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Alexei Stukov Confirmed?

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Blizzard shared a picture on Twitter yesterday and the point was to find Valeera. The picture contains a lot of Heroes and infested terran eggs, pointing at the possible release of Alexei Stukov as one of the next Heroes.

We know for sure the next Hero won't be an Assassin. You can find the eggs near the bushes next to Zagara.

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Here's how the eggs look like in Starcraft.

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Have you found any other Hero you cannot identify?

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I hope he will be an infested one rather than a normal one, although I am not a Starcraft veteran. :)

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So, specialist, huh? Well, according to SC 2 campaign, we may expect Corrosive Blast (dmg projectile), Regeneration Aura and Infested Marines, so he propably wont be support or warrior. Ults? Apocalisk and\or Aleksander cruiser? (you know, the coop mission skills). In the other hand they sound like slightly reworked Raynor's Hyperion and Kerrigan's Ultralisk, so it will be kinda boring. What do you think?

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1 hour ago, Cursian said:

So, specialist, huh? Well, according to SC 2 campaign, we may expect Corrosive Blast (dmg projectile), Regeneration Aura and Infested Marines, so he propably wont be support or warrior. Ults? Apocalisk and\or Aleksander cruiser? (you know, the coop mission skills). In the other hand they sound like slightly reworked Raynor's Hyperion and Kerrigan's Ultralisk, so it will be kinda boring. What do you think?

He plays a lot differently in the campaign rather than in Co-op. I would expect some way to affect enemy minions, spawn infested, and also some of his campaign skills as well - but I think he's just better suited as a specialist designed to tear down structures like Xul. The abilities, however, would make him play differently, and I believe he is ranged in SC2, so it would make more sense to see that transferred over, ruling out a warrior - Zarya is only a warrior because of her shields. I could see him as a support, but I'm not sure how he would make that work; Brightwing already has decent AoE heals, making that a bit redundant. For all we know, he's not even next, and I speculated all this in vain. :)

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I believe I see Arthas without the helm of the Lich King on, as well as his cloak not being torn too, just under the shrine at the top. A minor detail to a skin perhaps, but one that I would happily accept. 2017, let's make Arthas great again!

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I wonder if he'll have a kit similar to the one suggested by CarBotAnimations.

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Sooo, has anyone found Valeera? I think I have, but maybe wrong.

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In the brush to the right of the sun altar, next to Uther.

 

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We all have been complaining about Blizz adding WoW assassins (even tho im a fan of warcraft i was getting kinda sick of it too), knowing Blizzard, they will proboably just start adding assassins from other franchises :D

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16 hours ago, Valhalen said:

I wonder if he'll have a kit similar to the one suggested by CarBotAnimations.

Wish so, but that one seemed cool but a bit too powerful. Looked really fun to play though!

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I wouldn't mind him being some kind of support who enhances his team, regardless of the composition. Right now we have only two heroes like that: Zarya and Tassadar.

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I really hope is Alexies Stukov the next hero. I like hard Arcturus too, hope he will be released in future. :)

 

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On 1/28/2017 at 4:58 PM, ethme said:

I hope he will be an infested one rather than a normal one, although I am not a Starcraft veteran. :)

If anything I could see that being either a skin or maybe an ability. Become infested for 30 seconds and get buffs or new abilities mayhaps?

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50 minutes ago, Daveak said:

I wonder who is that red winged beast thing on the right just above greymane.

That is Arthas' Crimson Count skin. 

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On 30.01.2017 at 1:45 PM, demonardvark said:

If anything I could see that being either a skin or maybe an ability. Become infested for 30 seconds and get buffs or new abilities mayhaps?

I was thinking about the same!

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