Sgt. Hammer

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Sgt. Hammer
Sergeant Hammer

"Ready to roll out!"

Basic Info
Title Siege Tank Operator
Role Ranged Assassin Ranged Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1720
Health Regen 3.582
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 1.25
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 5.5
Attack Damage 140
Data Page

Sergeant Alabama "Bama the Hammer" Kowalski, the Siege Tank Operator, is a Ranged Assassin 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 is a long-range, Physical Damage dealer that needs protection from allies.

Background[edit | edit source]

StarCraft This section concerns content exclusive to the StarCraft universe.

Alabama Kowalski, also known as "Sgt. Hammer," is a famed Crucio-siege tank pilot of the Terran Dominion. Her ability to deliver her shells within inches of her allies has earned her a reputation among the Dominion Marine Corps, with some marines remarking "never trust a women who paints her tank red."

Siege tanks are terran vehicles that can be configured to fulfill both the armored support and the long-range artillery support roles. 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. Two primary variants of the siege tank exist the Arclite, in service during the Great War, and the Crucio, which remained the core siege tank of the Dominion in the Second Great War and beyond.

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.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Sgt. Hammer is a Ranged Assassin that excels at dealing large amounts of sustained damage from a very long range. Sgt. Hammer has the ability to alternate between Tank Mode (where she is mobile and has a shorter range and less powerful damage) and her Siege mode (where she is immobile yet has a longer range and more damage compared to her mobile counterpart). In general, Sgt. Hammer does well against team compositions that lack hard-engages, and as part of teams that can properly protect her, allowing her to freely decimate her foes and safely take down Structures.

Strengths[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Siege Mode Icon.png
Siege Mode
Cooldown: 2 seconds
Activate to enter Siege Mode. While in Siege Mode, Basic Attacks deal 20% more damage, have 100% increased range, and deal 25% of their damage as splash damage around the target.
Spider Mines Icon.png
Spider Mines
14 Mana
Create 3 mines that arm after 1.25 seconds. Mines detonate when an enemy comes in range, dealing 96 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies and Slowing them by 25% for 1.5 seconds
Siege Mode: Cast range increased by 100%.
Concussive Blast Icon.png
Concussive Blast
80 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deal 141 (+4% per level) damage to enemies in front of Sgt. Hammer and knock them back.
Siege Mode: Radius increased by 50%.
Neosteel Plating Icon.png
Neosteel Plating
60 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Gain 25 Armor for 2 seconds.
Siege Mode: Grants 100% more Armor.
Napalm Strike Icon.png
Napalm Strike
35 Mana Cooldown: 6 seconds
Deals 164 (+4% per level) damage on impact, and leaves a napalm area that deals 50 (+4% per level) damage per second. Lasts for 4 seconds.
Blunt Force Gun Icon.png
Blunt Force Gun
100 Mana Cooldown: 70 seconds
Fire a missile across the battlefield, dealing 500 (+3% per level) damage to non-Structure enemies in its path.
Siege Thrusters Icon.png
Siege Thrusters
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Increase Movement Speed by 60% for 4 seconds. Thrusters are always active while at the Altar. Activating Thrusters cancels Siege Mode.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Ambush Icon.png
Gain Stealth when entering Siege Mode or after not taking or dealing damage for 3 seconds while in Siege Mode. Basic Attacks while Stealthed deal 100% more damage.
Advanced Artillery Icon.png
Advanced Artillery
Increase Siege Mode's splash damage to 50% of Basic Attack damage, and increase its splash radius by 25%.
Maelstrom Rounds Icon.png
Maelstrom Rounds
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to increase Basic Attack damage dealt by 35% for 5 seconds. Hitting Structures with Basic Attacks reduces the cooldown of Maelstrom Rounds by 5 seconds.

Stores up to 3 charges.
Barricade Icon.png
Concussive Blast creates an impassable wall in front of Sgt. Hammer for 4 seconds.
Siege Tactics Icon.png
Siege Tactics
Using Neosteel Plating while in Siege Mode grants Unstoppable for 2 seconds.
Regenerative Bio-Steel Icon.png
Regenerative Bio-Steel
Basic Attacks while in Siege Mode heal for 10% of the damage dealt.
Pulse Detonation Core Icon.png
Pulse Detonation Core
Spider Mines detonate 3 times over 3 seconds.
Hover Siege Mode Icon.png
Hover Siege Mode
Sgt. Hammer can move at 40% Movement Speed while in Siege Mode.
Graduating Range Icon.png
Graduating Range
While in Siege Mode, Basic Attack range is increased by 1 every 3 seconds, up to 3.
Blunt Force Gun Icon.png
Blunt Force Gun
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Fire a missile across the battlefield, dealing 500 (+3% per level) damage to non-Structure enemies in its path.
Napalm Strike Icon.png
Napalm Strike
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Deals 164 (+4% per level) damage on impact, and leaves a napalm area that deals 50 (+4% per level) damage per second. Lasts for 4 seconds.
Tactical Mine Deployment Icon.png
Tactical Mine Deployment
Moving while Thrusters is active leaves a trail of up to 5 Spider Mines. Additionally, increase the Slow of Spider Mines by 15%.
Entrenched Icon.png
While in Siege Mode, Concussive Blasts's damage and knockback distance are increased by 75%.
Hyper-Cooling Engines Icon.png
Hyper-Cooling Engines
While in Siege Mode, hitting Heroes with Basic Attacks reduces the cooldown of Thrusters by 5 seconds.
Neosteel Plating Icon.png
Mechanical Know-how
Neosteel Plating grants 5% maximum Health as a Shield for 2 seconds. If this Shield is destroyed, Basic Attack damage is increased by 50% for 5 seconds.
Executioner Icon.png
Attacking a Hero that is slowed, rooted, or stunned increases your Basic Attack damage by 30% for 3 seconds.
Giant Killer Hammer Icon.png
Giant Killer
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes deal bonus damage equal to 1.5% of the Hero's maximum Health.
Orbital BFG Icon.png
Orbital BFG
Blunt Force Gun's missile orbits the planet every 5 seconds. Only the last missile fired orbits.
Advanced Lava Strike Icon.png
Advanced Lava Strike
Napalm Strike's range is increased by 75% and its impact does 50% more damage.
Shrapnel Mines Icon.png
Shrapnel Mines
Upon detonating, Spider Mines reduce the armor of enemy Heroes hit by 10 for 4 seconds.
Ultra Capacitors Icon.png
Ultra Capacitors
Hitting enemy Heroes with Basic Attacks while in Siege Mode grants 5% Attack Speed for 5 seconds, up to 40%.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Sgt. Hammer Skins
Rare Siege Tank Operator
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.
Sgt. Hammer Siege Tank Operator.jpg
Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Siege Tank Operator
Sgt. Hammer Raider.jpg
Sgt. Hammer Umojan.jpg
Rare Master
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.
Sgt. Hammer Master.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Sgt. Hammer Master Renegade.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Sgt. Hammer Master Moebius.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Epic Sgt. Doomhammer
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.
Sgt. Hammer Sgt. Doomhammer.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Sgt. Hammer Sgt. Doomhammer Fel.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Sgt. Hammer Sgt. Doomhammer Shadow.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Epic War World
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.
Sgt. Hammer War World.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Sgt. Hammer War World Camo.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Sgt. Hammer War World Tech.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Sgt. Hammer War World Neon.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Sgt. Hammer Portraits
Carbot Sgt. Hammer Portrait.png
Carbot Sgt. Hammer
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Grimina Doomhammer Portrait.png
Grimina Doomhammer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Hammer Time Portrait.png
Hammer Time
Rag Doll Hammer Portrait.png
Toys Rag Doll Hammer
Sgt. Hammer Hero Portrait.png
Sgt. Hammer Hero
Sgt. Hammer Mastery Portrait.png
Sgt. Hammer Mastery
Wind-Up Crucio Portrait.png
Toys Wind-Up Crucio

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Sgt. Hammer Sprays
Carbot Sgt. Hammer Spray.png
Carbot Sgt. Hammer
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
First Mate Hammer Spray.png
First Mate Hammer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Major Hammer Spray.png
Major Hammer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Old Timey Sgt. Hammer Spray.png
Old Timey Sgt. Hammer
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Sgt. Hammer-O'-Lantern Spray.png
Hallow's End Sgt. Hammer-O'-Lantern

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Sgt. Hammer Pack 1 Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 1 Sgt. Hammer Happy.png Sgt. Hammer Pack 2 Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 2 Sgt. Hammer Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 1 Sgt. Hammer Happy.png Sgt. Hammer Happy :hammerhappy:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 2 Sgt. Hammer Angry.png Sgt. Hammer Angry :hammerangry:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 1 Sgt. Hammer ROFL.png Sgt. Hammer ROFL :hammerlol:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 2 Sgt. Hammer Cool.png Sgt. Hammer Cool :hammercool:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 1 Sgt. Hammer Sad.png Sgt. Hammer Sad :hammersad:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 2 Sgt. Hammer Oops.png Sgt. Hammer Embarrassed :hammeroops:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 1 Sgt. Hammer Silly.png Sgt. Hammer Silly :hammersilly:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 2 Sgt. Hammer Love.png Sgt. Hammer in Love :hammerlove:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 1 Sgt. Hammer Meh.png Sgt. Hammer Speechless :hammermeh:
Emoji Sgt. Hammer Pack 2 Sgt. Hammer Surprised.png Sgt. Hammer Surprised :hammerwow:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sgt. Hammer/Quotes

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sgt. Hammer represents the siege tank unit from StarCraft (March 1998). After being introduced in Heroes of the Storm, she went on to appear in the Co-op Missions mode of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (November 2015) and the StarCraft Field Manual (November 2015).
  • Sgt. Hammer is the first Heroes of the Storm original character to later appear in a canon source in her home universe, and the only StarCraft original character to have done so, having appeared in the StarCraft Field Manual in November 2015. While she, Lt. Morales and Blaze would show up in the Co-op Missions mode, the mode has been declared to be non-canon by Blizzard.[1]
  • Sgt. Hammer is voiced by Courtenay Taylor.[2]
  • She is a replacement for the characters of Horace Warfield and Edmund Duke from previous builds.[3]
  • Hammer's rank of sergeant reflects the rank of siege tank units in the first StarCraft, which were "master sergeants."
  • Hammer's talents "Maelstrom Rounds," "Regenerative Bio-Steel," and "Ultra Capacitors" are names of upgrades for the siege tank in the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty campaign.
    • Graduating Range originated in Heroes of the Storm, but was later added as an upgrade for the Heavy Siege Tanks of Nova in StarCraft II's Co-op Missions.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2016-05-13, Reddit Co-op Staff AMA. Reddit, accessed on 2016-05-15
  2. Twitter: Courtenay Taylor
  3. 2013-11-11, Heroes of the Storm: Sixen Interviews Dustin Browder. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-01

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