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|Title||Siege Tank Operator|
|Price||625 / 7,000|
|Release Date||March 13, 2014|
Sergeant Bama "the Hammer" Kowalski, the Siege Tank Operator, is a ranged specialist hero from the StarCraft universe. She has served some of the toughest tours around the Koprulu sector. The thunderous roar of her siege tank's shock cannon strikes fear right into the heart of the toughest of warriors... including some of her allies.
Sgt. Hammer can Siege up gaining increased range and adding splash damage. Deals more damage to distant targets.
Background[edit | edit source]This section concerns content exclusive to the StarCraft universe.
The dual-mode siege tank concept was a Terran Confederacy response to the Guild Wars and the goliath. Prior to the war, work had progressed on a static "final defense" cannon. However, the conflict demonstrated the need for mobility and as a result an effort was made to make the cannon more mobile. The solution was creative. An existing tank design was modified so that it could operate as a conventional tank in addition to being able to deploy the cannon and become a static artillery emplacement at will. Mobile siege tanks were in existence by 2480, several years before the official beginning of the Guild Wars. These tanks were able to be fueled by oil.
Siege tanks function in two modes. First is the "tank" or "assault mode" in which the vehicle may be used in the familiar armored support role using relatively light weapons. The second is the more radical "siege mode" in which the vehicle becomes a static emplacement able to deploy a much more powerful and longer ranged weapon.
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Talents[edit | edit source]
❢ Reward: After gathering 30 Regeneration Globes, you also gain 500 Health.
Activate to heal 35% of your max Health over 6 seconds.
Activate to gain 30% of your maximum Health as a Shield for 5 seconds.
Skins[edit | edit source]
| Sgt. Hammer Skins|
|Backstory: Sergeant Bama "the Hammer" Kowalski has served some of the toughest tours around the Koprulu sector. The roar of her siege tank's shock cannon strikes fear right into the heart of the toughest of warriors... including some of her allies.|
625 / 7,000
Siege Tank Operator
|Backstory: With as many kills as she'd racked up on the battlegrounds of the Nexus, Sgt. Hammer deserved her promotion to Master Sergeant... even if she promoted herself.|
|Backstory: The Iron Demolisher is the pride of the orcish war machine. Sgt. Grimina Doomhammer was given the honor of piloting it in recognition of her years of service in the Arathi Basin battlefield.|
|Features: Themed abilities.|
|Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.|
|Backstory: The battle has raged across War World III for years. No one remembers who fired the first shot, but Sgt. Bama the Hammer is fully confident she'll be the one firing the last.|
|Features: Themed abilities.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Sgt. Hammer represents the siege tank unit from StarCraft (1998). After being introduced in Heroes of the Storm, she went on to appear in the co-op mode of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (2015).
- Sgt. Hammer is voiced by Courtenay Taylor.
- She is a replacement for the characters of Horace Warfield and Edmund Duke from previous builds.
- One of Sgt. Hammer's gag quotes references the British-American war film Full Metal Jacket.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Twitter: Courtenay Taylor
- 2013-11-11, Heroes of the Storm: Sixen Interviews Dustin Browder. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-01
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- Sgt. Hammer - Heroes of the Storm
- Bama Kowalski - StarCraft Wikia
- Sgt. Hammer Build Guide on Icy Veins
- Sgt. Hammer Balance Changelog - Heroes Patch Notes
- Sgt. Hammer Sound Files - Sounds of the Storm