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Basic Info
Title Rock God
Role Warrior Warrior
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 300Gem.png / 2,000Money.png
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2180
Health Regen 4.543
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 103
Data Page

Elite Tauren Chieftain (E.T.C.), the Rock God, is a melee warrior hero from the Warcraft universe.[1] The Power of the Horde incarnated by brutal rhythms and blistering guitar riffs into the form of the most elite tauren chieftain to ever headbang across the surface of Azeroth. Don't bother putting on socks. He's just going to rock them off anyways.

E.T.C. is a heavy front-line hero who knocks around and stuns his foes while buffing his allies. He is able to leap anywhere on the battlefield.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Elite Tauren Chieftain (abbreviated as ETC) is an American band comprised of employees of Blizzard Entertainment. The band's virtual alter ego, The Tauren Chieftains, appear in World of Warcraft as a band comprised of members of the Horde, and retain the logo used by the Level 70 Elite incarnation of the real-life band. Their gimmick revolves around writing content that is based on mainly subjects related to the Warcraft universe, though they have more recently extended into StarCraft and Diablo lore as well. The band debuted in 2003 with their first song, "Power of the Horde", which was featured in the credits of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.

ETC, as he appears in Heroes of the Storm, is the mascot of that band.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Rockstar Icon.png
After E.T.C. uses a Basic or Heroic ability, he gains 20 Armor for 2 seconds. This effect does not stack with itself.
Powerslide Icon.png
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Slide to a location dealing 91 (+4% per level) damage and stunning enemies hit for 1.25 second.
Face Melt Icon.png
Face Melt
50 Mana Cooldown: 10 seconds
Deals 68 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, knocking them back.
Guitar Solo Icon.png
Guitar Solo
40 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Regenerate 66 (+4% per level) Health per second for 4 seconds.
Mosh Pit Icon.png
Mosh Pit
100 Mana Cooldown: 120 seconds
After 0.75 seconds, channel to stun nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
Stage Dive Icon.png
Stage Dive
100 Mana Cooldown: 75 seconds
Leap to target location, landing after 2.75 seconds, dealing 330 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the area, and slowing them by 50% for 3 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Guitar Hero Icon.png
Guitar Hero
While Guitar Solo is active, E.T.C. heals for 50% of his damage dealt by Basic Attacks.
Prog Rock Icon.png
Prog Rock
❢ Quest: Gathering a Regeneration Globe permanently increases the healing per second of Guitar Solo by 5, to a maximum of 100
❢ Reward: After gathering 20 Regeneration Globes, Guitar Solo also heals nearby allied Heroes for 50 (+4% per level) Health every second while it is active.
Block Party Icon.png
Block Party
Rockstar gives allies a stack of Block, granting 50 Physical Armor against the next Hero Basic Attack for 8 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 50%. Maximum 2 stacks of Block.
Crowd Surfer Icon.png
Crowd Surfer
Allows Powerslide to travel over walls and terrain.
Loud Speakers Icon.png
Loud Speakers
Increases Face Melt range and knockback by 50%.
Speed Metal Icon.png
Speed Metal
Rockstar also gives 15% Movement Speed for 2 seconds.
Pinball Wizard Icon.png
Pinball Wizard
Face Melt does 300% more damage to enemies recently affected by Powerslide.
Echo Pedal Icon.png
Echo Pedal
Using a Basic or Heroic Ability releases two pulses of 15 (+4% per level) damage. This deals 250% bonus damage to Minions and Mercenaries. The first occurs instantly, the second occurs 2 seconds later.
Hammer-on Icon.png
After using an Ability, your next 2 Basic Attacks deal 35% more damage.
Mosh Pit Icon.png
Mosh Pit
Cooldown: 120 seconds
After 0.75 seconds, channel to stun nearby enemies for 4 seconds.
Stage Dive Icon.png
Stage Dive
Cooldown: 75 seconds
Leap to target location, landing after 2.75 seconds, dealing 330 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in the area, and slowing them by 50% for 3 seconds.
Mic Check Icon.png
Mic Check
Hitting at least 2 targets with Face Melt reduces its cooldown by 6 seconds.
Encore Icon.png
Face Melt leaves an Amp behind, which will knock enemies away again 2 seconds later.
Face Smelt Icon.png
Face Smelt
Face Melt slows enemies by 50% fading over 2 seconds.
Show Stopper Icon.png
Show Stopper
After using Powerslide, gain 15 Armor for 4 seconds, reducing all damage taken by 15%.
Aggressive Shredding Icon.png
Aggressive Shredding
E.T.C.'s Basic Attacks reduce the cooldown of Guitar Solo by 0.75 second.
Imposing Presence Icon.png
Imposing Presence
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Activate to slow the Attack Speed by 50% and Movement Speed by 20% of nearby Heroes and Summons for 2.5 seconds.
Passive:Heroes and Summons that attack your Hero have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.
Tour Bus Icon.png
Tour Bus
Mosh Pit refreshes the cooldown of Powerslide. E.T.C. can Powerslide during Mosh Pit, which also increases its duration by 2 seconds.
Crowd Pleaser Icon.png
Crowd Pleaser
Stage Dive's impact area is 50% bigger, and its cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds for every enemy Hero hit.
Death Metal Icon.png
Death Metal
Upon dying, a ghost uses Mosh Pit at E.T.C's location.
Storm Shield Icon.png
Storm Shield
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes a Shield for 20% of their max Health for 3 seconds.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Activate to teleport to a nearby location.

Skins[edit | edit source]

E.T.C. Skins
Rare E.T.C.
Backstory: The Power of the Horde incarnated by brutal rhythms and blistering guitar riffs into the most elite tauren chieftain to ever headbang across the surface of Azeroth. Don't bother putting on socks. He's just going to rock them off anyways.
E.T.C. Rock God.jpg
300Gem.png / 2,000Money.png
Rock God
E.T.C. Dark.jpg
E.T.C. Light.jpg
Rare Black Metal
Backstory: Some bands paint their faces and play death metal. E.T.C. however, IS death metal.
E.T.C. Black Metal.jpg
Shard.png 100
E.T.C. Black Metal Gold.jpg
Shard.png 100
E.T.C. Black Metal Furious.jpg
Shard.png 100
Rare Glam Metal
Backstory: The Elite Tauren Chieftan has been rocking the world for a long time, man. He's seen fashions come and fashions go, but neon pants and feathered hair? Those are forever.
E.T.C. Glam Metal.jpg
Shard.png 100
E.T.C. Glam Metal Platinum.jpg
Shard.png 100
E.T.C. Glam Metal Azure.jpg
Shard.png 100
E.T.C. Glam Metal Leopard.jpg
Shard.png 100
Epic L800
Backstory: Even in the far flung future of 2504, Level 800 Elite Tauren Chieftain is still "terran up the night."
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins. The Doombringer tint coloring resembles Marine, the main protagonist of Doom. E1M 01 letters on his shoulder are a refenrence to the codename of the first level of Doom, E1M1.
E.T.C. L800.jpg
Shard.png 400
E.T.C. L800 Spectre.jpg
Shard.png 400
E.T.C. L800 Doombringer.jpg
Shard.png 400
E.T.C. L800 Shock.jpg
Shard.png 400
E.T.C. L800 Horde.jpg
Shard.png 400
E.T.C. L800 Angelic.jpg
Shard.png 400
Epic Pure Country
Backstory: After E.T.C's pickup truck broke down and his dog died there was really only one thing left for him to do-- go country! Time to bring a whole new meaning to cowboy.
Features: Themed abilities.
E.T.C. Pure Country.jpg
Shard.png 400
E.T.C. Pure Country Checked.jpg
Shard.png 400
E.T.C. Pure Country Striped.jpg
Shard.png 400

Portraits[edit | edit source]

E.T.C. Portraits
E.T.C. Hero Portrait.png
E.T.C. Hero
E.T.C. Mastery Portrait.png
E.T.C. Mastery
E.T.C.-O'-Lantern Portrait.png
Hallow's End E.T.C.-O'-Lantern
Ink ETC Portrait.png
L800 E.T.C. Portrait.png
L800 E.T.C.
Rockstar E.T.C. Portrait.png
Rockstar E.T.C.

Sprays[edit | edit source]

E.T.C. Sprays
Cute E.T.C. Spray.png
Cute E.T.C.
Elite Tauren Marine Spray.png
Elite Tauren Marine
E.T.C.-O'-Lantern Spray.png
Hallow's End E.T.C.-O'-Lantern

Emojis[edit | edit source]

E.T.C. Pack 1 Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Happy.png E.T.C. Pack 2 Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Happy.png E.T.C. Happy  :etchappy: Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Angry.png E.T.C. Angry  :etcangry:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. ROFL.png E.T.C. ROFL  :etclol:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Cool.png E.T.C. Cool  :etccool:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Sad.png E.T.C. Sad  :etcsad:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Oops.png E.T.C. Embarrassed  :etcoops:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Silly.png E.T.C. Silly  :etcsilly:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Love.png E.T.C. in Love  :etclove:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 1 E.T.C. Meh.png E.T.C. Speechless  :etcmeh:
Emoji E.T.C. Pack 2 E.T.C. Surprised.png E.T.C. Surprised  :etcwow:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: E.T.C./Quotes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The tauren made their debut in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002).
  • E.T.C. represents the Blizzard band Elite Tauren Chieftain. In earlier versions of Heroes of the Storm, L80ETC was present instead.[3]
  • E.T.C. is voiced by Jess Harnell.
  • E.T.C. was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • E.T.C.'s quotes reference various songs and bands.
    • His respawn quote "They can't stop me, let em' try" is a reference to the Manowar song "Die for Metal".
    • His selection screen quote "I bring the Megadeth" is a reference the thrash metal band Megadeth.
  • The guitars E.T.C. carries on his back reference the deceased guitar legends Dimebag Darrell, guitarist of Pantera, and Randy Rhoads, guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne.
    • E.T.C.'s pink goatee is also a reference to Dimebag Darrell.
  • Black Metal E.T.C.'s face paint may be a reference to the rock band KISS, the black metal music genre, and/or the Grimtotem tauren.
  • Glam Metal E.T.C. carries a guitar styled after one used by Prince.
  • Guitar Solo's icon depicts a mashup of Prince's Love Symbol and the Horde's logo.
  • One of E.T.C.'s talents, Rolling Like a Stone, references the popular English rock band The Rolling Stones.
  • Another one of his talents, Pinball Wizard, references a song by the popular English rock band The Who.
  • E.T.C. will occasionally say "This bull is on parade", which is a reference to the Rage Against the Machine song "Bulls on Parade".
  • One of E.T.C.'s gag quotes references the idiom "A-B-C, easy as 1-2-3".

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2013-11-09, BlizzCon 2013 – Heroes of the Storm – Concept Art and Screenshots. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-11-23
  2. http://www.heroesnexus.com/heroes/20-e-t-c
  3. StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-22. BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Custom Maps and Editor Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-23.

External links[edit | edit source]