Sgt. Hammer

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Sgt. Hammer
Sergeant Hammer
Basic Info
Title Siege Tank Operator
Role Specialist Specialist
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price 625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1704
Health Regen 3.55
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 6.6
Attack Damage 133
Data Page

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.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

StarCraft This section concerns content exclusive to the StarCraft universe.

The siege tank is a terran vehicle 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. 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]

Siege mode.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.
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Spider Mines
45 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Create 3 mines that deal 96 (+4% per level) damage and slow enemies by 25% for 1.5 seconds.
  • Mines last 35 seconds.
  • Mines are killed by a single instance of damage from a basic attack or a point-click ability while immune to Area of Effect damage.
Concussive Blast Icon.png
Concussive Blast
60 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Deals 141 (+4% per level) damage and pushes enemies away.
Neosteel Plating
30 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Become immobile to increase Basic Attack range by 5, deal 25% splash damage, and deal 30% bonus damage to Minions and Structures.
  • Available in Tank Mode.
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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 enemies in its path.
Siege Thrusters
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Increase Sgt. Hammer's Movement Speed by 60% for 4 seconds. Thrusters are always active while at the Altar.

Talents[edit | edit source]

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.
Resistant 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
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to increase Basic Attack damage dealt by 40% for 5 seconds. Hitting Structures with Basic Attacks reduces the cooldown of Maelstrom Rounds by 5 seconds.
Excessive Force Icon.png
Concussive Blast creates an impassable wall in front of Sgt. Hammer for 4 seconds.
Siege Tactics
Using Neosteel Plating while in Siege Mode grants Unstoppable for 2 seconds.
Regenerative Bio-Steel
Basic Attacks while in Siege Mode heal for 15% of the damage dealt.
Mine Field Icon.png
Pulse Detonation Core
Spider Mines detonate 3 times over 3 seconds.
Hover Siege Mode
Sgt. Hammer can move at 25% Movement Speed while in Siege Mode.
Ambush Icon.png
Graduating Range
While in Siege Mode, Basic Attack range is increased by 1.1 every 3 seconds, up to 3.3.
Blunt Force Gun Icon.png
Blunt Force Gun
Fire a missile across the battlefield, dealing 500 (+3% per level) damage to enemies in its path.
Napalm Strike Icon.png
Napalm Strike
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.
Mine Field 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%.
Excessive Force 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.
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
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.
Mine Field Icon.png
Shrapnel Mines
Upon detonating, Spider Mines reduce the armor of enemy Heroes hit by 10 for 3 seconds.
Resistant 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 Sgt. Hammer
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
625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
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
Shard.png 100
Sgt. Hammer Master Renegade.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sgt. Hammer Master Moebius.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 400
Sgt. Hammer Sgt. Doomhammer Fel.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sgt. Hammer Sgt. Doomhammer Shadow.jpg
Shard.png 400
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
Shard.png 400
Sgt. Hammer War World Camo.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sgt. Hammer War World Tech.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sgt. Hammer War World Neon.jpg
Shard.png 400

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.[2]
  • She is a replacement for the characters of Horace Warfield and Edmund Duke from previous builds.[3]
  • One of Sgt. Hammer's gag quotes references the British-American war film Full Metal Jacket.

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