Malthael Heads To ‘Heroes of the Storm’

Heroes of the Storm

It seems like the Heroes of the Storm train just won’t stop. Blizzard has announced yet another new hero for the game in Malthael. Malthael is known for his role in Diablo 3’s expansion pack, Reaper of Souls. He was one tough boss fight in Reaper of Souls so we’ll see if that transports to the Nexus.

Malthael’s official hero page is now available on the Heroes of the Storm website. Malthael becomes hero number 15 to come from the Diablo universe, joining the likes of Azmodan, The Butcher and Diablo himself.

Some basic information about Malthael is he will play the Assassin role in Heroes and will come with two skins. If he’s anything like his Diablo 3 counterpart, he will play the high damage Assassin role beautifully.

His stats are as follows:

  • Damage 7/10
  • Utility 4/10
  • Survivability 6/10
  • Complexity 6/10

His primary abilities include Soul Rip, Wraith Strike and Death Shroud. His Heroic Abilities are Tormented Souls and Last Rites. His Hero Trait is Reaper’s Mark. Here are their exact descriptions as laid out on Blizzard’s website.

Soul Rip

Extract the souls of nearby enemies afflicted by Reaper’s Mark, dealing 100 damage and healing Malthael for 44 per target hit. Heroic targets heal Malthael for an additional 3% of the Hero’s maximum Health.

Wraith Strike

Instantly teleport through an enemy afflicted by Reaper’s Mark, dealing 59 damage and refreshing Reaper’s Mark.

Death Shroud

After 0.25 seconds, unleash a wave of dark mist that applies Reaper’s Mark to enemies it hits.

Tormented Souls

Gain 20 Armor and unleash a torrent of souls, continually applying Reaper’s Mark to nearby enemies for 4 seconds.

Last Rites

Apply a death sentence to an enemy Hero that, after 2 seconds, deals damage equal to 50% of their missing Health. Repeatable Quest: Enemies killed while under the effect of Last Rites permanently reduce its cooldown by 5 seconds, to a minimum of 15 seconds.

Reaper’s Mark

Basic Attacks afflict non-Structure targets with Reaper’s Mark for 4 seconds. Marked enemies are revealed and take damage equal to 2.5% of their maximum Health every 1 second.

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