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|Title||Primal Pack Leader|
|Price||750 / 10,000|
|Release Date||March 29, 2016|
Dehaka, the Primal Pack Leader, is a melee warrior hero from the StarCraft universe. On Zerus, the zerg pack leader Dehaka was a constantly evolving apex predator. His drive to slay the strongest prey and consume their Essence has now led him to the Nexus, where Dehaka stalks his opponents across the battlefield. Able to regenerate through massive damage and swiftly move into and out of combat, Dehaka uses the primal zerg’s mutability to deadly effect.
Dehaka is a devious melee warrior that can attack from any shrub and grows more durable by collecting the Essence of his enemies.
Background[edit | edit source]This section concerns content exclusive to the StarCraft universe.
After Kerrigan came to Zerus and became the Primal Queen of Blades, Dehaka realized she was the most powerful of the zerg. He allied his pack with her Swarm, believing she would lead them to new essence.
When Kerrigan took the Swarm to Korhal, Emperor Mengsk deployed a Psi Destroyer that could harm the Zerg by attacking their hive mind. Since Dehaka and his pack lacked the psionic connection the Swarm zerg shared, they were able to approach and sabotage it, allowing Kerrigan's zerg to advance. Soon afterward, Dehaka and his pack participated in the assault on Augustgrad.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Talents[edit | edit source]
❢ Quest: Each time Dehaka collects 50 Essence, his Brushstalker Movement Speed bonus is permanently increased by 2%, up to 20%.
❢ Quest: Every 50 Essence collected permanently increases Health Regeneration by 4, up to 40, and maximum Essence by 1, up to 10.
Launch biomass that hits the first enemy Hero dealing 439 (208 + 4% per level) damage, silencing and slowing them 30% for 3 seconds. Only allows them to see a very short distance for 6 seconds.
After 4 seconds, heal for 100% of the damage Dehaka took over this period.
Skins[edit | edit source]
| Dehaka Skins|
|Backstory: Cunning and wise, Dehaka is one of the last surviving pack leaders of the forgotten world of Zerus. As with all primal zerg, he is driven by a powerful desire to consume the esence of his foes and evolve into newer and more deadly forms.|
Primal Pack Leader
|Backstory: Zerus-class mech D3-H4K4 was developed to gather Kaijo DNA mid-combat. Troublingly, the onboard AI has begun rejecting orders, extracting "essence" from its own targets.|
|Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.|
|Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Kaijo world skins.|
|Backstory: To the primal zerg, form and function are one. With each change comes greater strength, and thus survival. Few have undergone as much change as Dehaka... and he intends to keep it that way.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Dehaka first appeared in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (2013).
- The reveal of Dehaka as a new Hero was teased on several occasions. First, in Arena image (which also teased Xul and Li-Ming), a monstrous arm laid in the dirt far in the background — an arm which matches the one Dehaka lost, but the player can find during the events of Heart of the Swarm. Later on Twitter some screenshots were posted. The first picture on twitter showed some dead minions and footprints leading to a bush. The next picture on Twitter showed some creature underground. The last one showed some News Report of missing pigs and farmers spotting a strange creature.
- Dehaka is voiced by Steve Blum.
- Dehaka's dance is a reference to the song Hotline Bling.
- Dehaka is missing two of his four arms, but they regrow when he picks his heroic ability.
- Dehaka's appearance has changed since Heart of the Swarm; his dialogue attributes the change to the essence he collected while following the Queen of Blades.
- One of Dehaka's gag quotes refers to the famous line "life finds a way" from the legendary film Jurassic Park.
- Another gag quote refers to the famous Pokémon series and Dehaka's desire to "collect 'em all" when it comes to types of essence.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
General[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Dehaka fighting Falstad
Dehaka fighting Raynor
Dehaka fighting Tyrande
Dehaka taking a shrine
Dehaka taking a temple
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Technobubble: Dehaka abilities, tips and model art for Heroes of the Storm
- Destructoid: Zerg terror Dehaka confirmed for Heroes of the Storm
- Dehaka Hero Page
- Heroes of the Storm: Something strange is afoot in the Nexus...
- Heroes of the Storm: This mystery just got a hole lot deeper!
- Heroes of the Storm: Nothing to see here. Move along.
- Twitter: John Hodgson
- BlizzPlanet: Dehaka Voice Over Quotes
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- Dehaka Hero Week
- Dehaka - Heroes of the Storm
- Dehaka - StarCraft Wiki
- Dehaka Build Guide on Icy Veins
- Dehaka Balance Changelog - Heroes Patch Notes
- Dehaka Sound Files - Sounds of the Storm