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Varian
Varian

"We will forge a great destiny!"

Basic Info
Title High King of the Alliance
Role Bruiser Bruiser
Difficulty Medium
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
Release Date November 15, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2116
Health Regen 4.4062
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.8125
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.25
Attack Damage 74
Data Page


Varian Wrynn, High King of the Alliance, is a melee bruiser hero from the Warcraft universe. Few would have expected that the gladiator known only as Lo'Gosh was in truth the missing ruler of Stormwind, Varian Wrynn. Now the High King of the Alliance, his every action shapes the destiny of Azeroth itself.

Varian is a Bruiser that can flex into dealing damage or protecting his team.

Background[edit | edit source]

Warcraft This section concerns content exclusive to the Warcraft universe.

Son of the Alliance's first king Llane Wrynn, Varian witnessed his father's murder by the half-orc Garona Halforcen, instilling his dislike towards the Horde. He then grew up to be a respectable man, with good signs that he would become a good king of Stormwind one day. Unfortunately due to the plot of the Black Dragon Onyxia, Varian ends up being split in two, his diplomatic but more passive side residing in Stormwind, while his warrior spirit stranded to Kalimdor, amnesiac and picked up as a gladiator by Rehgar Earthfury. Befriending two other gladiators, Valeera Sanguinar and Broll Bearmantle, Varian would make a name of himself in the ring as "Lo'Gosh/Ghost Wolf", but he soon broke away from his gladiator life. Accompanied by his two friends, he reclaimed his true identity and kingdom, slaying Onyxia.

Returning as the King of Stormwind and becoming the High King of the Alliance, Varian led the Alliance in many battles against the Lich King, Deathwing, Garrosh Hellscream, the Iron Horde and finally the Burning Legion. While at first his hatred for the Horde for killing his father made him a bit too hotheaded, he managed to temper his ferocity and develop his diplomatic side further in a good balance with his warrior spirit, seeing the big picture and the importance of unity. He heroically sacrificed himself during the assault of the Burning Legion on the Broken Shore, buying enough time for the Alliance to regroup. His son, Anduin, has assumed Varian's position as King of Stormwind and High King of the Alliance.

Never one to back down from a difficult task or shy away from the front lines, King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind has always sought to do what he believes is best for his people. Without question, he is eager to pick up a sword and shield in defense of the Alliance, Azeroth, and now... The Nexus. There is no opponent too great nor battlefield too harsh to stop Varian from leading those around him toward victory.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Varian is a Bruiser Hero that can Tank for his team or become a high damage Assassin.

Strength[edit | edit source]

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data Page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Heroic Strike Icon.png
Heroic Strike
Cooldown: 18 seconds
Every 18 seconds, Varian's next Basic Attack deals 125 bonus Spell damage. Basic Attacks reduce this cooldown by 2 seconds.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Properties: Attack Modifier
Lion's Fang Icon.png
Q
Lion's Fang
50 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
Create a shockwave that travels in a straight line, dealing 150 damage and Slowing enemies by 35% for 1.5 seconds. Each enemy hit heals Varian for 35, increased to 140 against Heroes.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control / Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Clamping, Piercing Skillshot, Slow
Cast time: 0.125 + 0 seconds
Range: 10
Hitbox: 0.875 x 2.4
Missile speed: 18
Parry Icon.png
W
Parry
30 Mana
Charge Cooldown: 10 seconds
Parry all incoming Basic Attacks for 1.25 seconds, reducing their damage by 100%.

Type: Status effect
Scaling: 4.00%
Properties: Evasion
Cast time: Instant
Charge Icon.png
E
Charge
45 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Charge to the target enemy, dealing 50 damage and Slowing them by 75% for 1 second.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control / Movement: Dash
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Slow
Cast time: Instant
Range: 5.0
Missile speed: 18

  • If the target is beyond unpathable terrain, Varian will try to dash around it until Charge reaches its maximum duration of 1.5 seconds.
Taunt Icon.png
R
Taunt
20 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds
Silence a target Hero and force them to attack Varian for 1.25 seconds.
Passive: Maximum Health and Health Regeneration increased by 40%.

Type: Crows control / Health modifier
Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Taunt
Cast time: Instant
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 2.0

  • The effect ends immediately, if Varian dies.
  • Taunt is classified as Silence effect. Abilities that can remove Silences can dispel Taunt.
  • Cannot be cast on enemy Heroes that are immune to crowd control.
Colossus Smash Icon.png
R
Colossus Smash
40 Mana Cooldown: 20 seconds
Smash a target enemy, dealing 160 damage and lowering their Armor by 20 for 3 seconds, causing them to take 20% increased damage.
Passive: Base Attack Damage increased by 100%.
Passive: Maximum Health reduced by 10%.

Type: Spell damage, Defensive damage modifier / Movement: Launch, Offensive damage modifier, Health modifier
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Non-Structure enemies / Self
Targeting: Unit target
Properties: Armor reduction
Cast time: Instant
Range: 5.0
Missile speed: 8.0

  • Cast is interrupted, if the target moves farther than 7 units beyond the ability's cast range.
  • Armor reduction does not stack with other negative Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
  • Attack damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can attack Varian's Basic Attack damage.
Twin Blades of Fury Icon.png
Twin Blades of Fury
Basic Attacks reduce Heroic Strike's cooldown by 9 seconds, and increase Varian's Movement speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
Passive: Attack Speed increased by 100%.
Passive: Base Attack Damage reduced by 25%.

Type: Status effect, Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Self
Targeting: Self

  • Damage penalty stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Varian's Basic Attack damage.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Lion's Maw Icon.png
Lion's Maw
❢ Quest: Every time Lion's Fang hits a Hero, increase its damage by 5, up to 125.
❢ Reward: After hitting 25 Heroes, the Slow is increased to 50% and its duration is increased to 2 seconds.

Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Ability
Overpower (Varian) Icon.png
Overpower
When you Parry a Hero's Basic Attack, Heroic Strike's cooldown is refreshed and the next one does 40% more damage.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability

  • Damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Heroic Strike's damage.
High King's Quest Icon.png
High King's Quest
❢ Quest: Hit 50 Heroes with Basic Attacks.
❢ Quest: Participate in 5 Hero Takedowns
❢ Quest: Gather 20 Regeneration Globes
❢ Reward: Completing a Quest grants 10 Basic Attack Damage. Completing all 3 Quests grants an additional 30 Basic Attack Damage.

Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Self

  • Completing all three quests grants total of 60 bonus Basic Attack damage.
  • Bonus damage is affected by damage modifiers, including Colossus Smash's and Twin Blades of Fury's passive multipliers.
4
Taunt Icon.png
Taunt
Cooldown: 16 seconds
Silence a target Hero and force them to attack Varian for 1.25 seconds.
Passive: Maximum Health and Health Regeneration increased by 40%.
Colossus Smash Icon.png
Colossus Smash
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Smash a target enemy, dealing 160 damage and lowering their Armor by 20 for 3 seconds, causing them to take 20% increased damage.
Passive: Base Attack Damage increased by 100%.
Passive: Maximum Health reduced by 10%.
Twin Blades of Fury Icon.png
Twin Blades of Fury
Basic Attacks reduce Heroic Strike's cooldown by 9 seconds, and increase Varian's Movement Speed by 30% for 2 seconds.
Passive: Attack Speed increased by 100%.
Passive: Base Attack Damage reduced by 25%.
7
Lionheart Icon.png
Lionheart
Increase Lion Fang's healing from Heroes by 75%.

Type: Healing modifier
Affects: Ability

  • Stacks additively with healing modifiers that can affect Lion's Fang's healing output and multiplicatively with modifiers that affect healing received by the target.
Second Wind (Varian) Icon.png
Second Wind
Basic Attacks heal Varian for 1% of his maximum Health. While below 50% Health, they also heal him for 50% of the damage dealt.

Type: Healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier, Lifesteal (secondary)
Victory Rush Icon.png
Victory Rush
Every 30 seconds, Varian's next Basic Attack will heal him for 350 Health. When a nearby enemy Minion or Monster dies, the cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.

Type: Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Self
Properties: Attack Modifier

  • Effect will not trigger nor be put on cooldown, if the attack misses due to being Blinded or target Evading.
  • Minions and Monster deaths within 12 radius trigger the cooldown reduction.
10
Shield Wall Icon.png
Shield Wall
Parry now grants Protected, preventing all incoming damage for the duration. Additionally, Parry's cooldown is reduced by 5 seconds, but it loses 1 charge.

Type: Status effect
Affects: Self
Properties: Protected
Warbringer Icon.png
Warbringer
Reduces Charge cooldown by 8 seconds and Mana cost from 45 to 22. Additionally, Charge can be cast on allied Heroes.

  • Charging to allied Heroes neither damages nor Slows them.
13
Juggernaut Icon.png
Juggernaut
Charge deals bonus damage to Heroes equal to 4% of their maximum Health.

Scaling: -
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Mortal Strike Icon.png
Mortal Strike
Heroes hit by Heroic Strike receive 40% reduced healing for 4 seconds.

Type: Healing modifier
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Properties: Attack Modifier
Shattering Throw Icon.png
Shattering Throw
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Active: Activate to throw a sword that deals 50 damage to the target, and up to 1400 bonus damage to their Shields.
Passive: Basic Attacks deal up to 200% bonus damage to Shields.

Type: Spell damage / Offensive damage modifier
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 8.0
Missile speed: 28

  • Passive Basic Attack damage multiplier does not affect Heroic Strike.
  • Passive shield damage bonus stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Varian's Basic Attack damage.
16
Banner of Stormwind Icon.png
Banner of Stormwind
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Active: Activate to place a Banner that grants 25% increased Movement Speed to nearby allied Heroes. Lasts 12 seconds.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 10

Banner
Type: Passive
Scaling: 4.00% (health)
Health: 435
Basic Attack damage: -
Movement Speed: -
Unit radius: 0.5
Sight radius: 10.5
Leash radius: -

Stormwind Aura
Type: Status effect
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Radius: 10.5
Tickrate: 2.0 per second
Banner of Ironforge Icon.png
Banner of Ironforge
Cooldown: 45 seconds
Active: Activate to place a Banner that grants 20 Armor to nearby allied Heroes, reducing damage taken by 20%. Lasts 12 seconds.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 10

Ironforge Aura
Type: Defensive damage modifier
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Properties: Area of Effect, Armor
Radius: 10.5
Tickrate: 2.0 per second

  • Does not stack with other positive Armor effects. Other defensive damage modifiers may stack.
Banner of Dalaran Icon.png
Banner of Dalaran
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Active: Activate to place a Banner that grants 20% increased Spell Power to nearby allied Heroes. Lasts 12 seconds.

Type: Summon
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 10

Dalaran Aura
Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
Radius: 10.5
Tickrate: 2.0 per second

  • Spell Power stacks additively with itself and other offensive damage and healing modifiers affecting target Heroes' Spell damage or healing output.
20
Vigilance Icon.png
Vigilance
Being hit by a Hero Basic Attack reduces the cooldown of Taunt by 1 second.
Master at Arms Icon.png
Master at Arms
Colossus Smash affects all enemies near the target, and its cooldown is reduced by 10 seconds.

Properties: Splash
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 2.0

  • Structures can be affected by the splash damage.
Frenzy Icon.png
Frenzy
Twin Blades of Fury increases Heroic Strike damage by an additional 25%, and Basic Attacks increase his Movement Speed by an additional 10%.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Ability

  • Stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that can affect Heroic Strike's damage.
Glory to the Alliance Icon.png
Glory to the Alliance
Banner now also increases health regeneration and all healing received for nearby allied Heroes by 50%, and the cooldown is reduced by 50%.

Type: Healing modifier
Affects: Allied Heroes

  • Stacks additively with other healing modifiers that affect healing received.
Demoralizing Shout Icon.png
Demoralizing Shout
Cooldown: 25 seconds
Active: Activate to demoralize nearby enemy Heroes, reducing damage they deal by 40% for 5 seconds.

Type: Offensive damage modifier
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: No target
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: 0.125 + 0 seconds
Area of Effect: Circle
Radius: 5.5

  • Stacks additively with other offensive damage modifiers that affect the target Heroes' damage output.

Skins[edit | edit source]

Varian Skins
 
Rare High King of the Alliance
Backstory: Few would have expected that the gladiator known only as Lo'Gosh was in truth the missing ruler of Stormwind, Varian Wrynn. Now the High King of the Alliance, his every action shapes the destiny of Azeroth itself.
Varian High King of the Alliance.jpg
Gem.png750 / Money.png10,000
High King of the Alliance
Varian Iron.jpg
Free
Iron
Varian Alabaster.jpg
Free
Alabaster
Varian Copper.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Copper
Varian Prince.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Prince
Epic Commandant
Backstory: As chief security officer for Volskaya's Nexus operations, Varian Volkov is no stranger to harsh winters and cold steel. Rather than pilot a Svyatogor mech, he prefers to meet his foes face-to-face.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Overwatch skins.
Varian Commandant.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Varian Commandant Tempered.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Tempered
Varian Commandant Grand.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Grand
Varian Commandant Tundra.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Tundra
Varian Commandant Recon.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Recon

Varian Commandant Green Army.jpg
Gem.png525 / Shard.png600
Toys IIGreen Army
Epic Footman Limited-Time Offer
Backstory: Sergeants browbeat unruly recruits with tales of a footman named Varian who refused promotion again and again, despite slaying hundreds of foes, because he prefered to remain on the front lines.
Varian Footman Stormwind.jpg
Gem.png375 / Shard.png450
Stormwind
Varian Footman Stromgarde.jpg
Gem.png375 / Shard.png450
Stromgarde
Varian Footman Kul Tiras.jpg
Gem.png375 / Shard.png450
Kul Tiras
Epic Grand Marshal
Backstory: Rallied by the Lady of Thorns call, Grand Mashal Varian Wrynn left Stormwind with his father's blessing and the Stromwind army in tow. The Alliance would not let Alterac fall before to the Raven Lord's machinations.
Varian Grand Marshal.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Varian Grand Marshal Stromgarde.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Stromgarde
Varian Grand Marshal Kul Tiran.jpg
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Kul Tiran
Rare Lionheart
Backstory: The Lion has long been associated with the nation of Stormwind and the House of Wrynn. It is a symbol of courage, dignity and ferocity; truly befitting for the High King.
Varian Lionheart.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Varian Lionheart Crimson.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Crimson
Varian Lionheart Royal.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Royal
Varian Lionheart Obsidian.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Obsidian
Epic Lo'Gosh
Backstory: After awakening on the shores of Durotar, the gladiator known as Lo'Gosh became a star of the Crimson Ring Arena. Rumor has it that he fights with the fury of the Ghost Wolf himself.
Features: Themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of character's pre-change skins.
Varian Lo'Gosh.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Varian Lo'Gosh Ivory.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Ivory
Varian Lo'Gosh Azure.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Azure
Varian Lo'Gosh Deadly.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Deadly

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Varian Portraits
 
Carbot Varian Portrait.png
Carbot Varian
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Commandant Varian Portrait.png
Commandant Varian
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Commandant Varian Icon Portrait.png
Commandant Varian Icon
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Green Army Team Portrait.png
Toys II Green Army Team
Varian Emblem Portrait.png
Varian Emblem
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Varian Hero Portrait.png
Varian Hero
Varian Mastery Portrait.png
Varian Mastery

WoW Varian Portrait.png
WoW Varian
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Varian Sprays
 
Carbot Varian Spray.png
Carbot Varian
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cartoon Varian Spray.png
Cartoon Varian
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Comet Knight Varian Spray.png
Toys Comet Knight Varian
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Commandant Varian Icon Spray.png
Commandant Varian Icon
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Paryin' with Varian Spray.gif
Paryin' with Varian
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300
Prince Va-Rian Spray.png
Prince Va-Rian
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Toy Shalamayne Spray.png
Toys Toy Shalamayne
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Varian Pack 1 Emoji Varian Pack 1 Varian Happy.png Varian Pack 2 Emoji Varian Pack 2 Varian Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Varian Pack 1 Varian Happy.png Varian Happy :varianhappy:
:varhappy:
Emoji Varian Pack 2 Varian Angry.png Varian Angry :varianangry:
:varangry:
Emoji Varian Pack 1 Varian ROFL.png Varian ROFL :varianlol:
:varianrofl:
:varlol:
:varrofl:
Emoji Varian Pack 2 Varian Cool.png Varian Cool :variancool:
:varcool:
Emoji Varian Pack 1 Varian Sad.png Varian Sad :variansad:
:varsad:
Emoji Varian Pack 2 Varian Oops.png Varian Embarrassed :varianoops:
:varianembarrassed:
:varoops:
:varembarrassed:
Emoji Varian Pack 1 Varian Silly.png Varian Silly :variansilly:
:varsilly:
Emoji Varian Pack 2 Varian Love.png Varian in Love :varianlove:
:varianinlove:
:varlove:
:varinlove:
Emoji Varian Pack 1 Varian Meh.png Varian Speechless :varianmeh:
:varianspeechless:
:varmeh:
:varspeechless:
Emoji Varian Pack 2 Varian Surprised.png Varian Surprised :varianwow:
:variansurprised:
:varwow:
:varsurprised:

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Varian/Quotes


Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. New Heroes and More Announced at BlizzCon 2016!. Blizzard. Retrieved on 2016-11-04.

External links[edit | edit source]


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