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HotS: More Info on the Two New Heroes

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Yesterday, we talked about the big reveal of Xul the Necromancer and Li-Ming the Wizard, while we also provided you with a video with Dustin Browder's telephone interview to Razer. Dustin had interviews with two other sites, so we got to learn a bit more about the two new Heroes.

 

In addition to Razer, Heroes of the Storm game director Dustin Browder talked about Xul and Li-Ming with Gamespot and Metabomb. Here's what we learnt:

 

Li-Ming, the Wizard

She will have quite similar skills as her Diablo 3 counterpart: Magic Missile will be her Q skill, while other skills she will have on her arsenal are Arcane Orb, Disintegrate and Teleport. The team wanted to make a very high skill cap Assassin, with skills with fast cooldowns; so, they came up with the Diablo 3 Wizard.

 

Dustin even had three build suggestions for Li-Ming: there's a straightforward, yet flexible Magic Missile build; there's an Arcane Orb build, that focuses on long range poking; and there's a Teleport build, that is all about the Wizard teleporting in the midst of the enemy and doing high amounts of burst damage.

 

Xul, the Necromancer

The Diablo 2 Necromancer was a Hero that had been repeatedly requested by the community. He wasn't as easy to iterate in the game as was the Wizard: he couldn't be all about the skeletons, nor could he stand alone without his signature bony companions. Therefore, the team actually spent more time on him than they usually do.

 

Xul will be a melee Specialist. He will have his skeletons, as well as skills like Bone Prison and Poison Nova. A lot of people noticed that Xul was missing one of his signature Diablo 2 skills: Corpse Explosion. However, Dustin implied that we would be seeing the skill and a Blizzard 3D artist teased on Reddit that we will probably be getting skills like Corpse Explosion and Bone Spear as Talents.

 

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Hmm, I wonder what Bone spear and corpse explosion would look like. You know... if there were talents for them. wink.png

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We are definitely excited to see these two new Heroes. The Necromancer, especially, looks amazing and with all that time the team spent on him, I really hope he's awesome!

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