Launch

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Launch (or Leap) is a type of a Movement ability that allows the unit to move towards the target location at high speed. Launches are similiar to Dashes with the exception that Launches can travel over unpathable terrain. If a Launch-type ability were to end in the middle of terrain, it will end at the closest point at the edge of the terrain. Like Dashes, Launches can be interrupted midway by Stuns, Roots and Knockbacks. Launch-type abilities often have an animation, where the unit leaps through air.

List of Launches[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Anub'arak's ability Burrow Charge charges him in the target direction, reactivation stops the charge and causes him to damage and stun enemies nearby.
  • Artanis' ability Blade Dash charges him in the target direction dealing damage, then charges him back dealing increased damage.
    • His level 13 talent Templar's Zeal increases the cooldown recharge while below half health.
  • Artanis' ability Phase Prism causes him to swap locations with the enemy hero hit and can be cast during Blade Dash.
  • Chen's ability Flying Kick leaps him to the other side of the target enemy dealing damage.
    • His level 16 talent Flying Leap increases the range.
  • Diablo's ability Shadow Charge charges him into the target enemy and knocking them both in the target direction, if he impacts terrain the target is stunned.
  • Falstad's ability Barrel Roll charges him in the target direction granting a Shield.
    • His level 4 talent Updraft increases the range.
  • Falstad's mount Take Flight let's him take flight towards a target location with very long range after a channel.
  • Genji's Trait Cyber Agility leaps him to the target location.
    • His level 1 talent Agile Dismount increases the range when leaping off of his mount.
  • Genji's ability Swift Strike launches him instantly in the target direction dealing damage to all enemies hit. Takedowns reset the cooldown.
  • Greymane's Human form ability Darkflight leaps him onto the target enemy turning him into Worgen form.
  • Hanzo's Trait Natural Agility leaps him over the target patch of terrain. Ignores terrain, obviously.
  • Illidan's ability Dive leaps him to the other side of his target dealing minor damage.
    • His level 4 talent Friend or Foe grants it more range and lets it be used on allies.
  • Imperius' ability Celestial Charge causes him to leap forward and Stun enemy Heroes in an area forward from the landing point.
  • Junkrat's ability Concussion Mine launches him and nearby enemies away from the location of the mine on detonation.
    • His level 13 talent Ripper Air increases the launch distance and lowers the cooldown when it only hits him.
  • Kerrigan's ability Ravage leaps her onto the target enemy dealing damage. If it kills the target the cooldown is reset.
    • Her level 13 talent Eviscerate increases the range.
  • Muradin's ability Dwarf Toss leaps him to the target location dealing damage.
    • His level 16 talent Dwarf Launch increases the range and reduces the cooldown if it hits a hero.
  • Rehgar's Trait Ghost Wolf causes his next basic attack to dash at the target dealing bonus damage.
  • Sonya's ability Ancient Spear pulls her to the enemy hit by her spear.
    • Her level 13 talent Mystical Spear pulls her to the target regardless of it hitting an enemy and reduces it's cooldown when doing so.
  • Sylvanas' ability Haunting Wave releases a wave that damages enemies in the path, reactivation makes her unstoppable as she leaps to the location.
    • Her level 13 talent Windrunner causes leaping with the ability to grant full charges of Withering Fire and allows recasting it once.
  • Yrel's ability Avenging Wrath leaps her to a target location, Slowing and dealing damage in an area. Its range can be increased by channeling the ability.

Heroics[edit | edit source]

  • Alarak's heroic ability Deadly Charge charges him in a target direction damaging all enemies in his path. It's range can be increased by channeling the ability.
  • Chen's heroic ability Storm Earth Fire has an active ability Earth that leaps his Earth and Fire clones to the target location.
  • Greymane's heroic ability Go for the Throat leaps him at the target enemy dealing heavy damage, if they are killed by the ability it can be recast.
  • Illidan's heroic ability The Hunt causes him to leap him very quickly to the target enemy dealing damage and stunning with very long range.
  • Imperius' heroic ability Wrath of the Angiris charges forward, lifting the first enemy Hero it hits in the air with Imperius and after 2 seconds Stunning them upon landing.
  • Lunara's heroic ability Leaping Strike causes her to leap a set distance over the target enemy dealing damage to them.
  • Murky's heroic ability Octograb leaps him at the target enemy hero and stuns them.
  • Sonya's heroic ability Leap leaps her to the target location damaging and stunning enemies hit.
  • Tyrael's heroic ability Judgement charges him into the target enemy hero damaging and stunning them while knocking other enemies away.
    • His level 20 talent Angel of Justice increases the range and reduces the cooldown.
  • Varian's heroic ability Colossus Smash leaps him at the target enemy dealing damage and reducing their armor.

Talents[edit | edit source]

  • Auriel's level 20 talent Angelic Flight allows her take a flight to a target location with very long range after a channel.
  • E.T.C.'s' level 4 talent Crowdsurfer turns Powerslide into a Launch-type ability, allowing it to ignore terrain.
  • Hanzo's level 20 talent Play of the Game allows him to reactivate "Dragon's Arrow" during its flight or briefly after the impact, teleporting him to the arrow or the impact location and then leaping backwards.
  • Illidan's level 4 talent Unbound turns "Sweeping Strikes" into Launch-type ability, allowing it to ignore terrain.

See also[edit | edit source]