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Tassadar
Tassadar

"From order comes justice."

Basic Info
Title Savior of the Templar
Role Support Support
Difficulty Medium
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price Gem.png500 / Money.png4,000
Release Date March 13, 2014
Base Stats
Attack Type Ranged
Health 1350
Health Regen 2.8125
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.8125
Attack Speed 4.00
Attack Range 6.5
Attack Damage 15
Data Page


Tassadar, the Savior of the Templar, is a ranged Support hero from the StarCraft universe.[1] An executor without equal, Tassadar fought valiantly to save Aiur from the Zerg. Channeling the Khala and Void, he destroyed the Overmind at the cost of his life. In the glory of combat Protoss warriors forever invoke his name: "En Taro, Tassadar!"

Tassadar is a Support who can enable damage dealers who like to dive the enemy team.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Tassadar, once branded a heretic by the ruling body of the Protoss Empire known as the Conclave, is now considered one of the greatest heroes in the history of this enigmatic race of psionic warriors. From an early age, Tassadar was wholly devoted to the Khala, the protoss religion and psionic link that shared thoughts and emotions between their society. However, he also questioned the Conclave's rigidity, stoicism, and dogmatic obsession with tradition. Despite his reservations about the protoss leadership, his innate intelligence and strength allowed him to rise quickly through the ranks and eventually earned him the rank of Executor of the Empire's forces. He took in a young protoss named Artanis as a pupil, training him in the ways of the Templar.

It was Tassadar who made first contact with both the ravenous zerg and the relatively young terrans. Once the Conclave examined the zerg and realized the threat they posed, they ordered Tassadar to wipe out any signs of their infestation, including worlds inhabited by the terrans. Tassadar, however, felt it was the protoss' responsibility to protect the terrans and refused to carry out his orders unless there was absolutely no hope of saving the planet in question. Eventually Tassadar was ordered to return home and face the Conclave for his insubordination, but he refused in favor of continuing his fight against the zerg as best as he could without sacrificing terran worlds. His fight would eventually bring him into contact with several allies, including a terran named Jim Raynor as well as a group of protoss known as the Dark Templar, an individualistic sect that had been exiled in ages past for refusing to join the Khala. Though initially hesitant to interact with the Dark Templar, Tassadar came to appreciate the powers of the Dark Templar that were lost to those who embraced the Khala by interacting with their Dark Prelate Zeratul. Eventually learning to use those powers for himself and combine them with his understanding of the Khala, Tassadar gained completion beyond the scope of the Khala.

Despite his new abilities, the Conclave abhorred his interactions with the Dark Templar and branded him a heretic to be executed. Ever dedicated to protecting his home regardless of his own fate, Tassadar returned to the protoss homeworld of Aiur to defend it from the zerg, convincing Artanis, Zeratul, Raynor and the protoss hero Fenix to come to his aid. After defeating the Conclave forces that were more intent with stopping him than the zerg, Tassadar rallied what was left of his allies and made in one last stand against the Zerg Overmind. Despite their best efforts, nothing could significantly harm the Overmind, and thus Tassadar sacrificed himself by crashing his carrier into the massive creature while channeling both the Khala-based powers that he had grown up with as well as those of the Dark Templar. The resulting explosion succeeded in killing the Overmind, and while the zerg still rampaged across Aiur their loss of an all-powerful leader gave the protoss the room they needed to survive.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Oracle Icon.png
D
Oracle
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Activate to greatly increase Tassadar's vision radius, allow him to see over obstacles, and detect stealthed units. Lasts for 5 seconds.

Type: Status effect / Vision
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 20

Distortion Beam
Tassadar's Basic Attack is a Distortion Beam that slows enemy units by 25%.

Type: Attack modifier, Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Properties: Slow
Plasma Shield Icon.png
Q
Plasma Shield
50 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Grant an allied Hero, Minion or Structure a Shield that absorbs 455 damage over 4 seconds. If the target is a Hero, they heal for 40% of their Basic Attack damage done while Shielded.

Type: Attack modifier / Shield / Healing
Scaling: 4.00% (shield)
Affects: Enemies / Allied Heroes, Minions & Structures, Self / Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Lifesteal
Cast time: Instant
Range: 11

  • Lifesteal is granted from all targets damaged by Distortion Beam and Archon AoE attacks.
Psionic Storm Icon.png
W
Psionic Storm
50 Mana Cooldown: 8 / 0.5 seconds
Deal 82 damage per second to enemies in target area for 3 seconds. Damage increases by 12% for each consecutive instance of damage, up to 60%.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: 0.1+0 seconds
Range: 9
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 2.5
Tickrate: 2/s
Damage per tick: 41

  • Each target has their own damage multiplier counter.
  • Damage multiplier stacks multiplicatively with Spell Power and other damage modifiers affecting Tassadar's Spell damage output.
Dimensional Shift Icon.png
E
Dimensional Shift
75 Mana Cooldown: 30 / 0.5 seconds
Tassadar becomes Invulnerable and Unrevealable for 2 seconds. While shifted, he has 25% increased Movement Speed.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Stasis, Stealth, Unrevealable
Cast time: Instant
Archon Icon.png
R
Archon
80 Mana Cooldown: 100 seconds
Tassadar transforms into an Archon and gains a Plasma Shield. His Basic Attacks deal 158 damage, slow the target by 30% for 1 second and splash for 79 damage to enemies within 2.5 range. Lasts for 10 seconds.
Passive: Archon refreshes the cooldown of Dimensional Shift.

Type: Attack modifier, Crowd control / Bonus damage, Shield
Scaling: 4.00% (damage)
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Slow, Splash
Cast time: Instant
Attack damage: 158
Attack speed: 1.00
Splash damage: 79
Splash radius: 2.5
Force Wall Icon.png
R
Force Wall
25 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Create a wall that blocks all units from moving through it for 2 seconds.
Passive: Increases the slow amount of Distortion Beam to 30%.

Type: Terrain object
Affects: All units
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: 0.1+0 seconds
Range: 10
Area of Effect: Rectangle
Width: 9
Height: 4

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Psi-Infusion Icon.png
Psi-Infusion
❢ Quest: Gain 1 Mana for every non-Structure enemy hit by Psionic Storm.
❢ Reward: After hitting 500 enemies, increase the size of Psionic Storm by 20%.
❢ Reward: After hitting 1000 enemies, increase the damage of Psionic Storm by 20%.

Type: Damage modifier
Affects: Ability
Bonus radius: 0.5

  • Stacks multiplicatively with innate damage bonus, Spell Power and other damage modifiers affecting Tassadar's Spell damage output.
Templar's Will Icon.png
Templar's Will
❢ Quest: Attacking enemy Heroes restores 8 Mana per second.
❢ Reward: After spending 30 seconds attacking Heroes, Distortion Beam's damage is increased by 125%.
❢ Reward: After spending 60 seconds attacking Heroes, Distortion Beam's range is increased by an additional 1.

Type: Damage modifier
Affects: Self

  • Each tick of Distortion Beam grants 0.25 seconds of quest progress and 2 Mana for all targets. Archon Basic Attacks grant 1 second of quest progress and 8 Mana from their primary target.
  • Archon Basic Attacks are unaffected by either quest reward.
  • Stacks additively with other damage modifiers affecting Tassadar's Physical damage output.
Khaydarin Resonance Icon.png
Khaydarin Resonance
❢ Quest: Regeneration Globes grant an additional 50% Mana.
❢ Reward: After collecting 10 Regeneration Globes, Plasma Shield's value is increased by 15%.
❢ Reward: After collecting 20 Regeneration Globes, Plasma Shield's value is increased by 30%.

Type: Bonus Shield
Scaling: -
Affects: Ability
4
Khala's Celerity Icon.png
Khala's Celerity
Plasma Shield also grants 20% Movement Speed for 4 seconds.
Khala's Embrace Icon.png
Khala's Embrace
Increase the Life Steal of Plasma Shield to 75%.
Khala's Light Icon.png
Khala's Light
Upon expiration or breaking, the target of Plasma Shield gains 20 Armor for 3 seconds, causing them to take 20% less damage.

Type: Damage modifier: Armor
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
7
Psionic Projection Icon.png
Psionic Projection
Increases the cast range of Plasma Shield and Psionic Storm by 40%.

Plasma Shield bonus range: 4.4
Psionic Storm bonus range: 3.6
Resonation Icon.png
Resonation
Distortion Beam slows enemies affected by Psionic Storm by 60%.

  • Does not affect Archon Basic Attacks.
Mental Acuity Icon.png
Mental Acuity
❢ Quest: Each Takedown earned lowers the cooldown of Oracle by 3 seconds, to a maximum of 15 seconds.
❢ Reward: Upon getting 5 Takedowns, the sight range of Oracle is increased by 50%.

Bonus radius: 10
10
Archon Icon.png
Archon
Cooldown: 100 seconds
Tassadar transforms into an Archon and gains a Plasma Shield. His Basic Attacks deal 158 damage, slow the target by 30% for 1 second and splash for 79 damage to enemies within 2.5 range. Lasts for 10 seconds.
Passive: Archon refreshes the cooldown of Dimensional Shift.
Force Wall Icon.png
Force Wall
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Create a wall that blocks all units from moving through it for 2 seconds.
Passive: Increases the slow amount of Distortion Beam to 30%.
13
Deep Shift Icon.png
Deep Shift
Dimensional Shift duration and Movement Speed bonuses are increased by 50%.
Adun's Wisdom Icon.png
Adun's Wisdom
While Oracle is active, Basic Abilities cooldown 75% faster.
Nulification Icon.png
Nullification
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to reduce the damage the target enemy Hero deals by 75% for 4 seconds.

Type: Damage modifier: Debuff
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 9
16
Phase Disruption Icon.png
Phase Disruption
Enemy Heroes being hit by Psionic Storm have their Physical Armor reduced by 35, causing them to take 25% more damage from Basic Attacks.

Type: Damage modifier: Physical Armor
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Psionic Echo Icon.png
Psionic Echo
A second Psionic Storm can be cast within 2 seconds of casting the first. Enemies can only be affected by one Psionic Storm at a time.
Focused Beam Icon.png
Focused Beam
While Oracle is active, Basic Attacks against Heroes deal an additional 1.5% of the target's maximum Health as damage.

Type: Attack modifier, Percent damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes

  • Affects all targets of Distortion Beam and the primary target of Archon Basic Attacks.
20
Twilight Archon Icon.png
Twilight Archon
Basic Attacks while in Archon form increase its duration by 2 seconds.
Force Barrier Icon.png
Force Barrier
Force Wall's Range is increased by 100% and its cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds.

Bonus range: 10
Prismatic Link Icon.png
Prismatic Link
Basic Attacks bounce to hit 2 additional targets for 50% damage.

Type: Attack modifier
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Bounce
Bounce radius: 4

  • Does not affect Archon Basic Attacks.
  • Fully benefits from all talents affecting Distortion Beam.
Shield Battery (Tassadar) Icon.png
Shield Battery
Cooldown: 60 seconds
Activate to give all nearby allied Heroes an untalented Plasma Shield.

Type: Shield
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Targeting: No target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 8

Skins[edit | edit source]

Tassadar Skins
 
Rare Savior of the Templar
Backstory: An Executor without equal, Tassadar has fought tirelessly to purify the Koprulu sector of the zerg infestation. Only now, after learning to wield the power of the void, is Tassadar finally ready to face the Overmind and its all-consuming Swarm.
Tassadar Savior of the Templar.jpg
Gem.png500 / Money.png4,000
Savior of the Templar
Tassadar Solarite.jpg
Free
Solarite
Tassadar Void.jpg
Free
Void
Tassadar Emerald.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Emerald
Epic Crypt King
Backstory: Pharaoh Ta-sadar knew the power of the darkworld would consume his realm, but Luxoria would still survive... Better the Nexus devour his kingdom than the Scorpid Swarm.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Luxoria skins.
Tassadar Crypt King.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Tassadar Crypt King Crimson.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Crimson
Tassadar Crypt King Golden.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Golden
Tassadar Crypt King Chosen.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Chosen
Tassadar Crypt King Exiled.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Exiled
Rare Executor
Backstory: Executors rarely command from the field of battle, but their Regalia is fitted with meticulously crafted khaydarin crystals to amplify their psionic powers should the need arise.
Tassadar Executor.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Tassadar Executor Indigo.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Indigo
Tassadar Executor Garnet.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Garnet
Legendary Mecha
Backstory: The Kaijo Diablo could not be contained; cities world-wide had been reduced to cinders. Now humanity's survival hangs upon the untested mecha, Tassadar.
Features: Replaced voice-over, themed abilities, themed mount
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Kaijo world skins.
Tassadar Mecha.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Tassadar Mecha Cobalt.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Cobalt
Tassadar Mecha Vermillion.jpg
Gem.png750 / Shard.png1,600
Vermillion

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Tassadar Mounts
 
Mecha Morph (Mecha Tassadar exclusive)
Backstory: Mecha Tassadar, mechamorphanize!
Mecha Morph.jpg
Free

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Tassadar Portraits
 
Carbot Tassadar Portrait.png
Carbot Tassadar
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Executor Tassadar Portrait.png
Executor Tassadar
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Mecha Tassadar Insignia Portrait.png
Mecha Tassadar Insignia
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Tassadar Hero Portrait.png
Tassadar Hero
Tassadar Mastery Portrait.png
Tassadar Mastery

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Tassadar Sprays
 
Calavera de Tassadar Spray.gif
Nexomania Calavera de Tassadar
Shard.png150
Can't Touch This Spray.gif
Can't Touch This
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Carbot Tassadar Spray.png
Carbot Tassadar
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Mecha Tassadar Insignia Spray.png
Mecha Tassadar Insignia
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Tassadar Pack 1 Emoji Tassadar Pack 1 Tassadar Happy.png Tassadar Pack 2 Emoji Tassadar Pack 2 Tassadar Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Tassadar Pack 1 Tassadar Happy.png Tassadar Happy :tassadarhappy:
:tasshappy:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 2 Tassadar Angry.png Tassadar Angry :tassadarangry:
:tassangry:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 1 Tassadar ROFL.png Tassadar ROFL :tassadarlol:
:tassadarrofl:
:tasslol:
:tassrofl:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 2 Tassadar Cool.png Tassadar Cool :tassadarcool:
:tasscool:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 1 Tassadar Sad.png Tassadar Sad :tassadarsad:
:tasssad:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 2 Tassadar Oops.png Tassadar Embarrassed :tassadaroops:
:tassadarembarrassed:
:tassoops:
:tassembarrassed:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 1 Tassadar Silly.png Tassadar Silly :tassadarsilly:
:tasssilly:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 2 Tassadar Love.png Tassadar in Love :tassadarlove:
:tassadarinlove:
:tasslove:
:tassinlove:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 1 Tassadar Meh.png Tassadar Speechless :tassadarmeh:
:tassadarspeechless:
:tassmeh:
:tassspeechless:
Emoji Tassadar Pack 2 Tassadar Surprised.png Tassadar Surprised :tassadarwow:
:tassadarsurprised:
:tasswow:
:tasssurprised:
Mecha Tassadar Pack 1 Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 1 Mecha Tassadar Happy.png Mecha Tassadar Pack 2 Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 2 Mecha Tassadar Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 1 Mecha Tassadar Happy.png Mecha Tassadar Happy :tassadarmechahappy:
:tassmhappy:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 2 Mecha Tassadar Angry.png Mecha Tassadar Angry :tassadarmechaangry:
:tassmangry:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 1 Mecha Tassadar ROFL.png Mecha Tassadar ROFL :tassadarmechalol:
:tassadarmecharofl:
:tassmlol:
:tassmrofl:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 2 Mecha Tassadar Cool.png Mecha Tassadar Cool :tassadarmechacool:
:tassmcool:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 1 Mecha Tassadar Sad.png Mecha Tassadar Sad :tassadarmechasad:
:tassmsad:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 2 Mecha Tassadar Oops.png Mecha Tassadar Embarrassed :tassadarmechaoops:
:tassadarmechaembarrassed:
:tassmoops:
:tassmembarrassed:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 1 Mecha Tassadar Silly.png Mecha Tassadar Silly :tassadarmechasilly:
:tassmsilly:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 2 Mecha Tassadar Love.png Mecha Tassadar in Love :tassadarmechalove:
:tassadarmechainlove:
:tassmlove:
:tassminlove:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 1 Mecha Tassadar Meh.png Mecha Tassadar Speechless :tassadarmechameh:
:tassadarmechaspeechless:
:tassmmeh:
:tassmspeechless:
Emoji Tassadar Mecha Pack 2 Mecha Tassadar Surprised.png Mecha Tassadar Surprised :tassadarmechawow:
:tassadarmechasurprised:
:tassmwow:
:tassmsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]


Development[edit | edit source]

Tassadar was initially conceived as a sentry hero, but was eventually developed into a more lore-relevant character.[2] Tassadar's 3D design in StarCraft II was based off of an action figure made by Toycom, after the launch of the first StarCraft. Heroes of the Storm created a Tassadar model much closer to the figure's design.[3]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Tassadar first appeared in StarCraft (March 1998).
  • Tassadar is voiced by Michael Gough.
  • Tassadar was one of the 18 heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2013.
  • During the Technical Alpha, the flavor text for the Mecha skin referenced the Transformers.
    • Although they are unwilling to admit it, Tassadar Prime and the Zealobots are losing the civil war against the Judicons. Little do they know, deep within the core of Aiurtron an infestation is growing...
  • Tassadar's Mecha skin references the Transformers franchise (1984).
    • Tassadar's Cobalt Mecha skin references the leader of the Autobots; Optimus Prime.
    • Tassadar's Astral Mecha skin references the leader of the Decepticon; Megatron.
  • The Plasma Shield ability references the fact all protoss units in StarCraft are equipped with rechargeable plasma shields, that first take damage before the unit's health does.
  • The Psionic Storm ability is a the ability high templar, and Tassadar in his high templar hero form, have in the StarCraft series. This does a large amount of damage in a small area.
    • In beta builds of the game, Tassadar's psionic storm was replaced with an ability named "time warp" which slowed in a small area and left behind a bubble. This was changed due to fan outcry.
  • The Archon ability references the archon unit, which is a fusion of two high templar or dark templar into a being of pure power.
  • The Level 1 talent Khaydarin Resonance references the khaydarin crystals high templar use to focus their power.
  • All of Tassadar's level 4 talents reference the Khala. The Khala was a mind link all Khalai protoss shared which allowed for the transfer of thoughts, emotions and memories, and high templar such as Tassadar were considered masters of it.
  • The Level 16 talent Adun's Wisdom references the great protoss hero Adun, who gave his life to help the Nerazim escape Aiur. Tassadar and Adun are often compared due to their exploits in aiding the Nerazim, with some protoss mythology saying that Tassadar was the reincarnation of Adun.
  • The Level 20 talent Twilight Archon comes from the twilight archon, an archon made from a fusion of a dark templar and a high templar. This also served as a cut unit in StarCraft II. To match its Void infused power, the Tassadar's archon with the Twilight Archon talent becomes purple.
  • The Level 20 talent Shield Battery comes from the protoss structure named the shield battery, which recovers the shields of all protoss units around it.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Talents[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2013-11-26
  2. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  3. 2018-08-26, Starcraft 2: Tassadar. PhilGonzo Deviantart, accessed on 2018-08-26

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