Deckard

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Deckard
DeckardArt.jpg

"So, it begins."

Basic Info
Title The Last Horadrim
Role Support Support
Franchise Diablo (franchise) Diablo
Price 750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Release Date April 24, 2018
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1598
Health Regen 3.3281
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 0.91
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 63
Data Page

Deckard Cain, the Last Horadrim, is a support hero from the Diablo universe. As an avid scholar, Deckard Cain has dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge. He has been an advisor, storyteller, and friend to Sanctuary's greatest heroes, guiding them through peril time and again. When Deckard speaks, it's wise to stay awhile and listen.

Background[edit | edit source]

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

Deckard Cain, or Cain the Elder, is a returning NPC from previous Diablo games. He narrates the reveal trailer for the Eternal Conflict event, and provides voiceovers in regards to treasure goblins at the start of matches held during said event. Cain is a proposed hero from the Diablo franchise.[1]

Cain is the last surviving member of the original Horadrim, an ancient order of mages charged with trapping the Prime Evils within Soulstones and guarding them thereafter; his ancestor, Jered Cain, had led the party that had pursued and captured Diablo. Cain acts as adviser and guide, accompanying the player's character through each act of the games and providing a great deal of the lore to be found in-game.

Cain remains in Tristram for the entirety of the first game, standing next to the fountain in the middle of town, where he provides his wisdom and identifies items for a small fee. In Diablo II, he is rescued by the player character from a gibbet next to that fountain, and travels with the player throughout; he continues to identify items for the player. In Diablo III, he is rescued from the ruins of Tristram's Cathedral as the Skeleton King Leoric, reanimated by the "fallen star", sends his guards to attack him. Directing most of the major quests of Act I, Cain is fatally wounded by the witch Maghda and her Dark Coven, who seek the "fallen star" (revealed to be the fallen archangel Tyrael) and his broken sword, recovered by the player. Cain's last act before dying is to use his Horadric magic to reforge the sword, and determine it is angelic in origin. At the cinematic leading into Act II, Cain is cremated on a pyre in the graveyard outside the Cathedral.

Secrets of the Storm[edit | edit source]

Deckard is exploring Dragon Shire when the forces of the Raven Lord accuse him of hiding a girl from them. Said girl, Orphea, turns out to be a powerful magician of some sort and the two of them travel to the court of Raena, the Lady of Thorns and a powerful Realm Lord. There, they warn her of the Raven Lord’s designs on her realm and the rest of the Nexus.

She's initially reluctant to get involved due to her own problems with a curse that's turned her husband to stone and is now slowly afflicting her. When Cain explains that her people are already in danger too and that the Raven Lord has already set his eyes on a new realm which would give him more power than her, she rallies her armies and allies to defend King's Crest and oppose the Raven Lord's forces in his plans to conquer Alterac Pass.[2]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Deckard is a burst Healer who excels at preparing the battlefield before a fight and can cripple enemies with crowd control. Deckard's only healing Ability, Healing Potion, has a high healing-over-time output and the unique ability to be used "on the ground" to allow allies to heal at their leisure. Being able to set up several Healing Potions ahead of time is crucial to Deckard's ability to deal with burst damage.

Strength[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data Page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Fortitude of the Faithful Icon.png
Fortitude of the Faithful
When at least 1 other allied Hero is nearby, Deckard gains 10 Armor and his Basic Abilities recharge 50% faster.

    Type: Damage modifier: Armor / Cooldown reduction
    Affects: Self
    Range: 6
Healing Potion Icon.png
Q
Healing Potion
20 Mana Cooldown: 3 seconds
Throw a Healing Potion on the ground that heals the first allied Hero that comes in contact with it for 219. Limit 5 active Potions.

    Type: Healing
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Self, Allied Heroes
    Targeting: Point target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Self-castable
    Cast time: 0.125+0 seconds
    Range: 8
    Radius: 1
    Travel time: 0.625s, 0.4375s, 0.125s
  • Healing Potions do not grant any vision.
  • Healing Potion cannot be picked up by a Hero at full health.
  • Travel time has three possible values depending on the distance of the toss.
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W
Horadric Cube
40 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Release the Horadric Cube. After 0.5 seconds it explodes, dealing 80 damage to all enemies in the area and Slowing them by 35% for 1.75 seconds.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Point target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Slow, Self-castable
    Cast time: 0.125+0 seconds
    Range: 12
    Missile speed: 20
    Travel time: 0.6s (max range)
    Area of Effect: 8x8 square
Scroll of Sealing Icon.png
E
Scroll of Sealing
40 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Unfurl an enchanted scroll over 2.25 seconds, forming a triangle that deals 150 damage to enemies inside and Roots them for 1.5 seconds.

    Type: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Point target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Clamping, Root, Self-castable
    Cast time: 0.1875s
    Range: 12
    Area of Effect: Equilateral triangle (side: 12)
Stay Awhile and Listen Icon.png
R
Stay Awhile and Listen
60 Mana Cooldown: 70 seconds
After 1 second, Channel for 3 seconds, putting enemy Heroes in front of Deckard to Sleep while Channeling, and for 2 seconds after. Enemies can only be put to Sleep once per cast, and Sleep's effects end instantly if they take damage.

    Type: Sleep
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
    Targeting: Point Target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Clamping
    Range: 10
    Arc: 150°
  • Sleep cannot be interrupted for the first 0.5 seconds.
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R
Lorenado
40 Mana Cooldown: 40 seconds
Vector Targeting
After 1 second, create a swirling tome tornado that travels in the targeted direction, continually knocking away enemies that come into contact with it.

    Type: Knockback
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Vector Targeting
    Properties: Area of Effect
    Cast time: 0.1875s
    Range: 14
    Radius: 2.5
    Total travel distance: 18
    Travel speed: 3
    Knockback distance: 4.375

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
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Scroll of Identify
❢ Quest: Hitting an enemy Hero with Scroll of Sealing reveals them for 8 seconds.
❢ Reward: After hitting 20 Heroes, Scroll of Sealing also reduces Armor by 15 for 4 seconds and the reveal duration is doubled.

    Type: Damage modifier: Armor (reward)
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
    Additional properties: Revealed (passive)
Field Study Icon.png
Field Study
Each enemy Hero hit by Scroll of Sealing grants 15% Spell Power for 14 seconds, up to 30%.
Sapphire Icon.png
Sapphire
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Active: Activate to increase the Slow of the next Horadric Cube by 30%. Only 1 Gem may be active at a time.

  • A Gem goes on cooldown once the Horadric Cube is cast.
  • An activated Gem can be deactivated only by activating another Gem.
  • Cooldown between swapping gems: 0.5
4
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Potion of Shielding
Whenever an ally is healed by a Healing Potion, they gain a 135 Shield for 6 seconds.

    Type: Shield
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Self, Allied Heroes
  • Shields do not stack past given value. Subsequent instances refresh the duration.
Rejuvenation Potion Icon.png
Rejuvenation Potion
Healing Potions restore 10 Mana and heal for an additional 108 over 4 seconds.

    Type: Heal over time
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Self, Allied Heroes
    Tickrate: 2 / second (x8)
    Healing per tick: 13.5
  • Healing-over-time does not stack. Subsequent instances refresh the duration.
Ruby Icon.png
Ruby
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Active: Activate to make the next Horadric Cube spawn 3 Lesser Healing Potions from each enemy Hero hit, healing allied Heroes for 205 when picked up. Lesser Healing Potions last for 10 seconds. Only 1 Gem may be active at a time.

    Type: Healing
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Self, Allied Heroes
    Potion Radius: 0.5
7
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Cube Mastery
Each enemy Hero hit by Horadric Cube reduces the cooldown of Scroll of Sealing by 3 seconds.
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Kanai's Cube
Horadric Cube reduces Hero damage dealt by 30% for 4 seconds.

    Type: Damage modifier: Debuff
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
Emerald Icon.png
Emerald
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Active: Activate to make the next Horadric Cube reduce healing received by 75% for 4 seconds. Only 1 Gem may be active at a time.
10
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Stay Awhile and Listen
Cooldown: 70 seconds
After 1 second, Channel for 3 seconds, putting enemy Heroes in front of Deckard to Sleep while Channeling, and for 2 seconds after. Enemies can only be put to Sleep once per cast, and Sleep's effects end instantly if they take damage.
Lorenado Icon.png
Lorenado
Cooldown: 40 seconds
After 1 second, create a swirling tome tornado that travels in the targeted direction, continually knocking away enemies that come into contact with it.
13
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Super Healing Potion
If a Healing Potion isn't picked up for at least 2 seconds, it heals for 75% more.
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Potion of Revival
When a Healing Potion is picked up, it also heals all nearby allied Heroes for 30% of the healing amount.

    Type: Healing
    Scaling: -
    Additional properties: Splash
    Splash radius: 3
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Ancient Blessings
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate Fortitude of the Faithful to empower nearby allied Hero Basic Attacks for 8 seconds, causing them to deal an additional 68 damage in an area and heal for 100 for each Hero hit.

    Type: Attack modifier - Damage / Healing
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies / Allied Heroes
    Targeting: No target
    Properties: Area of Effect, Splash (damage)
    Radius: 6
    Splash radius: 2.5
  • Effect is applied only once per second. Does not stack.
  • The bonus damage is scored to the attacker but the healing is scored to Deckard.
16
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Scroll of Stone Curse
Scroll of Sealing deals 200% more damage when hitting at least 2 Heroes.

    Type: Damage modifier
    Affects: Ability
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Safety in Numbers
If at least 3 allied Heroes are nearby, Fortitude of the Faithful grants an additional 10 Armor and causes Deckard's Basic Abilities to recharge an additional 50% faster.

    Type: Damage modifier: Armor
    Affects: Self
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Horadric Staff
Every 5 seconds, Deckard's next Basic Attack Stuns Heroes for 0.75 seconds.

    Type: Attack Modifier
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
    Properties: Stun
20
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Respect the Elderly
Stay Awhile and Listen Silences and Blinds enemies for 2 seconds upon waking up from Sleep.
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Morenados!
Lorenado's cooldown is reduced by 6 seconds every time an enemy Hero is knocked back. This effect can only occur once per 0.5 seconds.
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Bottomless Flask
After use, Healing Potions recharge after 6 seconds.

  • Once a Potion recharges, it benefits from every talent affecting Healing Potion, including this talent.
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Perfect Gems
Reduce the cooldown of all Gems by 25 seconds and the cooldown of Horadric Cube by 5 seconds.

  • This talent does not require any Gem talent to be picked.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Deckard Skins
 
Rare Deckard
Backstory: As an avid scholar, Deckard Cain has dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge. He has been an advisor, storyteller, and friend to Sanctuary's greatest heroes, guiding them through peril time and again. When Deckard speaks, it's wise to stay awhile and listen
Deckard The Last Horadrim.jpg
750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
The Last Horadrim
Deckard Mystic.jpg
Free
Mystic
Deckard Ennead.jpg
Free
Ennead
Deckard Angelic.jpg
Shard.png 100
Angelic
Deckard Afflicted.jpg
Shard.png 100
Afflicted
Rare Wastewalker
Backstory: Few know what lies buried beneath the wastelands. But Deckard has wandered far and wide, gleaning knowledge from forgotten ruins. He may soon discover what came before, and why the world ended.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warchrome Wastes skins.
Deckard Wastewalker.jpg
Shard.png N/A
Deckard Wastewalker Scourged.jpg
Shard.png N/A
Scourged
Deckard Wastewalker Diesel.jpg
Shard.png N/A
Diesel

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Deckard Portraits
 
Carbot Deckard Portrait.png
Carbot Deckard
Shard.png 100
Deckard Emblem Portrait.png
Deckard Emblem
Shard.png 40
Deckard Hero Portrait.png
Deckard Hero
Deckard Mastery Portrait.png
Deckard Mastery

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Deckard Sprays
 
Carbot Deckard Spray.png
Carbot Deckard
Shard.png 100

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Deckard Pack 1 Emoji Deckard Pack 1 Deckard Happy.png Deckard Pack 2 Emoji Deckard Pack 2 Deckard Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Deckard Pack 1 Deckard Happy.png Deckard Happy  :deckardhappy: Emoji Deckard Pack 2 Deckard Angry.png Deckard Angry  :deckardangry:
Emoji Deckard Pack 1 Deckard ROFL.png Deckard ROFL  :deckardlol:
:deckardrofl:
Emoji Deckard Pack 2 Deckard Cool.png Deckard Cool  :deckardcool:
:cool:
Emoji Deckard Pack 1 Deckard Sad.png Deckard Sad  :deckardsad:
:sad:
Emoji Deckard Pack 2 Deckard Oops.png Deckard Embarrassed  :deckardoops:
:deckardembarrassed:
Emoji Deckard Pack 1 Deckard Silly.png Deckard Silly  :deckardsilly:
:silly:
Emoji Deckard Pack 2 Deckard Love.png Deckard in Love  :deckardlove:
:deckardinlove:
Emoji Deckard Pack 1 Deckard Meh.png Deckard Speechless  :deckardmeh:
:deckardspeechless:
Emoji Deckard Pack 2 Deckard Surprised.png Deckard Surprised  :deckardwow:
:deckardsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Deckard/Quotes


Development[edit | edit source]

Deckard was intended for inclusion in Heroes of the Storm as of April, 2014.[3]

When being worked on, Deckard originally had an "explosive magic" set. However, the developers felt that this wasn't true to the character. Rather, they found that abilities that were tactical and strategic were a better fit. The Horadric Cube originally worked differently. Here, Deckard would place it on the ground, 'throw' abilities into it, and thus change how they worked. It was found that putting the cube on the ground limited players' decisions, where they were constantly casting on the single point.It was shifted to its current form. His E ability was originally Identify (an ability of his from the Diablo series). In this form, he would channel the ability against an enemy hero, which would reveal them and reduce their armor. When it came to playtesting however, it didn't seem to fit, given that the channel ability was a 'destructive ability' that didn't match his nature as a scholar. Scroll of Sealing was created as the replacement, which better fit Deckard's tactical playstyle. [4]

During an interview, Matt Villers talked about the difficulties of adapting the iconic character in a MOBA: "There were concerns in adapting Cain for sure, it was fun to try and tackle that. As is the cast with most heroes we started in earnest on him about a year ago, and he took the standard six to nine months of development time. We needed to create a version of Deckard that could stand up to these characters, which is basically how we approached his design. It's less destructive, and more about how he can be clever and strategic. I really like his super potion, where if you leave your potion for a while it heals for more, and the Ruby talent upgrade spits out a bunch of tiny potions if you hit them with a cube. It's great!"

He expanded on how he got his two heroics, a sleep debuff brought on by a magical scroll reading (Stay awhile and Listen), and a tornado of books (Lorenado): "We knew right away we wanted 'stay awhile and listen.' But we initially tried giving him the ability to use heroics of other Diablo heroes and thought 'that's not really Deckard.' Then we had this idea called 'The End Times,' where he would summon a meteor strike at his location and leap out of a town portal unharmed in a comical fashion, which started to work but in testing kind of fizzled. We found that people wanted to run into the enemy team and call the strike which didn't make sense for a support. Then we pulled Lorenado in, which was in the Diablo III April Fools joke for the Archivist class and it worked!"[5]

During the PAX East in April 5, 2018, Deckard Cain was announced as a playable Hero.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Deckard Cain was announced to be the next healing hero in the game on April 5 during PAX East 2018.
  • Deckard Cain is just called 'Deckard' in-game and not 'Cain'. According to Matt Villers: "We always have many opinions around the office on how to shorten hero names, and Deckard was no exception. I think in English the name 'Cain' by itself conjures a more rough image, so Deckard felt like a better fit."[6]
  • Deckard made his debut in Diablo (December 1996).
    • His book debut was fifteen and a third years later, in Diablo III: The Order (May 2012).
  • Deckard is voiced by Micheal Gough.
  • Deckard Cain was the narrator of the reveal trailer for the Eternal Conflict event, and provided voiceovers in regards to treasure goblins at the start of matches held during said event.
  • Deckard Cain's design is a blend between his appearance in Diablo II (light blue cloak and white beard and well kept appearance) and Diablo III (overall posture, holding a cane, and carrying tomes and scrolls).
    • However, the tip of his beard has a grey hairband on it.
  • Due to his age, Deckard often has to pop the joints in his dorsal vertabrae before hearthing or exiting combat stance.
  • Deckard is the third Diablo support hero in the game, the first two being Kharazim and Auriel.
    • He is also the fifteenth support hero in the game.
  • Deckard is the fifteenth Diablo hero in the game.
  • One of Deckard's gag quotes references the Horadric Cube and the uses of footstools.

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