Blizzard has announced three new heroes for Heroes of the Storm
, as well as a
new battleground for the MOBA team brawler. The new map is a three-lane
Diablo-themed map called Infernal Shrines they show off in
heroes are Kharazim, the previously revealed Diablo monk support character;
Rexxar a ranged warrior based on Warcraft's legendary beastmaster; and Artanis,
the StarCraft warrior they recently promised. There are details on the
Heroes of the Storm website
a Kharazim Trailer
Monk cinematic. They promise a livestream
on Friday at noon eastern time with more on all the new content, and here's word
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As the Eternal Conflict rages on, a new defender of Sanctuary prepares to enter
the fray. Kharazim, Monk of Ivgorod, the first support character from the Diablo
universe, will bring inner peace to his allies—and pain to his enemies. He’s a
mobile melee Hero who can specialize in different paths by choosing one of three
traits via his talents. Kharazim can select Iron Fists to gain bonus attack
damage, Transcendence to heal himself through melee combat, or Insight to
restore mana and find a balance between both offensive and defensive roles.
Kharazim won’t be the only new addition coming from Sanctuary. Infernal Shrines
is a three-lane Diablo-themed Battleground featuring three shrines that will
periodically gather power. Teams can unleash this power by activating a shrine,
defeating its guardians, and summoning a devastating Punisher to fight for them.
These powerful bosses will spawn with one of three deadly affixes—Arcane,
Frozen, or Mortar— and will hunt down nearby enemy Heroes as well as pushing the
lane closest to their shrine.
Charging into the brawl from Azeroth is the legendary beastmaster, Rexxar, and
his loyal bear, Misha. He’s a unique ranged warrior, who calls on his ferocious
companion to follow him around the battlefield and attack his foes. Misha is
integral to Rexxar’s gameplay, harassing enemies, absorbing damage, and stunning
enemy characters with a targeted charge ability.
If you’re the kind of player who prefers warriors that get up close and personal
with their enemies, Artanis may be just the Hero for you. The leader of the
Protoss will soon join the fight as the first StarCraft warrior, and he’ll be
bringing some heavy hitting abilities with him.