Hero

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A lineup of heroes on the hero selection screen.

Heroes are the unique playable characters in Heroes of the Storm. A player chooses a single Hero, each having different abilities and Talents. Heroes can fight other Heroes and be slain, respawning in the Hall of Storms after death. They can also collect experience, increasing Heroes' power and granting them access to new Talents.

The Heroes are characters from the Blizzard Entertainment franchise universes of Diablo, Overwatch, Starcraft, Warcraft, and Blizzard Classic games (The Lost Vikings) and are divided into six different roles: Bruiser, Healer, Melee Assassin, Ranged Assassin, Support, and Tank. There are currently 86 Heroes in the game, with Imperius being the most recent addition. Additionally, most Heroes can choose from multiple Mounts (some having special mounts) and have multiple Skins available for purchase in-game, with some forming a shared theme with other character Skins.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ability


Every Hero starts with four Abilities, consisting of only three Basic Abilities and a Trait. All of these skills are available to use at the start of the game and can be customized through the Talents. At level 10, Heroes also receive a Heroic Ability chosen by the player, unique to the Hero. At level 20, Heroes can choose to upgrade their chosen Heroic Ability or pick from a few powerful other options. Abilities scale in effectiveness progressively as Heroes level up by gaining Experience. Abilities do not scale individually except through certain Talents.

Roles[edit | edit source]

Bruiser Heroes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Bruiser


Bruiser heroes are tough fighters that are capable of putting out some damage. Bruiser are focused on survival with high damage output. There are currently 14 Bruiser heroes.

Healer Heroes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Healer


Healer heroes focus primarily on healing damage and assisting their team. Healer are heroes that possess the ability to restore HP to allies and themselves by healing. There are currently 16 Healer heroes.

Melee Assassin Heroes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Melee Assassin


Melee Assassin heroes are high-octane damage dealers that get up close to their enemy to really lay on the pain. Melee Assassin focus on suddenly attacking their foes at close range. There are currently 10 Melee Assassin heroes.

Ranged Assassin Heroes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Ranged Assassin


Ranged Assassin heroes are fragile damage dealers that are able to attack their enemies from a safer distance. Ranged Assassin are high damage dealers that attack from range. There are currently 29 Ranged Assassin heroes.

Support Heroes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Support


Support heroes provide boosts and other benefits to their teammates. Support are heroes that provide some sort of utility through Shields or EXP gain. There are currently 5 Support heroes.

Tank Heroes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tank


Tank heroes are formidable juggernauts that protect their team by absorbing attacks from theenemy and blocking their retreat.

Tank are designed by their role of wading into combat, absorbing attacks from enemy heroes and blocking their retreat. There are currently 12 Tank heroes.

Heroes confirmed for future releases[edit | edit source]

The following Heroes have been confirmed for future releases:

Other Heroes[edit | edit source]

The following Heroes had models shown but haven't been officially announced:

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Heroes
 
Bruiser Bruisers_ ArtanisChenD.VaDehakaImperiusLeoricMalthaelRagnarosRexxarSonyaThrallVarianXulYrel
Healer Healers_ AlexstraszaAnaAnduinAurielBrightwingDeckardKharazimLi LiLt. MoralesLúcioMalfurionRehgarStukovUtherTyrandeWhitemane
Melee Assassin Melee Assassins_ AlarakGazloweIllidanKerriganMaievMurkySamuroThe ButcherValeeraZeratul
Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassins_ AzmodanCassiaChromieFalstadGreymaneFenixGallGenjiGul'danHanzoJainaJunkratKael'thasKel'ThuzadLi-MingLunaraMephistoNazeeboNovaOrpheaProbiusRaynorSgt. HammerSylvanasTracerTychusVallaZagaraZul'jin
Support Support_ AbathurMedivhTassadarThe Lost VikingsZarya
Tank Tanks_ Anub'arakArthasBlazeChoDiabloE.T.C.GarroshJohannaMal'GanisMuradinStitchesTyrael
Unknown_ Mekkatorque