|Title||Boss of Ratchet|
|Release Date||March 13, 2014|
|Stats per level|
Gazlowe, the Boss of Ratchet, is a melee specialist hero from the Warcraft universe. Few would consider the diminutive goblin tinkers fighters, but what they lack in height, they more than make up in mechanical cunning. Gazlowe's mechanical exoskeleton is an especially effective war machine - whenever it's working.
Gazlowe specializes in zoning out his enemies and securing areas with Turrets and XPlodium Charges. Can supercharge his Deth Lazor for increased area of effect damage.
Background[edit | edit source]This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.
"Time is money" is a saying all goblins live by, and Gazlowe is no exception - or is he?
As a youngster, Gazlowe was a thief but he managed to make enough coin through his adventures to start his own legitimate business. That business boomed into one of the world's most successful trading ports. Gazlowe manages the trading operations on Kalimdor in the town of Ratchet.
After the events of the Third War, Gazlowe was approached by Thrall to be the chief engineer in the building of Orgrimmar. He was tasked with finding a reliable water source in the dry, harsh climate of Durotar. Digging tunnels outside the city in search of an underground well, Gazlowe and his team ran into a den of kobolds, who flooded the tunnels and drove the goblin miners out. Gazlowe sent Rexxar to deal with the nuisance.
Years and profits went on without much trouble. There was the occasional 99-Year Old Port stolen by Mad Magglish and pesky pirates to the south but nothing questing adventurers couldn't handle. It wasn't until upset fire elementals laid blaze to Orgrimmar that Gazlowe was again asked by Thrall to rebuild the city. Settling on a price, which was lowered several times, the former Warchief departed for Outland.
Following the death of the beloved Cairne Bloodhoof, the treacherous Grimtotem tribe rose up to take control of the tauren city, Thunder Bluff. Cairne's son, Baine, sent a trusted ally named Stormsong to ask Gazlowe for aid in their fight to take back the city. The plan called for outrageous amounts of explosives and weaponry, as well as zeppelins to transport troops. Demands were met and Gazlowe received an enormous sum of money and, very, very rare of a goblin, he gave most of it back as a gesture of respect to Cairne and his son. Gazlowe is keen to remain neutral for profits sake, but retains strong relations with the Horde.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Talents[edit | edit source]
❢ Reward: After gathering 25 Globes, gain an additional 15 Health Regeneration per second
❢ Reward: After increasing duration by 600 total seconds, reduce the charge cooldown of Rock-It! Turret by 3 seconds.
Passive: Basic Attacks deal 100% bonus damage.
Passive: Gain 25 Armor.
Activate to create 5 Scrap around Gazlowe over 5 seconds.
Skins[edit | edit source]
| Gazlowe Skins|
|Backstory: Few would consider Gazlowe a fighter, but what he lacks in height, he makes up in mechanical know-how. Besides, you don't get to be boss of a "boom"-town like Ratchet with just a charming personality, if you know what I mean.|
300 / 2,000
Boss of Ratchet
|Backstory: So they think Gazlowe and Gallywix's Splendiferous Extravaganza has lost its edge, huh? Yeah, well... I got a new act in mind... This one'll knock 'em dead. Guaranteed.|
|Features: Themed abilities.|
|Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Gazlowe and Gallywix's Splendiferous Extravaganza.|
|Backstory: A wise man once said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Gazlowe has never heard of this man... and if he had, he might punch him in the gut for saying stuff like that.|
|Backstory: From the martian landscape, Gazlowe gazed upon the Earth with jealous eyes. Soon that glittering sapphire would be his... but first, Super Sonya must be dealt with.|
|Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.|
|Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Superheroes vs. Eternal Empire skins.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Gazlowe first appeared in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (2003), after Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was cancelled in 1998.
- Gazlowe is voiced by Travis Willingham.
- Gazlowe was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
- Gazlowe is the first and only Goblin hero in the game.
- One of Gazlowe's gag quotes references the song Gin and Juice by Snoop Dogg.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Gazlowe - Heroes of the Storm
- Gazlowe - Wowpedia
- Gazlowe Build Guide on Icy Veins
- Gazlowe Balance Changelog - Heroes Patch Notes
- Gazlowe Sound Files - Sounds of the Storm