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Varian
Varian
Basic Info
Title High King of the Alliance
Role Multi-class (Assassin & Warrior) Multi-class
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Type Melee
Release Date November 15, 2016
Base Stats
Health 2322
Health Regen 4.84
Energy 500
Energy Regen 3
Armor
Speed 0
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.2
Attack Damage 90
Stats per level
Max Health 4
Health Regen 3
Ranged Damage 0
Splash Damage 0
Max Energy 0
Energy Regen 0

Varian Wrynn, High King of the Alliance, is a melee multi-class hero from the Warcraft universe. Few would have expected that the gladiator known only as Lo'Gosh was in truth the missing ruler of Stormwind, Varian Wrynn. Now the High King of the Alliance, his every action shapes the destiny of Azeroth itself.

Varian is an adaptable fighter who can become either a shield-bearing warrior or a life-ending assassin based on his talent choices in-game.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

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Never one to back down from a difficult task or shy away from the front lines, King Varian Wrynn has always sought to do what he believes is best for his people. Without question, he is eager to pick up a sword and shield in defense of the Alliance, Azeroth, and now... The Nexus. There is no opponent too great nor battlefield too harsh to stop Varian from leading those around him toward victory.

Great leaders know that a successful conquest requires the flexibility to adapt to any new challenges that may arise on the field of battle. Through talents, Varian can be built to fit several different disciplines and is the first multi-class hero to enter the Nexus. Be the shield your team needs by taunting enemies and soaking tons of damage, or split Shalamayne into its component swords, Ellemayne and Shalla'tor, and lead with your blades to cut down any who stand in your way. [2]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Heroic Strike Icon.png
Heroic Strike
Cooldown: 18 seconds
Every 18 seconds, Varian's next Basic Attack deals 279 (145 + 3.5% per level) bonus damage. Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 2 seconds.
Lion's Fang Icon.png
Q
Lion's Fang
50 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Create a shockwave that travels in a straight line, dealing 329 (156 + 4% per level) damage and slowing enemies by 30% for 1.5 seconds.
Parry Icon.png
W
Parry
8 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds
Parry all incoming Basic Attacks for 0.75 seconds, reducing their damage by 100%.
Charge Icon.png
E
Charge
45 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Charge to the target enemy, dealing 110 (52 + 4% per level) damage and slowing them by 75% for 1 second.
Taunt Icon.png
R
Taunt
20 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Force the target Hero to attack Varian for 1.25 seconds.
Passive:Maximum Health increased by 30%.
Passive:Gain 15 Armor.
Colossus Smash Icon.png
R
Colossus Smash
40 Mana Cooldown: 20 seconds
Smash a target enemy, dealing 160 (+4% per level) damage and lowering their Armor by 25 for 3 seconds, causing them to take 25% increased damage.
Passive: Base Attack Damage increased by 100%.
Passive: Maximum Health reduced by 10%.
Twin Blades of Fury Icon.png
Twin Blades of Fury
Basic Attacks reduce Heroic Strike's cooldown by 9 seconds, and increase Varian's Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
Passive: Attack Speed increased by 100%.
Passive: Base Attack Damage reduced by 20%.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Lion's Maw Icon.png
Lion's Maw
❢ Quest: Every time Lion's Fang hits a Hero, increase its damage by 4, up to 120
❢ Reward: After hitting 30 Heroes, the slow is increased to 50% and its duration is increased to 2 seconds.
Overpower (Varian) Icon.png
Overpower
When you Parry a Hero's Basic Attack, Heroic Strike's cooldown is refreshed and the next one does 25% more damage.
High King's Quest Icon.png
High King's Quest
❢ Quest: Hit 50 Heroes with Basic Attacks.
❢ Quest: Participate in 5 Hero Takedowns
❢ Quest: Gather 20 Regeneration Globes
❢ Reward: Completing a Quest grants 10 Base Attack Damage. Completing all 3 Quests grants an additional 30 Base Attack Damage.
4
Shield Wall Icon.png
Shield Wall
Parry now grants Protected, preventing all incoming damage for the duration.
Warbringer Icon.png
Warbringer
Reduces Charge cooldown by 8 seconds.
7
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Live by the Sword
Increase the duration of Parry by 40%. If you block at least 2 Hero Basic Attacks with a single Parry, its cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds.
Second Wind (Varian) Icon.png
Second Wind
Basic Attacks heal Varian for 1.17% of his maximum Health. While below 50% Health, they also heal him for 50% of the damage dealt.
Victory Rush Icon.png
Victory Rush
Every 60 seconds, Varian's next Basic Attack will heal him for 877 (416 + 4% per level) Health. When a nearby enemy minion dies, the cooldown is reduced by 15 seconds.
10
Taunt Icon.png
Taunt
Cooldown: 16 seconds
Force the target Hero to attack Varian for 1.25 seconds.
Passive:Maximum Health increased by 40%.
Passive:Gain 15 Armor.
Colossus Smash Icon.png
Colossus Smash
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Smash a target enemy, dealing 410 (195 + 4% per level) damage and making them Vulnerable for 3 seconds.
Passive: Base Attack Damage increased by 100%.
Passive: Maximum Health reduced by 10%.
Twin Blades of Fury Icon.png
Twin Blades of Fury
Basic Attacks reduce Heroic Strike's cooldown by 9 seconds, and increase Varian's Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
Passive: Attack Speed increased by 100%.
Passive: Base Attack Damage reduced by 20%.
13
Juggernaut Icon.png
Juggernaut
Charge deals bonus damage to Heroes equal to 4% of their maximum Health.
Mortal Strike Icon.png
Mortal Strike
Heroes hit by Heroic Strike receive 40% reduced healing for 4 seconds.
Shattering Throw Icon.png
Shattering Throw
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to throw a sword that deals 110 (52 + 4% per level) damage to the target, and up to 3068 (1456 + 4% per level) bonus damage to their Shields.Passive: Basic Attacks deal up to 200% bonus damage to Shields.
16
Banner of Stormwind Icon.png
Banner of Stormwind
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Activate to place a Banner that grants 25% increased Movement Speed to nearby allied Heroes. Lasts 12 seconds.
Banner of Ironforge Icon.png
Banner of Ironforge
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Activate to place a Banner that grants 20 Armor to nearby allied Heroes, reducing damage taken by 20%. Lasts 12 seconds.
Banner of Dalaran Icon.png
Banner of Dalaran
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Activate to place a Banner that grants 20% increased Ability Power to nearby allied Heroes. Lasts 12 seconds.
20
Vigilance Icon.png
Vigilance
Being hit by a Hero Basic Attack reduces the cooldown of Taunt by 1 second.
Master at Arms Icon.png
Master at Arms
Colossus Smash affects all enemies near the target, and its cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.
Frenzy Icon.png
Frenzy
Twin Blades of Fury increases Varian's Attack Speed by an additional 15%, and Basic Attacks increase his Movement Speed by an additional 10%.
Glory to the Alliance Icon.png
Glory to the Alliance
Banner now also increases health regeneration and all healing received for nearby allied Heroes by 50%, and the cooldown is reduced by 20 seconds.
Demoralizing Shout Icon.png
Demoralizing Shout
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Activate to demoralize nearby enemy Heroes, reducing damage they deal by 25% for 5 seconds.

Skins[edit | edit source]

  • High King of the Alliance
    • Backstory: Few would have expected that the gladiator known only as Lo'Gosh was in truth the missing ruler of Stormwind, Varian Wrynn. Now the High King of the Alliance, his every action shapes the destiny of Azeroth itself.
    • Price: 750gems / 10,000gold
  • Master Master
    • Backstory: The Lion has long been associated with the nation of Stormwind and the House of Wrynn. It is a symbol of courage, dignity and ferocity; truly befitting for the High King.
    • Price: 10,000gems (requires Hero Level 10)
  • Epic Lo'Gosh
    • Backstory: After awakening on the shores of Durotar, the gladiator known as Lo'Gosh became a star of the Crimson Ring Arena. Rumor has it that he fights with the fury of the Ghost Wolf himself.
    • Price: $9.99 / 9.99€
    • Skin Features: Themed abilities.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Varian was mentioned in the manual for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002), and he appeared in World of Warcraft (2004) as a prisoner on Alcaz Island.
    • He escaped confinement in World of Warcraft: The Comic (2007), and he returned to the game in the pre-expansion event for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (2008).
  • Varian is voiced by Chris Metzen in all of his game appearances with the exception of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (where he is voiced by Jon St. John).
    • In the Warcraft film, Varian is portrayed by Dylan Schombing.
  • Varian was one of the two heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2016.
  • Varian is the only multi-class hero in Heroes of the Storm.
  • Varian's three heroic abilities reflect the warrior specializations in World of Warcraft: Protection, Arms and Fury.
  • As seen in the comics, Varian's sword - Shalamayne - has an orange gem at the base of the hilt.
    • Before his halves conjoined, Ellemayne had a red gem, and Shalla'tor had a blue gem.
    • The third tint of his default palette makes the gem a pinkish color.
  • One of Varian's gag quotes references the Hulk from the Marvel comics series.

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