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The Butcher
Basic Info
Title Flesh Carver
Role Melee Assassin Melee Assassin
Difficulty Medium
Franchise Diablo (franchise) Diablo
Price Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Release Date June 30, 2015
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2154
Health Regen 4.4882
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 1.00
Attack Speed 1.11
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 130
Data Page

The Butcher, the Flesh Carver, is a Melee Assassin hero from the Diablo universe.[1] The Butcher is a sadistic creature that delights in the torture and pain of others.[2] His insatiable hunger drives him to carve up his enemies and consume their fresh meat. Even those fighting alongside him shrink away in fear when he draws near. He is violence incarnate; he is brutality given shape.[3]

The Butcher is an Assassin who starts slow, but deals extreme damage after collecting enough Meat.

Background[edit | edit source]

Diablo (franchise) This section concerns content exclusive to Diablo universe.

There are many butcher demons within the Burning Hells, though they used to be solely under Diablo's command. The butchers are stitched together from the parts of other demons to combine their strengths, then given life through wicked magic.[4]

Under the guise of searching for the king's missing son, Archbishop Lazarus led many of Tristram's citizens into the old cathedral. The archbishop lured them into a trap, and most of them were killed by the Butcher. The survivors were left with wounds that festered with disease, and even the town's healer found them almost impossible to treat.[5] The Butcher was eventually slain by Prince Aidan and his allies.

Twenty-two years later, the resurrected Butcher demon[6] was summoned to the dungeons beneath King Leoric's manor by Maghda and her Coven.[7]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Butcher is a Melee Assassin who utilizes his trait to grow drastically in power as a match progresses. The early part of the match should consist of The Butcher trying to complete the quest portion of Fresh Meat as soon as possible. This increase in Attack Damage and Attack Speed provide a huge power spike to The Butcher. His Basic Attacks hit incredibly hard, providing him with very high sustained damage.

Strength[edit | edit source]

  • Strong Late Game
  • Extremely high Basic Attack Damage
  • Can recover massive amounts of health with Butcher's Brand
  • Strong duelist
  • Ruthless Onslaught allows for easy engages and ganks

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely vulnerable to burst damage and crowd control, including Blinds
  • Multiple ways for enemy Heroes to negate both of his Heroic abilities
  • If he is unable to use Basic Attacks on on the target marked with Butcher's Brand, he will fall very quickly in team fights
  • Losing Fresh Meat on death can make it difficult to recover
  • Weak Early Game

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Fresh Meat Icon.png
Fresh Meat
Upon dying nearby enemy Minions drop 1 Fresh Meat and enemy heroes drop 20 Fresh Meat. Fresh Meat can be picked up to gain 0.5 bonus Attack Damage per Meat. The Butcher loses 15 Fresh Meat upon dying.
❢ Quest: Collect 200 Fresh Meat.
❢ Reward: Gain an additional 125 Attack Damage and 25% increased Attack Speed. Heroes continue to drop 10 Fresh Meat, Minions no longer drop Fresh Meat, and Fresh meat is no longer lost on death.
  • Bonus damage from Fresh Meat is affected by damage multiplication, but not by Scaling.
Hamstring Icon.png
40 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds
Deal 110 (+4% per level) damage and Slow enemies by 50% fading over 2 seconds. The Butcher's next Basic Attack will strike immediately.
Butcher's Brand Icon.png
Butcher's Brand
60 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Deal 37 (+4% per level) damage to an enemy and Brand them for 4 seconds. The Butcher's Basic Attacks against the Branded target heal him for 75% of the damage done.
Basic Attacks against Branded Heroes heal for double and extend the duration of the Brand by 0.5 seconds.
  • Cannot be applied to Structures.
  • Healing is calculated after Armor reductions and other damage modifications.
Ruthless Onslaught Icon.png
Ruthless Onslaught
50 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds
Charge at an enemy, becoming Unstoppable and gaining Movement Speed. If The Butcher reaches the target, they are Stunned for 1 second and take 119 (+4% per level) damage.
  • Cannot target Structures.
  • Charge can be manually cancelled by reactivating the ability.
  • Charge is automaitcally cancelled, if it has been active for 4 seconds without hitting the target or if the target becomes untargetable.
Furnace Blast Icon.png
Furnace Blast
75 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
After a 3 second delay, fire explodes around The Butcher dealing 500 (+4% per level) damage to enemies.
Can be cast while using Ruthless Onslaught.
Lamb to the Slaughter Icon.png
Lamb to the Slaughter
75 Mana Cooldown: 90 seconds
Throw a hitching post that attaches to the nearest enemy Hero after a 1 second delay. This deals 171 (+4% per level) damage and causes the enemy to be chained to the post and Silenced for 3 seconds.
  • Chained enemies will be pulled towards the center, if they try to escape the area.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Invigoration Icon.png
If Hamstring hits a Hero, half of the Mana cost is refunded and the cooldown is reduced by 1 second.
Block Icon.png
Every 5 seconds, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%. Stores up to 2 charges.
Chop Meat Icon.png
Chop Meat
Hamstring does 100% more damage to Minions and Mercenaries.
Flail Axe Icon.png
Flail Axe
Increases the length of Hamstring by 40%.
Unrelenting Pursuit Icon.png
Unrelenting Pursuit
Reduces the cooldown of Ruthless Onslaught by 33% upon impact.
Cheap Shot Icon.png
Cheap Shot
Hamstring does 100% more damage to targets affected by Slow, Root, or Stun.
Insatiable Blade Icon.png
Insatiable Blade
While facing the branded enemy, The Butcher's Movement Speed is increased by 25%.
Victuals Icon.png
Every time a nearby enemy minion dies, The butcher heals 5% of his maximum Health.
Meat Shield Icon.png
Meat Shield
When Ruthless Onslaught impacts an enemy Hero, The Butcher gains 50 Spell Armor for 2.5 seconds, reducing Ability damage taken by 50%.
Furnace Blast Icon.png
Furnace Blast
Cooldown: 60 seconds
After a 3 second delay, fire explodes around The Butcher dealing 500 (+4% per level) damage to enemies.
Can be cast while using Ruthless Onslaught.
Lamb to the Slaughter Icon.png
Lamb to the Slaughter
Cooldown: 90 seconds
Throw a hitching post that attaches to the nearest enemy Hero after a 1 second delay. This deals 171 (+4% per level) damage and causes the enemy to be chained to the post and Silenced for 3 seconds.
Cleaver Icon.png
Basic Attack deal 35% of The Butcher's Basic Attack Damage in an area around the target.
  • Cleave damage is dealt in Physical Damage in a circular area around the target.
  • Cleaver benefits from the bonus damage from Fresh Meat.
Savage Charge Icon.png
Savage Charge
Ruthless Onslaught deals bonus damage to Heroes equal to 10% of their maximum Health.
Brutal Strike Icon.png
Brutal Strike
After using Hamstring, your next 3 Basic Attacks within 5 seconds deal an additional 15% damage.
Crippling Slam Icon.png
Crippling Slam
Hamstring's slow no longer fades out, and the duration is increased by 30%.
Enraged Icon.png
Cooldown: 25 seconds
While below 50% of his maximum Health, taking damage causes The Butcher to become Enraged for 10 seconds, gaining 40% Attack Speed and 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 15%.
Blood Frenzy Icon.png
Blood Frenzy
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes grant 5% increased Attack and Movement Speed for 3 seconds, up to 25%.
Fires of Hell Icon.png
Fires of Hell
Furnace Blast explodes a second time 3 seconds after the initial explosion.
Slaughterhouse Icon.png
Lamb to the Slaughter now chains all enemy Heroes in range.
Nexus Blades Icon.png
Nexus Blades
Basic attacks deal 20% more damage and slow the target for 1 second.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Active: Activate to teleport to a nearby location.

Skins[edit | edit source]

The Butcher Skins
Rare Flesh Carver
Backstory: n unrelenting hacking echoed off the walls of the Cathedral and as Prince Aidan made his way through the depths, the sound only grew louder. There were no screams; just that dreadful sound... over and over.
The Butcher Flesh Carver.jpg
Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Flesh Carver
The Butcher Contaminated.jpg
The Butcher Reptilian.jpg
The Butcher Petrified.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Rare Executioner
Backstory: An executioner's hood hides their identity and discourages offended parties from seeking revenge. Of course, that won't be a problem for the Butcher.
The Butcher Executioner.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
The Butcher Executioner Toxic.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
The Butcher Executioner Dark.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Epic Iron
Backstory: There are many Butchers within the Burning Hells, but only those who serve Duriel, the Lord of Pain, bolt plates of burning iron to their flesh.
The Butcher Iron.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
The Butcher Iron Fel.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
The Butcher Iron Savage.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Legendary The Butcherlisk
Backstory: Abathur's newest creation was inspired by the tenacity of the hellish abominations he encountered in the Nexus. Its instructions were simple: Acquire fresh essence. Evolve.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
The Butcher The Butcherlisk.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
The Butcher The Butcherlisk Enraged.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
The Butcher The Butcherlisk Festering.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
The Butcher The Butcherlisk Grendel.jpg
Gem.png600 / Shard.png1,200
The Butcher Event Skins
Legendary Cyber Oni Caldeum Complex
Backstory: The Jigoku Corporation's V1.09b Butcher Cyber Oni are the pinnacle of cost-cutting: they eliminate high-profile targets and simultaneously generate feedstock for the Innovation Lab.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Caldeum Complex skins.
The Butcher Cyber Oni.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
The Butcher Cyber Oni Ivory.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800
The Butcher Cyber Oni Jigoku.jpg
Gem.png900 / Shard.png1,800

Portraits[edit | edit source]

The Butcher Portraits
Carbot Butcher Portrait.png
Carbot Butcher
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Diablo III Butcher Portrait.png
Diablo III Butcher
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Jigoku Cybernetics Butcher Portrait.png
Caldeum Complex Jigoku Cybernetics Butcher
Stylized Iron Butcher Portrait.png
Stylized Iron Butcher
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
The Butcher Hero Portrait.png
The Butcher Hero
The Butcher Mastery Portrait.png
The Butcher Mastery
Toon Cyber Oni Butcher Portrait.png
Caldeum Complex Toon Cyber Oni Butcher
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

The Butcher Sprays
Carbot Butcher Spray.png
Carbot Butcher
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cartoon Butcher Spray.gif
Cartoon Butcher
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cyber Oni Butcher Spray.png
Caldeum Complex Cyber Oni Butcher
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Emoji Butcher Spray.gif
Emoji Butcher
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Gingerbread Butcher Spray.gif
Winter Veil Gingerbread Butcher
Hologram Cyber Oni Butcher Spray.png
Caldeum Complex Hologram Cyber Oni Butcher
Gem.png180 / Shard.png112

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Butcher Pack 1 Emoji Butcher Pack 1 Butcher Happy.png Butcher Pack 2 Emoji Butcher Pack 2 Butcher Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Butcher Pack 1 Butcher Happy.png Butcher Happy :butcherhappy:
Emoji Butcher Pack 2 Butcher Angry.png Butcher Angry :butcherangry:
Emoji Butcher Pack 1 Butcher ROFL.png Butcher ROFL :butcherlol:
Emoji Butcher Pack 2 Butcher Cool.png Butcher Cool :butchercool:
Emoji Butcher Pack 1 Butcher Sad.png Butcher Sad :butchersad:
Emoji Butcher Pack 2 Butcher Oops.png Butcher Embarrassed :butcheroops:
Emoji Butcher Pack 1 Butcher Silly.png Butcher Silly :butchersilly:
Emoji Butcher Pack 2 Butcher Love.png Butcher in Love :butcherlove:
Emoji Butcher Pack 1 Butcher Meh.png Butcher Speechless :butchermeh:
Emoji Butcher Pack 2 Butcher Surprised.png Butcher Surprised :butcherwow:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: The Butcher/Quotes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Butcher first appeared in Diablo (December 1996). His Heroes of the Storm design reflects his appearance in Diablo III (May 2012).
  • The Butcher was under consideration for inclusion as early as 2011.[8]
  • The Butcher was released on June 30th, 2015.[9]
  • The models shown at BlizzCons 2013 and 2014 depicted the Butcher's cleaver, sickle, hands, and apron as being covered with blood. In the live game, they are all clean.
  • The Butcher only speaks a handful of words, like "fresh", "meat", "kill", and "slaughter".
  • Even without his buffs, the Butcher has the highest auto-attack DPS of any hero in the game.
  • The Butcher is voiced by Steven Blum. [10]
  • When using the Butcherlisk skin, enemy Heroes and Minions will drop Biomass instead of Fresh Meat. (This is only a visual change and still functions the same as Fresh Meat)

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