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"My hatred is unending."

Basic Info
Title The Betrayer
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1650
Health Regen 3.4375
Resource None
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1.82
Attack Range 1.2
Attack Damage 78
Data Page

Illidan Stormrage, the Betrayer, is a melee assassin hero from the Warcraft universe.[1] The first demon hunter betrayed his people by creating a new Well of Eternity after the demonic invasion of Azeroth. Now Illidan lords over the realm of Outland, slaughtering unsuitably prepared heroes who venture into his domain.

Illidan is a mobile, sustained damage assassin who pairs well with heroes that can enable him.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Illidan Stormrage is known as the Betrayer, as throughout the millennia of his life he has deceived friends and family alike for power.

The night elf Illidan Stormrage was born before the War of the Ancients, a conflict that erupted over 10,000 years prior to the Third War, when the chaotic Burning Legion invaded Azeroth. Driven by jealous over his brother's budding relationship with Tyrande Whisperwind), Illidan feigned allegiance to the Burning Legion and Sargeras, seemingly offering his aid while secretly plotting to destroy the Legion from within. Eventually, Illidan, Tyrande, Malfurion, and the Night Elves repelled the Legion invasion, causing the Well of Eternity to implode - but not before Illidan drew several vials of its water to create new fonts of power. When the Night Elves reached Kalimdor and saw Illidan had used the vials to create a new Well of Eternity, they were furious - they saw one of their own covered in demonic tattoos and with his amber eyes burned out - they did not know he helped to defeat the Legion and thought he sought to bring them back to Azeroth once again. Malfurion admonished Illidan for his irresponsible use of magic and when Illidan would not give up his power, he was imprisoned far beneath the surface of the land by his brother and Cenarius.

During the Third War, Tyrande released Illidan from millennia of imprisonment, hoping that the Betrayer would redeem himself by battling a returned Burning Legion. Though Illidan fought to defend his people, he soon slipped into darkness: after absorbing the energies of the demonic Skull of Gul'dan, Illidan became a demon, an act for which he was banished by Malfurion. Fleeing the wrath of the night elves, the twice-condemned Illidan allied himself once again with the only entity that would accept him - the Legion. Illidan's demonic masters sent him to destroy the Lich King, who had broken free of their influence, but Illidan failed to do so. To protect himself from the Legion's vengeance, Illidan hid on Outland, a destroyed world that he would eventually seek to rule.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Illidan is a nimble melee assassin. Very fast basic attacks, several gap closers, and the ability to significantly reduce his own Cooldowns through Betrayer's Thirst make him extremely difficult to outmaneuver. Illidan thrives when played with any Hero that can increase his survivability, be it through Shields, Armor, or raw instant healing. He is typically known to requires allied Heroes known as "enablers" to be at his best. llidan's reliance on the healing and Cooldown reduction provided by Betrayer's Thirst makes him particularly vulnerable to effects that can reduce his attack speed or otherwise stop him from attacking.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

  • Nearly impossible to escape from
  • Excellent duelist
  • May quickly and safely solo claim Mercenary Camps
  • No reliance on Mana and excellent self sustain

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Requires a team composition that revolves around supporting him to excel
  • Exceptionally vulnerable to crowd control due Basic Attack reliance
  • Limited sieging potential
  • Limited waveclear

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Betrayer's Thirst Icon.png
Betrayer's Thirst
Passive: Basic Attacks heal for 30% of damage dealt and reduce your Ability cooldowns by 1 second.
  • Getting Blinded makes you inable to hit enemies and gain cooldown reduction.
Dive Icon.png
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Dive at the target, dealing 66 (+4% per level) damage and flipping to the other side of the target.
Sweeping Strike Icon.png
Sweeping Strike
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Dash towards target point, dealing 119 (+4% per level) damage to enemies along the way. Hitting an enemy increases your Basic Attack damage by 35% for 3 seconds.
Evasion Icon.png
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Evade enemy Basic Attacks for 2.5 seconds.
Metamorphosis Icon.png
Cooldown: 120 seconds
Transform into Demon Form at the target location, dealing 46 (+4% per level) damage in the area. Temporarily increase your maximum Health by 200 (+4% per level) for each Hero hit. Lasts for 18 seconds.
  • While performing the transformation, Illidan is removed from the battlefield for 1.25 seconds making him Untargetable and immune to damage.
  • Bonus health is calculated and damage is dealt when transfomation period ends and Illidan reappears on the battlefield.
  • Illidan's current health is increased by the same flat amount as his maximum health. Current health is not reduced once Metamorphosis ends.
  • Removes Root, Slow, Blind and Armor debuffs on cast, but not Damage over Time effects, Revealed status or hero-specific debuffs like Jaina's "Chill".
The Hunt Icon.png
The Hunt
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Charge to target unit, dealing 251 (+4% per level) damage on impact and stunning for 1 second.
  • Has 1 second cast time that is interruptable with Stuns and Silences.
  • After the cast period, Illidan is Unstoppable, until he hits his target.
  • Cannot target structures.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Immolation Icon.png
After using Sweeping Strike, burn nearby enemies for 22 (+4% per level) damage a second for 4 seconds.
Battered Assault Icon.png
Battered Assault
Increase Sweeping Strike's Basic Attack damage bonus duration from 3 to 5 seconds. If Sweeping Strike hits 2 Heroes its damage bonus is increased from 35% to 125%.
Unending Hatred Icon.png
Unending Hatred
❢ Quest: Every Minion you kill gives you 0.2 Attack Damage. Every Takedown gives 1 Basic Attack Damage.
❢ Reward: Once you reach 20 Attack Damage, receive an additional 20 Attack damage.
  • Continues to gain stacks even after the quest is complete.
  • The damage from Unending Hatred is added to Basic Attack damage before scaling and damage multipliers.
Rapid Chase Icon.png
Rapid Chase
Dive grants 15% Movement Speed for 2 seconds.
Friend or Foe Icon.png
Friend or Foe
Increases the range of Dive by 20% and allows it to be used on allied Heroes without damaging them.
  • Using Dive on an allied Hero doesn't flip you over them.
Unbound Icon.png
Sweeping Strike can go over walls and terrain.
❢ Reward: After hitting 30 Heroes with Sweeping Strike, gain a second charge.
Reflexive Block Icon.png
Reflexive Block
Using Dive grants 75 Physical Armor against the next 2 Hero Basic Attacks for 3 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 75%.
Thirsting Blade Icon.png
Thirsting Blade
Betrayer's Thirst's healing from Basic Attacks is increased from 30% to 50% while Sweeping Strike's damage bonus is active.
Hunter's Onslaught Icon.png
Hunter's Onslaught
Basic Abilities heal for 25% of the damage they deal. Double this bonus versus Heroes.
  • Bonus damage from Marked for Death Heals you, but burn damage from Immolation doesn't.
Metamorphosis Icon.png
Cooldown: 120 seconds
Transform into Demon Form at the target location, dealing 101 (48 + 4% per level) damage in the area. Temporarily increase your maximum Health by 200 (+4% per level) for each Hero hit. Lasts for 18 seconds.
The Hunt Icon.png
The Hunt
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Charge to target unit, dealing 251 (+4% per level) damage on impact and stunning for 1 second.
Nimble Defender Icon.png
Nimble Defender
If Sweeping Strikes hits an enemy Hero, gain 25 Armor for 2 seconds, reducing damage taken by 25%.
Elusive Strike Icon.png
Elusive Strike
Sweeping Strike reduces the cooldown of Evasion by 3 seconds every time it damages an enemy Hero.
Sixth Sense Icon.png
Sixth Sense
Evasion grants Illidan 75 Spell Armor against the next 2 sources of Spell damage, reducing their damage by 75%.
Marked for Death Icon.png
Marked for Death
Dive deals an extra 180 (+4% per level) damage if you hit a target consecutively within 10 seconds.
Fiery Brand Icon.png
Fiery Brand
Every 4th attack against the same Hero deals an additional 6% of their maximum Health as damage.
Blades of Azzinoth Icon.png
Blades of Azzinoth
Active: Hitting 5 Heroes with Sweeping Strike allows you to activate Blades of Azzinoth to increase your Basic Attack damage by 75% for 8 seconds.
  • You don't have to hit 5 Heroes with single cast of the Ability
Demonic Form Icon.png
Demonic Form
Permanently remain in Demonic Form. Metamorphosis also increases your Attack Speed by 20% and reduces the duration of slows, roots, and stuns against you by 50%. You can now mount in Demonic Form.
  • The health bonus is still temporary.
Nowhere to Hide Icon.png
Nowhere to Hide
The Hunt gains unlimited range. You passively reveal enemy Heroes below 25% Health anywhere on the Battleground.
  • The Hunt still needs continuous terrain between Illidan and the target, it won't work, for example, on Haunted Mines, from inside the Mines if the target is on the surface, and vice versa.
  • Reveal is still purely global.
Nexus Blades Icon.png
Nexus Blades
Basic Attacks deal 20% more damage and slow enemy Movement Speed by 20% for 1 second.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Active: Activate to teleport to a nearby location.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Illidan Skins
Rare Illidan
Backstory: Illidan Stormrage, the first demon hunter, betrayed his people and created a new Well of Eternity after the demonic invasion of Azeroth. Now Illidan lords over Outland slaying unsuitably prepared Heroes who venture into his domain.
Illidan The Betrayer.jpg
500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
The Betrayer
Illidan Crimson.jpg
Illidan Void.jpg
Illidan Felblood.jpg
Shard.png 100
Rare Betrayer
Backstory: Free after ten thousand years, Illidan would sacrifice everything in order to defeate the Burning Legion, prove himself superior to Malfurion, and redeem himself in the eyes of Tyrande.
Illidan Betrayer.jpg
Shard.png 100
Illidan Betrayer Fel.jpg
Shard.png 100
Rare Eredar Armor
Backstory: The Blades of Azzinoth had served Illidan as dutiful companions while he tracked his prey across the Nexus... perhaps these Man'ari warplates would as well, in time.
Illidan Eredar Armor.jpg
Shard.png 100
Illidan Eredar Armor Crimson.jpg
Shard.png 100
Illidan Eredar Armor Wretched.jpg
Shard.png 100
Rare Shan'do
Backstory: Stormrage was born with amber eyes; a sign of great destiny... But as he learned from Cenarius, his brother grew distant. Still, none expected Malfurion's betrayal.
Features: Themed abilities
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft alternative shared history skins.
Illidan Shan'do.jpg
Shard.png 100
Illidan Shan'do Nightmare.jpg
Shard.png 100
Illidan Shan'do Northrend.jpg
Shard.png 100
Illidan Shan'do Vordrassil.jpg
Shard.png 100
Legendary Spectre
Backstory: As the terrazine haze cleared from his mind, Illidan saw what he had become. His body had mutated, grown irreversibly addicted... But the power was worth any price.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
Illidan Spectre.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Illidan Spectre Neon.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Illidan Spectre Ghost.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Illidan Spectre Night.jpg
Shard.png 1,600

Illidan Event Skins
Epic Lunar Lunar Festival
Backstory: For most of the year, Illidan loathes druidic customs. But during the Lunar Festival, even he sets aside old grudges and joins his brother in honoring the departed elders of the Stormrage family.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: His mask changes as he takes damage. This skin theme is part of a shared theme of holiday skins.
Illidan Lunar.jpg
Shard.png 400
Illidan Lunar Heavenly.jpg
Shard.png 400
Illidan Lunar Fire.jpg
Shard.png 400
Illidan Lunar Dragon.jpg
Shard.png 600

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Illidan Portraits
Carbot Illidan Portrait.png
Carbot Illidan
Shard.png 100
Illidan Hero Portrait.png
Illidan Hero
Illidan Mastery Portrait.png
Illidan Mastery
Illidan-O'-Lantern Portrait.png
Hallow's End Illidan-O'-Lantern
Shard.png 40
Lil' Lunar Illidan Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Lil' Lunar Illidan
Shard.png 60
Pachimari Illidan Portrait.png
Pachimari Illidan
Shard.png 40
Sepia Illidan Portrait.png
Sepia Illidan
Shard.png 40

Stylized Shan'do Illidan Portrait.png
Stylized Shan'do Illidan
Shard.png 40
Toon Lunar Illidan Portrait.png
Lunar Festival Toon Lunar Illidan
Shard.png 60
WoW Illidan Portrait.png
WoW Illidan
Shard.png 40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Illidan Sprays
Carbot Illidan Spray.png
Carbot Illidan
Shard.png 100
Dominion Betrayer Spray.png
Dominion Betrayer
Shard.png 40
Evade This... Spray.gif
Evade This...
Shard.png 400
Feast-ival Illidan Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Feast-ival Illidan
Shard.png 150
Illidan-O'-Lantern Spray.png
Hallow's End Illidan-O'-Lantern
Shard.png 40
Lunar Illidan Lantern Spray.gif
Lunar Festival Lunar Illidan Lantern
Shard.png 150
Máscara del Traidor Spray.gif
Nexomania Máscara del Traidor
Shard.png 150
Pachimari Illidan Spray.png
Pachimari Illidan
Shard.png 40
Pandamonium Spray.png
Shard.png 40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Illidan Pack 1 Emoji Illidan Pack 1 Illidan Happy.png Illidan Pack 2 Emoji Illidan Pack 2 Illidan Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Illidan Pack 1 Illidan Happy.png Illidan Happy :illidanhappy:
Emoji Illidan Pack 2 Illidan Angry.png Illidan Angry :illidanangry:
Emoji Illidan Pack 1 Illidan ROFL.png Illidan ROFL :illidanlol:
Emoji Illidan Pack 2 Illidan Cool.png Illidan Cool :illidancool:
Emoji Illidan Pack 1 Illidan Sad.png Illidan Sad :illidansad:
Emoji Illidan Pack 2 Illidan Oops.png Illidan Embarrassed :illidanoops:
Emoji Illidan Pack 1 Illidan Silly.png Illidan Silly :illidansilly:
Emoji Illidan Pack 2 Illidan Love.png Illidan in Love :illidanlove:
Emoji Illidan Pack 1 Illidan Meh.png Illidan Speechless :illidanmeh:
Emoji Illidan Pack 2 Illidan Surprised.png Illidan Surprised :illidanwow:
Lunar Festival Lunar Illidan Pack 1 Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Illidan Happy.png Lunar Festival Lunar Illidan Pack 2 Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Illidan Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Illidan Happy.png Lunar Illidan Happy :illidanlunarhappy:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Illidan Angry.png Lunar Illidan Angry :illidanlunarangry:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Illidan ROFL.png Lunar Illidan ROFL :illidanlunarlol:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Illidan Cool.png Lunar Illidan Cool :illidanlunarcool:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Illidan Sad.png Lunar Illidan Sad :illidanlunarsad:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Illidan Oops.png Lunar Illidan Embarrassed :illidanlunaroops:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Illidan Silly.png Lunar Illidan Silly :illidanlunarsilly:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Illidan Love.png Lunar Illidan in Love :illidanlunarlove:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 1 Lunar Illidan Meh.png Lunar Illidan Speechless :illidanlunarmeh:
Emoji Illidan Lunar Pack 2 Lunar Illidan Surprised.png Lunar Illidan Surprised :illidanlunarwow:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Illidan/Quotes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Illidan first appeared in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (July 2002).
  • Illidan is voiced by Matthew Yang King in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, and Liam O'Brien in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, World of Warcraft: Legion, and Heroes of the Storm.
  • Illidan was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • Illidan's signature line, "YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!", can sometimes be heard when he uses The Hunt.
  • Illidan is one of four elven assassin heroes, the other three being Maiev Shadowsong, Kael'thas Sunstrider and Valeera Sanguinar.
    • He is also the first night elf assassin hero in the game.
    • He is also the first elven melee assassin hero in the game.
  • One of Illidan's quotes references the running joke about Darkness.
  • The maximum stacks for his level 1 talent, Unending Hatred is 65,535 stacks. With the quest completed,this comes out to 65,555 bonus damage that is affected by damage multipliers.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Prerelease[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
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