Sergeant Hammer

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Sgt. Hammer
Sergeant Hammer
Basic Info
Title Siege Tank Operator
Role Specialist Specialist
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Type Ranged
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Health 1704
Health Regen 3.55
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Speed 4.3984
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 6.6
Attack Damage 133
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 4
Splash Damage
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Sergeant Bama "the Hammer" Kowalski, the Siege Tank Operator, is a ranged specialist hero from the StarCraft universe. She has served some of the toughest tours around the Koprulu sector. The thunderous roar of her siege tank's shock cannon strikes fear right into the heart of the toughest of warriors... including some of her allies.

Sgt. Hammer can Siege up gaining increased range and adding splash damage. Deals more damage to distant targets.[1]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Artillery Icon.png
Cooldown: 5 seconds
Basic Attacks deal 30% more damage to distant enemies.
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Spider Mines
50 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Create 3 mines that deal 211 (100 + 4% per level) damage and slow enemies by 25% for 1.5 seconds.
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Concussive Blast
75 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deals 309 (147 + 4% per level) damage and pushes enemies away.
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Siege Mode
20 Mana Cooldown: 2 seconds
Become immobile to increase Basic Attack range by 90%, deal 25% splash damage, and deal 30% bonus damage to Minions and Structures.
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Napalm Strike
35 Mana Cooldown: 6 seconds
Deals 360 (171 + 4% per level) damage on impact, and leaves a napalm area that deals 110 (52 + 4% per level) damage per second. Lasts for 4 seconds.
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Blunt Force Gun
100 Mana Cooldown: 70 seconds
Fire a missile across the battlefield, dealing 800 (380 + 4% per level) damage to enemies in its path.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Advanced Artillery Icon.png
Advanced Artillery
Increase the damage bonus to long distance enemies by 10%.
Resistant Icon.png
While in Siege Mode, the duration of Silences, Stuns, Slows, and Roots are reduced by 75%.
Ambush Icon.png
Stealth when entering Siege Mode. Your next Basic Attack from Siege Mode will deal 100% more damage. Lose Stealth when Basic Attacking, using an Ability, taking damage, or returning to Tank Mode.
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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.
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Vigorous Assault
Basic Attacks heal for 15% of the damage dealt to the primary target.
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Focused Attack
Every 10 seconds, your next Basic Attack against a Hero deals 75% additional damage. Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 1 second.
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Excessive Force
Double the knock back distance.
Mine Field Icon.png
Mine Field
Increase the number of mines by 2.
Hyper-Cooling Engines Icon.png
Hyper-Cooling Engines
Reduce the cooldown of Thrusters by 10 seconds. Thrusters are always active while at the Altar.
First Aid Icon.png
First Aid
Activate to heal 11.07% of your max Health over 6 seconds.
Blunt Force Gun Icon.png
Blunt Force Gun
Fire a missile across the battlefield, dealing 365 damage to enemies in its path.
Napalm Strike Icon.png
Napalm Strike
Deals 164 damage on impact, and leaves a napalm area that deals 50 damage per second. Lasts for 4 seconds.
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Giant Killer
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes deal bonus damage equal to 1.5% of the Hero's maximum Health.
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First Strike
Basic Attacks deal 25% more damage if you haven't been attacked within the last 5 seconds.
Bullhead Mines Icon.png
Bullhead Mines
Middle Spider Mine knocks target back a short distance.
Barricade Icon.png
Create a wall of path blocking debris for 4 seconds.
Executioner Icon.png
Basic Attacks deal 40% more damage against slowed, rooted, or stunned targets.
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Hover Siege Mode
You can move at 50% Movement Speed in Siege Mode.
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Graduating Range
While in Siege Mode your standard Basic Attack range increases by 20% every 3 seconds, up to 100%.
Stoneskin Icon.png
Activate to gain 30% of your maximum Health as a Shield for 5 seconds.
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Orbital BFG
Blunt Force Gun's missile orbits the planet every 5 seconds. Only the last missile fired orbits.
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Advanced Lava Strike
Napalm Strike's range is increased by 75% and its impact does 50% more damage.
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Fury of the Storm
Every 5 seconds, your next basic attack will deal an additional 91 damage to the target, and 228 damage to all nearby Minions and Mercenaries.
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Nexus Frenzy
Increases Attack Speed by 20% and Attack Range by 20%.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • Siege Tank Operator
    • Backstory: Sergeant Bama "the Hammer" Kowalski has served some of the toughest tours around the Koprulu sector. The roar of her siege tank's shock cannon strikes fear right into the heart of the toughest of warriors... including some of her allies.
    • Price: 7,000g / $8.49 / 8.49
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: With as many kills as she'd racked up on the battlegrounds of the Nexus, Sgt. Hammer deserved her promotion to Master Sergeant... even if she promoted herself.
    • Price: 10,000g (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Epic War World
    • Backstory: The battle has raged across War World III for years. No one remembers who fired the first shot, but Sgt. Bama the Hammer is fully confident she'll be the one firing the last.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities. War World mines have a different model, as does the rocket fired by the Blunt Force Gun.
  • Epic Sgt. Doomhammer
    • Backstory: The Iron Demolisher is the pride of the orcish war machine. Sgt. Grimina Doomhammer was given the honor of piloting it in recognition of her years of service in the Arathi Basin battlefield.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities. Her mines looks like barrels containing miniature iron stars, her napalm is Horde-themed, and her Blunt Force Gun fires a massive iron star. Many of her abilities have new sound effects.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other franchises merging into Warcraft skins.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sgt. Hammer represents the siege tank unit from StarCraft (1998). After being introduced in Heroes of the Storm, she went on to appear in the co-op mode of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (2015).
  • Sgt. Hammer is voiced by Courtenay Taylor.[2]
  • She is a replacement for the characters of Horace Warfield and Edmund Duke from previous builds.[3]
  • One of Sgt. Hammer's gag quotes references the British-American war film Full Metal Jacket.

Balance changelog[edit | edit source]

  • January 27th, 2016 (15.7.4)
 -Blunt Force Gun (R) 
   >Damage increased from 365 (+4% per level) to 500 (+3% per level)
  • August 18th, 2015 (13.0.0)
 -Health increased from 720 (+140 per level) to 740 (+150 per level).
 -Artillery (Trait)
   >Damage bonus against distant targets increased from 20% to 30%.
 -Siege Mode (E)
   >Cooldown decreased from 5 to 2 seconds and mana cost reduced from 40 to 20.

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