Tassadar

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Tassadar
Tassadar
Basic Info
Title Savior of the Templar
Role Support Support
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Type Ranged
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Health 1484 (+4% per level)
Health Regen 3.09 (+4% per level)
Energy 500 Mana (+4% per level)
Energy Regen 3 (+4% per level)
Armor 0
Speed 100% / 130%
Attack Speed 4.00 per second
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 12 (+4% per level)
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 4
Ranged Damage 4
Splash Damage 0
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0
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Tassadar, the Savior of the Templar, is a ranged support hero from the StarCraft universe.[1] An executor without equal, Tassadar fought valiantly to save Aiur from the Zerg. Channeling the Khala and Void, he destroyed the Overmind at the cost of his life. In the glory of combat Protoss warriors forever invoke his name: "En Taro, Tassadar!"

Tassadar can grant a temporary shield to allies, detect nearby enemy Heroes, and manipulate the Battlefield for his team.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

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Once branded a heretic by the ruling body of the Protoss known as the Conclave, Tassadar is now considered one of the greatest heroes in the history of this enigmatic race of psionic warriors. From an early age, Tassadar was wholely devoted to the Khala, the Protoss religion that required all Protoss to remain psionically linked in the name of conformity and harmony. However, he also questioned the Conclave's rigidity and dogmatic obsession with tradition. Despite his reservations about the Protoss leadership, his innate intelligence and strength allowed him to rise quickly through the ranks and eventually earned him the rank of Executor of the Protoss fleet.

It was Tassadar who made first contact with both the ravenous Zerg and the relatively young Terrans. Once the Conclave examined the Zerg and realized the threat they posed, they ordered Tassadar to wipe out any signs of their infestation, including worlds inhabited by the Terrans. Tassadar, however, felt it was the Protoss' responsibility to protect the Terrans and refused to carry out his orders unless there was absolutely no hope of saving the planet in question. Eventually Tassadar was ordered to return home and face the Conclave for his insubordination, but he refused in favor of continuing his fight against the Zerg as best as he could without sacrificing Terran worlds. His fight would eventually bring him into contact with several allies, including a Terran named Jim Raynor as well as a group of Protoss known as the Dark Templar, an individualistic sect that had been exiled in ages past for refusing to join the Khala. Though initially hesitant to interact with the Dark Templars, Tassadar came to appreciate the powers of the Dark Templar that were lost to those who embraced the Khala. Eventually learning to use those powers for himself and combine them with his understanding of the Khala, Tassadar became inarguably the most powerful Protoss in existence.

Despite his new abilities, the Conclave abhorred his interactions with the Dark Templar and branded him a heretic to be killed on sight. Ever dedicated to protecting his home regardless of his own fate, Tassadar returned to the Protoss homeworld of Aiur to defend it from the Zerg. After defeating the Conclave forces that were more intent with stopping him than the Zerg, Tassadar rallied what was left of his allies and made in one last stand against the Zerg Overmind. Despite their best efforts, nothing could significantly harm the Overmind, and thus Tassadar sacrificed himself by crashing his carrier into the massive creature while channeling both the Khala-based powers that he had grown up with as well as those of the Dark Templar. The resulting explosion succeeded in killing the Overmind, and while the Zerg remained on Aiur their loss of an all-powerful leader gave the Protoss the room they needed to survive.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Oracle Icon.png
D
Oracle
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to greatly increase Tassadar's vision radius, allow him to see over obstacles, and detect stealthed units. Lasts for 5 seconds.
Passive: Tassadar's Basic Attack is a Distortion Beam that slows enemy units by 20%..
Plasma Shield Icon.png
Q
Plasma Shield
50 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Grant a Shield that absorbs 475 (+4% per level) damage over 4 seconds. Heroes gain 30% Life Steal from Basic Attacks while Shielded.
Psionic Storm Icon.png
W
Psionic Storm
50 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Deal 84 (+4% per level) damage per second to enemies in target area for 3 seconds. Damage increases by 10% for each consecutive instance of damage.
Dimensional Shift Icon.png
E
Dimensional Shift
75 Mana Cooldown: 30 seconds
Tassadar becomes invulnerable and Unrevealable for 2 seconds. While shifted, he has 25% increased Movement Speed.
Archon Icon.png
R
Archon
80 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Tassadar transforms into an Archon and gains a Plasma Shield. His Basic Attacks deal 166 (+4% per level) damage, slow the target by 30% for 1 second and splash for 83 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within 2.5 range. Lasts for 10 seconds.
Passive: Archon refreshes the cooldown of Dimensional Shift.
Force Wall Icon.png
R
Force Wall
25 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Create a wall that blocks all units from moving through it for 2 seconds.
Passive: Increases the slow amount of Distortion Beam to 30%.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Psi-Infusion Icon.png
Psi-Infusion
❢ Quest: Gain 1 Mana for every Non-Structure enemy hit by Psionic Storm.
❢ Reward: After hitting 500 enemies, increase the size of Psionic Storm by 20%.
❢ Reward: After hitting 1000 enemies, increase the damage of Psionic Storm by 20%.
Templar's Will Icon.png
Templar’s Will
❢ Quest: Attacking enemy Heroes restores 8 mana per second.
❢ Reward: After spending 30 seconds attacking Heroes, Distortion Beam's damage is increased by 150%.
❢ Reward: After spending 60 seconds attacking Heroes, Distortion Beam's range is increased by an additional 1.
Khaydarin Resonance Icon.png
Khaydarin Resonance
❢ Quest: Regeneration Globes grant an additional 50% Mana.
❢ Reward: After collecting 15 Regeneration Globes, Plasma Shield's value is increased by 15% (+4% per level).
❢ Reward: After collecting 30 Regeneration Globes, Plasma Shield's value is increased by 30% (+4% per level).
4
Khala's Celerity Icon.png
Khala's Celerity
Plasma Shield also grants 20% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.
Khala's Embrace Icon.png
Khala's Embrace
Increase the Life Steal of Plasma Shield to 60%.
Khala's Light Icon.png
Khala's Light
Plasma Shield also grants 25% Movement Speed for 5 seconds.Upon expiration or breaking, the target of Plasma Shield gains 15 Armor for 3 seconds, causing them to take 15% less damage.
7
Psionic Projection Icon.png
Psionic Projection
Increases the cast range of Plasma SHield and Psionic Storm by 40%.
Resonation Icon.png
Resonation
Distortion Beam slows enemies affected by Psionic Storm by 50%.
Mental Acuity Icon.png
Mental Acuity
❢ Quest: Each Takedown earned lowers the cooldown of Oracle by 3 seconds, to a maximum of 15 seconds.
❢ Reward: Upon getting 5 Takedowns, the sight range of Oracle is increased by 50%.
10
Archon Icon.png
Archon
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Tassadar transforms into an Archon and gains a Plasma Shield. His Basic Attacks deal 175 (+4% per level) damage, slow the target by 30% for 1 second and splash for 88 (+4% per level) damage to enemies within 2.5 range. Lasts for 10 seconds.
Passive: Archon refreshes the cooldown of Dimensional Shift.
Force Wall Icon.png
Force Wall
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Create a wall that blocks all units from moving through it for 2 seconds.
Passive: Increases the slow amount of Distortion Beam to 30%.
13
Deep Shift Icon.png
Deep Shift
Dimensional Shift duration and Movement Speed bonuses are increased by 50%.
Adun's Wisdom Icon.png
Adun's Wisdom
While Oracle is active, Basic Abilities cooldown 50% faster.
Nulification Icon.png
Nulification
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to reduce the damage the target enemy Hero deals by 75% for 4 seconds.
16
Phase Disruption Icon.png
Phase Disruption
Enemy Heroes being hit by Psionic Storm have their Physical Armor reduced by 25, causing them to take 25% more damage from Basic Attacks.
Psionic Echo Icon.png
Psionic Echo
A second Psionic Storm can be cast within 2 seconds of casting the first.
Focused Beam Icon.png
Focused Beam
While Oracle is active, Basic Attacks against Heroes deal an additional 1% of the target's maximum Health as damage.
20
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Twilight Archon
Basic Attacks while in Archon form increase its duration by 2 seconds.
Force Barrier Icon.png
Force Barrier
Force Wall's Range is increased by 100% and its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.
Prismatic Link Icon.png
Prismatic Link
Basic Attacks bounce to hit 2 additional targets for 50% damage.
Shield Battery (Tassadar) Icon.png
Shield Battery
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes an untalented Plasma Shield.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • Savior of the Templar
    • Backstory: An Executor without equal, Tassadar has fought tirelessly to purify the Koprulu sector of the zerg infestation. Only now, after learning to wield the power of the void, is Tassadar finally ready to face the Overmind and its all-consuming Swarm.
    • Price: 4,000gems / 6.49gold
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: Executors rarely command from the field of battle, but their Regalia is fitted with meticulously crafted khaydarin crystals to amplify their psionic powers should the need arise.
    • Price: 10,000gems (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Legendary Mecha
    • Backstory: The Kaijo Diablo could not be contained; cities world-wide had been reduced to cinders. Now humanity's survival hangs upon the untested mecha, Tassadar.
    • Price: $14.99 / 12.99€
    • Skin Features: Replaced voice-over, themed abilities, themed mount. Mecha Tassadar can Mecha Morph into a jet. His Basic Attack fires missiles, his Plasma Shield has an altered appearance (and different symbols on it), and his Psionic Storm produces crescent-shaped explosions. His Archon form is mecha-themed, and his Force Wall is produced by mechanical generators. He sends out miniature Protoss observers when he uses his Oracle ability.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Kaijo world skins.
  • Epic Crypt King
    • Backstory: Pharaoh Ta-sadar knew the power of the darkworld would consume his realm, but Luxoria would still survive... Better the Nexus devour his kingdom than the Scorpid Swarm.
    • Price: $9.99 / 8.99€
    • Skin Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities. Crypt King Tassadar's Plasma Shield is purple and bears spider symbols. His Psionic Storm produces sand.
    • Note: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Luxoria skins.

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Mecha Tassadar has access to "Mecha Morph", a unique mount that allows him to turn into a jet.

  • Backstory: Mecha Tassadar, mechamorphanize!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tassadar first appeared in StarCraft (1998).
  • Tassadar is voiced by Michael Gough.
  • Tassadar was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • During the Technical Alpha, the flavour text for the Mecha skin referenced the Transformers.
    • Although they are unwilling to admit it, Tassadar Prime and the Zealobots are losing the civil war against the Judicons. Little do they know, deep within the core of Aiurtron an infestation is growing...

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2013-11-26
  2. http://www.heroesnexus.com/heroes/6-tassadar

External links[edit | edit source]