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The Butcher

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The Butcher
Basic Info
Title Flesh Carver
Role Assassin Assassin
Franchise Diablo (franchise) Diablo
Price 625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Release Date June 30, 2015
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2241
Health Regen 4.67
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1.11
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 146
Data Page

The Butcher, the Flesh Carver, is a melee assassin hero from the Diablo universe.[1] The Butcher is a sadistic creature that delights in the torture and pain of others.[2] His insatiable hunger drives him to carve up his enemies and consume their fresh meat. Even those fighting alongside him shrink away in fear when he draws near. He is violence incarnate; he is brutality given shape.[3]

The Butcher is an Assassin who gains power as the game goes on from collecting Meat.

Background[edit | edit source]

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

There are many butcher demons within the Burning Hells, though they used to be solely under Diablo's command. The butchers are stitched together from the parts of other demons to combine their strengths, then given life through wicked magic.[4]

Under the guise of searching for the king's missing son, Archbishop Lazarus led many of Tristram's citizens into the old cathedral. The archbishop lured them into a trap, and most of them were killed by the Butcher. The survivors were left with wounds that festered with disease, and even the town's healer found them almost impossible to treat.[5] The Butcher was eventually slain by Prince Aidan and his allies.

Twenty-two years later, the resurrected Butcher demon[6] was summoned to the dungeons beneath King Leoric's manor by Maghda and her Coven.[7]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Fresh Meat Icon.png
Fresh Meat
❢ Quest: Nearby Minions drop 1 Fresh Meat and Heroes drop 5 Fresh Meat when they die. You can pick up Fresh Meat to gain 1 Basic Attack damage per Meat. Can hold up to 125 Meat. You drop up to 10 Fresh Meat upon dying.
❢ Reward: After acquiring 125 pieces of Fresh Meat, gain and additional 100 Basic Attack damage and 25% increased Attack Speed. You also no longer lose Fresh Meat on death.
Hamstring Icon.png
40 Mana Cooldown: 4 seconds
Deal 242 (115 + 4% per level) damage and slow enemies by 50% fading over 2 seconds. Your next Basic Attack will strike immediately.
Butcher's Brand Icon.png
Butcher's Brand
65 Mana Cooldown: 14 seconds
Deal 82 (39 + 4% per level) damage to an enemy and cause your Basic Attacks against them to heal you for 75% of the damage done for 5 seconds. Healing doubled versus Heroes. Last 4 seconds. Your Basic Attacks against a branded Hero increase the duration by 0.5 seconds.
Ruthless Onslaught Icon.png
Ruthless Onslaught
55 Mana Cooldown: 15 seconds
Charge at an enemy, becoming Unstoppable and gaining Movement Speed. If you reach the target, they are stunned for 1 second and take 261 (124 + 4% per level) damage.
Furnace Blast Icon.png
Furnace Blast
75 Mana Cooldown: 60 seconds
After a 3 second delay, fire explodes around you dealing 1096 (520 + 4% per level) damage to enemies.Can be cast while using Ruthless Onslaught.
Lamb to the Slaughter Icon.png
Lamb to the Slaughter
75 Mana Cooldown: 90 seconds
Throw a hitching post that attaches to the nearest enemy Hero after a 1 second delay. This deals 375 (178 + 4% per level) damage and causes the enemy to be chained to the post and Silenced for 3 seconds.

Talents[edit | edit source]

Invigoration Icon.png
If Hamstring hits a Hero, half of the Mana cost is refunded and the cooldown is reduced by 1 second.
Block Icon.png
Every 5 seconds, gain 75 Physical Armor against the next Hero Basic Attack, reducing the damage taken by 75%. Stores up to 2 charges.
Chop Meat Icon.png
Chop Meat
Hamstring does 100% more damage to Minions and Mercenaries.
Abattoir Icon.png
Decreases the amount of Fresh Meat lost on death from 10 to 5. Once you complete the Fresh Meat quest, Heroes continue to drop Meat that grants Attack Damage. This bonus Meat is not lost on death.
Flail Axe Icon.png
Flail Axe
Increases the length of Hamstring by 40%.
Unrelenting Pursuit Icon.png
Unrelenting Pursuit
Reduces the cooldown of Ruthless Onslaught by 33% upon impact.
Cheap Shot Icon.png
Cheap Shot
Hamstring does 100% more damage to targets affected by a slow, root, or stun.
Insatiable Blade Icon.png
Insatiable Blade
Increases Butcher's Brand's healing from 75% to 100% of your Basic Attack damage. While facing the branded enemy, your Movement Speed is increased by 20%.
Victuals Icon.png
Every time a nearby enemy minion dies, you regain 4% of your maximum Health.
Meat Shield Icon.png
Meat Shield
When Ruthless Onslaught impacts an enemy Hero, gain 50 Spell Armor for 2.5 seconds, reducing Ability damage taken by 50%.
Furnace Blast Icon.png
Furnace Blast
Cooldown: 60 seconds
After a 3 second delay, fire explodes around you dealing 1096 (520 + 4% per level) damage to enemies.Can be cast while using Ruthless Onslaught.
Lamb to the Slaughter Icon.png
Lamb to the Slaughter
Cooldown: 80 seconds
Throw a hitching post that attaches to the nearest enemy Hero after a 1 second delay. This deals 375 (178 + 4% per level) damage and causes the enemy to be chained to the post and Silenced for 3 seconds.
Cleaver Icon.png
Basic Attack deal 35% of your Basic Attack Damage in an area around the target.
Savage Charge Icon.png
Savage Charge
Ruthless Onslaught deals bonus damage to Heroes equal to 10% of their maximum Health.
Brutal Strike Icon.png
Brutal Strike
After using Hamstring, your next 3 Basic Attacks within 5 seconds deal an additional 15% damage.
Crippling Slam Icon.png
Crippling Slam
Hamstring's slow no longer fades out, and the duration is increased by 25%.
Enraged Icon.png
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Receiving damage that reduces you below 50% of your maximum Health causes you to become Enraged for 10 seconds. While Enraged, you gain 40% Attack Speed and 25 Armor, reducing damage taken by 25%.
Blood Frenzy Icon.png
Blood Frenzy
Basic Attacks against enemy Heroes increase your Attack and Movement Speed by 5% for 3 seconds, stacking up to 5 times.
Fires of Hell Icon.png
Fires of Hell
Furnace Blast explodes a second time 3 seconds after the initial explosion.
Slaughterhouse Icon.png
Lamb to the Slaughter now chains all enemy Heroes in range.
Nexus Blades Icon.png
Nexus Blades
Basic attacks deal 20% more damage and slow the target for 1 second.
Bolt of the Storm Icon.png
Bolt of the Storm
Cooldown: 70 seconds
Activate to teleport to a nearby location.

Skins[edit | edit source]

The Butcher Skins
Rare The Butcher
Backstory: An unrelenting hacking echoed off the walls of the Cathedral and as Prince Aidan made his way through the depths, the sound only grew louder. There were no screams; just that dreadful sound... over and over.
The Butcher Flesh Carver.jpg
625Gem.png / 7,000Money.png
Flesh Carver
The Butcher Contaminated.jpg
The Butcher Reptilian.jpg
Rare Executioner
Backstory: An executioner's hood hides their identity and discourages offended parties from seeking revenge. Of course, that won't be a problem for the Butcher.
The Butcher Executioner.jpg
Shard.png 100
The Butcher Executioner Toxic.jpg
Shard.png 100
The Butcher Executioner Dark.jpg
Shard.png 100
Rare Iron
Backstory: There are many Butchers within the Burning Hells, but only those who serve Duriel, the Lord of Pain, bolt plates of burning iron to their flesh.
The Butcher Iron.jpg
Shard.png 100
The Butcher Iron Fel.jpg
Shard.png 100
The Butcher Iron Savage.jpg
Shard.png 100
Legendary The Butcherlisk
Backstory: Abathur's newest creation was inspired by the tenacity of the hellish abominations he encountered in the Nexus. Its instructions were simple: Acquire fresh essence. Evolve.
Features: Themed abilities
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into StarCraft skins.
The Butcher The Butcherlisk.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
The Butcher The Butcherlisk Enraged.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
The Butcher The Butcherlisk Festering.jpg
Shard.png 1,600
The Butcher The Butcherlisk Grendel.jpg
Shard.png 1,600

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Butcher first appeared in Diablo (1996). His Heroes of the Storm design reflects his appearance in Diablo III (2012).
  • The Butcher was under consideration for inclusion as early as 2011.[8]
  • The Butcher was released on June 30th, 2015.[9]
  • The models shown at BlizzCons 2013 and 2014 depicted the Butcher's cleaver, sickle, hands, and apron as being covered with blood. In the live game, they are all clean.
  • The Butcher only speaks a handful of words, like "fresh", "meat", "kill", and "slaughter".
  • Even without his buffs, the Butcher has the highest auto-attack DPS of any hero in the game.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2013-11-09, Heroes Skin Showcase - Heroes of the Storm - Blizzcon 2013. YouTube, accessed on 2013-12-01
  2. The Butcher Hero Week
  3. The Butcher Hero Page
  4. Deckard Cain, Diablo III
  5. The Butcher (quest), Diablo
  6. Butcher's Carver, Diablo III
  7. The Imprisoned Angel (quest), Diablo III
  8. 2011-10-23, BlizzCon 2011 - Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Blizzard DOTA - Art & Technology Panel (Full). YouTube, accessed on 2011-11-07
  9. HeroesNexus: Eternal Conflict Event

External links[edit | edit source]