Leoric

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Leoric
Leoric
Basic Info
Title The Skeleton King
Role Warrior Warrior
Franchise Diablo (franchise) Diablo
Price 625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Release Date July 21, 2015
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2567
Health Regen 5.35
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 0.77
Attack Range 2
Attack Damage 144
Data Page

Leoric, the Skeleton King, is a melee warrior hero from the Diablo universe.[1] Madness. Betrayal. Death. These are the legacy of the Black King Leoric's reign. Driven to madness by the spirit of Diablo, Leoric brought untold suffering on his kingdom. Even after his death there was no release for the Skeleton King.

Leoric is a slow moving front-line warrior that never truly dies, haunting the battlefield as a ghost before reforming on the field.[2]

Background[edit | edit source]

Diablo (franchise) This section concerns content exclusive to Diablo universe.

At the behest of the Zakarum church, Leoric traveled from Kehjistan to Khanduras and declared himself king. Acting on counsel from his trusted advisor, Archbishop Lazarus, Leoric established his seat of power in the town of Tristram. He eventually won the hearts and minds of his subjects, and ruled as a wise and just king for many years.

Lazarus convinced Leoric to settle in Tristram because he knew Diablo was imprisoned beneath Tristram's cathedral - and after Lazarus released Diablo, the demon tried to possess Leoric. Weakened due to his long imprisonment, Diablo only succeeded in driving Leoric mad. The king grew irrational and paranoid, and declared war against the neighboring kingdom of Westmarch. Lazarus brought the king's youngest son, Albrecht, into the labyrinth so Diablo could use him as a host instead. The loss of his son made Leoric's madness worse, and he began torturing and executing innocent citizens.

Lachdanan, the captain of Leoric's knights, returned from the war in Westmarch with only a few ragged survivors. Finding the kingdom in disarray and its people gripped by terror, Lachdanan confronted Leoric and was ultimately forced to kill him. Lachdanan and his men buried their king in the tombs beneath the cathedral, but Diablo raised Leoric from the dead as the Skeleton King.

Albrecht's older brother, Aidan, eventually vanquished the monster their father had become. Twenty-two years later, the Fallen Star that struck Tristram's cathedral reawakened Leoric's spirit. At Deckard Cain's behest, the Nephalem retrieved Leoric's old crown and used it to bind his spirit to his skeletal remains, allowing them to confront and defeat him.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Undying Icon.png
Undying
Leoric becomes a ghost when he dies, and resurrects upon reaching full Health. Leoric deals no damage while dead. Wrath Of The Bone King: Leoric's first two Basic Attacks cleave for 100% damage, and his third Basic Attack deals 200% damage to a single target.
Ghastly Swing Icon.png
Q
Ghastly Swing
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Slow enemies by 40% for 2.5 seconds.
Skeletal Swing Icon.png
Q
Skeletal Swing
80 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Leoric swings his mace, dealing 150 (+4% per level) damage and Slowing enemies by 40% for 2.5 seconds. If an enemy Hero is hit, refund 50% of the cooldown and Mana cost. Peasants!
Drain Essence Icon.png
W
Drain Essence
Cooldown: 9 seconds
Throw out a chain, attaching to the first enemy Hero hit, healing Leoric for up to 10% of his maximum Health over 4 seconds as long as the enemy remains close.
Drain Hope Icon.png
W
Drain Hope
60 Mana Cooldown: 11 seconds
Grab an enemy Hero's soul, dealing up to 20% of their maximum Health as damage and healing Leoric for up to 20% of his maximum Health while he is nearby, over 4 seconds. Leoric is Slowed by 20% while this is active.
Wraith Walk Icon.png
E
Wraith Walk
50 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Separate from your body, becoming Unstoppable and gaining Movement Speed accelerating up to 50% over 2.5 seconds. When Wraith Walk ends or is canceled, your body jumps to your wraith.
Entomb Icon.png
R
Entomb
60 Mana Cooldown: 50 seconds
Create an unpathable tomb in front of you for 4 seconds.
March of the Black King Icon.png
R
March of the Black King
100 Mana Cooldown: 80 seconds
Become Unstoppable and swing your mace three times, healing yourself for 12% of your maximum Health for each enemy Hero hit and dealing 250 (+4% per level) damage.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Consume Vitality Icon.png
Consume Vitality
Skeletal Swing's cooldown is reduced by 2 seconds. Enemy Heroes hit heal Leoric for 4% of his maximum Health.
Fealty Unto Death Icon.png
Fealty Unto Death
When a nearby Minion dies, you restore 1% of your maximum Health and 5 Mana. Half as effective while Undying.
Ossein Renewal Icon.png
Ossein Renewal
Cooldown: 120 seconds
Activate to heal Leoric for 30% of his maximum Health over 5 seconds. Regeneration Globes lower the cooldown of this Ability by 20 seconds.
4
Ghastly Reach Icon.png
Ghastly Reach
Increases the range of Skeletal Swing by 25%.
Paralyzing Rage Icon.png
Paralyzing Rage
Increases the Movement Speed slow of Skeletal Swing to 60%.
Kneel, Peasants! Icon.png
Kneel, Peasants!
Skeletal Swing deals 75% more damage to Minions and Mercenaries.
7
Willing Vessel Icon.png
Willing Vessel
Increase the healing from Drain Hope to 25% of Leoric's maximum Health. If Drain Hope lasts its full duration, Leoric instantly heals for an additional 5% of his maximum Health.
Drain Momentum Icon.png
Drain Momentum
Drain Hope no longer Slows Leoric. If Drain Hope lasts its full duration, gain 30% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.
Hopelessness Icon.png
Hopelessness
Increases the range of Drain Hope by 25%.
10
Entomb Icon.png
Entomb
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Create an unpathable tomb in front of you for 4 seconds.
March of the Black King Icon.png
March of the Black King
Cooldown: 50 seconds
Become Unstoppable and swing your mace three times, healing yourself for 12% of your maximum Health for each enemy Hero hit and dealing 250 (+4% per level) damage.
13
Unyielding Despair Icon.png
Unyielding Despair
Drain Hope's cooldown is reduced by 0.5 seconds for every 1 second it is active. If Drain Hope lasts its full duration, its cooldown is reduced by an additional 3 seconds.
Hardened Bones Icon.png
Hardened Bones
Gain 20 Armor while Drain Hope is active. If Drain Hope lasts its full duration, retain the Armor bonus for 3 seconds.
Ominous Wraith Icon.png
Ominous Wraith
Increase Wraith Walk's duration by 100%. Enemy Heroes that come in contact with the wraith deal 50% less damage for 4 seconds.
16
Crushing Hope Icon.png
Crushing Hope
If Drain Hope lasts its full duration, it instantly deals an additional 15% of the target's maximum Health as damage. This damage does not heal Leoric.
Royal Focus Icon.png
Royal Focus
Wraith Walk increases the damage of the next Skeletal Swing within 5 seconds by 50%. Each enemy Hero hit by this Skeletal Swing reduces the cooldown of Wraith Walk by 7 seconds.
Mithril Mace Icon.png
Mithril Mace
Increase Leoric's Attack Speed by 20%.
❢ Repeatable Quest: Nearby enemy Minion deaths grant 0.3% permanent Attack Speed, and Takedowns grant 3% permanent Attack Speed, up to 30%.
20
Buried Alive Icon.png
Buried Alive
The duration of Entomb is lowered by 1 second, but enemies trapped inside are Silenced and take 45 (+4% per level) damage every 1 second.
Death March Icon.png
Death March
The final swing of March of the Black King also applies Drain Hope to nearby enemy Heroes.
Spectral Leech Icon.png
Spectral Leech
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes deal bonus damage equal to 2.5% of the Hero's maximum Health and heal Leoric for twice that amount.
Burning Despair Icon.png
Burning Despair
Deal 40 (+4% per level) damage per second to nearby enemies. The damage and area is increased by 100% while Drain Hope is active.
Shroud of the Dead King Icon.png
Shroud of the Dead King
Cooldown: 75 seconds
Activate to become Protected for 3 seconds, preventing all damage.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Leoric Skins
 
Rare Leoric
Backstory: Madness. Betrayal. Death. These are the legacy of the Black King Leoric's reign. Driven to madness by the spirit of Diablo, Leoric brought untold suffering on his kingdom. Even after his death there was no release for the Skeleton King.
Leoric Skeleton King.jpg
625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Skeleton King
Leoric Copper.jpg
Free
Copper
Leoric Ivory.jpg
Free
Ivory
Rare God-King
Backstory: King Leoric used his legendary might to strike down every jarl who challenged his ascent to the throne. But not even uncontested rule is enough to slake his thirst for power.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Leoric God-King.jpg
Shard.png 100
Leoric God-King Vrykul.jpg
Shard.png 100
Vrykul
Legendary Space Lord
Backstory: The Space Lord has brought countless worlds under the Eternal Empire's thrall. Soon, even Earth's troublesome Star Princess will fall to the power of the darkness.
Features: Replaced voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Superheroes vs. Eternal Empire skins.
Leoric Space Lord.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Leoric Space Lord Neutron.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Neutron
Leoric Space Lord Hunter.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
Hunter
x130px
Shard.png 2,400
Immortal
Rare Vrykul
Backstory: Leoric held the Winterskorn Chieftain's skull aloft for the gathering crowd to see. "Who else among you wishes to challenge me?" The silence was deafening.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Leoric Vrykul.jpg
Shard.png 100
Leoric Vrykul Ymirjar.jpg
Shard.png 100
Ymirjar
Leoric Vrykul Kvaldir.jpg
Shard.png 100
Kvaldir
Rare Zakarum
Backstory: These ornamental warplates were once a symbol of the holy Zakarum faith. Now, they serve only as a stark reminder of its demonic corruption.
Leoric Zakarum.jpg
Shard.png 100
Leoric Zakarum Pure.jpg
Shard.png 100
Pure
Leoric Zakarum Entombed.jpg
Shard.png 100
Entombed

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Leoric first appeared in Diablo (1996). His Heroes of the Storm design reflects his appearance in Diablo III (2012).
  • Leoric is voiced by Chris Metzen in Diablo, and Joe Thomas in Diablo III and Heroes of the Storm.
  • Leoric was under consideration for inclusion as early as 2011.[3] The idea of having a character that didn't die was one the team looked at - Malthael was considered, but they ultimately settled on Leoric.[4]
  • In the closing seconds of the Feature Trailer from BlizzCon 2014, Leoric can be seen throwing his crown into the air, catching it, then placing it back on his head.[5]
  • Leoric was added to the game on July 21, 2015, as part of the Eternal Conflict event.
  • Space Lord Leoric is based on the Sith Lords of the Star Wars franchise.[6]
  • Some of Leoric's quotes reference the running joke about Darkness.
  • One of Leoric's gag quotes references the famous song "Dem Bones".

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