The Lost Vikings
|The Lost Vikings|
"Where will we end up this time?"
|Franchise||The Lost Vikings|
|Price||750 / 10,000|
|Release Date||February 10, 2015|
The Lost Vikings are a group of three melee specialist heroes from the The Lost Vikings universe. Erik, Baleog, and Olaf are back! While they briefly considered retirement after defeating the emperor Tomator, there were only so many polar bears they could wrestle before falling into a Nexus portal seemed like a solid life decision.
The Lost Vikings are three Heroes in one. They can focus their efforts or split up to cover more ground.
Background[edit | edit source]This section concerns content exclusive to the The Lost Vikings universe.
Erik, Baleog, and Olaf lived joyous and fruitful Viking lives until one day they were captured by Tomator, emperor of the Alien Croutonian Empire, for his inter-galactic Arena of Death. Tomator’s ship malfunctions, however, and the Viking brothers were able to escape through the airlock of the spaceship. Unfortunately, escaping sent them through a time rift in which they traversed bizarre locations in order to find their way home. Eventually, the Viking brothers do make their way home through time.
After escaping from Tomator, Erik the Swift, Olaf the Stout, and Baleog the Fierce have lived joyous and fruitful Viking lives. Then one day, after returning home from a fishing trip, the Vikings get captured by Tomator again. Tomator then calls upon a robotic guard to send them into the Arena, which falls short when a system failure happens. During the blackout, the three Vikings dismantle the robot piece by piece and wear its parts on their bodies, granting them new abilities. The three Vikings are then accidentally sent through time once again. Equipped with the new robotic gear, Erik, Olaf, and Baleog must journey through each level to find their way back home. Along the way, they befriend a werewolf named Fang and a dragon named Scorch, both of whom assist them in their quest.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
The Lost Vikings are a unique and very complex Specialist, as they are, essentially, three Heroes in one. The player controls each Viking individually, with each one having their own characteristics that must be taken in account. Because of this, their primary function is to split-push and generate meaningful impact on the battlefield throughout multiple locations. This impact primarily consists of soaking experience from minion deaths in multiple lanes simultaneously creating potential for a massive team level advantage.
Managing three individual characters with relatively small health pools and lack of escape does provide The Lost Vikings players a challenging high-risk high-reward play style. Overall, the Lost Vikings are challenging to use as they require a high level of macro- and micromanagement.
Strengths[edit | edit source]
- Large experience gains through soaking multiple lanes
- Forces opponents into trading lane presence, minion experience, and structures for objectives due to Vikings multiple lane pressure
- Excellent at clearing and maintaining control of Mercenary Camps
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
- Relatively difficult to play with a very steep learning curve
- Each Viking has an especially low health pool, allowing them to be easily picked off
- Contribute very little to teamfights
- Requires constant map awareness, and a very thorough understanding of each battleground and its particular objective mechanics
- Incredibly dependent on team communication
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Talents[edit | edit source]
Activate to have each Viking deal 222 (51 + 9 per level) damage to nearby enemies.
All Vikings gain a 110 (+4% per level) to 220 (+4% per level) point Shield, increasing in strength for each Viking alive. Lasts 4 seconds.
Hop into an Unstoppable Longboat that fires at nearby enemies for 245 (36 + 11 per level) damage per second and can fire a mortar that deals 450 (70 + 20 per level) damage in an area. The boat has increased Health for each Viking inside. If the boat is destroyed by enemies, all Vikings are stunned for 1.5 seconds. Lasts 15 seconds.Requires all surviving Vikings to be nearby.
Summon, fully heal, and revive all Lost Vikings at target location after a Viking channels for 2 seconds. Only one Viking may attempt to summon at a time.
Makes all Vikings Invulnerable and able to pass over enemies for 1.5 seconds.
Activate to have all Viking Basic Attacks deal bonus damage equal to 1% of a Hero's maximum Health for 5 seconds.
Skins[edit | edit source]
| The Lost Vikings Skins|
|Backstory: The Lost Vikings are back! While they briefly considered retirement after defeating the emperor Tomator, there were only so many polar bears they could wrestle before falling into a Nexus portal seemed like a solid life decision.|
750 / 10,000
|Backstory: While "Party in Pajamaland" is technically a part of the Expanded Universe, the storyline is still considered a seminal work in the Lost Vikings mythos.|
|Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of pajama skins.|
|Backstory: Now sporting the finest equipment a Viking can illegally procure from an evil alien overlord's robot army.|
Portraits[edit | edit source]
| The Lost Vikings Portraits|
Carbot Lost Vikings
The Lost Vikings Hero
The Lost Vikings Mastery
Sprays[edit | edit source]
| The Lost Vikings Sprays|
Carbot Lost Vikings
Lost and Found
Emojis[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Olaf, Baleog, and Erik first appeared in The Lost Vikings (1992).
- Baleog is voiced by J. B. Blanc. Erik is voiced by Micheal Sorich. Olaf's voice is done by Carlos Larkin.
- The Lost Vikings were among the heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2014.
- New skins for The Lost Vikings are resource-intensive, because the team needs to create three standalone skins for a single Hero.
- The song the vikings sing during the Longboat Raid! ability is the pirate world theme from The Lost Vikings 2.
- The vikings appear in the Uldaman dungeon in World of Warcraft, where they are called "The Lost Dwarves".
- Spin To Win! could be a reference to a popular League of Legends meme, in which a character named Garen performs a very similar move by spinning with his sword and dealing tons of damage.
- Erik's beard is long enough to almost reach the ground.
- Baleog's "vikings assemble" line references Marvel's Avengers.
- Baleog's "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt worse than Olaf!" taunt is a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- When readying in "VS Ai" or "Quick Match", the poses The Lost Vikings take are a reference to the box art of the original The Lost Vikings SNES game, albeit with Erik and Baelog swapping poses.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
General[edit | edit source]
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- The Missing Link: Tentative List of More Heroes From Game Files, accessed on 2014-02-24
- 2014-03-18, Hero Interaction Strings - Introduction Questions, accessed on 2014-03-18
- The Lost Vikings 2: Instruction Booklet, accessed on 2015-02-20.
- Art and Animation AMA with Heroes Developers - July 11, 2018
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- The Lost Vikings Hero Week
- The Lost Vikings - Heroes of the Storm
- The Lost Vikings Build Guide on Icy Veins
- The Lost Vikings Balance Changelog - Heroes Patch Notes
- The Lost Vikings Sound Files - Sounds of the Storm