Sonya

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Sonya
Sonya
Basic Info
Title Wandering Barbarian
Role Warrior Warrior
Franchise Diablo (franchise) Diablo
Price 500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2435
Health Regen 5.08
Resource 100 Fury
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 92
Data Page

Sonya, the Wandering Barbarian, is a melee warrior hero from the Diablo universe.[1][2] From the frozen Dreadlands of the north come the mighty Barbarian warriors. After surviving the destruction of her home and death of her tribe, Sonya wanders Sanctuary in search of battle and a better life for her people.

Sonya is a direct fighter who uses fury instead of mana. She leeches life from her enemies by attacking and using her abilities.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

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

Sonya represents the Barbarian class in Diablo III.

Steeped in mystery and tradition, Barbarians refer to themselves as the "Children of [[[dw:Bul-Kathos|Bul-Kathos]]," the great and ancient king. To better protect their lands from outside forces, they adopted a nomadic lifestyle, frequently moving within the confines of the Steppes and maintaining few permanent settlements. Isolating themselves from the world outside their territories, they eschew the use of magics and complex machinery, as they believe these things can only weaken their resolve developed over so many years.

The Children of Bul-Kathos have developed a kinship with the land and have learned to harness the primal energies within nature to enhance their own substantial physical prowess. It is because of this, together with their freedom from the trappings of the outside world, that the Western Kingdoms have historically referred to these tribes as "Barbarians," an epithet that belies the rich cultural and spiritual history these people truly possess. Although some trade with these curious bands of nomads, they do so only along the outermost borders of their lands. All intrusions into the territory surrounding Mount Arreat are forbidden, and warriors from the northern tribes are quick to thwart any incursions. Every foreign attempt at conquest has been met with fierce and decisive resistance.

An account of one skirmish recounts how hordes of Barbarian tribesmen silently appeared where none had been but moments before. Their bodies painted in mysterious designs and their faces howling as they charged like the fierce mountain winds, the tribesmen descended on the invaders. Fully half of the trespassing army immediately dropped their weapons and fled, the remainder were set upon by the Northmen with fervor that none of the battle-hardened invaders had ever witnessed. No mercy was asked and none was given, but in the end, when the outlanders sounded a full retreat, no chase was given either... at least none that could be observed.

Since news of Diablo's re-emergence has spread, a small number of Barbarian warriors have begun roving the lands outside the Steppes, prepared for war and seeking information regarding the recent activities of the {{dw|Prime Evil|Prime Evils].

Renowned for their awesome combat prowess as well as their arrogant demeanor, the Barbarians appear to be perpetually girt for battle. Through harsh conditioning, the Barbarians excel in physical combat and tremendous feats of strength. They derive their power chiefly through intense physical training, but they also tap primal energies from the living world around them. They can manifest these or add to their already considerable catalogue of superhuman feats of strength and power.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Fury Icon.png
Fury
Use Fury instead of Mana, which is gained by taking or dealing damage. Using a Basic or Heroic Ability grants 10% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.
Ancient Spear Icon.png
Q
Ancient Spear
Cooldown: 13 seconds
Throw out a spear that pulls you to the first enemy hit, dealing 173 (+4% per level) damage and briefly stunning them. If this hits an enemy, generate 40 Fury.
Seismic Slam Icon.png
W
Seismic Slam
25 Mana Cooldown: 1 seconds
Deals 176 (+4% per level) damage to the target enemy, and 44 (+4% per level) to enemies behind the target.
Whirlwind Icon.png
E
Whirlwind
40 Mana Cooldown: 5 seconds
Deals 441 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies over 3 seconds, and heals for 25% of damage dealt. Healing tripled versus Heroes.
Leap Icon.png
R
Leap
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Leap into the air, dealing 135 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, and stunning them for 1.25 seconds.
Wrath of the Berserker Icon.png
R
Wrath of the Berserker
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Increase damage dealt by 40%. Reduce the duration of stuns, slows, and roots against you by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds, and extends by 1 second for every 10 Fury gained.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
War Paint Icon.png
War Paint
Basic Attacks heal you for 30% of the damage dealt.
Block Icon.png
Block
Every 5 seconds, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next enemy Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%. Stores up to 2 charges.
Shot of Fury Icon.png
Shot of Fury
Increases your maximum Fury by 50. You can also activate your Trait to gain 50 Fury. Usable while Whirlwinding.
4
Focused Attack Icon.png
Focused Attack
Every 10 seconds, your next Basic Attack against a Hero deals 60% additional damage. Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 1 second.
Shattered Ground Icon.png
Shattered Ground
Increases Seismic Slam splash damage to 75% of primary target damage.
Hurricane Icon.png
Hurricane
Reduces the cooldown of Whirlwind by 1 second and Whirlwind removes all slows and roots on Sonya.
Mercenary Lord Icon.png
Mercenary Lord
Friendly non-Boss Mercenaries near your Hero deal 50% more damage. Gain 50 Armor against Minions and Mercenaries, reducing the damage taken by 50%.
7
Poisoned Spear Icon.png
Poisoned Spear
Ancient Spear deals an additional 125% damage over 6 seconds.
Composite Spear Icon.png
Composite Spear
Increases the range of Ancient Spear by 30% and increases Fury generated by 20.
Follow Through Icon.png
Follow Through
After using an ability, your next Basic Attack within 6 seconds deals 40% additional damage.
Ferocious Healing Icon.png
Ferocious Healing
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Consume 20 Fury to heal 10% of your maximum Health. Usable while Whirlwinding.
10
Leap Icon.png
Leap
Leap into the air, dealing 135 (+4% per level) damage to nearby enemies, and stunning them for 1.25 seconds.
Wrath of the Berserker Icon.png
Wrath of the Berserker
Increase damage dealt by 40%. Reduce the duration of stuns, slows, and roots against you by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds, and extends by 1 second for every 10 Fury gained.
13
Life Funnel Icon.png
Life Funnel
Increases the healing of Whirlwind to 35%, tripled versus Heroes.
Aftershock Icon.png
Aftershock
Using Seismic Slam reduces its Fury cost by 50% for 2 seconds.
Mystical Spear Icon.png
Mystical Spear
Reduces the cooldown of Ancient Spear by 3 seconds. You are pulled to the target location even if you don't hit an enemy.
Spell Shield Icon.png
Spell Shield
Every 30 seconds, gain 50 Spell Armor against the next enemy Ability and subsequent Abilities for 1.5 seconds, reducing the damage taken by 50%. Can be toggled to allow or prevent this talent from triggering automatically.
16
Furious Blow Icon.png
Furious Blow
Increases Seismic Slam damage by 50%, but costs 40 Fury.
No Escape Icon.png
No Escape
Increases the Movement Speed bonus from using Basic and Heroic Abilities to 25%.
Imposing Presence Icon.png
Imposing Presence
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Activate to slow the Attack Speed by 50% and Movement Speed by 20% of nearby Heroes and Summons for 2.5 seconds.
Passive: Heroes and Summons that attack your Hero have their Attack Speed slowed by 20% for 2.5 seconds.
Nerves of Steel Icon.png
Nerves of Steel
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Activate to gain 30% of your maximum Health as a Shield for 5 seconds. Usable while Whirlwinding.
20
Arreat Crater Icon.png
Arreat Crater
Leap leaves behind an impassable crater for 5 seconds. Reduces Leap's cooldown by 20 seconds.
Anger Management Icon.png
Anger Management
Increases all Fury generated during Wrath of the Berserker by 100%.
Nexus Blades Icon.png
Nexus Blades
Basic Attacks deal 20% more damage and slow enemy Movement Speed by 20% for 1 second.
Ignore Pain Icon.png
Ignore Pain
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to gain 75 Armor for 4 seconds, taking 75% less damage. Usable while Whirlwinding.


Skins[edit | edit source]

Sonya Skins
 
Rare Sonya
Backstory: From the frozen Dreadlands of the north come the mighty Barbarian warriors. After surviving the destruction of her home and death of her tribe, Sonya wanders Sanctuary in search of battle and a better life for her people.
Sonya Wandering Barbarian.jpg
500Gem.png / 4,000Money.png
Wandering Barbarian
Sonya Dreadlands.jpg
Free
Dreadlands
Sonya Unclean.jpg
Free
Unclean
Epic Death Knight
Backstory: Sonya wandered the outskirts of Nexus, desperately seeking a way to avenge her fallen people. The power of Kel'Thuzad offered was worth any price, even binding her soul to the Scourge for eternity.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Sonya Death Knight.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sonya Death Knight Unholy.jpg
Shard.png 400
Unholy
Sonya Death Knight Blighted.jpg
Shard.png 400
Blighted
Sonya Death Knight Black.jpg
Shard.png 400
Black
Sonya Death Knight Naxxramas.jpg
Shard.png 400
Naxxramas
Epic Deathbringer
Backstory: As Kel'Thuzad's army marched across the realms, hero after hero fell before his favored death knight's fury. The survivors will only whisper her name in fear: Deathbringer Sonya, the first horseman of Kel'Thuzad.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Sonya Deathbringer.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sonya Deathbringer Sanguine.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sanguine
Sonya Deathbringer Abyssal.jpg
Shard.png 400
Abyssal
Sonya Deathbringer Plagued.jpg
Shard.png 400
Plagued
Sonya Deathbringer Ymirjar.jpg
Shard.png 400
Ymirjar
Rare Legion's Wrath (tier 2 warrior set)
Backstory: A barbarian's vigil never ends. Donning the armor and wielding the weapons she wrests from the clutches of her foes, Sonya stands as a bulwark against all demons... no matter where they come from.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft tier sets skins.
Sonya Legion's Wrath.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sonya Legion's Wrath Crimson.jpg
Shard.png 100
Crimson
Epic Super
Backstory: While traveling through time, the gladiatrix Sonya was exposed to a radioactive robo-virus. Without a way home, she fights tirelessly to keep the streets of New York safe.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Superheroes vs. Eternal Empire skins.
Sonya Super.jpg
Shard.png 400
Sonya Super Magenta.jpg
Shard.png 400
Magenta
Sonya Super Techno.jpg
Shard.png 400
Techno
Sonya Super Viridian.jpg
Shard.png 400
Viridian
Rare Valorous
Backstory: The Valor of Harrogath is not opulent armor... It is simple, direct... and a perfect fit for warrior like Sonya.
Sonya Valorous.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sonya Valorous Iron.jpg
Shard.png 100
Iron
Sonya Valorous Frozen.jpg
Shard.png 100
Frozen
Backstory: The portal-loving treasure goblins collect spoils from many worlds. There's no telling which hero this Battlegear of Wrath once belonged to, but they're probably not alive to miss it.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Warcraft tier sets skins.
Sonya Wrath.jpg
Shard.png 100
Sonya Wrath Fuschia.jpg
Shard.png 100
Fuschia
Sonya Wrath Crimson.jpg
Shard.png 100
Crimson
Sonya Wrath Scarlet.jpg
Shard.png 100
Scarlet

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Sonya Portraits
 
Barbarian Sonya Portrait.png
Barbarian Sonya
Death Knight Sonya Portrait.png
Death Knight Sonya
Diablo III Sonya Portrait.png
Diablo III Sonya
Legion's Wrath Sonya Portrait.png
Legion's Wrath Sonya
Nephalem Sonya Portrait.png
Nephalem Sonya
Sonya Hero Portrait.png
Sonya Hero

Sonya Icon Portrait.png
Sonya Icon
Sonya Mastery Portrait.png
Sonya Mastery
Super Sonya Portrait.png
Super Sonya

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Sonya Sprays
 
Sonya Icon Spray.png
Sonya Icon

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Sonya Pack 1 Emoji Sonya Pack 1 Sonya Happy.png Sonya Pack 2 Emoji Sonya Pack 2 Sonya Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Sonya Pack 1 Sonya Happy.png Sonya Happy  :sonyahappy:
:sonhappy:
Emoji Sonya Pack 2 Sonya Angry.png Sonya Angry  :sonyaangry:
:sonangry:
Emoji Sonya Pack 1 Sonya ROFL.png Sonya ROFL  :sonyalol:
:sonyarofl:
:sonlol:
:sonrofl:
Emoji Sonya Pack 2 Sonya Cool.png Sonya Cool  :sonyacool:
:soncool:
Emoji Sonya Pack 1 Sonya Sad.png Sonya Sad  :sonyasad:
:sonsad:
Emoji Sonya Pack 2 Sonya Oops.png Sonya Embarrassed  :sonyaoops:
:sonyaembarrassed:
:sonoops:
:sonembarrassed:
Emoji Sonya Pack 1 Sonya Silly.png Sonya Silly  :sonyasilly:
:sonsilly:
Emoji Sonya Pack 2 Sonya Love.png Sonya in Love  :sonyalove:
:sonyainlove:
:sonlove:
:soninlove:
Emoji Sonya Pack 1 Sonya Meh.png Sonya Speechless  :sonyameh:
:sonyaspeechless:
:sonmeh:
:sonspeechless:
Emoji Sonya Pack 2 Sonya Surprised.png Sonya Surprised  :sonyawow:
:sonyasurprised:
:sonwow:
:sonsurprised:
Death Knight Sonya Pack 1 Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 1 Death Knight Sonya Happy.png Death Knight Sonya Pack 2 Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 2 Death Knight Sonya Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 1 Death Knight Sonya Happy.png Death Knight Sonya Happy  :sonyadeathknighthappy:
:sondkhappy:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 2 Death Knight Sonya Angry.png Death Knight Sonya Angry  :sonyadeathknightangry:
:sondkangry:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 1 Death Knight Sonya ROFL.png Death Knight Sonya ROFL  :sonyadeathknightlol:
:sonyadeathknightrofl:
:sondklol:
:sondkrofl:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 2 Death Knight Sonya Cool.png Death Knight Sonya Cool  :sonyadeathknightcool:
:sondkcool:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 1 Death Knight Sonya Sad.png Death Knight Sonya Sad  :sonyadeathknightsad:
:sondksad:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 2 Death Knight Sonya Oops.png Death Knight Sonya Embarrassed  :sonyadeathknightoops:
:sonyadeathknightembarrassed:
:sondkoops:
:sondkembarrassed:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 1 Death Knight Sonya Silly.png Death Knight Sonya Silly  :sonyadeathknightsilly:
:sondksilly:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 2 Death Knight Sonya Love.png Death Knight Sonya in Love  :sonyadeathknightlove:
:sonyadeathknightinlove:
:sondklove:
:sondkinlove:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 1 Death Knight Sonya Meh.png Death Knight Sonya Speechless  :sonyadeathknightmeh:
:sonyadeathknightspeechless:
:sondkmeh:
:sondkspeechless:
Emoji Sonya Death Knight Pack 2 Death Knight Sonya Surprised.png Death Knight Sonya Surprised  :sonyadeathknightwow:
:sonyadeathknightsurprised:
:sondkwow:
:sondksurprised:
Deathbringer Sonya Pack 1 Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 1 Deathbringer Sonya Happy.png Deathbringer Sonya Pack 2 Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 2 Deathbringer Sonya Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 1 Deathbringer Sonya Happy.png Deathbringer Sonya Happy  :sonyadeathbringerhappy:
:sondbhappy:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 2 Deathbringer Sonya Angry.png Deathbringer Sonya Angry  :sonyadeathbringerangry:
:sondbangry:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 1 Deathbringer Sonya ROFL.png Deathbringer Sonya ROFL  :sonyadeathbringerlol:
:sonyadeathbringerrofl:
:sondblol:
:sondbrofl:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 2 Deathbringer Sonya Cool.png Deathbringer Sonya Cool  :sonyadeathbringercool:
:sondbcool:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 1 Deathbringer Sonya Sad.png Deathbringer Sonya Sad  :sonyadeathbringersad:
:sondbsad:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 2 Deathbringer Sonya Oops.png Deathbringer Sonya Embarrassed  :sonyadeathbringeroops:
:sonyadeathbringerembarrassed:
:sondboops:
:sondbembarrassed:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 1 Deathbringer Sonya Silly.png Deathbringer Sonya Silly  :sonyadeathbringersilly:
:sondbsilly:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 2 Deathbringer Sonya Love.png Deathbringer Sonya in Love  :sonyadeathbringerlove:
:sonyadeathbringerinlove:
:sondblove:
:sondbinlove:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 1 Deathbringer Sonya Meh.png Deathbringer Sonya Speechless  :sonyadeathbringermeh:
:sonyadeathbringerspeechless:
:sondbmeh:
:sondbspeechless:
Emoji Sonya Deathbringer Pack 2 Deathbringer Sonya Surprised.png Deathbringer Sonya Surprised  :sonyadeathbringerwow:
:sonyadeathbringersurprised:
:sondbwow:
:sondbsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sonya/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sonya represents the barbarian class from Diablo III (2012).
  • Sonya is voiced by Athena Karkanis.
  • Sonya was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • The idea to include a barbarian in the game was in place as early as 2011.[4]
  • Sonya may have been named after Red Sonja.
  • Sonya doesn't trust sorcerers, and is not fond of magic at all.
  • The Super Sonya skin incorporates elements from the X-Men character Cable (such as the glowing eye and robotic virus) and from the X-Men character Shatterstar (such as the eye-mark and swords).
  • Several of Sonya's gag quotes reference the 1982 Conan the Barbarian movie.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2013-12-01
  2. 2013-11-15, Character List of Heroes of the Storm. Blizzpro, accessed on 2013-12-01
  3. http://www.heroesnexus.com/heroes/13-sonya
  4. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07

External links[edit | edit source]