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Alarak
Alarak
Basic Info
Title Highlord of the Tal'darim
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price 750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Release Date September 13, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1900
Health Regen 3.96
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 140
Data Page

Alarak, the Highlord of the Tal'darim, is a melee assassin hero from the StarCraft universe. [1] Not all heroes are born of altruism... some, like Alarak, simply desire vengeance. As the new Highlord of the Tal'darim, Alarak leads his people to a destiny free of the corrupt influence of the fallen xel'naga, Amon.

Alarak is a combo assassin who can move enemies around and punish mistakes.

Background[edit | edit source]

StarCraft This section concerns content exclusive to the StarCraft universe.

Alarak is the highlord of the Tal'darim. He was previously the First Ascendant in the Chain of Ascension under Highlord Ma'lash. During the End War, Alarak used his alliance with the Daelaam to overthrow and replace Ma'lash, and turn the Tal'darim against Amon.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Sadism Icon.png
Sadism (Trait)
Passive: Alarak's Ability damage and self-healing are increased by 100% against enemy Heroes.
Takedowns increase Sadism by 3%, up to 30%. Sadism gained from Takedowns is lost on death.
Discord Strike Icon.png
Q
Discord Strike
45 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
After a 0.5 second delay, enemies in front of Alarak take 175 (+4% per level) damage and are silenced for 1.5 seconds.
Telekinesis Icon.png
W
Telekinesis
30 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Vector Targeting
Create a force, pushing Alarak and all enemies hit from the targeted point towards the targeted direction. Deals 48 (+4% per level) damage to enemies.

* Self-casting this ability pushes Alarak (and nearby enemies) to the direction he's facing.
Lightning Surge Icon.png
E
Lightning Surge
25 Mana Cooldown: 6 seconds
Deal 62 (+4% per level) damage to an enemy and an additional 100% damage to enemies between Alarak and the target. Restore 70 (+4% per level) health for each Hero hit.

* The center bonus damage does not benefit from Sadism.
Deadly Charge Icon.png
R
Deadly Charge
60 Mana Cooldown: 45 seconds
After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in his path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.6 seconds.
Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.

*Ability can be channeled indefinitely, but damage and distance will no longer increase after 1.6 seconds.
Counter-Strike Icon.png
R
Counter-Strike
50 Mana Cooldown: 30 seconds
Alarak targets an area and channels for 1 second, becoming Protected and Unstoppable. After, if he took damage from an enemy Hero, he sends a shockwave that deals 275 (+4% per level) damage.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Sustaining Power Icon.png
Sustaining Power
Increase the healing received from damaging Heroes with Lightning Surge by 40%.
Extended Lightning Icon.png
Extended Lightning
Reduce Sadism by 10%.
❢ Quest: Hit Heroes with the center of Lightning Surge.
❢ Reward: After hitting 5 Heroes, increase Lightning Surge's range by 20%.
❢ Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, Lightning Surge's center also Slows enemies by 40% for 2 seconds
❢ Reward: After hitting 3 Heroes with a single cast, increase Sadism by 10% and instantly gain all other Rewards.
Ruthless Momentum Icon.png
Ruthless Momentum
Basic Abilities recharge 20% faster while above 80% Health.
4
Chaos Reigns Icon.png
Chaos Reigns
❢ Quest: Hit Heroes with Discord Strike. Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, increase Discord Strike's damage by 50.
❢ Reward: After hitting 2 Heroes with a single Discord Strike, increase its damage by 50.
❢ Reward: After hitting 3 Heroes with a single Discord Strike, increase its damage by 80 and instantly gain all other Rewards.

* Bonus damage from Chaos Reigns is not affected by Scaling and Ability Power
Negatively Charged Icon.png
Negatively Charged
Increase the Lightning Surge damage bonus to enemies between Alarak and his victim to 150%.
❢ Repeatable Quest: Each Hero hit by the center of Lightning Surge permanently increases the damage bonus by 5%.
Show of Force Icon.png
Show of Force
Heroes hit with 3 of Alarak's Abilities within 2 seconds take an additional 77 (+4% per level) damage.
7
Dissonance Icon.png
Dissonance
Increase Discord Strike's Silence duration by 0.75 seconds.
Hindered Motion Icon.png
Hindered Motion
Telekinesis Slows enemies by 25% for 2 seconds.
Applied Force Icon.png
Applied Force
Reduce Sadism by 10%, but Telekinesis pushes 20% further and has 20% increased range.
10
Deadly Charge Icon.png
Deadly Charge
Cooldown: 45 seconds
After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in his path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.625 seconds. Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.
Counter-Strike Icon.png
Counter-Strike
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Alarak targets an area and channels for 1 second, becoming Protected and Unstoppable. After, if he took damage from an enemy Hero, he sends a shockwave that deals 275 (+4% per level) damage.
13
Blade of the Highlord Icon.png
Blade of the Highlord
Basic Attacks against Heroes increase Sadism by 7% for 4 seconds, stacking up to 35%. Basic Attacks against Heroes refresh this duration.
Pure Malice Icon.png
Pure Malice
Increase Sadism by 10% any time an allied Hero dies, up to 40%.
Sadism gained from Pure Malice is lost on death.
Rite of Rak'Shir Icon.png
Rite of Rak'Shir
Cooldown: 300 seconds
Activate to mark an enemy Hero for 300 seconds.
Hitting the marked Hero with Discord Strike increases Sadism by 3%. Killing the marked Hero increases Sadism by 5% and lowers the cooldown of Rite of Rak'Shir to 10 seconds.
Sadism gained from Rite of Rak'Shir is lost on death.

* There is no upper limit to Sadism gained through Rite of Rak'shir
16
Lethal Onslaught Icon.png
Lethal Onslaught
Hitting an enemy Hero with Discord Strike grants 50% of Sadism's damage bonus to Alarak's Basic Attacks for 4 seconds. Basic Attacks against Heroes refresh this duration.
Lightning Barrage Icon.png
Lightning Barrage
Hitting an enemy Hero with the center of Lightning Surge allows it to be cast again for free on a different primary target within the next 2 seconds. This free cast cannot benefit from Lightning Barrage.
Mocking Strikes Icon.png
Mocking Strikes
Basic Attacks against Stunned, Silenced, Slowed, or Rooted Heroes reduce the cooldown of Alarak's Basic Abilities by 2.5 seconds.
20
Counter-Strike Icon.png
Counter-Strike
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Alarak targets an area and channels for 1 second, becoming Protected and Unstoppable. After, if he took damage from an enemy Hero, he sends a shockwave that deals 275 (+4% per level) damage.

This ability will take over Alarak's Trait button.
Deadly Charge Icon.png
Deadly Charge
Cooldown: 45 seconds
After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 (+4% per level) damage to all enemies in his path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.625 seconds.
Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.

This ability will take over Alarak's Trait button.
Last Laugh Icon.png
Last Laugh
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate teleport to the chosen location and remove all Roots, Slows, and damage over time effects. If Alarak fails to hit enemy Heroes 3 times with Basic Abilities within 4 seconds of using Last Laugh, his Health is reduced to 1.
Hasty Bargain Icon.png
Hasty Bargain
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Activate to permanently reduce Alarak's Sadism by 4% and reset the cooldowns of his Basic Abilities.

* Hasty Bargain can't be used, if Alarak doesn't have enough Sadism.
* Alarak's innate Sadism is cousumed first.
* Hasty Bargain can consume Sadism gained from Takedowns and Talents, if he run's out of innate Sadism.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Alarak/Quotes


Skins[edit | edit source]

Alarak Skins
 
Rare Alarak
Backstory: Not all heroes are born of altruism... some, like Alarak, simply desire vengeance. As the new Highlord of the Tal'darim, Alarak leads his people to a destiny free of the corrupt influence of the fallen xel'naga, Amon.
Alarak Highlord of the Tal'darim.jpg
750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Highlord of the Tal'darim
Alarak Crimson.jpg
Free
Crimson
Alarak Ivory.jpg
Free
Ivory
Alarak Regal.jpg
Shard.png 100
Regal
Rare Highlord
Backstory: The Highlord's armor serves as both ceremonial adornment and as a conduit of raw power. Adorned with blood shards and fueled by terrazine, it channels Alarak's fury directly into his blades.
Alarak Highlord.jpg
Shard.png 100
Alarak Highlord Golden.jpg
Shard.png 100
Golden
Alarak Highlord Emerald.jpg
Shard.png 100
Emerald
Alarak Highlord Amethyst.jpg
Shard.png 100
Amethyst
Epic Herald of N'Zoth
Backstory: The God of the Deep writhes within his prison, thrashing endlessly. Alarak, the Corruptor's Herald, brings word of the Old God's return, preparing all realities for the coming change.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Alarak Herald of N'zoth.jpg
Shard.png 400
Alarak Herald of N'zoth Twilight.jpg
Shard.png 400
Twilight
Alarak Herald of N'zoth Bone.jpg
Shard.png 400
Bone
Alarak Herald of N'zoth Deep.jpg
Shard.png 400
Deep

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Alarak Mounts
 
Highlord's Ascent
Backstory: Should he choose to float only an inch off the ground, you would still be beneath the Highlord.
Highlord's Ascent.jpg
Free

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Alarak Portraits
 
Alarak Hero Portrait.png
Alarak Hero
Alarak Mastery Portrait.png
Alarak Mastery
Stylized Alarak Portrait.png
Stylized Alarak
Pachimari Alarak Portrait.png
Pachimari Alarak

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Alarak Sprays
 
Cartoon Alarak Spray.gif
Cartoon Alarak
Pachimari Alarak Spray.png
Pachimari Alarak

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Alarak Pack 1 Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Happy.png Alarak Pack 2 Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Happy.png Alarak Happy  :alarakhappy:
:alahappy:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Angry.png Alarak Angry  :alarakangry:
:alaangry:
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak ROFL.png Alarak ROFL  :alaraklol:
:alarakrofl:
:alalol:
:alarofl:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Cool.png Alarak Cool  :alarakcool:
:alacool:
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Sad.png Alarak Sad  :alaraksad:
:alasad:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Oops.png Alarak Embarrassed  :alarakoops:
:alarakembarrassed:
:alaoops:
:alaembarrassed:
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Silly.png Alarak Silly  :alaraksilly:
:alasilly:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Love.png Alarak in Love  :alaraklove:
:alarakinlove:
:alalove:
:alainlove:
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Meh.png Alarak Speechless  :alarakmeh:
:alarakspeechless:
:alameh:
:alaspeechless:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Surprised.png Alarak Surprised  :alarakwow:
:alaraksurprised:
:alawow:
:alasurprised:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Alarak first appeared in the short story "Ascension" (October 2015). His first game appearance was in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (November 2015).
  • Alarak is voiced by John de Lancie.
  • Alarak's Q ability "Discord Strike" is likely a subtle shout out to two of John de Lancie's more famous roles: Q from Star Trek the Next Generation (1987), and Discord from My Little Pony (2010)
  • Alarak was one of the two heroes revealed at Gamescom 2016.
  • Alarak is the second Protoss assassin hero in the game, the first being Zeratul.
  • The Twilight Herald of N'Zoth Alarak skin resembles a devotee of any rank in the Twilight's Hammer clan.
  • He is otherwise limited to mounts he can stand on (such as Blackheart's Doubloon, Champion's Nexagon, Championship Banner, Hearthstone Card, Magic Carpet, Star Chariot, and Void Speeder).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Concept art[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

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