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities. Mad Martian Gazlowe's turrets look like flying saucers piloted by floating brains. His Deth Lazor fires in a coiled pattern.
- Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Earth vs Mars skins.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Gazlowe first appeared in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003), after Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was cancelled in 1998.
- Gazlowe is voiced by Travis Willingham.
- Gazlowe was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
- Gazlowe is the first and only Goblin hero in the game.
- One of Gazlowe's gag quotes references the song Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg.
Balance changelog[edit | edit source]
- March 29th, 2016 (17.0.4)
-Demolitionist (Talent) removed -Promote (Talent) removed -Calldown: MULE (Talent) removed -First Aid (Talent) removed -Burning Rage (Talent) removed -Stoneskin (Talent) removed -Fury of the Storm (Talent) removed -Hardened Shield (Talent) removed -Salvager (Trait) and Break It Down (Talent) tooltips have been updated to match their live functionality. -New Talent (Level 20): It's Raining Scrap >Activate to create 1 Scrap every second for 5 seconds near Gazlowe. 60 second cooldown -Rock-It! Turret (Q) >Mana cost increased from 60 to 70 >Range increased by approximately 27% >Long-Ranged Turrets (Talent) removed >New Talent (Level 16): Superior Schematics Rock-It Turrets deal 25% more damage when Gazlowe is in their attack range -Deth Lazor (W) >Goblin Fusion (Talent) moved from Level 4 to Level 16 >Hyperfocus Coils (Talent) moved from Level 16 to Level 7 >New Talent (Level 20): Firin' Mah Lazorz Firing a Deth Lazor now causes each Rock-It Turret to fire its own Deth Lazor as well. Charging Deth Lazor to its second and third power levels increases the range of turrets’ Deth Lazors, but not damage. -Xplodium Charge (E) >Mana cost reduced from 70 to 60 >Cooldown increased from 12 to 14 seconds >New Talent (Level 4): ARK Reaktor Reduces the cooldown of Xplodium Bombs by 2 seconds, and adds 2 charges of Rock-It Turret when hitting an enemy Hero with Xplodium Bomb >New Talent (Level 13): X-Tra Large Bombs Increase the cast range and radius of Xplodium Charge by 25% >Kwik Release Charge (Talent) Cooldown between Xplodium Bomb charge uses reduced from 2 to 1 second -Robo-Goblin (R) >Functionality has been added You can now press R to manually target active Turrets
- February 2nd, 2016 (16.0.4)
-Salvager (Trait) Will now dismount Gazlowe on activation -Rock-It! Turret (Q) >Clockwerk Steam Fists (Talent) Duration bonus for active Rock-It! Turrets increased from 1 to 1.5 seconds per Basic Attack -Deth Lazor (W) >Goblin Fusion (Talent) Additional charge level damage bonus increased from 25% to 50% -Xplodium Charge (E) >Mana cost reduced from 70 to 60
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Gazlowe - Heroes of the Storm
- Gazlowe - Wowpedia
- Gazlowe Build Guide on Icy Veins
- Gazlowe Quotations
- Gazlowe Quotes on YouTube