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Alarak
Alarak

"Finally."

Basic Info
Title Highlord of the Tal'darim
Role Melee Assassin Melee Assassin
Difficulty Hard
Franchise StarCraft StarCraft
Price Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Release Date September 13, 2016
Base Stats
Attack Type Melee
Health 1900
Health Regen 3.957
Resource 500 Mana
Unit Radius 0.8125
Attack Speed 1
Attack Range 1.5
Attack Damage 150
Data Page


Alarak, the Highlord of the Tal'darim, is a Melee Assassin hero from the StarCraft universe.[1] Not all heroes are born of altruism... some, like Alarak, simply desire vengeance. As the new Highlord of the Tal'darim, Alarak leads his people to a destiny free of the corrupt influence of the fallen xel'naga, Amon.

Alarak is a combo assassin who can move enemies around and punish mistakes.

Background[edit | edit source]

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Alarak was born into the brutal and warlike society of the Tal'dairm, a sect of the protoss race. Brutal and canny, Alarak began to rise dramatically through his society's Chain of Ascension through trickery and guile, killing hundreds of Tal'darim by silently manipulating their ritual combat of Rak'Shir. This rocketed him up to Fourth Ascendant, the fifth highest rank in his society. However, First Ascendant Nuroka revealed to Alarak that he had discovered their god, the fallen xel'naga Amon, had betrayed them and sought their demise, and that Alarak needed to aid him in removing their Highlord Ma'lash from power. Instead Alarak betrayed Nuroka during the battle, rising to First Ascendant, but he never forgotten that Amon had betrayed them. He just needed allies...

During the End War, Alarak was tasked to command the Tal'darim's Death Fleet in their extermination of all who opposed Amon, but found that the Daelaam under Artanis outfoxed him. Seeing Artanis as a useful tool, Alarak confronted the Daelaam during a battle and aided the them in rescuing Artanis from a trap set by Amon. Alarak then made Artanis a deal: if he helped Alarak usurp Ma'lash and become Highlord, Alarak would keep the Tal'darim out of the war against Amon. Artanis agreed, and aided Alarak in defeating Ma'lash in Rak'Shir combat, allowing him to claim the Tal'darim as his own. Alarak was now Highlord.

Uncharacteristically, Alarak modified their deal and agreed to ally with Artanis to defeat Amon. The combined protoss force drove Amon from their homeworld of Aiur, and later dogged him into the Void, where alongside the forces of Sarah Kerrigan and Jim Raynor, they were able to kill the fallen xel'naga once and for all. In the aftermath, Alarak refused Artanis's offer to join the new protoss government on Aiur, but did allow any member of the Tal'darim one chance to stay. He then set out to find a new homeworld for the Tal'darim.

Years later, an outpost of Alarak's came under attack by the terran group the Defenders of Man, hoping to institute Tal'darim retaliation against the Dominion to weaken the rule of Emperor Valerian Mengsk. After a Tal'darim retaliatory strike was repelled by Agent Nova Terra in order to save civilians, Alarak confronted Nova, making an offer to help her recover her memories erased by the Defenders using a gas named terrazine if she lead him to the Defenders leadership. The bargain was struck, and Alarak lead her to the gas, allowing her to uncover the leadership of the group. But as Nova had the leader, General Carolina Davis, in custody, Alarak unleashed the Death Fleet on her world of Vardona, killing Defender of Man, Dominion soldier and civilian alike. Nova rallied the terran forces of the planet and defeated Alarak's Tal'darim. Alarak saw this as a betrayal of their bargain, and warned Nova that she had made a terrible enemy before departing Dominion space.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Alarak is a combo Melee Assassin who can move enemies around and punish mistakes.

Strength[edit | edit source]

  • Can Silence enemies often by using Discord Strike
  • Can reposition enemies or himself with Telekinesis
  • Great gank potential
  • Strong solo laner
  • Good counter pick to heavy melee compositions

Weaknesses[edit | edit source]

  • Poor siege damage
  • High skill floor, due Discord Strike and Telekinesis requiring precision and timing.
  • Death punishes Alarak harder than other heroes
  • Hard to master

Abilities[edit | edit source]

See Data page for a table of scaled values at key levels.
Sadism Icon.png
Sadism (Trait)
Passive: Alarak's Ability damage and self-healing are increased by 100% against enemy Heroes.
❢ Repeatable Quest: Takedowns increase Sadism by 3%, up to 30%. Sadism gained from Takedowns is lost on death.

Type: Damage modifier, Bonus healing
Affects: Self
Max total Sadism: 1000%

  • Benefits all flat Spell damage and healing instances and bonuses from Alarak's Basic and Heroic Abilities and Talents.
  • Stacks additively with itself and other damage modifiers affecting Alarak's spell damage output.
  • Stacks multiplicatively with Healing modifiers and additively with other healing bonuses.
Discord Strike Icon.png
Q
Discord Strike
55 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds
After a 0.5 second delay, enemies in front of Alarak take 175 damage and are silenced for 1.5 seconds.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies
Targeting: Point target
Properties: Area of Effect, Silence
Cast time: 0.5+0.125 seconds
Area of Effect: Triangle
Width: 5.5*
Height: 6.5
Telekinesis Icon.png
W
Telekinesis
30 Mana Cooldown: 12 seconds
Vector Targeting
Create a force, pushing Alarak and all enemies hit from the targeted point towards the targeted direction. Deals 48 damage to enemies.

Type: Spell damage, Crowd control / Crowd control
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Vector Targeting
Properties: Knockback, Skillshot (piercing)
Cast time: Instant
Range: 8
Hitbox: 1.5x0.5
Knockback duration: 0.3125 seconds
Knockback speed: 18

  • Alarak does not get Dazed when using Telekinesis on himself.
  • Self-casting sets the starting point at Alarak's location and pushes him (and nearby enemies) to the direction he is facing.
Lightning Surge Icon.png
E
Lightning Surge
25 Mana Cooldown: 6 seconds
Deal 62 damage to an enemy and an additional 100% damage to enemies between Alarak and the target. Restore 70 health for each Hero hit.

Type: Spell damage / Healing
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Unit taget
Properties: Area of Effect
Cast time: Instant
Range: 10
Area of Effect: Rectangle
Width: 1.5

  • The center bonus stacks additively with Sadism and other damage modifiers.
Deadly Charge Icon.png
R
Deadly Charge
60 Mana Cooldown: 45 seconds
After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 damage to all enemies in his path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.5 seconds.
Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.

Type: Spell damage / Movement: Launch
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: No target / Point target
Properties: Skillshot (piercing), Special channel (stationary)
Cast time: 0+Ch+0 seconds
Range:
- Min: 3
- Max: 18.25
Hitbox: 3.0x1.0
Missile speed: 42

  • Interrupting the channel in any way does not put the ability on cooldown.
  • Mana cost is not consumed until the ability has been fully cast, but can't be initiated, if Alarak has insufficient Mana.
  • Range increases by 0.6354 for every 0.0625 seconds channeled.
  • Ability can be channeled indefinitely, but distance will no longer increase after reaching maximum distance at 1.5 second mark.
Counter-Strike Icon.png
R
Counter-Strike
50 Mana Cooldown: 30 seconds
Alarak targets an area and channels for 1 second, becoming Protected and Unstoppable. After, if he took damage from an enemy Hero, he sends a shockwave that deals 275 damage.

Type: Spell damage / Status effect
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemies / Self
Targeting: Point target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 13
Area of Effect: Triangle
Width: 4.6*
Height: 13
Missile speed: 16

  • Hitscan is done in 3 ticks over 0.1825 seconds, ranging from 0 to 6 on first, 6 to 9 on second and 9 to 13 on third tick.

Talents[edit | edit source]

1
Ruthless Momentum Icon.png
Ruthless Momentum
Reduce the Mana cost of Telekinesis from 30 to 20. Telekinesis's cooldown recharges 100% faster while above 75% Health.
Sustaining Power Icon.png
Sustaining Power
Increase the healing received from damaging Heroes with Lightning Surge by 40%.

Type: Bonus healing
Scaling: -
Affects: Self
Extended Lightning Icon.png
Extended Lightning
Reduce Sadism by 10%.
❢ Quest: Hit Heroes with the center of Lightning Surge.
❢ Reward: After hitting 5 Heroes, increase Lightning Surge's range by 20%.
❢ Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, Lightning Surge's center also Slows enemies by 40% for 2 seconds
❢ Reward: After hitting 3 Heroes with a single cast, increase Sadism by 10% and instantly gain all other Rewards.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: Enemies
Bonus range: 2
4
Chaos Reigns Icon.png
Chaos Reigns
❢ Quest: Hit Heroes with Discord Strike.
❢ Reward: After hitting 15 Heroes, increase Discord Strike's damage by 60.
❢ Reward: After hitting 2 Heroes with a single Discord Strike, increase its damage by 60.
❢ Reward: After hitting 3 Heroes with a single Discord Strike, increase its damage by 100 and instantly gain all other Rewards.

Type: Bonus damage
Scaling: -
Affects: Ability
Negatively Charged Icon.png
Negatively Charged
Increase the Lightning Surge damage bonus to enemies between Alarak and his victim to 150%.
❢ Repeatable Quest: Each Hero hit by the center of Lightning Surge permanently increases the damage bonus by 4%

Type: Damage modifier
Affects: Ability

  • Quest reward stacks additively with center damage bonus and other damage modifiers.
.
Show of Force Icon.png
Show of Force
Heroes hit with 3 of Alarak's Abilities within 2 seconds take an additional 68 damage and increase Sadism by 2%, stacking up to 20%.

Type: Spell damage
Scaling: 4.00%
Affects: Enemy Heroes
7
Dissonance Icon.png
Dissonance
Increase Discord Strike's Silence duration by 0.75 seconds.
Hindered Motion Icon.png
Hindered Motion
Telekinesis Slows enemies by 25% for 2 seconds.

Type: Crowd control
Affects: enemies
Properties: Slow
Applied Force Icon.png
Applied Force
Reduce Sadism by 10%, but Telekinesis pushes 20% further and has 20% increased range.

Bonus range: 1.6
Knockback duration: 0.3125 seconds
Knockback speed: 22
10
Deadly Charge Icon.png
Deadly Charge
Cooldown: 45 seconds
After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 damage to all enemies in his path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.5 seconds. Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.
Counter-Strike Icon.png
Counter-Strike
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Alarak targets an area and channels for 1 second, becoming Protected and Unstoppable. After, if he took damage from an enemy Hero, he sends a shockwave that deals 275 damage.
13
Blade of the Highlord Icon.png
Blade of the Highlord
Basic Attacks against Heroes increase Sadism by 2% up to 40%.
Sadism gained from Blade of the Highlord is lost on death.

Type: Attack modifier (Heroes)
Pure Malice Icon.png
Pure Malice
Increase Sadism by 10% any time an allied Hero dies, up to 40%.
Sadism gained from Pure Malice is lost on death.
Rite of Rak'Shir Icon.png
Rite of Rak'Shir
Cooldown: 300 seconds
Activate to mark an enemy Hero for 300 seconds.
Hitting the marked Hero with Discord Strike increases Sadism by 3%. Killing the marked Hero increases Sadism by 5% and lowers the cooldown of Rite of Rak'Shir to 10 seconds.
Sadism gained from Rite of Rak'Shir is lost on death.

Type: Active
Affects: Enemy Heroes
Targeting: Unit target
Cast time: Instant
Range: 8
Max stacks:
- Marked hits: 100 (300%)
- Marked Takedowns: 50 (250%)
16
Lethal Onslaught Icon.png
Lethal Onslaught
Hitting an enemy Hero with Discord Strike grants 50% of Sadism's damage bonus to Alarak's Basic Attacks for 4 seconds. Basic Attacks against Heroes refresh this duration.

Type: Attack modifier (enemies), Damage modifier
Affects: Self
Lightning Barrage Icon.png
Lightning Barrage
Hitting an enemy Hero with the center of Lightning Surge allows it to be cast again for free on a different primary target within the next 2 seconds. This free cast cannot benefit from Lightning Barrage.

  • Second cast benefits from all other talents affecting Lightning Surge.
Mocking Strikes Icon.png
Mocking Strikes
Basic Attacks against Stunned, Silenced, Slowed, or Rooted Heroes reduce the cooldown of Alarak's Basic Abilities by 3 seconds.

Type: Attack modifier (Heroes)
Affects: Self
20
Counter-Strike Icon.png
Counter-Strike
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Alarak targets an area and channels for 1 second, becoming Protected and Unstoppable. After, if he took damage from an enemy Hero, he sends a shockwave that deals 275 damage.
This ability will take over Alarak's Trait button.
Deadly Charge Icon.png
Deadly Charge
Cooldown: 45 seconds
After channeling, Alarak charges forward dealing 200 damage to all enemies in his path. Distance is increased based on the amount of time channeled, up to 1.5 seconds.
Issuing a Move order while this is channeling will cancel it at no cost. Taking damage will interrupt the channeling.
This ability will take over Alarak's Trait button.
Last Laugh Icon.png
Last Laugh
Cooldown: 30 seconds
Active: Activate teleport to the chosen location and remove all Roots, Slows, and damage over time effects. If Alarak fails to hit enemy Heroes 3 times with Basic Abilities within 4 seconds of using Last Laugh, his Health is reduced to 1.

Type: Movement: Teleport
Affects: Self
Targeting: Point target
Properties: CC removal
Cast time: Instant
Range: 12

  • Hit requirement is the sum of all Heroic targets hit, with any of his Basic Ablities, within the time limit.
  • Health reduction ignores all damage reduction and prevention effects.
Hasty Bargain Icon.png
Hasty Bargain
Cooldown: 20 seconds
Active: Activate to permanently reduce Alarak's Sadism by 4% and reset the cooldowns of his Basic Abilities.

Type: Active
Targeting: No target
Cast time: Instant

  • Hasty Bargain cannot be used, if Alarak doesn't have enough Sadism.
  • Alarak's innate Sadism is consumed first. If there is not enough innate Sadism, Hasty Bargain can consume Sadism gained from Takedowns and Talents.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Alarak/Quotes


Skins[edit | edit source]

Alarak Skins
 
Rare Highlord of the Tal'darim
Backstory: Not all heroes are born of altruism... some, like Alarak, simply desire vengeance. As the new Highlord of the Tal'darim, Alarak leads his people to a destiny free of the corrupt influence of the fallen xel'naga, Amon.
Alarak Highlord of the Tal'darim.jpg
Gem.png625 / Money.png7,000
Highlord of the Tal'darim
Alarak Crimson.jpg
Free
Crimson
Alarak Ivory.jpg
Free
Ivory
Alarak Regal.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Regal
Epic Dark Nexus
Backstory: In the forgotten darkness beyond reality, a new avatar of primordial power has been forged. The dark mirror of Alarak's malice and sadism seethes with contempt towards all of existence... including its own.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities, themed animations.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of Dark Nexus skins.
Alarak Dark Nexus.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Alarak Dark Nexus Shattered.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Shattered
Alarak Dark Nexus Forgotten.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Forgotten
Epic Herald of N'Zoth
Backstory: The God of the Deep writhes within his prison, thrashing endlessly. Alarak, the Corruptor's Herald, brings word of the Old God's return, preparing all realities for the coming change.
Features: Altered voice-over, themed abilities.
Notes: This skin theme is part of a shared theme of other universes merging into Warcraft skins.
Alarak Herald of N'Zoth.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Alarak Herald of N'Zoth Twilight.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Twilight
Alarak Herald of N'Zoth Bone.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Bone
Alarak Herald of N'Zoth Deep.jpg
Gem.png350 / Shard.png400
Deep
Rare Highlord
Backstory: The Highlord's armor serves as both ceremonial adornment and as a conduit of raw power. Adorned with blood shards and fueled by terrazine, it channels Alarak's fury directly into his blades.
Alarak Highlord.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Alarak Highlord Golden.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Golden
Alarak Highlord Emerald.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Emerald
Alarak Highlord Amethyst.jpg
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Amethyst

Mounts[edit | edit source]

Alarak Mounts
 
Highlord's Ascent
Backstory: Should he choose to float only an inch off the ground, you would still be beneath the Highlord.
Highlord's Ascent.jpg
Free

Portraits[edit | edit source]

Alarak Portraits
 
2017 TeSPA Membership Portrait.png
2017 TeSPA Membership
Alarak Hero Portrait.png
Alarak Hero
Alarak Mastery Portrait.png
Alarak Mastery
Carbot Alarak Portrait.png
Carbot Alarak
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cutie Pie Alarak Portrait.png
Toys Cutie Pie Alarak
Shard.png60
Stylized Alarak Portrait.png
Stylized Alarak
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Pachimari Alarak Portrait.png
Pachimari Alarak
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40

Sprays[edit | edit source]

Alarak Sprays
 
Carbot Alarak Spray.png
Carbot Alarak
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
Cartoon Alarak Spray.gif
Cartoon Alarak
Gem.png120 / Shard.png75
I Have Thoughts... Spray.png
I Have Thoughts...
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Pachimari Alarak Spray.png
Pachimari Alarak
Gem.png75 / Shard.png40
Tall, Dark, and Sadistic Spray.gif
Tall, Dark, and Sadistic
Gem.png250 / Shard.png300

Emojis[edit | edit source]

Alarak Pack 1 Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Happy.png Alarak Pack 2 Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Angry.png
Emoji Name Shortcut Emoji Name Shortcut
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Happy.png Alarak Happy :alarakhappy:
:alahappy:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Angry.png Alarak Angry :alarakangry:
:alaangry:
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak ROFL.png Alarak ROFL :alaraklol:
:alarakrofl:
:alalol:
:alarofl:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Cool.png Alarak Cool :alarakcool:
:alacool:
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Sad.png Alarak Sad :alaraksad:
:alasad:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Oops.png Alarak Embarrassed :alarakoops:
:alarakembarrassed:
:alaoops:
:alaembarrassed:
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Silly.png Alarak Silly :alaraksilly:
:alasilly:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Love.png Alarak in Love :alaraklove:
:alarakinlove:
:alalove:
:alainlove:
Emoji Alarak Pack 1 Alarak Meh.png Alarak Speechless :alarakmeh:
:alarakspeechless:
:alameh:
:alaspeechless:
Emoji Alarak Pack 2 Alarak Surprised.png Alarak Surprised :alarakwow:
:alaraksurprised:
:alawow:
:alasurprised:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Alarak first appeared in the short story "Ascension" (October 2015). His first game appearance was in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (November 2015).
  • Alarak is voiced by John de Lancie.
  • Alarak was one of the two heroes revealed at Gamescom 2016.
  • The Twilight Herald of N'Zoth Alarak skin resembles a devotee of any rank in the Twilight's Hammer clan.
  • Because of the bulkiness of his armor, Alarak is limited to mounts he can stand on (such as Blackheart's Doubloon, Champion's Nexagon, Championship Banner, Hearthstone Card, Magic Carpet, Star Chariot, and Void Speeder).
  • Alarak's Q ability Discord Strike is a reference to Alarak's voice actor John de Lancie's roles. Two of John de Lancie's roles have been Discord from My Little Pony, and Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Alarak's Telekinesis ability is based off of his Destruction Wave ability from Legacy of the Void. The ability has an upgrade named Telekinesis in the game's Co-op Missions mode.
  • The Lightning Surge ability is based off of Alarak's anti-air Psionic Lightning attack in StarCraft II's Co-op Missions mode.
  • Alarak's Deadly Charge ability is based off of his Deadly Charge ability in Legacy of the Void and Co-op Missions.
  • Alarak's Counterstrike uses the same stance he uses when fighting Vorazun before the Legacy of the Void mission "Harbinger of Oblivion."
  • The level 13 talent Blade of the Highlord is a reference to Alarak's rank of Highlord, as well as the former Highlord Ma'lash's title of "Blade of Amon."
  • The level 13 talent Rite of Rak'Shir references the Tal'darim ritual of Rak'Shir, which allowed lower ranking members of their society to dethrone those above them through ritual combat.
  • The level 20 talent Hasty Bargain is a reference to Alarak's tactic of making "bargains" with what he considers to be lesser beings in order to advance both their goals.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Concept art[edit | edit source]

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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