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An ancient evil has emerged from the forgotten darkness, manifesting itself in forms that are familiar, and yet… twisted. What you see before you are reflections of the heroes and villains they seek to emulate—avatars who know only contempt and wield utter chaos. Behold the power of the Dark Nexus!
The Dark Nexus

The Dark Nexus is a Realm within the Nexus.

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Dark Nexus Homescreen

The Dark Nexus is tied, almost at a primordial level, to the base and chaotic nature of the Storm.[1] The avatars of the Dark Nexus are twisted reflections of heroes and villains. While they may wear familiar guises, they are, in truth, chaos and hatred incarnate - an ancient evil that can only be bargained with, never controlled.[2] Some creatures of the Dark Nexus defy both the laws of physics and the laws of biology. Some are also unexpectedly docile. Examples of native lifeforms include the Dark Nexus Manta and Dark Nexus Hound.[3][4]

In order to overcome the Grave Keeper's rebellion at the Towers of Doom, the Raven Lord summoned two beings from the Dark Nexus through a crack, setting them loose upon the Grave Keeper's forces.[5] Though the Raven Lord was defeated, the crack remained. It widened. Spiderwebbed. A drip became a flow, and the flow became a flood, chaos and hatred spilling across the Nexus, threatening to defile it forever.

Some, like the noble Protoss heroes Tassadar and Fenix, journeyed into the rift, risking their sanity to slow the corruption. Others, drawn by the outpouring of power, sought to harness it. Deathwing soared into the violent heart of the Dark Nexus intent on gorging himself and waging a war of conquest. As with Tassadar and Fenix, contact with the turbulent forces found within transformed the fearsome black dragon forever.[6]

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Dark Nexus Skins
 
Epic Dark Nexus Alarak
Backstory: In the forgotten darkness beyond reality, a new avatar of primordial power has been forged. The dark mirror of Alarak's malice and sadism seethes with contempt towards all of existence... including its own.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities, themed animations.
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Alarak Dark Nexus Shattered.jpg
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Shattered
Alarak Dark Nexus Forgotten.jpg
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Forgotten
Alarak Dark Nexus Astral.jpg
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Fragments of the Dark NexusAstral
Alarak Dark Nexus Awakened.jpg
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Fragments of the Dark NexusAwakened
Legendary Dark Nexus Deathwing Fragments of the Dark Nexus
Backstory: Enraptured by the energy of the Dark Nexus, tossed on crystalline waves of incandescent pain, Deathwing seized great wingfuls of power and claimed them for his own.
Features: Themed abilities.
Deathwing Dark Nexus.jpg
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Deathwing Dark Nexus Shattered.jpg
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Shattered
Deathwing Dark Nexus Forgotten.jpg
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Forgotten
Deathwing Dark Nexus Awakened.jpg
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Awakened
Deathwing Dark Nexus Astral.jpg
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Astral
Epic Dark Nexus Fenix Fragments of the Dark Nexus
Backstory: When Dark Nexus energies threatened to engulf Tassadar, it was Fenix who ventured into the swirling chaos and hauled him out. Even that brief immersion was enough to change the legendary dragoon forever.
Features: Themed abilities and altered voice-over.
Fenix Dark Nexus.jpg
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Fenix Dark Nexus Imperial.jpg
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Imperial
Fenix Dark Nexus Awakened.jpg
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Awakened
Fenix Dark Nexus Eldritch.jpg
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Eldritch
Fenix Dark Nexus Astral.jpg
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Astral
Epic Dark Nexus Gul'dan
Backstory: The avatars of the Dark Nexus are twisted reflections of heroes and villains. While they may wear familiar guises, they are, in truth, chaos and hatred incarnate... an ancient evil that can only be bargained with: never controlled.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities, themed animations.
Gul'dan Dark Nexus.jpg
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Gul'dan Dark Nexus Cataclysmic.jpg
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Cataclysmic
Gul'dan Dark Nexus Eldritch.jpg
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Eldritch
Gul'dan Dark Nexus Entropic.jpg
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Fragments of the Dark NexusEntropic
Gul'dan Dark Nexus Sadistic.jpg
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Fragments of the Dark NexusSadistic
Epic Dark Nexus Tassadar Fragments of the Dark Nexus
Backstory: When Dark Nexus energies spilled across the Nexus, Tassadar’s attempts to contain them changed him. For each tendril of chaos he subdued, another came to life within; enhancing his abilities but awakening an inner struggle reflected in his fractured form.
Features: Themed abilities and animations.
Tassadar Dark Nexus.jpg
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Tassadar Dark Nexus Forgotten.jpg
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Forgotten
Tassadar Dark Nexus Awakened.jpg
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Awakened
Tassadar Dark Nexus Eldritch.jpg
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Eldritch
Tassadar Dark Nexus Astral.jpg
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Astral


Mounts[edit | edit source]

  • Legendary15.png Dark Nexus Beast
    • Backstory: Don't be fooled by the armor plating resembling a saddle atop the Beast's cratered back. Most who try to ride this creature find themselves disappointed, disemboweled, and/or deceased.
  • Legendary15.png Dark Nexus Hound
    • Backstory: An amalgamation of bestial rage, the hounds of the Dark Nexus embody the most primal of predatory instincts. They are both savage and unrelenting.
  • Epic15.png Dark Nexus Manta
    • Backstory: Some creatures of the Dark Nexus defy both the laws of physics and the laws of biology. Some are also unexpectedly docile.
  • Heroes of the Storm Epic Crimson Chaos Wolf
    • Backstory: Left unchecked, the primal animosity that comes with conflict can run rampant, corrupting creatures with the destructive energy of the Dark Nexus.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. PCGamesN: Dark Nexus will shape Heroes of the Storm's lore
  2. Heroes of the Storm, Dark Nexus Gul'dan
  3. Heroes of the Storm, Dark Nexus Manta
  4. Heroes of the Storm, Dark Nexus Hound
  5. Rise of the Raven Lord
  6. Fragments of the Dark Nexus: Dates & Details

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