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Heroes of the Brainstorm

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Out of boredom during long work shifts, I came with this idea to allow players to come up with their own concepts.

In this thread you'll be free to create your own ideas of Heroes, Maps and skins. Shower thoughts are always nice, and I'd like to see your ideas. Plus, who knows, maybe we can send this to Blizzard and light some bulbs.

Allow me to start with my idea for a Hero I've been wanting to see for a long time:

HERO: Broll Bearmantle
ROLE: Multiclass (Warrior/Assassin/Support)

ABILITIES:

• Trait: Shadowmeld (30 sec CD)
Broll slip into the shadows, entering in stealth for 5 seconds. As soon as activated, Broll becomes invulnerable for 1 second. Players can move while in Shadowmeld, however, at 50% movement speed.

• Q Skill: Mangle (6 sec CD)
Broll mangles the target with his fist weapons, dealing increased physical damage.

• W Skill: Barkskin (15 sec CD)
Broll's skin becomes as hard as bark, reducing all damage taken by 30%. It can be cast on an ally, however the effect is reduced to 15%. Can be used while stunned or feared.

• E Skill: Rejuvenation (5 sec CD)
Broll heals a target ally over time, for 15 sec.
<This would basically function like Malfurion's Regrowth, but without the initial heal burst; however, the heal over time would be superior to Malfurion's.>

• Z Mount: Travel Form (0 sec CD)
Similarly to Rehgar, this is an instantly cast, where Broll shapeshifts into the Stag Form, increasing his movement speed by 20%. Other players can left click Broll and mount on him. Attacking while in this form causes Broll to slow opponents by 20% for 0.5 seconds, and causes him to revert to his normal form.

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• Heroic Ability 1: Guardian Affinity
Broll shapeshifts into a Bear permanently for the rest of the match. His health is increased by 50%, however, attack speed is reduced by 20%. <Similar to Varian's Protection Heroic>
While in this form, his abilities change:

• Trait: Shadowmeld > Frenzied Regeneration (45 sec)
In addition to the stealth, also gives Broll a shield, but its CD is increased by 15 sec.

• Q Skill: Mangle > Thrash (6 sec CD)
Broll strikes all nearby enemies, dealing physical damage and slowing them for 30% and reducing their attack speed by 10%.

• W Barkskin > Ironfur (30 sec CD)
Broll's skin becomes as hard as iron, reducing all damage taken by 50%, however its CD is increased by 15 seconds. If cast on an ally, it will be default Barskin skill.

• E Skill: Rejuvenation (5 sec CD)
No changes.

• Z Mount: Travel Form (0 sec CD)
No changes.

• R Skill: Might of Ursoc (30 sec CD)
Broll invokes the spirit of Ursoc to deal damage and stun the primary opponent for 3 seconds, and nearby opponents are stunned by 1.5 seconds.

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• Heroic Ability 2: Feral Affinity
Broll shapeshifts into a Cat permanently for the rest of the match. His movement speed is increased by 15%, and his attack speed by 75%. However, his attack damage is reduced by 20%, and his health by 25%.
While in this form, his abilities change:

• Trait: Shadowmeld > Prowl (10 sec)
It now permanently puts Broll in stealth until he attacks or is attacked. He can now move at normal speed while in stealth, but no longer becomes invulnerable as soon it is activated.

• Q Skill: Mangle > Rake (6 sec CD)
Broll rakes the opponent dealing high physical damage and causing a bleed effect that causes the opponent to take damage over 5 seconds. The damage of Rake is doubled while in stealth.

• W Barkskin
No changes.

• E Skill: Rejuvenation (5 sec CD)
No changes.

• Z Mount: Travel Form (0 sec CD)
Broll becomes a cheetah instead of a stag. The movement speed is increased to 30%, but players can longer mount on Broll.

• R Skill: Tiger Fury (60 sec CD)
Broll goes on a Frenzy, increasing all damage done by 15% for 8 seconds, and causing Rake to deal its bleed as instant damage.

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• Heroic Ability 3: Restoration Affinity
Broll's mana regeneration is increased by 15%, however, his attack damage is reduced by
While in this form, his abilities change:

• Trait: Shadowmeld > Renewal (30 sec)
It also instantly heals Broll by 15% of his maximum health, but its cooldown is increased by 20 seconds.

• Q Skill: Mangle > Typhoon (8 sec CD)
Broll strikes the opponent with his fists, dealing small damage knocking them back. It also causes a small burst of wind that pushes all nearby enemies slightly. However, its cooldown is increased by 2 seconds.

• W Barkskin
No changes.

• E Skill: Rejuvenation > Lifebloom (7 sec CD)
Each healing tick is increased by 0.5% over 15 seconds, and after it expires, it blooms, instantly healing by a large ammount. However, its cooldown is increased by 2 seconds.

• Z Mount: Travel Form (0 sec CD)
No changes.

• R Skill: Wild Growth (60 sec CD)
Broll heals the entire party instantly for a small ammount, followed by a large ammount over 7 seconds that decays per tick. Global range.

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This is just a brainstorm, like the title suggests. A lot could be polished or changed. I considered concepting the idea of having Rage and Energy for the Bear and Cat forms, respectively, but I think this would overcomplicate things. I am not sure if Shadowmeld should be a trait or a separate skill (assigned to the 1 key).

Maybe Broll isn't the best pick for it, since he is probably just Guardian lorewise, but I couldn't think of another remarkable Druid.

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To be fair i'd probably drop the healing aspect from Broll to reduce his viability having 3 roles slammed into one character makes him a little too versatile, but i do like the bear form/cat form concept and perhaps for his "Z" ability give him Stampeding Roar from WoW that increases nearby movement speed for a short duration (would allow other talents to be formed into it EX, give armor to allies while Stampeding Roar is active)

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6 hours ago, positiv2 said:

That's like saying "Why drink Coca Cola when there is Pepsi?" - it's a thing of personal preference.

pepsi is superior duh

fun fact, coke was made before refridgeration and was meant to be drank hot, while pepsi post fridge thus meant to be served cold, so if you drink pepsi hot and coke cold they actually taste identical. 

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wow val I came here to just have fun with positiv but that is some amazing work there. You really thought that out well!!!

I want to do one for Garrosh Hellscream. He is by far my favorite wow character and I'd love to see him get some love. I have some basic boring ideas for his basic abilities but I know one heroic one would have to be something to the effect of  "Empowered by Y'shaarj" I'd put surrender but thats not garroshes thing. It would make him turn big and purple ala the raid and augument his other abilities. Then he'd have a different heroic ability that would be non transforming.

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On 5/2/2017 at 2:04 PM, MarioToast said:

Isn't this what http://www.heroesfire.com/hots/concepts is for?

To be fair I didn't know you could do that in Heroes Fire. I don't visit that site much.

On 5/2/2017 at 3:29 PM, positiv2 said:

That's like saying "Why drink Coca Cola when there is Pepsi?" - it's a thing of personal preference.

But yes, it is a personal preference because I love the Icy Veins community. Everyone is respectful and polite (very different from the communities of the likes of the BNet forums).

On 5/3/2017 at 7:53 AM, demonardvark said:

wow val I came here to just have fun with positiv but that is some amazing work there. You really thought that out well!!!

Thanks! Broll is one my favorite characters in WoW lore, and I like the idea of multiclass Heroes. It has a lot of potential. 

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