Heroes of the Storm reveals fiery new Hero

Olivia Harris 4 January 2018 NEWS

Blaze

Blaze joins the battle.

An all-new hero has joined the roster in Heroes of the Storm. Blaze, a veteran Firebat is setting the scene on fire with his raging personality and hot move sets.


Blaze is a ranged tank mix, sort of in the same vein as Sergeant Hammer, who specialises in initiating fights and dealing wide area damage with fire that spreads. His basic abilities are all fire-based and work in tandem to cause mass damage.

Flame Stream (Q)

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Blaze is able to fire two streams which deal 83 damage to enemies hit. Flame Stream is also able to ignite any Oil Spills it comes into contact with.

  • Cost: 25
    Cooldown: 4

Oil Spill (W)

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Oil Spill is a vector targeted ability, which dispenses a slick of slippery oil that lasts for five seconds and causes Slow to any enemies who come in contact with it. The enemies are slowed down by 40% after coming into physical contact with the oil.

When ignited by Flame Stream Oil Spill is lit up for 2.4 seconds; enemies in contact no longer suffer Slow but instead are dealt 18 damage every 0.3 seconds.

Additionally, Blaze can be healed for 49 Health every 0.3 seconds while standing in an ignited Oil Spill.

  • Cost: 40
  • Charges: 2
  • Cooldown: 12

Jet Propulsion (E)

Blaze is able to propel himself forward through the Nexus. When he collides with an enemy hero they suffer 53 damage and are Stunned. Nearby heroes are also Stunned for 1.25 seconds.

  • Cost: 50
  • Cooldown: 12

Traits

Pyromania (D): Blaze will gain 25 damage and deal out 40 damage to nearby enemies every 0.5 seconds for a total of 4 seconds. Each hero that is hit by Flame Stream will reduce the cooldown on Pyromania by 5 seconds.

  • Cooldown: 90

Heroic Abilities

Bunker Drop (R1): Deploy and enter into a Bunker with 1300 Health. Blaze and his allies may enter and exit the Bunker at will and gain access to a Flamethrower while inside. The Flamethrower deals 179 damage to enemies in a line formation. Exiting the Bunker grants 25 Armour for 2 seconds. The Bunker will last for 10 seconds or until it is destroyed.

  • Cost: 40
  • Cooldown: 40

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Combustion (R2): Blaze’s other Heroic Ability allows him to Channel for up to 2.6 seconds. When he finishes channelling nearby enemies are Slowed by 60% and 48 damage is dealt to them every 0.5 seconds. The longer Blaze channels his Combustion the longer the damage and Slow effects last. However, Blaze’s movement speed is reduced by half while Channeling.

  • Cost: 70
  • Cooldown: 80

Talents

Hero Level (Tier) Talent Description
1 Adrenaline Stimpack Activate to gain 100% Attack Speed and 25% Movement Speed for 5 seconds.
1 Endurance Stimpack Activate to gain a Shield that absorbs 450 damage over 5 Seconds.
1 Neural Stimpack Activate to gain 50 Mana and cause Ability cooldowns to recharge 100% faster for 5 seconds.
1 New Habits Collecting Regeneration Globes reduces the cooldown of Pyromania by 5 Seconds.
4 (Q) Feeding the Flame Each enemy Hero hit by Flame Stream reduces the cooldown of Oil Spill by 1.5 seconds.
4 Adhesive Petroleum (W) Enemies standing in Oil Spill when it is Ignited are Slowed by 30% for 2.5 seconds.
4 Oil Dispersal (W) Increase Oil Spill's area by 20% and Slow amount by 10%
4 Meltdown Hitting an enemy Hero with Pyromania reduces their damage dealt by 5% for 2.5 seconds, up to 30%.
7 Crossfire (Q) Hitting an enemy with both streams of flame Stream deals 132 bonus damage
7 Grill and Kill (W) Quest: Damage enemy Heroes with Ignited Oil Spills 60 times. Reward: Increase Oil Spill's Pyromania duration by 2 seconds, and damage by 25%.
7 Incinerator Gauntlets Increase Basic Attack area by 15% and Basic Attack damage to minions, mercenaries and monsters by 50%. Additionally, Basic Attack splashes Pyromania Oil Spills.
10 Bunker Drop (R1) Deploy and enter into a Bunker with 1300 Health. Blaze and his allies may enter and exit the Bunker at will and will gain access to a Flamethrower while inside. The Flamethrower deals 179 damage to enemies in a line formation. Exiting the Bunker grants 25 Armour for 2 seconds. The Bunker will last for 10 seconds or until it is destroyed.
10 Combustion (R2) Blaze's other Heroic Ability allows him to Channel for up to 2.6 seconds. When he finishes channelling nearby enemies are Slowed by 60% and 48 damage is dealt to them every 0.5 seconds. The longer the Blaze channels his Combustion the longer the damage and Slow effects last. However, Blaze's movement speed is reduced by half while Channeling.
13 Suppressive Fire (Q) Each stream of Fire Stream reduces the Spell Power of Heroes hit by 15% for 4 seconds, up to 30%.
13 Nanomachine Coating (W) Enemies standing in Oil Spills have their Attack Speed reduced by 40% for 2.5 seconds.
13 Fuel Leak (E) Jet Propulsion creates Oil Spills along Blaze's path. If Jet Propulsion impacts an enemy Hero, an additional Oil Spill is created underneath them.
16 Thermal Protection (E) Each enemy hit by Jet Propulsion grants 10 Armour for 3 seconds and reduces its cooldown by 2 seconds.
16 Heat Treatment Heal for 75% of the damage dealt by Pyromania.
16 Juggernaut Plating Activate to gain 50 Spell Armour for 3 seconds. Upon expiration, gain a Shield equal to 100% of the Spell Damage reduced by Juggernaut Plating.
20 Fortified Bunker (R1) Occupants can cast Oil Spill from Bunker Drop every 6 seconds. Additionally, Bunker Drop's Armour bonus upon exiting is increased by 25, and its duration by 1 second.
20 Flash Fire (R2) While Channelling Combustion, Blaze's Movement Speed is no longer reduced, and nearby enemies are Slowed by 60%.
20 Burn Notice Basic Attacks Slow enemies by 5% and deal an additional 18 damage over 2.5 seconds. Stack up to 5 times.

Can you handle the heat? Blaze is now available to play on the PTR so check him out now. For more on Heroes of the Storm head over to our gaming hub for the latest news and content.


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