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Illidan

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Illidan
IllidanArt.jpg
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 3.44
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 his thirst for power (and his desire to impress Tyrande Whisperwind), Illidan made a pact with the Legion to secure the entrance of its leader, Sargeras, into Azeroth through the might of an artifact called the Demon Soul. The efforts of Malfurion Stormrage, Illidan's twin brother, disrupted the Legion's plot; the demons were defeated, and Illidan was imprisoned.

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.

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
Q
Dive
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
W
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
E
Evasion
Cooldown: 15 seconds
Evade enemy Basic Attacks for 2.5 seconds.
Metamorphosis Icon.png
R
Metamorphosis
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 Untargettable 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
R
The Hunt
Cooldown: 60 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.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Immolation Icon.png
Immolation
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.
4
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
Unbound
Sweeping Strike can go over walls and terrain.
❢ Reward: After hitting 30 Heroes with Sweeping Strike, gain a second charge.
7
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.
10
Metamorphosis Icon.png
Metamorphosis
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.
13
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%.
16
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.

* Damage from Fiery Brand is dealt as Ability damage that is flagged to ignore any Armor
Blades of Azzinoth Icon.png
Blades of Azzinoth
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
20
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.
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
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
Free
Crimson
Illidan Void.jpg
Free
Void
Illidan Felblood.jpg
Shard.png 100
Felblood
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
Fel
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
Crimson
Illidan Eredar Armor Wretched.jpg
Shard.png 100
Wretched
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
Nightmare
Illidan Shan'do Northrend.jpg
Shard.png 100
Northrend
Illidan Shan'do Vordrassil.jpg
Shard.png 100
Vordrassil
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
Neon
Illidan Spectre Ghost.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Ghost
Illidan Spectre Night.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Night


Illidan Event Skins
 
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 600
Illidan Lunar Heavenly.jpg
Shard.png 600
Heavenly
Illidan Lunar Fire.jpg
Shard.png 600
Fire

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Illidan first appeared in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (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.
  • An Illidan vinyl statue shipped in December, 2013.[2]
  • NECA revealed the Heroes of the Storm Illidan action figure at Toy Fair NY 2015.[3]
  • One of Illidan's quotes references the running joke about Darkness.

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