The Lost Vikings
|The Lost Vikings|
|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.
It's not every day that three Viking warriors find themselves imprisoned aboard an alien spaceship... and it's certainly not every day that three Viking warriors trounce their alien kidnapper and come swaggering home in triumph. It was some time before Olaf, Baleog, and Erik's egos deflated, but eventually life returned to normal in their small northern village.
Or nearly so - for after their wild extraterrestrial adventures, the three brothers found themselves discontented with their former calm Viking lives... Dissatisfied with his job as senior polar bear wrangler, Baleog the Fierce auditioned for the Nordic Gladiators but stomped out in disgust when he was barred from bringing his own weaponry. It was then that Baleog realized his responsibility to pass on his skills to the next generation of Vikings. He formed Baleog's School of Plunder, with a popular curriculum focusing on Pillaging, Plundering, and Setting Things On Fire. He became famous throughout Scandinavia for a brilliant lecture course entitled Geat-Crushing In Three Easy Steps. ("Step One: Select a Geat. Step Two: Aim high. Step Three: Crush.") He then went on a tour promoting his book Stalking The Wild Geat and its wildly successful sequel Just What IS A Geat, Anyway?
Olaf the Stout decided to pursue his dream of becoming a sumo wrestler and set off in search of the Land of the Rising Sun. He made it as far as the Land of the Noonish Sun before he turned back - not because the journey was too tough but because he couldn't find lasagna anywhere beyond the Mediterranean. Instead, he returned sheepishly home to his family and devoted himself to instructing his children in the arts of swordsmanship, looting, thundering, and making decent goat cheese. Both of his daughters now attend the Baleog School of Plunder- Olaf is especially proud of his eldest, Gerda, who has achieved the rank of Honorary Valkyrie AND can out eat her dad any day of the week. Olaf has appeared on "Lifestyles Of The Large & Bearded" and is busy working on a Combat Frisbee, although the neighbors insist that the idea will never fly.
Erik the Swift's experiences in outer space left him bored with village life. He ended up with the mystic Order of the Leaping Mountain Goat, where he finally learned peace, enlightenment, and how to eat a tin can whole. In fact, Erik emptied his mind so thoroughly that he then spent months wandering around dazed and confused, sculpting fjords out of mashed potatoes and believing he was an iguana. He regained his memory after several knocks on the head, all self-inflicted whilst attempting to ram open a can of tuna: --KANG! KANG!-- "Wait a minute! I'm not an iguana at all!" --KANG! KANG!- "Heeey, I'm Erik the Swift!" He swiped a ship and hurried home to the village, where he was warmly greeted by his brothers... especially Olaf, who was thrilled to discover that his own journey had NOT been the most ridiculous one in the history of the village, after all.
Early one fine Thor's-Day morning the three brothers set out together in their ship, the Ragnarok. Baleog wanted to do a little light plundering, Olaf felt like fishing. The argument was settled peacefully when Erik wisely sided with Olaf... that is, after Olaf threatened to pick him up by the braids and throw him overboard. After some good-natured brawling on the foredeck, the trio settled down to enjoy the cold, clear morning, and to wait for the sun to rise so that they could bait the fishing lines without sticking hooks through their fingers in the darkness.
Little do our heroes know that a specter from their past is stalking them high above. No, it isn't the Master of the Order of the Leaping Mountain Goat... it's Tomator, their alien captor of years before! Though their last encounter was only a year ago for Olaf, Baleog, and Erik, to the time-travelling Tomator his stinging defeat at the brothers' hands occurred only last week... and he wants revenge.
Fortunately, for an alien evil genius, Tomator is pretty sloppy. Once again, his ship malfunctions just as the three Norsemen are in his grasp... and this time, the Viking brothers are ready. They've grabbed some of Tomator's high-tech equipment and they know exactly what they have to do to get back to their homes and families: find Tomator and beat the snot out of him!
Will the Vikings find their way home across time and space? Will Erik lead his brothers to safety without bonking himself back into thinking he's an iguana? Will Olaf be reunited with his wife and daughters? Will Baleog ever to get a date with Freya, that Valkyrie babe on the "Resume Game" screen? Stay tuned...
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|
The Lost Vikings Hero
The Lost Vikings Mastery
Sprays[edit | edit source]
| The Lost Vikings Sprays|
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.
- The Lost Vikings were among the heroes revealed at BlizzCon 2014.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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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