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Varian
Varian

"We will forge a great destiny!"

Basic Info
Title High King of the Alliance
Role Multi-class Multiclass
Franchise Warcraft Warcraft
Price 750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
Release Date November 15, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 2116
Health Regen 4.4062
Resource 500 Mana
Armor 0
Attack Speed 1.25
Attack Range 1.25
Attack Damage 74
Data Page

Varian Wrynn, High King of the Alliance, is a melee multiclass 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 an adaptable fighter who can become either a shield-bearing warrior or a life-ending assassin based on his talent choices in-game.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

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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.[2]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Varian is a Multi-Class 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: Attack Modifier / Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Properties: Spell damage
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: Damage / Healing
    Scaling: 4.00% (both)
    Affects: Enemies / Self
    Targeting: Point target
    Properties: Clamping, Piercing Skillshot, Slow
    Cast time: 0.125+0 seconds
    Range: 10.65
    Hitbox: 0.875x2.4
    Projectile speed: 18
Parry Icon.png
W
Parry
20 Mana
Charge Cooldown: 10 seconds
Parry all incoming Basic Attacks for 1.25 seconds, reducing their damage by 100%.

    Type: Status effect
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: No target
    Properties: Parry
    Cast time: Instant
  • Only reduces Physical damage. Basic Attacks whose damage has been changed to Spell damage, like Kel'thuzad's "Chilling Touch", and percent-based damage, like "Giant Killer", will deal full damage.
  • Does not prevent on-hit effects (Attack modifiers) such as a Keep's Movement and Attack Slows or Lunara's "Nature's Toxin".
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: Damage / Mobility: Dash
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Unit target
    Properties: Slow
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 5
    Move 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 30%.

    Type: Crowd Control / Health modifier
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Enemy Heroes / Self
    Targeting: Unit target / Passive
    Properties: Taunt
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 2
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: Active - Damage / Damage modifier: Armor / Mobility: Launch
    Passive - Damage modifier: Buff / Health modifier
    Scaling: 4.00% (damage) / -
    Affects: Non-Structure enemies (active)/ Self (passive)
    Targeting: Unit target
    Properties: -
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 5
    Range slop: 7
    Move Speed: 8
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 20%.

    Type: Attack Modifier / Damage modifier
    Affects: Self
    Targeting: -
    Properties: Attack Speed buff, Cooldown reduction, Movement Speed buff

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 4, up to 120
❢ Reward: After hitting 30 Heroes, the Slow is increased to 50% and its duration is increased to 2 seconds.

    Type: Bonus damage
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Enemies
  • Bonus damage is affected by damage modifiers, like Spell Power, but not by Scaling.
Overpower (Varian) Icon.png
Overpower
When you Parry a Hero's Basic Attack, Heroic Strike's cooldown is refreshed and the next one does 30% more damage.

    Type: Damage modifier:Buff
    Affects: Ability
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 45 Basic Attack Damage.

    Type: Bonus damage
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Self
  • Can grant total of 75 bonus Basic Attack damage.
  • Bonus damage is affected by damage modifiers, including Colossus Smash's and Twin Blades of Fury's passive multipliers, but not by Scaling.
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 30%.
Colossus Smash Icon.png
Colossus Smash
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Smash a target enemy, dealing 160 (+4% per level) 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 20%.
7
Lionheart Icon.png
Lionheart
Increase Lion Fang's healing from Heroes by 50%.

    Type: Healing
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Self
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: Attack modifier / Healing
    Scaling: -
    Affects: Self
    Properties: Lifesteal (secondary)
  • Damage from Heroic Strike doesn't heal.
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: Attack Modifier / Healing
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Self
    Search radius: 12
  • Effect will not trigger nor be put on cooldown, if the attack misses due to being Blinded or target Evading.
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.

    Changed properties: Parry -> Protected
  • Instead of reducing incoming damage by 100%, Parry now absorbs all incoming damage.
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.

    Additional targeting: 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.
Mortal Strike Icon.png
Mortal Strike
Heroes hit by Heroic Strike receive 40% reduced healing for 4 seconds.
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: Damage
    Scaling: 4.00%
    Affects: Enemies
    Targeting: Unit target
    Properties: -
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 8
    Projectile speed: 28
  • Passive Basic Attack damage multiplier does not affect Heroic Strike
16
Banner of Stormwind Icon.png
Banner of Stormwind
Cooldown: 45 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
    Properties: -
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 10
Banner
    Summon Type: Passive
    Health: 435
    Health scaling: 4.00%
    Basic Attack damage: -
    Sight radius: 10.5
    Unit radius: 0.5
Stormwind Aura
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
    Properties: -
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 10
Ironforge Aura
    Type: Damage modifier: Armor
    Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
    Targeting: -
    Properties: Area of Effect
    Radius: 10.5
    Tickrate: 2 / second
Banner of Dalaran Icon.png
Banner of Dalaran
Cooldown: 45 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
    Properties: -
    Cast time: Instant
    Range: 10
Dalaran Aura
    Type: Damage modifier: Spell Power
    Affects: Allied Heroes, Self
    Targeting: -
    Properties: Area of Effect
    Radius: 10.5
    Tickrate: 2 / second
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.

    Additional properties: Splash
    Splash radius: 2
Frenzy Icon.png
Frenzy
Twin Blades of Fury increases Varian's Attack Speed by an additional 15%, and Basic Attacks increase his Movement Speed by an additional 10%.
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 20 seconds.
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: Damage modifier: Debuff
    Affects: Enemy Heroes
    Targeting: No target
    Properties: Area of Effect
    Cast time: 0.125+0 seconds
    Radius: 5.5

Skins[edit | edit source]

Varian Skins
 
Rare Varian
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
750Gem.png / 10,000Money.png
High King of the Alliance
Varian Iron.jpg
Free
Iron
Varian Alabaster.jpg
Free
Alabaster
Varian Copper.jpg
Shard.png 150
Copper
Varian Prince.jpg
Shard.png 150
Prince
Rare 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
Shard.png 100
Varian Grand Marshal Stromgarde.jpg
Shard.png 100
Stromgarde
Varian Grand Marshal Kul Tiran.jpg
Shard.png 100
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
Shard.png 100
Varian Lionheart Crimson.jpg
Shard.png 100
Crimson
Varian Lionheart Royal.jpg
Shard.png 100
Royal
Varian Lionheart Obsidian.jpg
Shard.png 100
Obsidian
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
Shard.png 400
Varian Commandant Tempered.jpg
Shard.png 400
Tempered
Varian Commandant Grand.jpg
Shard.png 400
Grand
Varian Commandant Tundra.jpg
Shard.png 400
Tundra
Varian Commandant Recon.jpg
Shard.png 400
Recon
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
Shard.png 400
Varian Lo'Gosh Ivory.jpg
Shard.png 400
Ivory
Varian Lo'Gosh Azure.jpg
Shard.png 400
Azure
Varian Lo'Gosh Deadly.jpg
Shard.png 400
Deadly

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Varian Portraits
 
Carbot Varian Portrait.png
Carbot Varian
Shard.png 100
Commandant Varian Portrait.png
Commandant Varian
Shard.png 40
Commandant Varian Icon Portrait.png
Commandant Varian Icon
Shard.png 40
Varian Emblem Portrait.png
Varian Emblem
Shard.png 40
Varian Hero Portrait.png
Varian Hero
Varian Mastery Portrait.png
Varian Mastery
WoW Varian Portrait.png
WoW Varian
Shard.png 40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Varian Sprays
 
Carbot Varian Spray.png
Carbot Varian
Shard.png 100
Cartoon Varian Spray.png
Cartoon Varian
Shard.png 40
Commandant Varian Icon Spray.png
Commandant Varian Icon
Shard.png 40
Paryin' with Varian Spray.gif
Paryin' with Varian
Shard.png 400
Prince Va-Rian Spray.png
Prince Va-Rian
Shard.png 40

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


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