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"Need a light?"

Basic Info
Title Veteran Firebat
Role Tank Tank
Difficulty Medium
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date January 9, 2018
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 2900
Health Regen 6.04
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 1.00
Attack Speed 1.00
Attack Range 4.5
Attack Damage 55
Data Page

Corporal Miles "Blaze" Lewis, the Veteran Firebat, is a ranged Tank Hero from the StarCraft universe. He has always been drawn to the flame, but it wasn't until he joined up with Raynor's Raiders that he put his pyromania to good use. He's seen his fair share of battles since then, and has never failed to bring the heat.

Blaze is a dual-incinerator cannon wielding Tank who excels at area-of-effect damage and locking down an area of the battlefield. Get ready to fire it up![1]

Background[edit | edit source]

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Lewis's infatuation with fire began in his childhood. Later in life, he had the opportunity to join Raynor's Raiders and fight for the future of the Terran Dominion. He hesitated, but when he learned he could become a firebat, that sealed the deal. His tendency for pyromania earned him the nickname "Blaze."[2] After the fall of Arcturus Mengsk, Lewis joined the Dominion Armed Forces. He heard of the disappearance of Jim Raynor after the End War, and wondered what happened to his former commander.[3]

Firebats are "armored assault troopers," often attached to provide support for marine squads. Particularly devastating in close quarters combat, they're typically armed with dual arm-mounted flame throwers and wear heat-resistant fireproof armor similar to those used by marines, although heavier.[4]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Blaze is a ranged Tank who specializes in initiating fights and dealing area damage by spreading his flames.

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Skins[edit | edit source]

Blaze Skins
Rare Veteran Firebat
Backstory: Cpl. Miles "Blaze" Lewis has always been drawn to the flame, but it wasn't until he joined up with Raynor's Raiders that he put his pyromania to good use. He's seen his fair share of battles since then, and has never failed to bring the heat.
Blaze Veteran Firebat.jpg
Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Veteran Firebat
Blaze Dominion.jpg
Blaze Smokin'.jpg
Blaze Hazardous.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Blaze Veteran.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Epic Fel Reaver
Backstory: After much experimentation, mo'arg engineers have succeeded in miniaturizing the fel reaver's design and fusing it with a captive sentient soul. The results are quite promising.
Features: Altered voice-over.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Blaze Fel Reaver.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Blaze Fel Reaver Infernal.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Blaze Fel Reaver Smoldering.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Blaze Fel Reaver Coldfire.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Blaze Fel Reaver Abominable.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300

Blaze Fel Reaver Galvanic.jpg
Gem.png375 / Shard.png450
Legendary Firestorm
Backstory: Viper hunted him down. Slaughtered his brothers-in-arms. Now they're taken the one thing he truly loves in this world - his only daugther. The Firestorm is coming, and no snake will be spared the flame.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Viper organization skins.
Blaze Firestorm.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Blaze Firestorm Red Hot.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
Red Hot
Blaze Firestorm Atomic.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Blaze Portraits
Blaze Emblem Portrait.png
Blaze Emblem
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Blaze Hero Portrait.png
Blaze Hero
Blaze Mastery Portrait.png
Blaze Mastery
Carbot Blaze Portrait.png
Carbot Blaze
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Firestorm Blaze Portrait.png
Firestorm Blaze
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Blaze Sprays
Carbot Blaze Spray.png
Carbot Blaze
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Hot Bath Spray.gif
Hot Bath
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Light It Up! Spray.png
Light It Up!
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Máscara de Blaze Spray.gif
Nexomania Máscara de Blaze
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Sticker Blaze Spray.png
Sticker Blaze
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Blaze Pack 1 Emoji Blaze Pack 1 Blaze Happy.png Blaze Pack 2 Emoji Blaze Pack 2 Blaze Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Blaze Pack 1 Blaze Happy.png Blaze Happy :blazehappy:
Emoji Blaze Pack 2 Blaze Angry.png Blaze Angry :blazeangry:
Emoji Blaze Pack 1 Blaze ROFL.png Blaze ROFL :blazelol:
Emoji Blaze Pack 2 Blaze Cool.png Blaze Cool :blazecool:
Emoji Blaze Pack 1 Blaze Sad.png Blaze Sad :blazesad:
Emoji Blaze Pack 2 Blaze Oops.png Blaze Embarrassed :blazeoops:
Emoji Blaze Pack 1 Blaze Silly.png Blaze Silly :blazesilly:
Emoji Blaze Pack 2 Blaze Love.png Blaze in Love :blazelove:
Emoji Blaze Pack 1 Blaze Meh.png Blaze Speechless :blazemeh:
Emoji Blaze Pack 2 Blaze Surprised.png Blaze Surprised :blazewow:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Blaze/Quotes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Firebat was shown at the Heroes of the Storm Character Design Panel during BlizzCon 2015 as a possible candidate for inclusion.[5]
    • Firebats made their debut in the original StarCraft (March 1998). Blaze was added to StarCraft II's Co-op Missions mode as an heroic outlaw for Tychus Findlay in 2018.
  • Blaze's teaser video, "Need a Light?" was produced by Rocket Jump, a hybrid studio/production company led by Freddie Wong.[6]
  • Blaze is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.
  • Blaze is the first ranged tank hero in the game, the second being Mei.
  • Blaze's "Dominion" skin has the coloration and symbols of the Terran Dominion.
  • Blaze's "Smokin'" skin references the character of Trevor "Smokin' Joe" Jacobs from the short story Stealing Thunder. The symbol he has on his shoulders and bunker is the symbol of the Kel-Morian Combine.
    • This character and skin are likely a reference to Blizzard Entertainment artist Trevor Jacobs, as some other characters from the story share names with Blizzard employees.
  • Blaze's rank of corporal reflects the rank of firebat units in the first StarCraft.
  • Blaze is the only StarCraft Tank hero in the game.
  • The Jet Propulsion ability may be a reference to the fact that the early CMC-230 XF firebat suits during the Guild Wars were outfitted with jetpacks, but due to reliability issues the design was scrapped.
  • The Bunker Drop brings down a bunker, a terran defensive structure that allows infantry to take cover within it.
  • The three "stimpack" abilities in the level 1 tier of abilities references the stimpack ability in StarCraft and StarCraft II, a chemical cocktail that served as a potent combat stimulant at the risk of harming the soldier. Firebats could use stimpacks in the first StarCraft and in StarCraft II's Co-op Missions.
  • Incinerator Gauntlets and Juggernaut Plating talents reference two of the upgrades firebats can gain in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign and in Co-op Missions.
  • Fortified Bunker is an upgrade for the bunker in the campaign of Wings of Liberty and as an unlockable upgrade for Jim Raynor in Co-op Missions.

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